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How the Top 10k are looking ahead of Blank Gameweek 31

This article examines how the Fantasy managers that sit in the top 10,000 (at the point of the Gameweek 30 deadline) are shaping up ahead of Blank Gameweek 31.

Studying the most-owned players in Gameweek 30, seven of the “template team” are without a Premier League fixture next weekend.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.5m), Matt Doherty (£5.4m), Paul Pogba (£9.0m), Son Heung-min (£8.8m), Raul Jimenez (£6.9m), Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) and Marcus Rashford (£7.7m) blank in Gameweek 31 due to the clash with the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Doherty, Wan-Bissaka, Pogba, Jimenez and Aguero are each owned by around 50% of FPL managers or more in the top 10,000.

11.2% of the top 10k own all five of these players.

As the graphic below shows, three of the four clubs with the most representation in the top 10k are without a Premier League match in Gameweek 31.

The combined average number of players just from Wolves, Manchester United, Manchester City and Crystal Palace in the top 10,000 FPL squads is 5.3, suggesting there are plenty of these elite managers who aren’t yet in a position to field a full complement of Fantasy players in Gameweek 31.

Chip Usage

43.5% of FPL managers inside the top 10,000 have all four of their chips – Wildcard, Free Hit, Bench Boost and Triple Captain – still available, as the below graphic shows.

Over 25% of the top 10k have already used two or more of their chips going into Blank Gameweek 31.

The breakdown below shows which chips have already been used by our leading FPL bosses.

Almost 32% of the FPL bosses inside the top 10,000 have already used their second Wildcard, while 2,207 of these managers will have to navigate the weeks ahead without their Free Hit chip.

More than one in six of these managers have already deployed their Bench Boost chip.

Individual player ownership

The below table shows how well-owned this cherry-picked selection of players are among the top 10,000 FPL managers.

All of these Fantasy assets have league fixtures in Gameweek 31.

Gameweek 30 Captaincy

We have focused mostly on Gameweek 31 in this piece but the below graphic shows the spread of Gameweek 30 captaincy picks within the top 10,000.


Almost 9% of the top 10,000 managers look primed for a rank hike after Raheem Sterling‘s (£11.4m) hat-trick on Saturday evening.

You can view more Gameweek 30 stats on Ragabolly’s site here.

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  1. RFCSPACE
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Sterling to Haz for a -4 to fill my 11th starting spot? Seems like an easy one but always worried Haz is a let down and I'll net -2 points from him

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Easy decision imo

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      fh & WC still to go? then yes

      1. RFCSPACE
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 20 hours ago

        Yeah. Standard 32 34 strategy

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          15 days, 19 hours ago

          id do it for sure

  2. Jacky boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Hazard points prediction today?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      Any haul will make me happy

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      8

  3. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Really considering taking a hit to remove Mitro for Wilson enough though Mitro plays BGW31 (but against LIV).
    Might end up on a -8 for it though.
    Is the below moves worth it?

    Sterling > Hazard
    Camarasa > Brooks
    Mitro > Wilson

    1. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      I’d do it

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 19 hours ago

        Mitro is bleeding funds and doing nothing. Knowing my luck he scores against pool after I remove him.

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      keep... youre in a better position than most. there'll be lots of hits & Mitro is still dangerous imo

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        15 days, 19 hours ago

        *im always cautious with hits so could be wrong

      2. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 19 hours ago

        That’s my worry. Great differential if he scores that week and everyone and their grannie has at least 1 pool def

  4. Babit1967
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 20 hours ago

    Have exact funds to do Sterling Son Jimenez to Hazard Fraser aHiguain for a -4, look good? Gives me this for 31 and 33 ( fh 32 + wc 34)

    Fab

    Azpi TAA Robertson

    Salah Hazard Fraser Fanderson

    Rondón Barnes Higuain

    Hamer Bennett Doherty Pogba

    1. Gt1996
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 19 hours ago

      Lovely transfers for a -4 yeah, worth waiting until after the Chelsea game to see if Hig/Haz pick up a knock or anything though

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      15 days, 19 hours ago

      I like it but higs/vardy/Wilson needs proper consideration

      1. Babit1967
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 19 hours ago

        Yeah cheers guys I won’t be pulling the trigger until after Chelsea game, I know what you mean about the strikers I fancy Wilson as a good shout as well

  5. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    15 days, 19 hours ago

    Have Hazard, Maddison and Fraser.
    Who will you double up with?

    A. Higuain
    B. Vardy
    C. Wilson

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      15 days, 19 hours ago

      b

  6. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    15 days, 19 hours ago

    vardy vs Wilson... looking forward to the HT on it.

    im leaning vardy at the mo

  7. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • 4 Years
    15 days, 19 hours ago

    I know it's probably hard, but did any West Ham player shine yesterday?

    1. Tomerick
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 19 hours ago

      Fabianski massively putscored the rest of my defence so far

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Ratings:
      Fab 7
      Cresswell 3
      Diop 4
      Ogbonna 4
      Fredericks 2
      Rice 6
      Noble 4
      Snodgrass 4
      Anderson 4
      Hernandez 2

      Subs
      Nasri 5
      Arnie 4
      Antonio 5

  8. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    15 days, 19 hours ago

    A) Just Sterling to Haz with FT
    B) + Fraser - 4
    C) + Haz + Mane + Fraser/Boruc - 8

    C involved dropping Anderson or Pickford

  9. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    15 days, 19 hours ago

    New article

  10. Bojaninho
    • 9 Years
    15 days, 19 hours ago

    When will get confirmation of fixtures for 32? Assume after the fa cup games next weekend?

    1. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 19 hours ago

      Yeah shortly after that

      1. as33
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 21 hours ago

        So how many team have double?

  11. striiiker
    15 days, 19 hours ago

    Hail storms and strong winds in Liverpool today....

  12. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 18 hours ago

    Got aguero for a hit instead of vardy for free.... making me cap aguero over sterling.

    Biggest mistake I have ever made pints wise...

  13. dennis the menace
    • 7 Years
    15 days, 18 hours ago

    I’ve only got 7 for Gw 31 (which includes Puncheon who prob won’t play). Have already used 1ft to ship Jimi for Wilson. I should use Free Hit shouldn’t I?

    Starting gw31
    no keeper
    VVD TAA Diane
    Salah Puncheon
    Wilson Vardy

    Guaita, Etheridge, Kun, son, pogba, schlupp camarasa Shaw

    1. dennis the menace
      • 7 Years
      15 days, 18 hours ago

      Have all chips but no wildcard

  14. boc610
    • 7 Years
    15 days, 17 hours ago

    You will rarely see possession look more useless than the 71 percent west ham had yesterday. They did absolutely nothing with it.

  15. MHG
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 13 hours ago

    Hi
    I am confused.
    I thought Wk33 had only 5 matches?
    But I now see 9 matches?
    Is it still up in the air?
    Thanks

  16. as33
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 21 hours ago

    Where is Zaba gone? not even on the bench

  17. Stuventus
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 47 mins ago

    Howdy troops
    If i activate my FH, can my mini league rivals see that I have before the deadline.
    TIA

  18. finnish92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 11 hours ago

    A) Murphy, Aguero, Jimenez --> Fraser, Wilson, Vardy (-8)? Then I got 10 players for this gw and 3 forwards...
    B) Murphy, Aguero --> Fraser, Wilson (-4)?

    Will FH in gw 32