Metrics

How the top 10k FPL managers set their teams up for Triple Gameweek 35

The Bench Boost is the most popular chip among the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers for Triple Gameweek 35.

11.2% of those in the upper echelons deployed the chip for the most recent round of matches with Manchester United facing three matches and a further eight sides playing twice.

The glut of matches means the average squad size in the top 10k for Triple Gameweek 35 stands at 25.97 players; if captains are counted twice.

As you can see, 95.9% of managers at this level have used their Bench Boosts this season with 4.2% waiting on the final three rounds before calling on their substitutes.

The Free Hit chip was used by just 4.9% of the top 10k. While that figure may feel somewhat low, 92.6% had already used it prior to Triple Gameweek 35 so the availability was relatively scarce.

2.5% of top-10k Free Hits remain, which we are likely to see deployed in Blank Gameweek 36.

Only 2.0% went for the Wildcard while 2.3% deployed the Triple Captain.

Unsurprisingly, 90.3% of the top 10k have now exhausted their chip supply for 2020/21.

9.0% have one left to play while only 0.6% can call on two chips between now and Gameweek 38.

Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) ran away with the top-10k captaincy this week, unsurprising given the opportunity to play in three fixtures.

81.4% at this level handed him the armband for Triple Gameweek 35, creating a gap of 72 percentage points him and second-placed Mohamed Salah (£12.7m).

9.4% have captained the Egyptian, who faces Southampton and Manchester United between now and Blank Gameweek 36.

Mason Greenwood (£7.2m), Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) and Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.3m) are the top 10k’s extreme differential captains with the backing of 2.3%, 1.9% and 1.9% respectively.

This week’s captaincy statistics have helped Fernandes become the only player with over 100% effective ownership.

His figure for Triple Gameweek 35 stands at 172.1%, just shy of double that of the second-highest Iheancho (96.9%).

Salah, Harry Kane (£11.9m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) complete the top five.

An above-normal interest in the Free Hit chip this week makes an examination of such squads in the top 10k worthwhile.

Crystal Palace’s pair of trips to Sheffield United and Southampton have helped Vicente Guaita (£4.8m) and Tyrick Mitchell (£3.8m) establish themselves in the Free Hit template at this level.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) is also a popular figure in these squads, selected by 78.5%.

Harry Maguire (£5.5m), Fernandes and Greenwood are the top-three most popular Manchester United assets, each one sitting in at least 53.6% of top-10k Free-Hit squads.

So far, the Free-Hit forward line has made a mixed start to Triple Gameweek 35, Iheanacho netting and Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) assisting in Leicester’s defeat to Newcastle.

The Free Hit template has not impacted the overall picture of the top 10k too much.

Of the 15 most popular players at this level, 11 have more than one fixture in Triple Gameweek 35.

Kane and Son Heung-min (£9.6m) have clung onto 73.0% and 48.3% respective ownership at this level.

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516 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Guru Mediation
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Morning DZers! How's this FH draft look:
    Ederson
    TAA Dallas Digne
    Salah Bale Siggy Raphina
    Kane Antonio Aguero
    (Forster, Veltman, Struijk, Burke)
    0.5 itb

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Raph fit to play? I am not too sure about Siggy on FH.

      1. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        We'll see this week on Raph I guess. Could keep Jota instead of Siggy

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Track Raph. A player coming back from injury is not ideal. Even someone like a KDB took time. And we can all see how Maddison is doing.

          1. Guru Mediation
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Cool, makes a lot of sense. Cheers

    2. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Would you not consider putting in Phillips (Liv defender) instead of Dallas?

      1. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Not sure double Pool defence is a good idea given WBA massively improved up front, but thanks it's a good suggestion

    3. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Siggy kane -> son & DCL?

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        DCL far superior to siggy and son can match kane

        1. Guru Mediation
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Great ideas, gives me money to play with re Raphina too. Cheers

  2. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Morning DZers! How's this FH draft look:
    Pickford
    TAA Digne Phillips
    Salah Bale Son Lingard
    Kane DCL Aguero
    (Forster, Mitchell, Struijk, Burke)
    0.0 itb

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      You should have one sure bench player but good otherwise.

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Mitchell should start for Palace, right? So he should be sufficient cover

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Wait to see if he plays this GW, City game likely to be a one-off for his pace.

    2. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Double Everton defence is a bit scary to me. Great attack/mids

    3. GoonerByron
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I was just going to post mine, but have picked the exact same starting team other than Ederson/Wood instead of Pickford/Aguero!

      Looking good! 🙂

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Nice one mate! 🙂

        1. GoonerByron
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Who are you planning to captain??

          1. Vazza
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Salah most likely

    4. Party time
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Nice team but double everton defence is too much imo. Pick 1 & go with Aurier/ Cresswell/ Lloris/ Martinez

        Also I think wba will score liverpool, so maybe Dallas who is more of an attacking threat over Phillips depending on the cash itb.

        I like the Agüero punt, up against a club he loves feasting on.

        Good luck buddy

        1. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Thanks mate. I appreciate your comments

        2. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          On reflection, I cannot get Lloris or Aurier unless I sell one of the Spurs attackers.

          I have nothing in the bank with the above team so will need to downgrade Digne to Dallas and perhaps upgrade Phillips to a 5.0m defender, which I’m not too keen on.

          But your comments have given me food for thought so thank you. 🙂

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Best defender max 4.5 to accompany TAA Dallas Coufal Konsa till end of the season?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Velt man

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Ayling will probably do the job

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Thx got 3 LEE Dallas Harrison Bam

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              If you have Liverpool spot, then Phillips

              Otherwise Aina

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Yep FUL one probably was thinking Lowton for the final GW, ta!

    6. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Best striker for the final run in?

      A. Antonio
      B. Wilson

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Ant Man

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Antonio

      3. kobewan
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        A.

        but Bamford last 3 fixtures looks very promising

    7. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      DCL or Salah the priority for 36? Got TAA Jota but no EVE.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Salah

      2. kobewan
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Salah

    8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Team for 36. G2G?

      Martinez
      TAA Konsa Mitchell
      Salah Son Lingard El-Goalzee
      Kane DCL Antonio

      Forster Struijk Bruno Rudiger

      Thanks!

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        If everyone remains fit, it should be g2g 😉

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Haha. That's a factor for sure. Especially with Antonio in there. Waiting till the last moment before I do Nacho to him.

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            True that, I'm probably going for Wood instead.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              In form. Leeds and Sheffield should be good. Liverpool cannot defend too.

          2. Booked4Dissent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I want to do Nacho to Antonio, but the former is in such good form!

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Antonio vs Brighton, West Brom, Southampton
              Nacho vs Chelsea, Spurs

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Its obviously a risk to get rid of him but a blank this week, then Chelsea in next. Feels like a calculated risk with low chance of backfiring.

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Looks good. I will have to take hits to field a team like yours.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Triple United this week?

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Yes, I had to, just for the 1st ever triple.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Yes. Just saw your team. I considered it as a bad double for United and stuck with just one. One hit will get you 11 in 36.

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Nope. 2 hits gets me 11.

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Oh ok! Also saw the 10K league. I am the only one in the top 10 with Salah captain!

    9. Bob_the_builder
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Expected average score close to 100 for this GW?

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I would say so, yes.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        We’ll see, high expectation kills

      3. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Nope, should be less than that unless Bruno gets big score...

        1. Bob_the_builder
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          If Bruno gets around 20-25 pts then yes the average can really shoot up.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            When was the last time he got 12 per game?

            1. Bob_the_builder
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Probably when he got a penalty or two but he needs to get about 8 per game :p .

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Won't play all three.

                1. Bob_the_builder
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  I know but still would clock around 200 minutes so that's about 10 points per 90 minutes. Doable with a penalty here and an assist there.

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Don't see it happening but let's see.

      4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Less. This triple is a double. DGW normally ranges between 80 and 90.

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          They've gone double that previously

    10. Bob_the_builder
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Current team on BB:
      Maritnez-Guaita
      TAA-Digne-Coufal-Shaw-Maguire
      Bruno-JWP-Jota-Zaha-Siggy
      Kane-Nacho-Watkins
      Last 3 moves for the season:
      1.Bruno to Salah
      2.Watkins to Wilson/Antonio
      3.Kane to Aguero or JWP to Lingard

      Anything that you would like change from this approach?

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        What GW are using BB, 38 ?

        1. Bob_the_builder
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          It is already active this week i.e. GW 35.

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Good moves do the first one, and keep an eye on the form/starts for the others.

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Nice BB team.

        1 Is good
        2 Get Antonio if he stays fit
        3 Get Aguero if he continues to feature regularly and picks form.

    11. dshv
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Choose..

      Rudiger to dallas
      Mendy to pickford/meslier

      1. Bob_the_builder
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Rudiger to Dallas because with 2 finals looming, Chelsea is going to rotate really hard.

      2. Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Dallas and Meslier

        1. Brimble82
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I’m in WC, and I have both

    12. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      The Portugal international told United's official website: “For me, the most important [thing] is playing. When the coach wants me, it's important to know I'm ready to play every game, every minute.

      “I will never say I'm [too] tired to play because this is my dream. I will never be tired to play.

      “When I was a kid, I played maybe seven or eight hours a day. So, to play 90 minutes every three days or two days is not enough for me.”

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Thats why he looks perma-tired 😀

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Hahaha!

      2. Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        If he can do it then slab head can, too!

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Desire is clear but you can’t do anything if you got a hammy

      4. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I doubt it.

        Bruno has been raised on a Portuguese (Mediterranean diet), slabhead is from Yorkshire so probably lived off pie and chips most of his life.

    13. cescpistols111
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      1FT, 0.7 ITB. No chips left.

      How about Vardy + Shaw -> Aguero + Dallas for -4?

      Leno Forster
      Shaw Kabak Coady Rudiger N.Williams
      Bruno Son Jota Lingard Ward-Prowse
      Kane Vardy DCL

      1. Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I mean Aguero is a punt, but if he got a couple of double figure scores it’d make your season!

    14. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Would you push to get EVE (SHU) guys for hits with this GW36 team?

      Lloris (Martinez)
      TAA Dallas Coufal Konsa (Mitchell)
      Salah Son Jota Lingard (Greenwood)
      Kane Bamford (Nacho)

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I wouldn't bother, you have a solid team there.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Ta

    15. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      What are people doing with Bruno next week?

      I'm thinking a one-week swap for Son then do switch back to Bruno for Fulham/Wolves.

      Any other suggestions?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Swap to Salah and that’s it for him this season

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Already have Salah, so really just looking at Son/Bale or possibly a punt on a City mid if I'm feeling brave.

      3. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Benching

    16. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      How does this free hit look?

      Ederson
      TAA / Robertson / Digne
      Salah / Mahrez / Foden / Bale
      Kane / DCL / Antonio

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        As good as it gets without Son.

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        City midfield double-up bit risky mind you.

      3. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Like it

      4. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Nice.
        Can you afford bench cover for your City mids?
        If they play - it’s awesome.
        But it’s Pep… so…!

    17. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I feel you have to take a punt on Man U players with the triple.

      I have
      Henderson - best chance of 3 starts
      Bruno - hopefully starts 2 and comes off the bench in the other.
      Greenwood - most in form Utd. Attacking player. Hopefully starts 2.

      Will probably all disappoint, but you have to go for it.

      I think the Leicester game will be where most first choice United players will get rested. That becomes a really interesting game now, as it's a must win game for Leicester after losing to Newcastle and they probably have the toughest run in of the top4 contenders. Could be good for Vardy and Nacho owners.

    18. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Pretty setting on 10 of my FH team.

      Martinez
      TAA, Digne, Reguilon
      Salah (c), Son, Lingard
      Kane, DCL, Antonio

      Who should I get for the final spot. Up to 8.4m to spend on a mid or defender.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        City mid or defender? A lot of upside with the city players if you can choose the right one

      2. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Siggy or Jota?
        Siggy might be too much EVE (who can’t be trusted) but on pens.

    19. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      How's everyone's seasons going? I've had a shocker myself but been enjoying it since Christmas rising from 3.4m in GW16 to around 500k now. With FH still in hand for next week I'm hoping I can maybe make a push for 100k and make up a 66 point gap to third in my ML. Nice to finish on a positive note!

    20. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      LUFC carrying out the vital final preparation tests of ‘can the ball fit through the outside of the net’:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/lufc/status/1390949876628852738?s=21

    21. Sterling Archer
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yes son, you were so close to being transferred for sum one rubbish with 2 games! Let's get double figures

    22. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Whenever Bielsa crouches down I imagine a big turd coming out of his arse.