Goal look at the different competitions available before the start of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign
Whether you want to compete with fellow fans of your favorite team, your friends and family or just the global FPL community as a whole, there are plenty of options to suit your needs.
Purpose look at the different leagues and cup competitions that can be joined and created, and what each entails.
Explain: The four ‘General’ leagues
Once you sign up for the Fantasy Premier League match and your team selected for the start of the 2021-22 season, you, depending on your choices and preferences, are automatically added to four ‘General’ leagues.
The first is the ‘Overall’ league, which contains every FPL team that has entered a team in the game, and will continue to add new teams as they join, even if the season has already started.
The winner of the ‘Overall’ league will receive seven prizes, including a seven-night break in the UK and VIP hospitality during two 2022-23 Premier League matches.
There is also a Gameweek 1 league, which contains only the teams that have entered to play FPL before the deadline for the first Game Week of the season, which is 18:30 on 13 August.
Based on the Premier League team, or teams selected, each team of the FPL manager will also be added to a fan-specific league, it only includes fans of the club.
There is no prize to win each of the 20 individual fan leagues, although the finish at the top of the stack will at least give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are the best FPL manager of a particular club.
Similar to the public fan leagues, there are also individual leagues based on the country selected by the FPL manager. Again, prizes are offered here, although this is another way to prove that you are one of the best players in a particular country.
How to create and join a mini-league
In addition to the public ‘General’ leagues, there is also the opportunity to create and join user-generated mini-leagues, which can be used to play against friends and family.
After clicking on the Leagues and Cups subsection, you have two options that include: ‘Create and join new leagues and cups’ and ‘Renew your leagues’, With the latter, you can restart a competition you created in a previous season.
You can either classic score league, where teams are ranked based on their total points in the match, or a head to head league, where each team takes on each other.
In a league with a head-to-head score, the result in each match is based on the Gameweek score scored by the team concerned, minus any transfer points they spent before the round.
The head-to-head schedule is determined at the start of the first round of the league, and teams cannot join or leave once the schedule is locked.
If a head-to-head league has an odd number of teams, the game will automatically add an ‘average’ team, which always scores the gameweek average in points, to the league to ensure the possibility a game exists in every Gameweek.
In the creation process you have the chance to name the league, as well as to specify on which Gameweek the score starts.
With a head-to-head league specifically, you can also determine the maximum size of the league — ranging from two to 16, as well as an unlimited option, while you can choose whether or not to have a knockout phase at the end of want the season.
What is the FPL Cup?
The FPL Cup contains all managers who have entered a team for the 2021-222 season, with the starting round determined by the total number of players who have signed up.
The draw for each round is random, and the winner progresses to the next round until an overall winner is determined in Gameweek 38.
If an FPL Cup match is drawn, the team with the most goals will go through in a Game Week. If the tie is tied, the fewest goals awarded in a Game Week will determine the outcome, with a virtual coin if it is still tied thereafter.
The prize for winning the trophy includes VIP hospitality during a 2022-23 Premier League match, as well as a copy of FIFA 22, a game console, a bluetooth speaker and more.
The brand new ‘League Cup’
FPL will introduce a new feature during the 2021-22 season, with managers having the option to include a league trophy in their mini-leagues.
The League Cup contains all the players who have joined a particular mini-league, with an automatic random draw and the start date determined by how many teams are involved.
The final of each league cup takes place on Gameweek 38 – the last game day of the 2021-22 Premier League season.
If there are between eight and 16 people in your mini-league, the drivers who scored the highest number of points in the previous Game Week will say goodbye to the second round.
To activate the League Cup option, check the box when you first create a mini-league. FPL also confirmed that there will be Fan League Cups and Country Cups, with each team automatically entered.