Metrics

Salah’s effective ownership balloons as Triple Captains played

It has been a quiet Gameweek in terms of chips used in the top 10k.

Actually, for the first time this season, the most-used is not the Wildcard.

Only 0.62% of them were activated in the top 10k as opposed to 1.15% active Triple Captains.

The vast majority of those were placed on Mohamed Salah (1.05%), with Sadio Mane basically being the only other triple captained player (0.09%).

This is understandable ahead of Liverpool’s Anfield meeting with Fulham’s poor defence on Sunday. The Cottagers have conceded 29 goals this season, more than any other side thus far.

This interest in Liverpool assets is very evident in captaincy polls as well. Salah is the top target with 59.58% while Mane is second with 26.93%.

That raises Salah’s effective ownership to 121.76% being the only player this week with more than 100% average weight in the top 10k.

The closest to him is Eden Hazard with 92.98% and Sergio Aguero with 87.82%.

However, this very high effective ownership of Salah doesn’t actually mean he is in all teams at this bracket.

The Egyptian is actually in just 61.1% of the top 10k squads. Most of them captained him, which is why his effective ownership is almost double his raw ownership.

In fact, Salah is ranked ninth when it comes to basic ownership in the top10k

Ahead of him is Hazard (86.11%), Aguero (85.4%), Marcos Alonso (83.4%), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (77.2%), Andrew Robertson (70%), Marko Arnautovic (69.6%), Richarlison (67.9%) and Callum Wilson (62.4%).

Meanwhile, Marko Arnautovic has emerged as a very popular option amongst the game’s current best managers. Supported by his good form and appealing upcoming fixtures, he is currently the second highest-owned forward in the top10k and was transferred in by 28.6% of these managers this week.

The main fall-guy for him is Aleksandar Mitrovic whose top10k ownership dropped from 37% to just 5.9% in a matter of days.

While Mitrovic’s usefulness was clearly at an end anyway, such a swathe of sales shows the influence of the market. His value was on the fall all week, and these managers may well have also sold him en masse to avoid falling foul of that.

We could possibly see this as a sign that the so-called ‘template team’ can quickly change when it needs to.

For example, if we look at the Wildcard template of this week, we see Arnautovic and Mat Ryan making their way into the active teams.

Meanwhile, the defence options seem to be a bit static at the moment. The usual suspects of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Alonso, Robertson and Benjamin Mendy still lead the way in most squads.

Despite strong upcoming fixtures, the top 10k are yet to really invest in Arsenal attack. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have effective ownerships of 10.22% and 3.73% respectively, largely on account of such a cluster of value forwards.

On the other hand, while Manchester City the Manchester derby ahead of them, interest in their assets is still very high.

Four Man City players have effective ownerships of higher than 10%, namely Aguero (87.8%), Mendy (56.1%), Ederson (26.5%) and Raheem Sterling (14.1%).

Not surprisingly, if we look at the Premier League teams with the most players per top10k team, we find that Liverpool and Man City are tied in the first place as they both provide 2.1 players per FPL team at that level.

Arsenal are not even in the top 10 sides represented in Fantasy teams in the top 10k.

Chelsea are a close third with 2.0 average players. Wolves, West Ham and Bournemouth provide 1.3, 1.3 and 1.2 players respectively.

It remains to be seen whether Liverpool and Man City players will repay the faith of both their football and Fantasy managers this week.

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  1. French Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    expected points for Mane & Salah today?

    1. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      7 and 10 or so

      hoping for 0 and 18

    2. ewangri
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      15 & 7, but hope it's more for both!

    3. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      3 and 12

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      0 + 15

      1. French Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        i suppose you don't have mane 😀

    5. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      It's going to be all about the Mane today!

    6. JaiLeR11
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      12 & 21

  2. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    If either of Mane or Salah are benched there are is going to be some serious upsets today

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Just hoping he plays today and then he’s gone for Doherty

    2. Ruffio
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Transfer out for van dijk this week. Bullet dodged?

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Probably.

  3. romer
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Want to bring wolves defense in the team to free funds and catch those good fixtures

    A) ederson to Patrício +1,3
    B) Mendy to Doherty + 1,7

    The plan is to ship Fraser (2ft) . B would allow martial, but A would be short...

    1. ewangri
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Neither ideally. Ederson is a season keeper. Mendy also I think.

    2. Jimmy Floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Have Ederson, Mendy and Fraser as well and they are all consistently scoring and good value so why are you getting rid?

      1. romer
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Wolves and United with good fixtures. Can just do pereira to Doherty...

  4. Norfolk&Chance
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Chances of Mane being benched for 1st 60mins?... It's only Fulham.

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      It was only Red Star..

      1. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Where Firmino was benched

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Klopp would get nowhere in life if he said stuff like "It's only Fulham"

    3. Jimmy Floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Non owner and would love mane rested but 2 below average performances and results and with the international break coming up Klopp is going to pick his strongest team available which includes Mané

  5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Wijnaldum birthday today, brace incoming?

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Hopefully given day off.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Haha yeah like TAA

    2. ewangri
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I know there is a looooong way to go until GW13, but how does the below look:

      Trippier + Silva -> Doherty + Sterling?

      Would give me:

      Allison Hamer

      Robertson Mendy Alonso Doherty AWB

      Hazard Sterling Mane Maddison Fraser

      Arnautovic Wilson Jimenez

      No heavy hitters up top, but plenty of Captain material further back.

      1. ewangri
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Reply fail!

        Wijnaldum only scores in 4's!

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Like those moves

  6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    For @LFC in the #PL, Mo Salah is averaging a goal or assist every 66 mins against newly promoted teams (4 goals, 5 assists in 592 mins)

    #LIVFUL https://t.co/IDytDMGkgl

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Lets hope for a little more than that

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah, coz it's Fulham :p

  7. Nomar
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I have 2 FT and still have my WC intact.

    Have enough money now to do Trippier and Mitrovic to Alonso and Rondon.

    If Alonso makes it through today’s game unscathed then I think I’m going to pull the trigger on it tonight.

    Worst case scenario is that someone else in my team gets injured and I either have to take a hit or use WC (which I’ll be using in a few weeks anyway).

    May as well do it, right?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I'd WC in your position

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Why, with 2 FT?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Trippier might be out (2 tough fixtures anyhow) - Kane hasn't really been performing compared to others (Kun / Auba) also two tough

          Gray isn't likely to get many points imo

          Murphy / Success bench fodder - weak too (Deeney is back)

          Not sure on whether Lovren is nailed

          Yeah you could wait a couple of GW's and then set it up for xmas say GW15 since you can make some adjustments

          1. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            I don’t have Kane, Gray, Murphy, Lovren or Success.

            My link must be showing someone else’s team. Blimey, I’d definitely be wildcarding if I had that lot!

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 8 days ago

              hahahaha fair do's

              1. Nomar
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Try it now.

                I see what you meant about that team. Horrible!

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Like it

                  I'd likely make these moves

                  trips > Doherty
                  Fraser > Martial

                  But defo hold fire on the WC

                  1. Nomar
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    Yes, Doherty is now seriously coming into my thinking.

                    Could do Mitrovic to Arnie as well with the spare cash, don’t mind keeping Fraser.

                    No need to rush into things now, as plenty of cash to do Doherty at the end of the IB.

                    Thanks chaps.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Are they all changing price tonight? I’d keep an eye on it and try and stagger them if you can jut in case there’s injuries over IB. After first couple of days the price changes usually dry up anyway

    3. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Use 2ft to bring in potential double risers over international break with good short term fixtures then wild card for fixture swing around gw 15.

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Looking at it, Doherty may be a better pre WC move anyway. Two great fixtures coming up, Chelsea have Spurs next.

        However, if Robbo is benched today then that’s another question mark to think about.

  8. ewangri
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I know there is a looooong way to go until GW13, but how does the below look:

    Trippier + Silva -> Doherty + Sterling?

    Would give me:

    Allison Hamer

    Robertson Mendy Alonso Doherty AWB

    Hazard Sterling Mane Maddison Fraser

    Arnautovic Wilson Jimenez

    No heavy hitters up top, but plenty of Captain material further back.

    1. Jimmy Floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Looks good but wouldn’t do it until you know Maddison is fit for next week, I know they said it wasn’t serious but it’s a knee injury which is always tough to diagnose

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Would want more info on the Maddison injury - I have Wilson & Fraser but thinking it's best to ditch 1 now.

      That said you've a strong bench and Wolves have plum fixtures

      so looks good

    3. ROLLING THE DICE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yep Haz/Mane/Sterling will give you good C options.

  9. gergin
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Some news about Trippier? The most reliable FPL defender so far. If I need to get rid, what to do?

    A. Trippier -> Doherty. Good 2 fixtures ahead
    B. Trippier -> Digne. Great 3 in next 4. Much better team than A.
    C. Trippier -> Doherty-> Digne in 2 weeks. Losing FT.

    Other defenders are Bennet, WBA, Mendy, Alonso as usual and Fab/Fos.

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Aa

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      People on here saying ok after intl break. Keeping despite 2 poor fixtures as then will want him back. Gutted with him coming off, didn't even know until later.

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I own him too, but the next 2 fixtures aren’t great and then we’ll be coming into the phase where he’s going to get rotated.

        It may be time to ship him out now and bring him back in the New Year.

  10. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone look at there team for next GW and foresee a serious benching dilemma? Think for me it's between:

    A) Alonso (tot) - remember what he did in this fixture last season...
    B) Fraser (ARS) - have Wilson
    B) Arnautovic (MCI) - City defence

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Or Doherty (HUD)

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Doherty must play vs Hud

    2. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Has to be Arnie unfortunately.Especially if you have City defence.

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Owning or not owning City defenders shouldn't come into it.

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Wow exactly same dilemma!!
      I'm benching Arnie

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks both - this looks all kinds of wrong but I get the thinking behind it - not saying an IB injury would be good but would make my decision a bit easier

    5. Jimmy Floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I’m defo benching Arnie against city

    6. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      My dilemma is Arnie or Anderson, and might go with in form Anderson

  11. The Tinkerman
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I assume Luke Shaw is considered nailed now?

    Looking forward to the Xmas period, thinking of Trippier > Shaw this week. Arnie in next week.

    Hart/Particio
    Alonso, Mendy, Robbo, ____, AWB
    Hazard, Mane, Richarlison, FAnderson, Billing
    Aguero, Murray, Jiminez

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Solid moves

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Beware Shaw is 1 yellow away from a suspension I believe.

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Good moves. Your defence is already so strong that I would prioritize to get Arnie in first.

  12. Ruffio
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Any everton fans Any update On Richarlison. Preferring 9pt pereria on the bench!

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Travelled with squad

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Fingers crossed, looks good then

  13. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Shaqiri starting makes me a lot more confident that Liverpool thrash Fulham.

    1. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I want/need/desperately hope for a 5-0 pasting

      1. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Which liv players do you have?

      2. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Me too as have Mane, Salah and Robertson.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Is he starting for sure?

      1. Ha.
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Sure plays for United

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Anfield Express seem confident but they have been less accurate this season than they were last.

      3. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        According to Anfield Express. They say he starts

        1. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Link?

  14. ROLLING THE DICE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Initial thoughts are to save FT (obviously a lot can change in 2 weeks):

    Alison (Hamer)
    Alonso Robertson Mendy Bennet (AWB)
    Salah Hazard Richarlison Fraser (Billing)
    Aguero Arnie (Success)

    Plan is to downgrade Salah to Mane and upgrade Billing to play 3-5-2. But GTG next GW?

    1. Roll The Dyche
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Nice name. Inspiration?

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Gtg this week and good plan for now

    3. Daniel - juuuhuuu
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Save

  15. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    No early KO and lot of 15.00 KOs next GW (including Liv and City) so hopefully we get some early leaked team news

  16. allaboutthemagic
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    So for Maddison owners who’s the best swap for same or below value 6.7m?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Pereyra or Fraser

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      There is no stand out option.
      After yesterday's goal and considering WHU fixtures Anderson seems to be peoples favourite.

      Check hot topic.

  17. boc610
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Prem saying no to VAR this season looking dumber by the minute. Doesn't help that the officials are as incompetent as they are though, there seems to be one howler of a decision every single game

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Difficult job tbf

      1. boc610
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        No one is saying it isn't - and thats why var needed...but the decisions in that saints Watford game were laughable. You feel that any punter off the street with no training could have got those right.

  18. Ron_Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Who would you rather have? Siggy or Martial? Or anyone else sub £7.6m

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Or even upgrade a defender instead. Would you rather have Alonso or Robbo than them two?

      1. Roll The Dyche
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Martial mate. Decent upcoming fixtures

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Martial

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Siggy surely for the next 4

  19. Fernando Torres
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Chances of Richarlison and Robbo starting?

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      From earlier comments Richarlison travelled w/ squad.. Robertson should be fine

  20. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Which transfer would you do with this team?

    Patricio
    Alonso, Mendy, Doherty
    Salah (c), Hazard (VC), Richarlison, Fraser
    Aguero, Arnie, Wilson

    Hennessey, Bennett, Højbjerg, AWB

    1 mill in the bank

  21. boc610
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I see the anfield express are still pi ssing on klopps plans

  22. *sigh*
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Most people around these parts seem to be doing pretty well this season.
    My own personal view is that there has been a noted gap developing between City, Pool (and to a lesser extent Chelsea) and the rest of the league making it easier to select a captain.Many have yet to have a captain fail when choosing between Mo Hazard or Kun.
    I also have no fear of playing one of Alonso/Robertson/Mendy against the rest of the so
    called “big six” so no need for transfers when fixtures turn.Those three are literally set and forget against anyone.
    Add Ederson then you have 7 players in a template that has made fantasy football so much easier this season.
    Of course Kane exploding or Mourinho finding his bus could mix up the template again.

    1. Chi not God
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      mostly true. .
      the reason I'm reluctant to use my WC at the moment. till maybe something changes.

  23. FPL Opinion
    4 months, 6 days ago

    What would you do?
    Any transfer advice for my team appreciate? - thanks
    Have 2FT & 0.1 itb (Happy with -4 to use 3 transfers)
    Was planning Trippier downgrade even before his knock and upgrade elsewhere.
    Team (selling value):

    Ederson (5.7)
    Alonso(6.8),Robertson(6.4),Bennett(4.1)
    Hazard(10.9),Mané(9.7),Fraser(5.9),Kenedy(4.9)
    Aguero(11.2),Aubameyang(10.8),Arnautovic(7.0)

    Subs: Hennessey (4.5),Trippier(6.1),Hojbjerg(4.4),Wan Bissaka(4.1)
    TV 104.8 (SV 102.6) 141k -733pts.

    Advice appreciated for next move. Thank you