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How the world’s leading FPL managers are faring in Double Gameweek 22

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.

We will examine the 1,000 names in LiveFPL’s ‘Legendary Managers’ list – the historic cream of the crop, much like our own Hall of Fame – but chiefly those in the top 10k in the current overall rankings.

Between the two groups (where there will of course be some overlap), these are the managers who can offer us a better gauge of FPL ownership and chip strategy, as opposed to the overall figures that are skewed by the growing number of untouched ‘ghost teams’.

There is heaps of useful information beyond overall and top 10k figures on the LiveFPL site, of course, such as ownership stats for different rank tiers – as seen in the graphic below (click to expand):

TOP 10K AND ‘ELITE’ MANAGERS: GAMEWEEK 22 CAPTAINCY

Over half of the top 10,000 FPL managers handed the armband to Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) ahead of Friday’s deadline, with the Portuguese veteran promptly going and missing Manchester United’s first Double Gameweek 22 fixture at Villa Park.

A not-inconsiderable 14.2% backed Bruno Fernandes (£11.7m) for the captaincy, with a further 5.3% making the midfielder their vice-captain – so there’ll be nervous waits for the Brentford v Manchester United teamsheets on Wednesday. Fernandes was only the fifth-most-popular vice-captain option, however, so there’ll be relatively few managers belatedly benefitting from his haul, with Watford’s strike duo the most popular deputies.

The table above shows what the 1,000 Hall of Famers have done regarding Gameweek 22 captaincy, with Ronaldo an even more popular option and less trust placed in Watford’s two budget forwards.

TOP 10K: CHIP USAGE

There was a smattering of chips used within the top 10k this weekend, the most popular of which was the Free Hit.

Over 5% of these leading managers couldn’t resist the lure of a Double Gameweek and deployed the chip but the results have been middling so far, not helped by Ronaldo’s no-show, Mason Mount‘s (£7.7m) one-pointer, the widespread omission of Joao Cancelo (£7.0m) and the postponement of the north London derby.

Ignoring the first Wildcard, almost half of the top 10k have still yet to use a single chip heading into Gameweek 23.

Over 12% of these leading bosses have cashed in at least two of their chips, however, as we approach a time of the season when blanks and doubles will ramp up a gear.

TOP 10K and ‘ELITE’ MANAGERS: TEMPLATE SQUAD

Fernandes entered the top 10k ‘most-owned’ squad in timely fashion, replacing the injured Son Heung-min (£10.7m) in the template team.

The Hall of Famers unsurprisingly favour a similar group, although Ronaldo’s ownership figure is 10% greater than it is in the top 10k and Joshua King (£5.8m) is, marginally, the preferred Watford forward.

TOP 10K: AVERAGE NUMBER OF PLAYERS OWNED PER TEAM FOR GAMEWEEK 23

Should Aston Villa’s mooted Double Gameweek 23 materialise (this remains speculation at this early stage), FPL managers will have work to do: the top 10k, for instance, own an average of just 0.44 players from Steven Gerrard’s squad.

Possible opponents Burnley and Leeds are similarly underrepresented.

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506 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sterling Archer
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    Have burnley played a single game since cornet left for afcon?

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      2nd Jan was their last game. Their last two league wins were against Brentford and Fulham

  2. FFSbet.com
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    Best defender up to 4.4M ?

    A) Lowton

    B) Thomas

    C) someone else

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Not A because Burnley don't play games anymore

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Ait Nouri

      1. FFSbet.com
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        Marcal is problem

    3. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Ait Nouri?

    4. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Ait Nouri

  3. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    They’ve only played 2 Prem games in the last month. Other teams have played 6 in the same time

    1. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      So?
      They're the victim of postponements in December.
      Why cant they initiate it this time?

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    So it will be a Dennis 4 pointer for cappers it looks. 🙁

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      A bit easier to swallow given that the other obvious captain choices don’t look like doing much either… but still pretty annoying. Roll on Norwich…

    2. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      King here (assuming CR7 doesn't play). Was so sure he'd get to 8.

  5. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    The Burnley triple ups when their 6 consecutive DGWs rolls around is gonna be insane. People will be selling Salah to bring in McNeil.

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Lol

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      and pope ,lowton,cornet what about tekkers if he goes there

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        and they will be on tele as much as that bloke from go compare

    3. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      U mean Bowen to Cornet

    4. NorCal Villan
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        3 servings of crap is still crap 😎

    5. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Dyche waiting for Cornet to return from Afcon only to hook him off at 60 mins, smart

    6. PartyTime
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        Dennis(C) was a perfectly designed trap. Same with Dennis + King double up!

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Anyone smart enough knew that game would most likely get postponed.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            Common sense really!

          2. PartyTime
              4 months, 15 hours ago

              Yeah but some managers decided to take a risk so can’t really blame them tbh

          3. DavidBadWillie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            The arsenal game was always being called off too.

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Ronaldo better do something in the Brentford game - might even convince me to keep him, got some nice fixtures!

          1. DavidBadWillie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            Brace yourself for 0 minutes

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 hours ago

              Bowen vc not the worse - Foden comes in to 10pts essentially

              Ronaldo playing and being useless or worse getting injured is the fear!

        3. Bertonian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Any rumours on DGW23 yet?

          1. Fintroy
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            Rumours are it's a TGW, with x3 Burnley games - unlikely to happen however, as a couple of their players will have headaches or family wedding - so yet more requests for P-Ps (which will be agreed too, no matter the circumstances)

        4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Burnley's season going like Brexit

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            From bad to worse?

        5. Flynny
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Hi....looking for some views on what moves to consider with this lot? 3.5mitb. All chips available.. no intention to wildcard.

          Maybe livra / diop to digne?
          Or gray to coutinho?
          Open to suggestions......thanks

          Rams (ddg)
          Taa cancelo alonso diop livra
          Foden jota bowen raphinha gray
          Ronaldo Antonio dennis

          1. basilfawlty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            Got virtually the same squad and I’m thinking of ditching Alonso with Diane/Laporte the likely replacement. 2 blanks upcoming, he’s your priority imho.

            1. basilfawlty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 15 hours ago

              Digne not Diane!

              1. Flynny
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                Interesting....thanks

        6. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Surely Burnley aren't a big enough club to be having postponement requests accepted

        7. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Burnley defenders in a TGW gets us 6 points. 2+2+2.

          1. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            could easily be 3

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            I'm FH and bring 3 BUR defenders

          3. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            BTW is there even a possiblity of Burnley TGW ?

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 15 hours ago

              Maybe a slim possibility.

        8. Jet5605
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Have Everton's owners lost the plot? Martinez finished 5th in his first season because he inherited Moyes team who were top 6 regulars and it was a rapid decline thereafter. Madness

        9. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Got to bury that Fernades ahhhh