Here’s our fantasy premier league captain pick GW37 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 poll. UPDATED for Contributors captains and Poll results.
fantasy premier league captain pick GW37 – plus transfer poll results
The Bookies team to win odds
The odds are for the team to win with the return from a £1.00 bet
Watford v Man City £1.27 – Jesus, De Bruyne, Sterling, Mahrez
Man Utd v West Ham £1.27 – Martial, Fernandes, Rashford, Greenwood
Wolves v C Palace £1.47 – Jimenez
No odds are available for Liverpool v Chelsea
The anytime goal scorer odds
No odds are available for Liverpool and Chelsea players
These are the odds for anytime goalscorer for £1 bet. They assume the player starts and don’t take into account assist potential
1.73 – Aubameyang
£1.83 – Ings
£1.85 – Sterling
£1.91 – Jesus
£1.95 – Martial, Rashford, Fernandes
£2.05 – Jimenez
£2.10 – Greenwood
£2.15 – Vardy
£2.20 – Lacazette, Kane, Mahrez, Pukki, Wood
£2.25 – Rodriguez
£2.30 – Maupay
£2.37 – Foden, Nketiah
£2.40 – C Wilson
De Bruyne is £2.70
The FFGeek Poll
The FFGeek captain poll asks who will be your captain? Thanks for taking the time to vote
The poll went up before Thursdays matches
Other FPL polls – UPDATED
Here’s the latest information:
Contributor Picks – UPDATED
Here’s the finished version:
Fernandes v Martial vs Jesus vs De Bruyne
Here’s some key performance stats. They are overall on a season basis home and away stats as the difference is somewhat theoretical at the moment.
PPM is points per match
Consistency is the % of games where the play got a goal or assist.
Explosiveness is the % of those returns that got a FPL 10 points or more.
Man Utd are ranked 5th in XG and 4th in shots per game.
Man City are ranked 1st in XG and 1st in shots per game.
Both play in the FA Cup before the Premier League matches which adds selection and injury risk into the mix rather unhelpfully.
Man Utd are chasing a Champions League spot. They in the FA Cup on Sunday and then West Ham on Wednesday. OGS has been consistent in his selection with Fernandes starting every game since he joined. That and easier first half of the season in the Portuguese League could mean he will start again. Martial has started every game since GW16.
Man City have nothing to play for apart from pride but are looking like an attacking juggernaut. They play Arsenal in the FA Cup on Saturday and then Watford on Tuesday. Who knows what Pep will do. De Bruyne has started 5 of the last 8. Jesus has started the last 5.
The West Ham defence
The stats are before their GW36 fixture
17th ranked in goals conceded. 59 from 35 games
They are 17th in xG conceded with 65.
Shots per game against they are 12th with 13.2
A win in the GW36 fixture would pretty much secure their safety from relegation. Which could make their defensive performance less intense v Man Utd
The Watford defence
14th ranked in goals conceded. 54 from 35 games
They are 12th in xG conceded with 53 expected goals.
Shots per game against they are 13th with 12.8
Like West Ham, a win in the GW36 fixture would pretty much secure their safety from relegation. Which could make their defensive performance less intense v Man City
Summary – UPDATED
Gametime wise both teams play in the FA Cup prior to their Premier League matches. It’s impossible to predict what City will do. However it’s worth noting that Jesus has played 2,800 minutes in all competitions compared to De Bruyne’s 3,400. However De Bruyne was rested completely in GW36+. Man Utd have consistently selected players so for me Fernandes seems the safest. Martial has little option to be replaced and has started every PL game since GW16. His total minutes in all competitions this season is 3,100.
The FFGeek poll shows Fernandes as the clear leader. The other polls are mixed and far closer between Fernandes and Martial
The FFGeek contributors so far are backing Fernandes. This is even more pronounced
The West Ham defence seems worse than the Watford defence.
Fernandes and De Bruyne have penalty duties
The FFGeek view – UPDATED
If someone could guarantee me that Jesus would start I would go with him. However I am likely to just follow the polls which at the moment is Fernandes. I’ve gone for Fernandes as you can see in my FFGeek team article
Good luck whoever you choose!