Metrics

How the top 10k set up for Double Gameweek 32

The Free Hit was the most used chip among the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers in Double Gameweek 32.

45.5% of those in that echelon of the world rankings pressed the button to get a ‘one week only’ squad for this expanded round of fixtures.

That large number of deployments for the Free Hit takes the total usage of the chip among the top 10k to 95.5%.

Therefore, just 4.5% of managers of that calibre have it left to play. When they will use it remains to be seen.

It could prove useful in Blank Gameweek 33 or perhaps in Double Gameweek 35, depending on what other chips they have left.

As you can see from the table above, the Free Hit wasn’t the only chip to receive widespread usage in Double Gameweek 32.

The Triple Captain was played by 27.8% of managers inside the top 10k – not as much attention as the Free Hit, but a sizeable amount nonetheless.

Overall, there 310,000+ managers who played it to triple-up Sergio Aguero‘s (£11.8m) score, which currently stands at 10 points in Double Gameweek 32.

If he starts against Cardiff in midweek, after Pep Guardiola claimed the Argentinian was not injured following a second-half substitution, then those who did opt for the Triple Captain could experience exceptional scores.

We now know that 56.39% among the top 10k have now used the chip, but also that 43.61% of the current high-level managers still have not found the right time for it.

The best looking upcoming opportunities seem to either be on a Brighton player for their two fixtures in Double Gameweek 34, on a selection of two-match options in Double Gameweek 35 or in a single Gameweek.

Overall chip usage in Double Gameweek 32

Chip deployment amongst all players was quite different from what we saw in the top 10k as we saw the Triple Captain received more total activations than any other chip this weekend.

As of Friday afternoon, 258,000+ managers had opted for boosting their skipper in Double Gameweek 32, while just 129,956 had played the Free Hit.

In the end it was used by 10.8% of all managers, while the Free Hit was turned to by just 3.9%.

That is probably not a surprise after the Free Hit received extensive attention among overall players in Blank Gameweek 31 instead – and probably why so many were able to play their Triple Captain in Double Gameweek 32.

Those managers in the top 10k who played the Free Hit do look to be slightly better set up for Double Gameweek 32 compared to everyone else.

However, the overall template actually still has a large number of players with two fixtures over the next few days anyway.

11 of the most popular 15 players in the top 10k are ones with two fixtures in Double Gameweek 32, while 10 are from the overall’s most fashionable assets.

The main difference between the two theoretical squads seems to be Liverpool players. Surprisingly, there are still two of them in the top 10k’s most popular selection although there are five in the overall group.

There are not too many differences between the Free Hit squads when rank is considered.

Both groups had a general preference for the same front three with Aguero, Marcus Rashford (£7.6m) and Raúl Jiménez (£6.8m) the most popular in each.

The Manchester City man was more fashionable among the top 10k, while Rashford was more popular overall compared to his standing in the upper echelon.

The same five midfielders were the favourites across the rankings although the order was different.

Raheem Sterling (£11.6m), Eden Hazard (£11.0m) and Paul Pogba (£8.9m) all had 92% ownership or more among top 10k Free Hitters, while they were all below 84% backing in Free Hit squads overall.

Oriol Romeu Vidal (£4.2m) was seen as a handy budget man in midfield.

The main difference comes in defence where the top 10k seemed a lot more confident of Chelsea clean sheets.

Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.4m), Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.3m) and David Luiz (£6.0m) were all among the most popular options in the top 10k, while only the latter and the Blues’ goalkeeper made the cut overall, with lower backing too.

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

    Cripes, West Ham expected goals at home was 0.10.
    Eugh. Anderson is an easy transfer out this week.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Easiest move of the season for me, Anderson > Fraser

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

        Good move. I have 7.6 to spend, and have him. Trying to decide between Tielemans, Maddison and Siggy.

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Own Anderson, but not that bothered about transferring him out for GW33.

      I think Anderson came out of the game well by not playing yesterday. West Ham were woeful and Pellegrini will expect a response next week and Anderson will start (provided he is fit).

      A London derby may just be the tonic West Ham need - as they will have to work hard to get a result. No complacency against Chelsea.

  2. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone made a WC draft for gw34?

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      for now:

      Ryan
      Kolasinac Duffy Doherty
      Mane Pogba Son Sterling Gross
      Kane (C) Lacazette
      Gunn Valery Cathcart Deeney

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Very nice mate. Here’s my first attempt.

        Ryan Gunn
        Robertson Doherty Kolasinac Dunk Valery
        Mane Pogba Son Jota Deulofeu
        Kane Aguero Rashford

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Jonty has. Why so keen though? It's ages away!

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Have you got the link to Jonty’s?
        Just playing around with ideas, team set for gw33 so looking ahead

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Not yet. But just glancing through the fixtures Liverpool look an important SGW team. Best fixtures between 35-38 imo.

    4. Ohh1454
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Tried tough to judge yet this was it :
      Ryan lloris
      Kolasanic Laporte Taa Duffy Valery
      Pogba Mane Delfeou Jota Mikitaryan
      Aguero Kane Deeney

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Does the Champions & Europa League games influence your choices ?

      1. Amey
          5 months, 18 days ago

          They are around gw 34 thankfully when we'll have full squad to counter the rotation 😉

        • Ohh1454
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Not really with Man City aguero is going for the golden boot he's gonna play majority of the games along with laporte, with Arsenal I think it's wait and see how they get on in there next two league games if they win surely they'll aim for a top 4 finish

      2. Amey
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Ha ha
          Good question

          Ryan,Foster
          Robbo,Kola,Duffy,Holebas, Doherty/taa
          Mane,Son, Deulofeu, Raz,Bilva
          Kun, Rashford, Jimenez

        • Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Ryan. Gunn.
          Duffy. Kola. Valery. Doherty. TAA.
          Fraser. Dilva. Mane. JWP. Camarasa.
          Aguero. Kane. Aubameyang.

        • Fruitcake Benji
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Ryan foster
          TAA dunk kolasinac valery bednarek
          Salah mane b.silva deulofeu jwp
          Kane aguero jimenez

      3. Amey
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Did Harry Kane scored heavily at the end of the last season ??
          I can't remember 😮

          16/17 was brilliant. He looks very expensive atm for his return's.

          Can we expect Son to "cover" him ??

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Best GW34 captain imo. If one of the Spurs mids show some form will get them alongside Kane.

            1. Amey
                5 months, 18 days ago

                😮
                Really ??
                I'm thinking about Kun,Rash, Jimenez + son

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Kun & Sterling?

                  I'm thinking of going Sterling over Kun.

                  1. Amey
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      Yes.
                      Triple city attack.
                      They are the team to invest imo. Will take some risks now

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        Could work out nicely for you. I'll go a bit dullard though with spreading the risk around teams.

                        1. Amey
                            5 months, 18 days ago

                            Yeah. Your OR is great so that's best for you 🙂

                2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Easy to fit him since I wont be getting Man City or CHE assets

                  1. Amey
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      No Chelsea great.
                      Why no city ??
                      I'm thinking about triple attack.
                      They are only trustworthy attack imo to deliver constantly

                  2. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Kane will now go on an incredible run of braces and hatties .... he will have his golden boot head on 🙂

                    1. Amey
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        Okay.
                        That's good to know 🙂
                        Can do Kane+Martial with some adjustments in squad

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

                    Hi....thinking about wildcard 34 and bb35.

                    Will people include lpool in their wildcard (esp mane) even though he has one game in 35 (cardiff away)

                    Or look to have 15 dgw players

                    Thanks

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      2-3 players for me from Pool.

                    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      Yep, not going with 11 DGWers in GW35, fixtures arent that good

                    3. Ohh1454
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      I think I'll get Mane anyways and most likely taa/robbo

                    4. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      Will hold my 3 Liverpool players

                    5. Amey
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        Taa & Mane (Robbo might sneak in too)

                    6. Ohh1454
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      For one week only Anderson >
                      A. Siggi
                      B. Maddisson
                      C. Pedro/willian

                    7. French Gooner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      Score predictions ?
                      A) Cardiff - Chelsea
                      B) Pool - Spurs

                      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        1-0
                        3-0

                      2. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        0-1
                        2-1

                        More like hoping Chelsea keep a CS really need it!

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

                        Hopefully

                        1-0
                        1-2

                      4. Ohh1454
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        0-4
                        1-1

                        1. Amey
                            5 months, 18 days ago

                            Thissss

                        2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 18 days ago

                          0-2
                          2-1

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

                        Don't have a wildcard left and doing a little forward planning - any help appreciated.

                        1) Kane essential or Son is fine?

                        2) GW34: get Kun, Kane or Auba?

                        3) GW35: get Kun, Kane or Auba?

                        Cheers 🙂

                        1. Kiwivillan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 18 days ago

                          Ehh ask after this DGW over

                      6. Garlana
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        Bednerak on my bench outscoring Duffy and boly. Probably will equal them both at this rate

                      7. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        Button to Kepa this week what an exciting transfer!!

                      8. New Article
                      9. Udo
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        Hi would you rather go for
                        A: Maddison, Maguire, Kola
                        B: Almiron, Perreira, TAA
                        for GW 33, any suggestions are welcome, thanks.