GW36 Top Three Captaincy Picks
By Fantasy Football Fix ()
Caveat - Picks are in the below format
- No.1 predicted by Fix
- Alternative high-ownership option. Over 20%
- Differential option. Under 20%
Kieran Trippier (lee/BHA)
Trippier has notched no attacking returns over the last six gameweeks but the England international is top for chances created (21) amongst defenders while only Perisic (1.83) and Alexander-Arnold (3.80) have managed a higher xA tally than his 1.72. Newcastle are ranked sixth for SiB conceded (56) and eighth for 'Expected Clean sheets' (xCS) (1.89) over the last six gameweeks. Their first opponents Leeds have struggled to find the back of the net recently with jus six goals over the last six gameweeks, only Chelsea (five) have scored fewer. Chelsea (4.37) and Wolves (4.36) are the only sides to have registered a lower xG tally than Leeds (6.04). Their second opponents Brighton are ranked fifth for goals scored (12) over the last six gameweeks and are top for shots (12&). They are also second for xG (15.00) and third for BC (23). Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 8.9 for Trippier.
Alexander Isak (lee/BHA)
Isak has registered three goals and an assist over the last six gameweeks, the Swedish international has taken 10 SiB over those matches, been at the end of three BC and created two. As the Stats Sandbox image below shows, only Kane (2.25) has registered a higher 'Expected Assists' (xA) tally over that period than his 1.09. Newcastle have scored 15 goals over the last six gameweeks with only Man. City (18) and Liverpool (19) finding the back of the net more often. The Geordies are ranked fourth for SiB (72) and sixth for xG (12.46). Their first opponents Leeds have conceded 20 goals over the last six gameweeks, the most in the league. Only Everton (15.63) have a worse xGC (14.03) tally than the Yorkshire side. Their second opponents Brighton have conceded 11 goals over the same and have kept two clean sheets. The Seagulls are ranked sixth for SiB conceded (46) and ninth for xGC (8.04). Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 6.8 for Isak.
Alexis Mac Allister (ars/new)
Mac Allister's goal against Everton made it two for the 24-year-ld over the last six gameweeks, only Rashford (25) and Salah (28) have taken more shots amongst midfielders over that period than his 22. Meanwhile, only Son (3.14), Rashford (3.3), Maddison (3.51) and Salah (7.00) have notched a higher xG tally than his 2.7. As the below image from our Match Stats feature shows, over Brighton's last five matches he is second amongst their players for goals scored (three), top for xG (2.6) and SoT (six) while only March (13) has created more chances than his 10 . Brighton are top for SiB (87) and shots from open play (102). over the last six gameweeks Their first opponents Arsenal have conceded 12 goals over the same period and have kept just one clean sheet. The Gunners are ranked 13th for SiB cocneded (63) and 15th for xGC (11.60). Their second opponents Newcastle have conceded nine goals over the last six gameweeks and have kept no clean sheets. The Magpies are ranked fifth for shots conceded (67) and eigth for xGC (7.56). Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 5.6 for Mac Allister.