The quietest of Gameweeks is upon us as Gameweek 29 features just four fixtures. Last week was a lacklustre GW, with teams averaging 43 points, and, understandably, this week could follow suit.
Given the lack of matches the armband decision becomes even more crucial. Here are four options worth considering.
Who’s the best Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 29 captain?
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- vs Aston Villa (A)
- Chances of scoring: 44%
Since his teammate Heung-Min Son appears to be ruled out for this weekend, Kane is the main Spurs option this week, alongside Gareth Bale. However, Kane is the more reliable option.
He’s the assist leader (13) and second top scorer (16) therefore sits with the most goal contributions in the league, claiming 1.15 per 90. This comes as a result of his regular involvement in the game, having taken more shots than anyone else at a rate of 3.8 per 90.
Villa on the other hand concede 13.4 shots per game which have been, as of late, saved by ‘keeper Emi Martínez. Additionally he’s the penalty taker, giving him a higher likelihood of getting an attacking return.
- vs West Ham (A)
- Chances of scoring: 38%
Arsenal’s top scorer with ten goals is an underrated pick, being owned by only 6.2% of players. He registers 1.23 shots on target per 90, with 63% of his shots overall on target, resulting in an average of 0.59 goals per 90, fifth highest in the league.
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In the reverse fixture he was on the scoresheet, scoring against the Hammers four times in three games. Also, he’s scored three penalties this season. As he was rested in the Europa League and replaced by Aubameyang, the Frenchman is tipped to start once again this weekend for Arsenal.
- vs Fulham (A)
- Chances of scoring: 20%
Bamford’s injury last week means he may not be firing on all cylinders and has experienced a goal drought as of late, scoring just three times in ten GWs. To fill his void, the Brazilian can step up and provide attacking impetus.
Offering creativity, Raphinha has six assists and a high xA per 90 stat of 0.29 plus he creates 4.35 shot-creating actions per 90. Also he has an eye for goal, averaging 1.2 shots on target per 90 and notching five goals this term.
Evidently, Fulham have struggled at home, picking up just ten points and losing five of their last seven home games. On the contrast, Leeds have won six games on the road, scoring 24 in the process.
- vs Newcastle (H)
- Chances of Clean Sheet: 50%
The Brighton skipper is a wildcard choice, but one that offers great value and differential. His side are defensively solid, conceding just nine shots per game, which is fourth best in the league, and keeping eight clean sheets.
His opponents this week, Newcastle, only average ten shots per game and are missing attacking trio Wilson, Almirón and Saint-Maximin. Goals will be tough to come by for the Magpies.
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Nevertheless, what makes Dunk an exciting pick is his goal threat. In fact he’s experiencing his best ever PL goalscoring season, scoring four so far. He’s scored them all from set pieces which is promising for this weekend, as Newcastle have conceded seven from set pieces themselves.