The international break gives us the chance to study our recently updated Live Hall of Fame and analyse the team set-ups of those managers who feature in the top ten.
The ranking system that we speak of is applied to everyone who takes part in either of our Fantasy Premier League mini-leagues, with managers’ performances over the seasons then tracked to give a Hall of Fame (HoF) rating.
The live version has been updated to take into account Blank Gameweek 31’s results and can be viewed by Members via this link.
Further information on the FFS Hall of Hame is included at the bottom of this article, but alternatively, you can view this movie to listen to Mark and Rate My Team’s Chris Atkinson discuss the feature.
The Career version, which shows the standings at the end of last season, is free to view here or via the HoF tab on the home page.
2017/18 Career HoF Top Ten: Where are they now?
Three of the Fantasy managers who featured in the top ten of our Career Hall of Fame standings at the end of the 2017/18 remain in the list in our Live Hall of Fame rankings: namely Mark Sutherns (now 2nd), Marlen Rattiner (3rd) and Grant Barclay (4th).
Matthew Jones and Richard Clarke lurk just outside the top ten in 12th and 20th place, while Jay Egersdorff, Owen Walker, Paul Gee, Lester Cheng and Ville Rönkä sit 140th, 24th, 34th, 194th and 52nd respectively.
Live HoF Top Ten: Changes since Gameweek 26
Our last Live Hall of Fame article came after Gameweek 26 in mid-February.
Sean Tobin remains top of our Live HoF and currently sits in 28th place in the world, while Mark S. – who topped the Live HoF going into Gameweek 31 having briefly entered the top 1k – remains second.
Marlen has risen from 9th to 3rd, while Grant drops one place to 4th.
Sir Edo sits an impressive 85th in the world, while Fabio and Alan currently lie 336th and 352nd respectively.
Stephen and Aleksander are tied on 1,963 FPL points but Aleksander ranks nine places higher in 435th due to having made fewer transfers.
Current world number one Adam Levy deserves a mention, too – he sits 54th in our Live HoF after his stellar season, having been 2,549th in our Career Hall of Fame at the end of 2017/18.
Live HoF Top Ten: Chip Usage
Four members of our Live HoF – Grant, Stephen, Aleksander and Mark H. – used their Triple Captain chip in Gameweek 25.
The six other managers in our top ten retain their Triple Captain chips, while all ten bosses have their second Wildcard, Bench Boost and Free Hit chips available.
As we will discuss below, it seems likely that our managers will be deploying their Free Hit chip (or possibly their Wildcard) ahead of Double Gameweek 32.
Live HoF Top Ten: Blank Gameweek 31
All of our top ten managers fielded 11 players with a fixture in Gameweek 31, although Alan was let down by a no-show from Christopher Schindler.
Five of the FPL bosses above managed to get a full complement of players out without taking a hit, while four took a ‘-4’ to do so. Mark S. made four transfers at the cost of 12 points.
Live HoF Top Ten: Player Selection
As of Gameweek 31, the most popular FPL assets in our Live HoF top ten were as follows:
10 – Lukasz Fabianski, Mohamed Salah
9 – Eden Hazard
8 – Matt Doherty, Sadio Mane, Jamie Vardy
6 – Andrew Robertson
5 – Ricardo Pereira, Paul Pogba, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Salomon Rondon, Richarlison
4 – David Button, David Luiz, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Callum Wilson
3 – Felipe Anderson, Raul Jimenez, Lucas Digne, Ryan Fraser, Ashley Barnes
The average number of players per Premier League team owned by our top ten is as follows:
3.0 – Liverpool
1.8 – Leicester
1.6 – West Ham
1.4 – Bournemouth, Chelsea
1.3 – Wolves
0.8 – Everton
0.7 – Newcastle
0.5 – Huddersfield, Manchester United
0.4 – Brighton, Crystal Palace
0.3 – Burnley, Cardiff, Fulham
0.1 – Arsenal, Manchester City, Southampton
0.0 – Spurs, Watford
Live HoF Top Ten: Possible Strategies
We could very well see every single one of our Live HoF top ten use their Free Hit chips (or, alternatively, their Wildcards) in Gameweek 32.
There is only an average of 4.7 players with a Double Gameweek 32 in our featured managers’ squads (and that figure includes the likes of David Button and Aboubakar Kamara), suggesting these elite FPL bosses will be overhauling their teams during the international break.
Marlen is the only manager in our Live HoF top ten who owns a Manchester City asset (Ederson).
The highest number of Double Gameweek 32 players in one of our featured squads is six.
What makes the Free Hit seem the likelier option is that our managers are already well set to field full starting XIs in Blank Gameweek 33: our Live HoF top ten have an average of 12.1 players in their squads who have a Premier League fixture in that Gameweek.
Meet the Manager
Three of our Live HoF top ten have already filmed Meet the Manager episodes with Joe and these videos can be watched via the links below:
Another 11 episodes of this series can be viewed on our YouTube page.
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 80% that of the previous season. So, in other words, those who performed best in 2017/18 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 rookies to rank alongside the veterans of FPL.
How do I join the Hall of Fame
Simply sign up to our leagues next season, either the Fantasy Football Scout Classic League or if you’re a member, the Members’ Classic League – the code for the latter league is available on the dashboard of the Members’ Area.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or simply leave the relevant Fantasy Football Scout FPL 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 throughout the season to reflect the scores of the current campaign.