The launch of the Fantasy Premier League game has occurred in June for the first time ever!
The community have been busy compiling their all important reaction for the 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League season launch.
🚨 Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 is LIVE! 🚨
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) June 27, 2019
The game launch occurred on Thursday 27th June at midday, following a series of early price reveals.
FPL Partridge had another entertaining video to coincide with the Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 season launch. It’s certainly caused a stir within the community, after weeks of anticipation.
— FPL Partridge (@FPL_Partridge) June 27, 2019
One of the big changes this season is the mini-league allowance. FPL Junior noted an increase from 15 to 20 private leagues – a welcome addition! The FF Community Shield is already LIVE and we will be sharing all the best community leagues over the next few weeks!
— FPL Junior (@FPL_Junior) June 27, 2019
🏆 MINI-LEAGUE 🏆
The Fantasy Football Community Shield league is BACK for the 2019/20 Premier League season!
League Code: gim566
— Fantasy Football Community (@FFCommunity_) June 27, 2019
There’s been some big price hikes for this season, including our favourite Bournemouth and Wolves assets from last season. Fantasy Football Scout have summarised the big changes in their thread, as well as spotting some early bargains.
💰 Notable risers from last season 📈
🍒 Wilson – £8.0m
🍒 Fraser – £7.5m
🐺 Jiménez – £7.5m
🍬 Digne – £6.0m
🐺 Doherty – £6.0m
🦅 Wan-Bissaka – £5.5m
💰 Notable drops from last season 📉
😈 Lukaku – £8.5m
🔵 Giroud – £7.0m
😈 Alexis – £7.0m
— Fantasy Football Scout (@FFScout) June 27, 2019
It was no surprise to see last seasons star, Andrew Robertson, getting a bump in price. The 1 million pound jump wasn’t as bad as first feared, but there’s concern this friendly price tag will water down to the challenge of the game.
£7m for Robertson for me is very disappointing and makes the game far too easy.
Was hoping for £8m but realistically £7.5m would’ve been fair.
2 Liverpool defenders will be in most teams now, which is a shame.
— Andy Martin (@fpl_tactician) June 26, 2019
As well as some significant price changes, some players have also had their position reclassified. Matt Ritchie has been moved to a defender, after several games as a full-back. Could he be a penalty taking defender in the realm of VAR?
Matt Ritchie reclassified as a defender in #FPL
– On penalties ✅
– VAR ✅
– Attacking tendencies ✅
– Not the best starting fixtures ❌
💰 Priced at £5.5 – What are we thinking managers? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/CFJqPxPHVO
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) June 26, 2019
It’s defenders stealing all the headlines on launch day, with players value among all positions compared to favourite Robertson. FPL Tim has some crucial words to keep everything in perspective.
If you gauge everyone's FPL place by Robertson's, you're going to struggle when you realise you have to play more than 0 mids/fwds. FPL pricing is not that simple, defenders are not midfielders are not forwards! #FPL
— FPL Tim (@FPL_Tim) June 26, 2019
While many price rises may be difficult to stomach, Chelsea assets appear to be coming in a budget friendly range. With Hazard already off to Real Madrid, their most expensive player comes in at a meagre 7 million!
— 𝗙𝗣𝗟𝗨𝗙𝗖 (@FPLUFC) June 27, 2019
FPL Connect has tweaked his previous work on player value for launch day. With this seasons pricing considered, the formula now calculates which players could provide the value this season.
📝 NEW ARTICLE 📝
Following on from the 'Player Value' screenshot earlier, here is the article with the value of the top 20 MIDs + top 15 FWDs ✅
Duelofeu/Jota have been moved from MID-FWD so have taken their value as FWDs.
— #FPL Connect (@FPL_Connect) June 27, 2019
Fantasy Bet are backing the interest in defenders for the launch, with a forecast for clean sheets in the early weeks of the 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League season. Head over to their blog for all the key information.
— FantasyBet (@fantasy_bet) June 27, 2019
The FPL Family are already busy working on their drafts, despite the early launch, with a stream to coincide with the new game release. It’s no surprise to see Sam taking an early interest in Spurs, Harry Kane.
🔘Kane £11.0m 👀
🔘Salah in midfield 👍
🔘Doherty £6.0m 🤔
So many options!!! 😳
— FPL Family (Lee) (@FPLFamily) June 27, 2019
Will, from Fantasy Football Hub, has gauged the reaction to the prices on launch day in his Twitter poll. There’s some unrest over the budget, with our favoured mid-table players from last season seeing steep hikes!
What do you think of the #FPLLaunch and player prices?
Players have been…
— Will (Fantasy Football Hub) (@FFH_Will) June 27, 2019
We are delighted to announce our partnership with Fantasy Football Hub for the coming season!
To celebrate, we are giving away 10% off Fantasy Football Membership (limited time offer!) – a fantastic subscription for those of you keen to start compiling those Gameweek 1 drafts!
Members can also take advantage of this fantastic mini-league prize! Get signed up.
BEFORE YOU GO… Earlier this month we covered the 2019/20 Premier League fixture launch with another Community XI Article! Go check it out!
📆 NEW #FPL POST 📆
It’s fixture announcement day and our Community XI haven’t disappointed with their initial analysis!
— Fantasy Football Community (@FFCommunity_) June 13, 2019