More than 2.2million Fantasy Premier League managers were left cursing their misfortune after their Gameweek 22 captain Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) failed to deliver attacking returns on Wednesday.
For the ninth time this season Salah was chosen as the most-popular captain in the game.
Salah impressed with a 15-point haul in his last outing, a 3-1 victory over West Ham United. Yet a seemingly inviting home fixture for Liverpool against Brighton & Hove Albion proved anything but as the Reds lost 1-0 at Anfield.
For the Egyptian it was a seventh blank in eight Gameweeks.
Those who instead entrusted Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) with the armband will be feeling particularly pleased with themselves.
The Portuguese scored, supplied two assists and claimed the maximum three bonus points for his ninth double-figure haul this term, a league-leading tally.
Son Heung-min (£9.7m) completed the top three captains.
But without the injured Harry Kane (£11.0m) to feed off those 535,000+ who made the South Korean captain were left to rue their decision.
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Salah was also the top captain choice among the leading 100 FPL managers this Gameweek, with 77 making him skipper.
Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) was the second-most popular choice, with Fernandes in third.
Sterling returned eight points for the 12 managers in the top 100 who put their faith in him.
Salah was also the No 1 transfer target ahead of Gameweek 22 as 620,000+ managers added him to their squads.
There was better news for the 257,000+ who recruited Michail Antonio (£6.6m) ahead of West Ham United's trip to Aston Villa.
The striker produced two assists for eight points in the 3-1 away victory for the Hammers.
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Kane continues to be shipped out in large numbers. The most-sold player for the past two Gameweeks was ditched by a further 800,000 for GW22.
The concerns over Spurs' attacking potential without their injured striker also meant that more than 305,000 parted company with Son.
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