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31 Jan.

GW25 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)

Sergio Agüero (ARS/eve)

Agüero continued his scoring streak against Newcastle in gameweek 24 and a double gameweek for the Champions sees the Argentine feature as the standout captain pick this week. Over the last six gameweeks, Agüero has racked up 447 minutes versus Jesus’ 110, indicating that he is very much Guardiola’s preferred option up top. Only Zaha (54) registered more penalty box touches than Agüero’s 38 amongst forwards over this period, and only Rashford (four) and Firmino (five) scored more goals than the Argentine’s three. He has taken 17 shots inside the box (SiB), seventh highest amongst forwards, and landed six shots on target (SoT). The Champions have scored 13 goals in this timeframe, with only Man. Utd (14) and Liverpool (16) scoring more. The defensive form of their opponents offers plenty of reasons for optimism. Arsenal are yet to keep a clean sheet on their travels, conceding 22 goals in 11 matches. Everton have conceded 16 goals in their 12 home matches with four clean sheets but are faced with a crisis at left-back with Baines injured and Digne suspended. Our Fix Algorithm backs the Argentinian to be the top scoring asset this double-gameweek with a point score of 12.4 

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Leroy Sané (ARS/eve)

With five starts, two goals and two assists in the last six gameweeks the German is the in-form player for the Champions, warranting his inclusion in this week’s blog. He has created four ‘big chances’ during this time, with only Westwood creating more (six). As the Fix Custom Stats table shows, he scored more Fantasy Premier League (FPL) points than any Man. City asset, and also took more SiB than any teammate, bar Agüero who has taken seven. The Champions have scored a staggering 40 goals in their home matches and given Arsenal’s away defensive record the fixture is an excellent one for Man. City on paper. No team has conceded more goals than the Toffees’ nine over their last four home matches, where they conceded 22 SoT, second only to Huddersfield’s 23. They allowed opponents nine ‘big chances’ in these matches, with only Southampton (10) and Huddersfield (16) being more obliging opponents. Our Fix Algorithm backs Sané as a worthy captain option this week,with a point score of 10.9

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Gylfi Sigurdsson (WOL/mci)

Everton got back to winning ways against a struggling Huddersfield outfit last gameweek and with Digne suspended Sigurdsson should be on all of the Toffees’ set-pieces for their first game against Wolves, justifying his selection as our ‘out-there' pick. As the Fix Match Preview feature shows, Sigurdsson (0.7) is only behind Richarlison (1.9) for expected goals and he has had only one less SoT than the Brazilian’s five. He only trails Bernard (10) for attempted assists with eight, indicating his importance to the Toffees’ attacking prospects. Everton have only scored nine goals in their last six matches, but have hit the woodwork three times in that period, indicating they have been a tad unlucky. Wolves have conceded 10 goals in the same period with just one clean sheet, and although Man. City have conceded just six goals they have only kept two clean sheets in that time. Our Fix Algorithm backs the Icelander to get attacking returns with a point score of 9.3.

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