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GW6 FPL stats: Managers' faith in Spurs duo rewarded

26 Oct 2020
Kane and Son. Spurs

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane deliver once more against Burnley but Mohamed Salah disappoints as top captaincy pick

More than 1.5million Fantasy Premier League managers breathed a sigh of relief after their decision to add either Harry Kane (£10.8m) or Son Heung-min (£9.4m) to their squads resulted in returns in Gameweek 6.

And over 2.3million got extra bang for their buck by entrusting one of the in-form duo with the captain's armband for Monday's trip to Burnley.

The pair had been involved in 13 of Tottenham Hotspur's 15 goals this season, directly assisting one another on eight occasions, and they were at it again at Turf Moor.

Kane produced his eighth assist of the season for Son to strike his eighth goal of the campaign.

Jack Grealish (£7.2m) completed the top three transfers in but his 596,000+ new owners endured a disappointing start to the Gameweek as he blanked in Aston Villa's 3-0 defeat to Leeds United

GW6 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s)
Kane 783
Son 764
Grealish 596

A long-term injury to Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) meant he topped the transfers-out table for GW6 as nearly one million parted company with the Liverpool centre-back.

And fitness concerns contributed to the sales of Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) and Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) ahead of the weekend fixtures.

But they both featured as second-half substitutes. De Bruyne picked up one point in Manchester City's 1-1 draw at West Ham United, while Vardy came on to score Leicester City's goal in the 1-0 win at Arsenal.

GW6 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s)
Van Dijk 930
De Bruyne 746
Vardy 499

For the second time this season, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) was the most-popular captain choice among FPL managers.

But more than 1.7million were left ruing their decision after the Egyptian blanked against Sheffield United.

Salah had delivered attacking returns in four of the previous five Gameweeks but came up short at Anfield after both hitting a post and having a goal ruled out for offside.

Just over 1.4million backed Kane with a further 974,000+ selecting team-mate Son.

GW6 most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s)
Salah 1,704
Kane 1,401
Son 974

The same trio were favoured by the leading 100 FPL managers, although Kane was the overwhelming top pick with over half of this elite group handing him the armband.

GW6 most-captained players by top 100
Player Captained by
Kane 57
Salah 31
Son 4

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

Also in this series 

Part 2: GW6 Bonus points: Zouma reaps rewards
Part 3: FPL Saturday review: Zaha extends best-ever start

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