Metrics

How many top 10k managers played the Triple Captain for Double Gameweek 24?

39.3% of Fantasy Premier League managers inside the top 10k have played their Triple Captain chips for Double Gameweek 24.

Prior to the first bumper round of action this season, just 20.1% of those at the top level had used the chip, but that has now increased to 59.4% following Tuesday evening’s deadline.

With Liverpool playing both Wolves and West Ham, such a large backing for the Triple Captain comes as no surprise.

As you can see, that means the Triple Captain is now by far the most deployed chip in the top 10k after the first 24 Gameweeks.

Interestingly, a portion of these managers used this particular round of action to change their squad entirely.

4.1% of the top 10k opted to play their Wildcards to coincide with two fixtures for West Ham and Liverpool.

Also, it is particularly interesting to see how many FPL managers played the Triple Captain chip as a percentage of the entire world.

As you can see, just 9.7% of all Fantasy managers opted to play the Triple Captain for Double Gameweek 24, showing just how small a proportion of the wider community our site and social media truly represents.

Captaincy

However, the bigger questions revolve around which players have been trusted with that triple captain chip.

The standard armbands have favoured Sadio Mané (£12.4m), with 43.1% of the top 10k handing him the captaincy.

Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) sits in second place with the backing of 33.3% while 11.3% have chosen to captain Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m).

Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) has some representation too, with 3.4% of the top 10k taking the plucky decision to captain the Brazilian.

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.7m) flew the flag for single Gameweek options, backed by 2.6% for the captaincy and managed a seven-point score in a 1-0 win at Sheffield United.

The Belgian played a trademark cross-field ball for Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) to tap in, earning a bonus point in the process.

Triple Captaincy

However, it seems the Egyptian has been favoured more by those playing the Triple Captaincy chip.

As you can see from the breakdown above, the 39.3% of top 10k managers who played the chip this week included a 16.9% of the top bracket who Triple Captained Salah.

Meanwhile, Mané sits in second place with 16.5% of top 10k managers handing him the enhanced armband.

Alexander-Arnold has been trusted by 4.8% at this level while just 0.8% went with Firmino.

Most popular triple-ups

  • TAA, Mané, Salah – 21.5%
  • TAA, Robbo, Mané – 11.4%
  • TAA, van Dijk, Mané – 9.8%
  • TAA, Mané, Firmino – 8.7%
  • TAA, Robbo, Salah – 5.0%
  • TAA, Salah, Firmino – 3.9%
  • TAA, van Dijk, Salah – 3.7%

Now that the Double Gameweek 24 deadline has passed, we can now get a more accurate picture of which Liverpool triple-ups are the most popular in the top 10k.

Not surprisingly, it’s the Mané and Salah double-up, combined with Alexander-Arnold that is the most fashionable at this level, 21.5% in possession of these three.

The defensive double-up has hardly been overlooked though with 11.4% on Alexander-Arnold, Robertson and Mané, and 9.8% going with Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk and Mané.

Meanwhile, 5.0% have chosen Alexander-Arnold, Robertson and Salah and 3.7% went with Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk and Salah, therefore, just under 30% of the top 10k managers are invested in a Liverpool defensive double-up of some kind.

Top 10k Template

Naturally, the matrix of most-owned players inside the top 10k has taken on a Liverpool flavour for Double Gameweek 24.

Alexander-Arnold and Robertson are now among the top-five most-fashionable defenders while Mané and Salah are both in a similar position for midfielders.

The two areas where Jurgen Klopp’s men have very little power is in goal and up-front.

Mat Ryan (£4.9m), sat in 31.3% of top 10k squads, is the most-popular playing goalkeeper while Jamie Vardy (£10.0m), Danny Ings (£7.0m) and Aguero are the most fashionable forwards.

It was a mixed evening for those invested in two of these forwards. Ings came on for a 20-minute one-point cameo against Crystal Palace while Aguero emerged from the bench to score the winning goal for Manchester City.

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1,123 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dontyouknowimloko
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    He should do, he’s our best striker by a mile.

    Will probably get pushed out though with Aub, Laca, Pepe across the front.

    Might be worth getting after Burnley if he keeps his place there.

    1. dontyouknowimloko
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      What a fail... replying to Foo from last page, ha!

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Might he not be off to the Brazil U12 or something?

  2. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Maddison to Hayden
    Greenwood to Dcl for free?

    Or
    Ings to DCL and roll FT

  3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Ryan
    Lundstram TAA Holgate
    Salah Martial Mane KDB
    Maupay Ings Vardy
    Button Soy Kelly Dendo (0.7 1ft)

    Very frustrated (12 from 5 this week). What's the early thought on next moves?
    A. Kelly to Lascelles*/O'Connell"
    B. Soyuncu to Ritchie/Stevens*
    C. Ryan to Henderson
    D. Maupay to DCL/Deeney
    (*-could be others from New/SU)

    In theory I should give the Brighton lads time - but I'm sick of them so will be ok with a hit if necessary.

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A or D (Maupay owner here, I'm benching this gw then selling for Ings)

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      B with Stevens, or perhaps Dendo to Fleck?

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I like that with Fleck actually - then I have the option to bench Ings.

    3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I would find a way to upgrade Maupay to Jimenez after a couple of gameweeks.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Yes just looked at that - Martial and Maupay to Jimi and Fleck possibly (can afford more).

  4. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Best 4.4 replacement for Sidibe (to leave cash for Maupay>Ings gw26)?

    A) Lascelles
    B) Ward
    C) Stephen's
    D) Fernandez
    E) Cahill

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Got to be Stephens on current form. Also has the fixtures.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Save for this week

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Hold this week - Stephens has pool away

    3. PurpleMonster
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A or D

  5. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Just did Son/Maupay to Aguero/Fleck. Decent moves?

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Want to do something similar but won’t Kun be rotated now that CL will kick in again soon? Feels like it’s gonna be rotation again and Pep won’t want him injured etc

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I've accepted the occasional rotation is inevitable. Just can't ignore that kind of form.

    3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Looked at the same moves but I might give Son & Maupay more time.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yea, Kun is becoming impossible to ignore

  6. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Mahrez to Martial and keep Vardy?
    Or keep both?

  7. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Thinking of doing Vardy+ Guaita-> auba+ McCarthy. Would give me a team of:

    McCarthy
    TAA Robertson Lundstram
    Mane Maddison KDB Fleck
    Aguero Auba Ings

    Button Hayden Lascelles Stephens

    How does it look? Too top heavy?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Very nice. With Sheff U's run of fixtures, Fleck is fine as a 4th mid. (I will be doing the same).

  8. Jamb0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone else eyeing Aubameyang going forward as a bit of a differential with some decent fixtures?

    1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yes Vardy to Auba could happen for GW25

    2. quayle99
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      100%

  9. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    So... What the hell to do with Lundstram?
    I guess we have to wait and keep playing - but it's a worry we could do without. Any word on whether it was a 'rest'?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Tsparkes was right all along...

      On a serious note, Besic was worse than Lundstram has been. He will be back next gw

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        You think so? I want a Sheffield double with Stevens - so I'd be delighted if you are right.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I'm giving him a couple more weeks and will swap for Baldock/Stevens/O'Connell if necessary.

  10. Jullepuu
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Which of these would you want as a fifth mid? (playing 3-4-3)

    A) Traore
    B) Doucoure
    C) Fleck
    D) keep Hayden

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      If they’re your bench player would want it keep as bench aches are the worst

      1. Jullepuu
        2 months, 18 days ago

        True but I don't want to play Ings this week and I also have other cheap players that could rotate with the fifth mid

    2. quayle99
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A or C

  11. faux_C
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    What's the deal with everyone saying "Sheffield" when they mean "Sheffield Utd"?

    Is it just people who don't actually follow football and don't know there are 2 teams in Sheffield?

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I guess because there is only one in the Prem....