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

    Traoré displaying his Middlesboro form

  2. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Good night

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Yes it was

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

    Jimenez is overpriced by 1.5m this year

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

      Could easily have been in the points again. Had planned to sell him for Antonio next week but if he's out then I'm happy to keep for now.

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      he is if you're judging him as a season keeper.

  4. YEAH PITCH!
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    So everyone getting rid of Saiss or what?

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

      Would be a sensible move to get rid of him

    2. Wılly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Should do, he didn't play with Marcal being injured

    3. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah, got my eye on Coufal

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

      I might keep till GW10 and sell for Dias

    5. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Yep. No need to keep now. Uncertainty, fixtures change, bye bye.

    6. F4L
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      you have to, Kilman put in 4 solid performances in now, 3 clean sheets.

    7. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Anyone letting him for on the bench for a while?

    8. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Yes. Wolves fixtures are terrible as well.

    9. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Just a matter of when. Defender transfers not a priority but if nothing else comes up...

    10. Indpush
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Sold before deadline

  5. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Love Semedos baps

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Tempted to do Buur to Kilman tonight

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Go for it. Im doing mitchell to kilman before he drops in price and kilman rises. I still think mitchell will play but crystal palace defence looks bad

  7. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    The best move here?

    A) Zaha + Castagne -> Rashford + Coufal (-4)
    B) Castagne -> Creswell

    * Won't be making them till after the weekend's games obviously

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Zaha next 4 worth keeping

    2. Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I'm in the same position with A. I'll be priced out the move with Rashford rising tonight.

      I think Palace are awful and Zaha is a troll. Although he'll be in pens for next three now at least.

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

    Wow Top 10k have gone BIG on Kane & Son!!

    Hopefully Mane(c) pays off as a differential

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I think the top 10K are all Kane-Son lovers. Probably like 75% of them had both the whole season and captained them which is why they're so faithful now.

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

        Yes that makes sense.
        GW9/10 is when there could be some rank shifts with United & City fixtures improving.

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

      People near the top are there because they have left it on them all season. In one of my ML's (a more casual one), the guy at the top has had captain on Kane all season, with Son also in his team and has made 0 transfers so far this season, with David Luiz and Soyuncu in his team. He's 28k.

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

        What a lucky fella he is!!

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

          I don't think he even knows lol

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      It will be even more so next week.

  9. F4L
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Judging tackles in slow-mo isn't fair. The refs have to introduce some leniency in such a situation.

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      It's legal to slide to contest a loose ball - How can you possibly pull out of following through once you've gone in?

      1. F4L
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        God knows. I think if officials were all ex players they would have a lot more sympathy for such tackles and would just show yellow.

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

          Yea officials that are/were footballers are key to success of VAR

          Naff decisions will be made until they get good lads in

        2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Commentator on my stream thought it was a great challenge until he saw it in slow-mo on the 5th repeat and then thought it was atrocious. Never a red imo.

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

    Semedo 2 baps. I will take it! Good start to the week een with Saiss.

  11. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Bonus after dispossessions etc..

    Aït-Nouri 3
    Semedo 2
    Neto 1
    Coady 1

  12. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Only going to move if Saiss looks like dropping so that I can lock in my 0.1 value. Is Semedo a decent shout or should I go elsewhere?

  13. mr. inconspicuous
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Which Wolves defender to swap Saiss for?

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I'd go for Ait-Nouri after that performance.

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Genuinely good?

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Solid defensively, took his goal really well, and played some delicious balls into the box... I own Semedo but would definitely punt on AN to save .5

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

        He was good, but the announcer said Mercal would have been playing had he not been injured this week

    2. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Coady most nailed at same price bracket, I'm considering going up to Semedo though for the added attacking potential.

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

        Chilwell for similar paired with Coady/Kilman probably a popular choice

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Rather West Ham defender?

    4. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Wolves fixtures are horrible. I’d get a defender from a diff team

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

    Finally Semedo over Saiss pays off.

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

      No it hasnt

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

      Bizarrely, it hasn't paid off.

      If you bought both in GW3, Saiss has actually still gotten more points. But definitely will pay off in the long term.

  15. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Clean up my bench this week? How do these transfers look.

    Amartey, Ferguson and Pereira to Cresswell, Kilman and best cheap mid up to 4.8?

    2ft so would be -4

  16. ...al
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    It'ssssss Kilman

    Saiss to our new Hero?

    1. korbendallas82
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      seems good.

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

    Decent start with Jimenez & Podence after all

  18. masterkyzz
      4 months, 2 days ago

      TAA Saïss Soucek > Chilwell Coufal Zaha for a -4?

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Far too early to be making transfers

      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        No anyway. No reason to hit for Zaha.

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

        What about that match says “Buy Zaha”?

    • Manani
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      keep or stick with Podence? Also got Barnes, Saiss that I want to get rid of

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

        Stick with him

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

        Saiss has to go first...

      3. ...al
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Yea. Saiss to go. 5.0 for rotation risk def isn't cool

        Might just go Kilman myself and spend he extra mil on upgrades

    • Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      keep Podence for next week? 😛

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        I am.

        Bigger fish to fry right now.

        I’ll probably swap him to Foden at some point

    • IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Can’t believe there was no Wolves defence in scout picks

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

        Good point

      2. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Sabotage.

      3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        A good thing for us tbh

    • gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I'm in shock. One of my defenders got a clean sheet! Only the second one this season.

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      What are final Baps?

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Saiss to Cresswell?

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

        Makes sense on paper move

      2. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Yes

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Intruiged by Masauku for 0.5m less
        Higher xA and xG

        1. Labile
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Rotation risk

      4. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Yep. That will be my free transfer

    • Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Best Hammers defender than for Saiss?!?

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Cresswell/Coufal

    • ads7680
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 2 days ago

      2.7 itb On the fence. Thanks.

      A. Grealish -> Rashford
      B. Trossard + Justin -> Rashford + 3.9m defender (-4)

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

        Deffo don’t do A

    • Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Jiminez owners what we thinking?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Stick with the plan, move him out

      2. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Sell

      3. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Antonio if fit

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Out for month with hammy

      4. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Keeping for the next one, other priorities to deal with first

    • You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      How far to go?

      a) just Saiss ---> Chilwell (FT)

      b) also do Jimenez ---> Bamford (-4)

      c) also do Trossard ---> Pulisic (-8)

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

      Anyone else having trouble with the FPL app?

      Siass is still showing 0 for me

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        I don't think there's a player called Siass in the game. U must have a knockoff app installed

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

          Saiss sorry. Only went on to check his bonus

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Ah yeah hard for him to get any today. Was invisible

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

              Take the 6 then and move on

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Everyone looks forward to games between the Big 6, but in addition to those, I am looking forward to Chelsea playing Leeds (5th December) because you know Lampard hates Bielsa and Leicester vs Wolves (next GW) to see who is best of the non-Big 6.