The FPL Bonus Points System

Whether you are an FPL enthusiast or just a fan of the game, the FPL Bonus Points System will play a huge role in your journey to success. Learning how it works and how to make the best of it will certainly help you improve.

 

The FPL Bonus Points System allocates extra points to 3 outstanding players in a football match. The system uses Opta Statistics to decide which players deserve those points.



BPS points are given to every player in the match for many occasions that the player is involved in. The points are then added at the end of the match, and the top 3 players will receive the points.

Just to make it clear, there are points inside the bonus points system in order to know which players deserve either 1 or 2 or 3 bonus points.

 

The points are allocated as follows:

  • Playing 1 to 60 minutes = 3
  • Playing over 60 minutes = 6
  • Goalkeepers and defenders scoring a goal = 12
  • Midfielders scoring a goal = 18
  • Forwards scoring a goal = 24
  • Assists – 9
  • Goalkeepers and defenders keeping a clean sheet = 12
  • Saving a penalty = 15
  • Save = 2
  • Successful open play cross = 1
  • Creating a big chance = 3
  • For every 2 clearances, blocks and interceptions (total) = 1
  • For every 3 recoveries = 1
  • Key pass = 1
  • Successful tackle (net) = 2
  • Successful dribble = 1
  • Scoring the goal that wins a match = 3
  • 70 to 79% pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted) = 2
  • 80 to 89% pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted) = 4
  • 90%+ pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted) = 6
  • Conceding a penalty = -3
  • Missing a penalty = -6
  • Yellow card = -3
  • Red card = -9
  • Own goal = -6
  • Missing a big = -3
  • Making an error which leads to a goal = -3
  • Making an error which leads to an attempt at goal = -1
  • Being tackled = -1
  • Conceding a foul = -1
  • Being caught offside = -1
  • Shot off target = -1



As you might have noticed, players can lose points as well as gain them. Take Mohamad Salah as an example. He is the Premier League’s top goalscorer, but he often struggles to get the bonus points. This is because the winger isn’t very clinical and has missed many chances over the campaign.

 

Missing just one big chance would deduct 3 points, and this is why you should rely on a player with a good conversion rate and scores often as well.

 

There are some situations where a tie would take place. In this case:

  • If there is a tie for the first place, the two players get three points and the other player gets only 1.
  • If there is a tie for the second place, the two players get two points and the other gets 3.
  • If there is a tie for the third place, the two contenders get 1 point each, and the second- placed player gets two points, while the first takes 3.

 

Hopefully, you can use this information to help guide you through the maze of Bonus Points.

We wish you success along your journey!

By The Liverbird



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