Fantasy Premier League: most frequently asked questions
Fantasy Premier League

Fantasy Premier League: most frequently asked questions

Looking to dive into the world of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) but not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered. Last season, a staggering 11.4 million managers participated in the game, and you can join them for the 2023/24 season.

Registration Process:

To get started with Fantasy Premier League, you’ll first need to register on the FPL website. Visit, where you can create your account by providing your email address, setting up a password, and confirming your email.

Once your account is set up, you can choose a unique team name, and you’ll be all set to kick off your FPL journey.

Also Read: English Premier League 2023/24 Fixtures and Schedule and Your Guide to Sunday Blockbusters

How to Play:

FPL transforms you into a fantasy manager of Premier League players. Your objective is to assemble a squad of 15 players who will earn points for your team based on their real-life performances in Premier League matches.

Each player is priced according to their projected FPL points, and you must work within a budget of £100.0 million to build your 15-player squad.

Point System:

Points are allocated to players based on various factors, including goals, assists, saves, and clean sheets. Additionally, players can earn bonus points for standout performances in matches, as outlined in the Bonus Points System.

In each Gameweek, your team’s points will be tallied based on the performance of your starting eleven players. If any of your starting players do not play in their respective matches, the points earned by the first player on your bench will be automatically counted instead. This process applies if more than one starting player is unavailable.

Furthermore, you can enhance your point total by selecting a captain from your starting lineup. The captain’s points for that Gameweek will be doubled.

Now that you’re familiar with the basics, you’re ready to embark on your Fantasy Premier League adventure!

Here are some common, often perplexing questions related to Fantasy Premier League (FPL), along with clear explanations in simpler terms:


1.  How do I leave an FPL Mini-League?

To leave a Mini-League, follow these steps:

  • Go to ‘Leagues & Cups’ in the top menu.
    • Click the ‘Options’ icon for the specific League you want to exit.
    • Choose ‘Leave League.’

2.  How do I remove someone from an FPL Mini-League?

To remove a player from a Mini-League (note: you must be the League Administrator), do the following:

  • Access ‘Leagues & Cups’ in the top menu.
    • Click the ‘Options’ icon for the League you want to manage.
    • Select ‘Administer.’
    • Enter the player’s name under ‘Add League Suspensions.’
    • Make sure to add a space after their name for it to appear.
    • Choose their name from the dropdown list and click ‘Suspend Player.’

3.  Where do I find my FPL Team ID?

Your FPL Team ID is often needed for various FPL tools. Find it by clicking on the ‘Points’ tab in the top menu, and you’ll see it in your browser’s URL.

4.  How do I change my FPL team name?

You can now change your team name, and it’s located under ‘Design your Kit’ on the ‘My Team’ page. Just click there, and you’ll see the option to change your team name.

5.  Which substitute comes on if one of my starting players didn’t play?

If a starting player doesn’t feature, your first substitute will come on if they played in their game and maintain a valid formation. If these conditions aren’t met, your second substitute will be subbed in.

6.  Why did my defender lose a clean sheet after getting a red card and their team conceded later?

If a defender or midfielder gets sent off after 60 minutes with a clean sheet, they lose it because they weakened their team by being dismissed, leading to a potential goal against them.

7.  Can I undo transfers in FPL?

You can’t undo transfers without playing a Wildcard or Free Hit chip. These chips negate point hits and save your score but come at a cost.

8.  Why can I only sell a player for 0.1 more than their price rise of 0.2m?

FPL’s price changes work this way: for every 0.2m rise in a player’s price, your player’s value increases by 0.1. It prevents trading players solely for profit and early team value advantages.

9.  Do I still get my rolled two free transfers if I play Free Hit or Wildcard?

No, playing Free Hit or Wildcard gives you only one free transfer in the next Gameweek, regardless of any banked transfers.

10.  Why is the FPL App not displaying the correct information?

The FPL app is known to have issues. For better results, use the in-browser website on mobile and consider uninstalling the app.

Another one of the most asked questions is: Are xG and xA actually useful for FPL?

The use of Expected Goals (xG) and Expected Assists (xA) in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, if you’re not able to watch the games, these metrics can provide valuable insights into which players are getting quality chances. xG, in particular, helps quantify the quality of those opportunities.

However, it’s crucial to remember that xG and xA, like past goal and assist statistics, have limitations. Just because a player had significant chances in one game doesn’t guarantee the same in the next.

These metrics essentially rate past performances. They can show that top-scoring players often have high xG, which reaffirms what we already know about their quality.

You can use xG and xA to identify overperforming and underperforming players, which might help you make decisions about who might improve or regress. Still, some players may simply lack clinical finishing, and expecting a dramatic change, like Werner suddenly excelling, may not be realistic

Moreover, teams change between seasons, so relying too much on past stats can be risky. For example, Haaland may have impressive stats, but transitioning to a new league can affect his performance.

What may not work well is analyzing a single game and assuming that a player with high xG is a great pick, especially if they are a relatively unknown or inexpensive player. In such cases, the eye test, or watching the player’s performance, is often a more reliable way to judge their potential. In the long run, stats tend to win out, but one-off performances can be misleading.