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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. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Thanks Rafa !

    1. Covid Martial
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      The choke is coming and you know it.

      1. CliveTilds
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 8 months ago

        You just did

  2. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    55 pts with Salah (C), Hazard and Alderweireld left. How does anyone compare ?

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Link your team or we aren't telling you.

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Mhm.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      132 with 6 to play here.

      1. COYR
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Not bad. 199 all out here. Digne red was a real blow to keep me from hitting 200+. Quite gutting.

    3. Planet Head
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      66 with 3 to play. Captained Auba though

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Nice. Who are the 3 left ?

        1. Planet Head
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Salah, Haz and Luiz

    4. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      42 with 6 including Salah C

    5. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      31 with 4 left .. OR down from 4.7k to 5.5k .. at least roll an FT

    6. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      66 from 7 but with Aubameyang (c) done, so Salah's guaranteed a hattrick.

    7. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Pre baps or post? 53 from 8 with salah(c) luiz and robbo if baps hold.

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Post.

    8. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      50pts with Haz C and Salah left

    9. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      51 +bps with Salah (c) and Luiz to play

    10. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      79 with 5 to go. The team I have linked isn't mine 🙂

    11. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Not sure I believe everyone tbf when I’m looking at the leagues scores so far

    12. Fergus1107
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      46 with Salah, Hazard, Luiz and three more left. Up to 45k.

  3. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    What happened to Digne?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Red card what a muppet

    2. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Sent off after coming in for a one point cameo.

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Delightful, got to laugh.

        1. SheBangsTheDrums
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Is that a 3 game ban?

          1. Tommyg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Yep. Muppet.

            1. adams_6
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Harsh. A professional foul would only be one game.

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            It’s enough for a mass exodus I’m sure!

  4. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Im taking no players into the double GW. Fixtures are terrible and far too much rotation risk surrounding City players.

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Umm I won't be busting a gut I have to say.

  5. Bucket Man
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Real mixed night. Aubameyang may have saved me just. F.Anderson, Martial again and then Digne manages to add to the problems. 50 with 3 left.

    1. Jayv807
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      That is a great score, better than a lot of people

    2. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Not a bad score considering

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Considering some of the things that happened. Hopefully Salah doesn’t go too mental tommorow, and VVD plays.

        1. Alnair
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          City just dropped points. Salah will probably get a hat-trick.

  6. Covid Martial
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Geordies still moaning? Newcastle don't need better players the way they play. Just disciplined ones.

    1. Mysterion
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Maybe they wouldn't have to play the way they play if they had better players

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        That's Rafaball.

      2. Covid Martial
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        No benitez is very dull manager as you should know.

        1. Fergus1107
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Sure he will liven up with half a billion thrown at him.

    2. Pia06rc
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Bitter much?

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Just checked the scores, nice win for Everton. Can I expect 3 juicy Digne baps?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Not finalised yet, but hopefully. Great news that Everton finally kept a CS!

      1. puhd
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Oh my

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      lol....

  8. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Digne to bend a free-kick in against City?

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I doubt it. Very much. Just going on a hunch.

    2. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Mate, stop it

  9. Westfield Irons ⭐️
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    How do BPS work after full time?
    I could do with Pogba and Richarlison getting some BPS.
    do winning goals or anything else get added? I’m sure I’ve seen BPS change slightly after full time...

    1. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Pogba: 0, Richarlison: 0

      Sorry, bud.

    2. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      None, sorry

    3. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Thinking of TC can see a haul

  10. Krafty Werks
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    This is bad, Hazard & Richarlison out for Sane & Sterling as part of a -8 :

    Digne -2pts
    Shaw 1pt
    Sane 2pts
    Sterling 1pt
    Felipe Anderson 2pts
    Rashford 2pts

    Jimenez & Patricio my only saving grace today, 21pts total for a -8 = 13pts with 3 to play!!

    1. Jayv807
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Ouch, that is rough mate

    2. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Haz & Rich our for a -8 with their fixtures was always a REALLY REALLY RISKY MOVE, but if you knew that and went for it anyway then you gotta accept, bad luck man

  11. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Digne out for whom next GW? City def?

    Have TAA, Robbo, Wan-B, Doherty

    1. JohnnyMagrinho
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Very similar defence as me though I have Shaw over TAA.

      I'd be looking at Holebas myself.

  12. JohnnyMagrinho
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Team with the lowest points in the game is currently on -10708. He took a -368 point hit this week (93 transfers) so at least we know he's still trying.

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Legend

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      What is the point. Bet they’re a serial killer.

    3. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Haha link?

    4. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Wow!

  13. puhd
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Felipe Anderson out for:
    A-Sane
    B-Sterling

    Rest of mids Pogba, Hazard, Rich

    1. tomscott88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I did the same move and went for Sterling. both are similar gambles with the same risks.

      whose your 5th mid?

  14. Marvin III
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Since I brought in Digne his return has been -3.

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      So it's....you

    2. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Haha.

    3. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Happens...

    4. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Did you get him in for a hit?

      1. Marvin III
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Thank god no.

    5. COYR
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Ditto. Got him in for a -4 too to really rub salt into the wounds

  15. azz007
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Best replacement for digne who will play gw27. Have 5.1m for replacement

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Literally anybody.

    2. The Baby-faced Assassin
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      One of the newcastle boys

    3. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I'm going for Lascelles

    4. Last Raulist Alive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      TAA will probably drop to 5.1m.

      1. azz007
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        How does price drop work. Currently I have 0ITB

        5.1 digne. If he drops, will my value go to 5m?

        As he's 5.3 in the game if was to buy so if he drops will go 5.2.

    5. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Pereira defo
      If u can bench for 2 gameweeks
      Then his fixtures are like sweet sweet honey

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 8 months ago

        And he plays up front
        No brainer

  16. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Digne, Nasri, Kamara >
    Saïss, Hayden, Jimenez for a -4?

    Yay or nay?

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Hayden? Do it for Jimmy and Saiss

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Bench fodder. Can only afford it that way.

  17. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Auba (c) success 🙂

    1. XabiAlonso
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      High 5

    2. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Indeed

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      For now. Salah could get a hatty and then you might re-think.

  18. Bucket Man
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    How many games is Digne banned for?

    Biggest priority to shift, him, Martial or Anderson? Lucky I have defenders with OK games next GW.

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      3 straight red

      1. fusen
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        that isn't how the red card rules work.

        1, 2 or 3 depending on the situation.

      2. adams_6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Professional foul is one game only unless it’s not the first red of the season. Was it for a bad foul or professional foul?

      3. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Thanks.

    2. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      1 match as it was professional foul not violent conduct

      1. Tommyg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I stand corrected.

        1. JohnnyMagrinho
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Said the man in the orthopaedic shoes

  19. Tommyg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    What has happened to city tonight? Is that a nail in the coffin of holding the title?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      You'd have to think so.

  20. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Tempted to transfer Digne to Jonny and double up with Doherty for eve, NEW, bou, hud CAR rather than looking for double game week player

    Yes or No?

    1. sirmorbach
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I'm contemplating the same.

  21. Big Ping
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Liverpool champions then

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      You would imagine they come out firing against Leicester.

  22. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Joe's Fernandinho Theory/Myth busted?

    Games where they've both blanked - Man Utd, Chelsea, Palace, Leicester, Newcastle - Fernandinho started Utd, Chelsea & Newcastle

    Hmmmm....

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      *Sterling & Sane that is obvs

  23. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    So who you're getting instead of Digne?

    1. The Baby-faced Assassin
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Probabaly Doherty

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      No idea... Stumped

    3. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Doherty I think wolves look good and nice fixtures

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        anyone who doesn't have doherty yet isn't a serious FPL player

        1. Babit1967
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Stupid comment

          1. mgilbert86
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            4.1 benett has got me back to back clean sheets

          2. gaurava1216
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Whats your rank?

            1. Babit1967
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              9892 yours?

  24. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Rich with 5 disposessions, he'll get 0 BP for those wondering (owner)

  25. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    City next 3: Arsenal Everton Chelsea and then BLANK... Is there actually a CS in this?

    Here i am trying to get these players in for this DGW... I feel like its a Trap.

    Was all set on bringing in Ederson for Hennesey and Jota for Anderson...
    Now Digne goes and gets sent off... No clue what to do....

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I've had Ederson since early WC - cant wait till double GW is finished to get him the hell out of my team

    2. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I think we are gonna see rotation. Without a doubt. That leaves Everton. With digne gone Richarlison and siggy are the only two targets you'd want. I'm keeping clear.

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        May just got Anderson to Jota and roll this...
        go with only Rich and kun

  26. Scratch
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Any chance Rciharlison grabs the baps for a winning goal BP reshuffle?

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Nope, 5 dispo's

  27. adams_6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Forgive me, Was watching Citeh game, I heard Digne’s red was a professional foul, that’s just a one game ban isn’t it?

  28. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Haven’t had Doherty all season but Digne to Doherty is probably the move to make , don’t really fancy Danilo or stones and can’t afford Laporte

  29. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    A Jesus or Kun red card would have been so much more helpful

    Damn it

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Digne red card is a kick in the nut sack.

  30. sweglet
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    fanderson hazard and digne to dhoerty rich and sterling for a -4?