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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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days 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
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Easy decision imo

    2. kennethrhcp
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      fh & WC still to go? then yes

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah. Standard 32 34 strategy

        1. kennethrhcp
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          id do it for sure

  2. Jacky boy
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Hazard points prediction today?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Any haul will make me happy

    2. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 10 days ago

        8

    3. OldBenKenobi
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days 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 …
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I’d do it

        1. OldBenKenobi
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

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

      2. kennethrhcp
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

        1. kennethrhcp
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          *im always cautious with hits so could be wrong

        2. OldBenKenobi
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days 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
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days 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
        3 months, 10 days 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
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

        1. Babit1967
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days 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
      3 months, 10 days ago

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

      A. Higuain
      B. Vardy
      C. Wilson

      1. kennethrhcp
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        b

    6. kennethrhcp
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

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

      im leaning vardy at the mo

    7. Louis Van Gaalstones
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. Tomerick
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Fabianski massively putscored the rest of my defence so far

      2. Sun Jihai
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days 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
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days 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
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      New article

    10. Bojaninho
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah shortly after that

        1. as33
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          So how many team have double?

    11. striiiker
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

      • JJeyy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days 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...

      • dennis the menace
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days 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
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Have all chips but no wildcard

      • boc610
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

      • MHG
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days 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

      • as33
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Where is Zaba gone? not even on the bench

      • Stuventus
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

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

      • finnish92
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days 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