342
News

Michael Coone crowned 2020/21 FPL champion

A dramatic end to the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League season culminated with Michael Coone being crowned the overall winner.

Michael’s team, Teddy Bears Utd, began the afternoon in third place but the final-day captaincy of Sadio Mane helped the new champion overhaul Mohamad Abdallah (7amodi) and Ola Hovde (Rett i lomma).

Double-digit hauls from Ederson and Vladimir Coufal also contributed to the ascent to first place.

Above: Michael Coone’s Gameweek 38 squad

Ola, who topped the table in 23 Gameweeks across two different spells, plummeted from 1st to 10th following a Gameweek score of 49 (after hits).

That is Ola’s lowest rank since Gameweek 7.

Mohamad began and finished the day in second, ending up five points adrift of first place.

Viktor Johansson (iC0p) took bronze, with a Gameweek 38 score of 94 points elevating the Swede from 14th to 3rd.

FANTASY FOOTBALL SCOUT LEAGUE

Our Fantasy Football Scout league was an even tighter affair.

Pandin Bruyne (Championez FC) and Ray Freeman (Norfolk Enchancers) ended up tied on 2,632 points, with the former sealing the title having made fewer transfers.

Robert Tuck (VARsity Blues) and Thomas Lumley (Boogie Pete) also finished level on points in the race for third, with Robert edging it again thanks to less activity in the transfer market.

Tenth-place Craig S (Only put Matip in) deserves a shout-out, too, having handed the armband to the Gameweek’s highest scorer – Pablo Fornals – and passing the 100-point mark.

FANTASY FOOTBALL SCOUT MEMBERS LEAGUE

Robert Tuck (VARsity Blues) added the Fantasy Football Scout Members league trophy to his third-place finish in the open league.

Robert finished 10 points clear of Nathan Jobling (LEJ Utd), while Matt Carvel (Cancelo Culture) jumped up to third on the final weekend.

All of our top 10 captained Mohamed Salah in Gameweek 38.


The league tables above are taken from LiveFPL.net. Thanks to Ragabolly for his excellent work on this site throughout the season.

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships and monthly subscriptions are now available.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

342 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Congrats champion! Impressive!

  2. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Neymar pen miss lol

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Can they still win the league?

  3. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Thanx everybody for help during that weird season. I hope that I see you all August:)

  4. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    21k finish for me, which is my second best season.

    Greenwood and Bruno > Mane & Raphinha (-4) worked out an absolute treat as my auto subs would have resulted in -1!

    Thanks for your help this year people and look forward to catching up next season.

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Shoutout to Iceland!
    2 Icelanders in the top 5

    1. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Euro Vision of FPL

  6. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I've been playing FPL since 2007. I've never really thought about OR until this season. Always just been focussed on winning MLs.

    Every place on the internet has its negatives but I've found this place a great community for me. I've learned a few things along the way. Main one is not to be stubborn over players (e.g. DCL and Justin early on). I've also taken far fewer hits this season and learned to be a bit more patient.

    Ended up with the highest rank ever in 14 years of playing (23k). I also won an ML I've been in since the beginning. Never won it before.

    Cheers for all the advice and general football chat. Looking forward to next year already 🙂

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Well done, always a pleasant poster on here too 🙂

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers mate and well done for a superb season!

    2. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Well done mate. Enjoy the rest.

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Brilliant. Well done. Love to hear stories like this

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      That's a great story - well done!

    5. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Well played

  7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    The final PL day for the final player of the legendary FPL trio SAR. End of an era. Thank you for the memories Aguero!

    1. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Aguero (c) , 5 goals against NEW
      How good!!

  8. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    7th year as part of the FFS community. One of the best places on the internet imo. Catch you all again in August!

  9. cshep1989
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Thanks for the honourable mention about captaining Fornals. The punt went well.

    I was so far ahead of all my mates / work mini leagues that I could take the risk.

    1. Mork calling Orson
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      What on earth inspired you to captain Fornals may I ask ? He had no form leading in to the game did he ?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Actually got good on xGI, top 10 iirc

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          *quite

    2. Casual Player
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Amazing move.

      I had my money on accidental captaincy selection hahaha

  10. Scrumper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone still waiting for FPL towers to give Bruno 3BPS so they can win their mini League?

  11. balint84
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Thanks Scout members for all the recommendations in this season. F.e. transfer Bruno to Mane or not captaining Dallas this week. Listening to you, instead of my heart. Thank you!

  12. Once,Twice,ThreeTimesFellai…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Now what do we do with ourselves? After 12 months of non stop football I thought I wanted a rest…now I already miss not having a fixture tracker to look at!

    1. dopellganger
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Euro fantasy?

  13. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    7 clubs have had a 33.33% or higher CS rate in the PL in more than one season across the last 5 years:

    Man City (4), Chelsea (4), Man Utd (4), Liverpool (3), Spurs (3), Arsenal (2), Everton (2).

    Those are trusted clubs. However, there have been some clubs who have hit 33.33% CS or more in the PL in one of the last 5 seasons:

    Southampton (16/17), Burnley (19/20), Leicester (19/20), Wolves (19/20), Sheff Utd (19/20), Aston Villa (20/21).

  14. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Before we all head off into the summer. If you listen to podcasts, which have been your favourite?

    For me it would be:

    1) FPL Blackbox
    2) FFH Greenarrow
    3) Always Cheating

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      1

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Black Box, Green Arrow and The Wire

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        * And 59th minute

      2. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        The Wire is right up there too. Never miss an episode.

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      FPL Wire

      Blackbox

      59th minute

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Blackbox
      GreenArrow
      Wire

      Those are the only 3 you need.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Nothing else worked for anyone else then

    5. Black Panther
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      The Wire, Blackbox and WGTA.

    6. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Good question!

      Fmlfpl by far my favorite, always cracks me up. Then blackbox a good nr 2. I used to listen to always cheating a lot, was even a Patreon for a long while, but it’s too many and too long commercials now.

    7. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Interesting & fairly conclusive survey over a small audience - how would you rate them against FFS podcast from 1-5? (1 being poor & 5 being excellent)

    8. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Fpl Blackbox

      Everything else

  15. Taff
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Took my mates money league by two points, with the late YC for Martinez and a filthy BP for Rob Holding getting me over the line!

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      That’s dirty, well done

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Haha. That's awesome. Congrats.

    3. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Love it. Really do.

  16. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Looong season but also a great distraction during months of lockdown. Bit annoying finishing second in both my MLs though!

  17. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    7 clubs have averaged 1.5+ goals per game in the PL in more than one season across the last 5 years:

    Man City (5), Chelsea (5), Liverpool (5), Spurs (5), Man Utd (4), Arsenal (4), Leicester (3)

    Those are trusted clubs. However, there have been some clubs who have hit 1.5+ goals per game in the PL in one of the last 5 seasons:

    Everton (16/17), Leeds (20/21), West Ham (20/21)

  18. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    7 goal thriller.

    4-3

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Forest Green Rovers v Newport County.

      ...

      Gloucestershire versus South Wales has been played out many a time.

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Pep getting emotional talking about Aguero in his interview was wonderful to see

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I'll give this a watch - Pep doesn't do romance

      I'm loving the Aguero Brace as a send off

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        It was incredible to see it, I got quite teary

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Just watched it - great coach I reckon - who wouldn't want to play for him? Tough decision to let a talented player go, but you 'have' to look forward to the new era. You can feel his pain & optimism.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Did not expect that! Agree, nice touch ...

  20. Konstaapeli
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    YEEEEEEEAAASSHH!!!

    Missed the live games but just watched all the highlights and then checked the points in FPL. Two cash leagues won!!! Bruno to Mane sealed it! Had a slim 9 & 5 point leads coming to final GW. Awesome!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Bruno to Mane was probably the best move this GW for most.

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Congrats

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Willock heading for Vardy’s record in the new season!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Will he start for Arsenal?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Surely does now

  22. yer old da
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Having made a few posts about my retirement from FPL after finishing in position 2.3k this season - and mentioning my season history of 8 top 5k finishes in 13 seasons, including 3 inside the top 1k, and the other 5 being at 10k, 15k, 24k, 26k and 39k - a few of you asked for my top tips! So, without having given it huge thought, these are the top 5 that stand out to me and have served me well down the years. Rarely have I broken these rules. Some of these are teaching granny to suck eggs, and will seem like common sense, but it’s the playbook I followed and I think you could do far worse than keep them in mind.

    1. The ‘3 cheap defender’ strategy, where you have 2 staple picks from good defences, then rotate 3 cheap (i.e. usually not more than 4.5m in value) for the final defensive slot in a 3-4-3 or 3-5-2, is the clear way to go. The new FPL Retro site (massively recommended by the way) showed I employed those two formations 15 times each this season - to be honest I thought it would have been higher! Far more upside with midfielders and strikers and the extra money saved that you can then spend on the front 8 goes a long way. The last few seasons, with the emergence of Trent/Robbo and the general shift from full backs to wing backs and the expectation for them to contribute goals/assists, has challenged this model however I still maintain it’s the way to go.

    2. Don’t waste money on GKs. Spend it elsewhere. Buy two at 4.5, or max 5.0/4.5, and spend the money on outfield players. Low upside on keepers, so over the course of a season it’s usually a waste to buy the likes of Ederson or Allison.

    3. Take hits as the option of last resort. My worst season season ever - when I finished 39k - was when I played loose and risky, taking hit after hit. It’s a strategy that rarely pays off and can only ever be justified when you have multiple injuries or are taking a speculative hit based on a good run of forthcoming fixtures. Hits rarely pay off in the isolation over a single GW.

    4. NEVER make a transfer based on a narrow one-in, one out judgement. There are ALWAYS opportunity costs from transfers and these need to be factored in. For example, transfer X frees up Y million, which could then be used to upgrade a cheap striker to a mid-priced value option, or a Lacazette/Werner to a premium like Kane. Transfers should rarely, if ever, be viewed in silo.

    5. Always let the head rule the heart, and apply common sense. Except perhaps for Aguero today, when the ‘follow your heart’ managers were rewarded big style! But usually it’s much more sensible to look at the stats and watch games, and take a step back and consider players objectively. Take Willock for example. I brought him in a few weeks ago, as it’s clear the boy has a knack for arriving into the box at the right time and the stats backed that up. Many managers were saying ‘he can’t keep this up’ and ‘he’s over performing against his zag’ which for me is the classic heart ruling the head and interpreting the stats to fit a narrative.

    And I’ll reserve my final comment to common sense. I always ask myself before making a transfer “can I really see a player like [insert any player that comes to mind] Stuart Armstrong - sorry Stuart, but using you as an example of a player I have seen spoken about at times that I just would never consider even as a fellow Scot - in my squad, or will it be more hassle than it’s worth?”. It’s usually more bother than it’s worth and is a transfer out in the making. Another one is Jorginho with the argument that he’s on pens. Just don’t. So always take a step back and look at whether you see that player working within the structure of your squad. It’s usually quite telling when you look at it from this macro perspective.

    So there you have it folks - nothing particularly earth-shattering but it’s helped me to an FPL record I’m proud of. I’m sure many of you will disagree with this and pick holes in it, which is of course totally fine as there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Best of luck to all for next season and every season after that!

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks!

    2. MOTHRA
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Well played Sir and I you good luck.

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Totally agree with some of these common sense rules - they are the mandate. The game progresses and we need to progress with it, or we may fall behind.

      Stick with the game, you obviously enjoy it and have a lot of value to add.

      See you next season unless you're too busy doing something else.

    4. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Nice post !

    5. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Good one, thanks! They should have you do a guest article or 2 for next preseason even if you write them now since you are retiring, some good advice on how to start off GW1 in a position closer to top 10k than 5 millionth would help for initial squad selection, and another like above about managing during the season. Cheers!

      1. yer old da
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        You genuinely would not want my advice at the start of the season - I’m a notoriously slow starter and always playing catch up after the first 4-6 weeks. Perhaps a post on how to recover from a poor start would make more sense!

        1. yer old da
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Example. Took out Son for Willian in GW2 this season and it cost me 22 points immediately!

        2. Powers106
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Ha ha, well I am in the same boat with you then!! All that preseason tinkering and then .... pffft! 🙂

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Sensible approach, like that! I did [3] consistently in the first half of the season as it was my first experience to hoover above 1M rank for 17 GWs. Took 92 pts hits the entire season, way too much!

    7. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Great advice, thanks for sharing.
      Those times when I fall in line with a few of these tactics are definitely better than the times I don't.
      Hope I can remember this during next season!

    8. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Great post, thanks.

    9. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      thanks! great info 🙂

  23. ‘Tis the Season
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Made top 10k by the skin of my b@lls. Ended on 9640 and topped one mini league but 6th in the main one! Happy with that considering the topsy turvey league! Thanks for the advise and help to everyone that contributed and helped me along the way.
    CATCH YOU ON THE REBOUND ❗ ❗ ❗

  24. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Well, As they say in the jungle

    A coone ma ta ta

    Good night

  25. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    So enjoyable to have all the games on at the same time.. Reminded me how good the buzz is.

  26. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    When will the MLs update?

  27. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Was out on the golf course with 53 points thought it might be a decent green arrow

    Well, it wasn’t

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      This.

      Mane came through and Kane and even Bamford.

  28. asif316uk
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Does anyone have the link to the season analysis thing nor sure what its called. Shows you who you captained etc.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Anewfpl

      1. asif316uk
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks guys

  29. Bunk Moreland
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How is it that FPL still isn’t updated hours after games ended, when a voluntary site run by one guy can calculate my OR in a split second? 😛 genuinely curious...

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Mark has to sign off all the assists before they're allowed to finalise the scoring.

  30. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Fpl was so hard this year, great total and poor rank.

    Just won £650 on a £2 spin on bet365 game but likely waste it all again

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Congrats on your win, turn off your phone for 10 mins and take a break bud

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Good advice...

        I did too.