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The biggest FPL Gameweek score of all-time

FPL Focal has been playing Fantasy Premier League (FPL) for over 11 years and spent some gameweeks ranked number one in the world in the 2021/22 season.

Oscar makes FPL content on his YouTube channel, and here, takes a look at the biggest FPL Gameweek score of all-time.


For this article, we’ll be pulling out the record books as we look at the biggest FPL Gameweek score of all-time. This manager didn’t just break the record, they obliterated it! And despite the player base having more than doubled since then, the record still stands to this day.

Unfortunately, no high-resolution screenshot of the team exists, so consider this an HD remaster as I’ve reproduced the kits and team in Photoshop and dug through every match to get the full breakdown of this record-breaking score. If you’re a veteran player there are some real throwback names in here too.

The date was April 16th 2016. It was Gameweek 34 of the 2015/16 campaign and it was a Double Gameweek due to many teams having postponements. The team by the name of Savage Strikers had activated the Bench Boost chip for the Gameweek, and here’s what happened.

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We’ll start off in goal, which was Watford’s Heurelho Gomes. He got a ridiculous 21 points that Gameweek, through the unlikeliest of means. The majority of his points came in the first match, where Watford beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0. Besides the clean sheet he saved a penalty taken by Saido Berahino in the 67th minute. In the 87th minute West Brom win another penalty, Berahino steps up again, and Gomes saves it AGAIN. The second of the double was a 3-1 loss to West Ham United where Troy Deeney also missed a penalty.

The next two defenders were Hector Bellerin and Laurent Koscielny from Arsenal. Nothing substantial here as they kept a clean sheet against West Brom and drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace, and they finished the Double Gameweek with eight points each. It was arguably Bellerin’s best league season for the Gunners, certainly in FPL, where he played 36 times, kept 18 clean sheets and rose from £5.5m to £6.5m, picking up 172 points along the way. Koscielny also had a strong season, scoring four times and picking up 18 bonus points.

The last defender in the starting XI was Aleksandar Kolarov from Manchester City. The Serbian was an extremely attacking full-back, took direct free kicks and every game he started had the potential to haul. He got 12 points in the Double, which came from a clean sheet against Chelsea in a 3-0 win which featured a Thibaut Courtois red card. His second game was a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United where he also got an assist.

The first midfielder is a player you might not recognise in this FPL position, which is Roberto Firmino. 2015/16 was his first season with Liverpool and he was classified as a midfielder that campaign before changing to a forward. In the first game, Firmino scored as Liverpool beat Bournemouth 2-1, before blanking in the second against Everton, albeit a 4-0 win.

Next up is an FPL cult hero which is Dimitri Payet from West Ham. He was incredible that season, picking up nine goals and 12 assists in 30 games, starting at £7.5m and rising to £8.6m. Despite his form that season he actually scored the lowest score of this entire team in the Double, getting a single assist and a yellow card which left him on six points.

Onto the Captain which was Alexis Sanchez, who got a staggering 25-pointer in the Double via a goal against Crystal Palace and a brace against West Brom. He got all three bonus points in both games which scored 50 points alone. Sanchez had a fantastic end to that campaign, picking up seven goals and three assists in the final 10 gameweeks. Despite Sanchez’s 25-point haul he wasn’t even the highest scorer in the team, more on that later.

Another player you might not recognise as a midfielder is Michail Antonio. Back then he wasn’t the striker you recognise today. He was a versatile player having started in both left and right midfield roles, and even at right-back for seven of his 26 appearances. He started the season priced at £6.0m and dropped all the way to £5.3m. It wasn’t a great Gameweek for the West Ham double up, and Antonio subsequently played at right-back in both games, but a reasonable punt all things considered. In retrospect, it’s quite impressive how he developed from a utility player wherever he was needed to the striker he is today.

Onto the strikers, and it’s yet another player who’s since been reclassified, which is Marcus Rashford. He was just 18-years old at the time and it was his breakout season, getting five goals and two assists in just 11 appearances under Louis van Gaal. He was only priced at £4.5m, and the type of budget player needed in this team to afford some of the premiums, especially the next name on the team sheet. In the Double Gameweek, Rashford scored the winner against Aston Villa in a 1-0 win, and in the second game he blanked in a 3-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur, where he was pulled at half-time.

Onto another FPL and Premier League legend, which is Sergio Aguero. He scored a breath-taking 26 points in the Double in what was a dominant season for him. In his first game of the Double, he scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 win against Chelsea, and in the second he scored again in a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United. He picked up three bonus points in both games and finished the season with 34 goals and two assists from 30 games. Another FPL highlight that season was in Gameweek 8, where Aguero scored five goals against Newcastle in just 66 minutes before coming off.

The final player in the starting XI was Daniel Sturridge who got 17 points. It was a tough season for Sturridge as the majority of it was plagued with injuries and he only made 14 appearances in total. However, he ended the season very well with five goals and an assist in the last eight matches. Veteran players will have fond memories of Sturridge in his 2013/14 season with Luis Suarez when the duo were unstoppable. During the Double Gameweek Sturridge scored in both games which netted him 17 points. Sturridge got the vice-captaincy which fortunately wasn’t needed or it would’ve been a very different story.

The first two players on the bench were both Man Utd players, which was David de Gea and Matteo Darmian. De Gea kept a clean sheet in both games, however, he only made one save which got him 12 points. In Darmian’s case, he scored his only goal that season in all competitions in a very timely fashion. His goal came in a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace, where he also got an assist, kept a clean sheet and all three bonus points.

The third player on the bench was Aaron Cresswell who actually failed to keep a clean sheet in either game, conceding two to Leicester City during their title-winning season, and conceding again in a 3-1 win against Watford. However, he still had a strong showing in the double after getting a goal in that game against Leicester and a bonus point.

The final player on the bench is Phillipe Coutinho, who was reasonable value that season getting eight goals and five assists in 26 appearances. He missed the first game of the Double, sitting it out completely on the bench, but played in the second in a 4-0 win against Everton where he scored and got a bonus point.


That completes the team behind the biggest Gameweek score of all-time, with a total 226 points. What’s also crazy to note is that a -20-point hit was taken to build this team, perhaps one of the rarest occasions that a 20-point hit has ever been repaid.

That season there were 3.7m managers, and the player base has more than doubled since then, yet the record still stands. The record will undoubtedly be beaten again one day, however evidently so much has to fall perfectly into place, so who knows how soon we will see it broken next.


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45 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 20 hours ago

    A guy in mine mini league got a GW score of -2pts.

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      You really need to consider who your mates are Knights if they're getting -2s

    2. Men in green tights
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      I got lower than that -9 forgot to activate wildcard in week week 23 and finally shed the season in 4th place in ml by 34pts missed out on cash .
      Bright side for me is Forest back in prem after 24 yrs of agony happy days

  2. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    The more I look into Jurrien Timber, the more I like him. An intelligent, hard-working, all-rounder that can play in many different positions, and is a natural leader. Would be a solid addition to the squad.

    Can see him playing in the RB and DM positions a lot, especially if Pau Torres is signed.

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Feels odd to be spending more money on someone whose main experience is centre back after the outlay there in recent years. But he's at least more versatile and in the right age bracket, rather than a glamour signing like an ageing Varane. And the more we back ETH the better.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        The outlay going horribly wrong is the issue!

  3. Alopex
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    Muppet should have captained Aguero... what was he thinking

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 16 hours ago

      yeah no TC chip as well. NOOB!

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 15 hours ago

        Did have the BB active, tbf

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 15 hours ago

          Get out

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

    Lukaku wants to head back to Inter

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 15 hours ago

      Yeah, Italian football was going well for him. No point lingering at Chelsea.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 15 hours ago

        Thing is that was under Conte. I wonder how he'd adapt under Inzaghi or if Inzaghi really wants him. They dropped the ball with the Scudetto late on but I think they've made some improvements considering they lost Lukaku and Conte

  5. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    Scenes if Perisic is labelled as a defender

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 15 hours ago

    Perisic should a be defender. At what price would you take him?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 15 hours ago

      Anything under 5.5 and I'm probably in

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

      I wouldn't take him even if 5m tbh. I don't think he'll be a starter regularly enough with Sess and Reguilon there. PL is a very different league and level to what he's been playing at for the last decade

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 15 hours ago

      Even if Reguilon leaves, I can't really tell who is first choice between Sessegnon & Perisic, so I'll probably avoid both initially & maybe WC Sess in if Perisic is looking like a rotation option.

      However, if Son gets injured at some point & Perisic gets an extended run on the left of the front 3, he could be insanely good value as OOP 6m defender

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      6m if he starts regularly.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        With the 5 subs rule, you can expect wingbacks to be subbed early and regularly. To me that reduces the value of Perisic, Sess and other expensive WBs too.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 10 hours ago

          Had forgotten that. It may affect even Robbo's minutes, If Liv is 2-0 up, we can see Tsimikas coming in.

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 9 hours ago

          Especially when Sess was looking good at the end of last season, Periodic being 33 and Spurs having the CL, I'm not convinced he's going to be as amazing a FPL asset as some content creators are already making him out to be

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 10 hours ago

        Are we supposed to know that before game is launched?

  7. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 15 hours ago

    Interesting article and a nice trip down memory lane.

    But in my book 226 (-20) = 206.

    So I was very suprised that this lady didn't get an honourable mention...

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/5598469/event/36

    GW36 this season; 225 (-4) = 221.

    KDB TC, no BB and 9.1m managers.

    I know which performance I'd rate as the 'biggest FPL Gameweek score of all-time'.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Mmm, well played Rosie

  8. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 15 hours ago

    Ah, FPL and FFS nostalgia. Weirdly, the history could be my favourite element to both.

    Does anyone recall the poster Reinaman and his travelling snaps?

    Or checking "Never Captain Nicky Butt" for "duds" and "studs"?

    Applebonkers' Daniel edit screenshot of a homeless Pandev, "Will give h**d j*bs in exchange for FPL start date"

    Or Epic Fail telling Pork Pie to soil himself as he needed the loo whilst FPL was launching and his toilet's wifi was poor.

    1. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      Remember every one of those except the Never Captain Nicky Butt one - though I do remember the user.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        Never Captain Nicky Butt was a separate site. Was he a poster on here?

        1. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          Nope! Just realised I was thinking of someone called something like ‘Michael Carrick Deserves More Bonus Points’

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            28 days, 12 hours ago

            Do you remember the name of the guy that got too excited and talked about effectively doing something to himself with his fist (not sure how to ask this while staying family friendly)

  9. Babit1967
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 14 hours ago

    Going on to be lots of people trying to fit in Salah, Haaland and Son I think

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      Will be too imbalanced. I'm leaning towards Haaland and Son as my only 10m+ premiums. Yup, no Salah (to start with).

      1. Babit1967
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        Yeah you’ll probably have to go without the likes of Robbo, Taa etc but it would be nice to have those 3 players. I don’t think I’ll be able to pick just 2 of them.

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        Maybe get all 3 and then Matip as LIV defender. May even have to forego Cancelo as he will be min 7.5M.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 13 hours ago

          I'll try to forego Cancelo. Matip served me very well in the 2nd half of the season, but I worry Konate will get more games next season.

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 13 hours ago

            Think Matip will be about 6.0?

        2. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          28 days, 13 hours ago

          Cancelo won't go that high, 7.0 more likely.

    2. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      This reminds me - remember ‘threemium’ when loads of people thought they had to try and force all 3 of Salah, Lukaku and Ronaldo into their team.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        Yeh, that's part of my thinking in being determined to stick to the 2 premium rule (I avoided the 3mium thing back then).

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        At that stage of the game having 3 premiums was simply bad idea. Lukaku, CR7 and Kane were simply not worth having. However, later in spring it (Kane, Son + Salah/KdB) was affordable with decent tv.

    3. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Kulu can cover Son.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Kulu covers Kane for me. Son, Kulu, defender will be my triple Spuds

  10. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Why doesn't this article tell us what his rank went up to and how big the green arrow was?

  11. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Did FPL Focal actually drop out of top 10k?!? I remember looking at him being 1st in the world and thinking that catching him is simply mission impossible. Well, this season had some huge point swings, I don't think I would have had guts to C KdB had I been protecting lead that time instead of chasing. Lesson to learn perhaps?!? Always attack for biggest upside and forget ownership.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      He captained KDB when?