Bonus points are a key ingredient of the scoring in Fantasy Premier League.
They are devised and allocated post-match according to a Bonus Points System (BPS).
The BPS utilises a range of statistics supplied by Opta that capture actions on the pitch, to create a performance score for every player.
The players with the top three BPS in a given match receive bonus points - three points to the highest-scoring player, two to the second best and one to the third.
Bonus point ties are resolved as follows:
- If there is a tie for first place, Players 1 & 2 will receive 3 points each and Player 3 will receive 1 point.
- If there is a tie for second place, Player 1 will receive 3 points and Players 2 and 3 will receive 2 points each.
- If there is a tie for third place, Player 1 will receive 3 points, Player 2 will receive 2 points and Players 3 & 4 will receive 1 point each.
Players earn BPS points based on the following statistics (one point for each unless otherwise stated):
|Playing 1 to 60 minutes||3|
|Playing over 60 minutes||6|
|Goalkeepers and defenders scoring a goal||12|
|Midifielders scoring a goal||18|
|Forwards scoring a goal||24|
|Goalkeepers and defenders keeping a clean sheet||12|
|Saving a penalty||15|
|Successful open play cross||1|
|Creating a big chance (a chance where the receiving player should score)||3|
|For every 2 clearances, blocks and interceptions (total)||1|
|For every 3 recoveries||1|
|Successful tackle (net*)||2|
|Scoring the goal that wins a match||3|
|70 to 79% pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted)||2|
|80 to 89% pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted)||4|
|90%+ pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted)||6|
|Conceding a penalty||-3|
|Missing a penalty||-6|
|Missing a big chance||-3|
|Making an error which leads to a goal||-3|
|Making an error which leads to an attempt at goal||-1|
|Conceding a foul||-1|
|Being caught offside||-1|
|Shot off target||-1|
*Net successful tackles is the total of all successful tackles minus any unsuccessful tackles. Players will not be awarded negative BPS points for this statistic.