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FPL GW6 Stats: Benched Sterling the top captain

The Scout 21 Sep 2019
Raheem Sterling cele v BOU

More than 1.4m frustrated FPL managers see Man City winger made substitute for Watford visit after handing him armband

Over 1.4million Fantasy Premier League managers were frustrated when Raheem Sterling (£12.2m) was an unused substitute for Manchester City's 8-0 win over Watford.

For the third time in four Gameweeks the winger was the most popular captain pick in FPL.

Managers were hoping the 24-year-old could repeat last season's heroics, when he scored a hat-trick in the corresponding fixture, while ending his run of two blank Gameweeks.

But the winger remained on the bench, watching his team-mates go on a scoring spree.

Sergio Aguero (£12.2m) was a close second for the armband, with more than 1.2m people selecting the Argentinian.

They had mixed emotions as they saw the player score a penalty and get an assist but also miss a host of chances.

GW6’s most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s)
Raheem Sterling 1,434
Sergio Aguero 1,225
Mohamed Salah 934

It was a different story for the top 100 FPL managers, where Aguero was the clear choice, with nearly half the total vote.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) pipped Sterling to second spot.

Fourteen managers fancied the Egyptian to do well in Liverpool's trip to Chelsea. Only Norwich City had conceded more goals than the Blues this season going into the weekend.  

GW6 captains by FPL's top 100
Player Captained by
Sergio Aguero 45
Mohamed Salah 14 
Raheem Sterling 13 

More than 611,000 managers brought in Tammy Abraham (£7.3m) for Gameweek 6, making him the most popular acquisition.

The 21-year-old Chelsea forward has seven goals in his last three matches, and boasts a value of 5.8 points per million (ppm).

Chelsea's difficult home match against Liverpool wasn't enough to deter his new owners. The Reds have conceded only four goals this season, the joint-best record in the league.

Teemu Pukki (£7.1m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.9m) completed the top three for most-signed players.

The Norwich City duo offered exceptional value for money - Pukki has returned 6.9ppm and Cantwell 5.5ppm - but both suffered blanks in their trip to Burnley.

GW6's most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s)
Tammy Abraham 611
Todd Cantwell 494
Teemu Pukki 429

After he limped off with an ankle injury in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, Mason Mount (£6.5m) was sold by more than 200,000 managers, despite the Blues' head coach Frank Lampard not ruling his midfielder out of Sunday's match.

Disappointing form explained the sales of both Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Raul Jimenez (£7.3m).

Kane was sold by almost 200,000 managers after registering one goal and one assist in the last four matches, but the striker punished them with a goal in the early match at Leicester City.

A similar number of managers got rid of Jimenez after just two goals in five matches from the Wolverhampton Wanderers forward.

GW6's most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s)
Mason Mount 207 
Harry Kane 199 
Raul Jimenez 196

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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