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FPL launch 2016/17 – New Rules and Player Pricelist

FPL launch 2016/17 – New Rules and Player Pricelist

imageFinally it is live! FPL is back, life as we know it will not be the same for the next 10 months! At first glance there seems little change to last season – budget and squad size is naturally the same and the four chips remain in place, including the two wildcards – one to be used in the first half of the season, the other to be used in the second half of the season. The first may not be carried over – so use it or lose it. The only change seems to be in the calculation of bonus points – a breakdown of which can be found under the Rules tab.

With less than a month to go before the start of the season, managers will be busily playing with different formations and strategies, so to help you on your way, let’s take a very brief look at some of the highlights of the price list for the players.

Players Price List – initial reaction
The most expensive player (as per usual!) is Sergio Aguero who again costs 13mln, while the success last season of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez sees their prices rocket to eliminate their bargain status! Nolito and Anthony Martial being listed as midfielders may attract decent support. Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes in at 11.5mln to make him the second most expensive player while Diego Costa costs just 9.5mln, making him cheaper than Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy. Daley Blind are Chris Brunt are now listed as defenders, while Eric Dier is now listed as a midfielder.


New player prices – some of the new players to the Premiership

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 11.5mln
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 9.5mln
Michy Batshuayi 9.0mln
Nolito 9.0mln
Eric Bailly 5.5mln

And some selected old favourites:

Sergio Aguero 13.0mln
Harry Kane 11.0mln
Daniel Sturridge 10.0mln
Jamie Vardy 10.0mln
Diego Costa 9.5mln
Olivier Giroud 9.0mln
Wayne Rooney 9.0mln

Alexis Sanchez 11.0mln
Kevin de Bruyne 10.5mln
Eden Hazard 10.0mln
Dimitri Payet 9.5mln
Riyad Mahrez 9.5mln
Anthony Martial 9.5mln
Mesut Ozil 9.5mln
Firmino 8.5mln

You will all have your own views and may spot the glaring bargain that I have missed. So please share your thoughts below on both the new changes to the game (the chips) and also your thoughts on the prices and maybe you’ve even begun to draft your initial squad.


FPL launch 2016/17 – New Rules and Player Pricelist. This article was written by Cookie




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  1. 25
    maddog says:

    Okay, anyone know how to change Captains?
    I am losing my mind here

  2. 26
    Silvers says:

    Could be interesting @ 6.5m Mark Hughes has confirmed Stoke City have made several bids for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

  3. 27
    Milburn says:

    So who’s your 3 guaranteed players?

    Also I think man u will be solid at the back, anyone know who’s starting at the back with smalling out?

    • 27.1
      Silvers says:

      Milburn I would say you need one off Kane , Kun or Ibra with one from a dozen mf players there are so many to choose from it will be tough & many teams will look different , worth going with the fixtures from the start put your 3 favs in & work from their.
      We need to see the friendlies first before we have a clearer idea who will start for some teams UTD being one.

      • Milburn says:

        Aye definitely mate. So many new comers, both managers and players. I think there’ll be more differential teams than ever come the start of the season

    • 27.2
      NIN says:

      Tom, Dick and Harry.

      Doesn’t really matter as he only misses one game.

      • Milburn says:

        I see your wit hasn’t changed over the summer Nin ;-)

        • NIN says:

          What’s the point if we cant have a laugh eh Milburn?

          Smalling is only out for one game though, he’s suspended. Hazard and Aguero are the two i’m most convinced by. Have been for a while now. Right, off to work. Happy tinkering :)

  4. 28
    Admiral Bone-to-Pick says:

    Not even sure where to begin!

  5. 29
    bobfest says:

    Such an exciting day. Looking forward to the season.
    I have the 7th pick in my draft. Whom should I realistically get at that position?

    • 29.1
      inittowinit says:

      Assuming the main guys go – Kun, Kane, Ibra, Sanchez, Vardy, Payet then I guess I’d line up Sturridge, Hazard or Mahrez. In fact, the ‘old favourites’ list in the article above looks like a good guide for this. Bit early for a draft isn’t it?!

  6. 30
    chins says:

    Wassup everyone. .

    Thanks for the two articles Cookie. Good to know we have your lunch breaks to keep us well informed. I hope you’re finding some time to eat in there somewhere. Don’t want you wasting away… ;)

    Personally, I’ll be avoiding the temptation to start tinkering until the final 24 hours before the deadline. Mainly so i don’t have time to second guess myself several times, over-tinker (that’s a word) and start the season full of regrets, anger and a poor rank. Yep, this year i’ll be true to my gut and just have the poor rank without the regret and anger.

    I would’ve liked to see some changes to the game. That new colour scheme is horrible. And its a shame the bonus points didn’t take another step towards the wonder that is Fantasy MLS. But at least the higher player prices should mean less teams all looking the same.

    Right. Back to work. See you all in a month.

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