fantasy premier league captain pick GW21 – plus transfer poll results


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Here’s a shortened version of our fantasy premier league captain pick GW21 article. We look at the fixtures, the bookies odds, the FFGeek captain poll, the contributors picks and stats to seek out the best captain choice. There’s also the results of the transfer polls.

fantasy premier league captain pick GW21 – plus transfer poll results

The fixtures

 fantasy premier league captain pick GW21

Bookies team to win odds

Liverpool v Sheffield £1.27 – Salah, Mane and Firmino

Man City v Everton – £1.27 – Aguero, De Bruyne and Sterling

Newcastle v Leicester  – £1.57 – Vardy

The bookies player odds

These are anytime goalscorer odds for £1 invested up to £2.40. They assume the player starts and ignores assist potential.

£1.65 – Aguero

£1.75 – Vardy

£1.85 – Jesus, Salah

£1.91 – Abraham, Wood, Pukki, Ings

£1.95 – Aubameyang, Mane

£2.00 – Sterling, Rashford, Lacazette

£2.05 – Barnes, Haller, Kane

£2.15 – Mahrez

£2.25 – Maupay

£2.37 – Firmino, Alli

£2.30 – Connolly, Perez, Jimenez

As I had a few queries last week so Martial is £2.50, De Bruyne is £2.60 and Grealish is £3.60

The Captain Poll results

The FFGeek captain poll asks who will be your captain?  Thanks for taking the time to vote




fantasy premier league captain pick GW21

Other FPL polls

Here’s a selection of results from other polls:

Poll 1 is the highest traffic site and asks who is the best captain

There are 2 twitter polls which ask who your captain will be. Only 1 this week though

The last 1 is a low volume site poll where there is no question.

n/a means that player isn’t in the poll

The FFGeek contributor captain picks

Here’s the picks from the 17 so far.

fantasy premier league captain pick GW21

 Joseph Crilleys transfer planner and points projection tool Captain pick

Joe’s transfer planner and points projection tools projects points for each player for each game.

Joe’s team run by the planner is currently on 1,180 points on 54k. You can follow that team including live transfers and use the planner plus loads more on our subscription Patreon site.

It picks Alexander Arnold, followed by Sterling, De Bruyne, Vardy, Salah, Mane and Kane

Stats comparison

Gametime

I would say Vardy is a fairly safe starter considering he didn’t even make the squad for GW20.  Kane probably next so as with Son suspended there is little alternative.  The rest all have some degree of risk.  The mitigation is that none of these players will probably play in the FA Cup at the weekend giving them 10 or so days off after GW21

Attacking player overall stats

fantasy premier league captain pick GW21

Team defensive stats

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Summary




Gametime.  I would say Vardy is a fairly safe starter considering he didn’t even make the squad for GW20.  Kane probably next so as with Son suspended there is little alternative.  The rest all have some degree of risk.  The mitigation is that none of these players will probably play in the FA Cup at the weekend giving them 10 or so days off after GW21

Of the poll leaders, the bookies for anytime goalscorer have for the main options. Vardy £1.75, Salah £1.85, Mane £1.95 and Kane £2.05.  De Bruyne is £2.60. Aguero is the shortest odds at £1.65

The FFGeek poll asking who are you captaining favours Vardy at 47% with De Bruyne at 12%.  The rest are under 10%.

Of the 1o FFGeek contributors Vardy is the overwhelming favourite with only Kane looking like getting any support

On the stats side.

De Bruynes stats are very good especially his volume numbers. They are biased towards assists which means his points are somewhat out of his control.  Everton are better away from home than their goals conceded column but the poor Gk could explain that as he is a very poor shot stopper.

Kane’s stats are pretty ordinary to say the least. You’re relying on reputation.  Southampton are poor at home defensively although somewhat distorted by the Leicester drubbing.

Vardy is very good although overperforming.  His volumes aren’t great but that is the case with some elite strikers.  The Newcastle defence looks good in theory but they are over performing their expected goals.  On paper the GK looks like a good shot stopper but he has been poor recently.

Salah’s and Mane’s stats are really good but they face a good defence if an over performing one but again with a good GK.

Alexander Arnolds attacking stats are very good for a full back.  Sheffield are 14th in expected goals away so a clean sheet has to be a decent possibility.

Kane, Vardy and Salah with Milner off the pitch have penalty duties

The FFGeek view

I’m a little skeptical about Vardy in this gameweek but given his seemingly secure start I’m not going against such a strong poll.

Good luck whoever you choose.

The Transfer Polls

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