Metrics

Which chips did the top 10k FPL managers use in Double Gameweek 19?

Fantasy Premier League managers ranked among the top 10,000 have turned to the chips for Double Gameweek 19.

While none has reached the same deployment level as the Free Hit did in Blank Gameweek 18, the Wildcard, Triple Captain and Bench Boost earned a spread of attention.

In total, 51.1% of the top 10k played a chip for Double Gameweek 19, a little over half of them.

Unsurprisingly, the Bench Boost was the most popular of those, 25.4% of the top 10k asking their substitutes to step up for Double Gameweek 19.

36.3% of them have now used that chip over the first 19 rounds of fixtures but it is certainly significant that 63.7% of the managers at this level are holding it for a later opportunity.

Total usage of the Triple Captain chip has also more than doubled following Saturday morning’s deadline, 16% of the top 10k presenting their skipper with an enhanced armband.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) is the key man in this Double Gameweek 19 subplot, with 8.9% of the top 10k Triple Captaining the Manchester City midfielder.

5.4% have gone with Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), 0.8% backed Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) and 0.3% went for Jamie Vardy (£10.1m).

Why FPL managers should focus on the short-term this season

As you can see above, even though this is the busiest week of the season for Triple Captaincy chips among the top 10k, 73.8% of them are still holding onto it for later usage.

Meanwhile, 7.2% of those at this level used the Double Gameweek 19 as a springboard for a whole new squad.

16.7% of the top 10k have pulled the trigger on the second Wildcard since the turn-of-the-year. However, 83.3% are still waiting for a better opportunity to arise.

The Free Hit chip has had its day among the top 10k, total usage for that chip rising to 88.5% after the Blank Gameweek 18 fixtures.

2.6% of managers in the upper echelons used it to reap the temporary benefits of the Double Gameweek 19 schedule.

For the first time this season, we now have more top 10k managers having deployed two chips instead of one or zero.

44.9% have now used two since the second Wildcard became available. Only 2.9% have gone chipless since that time.

Interestingly, 10.3% of these managers have already used up three of the four at their disposal.

The most interesting thing to note from the template of most-owned players among the top 10k for Double Gameweek 19 is what has happened to the ownership of Spurs’ two key attackers.

Considering the Blank Gameweek 18 matrix was so heavily populated by Free Hit figures, it serves better to compare this latest template with the one from Gameweek 17.

And what we can see is that Harry Kane (£11.1m) has maintained a stable showing among the top 10k. In Gameweek 17, 47.2% were in possession of the striker and that has fallen by just 3.5 percentage points ahead of Double Gameweek 19, despite just one fixture.

The top 10k have not been quite so patient with Son Heung-min (£9.7m) considering the wealth of premium midfielders set to play twice in Double Gameweek 19.

As of Saturday morning’s deadline, the South Korean international is owned by 55.1%, making him the fifth-most popular midfielder at this level.

However, that is a far cry from the 80.4% ownership among top 10k managers Son experienced in Gameweek 17.

At the same time, De Bruyne has broken into the top-five most-popular midfielders for Double Gameweek 19, now owned by 58.6% and overtaking Son in the matrix of most-owned players.

In total, just nine of the 15 players included in this matrix have two matches scheduled for Double Gameweek 19, perhaps why so many of the top 10k are waiting for another chance to play the Bench Boost.

The six who have just one match are Kane, Son, Patrick Bamford (£6.6m), Stuart Dallas (£4.8m), Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.8m) and Alex McCarthy (£4.7m) – three of those denied a second by Southampton and Leeds’ FA Cup-related postponement.

Some of the top 10k were happy to sell some members of that trio, despite an upcoming, as yet unconfirmed, Double Gameweek.

McCarthy’s top 10k ownership has dropped from 59.7% to 47.6% between Gameweeks 17 and 19, Dallas’ has gone from 57.1% to 50.9% while Walker-Peters’ ownership as this level has shrunk by 8.1 percentage points in that time.

Bamford’s backing has been a little more stable. He was owned by 90.3% of the top 10k in Gameweek 17 and by 84.7% of them past Saturday morning’s deadline.

Wildcarding managers in the top 10k are less interested in the Spurs assets than the majority.

As you can see, Bamford, Antonio and Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) were all present in more of these squads than Kane for Double Gameweek 19.

And only 35.9% of these top 10k Wildcards selected Son in their new squad.

De Bruyne is the focus of the Double Gameweek 19 captaincy as 47.7% of the top 10k handed him the armband for home matches against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.

Salah finished the race in second place with 35.6% captaincy backing although his superior ownership at this level means he has the highest top 10k effective ownership for Double Gameweek 19 (120.2%).

Fernandes’ opening match of the round at Liverpool, plus his four yellow cards so far this season, seem to have put the punters off him for the captaincy.

Just 7.2% of the top 10k chose him as their Double Gameweek 19 skipper, Vardy (3.1%) and Kane (1.3%) completing the top five.

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  1. Party time
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Another Alisson assist today would be delightful

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Straight to Rashford 😉

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Mods Please delete this post .... 😆
      Pool are going to blank today ❗

  2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Already lost cup game before the gw starts as I took a a -12, but adding insult to the injury he is having mendy chilwell double chel defence and guess who Mason mount..now 3-33 score line 🙂

    1. hueycho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Oh dear

  3. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Wow green arrows but bamford 2p, Ayling 1p. Jumped 130k in OR, 380k > 250k.

  4. boc610
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    All the non Kane and son owners got the couches ready?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I'm afraid. But I'll watch the game. Hopefully blades will turn up

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I benched Son so am hiding behind the sofa today

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I do think Spurs aren’t playing the Blades at a great time after their first win and it will be difficult for them

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Sure hope so, ideally the Lundstram-Norwood-Fleck midfield stays resolute but I doubt it. Just hope they can keep the score down and Jose ends up parking it late on to conserve energy

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I sold Son.
        Not sure who'll sulk more if he hauls amongst both of us 😀

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I’ll own my decision as everyone unanimously told me to play Son over Wilson but the only reason I was asking was cause I wanted some people to say play Wilson.

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        WHAT?!

    3. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I’m in the minority (at least on here) who resisted the temptation to move Kane and Son out for Salah and Antonio (or other DGW players like Vardy). I’m hoping they repay the faith.

    4. Quan MisTaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      They've been as frustrating to watch as owners as non owners. Antonio already paid back some of the decision to sell

    5. CasaBanter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Transferred out Kane, Son, Brewster for Vardy, KDB and Antonio for a -8, partly also with a view to next week.

      Will also be behind the sofa today...

    6. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Will make of break my gameweek. A blank for both will mean a huge green arrow for me I believe. (Petrified 🙂 )

  5. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Bamford will get last chance to impress vs Newcastle. If fails he'd be on chopping block for me.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      He has 1G 2A in the last 4 mate

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Too many options for striker spot. Staying put with what you have is very difficult IMO.

        1. Brehmeren
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Weird, I feel like there are very limited striker options. Besides Kane and Antonio there is none I really want.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Get Antonio instead if he survives the double?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Antonio,DCL,Ings/Adams all are options.
        I have Wilson Watkins Bamford. One will surely go for new striker. Midfield looks stable with obvious choice so I think we can afford Changing cheap strikers around

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'm surprised that you have Watkins and Wilson and it's Bamford who's getting a last chance

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I like what I see from Villa. They are top end of many attacking stats hence Watkins.
            Wilson I agree has been dull. Between him & Bam Bam 😀

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Err... Leeds are top end of many attacking stats, and Bamford is their talisman for goals and assists

              Watkins has fewer points in the last 8 games than Grealish, El Ghazi, Traore and their entire nailed defence

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                The last goal from Watkins was in GW8. His hat trick of assists in one match all came from his inability to convert chances

                The justification for Watkins is the same as Werner

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  And Firmino

                  Funnily enough, three of them have exactly 69 points

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Oh. Firmino has 1 more with 70. My bad

                    So, yeah. Bamford isn't your problem

                  2. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    I was biased i guess.
                    Thanks for the head's up

                    1. Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      You're welcome... And yeah, sounds like recency bias because Bamford just had two blanks... I'll hazard a guess as to why it happened:

                      You're used to Watkins blanking with near misses, so it didn't stand out enough to you to warrant action. This then makes his (not so) recent hat trick of assists the only memorable thing about him, so you hold on to that and think another rare explosion is coming

                      On the other hand, you're used to getting points from Bamford, so two blanks stand out as shockers that trigger you to want to take some action

                      The best thing to do in both these cases, on average, is the opposite of what you instinctively want to do

              2. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Thanks.
                Looks like I need to reassess the situation then 😀

          2. Groot the Leveller
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Having watched the majority of Leeds games, they have not looked as good in the last couple, and Bamford in particular is looking a bit isolated and not as involved
            I've got kane, Antonio and Bamford up front.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Leeds looked poor yeah. Maybe an anomaly. Let's see how he plays vs Newcastle

        2. No Salah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I have Wilson, Antonio, Bamford. There’s not many options left- Watkins is pathetic.

          Probably I will lose Wilson before I even think about losing Bamford.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Fair enough

        3. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Adams and DCL are hardly setting the world alight just now though.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Fixtures turning for DCL

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Need to see improvements in play first, he's not getting any chances.

  6. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Disastrous GW

    Already dropped 10k and have only 8 dgwers..one of them being vardy.

    Red arrow just going to grow

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nowhere to hide for us Vardy owners

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Absolutely. Only positive is that ive got all the chip still ITB

    2. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Think Vardy is definitely out for the second match?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I dont know didnt watch the game hust saw hes yellow flagged now

  7. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Morning all, hope we’ve all had positive starts to the double game week. Commiserations to those reliant on Leeds, not sure what happened their and why the pitch at Elland Road was such a state.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Morning !

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Morning ! Yeah my team didn't look that fancy

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Your team? Leeds or your FPL team?

    3. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Didn't really see the state of the pitch what was wrong with it?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Just looked very long, didn’t allow the ball to travel well without hitting climbs of grass. Almost as if they had allowed a rugby team to play on it or deliberate 80’s Wimbledon Crazy Gang tactic to throw the opposition.

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Hahaha sounds like fun maybe the lawn keeper had to isolate? Sometimes I think over watering can cause havoc going on the pitch heaps of times Evertons pitch is like a mess due to watering like hell before kickoff

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I went to that Chelsea game in 2002 or 2003 vs Charlton when we were skint and couldn’t afford to relay the pitch so we covered it in sand to level it out. Still won 4-1 IIRC

          2. Tambling5
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Pitch had had a lot of snow on it. Bumpy and boggy in places. Getting like a 1970s pitch.

  8. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Cup tie comes down

    Kane x2, castagne, martinez,mings, martial, henderson, neco williams

    Vs

    Creswell, Soucek, Salah, KDB, Bruno, Vardy, Maguire, Stones

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Second lot looks like it has a lot more fixtures left in it

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        First lot looks like something someone who doesn’t go on FPL Twitter or FFS would have

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes its a typical cup tie im the 2nd one of course

  9. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Early thoughts for next GW, play one from:

    A) Wilson (LEE)
    B) Soucek (cpa)

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I'm definitely playing Wilson & benching Soucek.
      Kept Wilson mainly because of Leeds game not DGw myself 😉

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      The one that faces Leeds

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Lol. I have benching headaches too. Stupid BB chip.
      That’s tough.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yeah - playing Coufal and Antonio too so playing Soucek feels too reliant on West Ham in a single GW - I look forward to downgrading one of my attackers before long. The mental value of a Bissouma/Brewster in FPL is hugely under appreciated.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yep I’ll be downgrading a defender to Mitchell soon and maybe Watkins to Brewster.
          Having to decide who to play from Dallas,Coufal,Soucek,Bamford,Watkins is a pain.

      2. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Easy for me as have three Leeds, Bamford, Meslier and Alioska. I can just bench them!

    4. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wilson easy tbh

    5. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wilson easy decision

    6. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wilson

      Palace should (!) be able to defend set-pieces well enough with their defensive confidence finally rising, while Leeds offers chances for free to even non-league opposition, so Wilson should have a rare feast

  10. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Any early moves for GW20 needed? I would like to have a forward with constant scorer attribute...

    1. Vazza
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Antonio is a must have

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Would get on Antonio if he gets through the double ok

      • The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Agree Antonio. With bottom clubs rallying and top clubs finding form difficult, not many obvious big scores. Think Brighton Fulham is stand out. Both need a win. How about Maupay, Trossard, Cavaleiro, Reid?

      • The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Also Leicester looked great. Any of Theil for assists, Barnes for persistence or Madds for skill

    2. Vazza
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Is there any chance of Sam Johnstone playing the next game?

        Played my bench boost and here’s the story so far

        Johnstone no show
        Zouma no show
        Have Watkins when could have replaced him for Antonio for free
        Have Curtis Jones who was meant to be the only weak link

        I guess the silver lining is that I have now used this stupid chip and could focus on having a strong first xi going forward

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes, there is

        2. joey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I've had him a while and bench boosted as well. If he's tested positive then I can't see it as the turnaround is so quick. Depends when he got the result I suppose, he might be towards the end of his isolation but I'm treating it as a bonus if he plays next game.

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Heard that Johnstone was close to playing so should be available for the West Ham game. Whether or not big Sam decides to start him is another matter.

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Antonio blank v WBA.. and Soucek hattrick will only save my GW!

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Bruno out could become a thing soon if he continues his Pogba-based struggles.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          The penalties will always be there as that dangling carrot to hold on to Bruno though

          1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            This

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          His returns are pretty good overall.

          8 hauls and 6 blanks so far and points in between.

      • Jealous Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Seen quite a number of Soucek caps in my ML. Slightly surprised

        1. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Hype is a wonderful thing!

        2. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Soucek is an absolute bargain for what he is and worth a starting place in most teams as 5th mid. Captain material he is not though, they got suckered. Even when he does return, the ceiling is low,

      • fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Why is Douglas (the 3.8 mill Leeds defender) no longer available in the rate-my-team tool?

        1. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Just add 0 to whatever score you have already!

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yes, but the tool can not calculate without 15 players so I have to add a imaginary 0-points scoring defender... luckily Leeds apparently have a non-playing Cresswell I can add 🙂

            1. Tambling5
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I haven't found it very useful this year. For example gave Mitrovic as many points as Lookman for the DGW.

      • NejiHyuuga01
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Guys why didn't Chilwell get an assist at Mount's goal? Because his last name isn't Kane?

      • IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Salah brace against United incoming

        1. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I hope so, as is my captain!

        2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes please

        3. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Has he yet scored or assisted against us other than a penalty given by Pogba few seasons ago at OT?

        4. No Salah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Read my name 🙂
          Not happening!

        5. hueycho
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Fernandes penalty incoming tonight boys n girls

      • PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Never thought a 4.0 GK would block a move that I want, every little decision helps

        Can't get Antonio whoz could be last season's Ings.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Who is stopping that? Martin?

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yeah

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Boo, a lot to be said for Button or Peacock Farrell being from teams you’d almost never need 3 options from. Hindsight and all now.

      • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        As a neutral it's been a while since I've been excited for a Liverpool v United match. FPL aside it looks like a tasty encounter

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Gonna be a boring game unless Klopp is set to go for it

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            United will be looking to win I suspect... That would give them a confidence shot for the title.

            2.2?

        2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I think Utd will sit solid and win it on the counter.

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        What time will Bruno get his 5th yellow today?

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Fancy him for a straight red actually. Such a dirty player

        2. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Doesn't matter, most of the active managers own him

          1. C_Manan
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Some have captained him

        3. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          93

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If both Cavani and Martial are fit to start today or do you see Ole playing:

        A) Martial
        B) Cavani
        C) Both

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He'll rotate them...

          In some senses you may start with the guy who may need subbing.

          So Martial to Cavani?

        2. LegendMoon
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I think he will start Martial but i hope he starts Cavani

      • HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Not a United fan but I really need them to win 1-0 today.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Amen

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        4 genuine hauls for Salah but 6 blanks too.

        Decent returns in his other 7 games.

        Which Salah do we see on the pitch today?

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Well he's due and sure to be up for this game. Bound to be a penalty or two.

        2. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He is an absolute monster at Anfield. Big points for C/TC

        3. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          The Jammy Salah

      • Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Is playing Bamford over Dier was a stupid decision?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Is or was. Nah... You've got to play your goal threat.

        2. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Nope

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        "Interestingly, 10.3% of these managers have already used up three of the four at their disposal."

        So that's 1,000 artificially boosted early into the top 10k field. Most seasoned players will be holding most of their chips for later in the season when the FA Cup reaches the final 8 teams and the Champions League impacts etc.

        So a healthy pinch of salt needed when applying the top 10k rubric to your thinking too.

        Plenty of churn to come in the second half of the season.

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I agree to a point, but there's not normally blanks and doubles like this at this stage of the season. I think your comment would be completely valid if they had used the chips at this point in a normal season.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Fair play.

            But if you only have 1 chip left you're at a disadvantage to those able to WC, TC and FH to navigate through the second half of the season.

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Yes, no doubt. But in theory you should already have had the chance to accumulate extra points to offset that. I just mean I don't think it is necessarily a rookie mistake using chips just now. If people have used 2nd WC, TC/BB and FH already though that is probably overkill.

              Personally I'm on TC this week and used FH last week. I'd have liked to keep the FH for longer but it suited my situation last week. BB and 2nd WC seems reasonable for what lies ahead.

              Good luck!