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The Fantasy Football Scout Leagues Round-Up

For the final time, we take a look over the Fantasy Football Scout leagues across a number of games, assessing the lay of the land in light of Tuesday’s last match of 2015/16. With leagues in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), Ultimate Fantasy Premier League, Sky Sports and Sun Dream Team, there’s plenty for us to pore over:

FPL, Fantasy Football Scout League. Winner: Dimitri Nicolaou

Despite being let down by Alexis Sanchez’ six-point armband return at home to Villa, Dimitri Nicolaou still held onto his spot at the summit to clinch the FPL title. His decision to play the All Out Attack Chip backfired when Jurgen Klopp chose to omit Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool’s clash with West Brom, though Arsenal pair Hector Bellerin and Petr Cech chipped in with a combined 17 points as Dimitri finished eight points clear in the overall standings.

Site regular Ed Masters took second in the FFScout league after handing Sadio Mane the armband at home to Palace. The Senegal international racked up 26 points, whilst Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny and Sergio Aguero also picked up points as Ed finished third overall.

Jake Yates earned 70 points despite captaining Sanchez. The likes of Mane, Olivier Giroud and Bellerin all delivered double-figure hauls, with Marcus Rashford also getting amongst the goals in United’s win over Bournemouth on Tuesday night. Jake ended a single point behind Ed in fourth overall.

In fourth spot in the Scout League was Andy Turner. His decision to draft in the ten-point Jordon Ibe proved inspired, whilst Troy Deeney, Bellerin and captain Aguero elevated Andy into eleventh in the world.

Matt Currie took fifth spot in the Scout league after bagging 65 points. He also captained Mane and benefitted from double-ups on Arsenal’s defence (Gabriel and Bellerin bringing in 17 points) and City’s attack, with Aguero and Kelechi Iheanacho serving up 12 points between them.

Thanks to the endeavours of our top five, Fantasy Football Scout finished at the top of the League of Leagues once again.

FPL, FFS Members League. Winner: Ed Masters

Ed Masters also clinched top spot in this season’s members’ league. Known on the site as Mo Mane Mo Problems, he finished the season on 2,444 points, which was 27 points ahead of second-placed Marsel Levi (who took 18th place) and Michael Sheehy, who clinched 36th position on 2,402 points.

Ultimate FPL. Winner: Sultan Osman

Sultan Osman held onto top spot in the Scout league after racking up an impressive 97 points in Gameweek 38. He ended the campaign on 2,898 points – enough to earn him fifth overall – with Imran Rahman (2,850 points, 14th overall) and Richard Harte (2,844 points, 20th overall) completing our top three.

Sky Sports Fantasy Football. Winner: Alan Wood

Alan Wood ran away with top spot in both the Scout league and overall rankings – incredibly, he finished 106 points ahead of his nearest challenger for the crown and walks away with £20,000 for his season’s work.

In the Scout league, Jonathan Bancroft came in second, whilst Dexter Hayes, meanwhile, sat in third on 2429 points – just nine points behind Jonathan. , Trevor Fricker (13th overall) and Barry Grimes (14th) helped complete the top five.

As a result of the performances of our top five, we successfully defended our crown in the “League of Leagues”, which comes with a £2,000 prize. The top five managers in the Fantasy Football Scout table will each receive £400 as a reward.

Sun Dream Team

Jeff Payne finished first in the Scout Sun league on a total of 2321 points (38th overall) –he had Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho on board for Liverpool’s 3-1 Europa League final loss to Sevilla last night. Jeff finished just a couple of points ahead of second-placed David O Byrne, who also had the Reds’ duo on board, whilst Jonathon Bancroft (who had Roberto Firmino for last night’s clash) sat third on 2281 points.

Scout Picks Community Champion

Red Devil was the winner of our Scout Picks challenge, where each week a member of the community was selected by a lottery to go up against our Gameweek selection. By defeating us by 25 points in Gameweek 17, he wins a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Contributors and Moderators League for the following season.

Fantasy Football Scout Cups

Back in April, Leon Harris clinched victory in the Fantasy Football Scout cup final by defeating community regular Numb by 84 points to 69. Leon is the twelfth winner of the trophy and succeeds Mark as the latest on the rostrum.

Ola Svanheld was the latest winner of our Scout Members cup. He got the better of community veteran Rasping Drive in the final by 83 points to 76.

Both cup winners earn £200 of Amazon vouchers, whilst the runners collect £100 Amazon vouchers.

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  1. Magic Hamster
    • 6 Years
    3 years, 1 month ago

    Well, after a long and challenging FPL season I have decided to take an excel based approach this year's Euro's squad selection and base it purely on numbers (and previous matches for lineup probability) - this may fail spectacularly but we shall see! I have aimed to build a squad that requires minimal transfers and (if all goes according to plan) will have minimum 5 players from teams that in round 3 have not qualified from their group and therefore should be playing full strength teams, meaning fewer transfers and the ability to save wildcard. Teams to pick were based on goal scored and conceded during qualifying (had to use French friendlies which is not ideal) and I used ELO rankings to calculate fixture difficulty and likelihood of qualifying before round 3 of the group stage kicks off. I've ended up with

    Pyatov Almer
    Pepe Bonucci Schar Salata Sapunaru
    Behrami Silva Grosicki Pogba
    Kane Yilmaz Muller

    Ideally I wanted to have a midfield that included De Bruyne instead of Behrami (I know, a big swing in player choice!) but that made the defense very challenging!

    Will see how this goes...as I say it could be an epic fail...tournament football is always hard to predict!

    1. Van Klinkert Delarosa
      • 5 Years
      3 years, 1 month ago

      *jotted down*

    2. Mookty
      • 3 Years
      3 years, 1 month ago

      I did this for GW33 to GW38 this season. It failed and I spent GW35 to GW38 reverting my team. It was fun tho so I wish u the best of luck.

  2. Van Klinkert Delarosa
    • 5 Years
    3 years, 1 month ago

    Toying around with the idea of all EPL players for Euro fantasy.

    DDG - Fabianski
    Walker - Fonte - Darmian - Davies - Prodl
    De Bruyne - Martial - Payet - Sigurdsson - Alli
    Kane - Shaqiri - Arnautovic

    Not too shabby.

    1. Latchmere Wave Machine
      • 5 Years
      3 years, 1 month ago

      Folly of the highest order, I wish you much luck.

      1. Van Klinkert Delarosa
        • 5 Years
        3 years, 1 month ago

        Nah, that's not my team. 🙂

    2. El Patron
      • 3 Years
      3 years, 1 month ago

      Casillas will probably start lol.
      Fonte not sure if he starts.
      Martial and Payet competing for the same position, me thinks.
      Your front three is underwhelming, no offence ;).

      1. Van Klinkert Delarosa
        • 5 Years
        3 years, 1 month ago

        Changed to Cech then.
        Changed to Denayer.
        I would think France would start with front both of them + one of Giroud/Griezmann.
        None taken. 😉 You have another PL striker in mind? That's the best I can come up with. lol

    3. Latchmere Wave Machine
      • 5 Years
      3 years, 1 month ago

      A spanish/German version would interest me more

  3. El Patron
    • 3 Years
    3 years, 1 month ago

    My squad right now

    Patricio Kozacik

    Dier(oop) Denayer Cedric Matel Giacherrini(oop, not a starter?)

    Gotze Mak Fabregas Perisic Memushaj

    Griezmann Lewandowski Ronaldo

    1. Latchmere Wave Machine
      • 5 Years
      3 years, 1 month ago

      It works but I wouldn't have any of those in defence (except matel - if he starts!)

      1. El Patron
        • 3 Years
        3 years, 1 month ago

        Matel, Dier and Denayer I feel are good picks, NO?
        Those other two I´m unsure of right now.

        1. Latchmere Wave Machine
          • 5 Years
          3 years, 1 month ago

          Not 100% Denayer/Matel starts. Diers first time in a grown-up tournament in what's turning out to be a bit of an experimental side + he's always got a booking in him..

    2. Van Klinkert Delarosa
      • 5 Years
      3 years, 1 month ago

      Words on the street is Vieirinha ahead of Cedric.

  4. Slartibartfast
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 years, 1 month ago

    Attention please. There has been a new post. Repeat: New post.

    http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2016/05/19/team-of-the-season-christian-fuchs

  5. DD DUBAI
    • 7 Years
    3 years, 1 month ago

    Could someone tell me the scout league code for the euros please! =)

  6. Rupert The Horse
    • 6 Years
    3 years, 1 month ago

    Hello all. Haven't been on for a bit. Any London or even England based players are welcome to come and meet us at the Anglesea Arms in Hammersmith this Sunday at 1pm.

    1. KingNidge
      • 3 Years
      3 years, 1 month ago

      Would certainly if i was anywhere near mate who is going?

  7. Bushman
    • 3 Years
    3 years, 1 month ago

    What do u reckon guys?

    Patricio / Mucha

    Hector / Eliseu / Koscielny or a French FB / Hysaj / Denayer

    Fabregas / Weiss / Konoplyanka / Perisic / Meyler (or other £4.5m)

    Ronaldo / Muller / Griezmann

    1. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 years, 1 month ago

      I'd change Ronaldo -> Lewandowski personally, the three heavy hitting strikers are affecting the rest of your team (as expected), I'd try to upgrade the defence (or Weiss) a small bit.

      1. Bushman
        • 3 Years
        3 years, 1 month ago

        Cheers. I went for Ronny as Portugal have an easy group and Lewandovski would only save £0.5m. I have considered going for Mandzukic which would save loads of money. It's difficult to say who the top scoring midfielders will be.