Here’s our fantasy premier league captain pick GW28 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 GW28 – plus transfer poll results
Bookies team to win odds
Watford v Liverpool £1.42 – Salah, Mane, Firmino
Norwich v Leicester £1.73 – Vardy
Bournemouth v Chelsea – 1.78 – Abraham
The anytime goal scorer odds
These are the odds for anytime goalscorer for £1 bet. They assume the player starts and don’t take into account assist potential
£1.83 – Salah, Vardy
£1.85 – Ings
£1.91 – Abraham
£2.00 – Pukki
£2.05 – Mane
£2.10 – Calvert Lewin
£2.37 – Maupay
£2.40 – Richarlison, Martial
The Captain Poll results
The FFGeek Poll
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.
The last 1 is a low volume site poll where there is no question.
n/a means that player isn’t in the poll
Here’s the picks of 17 contributors
Salah v Vardy
I imagine both will start. The midweek FA Cup fixtures will surely take 2nd fiddle and I imagine neither will play in those games
Salah in selected away matches
Vardy in selected away matches
The Watford home defence
13th ranked at home with goals conceded. 17 from 13 games
They are 12th in xG conceded away from home with 19.52.
Shots per game against they are 12th with 11.8
The Norwich home defence
19th ranked at home with goals conceded. 26 from 13 games
19th in xG conceded away from home with 24.91.
Shots per game against they are 18th with 15.7
I suspect both Salah and Vardy will start
The anytime goalscorer odds have Salah and Vardy equal at £1.83
The Polls are clearly with Salah with Vardy generally 2nd
The FFGeek contributors are Salah 59% and Vardy 2nd at 24%
The stats comparison favours Vardy massively albeit on small data amounts although Salah has shown recently his ability to turn it on. The trouble with Vardy’s stats is that it’s all before his form went seriously pear shaped.
The Watford defence looks a mid table defence whereas the Norwich defence looks like a clear relegation favourite.
Salah will take pens if Milner is off the field. Vardy will take pens.
The FFGeek choice
I will follow the polls and I intuitively have more faith in Salah
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