Metrics

Which Liverpool triple-up is the most popular among the top 10k?

Close to 10% of Fantasy Premier League managers in the top 10,000 have already played their second Wildcard for the 2019/20 season.

Before the Gameweek 23 deadline, 5.5% of those at this level had already pulled the trigger, but that figure rose to 9.6% on Saturday morning.

That’s the biggest increase from one Gameweek to the next since the second Wildcard became available.

It has not escaped our notice that those re-shaping their squads this weekend have done so just days before Double Gameweek 24 when Liverpool have two relatively favourable fixtures.

Therefore, we have examined the selections made by these high-performing Wildcards to see how they are investing in Jurgen Klopp’s team.

It seems clear that top 10k managers playing their Wildcard in Gameweek 23 are favouring the offensive double-up on Liverpool options.

Sadio Mané (£12.4m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) are both among the most popular midfield assets, but Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) is the only Liverpool man among the most fashionable defenders.

The Senegalese international is the most widely-owned of the trio, sat in 80.2% of Wildcard squads in the top 10k for this weekend, Salah only in 41.6%.

Meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold has been selected of 76.6% of these managers, while Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) does not break into the top-five.

Brandon Williams (£4.1m) has been chosen by 47.1% while 29.5% still retain some faith in Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.1m).

Todd Cantwell (£4.9m) remains the go-to fifth-midfielder, it would seem, with 51.5% of Gameweek 23’s top 10k Wildcarders selecting him, making him the third-most-popular in this position.

Meanwhile, 28.7% have seen enough from Jack Grealish (£6.5m) to believe he is worth holding onto. That decision was rewarded as he scored Aston Villa’s only goal in a 1-1 draw at Brighton.

Interestingly, 34.8% of these managers have taken the opportunity of a Wildcard to get Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) into their sides.

The Manchester City forward now has five goals and an assist in his last two outings as he netted twice against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

It would appear that the large remaining majority of the top 10k has not yet made a final decision on their Liverpool triple-up.

Alexander-Arnold (79.5%) and Mané (76.6%) are already sat in the vast majority of squads at this level, but they are the only two Reds’ players present in the Most Owned template.

By comparison, Salah has an ownership of 29.3% among the top 10k while Robertson is sat on 21.5%.

Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) continues to offer potential as a differential, owned by just 6.5% of top 10k managers in Gameweek 23.

Fantasy managers who captained Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) will be hopeful of green arrows in Gameweek 23 after Kevin de Bruyne (£10.7m) blanked against Crystal Palace.

The Belgian was unfortunate not to get any attacking returns on Saturday afternoon but, nevertheless, he left a large number of Fantasy managers with a captaincy blank.

De Bruyne was the most-backed for the armband this weekend both in our captain poll and among the top 10k.

In this upper echelon, 38.3% handed him the captaincy after his nine-point haul against Villa’s porous defence.

However, in the end, Palace’s back-line proved to have more about it than the Villans, leaving the door open for Vardy-backers to get the upper hand.

The Leicester man was captained by 32.1% of the top 10k for Gameweek 23 ahead of a Sunday afternoon trip to an out-of-form Burnley.

However, the real winners, depending on Vardy’s exploits at Turf Moor, are those who backed Aguero for his 13-point haul against Palace.

Just 8.8% of the top 10k backed him with the armband – almost certainly acting as the fuel for a big green arrow considering his still relatively low ownership at this level.

The 6.4% who went for Mané and 4.7% who captained Salah will be hoping for similar hauls against Manchester United considering de Bruyne’s blank.

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2,413 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Sarr to Grealish , Yaay or Naay..
    FT need to have that 7th attacker

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Yes

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Yup

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Yep

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        (if not fit)

    4. Salads
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Yup

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Already done with my transfers and 7 players from my team play today! Salah, Mane, TAA, Vardy, Schmeichel, Martial, Williams! It's going to be a tough Sunday for me!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Let's hope no injuries, got 7 myself.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      That Martial guy is the most fragile 😛

  3. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Should getting 3rd LIV (Robbo) next to TAA & Salah my priority over dropping deadwood like Tammy and maybe Richarlison..?

    1. Theholygoalie
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      I would say so as i like both Tammy and Rich but i'm not in the loop regarding Rich's injury as a non-owner. I think to have a spaced out DGW like this with no Euro football is a dream and why i will use my TC so yeah go for it.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      You can do both with a -4. Use them as cash enabler for Robertson.

  4. Theholygoalie
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Same boat as a few people here, Kun's form is making me want to keep but also Grealish as my plan was those two > DCL and Salah. Therefore,

    Ryan
    TAA - Soyuncu - Maitland-Niles
    Mane - Grealish - Martial - KDB
    Vardy - Aguero - Maupay

    Button - Kelly - Cantwell - Kiko

    A - Exact cash for Soy & KDB > Robbo & Marhez
    B - Stick to the original plan above
    C - KDB & Vardy > Salah and Abraham/Jimi
    D - Vardy, Martial & Maitland > $4.2def (Williams, Tananga), Salah & DCL for a -4

    1. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      B

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      I’m on C Mo but dont see he’s worth that sacrifice.

      What price is Soy for you? How low would Martial need to go for double defence.

  5. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    A)Son+Grealish
    B)Kdb+Cantwell

    Who scores more?

    Thanks

    1. jimski
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Coin flip.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      A

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks guys help me with one more please.

        Guaita
        Soyuncu, Taa, Dunk
        Grealish. Mane, Son, KDB
        Abraham, Jimenez, Vardy

        Button, Lundstram, Dendoncker, Kelly

        2 FT 0.9. ITB

        A)

        Soyuncu>Van Dijk (Robbo)
        Abraham> DCL

        B)

        KDB>Salah
        Abraham> DCL

        A or B guys?

        Rival has Kdb and Cantwell I'm leaning towards doing B.

  6. Azathoth
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Have 5.2m ITB.Which transfer to do:
    a) Egan to TAA
    or
    b) Tammy to Kun?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      TAA is heavily owned, so get him if you want to play safe. Otherwise Kun.

    2. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      A

  7. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Good morning lads... Need some help here... Should I drop Kun or KDB to get Mane in? Have Salah and TAA as well... Have 2fts...
    Cheers

    1. FirMinaMiMo
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      I m dropping kun to get mane 🙂

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Whose haul will hurt you more?

    3. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      No

    4. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      I wouldn't drop either of them.

    5. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Cheers lads... Have to find a way to get Mane in

  8. FirMinaMiMo
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Matip or gomez for dgw? 🙂

    1. FirMinaMiMo
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Any thoughts ?

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Gomez more likely to play.

      1. FirMinaMiMo
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Thank yu 🙂

      2. AK ⭐
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        A WILD BERBS APPEARS!

    3. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Gomez

      1. FirMinaMiMo
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks alot 🙂

    4. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Both will play 1 game probably

      1. FirMinaMiMo
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        So vvd is a must for two match points ! Isn't it? .

        1. Abra Dubravka
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Him and Allison are safest bets for 2 games in defence yeah

      2. Bushwhacker
        29 days, 10 hours ago

        Why? You don’t rotate defenders without a reason. Gomez plays both unless injured.

        1. cuppatea78
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 4 hours ago

          Thats what I was thinking. They haven't conceded since he came into the team

  9. Diedhiou See That?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Ryan Button
    TAA Söyüncü Lundstram Kelly Targett
    Mane KDB Alli Traore Cantwell
    Vardy Abraham Ings

    Which transfers to make before DGW 24:

    A. Söyüncü + Alli -> Robertson + Grealish (nice fixtures for the foreseeable)

    B. Abraham + Söyüncü -> Maupay + Robertson (nice fixtures for the foreseeable)

    C. Abraham + Alli -> Mousset + Salah (Mousset has Man City

    1. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      C

  10. SHUTUPHEATHER
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Scenes if Vardy doesn’t play today.

    1. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      —__—

    2. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Fingers crossed...Traore 1st sub

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Why wouldn't he play?

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 7 hours ago

        Same here, would be great!

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Why wouldn't he?

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Not happening

  11. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    I had a dream

    3-3 (Vardy 1 only)
    3-3 (Mo all 3 and Martial 2)

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Not bad

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Did you see the assist as well ?
      😉
      Hopefully those were from Robbo...

    3. Bushwhacker
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      If United score three against Liverpool Klopp may quit.

  12. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Thoughts on Lascelles?

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Contemplating him for Kelly. Or Cathcart

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Same!

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Only 4.2 and newcastle are solid defensively... Tempted to get Ritchie myself

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Getting him in.

      Superb fixtures with one blip. Fancy Newcastle to do nicely in defence. 4/5 cs to season end looks quite feasible and given price and somecattack threat I’ll take that.

      Quietly they’re having a really impressive season given where they started from and the injury crisis.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 10 hours ago

        I fear that as soon as I get him, he'll get injured again 😀

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 10 hours ago

          Can you hold off 3/4 weeks then please - I’ve other issues to deal with

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            I think I'll not bring him in for my friends here. Might go ahead and jinx Williams from United 😛

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 10 hours ago

          And don’t you look at Holgate - severe benching risk

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Noted.
            😀

  13. Abra Dubravka
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    G2g? 1FT.
    Tempted by Kelly to Lascelles or Cathcart.

    Schmeichel
    T(C)AA, Robbo, Sidibe (Kelly,Lord)
    Mane, KDB, Maddison, Grealish (Traore)
    Vardy, Ings, Jimenez?

    1. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Gtg

    2. Bojaninho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      keeping Jimi through the tough run?

      1. Abra Dubravka
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 10 hours ago

        Yeah. He can score against anyone

  14. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Is Tanganga nailed now, despite owned by Sarr last evening??

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Both he and Williams look like fair punts

      But both United and Spurs have been tosh at the back (not fooled by pen save) and neither feels like an attraction whatever fixtures say.

      Saying no to 4.0 United and Spurs defence feels bizarre

  15. Amey
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 10 hours ago

    Having a terrible GW !
    Need Robbo 9+ haul but that would mean defeat for United.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Surely real football is more important.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 10 hours ago

        Yep.
        🙂

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 10 hours ago

        Inserts thermometer and sends for matron

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      How’s the quarter final going? I’d be prepared to allow you a Robbo haul if it sends you through

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 10 hours ago

        Need Robbo haul bro.
        Looking like I'm going out 🙁

    3. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Let's be honest United aren't fit to lace the bird of Liverpool anymore. You'll lose comfortably there today.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 10 hours ago

        Sad Truth

    4. Bushwhacker
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Defeat is what United need ; get rid of that child manager and get Pooch in and you may have a shot at the CL without relying on everyone else failing worse.

  16. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 10 hours ago

    wondering if mahrez to noble is worth it for the dgw

    1. Bojaninho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      no

  17. Me Spurs
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 10 hours ago

    Best 5m or lower defender for upcoming fixtures?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Dunk
      Lascells

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Ditto Amey but I’d add anything Watford (bar my Kiko of course) and most things Palace (Ward?)

  18. DS29
    29 days, 10 hours ago

    Traore replacement
    Docoure fleck sarr(if fit) or Grealish?
    Thanks!

    1. Bushwhacker
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Grealish

  19. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 10 hours ago

    My main 3 starting defenders are Taa, Lundy, Aurier whilst the bench defenders are Rico and Zabaleta.

    My plan was to save FT and remove Zaba in gw25 for Williams. Also, had planned to keep Rico who rotates really well Aurier during his tough fixtures.

    However, with Rico dropping in price today, i am tempted use my FT to do Rico >> Lascelles/Stephens whilst i will use my gw25 FT on doing Zaba > Williams. Is this a viable plan? or am i wasting a FT on removing Rico who rotates well with Aurier (in gw25,27) and who knows, bournemouth might find some form

  20. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 10 hours ago

    Will buy Mane this week... should I replace Maddison or Grealish? Want to keep Maddison for the long run, but can save some cash if I keep Grealish

  21. COYS78
    28 days, 3 hours ago

    Triple Captain this week? Considering this for Salah given his doubles, form and matches.

  22. Dazliquid
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 5 hours ago

    Does anyone think it's best to save the triple captain chip until another possible double game week later in the season? Just think that even though it's Liverpool, they aren't the greatest fixtures and there night be some easier double game weeks later in the season?