Fantasy Premier League tips: Who should I captain in FPL Gameweek 10?

7:05pm Nov 25 2020

With Mo Salah set to return to Liverpool’s starting lineup this weekend, is he worthy of the captains armband for your FPL team?

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Welcome back to the ‘Captaincy Picks’ series, where we discuss the top three captain options for the Gameweek ahead, as decided by the results of our Twitter poll.

If you’d like to cast your vote in the Gameweek 10 Captains Poll, the link can be found towards the end of this article.

Here’s how things are shaping up for Gameweek 10 as things stand:

Please note that all players prices and ownership percentages were correct at the time of recording and writing.


3. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City

vs. Burnley (H) | £11.6m | 17.8% owned

Gamewek 10 Captain Tips - Kevin de Bruyne

With 16% of the vote, Kevin De Bruyne comes in at number three ahead of Burnley’s visit to the Etihad.

With 2 assists and a missed penalty in the last 3 Gameweeks, the Belgian international has averaged 3.7 points per game since his return from injury.

He’s attempted 8 assists over that period to rank joint-4th amongst FPL midfielders; only behind Ziyech, Groß (each 9) and Barkley (10).

No player across all positions has fired more than his 13 shots in that time.

Man City have been unusually quiet in front of goal this season but have created a chance every 6.1 minutes, with only Liverpool (5.4) able to better that.

They’ve scored just 4 goals in 3 matches at the Etihad but have fashioned 8 big chances.

It’s also worth noting that each of those previous home matches came against ‘big six’ teams in Leicester, Arsenal and Liverpool.

2. Mohamed Salah – Liverpool

vs. Brighton (A) | £12.2m | 27.5% owned

Gamewek 10 Captain Tips - Mo Salah

Mo Salah claims second place, receiving around 24% of the vote.

The Egyptian made a return to training on Monday and is set to feature in the Champions League midweek.

He racked up 5 goals and 1 assist in the 6 Gameweeks prior to his absence, to average 7.3 points per game.

During that period (GW3-8), Salah ranked joint-top amongst FPL midfielders for touches in the opposition’s box – with 55 and big chances – with 6.

Only Grealish (6) created more big chances than his 4.

Liverpool outclassed Leicester to win 3-0 last Sunday and have now scored 8 goals in the last 4 Gameweeks, behind only Southampton and Chelsea – each on 9.

No side have created as many as their 15 big chances over the same period.

Brighton have conceded 8 goals in their 3 matches against ‘big six’ teams this season; an average of 2.7 per game.

1. Jamie Vardy – Leicester City

vs. Fulham (H) | £10.2m | 25.5% owned

Gamewek 10 Captain Tips - Jamie Vardy

Striding ahead with over 46% of the vote, Jamie Vardy leads the Gameweek 10 poll.

With 3 goals and 2 assists in the last 4 Gameweeks, the Leicester talisman has averaged 6.8 points per game.

He’s amassed tallies of 7 big chances and 8 shots on target in that time, to rank behind only Bamford amongst FPL forwards.

Only Firmino (10) and Bamford (18) have taken more than his 9 shots in the box.

Leicester have netted 6 goals in the last 4 Gameweeks, with only 4 teams scoring more.

Only Aston Villa (13) and Liverpool (15) have fashioned more than their 12 big chances in that time.

The Foxes host a Fulham side that have shipped 18 goals this season, with only West Brom equalling that league-high tally.

The Baggies (23) have been the only side to concede more big chances than Fulham (21).

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