everything you need to know and FAQs

What’s new for 2022/23?

Ttransfer rules

Following last year’s great improvements of introducing save points for goalkeepers, tackle points for midfielders, the 5-3-2 formation and, of course, our shiny new app; this year we have gone one step further and scrapped the two-hour rule for making transfers.

Previously, any matches that started within two hours of each other would treat the earliest kick-off time as the transfer deadline. It didn’t happen very often but caused a bit of confusion from time to time so this season you can make transfers for players right up until every scheduled kick-off time. This gives you ample time to consider every starting XI and you are free to substitute a player once their game has started and receive their points for that game.

player positions

We also welcome three teams back to the Premier League in Fulham, Bournemouth, and Nottingham Forest, the latter of whom return from a 23-year hiatus. It’s not just new teams that get the blood pumping, this year you’ll have the chance to select forwards like Erling Håland and Darwin Nunez in your starting XI as well as some players that we have moved up from midfield to forwards (Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min, for example) and this will create lots more squad variety between managers.

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New Public League

The team at Fantasy Football Hub have brought you a new way to win with their very own Public League. The winner will bag themselves £100 and FFH membership for the 2023/24 season.

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When will Telegraph Fantasy Football start?

The 2022/23 edition of Telegraph Fantasy Football launched on July 4, 2022. The scoring will commence on Friday August 5, 2022 at 8pm when Arsenal face Crystal Palace.

Also keep your eyes peeled for our World Cup game in November when Telegraph Fantasy Football takes a break from the Premier League for Qatar 2022.

How do I register for Telegraph Fantasy Football?

If you are new to Telegraph Fantasy Football and do not already have a Telegraph Fantasy Football login, signing up is quick and easy. Simply visit fantasyfootball.telegraph.co.uk, enter a few personal details and you’ll be ready to select teams, create your own private leagues and join public leagues.

If you played the 2020/21 or 2021/22 editions of Telegraph Fantasy Football you can login using your existing details.

How many players can I pick in Telegraph Fantasy Football?

You only have to pick a squad of XI players in Telegraph Fantasy Football. With no bench to rely on, finding players that get minutes on the pitch is key and we help you out there by allowing transfers right up until every kick-off.

How many teams can I pick in Telegraph Fantasy Football?

You can create up to five teams in Telegraph Fantasy Football with a budget of £50m for each, meaning you have the best possible chance of being in contention for the prizes come the end of the season if some of your selections prove to be unsuccessful.

How many transfers can I make in Telegraph Fantasy Football?

Up until the very first game, which starts on Friday August 5, 2022, there is a transfer amnesty, meaning you can make as many changes as you like. After the season has started you have 40 transfers for the whole campaign with a maximum of five per Game Week (00:00 Tuesday to 23:59 Monday).

How do I join a private league in Telegraph Fantasy Football?

Joining a private league couldn’t be easier. Once you have selected at least one team you can go to the Leagues tab, click the “Join a league” button and enter the private pin the league chairman can provide you (be careful as this is case sensitive and zeros can easily be mistaken for You).

Alternatively you can set up your own private league by clicking the “Create a league” button in the Leagues tab. From there you can give your league a name, a starting date and a closing date for entries. Finally, you will be provided with your private league pin to share with your friends, family and colleagues or if you know their email addresses simply enter them and we will send the invite for you.

Do FA Cup games count in Telegraph Fantasy Football?

And it is. All FA Cup games involving Premier League sides count towards your TFF points tally. This adds a great dimension to the game as you will want to load your teams with players who make the latter stages for an advantage over your competitors. However, one thing to note is that penalty shoot-outs do not count towards your score.

How many players are in Telegraph Fantasy Football?

You can expect to compete against over 100,000 other teams in Telegraph Fantasy Football – a vast but tight-knit community of players where you have every chance of winning one of our many prizes on offer throughout the year.

We aim to include every player in a squad who has a chance of getting some game time. From time to time we may miss a youngster on debut, but rest assured they will soon be added to the player list and feel free to let us know on Facebook or Twitter if you feel someone is missing.

What else do I need to know?

Get your strategy right. Getting the balance of your team right can be a tricky business, especially with limited funds, but there are a few tried and trusted methods that will stand you in good stead:

Pick regular starters

Okay, so this isn’t always straightforward in the world of rotation where world-class players routinely find themselves sitting on the bench. That said, there are certain players who, if fit, are almost always the first name on the team sheet. Think João Cancelo at Manchester City, James Ward-Prowse for Southampton and Spurs’ Harry Kane.

Find a couple of budget ‘gems’

Conor Gallagher, Marc Guehi, Jarrod Bowen and Jacob Ramsey were among a crop of players who began last term in the ‘unfacied’ category and were must-have ‘enablers’ by the time the season was over. If you’re able to identify one or two of this type of player early in the season, you could be onto a winner.

Be transfer savvy

We’ve all been there – you spend hours selecting your team for the big kick-off then half of them don’t start, the other half have stinkers and your star striker gets a season-ending injury. If you do get off to a slow start, don’t panic. Lurching from one strategy to another could do more harm than good, wasting precious transfers in the process. Trust your instincts, tweak where necessary and the points will come.

Read our weekly Selection Guide

The best advice comes from experts at the Fantasy Football Hub who make our weekly selection guide a prolific source of Telegraph Fantasy Football tips and Telegraph Fantasy Football match facts.

If you subscribe to the weekly newsletter this will hit your inbox on a Friday afternoon, alternatively it can be found on our social channels or Telegraph Fantasy Football content hub.

Telegraph Fantasy Football Player List

We aim to keep our player list up to date with all comings and goings in the transfer window and the first place to look is our trusted Stats Centre. However, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a Telegraph Fantasy Football expert like the team at Fantasy Football Hub, you can find a player list below in a spreadsheet format so you can do your own analysis.

Click here for Telegraph Fantasy Football Player List 2022/23 >

On the document simply click file, then download and you will have your own copy of the player list at that time to edit as you please.

Download the Telegraph Fantasy Football App

Never miss a chance to make a transfer and download the Telegraph Fantasy Football App which is available on iOS and Android.

Get one step ahead with Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager is your premium Fantasy product, fully integrated across the site to provide you with the extra stats and info needed to improve your team. It gives you the best chance of winning your league and possibly some great prizes. With Assistant Manager you also unlock the ability to create your own Tournament, Super 16s and Public leagues.

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You can follow the latest Telegraph Fantasy Football news and discussions throughout the year on Facebook, Twitter and Fantasy Football Content Hub.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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