One of the numerous reasons we are happy the Premier League is restarting is that the Fantasy Premier League is coming back as well.
The regular FPL game weeks ended during the enforced Premier League break. Fans wondered how the FPL season would move on if the actual season won’t be rendered null and void. Now, as the season restarts, the FPL team have made improvisions for the FPL season to go on smoothly. I’ll be sharing some changes to the game as given by the FPL team. I will also help with some tips to help restart your FPL season.
Since the regular GWs ended, the FPL will introduce the + sign to distinguish the new GWs. So, the GWs will now be referred to as GW30+, GW31+, GW32+, and so on till the end of the season.
The Double Game-week.
Before the season went on the pause as earlier mentioned, four Premier League clubs had a game in hand. These matches (Aston Villa vs Sheffield United, Man City vs Arsenal) and the full round of ten fixtures will make up for a double game week in GW30+.
Managers will be allowed to make unlimited transfers until the GW30+ deadline. The free transfers don’t affect the wildcards of managers that still own theirs. The player prices won’t change until the GW30+ deadline as well. So you can edit your team as many times as possible as per what your team finances permit.
Your unused chips or Wildcard before the break will remain available for you to use as usual before the season ends. The Triple Captain, Bench Boost and Free Hit chips are available in the GW30+.
The unlimited transfers provided before the GW30+ deadline means there will be no need to use your Wildcard. So you can save it for later.
The deadlines for transfers or team changes will be one hour before the first match of each round. The first deadline of the restart (for GW30+) will be 5:00 pm (GMT +1) on Wednesday, 17th June.
The H2H leagues ended in the regular GW38. If you so desire, you can create new H2H Leagues for the nine remaining GWs. The Classic Leagues are not affected and will carry on until the end of GW38+.
- This advice is for managers that would prefer to use their mobile phones rather than the web. I prefer to use the web as it gives a better outlook, I can see almost all my options and how they fit into my team. In case you can’t use the web, update the PL app on your phone to avoid glitches.
- Try to make your changes early enough and don’t wait for the last few minutes before the deadline. We’ve had times when the site/app hangs due to the traffic and then the deadline passes. These type of situations are painful.
- If your Wildcard is still available, I’ll suggest you take advantage of the unlimited transfers and concentrate on the double GW30+. Try to get in the likes of Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), Sergio Aguero (£11.8m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m), Jack Grealish (£6.4m), Dean Henderson (£5.3m) and some other Double Gameweek options. You can still use your WC to refresh your team after the GW30+. If you have used your WC, you can use the Free Hit chip to your advantage. First set up a squad using the unlimited transfers and then use the FH to concentrate on the Double Gameweek. After the deadline, your team will reset to back to what you selected with the WC.
- If you are not willing to take such risks, there are players with single fixtures that are potential big hitters. Jamie Vardy (£9.7m), Harry Kane (£10.8m), Marcus Rashford (£8.8m), Raul Jimenez (£8.1m), Danny Ings (£7.1m), and Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) are forward options. In midfield, you should consider Liverpool’s Mo Salah (£12.7m) and Sadio Mane (£12.5m). Bruno Fernandes (£8.6m), Heung-Min Son (£9.7m), Adama Traore (£5.7m), James Maddison (£7.5m), and Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) can score big points for you as well. Matt Doherty (£6.3m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), Federico Fernandez (4.6m), Romain Saiss (£4.6m), Çaglar Söyüncü (£4.9m), and Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m) can all serve as options in defence. For goalkeepers, Nick Pope (£4.9m), Rui Patrício (£5.2m), and Ben Foster (£4.9m) are options.
- Naturally, you’ll be inclined to use a Double GW player as captain for the GW30+ and rightly so. Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be the obvious choices here. If you want to go with the players having a single fixture, don’t overlook Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Abraham, Bruno Fernandes, and Heung-Min Son as they can pose real problems for their oppositions in this round of fixtures.
- The new five subs rule introduced in the Premier League would mean real-life managers will rotate more. Budget players like Bernado Silva (£7.7m), Mason Greenwood (£4.3m), and Divock Origi (£5.1m) are likely to benefit from constant rotation from coaches until the season ends.
- One last thing, remember that what works for the Gosse really might not work for the Gander. So your gut feeling plays a part. Still, try to be logical in your team selections.
So there you have it, managers. I wish you good fortune for the rest of the season. Please drop your opinions in the comments and also kindly share this post.