MOHAMED SALAH (£7m) rescued plenty of gaffers with his 15-point haul in a Game Week dominated by lesser-owned assets.
The Liverpool star scored and provided an assist during the four-goal thriller against Manchester City at Anfield.
The 64.4% owned Egyptian attacker now boasts an average of 9.9 points per match and has registered a total of 89 points since the start of the 2021-22 campaign.
Salah is well clear at the top of the scoring charts – 23 ahead of his nearest challenger, Andros Townsend (£4m).
The Everton winger also features in the Team of the Week having struck the equaliser at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Townsend collected 13 points for his 8.7% ownership and has provided by far the most returns from his lowly £4m price bracket.
But aside from these two, the remaining NINE players in the perfect GW 7 side all have less than 1.5% ownership.
Striker Hwang Hee-chan (£1.8m) scored both of Wolves’ goals in their 2-1 victory over winless Newcastle at Molineux.
The South Korean is this week’s top scorer with 18 points although hardly any Dream Team gaffers cashed in on his haul – the 25-year-old has an ownership of 0.1%.
The same goes for Kelechi Iheanacho (£3.9m), who punished those who ditched him on his return to the Leicester starting XI with a goal against Crystal Palace.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£1.9m) was the big winner in North London as Tottenham ended a run of three-consecutive league defeats by beating Aston Villa.
He, like Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo (£1.8m), scooped 13 points having scored the game’s opener.
Many Dream Team bosses were weighing up which Chelsea defender to sign but few opted for youngster Trevoh Chalobah (£2.9m), who grabbed his second goal of the season during the 3-1 win over Southampton.
He’s joined for the first (and probably last) time by Norwich’s Grant Hanley (£1.1m) after his excellent display to hold Burnley to a goalless draw.
Brighton’s Marc Cucurella (£2.3m), Leeds’ Diego Llorente (£2m) and goalkeeper Nick Pope (£2.2m) complete the star XI, which registered a whopping 145 points.
No gaffers came close to that perfect score, but three did tie for the week’s highest total with Gareth Huxall, Steve Banks and Robert Harris sharing the honour with 71 points each.