Gabriel Jesus Makes History as Most Selected Player in Popular Fantasy Premier League

Gabriel Jesus Makes History as Most Selected Player in Popular Fantasy Premier League

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus has the faith of a large percentage of participants of the popular Fantasy Premier League
  • Jesus has been selected by 72.5% of managers, making him the most picked in Fantasy Premier League history
  • The Brazilian has been in inspired form for Arsenal in preseason, scoring seven goals

New Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus is officially the most selected player in the history of the Fantasy Premier League game, with a whopping 72.5% of virtual managers placing him in their squads.

Jesus signed for Arsenal for £45 million from Manchester City and despite initially looking like a gamble, the Brazilian has exceeded expectations, at least in preseason.

He has scored seven goals on tour including an impressive hat trick as Arsenal completely destroyed Sevilla 6-0 over the weekend.

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Gabriel Jesusof Arsenal at London Colney on August 01, 2022 in St Albans, England. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane
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In the Fantasy game, Jesus comes at an alarming bargain price of £8 million, and majority of managers could not resist him as an addition to their squads.

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Notably, Jesus is considerably cheaper than his counterparts in the league like Harry Kane, who is still one of the most expensive players in the league with £11.5 million, and Cristiano Ronaldo, who is £10.5 million despite uncertainty over his future.

As per stats compiled by the Fantasy Premier League, Jesus leads the line as the most selected player by position.

Mohammed Salah, who is considered a winger/midfielder is the most selected from midfield with 59.1% of managers choosing the Egyptian.

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold - 57.3% is the most popular defender in the league with 57.3% of managers selecting him, while Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy is the most popular goalkeeper.

Aguero’s warning to Haaland

Elsewhere, Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has appeared to criticise Erling Haaland's performance against Manchester City.

Haaland was below his expected best when he made his competitive debut for the club against Liverpool in the Community Shield.

The Norwegian striker was guilty of missing a chance with a gaping goal in front of him.

His Liverpool counterpart Darwin Nunez came off the bench to win the game for the Reds. Haaland found it hard to fare against Virgil Van Dijk, one of the best centre-backs in the game.

Speaking on his Twitch channel, as quoted by the Daily Mail, Aguero quipped that Haaland was given a proper welcome to English top-flight.

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