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Mane overtakes Salah in Fantasy standings

By The Scout 6 Oct 2019
Sadio Mane

Senegal international supplies 12 points as The Scout reviews the FPL action ahead of Sunday’s four matches

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A third double-digit haul of the season helped Sadio Mane (£11.6m) leapfrog Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) in the overall standings in Fantasy Premier League.

The Senegal international produced a goal, an assist and 12 FPL points as Liverpool extended their winning start to the season.

Managers have been quick to react after Mane overtook Salah by 57 points to 55 in FPL.

Mane is currently the most-bought player of Gameweek 9, earning 65,000+ new owners. 

Salah, who was forced off with a knock, is the second most-sold player, moved on by 70,000+ managers.

Spot-kick success 

James Milner (£5.3m) was among three midfielders to record their first double-figure haul of 2019/20.

He provided a goal, an assist and 13 points, scoring Liverpool’s winner with a late penalty.

Conor Hourihane (£5.7m) of Aston Villa and Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m) of Burnley also enjoyed their season-high hauls, with 11 and 10 points respectively.

Budget strikers deliver 

Cut-price pair Wesley (£6.0m) and Aaron Connolly (£4.5m) were the only forwards to deliver double figures on Saturday.

Wesley scored twice and set up another goal in Aston Villa's 5-1 win against Norwich City.

And his 14-point haul would have been even greater if he hadn’t missed a penalty at Carrow Road.

Connolly thrived in his first start of the season, netting two goals to return 13 points in Brighton & Hove Albion’s 3-0 home win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Attractive fixtures

The Seagulls’ Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) was the top-scoring defender over Saturday’s six matches. His assist and clean sheet helped the centre-back to 10 points.

Brighton’s short-term schedule further raises the appeal of Connolly and Dunk.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), their next three opponents score just two.

Stepping up to the spot

Elsewhere at the back, Ben Foster (£4.8m) and Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m) both enjoyed successful Saturdays.

Foster’s three saves helped Watford to their first clean sheet of the season, earning the goalkeeper 10 points.

Van Aanholt benefited from the absence of Crystal Palace’s first-choice penalty-taker Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m).

The Dutchman's converted spot-kick against West Ham United took him to 39 points overall, just one point off the top of the FPL defender standings. 

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