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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, 26 days ago

    Thanks Rafa !

    1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      The choke is coming and you know it.

      1. CliveTilds
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 26 days ago

        You just did

  2. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

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

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Link your team or we aren't telling you.

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Mhm.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      132 with 6 to play here.

      1. COYR
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

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

    3. Planet Head
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      66 with 3 to play. Captained Auba though

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Nice. Who are the 3 left ?

        1. Planet Head
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Salah, Haz and Luiz

    4. LarryDuff
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      42 with 6 including Salah C

    5. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 26 days 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, 26 days ago

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

    7. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

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

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Post.

    8. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      50pts with Haz C and Salah left

    9. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

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

    10. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

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

    11. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 26 days ago

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

    12. Fergus1107
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

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

  3. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    What happened to Digne?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Red card what a muppet

    2. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Sent off after coming in for a one point cameo.

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Delightful, got to laugh.

        1. SheBangsTheDrums
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Is that a 3 game ban?

          1. Tommyg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Yep. Muppet.

            1. adams_6
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

              Harsh. A professional foul would only be one game.

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

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

  4. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 26 days 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
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

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

  5. Bucket Man
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 26 days 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, 26 days ago

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

    2. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Not a bad score considering

      1. Bucket Man
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 26 days ago

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

        1. Alnair
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

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

  6. Pu-li-sick (sic)
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

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

    1. Mysterion
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

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

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        That's Rafaball.

      2. Pu-li-sick (sic)
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        No benitez is very dull manager as you should know.

        1. Fergus1107
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

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

    2. Pia06rc
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Bitter much?

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 26 days 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, 26 days ago

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

      1. puhd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Oh my

    2. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      lol....

  8. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 26 days ago

    Digne to bend a free-kick in against City?

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

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

    2. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Mate, stop it

  9. Westfield Irons ⭐️
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 26 days 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. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Pogba: 0, Richarlison: 0

      Sorry, bud.

    2. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      None, sorry

    3. CostaCoffee
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 26 days ago

      Thinking of TC can see a haul

  10. Kung Fu Football
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 26 days 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, 26 days ago

      Ouch, that is rough mate

    2. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 26 days 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, 26 days ago

    Digne out for whom next GW? City def?

    Have TAA, Robbo, Wan-B, Doherty

    1. JohnnyMagrinho
        1 year, 26 days ago

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

        I'd be looking at Holebas myself.

    2. JohnnyMagrinho
        1 year, 26 days 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
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Legend

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

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

        3. YEAH PITCH!
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Haha link?

        4. puhd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Wow!

      • puhd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Felipe Anderson out for:
        A-Sane
        B-Sterling

        Rest of mids Pogba, Hazard, Rich

        1. tomscott88
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 25 days ago

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

          whose your 5th mid?

      • The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

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

        1. Gooner Kebab
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          So it's....you

        2. Tommyg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Haha.

        3. puhd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Happens...

        4. Konstaapeli
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Did you get him in for a hit?

          1. The gospel according to Mar…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Thank god no.

        5. COYR
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

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

      • azz007
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 26 days ago

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

        1. The gospel according to Mar…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Literally anybody.

        2. The Baby-faced Assassin
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          One of the newcastle boys

        3. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          I'm going for Lascelles

        4. arodilla
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 26 days ago

          TAA will probably drop to 5.1m.

          1. azz007
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 26 days 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, 26 days ago

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

          1. sandman58
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 26 days ago

            And he plays up front
            No brainer

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

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

        Yay or nay?

        1. Gooner Kebab
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Hayden? Do it for Jimmy and Saiss

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Bench fodder. Can only afford it that way.

      • Arteta
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 26 days ago

        Auba (c) success 🙂

        1. XabiAlonso
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          High 5

        2. puhd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Indeed

        3. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

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

      • Bucket Man
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 26 days 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
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          3 straight red

          1. fusen
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 26 days 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
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 26 days 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
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Thanks.

        2. Scratch
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          1 match as it was professional foul not violent conduct

          1. Tommyg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            I stand corrected.

            1. JohnnyMagrinho
                1 year, 26 days ago

                Said the man in the orthopaedic shoes

        3. Tommyg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 26 days 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
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            You'd have to think so.

        4. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 26 days 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
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            I'm contemplating the same.

        5. Big Ping
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          Liverpool champions then

          1. Tommyg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            You would imagine they come out firing against Leicester.

        6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 26 days 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, 26 days ago

            *Sterling & Sane that is obvs

        7. Zilla
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

          So who you're getting instead of Digne?

          1. The Baby-faced Assassin
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Probabaly Doherty

          2. gaurava1216
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            No idea... Stumped

          3. Babit1967
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Doherty I think wolves look good and nice fixtures

            1. gaurava1216
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

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

              1. Babit1967
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 26 days ago

                Stupid comment

                1. mgilbert86
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 26 days ago

                  4.1 benett has got me back to back clean sheets

                2. gaurava1216
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 26 days ago

                  Whats your rank?

                  1. Babit1967
                    • 3 Years
                    1 year, 26 days ago

                    9892 yours?

        8. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

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

        9. gaurava1216
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 26 days 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, 26 days 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
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 26 days 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
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 26 days ago

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

        10. Scratch
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

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

          1. That Was Easy!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Nope, 5 dispo's

        11. adams_6
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 26 days 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?

        12. Babit1967
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 26 days 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

        13. Paul 'The Party Animal…
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

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

          Damn it

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 26 days ago

            Digne red card is a kick in the nut sack.

        14. sweglet
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 26 days ago

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