With double points at stake, the community share their Fantasy Premier League Captain Tips and Strategy.
Who will your FPL Gameweek 1 captain be? There’s great options!
FPL 343 studies our favoured four premium captain options over the first 12 gameweeks, to pinpoint who we need to own from a captaincy perspective. Aubameyang looks to be the best captain option in Gameweek 2.
#FPL PREMIUMS THREAD!!
Just looking at the 4 obvious potential captains and their home matches against non top 6 opposition for the first 12 GW for each. Interesting. Real interesting.
Salah : Gameweeks 1, 5, & 8
Sterling : 4,6,8,10,11
— Baker343 (@BakerFPL343) August 2, 2019
The Fantasy Plonker Podcast duo study the key statistics of captain options Salah, Sterling and Kane. They’ve got different merits in these statistics, with Salah dominating most of the categories.
Salah ? vs Sterling ? vs Kane ⚪️
Touches in the box per 90:
Shots in the box per 90:
Shots on target per 90:
Big chances per 90:
Combined xG/xA per 90:
⚪️ 0.77 #FPL
— The Fantasy Plonker Podcast (@Fantasy_Plonker) August 2, 2019
FPL Renegades Podcast provide a helpful captaincy matrix to help you plan for the opening gameweeks. If Sterling isn’t needed until Gameweek 4 then there are question marks over his inclusion.
Quick look at the main #FPL captaincy options for the first 1/3 of the season.
Obv Sterling could become Aguero/KDB, Salah could become Mane etc depending on how punty you are. pic.twitter.com/kjrwr3qhek
— FPL Renegades Podcast (@RenegadesFpl) July 31, 2019
With Mane a doubt for Gameweek 1 after returning late to pre-season, Tom Campbell looks at Salah’s output with and without the Senegal striker. It looks even more promising for attacking returns.
Salah’s averages-per-90 mins last season when Mane was in the side Vs. when he wasn’t:
— Tom Campbell (@UtterlyTC) July 25, 2019
FPL Fantassist studies the importance of captaincy selections when selecting your initial squad for the Fantasy Premier League season. Have a look at this intriguing illustration.
✅The Importance of Captaincy Selection vs Team Selection
In this thread, I will explain & illustrate the importance of captaincy selection & team selection. I will use my team data up to #GW21 as an example. You may repeat this process for your team.#FPLCommunity pic.twitter.com/OveQz8fcs7
— The Fantassist (@FPLFantassist) January 9, 2019
Legomane considers a wider range of captaincy options for the opening weeks of the season, including Manchester United, Wolves, Leicester and Bournemouth. Arsenal present some good options for Gameweek 2.
Captaincy Matrix ?
— Legomané (@Legomane_FPL) June 29, 2019
AK compares how our premium options perform home and away. Most favour their home games, with Kane and Vardy looking good for returns on the road.
Home/Away Goals & Assists Record for Premium Captaincy Options (18/19)
Player – Home Stats / Away Stats
Aguero – 15g 5a / 6g 3a
Mane – 18g 0a/ 4g 1a
Aubameyang – 13g 4a/ 9g 1a
Salah – 13g 5a/ 9g 3a
Sterling – 12g 6a/ 5g 4a
Kane – 6g 2a/ 11g 2a
Vardy – 8g 3a/ 10g 1a
— AK (@AK_FPL1) July 22, 2019
FPL Gents look at past data for Kevin De Bruyne in his home fixtures. If he can remain fit, he looks like a promising captain option for Manchester City – so is Sterling needed?
Kevin De Bruyne's last 3 seasons when playing at home:
16/17: 18 starts – 14 returns (4G+10A)
17/18: 17 starts – 19 returns (5G+14A)
18/19: 5 starts – 3 returns (2G+1A)
Do we still need Sterling for captaincy?#FPL
— FPL Gents ? (Oscar) (@fpl_gents) July 21, 2019
FPL Prince studies Salah and Sterling for a captaincy rotation in the opening gameweeks. There’s some away games to negotiate here but it’s an appealing schedule.
For me, Salah and Sterling are the best two premium players to have ? For captaincy you can get:
GW1 – Norwich (H)
GW2 – Southampton (A)
GW3 – Bournemouth (A)
GW4 – Brighton (H)
GW5 – Norwich (A)
GW6 – Watford (H)
GW7 – Sheffield United (A)
GW8 – Leicester (H) #FPL
— FPL Prince (@TheFPLPrince) July 17, 2019
FPL Fly predicts Harry Kane to start with a bang this Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 season. Will you view him as a captaincy option in Gameweek 1?
Finally, Fantasy Football Fix ignores the trend for budget forwards by considering a Home/Away captain rotation for our premium forwards: Kane and Aubameyang. Will you go for it?
This Kane & Aubameyang captaincy rotation looks ?https://t.co/eCkQfFmjoz
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— Fantasy Football Fix (@FantasyFootyFix) July 20, 2019
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