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Kane and Son turn the screw on dominating effective top 10k ownership

Harry Kane (£10.9m) continues to turn the screw on his effective ownership among the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers.

Following what looked like a close-call in the Gameweek 7 captaincy debate, the latest statistics from the top-level managers told a completely different story.

Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) was the winner of the latest Fantasy Football Scout captain poll for the second week in a row, his 28.9% share of the vote just 4.1 percentage points ahead of Kane’s backing.

However, just as we saw last week, there is considerably more love for the Spurs man among the top 10k.

As you can see from the pie chart above, he has made a mockery of the Fantasy Football Scout captain poll at this level, by sweeping up 58% support for the armband at this level for Gameweek 7. That is an increase of 8.4 percentage points on last round.

19.3% went for Son Heung-min (£9.5m), which means that, even though he won our captain poll, just 15.9% of top 10k managers backed Salah for the armband. Perhaps West Ham’s recent improvements in defence was a key reason for the Egyptian’s lower than expected performance in this area.

There is a much more even spread for the captaincy at an overall level, but the Spurs assets still came out on top ahead of their hosting of Brighton.

24.6% have chosen Kane as heir skipper, 21.5% went with Son and a similar portion that we saw in the top 10k trusted Salah.

Kane and Son turn the screw on dominating effective top 10k ownership

With Spurs proving more and more popular among the top 10k, the effective ownership figures for Kane and Son are approaching frightening levels.

The former boasts 146.7% ownership at this level for Gameweek 7, with Son the second-highest on 110.1%.

While West Ham’s defence has provided stern tests for their opponents in recent weeks, Salah backers will probably be pleased to see him mostly overlooked. His 81.6% effective ownership is certainly enough to cause waves if he outscores the Spurs pair.

Even after just one match, Gameweek 7 has not been kind on the defensive template among the top 10k managers.

Following a seven-point score in Gameweek 6, Romain Saïss (£5.3m) came into the latest round of fixtures as the top-scoring defender. Unsurprisingly, his ownership at this level increased accordingly, rising from the fourth-most to most-owned between the two deadlines.

However, much to the chagrin of the 35.9% of top 10k managers in possession of the Moroccan, he dropped to the bench for the Friday night meeting with Crystal Palace, losing his place to goal-scorer Rayan Aït-Nouri (£5.0m).

That event was compounded by the fact that the top 10k’s third-most fashionable defender Tyrick Mitchell (£4.2m), owned by 32.4% missed the match completely, following a knock he picked up in training.

After Liverpool failed to keep a clean sheet at home to Sheffield United last time out, the stock of their defenders continues to fall.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) slips to 24.9% ownership inside the top 10k, while Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) drops out of the top-five in this position.

Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) appears the most popular replacement for those leaving Liverpool defenders behind, the Chelsea left-back a new entry into this template at 26.4% top 10k ownership.

We have already seen that Son, Kane and Salah are fast-becoming must-owns in the top 10k, based on their ownership at this level, but Wilfried Zaha (£7.3m) is challenging the boundaries of such a status.

482,570 Fantasy managers signed the Crystal Palace man for Gameweek 7, more than any other midfielder. That means 50.3% of the top 10k now own him, handing him the fourth-highest figure in terms of effective ownership.

However, it was a poor start to such commanding ownership levels as Zaha blanked and picked up a yellow card against Wolves.

The Eagles face Leeds (home), Burnley (away), Newcastle (home) and West Bromwich Albion (away) between now and Gameweek 11 though.

Patrick Bamford‘s (£5.9m) Gameweek 6 hat-trick has also re-shaped the forwards’ template in the upper echelons.

Kane, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) and Callum Wilson (£6.5m) were the top-three most-popular forwards last time out, with the latter holding onto just 23.4% ownership.

Fast-forward to Gameweek 7 and Bamford has smashed his way into that trio, sat in 42.5% of top 10k squads.

Finally, a look at the chip usage demonstrates the credentials of the top 10k even more.

This group can no longer be referred to a selection of managers who wasted their chips early or rode their luck when doing so.

As you can see 44.1% of them are still yet to even deploy the Wildcard, let alone the Triple Captain, Free Hit or Bench Boost.

37.3% have used one chip, while no more than 13.3% are inside the top 10k on the back of using more than one.

94.4% of top 10k managers went chipless into Gameweek 7.

The Triple Captain was the most popular, but only 2% used it, mostly on Kane.

1.7% opted to use the Wildcard.

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1,126 Comments Post a Comment
  1. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    What's going on with Rodriguez transfer price?

    Has he lost 0.2 or 0.3 m over the last 12 hours?

    1. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      He just dropped 0.1

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Right. Last time i looked he was at 7.9 i thought, now showing 7.7.

        Only out 1 game too?

        I get the point Everton look to be off the boil but they may do okay at Newcastle. Then its Man Utd and 3 decent fixtures.

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          you must have bought at 7.5m so you can sell for 7.7m. He is 7.9m.

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

          He was 8m and he dropped to 7.9m earlier. I guess you're looking at your own selling value for him

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    1FT. O.3 ITB

    Should I roll FT?

    Martinez
    TAA Semedo Kilman
    Salah Grealish Son Zaha
    Maupay Kane DCL

    Steer Bissouma Lamptey Dallas

    1. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Looks like you should

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I personally am considering TAA to Chilwell but it makes sense to roll.

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Don't really get why so many people are considering this TBH.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          If TAA blanks again, it is a prudent move to let him go honestly.

  3. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    What is this TAA to Chillwell madness.

    1. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Wouldn't really call it madness. TAA not doing enough to justify his price so far and VVD absence compounds it

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Well I call it madness.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Nothing is mad in this game. There is no one way to play this game.

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

          If Mane, Sterling, Salah, Bruno whoever doesn't do enough for their price in 6 or 7 weeks surely you'd move them on too right ?

          1. Nabs Kebabs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            What does that have to do with TAA?

            1. Scratch
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              A player not justifying a premium price for their position

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          A 7.5 defender that has returned 2.83 points per game. C'mon now, get someone like Kilman for him if he blanks and improve your offense.

          1. Nabs Kebabs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Ok so now I don't know to call it. It's not Chillwell anymore. It's TAA -> Kilman 😆 😆 😆

            1. ivantys
                4 months, 5 days ago

                lol no one is essential in this game. I think you've played too much of set and forget picks that you lost your brain how to play.

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                What is your current OR?

                1. Make United Great Again
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  I’d like to know this. TAA isn’t an untouchable God.

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        If you can do something with the extra money then it makes sense, atleast for the short term.

        Wouldn't do the move if I didn't need funds elsewhere

      3. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Chilwell could get rested today. I went Thiago. In theory less change of being rested. Plus I couldn't afford him but I also avoided Zouma due to risk of being rested. Rudiger is the one that interestss me because I've thought he is good and it sounds like the trouble with him is over.

      4. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Had TAA myself since the beginning but almost lost faith, got him and Chilwell at the moment. For that price and without many clean sheets would expect quite regular assists but it's just not happening. Chilwell getting more regular clean sheets, plenty of assist potential and much cheaper so you can see the appeal

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      3 blanks in 5 GWs of owning Jimenez. Not good enough for a 8.5m forward. What are owners doing with him?

      I am looking to ship for Antonio (if fit) or maybe Ings/Martial/Werner?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Maybe Martial out of those. Good fixtures from gws 8-11.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I find it difficult to overlook the fixture-proof Ingsy. Also NEW(h) GW7

      2. Top Dog
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I do like Jimi as an asset, however never someone I fear not owning due to low ceiling . With so many performing assets think moving on is the right move at the moment. I would go Antonio or Ings

      3. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        But he's returned in 4 in 7 overall... just because you missed some of the games he scored points in doesn't mean you should discount them.

      4. Flynniesta
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I shipped for Kane yesterday morning

      5. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Or 4 goals in 7, which is a good return for his price.
        Even 2 in 5 is 15 goals a season. Not many will get that.

      6. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Saiss and Jimmi to Chillwell and Bamford. Giving me 2m ITB to do Zaha and Grealish to KDB and Soucek next week. Part of a bigger plan but as you point out is just not quite there atm

    3. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I need Dunne to start for Burnley to get 11 players in action this gw. Well, everything is possible 🙂

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        He'll probably get 1 point if he starts anyway

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Who to play?

      1. Kilman v LEI (A)
      2. Struijk v CRY (A)
      3. Mitchel v LEE (H)

      1. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        1

      2. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Mitchell

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        1

    5. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A. Bruno Fernandes + Coufal + Targett or
      B. Pulisic + Chilwell + Cancelo/Cresswell ?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        B

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

        B /w cancelo

        (A is pretty good/safe but B has more upside)

    6. Party time
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Wake up, check scores, 2-0 Wolves, captain jiménez blank. Shoot me already! To hell with this season!

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Never captain Jimenez

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah. Lesson learnt. Focus now on next gw

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        You can’t be serious if you capped him. I don’t believe you did cap him.

      3. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Silly boy. Bet regret.

    7. davies
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Any early suggestions with this lot?

      2FT / 0.8 ITB

      Martinez Forster
      Robertson Lamptey Kilman Mitchell Dunne
      Salah Sterling Son Barnes Soucek
      Kane DCL Brewster

      Cheers.

    8. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Goal: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he is considering using Andy Robertson or Jordan Henderson as an emergency central defender, with Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Fabinho all injured.

      Believable or rubbish?

      1. BNMC
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Specifically on Robbo

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Rhys Williams likely to start according to some reliable sources

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Did well midweek

      3. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        TAA should play there...

      4. ivantys
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Lucky Bowen owners that defence is joke

          1. Nice Baps.
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Not luck - I did JRod to Bowen very deliberately.

        • Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Rubbish. He’d start Milner as CB before Robbo. We do have three other CB’s ... albeit young

        • Top Dog
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Rubbish. Losing best LB in Prem who is also key for attacking play. Plus would imagine not much difference at CB between Robbo and one of young ladd

      5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Going economical in defense and playing this starting GW9. Looks ok?

        Martinez (Steere)
        Dallas Lamptey Coufal (Kilman, Mitchell)
        Salah Sterling Bruno Son Foden
        DCL Ings (Brewster)

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Has gw8 been cancelled? - a long time and an international break before gw9.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            No sir/ ma'am, it shall still proceed as scheduled (unless Force Majeure). Need three transfers to get this team. The planning needs to start this GW.

            1. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              I wouldnt plan too much. A lot of damage can happen during the international matches.

      6. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Foden, Chilwell, Salah & Mane(c) today

        Looking forward to some point hopefully!

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Foden, Sterling, James, Robbo, Mane. Big day!

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Who did you cap?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Kane. Nervous but I thought it through and he’s the best option besides Son this week. Hoping to continue my decent captaincy record so far.

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                It was a tough choice between the Pool & Spurs attackers. Hopefully there's not too much variance. GL!

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  GL mate

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Mane is an excellent option this week for sure, West Ham weaker down that side - Foden’s goal last week - and weak to crosses down the right - see TAA.

              Hope Sterling bangs this week, another excellent option. Sheff Utd’s underlyings are crap.

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

          Salah, TAA and hopefully Dunne masterclass today...

        3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Only Salah and TAA here, big red arrow today mostly.

      7. POGBOOM KEBABOOM
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        RMT for gw8

        Martinez
        Chilwell Cresswell Kilman
        Salah Son Rashford Grealish
        DCL Kane Ings

        Subs: Steer Justin Mitchell Bissouma

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Nice attack

      8. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Despite goal. Podence needs to go. Shame I need to deal with Saiss and James first

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Had him on my bench for the first time! But still has to go. Planning to get Fernandes in that 5 man midfield instead of him.

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Debating the upgrade to Bowen this week or leave and get Fernandes next week

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            I am keeping for Fernandes GW9

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Probably similar but let’s see the game against Arsenal

      9. abhirup780
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Bamford or Adams? and why?

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Both could be good. Bamford I hope

      10. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Early thoughts on this team? Get rid of one or both Wolves players?

        Martínez
        TAA, Saïss, Lamptey
        Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
        Ings, Bamford, Jiménez

        Button, Burke, Mitchell, Dunne
        2 free transfer, 0.1 million in the bank

      11. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        That was the weirdest nite ever. Dreamt I was painting a bedroom for Wayne Rooney and his hot gf, they ended up paying me with white powder and downers. Wtf

        I'm don't drink or take drugs btw. I am having a cigarette right now tho. 🙂

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Wow - sometimes it would be better not remembering these strange dreams...Having a cigarette myself

        2. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Mine was milder. I had a 160 pointer week ^^ imagine my disappointment waking up to a jimenez 2 pointer

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            a reverse nightmare?

          2. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            I'm just glad iv woke up in my own bed in one piece lol

            1. Indpush
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Beside your bed did you still have the stuff?

      12. Hits from the Bong
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Time to sort out the defence I think. Sais & Justin to Kilman & Coufal?

        Martinez
        Chilwell Sais Dallas
        Salah Son Rodriguez Grealish
        Kane DCL Wilson

        Steer Soucek Justin Mitchell
        2 FT £3m itb

      13. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Ahead of todays Scottish Cup semi final. C'mon the Hi-bees... https://youtu.be/LeHkQYDoVJ0

      14. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        0 from saiss and foden and Burke and Mitchell injured!!!

        0 all round lads cheers