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FPL Best Captain for Gameweek 24

We take a look at some of the top candidates and pick out the FPL best captain for Gameweek 24. Using the Fantasy Football Scout members area we can access its underlying stats and fixture ticker to come to a conclusion.

The player you select as your captain will earn you double points in any given round. Captaincy is one of the biggest contributors to your overall score and rank. Because of this, picking the best captain for Gameweek 24 could be key.

Gameweek 24 fixtures

Below we can see the fixture ticker – it has ordered the matches in difficulty order. According to the ticker the teams at the top have the easiest fixtures and the teams at the bottom have the toughest fixtures.

The fixture ticker can be very useful when trying to pick out a captain but other factors should also be considered.

The Options – Darwin Nunez

Liverpool are in an interesting run of form. Although they recently lost to Arsenal they won five of their six matches prior to that. When it comes to their attacking data in the last six Gameweeks they sit joint first for goals, first for expected goals, first for shots in the box and the best for shots on target.

Liverpool face Burnley next up, a side who sit 19th in the league after a disastrous campaign. In the same six-match period as above they rank fourth worst for expected goals conceded, joint fifth for goals conceded, second worst for shots in the box conceded and third worst for shots on target conceded.

Leading the Liverpool frontline is Darwin Nunez (£7.4m). In terms of actual output Nunez has returned at least once in four of his last six matches. When comparing his data to everyone else in the same period he ranks first for non-penalty expected goal involvement, first for total attempts on goal, first for shots in the box and joint top for big chances total.

Erling Haaland

Manchester City are in relentless form currently. The holders have won all of their last six matches. In that same period they also netted a huge 17 goals – averaging nearly three goals per game. In regards to their underlying stats they sit joint third for goals scored, third best for expected goals, third for total attempts on goal and second best for attempts on target.

Everton are up next for Manchester City. The Toffees have been inconsistent lately – winning just one of their last six matches. Defensively during that time they rank around mid-table for goals and expected goals conceded. However, they also sit in amongst the worst six teams for total shots, shots in the box and shots on target conceded.

Fully fit after returning from injury is Erling Haaland (£14.2m). Even after missing five Premier League matches recently the Norwegian still ranks third best for non-penalty expected goal involvement, first for expected goals, joint first for goals scored and first for big chances total overall this season.

Richarlison

Tottenham are an interesting side. In their last six games they have won three, drawn two and lost one. When looking at their attacking data in the same period they sit joint third for goals scored, fourth best for expected goals, and in the top six sides for total attempts and shots in the box.

In regards to Tottenham’ opponent, it’s Brighton. The Seagulls have exactly the same results form as Tottenham in their last six matches. They have been leaky all season but recently they rank in the best eight teams for goals conceded and expected goals conceded. They also sit in the top eight sides for most other key defensive metrics.

Leading the Tottenham attack is Richarlison (£7.2m). The Brazilian has netted at least once in five of his last six matches. When digging into his data Richarlison also sits fourth best for non-penalty expected goal involvement, first for goals scored and with the best six players for big chances and shots in the box.

Who is the best captain for Gameweek 24?

Richarlison is a very good option for the round ahead. However, Brighton have been maintaining some very good underlying data recently which gives our other two options the edge.

Darwin Nunez is also a very good pick this week. Both him and his side are sustaining some of the best data in the league recently. That may be the case but Nunez’ conversion rate in front of goal is a huge concern which also affects his bonus points potential. He also missed his last penalty so we could see another teammate take the next one.

Erling Haaland is the standout option for captaincy ahead. Prior to his injury Haaland was dominating in most attacking metrics. The Norwegian leads the in-form Manchester City attack, takes their penalties, has a master creator in Kevin De Bruyne behind him and faces a side conceding some poor defensive metrics.


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