Fantasy Premier League Captaincy Dilemma: Gameweek 26

Fantasy Premier League captaincy dilemma is the most pressing concern this gameweek for FPL managers. With 14 teams having two matches, it is extremely tricky to pick the right captain. Let’s find out the possible options for the armband in FPL gameweek 26.

Fantasy Premier League Captaincy Dilemma

Fantasy Premier League Captaincy: The Options

There are plenty of decent captaincy options this week. Bruno Fernandes, Ilkay Gündogan, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane are the best ones to consider.

Bruno Fernandes

  • Goals: 15
  • Assists: 12
  • FPL Points: 190
  • FPL points in the last five matches: 48
  • Price: £11.6
  • Opponents: Chelsea (away), Crystal Palace (away)

In terms of FPL, Bruno Fernandes is in great form. Manchester United have two away games this week. Traditionally, the Portuguese has been quite spectacular in away matches. As always, he is never far away from a big score as the designated penalty taker and United seem to get a lot of penalties. Bruno Fernandes is the highest scorer in FPL so far this season. In fact, he has scored 26 points more than Mohamed Salah, the second-highest scorer. So, despite the tough fixtures, he is a very good choice for the armband this gameweek.

Ilkay Gündogan

  • Goals: 11
  • Assists: 2
  • FPL Points: 126
  • FPL points in the last five matches: 46
  • Price: £6.1
  • Opponents: West Ham United (home), Wolves (home)

Ilkay Gündogan is in the form of his life. The German has two home games coming up. However, will he start both? Gündogan played the whole game against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Wednesday night. That uncertainty is what might prevent FPL managers from captaining him. However, as Gündogan showed in the last double gameweek, even one match is enough for him to do enough damage. He scored 19 points in that one game.

Mohamed Salah

  • Goals: 17
  • Assists: 4
  • FPL Points: 164
  • FPL points in the last five matches: 33
  • Price: £12.6
  • Opponents: Sheffield United (away), Chelsea (home)

Despite Liverpool’s terrible run of form, Salah has scored reasonable points. In fact, he is the top scorer in the Premier League so far this season. The match at Bramall Lane will attract FPL managers. However, Liverpool’s poor home form is worrying.

Raheem Sterling

  • Goals: 9
  • Assists: 7
  • FPL Points: 128
  • FPL points in the last five matches: 31
  • Price: £11.6
  • Opponents: West Ham United (home), Wolves (home)

Raheem Sterling has had an inconsistent season so far although he’s produced decent points on FPL recently. Unlike recent seasons, his ownership is rather low at 12.7 per cent. So, a big score for him could see a huge rise in ranking. However, Sterling played for 69 minutes in the Champions League and the risk of missing one of the two games is a deterrent.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Dominic Calvert-Lewin returned from injury to help Everton get their first win at Anfield in 22 years. He has decent fixtures this gameweek. In fact, Calvert-Lewin scored a hat-trick in the return fixture against West Brom earlier in the season. The striker is a tempting one to captain that is for sure. However, Everton have been very inconsistent this season, especially at home. They have lost their last three home games on the trot. Still, Calvert-Lewin is a decent shout for the armband.

Harry Kane

  • Goals: 13
  • Assists: 11
  • FPL Points: 155
  • FPL points in the last five matches: 22
  • Price: £11.1
  • Opponents: Burnley (home), Fulham (away)

Tottenham Hotspur are in really poor form. In fact, they have picked up only three points in the last six matches. However, the fixtures for them this week are tempting. Kane scored against Fulham earlier in the season in a 1-1 draw. Traditionally, Kane does well against this calibre of opposition. His recent form has not been great though. On a plus point, Kane was rested in the Europa League.

Son Heung-min

  • Goals: 13
  • Assists: 6
  • FPL Points: 159
  • FPL points in the last five matches: 18
  • Price: £9.5
  • Opponents: Burnley (home), Fulham (away)

As discussed above, Tottenham Hotspur are passing a torrid time. Son Heung-min scored at Turf Moor earlier in the season. However, he has been quite poor recently. Can the South Korean rediscover his early-season form? It would be quite a gamble to hand him the armband this week. There is no doubt that he will start both as he was rested for the Europa League alongside Kane.

Fantasy Premier League Captaincy: The Last Word

All the options have their merits and demerits. Fixtures favour Harry Kane whereas form favours Bruno Fernandes and Ilkay Gündogan. There are no right answers at this stage. One should just choose the one that seems the best to him based on the stats and gut feeling.

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