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How to begin Gameweek 2 level with your FPL rivals

The Scout 13 Aug 2019
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal

The Scout explains how managers can still start Fantasy mini-leagues from scratch by choosing when the scoring begins

The quest for glory in 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League is under way, with over 5.8million managers registered ahead of Gameweek 2.

If you are yet to register or are perhaps looking to start afresh after a disappointing Gameweek 1, there is a way to start Gameweek 2 on level terms with your rivals.

By creating a new mini-league, managers are able to select the Gameweek when the scoring in that league begins.

When choosing a name for your league, use the drop-down menu below to change the default position, "Gameweek 1", to "Gameweek 2", as in the example here.

New league graphic

FPL managers who start a mini-league in Gameweek 2 and have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) in their squads would be confident of a strong start over rivals who have Harry Kane (£11.0m).

The Arsenal forward currently trails Kane by six points to 13 after Gameweek 1.

But those tallies would not be counted in leagues where Gameweek 2 is selected as the starting point.

And that could be an advantage for Aubameyang. He faces Burnley this weekend, whereas Kane travels to Manchester City.

Scoring systems

Managers can enter up to 20 private mini-leagues, giving them multiple chances to compete against their friends and relatives for glory.

There are two types of mini-league to consider, "Classic Scoring" and "Head to Head".

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

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

Whichever manager has more points that Gameweek wins three points in the league table, while the loser gets none. In the event of a tie, both teams get one point.

Managers can set up a Head-to-Head mini-league at any stage of a season, not just Gameweek 2.

Head-to-heads can throw up different standings from the Classic Leagues and so managers low down a Classic League can be near the top of a Head-to-Head.

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