This is according to the Premier League starting on the 11th of August.
I dont know if you ever heard of Fantasy football ?https://www.premierleague.com/home
Sign up in top right corner.
Basically you are handed a sum for buying players, £100 in this case.
Every player is given a value based on earlier performance,although "newcommers" to the premier league is given an estimate.
This can differ,you might end up with a bargain,or you might end up with a loss as long as value of the player can increase/decrease based on playtime/performance.
We have all seen in the past that players with a proven record in another league might not have the same success in PL.
Different environment/physical demands/language barrier etc.
Game is built by real time performance,there is nothing you can do except having belief in the team you setup.
I will give some quick info for those not familiar with this :
You pick 15 players,field 11 each round.
Your bench consist of subs,which you can change before a new round as you please.
Your bench does not count into the points you receive,so you got to pick the 11 you feel has the best chance to score you points before deadline.
Usually 11:30 -12:30 same day as the first match in a new round. I had a break last year,so not sure if they have changed it.
Points are as follow :
2 points for every player who has stayed on the field for 60 minutes +
If a player gets subbed halftime or in the 59th minute you will receive 1 point
Goalkeeper will get +1 point for every 3rd crucial save he does,from what I remember
(never really understood what they classify as crucial save ,cause Ive counted more than what the goalkeepers are recognised with in certain matches )
He will also net +4 points if he is able to prevent any goals.
+5 points if he saves a penalty.
Defenders will get +4 points if their team keeps the scoresheet at 0.
Now for the attacking part (goals) :
What the Gk gets I can't remember.
Every player with an assist gets +3 points,no matter where he plays on the field.
Other noteworthy points is
-2 points for "burning" a penalty,meaning either outside of goal or GK saves. GK will get +5 if a player shoots outside of goal aswell.
-2 points for a red card and
-1 point for a yellow card
There is also a bonus within each match. 3 additional players will receive +3,+2 and +1 point respectively.
Normally based on standout performances,man of the match etc.
I did some FAQ reading and it actually says :
"The three best performing players in each match according to the Bonus Points System (BPS) will receive additional bonus points. 3 points will be awarded to the highest scoring player, 2 to the second best and 1 to the third"
Transfers within the season is possible. You get 1 free transfer each round. If you want to transfer more you will get a -4 point withdrawal for each extra transfer within that week.
You can also save your transfer for upcomming round meaning you have 2 free tranfers the next round. MAX free transfers you can have saved is 2.
Each round you have the option to captain a player on your field,and vice-captain one.
This means,whoever you have as captain that round will score double points.
Example : Kane slots 3 goals against Arsenal as I believed he did this season ?
You would get +2 points for playing 60 minute +,+12 points for 3x goals,most likely 3 points for man of the match totalling 17 points.
With him as captain you would net 34 points.
Vice captain steps in with the same effect should your captain suddenly not play that round.
If there is a player among your choosen 11 who should not play.
He will be traded automatically with your 1st option on your bench,after round is done,and points are beeing calculated.
There is also a couple of bonuses you are limited to,which is :
The Wildcard chip can be used twice a season, once in the first half of the season (before 23 Dec 14:00) and once in the second half of the season.
Earlier they had 1 wildcard for when the january transfer market was open and 1 you could use whenever you wanted through the season,changed this 1-2 years back.
2. Bench boost
Self explanatory ,your bench will receive points the round you play it. 1 time bonus.
3. triple captain
Your captain is tripled instead of doubled upcomming round. 1 time bonus.
You can setup your team how you like within some restrictions:
4-4-2 , 3-5-2 , 4-5-1, 5-3-2 or 4-3-3 from what I recall. Experiment,just try changing what you want and game will either allow or disallow.
You are restricted to 3 players from the same team aswell.
Along the season players will increase/decrease in value.
Say you bought a player for £5.0 and he does good,he might increase to £5,6 within a couple of months.
IF you want to sell this guy you will get half the increase back,meaning you will get +£0,3 of the £0,6 he has increased.
This might open up possibilites for you on other players you could not afford in the start etc,if you are willing to sacrifice.
I think the value is increased/decreased based on how many % of the people playing the game has this and that player on his team.
I've been running leagues with friends/co-workers for 5-6 years,but had a break last season.
Normally we had a entry fee of £45 each person. cap limit of 20-30 people.
Got payed up front and put them on a different account.
Over the course of the season its not much considering there is 38 rounds to be played.
Payout was this :
What I will do now,is just for fun,but I will donate 1 360 game for each round based on the ones Ive allready completed.
Will make a list of what games there is to choose from over the season+ I'll be doing some more 360 games to add to that list.
I'll throw in a $25 gift card for usage on U.S server aswell (x1)
If this is of any interest I would like some inputs on the rewards.
1 spot Im thinking will get to choose first.
23 games + the gift card.
How do that sound ?
Same will go for me,If I get 1st spot,I'll choose what games I want to keep from the list etc.
Im setting up my team as we speak and I've called the league :
"Quest for glory" , had to implent a gaming reference.
You can change back and forth how much you like until the season starts.
MAX cap limit is 25 people. Free league
But im also considering a head to head league with no rewards,if interested,just fun.
Max 20 players I think that is,cant remember.
People allready on my friend list here on TA will get first priority,and if there is not enough football interested among you,friends of allready friends will hopefully fill up rest of the slots.
I have named my Team Freebirdx3,and would like whoever joins up to join with their Ta nick aswell,but some might have allready made their account,so no biggie.
Just more fun knowing who we all are,points rewarded is down to luck many times.
Its not to point fingers on anyone. There is hit and misses.
If there is anything Ive forgott or you have questions feel free to ask.
If not there is also a FAQ on the site giving you answers to stuff I might have forgott or did not explain well enough.