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Live Hall of Fame update: Sean Tobin leads the way from Mark Sutherns

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.

Since then, there have been two new entrants in the top ten – Sir Edo Nygren (9th) and Mark Hurst (10th) taking the places of Matthew and Rick Beamish.

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.

Fabio Borges (5th), Aleksander Våge Nilsen (6th) and Alan Day (8th) have all climbed places within the Live HoF top ten, with Stephen Harrap moving down to 7th.

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:

Sean Tobin
Mark Sutherns
Aleksander Våge Nilsen

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 support@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk 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.

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    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      First class travel though...

  1. Union_Jacks
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    I come here to read people’s FH drafts.

    What’s so bad about that?

    1. Amey
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Nothing

      • Capoue Propper Mings
          3 months, 6 days ago

          This is a political site now.

          Be gone with your template RMT.

        • Kanchelskis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          It is an Englishman's right to RMFHT wherever he wishes without without unelected bureaucratic meddling

          1. Kanchelskis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Dear mods, this is a joke (smiley face didn't show). I appreciate everything you do.

      • Optic1
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Playing around with a 352 scenario without Rashford. Thoughts?

        Kepa
        Laporte Lindelof Schlupp
        Hazard Sterling Pogba Son Deulafeu
        Aguero Higuain

        Fodder .

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Hmmm Deulofeu, not worried about his minutes?

          1. Amey
              3 months, 6 days ago

              😮

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                😉

          2. Kanchelskis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Don't think Rash is essential, but 3 Utd might be.

        2. @fpl_phenom
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I may go 532 .... if Rashford is actually injured....

          Should I go Lindelof or Kolasinac though ?

          Kepa
          Rudiger Laporte Smalling Schlupp (£5.2M)
          Hazard Sterling Pogba
          Kane Aguero

          1. Kanchelskis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            DGWer surely.

          2. droginexile
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            any truth in the rumour that Lindelofs wife is due a baby? might not play?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              She is due yes but not sure how that will impact his playing time.

              1. droginexile
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                It may or may not, depends on when birth is i suppose and if hes gonna be there. Im not sure either way but I heard it mentioned as a warning if you are considering him. I have him myself so am monitoring

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Shaw is an alternative if you want to risk that he gets that 10th YC in the Watford game.

                  Baby risk vs YC threat

          3. Super Saints
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I think 442 with Mili is better than Schlupp

            1. @fpl_phenom
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              really not liking this Milli bandwagon... id rather schlupp personally

        3. Mayo for Sam
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          1ft
          Fabianski
          Pereira, TAA, Wan-Bissaka
          Sterling, Mane, Pogba, Salah, Brooks
          Aubameyang, Jiménez

          Hamer, Dunk, Bennett, Success

          No free hit.

          How’s

          Salah > Hazard
          Success > Zaha (-4)

          1. balint84
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I also don't own Agüero, and its scares me, beacuse everyone has him

            1. Mayo for Sam
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Hahah sorry BALINT84 that was actually a typo, Aubameyang should be Aguero... Looks like you're on your own mate, but also be the week he does nothing!

        4. ALegendJ
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I have 6.0 for my 4th midfielder.

          Is Townsend a good option for 5.8?

          1. Jᴀʀᴠish
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I think so, but he is generally hated on here.

            1. ALegendJ
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Yea, I noticed that. I was dreading to even ask on here 😀

          2. balint84
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            He likes scoring against Spurs

            1. ALegendJ
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              He likes a screamer every once in a while

          3. Super Saints
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I'm doing everything in my power to stretch to Mili and think I would rather Deulofeu over Townsend, just....

            1. ALegendJ
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Thanks for replying, cannot afford mili, and Deulofeu's minutes would probably be managed

        5. Super Saints
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Who scores more this DGW?

          A. Capoue
          B. Tomkins

          1. We Will Klopp you
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            B

          2. Kanchelskis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            B

          3. ALegendJ
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            B

        6. HD7
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Ederson Luiz or Kepa Laporte?

          1. We Will Klopp you
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            E L

          2. balint84
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            2nd

            1. HD7
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              reason?

              1. We Will Klopp you
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Not much in it but there's a risk laporte may be rotated.

              2. balint84
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Kepa knows how to save, Ederson not

          3. Fantasydreamer
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I have gone for Ederson just because I fear peps rotation game

          4. Kanchelskis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Unless you are counting the pennies, the 2 Brazilians. Ed more nailed than Laporte and Luiz more threat than him.

          5. Super Saints
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Depends what you do with the spare cash but E L has scored more this season.

          6. Forza Juventus
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Just saw this question, asked the same thing below. I like E L for points potential personally. Both keepers should star. So it's really just Luiz v Laporte. Luiz has a higher ceiling but more chance of rotation imo. That's the issue. Guess it boils down to safety v bravery.

          7. @fpl_phenom
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            2nd

          8. F_Ivanovic
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            A I think... although I'm on B as can't afford A.

        7. HD7
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Rate from 1 to 10 mates 🙂


          Ederson
          Schlupp Lindelof Luiz
          Sterling Pogba Hazard Mili
          Higuain Aguero(C) Rashford

          1. Kanchelskis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Pretty template so should do pretty well.

            1. HD7
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Higuain aint in so many teams 😀

              1. Kanchelskis
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 6 days ago

                You're right. I have him so looked normal to me. If he is ever going to perform surely this is the time.

          2. pjomara
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            4.Ederson
            9.Schlupp 7.Lindelof =10.Luiz
            3.Sterling 5.Pogba 2.Hazard 8.Mili
            =10.Higuain 1.Aguero(C) 6.Rashford

            Done as requested!

            1. oispakaljaa
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              7.Lindelöf & 10.Luiz ? You rank Schlupp before Luiz as well?

        8. Fantasydreamer
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Current team (if rashford our)

          Ederson
          Lindelof/Azpilicueta/AWB
          Pogba/lingard/hazard/sterling
          Aguero/Higuaín/Batshuayi

          How’s it looking? Do I need to get a spurs player in?

          1. Kanchelskis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Not keen on Spurs so I wouldn't worry. Lingard could be interesting.

            1. Fantasydreamer
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Yes, he is a risky one! A lot will depend on how injuries develop for united before the GW - if others are doubts I will stick with him!

        9. unitednations
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Best option for FH32:

          A: Schlupp + Luiz + Dilva + Zaha
          B: Tomkins + Luiz + Son + Zaha
          C: Schlupp + Azpi + Laporte + Son
          D: Tomkins + Azpi + Laporte + Alli

          1. Kanchelskis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            A. Hoping for great things from Dilva (even though he started trolling me this time last year).

          2. XABI 15
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I like C

        10. pompeyfan
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          This place really has changed. In years gone by there would be loads of posts about the IPL starting tomorrow, and probably even an article on it.

        11. joeydelucchi
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          if i see another person that says laporte will be rotated! ....he will play both games guys, kompany and stones are both out. its a no brainer

          https://www.premierinjuries.com/injury-table.php

          1. fenixri
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            You know, Laporte is rotational risk

        12. jia you jia you
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Please RMFHT

          .......

          .......

          1. jia you jia you
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            on the RMFHT article obviously....get ur arses over there 😉

          2. Kanchelskis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Not worried about rotation?

            1. jia you jia you
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              ... could easily be rested for one game if .. is back to full fitness!

          3. Bavarian
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Backline missing

          4. BulgarianOwls
              3 months, 6 days ago

              10/10

          5. XABI 15
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            What wins:

            Mane + Bednarek + A Barnes + Clyne + 16 vs
            Mili + Duffy + Aguero + Tomkins

            1. Kanchelskis
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 6 days ago

              First one probably.

            2. BulgarianOwls
                3 months, 6 days ago

                the second one imo only cos of aguero

            3. Bambi
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              For the free hit:

              A) Schlupp + Jimenez
              B) Tomkins + Milivojevic

              1. Bavarian
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 6 days ago

                A

              2. BulgarianOwls
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  B

                • Kanchelskis
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  B

                • balint84
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  a

                • Union_Jacks
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  B

                • @fpl_phenom
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  a

              3. TaiwanHC
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Why no love for Deuolofeu?

                1. BulgarianOwls
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    rotation risk against fulham cos of the cup match against wolves

                2. Forza Juventus
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  For this week only:

                  A) Kepa and Laporte
                  B) Ederson and Luiz

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    B

                  2. HamezMace
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    B

                3. fenixri
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Lingard or Martial?

                  1. Kanchelskis
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Martial

                  2. HamezMace
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    This is interesting.
                    I was considering one of them if I replaced B.Silva with Laporte.

                    I'd probably just give the edge to Martial.

                  3. @fpl_phenom
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    if rashfor was out I was goin to go Martial ... is he fit though?

                4. Gravless are for Kinnear
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  More people have bought Jerome Sinclair this week, a guy who is on loan to Oxford United till the end of the season, than there are people on the great Brexit march.

                  1. Kanchelskis
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Great stat.

                5. balint84
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  A) Kun
                  B) Sterling
                  C) Kane (C)

                  1. Kanchelskis
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    A

                  2. HamezMace
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    What are you asking?

                  1. Capoue Propper Mings
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      This was just getting fun.

                  2. aidmata
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Right I think I'm finished for now - how we looking guys? Budget is stretched to the limit so no spare cash.

                    Kepa

                    Laporte Tomkins Lindelof Duffy

                    Hazard Sterling Pogba Mii

                    Kane Aguero

                    1. @fpl_phenom
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      id have Batman over milli then

                      upgrade tomkins to schlupp

                      And/OR Lindelof to smalling

                      1. aidmata
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Can't afford sadly - Quaner is third striker.

                  3. dimitros
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    "Marlen is the only manager in our Live HoF top ten who owns a Manchester City asset (Ederson)."
                    Impressive! On top 10 of Hof without Sterling or Aguero currently in their teams...

                  4. doyeon
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Nice write-up Neale, cheers! Sean is killing it this season, as is the legendary Mark!