How it works?

Common questions about the "Rate My Team" function, tournaments & side games, the online community, rules that describe how individual tournaments work and how the RateMyTeam website operates

  • What is an 'RMT'?
  • RMT stands for "Rate My Team" and is when a member of the RateMyTeam community looks at your FPL team and rates it on five categories: Attack, Defence, Subs Bench, Rotation and Flexibility.

    Here is an example RMT.
  • How do I request for my team to be rated?
  • Just click the "Rate My Team" menu item at the top of the page. You will be asked to import your FPL team (if you have not already done so). Once your team is imported, it is immediately visible to the community and eligible for ratings to be submitted.
  • Can I rate other people's teams without importing my team and making it public?
  • Of course! Just click the "Rate my Team" button at the top of the page, verify your FPL team Id (if you have not done so already) and then click the "Rate Community Teams" tab that appears. You will then be shown lists of teams that can be rated.
  • What benefit do I get from rating other people's teams?
  • Firstly you can earn reputation points and badges on RateMyTeam.uk for rating other peoples teams. You can also learn a lot about FPL by looking at the strategies other managers consider when setting up their teams.
  • I want reviews to stop, can I hide my team from the community?
  • Yes, just click the "Rate My Team" menu item at the top of the page, then choose the "Rate My Team" tab. A button is displayed that says "Hide my Team" and clicking this will hide your team from the community. If you don't see the button, then your team is already hidden.
  • I've changed my FPL team, but RateMyTeam.uk still shows my old team. Why?
  • We don't store your FPL password so we cannot automatically update your FPL team on our website when you update your team in FPL. If you have made changes, then you can import them to RateMyTeam.uk by choosing the "Rate My Team" tab above and the selecting "Reload my Team". You will have to enter your FPL login and password again since we do not store these.
  • My team has changed a lot and old ratings are no longer relevant. Can I delete them?
  • Yes, but you can only delete all current ratings. Do this by clicking the "Rate my Team" option above, then selecting the "Rate my Team" tab that appears, and then clicking the "Reset Ratings" button.
  • What are the rating categories that you use on RateMyTeam.uk?
  • We use 5 ratings, plus an overall rating. The ratings are for your teams attack, its defence, the strength of your substitutes bench, the strength of rotation of players within your squad and the flexibility that your squad structure provides. Each category can be given a value out of 100.
  • How do you calculate my team's overall rating?
  • This is just an average of all the overall ratings submitted for your team.
  • Someone has given me a very low rating and I disagree with it. What can I do?
  • Ratings are subjective, so even if you feel a score is too low it may well be a valid opinion that you should consider. You cannot delete individual ratings, but you can reply to the reviewer and discuss the rating which may cause the reviewer to update their score. If you don't think a reviewer is being fair to you, then you can choose to downvote their rating which will reduce the reviewers reputation on RateMyTeam.uk.
  • What is a 'Side game' or 'Tournament'?
  • A side game or tournament is a short, customised competition that is run on the RateMyTeam.uk website. A side game is typically between 7 and 9 gameweeks long and will have a theme (current themes include "Starwars", "Olympic Heptathlon" and "World Cup").

    Your FPL team's gameweek scores are used within the side game to determine your progress.
  • Do you have an example of a side game?
  • This is the description of our Starwars side game, which should give you a better idea of how a side game works

    Rounds 1-3 Jedi Training
    The first 3 GWs are Jedi training on Dagobah. The lowest scoring team in each GW fails their Jedi training and joins the dark side.

    Round 4 Podracing
    The 4th GW is a podrace where any team receiving a red card, own goal or missed penalty crash their pods. Luckily for them, the Emperor repairs their damaged bodies and they join the dark side.

    Rounds 5 The Clone Wars
    The 5th GW is a battle against the separatist's droid army. The 8 players with the lowest gameweek score are victims of order 66 but their execution is avoided as they agree to join the dark side.

    Rounds 6 Defence of the Rebel Base
    The 6th GW is a fight to defend the rebel base from the Imperial fleet's AT-AT Walkers. Any team with no goals scored is captured and forced to join the dark side.

    Rounds 7 The Final Battle
    The last GW is a battle between the remaining Jedi and the players who have joined the dark side. The scores of all the Jedi in the gameweek are combined, if their scores beat the combined scores of the dark side, then all Jedi receive a gold medal and 100 reputation points. If the dark side win, no awards are made.
  • How many teams play in a side game/tournament?
  • This is dependent on the particular side game/tournament you join, but each will have up to 32 players.  You can chose to play against random members of the public or against your own friends who you can invite to the side game with an access code.
  • Why do I need an a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) account to rate other peoples teams or to play in tournaments?
  • RateMyTeam.uk uses the weekly score of your FPL team to calculate the results of matches in tournaments. You must therefore have an FPL team to play. FPL is a great game, is free to enter and has over 3m users so we recomend that your play FPL anyway even if you decide not to use RateMyTeam.co.uk!
  • What do I need to sign up with RateMyTeam.uk?
  • You just need an email address and your FPL login.
  • Is the RateMyTeam.uk site secure?
  • The RateMyTeam.uk website uses SSL to encrypt data between your web browser and our site. We do not ask for any personal information (apart from your email address).
  • My country is not in your "representing" list, how can I sign up?
  • The representing field is just to make the league tables look a little more interesting. If we don't list your country then you can pick any country you like or one of the organisations (such as the United Nations) at the top of the list.
  • Why do I need to enter my FPL team credentials when I register with RateMyTeam.uk?
  • We need to verify that you own the team that you are entering into tournaments. If we didn't do this, then you could pick any team in the world and enter it as your own which would be unfair. We don't store your FPL credentials and we don't use them for anything else once you have signed up.
  • How can I change my account details/password?
  • Login to the RateMyTeam.uk site and click the "My Account" button in the top right.
  • I've forgotten my password, how can I reset it?
  • You can reset your password here
  • What is a 'Side game'/'Tournament'?
  • A side game or tournament is a short, customised competition that is run on the RateMyTeam.uk website. A side game is typically between 7 and 9 gameweeks long and will have a theme (current themes include "Starwars", "Olympic Heptathlon" and "World Cup").

    Your FPL team's gameweek scores are used within the side game to determine your progress.
  • How many teams play in a side game/tournament?
  • This is dependent on the particular side game/tournament you join, but each will have up to 32 players.  You can chose to play against random members of the public or against your own friends who you can invite to the side game with an access code.
  • How do I join a public side game/tournament?
  • Go to the Tournaments page click "join public tournament".
  • How can I withdraw from a side game/tournament?
  • If the side game/tournament has not started, then you can withdraw from it by clicking the "cancel entry" button on the Tournaments page. If the side game/tournament has started, then you cannot withdraw.
  • How do side game/tournaments work?
  • The rules will be different for each type of side game/tournament but will be shown in detail once you join any side game/tournament.
  • How do you decide who wins a match in a side game?
  • The rules will be different for each type of side game/tournament but will be shown in detail once you join any side game/tournament.
  • How do you decide who wins a match in a knock out tournament?
  • This is decided by your FPL gameweek score, and includes any deductions applied for transfers.
  • How do you decide who wins a group in a knock out tournament if both teams are tied on points?
  • If two teams win the same number of points in a group stage (7pts for example for two wins and a draw) then points difference is used to separate teams. If the points difference is identical then we use the result between the two teams. If this was a draw, then the winner is decided by a virtual coin toss.
  • How do you decide the winner if two teams draw in the knock-out stage stage?
  • If two teams draw in the knock-out phase of a knock out tournament, then the team with the most goals scored in the gameweek wins. If the teams are still tied, then the team with the least goals conceded in that gameweek is advanced. Finally, if the teams are still level, then a virtual penalty shoot-out is used to decide the winner.
  • How many side games/tournaments can I enter?
  • You can enter as many side games and tournaments as you wish.
  • What do I get for winning a side game/tournament?
  • You will earn reputation points and gold, silver or bronze medals for your account.
  • What is the "Skill Level" for?
  • This is so you can play side games/tournaments against players of similar experience/skill to yourself.
  • When are scores updated and the side games/tournaments advanced?
  • Scores are updated once at the very end of the gameweek. It can take up to 12 hours for all the scores to be updated and for tournament to be advanced.
  • I've been knocked out of a side game/tournament but I think I should have gone through. What can I do?
  • Report it to us via the contact us page in the footer.
  • How do I join a private side game/tournament?
  • Your friend should have given you a tournament code. Type this code in on the Tournaments page.
  • How can I withdraw from a side game/tournament?
  • If the side game/tournament has not started, then you can withdraw from it by clicking the "cancel entry" button on the Tournaments page. If the side game/tournament has started, then you cannot withdraw.
  • How can I create a private side game/tournament and invite my friends?
  • Go to the Tournaments page and click "create a private tournament". Once your side game/tournament is created you will be able to invite players via the invite player link that will appear on the Tournaments page. You can give players the league code manually or use the online form to send invite emails to your friends.
  • How can I cancel a private side game/tournament?
  • If the side game/tournament has not started, then you can cancel it by clicking the "cancel tournament" button on the Tournaments page. If the side game/tournament has started, then you cannot cancel it.
  • When do side games/tournaments start?
  • Side games/tournaments start once all places have been filled. The draw is made within a few minutes of the last place being filled, but the scoring will not start until the next gameweek begins.
  • What if a side game/tournament is not filled?
  • It is possible that a side game/tournament may not have time to complete before all players have been allocated. For instance, near the end of the season there may only be enough gameweeks left for a 16 team tournament and not a 32 team one. Side games/tournaments that are not filled up in time are abandoned and will be removed from your "My tournaments" list.
  • What are "Achievements" and how do I earn them?
  • Achievements, also known as badges, trophies, awards or medals, are awarded for in game performance but do not affect the outcome of tournaments.
  • What badges are available to earn?
  • Examples of achievements are advising a community member on their FPL team, winning a third place play-off, beating the same opponent three times and contributing to the RateMyTeam.uk community by creating private tournaments. A full list of achievements that you have earned and are yet to earn can be seen on the Notifications page.
  • How do I earn "Reputation"?
  • Reputation points are awarded to you by other community members at their disretion when you provide advice to them on their FPL team via the RateMyTeam functions on RateMyTeam.uk. Reputation points can also be earned for winning side games/tournaments.
  • How do I earn Gold, Silver and Bronze medals?
  • Medals are awarded to you by other community members at their disretion when you provide advice to them on their FPL team via the RateMyTeam functions on RateMyTeam.uk. Medals can also be earned for winning side games/tournaments.
  • Why bother collecting reputation and medals at all?
  • Your reputation and medal count are visible everywhere that your account name is displayed on the RateMyTeam.uk website so other members of the community can see your progress. Eventually, earning high amounts of repuations will open administrative and advanced options on the RateMyTeam.uk website. Essentially, this website will be run by the users with high reputation.
  • How will I be notified of my achievements?
  • Once logged in to the RateMyTeam.uk site, you will see the there is a menu item at the top of the screen that will take you to the Notifications page. The menu item will be labelled with an unread count when you receive new achievements.
  • What are "notifications"?
  • Notifications appear on the Notifications page. They are messages generated from inside the game and are used to notify you when events have occured that relate to your tournaments and your achievements.