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How to Play FPL 24/25: A Beginner's Guide

Fantasy Premier League 24/25 (FPL) is a game that allows football fans to become the manager of their own fantasy team by selecting real players from the Premier League to earn points based on their performances in actual matches. If you're new to FPL, it might seem a bit overwhelming at first, but with this beginner's guide, you'll be ready to join the millions of fans around the world who enjoy this exciting game. Watch the video below for a simple step-by-step guide, alternatively carry on reading the remainder of this article.

Step 1: Creating Your Team


  1. Sign Up: First, visit the official Fantasy Premier League website and sign up for an account.

  2. Team Selection: You have a budget of £100 million to select a squad of 15 players. This includes 2 goalkeepers, 5 defenders, 5 midfielders, and 3 forwards. Choose wisely, as you need a balanced team to score points throughout the season.

Step 2: Understanding the Scoring System

FPL points are awarded based on player performances in real-life Premier League matches. Here are some key ways players earn points:

  • Goals and Assists: Players earn points for scoring goals and providing assists.

  • Clean Sheets: Defenders and goalkeepers earn points for keeping a clean sheet.

  • Minutes Played: Players get points for playing at least 60 minutes in a match.

  • Bonus Points: The top-performing players in each match earn bonus points.

However, points can also be deducted for actions such as conceding goals (for defenders and goalkeepers), receiving yellow/red cards, and missing penalties.

Step 3: Making Transfers

Each game week, you have the opportunity to make transfers to improve your team:

  • Free Transfers: You get one free transfer per week. If you don't use it, it rolls over to the next week, but you can never have more than two free transfers at any one time.

  • Additional Transfers: You can make additional transfers, but they will cost you -4 points each.

Step 4: Using Chips

FPL includes special chips that can give you an advantage:

  • Wildcard: Make unlimited transfers for one game week without penalty.

  • Triple Captain: Your captain scores triple points for one game week instead of double.

  • Bench Boost: Your bench players' points are added to your total for one game week.

  • Free Hit: Make unlimited transfers for one game week, but your team reverts to its original state the following week.


Step 5: Choosing a Captain and Vice-Captain

Each week, you must select a captain and a vice-captain from your starting line up. Your captain earns double points for that game week. If your captain does not play, your vice-captain will step in and earn double points instead.

Step 6: Managing Your Bench

Your bench players come into play if any of your Starting 11 do not play in a given game week. Arrange your bench in the order you want them to be substituted in. The first player on your bench will come on first if needed, followed by the second, and so on.

Step 7: Joining Leagues

Join mini-leagues to compete against friends or other FPL managers:

  • Private Leagues: Create or join leagues with your friends or colleagues.

  • Global Leagues: Automatically enter global leagues based on your nationality and favourite club.

Additional 3 Tips

  • Keep an Eye on Fixtures: Plan your transfers and captain choices based on upcoming fixtures.

  • Monitor Player Form and Injuries: Stay updated on player performances and any injury news.

  • Use Chips Strategically: Save your chips for the game weeks where they can have the most impact.

By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to mastering Fantasy Premier League. Ready to dive deeper and get more expert tips? Watch the video to learn more and become a top FPL manager!

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