fantasy premier league captain tips GW36 – captain options analysed plus transfer poll results


Here’s our fantasy premier league captain tips GW36 article where we look at ways of assessing the best captain pick for the gameweek. We look at the fixtures, the bookies odds, the FPL advice site polls, who the FFGeek contributors are captaining, some stats and the FFGeek choice. 

fantasy premier league captain tips GW36 – captain options analysed plus transfer poll results

The fixtures

 fantasy premier league captain tips GW36

The Bookies Team win odds

Liverpool v Huddersfield – £1.07   Salah, Mane, Firmino

Spurs v West Ham £1.40 – Son, Moura, Eriksen, Alli

Burnley v Man City £1.12 – Aguero, Sterling

The Bookies player odds

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

£1.50 – Mane, Salah

£1.65 – Aguero

£1.70 – Son, Sterling

£1.73 – Firmino

£1.95 – Vardy

£2.00 – Moura, Llorente, Aubameyang

£2.05 – Sane

£2.10 – Babel, Mitrovic, Ings

£2.30 – Murray

£2.37 – Lacazette

£2.40 – Andone

The FPL advice site Polls

Here’s the FFGeek captain poll. Thanks very much for taking the time to vote:

fantasy premier league captain tips GW36

Site 1%FFGeek%Site 2%Site 3%
Alexander Arnold42n/a5

So Mane averaged 46%, Salah 26%

Btw, the FFGeek poll and site 2 asks who will you captain. Site 3 is silent. Site 1 asks who is the best captain.

FFGeek contributor captain picks

Just the 1 contributor article completed at the moment.  I’ll fill it in when the next one is done.

Joseph CrilleyMane
Rob ReidMane
Alex Ball
Keith Spencer
FPL Word
Mikael DMane
Jordan SadlerMane
Costas ChariSalah (TC)
Sergio Torija
Yaniv Salomontbc
Mikael H
Stephen Troop
Andrew Ferguson
Robert Cosgrove
Prakhar Patel


Some stats

I’ll be looking at Mane and Salah this week


Here’s an extract from an interview on the Liverpool website.

On whether the squad will be rotated against Huddersfield with Barcelona in mind…

This would probably be the last game where I would overthink anything. Because it’s always the same, the situation they are in and the things people think about the game is already enough bad preparation, so I will not push that wrong mindset with a strange line-up or whatever. No chance. We had enough time to recover after the last game, we have enough time to recover for the next game. Barcelona has nothing to do with the game on Friday night.

I think that is helpful although it doesn’t mean he could change 1 or 2 players.  Salah has also been in New York but I’ve seen stuff with Klopp saying that isn’t significant.


Here’s Salah’s stats at home against the non top 6 teams:

So returns in 9 of 12 games although you could look at it as 1 goal and 1 assist in the last 4 games despite 13 goals being scored.  That has also filtered through to his xG.


Here’s Mane’s stats at home against non top 6 sides

fantasy premier league captain tips GW36

So returns in 7 of 12 games.  From wise though it’s returns in the last 5 at home.

A side by side of the averages

fantasy premier league captain tips GW36

So fairly similar stats with Salah probably having the edge when it comes to assists.  However there is a recent form element to it which favours Mane.


As they are both playing the same team I won’t do a detailed analysis.  In simple terms away from home only Fulham have conceded more goals than Huddersfield although on xG conceded away from home they are 15th.


Gametime wise Klopp has said some positive words but it certainly didn’t rule out some changes.  They do have a Champions League semi but not until Wednesday.

Salah is likely to take pens if Milner is off the pitch.  Milner was a sub v Cardiff so that may make him more likely to play.

The bookies have them both at £1.50 as an anytime goalscorer

The polls average seems Mane 46%, Salah 26%

The contributors as I write this are 4 Mane and 1 Salah.

The stats are fairly even although there is a recent form element which favours Mane.

The FFGeek choice

I’m going to get Mane in and he will be my captain and probably triple captain.  While the stats are quite similar it’s hard to ignore the recent form element.

The Remaining Polls

That’s it hope you found it helpful

Other stuff

If you’re needing to plan transfers use Joseph Crilleys google spreadsheet which is an excellent team planning tool.

Also see our FFGeek early team thoughts article and vote in our captain poll and see our fixture ease article

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1 thought on “fantasy premier league captain tips GW36 – captain options analysed plus transfer poll results”

  1. Eriksson and de bruyne to Salah and b.silva -4 or just de bruyne to sterling? Only 4 behind my league leader. He doesn’t have Salah either. I already have mane

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