Mohamed Salah (£12.0m) rewarded the 890,000+ Fantasy Premier League managers who gave him the captaincy in Gameweek 1 of 2020/21 as he claimed 20 points to outscore top armband pick Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) and third choice Timo Werner (£9.5m).
Arsenal's Aubameyang, who has been reclassified as a midfielder, scored in spectacular style against Fulham in the 3-0 win for a seven-point return but then Salah struck a hat-trick in Liverpool's 4-3 home victory over Leeds United.
It continued the Egyptian's great form at Anfield, adding to the 15 goals scored at home in 2019/20, more than any other player.
The pair were the top two captain picks for the opening weekend, with Aubameyang leading the way, backed by 1.5million managers.
GW1's most-captained players
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FPL new boy Werner completed the top three of the most-selected armband picks.
He could not get on the scoresheet, however, and ended up with a total of five points.
Managers gamble on early chip
In total, almost a quarter of a million managers gambled early and played their Triple Captain chip in the opening Gameweek.
Aubameyang was again the No 1 pick from the 225,426 FPL bosses who played the chip, with Werner selected ahead of Salah this time.
GW1 most Triple-Captained players