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GW13 FPL stats: Trossard punishes sellers as Foden blanks

22 Oct 2022
Leandro Trossard, Brighton

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There was major frustration for a host of Fantasy Premier League managers as one of the most popular transfers ahead of Gameweek 13 backfired.

Phil Foden (£8.4m) was the No 1 target for this weekend, gaining 887,000+ new owners for Man City's home encounter with Brighton & Hove Albion.

But Foden only appeared as a second-half substitute in Man City's 3-1 victory, earning a single point.

GW13 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s) Pts
Foden 887 1
Martinelli 375 2
Haaland 362 13
Saka 323 1
Almiron 299 10
Saliba 268 2
Toney 245 2
Cancelo 231 2

Meanwhile, Brighton midfielder Leandro Trossard (£6.8m) was shipped out by over 567,000 managers on the back of three consecutive blanks.

Few managers expected the Belgian to halt that run at Man City, but he punished that lack of faith by scoring his sixth goal of the season.

GW13 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s) Pts
James 582 0
Trossard 567 7
Gross 279 1

Manchester City and Arsenal players dominated the shopping lists of Fantasy managers ahead of Gameweek 13.

Both sides were without a match in midweek, leading to massive sales, but the trend was immediately reversed.

Six of the top eight recruits were from the table-topping duo and, in total, the two clubs had combined player purchases exceeding 3.3m.

Gabriel Martinelli (£6.7m) was the most-popular Arsenal pick. Costing £1.7m less than Foden, he has amassed only six points fewer in 2022/23 Fantasy, but he blanked in the 1-1 draw at Southampton.

James again the most-sold

Reece James (£5.9m) was the most-sold player for the second successive Gameweek having been ruled out with injury until after the FIFA World Cup.

Poor form and the fixture against Man City led to Trossard's team-mate Pascal Gross (£5.7m) also being shipped out in large numbers. The German is without an attacking return since Gameweek 6.

GW13 most-captained players
Player Captained by ('000s) Pts
Haaland 6,748 13
Salah 1,090 2
Jesus 662 2

Erling Haaland (£12.2m) was the go-to captain choice once again, with 6.7m managers handing him the armband.

The Norwegian again proved the shrewd choice as he scored twice in the win over Brighton, taking his tally for the season to 17 goals.

Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) took second spot for Liverpool's trip to Nottingham Forest.

But it proved a tricky encounter for Jurgen Klopp's side as the Reds suffered their third defeat of the campaign. Salah has now blanked in six of his 11 appearances this season.

Jesus completes the top three captains, chosen by more than 662,000 managers.

But the Brazilian also failed to return more than two points for his troubles at St Mary's Stadium.

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