Skip to Content

Who are the Best FPL Captain Picks – GW12

With FPL GW12 starting just a couple of days from now, there are a few big hitters who stand out as decent captaincy options.

For a full list of captaincy options and all their chances of scoring, head to our Best FPL Captain page.

Mohamed Salah

– Chances of scoring: 56%
– vs Arsenal (H)

The Egyptian King has made his best start to an FPL campaign, amassing a whopping 117-points. Astonishingly, this is 50 more points than any other player in the game.

He is also top for xG (expected goals), big chances created, and shots in the box among all players so far this season.

Salah’s record against Arsenal speaks for itself, having scored 6 and two assists across 8 league appearances.

With that said, Arsenal have kept 5 clean sheets in 8 matches, conceding 9 big chances, which is the fewest in the league.

On paper Arsenal doesn’t seem the most attractive fixture, even at home. The Gunners are in good form too, having been undefeated in their last 8 Premier League matches.

Even so, Liverpool are looking irresistible, Salah especially. This is reflected in Arsenal’s clean sheet odds for GW12 at a mere 11%.

Cristiano Ronaldo

– Chances of scoring: 57%
– vs Watford (a)

Ronaldo hasn’t reached the heights many have expected in recent times. However, those are some mighty high heights and a drop-off in returns was inevitable.

He has registered just the one goal and one assist over the last four Gameweeks. The all-time record Champions League goalscorer faces a Watford side who are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, making him captain material once again.

Watford are ranked the fourth worst side when it comes to expected goals, having conceded 18.05 this season in xGC (expected goals conceded).

The Hornets under Claudio Ranieri have conceded 95 shots in the box this season, and conceded a big chance on average every 43 minutes.

Son Heung Min

– Chances of scoring: 38%
– vs Leeds United (H)

Son faces a Leeds outfit who has kept one clean sheet all season, which came in GW7 against Watford. The Peacocks side have also conceded 51 chances through the centre of the ground, which is ranked as the worst in the league.

The Korean’s underlying numbers out of all of the Spurs attackers have been the most promising thus far, having returned double-digit hauls in three of his 10 starts.

With the manager bounce in a proven PL winner in Antonio Conte, plus with three of their next four fixtures being marked as a 2 in the FDR, Son seems to be a decent captaincy shout as a differential to help you climb up in the ranks.

Harry Kane, of course, is another captain option (52% chance of scoring). He’s not had his best season so far, only returning one goal and assist so far.

His international form, and more importantly most recent outings, is more promising, however. The England captain scored four goals over the international break, albeit against poor opposition.

Callum Wilson

– Chances of scoring: 40%
– vs Brentford (H)

Wilson faces Brentford who initially took the league by storm. It looks like their honeymoon period is over though, having lost their last four matches.

Brentford has been prone to conceding goals in the first 45 minutes, with six of their seven league conceded coming before the halftime whistle. Wilson has had two of his three home goals come within the first 45, which has complemented his four goals from 7 starts this season.

The former Bournemouth striker has also been reunited with his manager from his time in Bournemouth, Eddie Howe.

Wilson arguably had his best career season to date in the 18/19 season under Howe. During that season he had 26 goals involvements (14G & 12A), equating to a goal involvement every 97 minutes.