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GW22 FPL stats: Vardy fails to repeat Saints heroics

The Scout 12 Jan 2020
Jamie Vardy, Leicester

Leading captain choice only delivers an assist as most-popular signing Ings scores again

For the 10th successive Gameweek Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) was the most popular captain in Fantasy Premier League

The Leicester City forward registered a season-high 20 points against Saturday's opponents Southampton in the reverse fixture in Gameweek 10.

But he only managed an assist as the Foxes suffered a 2-1 defeat at King Power Stadium.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) was the second most-picked captain ahead of Manchester City's trip to Aston Villa and his two assists in his side's 6-1 victory led to him taking home nine points.

With three double-figure hauls in the last five Gameweeks, Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) completed the top three most-selected captains.

He was favoured by over 600,000 FPL managers for Liverpool's trip to Tottenham Hotspur but, like Vardy, the Egyptian also had to settle for an assist in the 1-0 victory. 

GW22's most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s)
Vardy 1,519
De Bruyne 936
Salah 600

The top 100 FPL managers were in near-complete agreement with everyone else. The same trio were selected in the same order, with Anthony Martial (£7.9m) joining Salah in joint-third spot.

The Frenchman outscored Vardy and Salah, netting in the 4-0 win over Norwich City at Old Trafford.

GW22 captains by FPL's top 100
Player Captained by
Vardy 53
De Bruyne 18
Salah, Martial 5

Nine goals in 10 Gameweeks persuaded 348,000+ managers to add Danny Ings (£6.7m) to their team.

And they were rewarded as the Southampton striker scored his 14th goal of the season.

Saints have an enticing run of fixtures with six of their next eight matches rated at two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR).

Gameweek 22's second-most transferred-in player, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.9m), also has an appealing schedule with all four of his upcoming opponents rated at two in the FDR.

But he failed to produce an attacking return for a second successive match as Richarlison scored the only goal in Everton's 1-0 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Jack Grealish (£6.5m) gained 234,000+ new owners following his second 13-point haul of the season in Gameweek 21 but the midfielder could only claim one point as Aston Villa were comprehensively beaten by Man City at Villa Park.

GW22's most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s)
Ings 348
Calvert-Lewin 266
Grealish 234

A hamstring injury for Harry Kane (£10.9m) prompted over 656,000 managers to part company with the England international.

Tottenham Hotspur last week confirmed that Kane will now undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring and is expected to be out until April.

Team-mate Dele Alli (£8.7m) was the second-most transferred-out player as faith in Spurs assets dwindles. The 23-year-old has just one attacking return in his last five matches and blanked again against Liverpool. 

Despite his popularity in the captain stakes, Vardy was the third most-sold player after his two recent no-shows.

GW22's most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s)
Kane 656
Alli 379
Vardy 257

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

Part 2: GW22 bonus points: Doucoure shines for Watford
Part 3: GW22 review: Azpilicueta gets another double-digit haul
Part 4: GW22 Lessons: Aguero provides forward solution
Part 5: GW22 Lessons: Time to consider Southampton

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