Help SBI pick an Fantasy EPL site


With the English Premier League season set to kick off in eight days, it is time to start thinking about fantasy EPL.

For the third straight year SBI will host a fantasy EPL league, and for the first time we will definitely have some prizes for the winners of the league. First thing's first, we need to settle on a website to run the league on.

Send in your suggestions for fantasy EPL websites and I will take the most popular suggestions and put it up to a vote later today. On Monday I will send out the information on joining the league.

Fire your suggestions our way.

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86 Responses to Help SBI pick an Fantasy EPL site

  1. EDB says:

    i like yahoo or espn because its easy to remeber to go there and update my stuff..since i never go the the barclays epl site

  2. japan says:

    fantasy premier league is the best one i’ve tried

  3. MemRook says:

    lol, i just asked about this on the previous thread…

    I’m on Yahoo or ESPN, but I’ll also join whichever SBI joins and start. I want to compete against like-minded players….

  4. Mark says:

    I’m giving a try this year. Seems cool so far.

  5. sprool11 says:

    With not doing fantasy this year, Yahoo is the best one to do.

  6. Frank says:

    I prefer the option of subs, which you get with the official site

  7. Sean says:

    played two seasons in a row there, its 100x better than ESPN IMO

  8. Aaron says:

    I’m giving a try this year. Seems cool so far.

    Posted by: Mark

    I’ve done that one for the past few years. It’s pretty solid. I’ve liked that better than any other site.

  9. EdTheRed says:

    Do any of the sites have a closed league setup where only one team in your league can have a particular player? So you don’t all end up with 9 of 11 starters being the same on every team…

  10. Dman says:


    Maybe after suggestions do a poll? Make it a little easier for the majority view.

    (SBI-DMan, did you read the post?)

  11. Aaron says:

    Ed – I don’t know about that. With only 20 teams in the EPL you would lose out on quality “fantasy” players pretty quickly I would think. At least in NFL and others you have 30+ teams to choose from.

  12. Oranjebleeder says:

    fantasy premier league is the best one i’ve tried

    Posted by: japan | August 07, 2009 at 12:23 PM


    Used it for 7 years. Improves every year.

    Ives, prizes should be fav shirts from EPL teams. Can’t wait for my Arshavin #23 jersey.

  13. al says:

    PLEASE choose Yahoo, it’s the strongest format around.

  14. Keith G. says: has a good one, I just made my team yesterday. They make it nice to be able to pick good players from all teams, and your allowed only 2 players per team. The best part of it is that its free, with a cash prize if you win.

  15. Paul Westerberg says:


  16. Aaron says:

    Are there any that you can get to where the word “fantasy” doesn’t appear in the site name? My office blocks out fantasy sports sites, it’d be nice to be able to do that when I’m bored

  17. Denis says: is my vote. Have participated there the last three years.

  18. jayc says:

    I’ve used for the past 3 years. little improvements every year.

  19. radi0head says:

    Start an SBI fantasy pool!!! Could be a lot of fun :)

  20. Katatonia says:

    yahoo is a bit too stat happy, this aint baseball

  21. Greg says:

    been playing there for 4 seasons. never tried yahoo but is definitely better than espn.

  22. Phil says:

    The Times Playthegame is like American fantasy sports without the stupid salary cap – draft where every player is only one one team. It is awesome. This is my second year and a bunch of friends did a 12 team league. The pickings got pretty slim at the end of the bench, but its all in good fun.

    Salary cap leagues suck. everyone has pretty much the same players.

  23. Colin says:

    Ives, when the corporate suits (and overall dbags) at ESPN find out that you’re not going company-line on this one…

    Better go ESPN or your job may be in jeopardy.

    BTW, I heard on the radio that you guys aren’t allowed to tweet/blog anymore. New ESPN policy. Any truth to that, and how is it going to affect SBI?

    (SBI-I’m not a full-time ESPN employee so everything you just wrote doesn’t apply.)

  24. kpugs says:

    I’ve played every one mentioned here, Yahoo is far and away the best, most polished, etc.

    Anyone who says they hate salary cap leagues because everyone “has the same players” is full of crap, and probably got destroyed in a salary cap league.

    And how the heck could we do a draft-style league when we are going to have hundreds of people who want to join? Get real.

  25. Adam says:

    Fantasy at the Official site is the best.

  26. kpugs says:

    I think Yahoo might have that 50-manager limit, so I retract my campaign for it.

  27. josh says:

  28. BFBS says:

    Please do the Guardian’s. There are many more stats that are taken into account than others (e.g. accurate crosses, tackles won)

  29. denny says:

    every team owns specific players, and rotisserie scoring. it’s awesome.

  30. Phil says:

    I’m not saying that Playthegame would be good for this, due to the amount of teams, I am just saying it is a far better/more enjoyable game.

    I do pretty well in salary cap leagues, but they are BS. For example on Yahoo, if you get Torres the year he comes to the EPL, he is underpriced all season and thus on every single competitive team. This is a fact.

  31. 505anthony says:

    For my money, the Guardian has the best EPL fantasy football site, which for some reason they haven’t relaunched for the new season just yet.

    BTW this year’s EPL kits are perhaps the most atrocious I’ve ever seen. Black and pink, chevrons everywhere, gangly collars–man, you name it.

  32. Devon says:

    HAS to be:

  33. Fireball says:

    one more vote for fantasy premier league. Not sure there are any that can compete.

  34. CPTKevin says: = first

    espn = second

  35. wondolowski says:

    ive been using yahoo for almost a decade now. its definitely one of the best if not the best out there.

  36. STL Soccer Fan says:

    i’ve been on for three years now and I am very pleased with the setup and scoring. There are a lot of other things that are cool about it and that includes a public league where you go head to head, plus halfway through the season they have the fantasy cup which essentially pits you against someone else until you lose. Its a really fun site and I didn’t like espn too much.

  37. Zack says:

    The premier league fantasy is mostly spit.
    First of all, the interface is so 1995. Secondly, there’s not much interaction between managers. No inline player news. Also, scouting, buying and selling is the thrilling aspect of managing a club and it isn’t represented at all.

    PROS: The data is up-to-date.

  38. Scott says:

  39. Blake says:


    Thanks for the heads up on the draft league. My friends and I were going to just draft offline and enter our picks into a salary cap league, but this might end up being a better option.

  40. Mentz says:

    I’m on ESPN, but play a Yahoo one for all other fantasy sports (MLB, NBA, NFL) and they are great for that…

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  43. sBassong says:

    i agree with wondolowski

    yahoo has the best scoring system

  44. pfk1968 says:

    Premier Official Website is the best. You can go with either roto or h2h(which I hope you would consider doing).

  45. SeattleStan says:

    I prefer, however, as long as its not the sky sports one I think I’ll participate.

  46. Drew_ROC says:

    yahoo is great if you like updates FIVE DAYS AFTER the games end. has the quickest game-time updates, quickest roster updates and simple game play.

  47. edodd says:

  48. molo says:

    by far. all the others pale in comparison

  49. Wes says:

    I like the official Barclay’s site.

  50. dcuguy says:

    best anywhere

  51. Jeff says:


  52. dantheblue says:

    I’d like to play… only experience is with NFL fantasy football.

    Where can I go to see how to play and the rules and draft and scoring options and all that?

  53. Rosisky, T says:

    Doesn’t matter to me… bring the pain

  54. japan says:

    dantheblue, try the sites posters listed or google it and go on their sites. You should be able to see the rules without signing up. The rules are slightly different for each site. I’ve never played NFL fantasy football but in soccer’s fantasy football, there is no draft so each team can have the same players and I’ve heard there are more ways to get points in NFL/MLB than soccer.

  55. oh danny boy says:

    yahoo’s fantasy site is top. link to

    There is also fantasy Spanish league as well.

  56. Danny says:


  57. Will says: is by far the best i’ve played

  58. Soto says: is my vote.

    The head-to-head option might be interesting.

    I agree with one of the complaints about the official site: no means for manager interaction and discussion. But other than that, I think it’s the best way to go.

  59. shelDONOVAN. says:

    hands down the best. out of the 3 ive tried.

  60. Mentz says:

    Now that I’ve seen Yahoo I really like it.

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  62. Nathan says:

    I really enjoy

    I have done ESPN & Yahoo and think they are inferior to the premier league site.

  63. john.q says:

    i’m on the boat as well

  64. Ryland says:

    Played ESPN last season but switching to this season. ESPN had errors they never corrected last season. is very similar to but I am wondering how the 1 trade per week vs 3 trades per week will affect enjoyment.

  65. Dan says: is the best one I’ve used yet.

  66. Phil says:

  67. Charlie N. says:

    Same site as the previous year is fine with me.

    Ives: I do pretty well in your leagues, and every time there is the lure of prizes, lets see about this year. 😉

    Hub Tiger fc

  68. jeff says:

    been using for 3 years – i like it much better than yahoo.

  69. SP says:

    i guess i will be the only one saying citizen sports fantasy premier league, an application on facebook

  70. tim says:

    The best, plus all the english use it.

  71. Nate says:

    My vote is for the official EPL site, this will be my third year on it. They have around 2 million people from all over the world playing. They also split you off in to a 20 team bracket, have monthly winners, and a version of the FA Cup.

  72. Robert Finstock says:

    Head-to-head and an auction draft. We’ve got 10 guys signed up and we need 6 more. Our draft is online and will start at 7 PM central on Monday, August 10, 2009.

    Here’s a quality review of the game:

    link to

    If you want in, then email me at

  73. dantheblue says:

    Thanks Japan

  74. tonytdc says:

    not even close –

  75. BrianK says:


    It has to be:

    How can you not choose the official site? I played last year and found it to be very flexible. Good stuff.

  76. chirs says:

    the official site, of course

  77. WonsanUnited says:

    The Guardian!

  78. SG says:

    is a very good site

  79. jleppig says: is cool. This is the first time I created a team here. Anyone have a league/pool I can join?

  80. whb says:

    fantasy premier league. It is the only one with a complex scoring system. ESPN’s is a joke.

  81. Leonardo says:
    the kits, easy to set up one team and play in several leagues, just plain good scoring system.

    last i checked yahoo gave points for slide tackles? uh, no thx.