Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are the three teams being considered for the Gameweek 3 captaincy.
They face Bournemouth, Newcastle and Arsenal respectively, and the lack of clean sheet potential for each of those opponents has some Fantasy Premier League managers scratching their heads.
In one sense there is plenty of choice for the armband in Gameweek 3, but a spread of potentially viable options can also increase the risk of falling behind.
As ever, we have assessed all the candidates based on their individual form and the defensive capabilities of their upcoming opponents in Captain Sensible.
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Harry Kane (£11.0m) is the people’s choice for the Gameweek 3 captaincy after he won the latest poll.
The Spurs forward claimed a 38.8% share of the vote this week ahead of Newcastle’s trip to north London.
It seems likely that his backers were swayed more by his Gameweek 1 display than the largely anonymous outing against Manchester City.
That is completely understandable given a meeting with Aston Villa is likely to bear more resemblance to a clash with Newcastle than visiting the reigning Premier League champions.
Against Villa, Kane topped the Gameweek 1 charts for shots in the box and scored twice.
This week’s runner up is Raheem Sterling (£12.2m), as Manchester City prepare for an away match at Bournemouth.
The England international currently shares the summit of the Premier League goal-scoring charts with Norwich’s Teemu Pukki (£6.8m) on four goals, having failed to blank yet so far this season.
That has led to 29% of the voters in our poll backing Sterling for the Gameweek 3 captaincy.
Bournemouth are certainly favourable opposition too, having failed to keep a clean sheet in either of their 2019/20 matches.
Furthermore, both of these were against newly-promoted sides Sheffield United and Aston Villa. That should see Manchester City prove too much for the Cherries.
Some way off in third place in the poll is Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Salah (£12.5m).
The fixture is definitely a favourable one for Liverpool’s attackers given that Arsenal kept the fewest number of clean sheets, but the captain interest looks to be elsewhere.
While Sterling and Kane are both sitting on more than 30% in the poll, Salah has just 6% backing at the time of writing.
It seems likely that the Gameweek 2 blank, in which Liverpool were severely tested by Southampton, has played a part in this.
Just behind Salah in fourth place is Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne (£9.6m) who has a 3.8% share.
After a seven-point haul in Gameweek 1, the Belgian international registered two assists and maximum bonus the following weekend to take home 11 points.
De Bruyne’s creativity is the key factor in his appeal, as well as reliability of returns for someone who seems nailed-on in this Manchester City side.
However, the fact that he is not viewed as much of an ‘explosive’ option compared to Sterling, is probably why on a handful of Fantasy managers are considering him for the Gameweek 3 captaincy.
Creeping into the conversation already is Pukki, who lit up the transfer market this week following his hat-trick against Newcastle.
3.4% of the voters believe that he can continue his hot form against a Chelsea side still searching for its first clean sheet of the season.
Another in-form option is Anthony Martial (£7.7m), who scored his second goal of the season against Wolves in Gameweek 2.
The returning Son Heung-min (£9.5m) has been selected by 2.3% in the poll, although what role he will play on Sunday afternoon remains to be seen.
Lucas Digne (£6.0m), Sadio Mané (£11.5m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.6m) are the only other assets with more than 1% support in the poll.
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