7 Feb.

GW26 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 (BOU)

After dropping points to West Ham in gameweek 25, Liverpool will be looking to get back to winning ways as they host Bournemouth at Anfield, and despite no Fantasy Premier League (FPL) returns in the last two gameweeks, Salah is our standout captain pick for this week’s blog. As the Custom Stats table shows, over the last six gameweeks, only Mane (10) and Pogba (14) have landed more SoT than the Egyptian, with no midfielder scoring more goals than his four. Only Milner (10) created more chances for the Reds than Salah’s eight, as the Egyptian remains pivotal to their title challenge. Liverpool scored 13 goals in this period, only behind Man. City (17) who have played a game more. They landed 35 shots on target (SoT), behind only Man. City (42) and Man. United (43). Their opponents Bournemouth have conceded 11 goals in their last six matches, with only Fulham and Huddersfield (12 each) more porous. They also rank fifth worst for ‘big chances’ conceded, with 15. Our Fix Algorithmbacks Salah to get back on the scoresheet with a point score of 8.5

gw26salahcapHeung-Min Son (LEI)

The Korean continued the form he displayed prior to the Asia Cup with two goals in his last two matches, and has become Spurs’ primary goal threat due to injuries to Alli and Kane. No midfielder has taken more shots than Son’s 10 over the last two games, with only Hazard (five) landing more SoT than his three. In fact, despite missing a game, only Pogba has taken more shots (28) than Son’s 19 amongst midfielders over the last six gameweeks and he has also created seven chances. Spurs have only scored nine goals in the last six gameweeks, which could be attributed to the absence of their key attackers, but with a title challenge looking a genuine possibility, they will be looking to up the ante this weekend. Their opponents Leicester have only kept one clean sheet in their last six matches, conceding nine goals, and conceding an average of 4 SoT per game. Our Fix Algorithm backs Son to get attacking returns with a point score of 5.6


Raheem Sterling (CHE)

A home fixture against Chelsea would not usually warrant a mention in the blog but with Sané looking off-form and the Blues’ recent defensive malaise, Sterling finds himself featured as our ‘Out-there’ pick this week. Over the last six gameweeks, only Groß (20) has created more chances than Sterling’s 15, with only Westwood (six) creating more ‘big chances’ than his five. He has taken eight shots in the box (SiB), eighth highest amongst midfielders, and no player recorded more penalty box touches than his 62. No team has scored more than the Champions 17 goals in this time, although they have played a game more. Chelsea have conceded six goals in their last two away matches, including a 4-0 loss to Bournemouth. Only Newcastle and Brighton (both nine) allowed opponents more ‘big chances’ than the Blues’ seven in those two matches, as their defense remains shaky on their travels. Our Fix Algorithm backs Sterling to get attacking returns with a point score of 5.1.


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