Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 20?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are looking to Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur for the Gameweek 20 captaincy, and as per usual, the Captain Sensible article is here to highlight which assets have the best chance of hauling.

First, we will assess the fallout of the Gameweek 20 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Tuesday’s 13:30 GMT deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) is the leader of the captain poll in Gameweek 20, with just under 50% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

No other player has garnered more than 20% of votes at this stage, with Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) in second backed by 17.17%.

Son Heung-min (£10.5m) occupies third-place with 11.36%, followed by Harry Kane (£12.1m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.3m), with 4.16% and 3.88% respectively.

MOHAMED SALAH, TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD AND DIOGO JOTA

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Mohamed Salah is enjoying an excellent season in the top flight with Liverpool, having already produced 15 goals and 10 assists in 18 games. His underlying numbers are equally impressive, too, as he leads the way amongst all Premier League players for goal attempts (71), shots in the box (58), efforts on target (30), big chances created (11) and expected goals (xG), with 12.14.

Now, a rested Reds’ squad – whose Boxing Day match against Leeds United was postponed – take on an injury and illness-hit Leicester City, who have conceded a whopping 33 league goals so far this season, more than any other side in the division bar Newcastle United, Norwich City and Leeds United.

LEICESTER CITY’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS 2021/22:
MetricTotal
Played17
Goals conceded33
Clean sheets2
xGC28.29
Non-pen xGC24.34

Notably, across their 17 Premier League outings, the Foxes have conceded more chances from their left-zone than any other team in the division, which adds further weight to Salah’s captaincy credentials. However, Trent Alexander-Arnold could also profit from that same weakness, especially with Brendan Rodgers’ side also looking vulnerable defending set pieces. In fact, of the 33 Premier League goals they have conceded this season, nine have arrived from corners and three from free-kicks. That suggests the right-back could be in for another big haul in Gameweek 20, having already outscored his Egyptian team-mate in seven of the last eight Gameweeks.

Another option amongst the Liverpool ranks is Diogo Jota (£8.1m), though it’s hard to make too much of a case for him over Salah, especially with Roberto Firmino (£8.7m) possibly eating into his minutes.

SALAH V JOTA PREMIER LEAGUE STATISTICS 2021/22:
SalahJota
Appearances1817
Starts1814
Minutes16031212
Goals1510
Assists101
Bonus points202
Total points17094
xG p900.650.74
xA p900.190.13
xGI p900.840.88

SON HEUNG-MIN AND HARRY KANE

Kane and Wilson enter FPL differential conversation ahead of Gameweek 9 1
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1,922 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Morning people............I need to replace Wilson and have Watkins and Gelhardt..........I also have £9.1m to spend..........Who do I get ??

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Antonio

  2. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    All games currently on?

    Going to hit transfer soon.

  3. ratski
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    I think I'm going ramsdale to ddg for my FT.
    Is bilva and Watkins to son / broja worth a -8?
    I can field 11 without the hit

  4. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Is Bilva now a dead fpl asset?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      No

  5. MHG
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Who to bench out of:
    A. Alonso (have James & Mount)
    B. Reguilon
    C. Bilva (only Man C attack)
    D. Gallagher

    I'm thinking A. as I don't need 3 Chelsea?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Gallagher won't play anyway. Don't worry about it.

      1. MHG
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Based on ?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          My post history.

          1. MHG
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Thanks - I see there is a Covid tweet re Gallagher going round.

  6. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Pretty happy with this, who would you captain though? Kane, Jota, TAA or Foden?

    DDG
    TAA James Dias Livra
    Son Foden Jota Silva
    Kane Antonio

    Foster Odegaard Johnson Street

  7. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Is my logic okay here… Assuming players you bring in are going to get the 2 appearance points, then replacing 3 non playing players, with 3 sure starters for a -8 is only a net negative impact of -2 on your team before any excess returns from goals, assists, clean sheets?

    1. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      You are taking 2 extra transfers that cost you 8 points and with 2 pts per player you are gambling 4 points on any other returns.

  8. FantasyClub
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone know why Gray was absent against CHE?

    1. liverbear
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Illness, possibly covid

  9. Tronity
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on Watkins & B.Silva > Antonio & Maddison with 2FTs?

  10. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Those with Ramsdale Foster combo, what is your plan?
    I have money to get DDG for Foster, and since Im probably not getting Ronaldo or other big hitter next few weeks, maybe that is the move. ManU game vs Wolves might be in danger, Arsenal have blanks and DGW surely somewhere, but same goes for Watford when Foster is back, which should be soon. So...

    A) Ramsdale to DDG
    B) Foster to DDG
    C) Lloris rather!?

  11. mdm
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Captain:

    A. Son
    B. Antonio
    C. TAA

    1. Cammick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      All tasty

      But I'd edge son tbh

      Order is
      A
      C
      B

  12. mdm
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Any news on Benteke?

  13. Cammick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Sanchez
    Taa cancelo James rudi
    Bernardo jota galla son
    Toney dennis

    Ramsdale esr Watkins cash

    G2g?

    Tempted to upgrade toney to Antonio
    OR
    Cash to a spurs def maybe?

    1. Mogger11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Nearly the same as my team. I wouldn’t get rid of any playing players, given the rotation risk. Better to transfer a non-player from your bench so you have a sub.

  14. Mogger11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Bench Bowen (wat) or Gallagher (NOR)? Have a feeling Bowen is due a rest and a cameo but still unsure.

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Not sure why Moyes would bench their best player? He would be bonkers after their Southampton display..

  15. Feed tha Sheep
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    First to 3 please and thanks?

    A. Laca > Antonio
    B. Laca & ESR > Son & King (-4)
    C. Laca & ESR > Jota & Antonio (-4)