Gameweek 32 is over, therefore we can use LiveFPL rank tiers to analyse the decisions made by FPL managers.
With it being the first ‘normal’ week without any blanks or doubles since Gameweek 15, there weren’t many autosubs over the weekend. Injuries to Ruben Dias, Kieran Tierney and Jamie Vardy were already known, whilst Armando Broja was unable to face parent club Chelsea. So the only surprise absences amongst top 10k managers were Romain Saiss and Connor Roberts. Some received Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s assist off their bench, whilst some even benefitted from Anthony Gordon‘s winner.
Barely any chip usage this time, with surrounding weeks generally accepted as the ideal times to either Wildcard, Free Hit or Bench Boost. Of the top 10k, 4.66% still have two Free Hits to use – a number which extends to 45.63% overall.
Compared to last week’s analysis, there is only change to the elite template. It sees Reece James replace Chelsea team mate Antonio Rudiger. The season-ending injury to Matt Doherty will surely ensure at least one change to next week’s.
A starting XI with Harry Kane as captain and a bench containing Aaron Ramsdale, Andrew Robertson, Doherty and Broja would have scored a whopping 87 points.
The EO (percentage of starting XI teams, plus captaincy, of a player) numbers are fairly consistent across ranks for Kane, Mohamed Salah, Bukayo Saka and Joao Cancelo. Yet there was variation for Raphinha, who delivered his first double-digit return of the season. His Blank Gameweek 33 could mean it was a farewell goal from the Leeds midfielder.
For more statistics and graphs on rank tiers, captaincy and effective ownership, check out Live FPL. There is also a transfer planner and ‘What If?’ scenario predictor.