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GW10 stats: Relief over No 1 captain Sterling

27 Oct 2019
Raheem Sterling, Man City

More than one million FPL managers get double the benefit of winger's goal but second most-popular pick Sergio Aguero gets only one point

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More than one million Fantasy Premier League managers breathed a sigh of relief after the Manchester City teamsheet came out for Saturday lunchtime's home match against Aston Villa, while another million held their head in their hands after another round of "Pep roulette".

For the fifth time this season Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) was the most popular captain pick and he rewarded those who trusted he would start with the first goal in City's 3-0 win.

But more than 1.1million FPL managers who captained team-mate Sergio Aguero (£12.2m) were disappointed after the forward returned just one point as a substitute.

It was the first time Aguero had started on the bench in a home league match this season. 

GW10's most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s)
 Sterling 1,199
 Aguero 1,103
De Bruyne   746

City players also dominated the captaincy for the top 100 FPL managers.

However, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.1m) was the most popular armband pick.

And the Belgian duly supplied an assist against Villa, to provide attacking returns in four of five home appearances this season.

GW10 captains by FPL's top 100
Player Captained by
De Bruyne  37
Sterling 27
Aguero 16

De Bruyne was also the most popular transfer in ahead of the Gameweek 10 deadline. 

But owners of Jamie Vardy (£9.1m) will be celebrating the most after Friday night's fixture.

The Leicester City striker bagged three goals, an assist and all three bonus points in the record 9-0 win over Southampton.

Over 275,000 FPL managers brought in Vardy in time to profit from this 20-point haul.

In total, 4,880,000 transfers were made in Gameweek 10, a decrease on the 7,693,000 made over the international break. 

GW10's most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s)
 De Bruyne 311
 Vardy 275
Lundstram 149

The party feels well and truly over for Teemu Pukki (£6.9m).

Over 356,000 FPL managers shipped out the Norwich City forward, making him the most-sold player this week. Pukki is without a goal or an assist since Gameweek 5, a barren run that continued in the defeat at home to Manchester United on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur duo Son Heung-min (£9.7m) and Harry Kane (£10.8m) were the second and third most-sold players.

A combined 400,000+ FPL managers dumped the pair ahead of their defeat at leaders Liverpool.

Son claimed an assist and five points at Anfield, with Kane scoring for the first time since Gameweek 7 for a return of seven points.

GW10's most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s)
Pukki  356
Son 234
Kane 174

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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