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Captaincy fails for over two-thirds of top 10k Fantasy managers

Manchester City’s unexpectedly narrow 2-1 win over Southampton came at a cost for a large chunk of the top 10,000 managers in Fantasy Premier League.

Between them, Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2m) were handed the armband by almost 70% of the FPL bosses who were inside the top 10k at the point of the Gameweek 11 deadline.

The premium midfield pair duly blanked against the Saints, with Sterling picking up a booking to compound his owners’ misery.

Just under 6.5% of this elite group had more joy with a Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) captaincy, at least, while around one in four top 10k managers overlooked the City trio altogether.

The highest-owned player inside the top 10,000 is Jamie Vardy (£9.3m).

The Leicester City striker, who faces Crystal Palace on Sunday, featured in only 33.25% of top 10k squads ahead of the Gameweek 10 fixtures but his 20-point haul against Southampton has understandably increased his popularity.

Of course, a fair number of the new entrants inside the top 10,000 would have been helped there by owning Vardy in the first place.

The Foxes’ forward was by some distance the most-bought FPL asset of Gameweek 11, being transferred in by just over 675,000 managers.

De Bruyne remains in one in three top 10k squads, with Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) and John Lundstram (£4.7m) – both of whom delivered double-digit hauls on Saturday – also widely owned assets.

Mohamed Salah‘s (£12.4m) popularity continues to dwindle, with just over one in four top 10,000 managers hanging onto the Egyptian.

Indeed, Salah doesn’t feature in the top 10k Wildcard template, with Sadio Mane (£11.9m) proving a much more popular buy.

A two-man strike force of Vardy and Abraham is being widely favoured, with budget asset Aaron Connolly (£4.6m) the third-most-popular FPL forward among the elite managers who used their Wildcard this week.

There is predictably a lot of crossover between the template Wildcards inside the top 10k and outside of it, with Salah and Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) proving more popular in the chasing pack.

We have now hit the 50% mark for Wildcard usage in the top 10k.

One in four of the top 10,000 FPL managers have already used their Triple Captain chips, with the Free Hit and Bench Boost chips not as heavily relied on.

Chip usage inside the top 10k

Just under 33% of the top 10,000 have yet to use a single chip but over 25% have used at least two already.

2.2% of the top 10k have maxed out on their allotted chips already, leaving only their second Wildcard to be used.

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2,449 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Who scores more in the next 3 ?

    A) Sterling
    B) Son

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      I am actually considering getting Son!

  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    kane or auba. no one else. just one of them 2 🙂 thanks

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Kane

    2. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Auba any day

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Auba

    4. AYLD28
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Neither

      1. AYLD28
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Sorry but it’s what I think

  3. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Mid 4 def to replace Mendy in order to upgrade Cantwell (Tielemans potential Replacement

    A Saiss
    B Lascelles
    C Willems (.1 away from Tiel)
    D. Rico or A.Smith
    E.Janmatt

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Trent/Robbo/Lund/Mings my other 4

  4. HD7
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Perez or Tielemans in my WC team?

    1. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Tielemans I think

      1. ZTF
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        For sure

  5. ZTF
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Lundstram expected to rise?

    1. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Oh yea

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Cream always rises to the top.

  6. Big Col
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Are these moves worth it for the next few weeks?

    A) KDB, Maupay to Martial, Vardy -4

    B) A plus Pukki to Jimenez -8 (or do this next week)

  7. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Has Cantwell lost his spot? Played 45 & 6 mins last 2 games..

    Was planning to play him next week vs Watford

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Injured.

      1. acesingh
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Ok. Likely to start next week you think?

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          Uncertain. Monitor FFS Tweets - they are a good and timely source for injury updates.

      2. ZTF
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Wasn't fully fit but did come on, & his replacement only made it up to the team in the early hours in the morning having missed 2 days training due to the birth of his daughter, so I expect he would have lost his place anyway.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Could be back next meek hopefully.

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    A. DSilva to Son
    B. DSilva to KDB
    C. Yarmolenko to Son
    D. Yarmolenko to KDB

    A & B means I keep Yarmo
    C & D means I keep DSilva

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      C

    2. AYLD28
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      I’d prob ditch Dilva for Son maybe

  9. AYLD28
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Pope Button
    TAA Lundstram Tomori Rico Boly*
    Sterling KDB Mane CHO Cantwell
    Jimenez Vardy Abraham

    2FT 0.0 ITB

    Looking to offload Boly, Sterling, CHO, Cantwell. What would you recommend with this squad? Thanks in advance

  10. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Connoly+Tomori -> Jimenez+Kelly

    For -4 yes or no?? And play 343 again.

    Pope
    TAA, Soy, Lundy / Rico, ...
    Mane, Raz, KDB, Mount / Donkey
    Vardy, Tammy, ....
    Cheers 🙂

    1. AYLD28
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      I think Tomori is a season keeper, Rudiger and Kante will come back and CS will come

      We are so unlucky at the minute, Watford didn’t deserve to score today

  11. HD7
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Bottomed...

    A) VVD Haller to Lund Vardy

    B) WC time and do these + Pope Ota Sterling Yarmo Auba to Gazaniga Tomori Mane Perez/Tielemans Jimenez

    2FT, 0.2 ITB

    Pope
    TAA VVD Ota
    Sterling Mount KDB Yarmo
    Abraham Auba Haller

    Subs: Button, Rico, Dendonker, Guilbert

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      A

  12. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Have 1 FT, but have some issues now:

    -Pepe (lost his place)
    -Silva (reported hamstring injury and rough schedule)
    -Ings (Not the best pick and the one that has to go if I wanna get Vardy)

    I caaan do Pepe, Ings to Vardy, Tielemans tonight for a -4

    And Silva to Martial for exact cash later if he is ruled out and Martial survives Europe.

    What do you think?

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Wouldn’t do anything tonight

    2. Willmissudimitrypayet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Yes, I agree. If Vardy rises I could probably live with Perez instead of Tielemans..

      If Vardy for some reason looks bad tomorrow I have some other options, like for example Pepe to Son.

  13. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    How does this WC squad look? 8 changes from existing squad- Pope Cancelo Diop Sterling Salah Mount Cantwell Greenwood gone........

    Gazzaniga McGovern
    TAA Söyüncü Lundstram Rico Robertson
    Mane KDB Pulisic Tielemans Trossard
    Jimenez Abraham Vardy

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Looks good. Not sold on Tielemans just yet, some good games but plenty of blanks.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks- just think he is finding form of last season in last couple of games

    2. International Richard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Looks like a serious benching headache every week

  14. Klein
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Cant remember any player more value than lundstram in the game. Maybe Salah on his first season?

  15. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Lundstram now has more points than Sterling. Utter madness.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      As expected

  16. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Tempted to go Auba-> Vardy, Arsenal look so porous at the back.

    1. slamdunk
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah Auba out for me to fund mane

  17. slamdunk
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Best striker upto 5.1m?

    A-connolly
    B-Ayew
    C-Mousset

    Many thanks

    1. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Mousset

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Ayew with fixtures coming up

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Ayew for certainly of starts IMHO.

    4. slamdunk
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah i wonder if trossard will eat into Connolly's game time at some point soon.

  18. HD7
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    For my WC team

    Keep Pope or just get Gazaniga now (Burnley seem to let goals easier currently though nice fix incoming)

    better duo - Auba Perez/ Tielemans or Jimenez Son

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Gazzaniga
      Aubameyang Tielemans

  19. joelsprylar
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Haven't lurking around here tonight, but is there any Lundstram non-owners here?

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      What do you need them for?

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        I assume that he wishes to mock and ridicule them.

  20. Better luck next year
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Yarmo + C. Wilson > Martial + Jimenez for -4 worth it?

  21. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    16 people TCed Lundy.
    16 time travellers live among us.

  22. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    When are price changes now or 2 hours away?

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Usually about 1.30 GMT

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      1 hour away

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        I am confused it usually an hour from now my time but thought there was a time change. Thanks.

  23. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Who is better option, Soy or Tomori?
    Ta.

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Soy

  24. Eriksen Maestro
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on Azpi?

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Expensive for a team not keeping many cleansheets.

  25. JasonG123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Time for Sterling to Mane or hold off 1 more week?

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Flip a coin, could go either way next week so I would probably hold

  26. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Plan over the next 2 weeks is to do

    a) Sterling -> Mane &
    b) Otamendi -> Robbo

    Don’t want to do a -4 now with Liverpool facing Man City next

    Which transfer to do first?

    Would play Söyüncü vs ars if I do a). Else play Robbo.

  27. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    2FTs, 0.3itb
    1) Ota, Button > Soy, Krul (fills in for Pope in gw15/16)
    2) KDB, King > Tielemans, Vardy
    3) Ota > Chilwell & save

    Pope, Button
    TAA, Ota, Lowton, Rico, Lund
    Sterling, KDB, Mane, Mount, Cantwell
    King, Tammy, Jimenez

  28. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Used ft to finally bring in Lund regardless of fixtures. .8 itb and wc intact. Squad below, presume just hold wc? Just not sure when I will use as fairly happy with squad. 40 with three to go not too bad considering no Lund and sterling c?

    Pope
    TAA Lund Tomori
    Sterling KDB Mane Mount Tielemans
    Vardy Tammy

    Rico Connolly Soy

  29. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone else notice Timo Werner got a hattrick of goals and a hattrick of assists today.

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Is that the guy were singing in January? The guy in the german league? He cant come soon enough

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Who's "we", Chelsea? He's been linked with us but that doesn't mean much. Yes German league. Chelsea have the top scorer in the league so surely you can't be talking about "us".

  30. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Well, i obviously have no clue what i'm doing, so i'm leaving my team in your hands gents, and if anyone wants to actually run my team for me, you're welcome to, i've had enough. Every single damn GW, rivals just consistently luckier and nothing changes.

    Anyway, rant over, what to do here.

    Pope
    TAA - Ota - Lundstram
    Mount - KDB - Salah - Sterling - Tielemans
    Vardy - Abraham
    __________________________________
    Button: Connolly, Rico, Gibson

    Ota and pope need to go i know that, but if i do anything my team will implode no matter what i do, so what would you suggest here guys.

    Apologies and thanks.

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Sterling out