Starting out on Fantasy Premier League can be difficult when you don’t know exactly how it works but there’s plenty of reasons to get involved, especially with it being a free-to-play game with a tactical element. You start by picking out fifteen players, with the better players being worth more and the not so good players being worth less, but a total budget of £100 million that cannot be exceeded.
Out of this selection, you must pick two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards. If you want to use players from the team you support, you will be somewhat restricted, as you’re only allowed to add in a maximum of three players from each Premier League team.
Eleven of your chosen players must be used and can be presented in any formation, as long as there’s one goalkeeper, at least three defenders and one forward chosen. The three remaining players stay on the bench and, even if they are awarded points from their performance on a given gameweek, you won’t be rewarded with those points as they weren’t included in your active squad.
You will always be given the option to pick a Captain and Vice-Captain. The points earned by your Captain will be doubled and the same will be said for your Vice-Captain if your Captain doesn’t feature for their team.