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GW4 FPL stats: Favourite Sterling struggles

31 Aug 2019
Raheem Sterling, Man City

The leading captaincy choice blanks for the first time this season and was overshadowed by team-mate Aguero

The top choice for the Gameweek 4 armband was Raheem Sterling (£12.3m), backed by over 1.8million managers in Fantasy Premier League.

Sterling had been in explosive form this season, scoring in each of the first three Gameweeks and netting five goals in total. Therefore, his home match with Brighton & Hove Albion appeared to offer the chance of further returns.

But the Manchester City winger endured a frustrating afternoon, picking up just three FPL points for his first blank of the season.

GW4’s most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s)
Sterling 1,861
Salah 1,082
Aguero 702

The +1million owners who captained Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) saw the Egyptian claim an assist and return six points in Liverpool's 3-0 win at Burnley.

Like Sterling, Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) produced attacking returns in each of the first three Gameweeks.

And the Argentinian did not disappoint the 702,000 who handed him the Gameweek 4 armband, with his 16-point return making the forward the top-scoring player in the game. 

GW4 captains by FPL's top 100
Player Captained by
Sterling 63
Aguero 13
Salah 11

For the second Gameweek in a row more than one million FPL managers transferred in Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki (£7.0m). Team-mate Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) joined him in the top three for most-signed players.

The Canaries duo were the best-value players in the game ahead of Gameweek 4: Pukki had returned 5.0 points per million (ppm) and Cantwell 4.0 ppm.

But both suffered a disappointing trip to West Ham United, Norwich losing 2-0.

Most transferred-in players in GW4 
Player Transferred in by
Pukki 1,013,156
Mount 780,550
Cantwell 732,227

Anthony Martial (£7.7m) was the most-sold player after being ruled out with injury ahead of the Gameweek 4 deadline. More than half a million managers sold the Manchester United player.

Injury also explained the sales of Tanguy Ndombele (£6.0m), with Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Harry Kane (£11.1m) shipped out in large numbers too after a disappointing blank at home to Newcastle United in Gameweek 3.

Most transferred-out players in GW4
Player Transferred out by
Martial 553,717
Kane 436,729
Ndombele 341,926

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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