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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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  1. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    What's the news on Grealish?

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      He triple captained himself in fpl.

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        He’s pulled a fast one on all the coaching staff and physios, the floppy-haired, little tinker.

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Owners saying he’s fine
      Non-owners saying he’s injured

      1. FantasyClub
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Exactly what I was thinking lmfao. Non owners shitting themselves after seeing the DGW 26 fixtures

      2. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        He's a diving cheat. To think of all the stick Salah gets and yet this guy get's none of it. Most fouled player? Maybe it's because he goes down every time.

        1. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Salah never gets any stick off the officials though. Gets away with it every time.

          1. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I'm not being that serious with my comment 🙂 . I just think it's funny how some players get classed as divers yet others are seen as skillful for winning the most fouls.

            I'm talking about fans perceptions mainly. Obviously none of the players get stick off the officials.

            1. Punty McPuntface
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Harry Kane says 'hi'

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          They both dive. Grealish gets plenty of sick for diving, less than Salah because Salah wins penalties from it. Both should be gettng carded for it but in fairness it's streetsmart, some defenders are now hesitant to tackle them. Two quality footballers.

          1. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I don't know what to make of this comment - you state they are cheating and should be carded but then call them quality footballers. Lol. I guess deceiving the officials is a skill these days? I sometimes think Grealish could be as good as Messi is he just stayed on his feet. He could go round players and score goals but so often he goes down. I don't get it but obviously I'm not a pro footballer so why should I? 🙂

            1. Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              As good as Messi? Easy there Tiger.

              1. DeadStar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                🙂

            2. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              It's up to officials to stop them doing it and make an example of them. Grealish couldn't be as good as Messi because he isn't confident enough to stay on his feet, doesn't back his own ability enough. A good defender might eventually lure either of them into trying to initiate contact then let them dive where a ref or VAR will do them for simulation.

        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          This is so true

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Not spotted in training, multiple Villa staff and players transferred him out in FPL, speculation that he's injured for a few weeks, the rest of the season, or to the end of time.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Got a biiiiiiit dark there

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      What was I thinking playing McCarthy ahead of Martinez, really regretting it now. I would prefer he just didn’t play, save on possible negative points.

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        You made the right call imo.

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          He better have his best gloves on today....

    4. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Any news on Chelsea lineup?

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Alonso + 10 others hopefully.

    5. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Anyone else feel that much is being made of the Spurs double? I can't see them demolishing either Burnley or Fulham who have both improved defensively. Still solid picks but I wont be ripping my team apart to facilitate - Certainly wouldn't be downgrading Bruno or Salah.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Best captain choice, simple as that

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Prefer Salah if only for that Fulham fixture.

        2. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Don't even agree with this. Looking at the models it seems that Salah is the standout captain option (12.3 points) compared to Son and Kane (around 10.5/10.7) - Bruno meanwhile is 10.5.

          And that goes with logic. The fixtures + spurs form aren't as appealing as they look. Salah and Bruno both more explosive. Both midfielders on pens.

          Not worth selling either of them for Kane or Son. I got Son on a WC because of Grealish news and whilst I left a loose plan to get Kane in, I'm not sure I'm going to do that (would still require a 4 point hit)

          1. Ian & Zen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Would you sell Sterling for Son?

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        o/

      3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        That's the reason I have gone with just one Spurs - Kane.

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I will if I can squeeze him in but I've seen chat re taking Salah and Bruno out for Kane which I think is crazy.

          1. FantasyClub
              2 months, 27 days ago

              If Salah blanks this GW there won’t be much confidence in captaining him

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              It sure is. Salah and Bruno out does not make sense. I have sacrificed Son and gone with a Kane, Salah, Bruno, KDB team.

        2. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah I think Fulham over Southampton in the double makes them a bit less appealing

        3. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          It’s son who I can’t make my mind up on - been in my team nearly all season but has been poor since 14 bar 2 gws

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Once that Mourinho rot starts to set in there's no going back.

          2. FantasyClub
              2 months, 27 days ago

              He’s going to tear Fulham a new one. Burnley will be Kanes.

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Didn’t do it against them in the reverse fixture and Fulham have improved significantly

                1. FantasyClub
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    All I know is that whenever I’ve benched Son he’s burnt me. Son and Kane are going to tag team

                2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Tarkowski + Mee partnership is a different beast. 2 buses = zero goals.

                  1. FantasyClub
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Kane is fixture proof

              2. FantasyClub
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  You’re trying to convince yourself. When Kane and Son play together against the likes of opposition they’re going to face in DGW 26 we all know what’s going to happen.

                  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Dyche's Burnley are never getting destroyed by a Mourinho side + an improved Fulham battling to stay up will fight.

                    1. FantasyClub
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        We shall see

                  2. Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    For me it’s not just the DGW but the fixtures after and the fact they play in GW29

                  3. I Member
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Agree completely. Don't have any Spurs players and not getting any either. Happy to captain Bruno, Salah or one of my City players.

                • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Pick one:

                  A) Areola vs Palace + Spurs
                  B) Johnstone vs Brighton + Everton

                  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    B

                  2. Pépé Pig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    A defo. Much better defence

                  3. iL PiStOlErO
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    A

                • PLerix
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  How is this wc team looking?
                  No BB or FH, 0.9 itb.
                  * = plays in Bgw29

                  Ederson (3.9)
                  Shaw, Targett*, Alder* (White*, Struijk*)
                  KdB, Bruno, Son*, Gundo (Raphinha*)
                  Kane* (TC), Watkins*, Bamford*

                  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Looks good but you can't WC and TC in one gameweek

                    1. PLerix
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Ah, I actually know that very well. (C) only

                  2. Ian & Zen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Salah over Son
                    (Need to find funds)
                    I know he doesn’t play GW29 - can always transfer in Son then

                • RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Which option for GW 26?

                  A) Use FH
                  B) -8 to get out A decent BB team

                  No WC left

                  1. PLerix
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    -8 and FH for 29?

                    1. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Cheers, that’s the thought. Although my planned FH team already gives me 6 players in bgw 29

                  2. Forgetmeknot
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    B

                  3. Quan MisTaka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    B

                  4. iL PiStOlErO
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    B

                • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Early thoughts her

                  Tempted to make these moves
                  Mee(tot, LEI) + Lowton(tot, LEI) ->
                  Dier(BUR, ful) + Konsa(lee, Shu)

                  Both are playing GW29.

                  Areola*
                  Stones* Mee* Targett* Lowton*
                  Salah* Bruno* Son* Foden* Gundogan*
                  Kane*

                  (Sanchez Ings Bamford Dallas) 2FT 0ITB
                  Zero chips left to play!

                  Yay or nay?

                  1. Third Eye Vision
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Yeah. Makes sense for this week and 29. Villa have got some decent defensive fixtures before 29 as well.

                    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Cheers dude!

                • dansmusen
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Would you BB next GW with three Leeds players or TC Kane ??
                  Not sure what to do here.

                  1. Quan MisTaka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    In the same boat... Considering taking a hit to get anotehr 2 DGW players in for 2 leeds and play bamfs

                    1. dansmusen
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Need to take a hit for Kane already so must do another to even get one DGW player on bench (for Coufal). Could be too much thinking of it.

                  2. Plagued by indecision
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    I’m going with 9 DGW and TC Kane.

                    1. dansmusen
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      I would have 11 GW and Kane TC so guess that is the best way to go.

                  3. Messiah Hazard
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    In the same boat... Every few min I am switching between TC and BB... Not sure which it will before deadline

                  4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Would TC Kane

                  5. DeadStar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    It's a tough call but I've got 2 DGW GKs and that's swung it for me.

                    1. DeadStar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Maybe if Kane bangs in a hattrick tomorrow I'll change 🙂

                    2. dansmusen
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Yeah two keepers with DGW are great for that BB. Easy decision if i had.

                  6. Nightrain_
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    I think BB is better by taking hits to remove 2 LEE

                    Kane is up against Bur and Ful and both have tough defense, maybe TC even better for MCI ? (Double home)

                    1. dansmusen
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Need my Leeds players for the blank gw so they must stay.

                  7. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    gw25 hasn't even happened yet
                    hold those thoughts...

                  8. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    I'd maybe transfer Dallas out but BB Bamford and Raphinha

                    Villa at the bottom of the league for shots in the box conceded in the last 4 (while Wolves were top 4 on this metric) with Cash also injured now

                • Messiah Hazard
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Is it worth it to punt on Ben Davies for just DGW26?

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    LBD or SBD?

                    1. Messiah Hazard
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Spurs...

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        It's a no from me

                  2. Fit_to_drop
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Short answer - No. Look elsewhere. Fulham even.

                  3. Third Eye Vision
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Seems like an odd punt.

                    So no.

                • Plagued by indecision
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  I can get 9/10 players for GW29 using FTs and one hit, save the FH for 33. Reasonable?

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    yep

                  2. Keeptrying
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    sounds good

                  3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    9 or 10 is great but what is happening in 33?

                  4. Fit_to_drop
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    totally

                  5. Weeb Kakashi
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    I am using FH in 26. Wc in 30

                  6. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Yep FH33 always been the better strategy

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Whats happening in 33?

                      1. Nightrain_
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        4 teams not playing and MCI is one of them

                  7. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Definitely

                • Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Is there any particular players Pep is more likely to play verses Borussia Mönchengladbach?

                  For example his best XI or KdB & Gundogan cause they know the German teams better?

                  Who plays in that is gonna be key...

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

                    Know German teams better? Lmao.

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      😀 I thought that might be a thing in football?

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

                        Maybe the fact that they are talented players essential to Pep currently and tailor-made for his style will play a bigger part than KDB playing vs Bundesliga teams 5 years ago 😛

                        1. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          Knows more of the players from the International scene? 😉

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

                            😆

                            1. Jafooli
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Can say things like ‘Pass me the ball Klaus’ in German, to confuse them. That sort of thing 😛

                              1. Podorsky
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                  2. Nightrain_
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    He could field the best XI to but if they're winning by 2 goals, he might play defense and save the attackers

                    Pep already know the Germany scene by heart, remember he managed Bayern Munich for 3 years ?

                • akhilrajau
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Martinez
                  Digne, Maguire, Stones
                  Bruno, Salah, Gundogan, Sterling, Raphina
                  Bamford, Watkins
                  bank: 1.7m, FT: 1
                  Bench: Pope,Dallas, Adams, Coufal

                  I have only TC. Thinking to take on gw 26

                  A. Dallas-> Dier - 442
                  B. Pope,Salah,Adams -> Sanchez,Son,Kane(-8) - 343
                  C. Pope, Sterling, Raphina, Adams -> Sanchez, Son, Smith Rowe, Kane (-12)-343
                  D. Pope, Sterling, Maguire, Adams -> Sanchez, Son, Davies, Kane(-12)-343
                  E.. Any other

                • Vertigo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  How come Antonio didn't drop last night, despite being -294 on FPLStats just after deadline?

                  Come to think of it, how come Raphinha didn't rise?

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    WC's

                  2. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    WCers

                  3. Vertigo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Thank you.

                • DBossman_2000
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Very early but who scores more in DGW26?

                  A) Raphinha, Kane, Maja (-4) (Kane Captain)
                  B) Barnes, DCL, Bamford (-4) (Son Captain)

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    B

                  2. Pukkipartyy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Hard..Maybe A but B is not bad either.

                  3. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    B

                • DangerFC
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  I want to play my wildcard this gameweek. Is anyone else thinking about doing it? I have FH and TC but I feel I can plan for the next few dgw and bgw through wildcard.

                  1. PLerix
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    In the same boat. Not sure what to do. I can get a team with Kane and 9 other dgwers for a -8, and use TC. Or wc now and hope there will be another food gw for TC later.

                    1. DangerFC
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      I think there definitely will be another good gameweek for the TC chip. What three city players would you get? Ederson seems like a really sensible inclusion at the moment.

                • The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  The guy ranked no40 in the world basically copied Andys team all season. He kept Son which helped him push above Andy.

                  What's the point in copying?

                  https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/148663/event/25

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Coincidence

                  2. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    What’s the point? Gets you to OR 40 😉

                    Anyone got a link to Andy’s team?

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        *copies transfers*

                  3. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    How do you know he's done that?

                  4. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    or maybe Andy copies him 😉

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      😯

                  5. DeadStar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Do you know for sure he has copied? As in have you looked at the transfer times? It's always likely players in similar ranks go for the same sort of players.

                  6. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Does Andy reveal his team before every deadline? Still pretty "lucky" to follow someone who does well.

                    1. Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Looks like he's not in Andys league, if that makes a difference. Someone on Twitter mentioned a few weeks ago that he was 10K overall but only 1K position in Andys league. So the fact that Andy is doing well means a lot of his listeners does well.

                  7. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Poor Andy. People copying his FPL team and having a dream job of doing FPL for a living.

                  8. Baines on Toast...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    I have never watched one of Andy’s videos and only became aware of him on Twitter when I realised we had played almost identical wild cards during the blank gameweek when everyone else played FH.

                    1. Baines on Toast...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      As this coincided with people here talking about how well he was doing

                  9. Tango74
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      How we know he’s copying , he had 4/5 of most people squads

                    • The Mandalorian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      The big giveaway is GW 18, Andy was the only top Youtuber to play his WC and these guys copied it exactly along with pretty much everything else before it. That's some coincidence.

                      1. Baines on Toast...
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        See above. It’s not a particularly groundbreaking strategy and there was plenty of discussion on here about doing it. Though I am sure some did copy him I would also suggest YouTubers don’t have a monopoly on FPL tactic creativity

                      2. DeadStar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        People copy me all the time! It's only because I'm doing so badly no one notices...

                      3. Wild Rover
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        I played mine in gw18 too and I never take the slightest bit of notice what Andy or anyone else is doing. Never use twatter, never watched or listened to a pod or viewed FPL related content on YouTube. Means nothing

                    • Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      People should take their tin foil hats off.

                      Even if they did, so what.

                    • The Mandalorian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Andy even said he found lots of people in his league copying his team. He discussed it with Mark on Blackbox and whether he should stop telling subscribers his transfers.

                      1. Bennerman
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        You can't even copy anyway, regardless of how pointless this thread is. You'd always be one week behind at best, never mind if someone did three transfers or a wildcard

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          He does changes live on stream before the deadline, could easily copy.
                          He went to bring in Ings yesterday but missed deadline by seconds

                          1. Bennerman
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 27 days ago

                            Poor little lamb

                          2. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 27 days ago

                            Having said that I can’t see how you’d find enjoyment in copying someone else.

                            I’m actually pretty sure 2nd in my ML who’s chasing me is pretty much copying his moves also, only 1-2 players different

                            1. DeadStar
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              The truth is there's not actually that big a pool of players that you would really transfer in most weeks. I don't think it's always "copying". I mean this week surely most transfers were Leeds and Ings.

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                But to go for 13-14 players the same on a WC when many are going FH (GW18) is a big coincidence.
                                Even going for Sam captains, bench order etc

                                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  same*

                              2. Bennerman
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Quote. Same goes for 'template'. About 20-25 players in any arrangement, and it's template.

                                People here not that bright. It just young, don't know

                                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  It’s more the fact same changes week in week out, same captains and then add the fact of virtually the same WC at the same time, can’t be a coincidence.

                                  I’m not against copying, it’s great if you’re leading for example, just don’t see how it’s enjoyable.
                                  Imo the fun in the game is derived from going on gut picks who do well.

                        2. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          That statement is incorrect. Andy has been open about his transfers before deadline.

                      2. DeadStar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        I listened to that and don't remember him saying it quite like that. All I remember is they discussed whether he should stop sharing his plans if he really was in with a chance of winning it. I'm sure he just mentioned that there could be people above him copying, not that he knows for certain. Which would mean it may even be impossible for him to win whilst he continues to share.

                  10. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Martinez
                    Stones Dias Shaw
                    Bruno Son Gundagon Salah
                    Kane(tc) Ings Bamford

                    Forster. Smith Rowe, Holding, Mitchell.

                    A. Save
                    B. Ings & Bamford > DCL & Watkins -4

                    1. Nightrain_
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      B sounds fun although Watkins could be less effective without Grealish ?
                      If Jack is out, maybe Ings to DCL and switch to Ings again ?

                    2. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      B

                      After those transfers it's pretty much the team I'm wildcarding to this gameweek so I like it a lot.

                  11. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    -4 for Watkins or -8 for DCL or Barnes

                  12. RedWolf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Ings and Rashford out for Kane and Barnes (assuming Kane is fit)?

                    1. Make United Great Again
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Good moves

                    2. Dele
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Very good

                  13. PLerix
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Is it likely we’ll get more dgw’s for big hitters? Or is it time to use TC in gw26?

                    1. Qaiss
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Spurs will have another DGW at some point.

                      1. Tango74
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          Not know for certain but Everton and soton maybe

                          I think GW26 teams are easier

                    2. Jinswick
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Best move here guys?

                      A) Wildcard
                      B) Ings -> DCL
                      C) STERLING & Ings -> SON & KANE(c) (-4)

                      POPE
                      CANCELO, TARGETT, TARKOWSKI
                      SALAH(c), BRUNO, STERLING, GUNDO
                      WATKINS, Ings, Bamford

                      Forster, Raphina, Coufal, Mitchell
                      Bank 0.7m, 1FT, all chips & WC

                    3. Dele
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      AWB + Ings >> Tete + Kane?

                    4. Tango74
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        People are right. TC in GW26 and not BB as most will have SGW players on bench (Leeds)

                        1. Fitzy.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          Maybe right. But which other GW do you expect to have DGW players on the bench?

                          1. Tango74
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              There won’t be. But 3 Leeds players against villa , I can see them not scoring against them

                              1. Fitzy.
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Well, that wasn't the reason you gave for not playing the BB

                          2. Sun Jihai
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 27 days ago

                            SGW BB not the worst thing - it's more about playing when you have a genuine benching headache IMO.

                            I wouldn't like to bench Bamford or Raphinha vs. Villa so BB resolves this. Leeds had 2.7 xG last night (https://twitter.com/xGPhilosophy/status/1362883842110021634?s=19) and Villa have poor defensive stats recently + injuries.

                            Anyway there's not going to be another opportunity for people to have DGW players on the bench in any case?

                            1. Tango74
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Interesting sun jihai, thanks for that . I’ll have a good read

                                1. Sun Jihai
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  No worries. I'm basically going to give Leeds another watch vs. Soton (the blank last night was harsh, Raphinha should have hauled) and see how Villa without Cash and potentially Grealish look vs. Leicester to decide 🙂

                                  1. Tango74
                                      2 months, 27 days ago

                                      Need to transfer maguire out to get Kane (4.4def)

                                      1) Fulham
                                      2) Brighton

                                      Any idea as?

                                      1. Sun Jihai
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 27 days ago

                                        White seems the most nailed
                                        Veltman has great stats but I'm not sure how long he'll keep his place for
                                        Maybe Tete from Fulham could be a shout

                            2. DangerFC
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Playing wildcard....give me your three city players who should be included?
                              Iv got ederson, dias, kdb

                              1. Bavarian
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Dias, Gundo, KDB

                              2. Nightrain_
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Sticking with Cancelo / Dias / Gundo but if I'm considering other players I guess Foden since KDB is too expensive until he's showing form

                                Problem is they have blank in 29 and 33 so might be best to avoid him

                            3. Bavarian
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Will Kane rise in price again before the end of this GW?
                              Cant afford another 0.1 !!

                              1. iL PiStOlErO
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                You know he will...

                              2. Hazz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Deadline isn't till next Saturday so would surprise me.

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

                                  *wouldn't

                              3. DangerFC
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                I'd say so. He will be captain for the majority of teams.

                              4. HMC
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                only a no show vs west ham can stop it

                              5. Bavarian
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                I should make the move now then?

                            4. Pukkipartyy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Wich is better for GW26 (Benchboost).

                              A) Kane, Maja, Raphinha, Adarabioyo.
                              B) Ings, Watkins, Barnes, Konsa.

                              (HAVE Son). Thx!

                              1. iL PiStOlErO
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                B

                              2. Fit_to_drop
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Prob B

                            5. DannyDrinkVodka
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              What are these rumours of Everton playing in GW29?

                              1. Qaiss
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Against who and why?

                              2. Hazz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                More likely its a double in 28.

                              3. DeadStar
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Do you mean getting a DGW in 28? If not, please elaborate.

                            6. Kuzser
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              What would you do with this team guys? All chips intact apart from BB and struggling to decide between WC and FH.
                              1) Free hit in gw26. Team is not bad for 27 onwards, already 6 players for bgw29. Then WC in GW31
                              2) WC in gw26 and prepare for bgw29.

                              Team is:
                              Martinez
                              Mee - Dallas - Cancelo
                              Son - Bruno - Sterling - Barnes - Raphinha
                              Bamford - Cavani

                              Antonio, Stones, Coufal

                              1. Adetro
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Option 1.

                            7. PogBruno
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Would you play Mee if Grealish is injured OR take a hit to replace him ?

                              Martinez
                              Dias Cancelo Digne
                              Salah Bruno Grealish Gundagon
                              Kane (TC) DCL Watkins
                              - Mee Rafinha Dallas

                              BB30
                              WC31
                              FH in a DGW