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GW9 FPL stats: Calvert-Lewin thrives with armband

The Scout 22 Nov 2020
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton

Third-most popular captain set to outscore Bruno Fernandes in Fantasy after brace at Fulham

The 869,000+ Fantasy Premier League managers who backed Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) with the armband against Fulham had plenty to celebrate as the Everton striker scored twice on Sunday.

The third most-popular captain in Gameweek 9, Calvert-Lewin gave his backers an early boost by finding the net after just 41 seconds, before striking again before half-time.

With 10 points already secured and another three likely to be added when the bonus points are confirmed, Calvert-Lewin looks set to beat the 11-point haul achieved by the most-popular Gameweek 9 captain, Bruno Fernandes (£10.7m) against West Bromwich Albion.

He has also easily eclipsed the four-point total recorded by Harry Kane (£11.0m) after the Tottenham Hotspur striker's assist against Manchester City.

Calvert-Lewin continues to provide great consistency, having blanked just once in his nine outings this season.

GW9 most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s)
Fernandes 1,268
Kane 993
Calvert-Lewin 869

The leading 100 FPL managers were in agreement with the masses, captaining the same three players in an identical order.

Most-captained by top 100
Player Captained by
Fernandes 30
Kane 29
Calvert-Lewin 11

Fernandes was also the most-bought player ahead of Gameweek 9.

Those managers who signed him would have had their hearts in their mouths as the midfielder had a penalty saved by Sam Johnstone (£4.5m).

But there was a let-off as he was allowed to retake because of goalkeeper encroachment, and he did not miss a second time.

GW9 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s)
Fernandes 1,055
Ziyech 764
Grealish 641

There was disappointment, however, for the 764,000+ who transferred in Hakim Ziyech (£8.3m) as the winger blanked in Chelsea's 2-0 win at Newcastle United

And Jack Grealish (£7.6m), the best-value midfielder in FPL coming into the Gameweek with 7.9 points per million, could only manage a single point in Aston Villa's 2-1 defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion.

Out of favour

Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) were the most-sold players after being ruled out of the Reds' home match against Leicester City.

Son Heung-min (£9.5m), who had blanked in his two previous matches, was also discarded by many managers ahead of his tricky run of fixtures.

But the top-scoring midfielder in FPL punished those sellers with his ninth goal of the season and 10 FPL points against Man City.

GW9 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s)
Salah  1,395
Alexander-Arnold 718
Son 401

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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