Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m) returned six points in the 2-0 win at Crystal Palace, rubbing further salt into the wounds of the managers who instead opted for Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m).
Salah was the No 1 captain choice for a record 14th time in 2019/20, with more than one million trusting him with the armband, but he blanked in Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Arsenal and returned only two points.
But Fernandes was the top vice-captain among those who gave the armband to De Bruyne, so 158,257 managers will at least enjoy seeing their armband switching over to the Portuguese.
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Among the leading 100 FPL managers Christian Pulisic (£7.4m) was the top captain selection.
The American repaid his backers with an assist against Norwich City in the opening match of Gameweek 36+, his seventh attacking return since the competition's resumption.
The 17 elite managers who opted for Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) will still be ruing their decision.
Sterling was also the most-popular signing for the Gameweek among all FPL managers but his 230,000+ new owners would have had their head in their hands as he was benched.
While he did come on at half-time, Sterling was only able to bring home one point against AFC Bournemouth.
It is the 17th time in 35 Gameweeks that the most-bought player has blanked, and the second time in a row after Mason Greenwood (£4.9m) missed out on attacking returns in Gameweek 35+.
There was better news for owners of Sterling's team-mate Gabriel Jesus (£9.8m), who was the second-most popular addition and scored the second goal in City's 2-1 victory.
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A host of FPL managers made room for Sterling by transferring out Salah, the second most-sold player in the Gameweek after his disappointing blank against Burnley last weekend.
On the other hand, Raul Jimenez (£8.1m) punished his sellers again after being among the top three transfers out for a third successive Gameweek.
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