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Mané no-show increases attention on Vardy for captaincy

Fantasy Premier League managers ranked inside the top 10,000 worldwide will be looking to Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) for the Gameweek 16 captaincy after Sadio Mané (£12.3m) failed to show for Liverpool.

The Leicester man remains the favourite captain option among this season’s highest-ranking managers, although his dominance is not quite what we saw in Gameweek 15.

The Leicester man was handed the armband by over 80% of the top 10k ahead of a midweek meeting with Watford but after he secured just five points on Wednesday night, and Mané exploded against Everton, the balance naturally swung away from him.

The top 10k captaincy picks for GW16

That said, Vardy’s majority at this level is still fairly large for Gameweek 16, a gap of 19.8 percentage points between him and Mané, who was backed by 22.5%.

Furthermore, it now looks as if those who backed the Senegal international with the armband will have to rely on Vardy now anyway, considering he was rested and remained on the bench at the Vitality Stadium, where Liverpool won 3-0 without him.

Vardy was vice-captained by 26.3% of the top 10k managers for Gameweek 16, a large portion of these likely to be Mané captainers.

A 5-0 win for Spurs was good news for those bold enough to hand the armband to either Son Heung-min (£9.9m) or Dele Alli (£8.6m).

The data shows us that, inside the top 10k managers, they were seen as the differential options for the armband this week with Son backed by 11.5% and Alli just 5.9%.

They both delivered for their brave backers, the South Korean registering a 12-point haul from a goal and an assist while Alli produced two assists for a total of nine points.

Support for Nick Pope (£4.7m) among the top 10k continues to diminish considering Burnley’s recent drubbings to top-six sides.

He was owned by 38.9% going into Gameweek 15 before conceding four in a defeat to Manchester City.

That led to just 33.8% for Gameweek 16, in which Pope and his team-mates were beaten 5-0 by Spurs.

However, the Clarets do go up against Newcastle at Turf Moor in Gameweek 17 so it will be interesting to see how many stick with Pope, with Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) recently bursting onto the scene.

A combination of defensive injuries at Crystal Palace and an upturn in clean sheets has helped Martin Kelly (£4.2m) climb the pecking order among the defenders.

He helped the Eagles to a third successive shutout on Saturday afternoon, in a 0-0 draw with Watford, earning two bonus points in the process.

Kelly is still a long way off John Lundstram‘s (£5.1m) ownership in the top 10k (90.5%), but a presence in over half of squads at that level is still worth noting, especially considering Palace’s appealing festive schedule.

In midfield, Son experienced a slight dip from 38.2% to 36.1%, punishing anyone who lost faith in him with that 12-point haul.

By comparison, there will be plenty of eyes on James Maddison (£7.7m), whose Gameweek 15 goal against Watford took him from 40.7% top 10k ownership to 50.3% ahead of the trip to Aston Villa.

Meanwhile, the in-form Alli is yet to surface in the top-five most popular assets among the top 10k, highlighting his continued potential as a differential.

The main shift among the forward players saw Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) consolidate his ownership inside the top 10k.

In Gameweek 15, just 40% of them were in possession of the Chelsea man, when he scored 12 points against Aston Villa.

However, that grew to 57.5% after the Gameweek 16 deadline, in time for Abraham to blank in a 3-1 defeat for Chelsea at Goodison Park.

By comparison, Raúl Jiménez (£7.6m) has lost considerable support among the top 10k.

He was owned by 50.7% of them for Gameweek 15 but has seen his ownership at this level plummet to 36.5% now that the Gameweek 16 deadline has passed.

It is believed that a number of his sales since Thursday have been influenced by the form of Marcus Rashford (£8.8m), although the Manchester United forward – who found the net at the Etihad Stadium – remains a potential differential among the top 10k as he is not in the top three for forward ownership.

It also means that, despite a goal in each of his last four Premier League matches, Danny Ings (£6.3m) can also be used as a differential at this level.

Finally, an examination of the chip usage shows that the Bench Boost was the most popular for Gameweek 16.

A total of 1.7% of the top 10k deployed it this weekend and may, therefore, have been somewhat frustrated by the number of rotated and blanking players across the division.

The Wildcard edges closer to complete consumption by the top 10k, as 0.8% of them played it for Gameweek 16.

At this point 78.8% of them have used it, while 21.2% are holding it to best exploit the Christmas period.

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2,657 Comments Post a Comment
  1. teneighty
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Vardy no show please. Kane VC.

    1. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not sorry for my awesome top post.

      1. sunnyh
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        what if Vardy scores a hatty?

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Vardy rc incoming

      1. Jullepuu
          1 month, 19 days ago

          And a missed penalty

    3. Lucas8406
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Which one
        A) Mount to Alli (Have Son already)
        B) Jimenez to Rashford

        1. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          B

        2. JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          B if you can only do one

        3. fgdu
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A

      • AnyLaporteinastorm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Rashford rising again 2night

        1. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Fplstats?

        2. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yup

      • JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        How about Soyuncu and Jimenez out for Kelly and Rashford? 2FTs.

        Good plan?

        1. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yup

      • Oh Maddison
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Robbo -> Kelly
        Jimmy -> Rash
        Zaha -> Alli

        For -4?

        1. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Keep zaha. Assume u have son?

          1. Oh Maddison
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            apparently not, no spurs cover o.o

      • fgdu
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        may well do mane to salah, might leave it till after next gw though

        1. Mackans
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          After the next gw Liverpool blank...

          1. fgdu
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            ah good shout

      • Mackans
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Is it worth taking a risk with Jiménez to Rashford tonight?

        1. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I think so. Rash rising again

        2. Lord Flashheart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          My question below exactly... I lean to yes

        3. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          No

          1. Mackans
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Why?

            1. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              For me it's wise to move into the blank with 2 fts if you can. Spurs defence is gash so not like Jimenez has a weak fixture. I like an aggressive strategy but there's a time and a place. Sometimes it's better to be calm and patient.

      • sunnyh
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Forgetting to confirm team after changing captain to Son will haunt me....

        1. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I swapped from son to vardy this morning

          1. sunnyh
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            ouch. never change team before the deadline

            1. Hart-ake
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              To be fair Vardy might still smash it yet...

        2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I enjoy reading posts where ineptness gets it's just rewards.
          Not so much the opposite.

      • Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Need to do Jiménez to rashford tonight before the price rise.
        For free.

        A yes
        B no

        1. Mackans
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I wonder exact the same. I am leaning towards yes

          1. Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Lol

        2. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A

        3. fgdu
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          yeah do it

        4. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          B

        5. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yes think I am doing it too

        6. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Rashford probably won’t rise tonight.

          1. Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Almost guaranteed to rise

            1. Smurf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              He really isn’t.

              1. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                He's gone up 10% + alone in the last hour and now most likely over the threshold

          2. Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Gone from 70 to 98 in a couple of hours.

        7. Lord Flashheart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Ok, cheers all. YOLO. Just did it.

        8. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I wouldn't risk it with 5 more games this week plus champions league games midweek and europe league too...

      • George Agdgdgwngo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Tammy rising in price tonight?

        1. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yes

        2. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Should

          1. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Really??? Didn’t last night and has a few transfers out atm

        3. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Likely, yes.

      • Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        The highs and lows of FPL.

        Had my worst GW of the season, by a long long stretch in midweek. Dropping from 4k to 17k.

        Then rage wildcarded and have gone from 17k to 1k. Although I know tomorrow will kick that rank down quite a fair bit with just Vardy, Heaton and Grealish to go.

        Still, it’s been a crazy, crazy week for me. Rollercoaster.

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Impressive rank.. well played!

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Thanks.

        2. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Wow
          Who did u bring in/out??

        3. villa_til_i_die
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Awesome rank mate, well done. Worst week so far for me today!!

      • Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        De Bruyne > Son is tempting...

      • Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Best C for GW 18 ?

        Kane ?

        1. Jayv807
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Jimmy

        2. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I’m going Rashford.

        3. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Rash!

        4. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          one of the Spurs boys

        5. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Jimmy

      • Jayv807
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Hold FT and keep the faith with KDB? Or swap to Maddison?

        Pope, Button
        TAA, Lund, Soy, Rico, Kelly
        Mane, KDB, Son, Alli, Mount
        Vardy, Rashford, Mousset

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          keep

        2. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Keep

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Sterling, Jimenez to Son, Abraham tonight?

        1. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeah

      • SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Kane and Tielemans to Alli and Rashford?

        1. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Why the hell would you be itching to take Kane out after a 16 point haul?

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Better value elsewhere and a lot of striking options.

        2. AnyLaporteinastorm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yes

      • F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        how do you check what price you bought a player for again? Cheers

        1. Alan The Llama
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          On the transfers page, click on List View

          1. F4L
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            thank you 🙂

            1. Alan The Llama
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              You're welcome

      • camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Bottomed

        Terrible gw

        Nxt wk looks good (on paper)

        Pope

        TAA/Lund/Soy

        Mane/Pulisic/Alli/kdb

        Mousset/Rash/Vardy(c)

        (Tieleman/Mings/Rico)

        1ft 0.8itb.

        Save FT or make a change??

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          If pulisic plays 90 minutes again this midweek i would be tempted to get rid

        2. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          De Bruyne -> Maddison

          1. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Oh, and start Tielemans over Mousset.

          2. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I have Tieleman on the bench tho??

            1. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Brain fart. You have Soyuncu. Doh. Switch Tielemans and Mousset, buy Guaita.

      • Hits from the Bong
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I have the money to do Ings to Rashford but does it make sense to lose Ings? Or Tammy or Vardy?

        1. Jayv807
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          They are all doing well so probably stick with what you have is the go.

      • Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Jesus, Tomori and Hayden to Mousett, Kelly and Alli?

        Or

        Jesus and Tomori to Rashford and Kelly?

        Have Son

        1. Hits from the Bong
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Too close to call. B

      • knightrider
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Would you either transfer out

        A) Son for Alli
        B) TAA for Kelly
        C) Neither

        In order to fund a Jimenez to Rashford move?

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I would keep jimmy.. He will come goid i'm sure

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          B. TAA can be dropped for 18 and 19. My plan is to hold him this week, WC him out in 18. Save FT 19. Potentially buy him back in 20.

        3. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Wouldnt drop son

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        1 FT that I have to use (wildcarding in GW 18).

        What do I do?

        Gazz Button
        TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Rico Reid
        Mane KdB Son Alli Pulisic
        Vardy Abraham Connolly

        0.0m

        Ideally, it's a one time transfer to build team value that will affect my starting XI.

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          De Bruyne -> Maddison.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            That would be good for this week. But I want to keep De Bruyne for GW 18 and onwards and there's so much team value tied up in him.

            Was thinking Pulisic > ??? Who though? Pulisic has BOU which is a great fixture.

            1. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              You're wildcarding in 18... wc De Bruyne back in no? I wouldn't do that myself I'd sell and keep him sold but if you want him going forward.. you can get him. There's always a way around the value thing. Always.

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                That would be quite silly to ditch De Bruyne for one week only to buy him back on WC for 0.4 more. Besides, Arsenal is a freaking great fixture judging by recent form. They are the most porous defense in the league in terms of shots conceded.

                No, not getting rid. Pulisic or Abraham are possible removes. Or maybe Gazzaniga.

                1. Hot Toddy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I've said my bit. I'd ditch and stay away.

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Pulisic to Grealish /Zaha

        3. Double Treble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Pulli to Grealish

      • Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Salah/Mane owners are you ditching him after next GW ?

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Have both. Nope.

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            You will keep both ?

            I have Salah only and thinking to ditch because my bench is very bad for that GW

            1. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yes for sure. I don't want to to be scrambling to get one of them back. May even keep TAA too but having some doubts about that now.

        2. Danstoke82
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Nope

      • Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I know different positions but which looks better?

        a) Jimenez & Tomori > Abraham & Kelly
        b) Jimenez & Zaha > Rashford & 5.4 mid

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A. Abraham is still terrific value. Kelly invaluable defensive cover over the Christmas period.

          1. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yeah think I agree.

            Looks like Tammy is rising tonight. Just take the 0.1 rise on the chin or make the move?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Depends if it prices you out of your future plans. If not, wait to see if he gets through the CL game.

        2. Hits from the Bong
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A

      • jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Rashford purchase tsunami currently underway.

        1. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Motd boost sales with immediate affect

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        So will Salah and Mané both start against Watford?

      • Danstoke82
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Best trio going forward?

        A) Son, Martial + Mousset
        B) Alli, Rashford + 5.0 MID

        Current squad;

        Henderson
        TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
        Mane KDB Son Martial Maddison
        Vardy Abraham

        Subs; Stekelenberg Rico Mousset Williams

        £0.0ITB 2FT

        1. fgdu
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          B with cantwell or moutinho. Or just go KDB to alli

      • Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Which?

        A) kdb laca ings -4 to tamy rash richar, Gw18 dendonker to grealish (no city cover)
        B) mount laca ings -4 to grealish rash tammy
        C) laca mount or laca only to puli/richar/martial - tamy/rash, Gw18 taa dendonker -4 to cheaper def. & Grealish

      • ...al - Fireteam Zulu
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Exact cash for KdB and Pope to Son and Guaita

        Question is, will they rise tonight!

      • Martial Mathers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        KDB without Aguero is nowhere near as exciting....

        1. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          His presense alone is far more dangerous than Jesus. Defenders and easily put Jesus in their pocket

          Forced wide with so many high balls in the box, united could deal with them all day long