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GW10 FPL stats: Vardy overshadowed by Fernandes

The Scout 30 Nov 2020
Premier League - Leicester City v Fulham

Leicester forward delivers an assist as he is made the most-captained player

More than a million Fantasy Premier League managers were left frustrated as Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) could not get on the scoresheet in Leicester City's 2-1 defeat by Fulham on Monday night.

The promise of a home fixture against the struggling Cottagers ensured Vardy was the top captain pick for the first time this season, a feat he managed on 10 occasions in 2019/20.

And although the 33-year-old could not add to his eight goals this season, it was not all bad news as Vardy did assist a late Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) consolation goal for a return of five FPL points.

GW10 most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s)
Vardy 1,039
Calvert-Lewin 915
Fernandes 814

Bruno Fernandes (£10.9m), the third-most popular captain pick, delivered a third consecutive double-digit haul in Manchester United's 3-2 win at Southampton.

Fernandes rewarded his owners with 10 points, or 20 with the armband, after a goal and an assist at St Mary's Stadium.

There were a wide range of popular candidates in Gameweek 10, with 12 different players each being captained by over 100,000 Fantasy managers.

Over 915,000 selected Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m) for Everton's match against Leeds United on Saturday.

But they were left frustrated as the forward suffered only his second blank of the season, earning just two points.

Most-captained by top 100
Player Captained by
Calvert-Lewin 23
Vardy 19
Kane 14

Fifteen different players were chosen by the top 100 FPL managers.

Calvert-Lewin was more popular than Vardy in that elite group, while Harry Kane (£10.9m) was narrowly favoured over Fernandes.

But Kane was unable to add to his total of seven goals and nine assists in 2020/21 FPL as Tottenham Hotspur drew 0-0 at Chelsea.

Rising ownership 

Vardy and Fernandes also featured among the top three players transferred in for Gameweek 10. But gaining more new owners than both players combined was Diogo Jota (£6.8m). 

Some 803,000 managers added the Portuguese to their squads ahead of Liverpool's 1-1 draw Brighton & Hove Albion, and Jota continued his good form with a goal and a total of nine points.

GW10 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s)
Jota 803
Vardy 393
Fernandes 298

Making way for Jota was Wilfried Zaha (£7.3m), who was sold by more than 825,000 managers. 

The 28-year-old winger was ruled out of Crystal Palace's match against Newcastle United as he remains in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

Defenders Romain Saiss (£5.1m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) completed the top three transfers out, with the pair unavailable for selection in Gameweek 10.

GW10 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s)
Zaha 825
Saiss 370
Alexander-Arnold 333

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

Also in this series

Part 2: GW10 Bonus points: Cavaleiro delivers for Fulham
Part 3: FPL Saturday review: Jota rewards new backers

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