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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. GW38 Fixtures and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    GW38 fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/13898ku
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    GW37 clean sheet results:
    MNU: 48% ❌
    CHE: 45% ❌
    MCI: 45% ❌
    LIV: 43% ✅
    ARS: 42% ❌
    EVE: 40% ✅
    NEW: 38% ✅
    TOT: 37% ❌
    WHU: 37% ❌
    WOL: 23% ❌
    LEE: 21% ✅
    LEI: 21% ❌
    SOU: 21% ❌
    SHU: 18% ❌
    BHA: 16% ❌
    CRY: 16% ❌
    WBA: 15% ❌
    AVL: 14% ❌
    FUL: 12% ❌
    BUR: 8% ❌

    GW38 clean sheet odds:
    LIV: 53%
    MCI: 43%
    CHE: 42%
    ARS: 38%
    LEE: 35%
    WHU: 35%
    FUL: 28%
    LEI: 28%
    BUR: 26%
    WOL: 26%
    MNU: 25%
    SHU: 24%
    NEW: 20%
    TOT: 19%
    BHA: 17%
    SOU: 16%
    AVL: 15%
    EVE: 14%
    WBA: 11%
    CRY: 8%
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    Clean sheet totals:
    Chelsea: 18
    Manchester City: 18
    Aston Villa: 15
    Manchester Utd: 13
    Brighton: 12
    Everton: 12 (+1)
    Leeds: 12 (+1)
    Liverpool: 12 (+1)
    Tottenham: 12
    Arsenal: 11
    Burnley: 11
    Leicester City: 11
    West Ham: 10
    Wolves: 10
    Fulham: 9
    Southampton: 9
    Crystal Palace: 8
    Newcastle: 6 (+1)
    West Brom: 6
    Sheffield United: 4

    That's it folks! Hope you have a great final week 🙂

    G

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks for these throughout the season. Really useful info.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks Collie, glad you've found them useful 🙂

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks for this work good sir

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        You're most welcome!

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Same to you G Whizz great work

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks Crunchie!

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cheers G for the consistent input throughout the season. Much appreciated mate! Best of luck back for the final gw.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks bruv! It's been a close run thing at times to get these out but we got there!

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Chelsea title challengers next season?

      Can see a 3 way with both Manchester clubs and Leicester challenging and Liverpool of they sign a bit more depth.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I reckon so. There is an undeveloped squad to be honed. I was watching Tuchel's presser. I reckon he's the man for it.

    6. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      One of the posts worth paying for 😉

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Worth every penny 😆

    7. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks G, I don't own any West Ham players but I wish you a happy clean sheet this week for all your work!

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I hope I get something somewhere lol
        As for West Ham, I'm just praying we don't lose our last game and finish off what has been an incredible season!

    8. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 hours ago

      cheers G-WHIZZ!

  2. Milkman Bruno
      1 month, 2 days ago

      How’s she cuttin?

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

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

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Look good

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Torres a differential is my only doubt. That team should keep you static in the top 10k

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Great!

      4. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        She's cuttin! 🙂

    • zon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mendy (Forster)
      Rüdiger TAA Dallas (Shaw Coady)
      Salah Son Raphinha Willock (Greenwood)
      Kane Antonio Wood

      One transfer

      A) Son -> Mane
      B) Kane -> Werner

      Bench one

      A) Willock
      B) Greenwood

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        A
        B

      2. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        A and B

      3. Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        A & B

      4. zon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Well that was easy, cheers

      5. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        AB

    • Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Choose one from each of these:

      A) Mount (avl)
      B) Torres (EVE)
      C) Harrison (WBA)

      1) Chilwell/James (avl)
      2) Dallas (WBA)

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Tough

        Mount
        Dallas (especially if you have Mendy)

      2. Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        C2

      3. CBonci
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        C2

    • Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mendy
      Taa, Dallas, Coufal
      Salah, Zaha, Lingard, Son
      Kane, Antonio, DCL

      Martinez, Jota, Stones Shaw `ft .3itb

      Just 6 points above 1K lol

      A.DCL to Bamford.
      B Jota (or Zaha if any positive leaks) to Raphina
      C. Both for a -4 (will Raphinha score more than 4 than Jota/Zaha

    • Ain't No Holebas Girl
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Would you rather have -

      A). Trent & Willock
      B). Robbo & Raphinha

      Priced out of Trent & Raph sadly!

      Thanks & GL

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        A

      2. Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        A

      3. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        A

    • FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Who should be benched pls.
      1ft 1.4 itb
      Leno Meslier
      Robbo TAA Dallas Cofal Diz
      Salah Mahrez Lingard Greenwood Raphina
      Wood Kane Iheanacho

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Meslier, Coufal, Dias, Greenwood

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Tnks Bud. Cofal/Lingard hard choice for me

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Bench the def

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              That is common sense but common sense is not common.

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                🙂 fair point - what's your own feeling on your players?

                1. FALSE PROFIT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Too template to make up the 15 points TBH. Looking for a differential? Are you just going to have a bit of fun?

                  1. Pep bites Kun
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    🙂 wasn't my first thought.

                    - Meslier is obv bench
                    - Coufal is your weakest def
                    - Mahrez & Greenwood are your riskiest mf - coin toss
                    on that one I'm afraid
                    - Wood Kane Iheanacho - definite keeps

    • RedWolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Would you consider Kane out, Aguero (c) in -4?

      1. Ain't No Holebas Girl
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        If I had enough lead in my mini leagues and it was for free then possibly for the nostalgia, but unless there are leaks that he definitely starts then not sure it pays off for a hit.

      2. Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        No as Aguero not guaranteed to start and you cost yourself 4pts to get him.

      3. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        No

      4. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Do you mean seriously consider it? Because it's ludicrous...

      5. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        In a word "NO"

      6. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I was watching the pressers. Pep said Aguero had a partial training session today. He will play as many minutes as he's able for.

    • Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Is going without bamford and Ianacho a major oversight?

      1. Ain't No Holebas Girl
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Depends, if you've got Wood & Antonio instead for example then there's probably not much in it. Bam and Antonio would be my preference though personally.

      2. Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I would want a Leeds attacker. Bamford is a popular choice. Nacho not essential.

    • Mané Fuchs Given
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Bench Greenwood or Watkins?

        Whoever’s benched wound be first sub.

      • Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Is it a little too crazy to go -8? Thinking of going Coleman + Bruno + Greenwood -> Dallas + Raphinha + Mane.

        Rest of squad:
        Forster
        TAA Shaw _____
        Salah Lingard ______ _______
        Kane DCL Antonio

        Subs: Meslier ESR Coady Mitchell

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Usually in the last gw, but it depends what you're playing for: ML or OR?

          1. Bruno Commando
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Playing for ML. I'm sandwiched in between 1st (has Raphinha) and 3rd (has Dallas). Mane will be a differential that I hope can help me overtake 1st!

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              How many points difference between opponents?

        2. Ain't No Holebas Girl
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          It could pay off I guess but if Greenwood starts he could easily outscore Raph. Likewise is Dallas worth a -4 over just playing Coady. Maybe!

          Would a single hit to just do either Bruno & Greenwood To Mané & Raph or Bruno & Coleman to Mané & Dallas work?

          Tough call, good luck!

      • Cancelo Culture
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Bench one?

        A) Coufal
        B) Lingard

        1. Ashleyajolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Coufal

      • fridge
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Currently 12,000 and aiming for my first top 10k finish

        2FT, 2.4m ITB

        Martinez
        TAA. Holding. Coufal
        Salah (c) Lingard. Greenwood. Jota. Son
        Kane. Bamford

        Forster. Digne. Davis. Mitchell

        A) Son & Jota > Mane & Raphinha
        B) Jota & Greenwood > Mahrez & Raphinha
        C) something else?

      • sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Do we have any idea whatsoever who starts for City?

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

          Ederson
          Aguero will play as much as possible, which might be not much.

      • Etonmessi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Kane and Jota to Bamford and Mane for free???

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

          Yes

      • JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Shocking season. So happy it’s over. Will be glad of the break then it’s back to the aggro come August.

        I’m off to put together a shortlist of must-owns for 21-22...