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Arsenal star underrated? : Only Kieran Trippier has more points than Ben White among Dream Team defenders

Arsenal star underrated? : Only Kieran Trippier has more points than Ben White among Dream Team defenders

Many managers of fantasy football Dream Teams might be undervaluing Ben White (£4.4m) this season. As of now, the player wearing Arsenal’s No. 4 jersey has accumulated 77 points.

This total surpasses Dan Burn (£4m) by eight points and Matty Cash (£3.3m) by five points.

Surprisingly, despite these statistics, both Burn and Cash are more favored choices, especially Cash, who is included in over double the number of teams.

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Indeed, currently, only Kieran Trippier (£5.7m) has a higher point total than White among defenders. Trippier, the Newcastle right-back, has gathered 91 points, placing him sixth in the rankings across all positions.

Trippier enjoys a 30.8% ownership, making him one of the most chosen players in the game. White, on the other hand, has an 11.4% ownership, the seventh-highest among defenders. While he hasn’t been entirely overlooked, considering that only the notably outstanding Trippier has surpassed his performance so far, it seems reasonable to question why White isn’t part of more teams.

It’s intriguing to contrast the statistics of the former Brighton defender with those of William Saliba (£3.6m).

Saliba, the French player, has accumulated a commendable 61 points, positioning him joint-seventh among players in his specific role. However, he currently lags behind White by 16 points.

Surprisingly, Saliba commands a significant ownership of 29.9%, making him only marginally less popular than Trippier. One plausible explanation for this could be that the 22-year-old offers a more budget-friendly entry into Arsenal’s defense since he’s currently £0.8m cheaper than White.

The primary distinction between the two players lies in White’s ability to contribute more in an attacking capacity due to his role as a right-back.

White has showcased four shots on target, created two significant goal-scoring opportunities, scored one goal, and provided one assist.

In contrast, Saliba has one assist but hasn’t registered any metrics in the other three categories, highlighting a difference in their offensive contributions.

Mikel Arteta’s team is set to encounter West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday and a challenging away game against Newcastle over the weekend. However, the rest of their fixtures for November seem quite favorable.

Arsenal will host Sevilla, a team they recently defeated in Spain, before welcoming Burnley to the Emirates.

The upcoming matches against Brentford and Lens also seem relatively favorable, although Lens managed to win the previous fixture in France.

Considering White’s impressive statistics, fantasy football managers in the Dream Team could find it advantageous to support him throughout November, especially with Arsenal’s relatively favorable fixtures.

Arsenal star underrated? : Only Kieran Trippier has more points than Ben White among Dream Team defenders

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