It’s here, the final round of Premier League fixtures before FPL manager’s can take an extended break and reflect on the season so far.
There’s one last chance to improve your rank before Christmas and once again we’re on hand with our best advice for Fantasy Premier League, selecting four options we believe should be the leading contenders for your crucial captaincy pick.
Here are four of the best captains for Gameweek 16.
Erling Haaland vs Brentford (H)
Erling Haaland’s goalscoring returns has made this feature a little more redundant than it once was, with it becoming increasingly brave to back against the Manchester City machine.
Last weekend the Norwegian began against Fulham on the bench, but came on as a substitute to decide the contest with a stoppage-time spot-kick. Just once this season has Haaland failed to provide an attacking return, a remarkable run of consistency that makes the 22-year-old the highest scoring FPL asset.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) November 8, 2022
City take on Brentford this weekend, looking to maintain their winning run on home soil. Pep Guardiola’s side have won seven straight game at the Etihad in the league this season and have not dropped points at Eastlands since a 2-2 draw with Liverpool in April.
Brentford travel to the champions this weekend without a win in their last four Premier League games.
Mohamed Salah vs Southampton (H)
Mohamed Salah has found his form in recent weeks and scored twice as Liverpool won 2-1 at Spurs in Gameweek 15.
Considering some had deemed Salah’s start to the season slow, he has burst into life with a run with nine goals in his last eight games across all competitions. The Champions League’s leading scorer has found himself in more central areas of late and Liverpool are reaping the rewards.
He has averaged 7.5 touches inside the opposition’s penalty box during Liverpool’s last five league games and has scored four goals. If the chances continue to arrive, Salah will continue to rack up the FPL points.
19 – Mohamed Salah has 19 goals + assists after 20 games in all competitions this season for @LFC (14 goals, 5 assists); in his six seasons with the club, only once before has he had more goal involvements after 20 games (28 in 2021-22). Permanent. pic.twitter.com/e7SsSi0fyB
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 6, 2022
Liverpool host Southampton this weekend, with the Saints in the bottom three after a 4-1 defeat to Newcastle last weekend. Nathan Jones will take charge of Southampton for the first time at Anfield, as he looks to address a run of form that has seen the club win just one of their past nine.
Harry Kane vs Leeds (H)
Harry Kane is the second-highest scoring asset in FPL this season, with the Spurs striker having been a consistent – if not explosive – point scorer.
Kane has reached double digits just twice during the current campaign, but has blanked on just three occasions. Only Haaland has more goals than the England captain, who has scored 11 times from 14 league appearances.
Harry Kane has now scored 260 goals for Tottenham Hotspur. Only Jimmy Greaves (266) has more.
Can he overtake him this season? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/bSW7p1Y9A6
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) November 6, 2022
Spurs take on Leeds in Gameweek 16, who despite registering back-to-back wins, remain unconvincing. Jesse Marsch’s team have not kept a clean sheet across their past six fixtures and have recorded just two all season, with last weekend’s win over Bournemouth coming despite trailing 3-1 with half an hour remaining.
Leeds’ willingness to push forward could suit a Spurs side often at their best on the counter. In six career meetings with Leeds, Kane has returned four goal involvements (2G and 2A).
Bukayo Saka vs Wolves (A)
Arsenal keep on picking up wins and know another over Wolves this weekend will put the Gunners top of the table for Christmas.
Wolves have taken a patient approach to the appointment of a new head coach and Julen Lopetegui will not officially take charge until after the World Cup break. It’s now one win in eight games for Wolves, who have kept just one clean sheet across that period.
Only Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas reached 20 Premier League assists at a younger age than Bukayo Saka 👏 pic.twitter.com/zcAAyYw5Oo
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) November 1, 2022
Bukayo Saka could be the best route into the Arsenal attack this weekend, with the England international taking his share of set-pieces, including penalties.
Saka has produced attacking returns in four of his past five games away from home in the Premier League, including the assist for Gabriel’s winner at Chelsea last weekend.