Welcome to the latest round-up of the Fantasy Football Scout mini-leagues and community competitions, covering Gameweek 11 in FPL, Gameweek 27 in Fantasy Eliteserien, and the final Gameweek in Fantasy Allsvenskan.
Congratulations to Daniel Sebestyen and Jan Inge Nordby who finished second and third overall in Fantasy Allsvenskan. And very well done to Henrik Mäkitalo who held on for a top-ten spot as the Swedish football season drew to a close. More on their achievements later in the article.
A goal for Çaglar Söyüncü wasn’t quite enough for Harry Vernon to turn the tie in his favour as League 1-leader Craig held on. A 12-point haul from Sadio Mané and a clean sheet from Mat Ryan proving the difference.
Level on points with Craig last week, Owen Walker (aka Zan Scott Talent) fell to a comprehensive 84 to 51 defeat to fellow Aussie B.J. McNair, League 1’s highest-scoring manager in Gameweek 11.
Ben, a member of the FPL Experts Panel and frequent Twitter poster, has six top-10,000 finishes. Half of his impressive Gameweek total comes from defenders Lundstram, Söyüncü, and Alexander-Arnold; and is boosted by two 12-point returns from Mané and Abraham.
Moving ahead of Owen on rank-difference are Simon Vazquez and callum croal. Callum has only been defeated once this season – the fewest losses in League 1 – but has dropped six points from three draws.
After eleven Gameweeks just four of the 5,983 managers in the Head-to-Head Leagues maintain 100% winning records.
Pavle Ziman has a perfect 33 points out of 33 in League 6 Division 5 following a 68 to 51 victory. While in League 8 unblemished starts belong to Ammar Mirza in Division 26, Vladimir Stojiljkovic in Division 77 and Adam Hardwidge in Division 110.
At 212th overall, Dan Bowen has the best rank of any manager in the Head-to-Head leagues.
As with previous top-ranked managers Thomas Saelen in Gameweek 8 and David Hurley last week, Dan is not leading his division. He trails both Wayne Woods and Amismaly Sb in Division 8 of League 7 despite being over 110 FPL points ahead of them.
The good news for Dan is that both Thomas and David have since moved to the top of their divisions.
Thomas is now two points clear in Division 102 in League 8 after second-placed Lee Murphy (aka CroatianHammer) drew 74-74 with third-placed Satyam Kumar. While David leads Division 60 of League 7 on rank difference after Brain Doyle lost a high-scoring match 86-75 to Harrison Valter.
A fixtures table will be published in the Scout’s Guide to Gameweek 12 later this week. However, if you would like to find out who you are playing next before then, follow this link. Use your browser’s find in page function (Ctrl+F) to locate managers. All this information and more is contained in the main Head-to-Head page.
Fantasy Football Scout Mini-Leagues
Mohammad Hafiz Emran retakes the lead in our Fantasy Football Scout mini-league after successfully swapping Chelsea players with Mount departing for Pulisic.
Last week’s leader Mark May drops to seventh. Although he’s just seven points behind Mohammad in a tightly-packed tussle at the top: 10 points separate the leading ten managers.
There are currently 43,651 people participating in the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league, to join them enter code ooyz44 in your Leagues’ section on the FPL site.
In second spot for the last two Gameweeks, Martin Dixon hits the top of our FFS Members mini-league as previous leader Luke Macbeth drops to fifth.
Martin made two free transfers with Mendy and Jiménez joining in place of Digne and Pukki. However it was his Gameweek 10 move of Söyüncü for Otamendi that brought him the biggest return. In total Martin gained 44 points from his three defenders in Gameweek 11.
Martin is in his seventh FPL season and has two previous top-6,000 finishes.
The code to join the FFS Members League can be found on the Members page.
Community Mini-Leagues and Competitions
2,436 managers have departed the competition so far with 2,467 left to battle it out for the coveted title of Last Man Standing.
It is still possible to join them: entries will be accepted over the international break – use the code bcvy39 in your Leagues’ section on the FPL site. However you must pass all the previous safety scores to qualify. There will be further opportunities to join up until Gameweek 22.
Aside from bragging rights, the winner will receive a free Fantasy Football Scout Membership for the 2020/21 season.
In the Pundit’s Play-Off Community Tournament WhenTheOWENgetsTough move to the top of the leaderboard after MatchWeek 3. They are one of only two teams to remain undefeated in the competition along with The Keane Fifteen.
B Bodega: Holly’s Hamster will bring us a full review of MatchWeek 3 later this week, no doubt he’s delighted that his side picked up their first win of the season.
Neale Rigg (aka SkontoRigga) now leads the FFS Mods & Cons mini-league outright despite a captaincy failure with Sterling. Andy Goddard (aka Andy G) drops to fourth despite a captaincy success with Vardy. Captain points aren’t everything!
Nonetheless Neale has done enough in recent weeks to earn the nickname “Mystic Rigg”: he correctly anticipated returns for Ben Chilwell and Harvey Barnes after pointing out a weakness in Southampton’s right flank before Leicester’s 9-0 win, and ahead of Gameweek 11 he highlighted an aerial vulnerability in Aston Villa’s defence that he felt Sadio Mane could exploit. Right again.
Elsewhere, Steve Horan (aka FPL Fairy) is second – a position he held earlier in the season – despite also captaining Sterling. While Scoutcaster Luke Williams (aka D1sable) made the bold move of taking a 12-point hit in order to Triple Captain Sterling. Painful.
Although there was an element of good fortune for Luke as new-signing Cancelo played no part in Manchester City’s win over Southampton, meaning Lundstram emerged from his bench. His 21 points helped ease the pain of the Triple Captain fail, giving Luke a Gameweek score of 80 and a 312k rank jump from 1,416k to 1,104k.
After dropping to sixth last week, Mark Taylor has bounced back to regain the lead from John Holmes in RedLightning’s Top 10k Any Season mini-league.
Mark took a 4-point hit and captained Aguero for an impressive Gameweek score of 97. However he also benefited from Pep’s unpredictable team selection gaining Soyuncu’s 14 points from his bench as Mahrez missed out.
Mark is now back in the overall top thousand in 391st position. It continues to be a really exciting and close contest between Mark and John in this mini-league.
Managers with a top 10k finish may join the league using the code m0tq9y.
Tom, who has an incredible five top 1,000 finishes in ten seasons of playing FPL, moved into first place despite picking up only 7 points from this four midfielders.
In common with many people this Gameweek it was his defenders who scored heavily. In addition to Lundstram and Alexander-Arnold, Tom had Martín Montoya – owned by less than 1% of FPL managers – to thank as the Brighton full-back contributed 12 points to his score.
An excellent Gameweek score of 72 from 2016/17 FPL winner Ben Crabtree saw him increase his lead to 39 points at the top of the exclusive FPL Champions League. And it could have been even better for Ben who sold Maddison for Martial ahead of the Gameweek deadline.
2017/18 champion Yusuf Sheikh reclaimed second place from FFS ProPundit and 2014/15 FPL winner Simon March. If Ben was feeling sore about selling Maddison, imagine how Yusuf felt leaving 21-point defender Lundstram on his bench. Ouch!
Eliteserien and Allsvenskan
Svein Johansen’s lead is reduced to a single point at the top of the FFS Eliteserien mini-league with Gameweek-22 leader Thomas Wickstrøm hot on his heels.
There are very few differences between the two teams, and in Round 27 a welcome 10 points from Zlatko Tripić gave Thomas the edge over Svein.
Svein is in 18th place overall, 62 points behind Håvard Gustad in the battle to be crowned Fantasy Eliteserien champion. Håvard has led for ten of the last eleven Gameweeks. And with three rounds to go has an 11-point advantage over Trond Bildøy in second.
Daniel Sebestyen won the FFS Allsvenskan mini-league and finished an impressive second overall, having briefly led two Gameweeks ago. Jan Inge Nordby pushed him all the way closing to within three points. Jan ended the season second in the FFS mini-league and third overall.
And well done to both Henrik Mäkitalo and Simon Eriksson, who came third and fourth in the FFS mini-league. Henrik also claimed a place in the top ten overall, finishing in eighth, while Simon narrowly missed out – dropping from 10th to 14th on the final day.
Tobias Wahlström is crowned Fantasy Allsvenskan champion as Daniel’s challenge finally petered out despite a valiant effort to usurp Tobias on the final day.
Using his two free transfers, Daniel brought in Johan Dahlin for Peter Abrahamsson – a four point gain – and Arnor Ingvi Traustason for Sead Haksabanovic – no net gain as both players returned eight points. In the end it wasn’t quite enough and Tobias won by nine points.
Huge thanks to Meltens for his insights and enthusiasm throughout the year, the final word belongs to him:
Great representation for the FFS league overall with OR2, 3, 8, 14 all part of the league. Hope to see us build upon this season and have an even bigger community ahead of next season! Big props to everyone who’s contributed throughout the year and huge congratulations from me to Daniel, Jan, Henrik and Simon who should feel very proud of their achievements!
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Thank you to RedLightning, TorresMagic, Meltens, and TallestJohn for their contributions to this article.