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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. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Sterling (c)

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Same here

      Pity it was last week

  2. Del Monte
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Could I be set up any better for GW31?

    Dubravka

    Luiz Alexander-Arnold Pereira

    Salah Hazard Sigurdsson Anderson Fraser

    Vardy Barnes

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      3 LFC essential

      1. Del Monte
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Had the option of Hazard or Mane, went Hazard as Pool have looked under par and Chelsea on a mini revival.

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Looks great other than Anderson (literally anyone but him!)

  3. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Boruc
    TAA Pereira Clyne Digne
    Salah Mané Hazard Maddison
    Rondon

    Ryan Aguero Camarasa Jimenez

    A) Camarasa to Brooks
    B) Camarasa to Snodgrass
    C) Jimenez to Wilson

    1. MTPockets
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      c

    2. Del Monte
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      C

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      C

  4. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Lanzini or Anderson on FH?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      is neither an option 🙂 bitter Anderson owner

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        This

    2. Hughes the Daddy
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Anderson has been useless for weeks

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Not sure like either as week 33 fixture poor but of these Lanzini

    4. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Snodgrass. Less money wasted on your disappointment.

    5. Del Monte
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Neither. Lanzini is a rotation risk and Felipe has done nothing for 12 weeks.

    6. Loyal Subject
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Neither. Get a Bou mid.

  5. Jon Snow
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Licking my lips at the sight of my ML rivals who have blown through most of their chips and have max 6-8 players for GW31.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      when 32 33 & 35 take shape is when I cant wait for the moaning

    2. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Would get too cocky. The other 3-5 players could well be 2 point fillers.

  6. LewanGOALski
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    V)ardy or W)ilson?

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Both

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      V

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Both- if only one possible Vardy

  7. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    gmwk 31 midfielder who's not playing for Liverpool or Hazard or Anderson or Fraser?

    best remaining on? Siggy? Maddison?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Maddison due to fixtures

    2. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Maddison or Siggy/Richarlison

    3. Del Monte
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      The 2 you mention.

    4. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      thanks lads!

    5. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Tielemans

  8. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Hi Guys

    In your opinion who is the best 9.0 MF to have for GWs 31 and 33 (FH 32)

    Other MFs are

    Anderson Salah Richarlison Fraser

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Del Monte
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Maddison

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Maddison

  9. sk24
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Aguero > Vardy
    Puncheon > Fraser (-4)
    To field 11 in 31
    ?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Good moves

      • royals forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I concur

      • Del Monte
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yes or Wilson

      • Bagpuss
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yep

      • kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        looks good to me

      • sk24
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks all.

    3. Bagpuss
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Would you prefer Vardy or Higuain for gw 31?

      1. Del Monte
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Vardy

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Ask tomorrow once Huguain played

      3. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        vardy now... might be swayed by higs after he plays but doubt it with haz in my team

      4. Bagpuss
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks

    4. El Rey de Fantasy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Allison. Button.
      Shaw. Luiz. Doherty. Diop. Bednarek.
      Salah. Pogba. Mane. Mikhitaryan. Hayden.
      Aguero. Rashford. Jimenez.

      0.0 in bnk...

      Should I do Rashford + Mikhitaryan > Vardy + Ward Prowse..?? Or Should I wait till DGW..?? (actually Iam using free hit chip next gw)

      So if I sell rashford then I need to buy him back for DGW... (situation is rashford is going to fall tonight while vardy is going to rise)..

      So what to do..??

      1. El Rey de Fantasy
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Hello anyone..??

        1. Bagpuss
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Presumably this means you only have the money for the teansfers if you do them before price changes? If so the risk is obviously injuries, but if it means you can get rashford back and you want Vardy then I guess you have to do it now

    5. TakingTheMkhi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Worth doing these moves for free to field 11 in GW31?:
      Jiminez --> Vardy
      Son --> Fraser

      Already have King. My only worry is that I got Jiminez at 5.6 🙁

      1. dansmusen
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        How is that a worry ?

      2. The Suspended One
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Looks good

      3. EMBOLOFAN
          3 months, 18 days ago

          keep jim then

      4. waltzingmatildas
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Finally some points from fraser! Shame they were sitting 2nd on my bench

        1. The Suspended One
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Yikes

        2. F_Ivanovic
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          People were bringing in him for this fixture and you benched him? Why?!

      5. Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Rp

        A. Gym
        Or
        B. Sleep

        1. The Suspended One
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Always B

          1. El Rey de Fantasy
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Hello anyone..??

          2. Hy liverpool
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            1-0

            1. El Rey de Fantasy
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Sorry I replied wrong thread...

        2. Hakim Ziyech
            3 months, 18 days ago

            A then B 😉

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              1-1

          • MTPockets
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            B and not even close

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              2-1

          • fr3ddy
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I’m a huge fan of B, but I have to go with A this time

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              2-2

          • Jigger & Pony
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            A

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              2-3

          • Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 18 days ago

            B is waste of time, get out and enjoy

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              2-4
              Gym it's then.. glad it's chest day

              Cheers all

          • EMBOLOFAN
              3 months, 18 days ago

              a

          • The Suspended One
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            A) Wilson, 8 players, no hits
            B) Higuain 9 players (boruc) and a hit

          • Jigger & Pony
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I know most are going FH32 here. Any advice on how to further optimize this FH31 team?

            Boruc
            Robbo Azpi Rice
            Salah Hazard Mane Fraser
            Vardy Arnie Wilson

            Other players to consider - Higuain, Lanzini, DLuiz, Kepa, etc.

            1. MTPockets
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Shift Arnie for Higuain

              1. Jigger & Pony
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                No WHU attacker vs HUD?

                1. MTPockets
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  I don't have any, and won't unless there's a legit lineup leak where Arnie's starting

            2. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              See how Higuain does but would rather him over Arnie otherwise good

              1. Jigger & Pony
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Thanks both

          • The_Fish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Wilson, Fraser or Hazard for 31/33?

            1. Jigger & Pony
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              All

              1. The_Fish
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 18 days ago

                I don’t have a -12

                1. The_Fish
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  I don’t want one either...

                  1. Jigger & Pony
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Wilson

          • Chi not God
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 days ago

            raise your hands if you need Salah to score 4 goals.
            ..
            .
            .
            ....
            ..
            nobody?
            okay just me then.

            1. F_Ivanovic
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              *Mane

              1. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Happy if both score 4. Salah 4 assists too.

            2. liverpool01
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Yes please lol, have him as captain! A brace would be nice

            3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Did Anderson go off injured?
              I know he's been rubbish but he'd still be a warm body for gw31

              1. F_Ivanovic
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Wouldn't go as far as calling him a warm body. Cold more like. He was awful.

            4. F_Ivanovic
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              25 managers in the top 10k own Sterling, Fraser, Vardy and Rondon.

            5. #FPLBhuna
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              sooo... if hazard doesnt look at it tomorrow

              sterling >

              a) fraser
              b) maddison
              c) west ham mid
              d) still hazard
              e) pedro

              1. F_Ivanovic
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Still Hazard.

              2. how now brown cow
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                D

              3. donlobatto
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Wondering same. I have Higuain and if I don’t get Haz as planned I could get Vardy and Fraser instead with a lot of cash left itb...

            6. donlobatto
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Frustrated I didn’t have enough to bring Vardy in but should I still stick with my planned moves or sacrifice bringing in Haz so I can get Vardy?

              Sterling, Jimi > Haz, Wilson (-4)
              To give me this for GW31:

              Fab
              Robbo, TAA, Luiz, Pereira
              Salah, Haz, Maddison
              Higuaín, Wilson, Barnes

              FH32 and WC34 and BB and TC still in hand

              Cheers

            7. camarozz
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              My last two transfers Sterling (c) +Vardy combined for 58 pts today. Woohooo!!!!

              1. donlobatto
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Amazing mate!

              2. F_Ivanovic
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Congrats. I also bought in the same 2 last week + Hazard for an 8 point hit. Took out Aub (-1), Pogba (-1) and Son (3)

              3. Hakim Ziyech
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Good work

                • fenixri
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Nice1

              4. Firminoooo
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Whats average points for 10K?

                1. Fitzy.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  About 30 I think?

                  1. Firminoooo
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Thanks. 38 with captain played is ok, but Hazard and Salah(C) can hurt me bad.

              5. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Rashford + Jiminez -> Wilson + Higuain (-8) ?

                1. MTPockets
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  I probably would to roll the dice, but obviously a risk

              6. Nuno
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Pick 2 to play for BGW:

                A. Digne (CHE)
                B. Yedlin (bou)
                C. Brooks (-4) (NEW)
                D. Any 7.1m ATK/5m MID/5.4m DEF (-4)

              7. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Got a full eleven and plan to FH32 so have a transfer to burn. Would you do anything to this with 0.5m?

                Boruc.
                TAA, Robbo, Clyne, Chilwell.
                Mané, Hazard, Barnes.
                Vardy, King, Arnie.

                1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  WC34?

                  1. Eytexi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    No wc

                    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Hmmm - probably wouldn't bring in anyone else for 31 and look longer term.

                      1. Eytexi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Bench is Ryan, Pogba, Sterling, Jonny. Currently thinking if Kola drops i could afford Jonny to Kola - feels like a bit of a waste but could help me.

                2. MTPockets
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Did Clyne play? Maybe have a backup for him/Arnie

                  1. Eytexi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Clyne came on for an injured Smith. Arnie looks good to start after today's performance and no point bringing in backup because no wildcard.

              8. fenixri
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Fab
                Robbo Taa Pereira
                Fraser Salah Hazard
                Vardy Higuain

                Good enough for gw31?

              9. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Wilson or Higuain ?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Give it a day.

              10. Chucky
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Should have done jimmy to Vardy instead of getting TAA 🙁