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How the world’s best FPL managers set up for Gameweek 7

Using LiveFPL’s array of tools, we look at the squad make-ups and chip usage of the world’s leading Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers.

Firstly we examine the 1,000 names in LiveFPL’s ‘Legendary Managers’ list – the historic cream of the crop – before taking a closer look at the top 10k in the current overall rankings.

THE ‘ELITE’

Around 90% of these top-performing managers have already played their captain this weekend and are suffering like the rest of us, with those who handed the armband to Michail Antonio and Mohamed Salah having a chance to steal a march on their rivals today.

The ownership figures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku are interesting, with many of the all-time greats choosing one or the other and relatively fewer (20%) going with the ‘threemium’ option of selecting a trio of the expensive heavy hitters.

Ronaldo and Lukaku are only the fifth and sixth most-owned players in this 1,000-strong list as a result of the FPL equivalent of a split vote on the big-money forwards.

Over half of the above managers have retained the services of Trent Alexander-Arnold, meanwhile, in the hope that he returns from injury in Gameweek 8.

For all full list of these managers, click here.

THE TOP 10,000

A double-up on the Chelsea defence was the order of the day for Gameweek 7 Wildcarders in the top 10,000, with Antonio Rudiger a staple of many of these squads and Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta presumably splitting the vote on the second Blues representative.

Romelu Lukaku, Michail Antonio, Raphinha and Mohamed Salah are all massively popular with these managers, with budget buys Aaron Ramsdale and Tino Livramento also featuring in around 75% of the Wildcard teams in question.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Cristiano Ronaldo were notable omissions from the top 10k Wildcard template but their ownership figures remain fairly healthy among the leading managers overall.

Robert Sanchez, Shane Duffy, Said Benrahma and Diogo Jota are the players who have outstayed their welcome among top 10k Wildcarders who remain well-owned elsewhere.

After Gameweek 7, over 70% of the top 10,000 managers have deployed their Wildcard.

Around 25% have used no chip whatsoever but around 15% have activated at least two.

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  1. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 11 hours ago

    Paul Tierney refs his first Pool v City game ever.

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      and last

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 11 hours ago

    This game week is horrid, every goal goes in now basically a rank killer. going to hibernate until the IB is done, fair thee well

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 11 hours ago

      Hopefully Jota & Toney are out for blood.

  3. Reinhold
    • 11 Years
    17 days, 11 hours ago

    Actually being a medical doctor, I'll allow myself to chime in by saying that the stuff you, Stupendous, are writing here on page 1, is a frightening example of tunnel vision and confirmation bias. I know there is no reasoning with you, that arguments will just breed more opposition - the form and tone of your points strongly suggest that at least - but it still needs to be said.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 11 hours ago

      Assume the comment has been deleted since I only see posts about football coverage on Page 1.

      Which based on this comment, sounds like the sensible thing...

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 11 hours ago

        Yep. Had enough of listening to anti-vaxxers in my own family.

        😀

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 11 hours ago

      Upvote. I can't be bothered responding to his bs. I have done, but he's full-on Trumpian in his stubborn, deadly ignorance.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 11 hours ago

        Who?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 11 hours ago

          User name in Reinhold's post.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            17 days, 10 hours ago

            Ah I saw the word and didn’t relate it to being a user

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 11 hours ago

      Gutted, I always miss the handbags.

      What happened?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 11 hours ago

        antivax bs

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 11 hours ago

        Louis Vuitton beat up Lana Marks

    4. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 11 hours ago

      Pfft medical doctor, who needs that? All I need is a video of a guy ranting in a pick up truck, aka my own research

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 11 hours ago

        :mrgreen:

      2. Vertigo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 11 hours ago

        Snake oil should put us all right.

    5. TheBiffas
        17 days, 11 hours ago

        Baffles me how some people think they know better

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 11 hours ago

          Because they do. 😉

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 11 hours ago

            Ha ha

      • Carefree Crew
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 11 hours ago

        Well said Reinhold. Respect. 🙂

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 10 hours ago

        All discusssions relating to the virus should be deleted, like they have been today.

        This one, therefore should be deleted as well in my honest opinion.

        Delete it please mods.

      • artvandelay316
          16 days, 9 hours ago

          He is an imbecile. Had the same experience with him about a year ago, when he was also denying Covid, so he clearly hasn't matured or learned a single thing.

      • Ooh Ah Cantona
          17 days, 11 hours ago

          Now's the time to go without Ronaldo and Lukaku upfront, with so many options on their way, IE Nacho and Jiminez and Toney.
          Two premium mids will soon be template again with Salah and De Bruyne or perhaps Bruno.

          Lukaku just doesn't look right at Chelsea. The Arsenal game will prove to be a false dawn. And also Chelsea never do whoppings with TT preferring game management when 2-0 up.

          CR7 will be rested a lot more in the games to come.

          1. Kun Tozser
            • 6 Years
            17 days, 11 hours ago

            Norwich, Newcastle, Burnley up for Lukaku I don’t think the time is now!

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              17 days, 11 hours ago

              Could not score vs Palace, Spurs or Soton.

              4 blanks in 6 is not a good sign for a premium forward.

        • BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 11 hours ago

          Utterly baffles why 3 games are played at 2pm and only one is televised. Pathetic

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            17 days, 11 hours ago

            And why palace v Leicester is live and not one of the other 2

        • THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 11 hours ago

          Schmeichel Salah Antonio(c) left to play, points predictions please…..

          1. TheBiffas
              17 days, 11 hours ago

              22

            • FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              17 days, 11 hours ago

              2, 10, 26

          2. Pepeye
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            17 days, 11 hours ago

            City looking to go with KDB as false nine, Jesus on right & Grealish on left

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              17 days, 11 hours ago

              I highly doubt KDB will be deployed as a false 9 today.

          3. RedWolf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            17 days, 11 hours ago

            Would you do:

            1. Dias and Cancelo in for TAA and Semedo
            2. Same as above plus Azpi in for Alonso
            3. Azpi in for Alonso only
            4. Hold (TAA Alonso Rudiger, Semedo Livramento)

            1. ANGRY PERSON
                17 days, 11 hours ago

                1

              • Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                17 days, 11 hours ago

                None of the above.

              • Pep's Money Laundry
                • 6 Years
                17 days, 11 hours ago

                Alonso to a city defender

                1. Adetro
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  17 days, 11 hours ago

                  Yeah, I've done Alonso to Cancelo.

              • Jumpernot
                • 5 Years
                17 days, 11 hours ago

                City defender in for Alonso. Baffles me why you'd take TAA out now? Surely he'll be back for Watford?

            2. BigRedDog
              • 4 Years
              17 days, 11 hours ago

              Ronaldo and Lukaku will both score around 20 EPL goals this season imo. Thoughts? Maybe Ron couple more than lukaku but lukaku a couple more assists

              1. ANGRY PERSON
                  17 days, 11 hours ago

                  Ofcourse they will

                • Cok3y5murf
                  • 5 Years
                  17 days, 10 hours ago

                  Lukaku got way more assists last season

                • Abaddon
                  • 7 Years
                  17 days, 10 hours ago

                  Lukaku is such a fraud. The lack of technique he is displaying is criminal

                  1. X Trapnel
                    • 4 Years
                    17 days, 10 hours ago

                    This. I've seen 85 year olds with better speed, control and technique. I've no idea why Chelsea didn't sign old Joey down the road instead of Lukaku. I've no idea why anyone would have him in their side.

              2. Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                17 days, 11 hours ago

                If Gallagher gets a haul today I'll be in 7th heaven.

              3. Inazuma X1
                • 4 Years
                17 days, 11 hours ago

                How tf does Ndombele keeps starting...

                1. ClassiX
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  17 days, 11 hours ago

                  Duracell?

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  17 days, 11 hours ago

                  Nuno

                3. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  17 days, 11 hours ago

                  There's a decent player in there. Just lazy. Dele used to be like that, now he's not even decent.

              4. boc610
                • 9 Years
                17 days, 11 hours ago

                PSG-with their front three of messi , mbappe and neymar all playing-are about to lose to Rennes . They also haven't managed one shot on target.

                1. Gunneryank
                    17 days, 11 hours ago

                    This makes me happier than it should.

                    1. Gunneryank
                        17 days, 11 hours ago

                        And i find Neymar's antics almost unwatchable and embarrassing as a football fan.

                    2. Joey Tribbiani
                      • 1 Year
                      17 days, 11 hours ago

                      good

                  • FantasyHero
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    17 days, 11 hours ago

                    Pochettino needs to manage a second tier club. He has no idea what he is doing

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 8 Years
                      17 days, 11 hours ago

                      Tuchel got sacked don't forget, Messi is goat for me but adding him into the mix doesn't help either. They've got 3-4 players that won't work hard or defend team is totally unbalanced

                      1. boc610
                        • 9 Years
                        17 days, 10 hours ago

                        Ole seems to be in a similar predicament at united

                        1. mynameisq
                          • 8 Years
                          17 days, 10 hours ago

                          Yup, though he has more wiggle room to drop and not play players. Poch has no option but to play neymar mbappe Messi every game

                    2. boc610
                      • 9 Years
                      17 days, 11 hours ago

                      back to spurs then?

                    3. ANGRY PERSON
                        17 days, 10 hours ago

                        On top of front 3 he also played Di maria. Team was totally unbalanced

                      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 11 Years
                        17 days, 10 hours ago

                        Pochettino got Spurs to a champions league final

                        Spurs

                        1. Gunneryank
                            17 days, 10 hours ago

                            Haha when you put it like that...

                          • boc610
                            • 9 Years
                            17 days, 10 hours ago

                            one of the jammiest runs to a final in living memory and I think they lost 13 or 14 games that season in total.

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • 11 Years
                              17 days, 10 hours ago

                              Spurs

                      • ClassiX
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        17 days, 10 hours ago

                        Score predictions, fam?
                        TOT v AV: 2-2
                        WHU v BRENT: 3-2
                        CP v LEI: 1-2

                        1. ANGRY PERSON
                            17 days, 10 hours ago

                            0-0
                            1-1
                            1-2

                          • Krafty Werks
                            • 6 Years
                            17 days, 10 hours ago

                            1-2
                            4-2
                            2-1

                        2. Firminoooo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          17 days, 10 hours ago

                          Lets go Toney, Benrahma and Antonio(C)!

                        3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                          • 9 Years
                          17 days, 10 hours ago

                          COYP!

                        4. FOO FIGHTER
                          • 2 Years
                          17 days, 10 hours ago

                          Would not mind having Vardy this week.

                          Feels like it will be his day today.

                          1. TheBiffas
                              17 days, 10 hours ago

                              Not with iheanacho playing higher up the pitch

                          2. Jafooli
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            17 days, 10 hours ago

                            Mark in heaven?

                          3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            17 days, 10 hours ago

                            Saturday matches and Sunday matches …. The Ying and the Yang … sigh …