FPLTips' Team Selection - Gameweek 24 | Stick with Salah for Captaincy?
Posted by FFPundits
8:41pm Jan 24 2019
Captain Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah with confidence for Gameweek 24 home tie with Leicester City?
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Here’s how the team looks ahead 0f Tuesday’s 18:45pm (GMT) Gameweek 24 FPL deadline:
NOTE: Ryan has lost his voice this week whilst struggling with the flu, so there’s no voice over in this video.
With Australia through to the Asian Cup quarter-finals, David Button is likely to deputise for Mat Ryan once again, when Brighton travel to Fulham on Tuesday.
Only 5 teams have conceded fewer goals than Brighton (5) in the last 4 Gameweeks, despite the Seagulls facing both Liverpool and Man Utd in that time.
Fulham have scored just 3 goals across their last 4 home matches, with only Huddersfield, Crystal Palace and Cardiff (each 2) producing fewer.
Alexander-Arnold remains doubtful for the meeting with Leicester, with Matt Doherty the man to come in from the bench if he fails to recover in time.
Lucas Digne and Sead Kolasinac have each created 3 big chances in the last 4 Gameweeks, with David Luiz (4) the only defender to provide more.
Their opponents, Huddersfield and Cardiff have been the league’s worst attacking teams in the same period, each scoring just 1 goal from 2 big chances.
Having failed to score or assist in any of his last 4 matches, Felipe Anderson is close to leaving the team and the initial plan was to move him on to Dele Alli this Gameweek, prior to the Spurs midfielder picking up a hamstring injury.
But no team have conceded more goals (9) or attempts on goal (67) than Wolves in the last 4 Gameweeks and only Watford have faced more efforts on target (23 to 22).
Richarlison has also suffered a barren spell, going 4 games without a return.
The Brazilian has missed 2 big chances in that time and only Pogba (13) has taken more than his 11 shots inside the box, amongst midfielders.
Huddersfield have conceded 11 big chances in the last 4 Gameweeks; only Fulham and Watford (each 14) have allowed opponents more.
Paul Pogba has produced league-high totals of 21 goal attempts, 13 shots inside the box and 11 efforts on target in the last 4 Gameweeks, while no midfielder has provided more than his 5 goal involvements (3 goals, 2 assists).
Burnley have tightened up at the back in recent weeks, conceding only 2 goals in the last 4 Gameweeks but no team have fired in more shots on target than Man Utd (28) in the same period.
4 goals scored by Mohamed Salah in the last 4 Gameweeks is more than any other midfielder has managed; only Firmino (5) has produced more across all positions.
Leicester have shipped 7 goals in the same period; only Fulham (8), Wolves and Bournemouth (9) have conceded more.
Eden Hazard has been far from his best of late, failing to score and providing just 1 assist in the last 4 Gameweeks.
But Chelsea will be boosted by the loan signing of Gonzalo Higuaín and it may be worth seeing what impact he has on Hazard before looking to sell the Belgian midfielder.
No side have conceded more goals than Bournemouth (9) in the last 4 Gameweeks and only Watford and Fulham (each 14) have allowed opponents more big chances than the Cherries (11).
No forward has taken more than Marcus Rashford’s 10 efforts on target in the last 4 Gameweeks and only Pogba (11) has produced more across all positions.
No player has directly contributed to more goals (6) during that spell, with the 21-year-old providing 4 goals and 2 assists.
Roberto Firmino has scored a league-high total of 5 goals in the last 4 Gameweeks and only Rashford (10) and Pogba (11) have fired in more than his 8 efforts on target.
Only Barnes (7) and Salah (6) have had more than the Brazilian’s 5 big chances in that time.
Paul Pogba’s form under Solskjær makes the Frenchman a tempting captaincy option for the meeting with Burnley but it’s hard to back against the in-form Mohamed Salah, who’s found double-figure returns in 5 of the last 6 Gameweeks.
No side have conceded more goals (6) or big chances (6) than Leicester in the last 2 Gameweeks, where they’ve suffered defeats to Wolves and Southampton.
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