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Fantasy Premier League: How does a Bench Boost work in FPL?

Fantasy Premier League: How does a Bench Boost work in FPL?
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In Fantasy Premier League, a Bench Boost is a bonus chip, which can be used once a an FPL season to boost your points. Let us explain.

Your bench is used in Fantasy Premier League in case of injuries or absences. Any player who doesn't score any points will be substituted out for a player on your bench, should that benched player score more points. 

But once a season, you can use the bench to your advantage – by activating the Bench Boost chip. This will mean that you get all the points you would for your first team, plus all the substitutes

FPL: How a Bench Boost works in Fantasy Premier League

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While many FPL players simply pick a few low-value subs who won't get a game all season – such as third-choice goalkeepers or youth players – the Bench Boost rewards those who have chosen players who still score points. In theory, you could get points from all 15 of your players.

To activate your Bench Boost, simply click on the icon while you're choosing your team.

You'll be asked whether you really want to do this – make sure you're certain since you only get one shot. Remember though, you can cancel your Bench Boost chip any time before the deadline. 

You can only play one chip a week, though. Remember that if you turn your Bench Boost on, you can't also play your triple captain or make transfers with your wildcard

You can play Fantasy Premier League online on the Premier League website (opens in new tab), or on the Premier League app, which is available on iOS (opens in new tab) and Android (opens in new tab). Still missing something? Here's everything you need to know about FPL, including FourFourTwo's guides on the game. Enjoy!

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