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Top 10k managers go on hunt for Man United assets

The top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers have swooped for Manchester United assets after the strong start they have made under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Meanwhile, there has been a non trivial activity in the chips department this week mixed between Wildcards, Bench Boosts and Free Hits.

Looking at the spike of interest in United assets, we notice that, for the first time for at least ten Gameweeks, there are four Red Devils players with ownership higher than 10% at the top end of the game.

PlayerGW18 Top 10k ownershipGW19 Top 10k ownership
Rashford10.04%35.8%
Martial5.8%22.5%
Lingard0.25%12.6%
Pogba0.9%10.1%
Shaw0.6%6.96%

We see that some Man United players went from almost zero percent ownership (Jesse Lingard (0.25%), Paul Pogba (0.9%) and Luke Shaw (0.6%)) to significant backing in a matter of the three days between Gameweeks 18 and 19.

The most popular United asset is Marcus Rashford who left his 35.8% owners disappointed today with his blank.

Speaking of disappointment, the second most-owned United player, Anthony Martial, was not included in the match squad today, which means that the 22.5% top 10,000 managers who own him will have called their bench for help.

However, maybe that was not very disappointing as many have Aaron Wan-Bissaka as first substitute, and he is projected to get eight points this Gameweek after bonus points.

Meanwhile, the 10.1% managers who own Pogba this week certainly enjoyed his brace, which is the main reward Man United owners got today, plus the Lingard assist.

This Man United bias manifests itself even more in active Wildcards this week. 2.14% of top 10,000 managers delayed their first Wildcard up till this week, and they certainly made sure they got their Red Devils cover.

Rashford (60.75%) and Martial (34.58%) are the popular Wildcard picks, while Pogba made it to 27.43% of them. Wildcarders also favored Wan-Bissaka, Andy Robertson and Lucas Digne in defense and Mohamed Salah, Richarlison and Heung-Min Son in midfield who all proved to be decent picks for Gameweek 19.

On the other hand, 0.5% activated their Free Hit chip and their selection looks very similar to the Wildcard picks. Pogba features much more than Martial in these one-week only squads.

In addition, 1.1% found their bench promising enough to activate the Bench Boost chip and not wait for future opportunities. Taking a look at the benches of those teams (loosely defined as the cheapest players in their squad), we find the following players constituting most of the substitutes.

Bench PlayerPercentage
Wan-Bissaka86.85%
Fabianski43.2%
Doherty24.26%
Kolasinac23.4%
Digne20.7%

It was essentially Wan-Bissaka’s clean sheet and Digne’s brace that rewarded Bench Boosters this week. As this article was being finalized, the average intermediate scores for different chip users show that Free Hit (14 intermediate points gain over no chips) was actually the most successful this week (numbers are before the Watford-Chelsea game). Meanwhile, Triple Captainers (mainly captaining Salah) are second with a 10.1 gain.

Chip UsedPercentagePoints
No Chip96.06%52.85
Wildcard2.14%60.70
Bench Boost1.11%61.90
Free Hit0.49%66.84
Triple Captain0.20%63.00

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  1. Subzero (-4)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Is alli to son -4 foolish? Not sure about alli injury status? Have no Kane if that helps.

    1. maratus
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      How many games before Son goes to Asian games?
      I dont see much point taking hit for Son, he might get rested already next game, and plays max 3?? games before leaving?

      1. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Only issue is that's what people have been saying since 3 GWs ago. Then he scores 21 and 13! I'd be surprised if he doesn't at least play 2 of the next 3, in which he could score double digits in any of them

        1. Subzero (-4)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          That's my concern. It's like costa from a few years back I keep putting it off and getting punished every week. Probably best like you said to wait for update on allli. If alli is fit he could match him I suppose but son is in ridiculous form ATM

    2. Differentiator
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wait until we hear more. If he's still out, I'd do it. Son is just so explosive. If not out, just roll with Alli for the week

    3. Legend of Rosický
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Do it for eriksen or pogba instead imo

    4. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Salah back to his best form = Salah essential?

      If so, better to buy him before he is 13.3 or 13.4... because then he becomes almost unreachable for the rest of the season.

      1. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Not sure 95% of folk care about 0.1 or 0.2 if they want him in, esp with mid-priced strikers this season and cheapo defender enablers

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Could Sigurdsson score as many points as Salah over the next 6 GWs?

          Maybe... but factoring the captaincy, probably not.

      2. maratus
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I dont think Salah will do much points next 2 games.
        Seems like Salah is getting essential tho. I think we should plan to get him in atleast gw22

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He will defo score vs Arsenal. Will captain him if I get him back.

      3. Slitherene
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Buying him before Arsenal and City, could backfire.

          1. lamagica
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Do both defense look assuring atm?

        • Amey
            1 month, 27 days ago

            That's my worry.
            Hence got him yesterday taking multiple hits.
            Hopefully hits will be covered in 1-2 gws.

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              -8 or -12?

              1. Amey
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Later 😛

            2. Legend of Rosický
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Got rid of salah to accommodate Auba and Son 2 Gws ago. Jumped 40K ranks into the top 10K

                1. Pieterke30
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Pretty sure Salah will outscore Auba next GW you know

            3. bigbudgie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Sterling > Hazard for free? Have Sane

              1. Pieterke30
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yes

                I did it for Boxing Day and it paid off

              2. Amey
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Yes

                • Holmes
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I'm delaying for 1-week

                • lamagica
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Do it

              3. Legend of Rosický
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Jiminez + Hojberg > Rich + Kamara (-4)?

                  1. Differentiator
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Nah mate -4 makes it not worth it. Roll with Jimmy for a week, bench, and maybe do for a FT if nothing crops up next GW

                  2. The Greenback Boogie
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Would you be able to do it for Lingard + Calvert-Lewin?

                • Slitherene
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Which pair for the next 2?

                    A) Alonso + Rashford
                    B) Chilwell + Vardy

                    1. The Greenback Boogie
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      A.

                    2. lamagica
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      None

                  • JariL
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Better enabler from now on: Snodgrass or Deulofeu? Same price.

                    1. Amey
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Snoddy

                      • Jamb0
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Deulofeu

                      • lamagica
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Deulofeu

                    2. SheBangsTheDrums
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Kola & Fraser to Shaw & Pererrya?

                      1. Differentiator
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        I'd keep Fraser long term. Ditch Kola to Digne?

                        1. SheBangsTheDrums
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Digne is certainly on my watchlist.

                          1. Amey
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Get him before he becomes expensive.

                              1. Austin 3:16
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                He was in my team,but sold on my wc.. 🙁

                                1. Amey
                                    1 month, 27 days ago

                                    Ohhh.
                                    Correct the mistake earlier than late 😉

                        2. FPLGraham
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          What on earth to do with Sterling?

                          Gone so far off the boil last 4 games - and have only seen MOTD of Leicester/Palace games but seems like he’s failing eye test as well.

                          1. Amey
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Bin him.

                            • Holmes
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              track him, find him, bin him 😉

                              1. FPLGraham
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Haha...maybe not that far!!

                                Get in Pogba, Lingard or Sane?

                                No other City players so Sane seems logical.

                                1. Holmes
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Hazard/Salah would be my first choice. Out of those, I would go for Pogba.

                                  1. FPLGraham
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 27 days ago

                                    Have Haz. Salah too much for my team.

                                    Fairly certain Sterling won’t start vs Saints so would want someone nailed. Pog fits the bill...

                            • jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Yep, he has had a few below par performances of late to say the least, can see Mahrez getting some more game time!

                          2. cescpistols111
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Which changes are the best?

                            A. Jimenez + Alonso -> Arnie + Laporte
                            B. Jimenez + Alonso -> Arnie + Pereira + 0.9ITB
                            C. Jimenez + Alonso -> Arnie + Holebas + 1.3ITB

                            Current team is:

                            Kepa - Hamer
                            Alonso - Robbo - Digne - Doherty - AwB
                            Hazard - Sane - Alli - Rich - Stephens
                            Auba - Rashford - Jimenez

                            1. Differentiator
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              I can't recommend any that involve getting Arnie. As good as he is, he's so brittle, esp after coming back from injury!

                              1. cescpistols111
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                I thought he'd make a good differential option, but you're probably right.

                            2. Austin 3:16
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Is arnie fit to play this gw?

                            3. lamagica
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Jimenez might outscore arnie who might not fit

                              1. Too Many Hits
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  No Kane or Salah? I'd be addressing that first. What's your team value?

                            4. Austin 3:16
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Fabianski
                              luiz robbo shaw
                              haz(vc) sane martial* snodgrass son
                              kane(c) rash

                              button,ings,awb,bednarek

                              a)save
                              b)snodgrass-deolafeu(free)
                              c)martial-lingard(free)

                              Guys Kindly Suggest.

                              1. Differentiator
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                save, play ings if martial out

                                1. Austin 3:16
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  thanks

                              2. Amey
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Luiz-digne

                                  1. Austin 3:16
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 27 days ago

                                    hmm will see...Thanks..

                                • lamagica
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Luiz > doherty

                              3. Klein
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                What to do here guys?
                                Got 1ft and 0itb
                                Pat ryan
                                Alonso TAA digne doherty awb
                                Hazard sane martial anderson hodgberg
                                Kane laca jimenez

                                Some options i see
                                A)laca + hodgberg to ings + richarlison -4
                                B) alonso to bednarek and do something with cash
                                C) ryan to someone?
                                D) something else?

                                1. Amey
                                    1 month, 27 days ago

                                    A looks nice.

                                    1. Too Many Hits
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Ings has rough fixtures the next 4

                                        City
                                        Chelsea
                                        Leicester
                                        Everton

                                        All bar City (the best team in the world) are in great form not conceding many

                                  • FPLGraham
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 27 days ago

                                    Still can’t believe Digne man.

                                    Had absolutely no autosub luck so far this season. Felipe Anderson to get the sniffles...Please!?!?

                                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Same here buddy. Spanked by Spurs then goes haywire at turfmoor. Damn Judas.

                                        Ings and Snoddy for me.

                                      • kawaiii
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        I agree. Me too, but he had just shipped 6 at home. Thought confidence would be low.

                                    2. Klein
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      That was pre injury. Can only imagine what an actual food poisoning will be like

                                    3. Jamb0
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      2FT's, what to do with this lot? Honestly short on good ideas... been sort of hovering last few gameweeks.

                                      Fabianski
                                      AWB, Robbo, David Luiz
                                      F.Anderson, Sane, Hazard, Rich
                                      Kane, Auba, Jiminez

                                      Patricio, Hojberg, Bednarek, Bennett.

                                      1. LE GOD(C)AMERICAN DYCHO CHA…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Looks pretty good tbf Sane to Son and roll?

                                      2. The Greenback Boogie
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Hijberg, Jiminez to Kamara, Perreyra?

                                    4. Ambrosiana Inter
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      Wild card teammplease rate:
                                      #Lloris,Boruc
                                      Luiz,Van Dijk,Digne,AWB,#Bennett
                                      Salah,Son,#DSilva,#Delafleu#Gibbs White
                                      Kane,Mitro,#Vardy

                                      # marks new players in

                                      1. andre_c
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          try fit digne at the back

                                          1. Ambrosiana Inter
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 27 days ago

                                            He is in

                                        • lamagica
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          I dont like bennet, how about peltier?

                                        • LE GOD(C)AMERICAN DYCHO CHA…
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          Broruc with 4mill Button/Steel
                                          Luiz to Holabas
                                          Bennet to Benarek
                                          DSilva to Hazard
                                          Vardy to Rashford
                                          Mitro to Kamara
                                          Gibbs to Rich

                                          If fits imo

                                      2. kawaiii
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Morning all

                                        This is going to be a form of self help therapy. So bear with me.
                                        I know there are a few others who made similar choices.

                                        Benched Pereyra, Digne and WB.
                                        Also took a -8 hit to get the United boys. Net loss 36 points.

                                        It all seemed logical. Doherty over WB, Alonso over DIgne ( who had just given me a -4 vs Spurs ! ).
                                        Playing Jiménez over Pereyra was another wrong call but did not want to play him vs Alonso.

                                        Lessons ? Just play who you have, don’t take big gambles, and play the homer if it is a 50/50.

                                        Any other tales of woe to make me feel better ?
                                        Thanks for reading

                                        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          You did not really do anything wrong and had/have a great team apparently.

                                          Also, Digne will not be scoring fks or easy long rangers every week (even though I just brought him in and hope for that).

                                      3. MAVER!CK
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        8th straight red arrow in a row, 6 captain blanks along the way and the rest two got me 10 and 12. Anyone else doing worst than me here? you know, misery loves company and all that...

                                        1. kawaiii
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          See above !

                                      4. LE GOD(C)AMERICAN DYCHO CHA…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Hello all, I have one question, one question only...
                                        Who would you play for Gw20?

                                        A - Kamara (HUDD)
                                        B - Fraser (united)

                                        That is all, thank you kindly

                                      5. BobbyDoesNotLook
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        How did Rashford look yesterday? Already have some plans for that spot because of wc.

                                        1. kingsingh88
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          Dalot missed a sitter from his cross. Unlucky not to get the assist from the corner which Matic scored from (deflected off someone else) and had two good chances himself to score. I'm keeping him in.

                                      6. BobbyDoesNotLook
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        One wc draft. Annoying first gw due to fixtures but otherwise liking it.

                                        Fab (Speroni)
                                        TAA Luiz/Trippier Doherty Digne AWB
                                        Salah Hazard Pogba Richarlison Fraser
                                        Kane Jimenez Ings

                                      7. aleksios
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Any suggestions here? 1ft 1.8 itb.

                                        -Fab
                                        -Alonso-Digne-Diop
                                        -Salah-Sane-Martial-Rich
                                        -Kane-Jimen-Ings.
                                        ----Butt--Fraser--Kola-Doherty.

                                        a) Kola+Sane to TAA+Hazard for a hit.
                                        b) something better maybe?

                                        Thanks guys.

                                      8. white heart pain
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Had a massive rank slide last 2 weeks. No salah is hurting.

                                        RMT

                                        Fab
                                        Robbo Doherty Digne
                                        Haz Sterling Sane Pogba Richalson
                                        Kane (c) Jimenez

                                        Speroni AWB Bennett Kamara

                                      9. Dion Dublin Sticker
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Is Sterling/Mitrovic to Pogba/Aguero stupid? Kun had an xG of 0.76 yesterday, feel like once he's found his legs there's a massive haul incoming.

                                      10. Tiki-Taka
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Deulofeu or Doucoure just for a 1 week punt, I assume the former? thanks guys

                                      11. Alli 3',17',64�…
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          Sick end on 91, told u fanderson would come through