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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. Ginkapo FPL
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    First

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Amoebas were first. You just muddied the gene pool.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        🙂

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        🙂

  2. REQUIEM FOR A GOAL
    4 months, 12 days ago

    This is my first season . Officially top 10k for the first time . Thank you sterling

    1. liverpool01
      4 months, 12 days ago

      nice one!

    2. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Good work.

  3. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Watford can feel hard done by.
    It was offside for the first.

    1. liverpool01
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Offside goal was the game changer

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Aye, up until that wrongly given goal Watford frustate City.
        Who knows how it would have end up if the ref was any good.

        1. liverpool01
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Yeh they were playing great up till that point

    2. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Watford is not gonna feel much in a few days. Being 7th or 8th is not gonna matter much for them. By the look of it, its Liverpool who is feeling hard done by, but if they have anyone to blame themselves for not winning the league this year its themselves.

  4. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Leicester city’s player rating post on their fan forum full of high praise of Vardy and Barnes

    Particularly happy with the latter which is a relief given I was questioning my decision to bring him in after his early subbing at Watford!

    https://www.foxestalk.co.uk/topic/118719-match-ratings-leicester-city-3-1-fulham-vote-now/

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I'm not sure that the fans view makes any difference

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        It’s the impression that counts, pretty sure Brendan Rodgers isn’t blind to it either

    2. Chester Bennington
      4 months, 12 days ago

      He did so well for the assist to Vardy. I thought he was a selfish player, yesterday he proved me wrong. I hope he brings sweet points for you moving forward 🙂

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks bud, he was unlucky not to score though, world class save from Rico so annoying haha

    3. Amey
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Can Barnes cover Vardy points ??

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Not cover no

      2. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I don't think so. Their responsibilities are totally different and so the potential points.

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Not for this week, unlikely

      4. Amey
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Thank you all

  5. Greek Flair
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Waking up today as a non Sterling owner trying to convince myself everything will be OK haha

    How many has everyone got left today?

    Robbo TAA
    Pogba Hazard Salah C
    Hig

    1. liverpool01
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Allison
      Taa,David Luiz
      Hazard, Salah(C)

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Same here just Jimmy for Higuain, was disaster yesterday

    3. Amey
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Robbo
      Salah,Mane,Jota,Pogba
      Higuain,Barnes to go !!

    4. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Robbo TAA
      Pog Salah
      Hig Jimi

      Captain gone.

    5. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Luiz, Mané, Pogba, VVD and Robertson.

  6. Waylander
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Got 5.1 to spend on player for 31/33 BGWs. Brooks the best option despite the substitution today?

    A) Brooks
    B) Charlie Daniels
    C) Someone else

    Cheers all

    1. ChuckN
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yep Brooks for sure

  7. ChuckN
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Is it worth taking hits this week for Hazard and Salah?

    Current team 4.0 ITB, 0 FT

    Boruc
    Luiz Robbo
    Mane Brooks
    Vardy Arnie

    Not playing:

    Son Sterling Pogba
    Jimenez
    AWB Duffy Bednarek
    Lloris

    1. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I think at least one of Haz/Mo is a must in gw31

      1. fenixri
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Oh I see you have 1FT. Yes bring them both for -4

  8. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Dropped quite dramatically out of the top 5k. Even out of the top 10k now.

    Let’s hope it’s a good day at the FPL office.

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Waiting for a Salah ©?

      I think a lot of people will be in the same boat mate, the minority cappers (Vardy/Sterling) had a monster yesterday but they need to tread water now the masses have © points to come.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah dramatic drop for me just out of top 5K. Hoping to come back in today with 6 players to go and Salah cap ...

  9. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Going to try so hard not to make transfers until Saturday lunchtime.

    Points over pounds. Right....

    1. Amey
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Agreed
      But all my Targeted players like Vardy/Wilson/Hazard/Fraser might rise to make me out of reach !!
      So need to watch price rises too

    2. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Nah done one yesterday to get Vardy in. These extra pounds will create a monster GW32 team

  10. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Biggest rise in rankings for quite some time yesterday

    12.9k > 4K with a 68 from 7 score, Salah, Robbo, Mane and Pogba to go and stupidly Rondon on the bench!

    Chances of staying in the top 10k?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Wow congrats

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks mate!

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Easily stay in the 10k.. it’s so tight at the top.. something like 80 points between 1k and 20k

  11. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Kun > Wilson
    Son > Hazard
    Camarasa > Fraser

    ...to give me:

    Fab
    Luiz TAA
    Salah Mane Hazard Fraser
    Vardy Wilson

    -4pt to do it? Look ol?

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Good moves. Wait as long as possible for price changes

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers. Am tempted to take another hit to swap Jimmy out for Higuain, but bought Jimmy cheap so concerned about team value

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          -4 is plenty. Don’t think you need the -8 especially if you want the Mexican for the double in 32

          1. Jellyfish
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            True, although I was planning to FH in gw 32

  12. Irbox ⚽
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    @SPORTING - what is Fraser doing on the bench mate? Tough call that one between him and Jim

  13. striiiker
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Hi All,

    Currently have the following for GM31:

    Heaton
    TAA
    F.Anderson, Mane, Salah, Westwood
    Vardy, Barnes

    *Schar suspended, Guaita, AWB, Bednarek, Bennett, Stirling, Jimenez blank

    Original plan was to use my 1FT to bring in a defender but Schar being suspended means I now need two. Still have FH available but perhaps best to take -4 to get in two defenders and play with 10? Have £1.1m in the bank.

    Any thoughts welcome, thanks.

    1. FPLinho
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah I'd save the FH. You need rid of Schar anyway so may as well do that. Would keep AWB because he might play 33. Maybe -4 to ditch Bennett
      Could get in Clyne and Chilwell, or a WHU defender

      1. striiiker
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks for your reply, yes, Schar needs to go plus if I lose Bennett was thinking maybe Rice and Chilwell would be a good option?

        Will lose Bennett for the double game week but that might not be such a big loss? Could move on Bednarek instead if finances allow?

        1. striiiker
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Of course Bennett will miss one of the double game week matches anyway, so makes sense.

  14. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Fabianski
    Robertson TAA Digne Pereira
    Salah Hazard Snodgrass Fraser
    Barnes Vardy

    GTG? Any worthy hits?

    1. FPLinho
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Defo gtg

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      top 1% of teams for points potential with that lot, even with the free hitters club coming in strong Well planned!

    3. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Very similar to mine:

      Fab
      Robbo TAA Digne Chilwell
      Salah Hazard Felipe
      Higuain Vardy Wilson

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers folks, hope no last minute injury coming up

  15. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Rashford Bednarek and Sterling
    (and I was fortunate to captain this week) to Wilson Luiz and Maddison worth -8 for this week 31 lineup before FH 32 and WC34?

    Boruc
    TAA Van Dijk Luiz
    Salah Hazard Brooks Maddison
    Vardy Wilson Higuain

  16. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on these moves?

    Sterling, pva, doherty > Hazard, Emerson, Luiz (-8)

    Won’t do them till Friday or Saturday of course so I can see who Sarri plays on Thursday in Kiev

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Double Chelsea defence? -4 is plenty

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      What is your midfield then?

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        The above would give me

        fab
        robbo - luiz - emerson
        salah - mane - hazard - barnes
        vardy - rondo - chicharito

        1. Chester Bennington
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Fh 32 and Raz can come back in easily but I am not sure about Emerson being nailed.

        2. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Not sure about Emerson, others yes

    3. Chester Bennington
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No! Emerson might not be nailed. Chelsea could concede and then you might want Sterling back again. Maybe only Sterling out but he is in good form for 32

  17. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Which one?

    1. Shaw Jim to Azpi Wilson -8
    2. Shaw Pogba to Azpi Fraser -8
    3. Jim Pogba to Wilson Fraser -8

    1. Atimis
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Have Brooks also

    2. Shiva_Destroyer
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      If TV not a concern, C

  18. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Waiting for the rank drop today, only 4 to play.

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Same plus no captain lol

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Yesterday was huge for me too though so can't complain.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      3 for me. Salah(c) Robbo Pogba, expecting a red today

  19. 3lias-
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    My apologies if this is being asked again.
    Which combination delivers the most points in GWs 31-33?
    A. Haz + Wilson
    B. Fraser + Higuain

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Shiva_Destroyer
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A

    3. 3lias-
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks

  20. liverpool01
    4 months, 12 days ago

    GW31 Team

    How does team look for GW 31?

    Alisson
    TAA,David Luiz,Yedlin
    F.Anderson,,Hazard,Salah(C)
    Rondon,Vardy,King

  21. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Good morning ladies

    Who’s all got the armband on Maureen Salah?

    1. Shiva_Destroyer
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Me

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      je nais pa

    3. Chester Bennington
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Mané here if that helps 🙂

    4. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yes, sir !

      Expecting double digits from him!

    5. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      o/

  22. Grounderz
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Transfers below.

    Fab/ Button
    VVD/ Maguire/ TAA/ AWB/ Bennett
    Salah/ Sterling/ Pogba/ Anderson/ Maddison
    Rash/ Jimenez/ Rondon

    2 FTs to make for Rash/ Jimenez to Vardy/ Wilson.

    Yay or nay?

  23. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Wow how did brooks rise last night? Last I checked he wasn’t even on the first page. That’s me priced out for him and Hazard now for GW31 🙁

    1. Shiva_Destroyer
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      There have been too many such rises/drops. Bamba was -40% and dropped. It’s rigged and some people always get it right(you know who)

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Agree it's not totally accurate. Agüero for example still showing an upward arrow all day yesterday despite the target going down. But can't complain too much I wouldn't have a clue without it.

  24. Shiva_Destroyer
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    If money is not a problem who’d you get from

    1. Vardy Higuain Wilson
    2. Luiz Azpi Rudiger

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Vardy Luiz for me

    2. Van der Faart
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Wilson and Azpi

  25. Gt1996
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    For a -4, how am I looking for GW31?

    Fabianski
    Robertson, Pereira, Clyne
    Salah, Mane, Hazard, McNeil
    Vardy, Rondon, King

    No bench, FH GW32 obviously

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      GTG

  26. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bit premature, but;

    A) how many DGW32 players are you looking to hold on to on your bench this GW
    B) How many are you looking to field in the gameweek following trannies and hits?

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      11 in 31, 22 in 32 and 11 in 31

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        33*

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          22! I gotta pull my finger out.

          1. Irbox ⚽
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            No Free Hit available?

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              got all my chips. No chip strategy

              1. Game Over
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                If you have all your chips you should have a chip strategy by now.

  27. puhd
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Best Son replacement?

    A- Fraser or Brooks
    B- Siggy
    C- Pedro/Willian (not nailed so not too keen)
    D- ??

    Rest of team for GW 31:
    Fab
    Robertson Luiz
    Maddison Salah Anderson
    Wilson Barnes

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Would aim for Hazars

  28. Tomerick
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Fab/Ryan
    Robbo/Pereira/Schar/Lascelles/Doherty
    Sterling/Pogba/Hazard/Tielemans/Barnes
    Higuain/Aguero/Barnes

    I had a decent showing for GW31 until Schar got his yellow and Lascelles got the possible injury.

    I’m thinking Hazard > Mane and Doherty > TAA. For -4

    Thoughts?

  29. Van der Faart
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    For 31

    Jimi and Kun to Wilson and Vardy (-4)

    Would give me this for 31;

    Fab
    TAA VVD Pereira
    Mane Hazard Brooks
    Rondon Wilson Vardy

  30. J - Gimme your Mané …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Is @Niemi around?

    If not, does any other mods know when Niemi and the team are going to start their Eliteserian articles?

      1. J - Gimme your Mané …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks Rainey

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      There will be an article this week previewing the forthcoming season 🙂

      1. J - Gimme your Mané …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Great news ! 😎