Kane and Son reward backing in style

The leading Fantasy Premier League managers backed Harry Kane (£12.6m) and Son Heung-min (£11.0m) with the captain’s armband in Gameweek 32, and the Tottenham Hotspur duo delivered in style.

A combined 82 of the top 100 put their faith in Kane and Son. The England striker produced three Fantasy assists but the South Korean was the star performer with a hat-trick in the 4-0 win at Aston Villa on Saturday.

No-one had amassed more Fantasy points over the previous 10 Gameweeks, with Kane returning 76 points to Son getting 69 prior to two more double-figure hauls for the in-form Spurs pair.

GW32 most-captained by top 100
player captainedby pts
kane 58 10
Are 24 twenty-one
Fernandes 5 two

Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) was the third most-popular pick among the game’s elite managers.

But he was unable to extend his impressive record against Everton, blanking in a 1-0 defeat for Manchester United at Goodison Park.

GW32 most-captained players overall
player Captained by (000’s) pts
Salah 2,751
kane 1,310 10
Ronaldo 746 one

Kane is the second most-captained player overall, behind only Mohamed Salah (£13.2m).

More than 2.7million have sided with the Egyptian for Liverpool’s top-of-the-table showdown at Manchester City.

Salah has averaged just under eight points per match over his last five outings against Pep Guardiola’s side, blanking only eleven.

Nonetheless, the Reds star was among the three most-sold players ahead of the Gameweek 32 deadline, with 209,000+ owners opting to cash in ahead of his difficult fixture.

GW32 most transferred-out players
player Transferred out by (‘000s) pts
Tierney 384 0
Coutinho 363 two
Salah 209

Managers were quick to sell Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney (£5.0m), who is set to miss the rest of the season due to injury.

Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho (£7.2m) was among the three most transferred-out players for the second successive Gameweek.

The Brazilian has not scored since Gameweek 28 and blanked again against Spurs.

GW32 most transferred-in players
player Transferred in by (‘000s) pts
bowen 302
Madison 298
Doherty 207 one

Jarrod Bowen (£6.9m) produced a double-figure haul on his return from injury in Gameweek 31, his seventh of the campaign, prompting 302,000+ managers to snap up the West Ham United winger. The Hammers visit Brentford on Sunday.

James Maddison (£6.9m) was the second most-popular signing ahead of the deadline, gaining nearly 300,000 new owners.

Over their remaining 10 fixtures, Leicester City face seven teams rated at only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings, starting at home against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

There was disappointment for the 207,000+ managers who moved for Matt Doherty (£4.9m) following three double-digit scores in six appearances, with the wing-back forced off with an injury during the first half at Villa Park.

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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