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. Bruno Bruno!!
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Haller or Barnes ?

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

      Hall

    2. The Overthinker
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Haller

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

      Haller

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

      Barnes for sure

  2. The Overthinker
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    I got a Hayden assist and Ayew goal 😀

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

      When was the last time that happened though

      1. The Overthinker
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Can't remember Hayden doing something 😀

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

      a fellow Ayew owner! 😀 Bargain isn't he

      1. The Overthinker
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Yes!

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

      The 8 planets align more often than that 🙂

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

    Does anyone know the top 10K average yet?

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

      About 47

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

      46 I think

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Unusually my - 8 for KDB Haller and Cantwell might just about pay off- as long as Jota and Moura score less than 12! And I have better team going forward.

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

      Good work.

      Regretting my newfound sobriety in sticking at minus 4 and not going Kane to Kun. Still hope I suppose

      Need Jota to not perform - attacked with Mane Jota to KdB Haller

  5. robert1116336
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Need some advice - whats the best pairing of the next 3-4 weeks:

    a) Haller + Ceballos
    b) Barnes + Lanzini/Yarm
    c) Tammy + Lanzini/Yarm

    Thanks

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

      Wait and see how Ceballos plays tomorrow but Arsenal fixtures look good so I would say A

  6. Bruno Bruno!!
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Thoughts on the following?

    Kane + Perez + Ake -> Haller + D.Silva + TAA (-4)

    1. Baked baines
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Yes

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Wouldn't get Silva. Other two options look good. Martial may be back by next week and could be the ideal fit in that move

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

      The great thing about D Silva is that he rarely makes cameo appearances. So when he doesn’t start, you can get points off of your bench.

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

    WC time? Would like to get the likes of Pope, KDB and Haller / Pukki / Abraham

    Heaton / Button
    Robertson / Van Dijk / Digne / Zinchenko / Montoya
    Sterling / Salah / Mount / Perez / Dendocker
    C Wilson / Jota / Greenwood

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

    Anyone know how to get your team ID from the FPL mobile app?

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

      Don't think it's possible

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

        Thanks

  9. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Goalman haul tomorrow would be most welcome 🙂

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

      Yes please.

  10. Tomerick
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    I had been planning to ship Vardy after today. Should I hold on now?

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

      United next.

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

        So another brace incoming?

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

      He's hit the purple patch i presume. He tends to do well when Leicester have "bad fixtures".
      Think he'll score consistently coming Gameweeks.

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Keep him. Probably worth keeping season long tbh

    4. MTPockets
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Has your rationale for selling changed?

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

          I was planning to do Vardy/Perez to Barnes/Pepe for the upcoming fixtures but since Vardy seems in form it’s thrown a spanner in the works.

          1. MTPockets
              2 years, 11 months ago

              Don't think I'd sell Vardy when in form, but yeah Barnes has good fixtures
              Seems that Perez has to go but don't know enough about Pepe to have a view yet.

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

                Thanks for the insight. I think I will hold and monitor Pepe. Just got to choose who to switch Perez to now.

      • CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/386392/event/4

        My mate from work and his WC,wow

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Wow

        2. The Overthinker
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Woah

        3. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Kelly on the bench too

      • Liastro ⭐️
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        1FT, 0.5m in the bank...would you wildcard this team? Thanks

        Heaton Button
        Robertson VVD Digne Montoya Rico
        Salah Sterling McGinn Trossard Dendoncker
        Kane Pukki Greenwood

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

          Depends what team you'd get.

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

        I went on RAWK to try to gauge their take on the Mane-Salah thing then quickly remember why I rarely go there 🙂

      • Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        transfers early (prices now)
        wait a week and a half (potentially huge price rises)

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

          Will be dead for a week.

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

          as a general rule, id never do early transfers when its an INT break

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Can you explain this comment? Why not do transfers or WC early before IB?

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

              Players tend to get injured.
              Would do transfers if on WC

          2. Champions League Varane
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            yeah your probs right - what do you mean by dead for a week..?

            1. ALI_G
              • 4 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              I think he means not much price movement / transfers

      • Athletic Nasherbo
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Accept defeat with United assets and do AWB + Rashford > Otamendi + Firmino -4?

        1. The Overthinker
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Yes

        2. ‘Tis the Season
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Yes definitely

      • Zilla
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Come to Manchester Mane, Lingard will do nothing but pass to you xD

      • The Overthinker
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Double City Def anyone??

        1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Not for me, they score to many

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

          no, as it restricts options in mid/attack

          you really want 2 out of KDB, Sterling, Aguero

          therefor max 1 City def is wise IMO

      • BobbyV
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        A. AWB & KdB
        B. TAA & Dilva

      • Epicfai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        WC Y or N?

        Ryan Button
        VVD Digne Zinchenko KWP Rico
        Salah Sterling Mount Martial Perez
        Rash Pukki Greenwood

        Martial and KWP may not be fit and I'm going to lose a chunk of value if I don't sort out Perez and Rash before I find out.

      • el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        62 points after captain fiasco and no players tomorrow.
        I guess I take it.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Wish I could

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

          Great score that this GW! I need at least a Pepe hattie tomorrow to match that!

      • Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Who would you prioritize getting first Haller or TAA?

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

          TAA

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

            Coz you will then keep him for good

        2. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Probably Trent

        3. 3x top 5k Finisher Concrete
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          TAA

        4. MTPockets
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Probably TAA (haller and not TAA owner)

          • dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Laporte to TAA for double Liverpool defence v Newcastle at home

        5. KLOPPTOMANIA
          • 12 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Any knee jerking required?

          Heaton/Pope
          Digne TAA Zinchenko
          Salah Martial Sterling Ceballos
          Pukki Barnes Vardy
          (Lundstram Dendoncker Kelly

          1. 3x top 5k Finisher Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            KdB or Aguero

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

          Good evening KdB cappers 🙂

          Trent 11 pointer too!

        7. 3x top 5k Finisher Concrete
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          A Kane to Aguero & Coleman to 4.5

          B Kane to Haller & Trossard to KdB

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

            B for me

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

            B

          3. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Neither. Kane to Auba.

          4. 3x top 5k Finisher Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Cheers

        8. JariL
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          I know this is early but seems like I can't afford this tomorrow. Thoughts?

          B. Silva & Martial --> KDB & Ceballos (-4)?

          1. 3x top 5k Finisher Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            It’s early but if you’re forced...

            Maybe go for cheaper than Ceballos and wait?

          2. MTPockets
              2 years, 11 months ago

              Ceballos hasn't even played yet. Unless you're desperate for him there's always another option

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

                Not desperate but with Arsenal's fixtures turning I think he's by far the best value at that prixe bracket.

          3. Triple P
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Robbo+Greenwood 》》》 Abraham+4.6 def

            Worth a -4, or save the extra FT and ignore price rises? Will play 3-4-3 then instead of 4-4-2.

            Rest of team:
            Ryan (Button)
            TAA - Robbo*** - Mings - Lundstram (Rico)
            Sterling - Salah - KdB - Martial (Dendoncker)
            Pukki - Haller (Greenwood***)

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

              I'd wait for now

          4. n-doggg
            • 10 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Haller or Tammy?

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

              Hall

            2. 3x top 5k Finisher Concrete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              Haller

          5. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Atleast I did something right... had the armband on Mane instead of Sterling. Terrible season so far, another red arrow. Wish I’d done Aguero in for -4 though.

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

            Is Barnes really all that? Can’t say I’ve ever noticed him much tbh. Chelsea will score more goals than Burnley though so is Tammy the better option?

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

              Haller > Tammy > Barnes
              That's how I rate them atm

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • 12 Years
                2 years, 11 months ago

                Moise Kean is about to put them all in his shade

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

                  I've got him on my watchlist too. He could slot in anywhere in that list

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

                So Haller Abrahams and Pukki while Callum keeps on dropping the best option? My rival has Kun though, terrifying..

          7. Bruno Bruno!!
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            dilva or Martial (if fit) ?

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

              Martial

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 12 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              The one who is turbo nailed and OOP