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. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Zaha bad injury or only a knock?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Hammy

  2. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    So will Runnarson or Ryan be in goal for Arsenal on Saturday?

  3. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    AWB first defensive sub. Need a no show from Stones or Cancelo... eek.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I bloody pray for you mate.

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers Rupert. I don't think they'll miss two games on the trot. Can't complain... I made the choice to bench him.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I know you did. I pray that you get it even though I have Stones. If Stines is benched and my sub blanks I’d prefer that just so you get those points. Best of luck mate.

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Too kind mate. Fingers crossed. If I get those points I'll probably be in the top 1000 overall.

  4. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    I hope Salah traps his willy in the car door tomorrow.

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah windmilling it after the game because he scored 6 goals 😛

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Never!

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      😆

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      🙂

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      That or goes postal and nets 8 goals vs BHA.

      Both exceedingly unlikely

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Whatever happened to the guy who kept posting Bruno’s XA per 90 in pre season saying he wasn’t creative enough... that was funny

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      You wouldn't have dared make this post 2 hours ago though...

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        If feeling spicy he might

  6. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    AWB to Digne for a hit in GW 21 🙁

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I feel sick for you. But no idea why you did it.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Rupert....

        How many Utd points today?

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Ouch!

    3. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Did the same. No idea why.

      Timing is everything in this game and we are not good at it 🙁

    4. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I did AWB to Alonso. But not for a hit

    5. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      😆

  7. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    AWB going to get 3 BAP winning goal not added yet ?

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Added during the game now

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        OK still a change though as defenders tend to gain more than mids after final whistle.

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Yes still could change. But the winning goal already added.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Ooh great point.

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Already factored in

    4. Sir Edo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Match winning goal in a 9-0?
      In my world the match winning goal is a leading goal after a draw?

      1. Sir Edo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        But if another goal is scored the first is not the match winning.. 🙂 Might be wrong.

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Nope. First goal is the winning if opposition don’t score.

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Kane for Watkins?!

  8. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Very damning of Ralph to lose 9-0 twice.

    Lose once, shame on the players. Lose twice, shame on the manager.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      That's what's playing out...

      it didn't go to extra time

  9. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Annoying getting 17pts from one player and it’s a 20k red arrow cos he does it one of the weeks I DON’T captain...

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      18k red for me mate. It stings.

      The two ideal scenarios of Salah singlehandedly destroying BHA or not playing a single minute seem v unlikely!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Nice, told you it's a long night for me

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Live FPL was showing my only three differential were AWB DDG and barnes and I was so worried

  10. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Still sore about Shaw. He could have had 50 points tonight.

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Was he subbed off becuase of an injury or something else?

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        No word.

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Everything going right for you. Well done.

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        That's Andy 🙂

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Wow you are so lucky. Congrats!

  11. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Bednarek owners

    1. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      -7 has to be the record, right?

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Yeh think Richard Dunne's -6 was the previous worst

        1. Konig Luther
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Bednarek was the previous worst, with -6. so he beats his own record

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Played him this week?

    3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      My son had him. He doesn't know whether to laugh or cry.

  12. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    How many games does Bednarek miss? Southampton defence and team generally in disarray

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      One

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Is that right?

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          3, it was a direct red card

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Professional foul

          2. Ch0udini
              4 months, 19 days ago

              One game ban.
              1 is for tactical red (as this one), 3 for brutal

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Here we go again

    2. dylano21
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Last weeks score 40.
      This week with AWB, Rashford and Bruno(c) on 60 already. The fpl gods felt sorry for me I guess.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Guy below me has 56 from 3 played. Wow.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Is he now above you?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Think like a point behind as I have AWB and Bruno.

      2. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Guy below me has 51 from 2 played.

        Pressure now

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          So I know who he has. My rival has Wilson in addition.

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Very conflicted right now wishing Salah gets lost on his way to the pitch tomorrow and never makes it - but at the same time want us to win.

      I’ve got it..... Salah 0mins ..... 4-0 Robbo 2 goals, 2 assists 😉

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        I’ll take it as a non Robbo owner.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Haha. I’d take most things after tonight

      2. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Why not 4 goals? Greedy?

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Yeh. Felt a bit unfair for wish for too much 😆

    5. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Bednarek. -7. Ouch.

    6. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Lucky that only a very small red arrow (~140k to ~150k) after today. A Maguire and Bruno owner.

    7. POTATO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 19 days ago

      AWB first on bench. Now hoping for no show of one of my Man City trio or maybe Bamford.

      1. Boly Would
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Martial first on the bench here, no Bamford or Gundo would do it

      2. POTATO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Actually if Salah(c) is rested it would result in 34 extra points from the match.

    8. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      World no. 85 in a precarious position!
      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/493070/event/22

      No Man Utd players
      Bednarek first defender on bench

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        My Leeds friend thinks Bamfords out too

        1. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I can only hope

      2. RomeluStormzy
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Kind of hope stones doesn't start now...

    9. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Wtf just happened?

      Oh and yes....

      I am still in City leagues that don't permit owning United assets.

      Double crap evening!

    10. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      What if Salah does not play - cause he needs a rest before MCI?

      All the boys that did not make sure their VC was Bruno are going need an ambulance

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Shame Mané likely out and may have been a possibility. May tweak an ankle before the game

    11. Aster
        4 months, 19 days ago

        WHat are the chances of Gundogan missing the game?

        Anyone knows Pep's wife?

      • Rog.
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Bought zaha in this week, what was the extent of the injury?

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Bednarek will be out for how many games?

      • Chilli Heatwave
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        57 off 3 🙂 wan b finally paying off over other United assets

      • manc68
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Should be 52 from Maguire, Fernandez and Martial!

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Benching Stones next week?

        Martinez
        Cancelo AWB Dallas
        Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundogan
        Bamford Antonio
        Johnstone Coufal Stones Brewster

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Would agree with that

      • Joey Tribbiani
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Shaw sub tactical not injury?

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Yeah ML rival had him asked Ole to do a solid