The most successful player in fantasy scores a goal and an assist in Liverpool’s 50th win at Watford

Mohamed Salah (£ 12.7 million) enjoyed the record 3.5 million Fantasy Premier League coaches award him the Gameweek 8 captain’s armband with his fifth double-digit campaign win.
Liverpool won 50 at Watford with Salah scoring one goal and helping another extend his lead at the top of the FPL player rankings with 11 points ahead of the bonus. It was the fifth time this season that the Egyptian was the most played player.
Cristiano Ronaldo (£ 12.6 million) finished second in Manchester United’s trip to Leicester City.
The Foxes have taken 80 high-league shots in their own penalty area, which bodes well for the more than 1.2 million who supported Ronaldo.
And more than 733,000 managers put their faith in Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m).
The Belgian will be looking to end a run of three successive blanks when Chelsea visit Brentford, and the underlying stats are encouraging: Lukaku ranks in the top two for shots and chances created among Thomas Tuchel`s side.
GW8 mostcaptained players
Player Captained by (000`s) Pts
Salah 3,547 11
Ronaldo 1,277
Lukaku 733
*bonus points yet to be added


The leading 100 managers selected two of the same three players as the masses, with Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m) replacing Lukaku.
Mahrez boasts an excellent record against Manchester City`s opponents Burnley, having produced three doublefigure hauls in his last four starts against them.
Mostcaptained by top 100
Player Captained by Pts
Salah 90 11
Ronaldo 2
Mahrez 2
*bonus points yet to be added
Joao Cancelo (£6.2m) topped the managers` shopping lists for Gameweek 8.
The Portuguese is the number one defender facing a friendly by Pep Guardiola’s men. Cancello has conceded five goals and provided two assists this season.
Fantasy’s best value midfielder Andros Townsend (£ 5.6m) has been acquired by more than 533,000 coaches.
Townsend has 43 points before GW8, including three double-digit wins in his last four appearances. The Everton player returned 7.7 points per million spent.
Hwang Heechan (£ 5.6 million) rounded out the top three.
The South Korean has scored three goals in his four games for Wolverhampton Wanderers, resulting in more than 378,000 joining his squad. 4,444 GW8 Most Transferred Players 4,444 Transferred Players of (‘000s) Pts 4,444 Cancel 596 4,444 Townsend 533 4,444 Hwang 378 4,444 * Bonus Points 4,444 Injuries to Antonio Rüdiger (£ 5.8 million) and Ferran Torres (£ 6.9) will be added million) resulted in the pair becoming one of the top three best-selling players dropped by more than 850,000 coaches combined.
Although Ronaldo was the second most played player, he was also the second best selling player. The next four Man Utd games have a rating of three or higher on the accessory difficulty ratings.
GW8 most transferred players
players replaced by (‘000s) Pts
Rüdiger 520
Ronaldo 440
Torres 329
* Bonus points will be added
See: Fantasy Premier League statistics

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