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The best captain in Gameweek 17

We find the best captain in Gameweek 17. 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 in fantasy football. Writing up a shortlist of options can be helpful. Picking out the best however, can be even more important for FPL managers.

Fixture ticker

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.

The options- Mohamed Salah

Manchester United’s recent form is promising and their recent offensive stats are even more appealing. Amongst all teams in the last six matches they rank joint third for shots on target and fourth for attempts on goal.

Nottingham Forest lay ahead for Manchester United. The newly promoted side have been poor so far this season. They rank the second worst for goals conceded, the third worst for shots on target conceded and the third worst for shots in the box conceded. Nottingham Forest look to like a team to target.

Marcus Rashford (£6.7m) is enjoying some great form recently. The midfielder bagged three goals for England in his five World Cup matches whilst also scoring in two of his last three matches for Manchester United.

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool are improving after their inconsistent start to the season and we can see that in some of their recent results. Amongst all teams in the last six matches they rank first for shots on target, first for attempts in the box, first for big chances total and first for shots on target.

They face an inconsistent Aston Villa side in Gameweek 17. In the last six matches they rank the fourth worst for goals conceded and the fourth worst for big chances conceded. For those reasons they could be worth targeting.

Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) has been one of the best assets in the game over previous seasons. Although he has had a stuttering start to the season, his form could be on the up. Amongst all midfielders Salah ranks first for attempts on goal, attempts in the box and big chances total. Similar to Marcus Rashford, he also scored in his most recent Cup match but against Manchester City.

Erling Haaland

Manchester City have always been one of the best teams in the league offensively. This season, that hasn’t changed. Amongst all teams in the league this season they rank first for goals scored, first for attempts on goal and joint first for shots on target.

Leeds lay ahead for Manchester City. Amongst all teams in the last six matches Leeds rank the worst for goals conceded and the third worst for big chances conceded. This could indicate them as a team to target with the captaincy.

Erling Haaland (£12.2m) is the highest scoring player in FPL whilst also being the most owned. Amongst all players in the league this season, Haaland ranks first for goals scored, first for goal attempts, first for shots inside the box and first for big chances total.

Conclusion

Marcus Rashford does look appealing but has not showed regular consistency to warrant him edging the other two options. Mohamed Salah could be a fantastic option but has shown inconsistencies this season and Aston Villa may limit the chances he gets.

Erling Haaland is once again, the standout captaincy option for Gameweek 17. Maintaining some fantastic stats, Haaland is in relentless form and going against him could prove disastrous to rank and mini-league positioning.


You can check out all of the best options for each position in FPL in our top picks for Gameweek 17 article here.

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