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How the top 10k FPL managers have set up for Gameweek 12

Fantasy Premier League managers inside the top 10,000 have largely steered away from Manchester City and Liverpool players for the Gameweek 12 captaincy.

Close a third of them handed their backing to Jamie Vardy (£9.4m) ahead of Arsenal’s visit to Leicester on Saturday afternoon.

That makes him the most popular captain option in the upper echelons of the worldwide Fantasy rankings, as well as the winner of Fantasy Football Scout’s latest poll.

Also turned to by a portion of top 10k managers is Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) who has earned a 24.9% share at this level.

However, when we look at how the armband has been distributed at a worldwide level, we see a completely different story.

It is the Chelsea man who tops the charts overall for the first time this season, backed by 1,048,621 managers for Gameweek 12.

That is nearly double the amount who have turned to Vardy, who was handed just 674,657 armbands ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Arsenal.

Between them is Raheem Sterling (£12.1m), captained by 750,830 despite his tricky trip to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Furthermore, a portion of top 10k managers are not letting the perhaps unpredictable nature of Anfield’s upcoming contest scare them in their decision making.

Sadio Mané (£12.0m) is the third-most-popular captain at this level of the rankings going into Gameweek 12, 8.4% of them handing him the armband.

You can understand why these managers have made such a call, considering how cast aside Liverpool options were this week.

You have to go back to Gameweek 3 for the last time that Mané blanked at home so if he delivers, he could prove a powerful differential for these brave managers.

It does appear as if Gameweek 12 was one which failed to produce too many seismic changes in ownership among the top 10k.

That should not necessarily be too much of a surprise as managers start to settle into upper echelons.

Perhaps the biggest shift here revolves around early contender for 2019/20’s Fantasy asset of the year John Lundstram (£4.8m).

Going into Gameweek 11 he was the most-popular defender, sat in 64.9% of top 10k teams and that’s still the case following the most recent deadline.

However, there has been a massive jump in ownership at this level, the Sheffield United man now the most popular top 10k asset, in 88% of such teams.

That huge jump may be a combination of factors, including some owners riding a 21-point haul into the top 10k as well as 300,000+ transfers in since the end of Gameweek 11.

Martin Kelly (£4.1m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) and Diego Rico (£4.3m) remain three of the other four most-fashionable defenders, keeping their place in the so-called template from Gameweeks 11 to 12.

The new addition, creeping in at the expense of Andrew Robertson (£6.9m), is Çaglar Söyüncü (£4.8m), his 14-point haul a huge development in Gameweek 11.

Despite just one attacking return since Gameweek 8, Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m) remains the most popular top 10k midfielder, in 73.1% of teams.

The big story in midfield is Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) dropping out of the five-most-popular options.

He was in 25.1% of top 10k teams for Gameweek 11 but has been replaced in this template of sorts by James Maddison (£7.4m).

As expected, the forward line most preferred by the top 10k remains at Vardy, Abraham and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m), although the latter is long way off the popularity of the former two.

It is interesting to see that the Wildcard template among the top 10k is not too dissimilar from the overall most-popular options, despite just 1.42% of them wielding the chip.

As you can see from the graphic above, the two most important options that don’t quite chime with the overall make-up of the top 10k are Christian Pulisic (£7.3m) and Raùl Jiménez (£7.3m).

As already mentioned, the Wildcard is beyond extensive usage at this point in the campaign, as 65.1% of top 10k managers have deployed it already.

It looks as if the Free Hit was the most popular for Gameweek 12, although was only used by 1.71%.

The use of this chip does make sense within the context of Gameweek 12 though, considering Liverpool and Manchester City’s hugely important meeting at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

As you can see from the graphic above, those two clubs still make up a massive portion of top 10k squads.

On average, managers at this level own 2.5 players from either side, combining for five.

That means on average, a third of Fantasy squads among the top 10k will be playing at Anfield this weekend – perhaps too much of a daunting prospect for those Free Hitters.

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778 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Abraham an Vardy blank today....
    What a day!

    1. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Many captaining Vardy for first time today, no goals sounds about right.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        That's it, for non vardy and abraham owners is a dream.
        EO more than 100%

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          who did you captain

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 14 hours ago

            Haha same question.

            Sadio

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              5 days, 14 hours ago

              Got both Sadio & Salah with a little bit of Trent Crosses. I've got Vardy & not tammy but the whole world captained either... would take a blank from Vardy 🙂

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                5 days, 14 hours ago

                & ofcourse Tammy 😆

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      with a Vardy yellow card & Tammy OG, would be delicious too

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Who's your talisman mate

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          Anthony Martial(C)

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 14 hours ago

            Wow, I hope he stays healthy, good pick

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              5 days, 14 hours ago

              Thanks buddy 🙂 GL, tomorrow should be a beautiful day 😉

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            5 days, 14 hours ago

            Very brave...

    3. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Vardy's record against Arsenal is just too damn good for him not to bag at least 1 goal

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        PL is so unpredictable this year, today we'll have one more bizarre episode

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        He would score but VAR will rule it out! 😆

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Highly doubtfull lol. I have both but not capped them.

      Could blow up in my face but feels like Salah is going to run riot and he is a premium differential so had to cap him.

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Sterling is dropping. Who are most folks replacing him with?

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Mane if you don't have him is the obvious one.
      I did a very early tfr because up and down prices were expected.
      I still want Sterling but my team structure does not allow for it.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Sterling may come good soon.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Sterling is my C next week.
      They will be 9 points behind liverpool in 4th place.
      They must win at home

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Nobody knows

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          What do you mean?

          I've just told you!

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 14 hours ago

            I suppose the greats come in all shapes and sizes

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Too many cap fails from Sterling. CHE also doing very well away from home.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          Spot on, that's why!

    3. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Martial/Maddison or keeping him.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        I don't think any of those 2 will score more than Sterling at seasons end.

    4. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Chelsea at home good fixture for goals. Most likely keep

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        They score more away

        1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          Goals at both ends yes. An open game. That’s good for both attacking assets. Just wouldn’t want any defenders for that one

        2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          And yes they do. Sterling also better away!

    5. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      I’ve gone Salah already have Mane.

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Biggies today CHE vs Palace. Have Pulisic and Tammy with Mount on the bench.

    Spurs vs SHU - Lordstram starting for me.

    LEI vs ARS - Sauce Vardy and Perez.

    No cap for me today, have it in Salah but realy hoping for some big hauls later!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Hopefully Pope makes loads of saves, cleanie and full bonus as well 🙂

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Why Mount on the bench?
      Worried about a cameo?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Yes

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        He is 3rd on my bench

  4. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Anyone looking at Ends Stevens, possibly over a Pool defensive double up? Save almost 2 mil and he has similar stats to Robbo.

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Enda*

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      I am looking to double up on Lundstram adding Henderson. Only after UTD though.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Triple up? Isn't a bit too much?

        I would go for ryan in the same price

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          No, meant Lund and Henderson.

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 14 hours ago

            Sorry, too early 🙂

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      I have plenty of cash and I will get him in 2 gws.

      Then I'll have taa robbo Stevens lord and rico.

      Sheffield at home can keep a cs against anyone.

    4. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      More likely O’Connell for me but like the double up

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    I'm surprised how popular Vardy is this season, may be even more popular than the title winning season?!
    The question being, hasn't he always done this? So why this season everyone jumping on the wagon?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Cause the big hitters (kane auba kun) can't justify their price.

      Also Leicester is amazing and he is the top scorer

    2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      At start of the season common sense said with Rodgers style / close of last season he was likely an underpriced 200+ pointer. A slow start and that he’s 33 or 34 made the wagons wheels slow to get turning.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Vardy is a solid pick every season.

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    This weekend I will decide to Son or not to Son.

    Obviously wait till the IB is over. If Spurs struggle today then I move for someone else.

  7. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Morning dzz, really hoping for a green arrow this week to stop the rut. Got 0m itb and 1ft so will need to make an early move this gw. Ideas?

    Pope — Heaton
    Taa Lundy Rico — Lascelles Tomori
    Sterling Kdb Martial Mount — Cantwell
    Tammy Vardy Rashford

    A: Sterling (esp if he blanks tomz) > Mane (exact funds so need to make early transfer)

    B: Kdb + Rashford >> Mane + Ings (-4)

    C: Something else

  8. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Early transfer planning.. 2FTs, 3.3 ITB

    A) Rico -> Robbo
    B) Connolly -> Jimenez

    Ryan, Button
    TAA, Tomori, Soyuncu, Rico, Lund
    Mane, KdB, Martial, Mount, Maddison
    Vardy, Maddison, Connolly

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Wait till the IB is over. You have plenty cash available.

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Yeah sure I will wait. Just pondering my moves already, pretty happy with my squad

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          Plans change every GW.

          Got in Jimenez two GW's ago and may move him on pending this GW.

          Also have to think of injuries over the IB so although I want to make transfers, just going to sit tight and wait for the IB to be over.

          1. Daddymac
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 14 hours ago

            Tammy instead of Maddison typo?

            1. Daddymac
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 14 hours ago

              I would do Tomori to Robby and keep Rico

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Watch how Jimenez trolls all his owners including me. Problem with him is he is a bit like Auba, only has one goal in him and Wolves attack has not been great.

    1. Kell_oggs
      5 days, 13 hours ago

      Why’s that a problem for a 7mill forward?
      It only is for Auba because he’s 11mill and not often worth it for a captain pick.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 22 hours ago

      Fixtures starting to perm up though and Europa almost sorted.

  10. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 22 hours ago

    What do you think of this guys?

    Evans / Sterling / Greenwood

    To

    Robertson / Maddison / Jimenez

    -8.