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)
Sadio Mané (WOL)
Liverpool will be looking to sign off their season in style in front of their fans as they face Wolves on the final day, and their Senegalese goal machine is the standout captain pick for this week’s blog. Over the last six gameweeks, Mané has taken 16 shots, 13 of which were shots in the box (SiB) and landed six shots on target (SoT). No midfielder registered more ‘big chances’ than his six. He also created 11 chances for his teammates. Liverpool have scored 17 goals over these matches, more than any other side. They have landed 32 SoT and registered 16 ‘big chances’. Their opponents Wolves have only conceded eight goals in the last six gameweeks, allowing opponents 15 SoT and 14 ‘big chances’. But with seventh place already secured, they have little to play for and it could be an open contest at Anfield. Our Fix Algorithm projects a point score of 6.6 for Mané.
Raheem Sterling (bha)
Man. City travel to Brighton knowing that a win would see them crowned Champions and given the lack of a midweek fixture, minimal rotation is expected. Sterling has registered 19 shots in the last six gameweeks, sixth highest amongst midfielders. As the Custom stats table shows, his five ‘big chances’ is second only to Mané and the Englishman has also attempted 10 assists. Man. City have scored 12 goals over the aforementioned period and no team took more shots (138) or landed more SoT (44). Their opponents Brighton have already secured Premier League safety which is just as well given that the Seagulls have conceded 14 goals over the last six gameweeks, keeping just one clean sheet. They have allowed opponents 34 SoT and 15 ‘big chances’ over those matches. Our Fix Algorithm backs Sterling to get attacking returns with a point score of 4.9.
Jamie Vardy (che)
The league’s form player, Vardy has scored six goals in the last six gameweeks which ranks him first amongst forwards. He took 20 shots which only Calvert-Lewin (21) and Mitrovic (26) have managed to topple. As the Custom stats table shows, no forward has attempted more SiB (18), landed more SoT (nine) or registered more ‘big chances’ (nine) than the Englishman. He has also added a creative dimension to his game under Rodgers, creating nine chances, only trailing Firmino (10) and Zaha (11) amongst forwards. Despite failing to score at the Etihad, the Foxes have scored 11 goals in the last six gameweeks and only three teams have registered more ‘big chances’ than their 18. Leicester have landed 37 SoT with only Man. City (44) faring better. Although their opponents Chelsea have only conceded six goals in the last six gameweeks, they have already secured Champions League qualification for next season and might rest players after their midweek Europa League tie. Our Fix Algorithm projects a point score of 4.8 for Vardy.