The 2011/12 English Premier League football season kicks off this weekend, so now is the perfect time to set up your fantasy team.
The best fantasy league is the official one offered by the Premier League at fantasy.premierleague.com.
You create a squad by selecting two goal keepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three strikers while remaining under the budget cap of £100 million. You can have no more than three players from the same Premier League team. Each week you select a starting eleven, and set a substitute priority for the bench players. The starting eleven can take the formation of your choosing, within reasonable limits. You also select a captain and vice captain. The captain’s points are doubled each week.
Player values will fluctuate depending on their performance each week and you are given one free transfer each round. Points penalties apply if you make additional transfers.
The intricate scoring system is one of the highlights of this fantasy game. It is based on numerous measures, and varies depending on the player’s position. Below is an outline of the point scoring for the 2011/12 season.
You can sign up and play for free here: http://fantasy.premierleague.com.