The break from Premier League action has handed us the opportunity to take a look at the latest standings in our Live Hall of Fame.
This ranking system is applied to everyone who takes part in our Fantasy Premier League mini-leagues – both the free and members league. Managers’ performances over the seasons are then traced to give a Hall of Fame rating.
This first article in a two-part analysis will take a close look at the histories and strategies deployed by those leading the current live HoF rankings. This has been updated to take into account Gameweek 11 and can be viewed by Members via this link.
The second part will focus in more detail on the players they have drafted and reveal the HoF leaders’ template.
If you would like to know more about the Hall of Fame we have included a quick guide in this article. Alternatively, you can view this movie to listen to Mark and Rate My Team’s Chris Atkinson talk you through it.
The career version, which shows the standings at the end of each season, is free to view here or via the HoF tab on the home page.
Live Hall of Fame Top 10
There is no shifting long time leader Ville Ronka from the HoF summit.
The Finnish manager is ranked 64,886 this season but his FPL history suggests he will be climbing far higher by Gameweek 38 to once again top the ratings. His lowest finish was 4,668th in 2012/13 and highest 90th in the following campaign, across a nine-season career that has included four top 1,000 finishes.
This term has seen Ville once again adopt tried and tested tactics of avoiding hits, saving transfers to enable him to take two at a time, and keep a close eye on the transfer market to hop onto successful bandwagons. A fruitful Gameweek 4 wildcard, where he moved from a season low 530,027 to 295,498 heralded a steady climb into the top 100,000. As with all our top ten, his Bench Boost and Triple Captain chips are in intact, with the latter two likely to be saved for double Gameweeks.
Currently, he has just one Liverpool player, Roberto Firmino, in a midfield that also includes Alexis Sanchez, Joe Allen, Darren Fletcher and Raheem Sterling. With just 0.7 in the bank it remains to be seen whether he will look to recruit the latest popular bandwagon Eden Hazard in time for the next Gameweek. It is possible that the potentially injured Sanchez could be ditched.
Matthew Jones (aka MJ6987), has climbed from 10th in the live HoF to second and is now 3,521th in the overall FPL rankings. A great start, in which he gained a Gameweek 1 rank of 10,062 has been key to his stellar campaign.
A Gameweek 6 wildcard helped too. This saw him avert a slide, which saw him finish the previous Gameweek with a rank of 72,681, and cement a top 10,000 rank from Gameweek 7 onwards. He looks well on course to notch a third top 1,000 finish.
As with Ville Ronka, Matthew has yet to take a hit this season, although he has made an early transfer leaving 1.2 in the bank. This indicates Sanchez has been jettisoned for Eden Hazard, to slot into a midfield that already includes both Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho.
Another climber is Jay Egersdoff, who moves from 15th to third after reaching 3,298th in the overall FPL rankings. A Gameweek 6 wildcard saw him rise from 44,965th to 12,177th and stay in the top 10,000 from the following Gameweek. A five-man midfield, of Stoke’s Joe Allen, Arsenal’s Sanchez and Theo Walcott, Liverpool duo Coutinho and Firmino, supplemented by Hull’s Adama Diomande as a third striker, has also been key to his success.
With ten seasons under his belt already, seven of which ended in the top 5,000, he has the pedigree to maintain this form.
Marlen Rattiner’s FPL rank of 41,539th has seen him fall from second at the end of last season to fourth in the latest HoF standings. His Gameweek 6 wildcard proved less successful than those above him, seeing him slide from 41,135th to 61,093rd. Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson’s Gameweek 11 absence also let him down recently, although his doubling up on Firmino and Coutinho helped avert disaster. A fourth top 1,000 finish in this, his ninth season, is still well within reach.
Dipping to fifth from third is Peter Kouwenberg who has an overall FPL rank of 47,279, his second stint inside the top 100,000 in a topsy-turvy season that saw him reach a low of 267,598 in Gameweek 2. A Gameweek 4 wildcard proved less than successful seeing him rise 50,000 places initially, only to slide back outside the top 200,000 within three Gameweeks. He has taken eight hits already, including one this week. Could he be another that has moved early for Hazard?
Bruce Savage is our third highest climber, moving from 19th to sixth place in the HoF, after reaching an impressive 3,827th in the FPL rankings. He is another who used his wildcard in Gameweek 6 to good effect, climbing 200,000 places and then staying within the top 10,000 shortly afterwards. His tactic of opting for a premium frontline of Sergio Aguero, Romelu Lukaku and Diego Costa is clearly paying dividends in this latest campaign which forms part of an 11-season career that includes three top 1,000 finishes.
Slipping from fifth to seventh is David Meechan, who has nine seasons under his belt including two top 1,000 finishes. A fall to 286,560th in the overall FPL rankings saw David join the Gameweek 6 wildcard club, which helped him climb more than 200,000 places. Now ranked at 26,607 he has just taken his second hit of the season, indicating that he may well be another to have jumped aboard the Hazard bandwagon before the Belgian’s double price rise this week.
Sir Edo Nygren’s sensational ascent, from 66th in the HoF rankings at the end of 2015/16 to eighth, makes him the HoF top ten’s second highest climber. With an overall rank of 565th, he looks set for an impressive finish, in an 11-season career that has seen him earn top 5,000 final ranks seven times. His midfield of Sanchez, Walcott, Sadio Mane, Joe Allen and Firmino has been made possible by opting for a 3-5-2 formation that includes Diomande in attack. As with many in the top ten, a Gameweek 6 wildcard has proved pivotal to his campaign, seeing him rise to the edge of the top 1,000. So far he is yet to take a hit.
The highest climber and best ranked HoF manager is Mark Mansfield, who leaps from 109th to ninth after securing an overall rank at the end of Gameweek 11 of 312nd. Unusually among the top ten, a Gameweek 8 wildcard was deployed, seeing him move from 7,824th to 1,853rd.
Going into Gameweek 12 Mark has already used his two free transfers, also indicating he is another to snap up Hazard ahead of his price rises. With two top 500 finishes already in his previous ten seasons, he looks well placed to march further up the rankings and challenge for the title.
Chris Greene dips from ninth to tenth after a disastrous Gameweek 11, which saw him finish with a below average score of 50 and drop to 65,999 in the overall FPL standings. A Gameweek 4 wildcard offered a short-term boost, helping his rank move from 82,446 to 25,525 but that proved to be his season high point, with four red arrows to follow. Ditching Eden Hazard for one of his two hits this season in Gameweek 6, in a move that also saw Sergio Aguero come in, was another instrumental Gameweek. This saw him initially rise to 26,996 but then slip down the rankings.
Chris is among the late bloomers in the HoF, finishing in the top 5,000, including three top 1,000 ranks, in the last six seasons. In the previous four seasons, 69,993 was his highest season position.
Among former FPL winners, last year’s champion Dimitri Nicolaou is having a torrid season. He slips from 1,357 to 3,407 in the HoF and is currently languishing at 1,524,376 in the overall rankings. Dimitri has taken nine hits so far and wildcarded in Gameweek 6 to no avail.
Tom Fenley, 2013/14’s winner, has also fallen down the HoF, from 488th to 673rd. He is currently 394,857th in the overall FPL standings. His Gameweek 8 wildcard saw him earn three red arrows in a row.
FPL champion of 2014/15 Simon March (aka Dufflinks) is another to fall, from 61st to 128th, after finishing Gameweek 11 with a rank of 333,085. As with Tom his Gameweek 8 wildcard also worsened his season, attracting three red arrows.
Among our Moderators and Contributors Evs is top placed at 14th, up seven places on his 2015/16 Career HoF ranking. Currently at 52,906th he has remained within the top 100,000 throughout the season and wildcarded in Gameweek 6.
Mark is the FFScout team’s second highest ranked FPL manager, moving from 49th to 27th. He is ranked 43,131st in FPL and has remained within the top 100,000 since Gameweek 7.
Hall of Fame FAQ
How is my rating calculated?
The “HoF Rating” is based on your points scores from previous FPL seasons, with the latest season, weighted the heaviest and each corresponding season weighted at roughly 70% that of the previous season. So, in other words, those who performed best in 2014/15 will receive a bigger HoF Rating boost from those who did best in 2007/08. The “HoF Ranking” even allows for those with missing years, adapting the formula accordingly to allow to rank alongside the veterans of the FPL.
How do I join the Hall of Fame
Simply sign up to our leagues next season, either the Fantasy Football Scout Classic League or if you’re a member, the Members Classic League – the code will be available on the dashboard of the Members Area once the FPL game re-opens for registration.
How do I find myself in the Hall of Fame?
The search box at the top of the ranking tables allows you to search by surname or by FPL id.
What if I don’t want to be listed?
Either notify us via email@example.com or simply leave the Fantasy Football Scout league, and you’ll be removed on the next update.
When does the Hall of Fame get updated?
The Career table is available to all and is updated at the end of each season to display the latest rankings. The Live version of the Hall of Fame is updated every week to use the latest season data.