The Best Formations for Your English Premier League Fantasy Team

The Best Premier League Fantasy Formations

Here is a list of the best formations that you may want to use for your fantasy EPL team.

3-4-3

 

This is quite possibly my favorite formation. I use it consistently, almost every week of the season. Generally, strikers and midfielders will put up the most point for your team. This formation is definitely a bit risky though. If your strikers and midfielders do not score goals and make solid plays happen, you will be left to rely on your three defenders to save the game week. However, if your strikers and midfielders have an above average game, it is highly likely that you will walk away with a win. The three-four-three formation is worth the risk.

4-4-2

 

 

This is the formation for those that want to play it safe.Most managers utilize the four-four-two formation. If you choose to use this formation, be aware of the strikers on your opponent’s team. If you opponent has strong strikers, your defenders will not provide you with many points if they let multiple goals in. You should also make sure that you have a strong attack to offset any points that your defenders may lose. If not, you have gone from playing it safe to taking an all out beating.

3-5-2

If you were lucky enough to draft a top notch midfield, you should consider the three-five-two formation. This formation places your gameweek in the hands of you midfield. If you are going up against the guy that stopped paying attention to the fantasy league after gameweek one, then this is a great formation to use. While a strong midfield you will be able to rack up points that many come in handy if the season is down to points or goal differential, depending on how you league operates. With this formation, you are relying on midfielders to complete passes, set up goal scoring plays, score some goal and be overall unstoppable. Like the three-four-three, this formation carries some risk, but also the potential for great reward.

5-4-1

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This formation is what we here at EPLFantasyScout like to call the Van Gaal formation. Its all defense, no attack and overall a losing strategy in fantasy leagues. The average defender will not put up enough points to lead you to a gameweek victory. Sometimes, you have no other choice but to play defensive. Your best striker got injured or your midfielder got suspended for a few games, and unfortunately your attacking substitutions are just not good enough to make up the difference. If you have to go this route, hopefully your defenders will have clean sheets, an assist or two, maybe even a goal.

 

Other Formations

These are all seven fantasy Premier League formations that you can utilize for your fantasy team:
3-5-2
3-4-3
4-5-1
4-4-2
4-3-3
5-4-1
5-3-2

While I have highlighted some of the most popular fantasy team formations, it is ultimately up to you to decide which formation will work best with the team you have drafted. Make sure you are checking the lineups right best each game so that you can make any necessary last minute formation changes and substitutions. You should also be aware to your opponent’s team. With the proper information, you will be able to choose a formation that will end with a gameweek victory.