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Who are the best FPL Captains – GW21

Update: We have added captain options that have two fixtures in DGW21. Make sure you pick a player from either Brentford, Everton or West Ham.

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The FPL GW21 captain choice isn’t an easy one. Mohamed Salah has been as favoured of a captain as there ever has been but with a tough fixture against Chelsea GW21 is a tough one.

With yet another interrupted gameweek gone by, it’s safe to say this season has been the most chaotic in recent times. However, the current crisis comes with opportunity. One of those opportunities can come with nailing the right picks when it comes to the captaincy.

Michail Antonio

  • Wolves (H)Chances of scoring: 51%
  • From somewhat indifferent form, Antonio has been catapulted to perhaps the best captain choice for DGW21.

    The West Ham forward travels to Crystal Palace before facing a gem of a fixture in Norwich at home. The last time Antonio faced the Canaries he scored four!

    Despite only scoring once and assisting twice in his last 10 Premier League appearances, the Jamaican is still the second highest scoring forward in FPL.

    However, this DGW appearance might have come as his form is returning. He has two returns in his last two.

    Whether you captain him or not, he appears to be a must-have pick for GW21.

    Jarrod Bowen

    Antonio’s teammate Bowen seems to be the more ‘in-form’ option. Priced at a cheap £6.6m, Bowen is coming off three assists against Watford.

    Interestingly when comparing the two premium West Ham options, Antonio actually has a higher xG per 90 and xA per 90 than Bowen.

    Therefore, it becomes a question of long-term results vs form. In truth there appears to be very little between them.

    Dominic Calvert-Lewin

    A non West Ham option, and admittedly slightly risky in terms of minutes played, is Calvert-Lewin.

    DCL hasn’t featured since GW3. However, he did score in each of the first three gameweeks.

    With fixtures against Brighton and Leicester (both at home) he is certainly a viable option, especially as he has now been confirmed as available.

    His minutes will likely will be limited, even if he does start both games. Nevertheless, he should at the very least be considered.

    The below captain choices were written before the DGW21 announcement.

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    The Portuguese returns to the captaincy consideration in a timely manner. This comes with Man Utd, needing three of their matches being rescheduled, most likely to be played in the next couple of gameweeks.

    The form is with him too, having registered four goals and an assist in his last five gameweeks. This is complimented by his latest GW20 outing at home to Burnley, coming away with a goal and an assist.

    The 36-year old also registered seven shots against the Clarets, with his only shot on-target converted as a goal. He also created the most chances in the match out of any player, with three.

    It should be noted Wolves have conceded just twice in their last 7 league fixtures, though. Those fixtures have included all of Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea too.

    Harry Kane

    Alike Ronaldo, Kane is also back to his goalscoring best. He has scored in each of his last three matches.

    The three-time golden boot winner is set to face the team who have been the only side unable to keep a cleansheet this season.

    In their last three matches, the Hornets have conceded three goals on average per match. This opposition is too, the same for their Korean gem, in Son Heung-Min.

    Son has returned in each of his last five league matches, which has amassed four goals and two assists in that time. The Spurs winger is also favoured as one of the favourites to score, with a 40% chance to score at any time away at Vicarage Road.

    Unfortunately, Tottenham won’t have a DGW this time around, which would invalidate Kane (or Son) as viable captain choices should one be confirmed.

    Mohamed Salah

    Having recorded zero points due to a penalty save away at Leicester, some FPL managers may have second thoughts about Salah the captaincy, especially with such a tough fixture.

    However, the Fantasy Premier League leading points-scorer faces a Chelsea outfit that have kept just one clean sheet in their last 8 league matches.

    Salah has the form with Chelsea as an opponent, too. He scored in the GW3 reverse fixture at home from the penalty spot, in what finished as a 1-1 draw.

    Although there may have been a small decline in overall ownership, he is still heavily backed by the managers sitting at the top. He has the fifth-highest ownership of any player from managers inside the top 10k, with 65%.

    Like Tottenham though, Liverpool will only have one fixture in GW21.