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How the Top 10k are looking ahead of Blank Gameweek 27

The top 10,000 managers in Fantasy Premier League have joined the rest of us in moving en masse for Son Heung-min (£8.8m).

The Spurs midfielder was snapped up by just over 550,000 FPL managers in the run-up to Gameweek 26 – that’s almost twice as many transfers in as the next-most-bought player of this weekend.

A look at the most-owned players among the top 10k (see below) reveals that Son is the only change to the “template” squad from the previous Gameweek, with Leroy Sane (£9.6m) unsurprisingly making way.

Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) remains the most-owned player in the top 10,000, followed by Marcus Rashford (£7.8m) – who was benched at Craven Cottage earlier today – and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.6m).

The above template squad features four players who blank in Gameweek 27 – namely Lucas Digne (£5.3m), Richarlison (£6.7m), Eden Hazard (£10.9m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.4m).

The front eight players in the above graphic match those in the overall most-owned squad, as pictured below:

Marcos Alonso (£6.5m), Ederson (£5.6m), Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Alisson (£6.0m) are the four names that differ; Alonso and Ederson being two more players without a fixture in Gameweek 27.

Son for Sane and Raul Jimenez (£6.7m) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m) are the two changes from Gameweek 25.

There unsurprisingly hasn’t been a great deal of chip activity this weekend, though we may see a very minor spike in the usage of the free hit chip in Gameweek 27 among those Fantasy managers whose squads are overloaded with Manchester City, Everton and Chelsea assets.

Just over 17% of managers inside the top 10,000 have used their free hit chip already.

Over 75% of managers in the top 10k have their triple captain chip still to play, while a similar number also have their second wildcard still to burn.

Bench boost remains the least-used chip among these high-performing Fantasy managers.

The overall picture, meanwhile, looks as follows:

Almost exactly one in five managers inside the top 10k in FPL have used two or more of their chips already this season (see below).

Just over 50% of the top 10,000 Fantasy bosses are still yet to use a single chip, however.

The overall situation shows a similar spread, though an increased 27.4% have used two or more of their chips as of Gameweek 26:

Switching our attention back to Gameweek 26, the top 10k largely backed Salah for the armband ahead of his eight-point return against Bournemouth.

The 2.27% who captained Paul Pogba (£8.7m) will be sitting pretty on 32 points once bonus is added, while a similar number captained Aubameyang and will be relying on their vice-captain for points (Pogba being a popular choice) after the Gabonese forward’s no-show at Huddersfield.

The overall Gameweek 26 captaincy picture is not quite as straightforward, as one would perhaps expect given the varying degrees of involvement further down the rankings and with those managers perhaps having less to lose by backing a differential captain.

You can view more Gameweek 26 stats on Ragabolly’s site here.

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  1. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 48 mins ago

    Them Leicester fixtures are tempting indeed

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 47 mins ago

      Tempting for their opponents as well 😉

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 46 mins ago

      Shame about the team.

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 43 mins ago

        Yeah , this was considering vardy even though I told myself never again after selling him early in the season

  2. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 46 mins ago

    I have one free transfer and most of my players are playing next gw. If there is no important news until next gw should I:

    a. Hazard -> Anderson
    b. Kamara -> a max 5.1 million forward (a total waste of a transfer I guess, Niasse maybe...)
    c. save the transfer

    Foster
    Robertson, Peltier, Doherty, Pereira
    Pogba, Salah, Son, Mane
    Rashford, Jimenez

    Speroni, Bednarek, Hazard, Kamara
    0.7 million in the bank

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 44 mins ago

      Save

    2. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 43 mins ago

      Sace

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 40 mins ago

      Hazard down to someone is the transfer. Not sure who though (I wouldn't go FAnderson)

      Save til the FA cup results make the blanks and DGWs clearer.

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 35 mins ago

        Yes, I will do nothing until very close to the deadline.

  3. batmaniac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 43 mins ago

    Hazard over sane after gw27?
    Have exact funds and aves me with
    Son, salah, pogba, haz
    Jimi, kun, rashford,

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 42 mins ago

      28-30 good for City assets. Sterling or Sane

    2. Pitch Perfect
        10 days, 41 mins ago

        Could eye test today? See if his pairing with Higuain is looking good.

    3. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 43 mins ago

      Suggestions please... 1 ft and 4.1ITB

      saddened Kola owner :/

      Lloris (4.0)
      Robbo AWB Jonny Kolasinac :X Lovren 🙁
      JWP :O Salah Pogba Son (4.2)
      Kun(blank) Jiminez Rashford

      1. Sylas
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 40 mins ago

        2 weeks to go and this GW isn't over, yet. Get over it!

    4. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 42 mins ago

      Just watched MOTD. No doubt Salah could've / should've outscored Pogba. What was a good call captaining Pogba this week could've been a big mistake any other. But I get that's football and FPL. If everything went to plan it wouldn't be much fun.

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 30 mins ago

        Yeah, Salah had more shots from inside and outside the box, more shots on target, more touches in the box and more chances created.

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 42 mins ago

      Best Newcastle defender:

      A) Schar
      B) Lascelles
      C) Yedlin

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 41 mins ago

        B the captain

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 40 mins ago

          Looks best for BPS - perhaps a goal in him by the end of the season

      2. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 41 mins ago

        For FPL, still think Yedlin.
        In real life, Schar,

    6. Dirty Harry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 39 mins ago

      Wonder what do I do with Hazard?

      Bench and save a transfer? I only have 1BGWer for this coming week. Bench options arent all that exciting.

      Patricio
      Robertson Shaw Doherty AWB
      Salah Son Pogba Mane
      Rashford Jimenez

      Hamer | Long Bednarek Hazard

      1. FPL Opinion
          10 days, 32 mins ago

          Defo wait until Chelsea v Man Utd is out the way. If Chelsea go out cup.... keep hazard
          If Chelsea make quarters then review possibly to sell

          1. Dirty Harry
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 19 mins ago

            Thanks boss

      2. balint84
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 38 mins ago

        next week buy

        A) F.Anderson
        B) Moutinho
        C) Ritche

        1. liverpool01
            10 days, 29 mins ago

            A Easy fixture against Fulham

        2. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 38 mins ago

          Can see Ricardo Pereira playing OOP as a RM now that Albrighton is injured

          1. Business Cat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 36 mins ago

            Isn't that why Harvey Barnes was playing?

            Maybe he's claimed Albrighton's spot?

            1. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 31 mins ago

              Barnes is quite attacking though. They have Tielemens, Gray and Maddison too in midfield. Could see a switch to:

              Schmeichel
              Amartey Evans Maguire Chilwell
              Pereira Tielemens Ndidi Gray
              Maddison
              Vardy

              1. diesel001
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 29 mins ago

                Although Amartey is out until the end of the month so perhaps Simpson starts

          2. Amey
              10 days, 35 mins ago

              😮

            • FPL Opinion
                10 days, 34 mins ago

                Pereira position will be determined by a choice of Simpson or Barnes

                But either way Pereira looks a brilliant option

              • THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 33 mins ago

                Barnes Maddison Gray the 3 behind Vardy imo

            • Pointless
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 38 mins ago

              Thoughts on Maddison? Great run of fixtures but early season returns haven’t been maintained. I’m considering as my sub-£7.5 Richarlison replacement.

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 days, 36 mins ago

                Doesn’t seem to be getting the game time of late - not sure why

              2. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 35 mins ago

                Rather Barnes at 5.5 or see how new guy goes

            • Van der Faart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 37 mins ago

              Rondon might be a decent punt the next few weeks? Anyone on board?

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 36 mins ago

                Rash Jimi Aguero no room at the inn

                1. Van der Faart
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 35 mins ago

                  I've got Ings to shift on so looking at a budget replacement.

                  1. Kiwivillan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 34 mins ago

                    Burnley strikers doing the business

              2. FPL Opinion
                  10 days, 35 mins ago

                  Very nearly. Went Laca last Friday night instead., but Rondón remains on my watchlist.

              3. Stoichkov#8
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 37 mins ago

                So those teams who will win in FA Cup next weekend have BGW31 and DGW32?

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  10 days, 35 mins ago

                  Probably- depends whether they can be arranged then

                  1. Stoichkov#8
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 34 mins ago

                    Arent those dates for DGW/BGW confirmed??

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      10 days, 31 mins ago

                      BGW yes, and DGW 95% just dependent on arrangements including police etc

                    2. Amey
                        10 days, 30 mins ago

                        Bgw confirmed
                        Dgw games are not confirmed.

                  2. Amey
                      10 days, 33 mins ago

                      Yep

                  3. Oh Dear
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    10 days, 35 mins ago

                    I can field 8 next week, but 5 of them are involved in Man U-Liv... Free hit or -4?

                    1. Stoichkov#8
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 34 mins ago

                      Most good team in that situation, dont worry

                      1. Oh Dear
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        10 days, 28 mins ago

                        Lol I’m 87k, far from a good team this year!

                    2. Amey
                        10 days, 32 mins ago

                        -4
                        Save FH for dgw imo
                        More possibility of higher points

                        1. Oh Dear
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          10 days, 29 mins ago

                          Think there will be goals in Utd-Liv?

                          1. Amey
                              10 days, 26 mins ago

                              Yep
                              2-2 or 3-2 imo.

                              1. Mika-eel
                                • 1 Year
                                9 days, 23 hours ago

                                2 - 3 you mean

                            • Business Cat
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              10 days, 24 mins ago

                              I think both teams might go for it...so yeah

                        2. Dribbles
                            10 days, 31 mins ago

                            WC.

                          • Daft Bob
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            9 days, 22 hours ago

                            I have the same dilemma. Looked at tonnes of transfer strategies to field a better team this week. It's difficult because players you'd take out (City, Liv, Utd) have good fixtures later and the players you'd bring in (Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham) have worse fixtures later. Nothing stands out to me yet, especially given there'll be a blank in 31 which we will need to prepare for so our transfers now are a but didn't without further info.

                            CL & EL are on this week and we'll have more info about fixtures and fitness at the end of the week so i think it's best to hold tight until then so we can evaluate the real risk of messing with our teams for the sake of one gameweek.

                            1. Daft Bob
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              9 days, 22 hours ago

                              *so are transfers now are a bit risky without further info. Sorry

                        3. Dribbles
                            10 days, 33 mins ago

                            Just outside the top 700k jumped 300k overnight. 🙂 Ali and jonny still to play praying i can keep my rank. Feels good being up there with the best of the best 🙂

                            1. Van der Faart
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              10 days, 32 mins ago

                              Dele Alli?

                            2. Amey
                                10 days, 31 mins ago

                                Great job mate.
                                Pog © ??

                              • Dribbles
                                  10 days, 31 mins ago

                                  Yes i heard he will be back.

                                  1. Van der Faart
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 30 mins ago

                                    Not this week im afraid pal.

                                • Dribbles
                                    10 days, 30 mins ago

                                    Salah c and thanks

                                    1. Business Cat
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      10 days, 19 mins ago

                                      Top 3K to a 1M rank...that's quite a downfall for one GW 😉

                                  • Eat my goal!
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    10 days, 19 mins ago

                                    7k 3k - k = 1000

                                • Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  10 days, 33 mins ago

                                  Alisson, Speroni
                                  Robbo, AWB, Doherty, Digne, Bednarek
                                  Salah, Pogba, Son, Fraser, Punch
                                  Kun, Rash, Jimenez

                                  2FTs 3.4 itb

                                  GW27: Digne and Kun to Lascelles/Schar and Laca
                                  GW28: Fraser to Sterling

                                • Differential (c)
                                  • 3 Years
                                  10 days, 31 mins ago

                                  Next week looks to be a particularly brutal week.

                                  Fabianski
                                  Robertson AwB Doherty
                                  Salah Sane Son Pogba Redmond
                                  Ings(i) Auba(i) Deeney

                                  Etheridge Bennett Shaw Sane

                                  1 FT and 0.7 ITB.
                                  Feel like I should save if Ings or Auba are passed fit.

                                  1. Business Cat
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    10 days, 29 mins ago

                                    2 Sane's?

                                    Insane!

                                    1. Differential (c)
                                      • 3 Years
                                      10 days, 21 mins ago

                                      Haha, missed that, that was supposed to be Deeney xD

                                      1. Business Cat
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        10 days, 18 mins ago

                                        Deeney's already there...no-one wants two Troy Deeneys!

                                        1. Differential (c)
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 15 mins ago

                                          When you're facing a seventh red arrow in a row, this is what happens xD

                                  2. Amey
                                      10 days, 27 mins ago

                                      Auba was I'll so i won't worry.
                                      Ings is always injured so ...
                                      Maybe try Jimenez by downgrading elsewhere ??

                                      1. Differential (c)
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 14 mins ago

                                        Cheers, perhaps next week. Don't feel like that's worth a hit.

                                  3. KAPTAIN KUN
                                    • 2 Years
                                    10 days, 29 mins ago

                                    50 with 5 to play (Doherty, Bennett, Hazard, Son, Aguero).
                                    Is that good?

                                    1. Business Cat
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      10 days, 27 mins ago

                                      You're beating the average, small green arrow

                                    2. diesel001
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 27 mins ago

                                      About average compared to Top 10k.

                                      1. KAPTAIN KUN
                                        • 2 Years
                                        10 days, 25 mins ago

                                        That's good as I'm nowhere near top 10k lol.
                                        Forgot took a -4 too

                                    3. Eat my goal!
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      10 days, 22 mins ago

                                      I’ve got jota Bennett Doherty son Sané and err Danilo - hoping it shifts me from red to a least grey

                                    4. korbendallas82
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      10 days, 17 mins ago

                                      Lloris Bennett Jota son Aguero. Plus 1 point on bench from AWB. 49 p.

                                    5. wasp3000
                                      • 4 Years
                                      10 days, 9 mins ago

                                      I got 44pts and a small red arrow 🙁

                                  4. balint84
                                    • 2 Years
                                    10 days, 29 mins ago

                                    Next week buying Kane back for sure.

                                    1. Eat my goal!
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      10 days, 27 mins ago

                                      Remember when he came back and then had a niggle in the ankle and was out for another 3/4 weeks

                                    2. Van der Faart
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      10 days, 25 mins ago

                                      Wait and see what happens between Burnley and Dortmund away is my opinion. I can't see him rising in price too quickly

                                  5. unitednations
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 28 mins ago

                                    Morning dzz, the holebas yellow yesterday was a massively blow as it now means I only have 8 starters for gw27. Was happy to take 1 hit to get an XI our but need 2 hits now. Worth playing any of the chips?

                                    Fabianski — Button
                                    Doherty Schindler — Alonso Digne Holebas
                                    Salah Pogba Son — Sterling Rich
                                    Rashford Jimenez — Kamara

                                    A: take a 8 point and do something like Alonso/Sterling/Kamara >> Kola/Anderson/Vardy (-8)

                                    B: Play a chip. Will need to research and finalise my chip strategy then

                                  6. wasp3000
                                    • 4 Years
                                    10 days, 20 mins ago

                                    Curious to know why aguero and Laporte are the most transferred in players so far and they have a blank GW???

                                    1. Amey
                                        10 days, 13 mins ago

                                        WC ??
                                        To chase value rises

                                    2. darkmatt3r
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      10 days, 17 mins ago

                                      Slightly jumped the gun and played my wc to bring Son in, I've only swapped bench players really

                                      Patrício to Broc
                                      Cathcart to Bednerak
                                      Stephenson to Hayden
                                      Has allowed me to do
                                      Richarlison to Son

                                      Right decision? And any better bargain basement options? Dendoncker instead of Heydon maybe?

                                      Heres the rest of my team 0itb

                                      Foster ..... Boruc

                                      Kola Shaw Doherty Wan-B .... Bednarek

                                      Salah Son Pogba Hazard..... Hayden

                                      Auba Rashford Jiménez

                                      1. juho
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        9 days, 23 hours ago

                                        pretty solid WC team

                                        i would personally prefer TAA + Bennett instead of Kola + Shaw

                                    3. jjandellis
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      8 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Getting rid of Richarlison, what we thinking about Amiron?