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GW34 FPL stats: Frustration for Kane backers

3 May 2021
Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United - Premier League

Most-popular captain blanks in Spurs' 4-0 home win over Sheff Utd

More than 2.3million Fantasy Premier League managers were left disappointed as top captaincy pick Harry Kane (£11.9m) blanked against Sheffield United.

Kane had scored on six of the seven previous occasions when he had been the No 1 pick, but that run ended on Sunday.

While Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheff Utd 4-0, Kane was not involved in any of the goals and returned only two points.

GW34 most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s) Points
Kane 2,311 2
Fernandes 919 0
Salah 762 0

Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) were second and third in the captaincy stakes.

The pair were due to go head-to-head on Sunday but Manchester United's home match with Liverpool was postponed because of a security breach.

The rearrangement of the fixture will be announced in due course.

Most-captained by top 100
Player Captained by Points
Kane 84 2
Son 7 12
Iheanacho 5 5

Among the leading 100 managers, Son Heung-min (£9.6m) and Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.3m) replaced Fernandes and Salah in the top three, and their backers were rewarded.

Son produced his 11th double-figure haul of the season as he claimed a goal and an assist against Sheff Utd, breaking the 200 FPL points mark for the first time in his career.

Meanwhile, Iheanacho produced his 11th attacking return in eight matches with an assist in Leicester City's 1-1 draw at Southampton

GW34 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s) Points
Kane 306 2
Iheanacho 302 5
Son 283 12

Kane, Iheanacho, and Son were also the three most-bought players ahead of Gameweek 34.

Son and Kane are the second and third most-owned players after Fernandes, while Iheanacho's ownership has increased from 24,687 ahead of Gameweek 26 to over 2m.

GW34 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s) Points
Stones 257 0
Cresswell 208 2
Fernandes 206 0

Over 206,000 managers have lost patience with Fernandes following his recent poor form. The Portuguese is the only player among the three most-sold players who is neither injured nor suspended. 

John Stones (£5.1m) served the second of a three-match ban.

Managers also sold Aaron Cresswell (£5.6m), who was a doubt for West Ham United's trip to Burnley on Monday. Although he played the full fixture, the defender did not return in the 2-1 victory, claiming only two points.

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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Part 3: GW34 Bonus points: Antonio returns to claim a maximum
Part 4: FPL Saturday review: Watkins in form for Double Gameweek
Part 5: GW34 Lessons: European clubs causing rotation issues
Part 6: GW34 Lessons: Red-hot Bale to shake up run-in
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