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GW16 FPL stats: Frustration for millions as top captains blank

13 Nov 2022
Haaland and Salah

Three most-backed players ALL fail to score or assist in last Gameweek before FIFA World Cup 2022

More than 8million Fantasy Premier League managers endured huge frustration as the top three captains all blanked in the final Gameweek before the FIFA World Cup 2022.

It was a promising start to the day for +6.5m of them as Erling Haaland (£12.2m) overcame a persistent injury to start. But that joy quickly disappeared as he scored only one point in Man City's 2-1 loss to Brentford

The game's highest scorer managed only one blocked shot and even picked up a yellow card, blanking for the first time at home in FPL.

It meant the +1m managers who instead captained Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) could enjoy a huge points swing if the Egyptian returned against Southampton, a team he had scored 52 points against in his last five meetings with.

But although Liverpool won 3-1, Salah failed to score or assist and managed only two points.

GW16 most-captained players
Player Captained by (000's) Pts
Haaland 6,570 1
Salah 1,022 2
Jesus 641 2

The day's misery was compounded in the final match of the day, as Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) let down his 641,000+ backers.

The Arsenal forward had returned 34 points across his previous four starts against opponents Wolves. But he was unable to continue that form and could only match Salah's two-point haul despite the Gunners winning 2-0.

GW16 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s) Pts
Almiron 493 6
Solanke 350 5
Haaland 343 1

Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) continued to be bought in large numbers, among the top two recruits for a third successive Gameweek, with more than 2,449,000 people bringing in the midfielder over that period.

He maintained his remarkable run of form, providing an assist in Newcastle's 1-0 win over Chelsea to make it nine attacking returns in his last eight appearances.

A home fixture against Everton lifted the appeal of Dominic Solanke (£5.8m). 

No team conceded more shots in the box than Everton's 167 over the opening 15 Gameweeks.

That trend continued as AFC Bournemouth won 3-0, with Solanke registering an assist and five points. 

GW16 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s) Pts
Mitrovic 742 0
Foden 482 9
Dalot 434 0

More than 482,000 managers were made to pay for losing patience with Phil Foden (£8.3m), who was the second most-sold player ahead of the deadline. 

He started for the first time in four Gameweeks and rewarded the faith of his remaining 2.3m owners with a goal and two bonus points.

There was no danger of either Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.8m) or Diogo Dalot (£4.8m) upsetting their sellers because they both missed Gameweek 16.

Mitrovic was ruled out with injury, while Dalot was suspended.

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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Part 2: GW16 Bonus points
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