Wilfried Zaha has revealed he’s got no clue about the popular Fantasy Premier League game or why people message him about it.
The Crystal Palace winger is a popular choice in the simulation game played by over 9 million people. Zaha has hit double figures in three of his last four seasons, with this term seeing him net five already.
On FPL, Zaha’s value is £7.5 million, a decent price given his goal tallies. If this makes sense to you, you’re likely well-versed in FPL.
The Ivory Coast international doesn’t play it but is well aware of his popularity through it.
Ahead of Palace’s clash with West Ham United on Sunday, Zaha sat down with Sky Sports and discussed his newfound fame.
He admitted: “I always hear people say ‘thanks’ for the points. I don’t know what it’s about at all!
“I just know that I get put in teams, thrown out if I don’t score for one or two games.
“I see my name, people saying ‘thank you’, ‘you’re awful’, ‘you’re out of my team now’.”
When told scoring is good for FPL managers as well as Palace, Zaha replied: “Yeah, I know! I’m getting compliments for something I have no idea how it works. I don’t mind.”
Zaha has scored five goals this season. (Image Credit: Alamy)Zaha’s contract with Palace is set to expire in the summer, with Eagles chiefs already offering him a new deal.
The 29-year-old is free to enter pre-contract negotiations with overseas clubs from January. He’s also said to have suitors within England, including Arsenal.
It’s said Zaha is keen to prove himself at a top club after becoming ‘frustrated’ with the media’s perception of him.
Ferguson retired shortly after, however, with Zaha making just four appearances for United.
After an ill-fated loan spell with Cardiff City, he returned to Palace on loan in 2014. The following year, he sealed a permanent return to Selhurst Park.
Patrick Vieira’s side are currently 10th in the Premier League table after a 1-0 win over Southampton last weekend.