9 Jan.

GW22 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)

Mohamed Salah (bri)

Salah failed to register any attacking involvements in gameweek 21 at the Etihad, but the visit to Brighton in gameweek 22 should offer the Egyptian plenty of opportunities to sustain the form he displayed prior to that game. Over the last six gameweeks, Salah has scored six goals and set up three, racking up 61 points, an average of over 10 per game. As the Fix Custom Stats table shows, no midfielder registered more shots on target (SoT) than his 10, or registered more penalty box touches than his 53. He also created 13 chances, only March (14), Sterling (14) and Hazard (15) created more. Liverpool scored 19 goals in this period, the highest in the league, with Salah directly playing a part in nine. Only Man. United (47) fired more SoT than the Reds’ 42, and no team created chances at a better rate than their 5.8 minutes per chance. Their opponents Brighton have conceded eight goals in their last six matches, allowing opponents 24 SoT, an average of four a game. Our Fix Algorithm backs the Egyptian to get back on the scoresheet, with a point score of 6.1.


Sergio Agüero (WOL)

It is strange to feature an asset with such pedigree as Agüero as a differential, but with 22% ownership at the time of writing, the Argentinian is perhaps the most explosive differential captain option we are likely to find this season. In 17 appearances this season, Agüero has racked up 10 goals and seven assists, with two goals and an assist in his last three matches. Since his return from injury in gameweek 19, the Argentinian has attempted nine shots in the box (SiB), only Barnes (10), Rashford (10), Aubameyang (10) and Mitrovic (14) have attempted more amongst forwards. Even though the Champions form has been patchy, they still scored six goals in their last three matches. No team has scored more goals than their 37 on home turf, an average of over three goals a game and as the Fix Heatmaps feature shows, the Argentinian averages 9.4 points per home game. Their opponent Wolves have conceded 10 goals on their travels so far, keeping only two clean sheets. Our Fix Algorithm backs the Argentinian to breach the Wolves defence, with a point score of 6.7.


Gylfi Sigurdsson (BOU)

Everton continued to be an unpredictable side as they lost at home to Leicester in a tepid display, which could be attributed to them having the shortest rest period between matches in the busy festive period. They will be looking to the Icelander to help them get back to winning ways, as he has created 27 chances in home matches, only Hazard has more with 33. No midfielder has taken more shots than Sigurdsson’s 35 on home turf, scoring five goals, the same number as the highly owned Richarlison. The Toffees have generally been good at home, scoring 18 goals in their 11 matches, the seventh highest in the league. The Cherries defensive stats offer plenty of cause for optimism, over the last six gameweeks, no team has conceded more goals than Bournemouth’s 18, an average of three a game, and only Fulham (17) and Huddersfield (20) conceded more ‘big chances’ than the Cherries 16. Our Fix Algorithm expects the Icelander to get attacking returns, with a point score of 5.3.


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