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GW16 FPL stats: Alli rewards managers' faith

The Scout 7 Dec 2019
Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was most-transferred in player in Fantasy and provided his new managers with a return

The most sought-after player in Fantasy Premier League was Dele Alli (£8.6m) ahead of the Gameweek 16 deadline and the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder rewarded his new owners against Burnley.

More than 385,000 FPL managers added Alli to their squads after his impressive performances under new head coach Jose Mourinho and the 23-year-old provided two assists in the 5-0 win.

But, there was disappointment for the 354,000+ managers who transferred in Tammy Abraham (£7.9m).

In the previous Gameweek, Abraham, who had been the most-sold player, overcame injury concerns to punish sellers with a 12-point haul.

However, the thousands who immediately bought back the Chelsea forward were frustrated for a second time as he blanked in the 3-1 defeat by Everton.

There was disappointment too for the 191,000 who acquired Sadio Mane (£12.3m) as the winger remained on the bench for Liverpool's win at AFC Bournemouth.

GW16's most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s)
Alli 385
Abraham 354
Mane 191

Making way for Alli and Mane were Raheem Sterling (£11.9m) and Anthony Martial (£7.6m). The pair were sold by a combined 399,000+ managers.

In the last six Gameweeks, Sterling has one goal and no assists, while Martial had scored just once since Gameweek 3. But the Frenchman was back among the goals in the Manchester derby.

The most-sold player this Gameweek was Raul Jimenez (£7.6m). More than 226,000 managers parted company with the Wolverhampton Wanderers forward, ignoring the fact that the Mexican has blanked just once in the last five Gameweeks.

GW16's most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s)
Jimenez 226
Sterling 202
Martial 197

There was no change in the captaincy selections, with Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) again the most popular choice. 

Over 1.5million managers handed the Leicester City forward the armband as he looks to add to his 11 goals in nine matches at Aston Villa on Sunday. 

The Liverpool pair of Mane and Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) were the second and third-most captained players.

GW16's most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s)
 Vardy  1,567
 Mane  996
 Salah  592

The same top two players were favoured by the top 100 FPL managers.

However, Son Heung-min (£9.9m) was the third most-popular captain, and wisely so, as the Spurs star scored and assisted at home to Burnley.

GW16 captains by FPL's top 100
Player Captained by
 Vardy  39
 Mane  22
 Son  11

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

Also in this series

Part 2: GW16 bonus points: Kane repays in full
Part 3: GW16 review: Joy for Salah as Mane owners despair

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