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Top 10k managers set for chip extravaganza in Gameweek 38+

Just under a third of Fantasy Premier League managers inside the top 10k are preparing to use their Free Hit chip on the final day of the season.

With 2.6% of them deploying it for Gameweek 37+, that brings the total usage of that chip at this level to 68.9% with one round left to go.

That means 31.1% are saving the Free Hit for Gameweek 38+, a sizeable number and certainly enough for significant change to take place in the top 10k on the final day of the campaign.

Meanwhile, an additional 2.2% of managers at this level will be lining up with a completely brand new squad on Sunday, considering that’s how many of them are yet to play their second Wildcard.

As well as a large number of top 10k line-ups expected to fluctuate between the final two Gameweeks of the season, there will be a noteworthy number of Triple Captains in play.

2.5% of them used the enhanced armband for Gameweek 37+, bringing the total for the season to 91.7%. Therefore, 830 managers from the top 10k are likely to be heading into the final day of the campaign with their skipper armed with a Triple Captain chip.

What all of those numbers boil down to is that 54.3% of top 10k managers have no exhausted their chip supply for the 2019/20 season.

It means that 45.7% of them will have the ability to deploy one on the final day of the season.

As already mentioned, this is a significant portion of the top 10k managers, which could lead to plenty of rank changes in the upper echelon.

Bringing things back to Gameweek 37+, it is the Manchester United attack that will determine the narrative of this season’s penultimate round of action.

Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m) has amassed the highest level of support ahead of West Ham’s visit to Old Trafford, 35.8% of the top 10k managers handing him the armband.

The Portuguese international has now broken the 100-points mark after just 12 games in a Manchester United shirt, which is probably why the top 10k see him as the more reliable option.

However, those who have backed Anthony Martial (£8.5m) can feel relatively secure going into Gameweek 37+ too. The Frenchman has delivered in every home match since the Premier League restart, averaging 16 points per game in that time. The fact that just over 30% of the top 10k made the same decision to captain him, they are somewhat protected in that respect too.

Fernandes and Martial are the only two players to boast more than 100% effective ownership at this level for Gameweek 37+, on 131.9% and 100.8% respectively.

Despite proving unfortunate to blank in his last two outings, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) has only convinced 7.6% of the top 10k to back him for the captaincy.

However, those who felt confident enough to do so will probably enjoy how few managers handed Salah the armband. Considering how poor Chelsea’s defence has looked on the eye recently, there does appear to be an opportunity for the Egyptian’s backers to make up real ground if he delivers the big haul he has been promising in recent weeks.

Martial’s increasing popularity in the top 10k can be spotted by his showing in the Free Hit squads at this level.

The Frenchman was chosen by 95.1% of such managers, more than Fernandes (91.3%) and more than any other player in any other position.

The Free Hitters were big fans of Manchester United, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) both making it into this matrix of most popular assets chosen on them.

They were clearly put off by Manchester City’s awkward FA Cup schedule though. Despite a favourable trip to Watford, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) is the only Citizen to be given serious consideration by the top 10k Free Hitters this week.

Gabriel Jesus (£9.8m) has suffered a similar fate in the overall ownership at this level.

He was the third-most-popular forward in the top 10k for Gameweek 36+ but has dropped out after the latest deadline.

Replacing him in the template is Raúl Jiménez (£8.1m). The Wolves forward netted against Burnley and faces a Crystal Palace defence that has conceded 15 goals since the Premier League returned.

Outside of that switch, there has not been a tremendous amount of fluctuation in the template between the two most recent Gameweeks, perhaps suggesting that some top 10k managers are holding a free transfer ahead of the final round of the season.

In midfield, Christian Pulisic (£7.4m) has dropped from 50.5% to 32.9% ownership at this level, leapfrogged by Salah, although the Egyptian only rose from 43.12% ownership to 43.2%.

The only other relatively major change is in defence, where Serge Aurier (£5.1m) has replaced Wan-Bissaka in the top-five, the right-back perhaps suffering as managers try to realign how they are tripled-up on Manchester United assets.

Stats taken from LiveFPL.net

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2,444 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dark91
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Sterling is such a wasteful player seriously

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      On 6 occasions this season in the PL, City have scored 5 or more goals.

      In 4 of those games, Sterling was not in the starting line up. But the other 2 games (whm, bha) he scored hat-tricks.

      1. dark91
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He is always free to get into great positions for scoring. But he gets like 12 great chances, and he ends up scoring 2 or 3 goals. Which is terrible

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        So he's greedy?

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

    For gw38:

    A) Vardy to Auba
    B) Doherty + Vardy to Gomez + Auba -4
    C) Doherty + Pulisic to Garcia + Salah -4

    I will C either Auba or Salah.

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Wenger was seven years ahead of the curve, seven years on the curve and seven years behind the curve.

    Pep's seven years are up.

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      are you saying hes got 7 years 'on the curve' to look forward to? 😀

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah top four

  4. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Dilva fluffs KDB A

  5. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    One nil to to arsenal?

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      At the moment... I'd be surprised if they hold!

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      What a pass

  6. Tinkermania
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Dilva's sitter easier to score than Sterling's.

  7. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    As a Mahrez owner Im now hoping this game goes to extra time

  8. SAY MY NAME
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    pressure is on this half, can see city scoring soon

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      wow, i timed that comment wrong, 2-0 to the Arsenal!!!!!!!

  9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    OMG auba.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Got him in, Will he play next?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Of course. He’s the type who will play almost every week

  10. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Auba G

    hit and run

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Aubassential
    Tierney assist

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      (FA cup not PL)

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Incredible pass

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Looks a quality signing.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I didn’t quite appreciate how well rounded he is, should be a great pick next year @ 5.5

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

          Yea Tierney has been good, think he might be a regular in team next season

  12. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Get innn

  13. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Wow, Auba

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Look at his eyes, can’t believe he is that open

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

    Auba, you beauty.

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Auba

  16. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Mendy is killing me.

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Arsenal are back 🙂

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

      They’ve won the cup quite a lot recently. Plus ca change

  18. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Game over.

  19. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Mahrez and Foden starting, Sterling not?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Getting hooked after 60 mins for doing nothing in the biggest game of the season isn't a good thing.

  20. InSaneMan-e
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    This is great fpl wise. Triple city in 38 with hopefully all the big hitters in there

    1. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      To play for what? The title?

  21. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    My striiiiikerrr wooooo

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Hopefully he’ll start and continue in pl

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He will

  22. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Such a talented finisher. Going to be a pleasure to own him for one last GW

  23. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Aubaaaaa

  24. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Extra time would be worst thing

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      In Arsenal we trust

  25. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Oh boy!!!

    See ya later City

  26. Says
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Bald fraud exposed by the least bald person in history. Fitting.

  27. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Aubaaaa what a goal
    Ederson LOL

  28. elchilangles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    is it still a nutmeg if it goes through his legs and in the goal?!

  29. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    People were laughing at LFC few days ago.

  30. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Luiz has been good