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Who Is the Best Captain for FPL GW10?

Erling Haaland will be the main talking point when it comes to captaincy this week. But of course, there is some form of competition for the captain’s armband.

At this point, many FPL managers won’t be considering anyone but Haaland, which is a very reasonable conclusion.

But, should he blank, the rewards of going against the masses is massive.

We discuss the recommended captain options below. For the full list, however, check our best FPL Captains page.

Erling Haaland

  • Fixture: Southampton (H)
  • Anytime goal: 74%
  • Anytime return: 80%
  • Predicted points: 7.6

We start off by covering the undisputed and obvious, armband option.

The Norwegian’s dominance is clear, having now scored 40 more fantasy points than any other player in the game.

Furthermore, his 83% ownership is shown through his captaincy stats, among the elite managers.

For managers inside the top 10k, top 1k, and top 100, he has a percentage between 93 to 95%, in the respective categories.

He became the first PL player in history, to have scored a hat-trick in three consecutive home games. This included three goals and two assists in their 6-3 thumping last Sunday in the Manchester Derby.

In his and Man City’s current form, it’s a highly calculated risk going against him. And the chances are it wouldn’t pay off.

There’s a chance he may not play 90 minutes, with Champions League group stage matches, sandwiched in between their league game against the Saints.

However, he was subbed off at half time in Champions League MD3 following his two goals.

In addition, his current effective ownership (EO) of 195%, shows very little ground will be made if you put the captaincy him.

Kevin De Bruyne/Phil Foden

  • Fixture: Southampton (H)
  • Anytime goal: 35%/36%
  • Anytime return: 67%/52%
  • Predicted points: 6.5/5.7

Erling’s teammates in midfield, are also worth considering, should you decide to go bold on the GW10 captaincy.

De Bruyne has ticked along this season nicely, cementing a good case to be the second premium in managers’ sides, alongside Haaland.

In the last three gameweeks, he had chalked up five assists. The Belgian is top for expected assists (xA) of any player, with an xA of 4.72.

Although City may have the midfield rotation dilemma, Foden may be the dime found in the rough field of choices to pick from.

Foden, alongside Haaland, was another player who scored a hat-trick last Sunday. Sunday became the fourth occasion in the Premier League, where two players have scored a hat-trick in the same game.

The last to occur, were Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy. This was in Leicester’s 9-0 away win at Southampton in October 2019.

Additionally, Foden is ranked inside the top five for most points scored in the last 6 gameweeks.

Finally, he is expected to start against Southampton, alongside KDB, as both were unused substitutes against Copenhagen.

Harry Kane

  • Fixture: Brighton (a)
  • Anytime goal: 36%
  • Anytime return: 46%
  • Predicted points: 4.2

If you like to go for a premium that’s avoiding Man City, look no further than the player who has scored the most away goals ever in the top-flight.

If it wasn’t for Haaland, Kane would be top in a lot of stats. North London’s ever-reliable is ranked second for expected goal involvement (8.14), expected goals (6.10) and goals scored, with seven.

In addition, Kane has returned in the last seven gameweeks, with his last blank coming in GW1.

He does have eight goals in his 12 appearances against Brighton.

The last time Spurs scored against the Seagulls and Kane blanked (as a starter), was all the way back on the 14th of December 2017. This means he has scored in the last seven games against them.

If you want a seriously good differential captain, who may challenge Haaland, Kane may be the man. As it stands, he’s only owned by 20% of fantasy managers.

James Maddison

  • Fixture: Bournemouth (a)
  • Anytime goal: 25%
  • Anytime return: 38%
  • Predicted points: 4.2

Fourth in the rank, is the attacking maestro and fantastic Mr. Fox from Leicester City! His recent form shows a skyrocket in ownership is coming his way.

Maddison secured a whopping 18-points against Nottingham Forest on Monday night. This consisted of a brace, an assist, and maximum bonus points.

The trend, from the last gameweek carries on. He has only blanked in one game in which he’s started and Leicester has scored in. It was, a 5-2 defeat at Brighton.

He is the fourth-most transferred in heading to the gameweek, with 300,000+ transfers in.

Four of Leicester’s next five fixtures is rated as a 2, in the FDR.

Callum Wilson

  • Fixture: Brentford (H)
  • Anytime goal: 43%
  • Anytime return: 50%
  • Predicted points: 3.6

Last, but not least, if you want to go extreme differential, Newcastle’s Callum Wilson is the way to go.

With Aleksander Isak being out for the next 2-3 weeks due to injury, the door opens for the former Bournemouth striker.

Wilson returned last gameweek, scoring inside 11 minutes in their 4-1 away win at Fulham.

It can be argued he was unlucky not to return more with an xG of 1.36.

Newcastle’s corresponding match last season produced a 3-3 draw against the Bees. But it was a day to forget for Wilson owners, with a yellow card and subbed off after 65 minutes.

Wilson has scored in every game he’s started this season, in which Newcastle has scored.