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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. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    I’m itching to buy Pulisic !

    The rotation risk is doing my head in though. Surely he’s played his way into that team now Though? CHO could play on the opposite wing if need be.....

    1. Kroos Kontrol
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      He's in the team for the next few weeks I am pretty sure. In theory Pulisic could have a stinker and then CHO could always come in and score a hattrick.

      1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        He surely has to.

        He looks so good, class player!

        I think I might just roll the dice on him....

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Just do not know.

      I am thinking Mount to Pulisic but Mount is Frank's pet.

      1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        I think I might go with both mate....

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

      Can't see Willian benched for Hudson-Odoi or Pedro, Possibly Pulisic as he primarily played on the right for Dortmund - more thank capable on any wing, but that might let Hudson into the team if he did ever go to the right

      Hudson-Odoi didn't do too much when he came on today and Pulisic seems to have earned his spot there

      Pulisic looking a slightly better pick at the minute but not worth the risk for me

      More than happy with 90 mins starting Mount

      1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers Al. Food for thought..

        I didn’t realise he could also play on the right, good to know.

        It’s one of those high risk, high rewards situations. As of now he’s been high reward. With the upcoming fixtures it could just continue that way.

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

    De brune + puki

    A vardy + martial
    B vardy + tellimans

    Take the risk go tonight - save the £££

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Depends if you'll be priced out. Lot of football to be played before next gw

  3. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    best way to get in Mane? 2FTs.

    Pope
    TAA Mendy Lunds Rico Soyuncu
    Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell Yarmolenko
    Auba Tammy Vardy

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

      Sterling to Mané unless you downgrade Aubameyang to Connolly and get Mané in for Yarmo

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

    Is this worth -4
    Sterling to Tielemans/Martial?
    Greenwood to Jimenez
    Cancelo to Lundstram ( would do tonight as no reason to wait)

    Gives me for next week ( with enough in bank following week to go Diop to Robertson)

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Rico
    Salah KDB Mount Tielemans/Martial
    Vardy Jimenez Abraham

    McGovern Cantwell Söyüncü Diop

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

    What to do with this? Need Abraham but I guess I can wait two weeks as Chelsea plays Palace and Man City next two? 1 ft 1.5 itb.

    Pope Henderson
    TAA Robertson Chilwell Lundstram Burn
    KDB Maddison McGinn Mount Cantwell
    Agüero Vardy Wilson

  6. Lord of Ings
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Play one out of:-
    1)montoya(mun away)
    2)soy(ars home)
    3) creswell (Bur away)
    Play one out of:-
    A)Roberto
    B) gazzanigga
    Please help

  7. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Any changes needed here,any ways to fit Mane in? 2FT & 1.2itb

    Pope
    Vvd - Robbo - Lunds - Rico
    Sterling - Kdb - Mount
    Vardy - Auba - Tammy

    Subs: Button - Soy - Dendonker - Nakamba

  8. Kroos Kontrol
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Have some funds in the bank from doing Aguero --> Vardy. Remove CHO or Ota for a hit (I have the bench to cope with another double benching if need be though) or hold?

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Ota gota go-ta

      1. Kroos Kontrol
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        If I remove him, it'd be to get in Robbo (double up with TAA). Don't see the point of doing that this week!

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Mane Salah

    Or

    Sterling KDB

    🙂

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

      Sterling mane and Liverpool def double up

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Nah, will stick with Mane Salah and TAA.

        Bloody frustrating, GK's seem to be having the better of TAA but the tables will turn.

  10. ...al
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Seeing a lot of Sterling > Mane suggests, not many going Salah > Mane? any particular reason why apart from the fixtures? Salah not getting the mins, and surely will have his niggle assessed over the intl week... I'd rather Sterling getting 90 than Salah getting 60

    Not seen the highlights yet so can't call it for the minute

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      I agree

      I guess some people see it as too lateral

      But from the premiums I favour KDB, Mane, Sterling

      Salah doesn't seem 100% and Kun too much rotation

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

    Pope owners, what you doing?

    A. Sticking
    B. Gazzinga
    C. A.N.Other

    ?

    1. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      A for now. Not pressing for me.

    2. ...al
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Haven't got the luxury of transferring this week

      Ryan or Henderson would be my choice

    3. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      I just transfered him out for Gazza
      Burnley dont do cleanies anymore

    4. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      A

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

      B. Just done mine. Some big value to be made on him in next month

  12. Henning
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    1 FT and 1.2 m in the bank.
    Any suggestions?
    Should i
    1. upgrade Button to a playing gk 2. Replace mings
    3. Get son in for Sterling / KDB
    4. Keep the FT

    Pope

    TAA Dunk Lundstram

    Mane Sterling KDB Mount Tielemans

    Abraham Vardy

    Button Connolly Rico Mings

  13. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Martial or Tielemans?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      A

      1. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Why?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 27 days ago

          UTD this weekend proven asset traps.

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Tielemans for me.

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

      Tielemans

      In a team capable of passing forward

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      LEI better than UTD.

      Tielemans, simple.

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

    Bottomed

    2FT, 1.4 itb with the below team

    Pope
    TAA Ota Tomori Soy Lund
    Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell 4.6
    Auba Tammy Wilson

    Always planned to get a Liverpool attacker for this GW

    Options
    1) Sterling -> Salah/Mane and bank a FT
    2) Sterling+Ota -> Robbo+Mane
    3) Sterling+Ota+Wilson -> Robbo+Jimmy+Salah/Mane (-4)

    Currently leaning towards 3) with Salah... feel Salah and Mané tend to alternate and it’s Salah’s turn now (bit silly logic, but Salah has the set pieces and has better stats, higher xG, etc)

    Also Jimmy has fixtures and form and Wilson has been a troll whose fixtures dip after the next 2

    1. Dutte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      3 with Mané

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

    burnely have just conceded 7 in 2 games, keep yarmolenko one more week ? (west ham away at burnely)

    thanks

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Yep

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

        thanks

    2. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      He's gone for me. Three 1 pointers in the last 4 games. Cant rely on West Ham and he was subbed at HT today.

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

        oops didnt realise that. thanks. will transfer definitely

  16. Genji3lade
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on these moves? 2 FT's so no hits needed.

    Kun > Vardy
    Mount > Mane (Allows me to get Pulisic in near future)

    Pope
    Lundstram TAA Rico Tomori Aurier
    Sterling KDB Mount* Cantwell Saka
    Abraham Kun* Jiminez (3.2 itb)

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

      Yes

  17. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Willems or Saiss folks what are your thoughts? Willems more attacking but Saiss more likely of a CS imo.

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      I think Wolves are not the same team defensively as least season... Without checking stats I would say on the same level as Newcastle.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Wolves bit better actually but not that much. Wolves 14 xG against, Newcastle 18 xG against

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          Thanks for your thoughts. Need to get the sight of Otamendi out of my team. Like now.

  18. Lord of Ings
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Play Roberto or gazaniga in goal? Already have lundstram starting so confused.

  19. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    RP for more replies if possible (Cheers Phil’s Stamps on last page)

    Not actually sure what to do here other than I feel Kun and Boly should go...

    1FT 0.4itb
    Pope, McGovern
    TAA, Lunds, Willems, Rico, Boly*
    Mané, KDB, Mount, Barnes, Dendo
    Kun*, Vardy, Abraham

    Potential options:
    Kun, Dendo, Boly >
    A) Jimi, Martial, Robbo
    B) Firmino, Martial, Soy/ Tomori
    C) Mousset, Sterling, Soy/ Tomori

    I could do any of the above with only 2 moves for a -4, but they have to involve Kun out to fund or just Kun out and save other moves...?!

    Any advice appreciated!

  20. Arctic monkeys
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Just have myself to blame but GOD how those Lundstrum points on the bench hurt

  21. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Am I the only fool who transfered in Cancelo? Dont really know Pep's reason for benching both Mendy and Cancelo this week, resting them for Liverpool? Anyway, after such a display Walker rather stays in the first team doesn't he eh?

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

      I don't think that Cancelo has ever been solid first choice anyway, they will get rotated throughout the season apart from any bans/injuries.

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

        But I've transferred in Otamendi before Everton so I'm definitely fooler than you.

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          I transfered Cancelo in for Otamendi hah. Maybe you're right. I should have waited a week or two before getting him. But I really believe Cancelo was more of a first choice. He played x3 90 minutes, played really well and provided attacking threat which Walker rarely does/is not said to (till today...). I was really surprised by today's line-ups, but the fact that Angelino also played instead of Mendy makes me believe that was some long term plan from Pep.

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Why even try predict Peps line up haha

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        I think the reason it is sometimes difficult to predict Pep is that people think there is some kind of a masterplan in place, whereas I think he just has to let everyone play from time to time and makes decisions on based on nothing particular ( the famous Pep roulette no...). Unless it is some important game like vs Lfc or other top6 team

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          I was referring to your last sentence of Walker now being in the starting line up after his display. Going off that logic neither Mendy or Cancelo would have been dropped in the first place sat they have both been playing very well. I don’t think it’s a master plan on Pep’s behalf either. Just keeping everyone happy and also match ready.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Pep hell hole roulette.

  22. rubberdignerapids
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Which is the best move?

    A) Maddison > Martial

    B) Roll the Transfer

    Current team:

    Pope
    TAA / Mendy / Soy
    Mane / KDB / Madds / Mount
    Tammy / Auba / Vardy

    Subs: Button / Hayden / Lund / Rico

    0.5 itb 1FT

    0.1 itb

  23. dansmusen
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Really thinking of switching VVD to TTA at this point. Those extra funds are worth it. Also have Robertson. Think i will wait to after City.

  24. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    A) Cantwell > Trossard
    B) Mendy > Anyone
    C) Sterling & Greenwood > Perez & Auba -4

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

      A

  25. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Any Salah owners, time to give up and switch to Mané?

    1. The Royal Robin
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      It has been for a while.

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Those two could dovetail for hauls every second week. I own both as of this week and just going to hold. Everything seems to be going Liverpool’s way at the moment.

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

        Something to be said to keep Salah, and switch Sterling to Mané?

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

      Salah's injury concerns me and Liverpool have a crazy fixture pileup in December

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Furious he did not get 20 odd point to really punish those without him. Robbed by VAR, got yellow which is funny when you get pen for the same in another game and had one sitter missed.

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

    Hi..... scored 70 points today and halved my rank to 1m so v happy. 2ft and 0.1m ITb. Would love some advice on what to do here.

    Happy to ignore boly for a week or 2 and improve the front end....

    Pope
    Taa lunds soy boly Rico
    Mane kdb maddison CHO nakamba
    Kun Wilson abraham

    A..... kun and CHO to vardy and mount

    B....kun cho wilson to vardy mount and jiminez- 4 (leaves cash for boly to robbo week after)

    C....something else.

    Thanks!

    1. andre_c
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      ive already done kun to vardy

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

        I'm ignoring the price rise of vardy tonight

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

    play lundstram every week now right ?

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      I’d say I’m benching next gw

    2. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      It's tempting! Heat map shows he's basically a RW.

      Sheffield Utd are solid enough and he's a goal/assist threat.

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

        Benching for rico I think next week

        1. Le Bluff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          Good shout.

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

      thanks all. will bench if i get kane for aguero

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

      He is my third defender and will stay their for the forciable one of the best ever

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

    auba or kane to replace aguero ? thanks

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Neither

    2. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Neither.

      Downgrade to any of Vardy/Abraham/Jiminez/Ings.

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

      thanks all. fixtures are great though.

  29. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Before gw8 people said Liverpool had tough run of fixtures intil gw13. Well they have scored the same amount of goals as city taking one more point in the process. City had easy run. Hm..

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

    Thoughts on this first WC draft?

    Ryan Button
    TAA Robbo Chilwell Lundstram Rico
    Mane KDB Tielemans Martial Pulisic
    Vardy Abraham Mousset

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

      I'd go with a different keeper than Ryan due to upcoming fixtures but looks good other than that.