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FPL top 10k: How many Gameweek 36 ‘doublers’ does the average manager own?

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 ahead of a big Double Gameweek 36.

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 35 CAPTAINCY

Above: Gameweek 34 captaincy stats for the all-time greats (right) and the top 10k (left)

Over 40% of the top 10,000 FPL managers saw their captain benched in the early kick-off. Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) couldn’t do any damage as a second-half substitute and emerged from the match with a mere one-pointer, while Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) didn’t even get onto the field in the evening fixture at Elland Road.

TOP 10K: CHIP USAGE

The calm before the storm.

Chip activity was minimal in Gameweek 35 ahead of what will likely be a barrage of Bench Boosts and Free Hits in Gameweek 36.

Just over 2.5% of managers activated their Wildcard ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

Over one in four top 10k managers have maxed out their allocation, while around 43% have only chip remaining.

A mere 0.3% have three chips still to use.

Most of the top 10,000 managers have now used their Wildcard, Triple Captain and first Free Hit but around half still have a second Free Hit in hand, while just short of 40% have the Bench Boost still to play.

TOP 10K AND ‘ELITE’ MANAGERS: TEMPLATE SQUAD FOR GAMEWEEK 35

There were three changes from the previous ‘template’ squad, one of which saw a change in the budget goalkeeper: Ben Foster (£4.1m), who doubles in Gameweek 36, replacing Martin Dubravka (£4.5m).

Chelsea assets are involved in the other two alterations, with Kai Havertz (£7.9m) dropping out and Marcos Alonso (£5.6m) coming in.

Son Heung-min (£11.0m) is the beneficiary of Havertz’s slight loss in popularity, while Fabian Schar‘s (£4.4m) dwindling appeal sees Alonso take his spot.

OWNERSHIP STATS FOR THE 1,000 ‘LEGENDARY MANAGERS’ IN GAMEWEEK 35

READ MOREWhat is ‘effective ownership’ (EO) and why is it so widely talked about in FPL?

TOP 10K: TEMPLATE WILDCARD SQUAD

Aston Villa assets were the flavour of the week amongst Wildcarders, with the Villans having a favourable match against Norwich City before back-to-back Double Gameweeks.

Matthew Cash (£5.3m), Philippe Coutinho (£7.0m) and Ollie Watkins (£7.5m) were each brought in by over 50% of those who played their Wildcard.

Interestingly, only one Manchester City player features above.

The ‘big at the back/light up front’ approach is still proving popular, while all 15 players featured have two fixtures in Gameweek 36 – so there’ll no doubt be a fair few Bench Boost chips being activated ahead of Saturday’s deadline following directly on from the Wildcard just played.

AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 36 PLAYERS OWNED PER CLUB

With the majority of our teams already well-stocked with players from Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, all of whom play twice in Gameweek 36, most of us already have a starting XI’s worth of ‘doublers’ without having to make a transfer.

The average top 10k manager still only owns 1.3 Manchester City players, so there are some explosive (if rotation-prone) differentials to be found on the books of the reigning champions for the run-in.


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401 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Angelic upstart
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Watkins and richarlison for a -4
    Or Werner and either Watkins or Richarlison for 0?

    This is for my bench boost team assuming there's no injuries etc

    1. T88MYE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I’d go Werner & Watkins for 0

  2. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Appreciate any feedback on what to do here using BB36?

    £0.8ITB 1FT (could go to -8)

    Schmeichel**
    TAA** Cancelo** Laporte** James**
    Salah** Son** Saka** Coutinho**
    Kane** Nketiah**

    Subs; Foster** White** Mateta* Ramsey**

    Does it need to have KDB and Robbo in here?

    Thanks in advance!

  3. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What a remarkable turnaround from Burnley. Unbelievable since Dyche for the bullet

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I am even considering Broja to vydra !!

  4. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Top10k: 0.0%
    Near U: 0.0%

    Well that's a first

    1. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Vydra's EO

  5. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    To succeed in fpl you need to use stats then block out as much noise as possible from your process - no fpl twitter, youtube or magic point predicting tools.

    1. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Very true! Sometimes it’s hard to block out all the noise! I listen to a lot of fpl podcasts when driving and all can sway and make me second guess my choices and most times they’re wrong

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I think this season I’ve listened to far too many podcasts and scrolled FFS/Twitter too long, swaying my decisions.

      Would like to try take more of a step back next season and try focus purely on stats/eye test and see how my results differ

    3. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I’d go one step further and say block out the stats. I’ve had people think I have to be cheating somehow when they look at my history in the past - yet all I do is watch football and use instinct for the most part (do take a look at fixtures though)

  6. Babit1967
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    2 fts, 0.9 mins itb and BB - any advice ?

    Schar needs to go, Wolves have a double but are rank rotten and De Gea on a single gw

    De gea
    Laporte * Cancelo * Robertson *
    Son * Martinelli * Kulusevski * Salah *
    Pukki * Hwang * Kane *

    Foster * Nouri * Ramsay * Schar

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      The 3 premiums plus that defence is hurting the rest. No Saka an obvious omission.

      1. Babit1967
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Aye true can take a -8 if needs must, it’s a difficult one could downgrade Son or Kane to be fair captaining Salah anyhow a

  7. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Best combo in 36?

    A Pukki Foden
    B Dias Couthino

    Cheers

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

  8. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Best option?
    A. Laporte, Coutinho, Nketiah
    B. Laporte, Martinelli, Watkins
    C. Cash, Foden, Nketiah

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      C or when possible Laporte Foden Dennis

  9. RedRo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    If anyone that can do anything with member's feedback is around - it'd be brilliant imo if, next season, we could delete a week on the season ticker - would be useful now for me for example where I'm on Free Hit GW37 to be able to sort by difficulty while looking only at 36 and 38

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You can do it now

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Oh nice, thanks!

  10. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bit early, which is the weakest link here worth replacing for DGW36? FH37.

    Schmeichel (Dubravka)
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte James
    Salah Kulusevski Foden Saka (Ramsey)
    Pukki (Weghorst Broja)

    A. Kulu > Maddison
    B. Weghorst > Watkins, bench Pukki or Kulu
    C. Weghorst > Richarlison, bench Pukki or Kulu

  11. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How does this look for a gw36 FH?

    Schmeichel
    Alonso | Cancelo | Laporte | Matip
    Salah (c) | KDB (vc) | Mane | Mount | Saka
    Nketiah
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    Foster | Dennis | Kelly | Forde

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Check the Spurs' guys and will play Dennis over Nketiah

  12. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Big day tomorrow (hopefully) for us triple Chelsea, triple Arsenal, Son and (K)ane managers.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      And I've got only Saka Kulu James ... Salah [C] 🙁 enjoy the points!

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

      Hopefully mate, we need this

    3. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Make me happy, (K)ane. Pretty, pretty please...!

  13. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA Matip Alonso
    Salah Son Saka Mount KDH
    Kane Nketiah Broja

    Dubravka Broja Schar Kilman

    1FT, 0itb

    Currently have 11 DGWs but don’t have any Man City. What should I do here?

    Thanks

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Could FH 3 in.

      1. FCSB
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        FH37*

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 13 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Depends on if you are willing to sell Son or Kane.

          1. FCSB
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I think so… depends on how they go tomorrow I guess, also depends on CL lineup for City…

            But could do something like:

            Kilman Son >> Cancelo Foden

            Or

            Kilman Kane >> Cancelo Jesus

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 13 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Improvement for sure.

  14. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Evening All!! On BB for GW 36!! Best option here??’….

    A- Havertz and Matip
    B- TAA and Gordon -4
    C- Foden and Matip -4

    Cheers everyone!!

    1. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B options probably the most nailed to play both

  15. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Could anyone help me with my team? I shall post if anyone says yes. 😆 Am truly at a loss with it, for goodness sake... 😥 😀

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/9423/event/35

      Team isn't too bad but a bit skinny for BB.
      No Man City, cheap forwards and that bench is tough.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah. What would you do, TM? Am slightly inclined to lose Salah and get Cancelo, Richarlison and a mid-priced midfielder. But Salah double and away to Soton to come. . . =oS

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 13 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Who do you captain in 36? Don't see much joy for Everton in 36.
          Don't really like Rudiger there now.

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I think I'd rather lose Mendy than Rudiger. Foster instead nets me 2 million, but still hard to get to Cancelo from there. Will Kepa get one of the two DGW games, do you reckon? What about Foster's chances of missing out now that Watford are pretty much gone?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 13 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Expect Kepa to play Leeds. Watford probably concede in every game.

          2. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Was gonna do Salah, but would contemplate a City player if I was to sell him.

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

          Can you just work in Cancelo -4 by changing Schar or Soyuncu ?

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Only have 0.5 million I.T.B.

  16. Mark Colonel
      2 months, 6 days ago

      What do ya think about this FREE HIT team ?

      GK : Ramsdale
      DEF: Cancelo – Laporte -- James -- TAA
      MID : Maddison -- Havertz -- Mount -- Salah -- De Bruyne
      FOR : Richarlison

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        3 Chelsea players too many given they all probably rest vs Leeds.

      2. JT11fc
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Decent, dont like Ramsdale tho, Schmeichel more chance of a CS imo

    • Slitherene
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      BB 36 with this lot?

      Raya ¦ Zaha Gordon Amartey

      Y/N

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        For sure

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Oooh yeah

    • Aye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Why all the Dennis love?

      1 goal in last 10 appearances.
      Watford 0.8 goals per game in the same period.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Easy games left and they have to score. Had a few chances vs Burnley which he would have buried earlier this season.

      2. Karhumies
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        BB36, cheap DGW forward with decent fixtures.

      3. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        1 goal in 10 appearances is crazily good form for an FPL forward this year.

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Pick one for DGW36 (FH37 and getting Toney GW38):
      A. Maddison (EVE NOR)
      B. Watkins (bur LIV)
      C. Richarlison (lei wat)

      1. Muscout
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        C

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      1FT 1.4ITB.

      Want to BB in 36. Schar + Maupay -> Cash + Pukki/Nketiah (-4) a good move?

      Ramsdale
      Cancelo VVD TAA Alonso
      Salah Son Mount Saka Ramsey
      Dennis

      Sanchez Broja Maupay Schar

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cash Pukki yeah

    • Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Guys a) martnelli,Kane, Broja & raph to Gordon, salah, pukki & Nketiah -8 or b) havertz, raph, Kane & Broja to foden, salah, Nketiah & vydra/Rodriguez/mateta -8? Thanks

    • JBG
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Pope-Dubravka
      TAA-Cancelo-Cash-Alonso-Ait-Nouri
      Havertz-Raphinha-Barnes-Salah-Kulu
      Kane-Pukki-Cucho

      2ft 0.2itb. Only BB left and ML leader just WCd Havertz in this GW.

      Any suggestions? I can easily take some hits to get a better BB team.

    • Karhumies
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      FH36 draft, 541, thoughts?

      Ederson (3.9)

      TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, Alonso, Coleman

      Salah C, KDB V, Son, Gordon (KDH)

      Dennis (Nketiah, 4.4)

      Ederson + Coleman: I see that Schmeichel + Laporte is the popular combo here. Thought that Coleman would have more haul potential.

      Gordon + KDH: I like these guys over Ramsey or starting a second forward in the XI.

      Dennis + Nketiah: Not sure who to go for here. Richarlison would require a downgrade elsewhere. Pukki not sure how much support the team will give him now that relegation has been confirmed.

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Robbo expected to miss one game, so go for Matip and use the funds elsewhere

        1. Karhumies
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks! Choosing VVD allows me to get to Richarlison as the lone forward by dropping the second bench forward into fodder and taking Schmeichel + Laporte over Ederson + Alonso.

          My remaining question is: do I want anybody from Chelsea if I can get a better certainty of double starts from other teams? 1 defender possibly?

    • Muscout
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Very boring transfers:
      Broja & Weg to Pukki & Dennis -4?

      Any other exciting suggestions?

      Will BB36 giving me ‘15’ Doublers and FH37

      Ramsdale
      James Alonso Cancelo
      Salah Havertz Kul Saka
      Kane Weg* Broja*

      Foster Raph White Coady 0.4itb

    • Better luck next year
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Current team for GW36

      Ramsdale
      TAA Robbo Cancelo Telles*
      Salah Son Saka Kulu Martinelli
      Wood*

      Best transfers?

      A) Telles to Laporte or Alonso?
      B Wood to Pukki or Dennis?

    • Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Have foster & sa on BB DGW36 should I upgrade sa to Ederson?Thanks

    • Al-Chemy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Reckon any of these changes to BB36? (FH37)

      A) Kane & Schar -> Jesus & Robbo
      B) Kane, Schar & Luiz -> Jesus, Matip, Barnes (-4)
      (or other mid up to 7.8m)

      Schmeichel(Ramsdale)
      Cancelo Laporte James TAA (Schar)
      Salah Saka Mount (Luiz Dewsbury-Hall)
      Kane Dennis Watkins

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If everyone could just hold their transfers, that would be great. Cheers

    • tbhogal
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Are Foden and Jesus the best city attacking assets now ?

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Nah, KDB and Cancelo (despite being a defender). The variance is so big though with such a small number of games left that Foden and Jesus (or even someone we haven’t even thought of) could outscore them

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      This will be my bb team.

      Foster
      TAA Cancelo Laporte Royal Cash
      Salah Son Coutinho Maddison
      Watkins

      Sanchez Weghorst Toney Gordon

      Wish me luck lol