Top 10k managers begin to desert Abraham as Vardy is again most-captained

Almost half of the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers handed the armband to Jamie Vardy (£9.8m) for Gameweek 14.

The Leicester City striker was captained by 49.11% of the top 10k ahead of the Foxes’ home match against Everton on Sunday.

The second and third-most-popular captaincy candidates within this elite group of Fantasy bosses were Sadio Mane (£12.2m) and Harry Kane (£10.9m), who both blanked on Saturday afternoon.

Son Heung-min (£9.7m) has already delivered a double-digit haul for the 471 top 10k managers who backed the South Korea international with the armband this weekend.

Just over 1.4 million managers worldwide also made Vardy their captain in Gameweek 14.

The in-form premium forward was the most-backed captaincy candidate among the chasing pack this weekend, with Mane and Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) in second and third.

Looking at the most-owned players amongst the leading 10,000 FPL managers, there has been only one change since Gameweek 13 – Son ousting Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) in midfield.

The Manchester City winger’s ownership has dropped from 35.44% to 19.58% among the top 10k since the Gameweek 13 deadline passed.

Just 2.6% of this leading group of Fantasy managers don’t own Vardy, whose “effective ownership” in the top 10k is 147.14% due to the volume of FPL bosses handing him the armband.

John Lundstram‘s (£5.0m) ownership is also in excess of 90%, with Mane not far behind.

Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) has suffered a significant drop in popularity since suffering a hip injury in midweek, with his ownership in the top 10k dropping from 87.78% to 52.88%.

There are predictably similarities to the overall template, too, with the ‘VAJ’ frontline favoured by both groups of managers.

Just under 200 of the top 10k FPL managers deployed their first Wildcard ahead of this weekend.

Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) is owned by almost one in two of the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League bosses who used the chip this week, while Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) boasts an ownership in excess of 55%.

Harry Kane (£10.9m) also found himself in favour among these Wildcard squads, with 22.68% selecting the premium Spurs striker.

The overall Wildcard template is very similar to the top 10k one above, with the front eight players identical.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) has been replaced by Ben Chilwell (£5.9m) in the below graphic, however.

Over three-quarters of the top 10k have now used their first Wildcard, with that figure down at just under 45% overall – although we of course now have many inactive teams further down the rankings.

Around 240 of the top 10k have used all four of the chips available to them at this stage of the season, with 27.4% having used more than one – an almost identical figure among the rest of us, too.

All of the figures above were reproduced with permission from Ragabolly‘s Live FPL site, which has a host of information on ownership and chips beyond the above.

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2,388 Comments Post a Comment
  1. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Those who are yet to use 1st WC, when are you planning to use it?

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Going to store and use 2FT to take my Liverpool two out for their blank (TAA , Mane) and then bring them back in using the wildcard. Think it's GW 17 / GW 18 but would need to check.

      Will make a couple of other adjustments at the same time (swap out Gazzanigga, Cantwell, Dendoncker) but I've already got most of the players you'd call the 'template' and I'm 50k OR so no major surgery at this time.

      1. FirMinaMiMo
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Storing ft nd applying wc ...its a nice one 🙂 friend!

          1. Bossworld
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 28 days ago

            It's been a risky strategy but I've only taken one hit (for a -4) all season and that was a 'mini wildcard' with 3 players changed.

            The only bandwagon I jumped on was Norwich; I've sat out Barnes, Haller etc.

            Kept Vardy from the start which has reaped rewards too.

        • FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Look at GW19 fixtures. Use GW20
          WC's are a one way ticket so make sure things are in order before pressing the button.

        • St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Out of interest, who would you bring in for Cant and Dendo? Interesting you have both as unless you play 5 at the back every week that means you're regularly playing one of them. I have Cant but is only ever on my bench, as long as his place is secure in the team (and it looked shakey a few weeks ago) I'll keep him as he still looks to be the best midfield bench option unless paying 5 mil or more.

          1. Bossworld
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 28 days ago

            I typically play 4-3-3, team is linked in bio.

            Dendoncker is a solid 2 points a week (except for when he's booked), thinking of moving him up to Traore.

            Cantwell can stay for now given this new upturn.

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 28 days ago

              Traore is the best shout for me in the next price bracket. Cantwell is great value as long as he starts and given recent form that should buy him his place for a good while, at that price I'll even tolerate his god awful goal celebration and dodgy alice band!

      2. FirMinaMiMo
          9 months, 28 days ago

          I m in...and i donno exactly whn to use!!! But gut says to use at gw 18

      3. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Djenepo smoked Holebas last night with his hand & legs 😆

      4. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        A) janmaat >> chillwell
        B) Barnes >> Alli
        C) janmaat Maddison >> Alli Chillwell

      5. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Can a frontline of Ings-Vardy-Mousset be viable over the next weeks?

        Did Tammy-> Ings this round - consider getting him back, but mousset seems great value.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          As long as you think they'll be definite starters - you'll need a full squad over the holiday period.

      6. Sirash
          9 months, 28 days ago

          For GW15
          Rayan ( ramsdlae)
          Robtson Pereira Alexd Lunds (Rico).
          Pulusic mane taleman (James, Mountino)
          Abraham Mousset Vardy.
          Please advise the team. Any changes required.???

          1. Johnnex023
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago