In mid-November, Fantasy Football Scout unveiled a nine-week battle that pitted ten staff members and Pro Pundit experts against each other in Fantasy5. To determine who truly has the best eye for a Fantasy player, the FFS Challenge mini-league took place between Gameweeks 12 and 21.
A small prize is up for grabs but, more importantly, so is bragging rights. The challenge required picking a player from each of the week’s five selected matches who you backed to exceed their assigned ‘points target’ (par score). The more players that do, the better.
Get yourself involved here at Fantasy5 for a chance to win a potential £10,000 prize. It is free and very simple to play, following the exact same scoring system as FPL, just without the bonus points. Full terms and conditions are here.
Gameweek 21’s challenge saw all five matches take place, with several of the most-backed either blanking (Cristiano Ronaldo, Trent Alexander-Arnold) or not featuring at all (Ollie Watkins).
However, the following nine players successfully exceeded their assigned points target: Mads Roerslev, Anthony Gordon, Enock Mwepu, Alexis Mac Allister, Dan Burn, Allan, Stuart Dallas, Jack Harrison and Joao Moutinho.
This brought success for four of the ten FFS competitors, with Enock Mwepu chosen by Neale and Tom and Stuart Dallas picked by FPL Marc. Impressively, Az backed both.
Tom Freeman led from the very start and never let go, despite early challenges from Sam and Neale.
The Deputy Editor of Fantasy Football Scout, Tom is a Hall of Famer with an exemplary FPL track record, having finished in the top 1k on five occasions and the top 10k on three more. It’s hard to begrudge Tom’s victory.
Down the bottom, FPL Nymfria notched up one successful pick and only came last because of FPL Marc’s late form. Scoreless during a hopeless first seven rounds, he ended on a respectful score of three.
Thanks to everyone for taking part – Fantasy5 will continue to operate and is a fun game to be played alongside FPL.
And congratulations to Tom for your prize of….. pride?