Friday, 14 July 2017

Play Fantasy Premier League & Win €50

It's that time of the season again when Fantasy Football rears it's head above the parapet and we get to delve into the world of Fantasy Premier League. The game for the new season was finally launched on Wednesday after a few days of teasers on the official site. There are a few changes this season with the removal of the "All Out Attack" chip and the arrival of the "Free Hit Chip".

From what I can see the new chip means you can replace your whole squad for a single gameweek with the squad reverting back to what it was the week after. It's certainly an interesting one to ponder when it comes to FA Cup quarter final week and a lot of the big teams aren't playing. I found the All Out Attack chip to be of little use and this new chip definitely looks like it should be far better.

As usual my "Ever Arsenal" league is up and running and there's €50 to the winner from my pocket unless a generous sponsor wants to step in and offer prizes galore. There's been well over a thousand teams in my league for the last few seasons and judging by the early uptake there will be again this season. If you haven't played before you can sign up here and join my league after you have set your team up using the league code 57957-16522. For those who have been in the league before you will automatically rejoin once you set your team up and you can also find an auto link on my Twitter feed.

I'll be previewing every single Premier League game this season as always and predicting the outcomes as well as giving tips on players I think could do well for fantasy managers. With 380 games to play it's no easy task, but I've being doing it for so long now I couldn't imagine life without it. The way things are shaping up in the transfer market it certainly looks like there will be plenty to ponder ahead of the big kick off in four weeks time.

As well as the usual game there will also be a draft version available this season and that promises to give some added interest to those who aren't possibly so fond of the standard set up. Once the details are announced I'll have to see what I can do about setting up a league, but you can only really accommodate a maximum of about eight players in a draft league as no two managers can own the same player. It will bring a lot of interest to groups of friends and it certainly will bring a more personal touch to the game.

I can't wait for it all to start four weeks from now when Arsenal host Leicester, but meanwhile I'll spend an awful lot of time tinkering with my team until I get what looks like the perfect squad.

That's it for today.

See you tomorrow.

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