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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. 31
    Raziel says:

    Is fantasy football fix working for anyone?

  2. 32
    Tekno-kun says:

    Anyone else got Andy Carroll in their team? :D

  3. 33
    Hazardo says:

    A differential team no-one over 5% ownership help pls.

  4. 34
    Smash10 says:

    I’m fairly content with my first draft. Do doubt it will change a fair amount

    • 34.1
      chins says:

      Great looking team there Smashy.

      I think Cazrola is going to be a great FPL option this season. Nice price, and has a great chance at locking down the central role behind the striker. Unless Wenger goes all crazy and plays him in one of the two deep mid roles. But fingers cross he’ll be somewhere in the three behind Giroud.

  5. 35

    For anyone looking at Negredo.

    Negredo doesn’t look very impressive in La Liga when you look a bit. Played in 25, started only 12. In his last 9 games he played 10 minutes or less in 4. And only started one time in said 9.

  6. 36
    PeterPan says:

    Anyone think with Pep in charge of City they will be more “free flowing” and score more goals?

    That being said is Kun enough?? (who even dares have a FPL team without him?!?!)
    Kun and KdB??

    Or (dare I say it…) just KdB??


    • 36.1
      NIN says:

      Thy already score a heap of goals but yeah i’d expect it to rise a bit, and also for their defence to tighten considerably.

      • PeterPan says:


        Enjoy the break mate?

        My thing is… is Kun the typical “must”?
        and would Kun and KdB be a must together? or rather an expensive luxury?
        and rather get 1 and invest elsewhere… or is KdB enough?

        • NIN says:

          What break? MLS has been ongoing and we had the Euro’s too! Literally never get a break from this shit mate :D

          With Pep in charge and their schedule, i wouldn’t be against doubling up on City attack. Even Nolito at 9m could easily be a great shout. Aguero will be in my team for sure.

        • PeterPan says:

          Who watches MLS?!?! ;)
          Yeah Euro’s were… interesting…

          You think Nolito will slot in next to Silva and KdB behind Kun? Sterling bench?

          Just debating if Im building my team around having a 2nd City attack or not… IE KdB/Silva with Kun

        • NIN says:

          Haha, i don’t watch it but i’m hooked on the fantasy game1 :D
          Pep usually likes to chop and change but i’d expect Nolito to be first choice ahead of Sterling more often than not. More experienced, all round better player and has a lot of goals in him.

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