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DGW20 FPL stats: Triple Captain relief for Haaland backers

19 Jan 2023
Erling Haaland, MCI

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More than 450,000 Fantasy Premier League managers who gave the Triple Captain chip to Erling Haaland (£12.2m) will have been breathing a sigh of relief on Thursday evening, as he returned to the scoresheet in Manchester City's comeback victory against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Norwegian forward had blanked in the first of his two matches in Double Gameweek 20, but scored the equaliser against Spurs to return a total of eight points.

Most triple-captained players
DGW20 Triple-captained by Pts
Haaland 450,812 8
Rashford 41,842 12
Kane 13,937 7

Marcus Rashford (£7.0m) was the main differential choice for those using their Triple Captain chip, backed by over 41,000 managers.

They will have been thrilled with their choice, as the Manchester United player scored for the fourth league match in a row.

Rashford was unable to add to his tally as Man Utd were held to a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Wednesday, but two more points ensured a 36-point return for those who were bold enough to give him the Triple Captaincy.

Harry Kane (£11.7m) was the outside pick, with just under 14,000 managers making him their Triple Captain ahead of Spurs' 2-0 home defeat by Arsenal on Sunday.

Kane was unable to improve his outstanding home record against Arsenal, having previously blanked only once in eight appearances. He recorded two points.

The Spurs striker was unable to find the target again on Thursday, as Spurs were beaten 4-2 at the Etihad Stadium.

DGW20 chips used
Chip Total played
Triple Captain 520,778
Wildcard 265,536
Bench Boost 125,598
Free Hit 86,258

While the Triple Captain chip proved the most popular in Double Gameweek 20, more than 265,000 managers played their Wildcard to take advantage of the extra matches.

A further 125,000+ opted to Bench Boost.

DGW20 most-captained active players
Player Captained by ('000s) Pts
Haaland 6,645 8
Salah 679 2
Kane 480 7

In terms of regular captaincy, Haaland and Kane were joined in the top three by Mohamed Salah (£12.8m).

But the Liverpool star blanked for a third successive match in the Reds' 3-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

DGW20 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s) Pts
Shaw 886 4
Rashford 815 12
Kane 808 2

Double Gameweek players featured prominently on managers' shopping lists, with the top three signings all playing twice.

Luke Shaw (£5.1m) was the No 1 choice following his career-best 15-point return last time out, but he blanked with only two points from the derby. 

DGW20 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s) Pts
Trossard 715 0
Salah 605 2
Darwin 598 0

The most-sold player ahead of Double Gameweek 20 was Leandro Trossard (£6.8m), who was not in Brighton's squad against Liverpool after falling out with his head coach.

Salah was the next most-sold player, as many Fantasy managers parted company with the Egyptian to accommodate Kevin De Bruyne (£12.5m), who provided the assist for Man City's goal against Man Utd but was benched against Spurs.

Over 598,000 lost patience with Darwin Nunez (£8.9m), who was without a goal since Gameweek 16.

The Liverpool forward was an injury doubt against Brighton and was not selected in the squad.

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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