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Aleksandar Antonov wins 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League crown

A fantastic Gameweek 38+ for Aleksandar Antonov was enough for the Bulgarian to leap from third to first in the overall Fantasy Premier League standings and clinch the 2019/20 crown.

Aleksandar – who appeared as a guest on last Thursday’s Scoutcast – scored a whopping 93 points without the aid of a chip, with his successful captaincy of Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) proving key.

Double-digit hauls for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) and Bruno Fernandes (£9.0m) also boosted his score, with almost 70% of his Gameweek 38+ total coming from those three aforementioned players.

The two managers who had been immediately above our new champion, Joshua Bull and erstwhile leader Chris McGowan, both used chips in Gameweek 38+ but were edged out on the final day.

Joshua used his second Wildcard and racked up 68 points, overtaking Chris but finishing 18 points short of Aleksandar.

Our runner-up captained Harry Kane (£11.0m) on the concluding afternoon of football but even if he had handed the armband to De Bruyne, would still have finished in second spot.

Above: Aleksandar’s winning team

Chris used his Triple Captain chip on Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), meanwhile, with the Egyptian only registering a ‘one-pointer’ after coming off the bench in the second half on Tyneside.

Again, though, handing the armband to his vice-captain, Raheem Sterling (£12.0m), wouldn’t have stopped Aleksandar from winning.

Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen had a Gameweek 38+ to forget after a memorable season, captaining Salah after taking a hit to bring the Liverpool winger in.

Magnus’s Gameweek score of 40 saw him drop from fourth to 11th in the overall standings.

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Aleksandar and Chris finished as first and second in our Fantasy Football Scout league, with Bill Wilkins claiming the bronze medal after a successful Free Hit on the final day.

Our Members League was won by Nathan Woollaston, who finished three points clear of regular contributor Lateriser.

Tom Russell claimed the third podium spot in that league.

Ismail Hossan Rasel was the victor in our post-restart mini-league, with TopMarx coming out on top amongst the Mods and Cons.


Congratulations to all of the above managers on their hugely successful seasons.

We’ll have more reaction to come on these success stories in the next few days and weeks.

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1,774 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    What am awful last week.

    Rank doubled 🙁

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Mines nearly doubled.

    2. Evolucian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Mine too! 42k to 82k, won my mini league tho so £150 in the pocket

  2. df34
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Well done!!!!

  3. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Leagues updated?

  4. CalculatedRisq
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Kudos to the winner
    93 without a chip. Well played sir

    1. Old Gregg
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Indeed.
      Week played.

      Salah benching killed it for Chris

  5. Scots Gooner
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Well done Aleksandar. Was rooting for you after you were on the Scoutcast last week.

    Impressive to overtake the two chips on the final day.

  6. Triple P
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Stupid question... but where can you find your final rank? Its still saying 'updating'

      1. Triple P
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Cheers mate!

  7. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Fantastic last week score. Commiserations to the chap on here who was leading at the point of it restarting.

    Finished in the top 5k I think so delighted with that, and on that note, I'm bowing out of the stress of FPL, possibly forever. I've also watched an unhealthy amount of football since the restart and I'm looking forward to paring it back and actually watching MoTD again next season.

    A huge thanks to ragabolly for livefpl and would urge people to donate to his site.

    Thanks everyone it's been an ordeal/blast *delete as appropriate

  8. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Chris McGowan adds his name to the long list of managers that FFS cursed by interviewing them during the run in. 😛

    That's some weapons grade jinxing,if i ever manage to top fpl i am taking out a restraining order against ye. 😉

    1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Going on Scoutcast seemed to work out OK.

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      “Aleksandar – who appeared as a guest on last Thursday’s Scoutcast – scored a whopping 93 points “

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        I actually missed that interview.

        The hoodoo is broken so. 🙂

  9. yousunkmybattleship
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    That moment when you’re first in the world and then TC Salah for week 38...

    1. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes I wonder what is Chris doing rn

  10. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Clawed back a 28 point deficit today to win a ML by a point.

    Bit disappointed finishing just outside the top 30k considering I was 16k at the restart but what can you do.

    Cheers to all on here for the help and the early team news breaking allowing me to move Salah to Bruno and Nketiah to Ings at 14.59 this afternoon.

  11. Amey
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Nailing © is so important 😮

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Especially has been this season!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Yeah
        I don't even want to count# of fails or 6 pointers 😀

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Doublt anyone else here has a number under 400 points.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        😮

    3. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Yeah, 2/9 after restart for me. Terrible.
      Dropped from 7k to 37k.

      Oh well, next season isn't far away 😀

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Same

    4. Old Gregg
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes. My selections have been so poor.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Same here maye

  12. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Have to feel bad about Bournemouth. Unfair about this goal Sheffield United's goal line on Villa Park where technology betrayed them.

  13. FOO FIGHTER
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Next season I will definitely keep my FH chip for the last day.

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        They're always mad days. Really enjoyed it today being able to see the points change so much in leagues

    • That Was Easy!
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      40 (-16) on my bench boost to crash from 47k > 113k. Beat that! Have a great break y’all, thanks for a wonderful season.

      1. That Was Easy!
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1000863/event/47

        Took an extra -8 to correct early moves. Initially wasn’t going to be available to make any last moment moves.

      2. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Antonio captain was really mental!

        1. That Was Easy!
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          Captaining him in the form of his life against AVL at home seemed a decent differential given I was chasing a 35 point lead. Him getting a yellow for falling into a player who didn’t have the ball and then being taken off at HT is a bit more mental I’d say

    • fusen
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      The Salah benching must have been an absolute sickened for anyone having something riding on their final league position.

      KDB hauling and Salah getting a 1 pointer is the ultimate example of just sometimes how you have to swallow the luck and "non luck" of FPL

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Or just have both?

      2. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Luck is more when your triple captain gets injured in the first game of a DGW.
        Liverpool had nothing to play for and Salah could have always been benched to let others play.

      3. Salan
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        It's not purely "non luck" for triple captaining Salah in the final week. It's a mistake from my view.

    • Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Can anyone confirm what date (or week of the month) FPL went live for the 19/20 season?

    • Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Looking forward to seeing my old team back after that FH. Errr fancy ditching Bruno, Ings, KDB for Kane, Antonio, Salah. Dohhhh.

    • Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Thanks everyone for your help this season.Managed to wrap up my 3 MLs for about £600 winnings! Might take a year off next year this final run since restart has been exhausting mentally!

    • Rainer
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Martial vs Rashford felt like such a 50/50 call back in GW31.

      Since then, Martial 76 points vs Rashford 41 points...

      Bruno 70 points & Greenwood 49 points in the same period.

      1. That Was Easy!
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Right? And I can’t imagine what the difference has been for Sterling vs Salah if you chose to go with just one.

        It puts you in a tough place, balancing the idea that your pick will come good or biting the bullet to correct a decision that went out of your favor.

        1. Rainer
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          Sterling 76 vs Salah 47.

          A lot would have sold Salah in the 'wrong' week for his 18 point but since that game it was 10 points for Salah & 47 points for Sterling, not including his 10 points the week Salah got 18.

          Massive differences for tight calls.

      2. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        that's is mental. Throughout felt so much closer

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Long term still doesn't feel bad.

        Going with Perez & Barnes hualing, Mane Over Salah TC, getting salah v© instead of KDB like many & Lundstram 1st bench for Raz © vs Watford home.

        These things hurts.

        1. That Was Easy!
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          TC’d Mane for his 1-Pter and got 5 points out of my bench boost, all players started.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 15 hours ago

            Exactly same here 😀

        2. Rainer
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          Yeah the Perez vs Barnes ones are uncontrollable.

          Mane TC still hurts but it wasn't a bad decision, just an unlucky outcome.

          Raz C KDV VC Lund 1st sub was pure skill though 😉

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 15 hours ago

            Ha ha ha 😀

    • Bunk Moreland
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      I don’t get why people who are ranked 1-4 in FPL captain/buy Salah when it is leaked that he doesn’t start :p but guess they don’t take the game so seriously, which is nice in a way.

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        I think maybe because some say it wasn't from the official sources commonly used. I didn't know myself where to look, but I'm a newbie I guess

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Probably was busy, think Andy said he was on a family trip.

      3. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 14 hours ago

        Busy, holidays, working, different time zones, not knowing where the leaks are, not believing them etc etc

    • shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      2399 points overall, dropped 800 or so today but finished at 2508 OR. Not quite cracking the top 1k, but a new pb finish and second top 5k.

      I've not taken a single hit all season! In 14 seasons of FPL I've now had nine top 30k finishes.

      1. Keeptrying
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Great work

      2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Impressive with the hits.

        1. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 14 hours ago

          Thanks gents

    • FOO FIGHTER
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Should deadline be moved to 2 hours before kickoff?

        I think this would be the most sensible change for next season.

        1. S.Kuqi
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          They should rather remove those chips.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              8 days, 15 hours ago

              Maybe they will remove the TC chip.

        2. TheWoolleyOnes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          Cheers @SkontoRigga!

        3. Lav
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          6.3k OR finish, my best ever. Was 1k pre-lockdown, but had a horrid restart.

          Still a great season. Hope everyone else was good, see you next season!

        4. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          Villa stayed in PL thanks the goal line technology malfunction in a game against SHU. It will remembered forever in Watford or especially in Bournemouth

        5. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          This place died quickly

        6. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          Echoing what Amey said above - captain choices can be make or break!

          Don’t know if this is awful or not but I was shocked by this:

          Possible Captain Points if you Always Captained Highest Gameweek Scorer : 1008

          Total Actual Captain Points as % of Highest Possible Captain Points : 49.4%

          No. of times captain has scored 0-6 pts: 15 (!)

          https://www.anewpla.net/fpl/report

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 15 hours ago

            less than 0 1
            1-6 19

            1. Rainer
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 15 hours ago

              0 once... 1-6 14 times 😆

              Mane TC 1 point too 🙁

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 days, 15 hours ago

                Same as me!

                0 once
                1-6 14 times

                Exclusive club 😉

            2. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 15 hours ago

              Oof it’s a killer isn’t it!

              How did you finish in the end TM?

              Thanks for everything you do round here!

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                8 days, 15 hours ago

                Cheers, just outside 100K, disaster really. GW29 WC was the start of the end.

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 15 hours ago

                  We have all had those seasons. And in fact for many it was this season!

                  I’m certain it will be better next year!

            3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 10 Years
              8 days, 15 hours ago

              Less than 0 = 2 times (Son Red Card & Vardy one miss must’ve been the other)
              1-6 = 13 times

              Screw it, I’m perma captaining KDB next season

              Bruno VC

            4. Amey
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 15 hours ago

              19 © fails
              Sh.t man 🙁

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 15 hours ago

            22 times less than 15 points including TC 😀

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 15 hours ago

              I win!

              24 times less than 15!!

              But I nailed TC at least (48!)

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                8 days, 14 hours ago

                30 for me.

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 14 hours ago

                Lol
                That is my 3 gw's © points bro 😀

        7. MiLK2018
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          Season over! (literally)

        8. BRONALDINHO
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          Congrats to my fellow Bulgarian FPLer. Great season (unlike mine). България на 3 (ФПЛ) морета!

        9. T.Henry14
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          OR: 14,112
          My new personal record.
          Last record season 2017/18, OR: 29,498

          Good season, only 8 times red arrows. Slow and bad start. After GW11 I was 1,257,531..

          My biggest victory is that I endured to the end, I almost always give up during the season.

          Thanks to everyone for answering my questions, see you soon.