Fantasy Premier League: Wolves host Chelsea as West Brom visit Manchester City in Gameweek 13

Soccer Football – Carabao Cup Second Round – Wolverhampton Wanderers v Stoke City – Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain – September 17, 2020, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Conor Coady reacts. [Reuters, Nick Potts]

Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Chelsea to the Molineux on Tuesday night, December 15 as Manchester City host struggling West Bromwich Albion in the opening fixtures of Premier League Gameweek 13.

Despite sitting at home and watching top-tier teams in England tear each other apart, fans have the chance of management, by getting to select a customized team of their choice, which is awarded points based on individual performances in the Fantasy Premier League.

Gameweek 12 in the Fantasy Premier League saw over seven million transfers made, with Liverpool’s Egyptian talisman Mohamed Salah the most transferred IN player. Salah, who scored 16 points following salvaging 1-1 draw for the Reds against Fulham was also the most captained.

The highest points scored were 120, on a week that averaged just over 50 points. Leicester City’s English midfielder James Maddison emerged ‘King of Gameweek 12’ with 16 points after scoring a brace in Leicester City’s 3-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

Other top transfers include Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, Southampton’s free-kick specialist James Ward-Prows, Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, Crystal Palace’s winger Wilfried Zaha and West Ham’s Tomas Soucek. A total of 91,197 Wildcards were played. 

The Standard Sports Team (STANDARD SPORTS FC) is also on Fantasy Premier League and is currently ranked 678th with 509 points in its league, STANDARD SPORT LEAGUE. The league has 827 members. On Gameweek 12, we scored 59 points. 

To join the STANDARD SPORT LEAGUE, use the code 4xl49e or use the following linkhttps://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/4xl49e

Fantasy Premier League: Wolves host Chelsea as West Brom visit Manchester City in Gameweek 13
Chelsea’s German striker Timo Werner eyes the ball during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 17, 2020. [Photo by Mike Hewitt, AFP] 

HOW TO PLAY FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE:

Building a squad: A user will have a budget of 100 million euros to spend on an initial squad comprising 15 players. The squad will have two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders, and three strikers. A maximum of THREE players can be selected from a single Premier League club.

Selecting your team: Before each Gameweek deadline, the user (now the manager) must select a starting eleven from the 15-man squad. The deadline is always ONE HOUR before the kick-off time of the first matchweek.  Any formation can be chosen, as long as the lineups include a goalkeeper, three defenders, two midfielders and at least one striker. At the least.

Scoring points: Goals, assists, saves and clean sheets determine the manner in which points are awarded. Points for the Gameweek will be awarded based on the 11 starting players.

However, if a starting player fails to feature for their club, the points scored by the first player on the bench. So it is advisable to rank substitutes in order of preference.

One must also choose a captain and vice-captain for the Gameweek. Scores for the captain are doubled. If the captain doesn’t play in that Gamweek, then points for the vice-captain are doubled instead.

League: Users/Managers can create or join leagues and compete against anyone (in the league) from across the globe. Private leagues are designed for when one wants to compete against a selected group of friends. There is no limit to the number of teams in one league. One can also join a public league through a code or link.

Fantasy Premier League: Wolves host Chelsea as West Brom visit Manchester City in Gameweek 13
Standard Sports FC Gameweek 12 [Courtesy]

Transfers: Users have ONE FREE TRANSFER each gameweek. This enables one to sign one player in exchange of a member of the 15-man squad. Should one make more than one transfer, accumulated 4 points will be deducted. However, one can carry over a free transfer into the next gameweek if they fail to use it. One two free transfers can be achieved.

Player prices: Player prices change gradually as the season progresses based on their performance and popularity.

Chips: These are added elements to the game which boost a team’s total points in a single gameweek. They include Wildcard, Triple Captain, Bench Boots and Free Hit. Wildcard allows you to perfume a complete overhaul in your team without losing points. It is offered twice a season. Triple Captain allows a manager to get three times the points total of the team’s captain. Bench boost allows one to earn points from substitutes while Free Hit helps you reset your team for one week before it reverts to the old one. Note: only ONE CHIP can be used in a gameweek.

Now you can play: Join the STANDARD SPORTS LEAGUE using the code 4xl49e or use the following link: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/4xl49e

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