GW6 FPL stats: Haaland breaks captaincy record

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A record number of Fantasy Premier League managers have captained Erling Haaland (£11.9m) for Gameweek 6.

The total of 5,398,620 who have given the Norwegian the armband is the most in a single Gameweek in FPL history.

It surpasses the 5,139,561 set by Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) in Gameweek 17 last season, when he scored in a 3-1 win over Newcastle United.

Haaland’s backers will hope he can surpass Salah’s eight points that day, as the Manchester City star heads to Aston Villa in outstanding form following back-to-back hat-tricks.

No player has scored more than his nine goals in their first five Premier League appearances.

The underlying stats support his selection. Haaland has taken 21 shots inside the opposition box and been presented with 13 big chances, both league-leading totals.

The millions who backed him will be delighted and relieved to see him named in the starting line-up at Villa Park.

GW6 most-captained players
Player Captained by (000’s) Pts
Haaland 5,398
Salah 1,597 3
Jesus 802

For the fifth successive Gameweek the same three players were chosen as the top three captain picks, with Salah and Gabriel Jesus (£8.2m) completing the line-up.

The most-selected player in Fantasy, Jesus has produced six attacking returns this term thanks to three goals and three assists. Only Haaland, with 10, has more.

Arsenal travel to Manchester United on Sunday having won all of their opening five matches.

Meanwhile, Salah failed to add to his three goals in his last two appearances at Goodison Park as Liverpool drew 0-0 with Everton.

GW6 most transferred-out players
Player Transferred out by (‘000s) Pts
Rodrigo 2,085 0
James 692 1
Zinchenko 560

A shoulder injury to Rodrigo (£6.4m) meant the Leeds United midfielder was sold in abundance. It’s only the second time a player has been ditched by over 2 million people in a Gameweek.

Reece James (£6.0m) and Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.1m) were both absent in Gameweek 5 and suffered large sales as a result.

James returned in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over West Ham United but picked up a yellow card and scored only one point.

Zinchenko remains a doubt for Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford.

GW6 most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by (‘000s) Pts
Gross 929
Haaland 834
Zaha 691 3

Haaland featured among the top three recruits for the third time this season.

In the last two Gameweeks alone more than 1.5m people have brought in the record-breaking forward.

But Pascal Gross (£5.9m) was the No 1 target once more, as he was in Gameweek 5.

Despite rising by £0.4m, the midfielder is the best-value outfield player in Fantasy, having returned 6.3 points per million (ppm) spent. Goalkeeper Dean Henderson (£4.7m) offers better value overall, with 6.4ppm.

Brighton & Hove Albion have an enticing fixture against Leicester City on Sunday. Only AFC Bournemouth conceded more goals than the Foxes in the first five Gameweeks.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) was a popular replacement for the injured Rodrigo, picking up 691,000+ new owners.

But he was unable to add to his four goals in 2022/23 as Crystal Palace drew 0-0 at Newcastle United.

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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