There was frustration for the record 2.77million Fantasy Premier League managers who backed Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) with the captain’s armband in Gameweek 2 as he blanked in Liverpool‘s 2-0 win over Burnley.
The Egyptian, who surpassed Bruno Fernandes’ (£12.1m) mark of 2.72m from last season, has now failed to score against the Clarets in seven successive appearances.
GW2 most-captained players
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Fernandes has taken second spot, with 1.8m managers turning to the Portuguese for Manchester United‘s trip to Southampton.
In his three outings against Saints, Fernandes has averaged over 10 points per match.
Chelsea‘s new signing Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m) completes the top three captains.
The Blues travel to Arsenal on Sunday with Lukaku looking to make an immediate impact.
The Belgian returns to the Premier League following a successful spell in Italy, where he scored 47 goals in two seasons at Inter Milan.
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Danny Ings (£8.0m) has been favoured ahead of Lukaku among the leading managers, which currently features 112 people in the top 100 places.
And the Aston Villa forward has rewarded his backers by scoring a spectacular goal against Newcastle United. Ings has now netted in his first two Premier League matches for his new club.
GW2 most transferred-in players
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Paul Pogba (£7.6m) topped managers’ shopping lists following an impressive 16-point haul last time out, with 634,000 bringing him in.
Jack Grealish (£8.0m), Kai Havertz (£8.4m) and Jadon Sancho (£9.4m) were the main players making way for the Frenchman.
More than 465,000 managers added Fernandes to their squads after the Portuguese produced 20 points in Gameweek 1, his best ever return in Fantasy.
However, the most popular move last week was a straight swap from Harry Kane (£12.4m) to Lukaku.
GW2 most transferred-out players
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Over 422,000 sold Kane, who didn’t feature in the 1-0 victory over champions Manchester City last weekend.
And a combined 532,000 wasted no time in dispatching Bukayo Saka (£6.4m) and Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.4m) after the pair failed to start in Gameweek 1.