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Live Hall of Fame update: Fábio Borges first and on course for sixth top 5k finish

Our Live Hall of Fame was handed a refresh over the March international break, allowing us to see how the list of best-performing Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers has been affected by this season’s points.

For the uninitiated, the Hall of Fame is a ranking system applied to everyone who takes part in either of our FPL leagues.

Managers’ past and present performances are then tracked to give a Hall of Fame (HoF) rating.

The Live version of our Hall of Fame can only be viewed by Premium Members but everyone can access the Career Hall of Fame, which is updated at the end of every season, by clicking here.

Further information on the Hall of Fame is included at the bottom of this article, but alternatively, you can view this movie to listen to Mark Sutherns and Rate My Team’s Chris Atkinson discuss the feature.

Our thanks again go to Chris for running the latest update on this feature.

We’ll also point you in the direction of Greyhead’s excellent piece on the strategies, captaincies, player selections and transfers of the Career Hall of Fame top five, which is well worth a read.

2020/21 LIVE HOF: THE TOP TEN

Five managers who were in the top ten of our Career Hall of Fame at the end of 2019/20 remain in our Live Hall of Fame.

The remarkably consistent Fábio Borgeswhose Pro Pundits articles you can read here, is one of them and he remains in first place, with a sixth successive top 5k finish on the cards.

Fábio has never finished outside of the top 20,000 in six seasons of playing the game, with his 2018/19 overall rank of 95th his best-ever placing.

Tom Stephenson, who trails only Fábio, was the focus of Joe’s recent Meet the Manager interview.

He has four top 5,000 finishes to his name and is in a strong position to gain his fifth this time around.

He also has one further overall rank in the top 10,000 and has not ended a season outside the top 40,000 in his last dozen campaigns.

A fourth top 1k finish is well within the grasp of third-place Alistair Hughes, who is currently sat at 4,569th in the world.

In seven full seasons of playing FPL, Alistair’s ‘worst’ rank is 30,580th.

Mato Stanic is the manager in our Live Hall of Fame top ten who is ranked the highest in 2020/21.

Sitting at 749th in the world, the Croatian has one previous top 1k rank to his name.

But it’s his consistent performances, as much as this season’s achievements, that have seen him rise to fourth in our Live Hall of Fame, with six of his last seven finishes in the top 10,000 – the other being narrowly outside of it.

Another high-flyer situated in the top 10k is Marius Robertsen, whose record of finishing only once outside the top 100,000 will surely remain intact after this campaign draws to a close.

Seven of the previous ten seasons have ended with him in the top 10k – three of them within the top 1,000.

Another one of our Pro Pundits, Darren Wiles, has dropped from third to sixth but is still nicely positioned at 35,845th in the world.

Darren has four top 1k finishes to his name, three of which have arrived in the last four seasons.

Our next four managers are all new entrants into the Hall of Fame top ten when compared to the ‘Career’ standings.

Adnan Hajrulahovič only started playing FPL in 2015/16 but his four subsequent campaigns have all resulted in top 10k finishes and he is on track for a fifth such rank this season, as he lies in 1,069th place.

Jonathan Ballantyne would have a strong claim to be the best manager of the last three seasons as he is on course for a hat-trick of top 1k finishes.

Gameweek 29 saw him slip to 1,023rd place but with a Wildcard still to burn, he remains in an enviable position.

A rank of 65th in 2012/13 was Mark Hurst‘s best-ever placing and he has backed that up with top 10k finishes in each of his last five seasons.

He has been around the 10,000 mark for the second half of 2020/21, too, so looks set to extend his impressive sequence.

Rounding off our top ten is Scott McIrvine, a name some of you will remember for his third-place finish in 2010/11.

He’s no one-season wonder, though: he will very likely bank his eighth top 10k finish this year, with a fourth top 1,000 overall rank a real possibility.

LIVE HOF: OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

Five members of the Classic Hall of Fame top ten have dropped out of the equivalent positions in our live standings – and some have slipped well down the pecking order.

Stephen Harrap was second in our Career Hall of Fame at the beginning of 2020/21 and has now dropped to 160th as a result of his current rank of 884,583 – a bona fide blip considering that he has eight top 10k finishes to his name.

Emil Gustafsson, Eivind Almhjell, Andrew Hyde and Sean Tobin, the others to make way, are now at 109th, 28th, 55th and 40th respectively.

Mark Sutherns is rarely far away from the top ten in our Live Hall of Fame and he is up to 18th after seven successive green arrows, with a tenth top 10k finish on the cards in 2020/21.

Pro Pundits Zophar and Tom Freeman are at 74th and 91st respectively.

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 2020/21 will receive a bigger HoF Rating boost from those who did best in 2008/09. 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 one (or both) of our leagues, be it the Fantasy Football Scout league or, if you’re a subscriber, the Members’ league – the code for the latter 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, accessible only to Members, is updated throughout the season to reflect the scores of the current campaign.


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309 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Malkmus
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    A'noon all. 1FT, 0.3 ITB. I'm playing WC in gw31, current team below, bench look ok?

    Ederson (4.0)
    Stones - Shaw - Targett
    Bruno - Auba - Raph - Bale - Gundo
    Kane (c) - DCL

    Subs - Watkins, Coufal, Dunk

    A - Auba to Mount
    B - Auba to Havertz
    C - Auba to Son (if fit)
    D - other

    Ta!

    1. artvandelay316
        3 months, 26 days ago

        A

        1. Malkmus
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers

      • linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        C or B

        1. Malkmus
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Ta

    2. artvandelay316
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Which is the better squad and formation? *Changes starred*

        A) 3-4-3 formation
        Pope (Forster)
        Stones, Dallas, *Rudiger* (Cresswell, Mitchell)
        Bruno (C), Gundo, Salah, Mount (Lingard)
        Kane (VC), DCL, Bamford

        B) 3-5-2 formation
        Pope (Forster)
        Stones, Dallas, Rudiger (Cresswell, Mitchell)
        Bruno (C), Gundo, Salah, Mount, *Lingard*
        Kane (VC), Bamford *(DCL)*

        C) 3-4-3 formation
        Pope (Forster)
        Stones, Dallas, *Azpi* (Cresswell, Holding)
        Bruno (C), Gundo, *Mahrez*, Mount (Lingard)
        Kane (VC), DCL, Bamford

        D) 4-4-2 formation
        Pope (Forster)
        Stones, Dallas, *Apzi*, Cresswell (Holding)
        Bruno (C), Gundo, *Mahrez*, Mount (Lingard)
        Kane (VC), DCL, Bamford

        E) 3-5-2 formation
        Pope (Forster)
        Stones, Dallas, *Apzi*, Cresswell (Holding)
        Bruno (C), Gundo, *Mahrez*, Mount, *Lingard*
        Kane (VC), Bamford *(DCL)*

        1. artvandelay316
            3 months, 26 days ago

            E incorrect - should have been:
            E) 3-5-2 formation
            Pope (Forster)
            Stones, Dallas, *Apzi* *(Cresswell*, Holding)
            Bruno (C), Gundo, *Mahrez*, Mount, *Lingard*
            Kane (VC), Bamford *(DCL)*

            1. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Go Veltman over Holding and Mitchell

              1. artvandelay316
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  I am bringing in Azpi or Rudiger for one of them. I did think of a Brighton defender but they have difficult fixtures coming up.

          • Atimis
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            How would you use 1FT with 5.3ITB? May WC next week.

            Maybe even Martin Dunk out for a hit and play BB?

            Martinez/Martin
            Digne/Cancelo/Dallas/Dunk/Coufal
            Bruno/Bale/Raph/Gundo/Lingard
            Kane/DCL/Bam

            1. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Martin Dunk to Mendy Alonso 😉 BB

          • Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Hoping for advice lads, what strategies do you employ when you're chasing? Obviously "play for most points" and all that but with less time it seems like going different is necessary to hit a target OR and beat my ML leader. Cheers!

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              I normally go for some double or triple ups with good fixtures. (In defense as well as attack).

              Obviously this results in too much reliance on certain teams and if they fail, you go down as well but if they click, I feel upside is higher. Low risk, high reward strategy imo.

              You can add couple of differential captaincy picks like this week, next week and GW33 also looks good for differential captain.

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                As of now I'm considering Salah-Jota, Vardy-Iheanacho/Maddison, Kane-Son, maybe 2 CHE defenders as double up. On paper, it looks safe to double up on them...

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Another strategy thats normally recommended is to go all out differential and avoid popular picks but I'm not really sure about that. By picking Son over Kane for the sake of differential is unnecessarily giving a good differential to your opponent instead.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Thanks Holmes, appreciate the thoughts.

          • pjomara
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Is there a mini-league that these hall of famers are in?

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Not that I know of

          • linkafu
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Best one week punt for GW30 (WC next GW):

            A- Salah
            B- Havertz
            C- Richarlison
            D-KDB

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              KdB probably

            2. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 26 days ago

              I like Richa but looking at odds maybe not the easy fixture everyone's expecting...

          • The Mighty Whites
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            One week punt... sensible (and boring) and go for Azpilicueta or risky and go Alonso?

            1. HollywoodXI
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Alonso

            2. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Alonso If you WC soon

            3. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Alonso

            4. artvandelay316
                3 months, 26 days ago

                I am doing Apzi. Boring is the name of the game as I am top of my mini league and just want to try to maintain my lead.

              • El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Boring over risky

            5. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Afternoon all. How would you change this lineup?

              Martinez
              Digne Cancelo Stones
              Son* Bruno(c) Gundo Minamino
              Kane Richarlison DCL

              McCarthy | Targett, TAA, ESR*. 1FT 0.2 ITB

              Considering benching Gundo (lei) for Targett (FUL) after playing the last 2games for Germany (and Dortmund 3 days later). TAA and ESR play each other. What do you think?

            6. pjomara
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Is it time to sell Gundogan?
              He's averaging 2.7 pts a game since KDB's return, has just played 90 min three times in a week for Germany and has BGW in GW33.

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                I think you have your answer.

              2. linkafu
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Nope, he may be bench for GW30 but I m sure he will take part of most games, and he's still looking in good form!

              3. pjomara
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                And he's off penalties

              4. Kane and Ablett
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Leeds is a tempting fixture but I sold him last week for the blank

              5. Dynamic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Up to 39th in the Live - Hall of Fame

                How fabulous!

                1. Sharky’s Machine
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  I’m up to 20th, heading in the right direction I guess.

              6. Ninjaa
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Current squad for this gw. Any need for changes. 1ft and 3.6m itb. Who should be on the bench. Thanks

                Pope 4m
                Stones Target Coufal Dallas Lawton
                Bruno Salah Mahrez Gundogan Mount
                Bamford Antonio DCL

              7. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Huge benching headache:
                Bench 2 of those:
                Targett, Dias, Auba, Bale, Lingard

                1. El Presidente
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Targett and Lingard.

                2. artvandelay316
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Auba and Bale

                3. Rabb05
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Rich or DCL for next 2 gws before I wild card?

                    1. El Presidente
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      Richa

                    2. Totti
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      DCL

                  • FALSE PROFIT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Did anyone notice how leggy Kane looked in the second half last night? Repost from 2 hrs ago

                  • Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Rudiger to start vs WBA?
                    Or too risky bringing him in..?

                    1. Totti
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      I think it's risky
                      alonso or azpi are the safest options

                  • Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Bamford (C) over Kane (C) tempts more and more with the generosity of Sheff Utd. The pitch isn't great but worth keeping in mind that Southampton got swept away 3-0 on there.

                    1. El Presidente
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      It's definitely tempting

                    2. Totti
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      why not bruno?

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        I consider Brighton a trap fixture for captaincy, they're fine defensively imo.

                    3. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      Also worth noting that Bamford and Raph and most of the Leeds squad were on break over IB.Given the high intensity style it could be that the rest will be more significant for them than most teams.

                  • hogree
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Current defence is Targett, Cancelo and Reguilon.

                    Worth using a FT to bring in Rudiger and bench one of those?

                    1. Totti
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      no
                      save

                  • Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Just noticed that Minamino played 71 mins in a 14-0 game against Mongolia and only managed 1 goal. Hope he's saving them up for Burnley.

                    1. Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      Albeit I think it was only 7-0 when he went off. But it's not great that goals were more forthcoming when he wasn't playing, either haha

                    2. Totti
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      if he starts 🙂
                      not guaranteed

                      1. Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        True! Hoping he will, what with 8 days till the next game.

                  • Pep Roulette
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Hey fam! No WC remaining.

                    Buy one

                    1. Alonso
                    2. Azpi
                    3. Rudiger

                    Sell one

                    A. Cancelo
                    B. Stones
                    C. Maguire
                    D. Dunk
                    E. Targett

                    1. Totti
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      azpi

                      Dunk

                    2. artvandelay316
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        Azpi, Dunk

                      • Pep Roulette
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        Cheers both

                    3. Totti
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      who to bench? really a dilemma this week

                      A) bamford
                      B) raphinha
                      C) lingard
                      D) bale
                      E) son

                      1. Rabb05
                          3 months, 26 days ago

                          Bale 1st sub in case son doesn't play

                          1. Totti
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 26 days ago

                            any hope that we might know in the press conference?

                        • pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 26 days ago

                          Bale looks obvious there.

                        • artvandelay316
                            3 months, 26 days ago

                            Bale

                        • crazysidz
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 26 days ago

                          Kindly RMT
                          1FT left 0.4ITB

                          Martinez
                          Rudiger, Shaw, Dias
                          Mount, KDB, Bruno, Bale,
                          Kane, DCL, Watkins

                          Mccarthy, Gundo, Vestergaard, Alioski

                          What do with Bale. Sub with Son or Keep him.

                        • artvandelay316
                            3 months, 26 days ago

                            Bench one defender and one midfielder from these two lineups:
                            Lineup 1:
                            Stones, Cresswell, Dallas, Rudiger
                            Salah, Lingard, Bruno, Gundo, Mount

                            Lineup 2:
                            Stones, Cresswell, Dallas, Azpi
                            Mahrez, Lingard, Bruno, Gundo, Mount