Everything you need to know about the return of Fantasy Premier League ahead of its return

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Premier League football returns on Wednesday and, with it, Fantasy Football returns.

Many of you have probably given up in your mini-leagues by now as you’re out of the running for prizes. But with the ability to set up new leagues for the remaining eight weeks, you can easily wipe the slate clean and start again.

If you’ve still got a chance to beat your mates and claim some money as a result, you'll want to read on.

FPL have given us all unlimited transfers to use before Aston Villa and Sheffield United get us underway at 6pm on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, many of you may still have your three chips (Bench Boost, Free Hit and Triple Captain) as well as your wildcard.

So how should you use your remaining chips and, more importantly, which players should you transfer in?

Let us help you:

Unlimited transfers

That’s right. Ahead of the Premier League’s restart, FPL are allowing you unlimited transfers to your squad. It’s like the start of the season all over again when you can tinker with your team as many times as you want.

However, before you rush into making all of your changes, there’s a potential reason why you could benefit from not doing that.

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Free hit

If you’ve still got your free hit chip left, it might be beneficial to play that instead of making all of your unlimited transfers.

Why?

Well, Gameweek 30+ is a double gameweek with Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Manchester City and Arsenal all playing twice. Playing your free hit will allow you to fill your squad with players from those teams.

Of course, this is only sensible if your team is currently in a decent state because after Gameweek 30+, it will revert back to that.

The advantage of using a freehit instead of your unlimited transfers is that you won’t be stuck with unwanted players in your team that you may only transfer in because of the double gameweek.

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Double gameweek

As we’ve alluded to, this Gameweek 30+ is a double weekend as Aston Villa take on Sheffield and Manchester City host Arsenal on Wednesday before playing again at the weekend. Selecting from these four clubs would be very sensible but, remember, you don’t want to spend the rest of the season trying to shift players you only wanted for this DGW.

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Bench boost or Triple captain

Many FPL managers save these chips for a bumper gameweek so you might well be thinking of using them immediately. We certainly wouldn’t blame you on wanting to stick that triple (C) on a Manchester City attacker with two home matches against Arsenal and Burnley this week.

But with the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage, there is likely to be more double gameweeks between now and the end of the season.

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Players

The bit you’ve probably all been waiting for. Here’s a list of players we think are worth sticking in your side between now and the end of the season:

Goalkeepers:


- David de Gea (£5.3m)
- Rui Patricio (£5.2m)
- Dean Henderson (£5.3m)
- Bernd Leno (£5.0m)

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Defenders:

- George Baldock (5.1m)
- Matt Doherty (£6.3m)
- Harry Maguire (£5.3m)
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m)

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Midfielders:

- Jack Grealish (£6.4m)
- Adama Traore (£5.7m)
- Kevin de Bruyne (£10.6m)
- Bruno Fernandes (£8.6m)

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Strikers:

- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.5m)
- Marcus Rashford (£8.8m)
- Raul Jimenez (£8.1m)
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m)

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