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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. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Pick one

    a. Sanchez lallana giroud
    b. ozil sterling kane

    1. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      You know it's a. HM, it really is 😉

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 14 days ago

        lol I know, B just has more differentials

        1. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Let Giroud be your differential, don't be betting against Sanchez this week, way too risky.

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Sanchez back in. Thoughts on Sterling over Lallana?

            1. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 14 days ago

              I think both are good options atm. Not much in it, maybe on balance Liverpool do seem a bit better, Klopp has a better way about him with the players. Lallana just, but Sterling's okay too.

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 months, 14 days ago

                Cheers

            2. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 14 days ago

              What were Lallana scores before last week? I know the answer but are people not interested because of last game blank?

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 months, 14 days ago

                Actually more cause of the upcoming fixtures.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Ozil is just pointless

    3. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      A. No brainer.

    4. F Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      A and captain Giroud, that way you are not betting against Sanchez and have the full power of a differential without the need of going without potentially the main player of the next 4 weeks.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Giroud or Kane? Will also cap whoever I get

        1. F Society
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 months, 14 days ago

          If you have the funds for Kane, it's hard to argue against him being the better move.

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Have the funds,, leaning towards Kane. Cheers

  2. davies
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Which defender to complete this defence? (Preferably under 5.0)

    Heaton Pickford*
    Baines Brunt _____ Friend Amat

    Ake was the one until THAT happened...

    1. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Okay, you want exciting defenders don't you? Adam Smith is your man, he should be back @RB. 4.7 is good value.

      1. davies
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Prefer him in defence instead of OOP?

        Looks like dropping in price too - just wish I had him for this week..

        1. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Well, he was more productive @RB than RW wasn't he? I have exactly what you have at the back lol
          I'm doing AOA because I have Barnes, I knew this kind of week was coming that's why I didn't "waste" it. I'll waste it this week and sort the defence out later. Baines, Brunt & Friend are okay after this week for a while.

          1. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 months, 14 days ago

            ps, a BOU def will come in handy 28 & 29, with your set-up 😉

            1. davies
              9 months, 14 days ago

              Haha well your planning has helped me - so cheers!

              Valencia > Smith looks likely next week I reckon..

              1. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 months, 14 days ago

                I'll have to wait to get my BOU def in, I can't stretch to ASmith unfortunately unless he drops and stays @4.6 for a few weeks, unlikely. It'll be Francis here, wish me well 😉

    2. Karan14 - (Balegium)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Chambers/Gibson safe picks for clean sheets. But not so much attacking threat.

      1. davies
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Got Friend, not interested in double Boro

    3. rawk23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Adam Smith / PvA / Face Jones

      1. davies
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Got Valencia atm but a downgrade to Smith/Jones looks good

        1. Dark_Mata
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Alas smith and jones... just sayin'

    4. Birds of Prey
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Pieters

  3. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Only one trade planned for next week at this stage. Brunt looks "essential". Probably for Holebas

    1. Dingo.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      No one is "essential".

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      That's why I used quotes

  4. Dingo.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 14 days ago

    I'll be out of town this weekend which will be a nice change and will have no reception.

    Any moves i could make or save? Bench is ok?

    Heaton
    Alonso / Baines / Friend
    Sanchez / Hazard / Eriksen / Lallana / Phillips
    Ibrahimovic / Defoe

    Pickford / Pieters / McAuley / Diamonde

    1ft, 1.4itb

    1. Karan14 - (Balegium)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Save FT.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Get rid of Hazard 😀

      1. Dingo.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 14 days ago

        No chance.

      2. BDA Shadow
        9 months, 14 days ago

        But Costa is gold, right?

        1. Dingo.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Not for me.

          1. BDA Shadow
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Me either. Really wish I had him up till now, but since I don't I can't see myself getting for probably the rest of the season. Prefer the home game Hazard captain option.

  5. ddfc
    9 months, 14 days ago

    I'd like to do:

    Ake & de Roon >> Chambers & Stanislas ... with a few GWs lookahead (have exact money)

    If I do it now its for (-4) ... but if I wait they're bound to rise and the others drop...

    Thoughts???

    Thanks

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I got Stanislas but as 4th mid. I have Forshaw as bench fodder never play unless needed. I'm holding Ake to see what happens next game

    2. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Ake's nowhere near a drop and DR is rising towards 4.5.
      Stan has already risen and if you go for Friend, you have no immediate worries about rises or falls, relax.

      1. ddfc
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Ok great thanks I'll hold this week

  6. ddfc
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Question, my mate just messaged me saying he made 8 changes and clicked confirm without activating his wildcard (-32)... if he now activates his wildcard will the hits clear??

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

      of course when he makes another transfer.

    2. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Yes it would

    3. Jacky boy
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Yes

    4. Dark_Mata
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Haha your 'mate'? 😉

      1. ddfc
        9 months, 14 days ago

        hehe... yes!! i'm saving mine for DGW... he doesnt know thats the thing to do hehe

  7. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Hazard in the last chance saloon

    1. BDA Shadow
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Wish the Hull game was before the Leicester game. If he fails Hull at home it's the ultimate gtfo. Leicester on the other hand are very unpredictable; could be a super easy game (albeit with Hazard's away sickness), or could be one of the tougher games all season. I don't think I could ever sell him right before that Hull game though..

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Like the bonanza I got with triple Spurs at home to Hull

    3. ddfc
      9 months, 14 days ago

      2 last chance saloons

  8. Jacky boy
    9 months, 14 days ago

    How many games would you wait to see whether ake will start or not ?

    1. Toure The Route
      9 months, 14 days ago

      2

    1. robdag
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Will be interesting if there is a BGW where only 4-5 games are played.

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

        Those who prepare for them and DGWs will be fine.

  9. Le fabuleux Maurice
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Who would you bench out of these?

    Valencia (LIV)
    Baines (MCI)
    Phillips (tot)

    Cheers!

    1. Delhidሃልሃልnmo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Baines

    2. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Can see Phillips doing a lot of donkey work tracking back, give him a rest this week.

  10. jman10
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Any moves i could make or save?
    AOA?
    Worried I won't get 11 players playing even.

    Grant
    Alonso / Jones / Ake
    Sanchez / Walcott / Eriksen / Lallana / Phillips
    Ibrahimovic / Kane

    Foster / McAuley / Diamonde / Amat

    0ft, 0.6itb

    1. Man Chest Hair United
      9 months, 14 days ago

      why wouldn't you have 11? Nice team . McCauley most likely will come in for Ake

      1. jman10
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Walcott, Amat, Ake all doubts

  11. UptheBlues
    9 months, 14 days ago

    1. Why are Holgate and Browning rising according to the price changes? have i missed something?
    2. On a wildcard, is it advisable to have a chelsea attacker?
    3. What is the best route into the tottenham defence? rose or walker?

    1. jman10
      9 months, 14 days ago

      3. Walker as Rose on 8 yellows

    2. Man Chest Hair United
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I would still think Costa is worth investing in. Holgate has a chance of game time Rose is best option despite the 8 cards

      1. Dark_Mata
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Reckon holgate might secure a start soon?

  12. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Lallana or Sterling on WC? Liv has some tough fixtures coming up

    1. Man Chest Hair United
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I would get Walcott

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 14 days ago

        you think he starts this weekend?

        1. Man Chest Hair United
          9 months, 14 days ago

          I think so

  13. Sonic Huth
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Friend vs Chambers?

    1. Man Chest Hair United
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Friend has better attacking threat but Chambers seems more nailed

      1. Sonic Huth
        9 months, 14 days ago

        The exact reason I'm not able to decide b/w the 2. Will get rid of Ake for them if he does not play

        1. Man Chest Hair United
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Friend is the better pick IMO

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Is Chambers more nailed now Ayala is back?

  14. M_NUS United Force
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Hello everyobe, i have a question. Which GW is the last GW than i can use january wildcard ?

    1. Man Chest Hair United
      9 months, 14 days ago

      can use it right up until the last game week

    2. McQueen
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Haha, good one. That was years ago. Now you have one until the end of the season.

  15. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Does TM have Barton as 5th mid?

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

      Are you ok?

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Yes, Sir.

        How are you?

      2. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Hey TM. Is the mobile version of the site okay? I am facing a problem. The comments and articles section on the right is not working properly.

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

          Clear history and browser data fixes it in settings.

          1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Thanks TM. It's okay now.

        2. karvs155
          9 months, 14 days ago

          I am facing the same problem, it's annoying. You are using Google Chrome, right? When I use my "ordinary" browser (I have Samsung), it works.

          1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Yes.

  16. Scotty B
    9 months, 14 days ago

    On my WC which option is best? Other defs Baines, Pieters, Chambers

    A Cech Jaku Mee Walker
    B Heaton Foster Ake Walker
    C Heaton Boruc McAuley Vertonghen
    D Courtois Jaku Ward Vertonghen
    E Cech Jaku Brunt Vertonghen

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      F. Heaton Robinson Brunt Rose or Toby A (if you can afford)

    2. Karan14 - (Balegium)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Grant - Randolph - Brunt - Walker if you can afford.

      1. Scotty B
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks. Already got Pieters though so wouldn't want double Stoke defence

    3. LE GOD-HunGaryNeville(C)
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Heaton Juku Brunt Rose?

      1. Scotty B
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Rose 2 bookings away from 2 game ban but yes could afford it

        1. LE GOD-HunGaryNeville(C)
          9 months, 14 days ago

          I am aware of this but still think Rose is worth it imo

  17. Legomané
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Heaton (SOU)
    Alonso (lei) Pieters (sun) Smith(hul) Valencia (LIV)
    San(c)hez (swa) Eriksen (WBA) Alli(v) (WBA) Phillips (tot)
    Aguero (eve) Ibrahimovic (LIV)

    *Pickford(4.1)(STK) *Origi(6.7)(mun) de Roon (wat) *Collins(4.2)(CPL)

    0 FT, 0.8 ITB.

    A. G2G? look at Brunt or Rondon next week.
    B. (-4) Origi > Benteke/Wilson/Negredo?
    C. Or, can anyone suggest any decent (-8) options to upgrade Origi?

    Thoughts much appreciated as always. Cheers.

  18. Papamoa Fc
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone else going Aguero captain? I think Swansea will have a bit of fight in them with new manager syndrome! Really don't see WBM being pushovers either... Everton not in the best of form...

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Have you seen the last hot topic?

      1. Papamoa Fc
        9 months, 14 days ago

        No sorry. You mean the last article?

        1. Papamoa Fc
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Ah just read it there. I'm swapping from Sanchez to Kun that's my mind made up

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 months, 14 days ago

            A dangerous week to lose Sanchez. Have you got any Arsenal players?

            1. Papamoa Fc
              9 months, 14 days ago

              Not losing him just changing the armband I own both him and Kun

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 months, 14 days ago

                Ah. Good luck then.

                Hopefully Pep can be trusted to start him.

          2. Athletico Timbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            9 months, 14 days ago

            I wouldn't pay too much attention to that HT tbh. Everton have been poor for 3 months with him in the side and his performances have dropped considerably in that time.

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 14 days ago

              True. But he is a huge miss. Probably their player of the season.

          1. Papamoa Fc
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Thank you. What way to line up my defence this coming GW? Can't bench Baines surely and I'm stuck with Ake this week.

            Alonso, Ake, Baines, Jones, Amat

    2. Athletico Timbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Great pick I think. Unfortunately my tactic this season is to go with the poll leader but it's times like this were I'm tempted to change. He's the best choice IMO.

    3. LE GOD-HunGaryNeville(C)
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Very tempted. Close between him and Sanchez. Currently on Kun tho.

  19. Scotty B
    9 months, 14 days ago

    My current defence:-
    Heaton Foster
    Walker Ake Chambers Baines Pieters

    On a WC should I swap my GK's to Cech/Jaku a cheaper way into Arsenal defence with their good fixs?
    Then maybe downgrade Walker > Vertonghen & upgrade Ake > McAuley or Brunt?

  20. LE GOD-HunGaryNeville(C)
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Hey all,

    Play
    A - Allen(A Sun) or
    B - Phillips(A spurs)

    Is Allen playing deeper due to Cameron absence? Likely to continue in DM role?

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I'd play Phillips

    2. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      9 months, 14 days ago

      A

    3. Good Times
      9 months, 14 days ago

      allen>stanislas

      1. LE GOD-HunGaryNeville(C)
        9 months, 14 days ago

        🙁 0.0itb .2 short

  21. karvs155
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here?
    Forster Jaku
    Alonso Holebas* Pieters Kingsley Brunt*
    Hazard Sanchez Lallana Stanislas Phillips
    Ibra Costa Diomande

    3 ITB, not sure how to spend yet
    On aguero, spurs mid/def.

    1. LE GOD-HunGaryNeville(C)
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Nothing worth a hit

    2. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Downgrade holebas. Diamond> Defoe

      1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Sorry. No hits. Thought you were on a WC,

        1. karvs155
          9 months, 14 days ago

          But could be worth it in the coming weeks?

          1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Yes surely

  22. thorvaldsson
    9 months, 14 days ago

    What are Albrighton's prospect? Was thinking he could do a job with no Mahrez around?

    1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Gray looks like a much better prospect.

    2. Good Times
      9 months, 14 days ago

      just go with stanislas in fpl terms?

      1. LE GOD-HunGaryNeville(C)
        9 months, 14 days ago

        This

  23. Good Times
    9 months, 14 days ago

    confusing captain choices, currently on kun
    Kun, sanchez,costa? =/

    1. M_NUS United Force
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Im on ibra

      1. Good Times
        9 months, 14 days ago

        hmmm honestly feel liverpool v united gonna be a dull affair

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Mourinho will play for a 0-0. Always does, always will.

          1. The Overthinker - Emre Cana…
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Not when it's a home game.
            And I can see hate, only hate in this comment

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 14 days ago

              No hate. Just bitter experience.

              Jonty said it himself on the scoutcast. Mourinho is the worlds best at nullifying big teams and sucking all the attacking football out of a game.

        2. Good Times
          9 months, 14 days ago

          thats why thinking of playing jones

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Has to be Sanchez doesn't it with his better away form and SWN?

      1. Good Times
        9 months, 14 days ago

        thats the real question, sanchez or kun.....
        sanchez away record speaks for its self, but have that feeling kun's big haul is here =S

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Forget Kun right away.

          Anyone with Kun in their teams right now will not end up in the top 1 million at the end of the season. He sink me - he will sink you too.

          1. Good Times
            9 months, 14 days ago

            but but but my rank is 2k i just got him =S

            1. Good Times
              9 months, 14 days ago

              ive gone for the heavy line up kun ibra costa....my defense is weak but ive always played the game this way, had lukaku at the start of the season instead of costa......

              Really think the big 3 have goals in them and although defoe is a good shout, costa ibra have the consistency while aguero still has explosive output even though this season has probably been his worst, hes scored 10 and one big haul behind defoe....

            2. Jafalad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 14 days ago

              Oh dear. Boot asap. 🙁

          2. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Minus 1.

            1. Jafalad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 14 days ago

              At least you have a couple of points in your favour.

  24. M_NUS United Force
    9 months, 14 days ago

    sorry for im asking again, but we actually have 2 wc's in one year And there is no january wildcard ?

    1. Good Times
      9 months, 14 days ago

      2 wildcards for each half of the season. As of now 1st wildcard has expired and 2nd wildcard is available till the end of the season.

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Correct. One in the first 19 weeks and one in the second.

  25. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Morning guys. What would you do with this lot? 2 ft's burning in my pocket.

    Heaton
    Ake, Jones, Alonso
    Phillips, Antonio, Lallana, Sanchez
    Costa, Ibrahimovic, Aguero

    subs: Foster --- Brunt, Clayton, Holgate --- 2 FT, 0.0 ITB

    A) Ake -> Chambers
    B) Something else, what?

    1. Good Times
      9 months, 14 days ago

      A

      But holgate nailed on is a question, unless hes just an enabler

    2. LE GOD-HunGaryNeville(C)
      9 months, 14 days ago

      A - looks a good transfer due to your defence setup.

      Antonio >> Stan maybe?

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 14 days ago

        A looks like the safe bet to make my defence more solid now that Akes gone back to Chelsea.

    3. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      B. I'd want a Spuds player in that milfield. Ideally, Eriksen.

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 14 days ago

        How you would do it? Lallana and Antonio -> Eriksen and Stanislas could be a possibility. I think I'll keep big 3 forwards for now.

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Antonio would be the one to u/grade..and the Kun the one to boot.

          Anyone with Kun in their teams right now will not finish in the top million this season.

          1. Jam0sh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Well this would no doubt give more balance in midfield. I just don't find your top million reasoning behind this so convincing. It's feels more like challenge accepted -> keep Kun and finish in top 1k 😀

            1. Jafalad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 14 days ago

              Kun will sink you. He did it to me. This is the year of the Milfs. Beef 'em up.

  26. MOULACTICOS
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Advice needed: i need to look at Ake and Origi - willing to keep Ake for now, but who do i get in for Origi? Got 2.3 ITB

    Foster

    Alonso Baines McAuley

    Hazard Phillips Lallana Sanchez

    Ibra (c) Origi Defoe

    Bench: Jaku Ake Capoue Amat

    Thanks for the help!

    1. Good Times
      9 months, 14 days ago

      your option really looks like defoe, which you already have. Would have suggested giroud but honestly no idea how many minutes hes going to get. Giroud probably or lukaku

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Personally I think Costa is essential for this season. He will go on scoring points.

      Costa for Origi and d/grade Baines to a uber.

      1. MOULACTICOS
        9 months, 14 days ago

        If i get Costa, i will have to downgrade Hazard. Not sure if Costa will outscore Hazard this season, Hazard on Penalties as well.

  27. The Overthinker - Emre Cana…
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Gtg?
    Heaton
    Azpi- pieters- bellarin-holebas
    Sanchez(VC)-philips-firmino
    Ibra-defoe(C)-costa

    Bench - jaku,capoue,francis,zaha

    Only thing I would do this week is replace zaha.
    Options I am considering are Antonio, Walcott, snoddy, stan

    1. Good Times
      9 months, 14 days ago

      what is your team value =O? or maybe ive gone crazy

    2. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Zaha to stan

  28. Özil
    9 months, 14 days ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr1tc8r-R1U

    Lovely last year's interview with Ake. Check 1:07 and then 3:48.

    1. Moin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      He want's to be a CDM then..

  29. Moin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 14 days ago

    - Manchester United are continuing talks with Everton over a fee for Morgan Schneiderlin. (Daily Express)
    - Inter Milan are set to rival Manchester United for Roma defender Kostas Manolas. (Daily Express)
    - West Ham are ready to allow goalkeeper Adrian to leave - and want to replace him with England star Joe Hart. (The Sun)
    - Atletico Madrid winger Nicolas Gaitan could be ready for a January loan move to the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)
    - Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem is close to joining Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Star)

    1. Good Times
      9 months, 14 days ago

      COMEBACK JOE!!!!! =D

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Errr....where is the LUFC transfer news? 😉