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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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1,953 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Ok who to get for Digne?
    A) Chilwell - in prep for Lei great run of fixtures (cant afford Pereira)
    B) Danilo - for DGw
    C) Lovren
    D) Bednarek and save me some moneyz

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Might as well get Valery instead of Bednarek. Same price, and he plays RWB.

    2. Lucackadoodledoo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Same dilemma. Considering Danilo for dgw but do you think he will start? Pep may rotate him with Delph.

    3. Gegenpress
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      TAA could be back for West Ham - Also why no love for Kola?

      1. fenixri
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I have Taa, and Arsenal defence is not reliable.

    4. JohnBlack
        3 months, 22 days ago

        D

        1. Gegenpress
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I like it - pushing for that extra 0.1 with bed .. I say D too 😉

      • HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        D.Performing similar to cb of a midtable team like 4.5 defender

      • Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Pva is the answer you are searching for

    5. cescpistols111
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Best replacement for Digne? Current defense is Robbo, Digne, Doherty, Shaw, AwB.

      A. Keane
      B. Danilo
      C. Duffy
      D. Bednarek

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Peltier

        D out of those

      2. Gegenpress
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Very similar defence only difference is I have Bednarek instead of Doherty.

        I'm thinking Kolasinac or TAA as Digne replacement tbh.

      3. JohnBlack
          3 months, 22 days ago

          D

        • HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          D

        • Merlinsnose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Bennett is looking for a cheaply?

        • erik"Son"
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          How about Zouma?

      4. BIELSA
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Was thinking of doing Digne to bednarek, would leave me with 5.1m and 1ft to decide what I'm doing to bring in a dgw player

        But that leaves my defence like this, worried it's too weak.

        Robbo - Doherty - AWB - Bennett - Bednarek

        Any other decent replacements for Digne, don't want eve or city tbh

      5. Gegenpress
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Digne to Kolasinac?

        Leaves me with only Sane as a DGWk player - but not too fussed.

        Would Bench Kola for AWB..

        Option 2 is wait for news before Digne drops in price on TAA (who also looks like he'll drop tonight)

      6. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        2fts 1.6itb

        Fabianski
        Alexander-Arnold(*) - Doherty - Jonny
        Salah - Hazard - Anderson - Pogba - Richarlison
        Aguero - Rashford

        Button - Bednarek - Digne(*) - Kamara(*)

        Hopefully taa fit atleast in time for bgw

        Anderson + Digne to Sane + 3.8 defender(can max go to 4.0 and may do kun to auba next week)

        Yay or Nay?

        1. Amey
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Yay.

        2. Hits from tha Chong
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Best replacement for Digne? Only Rich & Sterling as doubles....

          Fab Bego
          Robbo Digne* WB Bennett Pereira
          Salah Pogba Haz Rich Sterling
          Rashford Jimenez Kamara

          2 FT and 0.0 ITB

          1. Gegenpress
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Kola or TAA imo (TAA looks likely to drop tonight).

            I only have Sane for double but I wouldn't want to get a dgwk defender whom I know is a transfer waiting to happen.

          2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 days ago

            kola or southampton defender

            1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 22 days ago

              maybe could wait as bit early for taa

              1. Gegenpress
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                TAA is close according to what Kloppppo said

        3. tibollom
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          What to do with this lot? Not sure I want that many City/Eve players tbh

          2 FT - 0.2ITB

          Fab, Stek
          Robbo Digne Doherty AWB Bamba
          HAz Salah Pogba Sane Camarasa
          Jim Rash Mitro

        4. Bavarian
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          My plan is (Have 2FT's):
          1-Aubameyang > Aguero and back again after this GW, to get Aguero-Sane and Richarlison for the DGW.
          2-Hold Digne and straight swap with Pereira after 2gws.

          1. danishdynamite
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            I'm going with a similar move

            I'll do Digne to Kola or Trippier (have yet to decide which) this week, and Auba > Kun (my only city player) and back to Auba in 26 or 27

            If I do Kola instead of Trip it allows for AWB to Mendy in 28 for their three game mini-run, by which time he should be rockin

        5. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          A) Trippier + Rich - > Tomkins + Son/Dilva

          OR

          B) Trippier + Firmino - > Tomkins + Aguero

          1. Dave Dreamer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 22 days ago

            B

        6. Bielsa's Binoculars
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Choose one:

          A) Laporte

          B) Keane

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            C

        7. fenixri
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Anyone going with 0 dgw players?

          1. Gegenpress
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Going in with 1 SANE

          2. Amey
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Nope.
              Siggy the Lone Wolf 😉

            • danishdynamite
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Currently thinking Kun will be my only DGW player (well, I guess Digne comes in for the second of their two games)

              1. danishdynamite
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                ...... but even then I'm not convinced it's worth it

                OTOH I don't see BGW 27 having too many cricket score games so 'preparing' to put out an XI takes a back seat to getting for the run to 31

          3. rdamjan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Any idea how to cover DGW?

            Fabianski (Hamer)
            DLuiz Shaw Doherty (Bednarek, Digne)
            Salah Pogba Hazard FAnderson (Camarasa)
            Jimenez Aubameyang Rashford

            2FT 0.4 ITB

            Plan was Auba & FAnderson --> Kun & Siggy, but after Siggy rise I`m 0.1 short. Any other idea? Thanks.

            1. DJ2
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              get richarlison instead of siggy then. Personally I think richarlison is a better option.

            2. danishdynamite
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I'd forget Everton and just do the Auba > Kun Auba shuffle

            3. danishdynamite
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Meant to also say that, for all their dogmuck form of late, WHU have juicy home games in the two blanks ....... therefore I'm keeping Fandersen

          4. Merlinsnose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 days ago

            When will we know when the Chelsea double game weeks will be please?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Depends on FA Cup.
              Might only have 1 DGW in 32 or 35

            2. Amey
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Gw27.
                After FA cup 5th round.
                If they go through it'll shift to gw36,37.
                If they go out then in GW32.

                1. Merlinsnose
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Thanks all.

            3. DJ2
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Should I get rid off Digne for Laporte (-4).

              Already have Sane and Aguero in my team which means that Im gonna loose 4 points once again to get rid of 3 of them.

              1. Dave Dreamer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Yep

              2. NOMONEY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                not for -4

              3. danishdynamite
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Why would you get rid of three of them? Look at their games in 28-30

            4. NeverLucky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 22 days ago

              My action plan for DBL GW prep

              2FT

              Digne to Doherty
              Auba to Aguero (C)

              Own Laporte, so him and Aguero (C) for DGW.

              GW26, take a -4 hit

              Laporte to Kolas
              Aguero back to Auba.

              I dont want to go full out for DGW with 3 City, but feel at least Aguero attacking asset is prudent.

            5. Dave Dreamer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Is Danilo not looking a better short term pick than Laporte with Mendy still out?

              1. marzo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Was really poor last night apparently.

                1. Gegenpress
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Who would replace him? Is Delph available?

                2. Dave Dreamer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Ok. Didn't hear that cheers. Have money for either, just looking for a differential

            6. Atimis
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Stones or Danilo for Digne? 😉

              1. DJ2
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Stones seems to be more secure option

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Neither 😉

                1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  this

              3. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 22 days ago

                PVA

              4. J T
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Is this a trick question? None of the above

            7. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I will go Digne to PVA

              Anyone else?

            8. marzo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              TAA for Holebas was my planned move this GW.
              Now Digne is a bigger priority to sell and may just keep Holebas for a week or 2 and then bring in Pereira.

              1. Digne-> TAA (right away~ no big deal if he misses a game or 2 more).
              2. Wait for news on availability but will have to put up with price falls.
              3. Other option to replace Digne.. PVA/ Danilo.

              Fabianski.
              Bednarek, Doherty, AWB.
              Pogba, Salah, Rich, Sane.
              Firmino, Auba, Rashford.
              Hamer, Holebas, Camarasa, **Digne.
              1ft, 0.6m ITB.

              1. Amey
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Taa should fall as he is red flagged right now.
                  So you may save yourself a 0.1

              2. Amey
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Hello guys,
                  Triple Captain chip will be most effective when used in a gw where few others will go with your choice right ??
                  I'm thinking about TC Salah against WH.
                  As I'm guessing that Chelsea will go out of fa cup against Man United so they will have only one dgw.
                  And It's not possible to use FH,BB,TC in 2 DGW's.

                  Thoughts Appreciated !!

                  1. Amey
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      I mean only 2 DGW's & 3 chips to play.

                    • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      would prefer Salah TC vs BOU

                      you can use FH in some BGW

                      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 22 days ago

                        this

                      2. Pieterke30
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 22 days ago

                        Im thinking Salah C vs West Ham while everyone will be on a Man City player who will only start one DGW game

                        1. Pieterke30
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 22 days ago

                          TC I mean

                          1. Pieterke30
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 22 days ago

                            ... and thats what you said Amey, sorry, read it too quickly

                            1. Amey
                                3 months, 22 days ago

                                He he.
                                Just wanted to use TC as punt/ in a gw where most people will go City way & Salah has WH who just shipped 3 against Wolves.
                                What do you think

                            2. Amey
                                3 months, 22 days ago

                                😮

                          2. Amey
                              3 months, 22 days ago

                              Agree with you Holmes.
                              Bournemouth is also a great fixture.
                              Actually was looking to play FH in GW32 to maximize it's effect. And it's easy to navigate the blanks this year I think.
                              So ....
                              What do you think ??

                              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 22 days ago

                                If you have already planned till doubles and blanks and TC has to be used in in a SGW, then go for it.

                                I dont have a clue what will happen with DGW/BGW, so just riding the wave for now. BGW27 is my only target at the moment.

                                1. Amey
                                    3 months, 22 days ago

                                    Thank you Holmes 🙂

                            • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 22 days ago

                              and it will be most effective when it scores more than average TC score.

                              1. Amey
                                  3 months, 22 days ago

                                  It has to be in a dgw then to get ahead of the Average TC score.

                                  1. pingissimus
                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                      Not really.

                                      FH and BB should comfortably bring in 25 plus points in a DGW. That means TC also needs to bring in 25 plus points just to break even. In fact if you TC for 25 points in a DGW you probably lose from not having your TC in another week.

                                      A smart play could be Salah in 31 against Fulham.That’s a week when there’s likrly to be lots of low scores and Fulham gave the worst defence in the league. You could easily pick up 40 points and a huge green there and still have BB and FH for the doubles.

                              2. Hazardous1983
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 22 days ago

                                What to do with this for double.gameweek

                                Fab (guiata)
                                Digne robertson awb (doherty bednarek)
                                Sterling salah richarilson pogba (hojberg)
                                Jiminez raahford firminho.

                                1.7m in bank 2 ft

                                1. Phil's Stamps
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 22 days ago

                                  Fab to Etheridge, you need a better GK, rest of squad is fine.

                              3. tricpic
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 22 days ago

                                Remind me.
                                If Digne is red flagged does he drop in value if there's a mass sell off? Or is the value protected in some way? Can't remember the rules.

                                1. Irbox ⚽
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 22 days ago

                                  Yep he drops, however, the algorithm requires more transfers out. Players are only immune to changes once the flag is removed.

                                2. Amey
                                    3 months, 22 days ago

                                    78k∆ according to Fplstatistics

                                3. Irbox ⚽
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 22 days ago

                                  Digne over Doherty was a bummer.. 8 point swing there.

                                  Nevertheless back on the cusp of top 3k 😀

                                  Salah Masterclass tomorrow?

                                  1. Peter Ouch
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    3 months, 22 days ago

                                    Today!

                                    Where are you?

                                    1. Irbox ⚽
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 22 days ago

                                      Aus.. we like to be ahead of the curve!

                                      1. Peter Ouch
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        3 months, 22 days ago

                                        Haha fair enough!
                                        Yes Mo will nail it, cmon reds!

                                  2. Amey
                                      3 months, 22 days ago

                                      Great OR 😮

                                  3. Phil's Stamps
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    3 months, 22 days ago

                                    My thoughts on this DGW currently on no city + Digne, 1FT:

                                    City defence: a nono.
                                    City forwards: at big risk of rotation.
                                    City midfield: Sane and Sterling only real options if you want a fair chance of significant minutes.

                                    Plus throw into the mix that it just aint working for them at the mo which makes selection and their likely performance even more unpredictable.

                                    Everton players: unless you own already imo it would be foolish to bring in considering their form and upcoming fixtures.

                                    For my squad losing Salah or Pogba for ine of those two city mids is a none-starter, and unless Haz is spectacularly bad tonight, I'm not losing him with his next fixture.

                                    If you own any city players already good luck to you, but for many of us none-owners, this DGW feels a bit, well, meh.

                                    1. NOMONEY
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 22 days ago

                                      disagree with city forwards being a big risk, aguero still first choice

                                  4. b91jh
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 22 days ago

                                    Sane or Sterling for long term?

                                    1. Irbox ⚽
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 22 days ago

                                      Sterling

                                  5. LosPerrosCalientes
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 22 days ago

                                    No City or Everton or Hazard or Son - toying with using FH for DGW25...? First attempt:

                                    Ederson (Speroni)
                                    Luiz, TAA, AWB (Bednarek, fodder)
                                    Salah, Hazard, Sane, Son, Rich
                                    Rashford, Barnes (Niasse)

                                    Leaves 1.3m ITB but not sure where to spend it...

                                    (if TAA not fit, get Robbo by downgrading Ederson to Guaita - leaves 1.0m ITB)

                                    1. b91jh
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 22 days ago

                                      Ederson to boruc imo if boruc start tonight
                                      And then Son to Sterling consider Son's tiredness

                                  6. Tronity
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 22 days ago

                                    With 2 FTs, am strongly considering Patricio/Digne > Ederson/Keane.

                                    Good moves?

                                    Also very tempted to TC Ederson. Thoughts?

                                    1. NOMONEY
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 22 days ago

                                      nice troll

                                  7. banskt
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 22 days ago

                                    Kevin de Bruyne or David Silva or Bernardo Siva for the DGW?

                                    Already have Richarlison, Sanè. (and Digne who will be swapped to Mendy -- I know he is injured, he will remain on the bench).

                                  8. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 22 days ago

                                    Would you say that Auba delivered after captaincy, or will Salah get more than 12?

                                    1. Irbox ⚽
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 22 days ago

                                      Bird in the hand. Take 24 for captain every day of the week

                                      1. danishdynamite
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        3 months, 22 days ago

                                        This.

                                        (praying for a damp squib performance from Salah tonight)

                                    2. Gudjohnsen
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 22 days ago

                                      50/50 imo. Salah could get anywhere between 2-19 points.

                                    3. NOMONEY
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 22 days ago

                                      he wont get another party tonight

                                      1. NOMONEY
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 22 days ago

                                        *penalty

                                  9. Gudjohnsen
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 22 days ago

                                    Keep Barnes for this week or upgrade to Jimenez?

                                    1. Cabellafan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 22 days ago

                                      Keep