Picking your Fantasy Premier League Team
Fantasy Premier League Budget
You only have £100 million pounds to select your Fantasy Premier League team, wish I had a fraction of that in my bank account! In Fantasy Premier League you have to pick 15 players and only 11 can play. In what positions should you spend your millions? and where do you select budget players?
There are a couple ways you can spread money throughout the team but the most effective way to optimize the points your fantasy premier league team scores is to make decisions about your team before you start looking at players.
- Decide your Formation before you select your team, the most successful formation in fantasy premier league is the 3-4-3 formation (1 GoalKeeper, 3 Defenders, 4 Midfielders & 3 Forwards) Read More
- This will leave you with 4 subs on your fantasy premier league team – (1 Goalkeeper, 2 Defenders, 1 Midfielders) Subs – Put As Little Money into these Players As Possible! I suggest spending a maximum of £17 million on these positions – Why put extra money into a player who probably wont play!!??!
Fantasy Premier League Team Starting xi – £83 million to spend
That works out at £7.5 million a man but sadly its not that easy to pick a strong all round team when forwards like Drogba, Torres and Rooney are £11.5- £13 million pounds each and defenders like Evra, Vermaelan and Terry are £7 – 7.5 million each. It does not add up! You need to select 2-3 top attacking players and supplement them with some cheaper attacking players and also some cheap defenders who play in teams that get clean sheets.
I recommend spending as little as possible on this position – Look at teams like Stoke, Bolton, Birmingham and Fulham. A couple of these mid table teams will get 10-12 clean-sheets this season. Which is only 4-5 clean-sheets less than the Man United & Chelsea can expect. That is only 20 extra points a season and can be the difference of £3 million to your team, for every million you are looking for a return of 21 points a season so therefore an expensive goalkeeper can cost you 40+ points a season and that is a margin that wins leagues.
You have two options for you, you can buy two expensive defenders like Evra and Vermaelan and pick 3 cheap defenders or pick 5 cheap defenders. Lets look at both.
2 Expensive & 3 Cheap Defenders
You would expect to get 160 points from your expensive defenders and 90 points from a good cheap defender. With clever rotation you can get 120 points out of cheap defenders a season. You simply rotate them by playing them when they have home games not against all teams accept the top four and risk them against away to weaker teams. You are simply hoping for a clean sheet. This would give you 410+ points over a season.
5 Cheap Defenders
Playing with 5 cheap defenders means that you need to rotate all 5 defenders weekly which can be difficult. It also will only give you 360+ points a season but there are major benefits. You can save £7 million and strengthen your midfielders and forwards. This would give you an additional 150 points which would give you 510+ points. So the better manager will do this but its difficult to keep on top of this. If this is your first time playing or you have a weak football knowledge I recommend getting 2 expensive defenders. Midfielders & Forwards
You need to have two or three top players like Fabregas, Gerrard, Rooney, Drogba, Arshavin, Van Persie or Lampard. One of these players will be your captain (Captain gets double points) most weeks because they consistently score the most points with their goals, assists and bonus points.
When assessing cheaper midfielders & forwards you should assess their ability to score goals, ability/opportunity to take freekicks & penalties and most importantly their fixtures. These are the players you will transfer most throughout the season. You should sign up for our free weekly transfer tips in the sidebar on the right or email our team at [email protected].