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Almost 10% of the top 10k FPL managers fail to use their first Wildcard

We take our regular look at the chip usage and player selections of the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers.

This is our first article in the series since the deadline for using the first Wildcard passed.

Remarkably, almost one in ten of the top 10,000 FPL bosses (at the point of the Gameweek 21 deadline) didn’t use the first of their two permitted Wildcards.

World number four Michael Somers is among that number.

It’d be interesting to know why so many didn’t deploy it. Lack of a need to because of a hugely successful first half of the season? Or blissful ignorance of the rules?

Given some of the stats we have seen already on the make-up of the top 10k managers in 2019/20, it may be more the latter.

Since the deadline for Gameweek 20 passed, 2.34% have used their second Wildcard.

Around one in five have already deployed their Bench Boost this season and there is a similar usage of the Triple Captain chip, too.

Approximately one in six of the top 10k have used their Free Hit over the last five months or so.

Discounting the first Wildcard, 61.7% of the top 10,000 managers have yet to use any of their chips.

Around 15% have used at least two of their chips, however.

Approximately 50 of the top 10,000 managers have already maxed out their allocation, including the second Wildcard.

For those who have used their second Wildcard, there are some familiar names in the ‘template’ squad.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) is the most-owned player in these Wildcard sides, sitting in 93.16% of the teams in question.

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m), Sadio Mane (£12.3m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) and John Lundstram (£5.1m) were also widely selected.

There was a lack of consensus between the posts, however: two of the three least-owned players in the template squad below are goalkeepers.

There are four differences from the Wildcard ‘template’ to the most-owned squad in the top 10k overall.

Raul Jimenez (£7.5m), Anthony Martial (£7.9m), Adama Traore (£5.6m) and Mathew Ryan (£4.8m) are the differentials of sort in the above graphic, while Nick Pope (£4.7m), Dele Alli (£8.8m), James Maddison (£7.7m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) are the alternatives below.

Just over half of the top 10k captained the sidelined Vardy in Gameweek 21, although there would have been some Mane or Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) vice-captainers amongst that select group who emerged with a 16 or 20-point haul.

Looking in greater detail at the main candidates for the armband in the top 10k below, Salah was the only one who hit a double-digit haul.

As for how the top 10k are set up for Double Gameweek 24, the ownerships for a selection of the various Liverpool double-up and triple-up combinations are currently as follows:

CombinationOwnership
Salah + Mane5.82%
Salah + Alexander-Arnold13.3%
Salah + Robertson1.71%
Mane + Alexander-Arnold58.75%
Mane + Robertson9.54%
Salah + Mane + Alexander-Arnold3.9%
Salah + Mane + Robertson0.19%
Salah + Robertson + Alexander-Arnold0.89%
Mane + Robertson + Alexander-Arnold4.86%

The Mane and Alexander-Arnold combination is by some distance the most popular double-up, while relatively few FPL managers in the top 10k have already lumped on three Liverpool assets (there are other combinations beyond the above, of course).

We’ll surely see those figures rise considerably ahead of Gameweek 24, however.

All data taken from LIVEFPL.NET.

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2,302 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sk24
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Kane > Mane (-4) worth it this week?
    Going 352 switching fodders

    1. sk24
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ah, first top post ever

    2. Subzero (-4)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I would. Get the move done. Spurs look poor at the back

  2. Subzero (-4)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Any advice on this team??? I ft and 0.8 itb.

    Is it stupid benching Robertson?

    Henderson
    TAA Lund Digne
    Salah martial (c) KDB traore
    Vardy ings Jimenez

    Robertson aurier Cantwell

    Had a decent rank rise lately but not sure if double pool def with Salah is the way to go or start moving money out of defence to get mane in later?

    Thanks

    1. sk24
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Wouldn't bench Robertson at any (Traore) cost

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      think how you will feel if you bench him and he gets 12 pts...

      he's a huge threat

    3. Dupuytrens
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bench Digne or Traore and play Robertson imo.
      I am sticking with Robertson and Salah and getting TAA in for the double if I have the cash. If not VVD will do.
      Good luck anyway.

    4. Subzero (-4)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Thanks for the replies fellas. Good info 🙂

    5. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bench Traore. He is not capable to have more than 5 points vs non top 6 team.

  3. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I want to thank TM for some fantastic FPL advice earlier today.

    When faced with a tough benching decision, look at ownership.

    Which players can do some real damage to your rank if left on your bench?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I look at who I think will score me most points.

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        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          lol pulling rank by a year!!

          1. noquarternt
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Haha outrageous rankism

        2. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          But when you get that magical 3, it does?

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            3 is the magic number after all.

            1. HazardAGuess
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Hazz checking in.

        3. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          If you want to play the numbers game, add up our combined rank for the last three seasons.

          (Besides, I had a previous account before this one - been active three years, same as you.)

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Really immature comment from him mate.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I know. Always nice to have a comeback though 😉

              1. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I'm not even sure it needed a comeback as anyone can see how childish it was lol, but yes, agreed hehe, and your answer was right straight away 😉

        4. CMJC
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Wow! Shots fired! : /

    2. PastaFasul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      That is a key factor I've employed this policy the past few seasons and it usually does help.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      That wasn't the point of the advice. Points win the game.

  4. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Thinking to do Heaton, Alli and Kane to Fabianski, Sterling(C) and Wilson for -4. I will wait ofc till friday. Thoughts ?

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm not sure about Harry Wilson. He's not nailed.

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Callum

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          He knows, he's trolling.

  5. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Who's worth having in midfield along with KDB, Salah and Mane

    1) Maddison and Fodder
    2) Grealish and Traore

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      1

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Difficult to answer without context.

      If fodder and Traore are 8th attacker then 1

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yes 8th attacker

    3. Aubaaaaa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      1

    4. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I think 2 actually. I think Grealish matches Maddison over a number of weeks.

  6. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Does Firmino ever get rested?

    Thinking of TAA, Salah and Firmino for GW24.

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I wouldnt. Just get Robbo/Mane.

    2. Mané money
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Firmino is too inconsistent in terms of fpl. You need luck to get his points.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        you just need to keep him to get his points

    3. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I think there are better options for your third Pool for GW 24. If funds are an issue (As they are with me), add TAA/Robbo/VVD and go two at the back. Firmino is very inconsistent... and of course, as I say that I just noticed his price increased, so what the heck to I know...

  7. Muscout
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Has WH goalie Martin lost his place now?

    1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Was a one game wonder, he's never going to tart ahead of Fab

        1. Nuno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          He played 4 and then missed the 5th through injury

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            But was never going to be first choice.

      • JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yee

      • Lord - Blaming it on Rio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If Fab is fit - yes.

      • Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Fabianski is #1 by a long, long way

    2. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 23 days ago

        How does these transfers look over the space of 2 weeks, for free...
        Alli, Martial & Tammy --> Salah, Traore, DCL/Maupay

        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Hard to say without context. Do you have Mane already, for example. My team is closer to the former, and I am holding, but I can see the logic in the move. It will probably be fine.

      • JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Any changes for a -4 here?
        3.0itb
        Pope
        Trent Gomez Sidibie Lundy
        Mane Rich KDB
        Ings Vardy Maupay

        Button Grealish Moura Kelly

        1. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Nothing worth a -4 there

            1. JT11fc
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Thanks. No games is giving me itchy fingers

          • Hart-ake
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Solid team.

          • A Fat Spanish Waiter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Stand pat. Looks good.

        2. rainy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Price Changes - 5th January 2020

          🔺  Firmino (9.3)

          1. DA Minnion
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Nothing to see here.

          2. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Firmino rising after probably his worst ever Pool game :/

          3. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            No Vardy fall, common sense prevails

          4. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I'm ignoring all price changes this week. Not even checking. They don't exist.

            1. El Presidente
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Wise

            2. Mané money
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I just got rid of Firmino after 2 blanks. And what is even worst, he was my VC in the last game and guess what happened? Huge mistake. I went from 390k to 800k in the last two.

            3. Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Halleluja. Thank you lord. Have mercy with the nonbelievers. I will strike you down in anger.

            4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Firmino has 11 blanks in his last 13 starts

              He is a striker and has 11 blanks in his last 13 starts

              He is a 9.0+ striker and has 11 blanks in his last 13 starts

              He is a 9.0+ striker playing in Liverpool’s attack and has 11 blanks in his last 13 starts

              He is a 9.0+ striker playing in Liverpool’s attack and has 11 blanks in his last 13 starts and he has just rose in price

              1. The Dribbler
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                hang on. are you saying that Firmino is a 9.0+ striker and has 11 blanks in his last 13 starts?

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Not only that, but he is a 9.0+ striker playing in Liverpool’s attack and has 11 blanks in his last 13 starts and he has just rose in price

                  1. The Dribbler
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    either there are a lot of peeps out there hoping to get in a pod for the dgw or they know something we don't...or they don't know their head from their...armpits

                  2. Old Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    So, just be absolutely clear, you're not bringing in Firmino for GW24 then? 😀

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Treble returns back to back in 22 & 23 I might think about it...

                      Might 🙂

                      But then again I’m not selling TAA, Lundstram or Vardy & they’ll all have price dropped in a 2 week period soon enough so what do I know!

                      1. The Dribbler
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        yeah that's madness.

              2. El Lobito 10
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                So you're saying there's a chance?

            5. JammySprat
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Pretty sure Firmino wasn't close to rising. This is strange.

          5. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Vardy on his way for a price drop. Anyone here getting rid?

            1. DA Minnion
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Why would you do that?

              1. Royal5
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I'm just asking as he people are clearly selling. He missed 2 games and is currently injured as I guess you have noticed.

                1. DA Minnion
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  He'll be back next week I reckon fresh and flying.

                  1. Royal5
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Captain material if fit you think? Southampton has tighten up.

                    1. DA Minnion
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Absolutely. He'll want to get back scoring and Maddison is playing out of his skin to provide the chances. Easy captain for me.

            2. Zlatanzo
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Only the insane

                1. Royal5
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Yup. Unless confirmed out for a while.

                  1. Fitzy.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Confirmed out for a while? His manager has confirmed he'll be fine for next weekend.

                    1. Royal5
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Said the same before the Newcastle game. But hope you're right.

              • Hart-ake
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Lol no.

              • Mané money
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I hot him for 8.9m so... no thanks

              • A Fat Spanish Waiter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I have the armband on him for my bus team. He would need to be seriously injured or be on permanent nappy duty for me to sell him.

              • CroatianHammer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                He was rested for one game, had a niggle the second, and was never playing the cup game. That niggle could have been an excuse too... "Gaffer, I could use the break, you won't be using me for the cup anyway ..."

              • Railwayman
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                200K already did, wow.

            3. fridge
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              2 FT, 0 ITB

              Ramsdale
              TAA. Soyuncu. Lundstram
              Salah. KDB. Maddison. Martial. Alli
              Ings. Vardy
              Button. Aurier. Greenwood. Kelly

              Just Alli > Traore this week to get some money for Aurier > Robbo ahead of DGW?

            4. DA Minnion
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Anybody using triple captain in 24?

              1. GuenDoozy
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I think it's well worth it. The title may be won by the time the next DGW comes

                  1. GuenDoozy
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Salah Tc for me

                    • DA Minnion
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Was thinking same.

                  2. Dupuytrens
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    No. But I will probably regret it.I have Salah and do not have the cash for Mane.

                    1. DA Minnion
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Then easy decision for you. I would have to choose which one!

                      1. GuenDoozy
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Salah lower ownership + pens edges it.

                          1. Dupuytrens
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            Yes Salah is a bit of a differential but I fancy vardy or KDB later in the season.

                            1. GuenDoozy
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                With Salah and Mane firing you just cant look past them IMO.

                      2. FPL Virgin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Yep. 100%.

                      3. Tsparkes10
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Really not sure. Will be Mane or TAA if I do. Vardy in a dgw is tempting me but Kelechi could well come in. This dgw, the fixtures are a week apart so probs exact same 11 in both games

                      4. noquarternt
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        A large majority on a Salah/Mané I reckon. TAA maybe?

                      5. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Everyone.

                    2. GuenDoozy
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Hows she looking for Gw22?

                        Hendo
                        TAA Chilwell Lundy
                        Salah Mane Kdb Martial
                        Vardy Ingsy DCL

                        Button Rico Cantwell Kelly

                        0FT, 0.0 ITB

                        1. fridge
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Very nice

                          1. GuenDoozy
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              Thanks. Took a hit after many GW's this week, hope it pays off. Rash + Dele > Salah, DCL. Had exact funds and looked tempting

                        2. Soto Ayam
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            Looking ahead at gw 23, trying to decide which LFC asset to get between robbo or mane?

                            Guitar, McGovern
                            Taa, soy, aurier, Lund, Rico
                            Sal, kdb, Alli, greals, romeu
                            Vard, dcl, ings

                            Either
                            A) aurier to Robbo or
                            B) Alli to mane ?

                            1. GuenDoozy
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                B but also get rid of Aurier maybe to Sidibe

                                1. Soto Ayam
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    Cheers. Am thinking that way, unless Alli shows plenty of promise in a Kane less spurs side. Sidibe is s good call also, thanks

                              • Tsparkes10
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Best ways to get Robo or Salah in? Robo probs easiest as could literally do Alli, Aurier to Sarr, Robo.

                                1FT 0.5 itb
                                Hendo
                                TAA Perreira Lund
                                KDB Mane Martial Alli
                                Vardy Maupay ings
                                (Martin, Cantwell, Rico, Aurier)

                                1. Soto Ayam
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    I like your idea

                                    1. Tsparkes10
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Would you do any this week? Maybe Alli to Sarr?

                                2. Origal73
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 23 days ago

                                  Play one:
                                  1) Grealish (MCI)
                                  2) Zaha (ARS)
                                  3) Rico (WAT)
                                  4) Kilo (bou)

                                  1. Soto Ayam
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      1

                                    • Drop the Dendoncker
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      3

                                    • A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      I’m on 3 at the moment.

                                    • Tsparkes10
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      2

                                  2. Tube!!
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    Nearly 196,000 have taken Vardy out....that’s humour!

                                    1. El Presidente
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Casuals

                                      • Tsparkes10
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Someone in my ML removed him 3gws ago and I was like wtf. He did right tbf... But then again I got KDB vc last gw and Cantwell off the bench this week because of owning Vardy :p

                                    2. Taegugk Warrior
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Any DGW beside Liv at gw24..?

                                      1. Hazz
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Not yet, but there will definitely be.

                                      2. TorresMagic™
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Of course, GW37 should be one.

                                        1. dakotaz
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          What’s your chip strategy mate?

                                    3. dakotaz
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Thinking of
                                      Alli, Maddison, Abraham -> Salah, Perez/Traore, Maupay over this and next gw. Sound good? What to go for first? Got 2fts and exact money atm.

                                      Want to tripleup with taa, mane, Salah.

                                    4. fgdu
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      rashford + martial vs dcl + salah for gw23. Do we expect man utd to score a couple?

                                      1. El Presidente
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          haul

                                          1. fgdu
                                            • 6 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            yeah thats what i think as well. I'm thinking to make the move in gw24

                                        • radawson
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          Like it

                                      2. Jafooli
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Best use of three transfers to DGW24:

                                        1. Aurier, Grealish & Jimenez > Robertson, Noble & Haller = 5 x DGW’ers

                                        2. Aurier, KdB, Jimenez > Williams/Simpson, Salah & Haller = 4 x DGW’ers

                                        Already have Mane & TAA. Will TC Mane.

                                        1. Jafooli
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Or what better

                                          1. Robertson & KdB
                                          2. Salah & Grealish

                                          As Noble & Williams/Simpson don’t really count...

                                          1. Soto Ayam
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              Tough choice, b?

                                          2. Tsparkes10
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            I wouldn't go Haller or Noble tbh. Don't rate their fixtures enough or haller himself. would rather Delu or DCL with the solid fixture and for long term. I'll be likely just doing TAA, Robo and Mane

                                            1. Jafooli
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              Will plan to do Haller > Delu/DCL week after....I always try and load up on DGW’ers, yah never know....

                                              I’m leaning towards Mane, TAA, Robertson as will make choice of TC easier (Mane) and not flick-flak with Salah all week and then regret when I get it wrong 😀

                                              Also think Robertson is most nailed of all Liverpool big 6/7 players. Who’s his competition, any idea?

                                            2. Jafooli
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              Also have Cantwell, who is slowly becoming a 4th mid option, so Noble will become fodder....

                                              1. Jafooli
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                                Grealish fixtures turning in 24 also...

                                          3. Zlatanzo
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              No point loading up on WHU, many single GW players will outscore Haller/Noble imo

                                              1. Jafooli
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                                Need funds for Robertson or Salah, so might as well for a one week punt.....Moyes manager bounce, maybe?

                                            • Alonso The Great Midfielder
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              i wouldnt go any whu assets

                                          4. Jafooli
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Man City fixtures 25-32 😮

                                            tot, WHU, lei, ARS, mun, BUR, che, LIV

                                            With CL also in the mix....

                                            1. fgdu
                                              • 6 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              im thinking mahrez in

                                          5. Tsparkes10
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Alli owners, wyd? Tempted to move to Sarr to allow Aurier to Robertson in 24

                                            1. Soto Ayam
                                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                                Waiting to see how he lines up and plays in a kane less spurs attack. If poor, will switch to mane. Or keep and upgrade aurier to Robbo. So just wanna see next Saturday as he does have good fpl points potential

                                                1. Soto Ayam
                                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                                    Am tempted to do Alli to mane this week, but it's for -4. Thinking about, mane could easily cover that

                                                  • Tsparkes10
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                                    Nice option to have. Don't think pool game will tell us much anyways as he should dominate. Watford looking better at home aswell I guess. Just the Sarr vs Bournemouth this week that looks v tasty

                                                2. Zlatanzo
                                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                                    With Kane out I'm even more inclined.

                                                3. Zlatanzo
                                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                                    How does these transfers look over the space of 2 weeks, for free....
                                                    Alli --> Traore this week, Martial & Tammy --> Salah & DCL next week?

                                                  • Tony Martial
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                                    Looking to get rid of Guiata next week..

                                                    McCarthy @ 4.3 a good shout?

                                                    He has good fixtures coming up!

                                                    And it would allow me to upgrade Hanley/Greenwood

                                                    guiata

                                                    lundstram sidibe soyuncu Taa

                                                    mane salah kdb richarlison

                                                    Vardy Ings

                                                    (Button,Cantwell,Greenwood,Hanley).

                                                    1. Soto Ayam
                                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                                        Yeah, I'm even contemplating the same now I've looked at their fixtures and his price. Good pick

                                                      • Zlatanzo
                                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                                          good fixtures, but seeing he's scored over 3 points only twice this season isn't too appealing

                                                          1. Tony Martial
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                                            Fair. What about Henderson?

                                                            1. Tsparkes10
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                                              Hendo looks good from 25-31. I ain't getting rid, would maybe go Ryan or Foster. Or just go Hendo if longer team. Arsenal and city at home could get some save points, maybe a cleany in one

                                                      • Zlatanzo
                                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                                          Who would you move Alli & Kelly on for?
                                                          A) Sarr + Robertson
                                                          B) Richarlison + Gomez

                                                          1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                                                            • 8 Years
                                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                                            a for me

                                                          2. Tsparkes10
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                                            A

                                                          3. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                                            It’s hard to say without knowing the rest of your team structure, transfers available, money in the bank, etc. Assuming you are looking for Pool for GW 24, I’d actually consider holding what you have and then making the move next week or the week after, but again, tough to say without context.

                                                          4. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                                            I’d add, if you need to do something now, A is better, IMHO.

                                                        • Tsparkes10
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                                          For gw24:

                                                          A) Salah, Aurier, Holgate
                                                          B) Martial, Robertson, Perreira

                                                          B surely?

                                                          1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                                            What does the rest of your team look like? At first blush, B is better I think. I have the same issue trying to get a third Liverpool player, but 2 at the back is going to be easier from a team structure perspective than 2 attack. That said, Pool’s fixtures from 25 on are great.

                                                            1. Tsparkes10
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                                              Yh exactly mate.

                                                              Hendo
                                                              TAA Perreira Lund
                                                              KDB Mane Martial Alli
                                                              Vardy Maupay ings
                                                              (Martin, Cantwell, Rico, Aurier)

                                                              Thinking For B I can simply do Alli, Aurier to Sarr, Robo. Still leaves me about 1m itb. So thinking I downgrade Perreira in 25 and then upgrade maupay or martial. Something like that. Salah move means I have more or less nothing itb and stuck with one of maupay and Cantwell every week.

                                                              1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Totally agree, and my strategy is similar. Martial is actually looking pretty good. I have a microscope on him given he is made of glass (went home with an illness today, I understand), but they have a decent run of fixtures. Never know, might be able to ride him for a while. Plus a Man Untied starting striker at that price isn’t bad, no how terrible they might be this season.

                                                        • Tony Martial
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                                          McCarthy and Dunk

                                                          Or

                                                          Guiata and Hanley

                                                          1. FirMinaMiMo
                                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                                              A

                                                          2. Zico Senna
                                                            • 8 Years
                                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                                            Hmmm, i face a bit of a dilemma. Since WC’ing (had to), i switched from having both Salah and Mane to two Pool defenders and kept Mane.
                                                            I can’t moan at the results, and i like the set up.
                                                            However, after hanging on to Both Salah and Mane for all that time, could i have made a mistake not sticking with them for this DGW?

                                                            Fabianski
                                                            TAA - Evans - Robertson
                                                            KDB - Martial - Mane - Maddison
                                                            Rashford - Vardy - DCL
                                                            ____________________________
                                                            Button: Lundstram: Kiko: Dendoncker

                                                            Can’t say i will do anything yet, and see how the games/players do, but if, and only IF i do decide to go back to double pool mids, do these moves sound reasonable if i were to do it?

                                                            Robertson + Martial + Rashford >> Dunk + Salah + Ings

                                                            Just trying to give myself an option in case i do revert back for DGW.
                                                            Cheers guys.

                                                            1. PlumaPiedra
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                                              You've been so anti Salah and Mane for the past couple of weeks, why the sudden change of mind?

                                                              1. Zico Senna
                                                                • 8 Years
                                                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                                                I know, i know! Haha! Oh i dunno, call it overthinking and the whole ‘could i be making a huge error here’ talk.
                                                                I’ll likely stick with what i have, but if these next set if games be promising performances from the duo it will be hard to maybe ignore. It’s only an ‘if’ option i guess 🙂

                                                              2. GoonSquad
                                                                • 9 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Sellers remorse

                                                                1. Zico Senna
                                                                  • 8 Years
                                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                  Not quite, more a case of ‘could i of made a mistake’, i don’t regret selling Salah for the frustration he brought.

                                                                  1. GoonSquad
                                                                    • 9 Years
                                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                    I had TAA Robbo for first 12 weeks with no CS but attacking returns, I am actually thinking VVD, TAA and Salah. We'll see.

                                                            2. JT11fc
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                                              Sounds good to me, im in same position with 2 defence but kinda want 2 attack

                                                              1. Zico Senna
                                                                • 8 Years
                                                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                                                Yeah it’s a toughie, i’m just giving myself an option in case persuasion get the better of me. I like both options, but need to watch these games beforehand closely before deciding for sure.

                                                            3. Tsparkes10
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                                              Reasonable moves apart from the fact Man u play Burnley at home in 24 and could easily match Salah or Mane tbh. I also think if you get rid of Robo or TAA you'll create the same problem and be annoyed if you get rid of the one who doesn't haul etc.

                                                              I'm thinking double defence now cause the options bottom of last page look so much better as a whole.

                                                              1. Zico Senna
                                                                • 8 Years
                                                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                                                Yeah i just noticed that before actually mate, if United can gather some good performances before then that game could be high scoring and match them like ya say.
                                                                Oh i do agree, and i like my setup at the moment now, it’s extremely likely i’ll stick with it, call it a panicky moment hehe 🙂
                                                                Yeah i agree with that after just went and looked on last page.

                                                            4. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 5 Years
                                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                                              Honestly, I wouldn’t do it. Your team looks great, and I personally feel the Robertson/rashford downgrade is too high a price for the martial/salah upgrade.

                                                              1. Zico Senna
                                                                • 8 Years
                                                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                                                Cheers matey, i do have to agree. Would be hard to not do the switch if Martial gets injured or does nothing but regardless, i think you’re right anyway, i’d hate myself even more if it ended up to be wrong move as well haha!

                                                            5. Soto Ayam
                                                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                                                Currently have taa and sals and I'm in the same boat. Get either robbo or mane. Either way it's a good option.
                                                                If robbo, then have more cash to invest elsewhere and might not be to far behind mane points wise every game week, however, there are other defenders that can do well.
                                                                If mane then huge attacking threat and as west ham fan I annually cringe at the liverpool fixture as they regularly score at least 3.
                                                                Not sure I've helped your dilemma, but I'm swinging towards mane.
                                                                Liverpool have a real swagger and confidence now that I've not seen before and they look like they'll dominate anyone.

                                                                1. Zico Senna
                                                                  • 8 Years
                                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                  No there’s some good raised points there cheers bud, they do look extremely confident in front of any team now you’re right.
                                                                  My only squabble is i’m not seeing pool leathering teams with 4 or 5 goals a game, all seems to be 2-0’s and stuff, but that’s not to say that won’t happen in future.
                                                                  Say i did go for it, i can only captain one mid, and my god i got that wrong every time in 15GW’s of owning them lol!

                                                                  1. Soto Ayam
                                                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                      After the club world cup they thumped Leicester and would have scored more against Sheffield if not for hendo's heroics. They seem so confident now and to make it worse for us the clean sheets seem to have returned. If they're getting more attacking returns then robbo and taa will be involved for sure. I'm gonna wait and see how the spurs game goes before any changes. But your absolutely right, it will be a captain headache for sure. Tough decisions for all of us I think. Good luck whichever way you lean

                                                                      1. Zico Senna
                                                                        • 8 Years
                                                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                        Yep agree with all those points, so glad the cleanies have returned and doing well. Defo see how the Spurs game goes. Cheers mate you too!

                                                                2. Hotdogs for Tea
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 4 Years
                                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                  looks like another -4 or -8 on the cards 😉

                                                                  1. Zico Senna
                                                                    • 8 Years
                                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                    Haha! Oh god no, not taking hits this season for as long as i can now, maybe, almost certainly for later DGW’s, but these aforementioned switches would be for free with 2FT’s + 1FT.
                                                                    Very likely i’ll leave it though 😉

                                                                3. FirMinaMiMo
                                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                    My question to yu is!!!!

                                                                    Do you think that both salah nd mane will play both games at dgw????

                                                                    1. Zico Senna
                                                                      • 8 Years
                                                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                      I do yes, 6 days between the games, i’d expect Klopp to roll out full strength teams, however that could very well not be case knowing this season hehe

                                                                      1. FirMinaMiMo
                                                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                          My gut says that klopp will play both vs big team ....

                                                                          And he may include origi/minamino in for salah/mane another match vs lesser big team !!!

                                                                          1. Zico Senna
                                                                            • 8 Years
                                                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                            That could very well happen, especially if teams around them faulter as well, and it’s not like their bench belittles them in any way either, they’re just as lethal.

                                                                            1. FirMinaMiMo
                                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                                Today minamino into the line up 100% ...if he performs well ...there is absolutely nothing to surprise that klopp will play 2 of 4 !!!!! fab/origi/minamino/shaq ... For one of the dgw!!!

                                                                                1. Zico Senna
                                                                                  • 8 Years
                                                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                                  Agreed and i do hope this Minamino lad can come in all guns blazing 🙂

                                                                                  1. FirMinaMiMo
                                                                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                                      Ultimately my point is !!!! Don't trust klopp in fpl lad !!!! lol !!!

                                                                                      1. Zico Senna
                                                                                        • 8 Years
                                                                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                                        Haha! Indeed! 🙂

                                                                        • Amey
                                                                          • 1 Year
                                                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                          Take a deep breath and relax bro.
                                                                          Robbo Taa Mane is in my team too. Very happy with them.

                                                                          1. Zico Senna
                                                                            • 8 Years
                                                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                            Cheers Amey! I will, think it might of just been a small panic and a ‘what can i do IF’ such and such happens etc etc haha.
                                                                            I’m very happy with the same trio, Robbo and TAA easily capable of hauls also. I can’t see myself changing it tbh, i like the setup too much, and yours and all the comments make good sense.

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

                                                                              Yep
                                                                              GL !

                                                                              1. Zico Senna
                                                                                • 8 Years
                                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                                Thanks man you too 😉

                                                                        • DreadFPL
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 1 Year
                                                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                          Don't 2nd guess it. The Mane, TAA, Robbo axis is sound.

                                                                        • The_Fish
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 1 Year
                                                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                          I’m on Trent, Robbo and Salah.

                                                                          Double pool definitely the way to go imo. Gives the rest of your team more flexibility. Going Mane and Salah causes too many sacrifices elsewhere.

                                                                        • Annie
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 7 Years
                                                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                          Team looks no better than mine, your decimate comment is complete bs

                                                                          1. Zico Senna
                                                                            • 8 Years
                                                                            1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                            And yet not really, kinda does decimate it.