Find the answers to frequently asked questions about Fantasy Premier League.
1. What is Fantasy Premier League?
Fantasy Premier League is the biggest Fantasy Football game in the world. Participants of the game create their imaginary team of real-life footballers from the Premier League and score points based on players’ performance – goals, assists, or clean sheets.
2. How does Fantasy Premier League work?
In the Fantasy Premier League, you built your team of real-life Premier League footballers. You have a limited budget to purchase players and you cannot pick more than three players from the same Premier League team. When players from your team score a goal, assist or register a clean sheet on the pitch, your team earns points.
For an in-depth explanation, visit our article: What is Fantasy Premier League and How Does It Work?
3. Where to play Fantasy Premier League?
You can play Fantasy Premier League on the Official FPL website. Just register, login, and start picking your fantasy team. You can also play it on the mobile app, as well. Just download the Official Premier League app into your device and log in.
4. Is Fantasy Premier League free?
Playing Fantasy Premier League is completely free to play. You only need an email address to register and log in.
5. When does Fantasy Premier League 2023/24 start?
Fantasy Premier League 2023/24 starts when the Premier League does. A new season of 2023/24 of FPL starts on Friday 11th August. The FPL deadline is one and a half-hour before the kickoff of the first match, so make sure to build your FPL team before the deadline.
6. How many Fantasy Premier League players are there?
More than 11 million players finished the 2022/23 season of Fantasy Premier League. We expect that the 2023/24 season will beat that number. Find out more in our article: How many people play FPL?
7. When is the Fantasy Premier League deadline?
The deadline for each gameweek of Fantasy Premier League is one and a half-hour before the first kickoff in the gameweek. Read more in our article: When is the next FPL Deadline?
8. Can you join Fantasy Premier League late?
Yes, you can join Fantasy Premier League late, after the season starts. You can join it during every gameweek of the season, there is no limit for new players. However, you have a smaller chance of winning the game, because you missed the first gameweeks of the season. But you still have a chance of winning the FPL cup, which starts at the end of the first half of the season, or a Second Chance League which starts in the second half of the season.
You can find more about joining FPL and FPL leagues late in our article: Can you join Fantasy Premier League late?
9. Can you change the Fantasy Premier League team name?
If you wish to change your FPL team name after you registered, got Pick Team/My team and find My Team’s kit section in the right panel. Then click on Design your kit and change your team name.
Read more: Best FPL team names.
10. How are Fantasy Premier League points awarded?
In the Fantasy Premier League, points are awarded according to real-life footballer performance. You can find how points are awarded among rules at Official FPL website:
Read more: How are points awarded in FPL?
11. How do I create a league in Fantasy Premier League?
It is very easy to create mini-leagues in Fantasy Premier League. Go to the Leagues & Cups. If you want to renew some of your leagues from the previous season, just click renew your leagues. If you want to create a new league, click on Create and join new leagues and cups instead.
Then click on Create a League or cup and pick whether you want to create a league with a classic scoring system or a head-to-head league. Then create the league and send an invitation code to your friends to join you in the league.
You can find in-depth guides on creating leagues in FPL in our blog posts:
Read more: League names ideas for FPL
12. How do I join a league in Fantasy Premier League?
You can easily join a league in Fantasy Premier League. Simply, click on Leagues & Cups -> Create and join new leagues and cups -> Join a league and cup -> Join an invitational league and cup -> And now only enter the code of a private mini-league you want to join and compete against your friends.
Find a detailed guide with screenshots in our separate articles:
Feel free to join our league for a new season.
13. What is Fantasy Premier League head-to-head league?
Head-to-head is a scoring system in a special type of mini-league in Fantasy Premier League: a head-to-head mini-league. Every team plays a match against another team in the mini-league every gameweek. The team with a higher gameweek score (minus transfer points) will win the match. 3 points are awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw. Then teams are ranked in the league according to the points earned in the head-to-head matches.
Read more: FPL Mini-leagues and H2H Leagues explained
14. How to change formation in Fantasy Premier League?
If you want to change the formation of your squad, follow these steps. Go to pick team/my team and then go to the bench of your team. Click on some player on your bench and sub him in to replace a player from starting XI that plays in a different position.
After the substitutions, the formation of your FPL team changes. For example, if your formation is 4-3-3 and you would like to change it to 3-4-3, just sub in a midfielder from your bench and replace a defender in your XI with him.
Check out our separate article with screenshots: How to change formation in FPL?
Or find out more about formations here: What is the best formation in FPL?
15. How to delete a Fantasy Premier League account?
If you would like to delete your Fantasy Premier League account, you have to log in at Official Premier League website with your FPL login information. Then click on your account name in the top right corner. Click on manage profile and select delete account.
16. How do Fantasy Premier League transfers work?
Transfers help you to change your team before every gameweek. You are awarded one free transfer every gameweek. If you do not use it, you roll it over to the next gameweek, so you would have 2 free transfers then. However, you cannot roll over more than one free transfer, which means, that you can always have maximally only two free transfers. If you wish to make additional transfers (more than available free transfers), it will cost you 4 points.
Read more: How do transfers work in FPL?
17. What is the Fantasy Premier League draft?
Fantasy Premier League Draft is a type of FPL league where FPL managers cannot have the same players in their team. It means that each player in the game can be selected by only one FPL manager. The scoring system is the same as in the regular game. However, there is no budget and managers use drafts and trades to build their squads. Because of these features, only a maximum of 16 FPL managers can be involved in the draft league. You can play Fantasy Premier League draft alongside the regular FPL game.
Find more about draft game mode here: What is FPL Draft and How does it work?
Or join our draft league: Join our FPL Draft League for a new season
18. What is Fantasy Premier League vice-captain?
Read more: How to pick a captain in FPL
19. What is Fantasy Premier League wildcard?
Fantasy Premier League wildcard is a chip that will allow you to have unlimited transfers in one gameweek. Basically, you can change your whole FPL squad once you activate the wildcard. We have two wildcards available – one for the first half, and the other for the second half of the season.
Explore more about this chip: What is Wildcard in FPL and how does it work?
20. What is Fantasy Premier League triple captain?
A triple captain is a chip that allows you to earn tripled points from your captain in one gameweek. Triple captain chip can be used only once a season, so use it carefully and do not waste it.
Find more about this chip: What is Triple Captain in FPL and how does it work?
21. What is Fantasy Premier League bench boost?
Bench boost is a Fantasy Premier League chip that allows you to earn points that your bench players scored in one gameweek. Basically, for one week, 15 players will score points for your FPL teams instead of 11. Be careful, the chip can be used only once during the season.
Find more about this chip: What is Bench Boost in FPL and how does it work?
22. What is Fantasy Premier League free hit?
Free Hit is a Fantasy Premier League chip that allows you to change your whole FPL squad, but only for one gameweek. After the gameweek is over, your team will revert to your original team before deploying the free hit.
Find more about this chip: What is Bench Boost in FPL and how does it work?
23. What is the difference between wildcard and free hit?
The difference between wildcard and free hit is, that when you use the wildcard, you can make unlimited transfers to your FPL team (just like in pre-season), so transfers are permanent. But when you use the free hit, you can change your whole FPL squad only for one gameweek – after the gameweek is over your original team will revert back.
24. What is Fantasy Premier League double gameweek?
A double gameweek is a type of Fantasy Premier League gameweek where some teams play twice. There are more than They usually happen in the second half of the season when fixtures in the double gameweeks.
Discover more: What is a double gameweek in FPL?
25. What is Fantasy Premier League triple gameweek?
A triple gameweek is a type of Fantasy Premier League gameweek where some teams play thrice. They happen due to a lot of postponements and a very tight schedule. But they are very rare, usually happening once in a decade.
Discover more: What is a triple gameweek in FPL?
26. What is Fantasy Premier League blank gameweek?
A blank gameweek is a type of Fantasy Premier League gameweek where some teams do not play at all. There are less than 10 fixtures in the blank gameweek. They usually happen in the second half of the season, when postponements due to Cup duties occur.
Discover more: What is a blank gameweek in FPL?
27. Why play Fantasy Premier League?
If you are asking this question, you probably have doubts about playing FPL. It is just a game, so do not take it too seriously. You win some and you lose some. At the end of the day, there can only be one winner from 11 million of the people. So, play it for fun and enjoy the journey from the first gameweek to the last.
Read more: Why you should play FPL?
Looking for more information about FPL? Read the rules of the game and FAQs at the Official FPL website.