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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. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Suggestion fellas, any tips are helpful. 1 FT and 0.1 ITB

    Heaton
    Lundstram-TAA-Soy
    Mount-Maddison-Alli-Salah
    Kane-Vardy(C)-Jimenez

    Button-Tomori-Janmaat-Nakamba

    THX in advance.

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

      Tomori out for Kelly

    2. BATISTUTA ®
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Get Grealish for Mount

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

      yeah, i was thinking about those transfers but i think i will save transfer

  2. the vanisher
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Jesus owner.. keep for Arsenal?

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

      Yea, Arsenal are among the worst teams in the league defensively

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

        This.
        And the players and boardroom have the mentality of a donkeys fart.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Harsh on Donkey's fart

    2. GuenDoozy
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I got rid of Kdb.

  3. GuenDoozy
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Cantwell ahead of Kelly on my bench! Ofcourse...

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

      Same

      1. GuenDoozy
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I was logical to be fair.

  4. GuenDoozy
    1 month, 19 days ago

    KDB, Jimmy > Alli, Rashford for free looking like a good move

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

    Inside the top million.
    Coming for you.

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

    Which?.

    A) kdb laca ings -4 to tamy rash richar
    Gw18 dendo to grealish, no city cover

    B) mount laca ings -4 to grealish rash tammy
    Gw18 maybe get a def. For aurier

    C) laca mount to puli/richar/martial/keep mount & tamy/rash
    Gw18 taa dendo -4 to cheaper def. & Grealish

    1. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm confused

  7. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Sterling to Son or Alli?

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

      Who would you get if same price?

    2. GuenDoozy
      1 month, 19 days ago

      The double up is on

      1. ItOnlyTook9Years
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It's looking like that could be the way to go. Maybe no city too

        1. GuenDoozy
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeah, I already did Kdb > Alli. The other move is Jimmy > Rash but I'll wait till the end of the week for that, 2fts

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Either is good with Son being the premium. Depends what you are planning to use the additional funds for if you got Alli.

      1. Daniel - KTBFFH
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Son has better stats, Alli is cheaper and differential. With the fixtures is it worth doubling up?

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

          Son is better option. And he was phenomenal today.

          1. GuenDoozy
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Mardy is all you need for (c)

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

          Yes I would consider the double up

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

      Alli

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

    Score check.

    Iv had a mare. Sold Kane for Rashford to afford Alli and Mane no show

    18-4

    Dropped from 225k to 470k in two wks..

    Tieleman/Mousset to save me

    1. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      25 = drop of 2k to ~17k

    2. GuenDoozy
      1 month, 19 days ago

      18. Pulisic, Tammy, TAA, Son played. 7 to go, mane no show and Kelly 2nd on bench after cantwell

    3. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Tough luck on Kane but he's too expensive so logical move

    4. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      fewer hits and transfer players that you are fine with keeping for a longer term. works

    5. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      11 from 3 so big day tomorrow as I dropped from 200k>350k

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

      40ish 5 defenders to play plus Tieleman.

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

      33-4 and okayish green arrow. Sold Auba and Hayden for Tammy and Alli. C Vardy and Hendo, Lund, Ings and Soy to go.

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

        Well actually looks like losing 300 places after last match. But tomorrow will tell.

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

      56 from 7. Break through top 100k.

  9. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I am considering a test.

    Setting my team and leave it until the winter break unless some bad injuries happen. I haven't done it never in my life.

    The team looks like all set for a whole month.

    Ryan

    TAA Lund Soy

    Mane (vc) Son Martial Pulisic Maddison

    Vardy (c) Tammy

    bench: Jimmy, Kelly, Rico

    0ITB

    2FT.

    Ok maybe I will change a captain here and there or promote Jimmy to first 11, however, did I find the perfect team? someone who can keep it up without making transfers?

    Is this the FPL Nirvana?

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

      Terrible team.

      1. Daniel - KTBFFH
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        you don't mean it, just playing mind games.

        1. Daniel - KTBFFH
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          anyone else?

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

          2 defenders on 4 ycs, Rico is useless atm.
          You'll be over 1m if you leave this team alone by January

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

      Dont know if it is nirvana but it is a good team at the moment. Things chance quickly though.

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

      Not sure if you are serious but this is not a perfect team..

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

      Not very difficult to make a "test" like this. Just check your gw10 team for example and calculate points if you had done nothing 😉

  10. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    KdB ==> Dilva
    Pukki ==> Rashford

    Good moves? Or Dilva alternatives?

    2ft and 0 itb.

    Pope
    Soy / TAA / Lundstram
    Salah / KDB / Alli / Maddison
    Vardy / Pukki / Jim

    Bench: Button, Kelly, Guendouzi, Rico

  11. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I want Lundstram to get a yellow tomorrow! So that he is suspended for GW17 & I can field a playing 11 in GW18!

    1. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      interesting

    2. GuenDoozy
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would make it easier tbh

    3. Jullepuu
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Works for me too

  12. MikeLowrey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Laca to Rash? Team below. Will pop my WC for GW18

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Söyüncü
    Mane KDB Alli Maddo
    Laca Vardy Mousset

    (Button Kelly Tomori Cantwell)

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

      I would do it

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

      For sure.

  13. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Team A
    Pope
    Taa, Lund, soy, (dunk, 5.0)
    Salah, son, mount, kdb, cantwell
    Vardy, pukki( greenwood)

    Or

    Team B
    Pope
    Taa, soy, Lund( dunk, 3.9)
    Salah, kdb, mount, alli, Cantwell
    Vardy, Tammy, pukki

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

      B

  14. The Danger Zone!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who to make way for Rashford for short term gains?
    A) Aubameyang
    B) Jimenez

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Auba obvio

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

      Auba

  15. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Rashford 3 baps is sweet 😀

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

    2 frees. Heaton to Martin and Jimi to rashford?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looks good, Heaton is horrific I managed to escape that sinking boat before last weeks own goal. Feel kinda bad tho, those poor women and kids shoulda been on the life boat, not me.

  17. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Mane Cap next week is so clear

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Vardy plays Watford at home!

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Norwich*

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

      vardy home to norwich is a good contender

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Im not letting those Mane cappers get me again!

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

    Abraham in line for a benching against Bournemouth?

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Why? Can’t think of a single reason as it would make no sense.

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

        Playing through injury and the CL is more important so he'll definitely play that. Needs a rest.

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He’a fine now, wouldn’t play if he wasn’t

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

            Did you watch the match? He's not 100% fine, took a bump off Pickford and held his ribs and hips again and was screaming in pain again. Continued after that sure but defo still has pain issues

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Can easy play through pain barriers, be fine

    2. GuenDoozy
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No reason for this

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think so. Abraham & Pulisic most likely

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        How? Why? What?

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          😆

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Haha! 😉

    4. Jullepuu
      1 month, 19 days ago

      They have a CL game before that so let's start guessing after it

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

    Help a pal out.

    2 FTs, 1m ITB

    Hendo
    TAA / Robbo / Soy / Lord / Rico
    Mane / KDB / Zaha / Maddison / Donk
    VAJ

    Open for anything. Kinda hurt me today not having any Spurs assets. But Robbo + Jimmy -> Rash + Kelly ?
    Maybe Zaha -> Alli? -4.

  20. Jullepuu
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is it now safe to say that the Pope to Guaita move was a success?

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

    I still believe in Firmino.
    And Santa Claus.

    And the Tooth Fairy.
    And Brexit.

    1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Some people don't ?

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

        🙂

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I still believe in Benteke

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

        You Sir, need serious help.

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Would you consider this in GW18 for -8?

    Robbo(no show), Jesus(Aguero probably back by then), H.Barnes(no comments), Zaha(no comments) to Aurier, Rashford, Grealish

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      & Alli?

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      This would allow me to do Jiminez to Tammy for free in GW19

  23. GuenDoozy
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Keeping Pulisic one more week looking at Bournemouths injury crisis. Chelsea will be looking for a reaction! Just hope he is rested midweek

    1. Jullepuu
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Doubt that he gets a rest in CL

  24. Henning
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Stupid to do KDB and Ings out for Alli and Rashford?

    Guaita Pope

    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Rico Dunk

    Mane KDB Son Pulisic Maddison

    Vardy Ings Mousset

  25. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A) Alli (double with Son) in a 352
    B) Rashford in a 343

    1. Jullepuu
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

  26. MiLK2018
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Considering Pope -> Guaita, is it a good move?

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would have done it this week if I’d had another 0.3m.
      Did Pope > Ryan instead.

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

      Having done this two game weeks ago, I can safely tell you it is a great move!

      1. Jullepuu
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Same here

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

      I have been considering it for the past 2 gameweeks, but didn't do the transfer. I would have got 14 points more with Guaita. Now Pope has New (H) so I will wait for another GW.

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

    2 FT, and no ideas! Toughts?

    —— — - Ryan - — — —
    — Robbo - Lundy - Soy —
    Salah Kdb Alli Son Mount
    —— Vardy Jimmy — —

    Button Connolly Tomori Rico

    1. Dare Do The Punt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Tomori to a more nailed defender IMO

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

        Was thinking on Kelly.

  28. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Which move is best?

    A) Maddy to Son

    B) Maddy to Alli

    C) Zaha to Son

    D) Zaha to Alli

    E) hold Maddy and Zaha

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

      A or B.

      Help above, pls.

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

      E, hold them for this week, move forward spurs afterwards.

      Mandy has NOR and Zaha has BRI....

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

      Sory. C without a doubt.

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

        Zaha out for Alli or Son. Sorry.

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

    I'm a 2 MLs both of which iv won 3 yrs in a row.

    This yr tho I'm behind the curve, my rivals are getting in players just as they hit form and then if I decide to get them it's a waste of time coz it doesn't help me close gap.

    Leader brought in Alli and Aurier to triple up with Son..

    Kinda running outta ideas..

  30. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Corrr it must be tight in the top 100k and not a brag or even a subtle brag but I’ve moved up from 46k to 6k today.......