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World Cup of FPL – Group G and H results

We’ve been asking for your votes on the greatest Fantasy Premier League asset of all time.

Thirty-two of the most popular FPL players had previously been separated into eight groups of four, with Fantasy Football Scout users voting on which two assets from each group qualify for the knockout rounds.

We’ve reached the end of that process today, with four more hall of famers joining Frank Lampard, Robin van Persie, Thierry Henry, Gareth Bale, Harry Kane, Didier Drogba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Wayne Rooney, Marcos Alonso, Luis Suarez and John Terry in progressing.

GROUP G – FINAL STANDINGS

  1. Kevin De Bruyne | 36.8%
  2. Leighton Baines | 23.6%
  3. Jamie Vardy| 21.7%
  4. Cesc Fabregas | 17.9%

This foursome was arguably the tightest group in the competition.

While there were close shaves elsewhere, including Trent Alexander-Arnold edging out Eden Hazard by half a percentage point, there wasn’t a great deal to separate positions two to four in Group G.

Leighton Baines ultimately pipped Jamie Vardy and Cesc Fabregas to second spot, finishing just 22 votes ahead of the Leicester City striker.

While Baines’ glory days are behind him and he has long ceased to be a viable Fantasy option, John Terry is the only defender who has appeared in FPL’s end-of-season Dream Team on more occasions than the Everton full-back.

The veteran left-back was arguably the go-to premium defender at the beginning of the last decade, registering five goals and 11 assists in the 2010/11 campaign and banking at least ten attacking returns in four other seasons.

Vardy’s rise from £5.0m budget option to popular premium asset has been a fairytale one and he has delivered at least 20 attacking returns in each of his last five seasons, including this one.

Both he and Fabregas had valid qualification claims, with the Spanish midfielder another asset who has racked up three appearances in the FPL Dream Team.

Fabregas was intermittently an attractive option at Chelsea, twice registering more than 20 attacking returns in his four full seasons with the Blues, but it was his form at Arsenal that particularly stood out: he registered 20 assists as a £9.5m midfielder in 2007/08 and then plundered 30 attacking returns two seasons later.

Kevin De Bruyne finished top but, to emphasise how split the vote was, he polled fewer votes than any other group winner in our World Cup of FPL.

The Belgian has played fewer Premier League games than any of the three players above but he has been a reliable supplier of points when he has been fit, registering 53 attacking returns in 2016/17 and 2017/18 combined.

De Bruyne’s regular contributions from a bargain starting price of £9.5m this season won’t have done his popularity any harm, either.

GROUP H – FINAL STANDINGS

  1. Sergio Aguero | 46.0%
  2. Mohamed Salah | 41.3%
  3. Alexis Sanchez | 8.3%
  4. Petr Cech | 4.5%

The highest-scoring FPL assets of the last three seasons and decade both made it through to the last 16.

Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero coasted through Group H, with both earning over 40% share of the vote.

The only question was over who would nab top spot.

The Argentine’s consistent returns in the 2010s saw him ultimately edge out Salah, although the Liverpool winger still polled more votes than any other group runner-up in our tournament.

Aguero has thrice made the end-of-season FPL Dream Team, while Salah is also on course for the hat-trick if and when 2019/20 resumes.

The Egyptian’s score of 303 in 2017/18 remains the highest tally that any player has managed in Fantasy Premier League history, while Aguero has racked up more FPL points (1,557) than any other asset since his Manchester City debut in 2011.

Alexis Sanchez might have fared better in a weaker group but was practically out of the running on the first day of our poll, with Salah and Aguero racing ahead.

No player finishing in third position in a World Cup of FPL group polled fewer votes than the Chilean.

The Manchester United winger’s recent displays won’t have done his legacy any favours, with Sanchez averaging just 2.35 FPL points per match for the Red Devils in 2018/19.

The former Arsenal star’s 2016/17 campaign was his high point, as he finished as FPL’s top scorer on 264 points.

Petr Cech, like Sanchez, has twice featured in FPL’s Dream Team but realistically stood little chance of progressing from Group H.

The only goalkeeper in this 32-strong tournament, Cech arguably did better than expected in gaining 4.5% of the vote.

The Full Group Stage Results

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
1. Frank Lampard1. Thierry Henry1. Harry Kane1. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. Robin van Persie2. Gareth Bale2. Didier Drogba2. Trent Alexander-Arnold
3. Branislav Ivanovic3. Steven Gerrard3. Gylfi Sigurdsson3. Eden Hazard
4. Patrice Evra4. Carlos Tevez4. Romelu Lukaku4. Andrew Robertson
Group EGroup FGroup GGroup H
1. Wayne Rooney1. Luis Suarez1. Kevin De Bruyne 1. Sergio Aguero
2. Marcos Alonso2. John Terry2. Leighton Baines2. Mohamed Salah
3. Raheem Sterling3. Clint Dempsey3. Jamie Vardy 3. Alexis Sanchez
4. Nemanja Vidic4. Gareth McAuley4. Cesc Fabregas 4. Petr Cech

WHAT’S UP NEXT?

We’ll be launching our knockout stage polls next week, so keep your eyes peeled for the relevant articles.

The ties in the round of 16 are as follows:

  1. Frank Lampard v Gareth Bale
  2. Harry Kane v Trent Alexander-Arnold
  3. Wayne Rooney v John Terry
  4. Kevin De Bruyne v Mohamed Salah
  5. Thierry Henry v Robin van Persie
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo v Didier Drogba
  7. Luis Suarez v Marcos Alonso
  8. Sergio Aguero v Leighton Baines
80 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Just a heads up, if you get an email from the Department for Health saying not to eat tinned pork and ham because it might contain traces of Covid-19, ignore it. It's just spam

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Dont change

      1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
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        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 hours ago

        Brilliant.

    2. FPL Virgin
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      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      He's back 😆

  2. Rotation's Alter Ego
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    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Recency bias playing on a lot of minds it seems. At least Group H looks right!

  3. Jay_
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    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Wasn't going to bother asking for a refund and didn't want to post here but seeing as Jonty ignored me and blocked me on Twitter I'll ask here.

    How do I go about getting a refund please?

    P.s the money men behind this site should really keep smug little men with the company name in their Twitter name from posting politics on Twitter.

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      Well, your best bet is probably emailing support@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk - I think that's the email address that handles this sort of stuff.

      Members area is still open and articles are still coming out so not sure you'll have much luck, especially as I'm fairly sure I saw you posting with a season long membership way earlier in the season 🙂

      The last part seems an unnecessary jab, but people are of course allowed to talk about whatever they want on their personal twitter accounts!

      1. Jay_
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        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 hours ago

        Thanks mate. Sorry to leave a mess for you. Seems like your the main man here while others play on Twitter. You are a good guy.
        I will email that address but bit awkward that the guy who just ignored and blocked me will likely be on the other end of it.

        I'm not after a full refund, just a pro rata last 3 months. I'll be donating it to the NHS.

        And lastly is an account with 20k plus followers with FFScout in the handle considered personal?

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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          3 months, 15 hours ago

          No worries. Email will be handled by Geoff (probably) or me, so no need to stress.

          "All views are my own" is in the bio! Anyways, it's better to have it there than on here 🙂

          I'm also afraid I'll have to lock this post and clean up all the replies, to avoid any arguments or drama starting. Sorry, but has to be done 🙂

        2. Geoff
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          3 months, 2 hours ago

          Yeah, as Ted says Joe isn't on emails and stepped away from Community Management stuff quite a while ago to focus on video content.

          For all operational stuff you can email me directly but I'm also behind all our email support, with quite a lot of help from Ted.

          As for refunds, there's a message in the members area (and it should be in some articles as well). Do email me if you have questions!

  4. wagner is king
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    sarr or barnes ? long term

    1. Soto Ayam
        3 months, 7 hours ago

        Sarr

    2. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      I just lost a penguin

      Did anyone pick it up?

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
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        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 hours ago

        Hahaha

      2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 hours ago

        Didn't think Jay said anything bad. Where have the posts gone

        * throws popcorn angrily in the bin

        1. Syd.
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 15 hours ago

          No he didn't say anything to offend anyone

          Maybe the lefties want to go full communist and control the content

          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
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            • 11 Years
            3 months, 15 hours ago

            What an awful though. I wanna be in Jay's gang.

      3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        No. Nasty little creatures.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
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          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 hours ago

          FFS users?

      4. Twisted Saltergater
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        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        It could be in disguise. Emporer's new clothes.

      5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
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        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/fw1tvz/what_it_looks_and_sounds_like_when_a_penguin_is/

        Top comment nailed it: When I grow up I want to be a Penguin weigher

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Marked for review. Apologies, I'm not one to swear on here. But good grief will this membership make a difference? I'm in South Africa, and ot is worse here. We dont have the means, but imagine our maid does not get paid...

    4. FPL Virgin
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      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Is Save Percentage available as a tick box in my stats tables? I can't seem to see it.

        1. FPL Virgin
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          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 hours ago

          That's annoying. It's a really important stat for Goalkeepers.

          1. TorresMagic™
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            • 11 Years
            3 months, 11 hours ago

            Saves made is way more important.

    5. dunas_dog
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      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      Assuming season does complete who would you trade out for Fernandes?

      A Salah
      B Mané

      1. Debauchy
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        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 hours ago

        Coinflip , if chasing would lose Salah

      2. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 hours ago

        Salah coz he has more hair which mskes him mote more susceptible to Covid

    6. Optimus.
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      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      Tomorrow is going to be a big day for me..#1 I'm going to try out the drone I got for xmas for the 1st time and #2 I'm going to give myself a buzz cut

      1. Fitzy.
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        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 hours ago

        You're going to give yourself a buzz cut with the drone?

        1. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 hours ago

          After 10 pints obviously, I'm not stupid

      2. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 hours ago

        #3 arrested for #1

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 hours ago

          Maybe he's going to fly it inside the house? 😆

          1. Berbs
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 hours ago

            Oh dear 😆

        2. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 hours ago

          I posted #3 but it was taken down, quickly? Was it so bad lol

    7. TorresMagic™
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      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      No price changes.

      1. Mouldmaster
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        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Cheers TM - thanks for keeping on with the updates. Shame they are not being hulked

    8. TorresMagic™
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      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Which 3 players would be in line for use of a free transfer apart from McCarthy?

      Pope Leno
      TAA Doherty Egan Taylor Cathcart
      Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr McCarthy
      Auba Jimenez DCL

      2 FTs, 0.9 in bank.

      Cheers.

      1. panda07
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        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        I'd downgrade Leno and maybe look at upgrading one of your defenders to VVD or upgrade Sarr.

        Getting rid of Auba for Vardy and spending the cash is also an option I don't like Arsenals fixtures even though they have an extra game.

        TBH your team is in pretty good shape so making changes will be tough calls

        1. TorresMagic™
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          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          Thanks, might lose Leno this week.

      2. Soto Ayam
          3 months, 7 hours ago

          I did Jimenez to jota to free up funds. it's as sideways as it gets, but now's a good as a time as any

          1. TorresMagic™
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            • 11 Years
            3 months, 7 hours ago

            Sold Jota last week.

          2. Soto Ayam
              3 months, 6 hours ago

              For DCL? Then Leno is the obvious choice I guess if you plan to reinvest the savings. What would you do with McCarthy?

              1. TorresMagic™
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                • 11 Years
                3 months, 6 hours ago

                He will get upgraded as have BB.

        • The Champ is here
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 9 hours ago

          Haha tell em Jay.

          "Members area is still open and articles are still coming out so not sure you'll have much luck"

          This is a pisstake surely?

          1. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            I saw this guy yesterday who wanted his money back, the comments on that post were disabled. I must say, what a miserable &&&&&&, like any business, FFS are trying their best in difficult circumstances to provide something. How much are you going to get back? £3, £4!

        • Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          A- Doherty + Martial + Aubameyang
          B- Lundstram + Salah + Vardy

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Why are you getting rid of Auba ??

        • Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 hours ago

          Morning......why so many people getting rid of Aubameyang?? Arsenal fixtures not to bad, have extra game and he consistently scores ?? Or am I missing something

        • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 2 hours ago

          Anyone stuck for some decent TV - Kingdom on Netflix lives up to the hype

          (Better watching in Korean though, with subtitles - unless you speak Korean of course - the dubbed English was a bit distracting imo)

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Kingdom is superb .........worth the watch......and you guys should watch Parasite......excellent film and subtitles easy to follow.

        • Daniel S.
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Ayew or Jota as a third striker ?

          1. paul1964
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Jota. The CP fixtures aren't too flash but the Wolves ones are pretty good.

        • paul1964
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Okay so it was a few days ago that this result was posted but you guys got off topic really fast. Anyway, I know the poll result was close - and I'd be interested to know how many people actually voted for each of the players but how Fabregas missed out on this one is a mystery to me. He was a must have for many more season that KDB and almost always a captain pick. I think a lot of people just have favourites and haven't taken into account the full statistics - but I have been playing FPL for over 10 years so I guess I have a better appreciation of that than some of the more recent participants in FPL.

          1. Jafalad
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Totally agree. I just went through the results and when I saw Fabregas was not picked, it left me completely perplexed. He was more than the KDB of his day. And to think he lost out to Leighton Baines who never even achieved 6ppg!

            I think what has happened here is that a lot of people have forgotten how good Fabregas actually was.

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              +1

              Fabregas was immense and someone who should have made it to the latter stages of this tournament.

              2nd highest career PL assists and a FPL history that KDB dreams of having!

              Take Fabregas in 09/10. As great as KDB has been over the last few seasons, he's never matched that season for Fabregas, despite playing for a ridiculously good City team.

              That's not to say KDB is bad, but when it comes to FPL Fabregas is still well ahead.

              It's great seeing how people still greatly respect the likes of Lampard as FPL royalty, but Fabregas should get some too!