Wednesday 23 July 2014
The official fantasy football game of the Premier League has relaunched for the 2014/15 season.
Fantasy Premier League, in association with EA SPORTS, has re-opened with just under four weeks to go before the start of the new Barclays Premier League campaign. Last year's 3.2m Fantasy players can sign in using last year's details before reactivating their classic and head–to-head leagues.
Extending the invitations to friends and family who missed out on the fun last season means they can also join by creating a Premier League account and registering a team.
Fans must select a squad of 15 players from a budget of £100m and then choose a starting 11 each week before Gameweek deadline.
The Gameweek 1 deadline is 11.30 on Saturday 16 August 2014 so you must ensure your team is registered before then to start scoring from the start of the season.
Remember, you can change your team as many times as you like before the Gameweek 1 deadline but after that point you have one free transfer each week with each subsequent transfer costing -4pts.
Players in the game cost between £4m to £12.5m and last season's highest scoring players by position are priced as follows: GK Howard (EVE) £5.5m, DEF Coleman (EVE) £7m, MID Yaya Toure (MCI) £11m and FWD Sturridge (LIV) £11.5m. You can view all player values at http://fantasy.premierleague.com/player-list/.
The rules for Fantasy Premier League are the same as last season with the exception of a slight tweak in the Bonus Points System (BPS). For further details visit the rule section at http://fantasy.premierleague.com/rules/.
The overall winner of Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 and his/her guest will be treated to a seven-night break in the United Kingdom and will experience VIP hospitality at TWO Barclays Premier League matches during the 2015/16 season.
They will also visit a selection of major UK tourist attractions such as The Tower of London, The Beatles Story in Liverpool or spend a day exploring the spectacular Brecon Beacons countryside in Wales.
Quarterly and monthly prizes are also available to win and full terms and conditions are available in the game.
If you do miss out on the Gameweek 1 deadline then don't worry – you can always enter Fantasy Premier League during the season and start scoring from the Gameweek in which you join.
In addition, you can create mini-leagues and invite friends already playing and start the league's scoring from that point too.