Hall of Fame

FPL Hall of Fame: Tips and strategy from nine-time 10k finisher Finn Sollie

We hear from nine-time top 10k finisher Finn Sollie as we continue to champion those in our Hall of Fame roll of honour.

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.

You can check your own position in the Hall of Fame by becoming a Fantasy Football Scout Member and joining either of our two FPL mini-leagues.

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.

Hall of Fame Career #1-#5 2
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.

In the Premium Members Area, I like to use the comparison tool when in doubt about a transfer decision, and I’ll probably look at more or less all the stats available when using this tool.

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626 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ElliotJHP
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Roll & G2G? £0.3ITB 1FT

    Sanchez
    Trent White Tino
    Salah Jota Greenwood Benrhama
    Ronaldo Bamford Antonio

    Eldin Coady Ayling Billy G

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yes roll

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Bottomed

    Owners of bamford antonio Ronaldo combo

    What’s your plan if bamford is ruled out ?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Answered on last page, but if serious might hit and push for Lukaku

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        It’s an option, who else would make way for you? Jota I’m guessing or greenwood?

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yes, although I thought I could pull it off in one move but it seems I am 0.2 short ha!

          Would do same as DBeck in this case

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      if he's out, i'd downgrade to Armstrong or ASM to give me the cash to get city and chel def next week

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Bench if I can field 11.
      Take a hit for someone else if out for 2 weeks+

    4. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Have the exact frontline and if Bamford is ruled out I might jump right onto Lukaku by downgrading Ferran, yes he plays City this week might just get him anyway

    5. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Roll FT and play LIvramento...

  3. dshv
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    To play:

    1. Foster
    2. Sanchez

    1. smix
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Was reading about Zaha’s impressive record against Brighton. So maybe Foster. Not sure he starts tho

  4. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Begovic
    TAA Reguilon Tierney
    Salah Bruno Jota Raphinha Benrahma
    Bamford Antonio

    Sanchez Cash Ayling Perica*

    1FT, 0m ITB
    What to do? Wc available. Keep FT?

    1. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      See what Biesla says. Save if possible.

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    How the hell have they managed to schedule Man City/Chelsea & Man Utd Villa both at the same time

    Clowns

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Chelsea City was independently picked to be the televised game.

      Man U Villa was moved to earlier in the day following a request by the local council as there is a music concert at the cricket ground next door to Old Trafford later in the day.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I heard Ronaldo had tickets for the gig so they rearranged it all around him.

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      It's gonna be a Ron vs Rom early start... 🙂

  6. Littlebitwizardoföz
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA James White Livramento
    Salah Jota Raph Gray
    Lukaku CR7 (c)

    Steele Marcal Sissoko 4.5m

    1FT. 0.2m. GTG? Tempted to ship out James but it feels knee-jerk.

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    How is adam Armstrong’s spot looking? I know there were mentions on here he might be dropped for the new guy broja, what’s your thoughts on that?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      That it probably won’t happen for a while if at all

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      more likely they go back to 442 then Broja replacing Armstrong, think he's nailed

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        than

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Broja looked decent, will probably get most minutes from the bench

  8. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    leon bailey likely to drop to 6.3?