Sky Fantasy Football
4 months ago
Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings! Last season I finished 39th OR in Sky but hoping to better it this season. I genuinely loved playing the game and encourage anybody who’s thinking of giving it a go to dive right in and try it!
My plan is to release my Sky Fantasy Football article on the first Wednesday of every month! So if this article helps you in any way, make sure you tell a friend and come back next month!
For those playing SkyFF for the first time, it’s important to understand that GW5 will show up as a blank GW on the app, this is because it’s the SkyFF ‘overhaul’.
The overhaul in the SkyFF game enables you to make unlimited transfers for free, similar to FPL’s wildcard
So, this first article is going to guide you through only the first four-game weeks until we hit the overhaul! Make sure you check out the article below explaining the rules and scoring of this exciting season-long format.
As it stands now, we only have the television fixtures for the first three game weeks. Within these weeks there are only two single match days that we need to navigate, these being Wolves Vs Man City (Monday of GW2) and Liverpool Vs Arsenal (Monday of GW3). It’s very likely that most of us will have at least one player in each game to give the captaincy to, therefore not presenting too much of a headache early on!
We will get the GW4 television fixtures no later than September 11th, so keep a close eye out for them!
Highest scoring GK: GK: Henderson (SHU) 218 points, £6.4m
Highest scoring DEF: Van Dijk (LIV) 268 points, £10.5m
Highest scoring MID: KDB (MCI) 273 points, £11.2m
Highest scoring FWD: Salah (LIV) 253 points, £12.2m
MOTM Awards: Traore (WOL) and KDB (MCI) – 10 times
Level 2 Passing: Van Dijk (LIV) – 21 times
Level 2 Shooting: Salah (LIV) – 7 times
Level 2 Tackling: Wan Bissaka (MUN) – 8 times
Level 2 Saving: Dubravka (NEW) – 13 times
FUL vs ARS
WBA vs LEI
|BHA vs CHE||EVE vs WBA||SOU vs TOT||WOL vs MCI||BHA vs MUN||SHU vs LEE||LIV vs ARS||ARS vs SHU|
CRY vs SOU
|TOT vs EVE||SHU vs BHA||LEE vs FUL||ARS vs WHU||BUR vs SOU||FUL vs AVL||AVL vs LIV|
WHU vs NEW
|LEI vs BUR||AVL vs SHU||CRY vs EVE||MCI vs LEI||CHE vs CRY|
LIV vs LEE
|MUN vs CRY||NEW vs BHA||TOT vs NEW||EVE vs BHA|
|CHE vs LIV||WHU vs WOL||LEE vs MCI|
|WBA vs CHE||LEI vs WHU|
|MUN vs TOT|
|NEW vs BUR|
|SOU vs WBA|
|WOL vs FUL|
Fixtures: ful, WHU, liv, SHU
Fixtures: Blank, SHU, ful, LIV
With a blank in GW1, I’m not going near any Aston Villa players until after the overhaul.
Fixtures: CHE, new, MUN, eve
Fixtures: Blank, lei, SOU, new
Fixtures: bha, LIV, wba, CRY
Fixtures: SOU, mun, EVE, che
An awful opening run of games. I’m not going to try and gloss Palace assets up, avoid them. Come back at the overhaul and we’ll have another look!
Fixtures: tot, WBA, cry, BHA
Fixtures: ARS, lee, AVL, wol
Fixtures: LIV, FUL, shu, MCI
Fixtures: wba, BUR, mci, WHU
Fixtures: lee, CHE, ARS, avl
Fixtures: Blank, wol, LEI, lee
The early blank for Man City really shakes things up this season. But as discussed earlier in this article, I think the safe play might be to start with no Man City GW1, make the most of a two for one in somebody like Vardy or Aubameyang, then move them on to De Bruyne (£11.5m) once the team news is released for City’s away tie to Wolves in GW2. Obviously, if you already own a Wolves asset, you might choose to go without City and stick the captaincy elsewhere.
Blank, CRY, bha, TOT
Another Manchester club with a blank GW1. There will be a lot of managers making moves for Bruno (£10.9m), Martial (£10m), and Greenwood (£8.7m) before the Crystal Palace game in GW2. However, I’d suggest, if this is your intention to just put them in your team from GW1 and accept the blank GW1. You won’t be able to benefit from any two for ones to get United assets in so it feels a wasted transfer.
Fixtures: whu, BHA, tot, BUR
Fixtures: WOL, avl, LEE, ars
Fixtures are not too bad for Sheffield United whose main strength is obviously at the back. I fancy them to keep a steady ship again when the season starts so really wouldn’t be averse to owning Ramsdale (£6.7m) or one of the defenders in Baldock (£8m), Stevens (£7.9m) or the cheaper Egan (£7.2m), but I’d be avoiding any attacking assets for sure.
Fixtures: cry, TOT, bur, WBA
The Saints fixtures could be glorious if they can continue the form that they left off in. Granted Spurs at home might be a little trickier but I’d fully expect them to get goals in all four of their opening fixtures.
Fixtures: EVE, sou, NEW, mun
It’s not a bad set of early fixtures for Spurs, but not great either. The Everton match on the Sunday of GW1 and Newcastle match in GW3 stands out as possible captaincy days for Kane (£11.7m) and Son (£10.1m), but I don’t think I will be going with either as I don’t have room for any more forwards. As a compromise, I’m considering Alli as a £9m Midfielder
Fixtures: lei, eve, CHE, sou
Very difficult start for the Baggies. I really would avoid them until at least the overhaul and even then, the only player I’d contemplate owning would be Pereira (£7.7m) who is likely to pick up man of the match whenever West Brom get three points.
Fixtures: NEW, ars, WOL, lei
The Hammers don’t have a pretty run of fixtures early doors, however, given the form they finished the season in, they might be decent differential options.
Fixtures: shu, MCI, whu, FUL
Finally, Wolves. Man City aside it’s not too bad a start for Wolves. However, without Jonny and Doherty we don’t know how they’ll set up and for that, I think I’m willing to hold back on owning any defenders.
Saturday: SALAH vs Leeds (H)
Sunday: VARDY vs West Brom (A)
Monday: WERNER vs Brighton (A)
Saturday: BRUNO vs Crystal Palace (H)
Sunday: AUBAMEYANG vs West Ham (H)
Monday: DE BRUYNE vs Wolves (A)
Saturday: WERNER vs West Brom (A)
Sunday: DE BRUYNE vs Leicester (H)
Monday: VAN DIJK vs Arsenal (H)
And that’s that! If you got this far, thank you for your time! Just remember these are only my thoughts and ideas, the luxury with SkyFF is that it enables you to have your own unique way of approaching the game. My advice is to enjoy the game as much as possible and always go with your gut instinct!
Good luck for the opening four game weeks, see you again in October where we’ll have a little more data to go off!
Remember, if you have any advice or questions, I’d be more than happy to help! Message me on twitter @CorfFpl
Cardiff City fan with a huge soft spot for Manchester United! An FPL addict whose best place finish was 16k in the 2017/18 season! Also played Sky Fantasy Football for the first time in the 2019/20 season finishing 39th! You can find me on Twitter should you have any questions! Would love to hear from you! - @CorfFpl