After 22 gameweeks, it felt like a good time to calculate points per pound for the top players in FPL. The first rules of FPL is that points are points. You want as many points as you can get.
However, you have a limited budget, which means that you need to find as many points as possible within the amount of your team value. Maximizing, therefore, your points per pound is key to success.
Below we have calculated the points per pound for all of the top scorers at each position. The results may surprise you — and make some changes to your lineup.
Please note that this is a snapshot of this metric. The true, scientific value of points per pound requires a calculation of each gameweek’s points at the player’s price for that same gameweek. This is simply looking at overall points divided by current value after GW22.
Alisson (LIV) - 18.13
Neil Etheridge (CAR) - 21.52
Kepa (CHE) - 16.25
Alisson has earned the most points so far, but if you have ridden out the highs and the lows with Neil Etheridge, you would be getting much more for your money. Will it continue? Alisson owners should feel pretty safe.
Andy Robertson (LIV) - 18.78
Marcos Alonso (CHE) - 17.76
Virgil van Dijk (LIV) - 17.65
David Luiz (CHE) - 17.79
Ricardo Pereira (LEI) - 18.11
Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) - 17.88
Antonio Rudiger (CHE) - 15.33
Andy Robertson is not only the best defender in overall points; he’s also the best value at the position. For your money, Ricardo Pereira and TAA come in second and third. As Alonso continues to struggle, he has become the second-best option for his own club, with David Luiz’ value soaring.
Mo Salah (LIV) - 12.08
Eden Hazard (CHE) - 12.97
Raheem Sterling (MCI) - 11.76
Ryan Fraser (BOU) - 18.19
Sadio Mane (LIV) - 11.36
Felipe Anderson (WHU) - 14.79
Leroy Sane (MCI) - 11.97
Son (TOT) - 12.04
Paul Pogba (MUN) - 14.88
Gylfi Sigurdsson (EVE) - 13.97
Roberto Pereyra (WAT) - 15.87
Richarlison (EVE) - 14.34
Bernardo Silva (MCI) - 12.89
Ryan Fraser coming in first probably surprises no one who is paying attention. Did you expect Roberto Pereyra to be in second place? Paul Pogba, Felipe Anderson, and Richarlison round out the top five of value. The big three barely make the top 10.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) - 11.75
Harry Kane (TOT) - 10.47
Callum Wilson (BOU) - 15.90
Roberto Firmino (LIV) - 11.30
Sergio Aguero (MCI) - 8.83
Alexandre Lacazette (ARS) - 10.21
Raul Jimenez (WOL) - 15
Price means so much for your forwards. These prices reflect the fact that most of the value has been at the back for most of the season. If it is true, as we have discussed on our podcast, that the value is generally moving forward in your lineup as the second half progresses, then your choice of forward will continue to be interesting. Meanwhile, Callum Wilson and Raul Jimenez continue to be the best values, even as Aubameyang and Kane have scored the most points.
The best possible lineup in terms of value (points per pound) is possible for you to own right now. If you add up the two GKs, five Ds and Ms, and three Fs that have the best value above, the total price comes to 99.7.
Since most of those guys have only increased in value, it has been possible to own this lineup for the entire season so far. If that has been you, you are in a pretty good position for the remainder of the season.
Here’s the thing, though: Will it remain the best possible lineup for the rest of the season? That’s where winning your league will be decided.