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GW12 FPL stats: Salah rewards faith with goal

By The Scout 13 Dec 2020
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

Liverpool star scored a penalty at Fulham after being the top captain pick for third time this season

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For the third time this season, Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) was the most-popular captain choice among Fantasy Premier League managers.

More than 1.5 million handed Salah the armband for Liverpool's trip to Fulham and their faith was rewarded as he scored a penalty to earn a 1-1 draw for the champions.

Completing the top three were Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.6m) and they linked up for a goal for the 12th time this season as they drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace.

Son provided the assist this time, as Kane put the Premier League leaders ahead at Selhurst Park.

Salah, Kane and Son are fast becoming the default armband picks this season having previously occupied the first three places in Gameweeks 5, 6, 7, and 8.

GW12 most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s)
Salah 1,584
Kane 1,111
Son 941

The leading 100 FPL managers largely agreed with the masses, except they had Kane tying with Salah for top spot.

Most-captained by top 100
Player Captained by
Salah 34
Kane 34
Son 10

Salah was also the most-popular transfer with more than 401,000 adding the Egyptian to their squads.

The most-sold player last time out, Jack Grealish (£7.8m), was the second most-bought player this time.

The Aston Villa talisman has three double-digit hauls already this term but could not deliver a return in the 1-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

James Ward-Prowse (£6.2m) gained 335,000+ new owners for Southampton's enticing home encounter against Sheffield United, the only team yet to kept a clean sheet in 2020/21.

The set-piece specialist has scored three goals from free-kicks this season, as well as supplying three assists, but he disappointed managers who transferred him in as he returned only three points in Sunday's 3-0 win.

GW12 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s)
Salah 401
Grealish 368
Ward-Prowse 335

The three most-sold players all failed to feature in Gameweek 12.

Hakim Ziyech (£8.1m) is not expected back for Chelsea until the end of the month after suffering a hamstring injury, while Everton's James Rodriguez (£7.7m) missed out on their 1-0 victory over Frank Lampard's team with a calf problem.

Liverpool have confirmed that Diogo Jota (£7.0m) faces a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, which he sustained in their midweek UEFA Champions League tie.

GW12 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s)
Ziyech 843
Rodríguez 493
Jota 290

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

Also in this series 

Part 2: GW12 Bonus points: Kane earns maximum
Part 3: FPL Saturday review: More away joy for Martinez

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