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Best Captain for Gameweek 34

The new round of Fantasy Premier League is approaching so we take a look at the candidates and pick out the best captain for Gameweek 34. To do this we use some of the fantastic tools in the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area.

As we approach the latter stages of the competition picking the right captain will be absolutely crucial for rank and mini-league position. As tempting as it is to go against the crowd, giving the armband to the player with the most factors backing them tends to be the best option. So, lets take a look at who we should consider this week.

Gameweek 34 Fixtures

The Options – Mohamed Salah

Premier League form has been mixed for Liverpool recently. The Reds have won three, drawn two and lost one of their last six matches. Overall this season they sit third for goals scored but first for total attempts, shots in the box and big chances total. They also rank top for total attempts, big chances and minutes per chances in the last six Gameweeks.

Liverpool play matches against Fulham and Everton this week. Fulham sit mostly mid-table in the last six rounds for key defensive metrics but they also rank third worst for big chances conceded. Meanwhile Everton sit amongst the worst five teams for expected goals conceded and actual goals conceded in the same period.

Everton and Fulham have been producing some poor defensive data in parts recently. So, it makes sense to highlight penalty taker Mohammed Salah (£13.5m). The Egyptian has scored just two goals in his last six Gameweeks which is below his usual standard. However, his underlying data is still impressive – ranking third best for total attempts on goal, second best for shots in the box and joint third for big chances total.

Dominic Solanke

Bournemouth seem to be finding their feet again after winning three, drawing two and losing one of their last six matches. Offensively this season the Cherries rank on average around mid-table for most key metrics. But, in the last six Gameweeks they also sit joint third best for goals scored, third best for total attempts on goal, and fourth best for total shots in the box and total big chances.

They also have a double Gameweek this week. Both Aston Villa and Wolves lay ahead. Aston Villa rank joint second worst for goals conceded, fourth worst for shots in the box conceded, and joint fourth worst for total big chances conceded. In the same last six Gameweek period Wolves have produced mid-table to good defensive data.

Leading the efficient Bournemouth attack is penalty taker Dominic Solanke (£7.2m). Recent form has seen him score three goals in his last six matches. When focusing on his attacking data, Solanke ranks outside the top 10 players for most key metrics.

Bukayo Saka

Arsenal, although questionable recently, have still won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six league games. The Gooners sit with the best three teams in the league for goals scored, total attempts and shots in the box this season. More recently, in the last six Gameweeks they also rank mid-table to poor for most key metrics.

Wolves and Chelsea lay ahead for Arsenal next up. Chelsea’ underlying defensive metrics in the last six Gameweeks rank mostly mid-table to good. Wolves also have similar data to Chelsea in that respect, so both sides appear to performing to at least an average standard.

The standout pick in the Arsenal attack is of course Bukayo Saka (£9m). Saka registered two goals and two assists in his last six matches. In the same period he also ranks outside of the top 10 players for most key offensive metrics.

Who is the best captain for Gameweek 34?

Dominic Solanke could be a great option. His side are maintaining some fantastic attacking metrics recently. However. Solanke’ metrics have not been as convincing, which could be enough to give other options an edge.

Bukayo Saka could also be a good captaincy pick. But, his side have been maintaining some questionable data recently. Saka has also produced average attacking stats in the last six Gameweeks but also faces two teams sustaining some good defensive data.

Mohamed Salah is the best captain for Gameweek 34. As off-putting his recent output has been, both the Egyptian and his side have been producing some great underlying attacking data in the last six Gameweeks. They also face two sides producing some concerning defensive data in the same period.


Our expert revealed his best Free Hit team for Gameweek 34 in this article here.

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