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Who is the Best Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 2 Captain?

The return of Fantasy Premier League saw the two most captained FPL players returning the highest scores. Mohamed Salah scored 17 points and Bruno Fernandes scored 20.

In GW2 we’re hoping for another goal-filled set of fixtures and with both having favourable opponents they could each be set for another haul. Aside from those two, there are other matchups which catch the eye. So here are the some of the best Gameweek 2 captaincy candidates.

For a full list of captains showing their % chance of starting and scoring, check out our best FPL captain page.

Mohamed Salah

  • Chances of scoring: 61%
  • vs Burnley (H)

One of the most selected FPL assets delivered yet again in GW1. He was active in front of goal, scoring and taking five shots as well.

Salah was the supplier too, getting two assists whilst also providing three key passes. The Egyptian looked threatening throughout, and could’ve had another chance if his touch for Jota’s goal had been better.

In GW2 he faces Burnley in front of a full house at Anfield for the first time in 17 months. With those conditions, it’s hard to imagine anything other than a Liverpool win.

Riyad Mahrez

  • Chances of scoring: 46%
  • vs Norwich (H)

Last season the Algerian ended the season with 0.42 goals and 0.28 assists per 90. Equally as impressive, he managed 0.65 goal-cresting actions per 90 too in 2020/21.

His fixture against Norwich is looking promising for the winger, as gaps appeared often in the Canaries defence. In their 3-0 defeat to Liverpool they conceded 19 shots, the second most all weekend.

Mahrez also scored the last time the two sides met, in a 5-0 romp on the final day of the 2019/20 season. With Foden and Gundogan out, he should be set to start again.

Bruno Fernandes

  • Chances of scoring: 44%
  • vs Southampton (A)

After his hat-trick last week, he finished the Gameweek as the highest scorer with 20 points.

He showcased some ruthless finishing, with his three goals coming from just four shots, outscoring his xG by 2.4. To top it off, he also made three key passes.

His opponents in GW2 are Southampton, who conceded 12 against United last season and had the second leakiest defence in the league (68 conceded). It’s hard to ignore the midfielder, and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he hauled again here.

Heung-Min Son

  • Chances of scoring: 34%
  • vs Wolves (A)

Son was impressive leading the line against City, becoming a talismanic figure without Harry Kane. He took five shots against City, which only Jamie Vardy and Adama Traore managed more of last weekend (six each).

Playing as a striker, Son is currently an OOP asset and in a more advanced role he could maximise his attacking returns.

With both clubs under new management it’s hard to predict the outcome of this fixture. But as we know from last week’s scoring performance, Son can be a match-winner against anyone.