Son Delights Buyers As Free-Hit Managers


Over a million Fantasy Premier League managers were rewarded for buying Son Heung-min (£ 10.4million) in a Gameweek where the free kick was a popular tactic.

A total of 704,625 FPL bosses used the chip in Gameweek 19, the most this season, topping the 387,457 who used it in the previous round of games.

Playing the Free Hit token proved to be a winning tactic, as those who did so averaged over 51 points, compared to 36 points earned by those who didn’t.

Son was the best signing and he maintained his record of never shutting down at home against Crystal Palace by scoring in Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-0 win, securing an eight-point comeback.

The Spurs star ends an impressive 2021 in style, having collected 205 points in 37 appearances in the calendar year, behind only Mohamed Salah (£ 13.0million) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (8.3 million pounds sterling).

The most transferred players of GW19
Player Uploaded by (‘000s) pts
Son 1,085 8
Martinelli 987 3
Ronaldo 846 1

Gabriel Martinelli (£ 5.4million) was the second most bought player, gaining more than 987,000 new owners.

However, the discounted Arsenal midfielder was unable to maintain his fine form as he only shut out for the second time in seven appearances.

It was a similar story for Cristiano Ronaldo (£ 12.5million), Gameweek’s third most-bought player ahead of a seemingly attractive game for Manchester United against struggling Newcastle United.

The Portuguese shutout and took a card to score a lone point in his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw at St James’ Park.

The most transferred players from GW19
Player Uploaded by (‘000s) pts
Salah 1,488 0
Denis 719 0
Alexandre-arnold 698 0

The three best-selling players were without a match in Gameweek 19.

Liverpool’s game against Leeds United and Watford’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers have both been postponed. Salah, Alexander-Arnold and Emmanuel Dennis (£ 6.0million) are expected to feature midweek soon.

Most successful players in GW19
Player Ordered by (thousands) pts
Salah 2,461 0
Ronaldo 1720 1
Son 657 8

There were 1.7 million fantasy bosses who backed Ronaldo with the captain, but they will now re-evaluate their options ahead of Man Utd’s seemingly attractive next game, at home against Burnley on Thursday.

The most captain of the top 100
Player Ordered by pts
Ronaldo 44 1
Son 31 8
to cancel 6 4

Ronaldo and Son were the big favorites among FPL’s top 100 managers, with Joao Cancelo (£ 6.8million) replacing Salah in the top three.

The defender produced his seventh assist of the campaign in Manchester City’s 6-3 win over Leicester City, but the lack of a clean sheet meant he only got half Son’s score.

Cancelo produced a comeback in 11 of his 18 appearances this quarter.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW19 bonus points: Maximum for Saint-Maximin
Part 3: Who is on or near a ban?

See: Fantasy Premier League statistics


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