How to Play Fantasy Football

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Football leagues all across Europe are well known for how unpredictable they are. A lot of big-name teams lose to smaller ones, which is why it is hard to predict which team will come out on top once the season ends. This is particularly true for the Barclays Premier League.

The popularity of fantasy football is increasing by the day because of how exciting it has become. Initially, it used to be very simple, but with the interactive elements that it is slowly adding, more and more people are beginning to play it.

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In case you have never played fantasy football but want to learn how, this is the perfect place to start. So, waste no more time and read all about the rules that make this online game so exciting.

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Premier League Fantasy Football. Image source: gamerevolution.com.

Where You Can Play Premier League Fantasy Football

The best thing about fantasy premier league football is that you will not need to buy a console in order to play it. It is easily playable on PCs, laptops, and smartphones. All you will require is a decent Internet connection.

Just log on to the fantasy premier league’s official website and play it. The fantasy football league is free, but you can also make purchases if you overspend on your weekly transfer budget.

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How Premier League Fantasy Football Works

The first thing you have to do to start playing fantasy football is to sign up online. Once you do that, you will have to pick a team. The exciting thing about fantasy football is that you will need to change the team every week. The reason for this is to try and gain as many points as possible throughout the season.

Make sure that you put a lot of thought into choosing players for your weekly teams. Choosing players that have a tendency for scoring goals, maintaining clean sheets, and preventing bookings (red cards and yellow cards) will earn you more points.

Picking a Team

As we were discussing, the squad you choose will determine the number of points that you make. You will need to choose 15 players, just like in a regular league match. The following are some rules that you should remember.

  • You can choose no more than three players from the same club.
  • A fantasy football team should have three forwards, five midfielders, five defenders, and two goalkeepers.
  • You will receive 100 million Euros for your weekly budget.
  • You will need to submit your team an hour before the matches start. Otherwise, the game will select your previous week’s team by default.

Rules to Consider

A unique feature of fantasy football is using chips for boosting your teams. These chips can make a difference in points. The following are the boosts that you can avail through chips.

  • Free Hits
  • Wildcards
  • Bench Boosts
  • Triple Captains

Points System

Scoring points in fantasy football is extremely simple. The following are the things that you will get points for.

  • Clean Sheets
  • Saves
  • Assists
  • Goals
  • Bonus Points (if a player from your team gives an extraordinary performance)

Your team will only get points for the players who start the game. In case your player does not start the match, the website will automatically choose one of the substitutes.

Transfer System

As mentioned earlier, you can only transfer a single player per week. Making transfers beyond your budget will require you to use the points that your team has earned.

You will rarely find a game as rewarding as fantasy football. It allows you to express your passion for the beautiful game through a highly challenging online game. Plus, it teaches you a lot about different players, their attributes, and their forms.

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