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How Top 10k managers have prepared for Double Gameweek 25

The top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers are holding off on stockpiling their squads full of Double Gameweek 25 players.

With Manchester City and Everton playing twice in the next round of matches, it looks as if those at the top echelons of FPL have preferred not to focus so heavily on them just yet.

Analysis of the most popular squads in the top 10,000 of the worldwide rankings shows that no more than three players with two fixtures in Gameweek 25 are currently in the template.

As you can see from the graphic below, those options are Lucas Digne (£5.3m), Richarlison (£6.8m) and Leroy Sané (£9.7m), which means there may be some transfer work to be done ahead of the Double Gameweek.

The Everton left-back, benched for the Gameweek 24 trip to Huddersfield Town, is by far the most popular, currently in 71% of teams in the top 10,000.

That may have been because he would have been the easiest of the touted Double Gameweek 25 options to bench when he experiences a Blank in Gameweek 27.

However, that large number of owners may have a transfer to make in Gameweek 26 now that Digne has picked up a one-match suspension following a sending off at Huddersfield.

That means he will play just a maximum of one Double Gameweek fixture.

Richarlison, who proved his doubters wrong by finding the net at the John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday night, is the second most popular, currently in 52% of teams in the top 10,000.

The fact that Sané is the most fashionable Manchester City option is reflective of the uncertainty around the Citizens’ team selection.

The German international is in 48% of teams within the top 10,000 with the recent relapse Benjamin Mendy (£6.1m) experienced on the comeback from injury playing into his hands when it comes to potentially starting both Double Gameweek 25 matches.

It will be interesting to see how many of the top 10,000 managers pile in on further Double Gameweek players between now and Saturday’s deadline.

It is entirely possible that managers at this level of the game may not concentrate as much on this altered Gameweek as we might have imagined.

After all, a quick look at the most common Wildcard squad inside the top 10,000 managers for Gameweek 24, shows just two players from Everton and Manchester City, Digne and Sané.

Other interesting angles from analysing the Wildcard squads among the top 10,000 managers is the fact that Son Heung-min (£8.6m) is in 25% of them, while Eden Hazard (£11.0m), who blanks in Gameweek 27, is in 23.44%.

However, it does look as if the top level managers are at least more prepared for Double Gameweek 25 compared to the rest of those playing FPL.

Analysing the most popular players in overall squads, we can see just two Double Gameweekers in Digne and Sané, and of course only one of those has a chance to play in both matches now.

They are also less well represented as a proportion at that level too, with just 27% in possession of Everton’s French left-back and 42% owning Sané.

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  1. Cabellafan
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Tempted to bring in Sane and Aguero for Hazard and Firmino and deal with Digne later. City will need to step up now. Good moves?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      you know the risk but can work

  2. Erdogan
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone considering D. Silva for double gameweek? What do you think are the chances he starts both games? Can’t afford Sane.

    1. Cabellafan
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Should have a good chanse of starting both

    2. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      he is a very good player but just not as a fpl player

      1. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        9 blanks in the last 11 games

      2. Erdogan
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Agree, but I am thinking about transferring him in for short term only. Got to transfer Anderson out.

    3. Indpush
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 12 days ago

      I have him and Bilva

    4. Shielja19
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 11 days ago

      Unlikely to start both. Will probably play one with Mahrez playing the other but depends how City set their team up now after last nights result

  3. BIELSA
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Digne + firmino out >> TAA (awaiting news) + Aguero

    Then next game week Kun out >> Auba

    All for free. Good moves

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      They look good moves. Bobby could do well though.

    2. Cabellafan
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Good moves. Do you own Hazard and intend to keep?

      1. BIELSA
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        No my team.is this

        Fabianski
        Robbo Doherty Digne** AWB Bennett
        Salah Sterling Pogba Richarlison Camarasa
        Firmino Rashford Jiminez

        1. Cabellafan
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Ok, Hazard is my headache

          1. BIELSA
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 12 days ago

            I just got rid, i was never going to captain him so just thought it was best to get rid. Plus I didn't have salah at the time so it made it an easy decision.
            What's your team?

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      I would hold on to Firmino.

      1. BIELSA
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 11 days ago

        Better option than kun for the dgw then aubameyang long term do you think?

  4. FlashG
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    I’ve 2 FT and need some help! Considering this tonight after I see who plays.

    A) Digne & Lingard for Danilo & Son
    B) Dig & Firmino for 5m Def & Aguero

    If B then swap Serg to Aub week after.

    1. BIELSA
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      I'm considering B. Seems like the best move.

  5. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Is Romain Saiss nailed?

    1. ceejay106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Nope. He’s been standing in for Boly.

  6. Trippier Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Hello, can someone explain how the red flag rule works in terms of preventing price drops? Thanks

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      probably requires more transfer out for a price drop

  7. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Thinking about only having Sane for next week for City. Saves transfers down the line. Digne,Anderson and Kamara to sort out.

    Fabianski
    TAA,Doherty, AWB
    Salah,Sane,Anderson,Pogba,Jota
    Aubamayang,Rashford

    Hamer,Periera,Digne,Kamara 3.6m itb

    1. Kamara > Jimenez (Bench Anderson)
    2. Anderson > Richarlison
    Don’t really want Richarlison after next week though.
    3. Something else.

  8. XabiAlonso
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    How many city players have you got for the dgw. I'm on 0 and don't think that will change

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      2 sane and sterling

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      1

      1. Indpush
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Holding on to the two Silvas

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 11 days ago

      0. Might get Sane if Hazard has a shocker, otherwise that number won't change.

    4. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 11 days ago

      0 and prob staying that way

  9. dee_top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    If no city coverage, for DGW:
    A) Auba Fanderson to Kun Son for -4
    B) Auba Hazard to Kun Sane/Sterling for -4
    C) Just Hazard to Sterling/Sane
    D) Just Auba to Kun

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      A if it allows getting Auba back and Son looks fit today vs WAT, otherwise D

  10. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    0 shot, 0 chances created, yellow card.

    hmmm, not a good performance just before DGW!

    1. XabiAlonso
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Will only play once aswell

  11. Champions united
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 11 days ago

    Perfect rep for digne Money non ssue
    Digne doh awb kola. Taa

  12. tommills
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 8 days ago

    I've got all my chips left (wildcard, bench boost, free hit, triple captain) and am worried I may run out of time to maximize the benefit.

    Any wisdom on when best to use these chips? What's everyone planning?