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Best Captain for Gameweek 38

The final round of Fantasy Premier League is approaching so we take a look at the candidates and pick out the best captain for Gameweek 38. 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 38 Fixtures

The Options – Son Heung-Min

Tottenham have been in an extremely poor run of form recently, winning just one of their last six matches. But, they also netted two goals in half of those same games. Offensively, Tottenham also rank amongst the top eight teams for most key metrics in the last six Gameweeks.

Most of the Tottenham appeal this week comes from the fact they face Sheffield United. The Blades have endured a woeful campaign and have sustained the worst defensive stats in the league this season. Their motivation will also likely be lacking as they have already been relegated officially.

Son Heung-Min (£10m) remains their standout attacking option. In terms of recent form, things have been on the decline for Son, with just two goals in his last six matches. When compared to every other attacker in the same period Son also ranks outside the top 10 players for most key attacking metrics.

Erling Haaland

Manchester City have won all six of their last league matches, signalling a relentless run of form. The title challengers also amassed a massive 22 goals during the same period. When comparing their data to other sides in the last six they sit first for goals scored, first for big chances total and top for shots on target.

West Ham remain the only side who can stop Manchester City winning the title this season. The Hammers have lost three, won two and drawn one of their last six matches, whilst shipping 16 goals in the process. They also rank second worst for big chances conceded, third worst for total shots on target and joint third worst for goals conceded in the same six-game period as above.

Leading the brilliant Manchester City frontline is Erling Haaland (£14.2m). The Norwegian has produced a jaw-dropping nine goals in his last six games. His recent form is also backed up by stats as he ranks top for goals scored and top for big chances total.

Cole Palmer

Chelsea are another side who seem to be gaining momentum after winning four of their last six matches, those four wins also came in the last four games. The Blues also managed to rack up 14 goals during those six games. Statistically Chelsea also rank second best for goals scored and joint top for big chances total.

Trying to stop Chelsea hit their European targets this week is Bournemouth. The Cherries have been hit and miss recently – losing three, winning two and drawing one of their last six games, along with 11 goals conceded. Statistically Bournemouth sit mid-table for a lot of the key defensive metrics in the last six Gameweeks but they do rank amongst the worst six teams for goals conceded this season.

The standout Chelsea attacker and a revelation this season is of course Cole Palmer (£6.3m). Six goals and one assist in his last six matches shows that Palmer is in top form going into the final round. Statistically he also sits second highest for goals scored, but near and outside the top 10 for other attacking data points.

Who is the Best Captain for Gameweek 38?

As tempting as it may be to captain Son Heung-Min this week because of his fixture, his form and underlying stats are hugely questionable.

Cole Palmer is another great pick and although in great recent form his data isn’t as promising as we would like it to be.

The best captain for Gameweek 38 is of course Erling Haaland. Haaland is in top form, is sustaining great underlying attacking stats and plays for a relentless and consistent attack.


Get ready for the new FPL Challenge this week as we provide some of the best tips in this article here.

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