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Is Wan-Bissaka worth £5.5m in FPL after United move?

Aaron Wan-Bissaka‘s (£5.5m) price increase in Fantasy Premier League is as eye-catching as the £50m move to Manchester United that followed in late June.

In 2018/19, Wan-Bissaka was the much-heralded budget defensive gem, starting 35 of Crystal Palace’s 38 matches and returning 120 FPL points over the course of the campaign.

Wan-Bissaka – who was priced at £4.0m in Gameweek 1 of last season – was on the pitch for all 12 of the Eagles’ clean sheets, while he racked up 18 bonus points to compensate for a lack of attacking returns (no goals, three assists).

A year is a long time in FPL.

Championed for his value for money (26.1 points per million spent) last season, there has been something of a backlash against his price rise this summer.

Still, that hasn’t stopped over one in three FPL managers from drafting Wan-Bissaka into their initial squads.

Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) are the only two defenders who are proving more popular in FPL at the time of writing.

As we have said before, that 34.1% ownership can perhaps be explained by a number of factors – a nostalgia for his returns in 2018/19, a move to a ‘big six’ club and a higher rate of so-called casuals playing the game at this stage of the year.

We shouldn’t just ignore those FPL managers who have acquired him, though, as there is much to admire about Wan-Bissaka’s game.

Whether there is enough to warrant a price rise to £5.5m is something we’ll be exploring in the Members’ article below.

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824 Comments Post a Comment
  1. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 20 days ago

    AWB looks great in that strip - but there again Benteke did too! Perhaps he’ll get to look good again once United have ruined him as per Wilf

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Bitter eagle 😀

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 20 days ago

        No it’ll all be worth it when we spend the cash on Mounie!

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Or Karlan Grant

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

          You need Defenders !!

  2. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Which option looks better better?

    A Walker/Mendy & Ake
    B Laporte & Smith

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      The one more nailed.

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Which is?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          If you don't know, neither is.

    2. marrog
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Personally, I'm staying away from Cherries defence?

      1. marrog
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Awful use of a question mark, sorry.

        Also, I had forgotten about Diego Rico, who is a straw at which I am clutching in a vain effort to adjust other parts of my team.

  3. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    So what's new today?

    Sheff United def's I guess.

    🙄

  4. bangers and M*A*S*H
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    First draft.

    Ederson (4.0)
    Robbo, TAA, Digne, Dunk (C.Taylor)
    Salah, Siggy, Sterling, McGinn (Dendoncker)
    King, Jimenez (Wickham)

    Any advice?

  5. Stadium of Dark
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Haven't seen Chilwell in any RMTs, am I missing something with that?

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      fixtures mostly I guess

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      If his fixtures were better I'd be all over him.

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Leaky defense and not so good fixtures

  6. Holy Boly
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Just wondering if people added their last season's OR would provide more valuable info? Finished around 930 OR last season. Here's my current team (but will change as the season draws nearer).

    Heaton
    TAA Robbo Laporte
    El Ghazi Sterling Salah Richarlison Perez
    Wesley King

    Subs:
    Button Coleman Kelly Greenwood

    Of course would like others to pick apart my current team.

    Notes:
    I like Villa's start, plus I'm a Villa fan.
    Perez/Leicester will do well - banking on holding strong against Man U/Spurs/Chelsea

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      People add their OR during the season, means little tbh unless a big number and want to take more risks. May as well use HoF as it's a new season.

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Not for me, but still a good tean nonetheless.
      Questions asked over El Ghazi's consistency. Iffy on him.
      Perez, if he starts and hits the ground running, is an excellent asset. Probably the standout at 6.5 midfielders.
      I'd play Coleman over ElGhazi, obviously, but ofc team bias is team bias, what can you do.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Like Rich and Pérez combo. Agree on Heaton/Pope. Bit uncertain of Coleman on the bench - I’d go Holebas as reserve.

      El Ghazi and Wesley? Dunno. Don’t see them as worth Sterling and Mo.

      Laporte I’m doubting for value. He was a late season wonder and lucky second wc call for me. Feels like an expensive cs - even then City became cs wonders late season in the run in.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Oh and OR about 10k if you’re ready to accept I only started taking game seriously in week 20!!!! Otherwise a fairly busy 80k in my first season

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 20 days ago

          * bish

  7. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    No love for Gross?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 20 days ago

      On my watchlist. Think plenty could usefully save 0.5 on Zaha that way. Brighton are likely to be more useful in attack than defence this season - contrast with Palace who have lost Bats who boosted Zaha and was brilliant value in himself.

  8. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    30m to spend on just Man City, Liverpool, Everton & Bournemouth defenders.

    Currently on the below:-
    Coleman Smith VVD Laporte Robbo

    But would you swap any to likes of Mendy, Walker, TAA, Keane, Digne or Ake?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Read the hot topic.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Coleman to Digne

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  10. Rodney Charlton Trotter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Jack O'connell for me, I had Doherty from the start last year and Salah the year before that! i know gem when I see one.