Here at Fantasy Football Scout, we are acknowledging the best of the best when it comes to Fantasy Premier League (FPL).
And so, every year, we will salute the top five managers in our prestigious Career Hall of Fame.
The managers who can break into the top five will be immortalised on our Hall of Fame page.
Our Live Hall of Fame, which is updated throughout the season, had its first refresh for 2021/22 over the September international break and you’ll be able to see all the correct new IDs attached to the managers in question.
Having previously heard from Hall of Fame number one Fábio Borges, we ask a few questions of Finn, who is third in the standings after an exceptional overall rank of 39th in 2021/22.
HOW DO YOU GENERALLY APPROACH FPL? WHAT IS YOUR MAIN STRATEGY/STYLE?
Finn: I mainly play relatively boring/template FPL and try to avoid punts and unproven players.
I’ll try to watch quite a few games each week to scout potential transfers, but I’ll also listen to several stats-based podcasts and follow Twitter accounts that share a lot of useful and interesting information/statistics that influence my decision-making process.
I don’t plan too far ahead and will generally just try to transfer in good players who have relatively strong fixtures and who I think will get strong returns in the next 5-10 Gameweeks, and then adapt to injuries/suspensions/formational changes/’form’ after each Gameweek.
I don’t aim to take too many hits during a season, but I will probably take a few at the start to increase team value and correct my initial mistakes. Later, I will probably not be taking too many if I don’t have to due to injuries/suspensions.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST FPL MOMENT?
Finn: I don’t really have any single moments/Gameweeks that stand out, but finishing 39th last season was good!
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR SECURING A GOOD FINISH?
Finn: Buy players that you think will perform well over the next 5-10 Gameweeks, and be patient even if they don’t perform straight away.
Listen to content providers (podcast/Twitter) who do a lot of research and have some good historical finishes. They will save you a lot of time, and make sure that you have all the relevant information you need to make good decisions (stats/press conferences/fixture swings etc).
Don’t try to be smarter than everyone else. The template is popular for a reason.
Don’t take hits every week: around 10-12 hits per season should be more than enough.
WHAT STATS DO YOU PAY MOST ATTENTION TO? WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TOOL IN THE PREMIUM MEMBERS AREA?
Finn: I don’t really have a “go-to” stat, but obviously expected goals (xG) and expected assists (xA) will be important for attacking players, and expected goals conceded (xGC) when considering defences.
I do like to look at heatmaps, attempted shots/assists, and I pay attention to touches in the final third and the opposition’s penalty area.