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DGW23 FPL stats: Triple-Captain Haaland delivers 30 points

15 Feb 2023
Erling Haaland, Man City

Man City forward shakes off an injury to boost his Double Gameweek score with a goal at Arsenal

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Managers who Triple-Captained Erling Haaland (£12.2m) in Double Gameweek 23 had a night to celebrate as the Manchester City forward scored in a 3-1 win at Arsenal.

Over 350,000 Fantasy Premier League managers who used the chip on Haaland were fearing the worst when he was taken off with an injury at half-time in Saturday's 3-1 win over Aston Villa, having only managed an assist.

But not only was the Norwegian fit to start against Arsenal on Wednesday, he scored a late goal to finish with a 10-point haul over the Double Gameweek, or 30 points with the Triple Captain chip.

The only disappointment for Haaland's backers was that he managed only half the points total that Marcus Rashford (£7.3m) achieved in Double Gameweek 22, when 557,000+ managers got 60 points from their Triple Captain.

On the flip side, those who used the chip on Haaland against Aston Villa and Arsenal fared slightly better than the 450,812 who tripled his score in Gameweek 20 and got a total of 24 points.

Most Triple-Captained players 2022/23
Player/Gameweek Triple-Captained by (000's) Pts
Rashford GW22 557,362 20
Haaland GW20 450,812 8
Haaland GW23 354,503 10

Haaland's goal against Arsenal was good news too for the 6.6million managers who captained him overall, making him the most-selected captain by some distance.

DGW23 most-captained players
Player Captained by (000's) Pts
Haaland 6,698 10
Salah 582 11
Rashford 575 8

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) took second spot in the captaincy stakes and rewarded his 582,000+ backers by ending his run of five successive blanks, finding the net in Liverpool's 2-0 win against Everton and amassing 11 points, including three bonus points.   

The Egyptian has now racked up 58 points across his nine Premier League appearances against the Toffees.

The third-most captained player, Rashford, continued his fine form with a goal and eight points in Manchester United's 2-0 win at Leeds United.

He has 74 points since the Premier League resumed, the most of any player in Fantasy.

DGW23 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by ('000s) Pts
Saka 594 15
Mahrez 578 14
Mitoma 510 2

Two fixtures in this round of matches led to Bukayo Saka (£8.3m) becoming the most-bought player ahead of the deadline.

See: Price changes and top transfers for GW23

He rewarded his 594,000+ new owners with an assist and a bonus point in Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Brentford, followed by a goal and two bonus in the midweek defeat to Man City.

Riyad Mahrez (£7.8m) was snapped up by more than 578,000 Fantasy managers, who received an immediate boost thanks to a goal, an assist and 12 points against Villa. But the Algerian managed only two points from the win over Arsenal.

It was not such a good Gameweek for the third most-bought player, Kaoru Mitoma (£5.3m), who blanked for the first time in six appearances as Brighton & Hove Albion drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace.

DGW23 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by ('000s) Pts
Cancelo 624 0
Almiron 503 10
Martinelli 415 5

Joao Cancelo (£7.1m), Miguel Almiron (£5.7m) and Gabriel Martinelli (£6.6m) were the three most-sold players for the second successive Gameweek.

A Double Gameweek was not enough to reverse the flow of sales for Martinelli, who has not produced a return since Gameweek 18. His cause has not been helped as his replacement in the draw with Brentford, Leandro Trossard (£6.7m), scored the Gunners' only goal.  

Meanwhile, a further 624,000+ parted company with Cancelo, moving him out before any future price drops following his season-long loan to Bayern Munich.

However, the 500,000+ managers who lost patience with Almiron were made to pay as he scored and ended a run of five consecutive blanks in Newcastle United's 1-1 draw at AFC Bournemouth.

Their disappointment was compounded as Almiron picked up the maximum three bonus points to record his first double-figure haul since Gameweek 14.

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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