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

    Tielemans+Connoly => Grealish + Tammy (-4) worth a hit tonight?

    Would be priced out if Tielemans drops (-98%) and Tammy rises (+102%)

    1. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Tight in budget so yes

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yes

  2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Played 5 point 6
    Gonna be nice GW to remember
    Absolutely disastrous !!!

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

      Ouch

    2. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You and me both my friend. Absolutely shocking

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

        God. I'm on 22 - 4

        Sold Kane after 5 gws for Alli. Rival with Alli/Son/Aurier

        Disgusted.

  3. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Which route? 2 ft (tight on budget)

    A) laca to tamy or rash
    B) laca mount to tamy puli or rash puli or tamy martial
    C) laca ings mount -4 to rash tamy grealish, gw18 kdb to richar or aurier to other def. Or both with a -4
    D) laca ings kdb -4 to rash tamy richar, gw18 mount aurier -4 to grealish other def.

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

      Probably A

      1. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If this gw i will go tammy, wont be able to do ings mount in gw18 to grealish rash extreme tight in budget curnetly before today rises 0.1

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

      A to Rashford

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

      A Rash

  4. st4rty
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Bottomed, unfortunately.

    Henderson
    Lund - VVD - Tomori - Jaanmat
    Wilf - Madders - KDB - Mane - Puli
    Kane - Vardy

    Is how I'm looking at the moment, 2 FTs and £0.7m in bank, thoughts?

  5. That Posh Bloke
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    KdB & Connolly for James & Rashford? Two FTs.

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      James is a poor pick IMO.

      Would prefer Grealish.

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This.. Or Mount

  6. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Early thoughts... Pulisic > Grealish

    A) This week
    B) Next week
    C) Not at all

    1. st4rty
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      C.

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

      Next week

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

      C

    4. GE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

    5. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B and then potentially C, see how it goes

    6. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wait a week and reaccess.. Pulisic might come good vs Bou

  7. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Did aurier got injured?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Hip

      1. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thats same as tamy right?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Different injury.

          1. Nightf0x
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            So is he out for long or what?

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

    Worth getting team B on WC? Existing team is A. Differences marked*

    Or just get Rashford for Jiménez on free for week 17 and save WC for later in month?

    A
    Henderson* McGovern*
    TAA Söyüncü Lundstram Diop*Rico*
    Mané KDB Pulisic* Zaha* Cantwell
    Vardy Jiménez* Tammy

    B
    Guaita* Martin*
    TAA Söyüncü Lundstram Kelly* Targett *
    Alli* Mané KDB Grealish* Cantwell
    Abraham Vardy Rashford*

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      needs Son

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

        Would you get Son over KDB and double up?

  9. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Best Striker - Mid combo for 16.6?
    A) Rashford + Maddison
    B) Abraham + Alli
    C) Ings + Son
    D) Other - who?

    For reference, already have: Kane, Vardy, Martial, Pulisic, Mane

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

      I’d go B)

    2. GE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

  10. Daniel Son
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Next up for Rashford is two teams with that " new manager bounce" effect

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Did ok vs Spurs

  11. GE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What would you do? 🙂

    1) KDB -> Son (bought KDB at 9.5)
    2) Tomori -> Aurier
    3) Save
    4) Other suggestions?

    (1FT, 0.2 itb)

    Pope
    TAA/Soy/Lundstram
    Mane/KDB/Alli/Mount
    Vardy/Rash/Tammy

    Bench: Button, Tomori, Dendoncker, Rico

  12. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A. Tielemans > Martial
    B. (Wait a week) Tielemans, Robertson > Son, 5.2 defender

  13. SuperDan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Sell TAA or Periera to free up funds? Need it to do Jominez to Rashford

  14. fridge
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Pope
    TAA. Soyuncu. Lundstram
    Salah. KDB. Maddison. Alli
    Ings. Vardy. Jiminez
    Button. Tomori. Donker. Montoya

    2FT. 0.7 ITB

    Jiminez > Rashford?

  15. tielleman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Firmino > Rashford a good move?

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

      GW18 it is

    2. Ibra
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yea

    3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’ve also got firmino (unfortunately). Was hoping it would have worked out better.

      But I think we have to hold him for a home game to Watford. I’ll be moving him on after that fixture.

  16. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Salah looked absolute class today. His first touch was sublime, slick passing and getting into good areas. Fancy him to go on a bit of a run now. Klopp stated the ankle injury has been hindering him but now back to 100% fitness.

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

      he may well do but fixtures look dire after Watford especially with the blank

    2. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 19 days ago

        everyone has mane tho, would take 3/4 weeks of salah smashing mane for people to switch. And no one can afford both, its like a gucci handbag, it looks nice but who pay 24mil for that

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

          Not everyone has Mane. Salah (C) here 😎

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Plenty can afford both.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 19 days ago

              i'd take the son, alli double up b4 that. With how much change? No sane manager doing that

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Easy enough to have double Pool and double Spurs in mid.

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    with a magpie palace, blades defence? I guess that works 😀

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        eagles why didnt i say eagles

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

              Still looked worse than Mane does whenever he plays

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

                Much more goal threat. Mane hinders Salah. Too selfish

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

                  Yes and Mane will be playing 99% of the time

            • Trophé Mourinho
                1 month, 19 days ago

                maybe a mane > salah switch for the opportunist, but not for me. This week Mane cap WAT @ home

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

                  Over Vardy with Norwich at home?

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      yea, everyone in my mini league screwed me over with mane cap last week. I had vardy, it wont happen again. Mane @ home to Watford, tc potential imo

                      1. Trophé Mourinho
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          caveat/ I dont think Vardy capabale of a hatti and a brace exceptionally lucky, Mane can get a hatti, or 4 you know 😀

                  2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    True. But honestly Mane is on a different level to him of late.

                    He was absolutely unreal against Everton, different gear.

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

                  Ings to Rashford on FT?

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

                  Who's the best option going forwards?
                  A) Jimenez
                  B) Grealish

                  1. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    The proven one
                    Jimenez

                4. HP18
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Which do you prefer?

                  A) Pulisic, Alli & Rash
                  OR
                  B) Son, Grealish & Rash

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

                    A

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

                  Beer fuelled transfers. This’ll end badly...Salah, Jimenez and Cantwell to Alli, Maddison and Rashford for a four point hit. Please let Mo be sick/rested next GW!

                  1. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Log out mate

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

                      🙂

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

                      It’s only a game right 🙂

                6. Going To Win This Year
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Jimmy + auba to Tammy + rash for free

                  Ya or na

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Auba with City next

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

                    Yeah

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

                    Yea great moves.

                  4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Yes

                    1. Going To Win This Year
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Thanks all

                  5. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    And to clarify, Auba having City next is good fixture. Should be categorized as level 1 in FDR difficulty, City is not much better defensively than Norwich and this is not a joke.

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

                      That is a joke and you know it. City are only conceding on the counter attack due to their high press and constant pressure around the opposition box. Norwich are getting battered without possession or field position

                      1. bench boost for every gamew…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Yes, they concede chances mostly from counter attack and personal mistakes, and while they might not concede many the one they do concede is big ones. Reason is that team is unbalanced, and apart from Ederson their backline is suspect. Liverpool, Leicester also plays with constant pressure, high up the pitch but not anywhere near conceding big chances at the same level, and reason for that is both teams have much better balance and a defensive backline that cope better whenever they are caught out in possession.

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

                  Ings to Rashford before the price changes? £3.5m itb

                  Pope Button
                  TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Kelly Rico
                  Mane Son Alli Pulisic Dendonker
                  Vardy Abrahams Inns

                8. Moose™
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Pope (Button)

                  TAA Soyuncu Lundy (Guilbert) (Rico)

                  Mane Son KdB Mount (Cantwell)

                  Kane Vardy Connolly

                  2FT & 0ITB

                  Any changes lads?

                9. Pad Randa
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  13 from 4, ugh. At least I have Mousset coming on for Mane, but Vardy better haul tomorrow...

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

                  What to do here? (2 FT, 2.0 ITB)

                  A) Jim > Rash (save ft)
                  B) Jim + KDB > Rash + Alli
                  C) other

                  Ryan
                  TAA - Soy - Lund
                  Mane - KDB* - Pulisic - Son
                  Vardy - Tammy - Jim
                  (Button; Kelly, Dend, Rico)

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

                    B

                11. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Ayew -> Rashy done

                  And now, here comes benching headache

                12. Pad Randa
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Is going with no City cover on the January WC complete madness? Really not convinced by KdB as my only, as he is playing way too deeply for my tastes (at least has done in the last few matches I've watched). Thinking either moving him to the cheaper Bernardo or dropping Citeh altogether.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      city arent essential no

                      1. Pad Randa
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Rotation concerns abound, for me. KdB did look at some point like the best option into the team, but now he's become the master of the second assist.

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

                      Very happy to own no City. They look mediocre at the moment, not worth it with the rotation and high prices

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

                      Nah go for it, even when they’re doing well they are frustrating to own. I’m Cityless from today

                  2. Alnair
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Sell Salah to get Vardy (and Alli) for Norwich?

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

                      Salah could score very well at Anfield against Watford

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

                        Good chance salah is rested against Watford. He will play the important champions league match and i cant see him starting 3 games in a week given his current rotation

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Decide after midweeks

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

                        I'll post my team on the next page to give ya'll a better idea

                  3. IRBOX ⚽
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Not sure why Sutherns is persisting with captaining Sterling

                  4. Nightf0x
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    help plz, Which route? 2 ft (tight on budget)

                    A) laca to tamy or rash
                    B) laca mount to tamy puli or rash puli or tamy martial
                    C) laca ings mount -4 to rash tamy grealish, gw18 kdb to richar or aurier to other def. Or both with a -4
                    D) laca ings kdb -4 to rash tamy richar, gw18 mount aurier -4 to grealish other def.

                    Above ppl said go A with rash, if i went A i will get tammy but next gw wont be able to do ings mount to grealish rash out of budget or will be forced to move out kdb to richar or grelaish