The Fantasy Premier League is coming back - here's everything you need to know

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 2:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 2:51 pm
Sadio Mane has been a key part of Liverpool's title-chasing side (Getty Images)
Sadio Mane has been a key part of Liverpool's title-chasing side (Getty Images)

With the Premier League set to return later this month, Fantasy Premier League managers can finally return to plotting their return to the top of their mini-leagues.

The pause in the season caused by the coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered the makeup of sides, with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur – a side riddled with injuries in March – boasting a full squad to pick from. This means that players who many have been a write-off in March could now play an integral part in managers’ sides.

Recognising the exceptional circumstances, Fantasy Premier League are allowing unlimited transfers for all players in the lead up to Gameweek 30.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the restart of the season and those crucial unlimited transfers.

What changes have been made? 

A series of changes have been made ahead of the Premier League’s restart.

The remaining season's fixtures have been allocated new Gameweeks with each new Gameweek indicated by a "+". You can find the full list here.

The first of these, Gameweek 30+, is a Double Gameweek starting with two midweek fixtures – Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Arsenal vs Man City - followed by a full round of 10 matches

Next, managers can make unlimited free transfers until the Gameweek 30+ deadline without playing a Wildcard

The prices of players will not change until after the Gameweek 30+ deadline has passed

Unused chips or Wildcards will remain available for use before the end of the season, including Triple Captain, Bench Boost and Free Hit chips in Gameweek 30+.

When can I make unlimited transfers?

Fantasy Premier League mangers can begin making changes to their side immediately.

The first deadline for changes is 5pm on June 17, one hour prior to the kickoff Aston Villa vs Sheffield United.

Which players should I recruit? 

Sheffield United begin their return with fixtures against Aston Villa and Newcastle United – both of them in Gameweek 30+. Consider recruiting defenders John Lundstram and George Baldock who have offered sublime value this season.

Wolves face West Ham United, Bournemouth and Aston Villa in their first three fixtures and FPL managers might be inclined to sing up striker Raul Jimenez.

Liverpool remain a safe bet and most managers should host three Reds players in their squad. We recommend signing full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, as well as the prolific Sadio Mane.