Metrics

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.

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1,030 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Can Cavani play against PSG on Tuesday?

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Good question.

  2. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Would you do anything with this lot?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Lamptey & Dallas)
    Salah - Son - KDB - Podence (Burke)
    DCL - Maupay - Jimmy

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Wait to see how Podence plays.

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Got 0.5m itb, so if he's rubbish.. who would you move him to?

  3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Last Man Standing Update (3396 teams)

    Current safety score = 12
    Top score = 89
    LMS average = 29.44 (-2.35) = 27.09
    Players played = 5.62/12.0
    Captains played = 35.39%

    6 games + autosubs to go.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      I had fear to be disqalified with - 8, with Werner(C), Bruno and Sterling, i think i am safe.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        100% safe!

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        You was safe before 4pm

  4. puhd
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Who will play for VVD?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Gomez?

      1. puhd
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        That would be my guess too

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Another one with a wiped CS

  5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    So... Mr FPL is back but with a blank. What to make of him? Could be tremendous value at 10.3m

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Tempted to do Jimmy to him this week and possibly lose sterling. Could be a decent differential

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Monitor over the next 3, and then maybe bring him in for WBA GW9. Rashford looked sharp too...

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Oh Aguero 😆

        Thought you mean Bruno. Yeah, not sure. He didn't look at his best. Might take a couple of games to get going.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      He looked poor and with all the other options and him likely to play 70 mins at best I doubt he will be value

    4. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      I'd jump from Kane, the moment he passes the eye test or scores a scorcher.

    5. puhd
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Didn’t looks great. Sterling only City asset worth considering imo

      1. puhd
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        *look

  6. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Bottom
    Really like the look of Mané and Liverpool, but who to lose for him?
    A) sterling
    B) Bruno
    C) hold

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      sideways. Hold IMO

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Hmm, can't have everyone I suppose

  7. Teriyaki 69
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    A little help here lads. On paper I tend to think that I have a decent team. However, my OR keeps plummeting steadily week in week out. Seriously need all the help I can get. Kinda depressed.

    Guaita( Button)
    TAA Saiss Justin( KWP mitchell)
    Salah Son Foden Grealish( Anguisa)
    Mitro Jimmy DCL.
    4.6M ITB.

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      What are you doing with all that Mane in the bank ?

      1. Teriyaki 69
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        mitro to Aguero or Kane.

  8. Biggsy
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    VVD out for a while. Trent dropping in price. Trent out? I know his returns are attacking, but it's a lot of money to spend elsewhere...

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      2 juicy home games upcoming, I wouldn’t sell

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Just ship

    3. puhd
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      I shipped last week

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        i am selling for the city game if he doesn't prove me otherwise in meantime

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Any early thoughts for moves next week? Assuming Lamptey is ok I’m thinking Davis to Brewster or save perhaps?

    Martinez
    TAA | Dallas | Lamptey
    Salah | Bruno | Son | Rodriguez | Soucek
    Kane | DCL

    Steer | Mitchell | Davis | Buur

    Thanks

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Nice team. Hold

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Looks good, do you need bench cover for Lamptey if gets injured ?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        I think I will do eventually, Davis to Brewster would leave me 0.2ITB (0.3 at current), doesn’t leave me much wiggle room to sort Buur or Mitchell but I’m thinking eventually I may do Robbo to TAA, just not yet.

  10. Kryptonite666
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Any thoughts on this team ?

    Martinez
    Chillwell Lamptey Dallas (KWP) (Branthwaite)
    Salah Sterling Son Rodriguez (Stephens)
    Kane DCL Watkins

    Defense is weak, but defense is dead anyway ?

    1. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Great.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Solid team

    3. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Super team. What’s your TV?

    4. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Template.

      People on here will like it

      Whether it does well is another question.

  11. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Anyone reckon Bruce took a bung for that game?

  12. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    KDB to ?

    A) Mane
    B) Sterling
    C) Bruno

    I have TAA and Salah.

    Cheers.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      C

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      C

  13. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Need a new defender for 5.3 max To join this bunch;

    McCarthy
    TAA Ayling Justin Mitchell

    Was thinking of Saiss or Targett, any suggestions? Bellerin maybe?

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Villa maybe?

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Yep like Targett

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Coleman?

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Got off injured, don’t know how bad it is but it doesn’t looked ok

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 4 hours ago

          I’d go Lamptey personally

          1. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 4 hours ago

            Good shout, cheers

      2. bitars
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Coleman out injured in todays game.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 4 hours ago

          Ahhh thanks guys missed that

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Keane

  14. puhd
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Bruno gets 3 bonus points?

    1. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Should be Darlow

      1. puhd
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Won’t argue with that

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      think so yea, according to liveFPL

  15. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    With Alisson and van Dijk out, would you get/keep Robertson or Trent on wildcard this week?

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      I wouldn’t

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Get/keep one ; their attacking points are why you have them.

  16. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    What's the lowest OR people are happy to admit to on here then? I'm currently scraping my way in at 1.9m

    1. BremerHB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      4.9m hahahaha.

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Went below 2 milion tonight (around 1m drop), although I still have 8 players left to play.

      Gutted anyway, did Sterling and Adams for a hit, to get Grealish and Kane. Werner delivered, I shipped him for Jimenez two weeks ago, Rashford was also in the team two weeks ago, and so on, even ASM hauled after I sold him.

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Might have just crept into the top 5m but my rank at the start of the gw was 5.4 lol

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      3.2M currently 🙁

      By far my lowest ever

    5. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      5.5mil here and dropping! Pretty sure anyone below me started at least one week late.

      I once finished 408th. That seems a very long time ago

  17. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    if Kepa plays, Bruno = captain!!

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Harsh

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Kepa is not even a keeper for me. Cost us point today. Again. and again, and again. it's painful to watch

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Surely the new guy starts now

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        He was injured.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 4 hours ago

          Oh

  18. bitars
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    First of all i am really gutted as a Liverpool-fan about the horrible injury on Van Dijk. Hope he can recovery quick.

    Also i need to transfer him and the donkey Richarlison out.

    Wich defender and forward pair would you pick with a budget of 17 mil?

    My other defenders and forwards is:

    Saiss, Lamptey, Digne & Mitchell

    Jimenez, Wilson

    A) Kane & Castagne/Semedo/Reguilon/Bellerin

    B) Calvert & Robertson+ 2,4 and stash the cash?

    C) Other combo?

  19. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Hmmm 69 points from 8 pre wildcard. 23 from 4 post.

    Not going well!!

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      give time to the new team

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Oh I know, hopefully tomorrow goes well and it’s much closer and team should be better next 4-5 but just made me laugh.

        Agonise for 2 weeks and it makes no short term difference

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Give me the old team

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Unfortunate, I guess Werner had a lot to do with that!

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Werner, Adams, Sterling (C).

        Need your namesake to do well tomorrow

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 4 hours ago

          I’ll try 🙂

  20. Right In The Stanchion
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Digne, Hamez and DCL all in on WC GW2 has worked a treat. Keeping all for the foreseeable

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Good man

  21. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Don’t own either but how does Bruno get 3 bonus over Rashford after missing a penalty?

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Because I had Bruno

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      penalty is sot so + bps

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Because a penalty miss only deducts so many BPS, was well ahead of Rashford if he had scored.

    4. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Bruno created massive 6 chances , had 3 shots on target so surely help

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Fair enough. Didn’t watch the game

  22. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Kdb dropping tonight it seems
    Who are people selling for (not Inc Salah or Son who I already have).

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      grealish

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Heaps of options. Mane Sterling Grealish Bruno the main ones

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Wait till the games are over and then decide

  23. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Weird day today. Marc Goldbridge whispered he was wrong.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Can't stand him. His real name isn't even Marc Goldbridge, and I'm not even convinced he's a United fan. I get real plastic vibes from him.

      But probably my own bias' , could be a nice person for all I know...

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        You'll get splinters sitting on that fence GB. 😉

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 4 hours ago

          Hey, it's a lovely view up here! 😀

          I try to see things from the other side as much as possible. I think doubt is first step to learning.

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            7 days, 4 hours ago

            No doubt you might be right 😆

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        I think plonker is the word you are looking for

  24. puhd
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Will Vinagre drop further?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      If 50 thousand sell.

  25. dshv
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    KDB to ???

  26. TAT
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    How bad must your OR be too just, you know…give up? I’m down to 4.8m at the moment and I’m seriously considering skipping this season altogether. Nothing works out anyway. Team:

    Martínez
    TAA - James - Saïss
    Son - Podence - KDB - Salah
    DCL - Watkins - Jiménez
    (Button - Lamptey - Mitchell - Anguissa)

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      I was just inside 2m after 12gws last season and finished at 32k. All is not lost.

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Impressive!
        I'm currently 50 points behind 2m though. The thing is, that I've never been able to achieve big leaps in the OR before. The way things are going, I'm far off reaching average each GW.

        1. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 4 hours ago

          You need some differentials to make big leaps. Team isnt bad though. Smart transfer planning and getting on form players along with those differentials will work in your favour. A lot of money in defence there too with not many clean sheets about, potentially could downgrade a couple of those to upgrade elsewhere

          1. TAT
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 4 hours ago

            Downgrading the defence is definitely on the list. James+KDB must go, so I'm already looking at a -4. Question is, if hits are worth it at this stage. It's not paid off so far.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      It’s so early don’t focus on OR right now, can easily swing

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        True, though when you're 90+ points behind in mini leagues and struggling to reach average scores, it's really difficult to keep interest.

        1. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 4 hours ago

          At this dont worry. ML rivals wont have a good week every week.

          1. TAT
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 4 hours ago

            They'er off to a pretty good start though, to be honest!

  27. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    I am Bruno seller but that is totally deserved 3 BP

  28. Dangerous Rhubarb
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Sad news about VVD.

    Anyone else thinking of taking out their Liverpool defensive assets with Alison still out as well?

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Might move TAA to Robbo

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        giving them the Sheffield game

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Yeah probably getting Konsa for him and upgrading Mitrovic to Werner

    3. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      I'll probably wildcard TAA out. Not sure if I get Robertson and spare 0.5, or just go to Digne, Chilwell, etc, but Everton and Chelsea seem like they won't keep many CSs.

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Have had Robbo from the start and no reason to move as he offers the same as JRod type mid
      I would definitely sell Trent if i owned both given how many other options there are in mid fwd. probably to Chilwell which saves 2m

  29. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Pulisic to Bruno, Adams to Brewster (-4)?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Don't sell Pulisic

    2. puhd
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      No way

  30. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Kun Aguero

    1. sk24
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Agree