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Fantasy Premier League Intro 2018/19

Fantasy Premier League Intro 2018/19

Fantasy Premier League Intro 2018/19

Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Intro 2018/19. As most of you are aware, FPL has been live for a couple of weeks now, but due to England’s surprising progress to the semi-finals and many of you playing both the Fantasy World Cup game and our very own Predictions Competition we have delayed any FPL articles until today. It’s full speed ahead now though as we look forward to the start of the season which kicks off on Friday 10th August.

If you’ve not been with us over the summer then we hope you feel refreshed and renewed and enjoyed some fantasy-free time. We extend a particular welcome to our new friends who have migrated over from Fantasy Football First – we hope you feel welcome and at home with us.

The purpose of this article is kick off FPL but also to provide you with all the necessary links that you will need…

First things first and some housekeeping – please be sure to join the main FF247 league here (autojoin link) League Code: 1581-751

There is a ‘Regulars’ league too but for access to this you need to contact Elle via
This one is specifically for those who join in on the site conversation on a daily / weekly basis. Please respect that criteria before applying and wasting Elle’s time and ours.

The rules for the game are simply as per last season – you have two wildcards to use, one in the first half of the season only and one to use in the second half of the season only. The other chips also remain the same – namely Triple Captain, Bench Boost and Free Hit.

So really it’s just time to start building your team if you haven’t already. No doubt the tinkering will continue right up until the GW1 deadline as players impress or not as the case may be, in preseason friendlies.

Usually we run an article and ask people to get involved and cover the friendlies with any info they can gather. And it’s usually fun but in all honesty it’s usually also a bit messy and difficult to refer back to. This season we have one link that you will need need for all such info, courtesy of Mito –

FPL Pre-Season Info

Here you will find all the pre-season info you could ever wish for in one place – line-ups, scorers, assists, match info, sarcastic comments….


(It’s scrollable btw, just swipe left or right)



It’s been a busy summer already with Arsenal, Everton, West Ham and Chelsea appointing new managers, Manchester City adding to their already dominant squad, Man Utd continuing to splash the cash and Liverpool trying to protect Karius by beefing up their midfield. Spurs may even have a new home soon.

And FPL wise, this is the place to discuss strategy, learn about the promoted teams and their players while in the days and weeks to come we’ll have plenty of articles, interviews, player analysis, Bore Offs, Tips, etc, etc.

So be sure to get involved in the discussions, the RMTs and the banter as we look forward to another season of Fantasy fun!

The League Codes for FF247 for the 2018/19 season are as follows –

The main public FF247 League , which anyone is welcome to join, can be accessed using the following code 1581-751 (auto-link below).

The prize pool for this one will be confirmed in due course.

Join Our League – Quick Link
League Code: 1581-751
View league standings
Our Regulars League* for 2018/19 is now open and has a cash prize pool of £300 paid directly to the winners from the FF247 management team. The first 5 places are paid out in a tiered system.

To enter this one you need to be an active and recognised site member and you need to e-mail us for the league code –

*terms and conditions apply and are available upon request. Management reserve the right to review membership of this league on an ongoing basis. If you enter and win a prize you have to have commented on the site at least 5 times for 8 consecutive months between August 2018 and March 2019 or you will not be considered for a prize. That’s basically 1 comment a week all season, we think that’s a reasonable ask to be considered a ‘regular’.

In your e-mail could you please supply:-

Your name.
Your site user name.
Your team name from last season and your new team name if it has changed.

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Thanks for reading Fantasy Premier League Intro 2018/19. This article was written by Cookie

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  1. 61
    elcfc says:

    Hi guys,

    Hope you are all well!

    My first post here, and I am looking for some advice.

    My current team is:


    Coleman, Bailly, Tarkowski, Daniels

    Sane, Richarlison, Salah

    Tosun, Aguero, Firmino

    Bench: Speroni, Navas, Stephens, Wan-Bissaka

    The plan is (should everything go to plan) to ship Richarlison and Bailly after GW2 for an Arsenal defender and Mkhitaryan

    More long term, I am wanting for get De Bruyne for Sane (more guaranteed games), and Aubameyang for Aguero, should Pep start rotating.

    I know my defence is not great right now, but when players return from World Cup it may look something like Coleman, Lovren, Bellerin, Daniels, which is at least (perhaps?) a little better. An early-sh WC will help will all these changes.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

    Many thanks

    • 61.1

      Hi elcfc,

      Welcome to the site and thanks for posting.

      See no harm in the majority of your team but to be quite honest, I would just get the Arsenal boys you want in from the start, particularly Mkhitaryan. I wouldn’t worry about him playing City and Chelsea as Arsenal when on song, can give as good as they get. I would go Mkhitaryan instead of Richarlison from the start.

      I don’t really see the appeal in Charlie Daniels anymore so would maybe look to shave a bit there. I like Pickford and Coleman as choices but maybe one of those as opposed to relying heavily on Everton each week. I had a look last night and Foster of Watford and Patricio of Wolves rotate quite nicely to begin with – this also gives you a choice in goals – Speroni isn’t going to play.

      I’m hoping a refreshed Sane with a huge point to prove to his international manager is going to reward you well enough that you won’t need to consider KDB.

      • Surf14 says:

        Nice call on the Wolves + Watford rotation Gallant!

        Are you planning to rotate keepers or going with a premium + 4.0?


      • elcfc says:

        Hi mate, thanks for the reply!

        My thinking was that Richarlison may get more points at home to Brighton and away to Burnley that Mkh would v Man City and Chelsea. You think otherwise? It would save me a transfer to have Mkh from the start though!

        I need a 4.5m defender for a few games, and felt that Bournemouth have some decent opening fixtures. Is there anyone else you would suggest looking at at 4.5m?

        Doubling up on Everton I can accept as a risk, but my thinking was that even if they concede, Pickford may get save points and/or Coleman assists, so may be worth it, if only for their opening run of fixtures? Will Pickford even play the first game?

        • I can’t say that Richarlison won’t score more or less. I agree that the fixtures look better but I think I would aim to resist planned transfers at this point. So much can happen in a week, particularly week one which is a bit hectic normally, where you may have to grab someone elsewhere due to injury or suspension.

          Daniels is may be not so bad but you also have Cedric from Southampton with a fair start and is a nice attacking full back.

          Good luck with the Everton and you should see attacking returns from Coleman quite often. I have him in my first draft.

      • Rosco77 says:

        Hello and welcome! Great to have you onboard!

        I agree with GP here. Best laid plans are great in theory, but something always crops up week to week that ends up dictating your transfers. You’re better to go with what you want long term, and just ignore a couple of ‘bad’ fixtures, and let face it if Arsenal beat what could be an under strength City it wouldn’t be the strangest thing thats ever happened.

        I also agree on Everton double up, I’d certainly ditch one of those two, Pickford would be my choice to get the boot. GP makes a good rotation recommendation, you could also consider Fabianski and Mcarthy (if it looks like he has the number 1) as they rotate quite well if memory serves me!

        Whichever City mid you pick, as it was last season I would just take one from the off and accept the good weeks with the bad, we all know rotation will be a factor but over the course of the season they will get you the points as long as you’re not jumping from one to another!

        • elcfc says:

          Hi Rosco – thank you!

          I just took a look at Mkhitaryan’s form against the ‘bigger’ teams last season – he played at least an hour against Liverpool, Spurs (x2), Chelsea, Man City, and Man United. In those six games, he got one goal and no assists – not exactly great going!

          How weak will Man City be against Arsenal? Perhaps a lot will be learnt from their Community Shield game. I think if Man City are disappointing, I may draft in Mkhitaryan early.

        • Rosco77 says:

          Fair enough mate, you have to go with your gut at the end of the day!
          Keep us updated on your tinkering and I look forward to hearing from you throughout the season!

        • In case you are heading that way yourself Rosco, be careful with McCarthy as Southampton have signed Angus Gunn from Man City this summer so he could be straight in as No. 1.

        • Rosco77 says:

          No I’m in full on set and forget mode but A good point for others to watch out for!

  2. 62
    Silvers says:

    Ok guy have have look at this not sure on Kenedy because of fixtures some suggestions needed

    • 62.1
      Rosco77 says:

      Hey Silvers,
      I like it, it’s not too dissimilar to my current draft so it was easy to like! I think Kenedy is a good shout, and whilst I’m a little bit biased on that front I think he will serve you well over the season. Don’t like the Daniels pick… but I currently have him too!!
      All in all I like it!

  3. 63
    Otieno says:

    I wish I could get my archaic phone to paste images but here’s my final (not a chance!) draft for my RMT.
    Ederson (Ryan)
    Bailly Azpili Montreal Coleman (WanBissaka)
    Salah MickyT plus 2 in rotation from
    Jota Sessa Doucoure
    Aguero plus either Arnie or Austin
    Formation initially 442 but varies on fixtures

  4. 64
    secretzorro says:

    Hey Init, fixture tracker has deadline Sat for GW1, last time I checked Utd play, er, like Friday evening???

  5. 65
    wolf pack says:

    First draft. Any comment appreciated!

    • 65.1
      inittowinit says:

      Looks very solid. Forward line may be an issue though, perhaps. Personally I’d switch Mane to someone cheaper and spend more on the Austin spot. Probably Firmino or someone and at least then when Kane is back or if Aguero goes off on one it’s not so much of a stretch to accomodate them.

  6. 66
    Kop Warrior says:

    Apparently Danny Ward is set for talks with Leicester which suggests Schmeichel will be leaving.

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