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Son Heung-min the most-owned FPL asset in ‘template’ Wildcard squads

Son Heung-min‘s (£9.2m) second haul of 2020/21 inevitably led to a huge surge in demand, with just under two million more Fantasy Premier League managers recruiting the Korean midfielder ahead of Gameweek 5.

Son is indeed the most-owned player in both the top 10k and overall template Wildcard squads, featuring in over 80% of these teams in both instances.


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The squads above are closely matched as one would expect, with only two differences: Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and James Justin (£4.7m) feature in the top 10k Wildcard template team, with Patrick Bamford (£5.8m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) taking their places in the overall set-up.

The top 10k Wildcarders have eschewed premium defenders above £6.0m, with both sets of managers also going with cheap options between the posts.

Over one in three FPL managers have now used their first Wildcards, with that figure down at around 25% for those inside the top 10k at the point of the Gameweek 5 deadline.

Around 60% of managers have yet to use a single chip in 2020/21, both within the top 10k and outside of it.

Over 10% of FPL bosses have used two or more of their chips, with the Triple Captain the next most-popular option after the Wildcard.

Back to Gameweek 5 and there’s a real split in terms of captaincy choices, particularly when we look at the overall picture.

Not one asset was backed with the armband by more than 18% of FPL managers, with Son narrowly the most-popular pick.

Within the top 10,000, the situation is markedly different.

Harry Kane (£10.6m) was handed the captaincy by almost one in two of these high-flying managers ahead of Spurs’ match against West Ham United.

Indeed, only Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) features in more of the top 10,000 teams than Kane – the in-form striker’s ownership is at 70.43% within the leading pack but down at 28.85% overall.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) is an interesting inclusion in the midfield of around one in five squads in the top 10k.

One in four managers overall will be forced into a transfer if Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) is, as rumoured, ruled out for a long period of time.

A similar number still own Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) despite the Belgian being red-flagged. Even at this early stage of the campaign, “ghost teams” will be starting to skew those overall figures.

Statistics taken from LiveFPL.net

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1,030 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ole has always somehow got results when he is on the verge of sack

    Woulnt surprise be if we got big wins over Chelsea and Arsenal with Lingard and James in the team

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      And then go lose to relegation sides. It’s the United way

  2. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Salah, Kevin, Son, Grealish
    Kane, Dominic, Maupay

    This attack looks decent but comes at expense of sh*tty defense 😀

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Almost went for that on wildcard. Defence is a bunch of 4.5s but that isn't necessarily a bad thing!

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I have both Pool FBs & Saiss, and right now I wish I'd gone for 5 x 4.5s. Clean sheets are rarer than hen's teeth in the Covid era.

  3. jimmy9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Think I am fancying the double Liv mid over defence atm.
    1. TAA + Podence -> PVA/ Saiss (5.9m) + Grealish.
    2. Same moves + KDB -> Mane (-4).
    3. Other moves.

    McCarthy.
    TAA, Robbo, Mitchell.
    Salah, Son, KDB, Podence.
    DCL, Jimenez, Che.
    Button, Ayling, Justin, Bissouma.
    2ft, 0.0m ITB.

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Déjà vu sounds like 2)

    2. Lukaku_time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Keep taa for the next 2

      1. jimmy9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Really want Mane though. Great form and overlooked it seems.

  4. Lukaku_time
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Pickford macey

    Vvd saiss Ayling justin mitchell

    Salah sterling foden Podence hamez

    Kane Brewster jimi

    A) vvd+foden > targett+ puli/havertz
    B)any other suggestions?
    I have 2 free transfers

  5. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    5 out of 5 players got an attacking return so far which is my best this season by far, but only 26 points and made like 20k places (at 3.9m rank).

    Could be a long season. Need captain Kane to pull something out of the bag today, which I now have no confidence that he'll do.

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Well done pal. Who else, apart from Kane, do u have?

  6. djoker_nole
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Bamford to DCL/Brewster or Jimmy to Kun?

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Jimenez hasn’t played yet and has Newcastle next

        1. djoker_nole
            1 month, 13 days ago

            really want Kun though, before he inevitably hauls

            1. Right In The Stanchion
                1 month, 13 days ago

                You’re living in the past. Aguero is old

        2. ace3.1415
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Choose 2: JRod, Pulisic, Grealish, Havertz

            1. StayoutheSpiceZone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Last two

              1. Right In The Stanchion
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Lol

                  1. Right In The Stanchion
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Sabotage

                • djoker_nole
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    JRod, Pulisic

                • Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  VVd to Dallas and then use extra cash to accommodate Bruno in a few weeks?

                • as33
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Any1 keeping Pulisic?

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Didn't look like he normally does, partly due to just returning from injury but also I prefer him on the left rather than right

                  2. Front 442
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    I'm keeping him, you've got to give him more than one game....he can be destructive on his day

                • mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  4 weeks since reported, still not deleted

                  https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1082060/standings/c

                  1. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Wow

                  2. DandyDon
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Jees. His top team is in top 100 in world. With that many teams you can essentially pick most combinations to make sure you have a winning/top team. Very unfair

                • Og
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  If VVD potentially out, and Adrian in goal, I cant help but think Trent is a priority to remove?

                • Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Need a truck sized sofa to hide behind later, don’t own any Spurs and the fear is setting in