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Mane gets better of top FPL captain Salah

The Scout 18 Aug 2019
Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool

Liverpool wingers have mixed Gameweek 2 fortunes as The Scout reveals the most-selected captains and Triple Captains

Gameweek 2 has been a contrasting one for those who captained Liverpool wingers in Fantasy Premier League.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) was the top choice, captained by over 1.8million managers for Saturday’s trip to Southampton.

But he failed to provide attacking returns in the 2-1 win, bringing in just three points.

Instead, it was Sadio Mane (£11.5m) who was the big success at St Mary’s Stadium.

Mane outshines Salah

The Senegal international was the sixth most-captained player, given the armband by more than 252,000 managers.

Mane scored once and also provided an assist to deliver 13 points.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m), Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) and Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) also rewarded their backers.

The trio scored one goal apiece, registering six points each in Gameweek 2.

GW2 most-captained players
Player Captained by Points
Mohamed Salah 1,815,518
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 886,282
Raheem Sterling 582,984
Harry Kane 447,526
Sergio Aguero 366,405
Sadio Mane 252,240 13

It was Sterling who was the most popular pick among the top managers in FPL.

The Manchester City winger was given the captaincy by 80 of the top 115, with 18 of those managers tied in the last spot inside the top 100, after his hat-trick at West Ham United on the opening weekend of 2019/20.

And Sterling justified that show of faith, firing his fourth goal of the season in the 2-2 home draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Most captained by top 115 managers
Player Picked by
Raheem Sterling 80
Mohamed Salah 21
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 7
Marcus Rashford 4
Harry Kane

Salah’s blank against Saints was a major blow to the 49,000 managers who played their Triple Captain chip on the Egyptian.

Indeed, three of the top five most-selected Triple Captains for Gameweek 2 failed to produce points, with Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Harry Kane (£11.0m) also blanking.

GW2 Triple Captains
Player Picked by
Mohamed Salah 49,005
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 39,483
Raheem Sterling 19,410
Virgil van Dijk 18,767
Harry Kane 18,404 

An injury to Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson (£5.9m) in Gameweek 1 had a huge impact on the transfer plans of FPL managers.

Premium rivals David De Gea (£5.6m) and Ederson (£6.1m) were bought by a combined 719,000 as owners rushed to buy a replacement.

Marcus Rashford (£8.6m) was another popular pick, brought in by over 312,000 after scoring twice against Chelsea last weekend.

Indeed, Rashford is the only player from the top 10 captains yet to play.

Handed the armband by 228,000+ managers, the Manchester United forward will travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.  

Most transferred in players for GW2
Player Transferred in by
David De Gea 393,301
Ederson 325,392
Raheem Sterling 314,059
Marcus Rashford 312,546
Anthony Martial 232,598

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