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. Astonvanilla
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Help! I’m really worried about how weak my team is at the back

    - would you WC to get in TAA and shift someone out in attack? Maybe Mount to Ceballos?

    Current team:

    Pope (Button)
    AWB, Guilbert, Lundstram (Soyuncu, Hanley)
    Mount, Mane, Sterling, KDB (Cantwell)
    Barnes, Kun, Pukki

    1. MTPockets
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Just the flipside of your strong attack
        No I wouldn't wc to get in TAA, but have to decide on balance between def/rest

    2. BlzE_94
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      How's this for a WC team??

      Pope Button
      TAA Digne Mings Soyuncu Lundstram
      Sterling Mane KDB James Cantwell
      Haller Abraham Pukki

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

        Template

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

        good team

        my only tweaks would be Barnes to Tammy and James to Madders

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

          sorry

          Barnes for Tammy
          Maddo for James

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

        Great. Think salah is with the extra though

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Thoughts on trossard? Worth keeping?

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

        Yeah, definitely. Looked good. I was planning to ship after GW6, but I'm now considering keeping him. Chelsea and Spurs games don't really look too tough

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

        I think so. Wasn’t expecting much today and was unlucky to have to spend the majority of last week with 10 men.

        Seems to be their main creative and on some set pieces.

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

        I think he is, but really depends - I think him and Wilson are still nice options, but others may be better (Salah Sterling KDB Martial Cantwell) (Pukki Haller Abraham)

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

        First you kept him through City away, it feels wrong to move on now.
        I am keeping, at least for next GW.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Benched today. Feels like he could have a haul in him somewhere.

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

            Same, agreed. Hopefully it comes before we lose patience!

    4. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      If you had two gws in the 40s (although I have Digne and Kane to go)...

      I have both Sterling + Kdb but sold Salah last wk...

      I have Kane

      I have the likes of Barkley/Montoya/Trossard/
      Dendoncker /Kane...

      Would ya WC over break??

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

        I'd look to see if I can get the players I want using transfers over the next 3-4 weeks.

        If it's not possible without too many hits, then I'd wildcard.

        I still think it's a little too early to be sure on some of the slots.

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

      Best midfielder upto 7.8m?

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

        Has to be Martial or DSilva.

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

        Maddison

        nailed, on set pieces. Plus Vardy is firing so will help the assists

    6. Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      So... I was going to ship Vardy over the international break to get in Haller and Barnes. Would you keep after today? Alternative would be to swap for Firmino who has easier matches.

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

        Keep him. He'll score v United

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

        I was wondering similar:

        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20780242

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

        Keep surely, fantastic option when in form

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

      Mush in my ML captained Abraham today and is on 66 so far. FPL can be such a simple game!

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

        Classic mush

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

      Is Haller out on international duty ?

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        French, so possible yeh, check france national team wikipedia, usually they update squad selection before ib

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

      DSilva v De Bruyne - please discuss. I know it may seem like a ridiculous comparison, but saving over 2m on a Man City attacking mid that you will not be captaining is a big deal.

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

        KDB the winner. End.

      2. BobbyV
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        It's a good shout. I'm actually considering it. Allows me to throw a Liverpool defender in the mix

      3. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Hm, he is a bit older but not international duty anymore so might be more nailed than we think. Still, KDB in this form is unwise not to have (says a non sterling owner-).

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

      Granville with no Pool attack could come back to haunt him. Had a good GW i’ll give him that!

      1. Syd.
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Is that bitter old git still playing this stupid game

        Has gone into hiding ever since Man Utd stopped winning

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

      Early thoughts? Bit torn, and can't see a straight forward transfer.
      2 FT and a promising start to the season
      Pope, McGovern
      VVD, Digne, Söyncu, Montoya, Lundstram
      Salah, Sterling, Trossard, Lanzini, Dendoncker
      Vardy, Pukki, Wilson

    12. Prawnsandwich
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Daniel James - no end product ?

      3 goals in 3 and a bit matches, nice finishes @ 6m; better option than Martial ?

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

        Probably not a better option. Worth a shot.

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

          1.5m saving could make it worthwhile...and the speed..

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

      Pépé to throw his hat in the ring tomorrow

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

        Looks promising but lacked composure vs. Liverpool. Assume more of the same, not quite there yet.

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

        Will watch and decide whether to opt for him or KDB

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

      Biggest regret on Wildcard?
      Not going with my gut and getting Vardy (stats mean nothing with him, streaky player in a good team) as I had such a good feeling that he'd haul v BOU but backed out of it!
      (swapping out my triple City attack to get in Laporte = equally painful)...perhaps even more painful actually!

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

        Did you get Salah?

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Going Emerson, thinking 6 pointer and getting ahead of curve. City cb now seems interesting depending on Laporte injury. Yes, they´re not half as good without him, but otamendi has goal threat to come with, in contrast to Zinchenko..

        Bringing Pukki, but after City they are ok. Mount, Lanzini both close to getting something and fairly happy.

        Going double Pool def proved to be correct, Adrian, but i could have taken TAA ended up with Dijk.

        The most important reason to WC was to try to profit from the abscense of Jesus, and luckily that paid off. Kun will start gw5 and possibly 6, and then i will reasess, either by totally downgrade to Haller or Vardy, or Auba.

    15. Dacra
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      How's this wc team look?

      Pope (4.0)
      Digne - TAA - Matip - Zinchenko (Rico)
      Sterling - Kdb - Mane - Mount (Cantwell)
      Haller - Abraham (Ayew)

      0.3 itb

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

        Rico to Lundstram? No pukki?

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

          Dunno if Lundstram is worth the extra to sit on bench?

          Have Pukki now, but keeping him makes me play with 3 forwards and can't make it work..

        2. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Smith injured so Rico might get a game after all?

    16. Don Kloppeone
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Well done Aguero buyers and cappers! Captain choice never seems to go well for me (I went Sterling) but I will take my 55 (-4) with Digne to play as it’s kept me at pretty much the same OR. Hopefully build from here.

      Anything you’d think about changing here? I’d love TAA but not an easy move.

      Heaton
      VVD, Zinch, Digne, AWB
      Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
      Pukki, Haller
      (Button) (Greenwood, Lunds, Dendo)

      Thanks. Hope GW going ok for people

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

        Nice score. Nice squad. Looks like a roll to me.

        (Personally slightly dubious about Mount but can’t deny he’s been value so far)

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Cheers mate. Mount I probably jumped in too late but may still be ok. Was part of my last min move to dump Martial and Jota for him and Haller.

          Hoping I can hold off playing WC and just use FTs.

          How’s your GW going?

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

            Very medium but quite like my squad overall. Couple of holes but nothing serious.

            All but went minus 8 from Kane to Kun for the captaincy punt but playing cagey this time 🙁

            My Mane Jota move to KdB Haller seems ok though going forward.

            Holding Martial - could be a mistake of course

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • 5 Years
              2 years, 11 months ago

              I reckon Martial will be the diamond in the rough of MUN but depends how long he’s out for

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        went well, and bonus was no Sterling points. If i had been a little more clever i would have put Otamendi in, but i was uncertain cause of Stones. Now it seems he is nailed for a long time

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

      Who would you like to have for next 4?
      A) Otamendi
      B) walker
      C) AWB
      D) matip
      E) AMN

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

        B

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

        B

    18. arkom
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Abraham or Barnes? Burnley fixtures are juicy..

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

        Tammy

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Both great options but I'd go Tammy, higher ceiling and they have juicy fixtures too.

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

      Which wildcard team?

      A.
      Pope, 4.0
      TAA, digne, Mings, lundstrum, Soyuncu
      Salah, sterling, kdb, Mount, Cantwell
      Haller, pukki, ayew

      B.
      Pope, 4.0
      Digne, dunk, Mings, lundstrum, Soyuncu
      Salah, sterling, kdb, Cantwell, Stephens
      Kun, pukki, ayew

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

        B is rubbish if Jesus takes time away from Aguero

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

      Who’s the best Perez replacement for 7.2 max?

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

        Tielemans

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

        Maddo or Lanzini

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

        Whichever pool defender you don't have.

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

          Good point. TAA

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

          I’m fortunate to have TAA, VVD and Salah already.

    21. Captain Blanks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      What happened to fpl discovery? Is there a new version of it?

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

      James a good option or avoid Man Utd altogether?

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

        Saw someone say that his three goals have come from only three shots on target so he may not be the greatest option.

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

          2 of them were beautiful finishes though, not just potshots / tap ins, so maybe he doesn't need a lot of shots to score..

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

            Just checked, he had 4 shots on target, 1 off target today, 2 key passes..

        2. Your Man With The Hair
          • 11 Years
          2 years, 11 months ago

          Not sure how accurate that is... pretty sure he'd at least one other today. And I think I remember another tame effort on target in one of the first two games.

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

        Avoid utd

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

          He's not bringing in the United team, just looking at a 6m mid, whose scored 3 in just over 3 games...

    23. Your Man With The Hair
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Is it time to ditch the double Pool defence?
      And is TAA worth the extra 0.5m over VVD?

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

        By ditch it, I assume you mean go to the triple up? In which case, yes.

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

        Before Newcastle at home? Im defo keeping for next GW.

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

        No
        Yes

      4. Your Man With The Hair
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Cool. I'll hold fast for another week so.

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

      A) Pukki + 4.5mid bench (433)
      B) Mount + Ayew bench (442)

    25. sirmorbach
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Lads, I should absolutely WC, right?

      Heaton / 4.0
      TAA, Laporte, Maguire, Coleman / Lundstram
      Salah, Sterling, Martial, Mount / Dendoncker
      Vardy, Pukki / Greenwood

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        Personally don’t see that as an absolute WC myself. Martial is still good value but depends how long out for.

        You’d prob want KDB and to switch a couple of defenders but that can be achieved with a couple of FTs or a -4

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

          That's good to hear, mate, thanks!

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 11 months ago

            Don’t get drawn in by the crazy numbers of WCs with a squad like that imo unless you are planning drastic changes

      2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 11 months ago

        No

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

          Good! Thanks!

    26. Don Kloppeone
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Did anyone see the WHU-NOR match?

      Was Pukki off his game or had WHU just learnt how to frustrate him?

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

      1 hour, 29 mins ago
      Ryan Button
      TAA Digne AWB Boly Lundstram
      Salah Sterling KDB Mount Hayden
      Pukki King Greenwood
      A) King to Abraham/Haller/Barnes B) Fix more and WC?

    28. Dacra
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      A) Mane + Ayew first sub
      B) Salah + Greenwood first sub

    29. Jay Jay Okocha
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Perez to:

      A) Mount
      B) Cantwell (which enables Greenwood to Barnes)
      C) Other?

    30. Bonus magnet
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 11 months ago

      Good Bournemouth fixtures coming up

      Fraser anyone ?