Do You Keep Losing in the Fantasy Premier League? Here’s Why

Do You Keep Losing in the Fantasy Premier League? Here’s Why

It’s the question that plagues us all each season – “why can’t I seem to win my fantasy premier league matches? It seems like every time, I pick a team of players that underperform and end up losing.”

Well, you’re not alone. Many people find it difficult to win in the FPL, but with the right tips and advice, you can start winning more often. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the reasons why you may be losing in FPL and how you can overcome them.

8 Main Reasons Why You Keep Losing in the Fantasy Premier League

1. Exhausting Your Budget Early

At the beginning of the game, each FPL team manager gets a £100 million budget to spend on players. However, many people end up spending all of this money within the first few weeks of the season, which limits their options later on in the game. If you want to have a successful FPL team, it’s important to resist the temptation to spend all your money early on and save some for later in the season.

Another mistake you are probably making is overspending on players who don’t earn you much. You shouldn’t spend a lot on benched players and the goalkeeper. A midfielder will only earn you one point, while a defensive midfielder won’t earn you anything.

2. Ignoring Players’ Form

Another reason why you may be losing in the FPL is because you are not choosing the right players for your team. It’s important to do your research before selecting your players and ensure that they score enough points to help you win.

You also need to take into account each player’s price tag, as some will just cost more and earn you less. The most important thing here is to go for value and not a big name.

3. You are Not Making Enough Transfers

You only start with a certain amount of transfers in FPL, and you can use them to swap out players who aren’t performing well for ones that are. If you don’t have enough, then this could be why you aren’t winning games.

You can make unlimited transfers before your first deadline, after which you’ll get one free transfer (FT) during the Gameweek. Additional transfers will cost you four points each (taking a hit).

4. Not Knowing th FPL Rules

Knowing the rules of the games allows you to take advantage of the bonuses. For example, a triple captain chip will triple the points you get when your captain scores. You also get two wildcards in a season, and this will help you make free transfers when you want to change your selection completely. A bench boost will earn you points from your benched players.

You also need to know the rules concerning drafting players (number of players required), scoring, deadlines, and the type and maximum number of leagues you can participate in.

5. You are Not Doing Your Homework

Playing Fantasy football is not just about drafting the best players; you need to keep yourself up to date with the latest trends in EPL. This means watching games, reading newspapers and websites, and even listening to podcasts to know which players are on a hot streak. Check player stats to compare different players’ performance and replace the underperforming ones.

You also need to be updated on players’ availability. You can get predicted EPL lineups from reliable sources like social media, club announcements, sports websites, prediction sites and newsletter subscriptions.

Make sure to replace players who are suspended, injured, or on bye-week.

6. Failing to Come Up with a Strategy

Another reason you might be losing in your FPL is because you do not have a strategy. Do some research and develop a game plan that works for you. Consider things such as how much money you want to spend on players, what formation will work best for your team, and the key players you need to win.

7. Poor Selection of Captains

You will only get a chance to choose one captain each week, so make sure that it is someone who will bring home those extra points! The FPL website often recommends captains based on form and previous performance. Choose the recommended player unless there is another option that seems better suited for your specific squad.

8. Overlooking the Defenders

Defenders are the biggest earners in the FPL and will give you 6 points for every goal scored. They are also the best at keeping clean sheets, which can help you earn additional points for your team.


Having identified the reasons why you might be losing in FPL, it is now time to make the necessary changes. Make sure that you have a captain who is likely to score points and focus on building a strong defense. With these changes, you should start seeing an improvement in your FPL team.

Don’t forget to come up with a strategy- ask yourself what type of player you want, how many transfers will be necessary, and who should be your captain for the week. This may seem like too much work at first, but it’s worth it in the end.

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