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GW10 FPL stats: Salah smashes own captaincy record

30 Oct 2021
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

A staggering 4.6million managers handed Liverpool's Egyptian the armband against Brighton

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A record 4.6million+ Fantasy Premier League managers captained Mohamed Salah (£12.9m) for his home match against Brighton & Hove Albion in Gameweek 10.

The Liverpool star smashed the previous record of 3.5m, which he himself set in Gameweek 8. And he has also become the first ever player to be selected in more than 6m FPL teams.

His backers were given yet another attacking return as Salah provided a fourth-minute assist against Brighton.

But the Egyptian was unable to add to that contribution, failing to score for the first time in eight matches and posting his second-lowest Fantasy total of the season.

GW10 most-captained players
Player Captained by (000's) Pts
Salah 4,676 5
Ronaldo 762 12
Fernandes 401 6

A combined 1.2m kept faith with Man Utd duo Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.7m).

The Portuguese pair combined for the first goal, with Fernandes assisting a sublime Ronaldo volley before the latter assisted Edinson Cavani (£8.4m) in a 3-0 triumph at Tottenham Hotspur.

Most-captained by top 100
Player Captained by Pts
Salah 100 5
Foden 1 2

Ahead of Gameweek 10, there were 101 managers occupying the top 100 places in Fantasy, and 100 of them backed Salah with the armband.

The one exception was Yusuf Padia, ranked 27th overall, who opted for Phil Foden (£8.2m).

Yusuf rightly predicted that Salah would have a less successful outing than usual but Foden blanked in Manchester City's shock 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

GW10 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s) Pts
Mount 832 0
Chilwell 758 8
Foden 733 2

Foden was joined by Chelsea duo Mason Mount (£7.6m) and Ben Chilwell (£5.9m) in the top three transfers in.

Mount produced a career-best 24 points against Norwich City in Gameweek 9 but his 832,000+ new owners suffered disappointment as he missed the Newcastle United match through illness.

More than 758,000 snapped up Chilwell and his backers fared rather better as the Blues wing-back earned a clean sheet and two bonus for an eight-point haul.

GW10 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s) Pts
Lukaku 676 0
Alonso 600 0
Pogba 532 0

The injured Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m) and the out-of-favour Marcos Alonso (£5.7m) were the two most-transferred-out players, dumped by more than 676,000 and 600,000 managers respectively.

The suspended Paul Pogba (£7.5m) completed the top three.

The Frenchman served the first of a three-match ban following his sending-off against Liverpool.

See: Which players are suspended or close to a ban?

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Part 1: FDR Analysis: Brighton backline packed with differentials
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Part 4: GW10 Saturday review: Top defender James in big demand

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