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FPL returns: Introducing the Second Chance league

21 Dec 2022
PL2223-SECONDCHANCE-Editorial 12 Dec version

All FPL managers enter new competition, alongside existing season, with another chance to win fantastic prizes

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As Premier League football prepares to return on Boxing Day, Fantasy Premier League managers will be given a second chance at success with the launch of a new global league for this season.

The Second Chance league will begin in Gameweek 17, with all FPL managers - whether you are already playing, or new to the game – automatically added to the new league and starting with zero points.

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This unprecedented innovation is to help ensure that Fantasy Premier League continues to offer opportunities for both existing and new managers – whether you are already streaks ahead, far behind, or not yet off the starting line.

If you haven’t played before, read our FPL Basics series to learn how to play, and don’t forget to sign up for notifications to benefit from tips for your team selection each week.

Read on to find out more about what’s at stake, and what you could win.


Like the "Overall" global league, Second Chance will reward the top five managers at the end of the season with prizes, including hospitality tickets to a 2023/24 Premier League match along with travel and accommodation, a Bluetooth speaker, an FPL goody bag, and more!

Exclusive to Second Chance is also a prize for the manager who achieves the single highest Gameweek score without using a chip between Gameweeks 17-38.

The winner of this prize will have the choice of a games console or a tablet computer.

New mini-leagues

As well as the Second Chance league, don't forget you can also create your own new mini-league that starts from Gameweek 17 so those duels with family, friends and/or colleagues can either begin afresh or new rivalries can be built.

It's easy for FPL admins to create their own mini-leagues that start from 26 December. 

How to create new mini-leagues from GW17

Please note there is no cup competition for the Second Chance league. 

Unlimited transfers

Let us remind you that all Fantasy managers have unlimited transfers to use up until the Gameweek 17 deadline at 11:00 GMT on Monday 26 December.

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