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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. McGurn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Gutted that Leeds stayed up. The city is fantastic and the people are great (i lived there for 3 years). But Leeds united are rotten to the core. A truely horrible set of fans. Hopefully down next year

    1. MyNameIsRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Not safe yet!

      1. McGurn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Sadly not. Just a despicable bunch of people. Ashamed to live in the same county

        1. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I know a few nice ones, but you’re pretty right about the majority.
          When they all started throwing the coloured paper on the pitch.. what’s the point of that?

          1. Jafalad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            It was paper...get a grip.

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Obviously you have very little knowledge of Leeds fans. Most clubs have said that the Leeds fans have been the best away fans this season.

  2. Naby K8a
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Everton fans setting off of fireworks at Chelsea's hotel. Could be huge...they might score 3 rather than 4 now

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      @ChelseaFC: ‘Havertz, Mount, James, Alonso and Werner do not make the #CFC starting XI today due to a lack of sleep #EVECHE’

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Looks like it worked!

  3. Boberella
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Hi DZ, have 2FT and 0.1m itb and here’s where I’m at with BB36:

    Schmeichel Foster
    TAA Cancelo Alonso James Collins
    Salah KDB Son Mount KDH
    Dennis Pukki Gelhardt

    Thinking of doing James + Gelhardt to Cash/Matip + Nketiah

    Good moves or any better ideas? Would be good to get 15 DGWers instead of 14, but not much cash left to upgrade Collins.

  4. Chelsea91
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Good to go for FH GW36?

    Schmeichel
    Taa,Laporte,Cancelo,Alonso,Rudiger
    Kdb(c),Son,Salah,Gordon
    Nketiah

    Forster Dennis,Kdh,Gelhardt

    0.01 ITB

  5. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Ramsdale
    Taa-Cancelo-Laporte-White
    Maddison-Salah-Coutinho-Saka-foden
    Kane

    Fofana-Mateta

    Which move please? Thanaks in advance

    a)white > Alonso
    b) Fofana > Matip
    C) Cout + Mateta > Richarlison + (Gordon) -4
    D) Foden + Kane > KDB + Richarlison (-4)
    E) Cout + Kane > mane + Richarlison (-4)

  6. Truicegod
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I have the exact amount to do Watkins debryne to jesus son for a - 4 should i do it.. iam extremely tempted

      1. Truicegod
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Hello voice of reason are you out there lol