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Mini-leagues add extra edge in Fantasy

The Scout 6 Aug 2019
Nuno Espirito Santo and Unai Emery

The Scout explains why competing in classic or head-to-head leagues are the heart and soul of playing FPL

Private mini-leagues are one of the big draws of playing Fantasy Premier League.

Although the ultimate goal of every manager is to finish as No 1 in the world, the competition is getting tougher every year.

More than 6.3million managers played FPL in 2018/19, making it a record-breaking season.

But only one of them, Adam Levy, was able to clinch the crown.

That's why private leagues are so appealing.

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They allow managers to compete against their friends and relatives for glory instead.

Managers can now enter up to 20 private mini-leagues, providing multiple chances for success.

There are two types of mini-league to consider: Classic and Head-to-Head.

See: Create an FPL mini-league

Classic or Head-to-Head scoring?

"Classic Scoring" ranks teams based on their overall points for the season.

As well as being based on total points, these leagues are also run over monthly periods.

That gives managers 10 opportunities for success from August to May.

In "Head-to-Head", managers play directly against another team in the league each Gameweek.

The match result is based on the Gameweek score of each team minus any transfer points spent preparing for the Gameweek.

Three points are awarded for a win and one point for a draw. Teams are then ranked on points earned in Head-to-Head matches.

This format, in particular, can add an extra edge to rivalries and ramp up the competition.

Managers only therefore need to beat their opponent to have a successful Gameweek.

Another alternative

Those looking for a further challenge can also get involved in public leagues.

Managers can join up to three public leagues and face randomly assigned opponents.

See: Join an FPL public league

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