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GW14 – The Number One Captain

With such a tight deadline between Gameweeks, I’ve created a condensed version of “The FPL Way Captaincy Picks”.

I will be discussing The Number One Fantasy Premier League best Captain for the Gameweek ahead; as voted for by the FPL Community captaincy poll on Twitter.

Stats Covered by @FantasyFootyFix

Mohamed Salah

£13.0m / 72.5%

VS Everton (a)

10.1 Pts Per Game

Salah has now 10.1 points per game this season. The Egyptian international has only blanked once this season that was in Gameweek 2 against Burnley. Incredible consistency.


Diogo Jota

£7.7 / 21.4%

VS Everton (a)

5.7 Pts Per Game

Jota produced two goals in his last match, he looked very sharp and he should have scored 3 goals. The Portuguese International has now 3 goals in his last 4 Gameweeks, which is 1st best in the Fantasy league.


Trent Alexander-Arnold

£7.9m / 37.9%

VS Everton (a)

8.0 Pts Per Game

The English International has produced 36 points in his last three Gameweeks, Mo Salah has only produced 19pts in his last three matches. Would you be tempted to captain Trent Alexander-Arnold?


Reece James

£6.3m / 35.4%

VS Watford (a)

7.6 Pts Per Game

Reece James has been very impressive, always looks threatening in the final third, plenty of touches in the box and he’s Chelsea top goalscorer with 4 goals this season.


Attacking Charts

In this graphic, you will see a chart comparing the Big Chances Created in the last 4 Gameweeks

🔴 Salah – 3

⚫ Jota – 0

⚫ Trent Alexander-Arnold – 3

⚫ James- 3

Jota hasn’t created no big chances in the last 4 Gameweeks.


In this graphic, you will see a chart comparing the Shot’s inside the box in the last four Gameweeks

🔴 Salah – 3

⚫ Jota – 4

⚫ Trent Alexander-Arnold – 2

⚫ James- 3

Jota has 4 shots inside the box in his last four Gameweek’s.


In this graphic you will see a chart comparing Goals from the last 4 Gameweek’s:

🔴 Salah – 1

⚫ Jota – 3

⚫ Trent Alexander-Arnold – 1

⚫ James- 2

The number one Captain Salah has only scored 1 goal in his last four Gameweeks, Jota leads for the most goals with 3.


In this graphic you will see a chart comparing Expected Goals from the last 4 Gameweek’s:

🔴 Salah – 1.3

⚫ Jota – 2.9

⚫ Trent Alexander-Arnold – 0.4

⚫ James- 0.5

Jota has an impressive expected goal with 2.9 and Salah only 1.3.


In this graphic you will see a chart comparing Minutes Per Shot from the last 4 Gameweek’s:

🔴 Salah – 30

⚫ Jota – 22.3

⚫ Trent Alexander-Arnold – 60

⚫ James- 36


In this graphic, you will see a chart comparing the Expected FPL Involvements from the last 4 Gameweeks

🔴 Salah – 3.0

⚫ Jota – 3.1

⚫ Trent Alexander-Arnold – 2.4

⚫ James- 1.4


Below you will see the Top 8 Overall Projected Points for the next 5 Gameweeks. As you can see, Mohamed Salah leads Gameweek 14 for the most points (7.1) and with overall projected points of (46.8) which is an overall best.


Just below The Egyptian International is Diogo Jota with a projected score of (7.0), that’s (0.1) less than our top best captain.

Let’s look out for the stand out differentials. It’s another Liverpool asset and that’s Trent Alexander-Arnold. ⬇️

He’s projected to score (5.8) and an overall score of (35.8) points. We then move to Marcus Alonso he’s projected to score (6.2) points.

Reece James is Fantasy Fix 5th best player to bring a return, he’s expecting to get (5.5) points and has overall points of (30.7).


Fixtures to Target

Areas of the Pitch being conceded

Below you will see data for the last 4 Gameweeks for Areas of the Pitch being Conceded


TEAM DEFENSIVE XG CONCEDED

Below you will see data for the last 4 Gameweeks for Team Defensive xG Conceded:


Everton vs Liverpool

Liverpool is unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League away games against Everton. However, eight of their last nine such visits have finished level, including each of the last four in a row.

Liverpool has won four Premier League games by 4+ goals this season, twice as many as they managed in the whole last season (2).

The Reds have scored at least twice in each of their last 17 games in all competitions.

Mo Salah has either scored or assisted a goal in each of his last six away games in the Premier League, with 7 goals and 5 assists. No Liverpool player has registered a goal involvement in seven consecutive away appearances in the competition before.

Watford vs Chelsea

Watford has lost seven of their last eight Premier League meetings with Chelsea. The Hornets have conceded 21 goals in these eight games (2.6 per game).

Chelsea has won their last two away league games against Watford. The Blues have won their last four Premier League away games by an aggregate score of 10-0.

Claudio Ranieri six Premier League games in charge so far seen 25 goals scored.

There’s no doubt Salah is our number one captain and will be for a while, but I do think there are some good differential candidates which we have mentioned above who could do well or even outscore The Egyptian King.


Who will be your Captain for Gameweek 14? Let us know in the comments below.