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How the top 10k FPL managers set their teams up for Double Gameweek 25

Just over one-third of the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers are tripled-up on Leeds assets for Double Gameweek 25.

According to LiveFPL.net, 34.9% of them came into the latest round of fixtures with Patrick Bamford (£6.9m), Raphinha (£5.4m) and Stuart Dallas (£5.0m) in their team.

While Friday night was not the best of starts to the Gameweek for this trio, it could still be a powerful combination be against Southampton.

A wave of investment in Raphinha appears to be the main reason for the popularity of that triple-up.

The midfielder has broken into the top 10k’s most-owned players for Double Gameweek 25 having risen to 53.5% ownership at this level.

Ilkay Gündogan‘s (£6.1m) increased from 79.3% to 85.2% suggesting very few pounced at the short-term opportunity to sell him for Leeds’ set-piece taker.

And, despite dropping to the fifth-most top-10k midfielder, Son Heung-min (£9.5m) also earned more backers, rising from 52.2% to 53.3% backing at this level.

It was Jack Grealish (£7.7m) who looks to have been a popular route to Raphinha. He was the fifth-most popular top-10k midfielder for Double Gameweek 24 with 44.2% ownership. Following Friday’s deadline, he sits in just 28.9% of squads here.

There was still some investment in Dallas and Bamford for Double Gameweek 25, solidifying their already strong presence in the top 10k.

The defender rose from 51.9% ownership to 67.6%, becoming the top 10k’s most popular defender in the process.

Bamford was already their favourite forward but still had room to increase his top-10k ownership from 88.9% to 97.9%.

Meanwhile, Danny Ings (£8.4m) has broken into the template ahead of his two fixtures, already the second-most-fashionable forward at this level (41.5%).

Despite a Double Gameweek against Southampton (home) and West Bromwich Albion (away), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) looks to have been one of the fall guys here.

He was in 45.9% of top-10k teams for Double Gameweek 24 but resides only in 13.6% now.

And Michail Antonio (£6.6m) was almost certainly involved in Ings’ transfers considering his massive drop-off too.

65.7% of the top 10k owned the West Ham man for Double Gameweek 24 while only 36.1% still had him after Friday’s deadline.

The captaincy is something of a one-sided story in Double Gameweek 24.

82.0% of the top 10k backed Bamford with the armband, making him one of those most backed in one Gameweek so far this season. His effective ownership for the round stands at 180.7%.

The Leeds striker certainly has work to do after blanking against Wolves on Friday night.

That two-point score will certainly have eased some fears of the 6.4% of top-10k managers who captained Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) for Double Gameweek 25.

Despite playing just once this week, the Manchester United man is preparing to face a Newcastle defence that has conceded twice in six of its last seven outings.

Raphinha was the third-highest for top-10k captaincy backing (5.5%) while Ings (2.9%) and Gündogan (0.9%) came fourth and fifth respectively.

Double Gameweek 25 Scout Picks features Leeds triple-up

It will certainly be interesting to see what transfers transpire between now and Saturday’s Double Gameweek 26 deadline.

There will be 14 teams enjoying two fixtures making for the biggest Double Gameweek of the 2020/21 season.

For all the heavy investment this week, Leeds are not one of those sides, although have a relatively favourable single Gameweek fixture at home to Aston Villa.

In total, 10 players from the matrix of 15 in the top 10k most-owned matrix have two fixtures in Double Gameweek 26, so many of the managers at this level could be approaching a stacked-enough squad to warrant a Bench Boost.

As things stand, Dallas, Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m), Raphinha, Bamford and Antonio are the five popular top-10k assets scheduled to play just once in Double Gameweek 26.

6.4% of the top 10k have already laid the groundwork for Double Gameweek 26 by playing their Wildcard.

The Free Hit and Bench Boost received very little attention this week, although we can expect a bump for both of them next time out.

Meanwhile, just 1.1% played their Triple Captain for Double Gameweek, most of them handing it to Bamford.

Considering the higher-than-usual attention for Wildcards in the top 10k this week, it is worth looking at the trends they set.

As things stand, there is a slightly higher proportion of players with two fixtures in Double Gameweek 26, with 11 of this template fitting that description compared to 10 in the main ownership matrix.

Interestingly, a large number of Wildcarders still tripled-up on Dallas, Raphinha and Bamford while Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) was also included for Southampton’s Double Gameweek 25.

The most notable differences between this Wildcard template and the rest of the top 10k appear to be 66.8% inclusion for Luke Shaw (£5.0m) and renewed interest in Spurs assets.

55.6% of these Wildcarders selected Son while 62.3% of them went for Harry Kane (£11.1m).

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796 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Looking at my team this week and slipping down th rankings to 100k, I am surprised to see how template it is.
    Pope Meslier
    Cancello Dias Shaw Cafal Magiure
    Bernardo Salah Gundogan Raphina Son
    Banford Ings Martino

    I picked Citeh early
    Got pope pror BB prior week

    Anyone else with a similar vibe? Forget rankings for the moment.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Maguire & Raphinha the only differentials?

  2. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone tempted by the wingbacks for the DGW?

    Reguilon Castagne Alonso Digne Cancelo Semedo seem to have a good point ceiling with great fixtures.

    Thoughts??

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Cancelo Shaw Alonso for me. Not doing a BB

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Alonso and Cancelo

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Are you going to be playing 5 at the back every week? Because otherwise you're benching expensive players every week. So much better to get some cheaper options...

    4. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Struggling to decide between Dias and Cancelo. Cancelo far higher ceiling but Dias will pick up every CS over a very tight schedule.

    5. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      We all forget the rotation/injury/rest market sits at a high point, especially this year. It would be nice 2 multiply a 1 week score by 2

  3. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Ings blank pls

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      He'll score against Leeds for sure

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        & against Chelsea

  4. zotter
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Bamford to Watkins this week is an obvious move right?

    And keep Raphinha ...

    Or could do Raph to McGinn but that seems a downgrade

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      If thats your only route to Watkins, then yes

    2. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I am worried for Villa without Grealish and also seems like they are tired and declining because of the small squad

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yes but with the number of games villa have, including 29.... it’s like a no brainier IMO

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        has anything been confirmed re grealish?

    3. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'd keep Raph looks sharp and brilliant at set-pieces

  5. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I wish I sold Sterling for a hit for JWP as one week punt

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      JWP is totally unpredictable

    2. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Wouldn't do it for free

  6. Og
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    0.1 off Ings to Kane. Frustrating.

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Try getting Kane another way. Ings has a lot of games coming up

    2. Punty McPuntface
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I've gone with Vardy over Kane...

  7. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    So made a blunder not WCing this week with BB in hand, would certainly take some hits and trigger the BB in GW26, which is the perfect GW to use the second WC?

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      GW 31, but I am WC this week and will BB in GW 36/7 when it doesn't matter how much money you have on your bench. I am going all in this week and selling Leeds assets while everyone will be playing them. ESR is my fodder for the time being

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Seems like a good strategy because I don't want to force my BB this week. Leeds don't look great tbh since Phillips has been out, other than Raph

  8. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Ings is ready to feast

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      *fast

  9. Kuzser
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone on FH guys?
    Leaning towards using it based on my team look atm.

    What do you think about this for dgw26?
    Ederson
    Castagne Dias Targett
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo
    Kane Dcl Watkins

    Fabri, Tete, Strujik, Burke

  10. MikeS
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Which dgw frontline do you prefer:

    A.
    Bruno-salah-son-gundogan-barnes
    Kane-watkins

    B.
    Bruno-salah-son-gundogan
    Kane-watkins-dcl

    1. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      B probably, easier fixtures for Dcl. Points can be spread there for Leicester guys

  11. Quan MisTaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Which move for 26

    A) Raphina to Foden/B.Silva and play Bamford
    B) Ings to DCL and play bamford
    C) Both moves for -4 bench Bamfs

  12. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Do Pope to Martinez and Rudiger to Shaw next GW and I will have a template team:

    Martinez
    Dias - Stones - Shaw
    Salah - Fernandes - Son - Gundogan - Raphinha
    DCL - Bamford