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Who are the Best FPL Captain Picks – GW13

With FPL GW13 starting up tomorrow, there is an obvious standout when it comes to captaincy. However, if you want to climb up the ranks, here are some other players to consider who are capable of that haul.

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

Mohamed Salah

-Chances of scoring: 56%
-vs Southampton (H)

The FPL-leading points scorer continues his dream run of returns, scoring his 11th goal of the season last week against Arsenal at home.

Salah is top amongst all players this season for big chances created, shots, shots in the box, and expected goal involvement.

The Egyptian King’s home record against the Saints since becoming a Red has been remarkable. He has amassed 46 points in his last four meetings against his GW13 opposition. This also includes an assist against them from the corresponding fixture last season.

The Saints are coming off a two one defeat against a Norwich outfit, who were sitting last on the table prior to kickoff last week.

Salah has clinched FPL returns in his last 10 Premier League matches.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang

– Chances of scoring: 51%
– vs Newcastle (H)

Arsenal’s talisman upfront has had a promising strike rate in delivering Fantasy returns at the Emirates. Although he may have blanked in three consecutive games, Saturday could prove a turn in fortunes for his owners, with the Gabonese only owned by 4% of FPL managers.

All of Aubameyang’s fantasy returns have come from home, consisting of four goals and an assist.

Newcastle is one of the two sides who are yet to keep a clean sheet this season in the league. They also have a very low chance of keeping a clean sheet on Saturday, with a low 13% on the clean sheet odds for GW13.

Aubameyang has produced returns in his six meetings against Newcastle in FPL. He has clinched three goals and 23 points from his last two home meetings against the Toons.

Jamie Vardy

– Chances of scoring: 50%
– vs Watford (H)

Like Newcastle, the Hornets are still one of the sides, who are yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

The 2015/16 golden boot winner also has an encouraging goalscoring record against the Hornets. From his ten league appearances, he has managed five goals and two assists.

Although he has blanked in his last four, his upcoming fixtures and the potential he has is encouraging.

The Foxes have three of their next four fixtures rated two in the FDR. He is also third in the projected points this GW, with a GW13 projected score of 6.79.

The 34 year old has scored in each of his last 3 home matches against Watford. All three of his strikes have come from penalties.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

– Chances of scoring: 13%
– Chances of keeping a clean sheet: 44%
– vs Southampton (H)

Alexander-Arnold continues his stirring season as a Red full-back, having notched a pair of assists in his GW12 match up against Arsenal.

This adds to his 44 points he has accrued from the last five gameweeks. This includes two clean sheets, four assists, and a goal.

Trent is also top of the charts for xA (expected assists) for GW13, with 0.98. He is also tied with Chelsea’s Reece James, with an (expected goal involvement) xGI of 0.6.

TAA is also part of a Liverpool attack, that is top for shots (234) and big chances (48) across this season.

Reece James

– Chances of scoring: 11%
– Chances of keeping a clean sheet: 44%
– vs Man Utd (H)

As well as Mo Salah, James is the only other player to have scored five goals and assisted five from all competitions.

He is also now ranked the best value player in the game, with a PPM of 12.3 (points per million). Chelsea are joint-second (44%) alongside Liverpool, in the odds of keeping a clean sheet this weekend.

The Blues’ right-back has collected a whopping 53 points from his last four gameweeks. This includes three cleansheets, 10 bonus points, two goals and two assists.

Reece too is the most transferred player heading to the gameweek, with over 500,000 managers acquiring his services since the last deadline has lifted.

The other Chelsea full-back in Marcos Alonso is also worthy of a mention. He is the forecasted replacement to step up in Ben Chilwell’s absence.

Chilwell suffered a suspected ACL injury in the Champions League match against Juventus, on Tuesday night.

Prior to Chilwell vacating the left-back role, Alonso posed some positive numbers from the first six gameweeks. The Spaniard managed to amass four clean sheets, a goal and an assist.