WEEKLY WILDCARDS 2017/18: FPL Gameweek 27
Ahead of each round of Premier League games The Hype Train analyses the best wildcard player options for your Fantasy Premier League teams. Historically, weekly FPL Dream Team’s comprise of mostly differential players whose selection falls with a low selection percentage of overall players, to which there is no doubt that their influence cannot be ignored. With such an abundance of points coming from the FPL’s hidden gems The Hype Train selects one player from each Premier League match in the upcoming Gameweek to decide who could be the differential that sets your team apart. All aboard.
WILDCARDS: WHAT IS A DIFFERENTIAL PLAYER?
The rules for the 2015/16 season were easy enough to follow. The only rule was that a player had be to selected by less than 5% of the FPL's populace. With 2016/17's price changes, and player selection trends, we were been forced to revise our rules on what constitutes a differential. Now in the 2017/18 season, after testing the waters with selection, there are just not enough differentials with the classification in each position from years past, so we have introduced position specific rules regarding what is and isn't a wildcard/differential player in the FPL that we believe is representative to the game this season.
- Any shot stopper outside of the top 8 selected. A differential Goalkeeper is now considered outside of the top bracket due to the overwhelming ownership selection % of the top 8 GK's for any one Gameweek.
- A GK's ownership must not exceed 10%
- A Defender's ownership must fall below 8%, with the top 20 owned defenders all harbouring 8% ownership or more.
- The Outsider Rule: This new rule applies to defenders who are the last defensive option in a team who we provide an exception to as the 4th of 5th most owned defender from one team if they offer a different value. For Example, if Chelsea or Spurs have three defenders with 10% plus ownership, and their 4th defender choice has downwards of 10% ownership, we will include them as a differential, as they are outside of the common conversation when picking defenders, even from within their own squad. This rule will mostly be used when adding defenders from top half clubs, who lack proper differential status for their defensive options.
- Any Midfielder under 8% ownership is classified as a differential.
- Our percentage criteria of 8% is due to a greater wealth of premium midfielders. There is a monopoly of top midfielders for most Premier League clubs, leaving only a handful of Midfielders that provide differential options on a weekly basis.
- The top 10 most owned Forwards in the FPL at any given time can not be touched as a differential.
- Any Forward outside of the 10% ownership range, who is not in the top 10 owned forwards.
DIFFERENTIALS: GAMEWEEK PERFORMANCE (GW26)
Our scoring procedure is exactly the same as the FPL's, and each week a good barometer of success is whether or not our weekly selections outscore the average points for a Gameweek. Each week the results vary due to rotation, and unpredictable scorelines, which applies more so to differential players. We have an invested interest each and every week at finding the different players to make a difference, especially since it is easy to say Aguero or Kane will get on the score sheet.
See below for how our wildcard selections got on this past Gameweek.
Gameweek 26 Average Points: 43 points Gameweek 26 Wildcard Points: 21 points
DIFFERENTIALS: 2017/18 SEASON PERFORMANCE
To help track our progress throughout the 2016/17 season, below you can check how our wildcard selections have done by week to week in the Fantasy Premier League
Best Wildcard Week: GW12 - 67pts, 7 player returns
Worst Wildcard Week: GW4 - 21pts, 1 player return & GW26 - 21pts, 2 player returns
Average Points: 58 (1), 44 (2), 43 (3), 44 (4), 58 (5), 60 (6), 51 (7), 41 (8), 50 (9), 46 (10), 44 (11), 56 (12), 43 (13), 47 (14), 44 (15), 43 (16), 48 (17), 52 (18), 60 (19), 62 (20), 45 (21), 45 (22), 58 (23), 50 (24), 47 (25), 43 (26) = 1282pts
Wildcard Points: 36 (1), 40 (2), 48 (3), 21 (4), 44 (5), 37 (6), 41 (7), 43 (8), 34 (9), 38 (10), 45 (11), 67 (12), 29 (13), 35 (14), 41 (15), 38 (16), 53 (17), 34 (18), 35 (19), 44 (20), 48 (21), 48 (22), 33 (23), 54 (24), 32 (25), 21 (26) = 1020pts
Best Gamweek Wildcard Player(s)
GW1: Steve Mounie (Crystal Palace vs. Huddersfield) - 12pts
GW2: Jack Butland (Stoke vs. Arsenal) - 11pts
GW3: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea vs. Everton) - 12pts
GW4: Stephen Ward (Burnley vs. Crystal Palace) - 8pts
GW5: Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle vs. Stoke) - 8pts
GW6: Philippe Coutinho (Leicester vs. Liverpool) - 13pts
GW7: Philippe Coutinho (Newcastle vs. Liverpool) - 10pts
GW8: Raheem Sterling (Man City vs. Stoke) - 15pts
GW9: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton vs. West Brom) - 9pts
GW10: Eden Hazard (Bournemouth vs. Chelsea) - 11pts
GW11: Jan Vertonghen (Spurs vs. Crystal Palace) - 9pts
GW12: Eden Hazard (West Brom vs. Chelsea) - 18pts
GW13: Will Hughes (Newcastle vs. Watford) - 8pts
GW14: Sadio Mane (Stoke vs. Liverpool) - 13pts
GW15: Philippe Coutinho (Brighton vs. Liverpool) - 18pts
GW16: Riyad Mahrez (Newcastle vs. Leicester) - 9pts
Wilfried Bony (Swansea vs. West Brom) - 9pts
GW17: Nick Pope (Burnley vs. Stoke) - 11pts
GW18: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton vs. Swansea) - 9pts
GW19: Charlie Austin (Southampton vs. Huddersfield) - 8pts
GW20: Marko Arnautovic (Bournemouth vs. West Ham) - 15pts
GW21: Ederson (Crystal Palace vs. Man City) - 14pts
GW22: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester vs. Huddersfield) - 14pts
GW23: Marko Arnautovic (Huddersfield vs. West Ham) - 16pts
GW24: Eden Hazard (Brighton vs. Chelsea) - 16pts
GW25: Christian Benteke (West Ham vs. Crystal Palace) - 8pts
GW26: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace vs. Newcastle) - 5pts
Alexis Sanchez (Man United vs. Huddersfield) - 5pts
FPL Wildcards 2017/18: Our Top Points Returns
1 - Eden Hazard (CHE): 18pts (GW12)
1 - Philippe Coutinho (LIV): 18pts (GW15)
3 - Marko Arnautovic (WHU): 16pts (GW23)
3 - Eden Hazard (CHE): 16pts (GW24)
5 - Raheem Sterling (MCI): 15pts (GW8)
5 - Marko Arnautovic (WHU): 15pts (GW20)
7 - Ederson (MCI): 14pts (GW21)
7 - Riyad Mahrez: 14pts (GW22)
9 - Philippe Coutinho (LIV): 13pts (GW6)
9 - Philippe Coutinho (LIV): 13pts (GW12)
9 - Sadio Mane (LIV): 13pts (GW14)
9 - Steve Mounie (HUD): 12pts (GW1)
13 - Alvaro Morata (CHE): 12pts (GW3)
14 - Henrikh Mkhitaryan (MUN): 11pts (GW1)
14 - Jack Butland (STK): 11pts (GW2)
14 - Eden Hazard (CHE): 11pts (GW10)
14 - Nick Pope (BUR): 11pts (GW17)
18 - Philippe Coutinho (LIV): 10pts (GW7)
Gameweek Wildcard History
GW1: 36 points, 3 player returns
Holding (1), Alexander-Arnold (0), Mounie (12), Josh King (2), Sane (1), Klaassen (1), Yoshida (6), Batshuayi (1), Ritchie (1), Mkhitaryan (11)
GW2: 40 points, 4 player returns
Phil Jones (6), Josh King (2), Stephen Ward (2), Fuchs (6), Wijnaldum (3), Yoshida (5), Butland (11), Mounie (1), Ben Davies (2), Ederson (2)
GW3: 48 points, 5 returns
Danilo (5), Benteke (1), Lossl (6), Antonio (2), Richarlison (3), Blind (6), Morata (12), Nyom (8), Wijnaldum (3), Trippier (2)
GW4: 21 points, 1 return
Emre Can (1), Moses (2), Sigurdsson (2), Phil Jones (1), Alexis Sanchez (1), Yoshida (0), Knockaert (2), Stephen Ward (8), Abraham (2), Mounie (2)
GW5: 44 points, 6 returns
Gross (7), Forster (7), Mahrez (2), Emre Can (4), Lascelles (8), Mendy (6), Nyom (1), Trippier (6), Hazard (1), Rashford (2)
GW6: 37 points, 3 returns
Davinson Sanchez (1), Wood (2), Defoe (2), Mendy (0), Phil Jones (9), Cahill (1), Fabianski (1), Coutinho (13), Ritchie (2), Ramsey (6)
GW7: 41 points, 4 returns
Davinson Sanchez (6), Josh King (2), Rashford (9), Butland (2), Femenia (1), Naughton (2), Pedro (1), Alexis Sanchez (6), Niasse (2), Coutinho (10)
GW8: 43 points, 4 returns
Emre Can (3), Wood (7), Cahill (1), Sterling (15), Davinson Sanchez (6), Naughton (6), Alexis Sanchez (0), Sigurdsson (2), van Dijk (1), Schmeichel (2)
GW9: 34 points, 4 returns
Cresswell (0), Hazard (5), Rashford (7), Stones (6), Joselu (1), Butland (1), Abraham (2), van Dijk (9), Pickford (3), Joe Gomez (0)
GW10: 38 points, 4 returns
Trippier (0), Alexis Sanchez (2), Wilfried Zaha (7), Joe Gomez (6), Kiko Femenia (1), Ederson (1), Hazard (11), van Dijk (2), Mahrez (6), Ritchie (2)
GW11: 45 points, 5 returns
Mahrez (7), Lossl (8), Yedlin (2), Pope (8), F. Fernandez (1), Sturridge (0), Vertonghen (9), Ederson (2), Hazard (3), Andre Gray (5)
GW12: 67 points, 7 returns
Alexis Sanchez (7), Zaha (7), Hazard (18), Pope (8), Coutinho (13), Mahrez (2), Hadergjonaj (-1), Smalling (7), Gray (5), Murray (1)
GW13: 29 points, 2 returns
Mahrez (2), Zaha (2), Smalling (6), Will Hughes (8), Davinson Sanchez (2), Callum Wilson (2), Coutinho (2), Baines (1), Pope (2), Kompany (2)
GW14: 35 points, 3 returns
Murray (2), Davinson Sanchez (1), Zeegelaar (0), Rondon (2), Alexis Sanchez (8), Pope (2), Hazard (1), Sigurdsson (5), Kompany (1), Mane (13)
GW15: 41 points, 4 returns
Christensen (2), Coutinho (18), Niasse (0), Mahrez (6), Shaqiri (8), Davinson Sánchez (-2), Mamadou Sakho (8), Alexis Sanchez (1), Kompany (0)
GW16: 38 points, 4 returns
Christensen (2), Pope (6), Sakho (1), Murray (2), Trippier (2), Bony (9), Mahrez (9), Sanchez (5), Coutinho (1), Kompany (1)
GW17: 53 points, 6 returns
Pope (11), Mignolet (0), Ederson (7), Christensen (6), Martial (3), Mahrez (8), A. Sanchez (3), Son (8), Zaha (5), Gayle (2)
GW18: 34 points, 3 returns
Pope (6), Butland (2), Ederson (2), Christensen (8), Kabasele (0), Smalling (2), Mahrez (2), Sanchez (3), Mane (0), Sigurdsson (9)
GW19: 35 points, 3 returns
Mane (2), Pedro (3), Andre Gray (2), Ederson (6), Austin (8), Butland (4), Zaha (1), Cresswell (1), Son (3), Mahrez (5)
GW20: 44 points, 4 returns
Ederson (6), Christensen (0), D. Sanchez (1), Robertson (6), Arnautovic (15), Mata (2), Mahrez (8), Sigurdsson (3), Ozil (2), Depoitre (1)
GW21: 48 points, 6 returns
Ederson (14), Pope (6), Moses (1), Wagué (6), Lascelles (6), Sigurdsson (2), Mane (6), Lingard (2), Sanchez (5)
GW22: 48 points, 4 returns (from 11 matches)
Matt Ryan (3), Mane (8), Mahrez (14), Crouch (2), Rashford (1), Southampton (2), Davinson Sanchez (0), Arnautovic (5), Ederson (3), Christensen (1), Son (9)
GW23: 33 points, 2 returns
Gomes (1), Ryan (1), Christensen (1), Lascelles (2), Shaw (6), van Dijk (0), Mustafi (1), Tosun (2), Zaha (3), Arnautovic (16)
GW24: 54 points, 4 returns
Butland (9), Dragovic (6), Stones (2), Aurier (2), Hazard (16), Zaha (2), Martial (10), Lanzini (3), Mane (2), Tosun (2)
GW25: 32 points, 3 returns
Mkhitaryan (1), Benteke (8), Mane (6), Hazard (2), Dragovic (1), Jacob Murphy (1), Soares (2), Ederson (6), Alexis Sanchez (2), Shaqiri (3)
GW26: 21 points, 2 returns
Laporte (0), Wilson (2), Ryan (2), Dragovic (2), A. Sanchez (5), Sturridge (2), Walcott (2), Benteke (5), Mane (3), Rudiger (0)
WILDCARDS: HALL OF FAME
To honour the exceptional diamonds in the rough, below is a a Hall of Fame highlighting the top performing differentials in our Weekly Wildcards series, now into its third season.
2015/16: Top 5 Wildcards 1 - Troy Deeney (WAT): 15 appearances, 77 points 2 - Christian Fuchs (LEI): 10 appearances, 48 points 3 - Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA): 6 appearances, 43 points 4 - Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 9 appearances, 39 points 5 - Daniel Sturridge (LIV): 5 appearances, 38 points
2016/17: Top 5 Wildcards 1 - Marcos Alonso (CHE): 9 appearances, 70 points 2 - Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA): 8 appearances, 62 points 3 - Patrick van Aanholt (SUN & CRY): 6 appearances, 55 points 4 - Troy Deeney (WAT): 13 appearances, 47 points 5 - Gini Wijnaldum (LIV): 10 appearances, 45 points
FPL DREAM TEAM: 2017/18 ANALYSIS
Each week we assess the FPL's overall Dream Team, pinpointing who were classified as differentials or non-differentials, and which category of player is appearing more for each Gameweek.
2017/18 Gameweek Dream Team's
GW1: 131pts (8/11 differentials)
GW2: 136pts (7/11 differentials)
GW3: 121pts (8/11 differentials)
GW4: 146pts (7/11 differentials)
GW5: 133pts (6/11 differentials)
GW6: 137pts (6/11 differentials)
GW7: 138pts (6/11 differentials)
GW8: 119pts (9/11 differentials)
GW9: 130pts (8/11 differentials)
GW10: 122pts (8/11 differentials)
GW11: 127pts (9/11 differentials)
GW12: 145pts (7/11 differentials)
GW13: 120pts (9/11 differentials)
GW14: 148pts (9/11 differentials)
GW15: 131pts (8/11 differentials)
GW16: 125pts (9/11 differentials)
GW17: 129pts (9/11 differentials)
GW18: 141pts (7/11 differentials)
GW19: 135pts (7/11 differentials)
GW20: 152pts (6/11 differentials)
GW21: 128pts (8/11 differentials)
GW22: 122pts (7/11 differentials)
GW23: 151pts (8/11 differentials)
GW24: 144pts (10/11 differentials)
GW25: 137pts (9/11 differentials)
GW26: 128pts (8/11 differentials)
Totals: 3,476pts (203/249 differentials)
Gameweek 26: Dream Team
Wildcards: Lossl, Fernandez, Danilo, Janmaat, Smalling, Ramsey, Deulofeu, Mousset
Non Wildcards: Salah, Gross, Mkhitaryan
Points achieved by Wildcards: 87pts
Points achieved by Non-Wildcards: 41pts
GAMEWEEK WILDCARD DIFFERENTIALS
For each FPL Gameweek we select a wildcard player from each game.
We do not select a back-up player for the differentials we bank on – that’s the whole point, being a wildcard.
The selection percentage and player price is accurate with the posting of the article.
Our rundowns of player selections are representative of the Premier League’s TV fixture list.
Weekly Differentials (GW27)
Step forward weekend football. The Premier League returns after FA Cup replays which saw plenty of Premier League clubs involved advance to the next round. Focusing the attention back to the league, some teams may be rotating to accommodate the fixture congestion, so we have only selected ten players who are locked in to start in Gameweek twenty-seven.
Bonus points for counting how many of our ten differentials have played for Arsenal this month, current players, or those who have moved on.
Jack Butland (STK)
One goalkeeper has been selected, and no the England international hasn’t played for Arsenal this month. The Potters goalkeeper has been in good form since Paul Lambert came into charge of Stoke, and it already has that feeling that the Scotsman wants to reintroduce a steeliness on home soil. Brighton who visit this weekend may not know what to expect with an ever changing Stoke side, who now have all their defenders available, so it could be a scrappy affair with perhaps one goal either way. Butland may not have a lot to do in this fixture, but we don’t trust the Seagull’s away from home enough to force the issue as they tend to sit off and absorb pressure. Butland is a great replacement if you’re still holding onto Fraser Forster.
Alfie Mawson (SWA)
Like Butland, Mawson hasn’t played for Arsenal, but the Englishman did an excellent job in GW25 at feeding a ball to Sam Clucas for one of this two goals. The stock is rising for Mawson who is surely going to be leaving Swansea at the end of the year for a bigger club. The clubs’ latest manager, Carlos Carvalhal, has done a terrific job at turning around the fortunes for the Welsh club, and has gained the Swans eleven points in six games (W3, D2, L1).
Burnley meanwhile, have been stuttering for the past ten weeks, the Clarets have been struggling to pick up any momentum as they go to Wales without victory in nine games (W0, D5, L4), and only keeping clean sheets twice. Mawson is excellent value at both ends of the pitch this week, and the Swans fixture list is much healthier to convince you that Mawson is a long-term option for your fantasy team.
Theo Walcott (EVE), Gerard Deulofeu (WAT), Bernardo Silva (MCI), Jordon Ibe (BOU), Alexis Sanchez (MUN), Sadio Mane (LIV)
The bulk of our differential picks this week revolve around midfield options, mostly because we don’t trust defenders in this gameweek of question marks. There are also a surprising number of good options emerging due to the transfer window, so we are taking advantage. We have commented on each player as there is no way we can explain the picks in any other organised way.
Walcott: The former Arsenal winger has found himself an instant hit at Everton, and we are hoping that the speed merchant can continue his good form at home to aid the differential cause. Walcott’s two returns for Everton this season have occurred whilst playing at home. Crystal Palace should be a different beast without Zaha in the team, giving Walcott more freedom on the right of midfield.
Deulofeu: Welcome back, Deulofeu. Long ago we routinely selected the Spanish winger into the differentials when he was a high-flyer at Everton, and now he has made a meteoric return at Watford where Deulofeu dismantled a lacking Chelsea team. Thirteen points secured against a Chelsea defence is unheard of in the FPL, and the £6.0mil midfielder sets his sights on the ageing positing of left-back of West Ham who recently signed former Man United defender Patrice Evra. The Spaniard could have another blockbuster week…watch this space.
B. Silva: Injuries to Leroy Sane and David Silva has seen the Portuguese international step up to the challenge in Pep’s Man City, and it is like there hasn’t been any difference. The light-footed Bernardo Silva has most recently made his second attacking return in four weeks when he assisted Danilo’s screamer last weekend. Bernardo Silva will keep his place in the team, and against Leicester is an underrated pick.
Ibe: The former Liverpool winger has been in excellent form for Bournemouth, picking up three assists and a goal in his last five games. Ibe has been given set piece responsibilities and a rising star on the South Coast is coming out of the woodwork. Huddersfield shouldn’t be a problem for Eddie Howe’s team.
Mane: How can you not pick one of Liverpool’s ‘Holy Trinity’ of Mane, Firmino, and Salah when they are available as differentials? Salah is keeping Mane as a differential, and against former club Southampton we are hoping that Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren take up roles as pantomime villains so that Mane flies under the radar and gets around the goals at St Marys.
Sanchez: We have gone into detail into for our differential captain this week further down the article.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS), Olivier Giroud (CHE)
One in, one out. Arsenal are in better shape in our estimation with Frenchman Lacazette, and the man from Gabon Aubameyang, than they were with Giroud and Sanchez who weren't giving their all for the club. Bolstered by Mhkitaryan in midfield and Mesut Ozil it is a tantalising strike force, one that should rattle the Spurs cage in the stadium that any Arsenal supporter will tell you they have dominated in during multiple FA Cup wins. Aubameyang may have scored an offside goal on his debut, but it was fantasy points nonetheless, and he will look to win over the supporters in the heated North London derby.
Olivier Giroud in the meantime has moved to Chelsea in what we still consider one of the most bizarre moves of the January transfer window, allowing Batshuayi to leave and bring in Giroud is a sideways move as their goal output is virtually identical. Giroud is a different player of course and knows the Premier League well. Antonio Conte should field him for his first start since the move from London rivals, especially after the horror show put on with Eden Hazard up front and with little to do. The best chance the Blues made actually came from Giroud who was unlucky not to score.
Key Differential: Alexis Sanchez
Finally, we come to the fourth player who has played for Arsenal in January, and the Chilean who now plies his trade at Manchester United is the differential captain after a turbulent ride on his Old Trafford debut. Failing to score the penalty, but knowing in the rebound, score Sanchez score his first fantasy return for Man United. Now that the Chilean is off the mark at United, Jose will be hoping that confidence can be taken to Newcastle where Rafa Benitez will be telling DeAndre Yedlin to hold off any natural attacking runs to negate the former Gunner. Sanchez is big money in these types of fixtures, and the stats speak for themselves:
Alexis Sanchez Key Stats:
Alexis has secured attacking fantasy returns against the following teams this season: West Brom (GW5), Brighton (GW6), Everton (GW9), Spurs (GW12), Burnley (GW13), Huddersfield (GW14), Southampton (GW16), Liverpool (GW19), Crystal Palace (GW20), West Brom (GW21), and Huddersfield (GW26).
Alexis has three double digit fantasy returns so far this season, and all of them have occurred away from home. Everton (12pts, GW9), Burnley (11pts, GW13), and Crystal Palace (15pts, GW20).
The only team that was promoted from the Championship in 2016/17 that Sanchez hasn’t scored or assisted against so far this season is Newcastle. Sanchez is a specialist in scoring against teams in the bottom half of the table; with only Burnley, Liverpool, and Spurs the exception.
Barring a GW25 defeat to Spurs, Man United have won four out of their last five games (W4, D0, L1)
Barring the GW25 loss to Spurs, Man United have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six Premier League fixtures.
The only teams to defeat Manchester United this season are Chelsea, Man City, Spurs…and Huddersfield.
Newcastle, meanwhile, have tightened up their performances and have only lost once in their last six games, an away visit to Manchester City (W1, D4, L1).
Newcastle’s last three home fixtures have been draws to Brighton, Swansea, and Burnley.
The last time a clean sheet was kept by any team in fixtures involving Newcastle occurred in GW22 when Newcastle defeated Stoke 1-0 away from home.
Newcastle have only picked up one positive result versus the ‘Big Six’ clubs all season, which took place during GW7 in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
The previous encounter between the two clubs that happened at Old Trafford finished: Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle.
Newcastle are showing their fortitude of late, but the sheer form of Manchester United make this an interesting encounter that could have lots of goals in it. Alexis look to kick on from scoring his first goal, and we are confident that he can make it three for three of promoted teams he has scored against this season.
In summary here are the ten differentials we are banking our faith on this gameweek:
TOT/ARS: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS, FWD, £10.5mil, 4.5% ownership)
EVE/CRY: Theo Walcott (EVE, MID, £7.3mil, 6.8% ownership)
STK/BHA: Jack Butland (STK, GK, £5.0mil, 2.3% ownership)
SWA/BUR: Alfie Mawson (SWA, DEF, £5.1mil, 2.6% ownership)
WHU/WAT: Gerard Deulofeu (WAT, MID, £6.0mil, 1.9% ownership)
MCI/LEI: Bernardo Silva (MCI, MID, £7.4mil, 1.0% ownership)
HUD/BOU: Jordon Ibe (BOU, MID, £4.9mil, 1.9% ownership)
NEW/MUN: Alexis Sanchez (MUN, MID, £11.8mil, 5.1% ownership)
SOU/LIV: Sadio Mane (LIV, MID, £9.3mil, 7.4% ownership)
CHE/WBA: Olivier Giroud (CHE, FWD, £8.2mil, 1.9% ownership)
Aaron Ramsey (ARS, MID, £7.0mil, 4.4% ownership)
Mesut Özil (ARS, MID, £9.3mil, 2.7% ownership)
Seamus Coleman (EVE, DEF, £6.4mil, 0.3% ownership)
Theo Walcott (EVE, MID, £7.3mil, 6.8% ownership)
Gylfi Sigurdsson (EVE, MID, £8.0mil, 1.9% ownership)
Oumar Niasse (EVE, FWD, £4.8mil, 5.5% ownership)
Christian Benteke (CRY, FWD, £7.6mil, 2.5% ownership)
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (STK, FWD, £5.4mil, 4.1% ownership)
José Heriberto Izquierdo Mena (BHA, MID, £5.9mil, 0.1% ownership)
Alfie Mawson (SWA, DEF, £5.1mil, 2.6% ownership)
Federico Fernández (SWA, DEF, £4.4mil, 2.7% ownership)
André Ayew (SWA, MID, £6.8mil, 1.0% ownership)
Troy Deeney (WAT, FWD, £6.3mil, 0.4% ownership)
Ederson (MCI, GK, £5.6mil, 7.7% ownership)
Junior Stanislas (BOU, MID, £5.9mil, 0.5% ownership)
Kenedy (NEW, MID, £4.7mil, 0.6% ownership)
Chris Smalling (MUN, DEF, £5.4mil, 3.5% ownership)
Andrew Robertson (LIV, DEF, £4.7mil, 3.2% ownership)
Virgil van Dijk (LIV, DEF, £5.5mil, 5.2% ownership)
Victor Moses (CHE, DEF, £6.4mil, 1.8% ownership)
Gary Cahill (CHE, DEF, £6.2mil, 2.6% ownership)
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