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How the top 10k FPL managers set their teams up for Double Gameweek 24

The top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers invested rather modestly in the transfer market during the build-up to Double Gameweek 24.

With Manchester City, Everton, Burnley and Fulham all facing two fixtures, it appears that Double fever did not hit particularly strong either in terms of squad set-up or chip usage.

From the template of most-owned players at this level, just six from a possible 15 were from those four Double Gameweek clubs.

As you can see from the matrix above, the defence was where most of the Double Gameweek investment occurred.

João Cancelo (£6.1m) remains the most-popular defender among top 10,000 managers, owned by 56.9% as of Saturday’s deadline.

John Stones (£5.2m) and Ruben Dias (£6.1m) complete a trio of Manchester City stoppers among the top-five in this position.

The former remains the second-most fashionable defender in the top 10k but Dias’ stock is falling slightly at this level.

He was owned by 42.1% of the top 10k in Gameweek 23; a figure that fell to 38.2% for his first benching of the campaign against Spurs.

Unsurprisingly, James Justin (£5.1m) has dropped out of the top-five drastically following his midweek knee injury.

The Leicester man was in 54.6% of top 10k teams when the previous deadline passed. 

Ahead of two fixtures in Double Gameweek 25, Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) appears to have been a popular replacement, firing himself back into the top-five most popular top 10k defenders with 51.9% ownership.

Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) has seen his stock fall once again, helped this time by Burnley’s Double Gameweek.

Nick Pope (£5.5m) replaces the Southampton goalkeeper in the matrix of most-owned players among the top 10k, although Emiliano Martínez (£5.2m) has tightened his control at this level.

58.5% of the top 10k owned him for Gameweek 23 and he earned a rise of 2.9 percentage points between the two most recent deadlines.

Ilkay Gündogan (£6.0m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) are the only template assets among midfielders and forwards to represent one of Manchester City, Everton, Burnley or Fulham.

And what particularly interests is how the top 10k have responded to Calvert-Lewin’s FA Cup hamstring injury.

Latest FPL injury news on Calvert-Lewin, Pope, Dias, Antonio and other key assets

Carlo Ancelotti ruled the forward out of the meeting with Fulham on Sunday, meaning Calvert-Lewin effectively faces just one fixture in Double Gameweek 24.

That the Toffees are likely to enjoy another Double Gameweek soon seems to have influenced the widely-taken decision to hold Calvert-Lewin.

He was in 47.9% of top 10k squads for Gameweek 23, his ownership at this level falling only as far as 45.9% for Double Gameweek 24.

The captaincy statistics show us how much of a differential Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) can be this week.

Despite not featuring among the top-five most-popular midfielders in the top 10k, he was behind only Gündogan for total armbands in Double Gameweek 24.

The German was overwhelmingly popular skipper, rewarding his 50.4% backing with 19 points in a 3-0 win over Spurs.

But Sterling managed to get himself at least an assist at the Etihad Stadium, which could help him rival Gündogan by the end of the round.

As things stand, the budget midfielder is awaiting an assessment for a groin problem and could be a doubt to face Everton on Wednesday evening.

Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) managed to convince 9.7% of the top 10k to captain him despite facing just one match in Double Gameweek 24.

That is hardly a surprise, considering West Bromwich Albion have conceded at least twice in each of their last eight Premier League matches.

Meanwhile, the clamour for a Pope captaincy did not amount to too much among the top 10k.

1.9% backing is certainly more than we would normally expect for a goalkeeper, even one playing two favourable opponents, but it was only good enough for fourth-place among the top 10k’s favourite captains.

CHIP USAGE OVERALL

FPL managers gave the chips some consideration for Double Gameweek 24, although less so in the top 10k.

As you can see from the charts above, 3.2% of worldwide Wildcards were deployed this weekend.

2.5% deployed their Triple Captain while a similar number put their Bench Boost into action.

By comparison, the top 10k were less enthusiastic.

Just 2% went for a new squad, 1.6% went for an enhanced armband and only 1.5% had enough faith in their substitutes to pull the trigger on a Bench Boost.

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1,014 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Would Ed Woodward
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Would you drop anyone here for Raph? It'll be a hit for Saka to get him in too.

    Salah Bruno Son Gundo
    Ings Cavani Bamford

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      That’s v tough given it’s for -4 and you won’t want Raphina for GW26

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Plus none of them are exactly bad picks for the week, I suppose Salah and Gundo have the worst fixtures but don't wanna bench either.

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          There is no such thing as a bad fixture for Salah and Gundo 🙂

          You probably go without him then I think

          How’s the week /last few gone?

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            76 last week with 31 on my bench (wtf), 65 from 5 this so far, up to 530k. Small gains at the moment, been stuck between 800 and 600k for about the last month, you? Still going strong?

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Been treading water last few weeks but on 80 so far this week and up to 25k so got to be happy with that I guess

              Really struggling to work out strategy for next few weeks - just can’t see when I can realistically bench boost

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Huge week mate. Same for me, wish I'd done it last week obviously! Don't see the need to WC when my team is fine but not ruling anything out, still got all chips.

                1. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I’ve not got FH left but if you do then it seems like you need to wildcard 25, bench boost 26, FH 29 to get most value out of it

                  But agree it’s v difficult if your current team looks in good shape

  2. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Getting DCL in for his good fixtures v Newcastle and Leeds, benching his haul away to Man Utd and now benched again in a DGW no less, fully expecting him to score v Man City is the most bizarre passage of ownership for some time.

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      when you put it like that...

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I brought him in and capped vs Newcastle, played vs Leeds, benched vs Utd then sold, he's almost on my list.

    3. Dosh
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Ditto.

  3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Already have double Leeds. Would you use a FT to bring in Dallas (doesn't have a double in 26) or Vestergaard?

    2FT 5.7itb
    Pope
    Cancelo Stones Digne
    Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
    Bamford Antonio DCL
    (Martinez Soucek Cresswell Holding)

    1. Munchen KFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Would be more inclined to bring in Ings

      1. Munchen KFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bang

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No funds or space for Ings. Sticking with Bamford, Antonio to Kane and DCL for now

    3. Nanny
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yeah I would do it. (Dallas transfer). Doubt you’ll play him 26 anyway so won’t matter plus he plays 29 rest of squad will see you through

  4. ivantys
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Johnny always plays the first half for the second half team.

    • PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I love me some Martinez. What a season he's having. Almost captainable.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Just got him in recently. I see what all the fuss is about.

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Anyone getting Struijk for the double?

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        no way

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Is he anywhere near nailed?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Started quite a lot in a row now

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Why him in particular? The guy I’m against in the cup got him in. What’s the fascination?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          E.g I have Mitchell so could be an easy switch if BBing

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Oh so it’s a price thing.

      4. Sgt. Schultz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        own him since GW17 for his price only. Been starting since GW15 but not sure

    • Sgt. Schultz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      McCart - KWP - Ings
      Make or Break my GW !

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        If ever there was a game for them to get a clean sheet, this is it

    • 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      For gw 25 and 26, A or B?
      A. Son, Watkins + 4 pts
      B. Kane, Raphinha
      Cheers 🙂

      1. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Depends. Kane will be the highest captained(triple captained by many people). If that scares you, get him in to be safe.

      2. yakirh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        KANE

    • Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I've had triple Leeds since gw15 and it's finally gonna pay off next week!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Surely it's been paying off for weeks unless you've been benching them.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Didn’t it pay off last week?

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Good point, they have been doing very well for me but the main reason I got them in was for their double vs soton

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Would you rather lose Grealish or DCL to fund Kane?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Haven't had Grealish since GW14 and haven't personally missed him all that much.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Not surprised

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Grealish is really getting on my tits with his yellow cards.

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          It’s more annoying because he went 5+ games without one when he was 1 away from a ban

          It’s like he wants to get yellow carded when he won’t get banned

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            He should have been booked like 3-4 times in that period, was very lucky with some lenient reffing

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Romeu Red Card watchlist on

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      NEW POST

    • Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Early wildcard draft for BB26. Any thoughts ?

      Martinez Areola
      Targett Shaw KWP Stones Cancelo
      Salah Gundogan Bruno Son Barnes
      Kane Bamford Watkins

      Weak links - Areola and KWP. If I have to strengthen those positions, will need to lose Salah.

      For 25, will get one of Dallas or Raphinha or both and lose them in 26 for a hit.

    • Sgt. Schultz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Almost Ings Assist

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Redmond is due

    • GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      DCL and Justin to Dallas and Ings, no hit, looks like it could be a good move.

      Would mean playing

      McCarthy (Pope)
      Dallas, Cancelo, Stones (Coufal, Mitchell)
      Salah, Son, Gundogan, Fernandes (Grealish?)
      Bamford, Antonio, Ings.

      Not sure about bench, could change.

      Good moves?

    • THL33
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Che Adams owner here, I had kept him for too long then decided that with the looming doubles I may as well keep him through this period... Wondering what to do now.

      • Sgt. Schultz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ings my MAN!!!

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ars v Lee score predictions?

      • Tinchy770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        When are most people doing their second wildcard out of interest? The fixture landscape seems so complicated this season.

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ings back in form by the sounds of it on the radio.

        DCL to Ings
        Saka to Rafa

        For dgw25.

      • mrrahrah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I think I’m set on bb in 26 is anyone thinking of triple captaining bamford the week before? Or are there any other gameweeks worth targeting instead?