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. Fpl_Ludwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    I can’t decide between Gray and Gallagher
    Who’s the better option?

    1. Killitzer
      • 11 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      You would imagine Gray this week vs Norwich

    2. Cornholi0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Gray

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      For next few games, Gray is probably better

    4. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Normally Gray but with Toffees problems I have little faith.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        This, people forget that Gray will be relying on Rondon to turn in his assists

        1. Pacer.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          think you got that the wrong way round

    5. Boywiththesoupdragontattoo
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      I’d personally go for Gallagher.

  2. Mr Ozil
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    What to do with Traore’?

    A- Sell to Sarr
    B- Sell to Gallagher
    C- Hold and wish for the best

    1. Killitzer
      • 11 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      If it’s free then A

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        For free yes

    2. Cornholi0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Hold

    3. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      To quote Finn in the article above "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."

      So C

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Thanks Mate
        Will Hold then

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      A

  3. Killitzer
    • 11 Years
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    Morning all

    Looking at shipping Jota and/or Greenwood next week depending how this week goes.

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA Duffy Livra White Marcal
    Salah Jota Greenwood Gray McArthur
    Ronaldo Lukaku Dennis

    Save FT?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Yep, save. Happy with that defense and Dennis?

      1. Killitzer
        • 11 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        With 2FT next week either Jota or Greenwood will go for Sarr (or similar) and Rudiger.

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Save

  4. Offs!de
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 16 hours ago

    Which one to play.
    A. Veltman ( gonna play Sanchez )
    B. Livramento

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Spread the risk, Livra...

      1. Offs!de
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Cheers

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      B

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 16 hours ago

    Thoughts on these transfers after this gw for a hit?

    semedo jota bamford > liv odegaard lukaku

    1. Killitzer
      • 11 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Looks good. Arsenal have some decent games though Ode still a bit of a punt.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Can change him to any other mid below 6m. Cheers

  6. JonP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 16 hours ago

    Do people think Jota & Fernandes To Sarr and Salah is a good idea?

    (Have Ronaldo but no Trent if that makes a difference)

    1. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Think so. Salah is undroppable unless he is injured

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Yes

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      For sure, I think fernandes has run his course, I’m looking to sell him ASAP

    4. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Definitely
      Salah is a must

    5. JonP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Thanks all.

  7. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 16 hours ago

    Hello all, what do we think of Brentfords defensive assets? they’ve appeared to have scored well so far and are still relatively cheap at 4.5/6. Granted their upcoming fixtures aren’t great, but if on WC could one be good to leave on the bench or are they over achieving so far

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      I think they will be fine, should keep occasional CSs and avoid conceding too many goals.

      Decent choice at that price.

  8. StopItHarold
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 16 hours ago

    Thoughts on my WC team?

    Guaita Foster
    Alonso TAA Tsim Duffy Livra
    Salah Pogba Benrahma Gallagher Gray
    ASM Ronaldo Antonio

    Feedback appreciated!

    1. JVALDEZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Not buying into this ASM love, like it otherwise

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Perfect for last weeks points 🙂

    3. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      One of your attackers plays for Newcastle and the other for Crystal Palace. Im not sure thats a sustainable wildcard.

      1. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        your cheapies have to come from lower teams in general.

      2. TKC07
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Yet Gallagher has more ppg than most of the premium MIDs to name a few Bruno, Mane..

  9. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 16 hours ago

    So, international break. Brazil have 3 games once more. All 3 in red list countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil...

    Still think Bobby takes his spot back from Jota? What deal have Liverpool reached with Brazil for this next round?

    1. Harry the Hack
      • 12 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      They have agreed not to throw him in jail.

      Players were allowed to play last time. I can't see that now regressing.

      1. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 15 hours ago

        Yes, but after a huge threat from both Brazil and FIFA. Not sure that gets to be ignored this time around. Some arrangement has to have been reached for this round.

  10. Fpl_Ludwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 16 hours ago

    This is my current team:
    Sanchez
    TAA / Duffy / Marcal / Shaw
    Traore / Salah / Raphinha
    Ron / Rom / Antonio

    Bench: Steele - Gilmour - ayling - mendy

    Should i do only Traore to gray/gallagher or should i take a -4 and get Livra over Ayling and Sarr over traore?

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Team is fine. I would save FT

  11. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 16 hours ago

    Ronaldo has only two tough fixtures ahead ( city,,pool away) not sure i can sell him and buy him back with this price increase.

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      He can score easily against anyone, just keep.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 15 hours ago

      Just hold. I know Lukaku has good fixtures but I didn't understand people trying to justify the idea of selling Ronaldo to get him in by acting like Everton, Leicester and Spurs are the most difficult games he'll face all season. Even Liverpool have been a bit lucky at the back a few times this season and he'll be more than up for those bigger games

  12. Kilkennyking
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Would you rather A salah and Arnold or B Ronaldo and Lukaku

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Salah arnold and one of Ronaldo/lukaku

        1. Bavarian
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          This

      2. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        B and the next best defender (Cancelo/Alonso)

    • winchester
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Hey lads, have 1FT and 0,9m itb. taa and bamford confirmed out? What transfer should i do lads? Wc gw7-8

        sanchez
        taa shaw livramento
        benrahma salah greenwood sarr
        cr7 antonio bamford

        foster esr tsimi amartey

      • FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Which -4 is more worth it?

        a) Raphina and Locadia --> Gilmour and Antonio (343 with 0.2m ITB)

        b) Traore and Raphinha --> Benny and Gallagher (352 and 2m ITB)

        1. Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          Neither.

        2. Bavarian
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          None

          1. FPL Kaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            So hold and own no West Ham attackers?

      • Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        What to do with Bruno?

        Using his funds to get Ronaldo takes 3 transfers, and really hurts the rest of the team given I already have Salah, TAA & Lukaku. I have 2ft.

        1. Hold (keep an eye on KDB)
        2. Bruno, Digne, Scarlett -> Ronaldo & 9.1 on a def&mid
        3. Sell and spread the funds

        Sanchez
        TAA Shaw Digne White Livra
        Salah Bruno Raph Doucoure Gilmour
        Lukaku Antonio Scarlett

        1. tbos83
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            I wouldn't bother bringing in Ronaldo for the next few. I'd hold for now.

        2. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          Bench one of Jiménez, Duffy or Livramento (have Sanchez)?

          1. Bavarian
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            Duffy

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              Cheers. Yes, that's how I have it at the moment.
              Although Livramento and Jimenez do contradict.

        3. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          With the top 1 million averaging in excess of 5.5 points per player per match, is it not a pointer for taking hits this season? One should never transfer for 1 week realistically and if there are pointers for covering the points cost, maybe it is worth going for it early doors and benefiting from TV also.

        4. Claudio555
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          Play Livramento (WOL) or Tierney (TOT) this weekend?

          1. tbos83
              27 days, 16 hours ago

              Liv

          2. Le Bluff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            Pick one for this GW only:

            A) Shaw and Gallagher

            B) Livramento and Greenwood

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              b

          3. HODGE
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            A

          4. Bavarian
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            Start Livramento or Semedo?

            1. JUNITED
              • 9 Years
              27 days, 16 hours ago

              Livra

          5. FPL Kaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            Is Raphina looking likely to be out injured this weekend?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              We don’t know yet but my guess is that all three of Ayling, Raphinha and Bamford play

          6. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            Schmeichel rose in price. Who is buying him???

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              Yeah that is an odd one, casuals jumping off sa and Sanchez and saw burnley at home I recon

            2. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              27 days, 14 hours ago

              you can see trends on fplstatistics

            3. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              27 days, 14 hours ago

              looks to be Mendy owners

          7. Sillet Bang
            • 12 Years
            27 days, 15 hours ago

            Foster
            Taa Shaw Livra
            Salah Gray Gallagher Raphinia
            Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

            Raya Duffy Skipp Williams

            G2G? Nowt in bank!

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              Solid -GTG

            2. Bam Saka Laca
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              Very nice. Good to go!

          8. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 15 hours ago

            Morning....2fts. 0.7mitb. Likely wildcard in gw8....what do I do with this please? Just want Just want use 1 ft

            Sanchez
            Taa shaw livra (white ayling)
            Salah greenwood benrahma jota (gilmour)
            Ronaldo Antonio toney

            A.....ayling to christensen (who I'd bench this week)

            B....toney out to someone like king / asm

            Thanks

          9. Bam Saka Laca
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 15 hours ago

            Gtg lads? 1.5itb, no ft.

            Sánchez
            TAA Semedo Rüdiger
            Salah Traoré Gallagher Jota
            Antonio Ronaldo(c) Bamford

            Steele Sissoko Jansson Williams

          10. jia you (The No BS League -…
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 15 hours ago

            9 players with home fixtures (10 if Trent misses out) this Saturday...always gives that dreaded hope for a decent GW!

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              6 here. But I have stopped hoping either ways!

            2. Bam Saka Laca
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              Only 4

          11. Thursday's Press Conference Times
            Skonto Rigga
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 15 hours ago

            Morning all - only five pressers today but Bielsa's is amongst them:

            Munoz - 1pm
            Dyche - 1.15pm
            Bielsa - 1.15pm
            Potter - 1.30pm
            Frank - 4pm

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              Damn wish Bielsa was tomorrow..
              Not sure we get a concrete update on Raph & Bamf.

              1. Sharkytect
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                27 days, 15 hours ago

                Yeah, just more Charles Darwin-speak

              2. The Rumour Mill
                • 4 Years
                27 days, 15 hours ago

                We probably won't. But theres still embargoed quotes to come on Friday and whoever dropped the news on Harrison and Raphinha last week was clearly a reliable itk, so we may well hear from them again.

              3. Ruth_NZ
                • 6 Years
                27 days, 14 hours ago

                Don't fret about Bamford, he already said he'd be OK for West Ham.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 11 Years
                  27 days, 6 hours ago

                  😆

                2. Neeskens Under Matip
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  27 days, 6 hours ago

                  Erm

            2. Bam Saka Laca
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              Thanks

            3. PikeyMikey
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              Thanks. Where’s the best place to watch these or get the details?

              1. Bam Saka Laca
                • 1 Year
                27 days, 15 hours ago

                Twitter

          12. Pedersen
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 15 hours ago

            Planning WC in one to 2 gw. So could use Torres replacement until then. Who is best option? Already have Benhrama, Raphinha and greenwood.

            A) Sarr
            B) Gray
            C) Gallagher
            D) someone else?

            1. Pops15
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 14 hours ago

              Sarr

          13. FPL Brains
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            27 days, 15 hours ago

            Triggered Traore > Gallagher.

            Saw he was close to a price rise and whilst I'd of held Traore for the next two games in particular it's a move I wanted to make in any case, thought Palace were strong at home and he was central to a lot of it. Allows me to have a pick of Chelsea defenders too.