For the first time ever, the Premier League has launched a Fantasy Premier League Draft game, and it’s free to play.
Many of you are already very familiar with the most popular fantasy soccer game in the world, the Fantasy Premier League (be sure to sign up for our private league if you haven’t done so already). And now the experts at the Premier League have created a draft league so you can play it just like the draft leagues you’ve done for NFL, college football and other sports.
To make the game even more competitive, we’re setting up a private version of the Fantasy Premier League Draft so you can play against me as well as World Soccer Talk readers from around the world.
To play in the private World Soccer Talk version of Fantasy Premier League Draft, complete the form below as soon as possible:
World Soccer Talk readers will be added to the Fantasy Premier League Draft on a first-come, first-serve basis (if you’re selected, you’ll receive an email with the private league code to set up your team).
Then, the players and I will pick a time that’s convenient to do a live draft, so that each participant can pick his or her favorite players to be on the team. Even if you’re not able to make it to the live draft, you can still participate. If you aren’t able to ‘attend’ the draft in person (or you leave your device/laptop while the draft is in progress and miss your turn), the computer will look at your watch list (the manager can select as many players he/she wants and then order in preference before the draft is due to take place) and then select your next player.
If there’s enough demand, we’ll create more than one league and then have promotion/relegation between each league to make it even more competitive (hello MLS).
Your squad must be made up of 15 players, consisting of two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards. There is no budget!
For soccer fans, particularly in the United States, we’ve been crying out for a Fantasy Premier League Draft like this. And now we finally have it. May the best man and woman win!
To learn more about the Fantasy Premier League Draft, visit the official website. Plus, read the helpful what you need to know about Fantasy Premier League Draft.