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GW24 FPL stats: Salah repays captaincy faith

The Scout 29 Jan 2020
Mohamed Salah, West Ham v Liverpool

Egyptian produces a goal and an assist against West Ham while most-captained and triple-captained player Sadio Mane misses out

There were hugely contrasting fortunes for the two most-popular captain picks in Double Gameweek 24 of Fantasy Premier League.

Sadio Mane (£12.3m) was chosen ahead of Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) as the most-selected captain and Triple Captain.

Over one million FPL managers handed Mane the armband, with an additional 270,000+ using their Triple Captain chip on the Senegal international.

But Mane failed to recover from the injury that forced off him off after 33 minutes against Wolverhampton Wanderers, seeing him claim only one point.

Salah followed close behind in the captaincy race. More than 944,000 people picked the Egyptian as their captain and another 220,000 entrusted him with their Triple Captain chip.

He delivered a goal and an assist in the 2-0 win over West Ham United, along with maximum bonus, to finish the Double Gameweek with 16 points.  

GW24's most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s)
Mane 1,083
Salah 944
Vardy 745

The top 100 FPL managers chose exclusively Liverpool players for their captains, with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) replacing Jamie Vardy (£9.9m) as their third most-popular choice.

The right-back supplied the assist for Jordan Henderson's (£5.4m) goal against Wolves and picked up a clean sheet against West Ham to total 12 points.

GW24 captains by FPL's top 100
Player Captained by
Mane  40
Salah 39
Alexander-Arnold 15

More than 625,000 FPL managers have used their Triple Captain chip in Double Gameweek 24, with the vast majority of them opting for Liverpool players.

The same trio selected by the top 100 FPL managers for the captaincy have been the players most entrusted with the Triple Captain chip.

The disparity in points between the pair, with Salah outscoring Mane by 48 to 3 for those managers deploying the chip on either player, has resulted in significant rank swings.

GW24's Triple Captains 
Player Triple Captained by ('000s)
Mane 270
Salah 220
Alexander-Arnold 81
Vardy woe

Vardy went off injured before half-time in Leicester City's  4-1 win over West Ham.

More than 290,000+ FPL managers parted company with the striker ahead of the Gameweek 24 deadline. This was after his disappointing Gameweek 23, when he missed a penalty against Burnley.

The Foxes face Chelsea, Wolves and Manchester City in their next three league fixtures, so although Vardy returned from injury against Aston Villa in the EFL Cup in midweek, he is the most-sold forward ahead of Saturday's Gameweek 25 deadline.

Rashford sales

For the second successive Gameweek, Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) was the most-sold player, with over 658,000 shipping out the injured Manchester United forward.

After Vardy, Tammy Abraham (£7.7m) completed the top three transfers out.

Those who dispensed with the Chelsea striker missed out on five points against Arsenal, although Abraham is now a doubt for the Gameweek 25 trip to Leicester.

Chelsea also face a tricky run of matches, with their next three opponents all scoring four in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR).

GW24's most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s)
Rashford 658
Vardy 290
Abraham 285

The top three players sold were all forwards and more than 390,000 made a straight swap to Roberto Firmino (£9.6m).

They were immediately rewarded as Firmino struck the winner against Wolves before the Brazilian blanked against West Ham.

After back-to-back double-figure hauls, Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) gained over 302,000 new owners.

And he did not disappoint against Sheffield United, coming off the bench to score his seventh goal in four Premier League matches as Man City won 1-0.

Salah was the third most-bought player, with FPL managers loading up on Liverpool assets. 

GW24's most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s)
Firmino 390
Aguero 302
Salah 299


See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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