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GW3 Captains: Frustration for favourites after Salah haul

The Scout 25 Aug 2019
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FPL managers hoping Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane could hit back after Liverpool winger's points haul had mixed feelings

Managers who captained Raheem Sterling (£12.2m) and Harry Kane (£11.1m) in Gameweek 3 of Fantasy Premier League enjoyed mixed fortunes from Sunday's fixtures.

Sterling and Kane were the two most-selected captains, backed by 1.3million and 1.1million respectively, but they were overshadowed in Gameweek 3 by their premium rival Mohamed Salah (£12.5m).

Salah was the top armband pick in each of the first two Gameweeks but dropped to third favourite for the visit of Arsenal.

And he richly rewarded those who kept the faith with two goals and 15 points on Saturday evening.

Sterling earned eight points thanks to a goal in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory at AFC Bournemouth, the third Gameweek running in which he has scored.

But Kane owners suffered more. Sensing a big return from the home match with Newcastle United the million managers who captained the Tottenham Hotspur striker instead saw him blank and return just two points.

GW3 most-captained players
Player Captained by Points
Raheem Sterling 1,340,892
Harry Kane  1,151,418
Mohamed Salah 840,151 15
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 433,693
Sergio Aguero 403,453 13

Salah’s performance had a big impact on the top managers in FPL, who also lost faith in the Egyptian.

Despite Salah producing a goal and an assist in each of his previous two home meetings with Arsenal before Gameweek 3, only five of the top 100 managers captained him for Gameweek 3.

Instead, it was Kane who was their top choice, with 41 choosing him as their skipper. Sterling was selected by 37.

Most-captained players by top 100
Player Picked by
Harry Kane  41
Raheem Sterling 37
Mohamed Salah 5
Anthony Martial 5
Marcus Rashford

When it came to playing Triple Captain chips, Kane and Sterling again dominated the thoughts of FPL managers for Gameweek 3, with almost 50,000 Kane backers frustrated as their chip was squandered.

GW3 Triple Captains
Player Picked by
Harry Kane  47,612 
Raheem Sterling 35,474 
Marcus Rashford 11,333 
Sergio Aguero 10,992 
Mohamed Salah 9,151 
Also in this series

Part 1: GW3 Captains: Big regrets over Salah
Part 3: Managers rewarded for leaping on Pukki bandwagon

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