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Sky Sports Fantasy Football captains to consider for the final day of the season

Billy Lumsden previews the final day in Sky Sports Fantasy Football, including one pivotal captaincy option.


With leaderboard positions and mini-league places still up for grabs going into the final day, there is so much riding on those all-important captaincy choices.

With all games kicking off at 4pm BST on Sunday 23 May, this gives managers the rare opportunity to check each and every teamsheet of the 20 Premier League clubs in action.

With that in mind, there are five captaincy options to consider who may allow you to have that edge over your opponents and take home the bragging rights once and for all.

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Sergio Agüero- £11.8m

Farewell, Sergio! It would only be fitting for Sergio Agüero to bow out in style, right? Having scored a mere 182 Premier League goals in 274 appearances he will be leaving some big shoes to fill. That said, it has not been the season he might have been hoping for as he has started only seven matches and found the net just twice.

Everton are Manchester City’s visitors in this final round and with the home side needing to set their sights on the Champions League final while bouncing back from the defeat at Brighton, captaining Agüero would usually be a risky move.

However, the luxury of seeing each of the teamsheets will provide a welcome relief from the cursed ‘Pep Roulette’ throughout the season. You can almost guarantee that if Aguero starts he scores on Sunday and brings home the Fantasy Football points in emphatic fashion.

Mohamed Salah – £12m

What more is there to say about Mohamed Salah? With another 22 goals this campaign, the Egyptian will be itching to land his third Premier League Golden Boot and beat Harry Kane to the punch.

Sky Sports Fantasy Football returns have been in plentiful supply for the Liverpool attacker, who has averaged just over seven points per match over his last eight matches. Liverpool also have the advantage of facing Crystal Palace, while Tottenham Hotspur travel to a Leicester City side in dire need of a win for a potential top-four spot.

Salah is third in the Fantasy Football point charts and finds himself in 88.4 per cent of the top 1,000 teams heading into the final fixture. If you do not have him for whatever reason, you may come to regret this by the time 6pm comes around on Sunday.

Patrick Bamford – £8.2m

Patrick Bamford netted his 16th Premier League goal of the season at Southampton on Tuesday and moved on to 226 points for the season, good enough for fifth in Sky Fantasy Football.

Just the fact that Bamford has been linked with a call-up for the England side with the Euros in mind is a testament to how well he has performed during the campaign. His selection percentage inside the top 1,000 (5.2 per cent) doesn’t really reflect how he has defied his critics for large parts of the season.

With 16 points coming against Southampton, Bamford could sign out in style against relegated West Bromwich Albion in front of returning home fans who will be experiencing Premier League football for the first time since Leeds were promoted.

SouBur Sunday

Danny Ings – £9.9m

Speaking of potential England spots for the summer of 2021, Danny Ings could yet add to his own 12 goals for the season. Currently on 154 Fantasy Football points, he is the second-highest scorer at the Saints behind their captain James Ward-Prowse.

Saying that, the talismanic striker may not be a Southampton player for much longer, so whether he is putting himself in the shop window or simply looking to end the campaign on a high, expect to see fireworks from Ings, who recently posted a 17-point haul against Crystal Palace.

Chris Wood – £8.5m

Chris Wood is arguably the form striker in the Premier League right now, with the New Zealander netting eight goals in his last ten matches. He has also created three goals and recorded 86 points during this spell.

Wood can be found in 14.3 per cent of the top 1,000 teams, and with a trip to bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United, he could round off a very rich vein of form with another double-figure haul.

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  1. WHUFCSmith23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I'm 9 points off 10k. Have pretty much been that for about 6 weeks, just can't seem to break it.

    Anyone got any ideas for transfers outside of Leeds, Liverpool and Antonio.

    I have 2 free transfers and can get to anybody I suppose. Really struggling, Pereira vs Leeds? Wood vs Sheff United? Decordova Reed? Saka?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Torres could be a shout?

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Captain salah, and go for a differential pick or two. Cant really help if you dont have a team posted

      1. WHUFCSmith23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Martinez

        TAA, Dallas, Rudiger

        Salah (c), Son, Lingard, Foden,

        Kane, DCL, Iheanacho

        0.6 in the bank, subs are JWP, Digne, Shaw, Forster

    3. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Of those, Wood. Have you hit 3 pool? I think a Robertson/Trent double up could be fruitful

        1. WHUFCSmith23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          DCL will most likely become Bamford which leaves me one transfer to make for a differential but I'm struggling to see anyone that could make a difference. I could go up to Firmino for 3 Liverpool and bring in Willock?

          1. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Bobby is in one of his purple patches

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Torres, Mane, Robertson, Harrison etc etc

        3. WHUFCSmith23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks all

      • Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Who scores most?

        Trossard vs ars
        Raphinha vs WBA (-4)

        1. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I think they will both blank so the one without the hit will score most

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            raph to blank against brom is big call

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Keep Trossard

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            him playing up front is tempting

      • L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Own Salah/TAA. Who's your pick for a third LIV players?

        A) Mane
        B) Robbo

        1. Boly Would
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Robbo

        2. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Robertson

          • Avery
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I did B

        3. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Which transfer do you think is the priority here:

          A: Bruno to Mane
          B: DCL to Antonio

          1. Booked4Dissent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Ole hinted at heavy rotation vs Wolves. Could be Mata’s last game for Utd

            1. Tinkermania
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              You are suggesting bringing Mata in? Careful sentiments don't cloud your judgment.

              1. Booked4Dissent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Haha no, meaning that Mata plays most the game and Bruno is bench or not even in squad

          2. WHUFCSmith23
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I know everyone is giving Antonio the love in here and I like it as a West Ham fan but I'm not overly optimistic he scores. Certainly not as sure as most seem here. Heard some guys talking about captaincy.

            Mane has a better chance or outscoring Antonio in my opinion.

        4. Monster Muppets
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Given OGS press conference:

            Could keeping Bruno be a nice differential?

            1. mcsteely
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              what did he say?

            2. No Kane No Gain
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Nah. He plays 50-60 MAX. Maybe a cameo, will he even put 100% if played?!

              1. Monster Muppets
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Besides the one match in TGW, he usually max rests lik 2-5 minutes every 15 games.
                  I do agree he SHOULD be rested, but given bruno and OGS history i am not sure

                  1. No Kane No Gain
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    But OGS played him when we needed top 4 etc. I can see VDB starting. This game doesn’t even have 2nd up for grabs like the TGW had

                • Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Bruno always gives 100%.

                  1. Salan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    95% time, but not this time.

              2. Salan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                No one in the team, including Ole, will give 100% in this match. Both starts and benched.

            3. Do I Not Like Orange
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Who do you think is more likely to start out of Greenwood & Gundo?

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Greenwood after the Gundo knock

              2. Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Greenwood

            4. money face bandwagon
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              kun(c)

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Do it!

                • No Kane No Gain
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I’m joining you!

                • Robson-Canoe
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Might just get subbed on for 5 mins.

                  1. No Kane No Gain
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    He plays 30 minimum

                    1. Robson-Canoe
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Yes because Pep is so predictable. Don't forget that Kun is still recovering from an injury.

                      1. No Kane No Gain
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Man City are offering prizes if kun scores. The fans want to see it, he’s been passed as fit. Has 1 goal to beat a record.

                        Pep is un predictable but this is beyond ruthless if he doesn’t give aguero the right swan song

              2. Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Which to do?

                A. Bruno to any mid up to 10.7
                B. DCL to Bamford
                C. Both for -4

              3. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Start Saka or Foden?

              4. Avery
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Start:

                A. Greenwood
                B. Willock

                thx

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  B

                2. antis0cial
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  B

              5. Big Weng
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Start Lindelof or Holding?

                1. mcsteely
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  This feels like a Holding sort of week

                2. antis0cial
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Holding

              6. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Hello. How do you think I should spend my free transfer?

                Meslier
                Shaw Trent Robertson
                Bale Mahrez Foden Saka ESR
                Kane Aguero

                Sanchez | Benteke, Castagne, Targett | 2.4 ITB

                (Can't afford Bale > Mane)

                1. fr3d
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Bale to Mane and Shaw to Tierney/Burnley-defender for a hit

                  1. Salan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Agree on removing Shaw out, but doubts on Bale's exit. Bale may get one or two vs Lei.

                    1. Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Thanks both. Maybe just sell Castagne or Shaw for someone. How certain is it that Shaw won't play?

                    2. FOMFF
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      I'm toying with Bale. I'm in a position where I can punt and he could be the one.

              7. JBG
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Solskjær: "You want to go in with loads of energy but also confidence. We'll make a few changes versus Wolves, freshen up a few, minutes into legs of those who might need it.

                So pretty much first team with a few changes. That's how I interpreted this statement from OGS.

                1. mcsteely
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Ok this is interesting. Make me think selling Bruno isn't a big a priority as I first thought. He's started every game but Leicester I think so he will want to play

                  1. No Kane No Gain
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Sell mate

              8. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Rival has Bamford and 26 points ahead. Should I take a hit to get him in? Bringing in Mane and Raphina already?

                1. JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Bringing in a player someone ahead of you doesn't really help you? Specially for a hit.

                2. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  No - at 26 points ahead you need to differentiate as much as possible really. You will need to captain a player they don't own too. Good luck, it can be done though.

                  1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Thanks

              9. afsr
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Mini league already won, rank around 5k, just want to get as high an OR as possible. G2G or take a hit?

                Martinez
                Rudiger - Targett - TAA
                Mane (C) - Salah - Greenwood - Lingard
                Antonio - DCL - Bamford (VC)

                Lloris - Mahrez - Digne - Shaw
                0FT, 0.0 ITB

                Did Bruno->Mane already, anything else?

                1. JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  G2G.

                2. ButterB
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Have you a different team linked to your profile page ?

              10. George James
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                best player combo for last gameweek?

                A) Firmino / Son / Dunk

                B) DCL / Mane / Dunk

                C) DCL / Son / Robertson

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  C

              11. AppleDunk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                With Coleman out, I only have the following defence:
                Coleman*, Shaw, Coady, TAA, Dallas

                Shaw may not play. Would you do Coleman->Rudiger (-4)?

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  No

                2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  No. Coady Trent and Dallas will play.

                3. AppleDunk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Cheers guys, guess the hit is not worth it

                4. ameisin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I'm in a similar situation. Other defence is Dallas, Coufal and Ward.

                  Would you take a hit to replace one of Shaw or Coleman, seeing as Ward will come in?

                  1. ameisin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Up to 5.7m

              12. TheYogaDaddy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 5 days ago

                doing Fernandes + Zaha to Salah + _____
                Don't have enough for Raphinha. Best differential under 5.3? Willock?

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Yea

                2. Milkman Bruno
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Of all the weeks I’d like team leaks, it’s this one! Not sure what to do with my ft 😆

                    Shaw to Coufal seems most likely and benching Bruno *scratches head

                  • Tinkermania
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Bruno, Cancelo, Adams ➡ Mane, Bamf, 4.7 defender. Yay or Nay for -8?

                    1. mcsteely
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      -8 is a lot for the last gameweek. Maybe do mane and one other

                  • Weeb Kakashi
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    "mere 182 goals in 274 games"

                    Very poor choice of words there.

                    1. _Ninja_
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Is that all he scored? I would have scored 300 in that time.

                      On Fifa.

                      On Begginer.

                  • CMF
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Loris (Sanchez)
                    Holding Alioski Trent (Digne Ward)
                    Willock Mane Mahrez Greenwood Son
                    Kane Antonio (Vydra)

                    £0 in the bank, messing with my team a lot as not much to play for except chasing down a 25 point hail mary between me (2nd) and 1st in ml.
                    Thinking about Torres in for Mahrez, any suggestions?

                    1. Robson-Canoe
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Depends on the players your rival has. 25 points isn't over yet but you have to get differentials in and captain one of them.
                      Mahrez/Greenwood could make way for Mount/Puli, Torres, Pépé, Harrison?

                  • Robson-Canoe
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Torres (EVE) or Mount (avl) for GW38, who would you pick?

                  • E25
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Thoughts? Not sure I can justify a hit to get a keeper in...
                    Current plan Bruno + Jota -> Mane(c) + Raph

                    Meslier
                    TAA Dallas Soucek Holding
                    Bruno* Jota* Salah Son
                    Kane Antonio

                    Forster / El Ghazi Coady Davis
                    2FT 0ITB

                  • Milkman Bruno
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Is benching Bruno correct here?

                      Mendy
                      Taa, Dallas, Coufal
                      Salah(c), Torres, Raphina, Lingard
                      Kane, Antonio, Wood

                      Martinez, Bruno, Struijk, Mitchell.4itb 0ft

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Sell or play !

                    • Shadow4896
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Harrison or Son ?

                        1. No Kane No Gain
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Harrison

                      • PP6
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        2FT .1ITB any suggestions would be great thanks.

                        Areola
                        Ayling Azpi TAA
                        Salah Mané Raphinha Mahrez
                        Kane Kelechi Bamford

                        Martinez Rudiger Burn Siggy.

                        1. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Sigurdsson to cheapie and Mahrez to Aubameyang

                      • Tcheco
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Play Watkins or Greenwood?

                        Chasing in ML & rival has Watkins (no Greenwood)

                        1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Play Greenwood if chasing

                        2. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Ole will help you

                        3. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Not sure if Greenwood will get anything even if he starts.

                          Watkins imo.

                      • Original - Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Differential captain to make up a big deficit?

                        1/ Antonio
                        2/ TAA
                        3/ Other?

                        1. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Antonio

                        2. Major League Shocker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          The one your rival doesn't own. Without further knowledge of your ML situation, I like 2.

                          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            He's got TAA and not Antonio

                            1. Major League Shocker
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Antonio for 2x differential power then.

                      • bso
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Play Willock or Son?

                        1. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Son

                        2. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Son

                          1. bso
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Thanks LRL. How is your team coming along? Taking any hits? I will post my team on FF247 in about 10 mins. Please could you give me your opinion? Can't believe it is almost over!

                            1. Little Red Lacazette
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Already done my transfer. Shaw -> TAA and locked, pending no surprises. No hits taken.

                              1. bso
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                You are probably so far ahead of all competition. Good for you! Hope I am not trying too hard to catch up.