If you failed to register a Fantasy Premier League team ahead of the Gameweek 1 deadline, all is not lost. In fact, you could now have an advantage over your FPL mini-league rivals.
While fellow managers will have second-guessed Premier League managers’ opening-weekend line-ups, hoping to identify that budget breakthrough defender or the stellar summer signing who hits the ground running, you can register a squad now and enjoy the following benefits:
- Unlimited free transfers before the Gameweek 2 deadline of 11:00 BST on Saturday 21 August. So while your peers will be using their free transfers, taking points hits or even using their Wildcard (!), you’ll have a fresh-looking team with all your chips intact.
- Build your squad using the £100m budget with players who a) are confirmed starters in Premier League matches, b) score the most FPL points in Gameweek 1, and c) receive the bonus points.
- If you opt to fill your squad exclusively with the highest FPL points-scorers from the Gameweek 1 matches, it’s likely you’ll benefit from price rises before the Gameweek 2 deadline. With a little bit more money in the bank, that extra £0.5m could prove invaluable.
- Teams such as Tottenham Hotspur embark on a favourable run of matches from Gameweek 2, taking on Wolverhampton Wanderers, Watford and Crystal Palace. Moving for the likes of Son Heung-min (£10.0m) and Sergio Reguilon (£5.0m) could provide you with an advantage over your rivals.
- Establish if there are players who are playing out of position, e.g. a defender playing in a more advanced attacking midfield position. Consider signing them up for increased points potential at both ends of the pitch.
- You can still join all the mini-leagues that started scoring points in Gameweek 1. You’ll quickly make up lost ground. You can also invite friends and colleagues to join a league that starts scoring in Gameweek 2. A win-win situation!
So, start tinkering with your squad now!
Register your team at fantasy.premierleague.com before the Gameweek 2 deadline of 11:00 BST on 21 August.