More than one million Fantasy Premier League managers were rewarded for buying Son Heung-min (£10.4m) in a Gameweek where Free-Hitting was a popular tactic.
A total of 704,625 FPL bosses used the chip in Gameweek 19, the most this season, surpassing the 387,457 who used it in the previous round of matches.
Playing the Free Hit chip proved a winning tactic as those who did so returned an average of over 51 points, compared to the 36 points earned by those who did not.
The Spurs star is ending an impressive 2021 in style, having mustered 205 points in 37 appearances over the calendar year, behind only Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.3m).
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Gabriel Martinelli (£5.4m) was the second most-bought player, gaining over 987,000 new owners.
However, Arsenal's cut-price midfielder was unable to continue his fine form as he blanked for just the second time in seven appearances.
The Portuguese blanked and picked up a booking to muster a solitary point in his side's disappointing 1-1 draw at St James' Park.
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All three of the most-sold players were without a fixture in Gameweek 19.
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There were 1.7m Fantasy bosses who backed Ronaldo with the captaincy, but they will now be reassessing their options ahead of Man Utd's next apparently appealing fixture, at home to Burnley on Thursday.
Ronaldo and Son were the overwhelming favourites among the leading 100 FPL managers, with Joao Cancelo (£6.8m) replacing Salah among the top three.
Cancelo has produced a return in 11 of his 18 appearances this term.