Analysing the most-selected teams ahead of Dream Team Selector Gameweek 1

Just hours remain before our Dream Team Selector Game 5 kicks off!

And our 3,500+ players have been busy making their first selections with aspirations of claiming the most sizeable chunk of the £28,000+ prize pool.

Here are the most-popular picks so far…

The most-backed

It feels odd that a team on a run of four consecutive defeats would be the most popular, but that’s the case with 23% of players backing Liverpool this weekend.

A fixture against bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United should surely help Jurgen Klopp’s side get their campaign back on track.

And the theme of picking based on reputation rather than form continues with Spurs as the second-most popular selection.

Jose Mourinho has overseen four league defeats in his side’s last five matches and a visit from Burnley might not be the easy task that 21% of our players think it is.

The Clarets have kept two clean sheets in their past three outings to make it a total of nine shutouts for the season – the fourth-most in the league.

Can Harry Kane unpick the lock or will this game wipeout a hefty chunk of players early doors?

Backing a team on a run of defeats?

Man City complete the top three most-backed with 19% of picks.

In any normal week, a home fixture for Pep Guardiola and his men would result in a higher number but with an in-form West Ham acting as visitors, it promises to be a tricky assignment for the Citizens.

The return of Kevin De Bruyne should help their cause.


The best of the rest

Everton head the rest of the pack with 10% of picks.

But we think their home form could be grounds for caution.

Just four wins at Goodison Park this season means the Toffees are a dodgy pick on their patch, despite the form of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison.

But perhaps the visit of Southampton makes them more reliable? Saints are in a dreadful rut and their star man Danny Ings has struggled to replicate his numbers of last season, when they were excellent on the road.

Their reputation precedes them

5% of players have picked Brighton, making them the sixth-most popular choice.

Could they be a good tactical selection this week to keep the big names back?

The Seagulls have beaten Liverpool away this term, and face a West Brom team that have won just once at home all season.

Graham Potter’s frequently dominate games without converting chances into goals but surely this fixture won’t go the way of their borderline inexplicable defeat to Crystal Palace?

For the brave

Clashes between the big guns often result in a very low uptake.

And that’s certainly the case for Sunday’s encounter between Chelsea and Man United.

Our Selectors are avoiding this one like the plague, with just seven people picking United and only four going with the Blues.

We salute these 11 bold souls.

It’s another high-profile match-up at The King Power Stadium with Leicester welcoming Arsenal.

And though the Foxes are backed by 3% of players, the Gunners have just 11 people in their corner.

Can Jamie Vardy end his fallow run of just one goal in his last eight?

Everton could be a shrewd pick

Remember to think tactically when you play Selector.

Our Game 3 winner Anthony Morris often made his choices based on who his pick were playing against, rather than his selected team’s actual form.

If you pick the big names early on, you might struggle to find good options later on.

So if you see a smaller team with an attractive fixture, snap it up as that could make you go further in the long run.
However you decide to play, get involved before Saturday at 12.15pm!



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