How to play Fantasy Premier League 2-5-3 formation
Fantasy Premier League Chips can be used to potentially enhance your team’s performance during the season.
Only one chip can be played in a single Gameweek. The chips available are as follows:
All Out Attack – Allows you to play a 2-5-3 formation in the next Gameweek.
Bench Boost – The points scored by your bench players in the next Gameweek are included in your total.
Triple Captain – Your captain points are tripled instead of doubled in the next Gameweek.
All Out Attack
One use for this chip is when you’re short of defenders in a particular Gameweek. Instead of wasting a transfer at the back, go big with 8 attackers. You should take into account your attackers’ scoring potential that week before using the All Out Attack chip. My attackers are: Snodgrass, Capoue, Mahrez, DE Bruyne, Puncheon, Vardy, Negredo and Kane.
The Best Formation
It is hard to crown any one formation as the best formation. As told above, 4 – 4 – 2 is the most traditional formation but two other formations are also becoming quite popular; they are 3 – 4 – 3 and 3 – 5 – 2. There are several other formations to choose from like 5 – 4 – 1, 5 – 3 – 2 and 4 – 5 – 1.
But Fantasy Premier League is quite unpredictable and that’s why you may have to adjust your formation several times before you can decide which formation is the right one and best one for you.
Check the fixtures: This is an important consideration at the start of the season, says Tom Meltzer of The Guardian. It allows managers to pick a solid team that will perform well at the outset and which can be tinkered with once the season starts to take shape. lean towards players whose teams have a relatively easy start.
Avoid new signings: This is generally good advice, a fantasy football writer who has written books on the subject tells TheWeek.co.uk. It is impossible to know how new arrivals will settle into the English game or their new club. Fernando Torres at Chelsea and Mario Balotelli at Liverpool are cases in point. However, a massive new signing such as Pogba at Man United or Granit Xhaka at Arsenal is almost guaranteed a run in the side.