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FPL top 10k: Chip usage and players owned for Double Gameweek 33

Using LiveFPL’s vast array of tools, we look at the squad make-ups and chip usage of the world’s leading Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers in Gameweek 33.

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, 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 vast numbers 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.

TOP 10K AND ‘ELITE’ MANAGERS: GAMEWEEK 33 CAPTAINCY

Above: Gameweek 33 captaincy stats for the all-time greats (right) and the top 10k (left)

Saturday was a mostly miserable day on the captaincy front, with the exception of those who backed Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.2m) with the armband.

Ronaldo’s ‘effective ownership’ within the top 10k was only 23.75%, so even those who owned the veteran striker and didn’t captain him would have had a tidy climb up the rankings.

The other seven leading captaincy contenders with a fixture on Saturday all blanked, two of whom – Harry Kane (£12.6m) and Son Heung-min (£11.1m) – won’t have a chance to boost their returns in midweek.

TOP 10K: CHIP USAGE

The previous week saw very minimal chip activity but we got back into the swing of things in Gameweek 33.

Over 8% of the top 10k deployed their Bench Boost, while almost 15% used their Free Hit.

Over half of these leading bosses have at least one Free Hit chip still to use.

Over one in five top 10k managers have maxed out their allocation, while just under 50% have only chip remaining.

A mere 5% have three chips still to use.

TOP 10K AND ‘ELITE’ MANAGERS: TEMPLATE SQUAD FOR GAMEWEEK 33

There were only two changes to the ‘template’ top 10k squad from Gameweek 32, with the duo dropping out not in action this week.

Raphinha (£6.4m) and the injured Matt Doherty (£4.8m) were the men to make way, with ‘doublers’ James Maddison (£7.0m) and Fabian Schar (£4.4m) taking their places after
experiencing a surge in popularity.

Mohamed Salah‘s (£13.2m) top 10k ownership dipped from over 90% in Gameweek 32 to a still-high 79.9% here, with Bukayo Saka (£6.8m) taking the honour of ‘most-owned’ within this group of FPL bosses. He was the only asset with an effective ownership in excess of 100% this week.

OWNERSHIP STATS FOR THE 1,000 ‘LEGENDARY MANAGERS’ IN GAMEWEEK 33

TOP 10K: TEMPLATE FREE HIT SQUAD

Free Hitters couldn’t quite relinquish their grip on Spurs assets completely, although now will be wishing they’d gone without representation from the Lilywhites after Brighton’s success in north London.

Manchester United’s premium pair were well backed, while there was a lot of support for Newcastle assets too: three Magpies feature in the above template, with plenty going for the double-up on Eddie Howe’s defence.

AVERAGE NUMBER OF PLAYERS OWNED FOR GAMEWEEK 34

We’ll know by Sunday evening whether Gameweek 34 will be a regulation ‘single’ Gameweek or a small double involving Chelsea and Manchester United.

The Blues and United are still underrepresented in the top 10k, with the average squad within this ranking tier owning just under 1.5 players from these two clubs combined.

There are some strong differential candidates within the Chelsea squad in the top 10k, especially outside of their defence.

Kai Havertz (£7.9m) and Mason Mount (£7.6m) leap out from the above list, each owned by fewer than 7% of the leading FPL bosses.

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291 Comments Post a Comment
  1. just a man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    It’s not over until it’s over. Remember that James haul in a double a few months back. Didn’t even turn out to be the best captain by the end of the gameweek.

    Lots that can happen. Ronaldo could miss a pen, get a red, whilst Salah could bag a hat trick. Gonna be a long game week.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      That Salah hattie is the fear for us Bruno cappers...

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Captain choice was between Son and Maddison.
    Went with the single gw player in the end.
    Big mistake!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Ditto

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Same

  3. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Do any Liverpool / Man City games get moved as a result of today’s game result please? Sorry if that’s already been discussed. Just catching up!

  4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    What a gameweek so far

  5. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Just woke up. What happened Spurs!

    1. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      You woke up before them!

    2. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Blimey, you're going to be up all night after sleeping all day!

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        There are many time zones on this globe

  6. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Anyone mind sharing a GW34 WC draft with BB36 in mind?

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I too would be interested in this 😆

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      It's difficult because of the forwards

      1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I'm looking at Kane, Mateta, and Pukki.

    3. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Here's what I'm currently on:

      Schmeichel | Mendy
      Cancelo | Keane | Andersen | James | Robbo
      Saka | KDH | Mount | Son | Jota
      Pukki | Kane | Mateta

  7. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    9 pts from 5 players. Going well.

  8. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Is James or silva more likely to play both DGW34 (if double)?

  9. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Now 50k OR with FH, WC and BB to go. Could top10k be a realistic goal?

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yep, even just getting the Ronaldo (c) right this week could move you from 50k to 25k I'd guess

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah for sure

    4. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      For sure

  10. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Who's already hit the WC button then?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Would love a wildcard now, easy 10-11 changes

    2. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Activated at 11:54am.

  11. STHH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    For the first time this season, I got something right. TC on Ronaldo. Looking forward to a few days’ time when everyone has caught up for the GW.

    1. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Good shout, well done sir

      1. STHH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I should also clarify that I only had it available after I failed to save my changes when I tried to TC Salah on the most obvious gameweek for a TC in the history of the game.

        1. Bennerman
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          You might even end up on that fluke, one in a million!

        2. ZEZIMA
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Either way mate, nicely done. And if you still captained Salah during the week when we all triple captained him, it's worked out better for you

    2. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Well done mate!

      1. STHH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers guys. I’m taking the positives while I can!

  12. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Low scores all round apart from Ronaldo owners?

    1. KneejerkJoe
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Kane->Ronaldo (c) -4

      Get in!

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Started Bednarek over T.Silva…… pleasantly surprised!!! Haha

  13. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    So glad I did kane>ronaldo last minute on FH, all my players blanked outside him. Would have been a disaster FH if i didnt

  14. mr. inconspicuous
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    WC activated, aiming to use bench boost in GW36 -

    Foster / Schmeichel
    Alonso/James/Laporte/Cancelo/TAA
    Mount/Saka/Salah/Maddison/Dewsbury
    Kane/Pukki/Dennis

    Any improvements? Not sure on Dennis so may look to swap

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Maybe Dennis to J.Pedro at 5.4 and then KDH to Gordon??!

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Or Ramsey

    2. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Quite a few overlaps: Schmeichel, CHE double DEF; Cancelo; Mount, Saka, KDH, Kane, Pukki.

      Schmeichel | Mendy
      Cancelo | Keane | Andersen | James | Robbo
      Saka | KDH | Mount | Son | Jota
      Pukki | Kane | Mateta

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'm quite different at the moment

      Schmeichel (Foster)
      TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, Rudiger, (Cash)
      Salah, Son, Havertz (Martinelli, Ramsey)
      Watkins, Pukki, Mateta

    4. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Mateta

      1. mr. inconspicuous
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks for the replies all, think I need to do some more tinkering

  15. KneejerkJoe
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Played this game for 10 years, finally have a good season.

    Kane->Ronaldo (-4) was obv a huge success.

    Rank 400, with no chips, would love top 100 but guess I should be happy to get 1k.

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Nice. Had a freak top 1k finish last year. It can happen 🙂

    2. Utopsis
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Very nice, but chip holders in the upcoming DGWs might jolt you hard

  16. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Plan A was to WC GW34 but with Bruno, Ronaldo and James in my team probably ok to save WC for GW35 if ManU and Chelsea have DGW34. What do you think?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Can you get Havertz,in as well ?

      I'm thinking of saving to GW35 as well, Spurs performance today was a real curve ball, on top of Arsenal slump, an extra GW of info could come in handy. Do you think this is good enough for GW34 if United Chelsea double ?

      Sanchez
      TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger
      Son, Havertz, Barnes, Raph, Saka
      CR7, Watkins

      Steel Broja, Schar, White

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Maybe try to get James in if DGW. I can get Mount, Havertz will be difficult.

        1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I'm thinking of getting in both the mids and having one Che defender. Double up in defence always too risky for me. Especially if I'm setting up for a BB36.

  17. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Did a fh with Bruno Ronaldo kane and salah. Just the wrong captain.

    Might be a surprisingly good fh week like gw30 lile myself included who completely wrote it off

    Just went for it after West Ham won really think man City dgw had to go into 36 really

  18. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Well done those with Ronaldo, must be honest I didn’t even consider him