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GW27 FPL stats: Agony for Burnley's Double Gameweek backers

1 Mar 2022

Wout Weghorst blanks and Ben Mee gets injured as millions of Fantasy managers rue their choices

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Millions of Fantasy Premier League managers were left to rue their decision to go big on Burnley's Double Gameweek 27.

Indeed, Wout Weghorst (£6.8m) was unable to justify his position as the top transfer target in a Gameweek where more more than 600,000 managers deployed a Free Hit chip.

DGW27 chips used
Chip Total played
Free Hit 600,180
Wildcard 144,397
Triple Captain 21,861
Bench Boost 12,063

Those who used the chip to bring in Weghorst had high hopes after his 14-point return in DGW26 led to him being snapped up by nearly one million managers.

But the Dutchman was unable to score in either of his two GW27 matches, a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace and a 0-2 loss to Leicester City. Indeed, he was booked against Leicester and finished the Gameweek with only three points.  

Ben Mee (£4.8m) was the second-most popular transfer in, gaining 647,000+ new owners after a 15-point haul against Tottenham Hotspur last week. But the Burnley defender also returned only three points across his two matches as he went off injured in the first half against Leicester.

In total, there were over 2.7m moves for Burnley players for their pair of matches. As it turned out, Nick Pope (£5.4m) and Aaron Lennon (£4.9m) were the only Clarets players to return five or more points. 

Son Heung-min (£10.8m) took third spot, with more than 636,000 managers bringing in the South Korean. They were rewarded as Son found the net from a sublime Harry Kane (£12.2m) assist as Spurs won 4-0 at Leeds United to earn his owners nine points.

DGW27 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s) Pts
Weghorst 971 3
Mee 647 3
Son 636 9

Weghorst also featured among the top three captains for DGW27, with more than 676,000 backing him with the armband.

Manchester United pair Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.7m) were the most-popular picks for the armband among players in action this weekend but both failed to deliver in the 0-0 draw at home to Watford.

DGW27 most-captained active players
Player Captained by (000's) Pts
Ronaldo 915 2
Fernandes 690 3
Weghorst 676 3

Weghorst was the No 1 pick among the leading 100 managers in Fantasy, captained by 76 members of this elite group, showing that even the best of the best can be caught out in Fantasy.

Kane and Son completed the top three. Kane scored before assisting Son's strike, earning him two bonus points and a fourth double-digit haul of the season, with the previous three also away from home.

DGW27 most-captained by top 100
Player Captained by Pts
Weghorst 76 3
Son 10 9
Kane 5 11

The three most-sold players were all from Liverpool, who next play in the Premier League when West Ham United are the visitors to Anfield in Double Gameweek 28.

DGW27 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s) Pts
Salah 823 0
Jota 733 0
Alexander-Arnold 658 0

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

Also in this series 

Part 2: GW27 Bonus points: Vardy shines on return from injury
Part 3: GW27 Saturday review: Managers move for Spurs trio

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