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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. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    71 points from Salah (TC) and Robbo, get in there! just broke 10K OR

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Well done.

  2. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Will be some massive green arrows for some of thou lucky lads with Sala(TC) Mane Robbo.

    Nearly had that! Hopefully my lot do alright to somewhat make up for no Salah

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Looking at teams without one of robbo or taa is hurting my head. Why?!

      1. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I doubt very much that your head is hurting as a consequence of this.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          it's a turn of phrase

      2. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        DGW fever

  3. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Foster
    Laporte Trippier Doherty
    Salah Mane Son Eriksen
    Kun Jimenez Gray

    (Ryan Valery Duffy 4.0)

    Eriksen & Gray to Bilva & Rashford, no brainer right?

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wait for MU game, if they get back in form, yes. Especially vs hud.

    2. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I wouldn't say that

  4. The Senate
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Happy at the relative lack of damage given my No Salah, Robertson or TC - 17k down to 21k, 9 players left - hopefully retaining that triple spurs doesn’t let me down!

    • The Curse of Falcao
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Got 84 points from Salah(TC), Mane & Robertson, what a night 🙂

      1. Manumana
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Very nice. 80pts here Salah tc, Mane & TAA

    • 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Vardy owner, lil bit early but what will you do?
      A. Keep vs mci, CHE
      B. Replace with ....

      Ta.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 26 days ago

        planning on selling to rashford

      2. fr3ddy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I think he could do well against Arsenal, but get rid after 🙂

      3. syke63
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I'll do B. Undecided atm but Rashford & Lacazette at front.

    • mitro
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Eriksen please go big tomorrow lad

      1. The Senate
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Pleeeeease yes

        • syke63
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I'd take that...in a 2-3 defeat.

      2. Simple Man
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        For the rest of season chose one bellow, have Aguero and Mane too
        1. Salah
        2. Sterling

        1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Decide after City game imo.

      3. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Liverpool's 2018-19 defence now four PL assists behind Man Utd's 1998-99 midfield with two games to go.

        Giggs, Scholes and Beckham were part of that mid. Wow.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          speaks more to how much the game has changed than anything else

      4. I hate Moreno
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Glad I saved my triple captain for Hazard next week. Chelsea usually score a lot at home.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          chelsea have scored 36 at home. city 56, liverpool 53. same amount of games

        2. BERGKOP
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Not sure if sarcasm...

      5. amplifiedAnt
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Been top-10k (or very close) for several weeks now. Hovering close for months before that.

        Just finished a 14-hour shift (after a hectic week) to realise there's a Friday fixture.

        No Salah transfer in; no triple captain set; somehow Jota is my captain.

        RIP 2018-19.

        1. I hate Moreno
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          If he was your captain last week that was decent at least

          1. amplifiedAnt
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Haha, no. De Bruyne.

            Actually did OK on points last week but overall just a catalogue of errors of late.

            Such a waste!

            1. michudagawd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I know how you feel man. I was 66th in the world in GW9 but got 17 red arrows in the following 19 gameweeks and am currently at 48k. I TCed Salah against Fulham away when he blanked, captained KDB last week and also slept in past the Free Hit deadline in GW32 and didn't finalise my team. I could go on but I've made so many mistakes this season there's too many to mention.

        2. Eddie`
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ouch. Sorry buddy.

      6. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Best GK for the last two games? Money no object

        1. Tsparkes10
            2 months, 26 days ago

            De gea, Ederson or Lloris for me

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Thought of DDG as a differential too. But United a bit leaky in the back. You dont fancy Allison?

              1. Tsparkes10
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Yh. Thought you'd have triple pool already

            2. Eddie`
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              De Gea, Ederson, then Leno.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 26 days ago

                leno lol

          • Eddie`
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            For how difficult this season has been, some days it all goes ok. That was a -4 well spent.

            1. Tsparkes10
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I'm an addict for hits.

                1. Simple Man
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Ive spent 104 points on hits so far :O

                  1. Eddie`
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    And how has that served you?

                    1. Eddie`
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I'm on 28.

                    2. Simple Man
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      It has its highs and lows haha, 8k now hopefully top 10k

                      1. Eddie`
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Me too! Looks like you took the long way round.

                        1. Simple Man
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Haha its more fun with hits but can easily backfire

            2. michudagawd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Who to get in for Vardy?

              A) Zaha
              B) Rashford

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                What’s wrong with Vardy?

                1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  will face mci and CHE

                2. michudagawd
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Tough fixtures coming up, time to go.

              2. tokara
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                A)

                i am selling to get Kun

              3. Viper
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                B

              4. juho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                B) looks slightly better on paper, but Utd's playing like crap

            3. Viper
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I know it's a long time away and so much could change etc. etc. but how does this provisionally look?

              Salah & Llorente - > Sterling & Rashford (-4)

              Gotta keep chasing those Huddersfield games!

              1. Simple Man
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Looks good

              2. DV8R
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Why Salah out for a hit?

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  to afford sterling and rashford

                  dont love it personally

                2. Viper
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Let's say Llorente - > Rashford is the hit 😉

                  1. Simple Man
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Sounds better

                  2. DV8R
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Not Salah though, you've seen what he's capable of.

              3. BERGKOP
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I like it

                1. BERGKOP
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  *but don't LOVE it. Any other way?

              4. juho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I think it's a coin flip

                Utd are awful at the moment, but you get the chance to see how they do against Chelsea for more info.

                Llorente can score against Bou, especially if they're on the beach

            4. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              1) Shaw (hud)+ -4
              Or,
              2)Valery(whu)

              1. Viper
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                2

                I don't trust United to keep a clean sheet. Huddersfield were unlucky not to score tonight

              2. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 26 days ago

                definitely a

            5. I hate Moreno
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Can Monreal outscore Robertson over the rest of the season?

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 26 days ago

                in which dimension?

              2. Viper
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Can he? Yes.

                Will he? No.

                1. I hate Moreno
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I don't even think he can

              3. bigbudgie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Not even if they let him stand in the box waiting for mane Salah firmino to set him up

              4. ZICO SENNA
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Possibly, in just one of Dr. Strange’s millions of alternate realities 😉

              5. juho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Pretty much impossible

            6. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Uh oh....

              Did not realise Pogba dropping Sterling rising. That’ll mean I can’t go Vardy Eriksen to Sterling Rashford - had exact cash...

              1. ZICO SENNA
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I’m on the opposite end, hoping for a Pogba drop so i can do Wilson + Eriksen > Rashford & Pogba, but that’s depending on United’s form this GW of course.

              2. michudagawd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Sterling didn't rise.

            7. juho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Preliminary thoughts on either of the following for GW37

              (1) Play Redmond away against WHU and save FT; or
              (2) Vardy -> Rashford

              GW38 plan is to bring in Aguero with 2 transfers

              Thanks, guys!

            8. rainy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Price Changes - 27th April 2019

              🔺  Guaita (4.3), Zaha (6.9), Sigurdsson (7.4), Ederson (5.7), Bernardo Silva (7.7), Agüero (11.9)

              🔻  Mkhitaryan (6.6), David Luiz (5.8), Kenny (4.1), Morgan (4.5), Pereira (5.3), De Bruyne (9.6), Pogba (8.5), Rashford (7.3), Lukaku (10.7), Doucouré (5.9), Tielemans (6.0)

              1. juho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Cheers, Rainy!

              2. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Eurgh, damn Pogba

              3. Weilong7
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                cheers rainy

              4. Hurnt
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Thanks

              5. Crazygopher
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Thank you 1-1

                • fclackless [RoboKlopp]
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  cheers

              6. moment
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Goddammit, really thought 84 would get me a massively tied #1 GW Rank, but no, 3694 nutters have some Huddersfield players as well.

                1. tucaoneo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  That's an insult to nutters.

                2. Viper
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Thousands of people rip they're team apart each week to get gwk rank 1 because hits aren't taken into account.

                  This is something that seriously needs to be changed as it really should recognise those that have hit genuine top scores

                  1. moment
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    That's actually a really good point. GW Rank #1 should be post hits, and exclude teams created that gameweek (and arguably just be based on week 1 teams).

                    1. tucaoneo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      No, FPL won't do anything like that. They want to encourage people to create new teams every week to go for that 'glory' so they can boast about their '6 million managers'.

                      1. Bouncebackability
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        And offer relatively poor prizes all things considered.

              7. Would Ed Woodward
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Hmmmmmm.

                • Viper
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Who to sell for Sterling?

                  A. Mane

                  B. Salah

                  C. Neither. Go without

                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Seems like a sideways transfer.. surely you have other transfers that are better?

                  2. tucaoneo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Mane sucks away from home, plus B would mean you have some money ITB. If you need that money elsewhere that's fine of course.

                • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Allison, DDG or Ederson?

                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      That's actually a really tough one now, I expect one CS each for Alisson and Ederson, De Gea SHOULD get two but we're so bad that anything is possible. Maybe go De Gea if Utd win on Sunday.

                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I think DDG offers a nice differential.

                    • tucaoneo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      There is a possibility that Man United are on the beach after this week, in which case DDG can be benched for Romero. This happened last year. I know because I made the mistake of having him.

                  2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Ryan
                    TAA Kola Doherty
                    Salah Sterling Son Jota
                    Aguero Jimenez Long

                    Subs: Foster Deulofeu Valery Duffy

                    GW37: Ryan -> DDG
                    GW38: Jimenez -> Rashford

                    Good plan? Or do you have other suggestions?

                  3. money face bandwagon
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Ending my season with gray jimenez and mitrovic as my strikeforce

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Nothing wrong with that, Gray mostly benched?

                        1. money face bandwagon
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Kind of going my usual habit of having 1 or 2 big hitters up front. Yes playing gray this gw against wolves and benching gray next week. Getting hazard in for son probably is my next move

                    2. SirStevieG
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I never thought I'd see the day I scored 80 from 3 players.

                      Thank you Liverpool 🙂

                      1. Would Ed Woodward
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Thank Huddersfield too!

                        • the dom 1
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          I second that. 71 from 2 players wow

                      2. HammersXI
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I don't know what's more painful.

                        Deciding against Salah for a hit to remove Sterling which I considered the whole week

                        OR

                        Supporting Leeds... All the best to Norwich and Sheffield this season. Trying to be graceful here but we could have seriously gone up by this time if not for the dreadful Easter results. And I guess since everyone hates Leeds and they are on a meltdown, the playoff doesn't look comforting one bit at this moment...

                      3. sjhuk
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        TAA, Robbo, Mane (c), and still a red arrow down to rank 1395. Fingers crossed the Hazard and Son that Salah to Mane enabled comes through!

                      4. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I got 51 out of 2 players no TC just C Salah. and had Mane.
                        Must admit though I am a bit annoyed planned way back to ditch the liverpool defence and go all out attack.
                        I got Firmino in for Vardy and suddenly there was a Firmino no show...

                        Meanwhile Robertson gets 14 points.... who I had most of the season but ditched.

                        Small green arrow doubt it will stay as is. I have double city defence but no city attack.