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FPL GW13 Best Captain: Lack of Choices

Navigating captaincy choices in GW13 looks like a difficult task, especially with key players facing each other.

While Salah and Haaland have been leading the way for the past few weeks, this week presents an opportunity for differential captains.

Haaland, Son, and Saka stand out as popular captain picks so let’s detail why.

Erling Haaland

  • Fixture: Liverpool (H)
  • Anytime Return: 81%
  • Predicted Points: 6.1

Haaland’s consistency in producing points, even against top opponents, is impressive.

He had another 16 point haul in GW12 against Chelsea scoring 2 goals and assisting 1.

Interestingly, this was only his 3rd game of the season with an xGI of 2+.

Despite facing Liverpool, his standout odds for both scoring (60%) and assisting (22%) showcase his potential to make a significant impact.

That’s why, despite the tough fixture, Haaland comes out on top for the GW13 captaincy.

Son Heung-min

  • Fixture: Aston Villa (H)
  • Anytime Return: 81%
  • Predicted Points: 5.6

The Tottenham Aston Villa fixture is expected to be an open encounter, as per our clean sheet odds.

That means, with Tottenham at home, Son is naturally a top GW13 captain pick.

He’s had a couple of quieter gameweeks recently but has found the back of the net 3 times during the international break, showing signs of good form.

Another factor to consider is Aston Villa sit in the bottom half of the table when it comes to goals conceded (17 in 12 games).

Simply put, if you’re not captaining either Haaland or Son this week then you’re taking a big risk!

Bukayo Saka

  • Fixture: Brentford (a)
  • Anytime Return: 81%
  • Predicted Points: 4.6

Brentford away is not an appealing fixture, yet Saka comes out third in our FPL points predictor.

However, his track record against Brentford speaks volumes. He has returned consistently whenever he’s started against them.

In 3 games vs Brentford he has 4 G/A and last time he was away at Brentford he had 2 assists.

He is sitting on 10 G/A in this season is Arsenal’s biggest threat.

His role as the team’s primary penalty taker also adds to his appeal of potential returns.