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The best captain in Gameweek 21

We find the best captain in Gameweek 21. 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 but picking out the best captain in Gameweek 21 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.

We can see that Bournemouth, West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Aston Villa all make the top five teams with the best fixtures. However none of these teams offer up any consistent reliable options to consider for the captaincy.

The options – Ivan Toney

Brentford have been impressive this season and go into any given match with the confidence to win. Amongst all teams in the six matches they rank joint second for goals scored, joint first for big chances scored and first for shot accuracy.

Leeds lay ahead for Brentford. In the same six match period they rank the joint second worst for goals conceded, the worst for shots in the box conceded, and the worst for big chances conceded. This could indicate them as a team to target.

Ivan Toney’s (£7.6m) season seems to be going under the radar. In the 17 matches he has played he has bagged 13 goals and three assists, totalling to 16 goal contributions. In addition amongst all players in the league in the last six matches he ranks joint first for goals and third for big chances total.

Erling Haaland

Manchester City may not be playing to their potential but their still maintaining some great stats both long term and recently. In the last six matches they rank joint second for goals, and first for attempts on goal, shots in the box and big chances total.

Wolves lay ahead for Manchester City. In the last six matches they rank the fifth worst for headed attempts and rank in the worst eight teams for shots on target conceded and attempts on goal conceded. The rest of Wolves defensive stats are very mid-table.

Manchester City’s Erling Haaland (£12.2m) has been in incredible form this season. Notching up 22 goals and three assists in 18 matches. Amongst all players in the last six matches, he ranks joint first for goals, first for attempts on goal, first for shots in the box and first for big chances total.

Harry Kane

Tottenham have been inconsistent lately but their front line is in top form. In the same six match period as above, they rank joint second for goals scored, second for goals scored in the box, joint third for attempts on goal and second for shots on target.

Fulham lay ahead for Tottenham. Fulham are having a great season but have got defensive fragilities. In the last six they rank the third worst for shots conceded in the box, the second worst for shots conceded, the worst for shots on target conceded, the joint worst for attempts from set plays conceded and the joint second worst for big chances conceded.

Harry Kane (£11.7m) really has been maintaining some fantastic form this season. This campaign the Tottenham striker has picked up 15 goals and one assist. In the last six matches, Kane ranks joint first for goals, joint first for attempts on goals and second for shots in the box.

Conclusion

Both Harry Kane and Ivan Toney could be fantastic captaincy options for the Gameweek ahead. However, Erling Haaland’s long term and short term stats are unbeatable in most departments. Match that with the attacking data his team are sustaining and it could be too difficult to ignore him as the best captain in Gameweek 21.


Who are the best players in each position ahead of Gameweek 21? Check out our top picks for the upcoming round right here.

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