Metrics

Salah the most powerful FPL asset inside top 10k for Gameweek 22

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) has a firm grip on the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers in Gameweek 22.

Ahead of a midweek meeting with Brighton, the Egyptian is, by far, the most heavily backed captain of the latest round.

As a result, his effective ownership inside the top 10k is sure to be ominous for anyone without Salah.

As you can see from the pie chart above, a whopping 80.8% of the top 10k handed Salah the captain’s armband for Gameweek 22.

That is a particularly staggering figure, especially in contrast to the latest Fantasy Football Scout captain poll, in which Salah won with just a 44.6% share.

The fact that previously popular premium assets such as Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m), Harry Kane (£11.1m), Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and Sadio Mané (£11.9m) are all facing injury problems appears to be a factor here.

But it is certainly telling that the top 10k were more certain of a big haul for Salah than Fantasy Football Scout voters this week.

The Egyptian’s majority compared to the other popular captains is also massive.

Just 7.2% of the top 10k captained Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) for Gameweek 22, making for a gap of 73.7 percentage points.

Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) was close behind the Manchester City man with the backing of 7.1%, despite earning roughly double that share in the latest Fantasy Football captain poll.

Such is the extensive support for Salah, the fourth and fifth-most captained options for Gameweek 22 were picked only by 1.2% and 0.9% of the top 10k respectively.

Ahead of a trip to Burnley, those assets are João Cancelo (£6.0m) and Ilkay Gündogan (£5.8m).

Salah’s overall power to do damage to non-owners in the top 10k is gargantuan for Gameweek 22.

Thanks to ever-increasing backing and the glut of captain armbands, his effective ownership at this level has come in at 173.0%.

Fernandes is the only other player with over 100% effective ownership among the top 10k midweek although he is still 69.4 percentage points behind Salah in this department.

And following his 15-point haul against Leicester, Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) ranks third on this metric but still trails Salah and Fernandes by a significant amount.

The impact of a long injury list and out-of-form premium assets is also highlighted in the overall template of players inside the top 10k after the Gameweek 22 deadline.

Between the two most recent rounds, Salah’s ownership in the upper echelons of FPL has risen by 20.7 percentage points, the biggest shift in the template this week.

That came in a Gameweek where he was transferred into 600,000+ new squads, the top 10k playing their part in that trend.

Son Heung-min (£9.7m) may have been one of the players discarded in favour of the Egyptian as his top 10k ownership dropped from 57.9% to 50.2% between Gameweeks 21 and 22.

Despite his first blank since Gameweek 18, Gündogan’s ownership in the top 10k remains relatively stable, dropping only by 1.2 percentage points after Tuesday’s deadline.

With Salah at the heart of so many transfers this week, the defensive and forward positions have not seen too many fluctuations between Gameweeks 21 and 22.

Bamford has increased his share of managers in the top 10k by just over 11 percentage points, although that number is sure to be influenced as much by those who used his points to get a green arrow as well as those who signed him.

Meanwhile, Michail Antonio (£6.6m) has earned an increase of 2.9 percentage points despite his blank against Liverpool but Dominic Calvert-Lewin‘s (£7.6m) stock is already travelling in the opposite direction.

51.5% of the top 10k owned the Everton man for Gameweek 21, just 45.8% of them still in possession of him after Tuesday’s deadline.

It was another slow week for the chips among the top 10k with the Wildcard used by just 0.4% of them for Gameweek 21.

Chip Use Overall

However, it is worth noting how many managers worldwide pulled the trigger on a new squad in midweek.

1.9% used the Wildcard overall for Gameweek 21, roughly 150,000+ in total, perhaps influenced by the recent slew of injuries to highly-owned players.

Either way, it is certainly quite interesting to see any chip used more extensively by the rest of the world than in the top 10k this far into a campaign.

Even though the Wildcard was not widely used in the top 10k this week, it is still worth considering any emerging trends from those that did.

The template here largely brings Wildcarders in line with the main top 10k template with a few exceptions.

John Stones (£5.2m) appears to have lost favour following his Gameweek 21 benching, Cancelo and Rúben Dias (£6.0m) the more trustworthy options from this point onwards as far as Wildcarders are concerned.

And Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) appears to be more the popular sub £5.0m option for those looking ahead, interesting considering the absence of Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m) in this Wildcard template.

Meanwhile, the apparent lack of trust in Everton players is made clear by the fact that Callum Wilson (£6.7m) is the third-most popular forward – not Calvert-Lewin.

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1,546 Comments Post a Comment
  1. bitars
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    40 freakin points from 3 players, i am in heaven 🙂

    1. Calderano FC
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      You must have been a good boy

  2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Salah(C) last week, Bruno(C) this week, feels good!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      You are a genius.

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      What was the thinking? Well done regardless!

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Just couldn’t see two such brilliant FPL assets blanking for so long 🙂

        1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Thank you!

  3. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Poor Southampton. At some point not getting that 9th goal was a goal for them. Not even that

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

    Wow!!
    Is -7 pts the worst in fpl history?
    Never seen that before!!

    1. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Was about to ask this exact question myself.

      Surely?

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      How could it be any worse

      Shipped 9
      Oggy
      Red card

      Will it ever be beaten?

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Only shipped 6 because he wasn't on the pitch for other 3 lol

        1. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 10 days ago

          With a red card you get blamed for all the goals conceded for the full match

          1. Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Learn something new everyday. Suppose it stops given away a penalty and red card in the last minute but he gets to keep a cleansheet because of it

        2. Reeker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Still counted as 9 on fpl. Maybe they count like he's still on pitch for a red card

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

          Still counts as 9

      2. Calderano FC
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ship 10

    3. POTATO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Bednarek lol

    4. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Probably. Walters had 2 missed penalties and an own goal, and he only got to -4. https://i.imgur.com/To6eIe8.jpg

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        2 own goals and 1 missed pen*

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        If only he’d have gotten sent off in the 59th minute!

  5. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Quite thankful my rank hasn't been totally hammered after that Man Utd result. Bruno captainers winning this week

  6. Manani
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    -7pts. Is that lowest ever in FPL history?

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Massive statement tonight from the Champions elect!

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      City will win it this season

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I am a United fan. VAR was atrocious all day today. Mike Dean, awful awful ref. Terrible game.

    But Bruno (C) was amazing!

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Buzzzźzzzzzzź

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    That score by Bednarek will never be beaten surely

  10. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Only owning Bruno in that is a bit annoying, basically gained nothing from it

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Got Rashford as well but not happy with his score despite a goal and assist :rolleyes:

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Imagine not owning

  11. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Unbelievable stuff. Who would've imagined the United team entering the season with a disappointing summer window would chalk up the most goals scored in the season at this stage, along with a 9-0 smashing. What a team.

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Too happy with that

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Man Utd have a good squad. But they really miss a good right winger.

  12. PP6
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Two 17 pointers AWB and Bruno and a 9-0 win too gassed

  13. Jimmy Boy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    As if McCarthy owners (I'm one of them) have gotten away with a zero-pointer there

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I thought I was on for minus points for sure!

  14. antis0cial
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Selling AWB for Digne last week seemed like a good move at the time oof!

  15. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Wow. We slagged Bruno off enough that he managed 17pts in the end. Captainers done well with that freak result. Hope Salah can get close to matching now...

    Non-captainer but will take the points

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Spoiler alert: Salah gets 1-3 points

  16. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    is football too easy for Bruno?

  17. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno gets a big haul every month, he is never my captain though.

  18. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    (TC) Bednarek!!!

  19. A Kun & Mateta
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Well done to LR captaining Bruno. Happy owner here despite the rank drop, good for his confidence

  20. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Nvm not happy as a non-captainer, rank dropppng 20k with only him today wtffff

  21. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Mike Dean clearly never heard of EO

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/404507/event/22

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      is that really him? lol

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Wont be lol

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Still funny tho

  22. Marcin the Pole
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Watched the Big Short this evening, very enjoyable film actually would recommend.

    Did I miss anything?

  23. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Andy up to 328th

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Great!!!

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Massive

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Definitely a strange season. 😆

    4. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Deserved!

  24. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Some FPL managers with Bednarek on the bench gonna be nervous looking at the line-ups tomorrow night 😆

  25. DMil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bednarek owners? So bad it’s the stuff of FPL legend. Fair play

  26. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Apart from Bruno, who has such high ownership to cause red arrows?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Salah

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        From tonight’s games

        1. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Wilson probably the highest

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      It's the captain points on top

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ofc thanks

  27. balint84
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bednarek -7 is this a fpl negative record?

  28. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    My rival has 47 from 2 FML

  29. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    ⚽️ Wins by 9 goal margins in @premierleague history:

    • Mar 1995: Man Utd 9-0 Ipswich
    • Oct 2019: Southampton 0-9 Leicester
    • TONIGHT: Man Utd 9-0 Southampton

  30. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Wish my predictions were always this good.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23348956