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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. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Best move here chaps? Will either WC this week or next.

    A) WC
    B) Cancelo & Vardy -> Holding & Kane (-4)
    C) Shaw -> Reguilon

    Martinez
    Trent, Cancelo, Coufal
    Salah, Son, Jota, Gundogan
    Vardy, Watkins, Bamford

    Pope, Raphina, Shaw, Targett
    Bank 0.2m, 1FT, WC & FH left

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      FH this week? Then WC in GW35?

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Feels like a bit of a waste - other than Kane I’m not sure who else I’d really want this week...?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Bale vs SHU, Foden vs Palace, Iheanacho vs Southampton etc. Plus you can avoid having 4 players in Liverpool vs Man Utd game.

          When are you planning to FH?

  2. Squib
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Still fuming about bringing Leno and Forster in on WC last week.

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      I had Mendy and Forster! Sold Forster for Sanchez and started him, now Mendy starts! Looks like keeper rotation is cool now. Sure it's all fun and games until someone lises an eye 😉

  3. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Currently in around 200 OR.

    Don't own Salah so a blank for him today would be huge.

    Going all out on Leicester hammering palace with Maddison and Iheanacho (c).

    1. CapK
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I think it could honestly be the move - Palace have been horrendous, and no Phillips for pool means Fabinho most likely playing CB and not Midfield - not the same team without him in there.

      Changed from Nacho (C) to Salah (C) last minute so likely haul due...

      1. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Hope so! The logic on wildcard was that TAA and Jota could cover for Salah...

  4. CAVEAT KING
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    FPL a damp squib this season.
    7 from 8 same forwards and 3 from 5 same defence in the top 10 of my ML
    Only chips on DGW's will make a significant difference.
    My worst season ever with Covid absentees and fixture rearrangements hurting me. Not to say I have made some almighty coxk ups though

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Same mate. Been my worst season for a long time

  5. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Last night for the first time ever I've missed deadline. I didn't forget about just for some reason got in my head that it was 19:00 as I only took 1hr from kick off.
    My moves would have been:
    Kane to Vardy (c)
    Gundogan to Greenwood (-4)

    This weekend can be very painful for me.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Casual mistake

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Not really, was just occupied with something.
        Kept checking time and still.thinking through my moves whilst listening to blackbox podcast - weird was just convinced it's 19:00 not 18:30.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      You have Kane plus 2FTs this week, blessing in disguise 😉

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        All depends of how serious his injury is and how quickly he'll get into swing of things I guess.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Hope you weren't on Kane C Son VC last time. If not Vardy where is it now?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Salah(c) but the issue is that I only have 7 active players and that's if Mendy starts.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          FFS: Tuchel adds that Edouard Mendy will return between the posts following his benching in GW32.

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Thats my gut feeling too.

  6. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Guys am I right in saying if I fh next week I’d be as well using an ft just now

    Saka to Foden look okay or any other pressing transfers ? Using BB this week, 1,1 itb obvs will wait till deadline incase of any unexpected injuries

    Sanchez Martinez
    Dias Taa Alonso Coufal Castagne
    Bruno Son (vc)Saka Lingard Jota
    Nacho Kane (C) DCL

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      If Foden doesnt get a game in UCL, then it looks ok

      1. Babit1967
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers mate

  7. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Am I right in saying there will be one more double gameweek? Looking to use my bench boost whenever it is.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yes, apparently GW35

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Lovely. Cheers pal

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

        Will there be a big DGW and what chance of another BGW?

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Cheers Holmes.

  8. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Which combo considering Kane may just be back from injury
    A. Kane Harrison
    B. Bamford Bale

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A

  9. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    A Chelsea cleansheet today would be beautiful

    1. kobewan
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      with Rudiger starting

  10. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Tell me I messed up..

    Didn't have much time for my wc..

    wc team ends up like this..

    Martinez, Guaita
    TAA, Veltman, Konsa, Dallas, Castagne
    Bruno, Salah, Jota, Greenwood, Lingard
    Vydra, Vardy, Nacho

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Yoi messed up

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

      Not really messed up, looks standard

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Chasing 100 point in my ML so maybe not the best thing

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Looks grand Tommy.

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Ha hope so! Didn't had much time so could really think about DGW and things

  11. Finding Timo
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Morning! When is DGW35 likely to be announced & will is most likely be AV, EVE, SOU & PAL? Cheers

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Want to know this, predicted 8 teams having DGW I reckon with 4 of them having BGW the week after

      1. Finding Timo
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Ben crellin seems to suggest that those 4 for DGW35 so hoping gets announced before GW34 deadline

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          What about CHE MUN LEI and ARS?

          1. Finding Timo
            4 months, 27 days ago

            I assume they will be DGW36? Sorry I don’t really know but one of his tweets suggested AV, sou, eve & pal be getting DGW sooner ?

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

            Holmes posted Ben Crellin link above. Fair play.

            1. Finding Timo
              4 months, 27 days ago

              Yeh thanks saw that although still unclear when will be announced

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 27 days ago

              Ta mate, that’s what I refer to, my bad did not realise info at the same page 😉

  12. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    I have taken a -4 hit for the first time in 3 years. Come on Vardy and TAA, please score hattricks 🙂

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Wow I take many hits every season, good impact to OR season in season out? I have never tried to be that patient.

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        I think I have been too patient - so will use the last few gameweeks to practise on a new strategy for next season...

    2. TB303
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Wow

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 27 days ago

      That's some will power you have to not take hits. I take a -4 hit so frequently, it doesn't even feel like a hit to me anymore haha

  13. TB303
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone know how many more games Diop has? Thought he may lose his place since Ogbonna is back

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Coufal better for security of start? I suspect short of funds?

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

      Should be fine as long as Cresswell is injured

    3. CapK
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Moyes prefers back with 5 Declan out

      When Dec is back, he will most likely go back to the preferred back 4 of Coufal / Ogbonna / Dawson / Cress

    4. TB303
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Thanks boys
      I already have him but may need to shift when I play bb in few weeks

  14. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Any other Holding owners still annoyed about last night?

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      As a Digne owner I'm thankful for the lucky cleanie. Arsenal were very unlucky.

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

    Hopefully doubles and blanks are confirmed before next deadline...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Hopefully it’s the final agony of this season ::P

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

        True that

        Feels like I have only 1% battery left!!! 😆

  16. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Post COVID, will we go back to a load of Saturday 3pm kick offs?

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      I think it's better gravy for TV companies to speead games out bug would love to know same.

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

      Yes, the only reason for it being this way is that all games are being televised in the UK. Once fans are back we'll return to only having half the games televised live and that will mean a bunch of 3:00 Saturday games.

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Salah today, running riots or blanking? 😛

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

      blanking as usual

    2. Bollard
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Making lots of decoy runs for Jota goals 🙂

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Maybe a goal? Hasn't being hitting his immense heights recently though not from lack of effort. Toon aren't great but not convinced they'll make life as easy for Pool as anticipated.

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

      Hatty

    5. kobewan
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 27 days ago

      a brace and an assist to Mane for good measure

    6. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Expecting at least 12 points.

    7. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Rested, so expecting a bit more spark

    8. Halftime
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      I have him captain but wondering if he is fasting for Ramadan? Might affect his minutes if he is.

  18. George James
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Play 2 defenders and 1 attacker from this lot next week.

    A) Shaw (LIV)
    B) Lowton (WHU)
    C) Targett (Eve)

    1) Jota (mnu)
    2) Bamford (bha)

  19. C_G
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Salah, TAA and Jota, CMON!!