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Alvarez extends 'curse' of most transferred-in player

23 Sep 2023
Julian Alvarez Man City v Forest

Man City forward blanks v Forest, making it fifth time in a row that No 1 transfer target fails to deliver

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It seems that being popular in Fantasy Premier League is a burden for Premier League players.

Remarkably, the No 1 transfer target has blanked in each of the five Gameweeks this season where FPL managers can make a trade.

Most-bought players by Gameweek
GW Player Transferred in by Opp. Pts
2 Chilwell 690,937 WHU (A) 1
3 Mbeumo 1,186,530 CRY (H) 2
4 Sterling 1,294,608 NFO (H) 2
5 Son 921,945 SHU (H) 2
6 Alvarez 1,375,407 NFO (H) 1

The latest player to suffer from this "curse" was Manchester City's Julian Alvarez (£6.9m), who was the most-bought player in Gameweek 6, signed by 1.38m managers. 

The Argentinian returned only one point for his owners in the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest

That means in total the five players who have been the most transferred-in over the past five Gameweeks (Ben Chilwell, Bryan Mbeumo, Raheem Sterling and Son Heung-min) have totalled eight points between them. 

Also in this series

Part 1: Gameweek 6 FPL stats: Haaland delivers for record number of backers
Part 3: Gameweek 6 FPL bonus points

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