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GW30 FPL stats: Captain Kane rewards faith of millions

4 Apr 2021
Harry Kane

Top pick scores twice at Newcastle to become the second player to hit the 200-point mark in 2020/21 FPL

Nearly two million Fantasy Premier League managers were rewarded after Harry Kane (£11.6m) scored twice against Newcastle United to become the second player to hit the 200-point mark this season.

The most popular captain for a fifth time this campaign, Tottenham Hotspur star Kane earned a total of 13 points.

GW30 most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s)
Kane 1,977
Fernandes 1,688
Salah 652

Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) completed the top three of captains.

More than 1.6million managers backed Fernandes to add to his 17 double-figure hauls since joining Manchester United.

And in the win over Brighton & Hove Albion, Fernandes claimed an assist to return five points.

Salah backers were rewarded by a goal from the Egyptian, who scored in Liverpool's 3-0 victory at Arsenal for an eight-point return.

Most-captained by top 100
Player Captained by
Kane 73
Fernandes 21
Raphinha/Bamford/Son 2

Among the leading 100 managers, only one selected Salah as their captain, with Raphinha (£5.7m), Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) and Son Heung-min (£9.4m) all chosen ahead of him.

The Leeds United pair had an enticing home match against Sheffield United, but while Raphinha claimed an assist, Bamford was taken off after a blank.

Those who backed Son were left disappointed after he was firstly named among the substitutes before coming at half-time to earn one point. 

GW30 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s)
Lingard 289
Mount 262
Fernandes 248

Left out of the Chelsea starting XI against West Bromwich Albion, Mason Mount (£7.1m) emerged from the bench to score his fourth goal under Thomas Tuchel, much to the relief of his 262,000+ new owners.

Only Jesse Lingard (£6.3m) was bought by more managers for Gameweek 30, snapped up by over 289,000.

That faith in the West Ham United midfielder was rewarded as Lingard registered a goal and an assist in the 3-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers to return 12 points.

He has now averaging 8.5 points per match, more than any other player in FPL this season. 

GW30 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s)
Son 430
Bale 330
Aubameyang 197

Two Spurs players were shipped out in large numbers after Gameweek 29.

A combined 761,133 Fantasy managers sold either Son or Gareth Bale (£9.4m) after the pair missed the win over Aston Villa.

Those proved to be shrewd moves, as Bale matched Son's single-point return after only appearing as a late substitute.

And the more than 197,000 who dumped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m) were justified in their decision as the midfielder blanked against Liverpool.

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

Also in this series

Part 2: GW30 Bonus points: Rodriguez and Coleman lead the way
Part 3: FPL Saturday review: Pereira stars on day of season-high hauls
Part 4: GW30 Lessons: Managers rush to Jota
Part 5: GW30 Lessons: Kane a must-have for the run-in
Part 6: Who to target for the run-in? What the experts say

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