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How to bring Fantasy to life with mini-league rivalries

The Scout 11 Sep 2020
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The Scout explains why competing in classic or Head-to-Head leagues is the heart and soul of playing FPL

The thrill of competing in private mini-leagues is one of the big draws of playing Fantasy Premier League.

While every manager dreams of being the world No 1, the competition is getting tougher every year.

More than 7.6million managers played FPL in 2019/20, making it a record-breaking season.

So most FPL managers instead focus on beating their friends, family and work colleagues in private mini-leagues.

After all, there's nothing better than overtaking your boss in the office league table, or beating your sibling by a single point in a Head-to-Head.

FPL managers can now enter up to 25 private mini-leagues, providing multiple chances for success.

See: Create an FPL mini-league

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

Classic 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 nine opportunities for success from September to May.

Head-to-Head scoring

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 need to beat their opponent to have a successful Gameweek.

This means that those who are having an average or below par overall performance can still find themselves top of their Head-to-Head league. 

Public leagues

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

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

See: Join an FPL public league

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