Fantasy Premier League Chips – What are they and when should you use them?

Now we're one month into the SCS Group Fantasy Football League you may be considering when to use your Fantasy Premier League Chips, or maybe you're wondering what they are.

Don't worry, we've got the low-down on what each chip does, and some advice on when best to play them.

Bench boost

Using the bench boost chip will add the points that your four substitutes score to your Gameweek total.

Triple captain

The triple captain is a one time use chip that results in your captain scoring three times the amount of points instead of the usual two times.

The Bench Boost and Triple Captain chips can each be used once a season and are played when saving your team on the ‘My Team’ page. They can be cancelled at any time before the Gameweek deadline.

Free Hit

The Free Hit chip allows for unlimited transfers in a single Gameweek. The 15-man squad of the Gameweek before then returns for the next deadline.

It can be used once a season, is played when confirming your transfers and can't be cancelled after confirmed.


The Wildcard is the most powerful as it can be used to overhaul an entire 15-man squad.

The Wildcard chip can be used twice a season, once in the first half of the season (before 29 Dec 14:00) and once in the second half of the season. The Wildcard chip is played when confirming transfers that cost points and can't be cancelled once played.

When to use your chips

To get the maximum benefit of your chips over the season, it’s important to use them tactically. It can be tempting to use them straight away, but this might not be most beneficial. Premier League’s ‘The Scout’ explains when’s best to deploy your chips in their post.

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