AFF CUP FANTASY LEAGUE 2018 is here. LeagueSX are, here to help.
Whoever you are, we hope this comprehensive guide tells you all you need to know about AFF CUP Fantasy League this season.
WHAT IS AFF CUP FANTASY LEAGUE?
AFF CUP Fantasy League is a game that casts you in the role of a fantasy manager. You are given the task to pick a squad of real-life players who score points for your team based on their performances in their matches.
DO I NEED TO PLAY IN A LEAGUE?
The game can be played solo, with managers pitching their team against all other registered managers in the world. However, the more exciting option is to enter your team in a private mini-league with your friends or colleagues (this feature will be made live soon.).
HOW DO I PICK MY TEAM OR SQUAD?
AFF CUP Fantasy League hands you a ₹100cr budget which you spend on your squad. If you’re new to this kind of game, then this budget may seem generous, but once you take a look at the player list and start selecting, it’s a good bet that it will start getting eaten up pretty quickly. You will find that the most expensive players will be the forwards.
Your squad will have 15 players in it, but only 11 can start every week, it’s up to you to decide which four to leave on the bench. They will only come into your side if members of your starting line-up do not register any minutes.
CAN I CHANGE MY LINEUP ONCE I’VE PICKED IT?
Before the start of the season, you can make an unlimited number of transfers as long as the value of your squad does not exceed the ₹100cr budget. However, once the deadline for the GW has passed, you can no longer make any changes to the squad.
The deadline for each Gameweek is always one hour before the kick-off time of the first fixture.
HOW DO I ALLOCATE MY BUDGET?
To maintain a balance in your squad, it is best to split your budget evenly across the four different positions: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards. Ideally, you want no more than two premium asset per position and would do well to fill your squad out with cheaper assets which are relevant.
Doing so can reap the rewards. Your players will get injuries, suspensions, and loss of form and if you take steps to select a more balanced team concerning cost, you may find it easier to repair any holes. Ideally, you need to aim for a situation whereby one-for-one transfers will be enough to fix any problems you may run into. Investing heavily in one area of the team and then being unlucky enough to run into problems in that area, could leave you with surplus cash that will be wasted without using additional transfers elsewhere in your team.
OKAY, SO WHICH PLAYERS DO I PICK?
As there’s a large number of players available, there are lots of potentially effective combinations. At the early stage of the season, it’s harder to say which assets will be the most important, but we will always have plenty of content available to help you pick your initial squad and make your transfers now and through the season. So make sure you stick around!
HOW DO I SCORE POINTS?
There are lots of different ways to score points on AFF CUP Fantasy League, with goals, assists and clean sheets the most crucial match events. Whoever you pick as captain will score double points in that Gameweek. Below is a grid which details how to score with players from different positions.
|Playing every 20 minutes||1|
|Each goal scored by a goalkeeper||12|
|Each goal scored by a defender||10|
|Each goal scored by a midfielder||9|
|Each goal scored by a forward||8|
|Clean sheet by a goalkeeper (must play 60+ mins)||8|
|Clean sheet by a defender (must play 60+ mins)||7|
|Clean sheet by a midfielder (must play 60+ mins)||2|
|Every two shots saved by a goalkeeper||1|
|A penalty save by a goalkeeper||5|
CAN MY TEAM LOSE POINTS?
Unfortunately, there are a few ways to lose points too.
|Missing a penalty||-2|
|Goals conceded after 1 goal (GK/Defender)||-1|
|Each yellow card||-2|
|Each red card||-5|
|Each own goal||-3|
WHAT DO I DO IF MY PLAYERS GET INJURED OR SUSPENDED?
You need to assess and react to injuries quickly. Monitor our injuries and bans table regularly to check on your team and if a player looks to be out for 2-3 weeks consider replacing him as this could well mean a 3-4 game absence given that he’d have to regain his match fitness and place in the side.
If you have players just not playing you need to look at just how serious an issue this is on a player by player basis.
As a rule, though, it’s something you need to consider acting upon. Even if the player is getting on as a sub or even starting 75% of the first five games, if he has competition for his place or has been rotated, then it’s something you may have to deal with over the entire season. If you have an alternative on your shortlist who is more reliable and scoring well, it might be best to make the change early rather than have one player distract you and have you guarding transfers for the opening few GWs.
WHEN SHOULD I SIGN NEW PLAYERS FOR MY TEAM?
As for player form, this will fluctuate throughout the season. Keep an eye out for form players but don’t be tempted by one week wonders who hit a hat-trick and then never follow it up for the rest of the season. Sustained form and proven point scorers are what you’re after. Jumping on bandwagons can often be profitable but only when it’s being pulled by a player who can sustain their form.
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Rules & FAQs
To join the AFF Cup, your squad should be of 15 players, consisting of:
- 2 Goalkeepers
- 5 Defenders
- 5 Midfielders
- 3 Forwards
The total value of your initial squad must not exceed 100 million.
You can select up to 3 players from a single team.
From your 15 player squad, select 11 players by the GW deadline to form your team.
All your points for the GW will be scored by these 11 players, however, if one or more doesn’t play they may be automatically substituted.
Your team can play in any formation providing that 1 goalkeeper, at least 3 defenders and at least 1 forward are selected at all times.
From your starting 11 you nominate a captain and a vice-captain. Your captain’s score will be doubled.
If your captain plays 0 minutes in the GW, the captain will be changed to the vice-captain.
If both captain and vice-captain play 0 minutes in a GW, then no player’s score will be doubled.
Your substitutes provide cover for unforeseen events like injuries and postponements by automatically replacing starting players who don’t play in a GW.
For the purpose of automatic substitutions playing in a GW means playing at least 1 minute or receiving a yellow/red card.
Based on the priorities you assign, automatic substitutions are processed at the end of the GW as follows:
- If your Goalkeeper doesn’t play in the GW, he will be substituted by your replacement Goalkeeper, if he played in the GW.
- If any of your outfield players don’t play in the Gameweek, they will be substituted by the highest priority outfield substitute who played in the Gameweek and doesn’t break the formation rules (eg. If your starting team has 3 defenders, a defender can only be replaced by another defender).
All changes to your team (starting 11, transfers, captain changes, substitiution priorities) must be made by the Gameweek deadline in order to take effect for that set of matches.