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Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football

This season we're playing Fantasy Football on Premier Skills English! Have you played it before? If you have, great but if you haven't here is a summary of how it works and how we are going to use the Fantasy Football game to improve your English!

The Rules

Here are the basic rules of the Fantasy Football game on premierleague.com, for more detailed rules visit www.premierleague.com. You can sign up and create your own team.

  • A squad of 15 players.
  • 2 goalkeepers.
  • 5 defenders.
  • 5 midfielders.
  • 3 strikers.
  • A maximum of three players from one club.
  • A captain each week who scores double points.
  • A total budget of £100 million.

The Teams

Our Team: Premier Skills 

We have not selected any players for our Premier Skills Fantasy Football team yet. It's your job to help select the players, choose the tactics and captain, and make transfers in and out of the squad. Each week on the website there will be votes and debates on how we should all manage the Premier Skills team. You will need to show your knowledge of football and the Premier League to pick the best players for the team. You will also need to use your English skills in the comments section below to persuade other members of the Premier Skills English community to listen to your advice. Each week, the Premier Skills English team (Jack and Rich) will change the Fantasy Football team based on your choices.

For even more fun, we have also set up a private Premier Skills English League on the Premier League's Fantasy Football website. Jack and Rich will play in the league and we will also have the Premier Skills team in the league so you can see if you are doing better on your own or as part of the team. We will have some prizes to give away throughout the season! If you want to enter your own team, you need to follow these instructions:

1) Register your team name on www.premierleague.com.

2) Select your squad on www.premierleague.com.

3) Click on Leagues.

4) Click on Create and join new leagues.

5) Click on Join a league

5) Find the Premier Skills English private league by using this Private league code: 553220-118684

6) Send a comment to us in the comments section below and tell us your team name and we will register you in the Premier Skills English private league! Easy!

The Language

Talking about football is a great way to learn English. Each week, in the Premier Skills English Podcast, there will be a section about Fantasy Football and lots of Football English for you to learn. In the glossary section on the right-hand side of this page, you will find useful words and definitions you can use to talk about Fantasy Football and football in general. We will change the glossary each week and one of your tasks will be to try to use this vocabulary in the comments section to discuss the Fantasy Football team.

The Debate

This is the most important part of our Fantasy Football adventure. We want you to discuss the Premier Skills English Fantasy Football team and Fantasy Football in general with other users on the website in the comments section. This will allow us to choose the team but it's also great English practice for you. By talking together about football, your English will get better and better! 

Sign up now on the Fantasy Football Website, follow the instructions we have given you and join the Premier Skills League! Tell us your team name in the comments section below. 

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Rich's picture
Rich
23/07/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Hassan_Raja

It's great news that you are going to play Fantasy Football with us this season! I think lots of people on Premier Skills English will be very happy to help you when trying to choose your team. You can also help us pick our Premier Skills team together, of course!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


Rich's picture
Rich
23/07/2016 15:34
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Hassan_Raja

It's great news that you are going to play Fantasy Football with us this season! I think lots of people on Premier Skills English will be very happy to help you when trying to choose your team. You can also help us pick our Premier Skills team together, of course!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

Rema's picture
Rema
22/07/2016
RS
538
points

I haven't had succes to join to Premier Skills English private league.
Next message appeared:
''Invalid code entered. Please check the code and confirm with the league administrator if you are still having problems.
Simply enter the private league code in the box below and click on 'Join private league'.''
I've just copied and pasted code(155156-513585) in Private league box...


Rema's picture
Rema
22/07/2016 23:54
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I haven't had succes to join to Premier Skills English private league.
Next message appeared:
''Invalid code entered. Please check the code and confirm with the league administrator if you are still having problems.
Simply enter the private league code in the box below and click on 'Join private league'.''
I've just copied and pasted code(155156-513585) in Private league box...

Rich's picture
Rich
23/07/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Rema and Everybody!

I made a mistake, sorry! The correct code is 155156-51385. I've also changed the code in the article above. Too many 5s!!!!

Thanks for letting us know Rema!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
23/07/2016 09:50
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Rema and Everybody!

I made a mistake, sorry! The correct code is 155156-51385. I've also changed the code in the article above. Too many 5s!!!!

Thanks for letting us know Rema!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Rema's picture
Rema
23/07/2016
RS
538
points

@Rich You're welcome :)
New code perfectly working, I've just arrived ;)


Rema's picture
Rema
23/07/2016 23:13
Serbia
West Ham United
538

@Rich You're welcome :)
New code perfectly working, I've just arrived ;)

admin's picture
admin
23/07/2016
GB
560
points

Hi Rema - thanks. I'll check the code with Rich on Monday. 

 


admin's picture
admin
23/07/2016 09:33
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Rema - thanks. I'll check the code with Rich on Monday. 

 

Rema's picture
Rema
23/07/2016
RS
538
points

@Jack You're welcome :)


Rema's picture
Rema
23/07/2016 23:11
Serbia
West Ham United
538

@Jack You're welcome :)

Rema's picture
Rema
22/07/2016
RS
538
points

We are going to spend great time here during the season, awesome B)


Rema's picture
Rema
22/07/2016 23:38
Serbia
West Ham United
538

We are going to spend great time here during the season, awesome B)

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/07/2016
GH
4768
points

One thing in Fantasy Football is that you want to be quite certain that your players are going to play. It's a difficult one[Rich]
From the above it will be a gamble to select Rashford in your team not being very certain of his consistency of match games.


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kwesimanifest
22/07/2016 06:23
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

One thing in Fantasy Football is that you want to be quite certain that your players are going to play. It's a difficult one[Rich]
From the above it will be a gamble to select Rashford in your team not being very certain of his consistency of match games.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/07/2016
GH
4768
points

I agree with you Rich and Aragrn1986 Rashford is good but it's going to take him time to find directions 1st team placement


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kwesimanifest
22/07/2016 06:16
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I agree with you Rich and Aragrn1986 Rashford is good but it's going to take him time to find directions 1st team placement

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
21/07/2016
ME
3557
points

I have some feeling that Ings from Liverpool is going to show his full potential this season since he was stopped by an injury last time. After all he was one of the best players in the Championship before Reds signed him from Burnley. Also M.Rashford is a rising star and if he finds his place in the team he could become the best english player in the future. It's not going to be easy in the 1st round on the Emirates but he already shocked everyone with his goals in the FA cup.


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aragorn1986
21/07/2016 22:43
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I have some feeling that Ings from Liverpool is going to show his full potential this season since he was stopped by an injury last time. After all he was one of the best players in the Championship before Reds signed him from Burnley. Also M.Rashford is a rising star and if he finds his place in the team he could become the best english player in the future. It's not going to be easy in the 1st round on the Emirates but he already shocked everyone with his goals in the FA cup.

Rich's picture
Rich
21/07/2016
ES
594
points

Rashford? Yes, that's the question, with Ibrahimovic, Martial and Rooney there will he get in the team? One thing in Fantasy Football is that you want to be quite certain that your players are going to play. It's a difficult one. What does everybody else think?

Thanks for your comment Aragorn1986!


Rich's picture
Rich
21/07/2016 23:07
Spain
Liverpool
594

Rashford? Yes, that's the question, with Ibrahimovic, Martial and Rooney there will he get in the team? One thing in Fantasy Football is that you want to be quite certain that your players are going to play. It's a difficult one. What does everybody else think?

Thanks for your comment Aragorn1986!

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
21/07/2016
ME
3557
points

My team name is 'Highbury'.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
21/07/2016 22:32
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

My team name is 'Highbury'.

Rich's picture
Rich
21/07/2016
ES
594
points

Did you manage to find the Premier Skills League, Aragorn1986?


Rich's picture
Rich
21/07/2016 23:05
Spain
Liverpool
594

Did you manage to find the Premier Skills League, Aragorn1986?

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
21/07/2016
UA
6289
points

I won't register my own team : I'll be sometimes discussing the common choice though. :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
21/07/2016 13:08
Ukraine
Liverpool
6289

I won't register my own team : I'll be sometimes discussing the common choice though. :-)

Rich's picture
Rich
21/07/2016
ES
594
points

It will be great to have your opinion about who to choose for the Premier Skills team, Alex. We can then share the glory when we do well! We have two options; working together on the Premier Skills English team and/or competing against each other in the Premier Skills League. We hope that different people will choose different options :)


Rich's picture
Rich
21/07/2016 23:02
Spain
Liverpool
594

It will be great to have your opinion about who to choose for the Premier Skills team, Alex. We can then share the glory when we do well! We have two options; working together on the Premier Skills English team and/or competing against each other in the Premier Skills League. We hope that different people will choose different options :)

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
21/07/2016
UA
6289
points

Henrik Mkhitaryan will definitely be in the team.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
21/07/2016 13:06
Ukraine
Liverpool
6289

Henrik Mkhitaryan will definitely be in the team.

Rich's picture
Rich
21/07/2016
ES
594
points

Good choice. I think he's going to be a big player for Man Utd this season.


Rich's picture
Rich
21/07/2016 22:49
Spain
Liverpool
594

Good choice. I think he's going to be a big player for Man Utd this season.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6510
2Alex_from_Ukraine6289
3hsn5532
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4768
6Liubomyr4408
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71520
2Ukraine33378
3Spain28608
4Serbia27294
5Brazil22758
6Albania20578
7Vietnam19979
8Turkey19878
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United142463
2Liverpool110021
3Chelsea89261
4Arsenal85345
5Manchester City57339
6Tottenham Hotspur19071
7Newcastle United10470
8West Ham United7516
9AFC Bournemouth4539
10Crystal Palace4464

Level

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Goals

Practise your English.

Communicate with football fans and English learners from around the world.

Have fun!

Glossary

This week's Fantasy Football Vocabulary is all about choosing a team, let's start with three words that, in a football context, mean to choose:

to pick

a manager picks his team but you can also pick apples from a tree

to select

a manager selects his captain but you can also select text on a computer screen

to go for

you might go for Eden Hazard in your Fantasy Football team but you can also go for a run in the park

In Fantasy Football, you need to select specific types of players which use specific abbreviations:

goalkeeper (GK)

he plays in goal and can use his hands, examples are David De Gea and Petr Cech

defender (DF)

he tackles and tries to stop the other team scoring, examples are Vincent Kompany and Branislav Ivanovic

midfielder (MF)

he tackles, passes and shoots; they are usually in the centre of the pitch, examples are Cesc Fabregas and Riyad Mahrez

striker (ST)

he shoots and scores goals, examples are Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero

Which players do you think we should pick this week?