The best captain in Gameweek 10
We try and find the best captain in Gameweek 10. With the help of the Fantasy Football Scout members area we can use the season ticker and underlying stats to find the best captaincy option for the gameweek ahead.
Captaincy is one of the most important decisions a manager can make. Writing up a shortlist of options can be helpful. Picking out the best however, can be even more important for FPL managers.
Below you can see teams near the top with the easier fixtures, going all the way down the table to teams with the tougher fixtures. The season ticker can be very helpful. However, won’t always give us the full story on which players make the best captaincy options.
We can see that teams like Aston Villa, West Ham, and Nottingham Forest ranked near the top of the fixture ticker. However, none of those teams have consistent players to rely on for the captaincy.
The options- James Maddison
Leicester rank second on the fixture ticker for having one of the easiest fixtures ahead. This already indicates they could be a team to consider the captaincy in. They face Bournemouth in Gameweek 10. Amongst all teams in the league Leicester are the third worst for goals conceded, the third worst for total attempts conceded and the second worst for attempts on target conceded.
Midfielder James Maddison (£8.1m) has had a fantastic start to the season. The midfield maestro has now notched up five returns. Those returns consist of one double-digit haul. Maddison has also returned in his last six matches against promoted teams. Amongst all players the midfielder ranks sixth for chances created, joint fourth for goals scored and sixth for total attempts on goal.
Maddison has a great record against promoted sides, fantastic distribution, goal threat stats and playing one of the worst defences in the league, James Maddison could be considered.
Man City have started the season excellently as expected. They rank as one of the best teams in the league for distribution and goal threat. Amongst all teams they are first for chances created, goals scored, big chances scored, attempts on goal and attempts on target. They face Southampton in Gameweek 10.
Erling Haaland (£12.2m) has had a brilliant start to the season. The striker sits as the highest owned and scoring player in FPL. In the eight matches Haaland has played, he has returned in every single one of them. Amongst all players in the league, he ranks first for goals, first for attempts on goal and first for big chances total.
James Maddison is a great option for captain this week. However, Haaland’s stats, his team’s stats and his fixture make him the obvious choice for Gameweek 10. For those reasons, the best captain for Gameweek 10 is Haaland.
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