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GW4 FPL stats: Ronaldo rewards his record backing

12 Sep 2021
Ronaldo, Man Utd

Man Utd forward produces a double-digit haul to delight the 2.2m managers who transferred him in

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Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) provided an immediate reward for the record 2.2million Fantasy Premier League managers who transferred him in as he scored twice in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle United.

The Portuguese starred on his second debut for Manchester United, netting either side of half-time to claim 13 points plus three bonus.

GW4 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s) Pts
Ronaldo 2,206 13
Torres 1,244 3
Antonio 996 -1

Out-of-position midfielder Ferran Torres (£7.1m) gained 1.2m new owners after starting the season as a centre-forward for Manchester City

But the Spaniard was unable to justify that backing as he blanked in the 1-0 win at Leicester City

There was also misery for the 990,000+ who added Michail Antonio (£8.0m) to their squads.

The West Ham United forward was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in the goalless draw at Southampton and will miss the Gameweek 5 home encounter with Man Utd with a one-match suspension. 

Salah still top captain

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) was once again the most-popular captain, backed by over 1.7m managers. It's the third time the Egyptian has been the No 1 pick in 2021/22. 

The Liverpool midfielder repaid their faith with a goal in their 3-0 victory at Leeds United on Sunday.

Bruno Fernandes (£12.0m) was chosen just ahead of Ronaldo in second spot with over 1.3m handing him the armband.

Fernandes had scored and assisted in both his previous appearances against Newcastle and was once more on target against the Magpies.

The Portuguese also received a bonus point for his efforts to return eight points.

GW4 most-captained players
Player Captained by (000's) Pts
Salah 1,748 8
Fernandes 1,369 8
Ronaldo 1,260 13

Ronaldo was the top captain pick among the leading 100 Fantasy managers and those managers among the elite will be smiling after his double-digit haul.

Salah took second spot and Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m) joined Fernandes in third.

The Chelsea striker made his managers happy as he continued his scoring run against Aston Villa, as, like Ronaldo, his brace brought him 13 points including maximum bonus returns.

Most-captained by top 100
Player Captained by Pts
Ronaldo 39 13
Salah 26 8
Fernandes 11 8
Lukaku 11 13

Fernandes and Danny Ings (£8.0m) were the makeweights as managers reshaped their squads to accommodate Ronaldo.

And Emiliano Martinez (£5.5m) was shipped out by over 970,000 to complete the top three. The Villa goalkeeper missed the trip to Stamford Bridge due to quarantine regulations.

GW4 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s) Pts
Fernandes 1,273 8
Ings 1,171 2
Martinez 977 0

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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