Sky Sports Fantasy Football - The Ultimate Guide (2019 Update)
In this guide we explain all you need to know about Sky Sports Fantasy Football including Scoring, Bonus Points, Captains, Transfers, the Sky Sports Fantasy Football mobile app and more.
Sky Sports Fantasy Football Ultimate Beginner's Guide
Sky are, what they claim, the most popular online bookmaker (Sky Bet) in the United Kingdom. However, they also have one of the most popular fantasy games with Sky Sports Fantasy Football.
What Is Sky Sports Fantasy Football?
Sky Sports Fantasy Football is a great alternative to the official Fantasy Premier League game. Although there are a number of differences (which we will come onto shortly), the basic principles remain the same.
Here is a summary of the main features:
- Free to play.
- Weekly and monthly prizes.
- Select your formation and team of 11 players with your £100million budget.
- Make transfers throughout the season to improve your team.
- Play against Sky Sports pundits and presenters.
- Keep track of your score with live game updates.
- Play against mates with customised Leagues.
- Create a prize pot with friends and family in Prize Leagues.
To play, the only thing you need is a Sky Bet account – simply sign in using your Sky ID and pin. Those of you currently without an account can also take advantage of Sky Bet's Bet £5 and Get £20 in free bets welcome offer.
Your team will score points based on the real-life performance of your players in Premier League matches. Scoring is powered by the Opta data feed. The table below shows a full breakdown of how points are awarded.
|Goal Scored (GK & DEF)||7|
|Goal Scored (MID)||6|
|Goal Scored (STR)||5|
|Clean Sheet (GK)||7|
|Clean Sheet (DEF)||5|
|2+ Goal Conceded (GK & DEF)||-1|
|Man of the Match||5|
Bonus points are awarded for saves, tackles, passes and shots on target and there are two tiers.
Tier 1 – 2 bonus points are awarded for the following:
- 5 saves made (GK only)
- 3 tackles won (All)
- 60 completed passes (All)
- 3 shots on target (All)
Tier 2 – 3 bonus points are awarded for the following:
- 7 saves made (GK only)
- 5 tackles won (All)
- 70 completed passes (All)
- 5 shots on target (All)
As with Fantasy Premier League, captains earn double points – positive and negative. A unique feature about Sky Fantasy Football however is the ability to pick a captain for each day of the Gameweek. So if there are games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday then you can pick up-to four captains over that period. With this in mind, it's important to keep an eye on the fixture list.
Once the season has started, you will have a total of 40 transfers available during the season, with up-to 5 transfers each Game Week. The Game Week runs from Friday to Thursday. You also get two wildcards.
In order to be eligible for scoring, transfers must be made before the Match Day deadline, which is kick-off of the first match that day. Transfers made after the Match Day deadline will start scoring from the next Match Day.
Sky Fantasy Football Mobile App
With the Sky Sports Fantasy Football app you can do the following:
- Enter your team for free and compete for £50K prize.
- View your team's weekly points.
- Create leagues.
In summary, for those looking for something different to the official FPL game, then Sky Sports Fantasy Football is a great bet. With weekly and also monthly prizes up for grabs and a slick mobile app, it gets a thumbs up from us.