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GW22 FPL stats: Triple-Captain Rashford racks up 60 points

8 Feb 2023
Rashford and Haaland

Over half a million managers rejoice as their Fantasy chip works better than the 450,000 who used it on Haaland in GW20

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There has been a mega swing in Fantasy Premier League mini-leagues after Marcus Rashford (£7.2m) got two goals and an assist for the season-high 557,362 FPL managers who Triple-Captained him, earning his backers 60 points with the chip. 

Rashford returned 12 points in Man Utd's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, on Saturday with a goal, assist and two bonus points.

He then added another eight points by scoring in Wednesday's 2-2 draw against Leeds United and picking up another bonus point.

His 20-point total added salt into the wounds of the 450,812 managers who instead used their Triple Captain chip on Erling Haaland (£12.2m) in Double Gameweek 20. 

The Manchester City forward only managed eight points, or 24 with the chip, across his pair of matches.

This has been the biggest Gameweek this season for the overall use of the Triple Captain chip, with 621,018 managers hitting the button, compared with the previous high of 520,778 in Double Gameweek 20.

DGW22 most Triple-Captained players
Player Triple-Captained by Pts
Rashford 557,362 20
Fernandes 34,793 12
Haaland 15,701 2

Some 34,000 FPL managers who favoured Rashford's team-mate Bruno Fernandes (£9.9m) for their Triple Captain chip also had a strong start to the Gameweek.

Fernandes scored the penalty won by Rashford and got maximum bonus to total 10 points. But he then blanked against Leeds in midweek.

A round of applause also to the four managers who Triple-Captained Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.1m).

The Leicester City forward got a goal, two assists and 12 points in a 4-2 win at Aston Villa. Before Gameweek 22 he had produced only 22 points all season.

DGW22 most-captained players
Player Captained by (000's) Pts
Haaland 4,649 2
Rashford 2,468 20
Salah 605 2

Haaland was the most-captained player overall in Gameweek 22, with more than 4.6 million managers entrusting him with the armband ahead of Manchester City visiting Tottenham Hotspur.

However he was unable to deliver, and left players disappointed as he claimed just two points from the encounter as City fell to a 1-0 loss at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Rashford was second and Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) third in the captaincy stakes.

The 605,000 who captained Salah endured a bad start to the Gameweek, with the Egyptian unable to end a run of four successive blanks as Liverpool lost 3-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

DGW22 most-bought players
Player Transferred in by ('000s) Pts
Fernandes 1,108 12
Shaw 773 6
Mitoma 660 11

The ownership of Luke Shaw (£5.3m) has continued to swell, with 773,000+ managers snapping him up for Man Utd's Double Gameweek 22.

Since the Premier League resumed in Gameweek 17, he has gone from being in just 225,114 teams to being selected by more than 2.9m.

His new owners were rewarded with an assist against Palace but no clean sheets. They probably hoped for more than a six-point total across the Double Gameweek.

Attacking returns in each of his last four outings led to Kaoru Mitoma (£5.2m) being recruited by over 660,000 people.

Those buyers were instantly rewarded as the Japanese scored a late winner against AFC Bournemouth, his fourth goal in five appearances, to score 11 points including maximum bonus.

DGW22 most-sold players
Player Transferred out by ('000s) Pts
Cancelo 1,463 0
Almiron 722 2
Martinelli 559 1

Joao Cancelo (£7.1m) was the most-sold player ahead of the Gameweek, following his season-long loan to Bayern Munich. Over 1.4m managers parted company with the defender.

Disappointing form accounted for the sales of Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) and Gabriel Martinelli (£6.7m), both of whom blanked again in Gameweek 22.

Almiron is without a return since Gameweek 17 following his two-point return in the 1-1 draw with West Ham United, while Martinelli has blanked in four successive appearances following Arsenal's loss at Everton.

See: Fantasy Premier League stats
See: DGW22 bonus points

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