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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. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Salah goal tomorrow will make me jizzzzz

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      hmmmmm

  2. janowsc
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    When the next gameweek comes it will all be forgotten...

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Those now debating D(C)L for the DGW remember they won’t face a defence as bad or bigger bottler of a GK for the rest of the season...

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      there are a few teams who have managed to concede more than 6 in a single game... 😉

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      You forgot Liverpool's defence.

  4. chrismoo75
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    3rd week out of last 4 where I have 20+ points on bench. Gonna BB next week then make my bench significantly weaker than it is now

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      You know when you actually need it... they will let you down badly.

  5. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Bringing in Antonio has cost me so many points now 🙁

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

      10 point hit for me, oh dear!

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Very frustrating.

  6. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    DCL captain anyone?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Thinking of it.

  7. greggles
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Benched Martinez and DCL. Great stuff.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Same

      1. Mane Mane Mane
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Same

    2. SH1M1
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Finally my strikers do something after about 10 weeks with nothing

    3. @ocprodigy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Being a United fan - that DCL goal does not make up for the pain. Ffs.

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

      Too many Soucek starters with DCL 1st sub this GW.

      1. Bagheri Arce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Hurts but it was the sensible play

    5. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Do you honestly get any joy from this game?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        nope

      2. FantasyClub
          2 months, 9 days ago

          It’s all disappointment and pain lmao
          I benched Lewin

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Same

      3. asdf_1
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        My team: 26 from 6 plus captain
        My bench: 18

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          26 pts

          Bench 22

      4. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Since I used my bb... Soucek 15, Bamford and Dallas hauls, Raph 9 and now DCL 12 🙂 lovely scenes

      5. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        The past 3 GWs have been my first this season owning DCL. Got off to a rocky start at Newcastle, but loving it since.

      6. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I'm just gonna pretend DCL is Brewster on my bench

      7. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        This will be my last ever season sadly. As much as I enjoy it “at times” !

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Only fooling yourself, Rafa.

          Log off till next Friday and enjoy Newcastle’s win. It’s only a game.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Perhaps mate but I hate the feeling so much. Annoys me so much. Perhaps less time on here will help as I was always stating DCL over Gundog 🙁 only myself to blame but it’s ssoooooooo annoying

      8. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I say it again, I am using bench boost week one next season. The amount of points I have benched since using it this year is just silly, and I’d rather get it out of the way then be able to wildcard to re-distribute the value.

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

        Andy on the brink of falling back outside the top 1k.

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          His week will be defined by Son tomorrow

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I would love to be inside the top 1k just once.

        3. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Wait until his differential, Son plays

        4. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          oh no! heart bleeds

      10. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Missing out on Bamford's 15 pointer only to bench DCL this week.

        This game is cruel!

      11. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Decided not to get Son

        Con: Antonio captain as a result
        Pro: Started DCL as a result

        1. acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Guess u wid have capped Bruno if not..
          If so on plus 7 now..

      12. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        My Starting XI: 18 points
        DCL & Targett (benched): 19 points

      13. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Salah Gundo Son or Bamford no show unlikely right?
        DCL 12 points will stay firm on bench..

        Coufal to Mee and bringing in Antonio to bench DCL caused a 15 point swing..:(

      14. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        38k to 70k. Martinez, DCL, Stones benched. Brought in Pope and Mee. Sigh.

      15. Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        A. Martinez to Pope
        B. Son to sterling
        C. Booth for -4

        1. acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          B

      16. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        DCL love you!!!

      17. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I would like to play Mee, so who to bench :

        1. Son
        Or
        2. Madison
        Or
        3. Salah

        1. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Maddison

      18. TAArt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        If anyone needs cheering up I used my two transfers to do Antonio and Pope in for Martinez and Brewster, meaning DCL moved to first sub and I ended up with a 17 point net loss versus if I’d just left my team alone.

        1. FantasyClub
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Lmfao you made me laugh so that made me feel better temporarily

        2. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          2 FT, 4.4 ITB

          Martinez ¦ Forster
          Maguire Coufal Cancelo Lowton
          Bruno Rashford Grealish Barnes*
          Jesus Ings
          ¦ Saka Wilson* Holding

          Early thoughts, please?

        3. PP6
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          just in shock

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Better to bottle everything now than in May.

        4. dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Only hope is Bamford has DCL first sub in his fpl team and decides to not show up Monday

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            😀

          2. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            He’s going to hit 3

          3. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            He captained himself