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
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Yup

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Yep

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        (if not fit)

    4. Salads
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Yup

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days 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
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Let's hope no injuries, got 7 myself.

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      That Martial guy is the most fragile 😛

  3. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Theholygoalie
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days 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
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

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

  4. Theholygoalie
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days 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
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days 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
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    A)Son+Grealish
    B)Kdb+Cantwell

    Who scores more?

    Thanks

    1. jimski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Coin flip.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      A

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 9 days 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
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

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

    2. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      A

  7. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 9 days 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
        8 months, 9 days ago

        I m dropping kun to get mane 🙂

      • Holmes
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Whose haul will hurt you more?

      • Diedhiou See That?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        No

      • Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        I wouldn't drop either of them.

      • Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

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

    2. FirMinaMiMo
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Matip or gomez for dgw? 🙂

        1. FirMinaMiMo
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Any thoughts ?

          • Berbs
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Gomez more likely to play.

            1. FirMinaMiMo
                8 months, 9 days ago

                Thank yu 🙂

              • AK ⭐
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 8 days ago

                A WILD BERBS APPEARS!

            2. Diedhiou See That?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Gomez

              1. FirMinaMiMo
                  8 months, 9 days ago

                  Thanks alot 🙂

              2. Abra Dubravka
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 9 days ago

                Both will play 1 game probably

                1. FirMinaMiMo
                    8 months, 8 days ago

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

                    1. Abra Dubravka
                      • 1 Year
                      8 months, 8 days ago

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

                  • Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 8 days ago

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

                    1. cuppatea78
                      • 8 Years
                      8 months, 7 days ago

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

              3. Diedhiou See That?
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 9 days 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
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  C

              4. SB007
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 9 days ago

                Scenes if Vardy doesn’t play today.

                1. Diedhiou See That?
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 9 days ago

                  —__—

                2. Abra Dubravka
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 9 days ago

                  Fingers crossed...Traore 1st sub

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 8 days ago

                    Why wouldn't he play?

                  2. St Pauli Walnuts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    8 months, 8 days ago

                    Same here, would be great!

                3. Pep Roulette
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  Why wouldn't he?

                4. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  Not happening

              5. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 9 days ago

                I had a dream

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

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 9 days ago

                  Not bad

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days ago

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

                3. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  If United score three against Liverpool Klopp may quit.

              6. Pep Roulette
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 9 days ago

                Thoughts on Lascelles?

                1. Abra Dubravka
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  Contemplating him for Kelly. Or Cathcart

                  1. Pep Roulette
                    • 2 Years
                    8 months, 8 days ago

                    Same!

                2. Hy liverpool
                  • 6 Years
                  8 months, 8 days ago

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

                3. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days 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
                    8 months, 8 days ago

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

                    1. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 months, 8 days ago

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

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        8 months, 8 days 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
                      8 months, 8 days ago

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

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        8 months, 8 days ago

                        Noted.
                        😀

              7. Abra Dubravka
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 8 days 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
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  Gtg

                2. Bojaninho
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  keeping Jimi through the tough run?

                  1. Abra Dubravka
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 8 days ago

                    Yeah. He can score against anyone

              8. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 8 days ago

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

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days 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

              9. Amey
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 8 days ago

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

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  Surely real football is more important.

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 8 days ago

                    Yep.
                    🙂

                  2. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 8 days ago

                    Inserts thermometer and sends for matron

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days 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
                    8 months, 8 days ago

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

                3. Houldsworth Hatter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 8 days 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
                    8 months, 8 days ago

                    Sad Truth

                4. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days 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.

              10. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 8 days ago

                wondering if mahrez to noble is worth it for the dgw

                1. Bojaninho
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  no

              11. Me Spurs
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 8 days ago

                Best 5m or lower defender for upcoming fixtures?

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  Dunk
                  Lascells

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days ago

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

              12. DS29
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 8 days ago

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

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  Grealish

              13. unitednations
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 8 days 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

              14. vincentwsho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 8 days 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

              15. COYS78
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 months, 7 days ago

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

              16. Dazliquid
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 6 days 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?