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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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  1. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    16 days, 39 mins 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
        16 days, 34 mins ago

        Bitter eagle 😀

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          16 days, 32 mins ago

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

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            16 days, 29 mins ago

            Or Karlan Grant

          2. Amey
              16 days, 1 min ago

              You need Defenders !!

      • Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 38 mins ago

        Which option looks better better?

        A Walker/Mendy & Ake
        B Laporte & Smith

        1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 32 mins ago

          The one more nailed.

          1. Scotty B
            • 7 Years
            16 days, 30 mins ago

            Which is?

            1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 29 mins ago

              If you don't know, neither is.

      • Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 35 mins ago

        So what's new today?

        Sheff United def's I guess.

        🙄

      • JoeWoe
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 30 mins ago

        First draft.

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

        Any advice?

      • Stadium of Dark
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 30 mins ago

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

        1. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 27 mins ago

          fixtures mostly I guess

        2. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 27 mins ago

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

        3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 27 mins ago

          Leaky defense and not so good fixtures

      • Holy Boly
          16 days, 29 mins 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™ - bcvy39
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 10 Years
            16 days, 24 mins 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)
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 22 mins 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
            16 days, 21 mins 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
              16 days, 19 mins 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
                16 days, 18 mins ago

                * bish

        • Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 20 mins ago

          No love for Gross?

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            16 days, 11 mins 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.

        • Scotty B
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 13 mins 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™ - bcvy39
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 10 Years
            16 days, 11 mins ago

            Read the hot topic.

          2. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 10 mins ago

            Coleman to Digne

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        • Rodney Charlton Trotter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          15 days, 15 hours 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.