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Top 10k managers holding transfers as popular captain Fernandes delivers

Fantasy Premier League managers ranked inside the top 10,000 appear to have been rather conservative with their transfers for Gameweek 23.

Ahead of Double Gameweek 24, there was less fluctuation in the template than we usually see among the upper echelons.

That could indicate that the number of managers with two free transfers for the Double Gameweek could be significant.

For the first time in 2021, there were no names to enter the top 10k template for the latest round.

As things stand, just five of these players have two fixtures in Double Gameweek 24, namely João Cancelo (£6.0m), John Stones (£5.2m), Rúben Dias (£6.1m), Ilkay Gündogan (£5.9m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m).

Meanwhile, Alex McCarthy (£4.6m) and Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) are the only top 10k template options with two fixtures in Double Gameweek 25.

Even among these unchanged 15 players, there were some interesting ownership alterations.

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) came into Gameweek 22 owned by 92.1% of the top-10k but only 83.9% of them possessed the Egyptian after Saturday morning’s deadline.

Some managers may have sold Salah to get their hands on Son Heung-min (£9.7m) for Sunday’s meeting with West Bromwich Albion.

His ownership at this level has increased by 2.2 percentage points between the two most recent Gameweek deadlines.

Even with a clean sheet against Burnley and Double Gameweek 24 around the corner, Cancelo, Stones and Dias each saw their ownership in the top 10k drop for Gameweek 23 by 0.3, 3.0 and 1.35 percentage points respectively.

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A combination of form and fixtures helped Bamford, Michail Antonio (£6.7m) and Calvert-Lewin increase their stock in the upper echelons.

Two fixtures in Double Gameweek 25 helped Bamford to an ownership-rise of 1.4 percentage points for Gameweek 23.

Antonio’s went up by 7.2 percentage points although his new owners were dealt just a two-point score against Fulham.

And, ahead of facing Fulham (home) and Manchester City (home) next time out, Calvert-Lewin’s top 10k ownership has grown from 45.8% to 47.9% between Gameweeks 22 and 23.

Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) was the top 10k’s favourite captain option for Gameweek 23.

After winning the Fantasy Football Scout captain poll, 44.6% of those in the top 10k handed him the armband for Saturday evening’s meeting with Everton.

His latest attacking returns will be welcome for those managers, although they may still have half an eye on the runner-up Son.

24.1% of the top 10k are banking on the South Korean bucking the trend of his recent form and capitalising on a West Brom defence that has conceded at least twice in each of their last seven Premier League matches.

Those who captained Antonio for his uninspiring outing at Fulham will certainly be disappointed but might take some crumbs of comfort from knowing they were not alone.

The West Ham forward convinced 20.6% of the top 10k to captain him for Gameweek 23, almost certainly influenced by Fulham’s recent lapse from their defensive improvements which, of course, proved to be only a temporary one, based on their 0-0 draw on Saturday.

Bamford (4.3%) and Salah (2.2%) are the extreme differential captains this round as they prepare to face Crystal Palace and Manchester City respectively.

This week’s captaincy statistics made for some interesting figures in the effective ownership department.

Fernandes was the only asset above 100% for effective ownership in the top 10k, his total ending up at 143.5%.

Antonio was in second place with 96.7% while Bamford (88.5%), Salah (84.0%) and Son (76.3%) complete the top five.

Gameweek 23 was a quiet week for chips among the top 10k, just 0.4% of them deploying their second Wildcard.

That was the most popular of the chips with 99.3% of the top 10k electing not to use one ahead of Double Gameweeks 24 and 25.

Chip Use Overall

For the second Gameweek in a row, the Wildcard has received more attention outside the top 10k than inside it.

When we look at the worldwide chip usage for Gameweek 23, we can see 1.6% of all managers played their second Wildcard.

That works out at roughly 127,000+ managers pulling the trigger on a new squad this weekend.

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1,446 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    DCL!!!

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      24pts in 2 GWs - laughing

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Oops 21!

  2. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Gundo, salah, son or Bamford benching??

    I'm not getting dcls points am I?

    Specialist in failure.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Looks unlikely

  3. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    DCL punishing benchers is probably gonna be my highlight of my week

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      At least I've got him coming on for Soucek

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Ouch

      2. clodhopper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Lol

  4. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Martínez, DCL and Watkins on my bench.

    FML

    1. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Eeeek

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Nice

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

      Jesus

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Really, who is in your team. DCL and Watkins unlucky to not get more too

  5. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    This is why I don’t want to wildcard in 25. After the DGW, I don’t want ANY points on my bench.

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Better get Bednarek then

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

        Lol

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    25 points benched 🙂

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Same..
      Martinez - dcl - awb - dias(cs incoming)

  7. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    How many baps for my boy Dominic

    1. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      All 3 - inject it

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Whoop whoop

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Haha

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      3

  8. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    DCL haunting

  9. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Does Carlo smile on the inside?

  10. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Benched DCL + Martinez :cry

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

      Same 🙁

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Those 2 plus Watkins. 30pts. More than my current score

    3. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Same + Watkins

    4. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      same

    5. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Dcl + Martinez benched 🙁

  11. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Just writing in my notes to never bench a 7 million striker over a 5 million midfielder

    1. dshv
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Same same same same sameeeeeeeeeee

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I am writing the same with a knive in my fronthead.

  12. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Benching Calvert Lewin and being a united fan is just so sickening right now.

  13. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Right then, let's get someone rested.

  14. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Benched Salah. Played DCL. Let's see how it ends up though.

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Looking good! Hope it pays off

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yes

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Subtle brag there, nice

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        🙂

  15. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    lmao Ted Talks FPL played triple Everton v/s Newcastle and benched them v/s United

  16. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Love that. Bruno fail, DCL haul

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Not really a fail though

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      7pts is very welcome, thanks very much!

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Bruno with the classic Salah captaincy return.

    Cappers content, non-cappers content, non-owners FPL password long forgotten.

  18. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    A lot of managers could have benefited from a bench boosting.

  19. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    That's why UTD are in the Europa League.

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Good/great attack, shambolic defence.

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Day started out well with that Martinez cleanie but the rest has been dreadful.

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      +1
      Just awful

  21. Werkself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    7 points for that DCL goal.

  22. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Past 3 GWS i could have gained 40pts. It huuuuuurts

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      If it makes you feel any bette run pretty sure mine is a lot worse

  23. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Son(c) tomorrow just got interesting.....

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      God I hope he delivers.

  24. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I’m fairly confident pep will randomly bench one of Gundo or Sterling

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Gundo not likely, but id love it! Absolutely love it, if pep benched gundo.

      Channeling my inner keegan

      1. seanie3
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Even if he did bench gundo, he would more thank likely bring him on second half

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Benched Martinez and DCL

    Started DDG and Saka

  26. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    what a jammy goal for DCL players

    1. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Not if you have benched him.

  27. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    WHYYYYY why did I swap dcl for soucek on deadline ffs

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Same, I can’t believe it.
      A part of me knew Soucek would blank as well, learnt my lesson though and never making a change that late again

  28. DK_13
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    9/12 played. Anyone got equal or more?

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Total points?

  29. COVID-CASUAL
      3 months, 1 day ago

      So comments is just going to be days of complaining about bench points yeah??

      DCL 12 points on my bench. Had him starting for about 5 mins, but was never going to start him tbh

    • The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Who saw that coming?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Ole’s luck running out.