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25 Sept.

GW7 Top Three Captaincy Picks

By Fantasy Football Fix ()

Caveat - Picks are in below format

  1. No.1 predicted by Fix
  2. Alternative high-ownership option. Over 20%
  3. Differential under 20%

Mohamed Salah (shu)

Liverpool will be looking to keep their winning run going as they visit promoted Sheff. Utd in gameweek seven, and only Sterling (five) has scored more goals than their Egyptian talisman’s four amongst midfielders. He is also second only to Sterling for shots in the box (SiB) (14 to 16) and ‘big chances’ (six to eight) amongst midfielders. Only Mount, Sterling (both eight) and McGinn (10) have landed more shots on target (SoT) than Salah’s seven. Liverpool have scored 17 goals this season and only Man. City have been more prolific (24). They are second only to Man. City for shots (97 to 130), SoT (36 to 49) and ‘big chances’ (20 to 32). Although the Blades have just conceded six goals, the statistics indicate they have been a bit fortunate. They have allowed opponents 24 SoT, with only nine teams allowing more and they are sixth-worst for ‘big chances’ conceded with 13. Our Fix Algorithm projects a point score of 6.4 for Salah.

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Sergio Agüero (eve)

The top scoring asset in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), Agüero leads the way for goals scored (eight), shots (25), SiB (25) and ‘big chances’ (11). Only Pukki (14) has landed more SoT than Agüero’s nine amongst forwards and as the Fix Heatmaps feature shows, he is miles ahead of his team-mate Sterling in every attacking statistic. The defending Champions scored eight in gameweek six and lead the statistics for goals scored (24), shots (130), SiB (94), SoT (49) and ‘big chances’ (32). The Toffees are in disarray at the moment, losing their last two games. They have conceded nine goals in the past four weeks and their only two clean sheets were in the first two gameweeks. Although they have allowed only 19 SoT, the second-fewest in the league they are ranked sixth-worst for ‘big chances’ conceded with 13, indicating they have been a tad fortunate. Our Fix Algorithm backs the Argentine to get attacking returns with a point score of 6.0.

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Heung-min Son (SOT)

Son continued to rack up the attacking returns with an assist against Leicester in gameweek six and as the Stats Sandbox feature shows, since his return to the side in gameweek three, only Pepé has taken more shots (17) than his 16 and no midfielder has landed more SoT than his seven. He has notched two goals with only Salah, Mané (both three) and B. Silva (four) scoring more amongst midfielders in that period. Unlike Kane, he is not dropping deep to build up play as evidenced by his 33 penalty box touches, second only to Salah’s 44. Spurs have scored 12 goals so far this season while only Liverpool (17) and Man. City (24) have managed more. Their total of 88 shots is bettered only by Watford (91), Chelsea (96), Liverpool (97) and Man. City (130). The Saints played a strong team in their Carabao Cup game against Portsmouth midweek and might be feeling the effects by the weekend. They have conceded nine goals so far, only six teams have conceded more. They are also ranked sixth-worst for SoT (28) and ‘big chances’ conceded (13). Our Fix Algorithm projects a point score of 5.0 for the South Korean.

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