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FPL is open for 2017/18

FPL is back! The game opened today so it is time to start tinkering. And even better, Fantasy Football First’s head-to-head leagues are back.

The invitations will be sent out by email for

  • the Premiership on Monday 17th July
  • the Championship on Monday 24th July
  • Division 1 on Monday 31st July
  • Division 2 on Monday 7th August.

Please sign up to your league quickly after the league invitations have been sent so that I know the league places have been taken. Sadly, places not accepted within 7 days of the invitation being sent will be given away to other experienced regulars, based on last seasons very-tight qualification league.

The leagues are only for regulars. If you are a Fantasy Football Manager who is new to the site then please wait for the qualification league to start in the new year. It is worth the wait, the leagues are great fun but also challenging.

Sadly a few managers were evicted from the leagues last season for not being regular enough on site. If you were one of these managers please let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to find a place for you from any spots not taken.

I know a few will have forgotten what league they are in, or have selective memory and think they were in a higher league. You can see the confirmed promotion and relegation places at Premiership, Championship, Division 1 and Division 2.

There will be a qualifying league in January for those that miss out.

Lastly, if your email address or team name has changed please get in touch in the comments below.

Good luck everyone and let the games begin!


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    • @kenmag Siggy at Swansea fine. Siggy at Everton I wouldn’t rush into.

      So Siggy to Cout and Firmino to Defoe could work here.

      I keep vacillating between Ramsey and Fabregas.

      Pickford’s fixtures make grim reading. I would avoid.

        • @Bryte1 Certainly fabregas is not guaranteed to start but Ramsey should be pretty safe unless Wenger invests in a new box to box mid. He was starting games when Wenger settled on the formation. I think he could be a good differential – at 7m you’re not going to get much better than him. Last season was poor by his standards, but I reckon he’s likely to pick up around 120 points if he gets the game time and stays injury free.

  1. Hi All, Good to see FPL is back. Fixtures for Southampton seems the easiest for first 10 games.
    Any idea who will be Southampton’s first choice striker?


    • @AlphaTeam Not yet. Hopefully Austin. Gabs was such a let-down at the end of last season I doubt many will pick him as a matter of principle. Their mids are great value.

      They play a lot at home in those opening fixtures. There is a lot to like.

      A lot of the draft sides have Cedric (including my own). Bertrand is very appealing as well.

      • @Kralin @AlphaTeam I agree, SOT opening fixtures look very tasty and I expect most teams will have at least one SOT player in there somewhere.

        I have Cedric currently (was hoping to get Stephens for a bargain price, but he’s rocketed to £5.0M this season, so Cedric seems the better option of the two at the same price).

        I would love Austin, but not sure he will start. May go with Redmond instead.

    • @Shrivathsa Their fixtures are not so exciting plus no forward to pick from. If Batshuyi was sure to start, we would have got him :P

      I’m looking at Fabregas if they dont sign anyone

    • @Shrivathsa The Chelsea mids at the moment are phenomenal value considering the strength of that side. And Hazard is injured so the field is relatively open. I’ve currently got Fabregas in my draft (keep moving between him and Ramsey). I’d like Pedro. I’ll be monitoring the pre-seasons closely to try and work out who’ll be starting; there will be the Charity Shield game as well.

      It’s a case of wait and see. We don’t know yet who their main striker will be.


  2. hi Guys

    Another warm up for fpl. Excited a bit;) If you dont mind and RMT i would be appreciated. I know a bit early but ;)

    Forster / Elliot

    Tripper / Cedric/Daniels/McAuley/Mee

    KDB/Coutinio/Alii/Richie/Chalobah (any other 4.5 worth to look?)


    Thank you!

  3. my fourth change

    Lindfelof, Trippier, betrand, mee, rangel
    debryune, coutinho, pogba, philips, loftus cheek
    kane, jesus, depoitre.

  4. Monaco too good for Stoke as they beat the Potters 4 v 2.
    Good to see Saido Berahino get on the goal sheet. WBA and Stoke City both know he can do a job, when he’s in the right frame of mind. At £6 mil he’ll be worth considering from Gameweek 9 onwards

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