Hall of Fame

FPL Hall of Fame: Tips from one of the world’s best Fantasy managers

We hear from the absurdly consistent Morten Tveito 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 and nine-time top 10k finisher Finn Sollie in our series of mini-profiles, we ask a few questions of Morten, who has overall ranks inside the top 1,000 in two of the last three years.

In his eight seasons playing FPL, Morten has finished out of the top 21,000 only once.

Hall of Fame Career #1-#5 8
HOW DO YOU GENERALLY APPROACH FPL? WHAT IS YOUR MAIN STRATEGY/STYLE?

I try to start out with proven players that I am fairly sure will get close to 90 minutes from the teams that I believe will start off well.

I also try to watch as many games as possible, especially at the beginning of the season, and will initially make early moves to build team value. If necessary I will take hits – I think I have 8-10 hits per season in the last three years.

The first Wildcard is not something I plan for but in the last two seasons, I have played it early, in Gameweeks 3 and 5.

My transfers are based on a combination of stats and eye test. I have several chats with world-class Norwegian FPL managers, and that is definitely a good way to get better.

You learn something from each season and I think being flexible is a good way to approach the game.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST FPL MOMENT?

I usually remember what goes wrong! I always try to get the Bench Boost perfect, but that rarely is the case. One exception is Gameweek 30+ in 2019/20, in which I gained a Gameweek rank of 3k, which brought me into the top 10,000 for the first time that season.

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR SECURING A GOOD FINISH?

Be patient and trust your decisions, even if they don’t pay off immediately. Also, try to cover the best captain options each round to minimize risk. And slightly more specific… buy Diogo Jota when the Africa Cup of Nations starts in January!

WHAT STATS DO YOU PAY MOST ATTENTION TO? WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TOOL IN THE PREMIUM MEMBERS AREA?

Expected goals (xG) and expected assists (xA) are two important stats, for me, and I always look at clean sheet odds provided by bookies.

I also use Mikkel Tokvam’s transfer algorithm as input when choosing which player to buy.

Player stats and team stats are the tools that I use in the Premium Members Area.

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  1. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Can't wait to see the tears on here when Foden is rested. Flavor of the week

    1. RedRo
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ok

      • NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No worries, Livra to save the day.

        Just ask Torres owners

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Except me, who doesn’t have Livra

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            You missed the trick 😉

        2. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Former Torres owner here 🙂

      • Jacktastic
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Go away, I got him on my wild card

        1. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Tears incoming

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Mahrez will be the one to own lol

    2. Glokollur nr.1
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Marcal + Digne -> Livra + Cancelo
      For -4
      Go?

    3. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Some risks in here, but I’m thinking the bench should be good enough to cover the no shows in this WC team…whatcha think?

      Ramsdale, Foster
      TAA, Cancelo, Chilwell, James, Laporte
      Salah, Raphina, Saka, Mbuembo, Brownhill
      Lukaku, Antonio, Toney

      Bank 0.0m

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        How are you going to lineup each week? 5-2-3?

        I'd Downgrade saka to ESR and upgrade brownhill to d.luiz at least.

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I think mostly 4-3-3 but also have the option of 5-2-3, 5-3-2 & 4-4-2.

          I much prefer Saka to ESR, but am tempted to downgrade a defender and upgrade Saka to one of the 7.5ish mids (Jota/Foden/Mount etc)

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Unlike many, I think Saka vs ESR is a 50/50 call, due to ESR tendency to play more centrally and Saka being needed to do more defensive work than him. But yeah Saka is that explosive, so I'd understand the love.

            Livra is your man. There's always 1 every season, and this time his name is Livra.

            1. Jinswick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yep, he’s great value. As is White at 4.4m IMO.

      2. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Why not just do Chilwell - Alonso? That way you're guaranteed at least one start. You have a bench that can handle it.

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Whilst I do like Alonso, I think Chilwell and James are the first choice full backs and will play most games.

    4. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Doucoure feels like early Yaya days all over again.

      We ignore, and ignore.. and the casuals.. yeah the casuals. They 'know'.

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Please don't compare Yaya with Doucoure

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I just did. Relax.. it's FPL we're talking about

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I am very relaxed but this is shocking.

    5. dshv
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      WC.

      1. Foden and Jimenez
      2. Son amd Hwang

      1. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        2

      2. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        2

    6. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Anyone else still got Torres, or is it just me?

      1. Bojack Horseman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Never had him but with Burnley up next, who lose 5-0 to City every time they play them, he could be a decent pick for GW8.

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah, this is the thing. I know he will haul as soon as I sell him!

          1. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Problem is he’s definitely been dropped and Pep has so many options in attack. IF he starts he’s a great pick this week. But I’d say he’s very unlikely to.

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Top scoring player in GW8 IMO

    7. Bojack Horseman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      This article is a bit of a let down. Very thin on content.

      1. coriswrasse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Much like this post.

      2. pingissimus
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ah but he knows a man who

        https://twitter.com/mikkeltokvam?lang=en

        I tried typing my name and all possible variants into the spreadsheet of top managers. Irritatingly it's still searching for me. It must be out of date I guess

    8. Vertigo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Roll a transfer or bring someone from Chelsea in?

      Sanchez, Steele
      TAA, Shaw, Tierney, Semedo, Dier
      Salah, Raphinha, Sarr, Gray, Sissoko
      Ronaldo, Antonio, Jimenez

      £1.6m ITB

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I would. Any of Semedo, Diet or Shaw could go.

    9. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Pick one:

      A) Bruno (lei)
      B) Grealish/Foden (BUR)

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        The nailed one.

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Cheers

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Bruno

      3. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I still like Bruno as a pick tbh. The stats say he's fine to keep.

      4. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A

    10. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sell Semedo or Marcal first?

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Marcla

      2. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        M

      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        M

      4. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers lads!

    11. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Suggestion to WCers who are interested in grealish/foden.

      Try to fit in both. And have a good back up like D.Luiz. That way you increase your chance of winning the pep roulette and get a great taste in the annual Burnley trashing.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Happy to go without City mids vs Burnley.

        Cancelo is an attacking asset and one will be enough vs Burnley and Pep roulette.

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah.. just a suggestion for someone who loves to gamble.

          I am not on WC and yes Cancelo is my only City player. Tempted with Laporte for his inevitable haul though

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            City's defence Dias, Cancelo, Laporte one each or double up remains your best route to 'nailed' points each GW from City.

            Juggling between City mids GW after GW is just going to lead to WTF Pep.

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Tbh i wouldn't go City mid myself, unless he's a fit and firing KDB. But KDB is not being the usual KDB this season.

              I usually go for 90 minutes guy like Sarr or JWP. Been that way many years and served me well

      2. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        It is tempting, although D Luiz is not a good back up! Would rather have Livramento or White in that price bracket (or Mbeumbo if you can afford a little more)

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Just to name a base priced player. Yeah Mbeumo is much a better pick and obviously livra or white should be placed before d.luiz on bench as back up.

      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hmmm. Should we go both T. Silva and Christiansen too?

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          One board of roulette is enough. Save your money.

      4. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Foden, though both are slight rotation risks especially until City qualify from their CL group. They might also be rotated/subbed for the other and are in a City attacking pool with a few sharks. 4.5m mids are 4.5m for good reason.

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Tbh I think it's a gamble too big to consider. Add Mahrez, gundo torres to the equation, you just don't know which one is going to play in PL and UCL.

          That 4.5 mid will be there just to make up the numbers

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            The 4.5 mids are very hit or miss. I have Hayes, will get very seldom attacking returns. Gilmour too but gonna sell.

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Ah very unfortunate with that gilmour pick, matey. He's such a classic FPL pick, false hope that we picked because we thought hey, it was a cheap gamble. Then we rushed to sell 🙂

              1. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                He'll definitely have his years in the sun, even if it's not an FPL sun. Classy footballer.

                1. NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Indeed. Maybe he's a Modric, great player but not FPL friendly

      5. ebb2sparky
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'm considering it but will probably go for Son and ESR instead

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah that's a sensible pair.

          This is for the gamblers who wouldn't mind self torture.

    12. dshv
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      WC on.

      Is it stupid if i play Sanchez against norwich and next gw i burn my ft to ramsdale..

      Ramadale in the team is my plan but sanchez against norwich is possible clean

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Who are Arse playing? Doesn't seem worth it to me in the long run.

      2. ElliotJHP
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Why don't you just pick Ramsdale for Palace at home?

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yes it’s stupid 🙂

      4. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Would just get Ramsdale.

    13. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Considering Sarr >> Saka here? Other options is to activate the WC and change some things around (get City, Lukaku and tidy things up). 1FT and only 0.4itb.

      Sanchez
      Rüdiger. TAA. White
      Salah. Mount. Raph. Sarr
      Ronaldo. Antonio. ASM
      (Foster, Shaw, Livramento, Gilmour)

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I went Saka, but slightly regret not going ESR who could match him for 1 million less.
        Or, might be remiss of Rafa to have no Eve mids

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Townsend time?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Seem to remember he was really good in his brief spell for your lot, but haven't checked the numbers.

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Got into the provisional England squad yeah. Had a very good stint indeed

      2. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Keep Sarr

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        WC from position from strength not a bad option.

        You could make a case for keeping a lot of those players but I'd sell Sanchez ASM, Sarr, Mount, Shaw, Ronaldo on WC.

      4. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'd keep Sarr and see how he goes for Ranieri. Watford's dominant attacker. 2 goals and an assist v Pool in 19/20 and Pool conceding goals and a bit understrength in GW8.

      5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Maybe before doing that - Have a peep at Sarr’s last game against his next opposition below (and this was nearly 2 years ago - he’s improved a lot since then)

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwSe1x3uVk0

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Even though Sarr has improved, as a team, I don't think current team is as good as last one.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 20 hours ago

            Teams have never scored FPL points though - players always have

      6. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Make a WC team. If it changes more than 7 players and you like it more, do it.

    14. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Is Gilmour out of favour?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Seems to be.

        Also his middle name is Clifford

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          And first name is Billy, not William.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            He's on my bench and I might need him if TAA and Raph are out.

    15. hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Still can't decide whether to WC this team? Worried about no city players and defence need Tmiskas out?

      Guatia
      Tierney TAA Duffy
      Salah Gallagher Benrahma Sarr
      Ron Antonio Lukaku

      Foster Livra Gilmour* Tmiskas*

      Think I might wait for the TAA news but if he is out a while and I go to pull my WC I could miss out on price rises.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I think your team is good

      2. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Really it depends if you want to keep Ronaldo.
        Rest of the team is fine for a team with 4 big hitters.

        If you're thinking it might be time to get rid of Ronaldo, then I'd WC because you can spread the funds over multiple players.

      3. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Definitely keep WC.

        I have Tsimi too and I think he's just an injury/rest away from getting us the needed points as back up. With Livra and Duffy as 3rd/4th def (so do I), I think we can get away with him as 5th d.

        That said I plan to upgrade him to TAA or Laporte in GW12 or 13.

      4. hustler7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks both. I think I am going to hold one more week and reassess after GW8.

        GW12 looks like another good time to WC with internationals and fixture swings.

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Gw12, 15 or 19

          I will try my best to get to 19

    16. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Fred and Edinson Cavani are set to miss Manchester United's game against Leicester City on October 16 due to international fixture scheduling.

      https://twitter.com/utdreport/status/1445764657713610766?t=lpN17CIHjFELqa9_LPPBHg&s=19

      Fully expecting Raphinha to be benched.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Probably increases the chance of Ronaldo and Greenwood starting...

      2. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I got Ronaldo Bruno and Schmeichel for that game.

        Not sure how to feel

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          ill if you have scmeichel ,so crap this year..

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I'm still waiting for that PK save that will shoot me up the ranking.

            I blame it on Fofana injury though

    17. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bruno (yes I still have him) to:

      A. Mane
      B. KDB
      C. Other city mid and use the funds to upgrade Christensen to Cancelo/Dias (-4, or over 2 weeks)
      D Raphinha and use the funds as above (-4, or over 2 weeks)

      Sanchez
      TAA Rudiger Christensen White
      Salah Bruno Sarr Doucoure
      Lukaku Antonio

      Livra Gilmour Scarlett

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Keep Bruno

        1. Mozumbus
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Keep
            A, B, and C are not better than Bruno
            D (without hit) is the best among the given options: but you'll shift back from 3 to 2 premiums.

        2. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Fwiw I'm keeping bruno and plan to ditch him in GW10 for raph or mbeumo.

          He's a great differential nowadays. At least on FFS

        3. talentoe
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          you can consider Son

      2. Mozumbus
          2 months, 1 day ago

          WC or not:
          Sanchez Foster
          Azpi Rudiger Semedo Coufal Veltman
          Salah Bruno Greenwood Raphinha Allan
          Ings Antonio Toney
          1FT 0.3ITB

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I would

        • thepancakeman123
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Would you say this team is good enough to roll over a transfer?

          Sanchez
          Trent, Alonso, Rudiger, Duffy
          Salah, Raphinha, Sarr, Gallagher
          Lukaku, Ronaldo

          Steele, Livramento, Dennis, Sissoko

          1. Mozumbus
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I'd say yes

              1. thepancakeman123
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Cheers

            • NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Definitely. A City defensive masterclass from any of the usual suspects might hurt you though

              1. thepancakeman123
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Thanks, yeah that's what I was thinking, wondering if Alonso > Cancelo was the play

                1. NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Try TAA to Cancelo 😉

          2. ebb2sparky
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            If TAA isn't ready for GW8 should I
            A - bench him and play either white or livra
            B - sell (on wildcard)

            Currently on B with double Chelsea defence and enough cash for either rudiger or azpi to TAA

            1. Camzy
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              If he's not fit in GW8 I'm definitely not gonna have him on WC. I might not have him even if he is fit.

              He plays MUN the week after and that's if everything goes well with his recovery.

              1. DavvaMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I am thinking the same, probably transfer for Azpi, but that would mean having 3 chelsea players (Rudiger and Lukaku)