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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.

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1,030 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JasonG123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 14 hours ago

    What are people’s views on Foden now? Worth holding for the next two or switch to someone like James Rodriguez or Grealish?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 14 hours ago

      Not a priority sell but those two are definitely big upgrades, if you have no other issues, go ahead

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 14 hours ago

      I own and want to get rid but probably not urgent. Hoping to roll and save 2FT the following week
      I just bought in Grealish but don’t own James. Would much prefer the later if I could upgrade Foden

  2. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 14 hours 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, Adams.
    Button, Ayling, Justin, Bissouma.
    2ft, 0.0m ITB.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 14 hours ago

      Hard to compare. One cost 25m the other 14m
      I’m happy with Robbo Salah combo

      1. marzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 14 hours ago

        I just think Mane is looking too good to ignore at the moment.
        Not fancying KDB or any other premiums to match him over the next 4/5 games at least.

  3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 14 hours ago

    Anyone else who has somehow missed the DCL train till now? Thinking of possibly bringing in Richarlison GW9.. he would be cheaper by then. I could get DCL already but fairly happy with Ings, Maupay,Kane front 3 that's why not jumping already.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 14 hours ago

      Surely DCL over Maupay though

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 14 hours ago

        Maupay can match him next 3 though with his fixtures, then there's Antonio as well..

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 14 hours ago

          Maupay isn’t the answer

    2. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 14 hours ago

      I have no Everton players. Think I will continue without any for the next gameweeks

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 14 hours ago

      Would avoid in that case

    4. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      Me. My ego doesn’t allow me to switch 🙁

    5. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      I still don’t have Dcl but surely he is a better pick than Richarlison

  4. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 14 hours ago

    Chances of Aurier starting tomorrow?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 14 hours ago

      He likely starts imo

  5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 14 hours ago

    Play 1 for GW6
    A) Justin vs Ars(A)
    B) Bissouma vs WBA(H)
    C) KWP vs Everton (H)

    There's also Mitchell away to Fulham but he surely loses his place by then..

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 14 hours ago

      Biss

  6. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 14 hours ago

    Reece James replacement recommendations people, can't decide.
    Already have Robbo, Lampety, Saiss, Mitchell. Cheers

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 14 hours ago

      Reguilon short term?

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 13 hours ago

        Guaranteed starter though?

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 13 hours ago

          Likely yes, see if he starts today and Davies in Europa, that should be the norm.

  7. boomshakeboom
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 14 hours ago

    vvd replacement??money no issue

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      Robbo

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      Go cheap.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 13 hours ago

        Bring me my jousting sticks!

  8. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 14 hours ago

    How much points can this lot bring in the next two days?

    Kane(c), Son, Grealish, Aurier, Ryan, Semedo

    1. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      40-45 pts if you're lucky and Spurs fire

    2. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Either 35+ or like 10 pts. Nothing is certain but should be decent.

  9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 14 hours ago

    With Jesus likely out for months, anyone considering bringing Aguero instead of Kane for next week? Or the logical move would be to get Kane for now and switch to Aguero possibly in 3 weeks time?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      Yea always a good option when he's fit especially when Jesus is out. I'd be tempted to go kane first then switch to Aguero in a couple of weeks.

  10. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    Still with kdb, also have klich who I'm looking to move
    Options are
    1-Sterling/Bruno/Rashford & a budget option like ASM/Trossard
    Or
    2- spread the funds & get both Rodriguez and grealish (double Everton+ double Villa attack)

  11. ragsyboys
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    Chances of lamptey starting ? I have digne first on bench

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      100%

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 13 hours ago

        Did you see last night how hakim straight away to the corners of chillwell? He is such a ball hogger like at Ajax, awesome player though

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 13 hours ago

          *took the corners...

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 13 hours ago

          That's just because he's better at it clearly, you want your best players taking them especially when the game is at a crucial point.

          1. Hot Fuzz
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 13 hours ago

            You are right he is, just was crazy to watch fist Camero 20 odd minutes and boom here is hakim.

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 13 hours ago

              Hahaha true, he played a competitive match after a really long time so there was gonna be a bit of rustiness, but there were also glimpses of brilliance, will be interesting to see him in the UCL game!

              1. Hot Fuzz
                • 4 Years
                6 days, 13 hours ago

                So true can't wait watching him in ucl. This dude loves the ball if he starts establishing himself Chelsea has to get used to that.that is when he is at his best hahaha

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 12 hours ago

                  Definitely! I think he hasn't got enough hype compared to other Chelsea signings but can make the biggest impact in the short term atleast..

  12. kempc23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    Meslier 4.0
    TAA Saiss James Lamptey Ferguson
    Salah KDB Son Zaha Barnes
    DCL Mitro Brewster

    KDB and James to Penandes and Digne for -4?

  13. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    I wonder how pool will keep a CS without vvd & alisson

    1. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      Maybe against Fulham or westbrom who knows

  14. davies
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    Thoughts on Havertz vs Pulisic?

    1. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      From eye test last night I super enjoyed Kai especially the link up play and understanding with Werner.puli was good too but for me Kai again was perhaps the biggest spark for the blues.

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      Pulisic still for me

  15. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    Looking at the game and stats of MCI/ARS game, Kun played what looked like a false nine role, rather than his usual forward role.

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      played with the lineswoman and that was about it!!

  16. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    Is Ward nailed? Got him on wc and played him over lamptey today. Big mistake.

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      Don't think he's 100% nailed after Clyne signing but he should start for now

  17. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    It was a nightmare Saturday yesterday, I never take hits but was forced to take a -8 this week and right now dropped to 960K after starting the week at 440K.
    Only 22(-8) so far from 6 but is there any hope of a green arrow/the red arrow being small still with Son(C),Grealish,Maupay,Saiss,Justin left?

    I guess only possible if Son goes crazy or something..

    1. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      I guess only Kane can hurt your ranking dramatically if Kane way outscores son.otherwise you might end up not to bad for the gameweek all the best

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 13 hours ago

        Cheers mate, yeah I agree!
        Will be getting Kane in myself after this week so hope he saves his best for later haha, I'm fine with him returning, just hope he doesn't haul big..

    2. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      All of them are capable of a double figure score

  18. NOMONEY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    switch to ageuro? have kane as a placeholder, and only keen to double up with son for the short term

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      I'm doing this yeah

    2. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      I would keep Kane, Aguero looks off the pace

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      A move I'm doing soon but not yet, if kane blanks today I might be tempted though out of pure rage

  19. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    what to do with DCL? Hasnt been hauling this past gws.

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      Sell, needs to be getting a hat-trick every week for that price

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 13 hours ago

        Hahaha...yeah true !

    2. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      for his price he is way exceeding expectations

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    No Trent drop in price 🙂

    Seems people have looked at next 2 fixtures and remembered that Leicester away game last season....

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      good point, maybe he is worth keeping

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 13 hours ago

      He still might drop though, prediction shows he is at -97.2 very close

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Suicidal to drop him ahead of 2 home fixtures against Sheffield and West ham imo

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Agree

  21. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 days, 13 hours ago

    Fully expect my wildcard team to be outscored by my previous team lol, drop from 58k>91k yesterday. Team is well set up for coming weeks though...on paper that is. Today I need good ol Harry to deliver

    1. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      For me Hurricane can go mental so long son outscores him.
      By the way man great OR of yours

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        yeah a decent start, cheers and looking how many good managers Went son(C) I fully expect him to go mental.

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 12 hours ago

          I hope so

    2. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      You've still got a great rank I wouldn't worry too much

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        so far so good cheers

        1. Bank$y
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 12 hours ago

          How many points? Good luck tomorrow.

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 days, 12 hours ago

            total points ? 303

            1. Bank$y
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 11 hours ago

              Good job. I’m 38 behind. It seem like 10 points between the top 100k, 200k etc then it widens out to the rest. Early days.

  22. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Mccarthy
    Taa, Saiss, Justin
    Salah, Zaha, Kdb, Bissouma, Mahrez
    Ings, Jimenez

    1FT

    A)KDB>Son
    B)- 4 Jimenez> DCL, Mahrez> Son

    A or B guys?

    Thanks

  23. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Hope Doherty gets recalled this week. Hard to guess what Mou will do. 0 indicators point to any of Aurier/Doherty.

  24. CSF150473
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Choice between Rashford or Bruno fellas? I’m going back and forth

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Has to be Bruno.
      Everything goes through him. Rash only plays CF because Martial is out

  25. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    So, Gareth Bale first in the Spurs pecking order for FK’s and corners i assume?

    Curious how it will effect Kane’s output.

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      I can only see positive things for kane with bale also in the team

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Positive how, it’ll push Kane deeper

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 11 hours ago

          Another player to assist is good for KaneDB. Only one point difference between goals and assists for a forward

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 11 hours ago

            So 10.7 for a POO? I’ll take Son

  26. Hot Fuzz
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Going to watch the 2 games I missed last night the manu game and the man city one.
    Putting my eye test goggles on ....talk later guys

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Watch Man city game at double speed

  27. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Guyz, how would you get Salah in this team?

    Initial thought was to sell Sterling but it doesnt look like a good move now after his back to back goals

    Martinez
    Robbo Justin Saiss // James Ferguson
    Sterling Son Pulisic Podence // Bissouma
    Ings Jimenez DCL

    3.3 ITB

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Dropping Pulisic is the only other way.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      2FTs or one?

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Only one FT but Can take a hit for Salah (c)

        Can do podence, Jimenez TO Salah brewster, but selling them before two home games looks stupid

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 12 hours ago

          That weakens overall team, so may not be a good move

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 12 hours ago

            Do you think I can get away with Mane over Salah? Their numbers look similar apart from the Leeds game

            I can do Pulisic + James ➡ Mane + Lamptey

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              6 days, 12 hours ago

              If you are willing to get rid of Pulisic, then I would prefer to get Salah.

              But yeah, in short term not much between Salah and Mane.

    3. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Jimi to Brewster, should give you cash to move one of the other midfielders?

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Yes can do podence to salah

  28. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Wow TV just hit 103. So many rises last night

    Now just need some points lol

  29. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Sigh. Is KDB > Fernandes really the right move?

    GW 2 WC. Fernandes in.
    GW 3 Fernandes > Son
    GW 4 Son > Fernandes
    GW 5 Fernandes > Son
    GW 6 KDB > Fernandes
    Lol.
    I need to stop doing this!!

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes, have to stop using FT on just one spot. Surely you have other issues to deal with instead of playing hokey-cokey :l

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Yeh it is tying my hands a little . Maybe just keep KDB unless he’s out another week.
        My team isn’t in bad shape. Maybe Coleman needs addressing and would like to move Jimenez on but their not urgent.

  30. Firebreathinturtle
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    1ft. 4.5 mil itb
    Wilson to Kane or Aguero? Badly need a punt

    1. djoker_nole
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        KUN

      • Firebreathinturtle
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks man. Kun it is for old times sake!