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Who are the Best FPL Captain Picks – GW14

With a short turnaround from the previous FPL Gameweek, this GW brings the return of midweek football. And potentially, unpredictably heavy rotation.

Alongside the standout option from Merseyside, there is a strong case in picking an alternative. For the full list of captaincy options and to find out their chances in scoring, head to our Best FPL Captain page.

Mohamed Salah

  • Chances of scoring: 56%
  • vs Everton (a)

Unsurprisingly, the Egyptian machine remains a strong captaincy option for yet another game week. And the stats back it up, having only blanked once this season. In addition, he has already registered 11 goals and 9 assists to his name.

Salah is also top in the league for shots in the box, shots on target, and created chances. The two-time golden boot winner also returned in the corresponding fixture last season, with a goal in their 2-2 draw.

The blue half of Merseyside, in Everton, has been vulnerable defensively in recent times. They have conceded 12 goals in their last six games, which is ranked the second-worst of all top-flight sides.

Harry Kane

  • Chances of scoring: 50%
  • vs Brentford (H)

Kane has had an upwards rise in ownership, as Spurs are currently embarking on a favourable fixture run. Because of the postponement last Sunday against Burnley, Harry now has a 7-day break to prepare for his Thursday night encounter against the newly-promoted side.

Despite clinching a 1-0 win to Everton, the Bees have been below par defensively in the last few weeks. They have conceded 11 goals in the last six, ranking the third-worst of all sides.

Last Sunday was Brentford’s first shutout since their two-nil win in GW5 against Wolves, at the Molineaux.

If Kane scores, he will have scored against all 29 Premier League opponents he has faced in his career.

Jamie Vardy

  • Chances of scoring: 40%
  • vs Southampton (a)

Leicester City’s talisman was back on the returns last game week, having scored a brace in their 4-2 win over Watford. This marked the end of his run of four consecutive blanks.

He faces a Saints outfit who have conceded 18 goals thus far, which ranks them 15th in the league. This makes it a favourable fixture for the highest-scoring forward in the game.

The 2015/16 Golden boot winner has been involved in 50% of Leicester’s 20 goals scored so far in the campaign.

As well as being on penalty duties, Vardy has also posted decent numbers in the league. He is ranked inside the top four for both shots in the box (29) and shots on target (16).

Marcos Alonso

  • Chances of scoring: 18%
  • Chances of keeping a clean sheet: 51%
  • vs Watford (a)

The Spanish left-back started his first league game for the Blues since GW6, stepping in for the injured first-choice left-back in Ben Chilwell. Although Marcos may have blanked against Man United, he has a favourable GW14 fixture. He is up against statistically one of the worst defences in the league.

Watford has conceded 24 goals this season, which ranks the third-worst in the league. Only Newcastle and Norwich have conceded more than them.

This included the concession of four goals against Leicester away, at a ground where the Foxes last scored was in GW8 against Man United.

The Blues have been scintillating on their away trips all seasons, having conceded just the two goals from their eight outings.

Prior to his return as a starter in GW13, Alonso produced some good numbers from his six starts. This included four clean sheets, a goal and one assist.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

  • Chances of sscoring: 15%
  • Chances of keeping a clean sheet: 42%
  • vs Everton (a)

There is a case to go for Trent as an armband alternative from Mo, having outscored him in the last three game weeks. To cement the argument for a player on set-piece duties, he too is ranked amongst the best players statistically.

He is ranked second overall in goalscoring creation, having created 36 chances, which consists of 8 big chances.

These numbers too translated for FPL points, with an assist return against the Saints last gameweek, alongside his clean sheet. Last Saturday marked five returns from him in the last six gameweeks.

As well as him being instrumental on an attacking front, he is also part of one of the best defences. The Reds have conceded 11 goals in their first 13 encounters, ranking them third of all 20 PL clubs.

He faces an Everton side who have lost five of their last six. Throughout the season, the Blues have only scored 16 goals, which ranks them the fourth worst.