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Hall of Fame Update – Egersdoff Goes Top

The weekend break for the FA Cup handed us the opportunity to take stock of the latest standings in our Live Hall of Fame, which for the first time since the 2013/14 season, has a brand new leader.

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 and scored via an exclusive algorithm to produce a Hall of Fame rating.

This article 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 20 and can be viewed by Members via this link.

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 it’s creator, 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.

The new leader of the Hall of Fame is Jay Egersdoff, who has a rank of 1,616 in what is his 11th season. His reaching of the summit marks a dramatic ascent that included a move from 15th at the end of last season to third in our last analysis, which was published at the Gamweek 11 stage of the season.

A Gameweek 6 wildcard, that saw him rise from 44,965 to 12,177, has been key to his climb, as has the use of a five-man midfield, with Hull City’s Adama Diomande his makeweight as a third striker. This formation has helped him earn six green arrows in the last eight Gameweeks. In addition he has been careful not to take hits, with just two notched up so far.

His Christmas shopping spree proved particularly effective, with Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic coming in for Gameweek 18 and Leighton Baines of Everton and Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana drafted in ahead of Gameweek 19. His current squad also features Arsenal schemer Alexis Sanchez, Eden Hazard of Chelsea as well as Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson, with West Brom’s Chris Brunt and Chelsea left wing back Marcos Alonso helping out in defence.

With ten seasons under his belt already, seven of which ended with a top 5,000 placing, he has the track record to keep his current billing as Fantasy Football Scout’s best ever FPL manager.

When we last analysed the HoF top ten at the Gameweek 11 stage David Meechan had slipped from fifth to seventh but was already showing signs that he had managed to turn around his season.

A fall to 286,560 in the overall FPL placing in Gameweek 5 was met with the swift use of a wildcard the following week, which shaved more than 200,000 off his rank.

Since then, no less than 10 green arrows have followed and a strong festive fixture schedule saw him rise to a season high rank of 6,417 in Gameweek 20.

David is also not afraid to spend points, with the drafting in of Sergio Aguero and Junior Stanislas for Gameweek 20 marking his seventh hit of the campaign.

As with Jay, David also favours a 3-5-2 formation with Sunderland’s Victor Anichebe taking bench duties. Ibrahimovic is his other striker, with Sanchez and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen among his other successful picks.

Already he looks well placed to achieve his third top 1,000 finish, in this, his tenth season.

Slipping to third place is Ville Ronka, who since the 2013/14 campaign has dominated the Hall of Fame rankings.

His usually successful patient approach has failed to reap rewards this season as he now sits in 108,540 place in the overall FPL rankings, during a campaign that has been peppered with nine red arrows and seen him rack up four Gameweek ranks outside of the top three million.

With no hits taken throughout, arguably his lack of activity in the transfer market has proved costly. His faith in a tried and tested 3-4-3 may have also hindered him, especially as his third striker, Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke, failed to deliver over Christmas. A midfield that includes Sigurdsson and Joe Allen of Stoke City is also looking overdue for a refresh.

If he is going to reclaim top spot and protect an exemplary nine season FPL career, in which his lowest season placing was 4,668th in 2012/13 and has included four top 1,000 finishes, a change of strategy may be required.

Marlen Rattiner remains in the fourth spot he achieved in our Gameweek 11 analysis but has markedly improved his rank from 41,539 to 13,561. A trio of green arrows over the festive fixtures was all the more remarkable considering he ditched Christian Eriksen in Gameweek 19.

Unlike Ville, Marlen has got the most out of a 3-4-3 formation of late, with Salomon Rondon of West Brom his third striker, sitting alongside Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Ibrahomovic. In midfield, Baggies winger Matt Phillips has proved a shrewd recent purchase. A fourth top 1,000 finish in this, his ninth season, looks well within his grasp.

This is proving a breakout season for Bruce Savage, who was in 19th place in the Hall of Fame at the end of last season and has risen from sixth to fifth place since Gameweek 11 this term.

A Gameweek 6 Wildcard provided a kick-start for his season and saw him rise 200,000 places to 65,308. He reached the top 10,000 in Gameweek 8, where he has stayed ever since. A current rank of 2,649 came after an excellent Gameweek 20 score of 78, in which he took two risky gambles.

Firstly, he removed Ibrahimovic and Eden Hazard, for his fourth hit of the season, to bring in Red Devil Paul Pogba and Aguero.

Secondly, and perhaps most significantly, he used his triple captain chip on the Manchester City striker, a move that could prove costly when double Gameweeks come along. This is his eleventh season in a career that includes three top 1,000 finishes.

Another enjoying a strong campaign is Sir Edo Nygren, who was just 66th in the HoF rankings at the end of 2015/16 before rising eighth in Gameweek 11 and sixth spot after Gameweek 20. He is our highest placed manager at 287 and, on his current form, could even push for top spot at the end of the season. He certainly looks to have cemented an eighth top 5,000 finish in his 11 season career.

As with Jay and David, a 3-5-2 formation has been key to his success, allowing him to have a midfield of Eriksen, Pogba, Lallana, Sanchez and Allen, with the latter perhaps the only weak link.

Up front, Sergio Aguero was installed for Gameweek 20 and joined Liverpool’s Divock Origi and Diomande, who takes up bench duties. He has managed to keep hits to a minimum this campaign, taking just three so far, and has been a regular fixture in the top 1,000 since Gameweek 8, with Gameweek 13’s rank of 79 his best to date.

In seventh sits Grant Barclay, who was 69th in the HoF at the end of the 2015/16 season. He is the top 10’s second highest placed manager, with a Gameweek 20 overall rank of 375 and is in his seventh season in a career that has seen him finish in the top 5,000 three times.

He is another to go easy on the hits, with just three taken so far, and also used a Gameweek 6 wildcard well to propel himself into the top 100,000.

In addition, he is among the top ten’s 3-5-2 advocates, with Aguero and Ibrahomovic up top and Hazard, Sanchez and Tottenham’s Dele Alli among his midfield stars. He was ahead of the curve regarding the Spurs man, after drafting him in back in Gameweek 14.

Peter Kouwenberg is still struggling to move up the overall FPL rankings.

He moved from third in the HoF at the end of last season, to fifth in Gameweek 11 and has now dipped to eighth. His overall rank has remained steady within the top 100,000 since Gameweek 10 and he now sits in 45,792 place, unable to make a breakthrough into the top 10,000.

Arguably hits have been an issue, with 14 taken so far, but a respectable Gameweek 20 score of 65 should give him hope he can recapture the good form that has seen him finish in the top 500 on two occasions over his 11 season career.

He currently has Origi as his third striker, but it remains to be seen whether he will switch to a 3-5-2 formation. His faith in fixtures over form may also change, as in Gameweek 20 he benched Eriksen and his 11 point haul for the Spurs man’s home clash with Chelsea.

One of the highest climbers in our Gameweek 11 updates was Mark Mansfield, who leapt from 109th to ninth place in the HoF. It is a spot he retains, after finishing Gameweek 20 with an overall rank of 772. A lack of hits is a feature of his strategy, with just four taken so far.

Mark’s strong midfield of Hazard, Sanchez, Eriksen and Phillips should ensure he retains a high placing. He will also be hoping that new recruit Aguero can avoid further red cards, although he also has Ibrahimovic to add some consistency to his three-man frontline, that also features Origi.

Glynn Sherwood (aka Spectrum) takes tenth place to join our group of successful Fantasy veterans, after finishing in 36th in the Hall of Fame at the end of last season. This is Glynn’s 11th campaign over a career that has included five top 10,000 finishes and a 133 placing in 2014/15.

Glynn has taken just four hits this season and is currently 16,207 in the overall rankings. Origi is Glynn’s third striker in a 3-4-3 formation, which includes Eriksen, Hazard, Sanchez and Gameweek 20 new recruit Phillips in midfield, with Costa and Ibrahimovic in attack.

Notable Mentions

Last year’s champion Dimitri Nicolaou‘s torrid season continued over Christmas with Gameweek 20 seeing him slip out of the top 2,000,000 in the overall rankings for the first time.

Tom Fenley, 2013/14’s winner, is fairing better. He is currently 127,825 in the overall FPL standings, a considerable improvement on his Gameweek 11 rank of 394,857, and is now 407th in the live HoF.

However, FPL champion of 2014/15 Simon March (aka Dufflinks), is struggling to improve on his Gameweek 11 rank of 333,085 and now sits in 393,729 position.  This has seen him slip to 171th in the live HoF.

Mark is the FFScout team’s  highest ranked FPL manager, after finishing the festive fixture run in 26,327 position in the overall rankings, his highest rank so far. That takes him to up to 26th in the live HoF.

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, either the Fantasy Football Scout Classic League (see home page for code) or if you’re a member, the Members Classic League (see Members home page for code).

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 support@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk 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.

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  1. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Price Changes - 10th January 2017

    🔼 Stanislas, Phillips

    1. NATSTER
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Oh, Stanislas

        I thought I would have one more day to think.

      • scootadee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 14 days ago

        thanks tm, 1 up 🙂

      • Somnus84
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Stan wasn't at 100 on fplstatistics. Took the risk to hold off. Backfired

          1. Ruth_NZ
              5 months, 14 days ago

              FFF is much better this season. I don't even look at FPLS any more.

        • Kuntheman-★Silva²★
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Would love for Chelsea to line up their five at the back like:
            Cahill David Luiz Ake
            Azpilicueta Alonso

            1. Kuntheman-★Silva²★
                5 months, 14 days ago

                Gosh that was odd formatting. Either way, Azpi RWB, Alonso LWB

              • scootadee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 months, 14 days ago

                that would be ideal as an azpi owner, would then get ake too 🙂

            2. rainy
                5 months, 14 days ago

                New Players:

                Gabriel Fernando de Jesus - Man City, 9.0, Forward
                Joey Barton - Burnley, 4.5, Midfielder
                Ademola Lookman - Everton, 5.5, Midfielder
                Wilfred Ndidi - Leicester, 5.0, Midfielder
                Rudy Gestede - Middlesbrough, 5.0, Forward

                1. rainy
                    5 months, 14 days ago

                    Parm posted these earlier, adding here for the overnight crowd 🙂

                    1. Jethrik
                        5 months, 14 days ago

                        Thanks Rainy, from one of the overnight crowd.

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      5 months, 14 days ago

                      8 hours late 😛

                      1. rainy
                          5 months, 14 days ago

                          delete it if you like 🙂

                      2. Kuntheman-★Silva²★
                          5 months, 14 days ago

                          Gabriel Jesus is 9.0? That's insane.

                          1. bigbudgie
                              5 months, 14 days ago

                              Insane good or insane bad?!

                          2. NATSTER
                              5 months, 14 days ago

                              Thank you. Is it that Joey Barton ?

                              Gestede at 5.0 looks interesting.

                              1. rainy
                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                  That is indeed the (in)famous Joey Barton

                                • Kiwivillan
                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                    He's rubbish unless you get the ball on his head in the box against crappy defence. I've seen lampposts with more guile

                                  • scootadee
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                    not if you've watched villa games...

                                    1. NATSTER
                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                        I see.

                                        1. scootadee
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                          maybe with better service but he wasnt even starting many games in the championship.

                                  • Kiwivillan
                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                      Trump on twitter is like a less eloquent Joey Barton

                                    • noquarternt
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                      Lol 9.0. Insanity.

                                      1. BananaNose Maldonado
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                        Seems about right to me. They have to price him how he should be priced if he becomes a regular starter.

                                        1. noquarternt
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                          Should be Iheanacho or Bony's price. 7.0.

                                          1. BananaNose Maldonado
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                            I think he is of a higher class than Iheanacho. If he was only 7.0 and Aguero got injured everybody would add him, so that has to figure into the pricing. You have to make the decision difficult for owners.

                                            1. noquarternt
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                              Everyone jumped on Nacho and got in trouble. It's hard with new pricing though. They got Ibra spot on, but jokers like Sane way off.

                                  • Roberto Baggio
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                    Which 3 defenders to start this coming gw
                                    1.Baines (vs city H)
                                    2.Rose (WBA H)
                                    3. Daniels (Hull A)
                                    4. Chambers (Wat A)
                                    5. Brunt (Tot A)

                                    Thanks

                                    1. Hoolahan and the Others
                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                        Daniels chambers rose

                                      • scootadee
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                        that is too good of a defence you'll have this problem every week!

                                        2 and 3 definitely, brunt and baines both have great attacking potential. id say baines, just.

                                        1. Roberto Baggio
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                          I don't mind the problem. Bench boost chip to be used when I have the chance

                                          1. Kiwivillan
                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                              So not a DGW when most effective?

                                        2. Roberto Baggio
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                          So it comes down to chambers or Baines

                                          1. scootadee
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                            chambers likely get a cs, but with baines attacking potential i guess its what you prefer

                                      • Ks Kavalry
                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                          Think I should play the pointless AOA this week?
                                          A) Yes, Deroon comes in, look lively v lei last game
                                          B) No, play Alonso, Smith, Jones. (Barragan, Evans)

                                        • kalmoffit
                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                            Doesn't seem much point getting Baines because he has penalties when they aren't being given any.

                                            1. BDA Shadow
                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                I think that's something people always overlook, but there's always a chance right. Baines in particular should get plenty of assists as well and a fair amount of bonus. Maybe a clean sheet here and there.

                                              • Balance
                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                  Even if Baines only get 1 pen in the next 18 games, that's 7 pts (assuming he gets 1 bonus) in 18 games or 0.4 ppg.

                                                  He also has good assist potential. Comparable with other 5.0 def (maybe Daniels is as good or better).

                                                  Why do you think that's not worth it?

                                                  1. kalmoffit
                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                      It's Everton that are unconvincing. If they can improve, fair enough.

                                                  2. BananaNose Maldonado
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                    He already scored two this season. That's another 14-16 points or so depending on bonus points. Not inconsequential.

                                                  3. Netley Lucas
                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                      That's not true though is it? In the 14 games he's played he's taken 3 pen's. In fact he's scored 2 pen's in his last 7 games, which suggests the frequency is actually increasing?

                                                  4. PEPSIMAN
                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                      Ake to which defender? 2.9itb

                                                      Current ones:
                                                      Alonzo, Brunt, Jones, Amt, Ake

                                                      1) Baines
                                                      2) Rose
                                                      3) Friend (for saving money for next week transfer)
                                                      4) VVD
                                                      5) save

                                                      1. Hoolahan and the Others
                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                          Walker?

                                                        • scootadee
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                          yeah walker or rose. i prefer walker but rose has less ownership

                                                        • kalmoffit
                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                            5

                                                          • Kiwivillan
                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Save. What if he ends up starting?

                                                          • davies
                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Where to get some Liverpool into my team for next weeks plum fixture?

                                                              Heaton Pickford
                                                              Baines Valencia Brunt Friend Amat
                                                              Sanchez Hazard Eriksen Phillips Capoue
                                                              Ibra Costa Defoe

                                                              I'm looking at either Valencia > Clyne, Hazard > Coutinho or Capoue > Can...

                                                              1. davies
                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                  Or just ignore Liverpool for the time being...

                                                                  1. Parm
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                    Yeah, leave it for now, don't understand the LFC tilt right now.

                                                                    1. davies
                                                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                        Swansea & Hull in the next 4 I presume

                                                                • Parm
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                  Gabriel Jesus is probably overpriced at £9.0m but when Aguero goes in for a jumpy two footer at some point and gets a 6 game ban at least we'll have a replacement level option(evil stares at Ian Nacho)

                                                                  1. Kiwivillan
                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                      Don't remember anyone complaining about Mhki price

                                                                      1. JustPark
                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                          23 goals and 26 assist during his last season at Dortmund, unlikely I guess.

                                                                      2. Kuntheman-★Silva²★
                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                          My personal hunch is that we lineup as:
                                                                          -------------Bravo---------------
                                                                          Sagna-Otamendi-Stones-????
                                                                          ---Toure----KDB-------?????
                                                                          Sterling---Aguero----Jesus

                                                                          ???? is between Clichy and Kolarov, ????? is between Silva, Fernando, Zabaleta.

                                                                          1. Parm
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            Not sure about that. Fernandinho is the cog of the team(I know he's suspended) and he usually has Silva/Yaya alongside him. One of KdB/Gabriel will play behind Aguero with the other off the left wing. Bare in mind you also have Gundogan who will return later in the year and Sané/Nolito as wide replacements. Pep's tactical flexibility with regards to formations/systems/players means that Kun is the only viable one for me(Maybe Kolarov during a nice run of fix).

                                                                            1. Kuntheman-★Silva²★
                                                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Well, I was talking about the current lineups. Knowing Pep, if he wanted to cram everyone on the field (when everyone is fit) we'd probably be looking at:
                                                                                __________Bravo___________
                                                                                _____Stones-Otamendi-Kompany___
                                                                                ______Fernandinho_Gundogan_____
                                                                                Sterling_____De Bruyne______Silva
                                                                                _______Aguero___Jesus_______

                                                                                1. Parm
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                  Pep is way more complex than you or I but I don't think Silva will be playing in a wide area or Kompany as a left sided centre back.

                                                                          2. Ogie
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            I think £9m is not too bad considering he will be playing up front for City and getting good service from the midfielders like Silva KDB and Aguero

                                                                            He replaces Sterling in the squad imo and i think he will might start against Swansea in gw24

                                                                          3. noquarternt
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            This Jesus won't even play. You've all been playing too much Fifa/FM.

                                                                        • Kuntheman-★Silva²★
                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            How is this team looking, lads?

                                                                            Heaton (Robinson)
                                                                            Alonso Baines Brunt (Ake, Chambers)
                                                                            Sanchez(c) Alli Lallana Phillips (De Roon)
                                                                            Aguero(vc) Ibrahimovic Giroud
                                                                            0.0 in the bank

                                                                            1. Kiwivillan
                                                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Good. WC?

                                                                                1. Kuntheman-★Silva²★
                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    Yes sir.

                                                                                2. Kiwivillan
                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    I have Alonso and Ake but not sure I'd keep if on WC with uncertainty over starting

                                                                                  • Kiwivillan
                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                      I suppose your dammed if you do damned if you don't though.

                                                                                    • Parm
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                      Decent, Aké needs chucking but you know that. Also think it might be time to move on Alonso.

                                                                                      1. Kuntheman-★Silva²★
                                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                          Got Alonso for a wonderful value. Going to hold until further evidence...in which case I'm dropping him and Ake and picking two 5.3+ defenders.

                                                                                          Conte screwed me over big time.

                                                                                    • Sadio
                                                                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                        On a wildcard...

                                                                                        What Spurs defender would you go for?

                                                                                        Currently leaning towards Toby as a differential.

                                                                                        1. Kuntheman-★Silva²★
                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            Rose for me, Toby after that.

                                                                                          • kalmoffit
                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                              Rose

                                                                                            • Kiwivillan
                                                                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                Vertonghen for value. Rose by a mile if not for threat of 2 game ban if another 2 YC

                                                                                              • Sharpe Shuffle
                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                  Toby is due a goal or two. Rose would be the sensible option

                                                                                                • gbpearce
                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                    just remember that Rose is on 8 yellows

                                                                                                    1. gbpearce
                                                                                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                        sorry, Kiwivillan already said that

                                                                                                  • Benetekkers
                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                      Thinking about upcoming transfers:

                                                                                                      Heaton / Pickford
                                                                                                      Friend / Alonso / Ake / Amat / Jones
                                                                                                      Sanchez / Phillips / Hazard / Alli / Lallana
                                                                                                      Ibra / Costa / Anichebe

                                                                                                      A. Hazard/Lallana --> Sterling
                                                                                                      B. Lallana --> Walcott
                                                                                                      C. Hazard + Anichebe --> Sterling + Rondon
                                                                                                      D. Any suggestions? Red arrows the past few weeks

                                                                                                      1. badgerboy
                                                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                          Apart from Ake, Amat and Anichebe your team looks really good! Stay patient the greens will come!

                                                                                                      2. JustPark
                                                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                          Guess buying a defender for a hit and hoping for clean sheet point on gw21 are not a good plan, is it?

                                                                                                          1. Parm
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                            What's the move?

                                                                                                            1. JustPark
                                                                                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                Planned on bringing Ake for short-mid term move. Glad didn't hit the button early.

                                                                                                                1. Parm
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                  Just leave it for now then, unless you have to fund a move.

                                                                                                                  1. JustPark
                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                      Yep. A defensive move looks unlikely now.

                                                                                                              • TorresMagic™
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                You might not get around to doing the defender transfer otherwise.

                                                                                                                1. JustPark
                                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                    Just can't see CS in gw21 except for attacking point which is unlikely for a budget,

                                                                                                              • Parm
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                "Don't get Defoe, he only scores penalties!"

                                                                                                                Premier League appoint Mike Dean to this weekend's Sunderland vs Stoke fixture

                                                                                                                *banned shrug emoticon*

                                                                                                                1. FPL blues
                                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                    At 7.8m we've missed the boat no??

                                                                                                                2. tm370
                                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                    Wildcard drafts - which one looks better?:

                                                                                                                    A) Heaton, Robinson,
                                                                                                                    Rose, Baines, Brunt, Pieters, Chambers
                                                                                                                    Sanchez, Eriksen, Ali, Philips, HAZARD,
                                                                                                                    Ibra, Defoe, BARNES

                                                                                                                    B Heaton, Robinson,
                                                                                                                    Rose, Baines, Brunt, DANIELS, Chambers
                                                                                                                    Sanchez, Eriksen, Ali, Philips, STANISLAS,
                                                                                                                    Ibra, Defoe, GIROUD

                                                                                                                    The issue with B is the clear benching headaches, and that is a little more difficulty to move around. Although I think I prefer B

                                                                                                                    1. Parm
                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                      I like A. Barnes is a sneaky pick.

                                                                                                                    2. FPL blues
                                                                                                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                        I like b

                                                                                                                      • BDA Shadow
                                                                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                          a

                                                                                                                        • Dark_Mata
                                                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                            What a team. Def formidable. You'll miss Aguero and Liv players perhaps but wtf, nice one

                                                                                                                          • gbpearce
                                                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                              B

                                                                                                                              1. tm370
                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Cheers guys!

                                                                                                                            • Four Four Boyz
                                                                                                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                Just had a quick look at Liverpool's fixtures...their end to the season is insanely good. If they can progress in the cup, and still stand a shot at the title, just think of the DGW assets!?

                                                                                                                                1. noquarternt
                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Hah...do you remember last season's rotation?

                                                                                                                                  1. Four Four Boyz
                                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                      Oh yeh haha memory of a goldfish here!

                                                                                                                                    • Parm
                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                      Which is why the chance of a title bit is important.

                                                                                                                                      1. Four Four Boyz
                                                                                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                          Indeed. Personally think they will still be in the mix (which is annoying as a gooner, who I think definitely won't be)

                                                                                                                                    • TorresMagic™
                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                      Rotation assets?

                                                                                                                                      1. Four Four Boyz
                                                                                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                          Good point! Won't stop me tripling up, wildcard, triple captain the lot haha.

                                                                                                                                    • JustPark
                                                                                                                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                        Proud of my fellow countrymen on winning the Puskas award! That's probably the only positive, global recognition of our national football for the past half century. Hoping for better future.

                                                                                                                                        1. JustPark
                                                                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                            *man

                                                                                                                                          • Fir-Ma-La-Nho
                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                            Well done Malaysia

                                                                                                                                          • Dark_Mata
                                                                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                              Congratulations

                                                                                                                                          • FPL blues
                                                                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                              Help on this team of misfits please

                                                                                                                                              Am on row of 8 red arrows 🙁

                                                                                                                                              Heaton / Pickford
                                                                                                                                              Azpi, Alonso, nyom, (peters, amat)
                                                                                                                                              Haz, sanchez, Philips, lallana (can)
                                                                                                                                              Origi, IBRA, Kane

                                                                                                                                              0.2m ITB 1 FT

                                                                                                                                              Too many issues and lacking form players - Alli, eriksen, giroud

                                                                                                                                              1. FPL blues
                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  @TM u keeping origi

                                                                                                                                                  Thinking its bad sign he played the FA cup

                                                                                                                                                  So could do origi & azpi > giroud & chambers for -4?

                                                                                                                                                • Fir-Ma-La-Nho
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  Everybody is guessing this week. My take is to wait until the pressers are done to get a better idea. I would play pieters this week as well. Given a choice between azpil and alonso, will take out azpil first

                                                                                                                                                  1. FPL blues
                                                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Thx mate any other ideas for the team

                                                                                                                                                • Fir-Ma-La-Nho
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  Hello DZ...read alot in here about why Ake was recalled. Not sure if its been mentioned already but would like to offer another perspective having looked at how Chelsea shipped 4 goals in their last 2 games. 3 of those goals shipped came from the right hand zone where Azpil and Moses defends. Stoke's first goal came off Crouch's header into the zone. Spurs' two goals came exactly the same way. Conte would have analysed that future opponents could capitalised on the lack of height in that area if something is not done. Hence the recalled of Ake. It would be entirely plausible to say that either Azpil, Moses or even Alonso might be dropped. Alonso could have defend tighter before those balls came in but chief culprits are Azpil and Moses. Could see a backline of:

                                                                                                                                                  Cahill Luiz Ake
                                                                                                                                                  Azpil/Moses and Alonso

                                                                                                                                                  1. FPL blues
                                                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks I agree I think conte is a defense freak like most Italians so won't be happy with the last few goals conceded

                                                                                                                                                      I've got Alonso n azpi who would u lose first (see team above)

                                                                                                                                                    • Gnu
                                                                                                                                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        It has been speculated as have many theories. One being that the crosser (Eriksen for both Spurs goals) was not closed down by his marker - Matic. A position that Ake would may prefer to play.
                                                                                                                                                        In a nutshell, he's been playing well and provides excellant flexible cover from the bench.
                                                                                                                                                        As an Alonso owner I'm not panicking....yet. 🙂

                                                                                                                                                        1. BananaNose Maldonado
                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                          I agree with this. I still think his most likely spot, for now, is replacing Matic and partnering with Kante at CDM.

                                                                                                                                                          (By the way, if this happens his BPS will be through the roof.)

                                                                                                                                                      • Four Four Boyz
                                                                                                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                          I am not so sure. Prior to this they were storming it and looked solid as a rock. Think that unless the trend continues (don't imagine it will against Leicester or Hull) then the back five will remain unchanged with Ake bench warming / coming on late to shore things up.

                                                                                                                                                          1. Fir-Ma-La-Nho
                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            definitely..two games is a small sample size to analyse on.

                                                                                                                                                        • BDA Shadow
                                                                                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            I can't see Azpi ever losing his place. He's proven time and time again that he's one of the best one v one defenders out there. As far as height goes, it's not like he's 'tiny', just average. Ake is only 1 inch taller... He's also capable of playing on either side which means even if Ake did come in for on that side Azpi could just swap over.

                                                                                                                                                            1. scootadee
                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                              this.
                                                                                                                                                              azpi couldnt be dropped, surely.

                                                                                                                                                            2. Fir-Ma-La-Nho
                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                              Would he be more effective as a wing back?

                                                                                                                                                              1. BDA Shadow
                                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Not sure honestly. I believe Azpi played in midfield a little bit when his career started, but he's definitely always been the more defensive fullback. Ake is yet to be tried there as well, but Moses has been sensatonal so there's no chance he gets dropped.

                                                                                                                                                                  I agree with the comments about the cross; I think Erikson should have been shut down as opposed to winning the header v Alli.

                                                                                                                                                            3. gbpearce
                                                                                                                                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                keeping both Alonso and Ake this week to see what happens.
                                                                                                                                                                More through pure hope that Ake actually slots straight in - i think the chance are very low though.
                                                                                                                                                                two games where they've shipped goals during a tiring festive break isn't the end of the world in my opinion considering there were 10 CS in 11 prior to that.

                                                                                                                                                                1. Fir-Ma-La-Nho
                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Chelsea had the most rest of all the teams. Could it be the case where opponents have anlaysed how to deal with Chelsea? Similar to last year where opponents could counteract Leicester's attacking play.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. gbpearce
                                                                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                      quite possibly, i just want more data to know.

                                                                                                                                                                2. bigbudgie
                                                                                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                    Good post and my gut says Ake has a role to play in first team affairs, but whether it's nailed on started I doubt it. So in essence, I have no friggin clue what Conte is going to do. I own both Alonso and Ake and am holding for now. It's either gonna be really really good or really really bad.

                                                                                                                                                                  • noquarternt
                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                    Interesting analysis. Lots of spots he could take. But to me it looks like a no brainer. Ake is class and if you could have him on your bench/playing by simply recalling him from loan- you'd do it. Gotta remember Zouma as well.

                                                                                                                                                                3. Roberto Baggio
                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Play chambers or Baines this weekend ?

                                                                                                                                                                  1. JustPark
                                                                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Baines I guess. Greater attacking point chance with penalty kick spot duty bonus.

                                                                                                                                                                    • gbpearce
                                                                                                                                                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        Never Bench
                                                                                                                                                                        Never Captain
                                                                                                                                                                        😉

                                                                                                                                                                    • john25
                                                                                                                                                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        Hey guys, since Holebas is now yellow flagged does it mean his value won't drop?

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                            No

                                                                                                                                                                          • Kiwivillan
                                                                                                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                              Yellow flag does nothing to price changes

                                                                                                                                                                          • danman1
                                                                                                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                              2.5m, 1ft.
                                                                                                                                                                              1. Keep Negredo (saving an ft)~ Good fixtures.
                                                                                                                                                                              2. Move for Giroud. (Slight doubt regarding his starting status but surely he gets the nod at this rate)~ Great fixtures, in top form and will get loads of chances.
                                                                                                                                                                              3. Other?

                                                                                                                                                                              Heaton (SOU).
                                                                                                                                                                              Alonso(lei), Walker (WBA), Holebas(MID).
                                                                                                                                                                              Eriksen(WBA), Lallana(mun), Sanchez(swa), Phillips(tot).
                                                                                                                                                                              Ibra(LIV), Negredo(wat), Costa(lei).

                                                                                                                                                                              Pickford(out), Jones (LIV), Whelan (sun, Amat (ARS)..

                                                                                                                                                                              1. badgerboy
                                                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  Giroud potentially has a lot of upside if you think the risk is worth it. I would go for 2 personally.

                                                                                                                                                                              2. badgerboy
                                                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  No. Yellow flag just means more transfers out compared to normal for a a drop. When the flag is removed his NTI/NTO is reset to zero.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. badgerboy
                                                                                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      @John25

                                                                                                                                                                                    • john25
                                                                                                                                                                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                                        So that means more transfers out are needed for his value to drop, correct?

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. badgerboy
                                                                                                                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            Yeah

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ruth_NZ
                                                                                                                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              No. See below.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kiwivillan
                                                                                                                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              Don't think Yellow flag removal resets NTI but not an expert

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. TorresMagic™
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                                                                                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                It does. Red flag removal = price protection.

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. badgerboy
                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                  One of the reasons people get stressy about yellow flags, flags coming off whipe out NTI and affect price rises.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Good to know

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ruth_NZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wrong. Yellow/orange flags have zero effect on change thresholds. They used to have but not any more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    In addition, the drop/rise multipliers that used to mean a 2nd and 3rd rise or drop in a week required more transfers than the 1st rise/drop have gone as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    A player can quite easily get a drop simply from being false flagged when they don't have an injury at all. As has happened more than once this season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        A false flag operation you say? Thanks Obummer!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Freemlan
                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Would you do Carroll --> Giroud for -4pts?

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I did this last week

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Why is Holebas Flagged now

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. TorresMagic™
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                            fever

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Didn't play other because of illness

                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. HurriKane
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              If bayern munich come calling next season will Sanchez stay or leave?

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bayern are favourites for the league and have the power to win cl. Alexis at his prime could be too good of an opportunity to turn down

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. HurriKane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  if so i think muller will leave and he could be a good fit for arsenal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  like ibra he is tailor made for pl imo. hardworking and deadly finisher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • noquarternt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You play too much Football Manager.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. GoodFella93
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Play Heaton (SOU [H]) or Grant (SUN [A])??

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. scootadee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    heaton - burnley are good defensively at home, saints struggling to score

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • delhidynamo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A lot of talk about has been done about Walcott and Giroud not starting together but alongside Giroud, there's been another savior for Arsenal in the last few matches.. Lucas Perez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He had more dribbles (3) than any other player 2 key passes and 3 shots in the match against Preston. 2 Shots and a key pass in the cameo against Bournemouth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He scored a wonder goal against Bournemouth to make it 3-2 and provided a beautiful backheel assist for Giroud's equalizer against Preston.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He's shown himself to be a very viable candidate for the right sided attacking position for Arsenal and I won't be surprised if he nails down a spot in the coming weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That would be bad news for Walcott

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. delhidynamo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            competition for that one spot now

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Welbeck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Walcott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Iwobi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lucas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pretty much

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Nerazzuro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please Help, sliding down the rankings over the last 5 weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Foster - Jaku
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Alonso - Holebas - Amat - Vertonghen - Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            KDB - Haz - Payet - Phillips - Wally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ibra - Rondon - Diomande

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.9 ITB 1FT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            KDB -> Sanchez/Mikhi?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Jafalad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hmm...not surprised with some of those.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That fwd line is far too weak. You need Costa in there. I really do not like cheap fwds and Diomande needs booting asap.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Likewise, Wally, Payet and KGB.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Get in Eriksen, Sanchez and Llalana.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Nerazzuro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    thanks, think ill start by booting kdb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Moeda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Agree - turf KDB and Wally.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hold on Payet for a few weeks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CRY & mid in the next two GWs are pretty tasty and should see some attacking points.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • noquarternt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How can you even compare Mhkitaryan to Sanchez?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Jafalad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Just watching that Pep interview. I am sick to death of these frikkin managers who haven't got the balls to confront the truth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Red card. Back the frikkin ref for gawds sake.