1 year ago

DraftGym Bench Press League

Good time of day, managers! We hope you have been biting your nails waiting for the English Premier League to restart as much as we have. Endless tinkering, captain dilemmas, clean sheets hanging by a thread... To celebrate the restart of the EPL, we announce DraftGym EPL Mini-League!

This season-long tournament will start on June 17th with the game that marks the restart of the EPL — Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and will last till the end of the 2019/20 season. 

The tournament will be held at FanTeam, the leader of European daily fantasy. If you aren't registered there yet, you may do so by clicking here for a free €2 ticket.

Before we talk about the format, let us see what is there to fight for.



1. PL Club Jersey of your choice + The Expected Goals Philosophy book (digital copy)
2. FM20 + The Expected Goals Philosophy book (digital copy)
3. FM20 + 5x€2 FanTeam tickets
4. The Expected Goals Philosophy book + 5x€2 FanTeam tickets
5-10. 3x€2 FanTeam tickets
11-20. €2 FanTeam ticket

To participate in the mini-league, you must be a registered user on our Forums

Every Gameweek, additional prizes will be handed out to the best manager of the Golden Goal Challenge. The manager of the fantasy team with the most number of goals scored by his players will receive 5 x €2 Weekly FanTeam Monster tickets for the following gameweek. In case of a tie, the total number of fantasy points will be used as the tiebreaker. 


  • The rules are almost identical to FPL. You need to draft a team of 15 players within the 100 mln. budget. The challenge is that the prices for key players are significantly higher than at the beginning of the season. We do like a good challenge and hope that you will get a kick out drafting a new team for the remainder of the championship. 
  • Unlimited transfers can be made until your first deadline for free. You may register only one team per registered account on DraftGym.
  • The deadline for the first and every subsequent Gameweek is 5 minutes before the start of the first match.
  • After your first deadline, you will receive 1 free transfer each Gameweek. Each additional transfer you make in the same Gameweek will result in a 4 points loss dedusted from your total score at the start of the next Gameweek.
  • If you do not use your free transfer, you will have an additional free transfer available the following Gameweek. If you do not use this saved free transfer in the following Gameweek, it will be carried over until you do. You can never have more than 1 saved transfer.

You may discuss all things mini-league in this thread. Expect a weekly write-up from us on a weekly basis as we keep an eye on the race to the top. The winners of the Golden Goal Challenge will be announced in that thread as well. 

Click here to enter the tournament 

For those late to the party, LATE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE!

Good luck, managers! 



Alexey Bobrov

Alexey Bobrov

Alexey, also known as KJIIOIIIKA, has been playing daily fantasy football since 2015 on various European sites. Scratches his fantasy itch on FanTeam, where he has a net profit of €6000+ with more than 2500 tournaments played and a 30%+ ROI. FanTeam's 2018 World Championship of Fantasy Football finalist. As Head of Content at DraftGym, his mission is to help our young European fantasy community grow. A proud father of two, plays ice-hockey at the regional level, loves board games.