What Are Bonus Points in FPL?

The Fantasy Premier League (FPL) bonus points system awards fantasy players with additional points at the end of each match.

Bonus points in FPL can be a great way for managers to gain an edge over their opponents. Every fantasy premier league manager should know how they’re scored and which players score more bonus points than others.

How are Bonus Points in FPL Scored?

The Bonus Points System (BPS) uses a range of statistics supplied by Opta that record actions on the pitch. These stats generate a performance score for each player.

The players with the top three performance scores in a given match receive bonus points. Three bonus points to the highest scoring player, two bonus points to the second-highest scoring player and one bonus point to the third highest.

Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the FPL Bonus Points System:

*Net successful tackles is the total of all successful tackles minus any unsuccessful tackles. Players will not be awarded negative BPS points for this statistic.

What if two Fantasy Premier League Players get the Same Bonus Score?

If the bonus points are tied in Fantasy Premier League they are resolved as below:

  • If there is a tie for first, the top two players receive three bonus points each. The third will receive one point.
  • If there is a tie for second place, the top player will receive three bonus points, and players two and three will receive two bonus points each.
  • If there is a tie for third place, the top player will receive three bonus points, second-best will receive two bonus points and the third and fourth players will both get one bonus point each.

Which Fantasy Premier League Players Score the Most Bonus Points?

Finding Fantasy Premier League players that score the most bonus points is easier with the Fantasy Football Hub Opta tool.

Some players might be great fantasy assets but struggle to pick up bonus points. Mohammed Salah is typically one such example; he gets penalised a lot due to the number of chances he misses and the number of times he gets tackled. If his attacking returns are negligible it’s unlikely he’ll find his way into the top three bonus points performers.

On the other hand, a player like Bruno Fernandes or Kevin De Bruyne tend to score a disproportionately large number of bonus points. The number of key passes and attempted assists they makes in an average game gives them a much higher chance of finishing in the bonus points, because these are highly rewarded actions.

Who Scored the Most FPL Bonus Points Last Season?

Forwards With the Most Bonus Points Last Season

Harry Kane – 40

Patrick Bamford – 26

Jamie Vardy – 23

Callum Wilson – 22

Alexandre Lacazette/Dominic Calvert-Lewin/Danny Ings – 21

Midfielders With the Most Bonus Points Last Season

Bruno Fernandes – 36

Heung-Min Son – 26

Ilkay Gündogan – 22

Mohamed Salah – 21

Kevin De Bruyne – 19

Defenders With the Most Bonus Points Last Season

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 26

Luke Shaw – 22

Aaron Cresswell – 21

Andy Robertson – 19

Lucas Digne – 18

Goalkeepers With the Most Bonus Points Last Season

Emiliano Martinez – 27

Nick Pope/Illan Meslier – 20

Sam Johnstone – 19

Where and When can I Find FPL Bonus Points?

Bonus points are usually confirmed about an hour after a game has finished, though this can vary. Should your player win bonus points, they’ll be assigned to his points tally automatically.

You can also look at bonus points whilst a game is in progress, even if the final tally hasn’t been confirmed. Visit the official Fantasy Premier League website and select the fixtures tab, then select the game that you want to view. You’ll be able to view goal scorers, assisters, cards and which players are currently on bonus points.

Usefully, you’ll also be able to view a breakdown of BPS performance scores. It’ll probably look something like this.


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