With the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League season now getting underway, we take a look at the top 10 most-owned players. Many of the names featuring in the top ten will be familiar to experienced Fantasy Football players.
All ten players have ownership of at least 25% of all teams – which equates to 1 in 4 of the estimated 6million players. Just one player has over 50% ownership, which is a huge amount!
So, here is the top ten. It will be interesting to compare this list to a similar ranking at the end of the season. We expect that many of these players will remain in these top positions over the course of the season.
10. Mitrovic – 25.3% (6.0M)
Aleksandar Mitrovic returns to the Premier League with Fulham, and with a rather generous-looking price of 6.0m, has attracted 25.3% of owners.
Fulham are expected to be one of the latter-placed teams this season, but this has seemingly done little to dissuade many owners.
9. Ings – 25.5% (8.5M)
Danny Ings of Southampton was one of the surprise packages of the 2019/20 Premier League season, with a haul of 22 goals. It is therefore no surprise that 25.5% of owners have bought him.
Ings costs 8.5m, which may have put some off. Southampton will be hopeful though that he has another fruitful campaign.
8. De Bruyne – 25.8% (11.5M)
Kevin De Bruyne has proven to be one of the best players in Fantasy Football in recent seasons. 25.8% of players in the game have chosen him in their sides.
The total would probably be higher if Manchester City weren’t absent in Gameweek 1 due to their European exploits. At 11.5m, he is one of the most expensive midfielders in the game. He does tend to justify this price though.
7. Doherty – 26.2% (6.0M)
Matt Doherty has signed for Tottenham, and while a price of 6.0m may have put some buyers off, over 1 in 4 players have the Irishman in their team.
Under Jose Mourinho, who typically installs a strong defensive unit, Doherty may flourish, making his 26.2% hopeful. He has delivered many assists in recent years for Wolves, and will hope to do the same for Tottenham.
6. Van Dijk – 26.7% (6.5M)
A staple of the Liverpool back-line, Virgil Van Dijk offers a cheaper option into Liverpool’s defence than Andy Robertson or Trent Alexander-Arnold. The trade-off is that he typically gets fewer points, but he does score a few.
He has been selected by 26.7% of players in the game, costing 6.5m – which is cheaper than Robertson and Alexander-Arnold.
5. Son – 30.1% (9.0M)
Moving to the top five, Heung Min-Son is owned by 30.1% players. The Tottenham star costs 9.0m, and has a proven track record of supplying assists and goals.
With Harry Kane often being injury-prone, Son will not only be an attacking midfielder for Tottenham, but will also commonly stand in as the front man.
4. Salah – 32.6% (12.0M)
Mo Salah has been one of the very best performers in recent years, and many are backing him to do it again this season. 32.6% of players were not put off by his 12.0m price-tag.
Salah has a remarkable injury-free record, and playing for a creative and attacking Liverpool side, will surely bring in some high-scoring hauls.
3. Aubameyang – 49.0% (12.0M)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal has been shifted to a Midfielder for this season, which has signalled a large increase in ownership – standing at 49.0%.
Aubameyang has an excellent record of goals and assists in recent years, and will also have the benefit of receiving clean sheet points. Aubameyang will likely provide many healthy attacking returns.
2. Werner – 49.6% (9.5M)
Timo Werner of Chelsea has been one of the most exciting signings of the summer, after joining the Blues in a £49million transfer from RB Leipzig. Coincidentally, 49.6% of players have opted to put him in their squad.
Werner’s price tag of £9.5m has largely been seen as generous, and given Chelsea’s likelihood of playing him week in, week out, he has been seen as a must-buy for many players.
1. Alexander-Arnold – 56.4% (7.5M)
Owned by a whopping 56.4%, Trent Alexander-Arnold enters the season with the most owners, with over half of the several million players opting for the full-back in their squad.
Alexander-Arnold is a crucial cog in Liverpool’s style of play, and provides numerous goals, assists and clean sheet points. He was the highest-scoring defender in last year’s game, and will enter the new season at 7.5m – a large fee, but one that many will feel is worth every penny.