Fantasy Premier League Guide

This is a beginner’s guide to Fantasy Premier League. The article will focus on FPL, which is the most popular fantasy football game in Europe. Of course, these tips and tricks can be used to other fantasy football games as well. This article will teach you all the basics of the Fantasy Premier League game. Playing fantasy football is not difficult, but defeating other fantasy managers… that’s a whole another story!

This article is not just for beginners – all recreational players will find useful information here. We’ll also guide you to some tools professional fantasy players are using. You will get tips to selecting different players. What stats should you look at when selecting the best fantasy football midfielders? How about attackers? There are some things that are often overlooked and some mistakes that newcomers often do. Browse through the topics below and you’ll find links to in-depth articles.

How to play Fantasy Premier League?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is a free online game anyone can play. It makes it possible for you to become a manager of a virtual football team. Registration process is quick and there are no payments needed to be made. After confirming your e-mail and login information you are ready to go.

There is little housekeeping needed every week. You have to check if there are any injured or suspended players in your team. There is also one free transfer available each week for new players. Playing FPL is not difficult, but there are few basic features you need to learn first. Start your FPL career by reading this article first: How to play Fantasy Premier League – FPL Beginner’s Guide.

Fantasy Premier League strategy tips

Fantasy Premier League is not a difficult game to learn. The basic features are quite simple, and the interface is newbie-friendly. But this is just the beginning. Once you have learnt how to play, you might want to also learn how to become a successful FPL manager. Because that’s a whole another story!

Successful FPL managers have to learn to look into the future. Fantasy Premier League is a strategy game, where you need to plan your moves in advance. You must learn when to bring players in and when to ditch them, even if they would be your favorite footballers. Learn more from our FPL strategy guide.

How to find the best fantasy defenders and goalkeepers?

Defenders and goalkeepers form the backbone of a football team. There are centre-backs, full-backs and even wing-backs available in a modern football team formation. What are the differences between these type of defenders? Which one should you choose?

There are also different types of goalkeepers. The fact is that you cannot pick the best players for each position, or you run out of budget. Our in-depth article will give you ideas how to spend your budget wisely and get the best out of your fantasy football team. Read more from this article: how to find the best Fantasy Premier League defenders and goalkeepers.

How to find the best fantasy football midfielders?

Midfielders are doing the hard work between the defense and attack. They are the playmakers, giving most of the set-pieces, free-kick specialists and also doing the dirty work in stopping the opponent. Players like N’Golo Kante are rated extremely high in real life, but he has no place in your fantasy team. Why is that? Who are the best midfielders then?

Our in-depth article will guide you through the process of selecting midfielders. You get many examples of valuable midfielders and learn what stats to look at. Read more from this article: how to find the best Fantasy Premier League midfielders.

How to find the best fantasy football forwards?

The most popular footballers in the world are often forwards.  This is also true in fantasy football. Players like Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero are often the most selected players in the game. But who are the best Premier League attackers? Why should you pick one guy over another? How do you extract the best potential out of your forwards?

Picking one attacker over another can extremely difficult. There are some tips, which will help you to make the best choice. If you are interested in this topic, check out our in-depth article: how to find the best Fantasy Premier League forwards.

Bonus: what is daily fantasy football?

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is a broad name for all daily-based fantasy games. Fantasy football is the most popular one, which means NFL in the United States and Premier League (+ other soccer leagues) in Europe. Daily fantasy is like combining poker with FPL. It’s playing fantasy football with real money.

Anyone can join daily fantasy tournaments, where prize pools can go up to 100.000 euros. The tournament buy-ins are typically between 1 and 10 euros. The idea behind DFS is to offer tournaments of one gameweek, one day or even one match. If you want to turn your FPL knowledge into real income, read more from this article: What is daily fantasy football?

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