Who’s the best Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 24 captain?

The second double gameweek of the season is upon us and provides a huge opportunity to load up on points, most notably from Manchester City assets.

From the four teams playing twice there are some eye-catching candidates for the armband. Here are the best picks of the bunch.

Raheem Sterling

  • vs Tottenham (H) & Everton (a)
  • Chances of scoring: 68%

Despite a slow start to this season, Raheem Sterling has scored four in his last six league games and has a 68% chance of scoring at least once this GW. His non-penalty xG is 7.2, the ninth best, despite playing only 78% of minutes this campaign.

Additionally, he has eight goals against Spurs in his career and four against Everton.

Also, the Toffees struggle at Goodison, ranking 12th for points at home, whilst City excel away from home having the third best away record. As for whether or not he’ll start both fixtures is tough to call, but he’s started all but four matches this term so he should start these important games.

Phil Foden

  • vs Tottenham (H) & Everton (a)
  • Chances of scoring: 62%

The youngster showed what he is capable of with an outstanding 16 point haul against Liverpool last weekend, getting two assists and a goal. He has averaged 0.79 goal creating actions per 90 and hits 0.97 shots on target per 90.

As a result he’s having his best season so far, with five goals and five assists.

However, there is a huge rotation risk with Foden, as he’s been an unused sub in five matches and only started 11. But if he is left out, we know that he is capable of coming off the bench and delivering returns.

Joao Cancelo

  • vs Tottenham (H) & Everton (a)
  • Chances of clean sheet: 69%

Yet another City asset worthy of the captaincy is Joao Cancelo. It’s very rare that a defender is even in considered for the armband, but the Portuguese full back is very attacking.

He has creativity and goal threat, with his xG+xA per 90 being 0.25 and managing 1.26 shots per 90 (35% on target). Comparably, he’s ranked fifth among defenders for creativity and eighth for goal threat, producing three attacking returns this season.

Ben Mee

  • vs Crystal Palace (A) & Fulham (H)
  • Chances of clean sheet: 55%

Another defender with two fixtures is Burnley’s Ben Mee, a differential pick with just a 4.4% TSB. Burnley’s defence is solid, having kept 7 clean sheets, including against Palace in the league and Fulham in the cup.

Also he offers a goal threat, due to scoring twice from set pieces and opponents Palace have conceded nine from them, the third highest in the league. Because of his contributions at both ends of the pitch, Mee makes a fantastic choice.