Here’s a our fantasy premier league captain pick GW22 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 GW22 – plus transfer poll results
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Bookies team to win odds
Villa v Man City £1.17 – Sterling, De Bruyne
Chelsea v Burnley £1.28 – Abraham
Man Utd v Norwich £1.35 – Rashford, Martial
Wolves v Newcastle £1.44 – Jimenez
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.
£1.53 – Rashford
£1.55 – Aguer0
£1.60 – Vardy
£1.65 – Abraham, Jesus
£1.70 – Martial
£1.80 – Sterling
£1.85 – Aubameyang
£1.91 – Calvert Lewin
£1.95 – Mousset
£2.05 – Jimenez
£2.10 – Lacazette
£2.15 – Richarlison, Ings
£2.20 – Mane, Salah
£2.25 – Pulisic
£2.30 – H Wilson, C Wilson, Deeney
£2.37 – De Bruyne, Mahrez
The Captain Poll results
The FFGeek captain poll asks who will be your captain? Thanks for taking the time to vote
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 18 so far.
Joseph Crilleys transfer planner and points projection tool Captain pick
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Last week he successfully picked Alexander Arnold.
It’s picks in order are Sterling, De Bruyne, Vardy, Jimenez, Rashford, Lundstram, Abraham and then Salah/Mane
Vardy v De Bruyne
You would think Vardy is fairly safe. They did play midweek but there are no midweek games until next Saturday with Burnley away. Anything is possible with Pep but De Bruyne has only not started 2 Premier League games. Away to Norwich and home to Wolves. Both losses btw.
Attacking player overall stats
Team defensive stats
Gametime. I would say Vardy is fairly safe and I would also be surprised if De Bruyne didn’t start considering he’s started all but 2 PL games and there’s nothing else on this week. However you can’t predict Pep.
The bookies for anytime goalscorer have for the main options. Rashford £1.53, Aguero £1.55, Vardy £1.60 and Abraham £1.65. De Bruyne is £2.37.
The FFGeek poll asking who are you captaining favours Vardy at 57% with De Bruyne at 13%. The rest are under 10%. The other polls are similar
Of the 18 FFGeek contributors Vardy is the overwhelming favourite with 89% of the picks with only Salah and De Bruyne looking like getting any support
Joseph Crilleys transfer planner picks Sterling, De Bruyne, Vardy, Jimenez and Rashford,
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. Aston Villa are a poor defensive side and are without Tom Heaton.
Vardy stats are very good. His volumes aren’t great but that is the case with some elite strikers. It’s worth remembering that Maddison as I write this is an injury doubt which won’t help Vardy. Southampton look reasonably ok away from home and certainly have better stats than Villa at home. It’s worth remembering Leicester won the corresponding reverse fixture 9-0.
Vardy has penalty duties. De Bruyne will have a decent share of set piece duties.
The FFGeek view
It’s a tricky one this. Both players have very different stats with De Bruynes more assist based than Vardy’s goal threat. Vardy also has the added bonus of penalties but if Maddison is out that won’t help Vardy generally. However the defences they face favour City as Southampton are better in all stats and Villa don’t have Heaton.
Despite that I won’t go against such an overwhelming poll and will stick with Vardy and De Bruyne as vice.
Good luck whoever you choose.
The Transfer Polls
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