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Who is the Best FPL Captain for GW30?

After yet another FPL double gameweek our attention turns to the much anticipated blank gameweek. This is due to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

GW30 sees just 8 sides in action. Consequently, some FPL managers may be forced into using one of their free hit chips. If you are one of them you can check out our FPL GW30 best free hit team.

For the full list of most likely anytime goalscorers visit our FPL best captains page. Below, are some of the players to consider for the BGW.

Harry Kane/Son Heung-Min

  • West Ham (H)
  • Chances of scoring: 50% & 38%

Out of anyone, it’s best to start with Tottenham’s man up top and three time golden boot winner in Harry Kane. Of all players in the game Kane is second for most points scored in the last 6 gameweeks (49). Only Matty Cash from Aston Villa has scored more than him during this time.

Dating back to GW14, Son has only failed to register a return in four games he has featured in. Both players also registered a goal and an assist each in the corresponding fixture last season, which ended in a 3-3 draw.

Furthermore, West Ham play in the Europa League just three days prior to travelling Tottenham. Additionally, they are dealing with some important injuries which means GW30 could be the best time to face the Hammers.

Raul Jimenez

  • Leeds (H)
  • Chances of scoring: 40%

The next in-line who is forecasted to fare well this gameweek is the Mexican from Molineaux. In current form especially, a fixture against Leeds is a favourable one.

The stat which highlights this is they are the side to have conceded the most goals of any Premier League team this campaign.

With a 40% chance of scoring, Jimenez is certified as the most likely anytime goalscorer for Friday night’s encounter.

Ivan Toney

  • Leicester (a)
  • Chances of scoring: 36%

Third in line is a surprise, and one who has made a first-time appearance on the captains’ article. The 25-year old has scored five goals in his last two games, albeit coming from an npXG of 0.59 (non-penalty expected goals).

However, Leicester have conceded more than a goal a game at home this season. Therefore, Toney, while not a stand-out option, is certainly a differential to consider.

Only five sides in the league have conceded more goals than the Foxes this season, despite Brendan Rodgers’ men sitting in 11th place.

Alexandre Lacazette

  • Aston Villa (a)
  • Chances of scoring: 36%

Last but not least is the Frenchmen from North London. He may not be your typical captain option but he has 6 returns in his last 6 games. In the longer-term, he has produced 9 returns in his last 11 matches.

Another Arsenal option is Gabriel Martinelli. The Brazilian has the advantage of being listed as a midfielder and judging by Wednesday’s game against Liverpool he is in red-hot form.

Unfortunately for Arsenal they have just three days between hosting Liverpool and travelling up to Villa Park. Gerrard’s Villa also look a different proposition to what they were earlier in the season which is highlighted by the relatively tight match odds.

If you’re in need of a big differential then you could take a punt on Lacazette. However, don’t look past Kane or Jimenez to average the most points from BGW30.