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 (LEI)
The Egyptian solidified his status as the standout captain option with a brace against Palace in gameweek 23, and with another home game against a non ‘top six’ side, he features as our top pick once again. As the Custom Stats table shows, over the last six gameweeks, Salah has scored six goals and set up three, racking up 64 points. Only Pogba (16) landed more shots on target (SoT) than the Egyptian’s 11 in this period amongst midfielders, and only the Frenchman took more shots in the box (SiB) (15) than his 14. He also created 12 chances, an average of two a game. No team scored more goals than Liverpool’s 17 in this timeframe, and only Man. United (47) landed more SoT than the Reds’ 40. Leicester have conceded only eight goals in their last six games but with the Reds looking rampant, it is unlikely that they can display a similar defensive resolve. Our Fix Algorithm predicts a point score of 8.2 for the Egyptian.
Anthony Martial (BUR)
Man. United continued their form under Solskjaer beating Brighton in the league and Arsenal in the FA cup, and a home fixture against one of the leakiest defences in the league offers the perfect opportunity to keep that run going. As the Fix Match Stats feature shows, only Pogba (12) has attempted more assists than Martial’s seven, as the Frenchman remains one of Man. United’s main creative outlets. Only Rashford (3.5), Pogba (3.2), Lukaku (1.6) have a better expected goals total than Martial’s 0.9, indicating that the winger is unlucky not to have got on the scoresheet so far under the new manager. No team landed more SoT than the Red Devils’ 47 over the last six gameweeks, as they scored 17 goals, an average of nearly three game. Burnley’s defensive stats indicate that this fixture will be a goalfest, no team has allowed opponents more shots than the Clarets’ 234 on their travels, and only Fulham (30), Bournemouth (25) have conceded more goals than their 22. Our Fix Algorithm backs Martial to get attacking returns, with a point score of 6.0
Christian Eriksen (WAT)
Spurs went out of the League cup on penalties to Chelsea midweek, but their performance at Stamford Bridge indicates that despite Kane’s absence, they remain a potent attacking force, and their Danish playmaker Eriksen presents an excellent differential option, with less than 10% ownership at the time of writing. As the Custom Stats table shows, over the last six gameweeks, no player has created more chances for Spurs’ than Eriksen’s 10, and only Son (15) has taken more shots amongst their midfielders than Eriksen’s 12. No team scored more goals than Spurs’ 17 in this period, and only Liverpool (40) and Man. United (47) landed more SoT than their 38. Their opponents Watford have kept only two clean sheets in their 11 away games, conceding 14 goals. Our Fix Algorithm projects Eriksen to breach the Hornets’ defence, with a point score of 5.5.