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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. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Sold Podence.

    But on the plus side Zaha and Jimi blanked.

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Tbh I would've lost patience and sold him too

  2. All The Aces
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Well that's the wrong keeper on the bench in 5 out of 7 game weeks then!It's starting to wind me up now. Especially given Zaha should have had a pen.

    Patricio vs Meslier

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Never rotate keepers

    2. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Quick tip for you. Pick one set and forget 4.5 goalkeeper and spend the 0.5 elsewhere

    3. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 28 days ago

        5m and 4.5m rotating?! what happened there

      • All The Aces
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        What a wally I am. It's frustrating because they really have scored well but just picked wrong most weeks.

      • PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Sell one and never have this problem again.

    4. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Team not looking so sexy for next week.

      Gonna be rough only owning one Spurs asset, let alone none.

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I'm happy with just one. Son vs Pulisic for captaincy.

    5. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I am really worried because I have no defenders left with Saiss and Mitchell out.

      I have Chilwell, Justin and Ayling. If any of those misses out I'll be screwed.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        They will play

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Nothing more can be done, no need to worry

      3. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Even if one of them doesn't play it could very easily just be two points you miss out on. Wouldn't say you'd be screwed exactly.

      4. ...al
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Meh they'd prob get 1 or 2 points anyways

    6. Puncheon Guly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      What's gone on with Saiss? Did people expect him to be dropped?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        For weeks now, kilman replaced him and he was only filling in at LWB

      2. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        From about GW 28 of last season, yes.

      3. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Seemed likely. He was only playing wing-back due to Marcal's injury and Kilman played better than him when he came in at CB.

        He might win his place back at some point but it's Kilman's place to lose atm.

      4. ...al
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        He's not good on the LW and there's two lads in that position. Kilman performances at lcb are great so it's his spot to lose some folk think.

        Either way, Saiss needs to go. Can't have a 5 mil df on rotation watch

    7. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Did Mark bench Podence like he was planning?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        No

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Nope he played him.

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Nice

    8. Planet Jo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      No point buying last week's points or knee-jerking out the latest player to be rested.

      Looking ahead to the next trends and I think it's time for the Vardy Party.

    9. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Repost

      How far to go?

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

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

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

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        A

        1. You've got red on you.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          And then B? Followed by C?

        2. Bank$y
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          A and B don't make sense, but the ABC I actually like. Bamford and Puli are upgrades over the other two.

          1. You've got red on you.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Yeah, can't do c without b as I need the Jimenez monies.

            But there's not much else I'd swap Jimenez for.

      2. Vazza
          2 months, 28 days ago

          All the way mate

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Kane EO is going to be so high next GW! 170% or something!

        1. HenrikFPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          *Kane Top10k EO is going to be so high next GW! 170% or something!*

          Fixed it for ya.

          His overall EO this GW is around 70% vs ~145% Top10k EO this GW.

      4. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        National lockdown coming. Does that mean a break for the premier league?

        1. Lucky Russian
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          The population are already at wits-end with pubs closed. Take their football and they will take to the streets. Think / Hope football is safe.

          1. Lucky Russian
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            That said keep the powder dry on the wildcard if you can.

        2. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Elite sport will continue.

        3. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Doubt it. People need to have something to do at home and watching football is important for mental health.

        4. ...al
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Too many dolla bills tied up in the football

          It will be fine

      5. Kitman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        What does everyone think of Che Adams at 5.8?

      6. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        There is only West Ham and Chelsea that you can say both their next 2 fixtures (gw8 and 9) are good.I've got the ones I want so hopefully save next week.

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Arsenal I would say could do well in 8 and 9

      7. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Would you do Pereira and Amartey to Creswell and Soucek for free?

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          The West Ham love in is amusing.

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Why is that?

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Because they were relegation favorites a month ago

      8. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Rumours of a national lockdown next week

        https://twitter.com/steven_swinford/status/1322294630906503171?s=21

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          About as surprising as Saiss getting benched... unfortunately.

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Sadly 🙁

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Apologies, that was a pretty ****** reply for such a serious thing.

        2. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I should probably tone my glutes

        3. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Trying to destroy every business that's not in a big chain

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            World domination and control, you know it bro

        4. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Wonder if sports would be allowed to continue

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            They can't cancel them again. Think Ligue 1 in France is continuing so

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            It will.

        5. F4L
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Looks like the media are going to get their wish. Bunch of cretins.

      9. Right In The Stanchion
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Missed the deadline. Got Salah captain

          Am I going to be ok??

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Yes

          2. ...al
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Ah ye

        • FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          So my lamptey gonna come in for saiss. Hope its another 3-3 thriller with 3 goals from lamptey and 3 from kane at the other end.
          Asking too much u think?

          1. ...al
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Nope

        • Oooo Matron
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Would it be ridiculous to do a - 4 of Zaha/Semedo to Rashford/Coufal?

          I'm gonna get 0.1 priced out Rashford otherwise...

          Current team:
          McCarthy
          Robertson Semedo Chillwell
          Salah Son Grealish Zaha
          Kane DCL Bamford

          Subs: Anguissa, Lamperty, Konsa

          1. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Yes.. no need to get Rashford in for next week. You could just do the defender transfer and get Rashford in the following week.

            1. Oooo Matron
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              That 0.1 Rashford rise is going to stop me from doing it next week. Kilman could be an alternative if I am priced out, but West Ham fixtures look decent.

        • F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I can't remember the last time I benched a premium defender but am strongly considering it this week.

          A) KWP (NEW)
          B) Lamptey (BUR)
          C) Podence (lei)
          D) Grealish (ars)
          E) Robertson (mci)

          Bench one out of these lot. Leaning towards E but I hate it.

          1. Bleh
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Considering A myself. You just don’t drop Pool defenders...

            1. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              According to one model I use based on odds though his predicted points is 2.4 whilst everyone else is significantly better

        • You've got red on you.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Chilwell and Bamford rising tonight?

        • Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Having a tinker and came across this move for exact money:

          TAA & Hamez -> Chilwell & Rashford

          Thoughts?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Free or a hit?

            1. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Good point, freebie.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Both look like rising tonight as well as Rod dropping. I’d be tempted...

                1. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  I am tempted! 😆

          2. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Meh. Both sides of that equation could do equally well so probably not worth 2 transfers on it.

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Did you do it?

            1. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              He who dates Rodder. Had to roll the dice, so yes. 😀

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Nice one, hope it pays off for you

                1. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  And wishing you the finest of gameweek.

        • Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Own Jimmy, Saiss & Podence..

          Saiss > Cresswell & do I keep Jimmy or Podence, or both? Own son & kane, no united cover and no city cover yet?

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Any reason not to do Buur to Kilman tonight as my FT?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Good move, I’m thinking of Mitchell to Kilman

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Way too many games to go mate.
            And that move isn't one that will gain you many points as Wolves fixtures aren't great.

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Good for longterm value gains and having a playing sub tho. One sub appearance over the whole game can make up the hit

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                And he doing for free so it doesn't matter

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Thanks all, I’ve just looked and neither should change price tonight so will wait 🙂

        • Taegugk Warrior
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Hamez + Jimenez to Rashford + Bamford for free...?

          1. Bleh
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Definitely

        • Oooo Matron
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Zaha, troll or not? Good fixtures ahead & penalties with Mili's red card but Palace just so uninspiring in attack.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Wolves are very defensive team?

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Too risky to go double Chelsea defence?

          Got ChillyB & toying with Zouma?

          Or just Mitchell > Kilman & Saiss > Koufal or similar?

        • DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Ward to Kilman worked out nicely .

        • Lucky Russian
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          When Salah is a differential and your captaining him and your rank is 4 million you know you're a casual. Faceplant!

        • DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Really happy with tonight’s outcome. No points again for Jimi but a Semedo owner and with Saïss not playing for most very good result. Additionally had same 50/50 call earlier I’m sure many did between Zaha and Pulisic and glad I went with puli.

        • Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Sell Podence? Wolves have horrible fixture.

          1. Herman Toothrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Do you remember what he did to KDB?

            Wolves turn up against the big sides

          2. Well you know, Triffic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Keep tbh he's been their best player last two games.

          3. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I can’t imagine selling after that performance

        • The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          The Chillwell price rise is irritating...

          I’m 99% sure I’m selling Trent for him regardless of results, but do I want to buy a player who just played 90min in russia and plays twice more before the match I bring him in for...

          Annoying fpl

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Why would I wanna get rid of Trent?

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              No CBs bad fixtures, withdrawn role, lost half set pieces, sure to concede

              1. PlumaPiedra
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                What happened to Gomez now?

              2. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                He.s a 7.4m midfielder playing for the best team in the league

                1. Das Boot
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  There is this, good point well made

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Yeah, unfortunately the Digne red, Castagne injury and Saiss benching means he'll probably rise by 0.3m this GW!

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              That’s what I’m thinking, .2 at least