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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. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who to sell for Son?

    A) Pulisic
    B) Martial
    C) Maddison

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Maddison

    4. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I regret taking Puli in for a hit – will be gone next GW for Grealish

    5. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Maddison. Don't chase last week's points. Pulisic is solid, Leicester's good fixtures are running out.

      1. Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Lol check again

    7. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Puli has more goal in him than Maddison.

    8. Railwayman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pulišić

  2. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Preparing for a rank drop – have Son but didn't captain, have TAA and Mané (no Salah/Alli/Rash)...

    c'mon Vardy(C)!!

  3. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Spurs match is game of the day on Sky in 15mins time. Be good to get a look at them, while I listen to AJ on the radio. 🙂

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Burnley make everyone look good.
      City for example.

      1. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Best form of defence against us is attack. Burnley have no attack. United brought it today and were deserved victors

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 12 days ago

      thinking Captain anyone vs Burnley is a good call right now

  4. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ter Stegan has more assists than Ronaldo this season

  5. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Last Man Standing Update

    Current safety score = 11
    Top score = 74
    LMS average = 24.06 (-0.48) = 23.58
    Players played = 6.62/12.01
    Captains played = 29.06%

    5 games + lots of autosubs to go.

    1. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      F me!
      I'm (albeit for one night only, and lots to happen before the GW even finishes, let alone the season, but still..) top score!

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        That's you, fantastic!

        1. Brimble82
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          It's been an above average day!

  6. AFBS_1991
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pope Button
    TAA Lunds Soy Rico Kelly
    Sterling KDB Maddison Alli Zaha
    Vardy Rashford Ayew
    (1FT, 1,2 ITB)

    Which are next best moves?
    a) Sterling to Mané (good bench cover for 18 blank GW)
    b) Sterling to Son (double Spurs mid)
    c) Sterling + Ayew to Kane + Grealish for -4 (Christmas time for Kane and for us)

    Thanks all!

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Robbo's chance to get rested now? Subbed off early today for the CL game midweek! Then a rest against Watford looks likely!

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dont think so, who would fill in for him?

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nah.

  8. as33
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kane or Rashford?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      depends on what you do with the cash. Rash looks great value

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rashford. He's on fire and over 2 million cheaper. Really it's more like, Kane and Guendouzi or Rashford and Grealish, as an example.

  9. NWA
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hi lads
    Have 2 ft, would you do for free (Before am priced out)
    pulisic+jiminez to rashford + grealish
    Yes
    No

    thx

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

  10. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    KDB ➡ Son for FT more and more tempting...

    Do it or not..?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not this week. KDB good chance of returns v that Arsenal back 4.

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      U have Alli already?

  11. Tomas_brolin
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Exact funds to do mount and Ings to Grealish and Rashford for a -4 tonight. Would you do it?

    Or do mount to martial for free?

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd prioritise Rash and Grealish, but moving Ings for a hit... hmm

  12. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    4 points from 4 😎

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1st time I've done well in a good view weeks... lucks in when I got Dendonker points from bench last week & Kelly this week. need those bits of luck

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      🙂 Vicious!

  13. C_Manan
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sterling & Ayew >> Rashford and Madisson

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes

  14. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jimenez to

    A) Rash
    B) Abraham

    ?

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Soy
    Mané KdB Son Pulisic (->Grealish)
    Ings Vardy Jimenez
    (Button - Cantwell Tomori Diop) 0.itb

  15. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kane ➡️

    A) Rashford
    B) Abraham

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rashford..
      But why sell Kane??

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well done on having Kane. Decide after midweeks.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nice goodbye gift from him. Thank God I didnt sell. Cheers!

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Is it funding another move?

      I’d maybe hold Kane. If not, Rashford

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yup will upgrade Tielemans to Son next week.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Then prob Rashford

    4. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kane was getting 1 more chance from me this weekend. Keeping over xmas now

      I'm guessing you have plans for the extra $$$

      A just. Woulda said B before seeing Rash today

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Son will outscore him. Want him definitely.

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It's time to back our own man 😉

  16. Iggypop
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sterling to son done, held the faith far too long, did the same with kane couple seasons ago! Didn't learn, get off the premiums early wen they look bleak!

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Good move.

  17. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    RP. Evening gents

    Which of these moves do you prefer?

    A) Mount > Son
    B) Jimi > Rashford
    C) Roll FT

    1FT 6.3itb
    Guaita
    TAA, Lunds, Soy
    Mané, Alli, Maddison, Mount*
    Vardy, Ings, Jimi*
    (McGovern) (Willems, Dendo, Rico)

    Thanks!

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Def A

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hold Jimi for GW18

      Mount vs this injury-hit Bournemouth... Son vs the resilient Wolves. Can't this be delayed one more GW? Gives you 2 FTs to sort the team out with for GW18

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeh. It’s prob the sensible move tbh. 2FT would be lovely and saving amongst hits being taken is always good.

  18. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jesus owners, keeping one more game?

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wha! Just bought him in.

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Aguero is back soon, it was a short term punt anyway

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          How Soon?

    2. Railwayman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm selling for Rashford

  19. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Not sure if I need to do anything here..
    Pope
    Soy - TAA - Lundy
    Salah(c) - Mane - Maddison - Zaha
    Vardy - Tammy - Jimi
    Dendo - Rico - William's
    2 fts 1.3 itb

    Rashford would be nice, but csnt do jimi to rash without dropping rico to Reid, and leaves no bench defenders!

    Or could downgrade TAA, but is that worth it to get rashford in??

  20. nelluckram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Gazza
    TAA, Soy, Lund
    Mane, KDB, Maddison, Son, Pulisic
    Vardy, Abraham
    Button, Clarke, Greenwood, Rico
    2 FT 0.0 ITB

    Thinking of just doing Son - > Alli and banking 1.1...

    Will bring Martial back in for Maddison next GW

    Any other suggestions welcome!

    1. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don't ditch Son

  21. fcsaltyballs
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What to do here, loads of options going through my head (including wildcard) but could do with some feedback please:

    Henderson
    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Chilwell
    Mane KDB Alli Mount
    Jimenez Vardy

    Button Dendoncker Rico Greenwood

    1 FT, 3.8 itb

  22. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I'm confused about transfer (s) atm.
    Good week to save then ehh ??
    Have good enough 11 & Aurier as 1st sub.

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Good week to save. For me, I shall take hits

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ha ha

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      save imo. blank in 18 & if you get an injury/suspension aswell you'll be well set with 2fts

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

  23. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    The players I really want to sell have good stats and great GW17 fixtures, so I'll just have to hold and hope

    Good times

  24. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Choose one from GW18

    A. Zaha & Grealish
    B. Richarlison & Trezeguet

    1. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Grealish and Rich?

  25. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 12 days ago

    You guys remember when Silva took over at Hull and Robbo, Maguire and one more. They were absolute beasts for like last 8 of the season. Did Silva make those players? One of them scored every week

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He gave birth to them yes

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 12 days ago

        basically lol, he gave them a platform to move on to greater things.

  26. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is sterling to son a big no no with ars up next?

    1. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes, City will destroy us.

  27. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Soyuncu, Vardy and Targett owner. I would love an 0-0 tomorrow.

  28. SuperDan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pick one:
    A) Periera & Jiminez
    B) Soy & Rashford

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Got B, so B.

    2. nelluckram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

  29. Dirty Harry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Don't like taking a hit but Yolo. Quick vote?
    I have Alli only:

    1. Auba > Kane
    2. Auba > Rashford
    3. Auba + KDB > Kane + Son -4 (exact money)
    4. Auba + Pulisic + Tomori > Rashford + Son + Kelly -8