Varane tops Fantasy Premier League chart

Wednesday 16 August 2023 09:32

Raphael Varane bagged the biggest haul across the Fantasy Premier League opening weekend, following his matchwinner against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The French defender broke the deadlock at Old Trafford in the 76th minute and it proved enough to earn three points for Erik ten Hag's men.

In FPL terms, he was also rewarded for the clean sheet and collected two bonus points in the game's star-man system.

It all added up to a 14-point haul, the joint-most ever accrued by the centre-back, matching his tally when netting his other Reds goal, against Brentford in 2022.

Varane, whose value in the popular fantasy game is £5 million, outscored everybody else, including Erling Haaland of Manchester City, who was captained by 73 per cent of managers when scoring twice on the opening night at Burnley.

The next-best defender in gameweek one was fellow Red Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who performed excellently at right-back throughout the win over Wolves, including supplying the assist for the goal.


1: Raphael Varane (UNITED) - 14.
2: Erling Haaland (Manchester City) - 13.
2: Rodri (Manchester City) - 13.
2: Alexander Isak (Newcastle) - 13.
5: Bernd Leno (Fulham) - 12
5: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (UNITED) - 12.

Our fan-voted Man of the Match Andre Onana, meanwhile, rewarded the fantasy managers with a nine-point return on his competitive debut for the Reds.

The most-selected keeper in the game (picked by 2,252,615 players) made six saves and kept a clean sheet in a commanding performance.

He is likely to be retained in a lot of the teams when we take on Tottenham at the weekend in our first away fixture of 2023/24.

Marcus Rashford, though, is our most-selected player as virtually half (49.9%) of all people playing FPL have the England international in their squad.

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