With the Scout leaders in the Fantasy Premier League game proclaimed earlier this week, we now turn our attention to Sky Sports Fantasy Football, listing our current top players, checking on this week’s transfer activity and looking ahead to another edition of the Fantasy Football Club…
The Scout League
Chris Tuck’s magnificently named “Vuvuzela Symphony” climb to the summit of the Scout League following their Gameweek 8 performance, Chris’ outfit sit on 531 points, just ahead of Gary Paterson’s “Pack Leaders” on 530. That pairing sit seventh and eighth in the overall Sky Sports rankings, with the leader out on top on an impressive 559 points in the quest for the £25k top prize.
Back to the Scout League and Jonathan Lenharth is still very much in the reckoning in third spot on 524 points, with Ben Atherton and Paul Hennessy fourth and fifth.
Andy remains the top Scout contributor in the game, sitting 38th in the Scout League on 469 points. I’m nestled in 3650th position on 422 points. Average at best.
A reminder that if you’re playing the Sky Sports game and have yet to join our league, you can sign up to the FFScout League with this Pin: 8004519. We have a home cinema system, worth £600, available to the winner.
Not surprisingly, it’s Juan Mata who leaps to the top of the transferred in rankings for this week, mirroring the trend over in the FPL. The Spaniard has been the subject of 5.6% of the transfers made in the last seven days, with compatriot Santi Cazorla also remaining popular – he’s been subject to almost 5% of the transfers made. Demba Ba and Raheem Sterling join the ever-present Carl Jenkinson in the top five – I can’t help that we’ll see huge sales of the Arsenal full-back should Bacary Sagna get a sniff against QPR this weekend.
At the other end of the spectrum there’s been a huge Marouane Fellaini exodus with almost 10% of transfers out involving the Belgian. Carlos Tevez has continued to shed owners as he struggles for goals, while Fellaini’s team-mate, Steven Pienaar, has also been subject of heavy sales as a result of his suspension this weekend.
Checking back on the statistics for value offered so far this season, and Jenkinson’s popularity is somewhat explained by his position as the top value defender in the game so far. West Ham’s Jussi Jaaskaleinen has offered the best point for pound return in goal, while Swansea’s Michu has emerged as the best value player in the entire game to this point. The raiding Spaniard has scored 9.64 points per million, with Mark Noble and Raheem Sterling on his tail with 9.57 and 9.53 respectively.
Jermain Defoe is still on top of the value rankings up front – the Spurs man has so far delivered 6.54 points per million, although he may struggle to hold off Demba Ba for too much longer, given the Newcastle man’s obliging fixtures in the weeks to come. Ba has offered 6.44 points per million thus far.
Fantasy Football Club
The lavish locks of David Ginola swish into the studio to join hosts – Fenners and Merse – in tonight’s episode of the Fantasy Football Club. Tune in from 10pm for the latest from the boys and their ITK.
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