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How the top 10k FPL managers set their teams up for Blank Gameweek 33

A portion of Fantasy Premier League managers in the top 10,000 have sold their Tottenham Hotspur assets for Blank Gameweek 33.

Ryan Mason’s men are one of four clubs not in action in the current round of action and, despite a Gameweek 34 meeting with Sheffield United, Harry Kane (£11.8m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) have been sold by some.

In Double Gameweek 32, the former was the most popular forward in the top 10k, owned by 99.2% at that level.

Double Gameweek 32

Blank Gameweek 33

However, as you can see from the graphic above, Kane’s top-10k ownership has dropped off by 19.4 percentage points.

That decline is sure to be made up of transfers out more so than recent poor performance considering Kane was a heavily backed captain and Triple Captain last time out and scored 12 points.

Meanwhile, Son has gone from the most popular midfielder in the top 10k to the fifth-most between deadlines.

84.4% of the top 10k owned the South Korean international for Double Gameweek 32, dropping by 14.4 percentage points between the two most recent deadlines.

It is also worth noting that Rúben Dias (£6.2m) has finally left the template at this level. For Double Gameweek 32, he had clung onto 31.1% ownership but is no longer among the top-five defenders.

Salah appears to have picked up some of the Son sellers considering his top-10k ownership has increased by 11.1 percentage points between Double Gameweek 32 and Blank Gameweek 33.

Diogo Jota (£7.0m) may have taken on some of those managers, as he increased his top-10k ownership from 66.8% to 72.7% between the two most recent deadlines.

Up-front Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.1m) appears to have benefitted from Kane sellers, rising from 78.3% top-10k ownership to 88.7%, making him the most popular forward at this level for Blank Gameweek 33.

Patrick Bamford (£6.5m) has also been sacrificed to bring Iheanacho in. He has been replaced in the top 10k’s template by Ollie Watkins (£6.6m).

Crucially, Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) has picked up some former Kane owners but has not managed to break into the top-three most-popular forwards for the top 10k, indicating his relative differential status at this level.

Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) is back to the summit of FPL defenders in the top 10k, with 61.3% ownership in this rank bracket.

Vardy also looks to be a differential in the Blank Gameweek 33 captaincy conversation too.

4.8% of the top 10k have put their armband on the Leicester striker, who has two double-digit hauls in his last four matches.

Salah is the clear favourite in that respect as he prepares to face Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime.

Two goals in his last two starts and a rest in Double Gameweek 32 has encouraged 65.7% of the top 10k to captain him for Blank Gameweek 33.

That makes for a majority of 56.6 percentage points over Iheanacho, this week’s runner up in the top-10k captaincy debate.

12.0% of them made him their skipper for the Monday-night meeting with a rather obliging Crystal Palace outfit.

8.4% have kept faith in Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) despite recent defensive improvements and his two attacking returns in seven matches.

Meanwhile, 2.2% have trusted Alexander-Arnold’s recent reliable form for the captaincy. He has produced 52 points in his last seven, working out at 7.4 per match.

We have two players over 100% effective ownership for Blank Gameweek 33, namely Salah and Iheanacho.

The Egyptian’s figure at this level is 147.5% while Iheanacho has crept just over that threshold with 100.4%.

The chips were used sparingly for Blank Gameweek 33, perhaps out of necessity more than anything else.

Just 7.2% of the top 10k have a Free Hit left to use and are holding it in reserve, perhaps a sensible decision with Double Gameweeks expected to be announced soon.

The Wildcard was the most popular this week, with 2.5% at this level pulling the trigger on a new squad.

Accordingly, 72.2% of the top 10k have now exhausted their chip supply while 24.5% have just one left to use.

Anyone just outside of this rank bracket holding onto any of their chips ahead of the final matches of the season run-in will find encouragement in those pieces of data.

Finally, a look at the latest Wildcard template makes for interesting reading.

Emiliano Martínez (£5.4m) remains the most popular goalkeeper for such managers while Alexander-Arnold is joined in the top-three defenders by Stuart Dallas (£5.2m) and Timothy Castagne (£5.7m).

Crucially, 55.0% of these managers have held onto Kane despite his lack of match in Blank Gameweek 33 and ongoing injury situation.

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384 Comments Post a Comment
  1. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    I'm amazed arteta isnt under more pressure than he seems to be.

    1. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Noone associated with that club thinks like a big club anymore

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Didn't Kroenke himself admit that "he didn't buy the club to win trophies"?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          He’s doing excellent so far

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      The lack of crowd is buying him time

  2. Random Name
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    I bought into all the Partey hype when Arsenal signed him despite not watching much of him.

    He's not very good

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Unfortunately looks that way. Have barely seen a good game from him this season.

      Hopefully that's down to this seasons injuries and he can kick on next year.

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Coleman still a quality FPL asset. The streets don't forget.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Best 60K Everton ever spent.

      1. The Sociologist
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Best 60k any club has ever spent I'd wager.

    2. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      What a bargain

    3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Top man.

  4. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Did I waste my wildcard? I will bench boost in game week 35.

    Team is:

    Martinez, Leno
    Alexander-Arnold, Castagne, Konsa, Coleman, Ward
    Salah, Fernandes, Greenwood, Lingard, Saka,
    Vardy. Iheanacho, Watkins

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Well... We don't know. If you made zero moves then certainly yes. You should have told us your previous team for comparison.

    2. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Looks OK?

  5. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Why would any of us get an Arsenal defender?

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Great fixtures and Ryan between posts

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Well I have Digne and many have Dawson or Stones...

  6. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Richa is a better pick than DCL

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Yes. Pure skill that goal.

  7. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    What's my biggest priority next GW?

    Salah to Son
    Or
    DCL to Ihenacho/4.3 and just play Gundogan

    Have Kane.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I'd say your biggest priority is to make your own decisions

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Thank you fortune cookie man.

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 26 days ago

          DCL to Nacho...

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Thanks

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Arsenal should appoint Mourinho

    Just for laughs

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      This would be a very Mourinho move

      Continues the downward spiral towards the drain

      Gone after 18 months with 2.5 years of his 4 year contract paid in compensation

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Celtic sniffing around him.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        If he won with Arsenal, it would totally rewrite the story of his career. I actually think they deserve each other.

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      He’d be better than this guy we have already.

  9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Win for the hammerstomorrow now - see what Florentino Perez thinks of Leicester & West Ham usurping his precious founder members in the champions league spots

  10. Blanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    If I roll transfer next week, then FH GW35. Will I have 2 frees still GW36?

    1. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      No, you will have 1 FT

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      No. Only one

      1. Blanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Bummer ha. Cheers.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I hope not

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      No. Only 1

  11. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Will Stones be price locked while he is suspended?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      No, only locked when it goes from red-flagged to available.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Ok txs, have to sell to not lose too much then, I guess

  12. Vinyl78LP
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Just checking in to see how playing Saka and benching Pickford fared - any good news for me guys?

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Yes, Saka hattrick and Pickford YC.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Congrats!

  13. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Was busy while the game was on but just seen the Pépé offside. 2 offside calls like that in 5 days. Laughable.

    But Arteta out still. A certain Portuguese coach is sitting around at home I hear.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      It wasn’t a pen anyway; flop by a cheat

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Offside is offside, how is it laughable. The clubs are happy with the offside calls.

  14. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    I’ve just checked, I’ve not had one Friday night haul / CS this season. Instead I have got off to a bad start every week where a Friday game exists. Tonight’s present was a Leno howler ruining my Holding CS and BPS. My ML rival meanwhile had Pickford.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Pickford owners are the real winners here. Wait, no, they still suck.

  15. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Digne has been quietly decent for me this season

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Umm, do you own a different Digne than I do?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        2nd CS in 6
        0 bonus in 6
        0 attacking returns in 9

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Yeah you’d take than from a 4.5 (and easily get it).

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      He was really good in the first 15 mins.
      Most of our play went down Richarlison and Coleman’s side after that.

    3. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Hahahahaha he's on 89 pts and costs 6.1m!

      Ffs

    4. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah, what?!

    5. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      He’s too expensive for what he gives now. Siggy,Rodriguez take a lot away from him.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Only poor managers need to count pennies. I have Alonso as my 5th mid.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Good luck with the Alonso no shows.

    6. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Ive benched his poorer scores

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Benching a good 6.1 def for 50% of his games can’t be great overall

    7. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      He’s trolled me throughout ...

    8. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Have you owned him for just this one week? Not worth the premium price tag by any means.

    9. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Got him in this week. Happy so far.

  16. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    That was one of the worst games I’ve seen for a long time, the passing from both teams was appalling, no urgency, no quality.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      It was much better on fast forward, try that next time

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Difficult when watching live, but I’ll give it a go

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Gotta go with a 20 min delay on Arsenal games, you’ll catch up by the end

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Cannot understand why Arteta didn’t start Martinelli, he is so much better than Nketiah.

  17. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    4pts from 2

    We move.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Down

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Someone’s had a drink

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Someone needs* a drink!

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Digne "haul"!!! 6 from one. After hits that is -2 atm 😉

    3. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Could still hit 100

    4. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      "We move" is probably one of the most diabolical modern terms of descriptive expression.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        😆

        It grates with me too.

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Pleased to find someone who agrees.

      2. Tired and weary
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Thank you. The royal “we” inferring some sort of wider strategic team, proper cringeworthy.

      3. The Sociologist
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Makes anyone who uses it sound 15.

  18. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    No players played and currently on a green arrow.. hits galore!

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Top 10k avg is negative

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        with only 0.58 players played

  19. Finding Timo
    4 months, 26 days ago

    I know very early to ask but GW34 play a) shaw v liv or b) holding v new?thanks

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      B

      1. Finding Timo
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Ok cheers

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      So is mine 🙂

    3. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Probably B, but doubt there's much in it

  20. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Oh dear. The wife WCed Pickford in.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Can she buy me a lottery ticket?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I’ve just asked her why. She said He matched Meslier up well and Pickford had a potential double with Sheffield United in 36.
        I didn’t think she was that clued up. Lol.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Fair play to her. If I’m between two captains; my wife picks which one for me; her record is pretty good, just don’t ask her about her reasoning

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Are you out?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        LOL!

  21. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Sickening that Richarlson goal. Utterly undeserved aswell. Holding was walking the baps too ffs

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Happens. Carlo was fair in assessment of the game. Should have been a draw but sometimes you get a lucky break.

  22. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Az put the armband on Trent; big call that

  23. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    OR #179 missed the deadline. Kane (c), Son (vc). Ouch! Gets Godfrey though!

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4322797/event/33/

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Rookie mistake.

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah. Still a rookie. Played ever since 2006/07

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Always remember to set your team for next week immediately. Joe the Jonty has been talking about this. FPL is forever, but health problems are risk in real life.

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Having a life is also a risk.

  24. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 1

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

  25. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Actually January to May league should be mentioned here more often. The lucky ones do better in autumn, the Great ones later. (Pure bragging for being 16th for a moment) 😉

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I’m going to run you down this week

  26. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    For god sake Ronnie!!

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Glad he’s gone.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        What happened?

  27. Finding Timo
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Second question if don’t mind folks mendy & lloris both 54% chance of cleansheets GW34. I have rudiger so to cover myself should I go lloris or stick with mendy?ta

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I’d start Lloris.

      1. Finding Timo
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Yep thanks think I might do if plating Rudi

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I have the same keepers. I’ll be playing Lloris.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Lloris

  28. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Up 60 places with no players played.

  29. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    What a great start. Brought Keane in for Stones with BB in mind soon!

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      He'll be back.

  30. Tanglebrain
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    It’s nuts that Kane probably won’t drop after all that...