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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. Crazygopher
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    In my ml. I have the same type of team as my closes rival. Except for 4 players each. Bench fodder does not count as neither of us will use then. So my question is which would you rather have ?

    A pope soy taa tomari
    B gaz chil mendy jim

    1. WWF
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      B

      1. Crazygopher
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Thank you for your reply

    2. Yoshioka
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      B

    3. Crazygopher
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Thank you again. With B would you change any. Looking at mendy to taa gw13. Cuts it down to 3 players. And taa has good fixtures

      1. Crazygopher
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Or might downgrade sterling and bring in another differential and still bring in taa. I have kdb.

      2. fgdu
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        B with no gaz and get TAA

  2. SUPER MOKH
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    A. Kun > Vardy + 5.7itb
    B. Kun Cantwell > Vardy Son (-4)
    C. Cancelo > ?

    Pope McG
    TAA Lund Cancelo Rico Kelly
    KDB Mane Mount Maddy Cantwell
    Kun Connoly Tammy

    1. WWF
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      B is what I would do

  3. WWF
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Sterling Kun to Mane Firmino plus a few mill done. Really keen to see how Liv go after ManU. Gives me Robbo, Mane and Firmino going into their purple patch ... only KdB left for City.

    1. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Lol foolish moves, you'll be punished

      1. WWF
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        You are right of course.

  4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Any chance of a Vardy or Maddison no show to let Lundy come in

    Can’t believe Pep threw Ota on for one minute, at home to Southampton

    1. P-h-o-e-n-i-x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Hard luck mate! A Vardy or Maddison no show is pretty unlikely, and I guess you know it too.
      I had Mendy and hence lucky enough to get Lundy off the bench.

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      unless one gets injured, no chance

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I’m stick of people getting lucky with autosubs.
      Same thing happened a few weeks back. Loads had autosubs Rico and Lundstram points from Salah and Otamendi no show

      Annoying

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        thats what a bench is for in this age of rotation

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          its the cameos that really hurt unless its one like trossards yesterday

      2. Rojo's Modern Life
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Some sore losership here. Lundy essential now and must start every week.

    4. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Close to zero

      In fairness, you deserve it for benching Lundstram, he's proven that he should be played every week even before GW11.

    5. Crazygopher
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I had mendy. But played lund. Rico is coming on for mendy.

    6. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I don't mean to be harsh but you deserve it for benching him at home to Burnley, that's about as plum as it gets! Who did you play ahead of him? I've got Soy coming in for Alonso, thought I would get Rico also for Ota but it would be pretty unusual to get both sub defenders off the bench.

  5. davies
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Grealish or McGinn?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      McGinn

  6. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    anybody watching UFC 244 ?

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I guarantee somebody is

  7. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Tielemans a good option? Need a replacement for CHO upto 6.6m

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Got to be one of those villa boys

      1. Man Chest Hair United
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Shite fixtures though

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Yeah this is the problem with Trossard and Grealish rn

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Find out today.

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah gonna be scouting 🙂

    3. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      remember when you disagreed with me that Arsenal are garbage 😆

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Remember when you already rubbed it in after the 1-0 loss vs Shu?

    4. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      A great option.

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        He definitely is quality

  8. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    I like how Sheffield are listed as the easiest fixture next week but they're in 6th...

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I wouldn't pay too much attention to them being 6th. There's an 8 place swing between a defeat and a win.

      Not that they're easy though.

  9. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    How do I use my 1ft here? 0.7itb

    Pope
    Taa rob lund
    Mount maddison sterling kdb pulisic
    Abraham vardy

    Subs, Connolly, rico, chambers

    1. Man Chest Hair United
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Bank it. Look to get a pool attacker in next week

      1. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        how do i get in mane?

    2. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Would save

    3. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Pope to Gazaniga

  10. Man Chest Hair United
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Any ideas here?
    2FT nothing in the bank.

    Pope
    TAA Tomori Soy Lundy Dunk
    Sterling KDB Mount Maddison Dendoncker
    Aubz Tammy Vardy

    Want to find a way for Mané next week.

    Dunk out for Janmaat?

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      auba to connolly and dend to mane?

  11. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Is this worth -4?

    King Ota ➡ Vardy Willems

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Wow you kept King? Nice motm he had vs Manutd. His underlying stats were brilliant. I would keep. Maybe remove the third striker apart from king abraham

  12. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    come on till get knocked out quickly! so i can watch the masivdal fight

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Damn!! Got a link?? I've to watch that Jorge fight. Hope he serves Diaz 3 piece with a Soda!

  13. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    So we're over the 7m accounts mark

    1. WWF
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Oh cool means I'm too 10% lol

      1. WWF
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Top *

  14. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Damn, £0.2 drop on Salah sucks. Any owners around holding or switching to Mane?

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Considering double up of Mane and salah. No way worth dropping as his stats sre still great

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        His fitness seems like a concern. And Mane + Salah + Sterling eats too many funds for the rest of the team.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Got both of them. Keep Salah & bring in Mané buddy

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        That means no double pool defense.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          For me Yes! Salah scored last weekend, Mané scored this weekend, Salah will score next weekend. That's how it works 😆

    3. El Fenomeno R9
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Nah,need more sellers before GW13 so he can be good differential as perma (C)

  15. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    This Maupay guy seems like a stat hoarder. How he did not manage to score vs Norwich is beyond me.

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      He is a great player, all in all, he plays for Brighton

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Trossard staring more often should help.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Absolutely... Trossard is on my radar now. Just need those fixtures to clear up a bit

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Cool kids already brought Trossard for Norwich 😎

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 24 days ago

              Lovely! 🙂

            2. Yoshioka
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              Enjoy his upcoming fixtures.

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 24 days ago

                bad fixtures are now good fixtures, that how things work now

              2. Rolls-Royce
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 24 days ago

                Was a calculated risk. The next two fixtures are not entirely shabby.

  16. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Pope
    TAA, Lund, Tomori
    Mane, Sterling, KdB, Martial
    Vardy, Tammy, Connolly

    Button, Dunk, Cantwell, Hanley
    1FT, 1.5 ITB

    What to do here?
    A - Cantwell -> McGinn
    B - KdB, Cantwell -> Pulisic, Tielemans (-4)
    C - your suggestion

  17. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Still buzzing from that Mané late winner... 😆

    1. andre_c
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I have salah 🙁

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        😆 I have Salah too, he'll come good I believe

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Salah's been found out did you say?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Nah! He will still score a hatty this season

  18. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    I havent checked but a team with all players sub 10mil would be wrecking this season

  19. andre_c
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Kun to Vardy done. Will I regret this ?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Don't think so. Selling him this week for one of Vardy, Firmino, Kane or Jiminez 🙄

  20. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    kdb or sterling to mane?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      K

  21. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    keep or sell mount?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Sell for who?

      1. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        kdb to mane and mount/maddison to mcginn

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Maddison out.

          I don't see why you'd get rid of Mount.

          1. PocketZola
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            i have pulisic and abraham as chel cover

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              Forget cover. Doesn't mean a thing.

              Either a player is good to have or he's not and Mount is a good player to have.

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          those are rubbish moves

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Season keeper

      1. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        or i could sterling to mane straight

  22. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Pope (4.0)
    TAA, Robbo, Lund, Montoya Lowton
    Sterling, KDB, Madds, McGinn, Cantwell
    Vardy, Abraham, Wilson

    2 FT 0.8 ITB

    No idea what to do this week. Any advice would be much appreciated!

    (a) Wilson -> Ings (Wilson in terrible form but fixtures still not bad. Ings fixtures look great)
    (b) Montoya -> Janmaat / Lacscelles (which one?)
    (c) Sterling -> Salah / Mane (which one? Mane looks best on paper but Salah could be a good differential)
    (d) Combination of the above or something else. Ideally would like to try to save a FT for next week to put me in a good place for the fixture swing.

  23. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Vardy and lundstram ended my season in 2 weeks

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      wait, Vardy geting a brace later as well

    2. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      imagine if you were a genius and c lundstram

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        The guy (now) top of my national league did. Unbelievable!!

        1. PocketZola
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          why would you? this game defies logic

  24. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    how did sterling play?

    pool play city at home next and im considering swapping him for mane

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      played like an English-Jamaican boy

      1. WWF
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Jamaican me crazy

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          😆

  25. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Salah or TAA for pool triple up ? Own mane and robbo

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      TAA

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Thank you - but Salah at 12.3 looks tempting 🙂

        1. E25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I think Salah could be a great "differential" captain in coming weeks. I'd go trent if I was you though.

    2. WWF
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Firmino for me. Good dilemma though

  26. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Wanted to get rid of KDB over Sterling to get Mane in.

    But, with Sterling now 1 yc away from a ban, is it worth selling KDB over Sterling?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      No

      1. afsr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Trouble is KdB seems to be playing deeper now so not getting in the box as much

    2. WWF
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I jist did Sterling to Mane

  27. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    i dont see how i can c sterling again

    1. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      not for a while at least!

  28. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    England lost. Great game.

  29. E25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Thoughts on Sterling, Wilson -> Tielemans, Vardy this week for free?
    Leaves money for Lowton -> TAA the following week for Liv's nice fixtures. Wouldn't be capping Sterling for a while so OK to go just with KDB for a few.
    WC still to play.

    Ryan
    Robbo Rico Lowton
    Sterling(c) Salah Mount KDB
    Tammy Wilson Jimenez

    Button / Soyuncu Lundstram Dendoncker
    2FT 0.1ITB

    1. WWF
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Pro moves , love it!!

  30. tokara
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    what happen to d silva and yarmalenko? both sub off at 45mins

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Siva injured.

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        oh ff

        thx