Top Tip – Fixtures

April 11, 2017 | Katie Vickery

I can’t express enough how important it is to look at all aspects of the tournament when you are setting up your team or making those precious transfers. This is a game of strategy, tactics and above all timing. This last element people very often forget but it can make the difference between winning and losing.

Yes, agreed that a player like Facundo Pieres is an unstoppable force of Fantasy flair, but if he’s earning you 44 points per match and only has one match scheduled this week, he is still not earning you as much as someone cheaper who earns fewer points, but will be playing twice (this is just an example situation). You can always switch your big guns back in when it comes to the finals stages, but remember the tournament structure: the winners of the zone stages go straight to the semi finals whereas those less fortunate must battle it out in the mini quarter finals. Tough luck for them but great news for you as it’s one extra match for them and so an extra chance for them to earn you points PLUS fewer transfers you’ll have to use to keep active players in your team. Aha! Good thinking Batman!

Keep an eye on the fixtures list and make sure that you are always consulting it when you are looking at who to put in your line up this week. Those medium priced and average scoring players may not shine bright and they may not be on the high performing teams as likely to make it through to the final, but they may be exactly what you need to keep those points rolling in throughout the week!