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Top 10k FPL managers reap rewards as Triple Captain chip comes to the fore

As expected, Gameweek 36 proved the most popular for the Triple Captain chip in the end.

34.97% of managers ranked inside the top 10,000 worldwide opted to enhance their armbands with Liverpool hosting Huddersfield.

It was the Reds’ mismatch with the Premier League basement boys that inspired the swathe of Triple Captain activations, with three of the four different players chosen for it Anfield based.

21.31% of top 10k managers played their Triple Captain chip on Sadio Mané (£10.1m), who registered a healthy 13 point haul.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah (£13.2m) was trusted with the chip by 12.58% of managers at the highest level – an even more impressive outcome from his 19-points scored against Huddersfield.

Roberto Firmino (£9.3m), who missed out on Gameweek 36 with a muscular problem, and Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) were both backed with the Triple Captain chip by under 1% of the top 10,000.

As you can see from the table above, the Triple Captain chip still has the power to act as a differential in the closing Gameweeks of the season.

The second Wildcard and the Free Hit chips have all but outlived their usefulness as each of them has been used by over 99.6% of managers inside the top 10k.

The Bench Boost is currently on 95.54% usage by those at this level, but 12.4% are still yet to use their Triple Captain chips.

They will be considering some of the mismatches in Gameweeks 37 and 38, which include Chelsea facing Watford at Stamford, Manchester United travelling to Huddersfield and then hosting Cardiff.

Manchester City’s remaining fixtures could catch their attention with Leicester coming to the Etihad Stadium in Gameweek 37 before Pep Guardiola’s men travel to Brighton on the closing day of the campaign.

Looking at how many chips have used in the top 10,000 further highlights the opportunity for some managers within that.

82.8% of them have now exhausted their chip supply with two Gameweeks left of the season.

That means that 17.2% still have at least one joker up their sleeve between now and the end of the season, and it is possible that there are some ranked between 10,000 and 20,000 with the ability to break into the top tier with effective chip deployment.

With Wildcards and Free Hits very much things of the past now this season, the template of players inside the top 10k remains largely similar for Gameweek 36 as it was for Double Gameweek 35.

Managers at this level have kept faith in their Brighton defensive assets ahead of the visit of Newcastle to the Amex Stadium.

Mat Ryan (£4.4m) and Shane Duffy (£4.8m) both have over 56% effective ownership within the top 10k for Gameweek 36.

The power of Salah’s huge double-figure haul against Huddersfield on Friday is demonstrated by the fact that he is not among the top five most popular midfield assets for Gameweek 36.

He is in just 30% of squads in the top 10k, but his effective ownership, factoring in the captaincies and Triple Captain chips, was the sixth-best on 70.94%.

The only changes to this model came in defence and up front.

Off the back of Manchester City’s eight clean sheets in their last 10 matches, Aymeric Laporte (£6.2m) increases in popularity at the expense of Jan Valery (£4.1m).

Meanwhile, Andre Gray (£6.0m) is now the third most popular forward, although is in just 22% of squads in the top 10,000.

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  1. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Hoping I dont regret holding off on TC until final day.. rival didn't have Salah so if I kept the TC on him it could have been a very nice points swing..

    1. 420king
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      At least you weren't tricked into not using your TC by this site.

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Nope all my own decision.. firmino being out worried me that it might blunt the liverpool attack slightly.. obviously I forgot to remember that it was Huddersfield they were facing.

        1. 420king
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Well now you have to depend on luck...same as me.

          1. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Isn't it all mainly luck?

            1. 420king
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Yeah, but you'll need lots more luck getting points like that in less obvious game.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        99% if this site told you to use it.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          of*

        2. 420king
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I'm talking about two people posting that Mane isn't starting less than a minute left to deadline. Neither of them were new accounts either.

          1. Hakim Ziyech
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Wish I was online then. Salah would've been my cap

      3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Same boat as me. I'm playing it either next wk or final day.

    2. Lukakuna
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Anyone planning to get Rashford for his final two fixtures?

      1. Jurgen Flopp
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Gray to Rashford (c) done

        1. Lukakuna
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Nice, after the price drop I hope

          1. Jurgen Flopp
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Yes was waiting for the drop

      2. Eat my goal!
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I’m thinking about it

        • Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I've brought in Greenwood as fodder for now with the hope that he gives him a start on the final day.

        • NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          It will be -4 for me, so hesitated.

        • Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I Could be wrung but a Man u Player?
          I there should ever be a topin of the season, how could ManU allow such a terrible influence

      3. Jurgen Flopp
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Shane Duffy is due a goal and I have a feeling it will happen today

        1. Lukakuna
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Most likely Brighton player to score

        2. Hakim Ziyech
            2 months, 22 days ago

            He is a Legend, his brother is also a Legend

          • kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I hope you're right

          • Ginkapo FPL
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Duffy 2k19
            Still believe

          • ebb2sparky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            That would be nice. My rival has TAA over my Duffy 🙁

        3. Hakim Ziyech
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Who do you want to win the golden boot?

            1. Lukakuna
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Auba, not gonna happen tho

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  It could tbh. That Brighton game, Auba wouod be fired up

              2. Rash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Aguero as I feel it might tip the scales to finally win PFA

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    I thought people said Van Dijk won it already

                2. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Kun and for him to bag five on Sunday

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Hahahaha

                  2. Jurgen Flopp
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Salah (United fan)

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        I think he will

                    2. Zim0
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        Mane

                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Same

                          • Eat my goal!
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              This just to make pricing really interesting next season

                          • Ginkapo FPL
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Ryan Babel

                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Fulham's golden boot?

                                1. Ginkapo FPL
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  No, premierleague, or did I misunderstand the question?

                                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      Lol

                              • ebb2sparky
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Mitrovic - 4 in each of his last 3 should do the trick

                            2. denial
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Irritated I didn't use FT to get TAA in for vert. Would've wrapped up leagues with that move.

                              1. Rash
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Vert hasn't played yet

                                1. kennethrhcp
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  & this 🙂

                              2. kennethrhcp
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                tbf there was a benching fear

                                1. denial
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  That's what put me off in the end.

                              3. fr3ddy
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Those extra 4 points would've wrapped up leagues?

                            3. kennethrhcp
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              12 to play... teams they're playing against: NEW, wat, WHU, sou, bur, BOU

                              it's gonna go wrong isn't it 🙂

                            4. aleksios
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Which moves for free?

                              a) VVD+Sterl to 4.2+Salah
                              b) Dunk+Eriksen to Laporte+Mili.

                              Already on 3 pool.
                              Think Salah is essential.

                              1. kennethrhcp
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                salah was essential... dunno would I lose vvd & sterling for him now

                              2. F_Ivanovic
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Every man and his dog has scored 2 against Huddersfield. Salah has only been essential over Christmas - rest of the time, his money has not been worth the price. I'd rather have VVD + Sterl then 4.2+Salah.

                            5. NATSTER
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              I'm looking at the possible moves and seeing exact fund for these moves.

                              Son + Wilson -> Pogba + Zaha

                              It's probably the one.

                              1. kennethrhcp
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                looks good but def wait on transfers til all played

                                1. NATSTER
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  Definitely. Cheers.

                              2. Eat my goal!
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  I was just looking at Zaha for
                                  Wilson. nice couple of fixtures

                                  Can’t afford rash and an improvement in form is yet to be seen

                                  Not sure on the son to pogs- seems like Pogba has lost interest, however Utd will surely Play better against their opponents

                                  1. NATSTER
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    I'm actually not so confident with Pogba too. But the fixtures might give United the benefits.

                              3. diesel001
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                With Utd no longer in the CL I hope they go for it tomorrow with an attacking team:

                                DDG
                                Dalot Lindelof Smalling Shaw
                                Herrera Pogba McTominay
                                Lingard Rashford Martial

                                1. Brosstan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  Lingard... Yuck

                              4. Bavarian
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Eriksen-Gray to:
                                1-Pogba - Zaha
                                2-Bilva - Rashford

                              5. Burger
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Predictions for:

                                Spurs v Hammers
                                Palace v Everton
                                Fulham v Cardiff
                                Saints v Bournemouth
                                Watford v Wolves
                                Brighton v Newcastle

                                ?

                                1. Burger
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  I'll go first:

                                  3-1
                                  1-1
                                  2-2
                                  1-1
                                  2-0
                                  0-0

                                2. Eat my goal!
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    3-1
                                    1-1
                                    2-1
                                    3-3
                                    2-2
                                    0-0

                                  • bigbudgie
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    3-0
                                    1-1
                                    1-0
                                    3-2
                                    2-2
                                    0-0

                                  • Plebby
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    2-0
                                    1-1
                                    0-1
                                    1-0
                                    1-2
                                    0-0

                                  • drughi
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    3-1
                                    2-2
                                    0-0
                                    1-1
                                    0-2
                                    0-0

                                  • Hakim Ziyech
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      Burnley 1 v 5 City ( Leroy Sané 2 goals 2 assists, Agüero 1 goal 1 yellow card, Bernardo 2 goals 2 assists)

                                    • bigbudgie
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      THink we should put some money on a 0-0 at Brighton and a 1-1 at Palace haha

                                  • Blue&White85
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    Have 2 FTs and 0.4 ITB. Think I’m going to do the following to finish the season:

                                    37 - Duffy to Shaw
                                    38 - Jota & Jimenez to Pogba & Success (bench)

                                    That look ok?

                                  • Runaway
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    My ML leader: Kolasinac + Mili + Gray + 3
                                    Me: Trippier + Son + DCL

                                    I have a fair chance of taking the lead, right? Too excited

                                    1. Runaway
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      My 1st sub is Valery btw in case Trippier benched

                                  • SweepaKeepa
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    Is Rashford still preferred to Lukaku if you take price out of the equation?

                                    1. Bunk Morrisonland
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      If they were the same price, I would go for Lukaku.

                                  • pjomara
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    Anyone else with triple Wolves and triple Brighton?
                                    Will need to have offloaded two for gw38 presumably.
                                    Thinking save Ft and then Jota->Redmond and Jimenez->Zaha

                                    1. ebb2sparky
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      Not triple but double of both. Will probably shift Duffy this week, shift Doherty for 38, bench Ryan and keep Jimenez

                                    2. F_Ivanovic
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      No because I looked at 38 in advance and thought...yeah, that's not a good idea.

                                    3. Blue&White85
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      I have 3 Wolves an 1 Brighton. Planning on selling Duffy for Shaw in 37 then Jota & Jimenez for Pogba & 4.5 forward in 38.

                                      1. Blue&White85
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 22 days ago

                                        Boly will be benched in 38.

                                  • Tev
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    I’m already excited for 2019/20 FPL
                                    What do we think Salah will be worth? Robbo? Jiménez?

                                    1. Bunk Morrisonland
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      Salah 12,5
                                      Robertson 7,5
                                      Jimenez 8,5

                                    2. Blue&White85
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      Salah 12.5
                                      Robertson 7.0
                                      Jimenez 8.5