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How much did the top 10k FPL managers invest in Double Gameweek players?

Fantasy Premier League managers in the top 10,000 flocked to players with two matches in Double Gameweek 30+.

However, there were still a significant number of assets present in their squads with only one match in this opening round of Project Restart action.

The matrix of the 15 most popular players among the top 10k features eight Double Gameweek options, while seven of them play just once this round.

Dean Henderson (£5.3m) and Bernd Leno (£5.0m) were the most fashionable goalkeepers at this level, selected by 52.1% and 33.3% respectively.

However, Double Gameweek fever swept the defensive ranks with considerably less vigour.

As you can see from the graphic above, John Lundstram (£4.9m) and John Egan (£4.6m) were the only Double Gameweekers among the top-five most-popular defenders in the top 10k.

The former remains the more fashionable, sat in 66.1% of squads, although he was outperformed by Egan, owned by 34.7% on Wednesday night after a yellow card dented his score.

Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) cannot be dethroned as the favourite defensive option. His lack of Double Gameweek meant nothing to his 70.9% ownership in the top 10k, who are all likely keen to preserve the value tied up in the Liverpool right-back.

Matt Doherty (£6.3m) and Jamaal Lascelles (£4.3m) complete the defensive selection with appealing matches in Double Gameweek 30+. The former, owned by 25% of the top 10k, looks capable of being a particularly exciting differential as no defender registered more shots in the box than him between Gameweeks 24 and 29.

There is a similar story in the midfield department where the popular picks feature just two Double Gameweekers, namely Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) and Jack Grealish (£6.4m).

38.6% of the top 10k have opted to hold onto Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) for Liverpool’s trip to Everton on Sunday afternoon, an ominously large chunk.

A similar percentage (38.2%) have opted to remain invested in Bruno Fernandes (£8.6m) ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Spurs on Friday night. That could prove to be a particularly shrewd decision considering that the Portuguese international has been involved in five of the eight goals scored by the Devils since his Gameweek 25 debut.

Meanwhile, budget midfielder Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) has clung to enough benches to still be in the top-five midfielders for popularity at this level, owned by 24.6% of managers in the top 10k.

The Double Gameweek had a bigger impact on the forwards with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) both selected by more than half of those operating in the upper echelon.

* LiveFPL.net is displaying Gameweek 30+ as Gameweek 39

Despite the significant interest in single Gameweek options, the chip usage for this round is more in line with expectations, although there are some deviations.

Not surprisingly, the top 10k showed a particular preference for the Bench Boost chip in Double Gameweek 30+.

As this is the last bumper round planned this season, those at the top end of the rankings have chosen to make the most of 12 fixtures as opposed to the usual 10.

A whopping 41.1% of managers inside the top 10k deployed the Bench Boost ahead of Wednesday’s deadline, more than any other chip.

Interestingly, it means that only 66.5% of them have made use of it so far, and a third of top 10k managers are still holding it in reserve. It will certainly be interesting to see where they find the room to deploy the Bench Boost.

Meanwhile, only 10.6% of the top 10k were happy to play the Free Hit. It is possible some of these were happy enough with the squad they had assembled by the end of Gameweek 38, while others may have been keen to preserve team value for a Gameweek 31+ Wildcard.

Overall chip usage

Looking at the overall chip usage indicates how many FPL managers missed out on a chance to return to the game.

For all the Bench Boosting in the top 10k, just 5.5% worldwide played that chip for Double Gameweek 30+.

Furthermore, only 3.2% of overall managers played the Triple Captain and just 1% deployed the Free Hit to get their Gameweek 38 teams back.

You can also get an understanding for how many people are still playing FPL this far into the season by checking the overall most owned players.

As you can see, there is a heavy concentration of Liverpool assets, with just five of that group scheduled for two matches in Double Gameweek 30+.

De Bruyne has already been very helpful for his owners in Double Gameweek 30+, especially those who handed him the captaincy.

54.4% did so in the top 10k, rewarded with a 14-point haul in Manchester City’s win over Arsenal on Wednesday.

Such a haul, produced by a goal and an assist, will be particularly important in light of Aguero’s role as the second-most-captained player of the Gameweek. The striker was consigned to just a 12-minute cameo after being named on the bench.

Stats taken from LiveFPL.net

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  1. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Due to price rises might have to activate the FH chip to get this team. Thoughts?

    Dubravka
    TAA Doherty Holgate
    Mane Son Fernandes Richarlison
    Kane Vardy DCL

    Fodder

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Decent enough

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Better than yours below 😉

    2. Puncheon Guly
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Too much everton for me.

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Holgate at 4.3m

        Richarlison + DCL in the form of their lives under Ancelotti

        Norwich are 20th.

    3. EL tridente
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Looks good! I am also on FH.
      Dubravka,
      TAA, Doherty, Maguire
      Salah, Son, Richa, Barnes
      Vardy, Jimmy, DCL

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Very nice

      2. elwardio
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Why fh this week?

        1. LikeItLoveIt
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'm considering it to give an extra weeks info before the wildcard

  2. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Got 61 from 9, 15 to play. Pretty average.

    Look ok for a FH 31 team?

    DDG
    TAA Doherty Saiss Lasca
    Salah Son Barnes
    Kane Vardy Jimi

    Button Egon Cantwell Hayden

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Not sure about DDG

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He injured?

        Cant see Sheff utd doing much against Man U.

        Maybe Dubravka?

  3. SB007
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    74 points with BBoost

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nice.

      Only 61 here.
      Need my SGW players to perform

  4. A message to you Rudi
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Bottomed:

    Hows this look for WC?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo AWB Doherty
    Salah Martial Barnes
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez

    Button / Traore / Rico / McCarthy

  5. BIG TONES
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    75 with 15 still to play (bench boost). First good score this entire season.

  6. how now brown cow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Current team is...

    Leno
    Lund TAA Lascelles
    KDB Salah Mahrez Grealish Cantwell
    Aguero Nketiah Jimenez

    Nyland/Egan/Basham/Nketiah

    Possibly good enough to get through next week with a FT (or even a hit) or should I WC/FH?

    1. how now brown cow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      (Nketiah shouldn't be in first XI lineup of course)

    2. SouthCoastSaint
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You’ll miss the inevitable price rises on rashford, son, martial, Fernandes if you’re looking at them

  7. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Which players do we think will rise today?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      everybody according to fpl stats but apparently it s wrong 🙂

    2. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yea u think its accurate atm and people will go up tonight

  8. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Does anyone know for sure if the transfers pre-deadline will impact the price changes?

    There was no reset on FPL Stats.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I don’t think they will - it was a wildcard effectively.

      Price rise websites are guessing at this point.

      1. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        It wasn’t a WC because the transfers counted. They’ll matter if people are level on points come the end of the season.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Oh right, hadn’t checked that but yeah can see the transfers I made yesterday. Should be interesting to see.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I can't see why they would - as everyone had unlimited transfers/free WC pre-deadline which don't count towards price changes

    3. Ragabolly
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I believe they do impact price changes as they counted in total transfers and I am guessing there is a correlation between those two things.

      1. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Cheers, Ragabolly!

  9. D.Glynn
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Are prices going to rise tonight?

    If I take s hit now and activate WC tomorrow will the hit still count?

    1. Christina.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      just wipe

    2. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Rashford is the only player as things stand who may rise, but even he is not at the threshold yet

    3. TakingTheMkhi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No they won't. You can even wait until next Tuesday deadline before hitting the wildcard button and pick up all the price rises

  10. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    How bad did Garcia's injury look? Was thinking of picking him up in my draft game.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Concussion

    2. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Concussion. Pep said he’s conscious but another test needed.

  11. SouthCoastSaint
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Given the state of the game and KDB/ Sterling against a 10 man arsenal I think I’ll take that as Kun (c) and Mahrez owner. Both likely to start against a burnley side on the beach

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      We can only hope.

  12. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Sterling gets 30 minutes at least against Burnley. Sane's first competitive game after 10 months out. There is no way Pep is giving him the full 90.
    I would not be surprised if Sterling starts again but comes off early with an eye on Chelsea.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fingers crossed that's what happens. As long as he stays close to KdB's points, I'm happy.

      1. EL tridente
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Think he Will start. Almost five days rest and should have a lot of energy

        1. ManUnitedComeBack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Pep did also mention in the post-match interview that this gap is the longest one they have between coming games.

  13. wantsharptv
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    60 points today. Not happy. Expected 70

  14. Connor's Calling
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    What's the latest on price rises pls? Any popular names like to rise (Bruno, Rash etc?). Is Jimmy really going to fall?

  15. Viper
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    What's the site that predicts your rank? Genuinely can't remember

    1. jdp219
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      livefpl.net

      1. jdp219
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        https://www.livefpl.net/rank to be more specific

    2. Viper
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Thanks all

  16. Arctic monkeys
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Captained Aguero and Think it wasn't much in it by leaving the captaincy out of KDB. Kun looked fit as hell when he came on. That miss still hurt though

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Loads of life left in the gameweek although agree that miss hurt, was waiting on the net to bulge !

  17. jdp219
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Now we're clear of those games, WC in 31 to this? Would have FH and TC left for remainder.

    Pope, Martin
    Trent, Doherty, Saiss, Lascelles, Kelly
    Bruno, KDB, Mane, Cantwell, Saka
    Auba, Jimenez, DCL

    After that game, though, thinking these instead:
    Auba, Saka > Rashford, Mount?
    Auba > Kane?

    1. MiLK2018
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I prefer Auba, Saka > Rashford, Mount

  18. SouthCoastSaint
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    KDB could very easily get rested vs burnley with Chelsea so close.

    Clearly I’m a non captainer but I don’t think aguero (c) are written off yet

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Could be right although I do think he will start but doesn’t mean Agureo can’t outscore him

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nah KdB will play similar mins he did today.

    3. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Was perfect outcome for KDB Cappers. Presume Pep will start Aguero and KDB and look to take them both off early again but who knows.

    4. Reg83
      1 month, 16 days ago

      very slim chance esp. bcoz he was subbed at 65 min mark

    5. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Think what happened today is much more likely. Expect the same line-up as today except Aguero B.Silva and Fernandinho coming in for Jesus D.Silva and Garcia.

      1. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Oh and Rodri for Gundo

  19. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    82 points. Not bad. Probably activating the wild card

      1. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I have this permanently open in a tab in the hope of being able to use it in my daily life 😀

      2. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Jelly

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Who picked your team for you? You not been on for a while

  20. Sif
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Wan Bissaka & Cantwell
    or
    Mount & non playing 4.0 at 3rd bench

    WanB could be someone else. Got TAA & cheap Burnley, Wolves, Newcastle.

  21. thobe230
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Just to confirm, if I am undecided about plahing FH vs Wildcard this week, I can just make as many transfers as I want now and then decide on either chip at the end of the week without incurring point hits? Thanks

    1. Ragabolly
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes

      1. thobe230
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thank you

    2. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes

  22. kinghenry14
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    anyone going without taa on wc? thoughts?

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Can’t see it I think he’s arguably their most important player

    2. TakingTheMkhi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I believe that would be madness 🙂

    3. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Should I use free hit or wild card? Team linked

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Ooops

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B

    4. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I wouldn't

    5. kennethrhcp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      o/ at the mo but might change after they play

  23. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Pro’s v con’s of WC this week? Had a good week but would like Rashford son etc in possibly but wondering whether to wait a week and access teams/players form post lockdown

    1. kennethrhcp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      do it

  24. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    As a sterling captainer, found that a little frustrating after his goal...

    Kdb takes the pen....kun gets an assist in 10 mins....

    And hard to see raheem starting v Burnley while other 2 prob will.... or am I reading this wrong? Thanks

  25. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Too early for FH GW31+ RMT? 😉

    Pope
    TAA, VVD, Doherty
    Salah, Fernandes, Son, Martial
    Rashford, Vardy, Jota

    (3.9, Cantwell, 4.0, 3.9)

    Cheers

  26. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Am I correct that any hits you take will get negated if you later FH or WC?

    1. Ragabolly
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      O really? Good to know

  27. Hybrid.power
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    85 points. Godamn it's good to be back.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      How? 😀

  28. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Should I use free hit or wild card? Team linked
    ..

    1. kennethrhcp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      what's your thoughts on it?

      1. kennethrhcp
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        just had a look. WC imo

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Ta

  29. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Feel like I have an ok team for next week.

    Leno (vs Sou)
    TAA(vs CRY), Tierney (vs Sou), Lundstram (vs Man Utd)
    KDB(vs Che), Bruno (vs SHU), Grealish & El Ghazi (vs New)
    Auba (vs Sou), DCL (vs Nor) & Aguero (vs Chelsea)

    Considering Aguero to either Vardy(c) in GW31+, El Ghazi to Mount or Pulisic in GW32+ and then WC GW33 to load up on Liverpool.

    Thoughts?

    1. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      On my bench boost I currently have 15 points while you have 14 points on your triple captain. All of my bench players have one more match left as well. (Got three single GW players I would start with without bb)

      1. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Wouldn’t start with*

  30. Reg83
    1 month, 16 days ago

    i am surprised very few people talked about TC this week. For me it was obvious- the best time to play it & KDB was the only choice.

    Thx to someone who said here KDB is probably on penalties now.

    Cant understand why City didnt let KDB take penalties before

    1. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Looked at it carefully

      May regret it but suspect I’ll be ahead with BB - Hendo was my second keeper this week after Ederson.

      Looking at City Norwich 🙂