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

    Bank the FT or anything screaming out to be changed this week? Rank is terrible after a horrendous start and WC before the IB.

    Rodriguez & Robertson are high on my list of targets at the moment.

    Martinez
    TAA - Castagne - Lamptey - KWP - Mitchell
    Salah - Son - Barnes - Trossard - Stephens
    Ings - DCL - Jimenez

    2.4m ITB

    1. Destroyer of teams
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Midfield seems weak to me but I love a sting mid. I’ve got Salah, KDB, Son & Bruno in mine

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

      Save

  2. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Bruno Fernandes has 20 goals and assists combined in his first 18 matches in the Premier League #mulive [espn]

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

      That includes 10 pens?

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Until they start counting less.

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

        They're all pens. No assists or goals from open play.

        1. sandman58
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 4 hours ago

          He scored from play tonight

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

      Top player

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

    Saving my ft next gw and keeping Trent and Robertson for Sheffield and then the following gw offloading to chelas and getting Bruno.

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

    Pickford is too wreckless. He should take a benching for a while

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

      Was hoping the FA would charge him . . .still waiting.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Who is the 2nd EVE GK?

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Hopefully Olsen at 4.5

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

    Best Rjames replacement?
    Have Robbo Saiss Justin Mitchell
    Was on Recce to taa but van dijk injury made me double liv wing backs

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

      Did Chelsea defence look better with not playing?

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

      Someone cheap to rotate. Dallas or KWP.

  6. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Rank 4.5m. Season = disaster

    James needs to go. Money no object. Who to though??

    Martinez
    Taa saiss lamptey (james mitchell )
    Salah son pulisic foden (burke )
    Jiminez dcl watkins

    Candidates seem to be chilwell, pva or cheaper.....any views please?

    Thanks

    1. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Similar rank disaster here. Castagne is an options also. I have Robbo, Saiss and Chilwell though. I believe I am going for a starting 4.5 just to get money for future transfers.

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

        I may do that....maybe kwp

        Not sure worth spending more than 4.5 with the lack of clean sheets

  7. RamboRN
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Martinez
    TAA saiss Mitchell
    Salah kdb jrod son podence
    Jiminez dcl

    Subs. Steer, dunne, Bernado, brewster.
    2ft 1.3m itb. What to do?
    Thinking taa, kdb, brewster to Robertson, grealish, kane for -4?

  8. Crouching Tiger
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Would you rather have Grealish or Zaha? Both have appealing fixtures.

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

      Grealish comfortably. Better team, better player.

      1. Crouching Tiger
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Cheers. And raising tonight.

    2. ...al
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      G

      Never Z

  9. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    From 2.5 mio to 870k thanks to Werner (c) and Bruno

    No spurs though so expect to be back to 2mio tomorrow

  10. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    McCarthy, Nyland
    TAA, Saiss, Justin, KWP, Mitchell
    Salah, Sterling, Son, Podence, Soucek
    Ings, Jimenez, Davis
    After bonus, sitting at 273k OR.

    What would you do with that squad? Several spots need to be addressed, but not worth activating my WC, right?

  11. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    I'd like to see some analysis of Aguero at home vs away.

    *claps hands for FFScout butler to do my bidding*

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

      Home or away stats are different with no crowds?

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        I'd like some analysis of that too.

        *claps louder*

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

          City should have an advantage, used to playing in front of a quiet crowd.

  12. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    KDB owners, what is your plans for him?

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

      I think I'm getting Grealish

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Nice, by downgrading KDB to Grealish ( lovely fixtures) I could then upgrade both r James to Taa and Jimmy to Kane or aguero

    2. Taff
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Can’t see how you can have him, Mo, Bruno and Son in a sensible team. I think he may have to be the one to go.

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

    A) James > Robbo (dullard)
    B) Foden + Davis > Aguero + Soucek -4 (maverick)

    1. Aussie Rules
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      A comfortably

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

        Yeah I'm thinking A is way safer.

        I can do A and then afterwards do Jimi > Aguero/Kane instead.

  14. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Would you sell sterling or Ings to get Salah?

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

      I'd like to have all three, tbh. Maybe not Ings, but are there difficult fixtures for him?

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

    Save FT?

    Martinez
    Robertson • Semedo • Dallas
    Salah • Son • James • Grealish
    Kane • DCL • Maupay
    (4.0 / KWP / Masuaku / 4.5)

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

    my mids:

    KDB* Salah Bruno Son Soucek

    KDB to?

    1. Sterling
    2. Havertz/pulisic
    3. Other ?

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

      Get James and use those funds elsewhere

  17. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    TAA -> Robbo?

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

      Sideways move. Trent unlucky today

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Cheers

  18. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Got 4 injured defenders, worth to WC or just take one out at a time?

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

      Depends on their injuries. If you can play 3 defenders next GW then either sell or keep a 4th defender depending on injury.

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

      see if you can fix the team for -4 maybe

  19. noone
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    TAA+Brewster
    Pulisic+KWP

    Who'll score more?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      TAA Brewakk

  20. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    I really want Mane(C) next week. How would you do it?

    --------McCarthy
    --TAA Castagne Semedo
    Sterling Son Barnes Klich
    -----Jimmy DCL Ings

    3M ITB

    A. Sterling > Mane (C)
    B. Son > Mane (C)
    C. Ings + Klich > Mane + Brewster
    D. Hold

  21. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Who likes my Salahless team
    Martinez
    TAA Robbo Saiss
    Bruno Grealish Son Rodriguez
    DCL Kane Maupay
    (Will switch Kane and 5th mid to KDB and Brewster after GW8. Hopefully KDB is back by then)

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      The VVD injury is kind of a bummer but I'll stick with double pool defence

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

      Not a fan personally. No cleanies for Liverpool anytime soon and Salah/Mane look like the only consistent big hitters atm. Other than that solid

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        I dunno. Bruno has done real good for me so far. And i want KDB over Salah longterm mostly because he's on pens now too and already gets 200+ points without them so will probably outscore Salah this time. If i find out no pens for kdb anymore then i get Salah instead of him by downgrading Saiss

        1. CAPTAIN MO
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          I think you really hate scoring points....

  22. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Can someone explain how Rashford has lower BAPs than Fernandes despite having 1 extra assist AND not missing a penalty?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Rigged!

  23. noone
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Is TAA dropping tonight?

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes

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

        This is not cool..

    2. ...al
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      He was over last night and didn't fall, however, it's possible today

  24. Klaren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    I'm starting to think that FPL will become a pointless guessing game if the defending keeps going like this. Most popular players are hauling apart from some random/rare blanks and it's starting to become a guess on who will haul even more and which defence is going to have the worst day and make even more mistakes than the other.

    So it's not the matter of finding who will score 8+ or 10+ points anymore but finding who will score 15-20 points as opposed to the rest of the players who still score/assist but in single digit points.

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

      It's already a pointless guessing game

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

        Of course there is a big guessing and luck element but normally you can determine based on stats/eye test etc it which teams are more likely to score or which players have a higher chance of keeping a CS or scoring etc.

        In the current context, I think it just depends on who'll benefit more from poor defending and individual errors as the defending and goalkeeping is just unbeliveably bad.

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Many will blank in my team, don't worry.

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

      Same as every season. We need to adapt how things are going and now there are lot of goals and less cs.

  25. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Steady start to the gsmeweek.. 23 from 5

    Good to save barring injury?

    Martinez
    Lamptey regulion pva
    Salah son pulisic grealish Rodriguez
    Kane DCL

    4.0 brewster chilwell mitchel

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Yeah looks good

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

    So based on 5 weeks of data, the set and forget team which with no transfers will be in top 1k at end of season is starting to take some shape. Still early so only a few more than likely players there yet

    4.5mil goalie (Meslier /or Martinez)

    Robertson
    Salah Hamez
    DCL

    And cases to be made that

    Mane , Son, Kane , Wilson may end up there.

    Will be interesting to track this since last year if you looked in week 10 then the final template was becoming very evident already :

    Pope/Henderson
    Lundstrum Robbo TAA Perriera/Doherty
    Salah KDB
    Vardy Ings Jimi / Pukki

  27. Traction Engine Foot
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Got 1ft and 4.8m itb.. Was thinking of Bissouma to Rodriguez and going 3-5-2, any better move? Thanks

    McCarthy
    TAA, Ayling, Saiss, Justin
    Bruno, Son, Salah, Grealish
    DCL, Wilson

    Martin, Bissouma, Mitchell, Vassilev

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

    Bruno is class

  29. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Sterling + Ings/Jimenez ➡ Salah + Aguero

    Yes or No?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      No. Aguero didn't look great and he only gets 60 mins a game.

  30. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    1.8mio itb
    Plan was to do either
    a) Bruno to Salah
    b) Werner to Aguero

    Now after both hauling I’m not sure.... Salah looks like the obvious captain pick next week and Utd have Chelsea and Arsenal next... but can I really transfer out Bruno after the game he had today? Could easily have been 20+ pts