Metrics

How many chips have FPL managers used ahead of the international break?

More than one in five Fantasy Premier League managers inside the top 10,000 have already used their first Wildcard.

16.89% of the FPL frontrunners had used the prized chip after Gameweek 3 but this figure had risen to 22.16% after the Gameweek 4 deadline.

More than one in four (26.70%) of the top 10k have used their Triple Captain chip but, as the below graphic shows, fewer have deployed their Free Hit and Bench Boost chips.

As one would expect further down the rankings, chip usage hasn’t been as widespread.

Over 7% of all FPL managers used their Wildcard in the run-up to Gameweek 4, though, taking the total up to 18.7%.

Around one in 20 Fantasy bosses have used the Free Hit chip, with 5.69% having deployed their Bench Boost.

With only four Gameweeks of the season gone, 12.71% of us have already used our Triple Captain chip.

There are some familiar names in the “template” Wildcard team.

Teemu Pukki (£7.0m) is the most-owned player in Gameweek 4 Wildcard squads, with big-hitters Raheem Sterling (£12.3m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) not far behind.

Budget buys Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) and John Lundstram (£4.2m) are understandably proving popular, too, but aside from the quintet we have mentioned, no other player features in more than 50% of Gameweek 4 Wildcard squads – highlighting the wealth of attractive options currently available to us.

Liverpool and Manchester City assets are unsurprisingly popular among Fantasy bosses and indeed there is an average of 2.5 players from each side in top 10k squads.

It is interesting to note how much faith there still is in Wolves assets (see below), with there perhaps being a lingering sentimentality for last year’s displays.

Managers overall are picking up interest in Chelsea assets, although the Blues’ players have largely been overlooked by the top 10,000.

There wasn’t too much joy inside the top 10,000 regarding captaincy this weekend.

Over two-thirds of the top 10k handed the armband to Sterling ahead of his blank at the Etihad, while just under 15% had to make do with six points from Salah.

The 7.24% who backed Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) had a more enjoyable afternoon, however, and will surely see a rank rise as a result.

All stats taken from LiveFPL.net.


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  1. SuperDan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Which cheapie defender?

    A)Soyuncu
    B) Mings
    C) Lowton
    D) Pieters

    1. Martial Mathers
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      A

    2. HamezMace
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      C if you want to play the fixtures.
      A is probably the better player and better team, but horrible few games to come for them.

      1. SuperDan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Is Lowton more attacking than Pieters?

        1. HamezMace
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          More secure, Charlie Taylor is threat to Pieters long term, Pieters only started the season because Taylor was injured, but has kept his place on merit to be fair.
          Neither are especially attacking minded.

    3. Bad Kompany
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Burnley defender

    4. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Masuaku or Fredricks

  2. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    How did Barnes look?

    Any reason not to do King > Barnes? (exact cash so can't afford price changes)

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Mediocre nothing special, was involved in a lot of build up play

    2. Brosstan
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Looked involved in everything Burnley created

  3. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Ryan Button
    TAA Digne AWB Boly Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Hayden
    Pukki King Greenwood
    1ft.
    King to Abraham/Haller or fix more and WC?

  4. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    AWB + Rashford to TAA and Tammy? Or try harder to afford Aguero?

    1. Jolly Good
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      TAA and Tammy look good

    2. Doctor Evil
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Tammy on fire

    3. JELLYFISH
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      That’s what I’m looking at, but tempted with Haller over Tammy

  5. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Has the name Pukki been mentioned today at all? How did he look?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Had no service

    2. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Had one pretty weak shot on target otherwise invisible

    3. Brosstan
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      This seasons mitrovic. Sorry owners

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        We'll take the points and the price rises and move on if need be.

        Thanks for your concern though. Its appreciated.

  6. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Watching the US open it looks like novak will win number 17. Only a matter of time before he overtakes federer

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Getting ahead of yourself a bit

    2. Aurora
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Coco vs Osaka is the big game

    3. DAZZ
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      PEDS

      1. Andy'81
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Strangely enough they work, who'd have thought it.

    4. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      I agree, Novak looks ominous, I think he'll finish with the highest overall slam wins.
      I suppose a fitting end to the big 3's careers would be 21 each, that would give pleasurable rise to a lifetime of debates over who was the best though.

  7. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Everyone selling Sterling now then?

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Of course 4 goals and no involvement is unforgivable

      1. Aurora
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Funny how quick people forget a gw1 hatrick

    2. PogChamp
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Won't leave my team unless injured.

    3. Shuko
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Probably for Kun, then next week when Kun doesnt start, they switch back. 😀 Who cares though, I'm keeping Sterling unless injured.

  8. Jolly Good
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Double Liverpool and double Man City clean sheets finally paying off ....

  9. DAZZ
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Any Che Adams owners? Disappointed is an understatement. He was smoking hot pre season 🙁

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      He's very popular in my ML. Never heard of him before. Looks average on tv

    2. HurriKane
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      So was ayoze and wood.pre season cant be relied on too much

    3. Jolly Good
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Strongly underperforming his XG. Higher xG than Pukki

      1. DAZZ
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Strange. He’ll score once i sell him

  10. Cilly Bonnolly
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    How does this look? On wildcard.

    Pope, Button
    Alexander-Arnold, Digne, Kelly, Mings, Lowton
    De Bruyne, Sterling, Mane, James, Cantwell
    Abraham, Pukki, Haller

    1. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Lundstrum over Lowton for me

  11. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Just saw an article from yesterday giving 5 best captain options for this week.

    Tammy
    Kun
    Vardy
    Digne
    Joleition

    1. Maddocio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Could you link this I'd be interested to read

  12. Ragabolly
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Mane is as selfish as Salah, if not more. For instance, Salah has 12 assists in the league last season, Mane has 3. I can't count the number of times I was watching a liverpool game and was shouting for Mane to pass.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      fix your link

      1. Ragabolly
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        done

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Yeah I was thinking the same thing. If mane was in salah position he wouldn’t have passed either

    3. Brosstan
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Mane seems really immature. He was sulking constantly in salahs break out season because he was not longer their main attacking outlet. Now he's at it again despite being worse than salah in supplying others.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        I agree, that this is on Mane, not Salah and he looks selfish and childish.

    4. Nightcrawler
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Now count actual assists not fpl ones

    5. jia you
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Salah just doesn't have enough class though to become a great!

  13. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    more WC to be burned over IB
    nice

    1. HamezMace
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Is yours still intact?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        lol...no...gone in wk 2

        1. HamezMace
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Kept it longer than usual this season then?

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            no. earliest in 12 yrs

    2. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      You’re flying no? GW2 was where it was at 🙂

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        cant complain

    3. Brosstan
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      I'm keeping mine
      Tick tock WCers

  14. Cholito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Ryan - Button
    Digne - Zinchenko - VVD - Lundstram - Kelly
    Sterling - KDB - Trossard - Felipe Anderson - Perez
    Haller - Kane - Greenwood

    Should i use WC?

    I'm tired of lucky Liverpool points/goals, so just want to have both Salah/TAA, can't do it without -8/-12
    Also i can earn some money on players who will rise 0.2 or more through IB

    1. Cholito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      1.6 ITB

  15. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Abraham or Barnes?

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      barnes for 5 and 6 and then Tammy

    2. WWF
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Tammy Haller

  16. OPTA FPL
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Pukki to Abraham for free?

    1. Brosstan
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      No brainer

    2. DVassell
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      You leaving the pukki party already. Are you mad?

      1. OPTA FPL
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        I'm not invited, just got him this week and blank lol

  17. fgdu
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    a) robbo -> TAA
    b) wilson -> best of barnes, abraham, etc

    1. fgdu
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      c) zouma -> best

  18. Top 210 Club
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Breaking news. Search continues as the Pukki party plane went down over east London this afternoon. Some serious burns for us captainers

    1. barracuda
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Final destination. Didn't aboard.

    2. jia you
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      It burns a bit but with Sterling blanking and Salah doing little, we got away with it a little!

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      You got away with it this week due to Sterling blanking. But Norwich were brought back to earth a bit I feel. They didn’t expect to lose this game. Noble kicked and bullied Cantwell all game which helped.

  19. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    WC Active.... Here we go....

    Pope
    TAA Digne Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount James
    Pukki Haller

    Button Greenwood Lundstrom Guilbert

    1. F4L
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      that's the template from last week, decent. But it'll be all change after Pepe's brace tomorrow 😉

    2. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Solid

      I’d think about leaving space for Arsenal attack in a couple of weeks - check their fixtures

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        doing that would mean Sterling out Aguero in to allow incase for Auba.... not sure about that....

    3. PogChamp
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      I've got 12 of those. It's template but the right thing to do imo.

  20. Jamie_GAWA
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Mount wasn’t subbed today despite not putting in a great performance (apparently - didn’t see myself), surely that’s a big positive regarding his nailedness?

    1. OPTA FPL
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      +1

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Good observation. Think he's a permanent starter unless he needs a breather.

  21. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Hayden assist saved me Gw.

    1. Brosstan
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Sat on my bench. Absolutely fuming

      1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        In the Baps aswel.

  22. GE
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Do early transfers now to catch price rises or keep calm?

    Difficult...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      WC

      1. GE
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Too early for me 🙂

  23. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Any chance of TAA getting the goal? :p

  24. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Pick 4.5 Def:
    A. Soyuncu
    B. Mings
    C. Masuaku
    D. Montoya

    1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Soylent.

    2. SuperDan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      A

  25. Beautiful Game
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Is Martial price protected due to the red flag he was on?

    1. Andy'81
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      No, he can still fall however it will take more transfers then normal.

      1. Andy'81
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Disregard, I thought he was still red.

  26. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Repost
    Guys
    A) Halle or Abraham in wc?
    B) who S gonna rise first?

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Haller, and then maybe consider Abraham in a couple of gw's. Both look like rising tonight

    2. Zlatan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      I'm considering going with Aguero and two of Halle, Abraham and Pukki. (I'm on wildcard)

  27. FF Dirtbag
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    What should I do?! 1FT and 2 mill in the bank. WC still available.

    Pope
    VVD AWB Digne Zinchenko lundstram
    Sterling Salah martial mount dendoncker
    Wilson Pukki Greenwood

    1. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      AWB and Martial to KdB and 4.5.

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        I am considering this...

    2. Martial Mathers
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Martial to James and upgrade Dendonker or Greenwood

  28. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    If I got Martial from the start of the season and he's currently sitting at 7.6M in value, will he drop to 7.5M if he drops tonight? Or will he stay at 7.6M?

    1. barracuda
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Yes

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        lol nice... but seriously though >.

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      7.5

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Drops.

  29. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    How can I afford this front 7?

    Salah - Sterling - Mane - Kdb - Martial

    Firmino - Aguero

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      you cant. thats not how this game works

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        This

    2. WWF
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Send me money and I'll send you the game hack

  30. HD7
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    1 FT; 0.0 ITB

    Pope
    Digne VVD Laporte TAA
    Salah Sterling Mount Martial
    Abraham Haller

    Subs: Button, Greenwood, Dendoncer, Rico

    A) Laporte to Walker
    B) Martial Laporte to KDB Guilbert (-4)