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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. ★Kuntheman★
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Current team

    Guaita Boruc
    Robertson TAA —— AWB Bennett
    Salah —— Son Pogba Puncheon
    Aguero Rashford ——

    Which pairing looks better long term?
    A) Pereira-Sterling-Jimenez
    B) Bednarek-Hazard-Lacazette

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      A

    2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      A definitely

  2. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    A

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      This

    2. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      A

  3. davies
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Which option?

    A) Salah + Rondon/Barnes (Wilson in 3 GW’s)
    B) Mane + Lacazette

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      A for Rondon

  4. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Love this time of year.
    So off to do a few hours work to get a plan together for transfers towards blank 31
    Only got 4 right now.
    So much to factor in.
    Is it worth losing some good players to get in players who play the blank and how badly will that effect team value etc ...
    Most of the " blank teams" generally have good fixtures between now and then so that helps a bit I suppose.
    I might post the plan here when done. Even injuries and supspension should not render any planning useless as that might just make some decisions easier.

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I need the plan to work just scrapped back to 300k after being 1 mil rank mid week in GW19

      1. korbendallas82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Nice work. Jay Egersdorff also struggling these days.

    2. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I might not bee able to follow my team around 30-31. Any advice on who to bring in AS long term players, after gw 27? Im pulling wc.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        I will bring in hammers and BOU to go with pool and maybe Pereira.
        Can you not hold WC til 34 the week before probably 2nd blank. I cant see a better way to negotiate the blanks and doubles as they are probably very close together. Set teams up for blanks and use FH for the first double

        1. korbendallas82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Thank you Albrighton. Anderson and Wilson on radar Then. Maby fraser.

    3. maglia rosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I be reluctant to take out my picks on form and fixture for a single gameweek. Its certainly an issue at the forfront of my planning. I guess we'll know so much more after the fa cup games and then take it from there.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah for sure I am tempted to do Siggy to Anderson early though if forced by price changes but will monitor.

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Stranger results have happens but I can see the FA cup results giving us many more games for the first blank week.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Can't 🙂

  5. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Could Maddison be a cheeky option over the new few games?

    I know Puel still like to hook him off early but he still looks dangerous with his deliveries

    1. maglia rosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Certainly on my watchlist. As you say, minutes are the concern.

    2. Kepa's at the wheel
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Considering him for Richarlison replacement. Those upcoming fixtures look too tasty to ignore

  6. maglia rosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    What does the greater good of the ffs community think about how many guys you want playing in wk 31, it's clearly preferable to do it all with as few hits as possible. With only the 3 Pool playing at present i'd only have 8 and that's with every transfer from now until then which is unlikley. All things being considered with chips, form, fixtures etc how many guys would you be happy with?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      8 or 9 will be good enough a lot more than most not using a chip that week.
      Without hits and no other issues I can max out at 9 by then.
      I may decide getting that many weakens my team and might be content with 6-7
      Holding 2 FT for 31 and taking 1 hit to get 3 in just before 31 might be the optimum way to go

      1. maglia rosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Great reply, thanks. It's the weakening of your squad that's the issue for me, agreed.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          It's weird but I also gotta to stop think like that blank team is a chip - it is not. I will be stuck with these guys until I decide to WC

  7. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Any advice here?

    Fabianski
    Robbo, AWB, Doherty, Bednarek
    Salah, Son, Pogba, Sane**
    Jimenez, Rashford

    Button, Kamara**, Sterling**, Digne**

    1FT 0.0m itb

    a) Sane -> Eriksen
    b) Sterling + Kamara -> Auba + Camarasa (-4)
    c) Other

    1. maglia rosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Sane ➡ Anderson ?

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Not a bad shout. I was thinking Vardy but it would mean taking a -4

        1. maglia rosa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          I'm yet to own the guy this season but yeah could work.
          I've been lurking over your guys shoulders for a fair few years now. Your season looks similar too, tuff crowd makin that push into the top 10 k.

  8. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Haven’t seen much Leicester lately but their coming fixtures do look tasty so interested in pereira. How has he looked lately? Hasn’t produced many points. Has he moved down the pitch or still much involved in attacks?

  9. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Aguero is the 4th most transferred in player for next GW despite blanking! https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/statistics/transfers_in_event

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Good, been waiting for the other 0.1

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      🙂

  10. Scratch
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Most transferred in defender this week: Laporte
    Most transferred in forward this week: Aguero

    It's a bold strategy Cotton, let's see if it pays off for them...

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I think you are giving too much credit here. 🙂

  11. davidmcnamara
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Best replacements for Digne + Luiz? Considering Pereira and TAA?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      perfect

  12. HammersFan
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Andy is drunk streaming on youtube right now! Everyone go watch while you still can lol

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Link?

    2. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      haha

  13. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Current midfield:

    Richarlison Salah Pogba Son

    Best replacement for Richarlison??

    Thanks

    1. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Could be Jota. Wait and see on Monday.

  14. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Looking at Sterling, Firmino and Digne —> Mané, Auba and Kolasinac (-4)

    Any other ideas?

    Fabianski Button
    Robertson Luiz Digne Doherty AWB
    Salah Sterling Pogba Alli Puncheon
    Firmino Rashford Success

    2FT 0.0itb

    1. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Kolasinac is overrated i think. Even when playing, he dont Get points.

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Good moves. Kola or maybe Pereira if enough money.

    3. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Can you stretch to Pereira?

    4. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Get Laca instead of Auba and sort out Button Digne Alli Puncheon or Success ahead of the other trade outs

    5. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Alli out is by far your main priority

  15. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Early thought on this for gw 27
    A. Digne -> Pereira
    B. Sane, TAA -> Mane, Pereira (-4)
    C. Digne -> Bednarek and Sane -> Haz for gw 28

    Guaita
    Robbo, TAA, Doherty
    Salah, Sane, Son, Pogba
    Auba, Rash, Jimenez
    (Button, Digne, Bennett, Hojberg)

    Happy Sunday

    1. Liftbox
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      A for now.

      Why do you want to lose TAA? to fund Haz?

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        To have Mane as 3rd Liverpool player, replacing Sane.

        1. Liftbox
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Got it. Didn't do the math

    2. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Not sure on any of those

  16. maglia rosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Pereira a better pick than Kola Ladies and Gents?

    1. Liftbox
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I'm not convinced that's so.

      I have Kola

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      For clean sheets, maybe yes. Overall, not much in it.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I have Kosc. 1 bap with no CS

  17. EMERGING STAR
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Benching Hazard and Sterling a maverick move? GW27 team will look like

    Fab
    Doherty Bennet WanB Bednarek Robbo
    Son Salah Pogba
    Jimenez Rashford

    Button Sterling Hazard Kamara

    1. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Many people doing that so hardly Maverick

  18. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Andy is super drunk go
    To let's talk pal channel it's funny

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      FPL not pal 🙂

    2. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I have paint drying so I'm watching that

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        I can't watch normally it's so bad. But drunk trying to sing songs is funny

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      So thats what happens when you are drunk, hmmm... Stupid stuff! 😮

    4. evilfish
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Lol, singing to Titanic now, legend!

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Don't know about legend - drunk or sober the whole donation thing is just ....

        1. evilfish
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          True

  19. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Early days I know but this is what I have for 27,only 4 confirmed for 31. 1.2 itb

    Fab
    Taa vvd Bennett awb (digne)
    Salah Pogba anderson jwp son
    Jiminez rashford (aguero)

    A) bench aguero, Digne > Periera
    B) aguero > Auba

    B doesn't help at all with 31 unless wolves lose in the fa cup

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I think I ain't going to worry too much about 31
      Got 4 now aswell.
      1 or 2 in for 31 over the next 3 weeks or so gives 5
      Then save 2 FT for 31 and with a hit you got 9 🙂
      So a "luxury" transfer between now and then is probably possible.
      No injuries or suspension will occur of course 🙂

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      5 confirmed?

      Couple of hits between 28-31 will solve the problem, so no worry.

      A looks fine to me of you are willing to hold Kun for long term.

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Ah, yes, 5. 2x WHU and 3x LIV. Cheers
        Would really love to escape 27 without Auba and bring Aguero back in for 28-30

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          I wouldn't worry about Aubameyang to be honest since its very short term move. Keeping Kun and using FTs/points elsewhere is probably the better strategy.

          1. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            Yep, agreed. Captain choice without Auba becomes fruity though. Pogba, Salah, Son, Anderson...

            1. Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 9 days ago

              Auba last 6 inflated by ridiculous assist that got him max baps as well

  20. Slouch87
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    FPL just got to that tedious part of the season when most teams are very similar. I have bought Rondon just to liven things up.

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Not sure that's how it works 😉

  21. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    From GW30-33, Wolves has Chelsea, Arsenal, Burnley, Man Utd.

    I guess if everything remains fine, Cardiff will be the last game for Wolves trio in my team. And probably get couple of them back on WC.

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Between 34-38, they have sou, BRI, wat, FUL, liv and probably a double gameweek.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Chelsea Arsenal Burnley are good fixtures

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Not for defense

  22. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Potential DGW 32 fixtures, where FH is being touted. City will beat Newport so that's City + United 100% DGW. You'd think CPL will have enough to beat Doncaster, so that's CPL and TOT 100%. Wolves, Brighton and Watford have tougher games against championship sides so are more likely to be knocked out. United will need to beat Chelsea to give CHE DGW. Apologies, but I like to work through these things to be clear what's happening, and posting it here is part of the process. Result: Big DGW but (as usual) the fixtures aren't particularly exciting

    MCI > mun ful
    CHE > eve car
    BHA> CAR SOU
    EVE> CHE whu
    MUN > MCI WAT
    WOL > ARS bur
    WAT > SOU mun
    CRY > tot HUD
    TOT > CRY liv
    CAR > bha CHE
    ARS > wol NEW
    SOU > wat bha

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      But there is no guarantee that GW31 games willl be allotted in DGW32 and GW33 games in DGW35?

      GW33 games may be brought forward and played in 32 and vice versa (like last year I guess)

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        No garuntee but I think that's unlikely, no?

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Iirc something like that happened last year, so its a possibility.

  23. RTroop
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Who remembers the days of no manual Vice Captain?

    1. Sanchit
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      By value or By form?

  24. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Current midfield:

    Richarlison Salah Pogba Son

    Best replacement for Richarlison??

    Thanks 🙂

    1. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Jota, Maby. See if he play new.

  25. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    So is this rashford benching just for this week as they play PSG or it will happen time and again??

    1. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Gets benched once in how many games? Was due a rest

  26. Sanchit
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    My overall rank is 703 and my rank in the league 'Gameweek 1' is 702.
    Does this mean there is someone in the top 702 overall who started the game after gameweek 1? :O
    Can someone help find me his ID. I really wanna see if he has blown all his chips by now or what?

    1. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Someone way behind You, had a food gw?

      1. korbendallas82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Good.

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Same here. Still only 1 person though despite having slipped to 4900 OR

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Cheater... took a free wc after a bad gw 1

    3. Webbinho
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Correct

  27. Cubillas
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    1.) Son and Firmino

    versus

    2.) Martial and Higuain

    Which pair do you think will score more over the next 10 GW's?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Probably 1, not sure about Martial getting many returns

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Same number haha

  28. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    ANyone know the song playing on Andy stream?

  29. Lucky Z
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Fab Hamer
    TAA Shaw AWB Bennett Digne*
    Pogba Salah Mane Son Rich*
    Rash Kun* Kamara*

    1FT, 0.2 ITB

    A. Kun => Auba
    B. Kun Rich => Auba FAnderson -4
    C. Kun Kamara Rich => Auba Vardy 4.5 MF playings in BGWs -8

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      A, if Auba fit

  30. Ahmed Adam
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Ashley Barnes : Cheaper 5.6 and Consistant.