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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. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Is Brooks injured???

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No, just fatigued it seems

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks..had enough to get in Fraser why the hell I did brooks?????

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I still think Brooks will come good, both will do well..Just yesterday was Fraser's day

    2. heskatron
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Just watchin MOTD now, think just tired after being out a while shud be reet

  2. heskatron
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bourn finding a bit of form at the right time for the blanks

    1. heskatron
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Still bit dodgy at the back but at 3.9 Boruc is reet

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

      They've only conceded 2 last 4 at home since Boruc came in including vs City and Chelsea. He probably 4.1m tomo or do you mean you bought at 3.9m?

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    shall i do

    a jimmy and rashford to king and wilson
    b rashford and doherty to king/wilson and azpi

    both for free and for 31 and 33

    thanks a lot 🙂

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

      B

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I prefer B

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      thanks B is my favourite option too

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      king or wilson though ?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Wilson imo

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          thanks. who s on pen ?

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Not sure about that , think it should be King..

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        King

        but not like Hazard who scores whenever he get one, occasional misses.

    5. Amey
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Wilson+Azpi for me
        King is on Penalties

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

      Feels bad and boring to go with popular FH32, WC34 strategy, sigh...

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        But I think it might be fun, We'll get to pick guys like Lukaku on 32FH and many other punts like that! 32 will be massive for us 🙂

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

          hope so

          Always good to try something different but there are no alternative strategy this year with my current set-up.

      2. Amey
          3 months, 9 days ago

          🙂

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          It’s pretty much the perfect strategy if you are well set for 31

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

            Yep

      3. Amey
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Morning guys,
          My team is

          Fabs
          Robbo,Clyne, Pereira
          Salah,Mane, Sterling*,Jota*
          Barnes, Higuain, Kamara*
          Hamer,Pogba, Doherty,awb

          2 FT, 1.9m itb

          I was thinking about

          Sterling+Jota+Kamara >>>>>
          A. Hazard+Wilson+H.Barnes
          B. Vardy+Fraser+Maddison/Pedro

          Taking a hit to field 11 in gw 31.

          What do you think ?? Anything other than above transfer's ??

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            I like B, maybe with Tielemans instead of Maddison?

            1. Amey
                3 months, 9 days ago

                😮
                No Hazard love ??

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Haha it's hard really, could go either way! But B is slightly better imo

                  1. Amey
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Thank you buddy 🙂

              • Hotdogs for Tea
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Sterling Kamara Pogba Doherty ... to .... Fraser Vardy Luiz Madds

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Or Sterling Kamara Pogba Doherty ... to .... Hazard Vardy Luiz & ???

                  1. Amey
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      😮
                      I like this actually. Will lose 0.5 TV in pogba.

                      I can do
                      Pogba+Raz+Kamara >> Hazard+Vardy+Fraser

                      What do you think

                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Sounds good ... I would rather lose 0.5 (that you will probably get back by 34) than lose 5.0 wasted on your bench for 2 gameweeks

                        1. Amey
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Nice perspective.
                            It's between
                            A. Wilson+H. Barnes
                            B. Vardy + Fraser then

                  2. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Pedro, no.

                    I can´t decide which looks best.

                    Newcastle and Burnley both suspect in defending set pieces, Maddison and Fraser could benefit, so a double with them looks good but then Haz loves to play Everton and Wilson and Fraser very often assist each other. Barnes prosper when Leicester are ahead in matches good in counter attack so that pick reliant on how you picture how the Burnley-Leicester game pans out. B gives you the juicy Maddy-Vardy double who can give you assist and goal in one sequence.

                    1. Amey
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Yeah
                        Agreed. It's basically Choice between Vardy & Wilson

                  3. Goodish
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    How’s this for Gwk31/33?
                    Heaton
                    Robertson Luiz Chilwell Tarkowski
                    Salah (c) Hazard Mane Anderson
                    Vardy King
                    No playing subs

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

                      Will look better than most 😀

                      1. Goodish
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Thanks. A few duds in there but hoping to beat the average.

                  4. HMC
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    So i have 2 FT and looking to take a -4 hit this week, suggestions welcome cheers!

                    Have already done Son to Fraser. Looking to replace BSilva and Bamba with 16m to spend (can't afford TAA/Hazard combo)

                    My team is:
                    Pat Fab
                    Robbo Pereira Doherty AWB Bamba
                    Salah Son BSilva Milivojevic Ward
                    Kun Vardy Rondon
                    Cheers!

                  5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    How did Aguero got the assist for Sterling fst goal???

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

                      FPL Towers said it was an assist

                    2. Amey
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Using his hand 😀
                        As a Sterling © i couldn't care less tbh as it lead to goal & opening the floodgates

                        1. G-Whizz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          It came off his chest...

                      • bench boost for every gamew…
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Defenders touch did not significantly changed the ball´s intended direction is used here i believe. Can´t argue with that but since the rules of offside deemed Sterling not to be in offside because of that touch from the defender (correctly judged by the ref by the way) creates a "new" situation the FPL rule regarding assist regards this as an assist makes a conundrum but FPL gives a good dam about offside rules when giving points-). Strange situation. I thought when it was deemed a goal that assist to Kun was not to be given, but looking at it by the rules it is correct.

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

                      Absolute nightmare planning for 31 and letting rivals catch and overtake me

                      Son, Arnie, benched Ricky, King, Aguero captain, no Sterling, Pereira.

                      26 with Salah, Mane and Robbo to go but everyone has them anyway.

                      Awful awful. There. Self pity not brag for once!

                      At least I have 11 for the bgw

                    4. Lucky Z
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Fab
                      TAA Digne Lascelles
                      Salah Mane McNeil Son*
                      Vardy Rondon Kun*

                      Hamer* Pogba* AWB* Bennett*

                      1.9 1FT

                      Son Kun => Hazard Higuain -4 is a no brainer?

                    5. Irbox ⚽
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Anything worth a -4 for the blanks? 0.3 ITB

                      Fab
                      Robbo TAA Chilwell Digne
                      Salah Hazard Felipe
                      Higuain Vardy Wilson

                      Button Pogba Højbjerg Bennett

                      1. Lucky Z
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Good enough

                    6. TheFunkPhe-Gundogan
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Digging reading the banter between luck and skill. I’ve watched more EPL than anyone in the states I know. Literally DVR games and try to watch ALL of them.
                        In 9 years, never been less than 2000 and never been over 2200.
                        Maybe I’m wrong, but I absolutely believe it is CAPTAINCY luck mixed with savvy and skill with avoiding hits and using chips.
                        In all those years, had Kun as a Cap for a huge day against the Toons, and beyond that I’ve hit a few.
                        Lost to a guy one year who had simply unbelievable CAPT luck. Berbatovs 5 goals will ring forever. He was uncanny in always getting the big haul. But after that one year, he’s been gash ever since.

                        1. bench boost for every gamew…
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Kind of agree with you, but i´d say the luck is not in the pickings but how fragile the points difference could be in terms of incidents in the matches. It´s not luck involved in picking the wright ones but sometimes you have luck/unluck with the pick. Kun not to score with a header yesterday is unlucky and potentially 10 points swing, and also the bps system causes a luck element as sometimes a goal can give 9 points if the match unfolds in favour of the goal scored by your captain but in some other game that goal gets you 6. In essence, luck plays a huge part but as the old adage says, luck often comes with skill.

                      • Ojpsan1
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Pick one from each.

                        D1) Luiz
                        D2) Azpi
                        D3) Rice

                        M1) Maddison
                        M2) Barnes
                        M3) Andersson
                        M4) Lanzini

                        A1) Vardy
                        A2) Wilson
                        A3) Arnie

                        1. Lucky Z
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          First options from each

                        2. captainjilflex
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          D2 M1 A2

                      • mlm
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Very good opening this gw, get into top500 now :))))))

                          Boruc (Ederson)
                          Robertson VVD Pereira Diop (Bennett)
                          Salah Sterling Fraser Brooks (Pogba)
                          Higuain Vardy (Jimenez)

                          1FT, 0.2ITM

                          Next gw should be simply
                          Sterling => Hazard

                          Who should be the captain
                          1) Salah
                          2) Hazard
                          3) Higuain
                          4) Vardy

                        • Amey
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Which pair to score most points in your opinion guys ??

                            A. vardy + Fraser

                            B. Wilson + H. Barnes/Tielemans/Fraser

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

                              A

                            2. King Kohli
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              A

                            3. Amey
                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                Cheers to both of you

                              • Hakim Ziyech
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  A. but I will have Wilson soon 🙂 I had him earlier in the season then sold but he keeps doing his thing. 1 goal 1 assist after an injury is as beautiful as it gets

                              • WannabeScout
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  Best midfielder to bring in for the week?
                                  A) fraser
                                  B) Fanderson
                                  C) hazard

                                  1. King Kohli
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                    Between A and C.
                                    Ideally get both.

                                • King Kohli
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  Appreciate inputs on my team.

                                  Etheridge*
                                  Robbo, Azpi TAA
                                  Salah, Sterling*, Hazard, Maddison
                                  Barnes, Rondon, Kamara*

                                  Ryan, Pogba, Doherty, Bednarek

                                  1 FT, 0.4m itb

                                  Looking at Sterling+ Kamara + Etheridge > Fraser + Higuain + Boruc.

                                  Would you get Vardy or Wilson instead of Higuain?

                                  1. Kopkloppers
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                    Thinking the same but if not FH32 then consider Higuain may have a double that week

                                    1. King Kohli
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                      FH 32.
                                      Who would you get from the 3 strikers?

                                • Jinswick
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  G2G or any hits take your fancy here? Planning to FH32 and WC34.

                                  Fabianski
                                  Trent, Pereira, Chilwell
                                  Salah, Mane, Siggy, FAnderson
                                  Vardy, Higuain, Wilson

                                  Steele, Holebas, Doherty, Camarasa
                                  Bank 1.0m, 0FT

                                  1. Rocky.007
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                    FAnserson to Fraser maybe?
                                    Don't know if its worth a hit though. Considering that move myself.

                                    1. Jinswick
                                      • 8 Years
                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                      Yeah FAnderson has been an absolute ball bag, but it feels mad to shift him for a -4 with HUD at home next

                                • Nightf0x
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  Atleast 2 goals salah + 1 jimenez needed today

                                • Ruinenlust
                                  • 1 Year
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  Will Anderson start vs Hud

                                  1. ZICO SENNA
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                    Yeah why wouldn’t he

                                • Champions united
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  Wat a sound sleep after sterling hatty and capping him

                                  Now a haul from Hig will be the icing to my cake

                                • marzo
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  6 DGW'rs and fancying 4 transfers.

                                  Fabianski.
                                  Pereira, AWB, TAA.
                                  Pogba, Salah, Felipe, Son.
                                  Vardy, Aguero, Rashford.
                                  Hamer, Doherty, Bednarek, Camarasa.
                                  2ft, 0.0m.

                                  Luiz could be Azpi..
                                  1. Doherty/ Son/ Aguero/ Rash -> Luiz/ Mane/ Wilson/Higuain (1.4m)
                                  2. Doherty/ Son/ Aguero/ Rash -> Luiz/ Hazard/ Wilson/Higuain. (0.4m)
                                  3. Other moves/

                                • JAYPEE
                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                    I feel like they should remove the assist points off Aguero. The whole reason why they gave the goal is because it came off Janmaat. If there was no contact, Ref would’ve called it offside - no goal. Doesn’t really help when my mini league leader has Aguero but anyways. Let’s see what happens

                                    1. tucaoneo
                                        3 months, 9 days ago

                                        Totally

                                      • Lucky Z
                                        • 1 Year
                                        3 months, 9 days ago

                                        No. Touch from Janmaat does not block it being a "FPL assist"

                                        1. JAYPEE
                                            3 months, 9 days ago

                                            Personally I think that’s wrong.

                                      • Hakim Ziyech
                                          3 months, 9 days ago

                                          Back on top of my ML and boosting up the rank w 56(-4) atm. Over to you Sadio Mané(C), Taa, Salah and Marinho. Let's make this a week to remember. Good luck to all the Pool cappers out there!! 😉

                                          1. Amey
                                              3 months, 9 days ago

                                              Great score 😮
                                              I © Sterling still couldn't get to 50 yesterday.
                                              47 points with 7 to go for me.
                                              100 pointer too much to ask ?? 😛

                                              1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                                  Hehehe... That is a great score w 7 players left. Cheers to us and a green arrow 😉

                                                  1. Amey
                                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                                      Yeah.
                                                      Loving this gw

                                              2. tokara
                                                • 4 Years
                                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                                are we looking at selling Sterling now?

                                                1. Lucky Z
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                                  No. TC in 31 or 33

                                                  1. ZICO SENNA
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                                    pretty sure Sterling doesn’t play then

                                                2. G-Whizz
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                                  The plan for me was to always sell him and Success for Hazard and Wilson/Barnes to field a full 11 for GW31.

                                                  What a great farewell present 🙂

                                              3. KUNingas
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                                Anything worth a hit? Currently have 9 GW31 players. 2.5 ITB, cant do Jimenez -> Higuain as Jimenez dropped yesterday..

                                                Boruc
                                                Robertson, TAA, Pereira
                                                Salah, Hazard, Anderson, Maddison
                                                Vardy

                                                Guaita, Pogba, Jimenez, AWB, Bennett, Kamara

                                                1. Lucky Z
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                                  Kamara => Rondon probably

                                                2. Amey
                                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                                    Kamara to Wilson

                                                  • Yoshioka
                                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                                      Bennett to Luiz/Ake... Kamara to Wilson.

                                                  • Hotdogs for Tea
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                                    The Sterling & Vardy hauls were impressive but maybe predictable ?

                                                    Unless you owned both or captained one it’s likely to be a tough FPL week

                                                    If you own both and captained one of them ... wow 😉

                                                    (Non Sterling owner)

                                                    1. ZICO SENNA
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                                      Likely to be a tough FPL gameweek if owned both or captained one of them? Surely the opposite?

                                                      Sterling owner here but didn’t captain, but even still, he’s given me breathing room at top of my ML so still very pleased 🙂

                                                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        3 months, 9 days ago

                                                        ... Unless ....

                                                        1. ZICO SENNA
                                                          • 7 Years
                                                          3 months, 9 days ago

                                                          Ahhh, just read a different way

                                                    2. Jafalad
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                                      Got both, cap'd neither. I would never say predictable when we are discussing Pep assets.

                                                      I'm 20 points up on the average score yet 20 points down in the Cup tie with G Weasel because the spawny little toad cap'd Sterling. 😡 😥

                                                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        3 months, 9 days ago

                                                        Two plum fixtures ... Vardy at home against a hapless Fulham and Sterling at home against a leaky Watford ? Unless you had Aguero one of those two had to get the arm band, surely ?

                                                      2. G-Whizz
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        3 months, 9 days ago

                                                        Less of the little please, thanks 😆

                                                    3. jia you jia you
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                                      ...own both + Rondon and captained Vardy...cool shades emoji 😉

                                                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        3 months, 9 days ago

                                                        🙂

                                                  • No Mo Salah
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                                    i m considering fraser instead of haz

                                                    1. Yoshioka
                                                        3 months, 9 days ago

                                                        Same.

                                                    2. marzo
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                                      If you could choose 1 between Hazard + Mane-- who would it be?
                                                      Mane means a non double up in Liv defence.
                                                      Haz means a probable triple Chelsea.

                                                    3. myteamissheeeeeeeet
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                                      How the hell has Agüero kept that assist?