Fantasy Football Hints & Tips – Gameweek 3

In many ways, gameweek 2 was a similar to story to gameweek 1, especially if you have Man Utd players in your team. The Red Devils’ second successive 4-0 victory included another impressive performance from Pogba, two more assists from Mkhitaryan and the back of the net once more for Lukaku. Harry Kane meanwhile –…

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Fantasy Football Hints & Tips – Gameweek 2

So, how did you get on in gameweek 1? Your success may have hinged greatly on whether or not you were in the Kane camp or the Lukaku camp, with the latter bagging a brace on his league debut for Manchester United whilst the former once again endured a frustrating start to a Premier League…

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Fantasy Football Hints & Tips – Gameweek 1

Greetings fans of fantasy football! It’s that wonderful time of the year again! FPL have rung the changes this season. Gone is the redundant ‘All Out Attack’ chip that nobody cared about, and in its place arrives the ‘Free Hit’ chip, which is sure to be invaluable if used wisely. We also have the introduction…

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Win £100 in our Fantasy Premier League!

We at Accumulator Tips have created our very own private league on the official Fantasy Premier League website ahead of the 2017/18 season. We are excited to announce that the player who finishes in first place will pocket a massive £100 reward! How to join our Fantasy Premier League The process couldn’t be more simple!…

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Fantasy Premier League 17/18 early value tips

It’s a situation we know all too well. The new season is fast approaching, Fantasy Premier League opens its doors, after hours of deliberating you finally pick your team… and you are way over budget. Rest assured, we have all been there. We are all desperate to find a way to get the likes of…

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Fantasy Premier League 2016/17: Gameweek 38 Captain Picks

We arrive at the final week! After a mammoth Gameweek 37 (hope you had Sanchez and Kane!), we arrive at the final week of the season. Maybe you already lead your mini-league, or perhaps you’re chasing your rivals and need one last push for glory…either way, we’ve got you covered with our captain choices. Leading…

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Fantasy Premier League 2016/17: Gameweek 37 Fixtures And Predicted Lineups

We’ve studied all the pre-match press conferences to bring you the most up-to-date news on this weekend’s fixtures and predicted lineups. It’s another Friday evening deadline designed to catch you out – 18:45 this time! Fixtures Friday Everton vs Watford (19:45) West Brom vs Chelsea (20:00) Saturday Man City vs Leicester (12:30) Bournemouth vs Burnley…

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Fantasy Football

How to play Fantasy Football

Once signed up on, you will be given a £100 budget to select your team within. The price of players currently varies from 4.0 to 12.5 depending on the probable points total for each player. Initially, they begin with a price reflecting last season’s performances and a number of other factors, but that price will fluctuate as the season progresses, normally due to high or low points tallies.

You have to select 15 players which should comprise of two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three strikers (as pictured below). You can only select a maximum of three players per club.

You then must choose 11 players from your 15 who you want to field per gameweek. All your points for the gameweek will be scored by these 11 players. However, if up to four players (three outfield and a goalkeeper) don’t play, they may be automatically substituted. Your team can play in any formation that includes one goalkeeper, at least three defenders and one forward.

What does picking a Captain and Vice-Captain mean?

In your starting lineup, you must choose a captain and a vice-captain. Your captain’s score will be doubled for the gameweek! If your captain doesn’t play any minutes, your vice-captain will be the nominated captain. If both the captain and vice-captain don’t feature, you will suffer the embarrassment of having no captain for the gameweek!

How do I make changes/transfers?

After selecting your squad, you can buy and sell players via transfers. Unlimited transfers can be made at no cost until the first set of games begin. After your first deadline you will receive one free transfer per gameweek. Each additional transfer you make in the same gameweek will deduct four points from your total score for the week.

If you don’t need to use your free transfer, it will add on and allow you to make an additional free transfer the following gameweek – so, two free transfers in one gameweek.

How are points scored?

During the season, your fantasy football players will be given points based on their performances. The following are the rules of point scoring:

For playing 59 minutes or less – 1 point

For playing 60 minutes or more – 2 points

For each goal scored by a goalkeeper or defender – 6 points

For each goal scored by a midfielder – 5 points

For each goal scored by a forward – 4 points

*For each goal assist – 3 points

Bonus points for the best players in a match – Between 1 to 3 points

**For a clean sheet by a goalkeeper or defender – 4 points

**For a clean sheet by a midfielder – 1 point

For every 3 shot saves by a goalkeeper – 1 point

For each penalty save – 5 points

For each penalty miss – a loss of 2 points

For every 2 goals conceded by a goalkeeper or defender – A loss of 1 point

For each own goal – A loss of 2 points

For each yellow card – A loss of 1 point

For each red card – A loss of 3 points

*Assists are awarded to the player from the goal scoring team, who makes the final pass before a goal is scored. An assist is awarded whether the pass was intentional or unintentional. If an opposing player interferes with the ball after the pass to the goalscorer, affecting the flight of the ball, then no assist is awarded.

For goals from rebounds where the first shot was saved, blocked or hit the post, the first shot taker will gain an assist. If a player shoots or passes the ball and the ball is put in for an own goal, an assist is usually given

With regards to penalties and free kicks, the player earning the penalty or free kick is awarded an assist if a goal is directly scored; but not if he takes it himself.

**A clean sheet is awarded for not conceding a goal whilst on the pitch and playing at least 60 minutes of action. If a player has been substituted when a goal goes in, this won’t affect a clean sheet bonus.

Fantasy Football Tips

Be sure to check out our Fantasy Football section to read weekly tips on Fantasy Premier League transfers and captain choices.

Our first fantasy tips for the new season are online and ready to read. Good luck to all players!