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FPL Double Gameweek 37: Top 3 Captaincy Picks

Fantasy Football Fix 10 May 2024

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In this blog, the three best Captaincy options for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Double Gameweek 37 are discussed. Picks are in the below format:

  1. No.1 predicted by Fix 
  2. Alternative high-ownership option. Over 20%
  3. Differential option. Under 20%

Erling Haaland (ful/tot)

Four goals clear in the Golden Boot race with 25 goals this season, Haaland is top amongst all players for shots (112), shots on target (SoT) (57), 'big chances' (BC) (50) and 'Expected Goals' (xG) (26.63). Man. City have scored 87 goals this season (second) with only Arsenal (88) more prolific. The Manchester side are ranked third for BC (114) and second for xG (76.14). Their first opponents Fulham have conceded 55 goals (sixth) and are ranked 13th for xG (61.35). Their second opponents Spurs have conceded 58 goals (11th) and have kept just six clean sheets. The North London side are ranked 10th for SiB conceded (334) and 12th for xGC (60.14). Our Predicted Points & Stats tool currently projects a point score of 11.6 for Haaland.


Heung-Min Son (BUR/MCI)

Son's total of 17 goals this season trails only Salah (18) and Palmer (21) amongst midfielders. The South Korean international is top amongst Spurs players for shots (75), SoT (35), BC (18) and xG (11.31) while he is also their chief creator with 15 BC created. As the below image from our Opta Player Heatmaps feature shows, he has averaged 6.3 FPL points per game in home matches this season. Spurs have scored 36 goals in 17 home matches this season and are seventh for xG in home matches (35.03). Their first visitors Burnley have conceded 74 goals (18th) and have kept just two clean sheets. The Clarets are ranked 16th for shots conceded (584) and 17th for xGC (68.90). Their second opponents Man. City have conceded 33 goals (second) and are ranked second for xGC (36.78). Our Predicted Points & Stats tool currently projects a point score of 11.3 for Son.


Nicolas Jackson (nfo/bha)

N. Jackson's brace against West Ham made it 13 goals for the season for the Senegalese international, despite poor conversion numbers his underlying numbers have always been impressive. As the Opta Stats Sandbox image below shows, he is sixth amongst forwards for SiB (63) while only Darwin (33), Isak (35) and Haaland (50) have been afforded more BC than his 31. Chelsea have scored 70 goals (sixth) and are ranked fifth for xG (71.25) this campaign. Their first opponents Forest have conceded 63 goals (16th) and have kept just four clean sheets this season. The Nottingham side are ranked eighth for shots conceded (480) and fourth for xGC (50.63). Their second opponents Brighton have conceded 57 goals (ninth) and are ranked seventh for xGC (54.68). Our Predicted Points & Stats tool currently projects a point score of 8.1 for N. Jackson.


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