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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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  1. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Auba you legend!!!

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Top of the page...nice 😎

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Argh, need him to save those goals for aston villa!

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Just practicing

  2. JoeSoap
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Just to clarify, if I action FH now can I chop and change as mush as I like up until deadline?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      It’s basically a wildcard

    3. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Thought that, thanks for confirming.

  3. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Tierney and Auba owner here. Watch them blank on Tuesday 😆

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Haha just said this. I captained him, hattrick instead

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

    Arsenal bodies on the line 😮

  5. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Plan was Pulisic to Dilva for free. for final GW.
    Already toying with -8 and -12 to bring in Auba, Son, Salah/Mané

    1. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Auba might get a rest in GW38 if in the FA Cup final

      1. Predator
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        5 full data of rest between those games

    2. Releasebreaks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      same transfer here

  6. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    City getting spanked so well

  7. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    All these people saying it would be an easy City win clearly haven’t watched since Arteta has come in.

    1. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      You say that but where was this performance when I had triple Arsenal in GW30+

  8. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Mahrez off... makes him a lock to start next game IMO.

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Feck, 0.1 short doing Sterling to Mane and Jesus to Auba!

    1. Vazza
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Why do you want to get rid of all your city players

      1. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        This. City have Norwich. Liverpool have been poor since winning title. Arsenal will now have FA Cup final so will rest their best players.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        City bad vs Bournemouth and today rubbish again. Trend...

        Mane vs New defence and Auba final day.

        1. DontPiqueTooSoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          City have created plenty of chances. On another day City win.

          Liverpool vs Burnley & Arsenal. Trend.

          Auba could well be rested before cup final!

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    MUFC to win the FA cup?

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Not convinced. The team's starting to tire and the squad is very thin, with Premier League a priority. Chelsea and Arsenal won't be easy games.

      1. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Being tired is irrelevant for the Final, there is enough rest time between the Leicester game and the final to fully recover.

      2. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Are you saying Arsenal and Chelsea have bigger squads?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No, just more quality in their reserve players. Lingard and Andreas struggled against Norwich.

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

      Arsenal will beat Chelsea in the final......want revenge for Europa last year

  11. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Haha and who has capt Auba and Tierney this GW, used up all the points for me.

  12. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    A city loss could be good for Sterling. More likely to play the last 2 games IMO without an FA Cup final.

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      FA cup final is 6 days after last league match. Was never going to be a factor.

      1. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Disagree. It was always going to be a factor. I suspect there will be Arsenal rotation now in GW38. City will play strongest teams for last two.

  13. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Now I’m scared of not going for Auba and instead went going for Kane this GW. Hope Auba doesn’t go big in EPL

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Kane will go bigger!
      Kane also happy because he just found out his wife is pregnant

      1. Isco Disco
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks Jose!
        Hope he scores a hat trick

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Hatti? Pffft Rookie numbers..
          4 minimum

      2. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Will that make him faster, dribble past defenders?

  14. Right In The Stanchion
    2 months, 11 days ago

    David Luiz been superb today

  15. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Luiz defending like Maldini.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Always been a big game player

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        7-1 vs Germany suggests not....

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Munich says hi

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

      Mendy like Djimi Traore - harsh on Djimi.

  16. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Single handedly ruined ffp, but someone how they can’t get another striker to save their lives

  17. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Auba captain next week vs Watford.. anyone?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Not with final looming

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Will consider

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

      City too hard to ignore but nice diff.

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Don't think I trust Arsenal enough for that...

    6. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Not with FA Cup final coming up for Arsenal

  18. Right In The Stanchion
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Arsenal got a great future under arteta

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    City full strength last 2 games, no cup final to worry about 🙂

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah, sure, with pep

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        KdB and Sterling both had recent rests so should be fine

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

      Full strength being?

      Odd selection here with both Dilva and KdB - not the formation he normally goes with in crunch matches

      1. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Exactly! Don't know how Dilva made the 11 today.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        KdB, Sterling, Mahrez, Jesus etc

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      You know that won’t happen

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah I hope it don’t, want that Connolly haul from the bench!

    4. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Another game in 3 days says no.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Make them earn their wage TM!

  20. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Pep’s been flogged by Frank, Arteta, Jose, Ole and has a 20 point deficit to Jurgen - nightmare season for him

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

      Respect Nuno.

    2. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Respect Farke

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Definitely his worst season as a manager.

  21. 16ShimiC16
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    This match is identical to the Liverpool game

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Apart from everything

      1. 16ShimiC16
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Apart from 2 smash and grab goals (again) & Arsenal defending got their lives (Again) ...

  22. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    2 games, 7 shots, 4 goals. Unsustainable?

  23. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Luiz with his best game ever.

  24. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Man City need to seriously invest in a back up/ long term replacement for Aguero. Jesus offers nothing. Even his teammates don't pass to him. Too many times City suffer against quality opposition when Aguero is injured

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Haven't they invested enough?

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Jesus has been back up to Aguero for at least 3 seasons. He's never stepped up. It's like they're playing with one less player

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I think Arsenal deserve credit here.

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yes. In this match they've played well. It's a general observation over a few seasons

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Is Jesus playing?

  25. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Laca rested

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Laporte close

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      to the goal in the Emirates

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

    Laca rested for Villa.

  28. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Any United asset against lei

    On FH

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bruno/Martial

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bruno

    3. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      If you're chasing it could be interesting to go without

    4. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Leicester without Pereira, Söyüncü and Chilwell right?
      Would say Bruno, Martial and Rashford. Greenword if you need cash 😉

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Captain Morgan against any fast-pasted offensive player?

      2. Champions united
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Will not be able to afford
        3 United 3city +salah/ mane

    5. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Maguire returns to Leicester. Vardy going to leave him for dust?

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

        Have it down as 3-2,either way.

    6. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rashford? Mostly because mid slots are highly competitive.

  29. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Another 0-8 Watford drubbing coming up?

  30. El Fenomeno R9
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    City need to get Auba,easy 30+ goals per season with that many chances

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Or Chris wood

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

      Oh that would be really tasty

    3. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Actually yes. They need someone tall.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Even Giroud would do 😉

      2. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Peter Crouch?