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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. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    What to do guys with Pope, he's so frustrating...

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

      Call a council?

      Burnley's stats are far from what the goals conceded column says, so I'm holding until GW14. He's on borrowed time, even though I'd hate to transfer keepers

    2. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Keep for the next three.
      Could easily get two CS.

  2. Amey
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Morning guys
    I know it's too early, but stuck on some decisions so need help.
    1FT 0 itb
    Pope Button
    Taa Otamendi Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
    Raz KDB Mane CHO Donkey
    Vardy Tammy Jimenez

    Thinking about:

    A. Raz CHO Otamendi >> Son Tielemans/ Perez Robbo over 2 gw's
    B. Otamendi CHO >> Lascells Tielemans/Perez

    Do you find anything else ??
    Thank you
    Jumped upto 370k from 1.2m in last 2 gw's so improving in steps.

    Thanks in advance

    1. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Get Pulisic/Mount/ Tielemans by downgrading Ota.

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

        So keep Raz ?
        Otamendi to Lascells is great option as he rotates well with Lundstram

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Sold Mount for CHO so not going back bdw 😀

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

      Only OTA out for me..CHO will start at home to palace imo....

      Now OTA to whom will depend upon whether u want TAA/Robbo or Mane/salah 🙂

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        I think it's Pulisics spot to lose atm...

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

          I think Lampard will start CHO against palace as they would look to park the bus and CHO could be better in small spaces

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

      I’m strongly considering sterling to salah

  3. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Guys what is the LMS safety score as of now?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Where can I check?

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Livefpl.net has a tab for LMS

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

  4. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    From 36k in gw 8 to 400k now it's been a rough few weeks in Fpl.
    Have finally got in Lundy for Ota.

    Pope
    TAA Lundy Lowton Rico
    Raz Mane KDB Mount
    Vardy Tammy
    Stek Connolly Cantwell Soy

    Appreciate thoughts on this team.
    Is the bench order right?

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

      Missing out on Lundstram haul must be hurting ...
      Do you have ££ itb ?
      That looks low team value if not

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

      I would play Cantwell over Lowton

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

      id put soy above cantwell at the moment

  5. SH
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Who do you think is the best best forward for the next few weeks priced up to 6.3? King/Wood/Mousset/Ayew/Ings or other?

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

      Has to be King of those. Best team of the lot as well

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

      Jota, lots of key passes, missed big change in both last two matches. Great differential

  6. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Up from 197k to 179k OR but...in almost all mini leagues red arrow!
    12 ML red, 2 ML same, 0 ML green 🙂

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

      What gw score?

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        55 atm

    2. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I went from 2.1M to 3.1M overall rank.

      Reds in all the ML.

      Still living a happy life

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

    Hope to get some Clues on which option to.take from.Lei mids...Fight between Perez Tielemans Maddison...Breaks a heart a bit to destroy team value this season for calculated transfers...Glad cheapies of 4mn defenders keep ticking so good team.can be made with low team value as well

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

      I think if I had my choice again. I’d go Tielemans

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Tielemans getting double figures will be clues enough 😛

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

    Hey. It’s early yet I know. But thoughts would be appreciated.
    I have already burned a FT, and don’t really want to burn another.
    I’m thinking Maddison to Dendocker/Hayden. And Connolly to Jiminez. I have 0.0 ITB, so these moves would also give me 0.2ITB to do a slight upgrade in the keeper department.

    Pope.
    Rico. TAA. Lundstram.
    Mount. Mane. KDB. Sterling. Maddison
    Abraham. Vardy.

    McGovern. Tomori. Söyüncü. Connolly.

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

      Thats a great team! Dif yoh wc recently as it looks flawless

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

        Wildcard about 3 weeks ago.

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

      Get in salah for sterling after city vs liv and you will burst in ranks

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

        It is an option I’m thinking about yes. Thank you

    3. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Try to get Robbo in soon

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

        As above. I’m leaning towards sterling to salah for the triple up

    4. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Got pretty much the exact same team, yet at over 2m OR, i’m flummoxed.

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

    Is boxing day last gw I can use wc? Always delaying its use as cant find consistent players to change

  10. tricpic
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Any idea why Mendy didn’t feature. Benched and rotated? Or something else?

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

      UCL is more.imp than epl. I will personally not get any mancity defender as fixtures keep piling up and then there is boxing day and new year chaos matches. Maybe not even have any city player till Jan week matches

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      No idea
      Which is generally the case with Pep 🙂

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

        Wassup mate...are you still doing the mane salah double up?...I am thinking TAA robbo double up could be better considering salahs niggles and their fixture congestion - what do u think?

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Reckon i’ll be going Salah + Mane + TAA

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

            Nice good luck mate

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Thinking about it buddy

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Dial up

        3. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Please comment on my post

    3. kidzac
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Mid week game vs atalanta and then Liverpool supposedly more difficult than Southampton I guess. I think pep wants to get CL qualification sealed so that he can focus the best players during the busy period in the next two months. Sound decision imo, playing mendy 3 times in a week is asking for trouble.

  11. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    All the big hitters (players who were priced at 10.0m or more at the beginning of the season (so not KDB)) are scoring at a similar rate.

    A Kane goal today would mean the spread of points between Mane (highest scoring) and Kane (lowest scoring) would be around 14 pts.

  12. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Would you do it? (Exact cash)

    Sterling CHO Yarmo ---> Mane Mount Tielemans (-8)

    (Im not sure CHO and Yarmo would get regular mins any time soon.)

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

      Can you get away with only two transfers?

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Can do CHO and Yarmo to Mount and 6.4 mid ?

        Anyone you recommend with good fixtures below 6.4 mid who can match Tielemens output?

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

          McGinn perhaps

  13. dshv
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Yarmolenko to

    1. Traore
    2. Mcginn

    (Also wait and keep one more week or switch now??

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

      McGinn.. could be worth doing this week as he could score against Wolves

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

    Any Burnley fans here...is it safe to say Pieters position is under threat after his HT sub yesterday?

  15. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Lundtram Rico
    Salah Mane (vc) KDB Mount
    Vardy Jimenez (c) Abraham

    Button; Janmaat Soyuncu Elneny

    Good to go for next game week?

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

      Jiminez captain?
      Bold

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

        Seems like the best pick of my bunch. Who would you pick?

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

          Vardy

        2. Stef rocks
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Vardy Tammy seems better imo

  16. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Main choice for me this GW is whether to start Lundstram or Rico.

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

      I would start both. I am.actually considering to start Lund TAA every gw...Sheffield are here to stay. Wont get relegated. That arsenal win and burnley tharashing make them.this seasons Wolves

    2. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I’m playing both. Probably Rico if I had to choose one.

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

    How is this for a team for next 5
    Pope becomes henderson gw15
    TAA Lund Rico Digne Soy
    Mane Salah Tielemans/Perez Mount Cantwell
    Jiminez Vardy Abraham
    Can get this by next gw with -4 each gw. Put me off WC as -8 doesnt seem worth a wc

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

      I don't like digne but that's my only concern so well done!

  18. Fozzyb34r
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Anybody else keeping an eye on Mousset? 2 goals and 3 assists in his last 3 games, decent fixtures from GW14/15 and only 4.9. Could be a nice Greenwood replacement for those that still have him if he can nail down that starting spot.

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

      Definitely on the watchlist even though I probably can't afford him 😆

  19. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Yarmalenko to Perez?
    Anyone better for 6.7m and under?
    Obvs see how he does today.

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

      Tielemans

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

    What was mane starting price this season?

    1. Effe
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      £11.5m

    2. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      11.5?

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        1m cheaper than salah im sure.

        Now dont own any liverpool mid. I mf i were to get one In it would be mane. Guy is unstoppable this season

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

          I jumped on at 11.6
          But for some reason I thought he started at 11

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Haven't done the sideways move of Salah to Mane yet... feels wrong.

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

            Mane will soon be more expensive than Salah

  21. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    What to do with this lot? 1FT, 0.3 itb

    Gazzaniga
    Rico Tomori Mendy Soyuncu
    Salah KDB PEPE**
    Wilson Aguero Abraham

    subs: Button Lundstram Cantwell Saka

    was thinking, Pepe + Wilson > Martial + Vardy (-4)

    yes or no?

    1. Effe
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Yes

    2. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Yes but consider Dilva/Pulisic over Martial

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

      No. Not Martial

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Looks good, not a fan of hits myself.

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Whaddabout Pepe to Son?

      1. Gunner Boy
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        that could work as well.

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

    G2G?

    Gazza
    Robbo Lund Pieters
    Mane Sterling KDB Mount
    Vardy (c) Jimenez Tammy

    Soy Kelly Dnokey

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

      Why vardy captain over tammy ?

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Vardy at home to Arsenal is amazing. Locked in for me.

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

          Same

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

          Same here. Vardy captain easily

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

        Tammy has way better away record than home record. Might be wrong but i think Tammy has scored in just one home match this season...

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

        coz gunners cant defend, usually play highline and palace will park the bus

  23. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Montoya finally delivers decent points.. shame I sold him him before deadline.

  24. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Pope
    *** TAA Lundstram
    Mount Mane Kdb ***
    *** Abraham Vardy
    Button Rico Dendo Soy

    Three spots. 23.8m to replace Boly, CHO and Kun. Some combinations - just looking to narrow it down at this stage...
    A. Robbo Son Jimi
    B. Robbo Martial Laca/Jimi
    C. Robbo Pulisic/Tielemans Rashford
    D. Willems Son Firmino
    E. Janmaat/4.3 Salah Jimenez
    F. Robbo 5.9mid Auba

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      A looks nice

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

      C with jimi

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

      B but not martial
      Go for Maddison or someone

    4. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I like E because Salah can easily become Sterling if something happens

  25. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Who is the guy with 9 goals and 2 assists this season, but from these only 2 goals came in a home fixture?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Tammy

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

      Abraham

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Does his name rhyme with jammy baberaham

    4. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Tamuel aka Tommy Abraham

  26. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Is this the template?

    Pope - Button
    TAA - Lundstram - Soyuncu - Tomori - Rico
    Sterling - Mane - KDB - Mount - Cantwell
    Vardy - Abraham - Ayew

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

      Ayew serious!?

  27. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Stupid price changes...

    a. Wilson + Cantwell -> Vardy + Elneny
    b. Wilson + Salah -> Vardy + Mane
    c. Wilson + Tomori -> Vardy + Kelly
    d. Wilson + Pukki -> Vardy + Ings

    Heaton
    TAA, Lundstram, Rico
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Hudson-Odoi
    Pukki, Wilson, Abraham

    McGovern, Tomori, Cantwell, Reid, 1.1 million in the bank

    1. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      B

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

      C is a no go. You can't have a bench of Kelly, Reid and Cantwell heading into winter.

  28. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    A - Pereira + Tomori
    B - Soyuncu + Robertson

  29. Tibbs
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    What to do with Aubu + Cantwell (2FT)

    1) Cantwell>>6.1m MID
    2) Both>>Ayew + Mane
    3) Both>>Laca + Silva
    4) Something else with 17.2m for MID and FWD?

  30. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Captain Pukki, Friday night football, what's not to like? All you need is a t-shirt that says "I capped Pukki in FPL".

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

      Yeah I am keeping

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Pukki(c) Tammy(vc)

      2. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Your in denial. Pukki is just a one month wonder. Just move on without being so stubborn

        Btw Its Vardy Party time 😉

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Youri* party

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

          I attend both parties 😉
          Got Pukki @6.5 not bad value & upcoming fixtures. Not in a hurry to sell for now

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

      And 'Mug' written on the back 😉