fantasy premier league GW31 captain choice – plus transfer and a GW31 players poll


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Here’s our fantasy premier league GW31 captain choice article where we look at a number of ways of assessing the best captain pick for the gameweek. We look at the fixtures, the bookies odds, the FPL advice site polls, a load of stats and the FFGeek choice. We also show you the results of the transfer in and out poll and a how many GW31 players will you have Poll.

 fantasy premier league GW31 captain choice – plus transfer and a GW31 players poll

If the article’s a bit long there’s a summary at the end

FIXTURES

Here’s the fixtures for GW31:

 fantasy premier league GW31 captain choice

BOOKIES WIN ODDS

The bookies see 1 team stands out as favourites with the following win odds for £1 invested. It’s likely the fantasy premier league GW31 captain choice will come from  this team

 Liverpool £1.85 – Salah, Firmino, Mane




THE BOOKIES PLAYER ODDS

Here we look at one of the bookies anytime goal scoring odds up to £3. I’ve tried to only put players in who have some gametime security although that doesn’t apply for Man City. It’s the return for £1 invested. Odds are as of Friday afternoon and remember they assume the player starts and don’t count assist potential.

£1.53 – Salah

£1.75– Firmino

£1.95 – Mane

£2.25 – Wilson

£2.62 – Mounie, Josh King

£3.00 – Rondon, Choupo Moting, Stanislas

 THE FPL ADVICE SITE POLLS.

Thanks to everybody who voted in the FFGeek poll.

It’s also worth noting here that the FFGeek poll asks who you are going to appoint as captain to reflect the reality of the spread of captain choices. Others ask who is the best captain. Others just say captain poll and leave the question up to you. I also show how many vote so you can see how representative it is which some other polls don’t

Firstly here’s the FFGeek poll:

 fantasy premier league gw31 captain choice

Here’s the summary of the other main FPL advice site polls. It’s worth noting that site 1 is the site with the most traffic and it asks who is the best captain

PlayerSite 1 %FFGeek %Site 2 %Site 3 %
Salah70926684
Firmino63119
Mane5285
Mounie2130

If you want to see the full GW31 captain poll use this link

WHO ARE THE FFGEEK CONTRIBUTORS PICKING?

 

ContributorCapt Pick
Rob ReidSalah
Alex BallSalah
FPL WordSalah
MikaelSalah
Cesspool
JoeSalah
Daren
AashiketSalah
KeithSalah
Neil
GeekSalah

 
SOME THOUGHTS ON SALAH AND FIRMINO

SALAH

Here’s Salah’s home games against non top 6 opposition:

 fanatsy premier league GW31 captain choice

Salah has started 9 home against non top 6 opposition games. He’s got a goal or assist in 8 of the 9 games against the non top 6 sides. There have been 5 double figure hauls.

In only 1 game his underlying stats were below a reasonable standard for a striker.

He should have penalty duties

 Salah played no midweek games

Firmino

Here’s Firmino’s home games against non top 6 opposition:

fantasy premier league GW31 captain choice

Firmino has started 9 home against non top 6 opposition games. He’s got a goal or assist in 5 of the 9 games against the non top 6 sides. There has been 1 double figure haul.

In 5 games his underlying stats were way below a reasonable standard for a striker.

 Firmino played no midweek games

The Watford away defence

Away Watford are ranked 11th equal in goals conceded with 24. In expected goals away they are far better in 8th.  The new manager joined for GW25.

There have been 3 comparable games away against top 6 sides for Watford

Rd 9 Chelsea 2-4 (xGA 1.78 and 14 shots 6 in the box)

Rd 22 Man City 1-3 (xGA 2.77 and 17 shots 14 in the box)

Rd 30 Arsenal 0-3 (xGA 2.38 and 11 shots 10 in the box)

 Injuries in defence have plagued Watford. They are getting better but the situation is similar to all season. The reverse fixture was 3-3

 SUMMARY




The bookies have Salah at £1.53 and Firmino at £1.75

The Polls have Salah by what I think is a record distance.  The 4 Polls average Salah at 78%

Salah should have pens.

The stats favour Salah massively

 They are both facing the same defence which isn’t great but not the worst I’ve seen.

THE FFGEEK CHOICE

To me there is no decision to make.  It’s Salah all the way.  Impossible to go against such a highly owned player with who will be captained by so many.  In any case the stats are night with Firmino and day Salah is miles ahead.

THE TRANSFER IN POLL

 fantasy premier league GW31 CAPTAIN CHOICE

TRANSFER OUT POLL

 fantasy premier league GW31 captain choice

HOW MANY GW31 PLAYERS WILL YOU HAVE

fantasy premier league GW31 captain choice

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