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De Bruyne the top 10k favourite for Gameweek 10 captaincy

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.1m) proved to be the most popular captain among the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers in Gameweek 10.

The Belgian was neck-and-neck with Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) in the latest Fantasy Football Scout poll – each player exchanging top-spot throughout the week.

In the end, Sterling just edged, finishing the build-up to Gameweek 10 with the support of 29.4% of voters, while de Bruyne had 28.7%.

However, the top 10k managers were considerably unequivocal in comparison, with the cheaper of the two players proving the more popular captain.

31% of managers inside the top 10k handed the armband to de Bruyne as Aston Villa prepare to come to the Etihad Stadium this weekend.

By contrast, Sterling, who arguably carries a greater threat of rotation compared to the other headline Manchester City assets, was backed by just 21.6% at this level.

After proving a favourite of the top 10k in recent weeks, Sergio Aguero (£12.2m) has dropped down to third place in the captaincy debate for managers at the top level.

That may have been influenced by his recent Gameweek 9 no show, although his 19.8% of captainers among the top 10k are probably encouraged by the fact that he’s had a rest in the last week and usually starts home matches.

Either way, we are expecting anyone who features from the beginning against Aston Villa to do well in Gameweek 10 – as those who read our recent Captain Sensible article will know.

In terms of the overall template in the top 10k, de Bruyne continues to consolidate his position as the most popular player.

His ownership at this level has now reached 77.4%, a gap of 11 percentage points compared to next most-fashionable John Lundstram (£4.6m).

Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) remains the most popular forward among the top 10k but Teemu Pukki (£7.0m) has dropped out of the top three.

He was in 38.3% of these squads for Gameweek 9 but has been replaced by Jamie Vardy (£9.1m), who contributed to a massive win at Southampton on Friday night.

Interestingly, Pukki and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) are still trusted by the wider world of FPL.

Also pertinent is the fact that de Bruyne is the third-most popular midfielder when the lower-ranked managers are taken into account.

Back to the top 10k, Aguero’s popularity has also dipped from 36.1% to 33.5% but he does face a favourable match-up this weekend.

Bournemouth appear to have been turned to for a source of budget defensive investment.

Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) was the fifth-most popular defender for Gameweek 9, but he has been replaced by Diego Rico (£4.2m) ahead of the Cherries trip to Watford.

Fantasy managers at the top level appear to be eyeing up Wolves’ favourable fixtures.

They face Newcastle this weekend, before travelling to Arsenal, hosting Aston Villa and facing Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Naturally, Liverpool and Manchester City are the teams using up most of the slots in squads among the top 10k.

However, Wolves are sat in second place with an average of 1.8 of their players in top 10k squads.

Finally, an update on the chip usage among managers at this level.

47.4% of these have now used their Wildcards, which understandably remains the most deployed of the chips.

The Triple Captain has been spent by 25.5%, 13.7% have used the Free Hit and 13.9% the Bench Boost.

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1,473 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I see Ings went up 0.1 last night. Can someone explain to me how, with games against Leicester, City, Everton and Arsenal ahead, and a team playing so poorly, enough people thought his purchase a good move? Let alone how he rose, and Vardy didn't!

    1. mookie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He scored in the last 3 prior to this GW. That's all the information some need.

      1. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Fair enough!

    2. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      because they did it before the game therefore couldn't use hindsight as a tool to be right

  2. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Look at the goal difference of the teams from 5-14
    Think we know where the attacking threat lies. Forget the rest.

  3. soumyeah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    this board ahead of 2 days of matches amazes.
    y'all gonna change your minds

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'd say that with no LEI players as well.

      1. soumyeah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        ??

      2. twoplustwo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        lol

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Write in English please.

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Just did. Maybe you could try understanding English.

  4. Spambo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Wanted to bring Vardy in but couldn't fund it, seeing the 20 points hurts! Oh and lost .2 last night.

    KDB better haul today..

    1. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      same here wilson -> vardy for free but was talked out of it((( make ur own decisions

  5. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    With KdB(C) and Vardy(vc), you could say that it's already a captain fail.

    1. soumyeah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      hard to say that - vardy's a fairly maverick vc pick tbh

    2. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      how can you tell if someone's a Vardy owner? They'll tell you in every single kin post they spew out

      1. Ljungberg
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Why so bitter on Saturday morning?

      2. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Oh yeah.

        20 from 1 baby.

      3. Brimble82
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        And furthermore, how can you tell if they captained him?
        Don't worry about it - it'll be their grav!

    3. si
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      KdB late cameo would work then?

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Points are points.

  6. Ljungberg
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    3 players who cost just £20.5 together could get you 59 points this gameweek. That's seriously insane..

    1. soumyeah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      HUGE POINTS WEEK
      BRACES & HATTRICKS ALL AROUND

  7. mookie
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Didn't think I see the day when Mane is in more teams than Salah.

    1. soumyeah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      it could sway 3 more times between them by the end of the season

  8. Vitamin C
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Only 2 goalkeepers that had clean-sheet in a win of 9 goals in Premier League.

    Peter and Kasper Schmeichel.

    PS.Kasper's son is now 9yrs old.....

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Good stat!

  9. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    All the teams around me at the top of my main cash ML hauled last night.
    Time to admit I am the filthy casual.

  10. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Guess the Man City team. My guess:

    Ederson
    Walker Stones Otamendi Cancelo
    KDB Fernandinho Silva
    Bernardo Aguero Sterling

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Agree, maybe Angelino for one of the full backs

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No Mendy?

      1. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Mendy hasn't started 3 games in a row for over a year

        1. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          he came off after 70 mins midweek to rest for today (hopefully). And there's no zinchenko

            1. Rhinos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Pep may as well have given us a crtique of GoT final season for all the relevance his pressers have to what the starting lineup will be

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Truth

  11. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Of course my GW1 team had Perez and Vardy 🙁

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ayoze! Bandwagon again?

      1. Brimble82
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        GW10s Adama.

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Same

  12. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Villa win today will make up for no Leicester fantasy assets. Have KDB Sterling Aguero C. Will take blanks all round

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      luckily you have no influence on it. Hopefully city will break all goal scoring records

    2. ppv
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Have the same 3 but Grealish and McGinn as well. UTV

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        VTID

    3. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Same here!, come on you Villa boys!!

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Has Perez turned the corner?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      We were here before 😀

    2. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No

  14. Ljungberg
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/10/23/the-scout-squad-best-picks-for-fpl-gameweek-10/

    To be fair they've picked Vardy as first, second and third but he didn't make the cut ultimately.
    Huge surprise is that he wasn't even in David's top 5 when he was about to face a team 18th in the league.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I would stay away from the scout picks for a while 😀 not too good of a record recently ... just realised that Vardy is not there this week, oh my

  15. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Debated the entire week about Rashford or Vardy...obviously I choose the former. Early transfer thoughts here with 1ft and 0.8m?

    Pope
    Taa Digne Lundy — Tomori Rico
    Sterling Kdb Dilva Mount — Cantwell
    Pukki Rashford Tammy

    A: Rashford > Vardy
    B: Pukki + xxx >> Vardy + xxx (-4)
    C: Ignore Vardy till gw13.

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      at least give Rashford a chance to play, could yet beat him

    2. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If you chose Gashford over Vardy you might as well watch the former play this GW

    3. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes I will def watch Rashford before making a move but just feels wrong to let go of a player after bringing him in the week before.

      If Rashford scores and pukki doesn’t, then it becomes really tricky taking a hit to bring Vardy in if I am planning to WC in gw13, also pukkis fixture in gw12/13 are good

  16. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I wont be rushing to get Leicester players en masse.
    Games like last night are anomaly and dont wont fall into trap of chasing last weeks points.

    1. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Soy and Maddy enough for me although Auba's spot is up for grabs if he's crap again

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I started with this on WC and felt wrong and sneaked in Vardy last minute this week, happy!

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Sure, think about the price increase galore though ... kind of part of the game isn't it, of course points are number one 😀

  17. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Need to downgrade Mount in order to afford Wilson > Vardy this week. Who would you go for? Already have Tammy & Tomori:

    A) CHO
    B) Perez

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      mount to hudson-odoi?

    2. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      congratulate you win today's point chasing prize

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Maybe, but it's the only way I can realistically afford Vardy without losing one of my big beasts. I'm not willing to go through last night again.

        1. twoplustwo
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Nobody is going to recommend chinning Vardy in after 1 game this week

          Picking "Rashy" in the first place is probably the issue

    3. ppv
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Grealish

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A good shout ... will need to check the fixtures

        1. ppv
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Form over fixtures with Super Jack

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What if Mount outscored CHO this week massively? I would wait and select carefully ...

  18. 404_FC
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    any suggest?

    Ryan
    Taa, Soy, Lund
    KDB, Raz, Mount, Mane
    Wilson, Vardy, Tammy

    Button Rico Dendoc Kelly

    2FT
    0itb

    1. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Jimenez?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wait for Mount and Wilson performance this week ... CHO Jimenez Grealish Tielemans sort of players as candidates to replace? But overall nice team and no glaring issues ...

  19. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What does everyone think of city’s fixtures 12-19?

    Contemplating going with just Kdb

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Same. Will be doing Aguero, Sterling and Cantwell to Salah, Mane and whoever I can afford.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I’m trying to squeeze silva in as the 4th mid along side mane salah Kdb but it’s no easy feat

        Much easier to pick a mod up to 6.4 to replace cantwell

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Already taking risks with just KDB since my WC ... not so nice feeling but here we go ...

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wait for Mount and Wilson performance this week ... CHO Jimenez Grealish Tielemans sort of players as candidates to replace? But overall nice team and no glaring issues ..

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        *Fail, not sure why this is here 🙁

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      This is like that time Auba wasn't pictured. And that time Aguero wasn't in the training vid.

    2. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      In a post on the official website? Probably done deliberately. He plays

    3. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Loving the comments on that thread about Mo taking up a sideline in photography to earn some extra cash!

      As a non-owner, I hope he gets some good matchday shots (of the photographic type) on Sunday too!

    4. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Klopp regularly gives players the day off training during busy periods. This comes up every few months and people seem to forget all the previous times it has happened.

    5. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would make my Salah/Greenwood to Vardy/ Maddison even more sweet.

  20. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Should i join the Chilwell bandwagon?

    Dunk, Pukki -> Chilwell/Mendy, Connolly (-4)

    Pope
    TAA, Tomori, Lund
    Mane, Ster, KdB, Mount
    Abraham, Pukki, Vardy

    Button, Cantwell, Dunk, Hanley

    1 FT, 0.1 ITB

    A -

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Won't play 10 men Saints every week

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This, but he looked good yesterday ... could come in at some point

  21. SOTHPAW
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Would you transfer in Barnes for Maddison if it meant you could do Wilson to Vardy?

    1. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      See how Wilson goes today, I am on Maddy myself alongside Callum

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This, same here

  22. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 19 days ago

    So waiting for the CHE game but my next move now probably will be Mount to Perez.

    I had triple up LEI Vardy Perez and Pereira GW1 and 2 and think I may go this route again.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Didn’t you just take a -12 followed by a -4?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yes, Cantwell to Dilva for -4.

        Vardy's 20 points has taken care of the -4.

        This GW FT to be used and no hits.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          My point if tho after 6 transfers in two weeks surely your team is as you need it for at least 6gws?

          I’d try to stay a bit more patient with your transfers

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Good luck with that.

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Mount to Perez? 😆

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Will this end up in tears? 🙁

  23. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Otamendi/Haller to Kelly/Vardy for free?

    1. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Easy but maybe wait until Monday!

  24. villa_til_i_die
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Guy in my ML got 71 points last night!, Vardy (c), Perez & Tielemans. Shot up from around 70 th to 8th!!

  25. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hope Sheffield Utd beat West Ham today. Doesn't make up for the Tevez / Mascherano saga, but starts to give them a little bit of revenge.

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Oh stop it.

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  27. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone bench boosting next week? Cleanable fixtures for Soy, Tomori, TAA, Lund, Dunk etc. Never works out during DGW so may as well spunk it now and get into the top 10k?