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GW30 FPL stats: Kane delivers as managers Free-Hit

21 Mar 2022
Spurs' Harry Kane celebrates with Son Heung-min and Matt Doherty

Spurs forward, by far the most-popular captain in reduced Gameweek, gets three FPL assists

A standout performance by Harry Kane (£12.5m) on Sunday, as he registered three Fantasy Premier League assists and 12 points in the 3-1 win over West Ham United, looks to have had a big impact in mini-leagues in a reduced Gameweek 30 where managers rushed to Free-Hit.

A season-high 838,000+ managers played the chip to navigate the reduced round of fixtures, with only four Premier League matches taking place.

Notably, four of the five most-popular players were out of action in FPL this weekend, with title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City among the sides not involved due to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The Free Hit chip is ideal for such a scenario as it allows Fantasy managers to completely change their squad for one Gameweek only and field a full XI.

GW30 chips used
Chip Total played
Free Hit 838,206
Wildcard 103,866
Triple Captain 11,789
Bench Boost 10,295

Among the active players this weekend, Kane was the top captain pick, trusted with the armband by more than 1.7million.

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The 73 per cent of managers not even owning him will have rued his three assists. The striker could have had even more as he missed a great chance to score.

Kane now has seven goals and four assists across his last seven appearances.

Son Heung-min (£10.9m) was in second spot and he also delivered in style. He scored twice after being teed up by Kane on both occasions, to beat his team-mate's total with 15 points.

GW30 most-captained active players
Player Captained by (000's) Pts
Kane 1,739 13
Son 542 15
Coutinho 201 2

Philippe Coutinho (£7.5m) completed the top three captains, but the Brazilian blanked as Aston Villa lost 1-0 to Arsenal.

GW30 most-captained by top 100
Player Captained by Pts
Kane 80 13
Son 18 15
Barnes 2 5

Kane and Son were the overwhelming armband favourites among the leading 100 Fantasy managers, with Harvey Barnes (£6.6m) replacing Coutinho in third.

Barnes has been a reliable performer of late and he produced an attacking return for the eighth time from his last 10 outings, as Leicester City beat Brentford 2-1 on Sunday.

His two backers among this elite group, Joe Sherman and Harri Bywater, were rewarded with an assist for the winger.

GW30 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s) Pts
Toney 889 2
Kane 819 13
Son 707 15

Kane and Son were also among the top three transfer targets, behind Brentford forward Ivan Toney (£6.7m).

Snapped up by more than 889,000 managers, Toney blanked at the King Power Stadium. He had amassed 44 points over his previous four starts.

Those who opted for Toney over Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez (£7.7m) still fared better, as the Mexican was sent off in Friday's 3-2 defeat against Leeds United, getting an FPL score of -2.

GW30 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s) Pts
Salah 993 0
Alexander-Arnold 795 0
Dennis 702 0

The top three transfers out were all, unsurprisingly, players without a fixture. 

Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.5m) still remain the two most-selected players in Fantasy, while Emmanuel Dennis (£6.0m) is the most-owned forward.

The popular trio are next in action after the international break when Watford visit Liverpool for the opening match of Gameweek 31, although Alexander-Arnold is a doubt after sustaining a hamstring injury.

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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