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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. Morning all, well after an enjoyable time away from Fantasy Football, I thought it was time to get my ugly mug back around these pages! Ok, ok I heard there is money for the regulars league this year :)

    How are we all? What are our thoughts on the new FPL page?

    • PS, has anyone had any joy getting the app?

      • Congrats Cookster. My twins are 28 now, its a long hard slog mate, enjoy.

        • Welcome to the Twins club Cookie.

          Mine are 7 & i still feel like a broken man at the end of each day! LOL

    • Morning Alex and welcome back! I like the new site myself but it’s a bit of a marmite job it seems.

      Don’t think they’ve released the App just yet.

    • Morning NZ I don’t mind the site but others not so keen , I have put a team together but will be lots of tinkering yet. I feel their will be a lot of different teams out there this season with so many quality players in the prem now.

    • NZ

      How’s that Community Team of yours coming along mate?


      • Morning GP, well I need to have a word with the 3rd wise monkey, young Elle, I can’t log in!! Will send you a message shortly pal, been thinking about the team. So hows your team, now you’ve robbed Barton from our FPL options! ;)

        • Sir Joey you mean? Played a good debut last night. He’ll walk it up here mate.

          Yeah we’ll get chatting and get this Community Team show on the road.

          Good to see you back on here mate.

  2. Just an admin note – if you so wish you can link your username to your FPL history so that your name clicks through to it. You do that by accessing your profile and adding in your FPL season history URL to the website box. Anyway the point was if you already normally do this you’ll have to update it with your new FPL ID number or it’ll show someone else’s.

  3. Anyone having trouble logging in it’s saying the page is unsafe.

  4. What do you think of Livermore. He may play holding mid but from what I’ve seen of him he shoots a lot.

    • Hazardo

      I’ve gone Maloney at 4.5M as my fifth midfielder only because I know he takes some free kicks and corners and I think he is fair-priced for just that. I would look at Snodgrass first before Livermore but to be honest Hull still need to come in to the market to strengthen so it depends who they buy really.

  5. Mahrez staying at Leicester according to Raineri hmmm thought he would have gone glad he didnt but back to tweaking team as vardy staying they should still be lethal together

    • great to see Payet staying at West Ham as well ( so far ) a pairing of mahrez and payet vs say mikhitaryan and nolitoi a toughy for me, I know give new players awhile to settle but got burned bad last season waiting on dependables to get going that didnt or rarely did ie Hazard, Sanchez for long spells and Lukakus rubbishness… gut to go with newbies heart to go with last seasons gems

    • Hello Geoffrey, will they be found out now though? They went off the boil somewhat at the end of last season.

      • hi Alex, thats what im thinking… my team so far is all cheap newly promoted teams at the back and mostly expensive unproven EPL palyers in mid and upfront result is an incredibly unbalanced team but one Im happy with ha ha….. plenty of time left though

    • Hey geoffreys

      From what I can read on the new signing Musa, not only did he have a good scoring record n Russia, but he is absolutely lightning quick so it would appear that the ‘soak up pressure and hit’ tactic may still be in evidence. Leicester need teams to leave them space in behind to be absolutely lethal but especially heading in to the CL, they need to find a new way to play I think. I would like some coverage and if Mahrez stays, I’ll no doubt have some. The guy Mendy looks a straight replacement for Kante so hopefully he won’t be missed too greatly, brilliant player though he is.

      • hi Gallant I read an amazing stat the other day that Kante had more midfield interceptions last season than the entire chelsea midfield combined.. not great for points in FPL though but incredible player

      • If grey can cement a place he will be a bargain at 5mil. Scored the other day and apparently was excellent.

        • I remember him doing so well at Birmingham which ultimately got him that move. Need to make sure he plays consistently though as you say Alex.

  6. Here are my first 2 drafts… My favoured choice leans towards the ‘big guns’ (Aguero & Ibra), and eventually bringing in Gundogan for Fernandinho.

    My second team is much more balanced with a weaker strike force but a much stronger midfield.

    What do you think?

    • I would use a combo of the two. Cheap out on defence, get aguero and as much of the other midfield as possible but drop ibra. Just me :)

    • For me, if you went with the non-Aguero/Ibra team you’d probably end up wildcarding early. It’s suicide to start with no big forwards in my opinion because it’s then hard to being them in once they shit on your dinner for a few weeks and start getting even more expensive. Drop Hart to a 4mln maybe and make some defensive downgrades – pile that extra cash into midfield then as I don’t think Xhaka or Kante are food picks at all. Or Fernandinho for that matter. Three DM’s right there, not what we want at all.

  7. Alex just showed me this.

    Like to see the referees follow through with it but it will take some bottle to enforce this for every incident. Never mind the fact that it is so vague and open to wide interpretation.

    • A start. In rugby from u8’s you are told to thank the ref after he gives out to you. Need more of that in soccer. On the right track though.

      • I agree Hazardo.

        The referees in Rugby are practically worshipped. Except that French twat that screwed Scotland in the world cup against Australia last year. Joubert? Yeah him. :snorty:

        I’ve never seen a rugby referee bottle shaking players’ hands.

        • Stupid French name. :smirk:

        • Haha

  8. So, I hear there are changes within the BPS calculation, but comparing with last season’s I can’t find any changes. What am I missing?

    • The lads may be able to clarify or correct me here DMC but is it in the calculation of successful tackles perhaps?

      Seems new to me. I could be wrong.

  9. Hope everyone is having fun returning and looking at their teams, I have a first draft so far but nothing is set until about 3 days before the season starts see if any surprise transfers come in, but here is what i have so far. I wish everyone the best of luck this season.

    • Good luck to you to Rogue.

      I’m interested to see if Xhaka is worth it. I think Arsenal have more convincing proven attackers to invest in. And Giroud :D

    • Rogueblood ok lets start
      Gk change Cezh to DDG or Court you already have Bell in Def
      Def looks solid to me maybe change Cath to Souare Place have easier fixtures
      MF solid keep an eye on Nolito he might not start.
      Fwd big risk going without Kun , Kane or Ibra but Costa could do well if he stays
      Good effort ;)

      • Good shouts as for the big forwards It’s a risk but if i remember correctly Kane and Kun had slow starts last season so going to see how they do and I have absolutely no faith in Ibra so that just left me Costa :D

  10. Opinion on the team lads?

    • This is a very good team yayo
      Fwds Kun , Luk very good fixture wise & points maybe I would consider Carroll over Long if he starts he has easier fixtures & some very good MF players around him.
      Cant argue with your MF maybe Fletcher for Watson easy fixtures to begin with rest look spot on.
      FB I would change Terry to Shaw , Walker , Baines or Sanga if he secures his place. Swap Williams from GW 3 to Daniels not sure Len is a starter.
      GK my choose as well really good effort. :)

    • Looks good but if you’ve got a Hull keeper then may as well swap the Hull Def to another team’s 4.5

  11. Just a word about the regulars league. Could you please give your own name and user name in the e-mail. I will be replying to you all starting Saturday. Cheers.

    • Sorry Elle, I sent you just user name. Shall I resend with full name too?

    • Was that addressed to me Elle I thk I sent it from my covert e-mail address :smiling:

    • You already know my email I’m sure… my name should be on it somewhere :thumbup:

  12. Hi guys. I’m kinda new here. Been following the chats so far and this seems to be a close knit community. Would enjoy being a part of it I’m sure. Only my season real FPL season, so still kinda new at this. Can I get some help with my team below??

    • Hi frunsix and welcome along to the site. Please join in as much as you can. We’re all here to help each other and have some fun.

      I like the attack and the midfield isn’t half bad either. The defence would be serviceable if they all start the season playing. Hopefully you’ll be OK. Loads of time to go yet though. Keep an eye on the teams during pre-season as things change very quickly.

      • Haha, thanks a lot Gallant Pioneer. Will appreciate all the help I can get and hopefully be able to give some too. And I will probably make a few thousand more drafts before D-day so we’ll see. :popcorn:

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