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28 Dec.

GW20 Top Three Captaincy Picks

By Fantasy Football Fix ()

Caveat : The Captaincy picks are in the below format -

  • Number one pick predicted as per the Fix Algorithm
  • Differential pick (Under 25% ownership)
  • 'Out there' pick (Under 15% ownership) 

Harry Kane (WOL)

With five wins in their last five matches and just six points behind top spot Spurs are looking like genuine title challengers, and their talisman Kane is our standout captain pick for this week. As the Custom Stats Builder table shows, over the last six gameweeks only Aubameyang (11) and Rashford (11) have had more shots on target (SoT) than Kane’s eight amongst forwards, and he also ranks third for total shots with 18. No forward scored more goals than Kane’s five in this period and no team has scored more goals than Spurs 19 in the last six gameweeks, while only Liverpool (42) and Man. United (44) have landed more SoT than Spurs' 34. Wolves have conceded seven goals in their six matches during this period and have allowed opponents 50 shots in the box (SiB), keeping just only one clean sheet since gameweek nine. Our Fix Algorithm backs Kane to spearhead Spurs charge for the title, with a point score of 7.2.

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Leroy Sané

The Champions lost consecutive matches for the first time this season and will be looking to get back to winning ways when they visit St. Marys in gameweek 20. As the Fix Match Preview feature shows, despite no Fantasy Premier League (FPL) involvements in the last two matches, Sané still tops most of the attacking metrics for Man. City. The German leads the way for SoT (six), assists (two) and attempted assists (ten), and only Jesus has scored more goals in the last five matches. The Champions attempted 72 shots in this period and only Liverpool (95) have taken more and have let down their manager with a low goal conversion rate of 11%, the ninth worst in the league. Their opponents Southampton suffered their first defeat under Hasenhüttl against West Ham in gameweek 19 and allowed the Hammers seven SiB and five SoT. The Saints have conceded 14 goals in their nine home matches, and given the attacking philosophy of their new manager we are unlikely to see them park the bus in order to keep the Champions at bay. Our Fix Algorithm predicts attacking returns for Sané, and a point score of 5.1.

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Jamie Vardy

Leicester pulled out two surprise results in their last two matches beating Chelsea and Man. City, and the Foxes will look to build on their form as they face opponents at the bottom end of the table, in Cardiff. With a goal and assist in his last two matches Vardy looks to be getting back to the form he exhibited prior to his injury in gameweek 15 when he scored in matches against Brighton and Watford. As the Fix Heatmaps feature shows, Vardy has scored four goals in his eight appearances at the King Power, six of which were starts and he averages 4.3 points per home game. He has taken a shot every 40 minutes, with all 14 of his goal attempts in the box, and is on penalty duties. The Foxes have scored 12 goals in their nine home matches with 39 SoT, and will be confident of boosting that number given Cardiff’s defensive malaise. Over the last four gameweeks, only Burnley (nine), Bournemouth (11) and Everton (12) have conceded more goals than the Bluebirds’ eight, and no team have allowed opponents more SoT than their 23. Our Fix Algorithm predicts Vardy to get back on the scoresheet, with a point score of 6.0.

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