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Fantasy Premier League: Four of the best captains for GW22

Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action we’re on hand to provide our best advice for Fantasy Premier League, selecting four options we believe should be the leading contenders for your crucial captaincy.

Gameweek 22 brings a double for in-form Manchester United, while Spurs take on Manchester City in a fascinating match-up in north London.

 

Elsewhere there’s a west London derby between big-spending Chelsea and Fulham, while Sean Dyche has a tough first test as Everton manager against Arsenal.

Ahead of Gameweek 22, we look at four of the best captaincy options in Fantasy Premier League.

Marcus Rashford vs Crystal Palace (H) and Leeds (H)

Marcus Rashford has been in sensational form since the season’s restart and continued his impressive run of performances against Nottingham Forest in midweek.

Rashford provided two assists as Manchester United reached the Carabao Cup final with a 2-0 win at Old Trafford, extending his run to 11 goals and assists in his last 10 appearances for Erik ten Hag’s side.

United face a double home gameweek against Crystal Palace and Leeds in Gameweek 22, a scenario which will see Rashford emerge as a popular captain and potential option for the Triple Captain chip.

No FPL player has recorded more points than Rashford since the season’s restart, while both Crystal Palace and Leeds rank in the bottom three Premier League teams for xGA (expected goals against) since returning from the break. Rashford also ranks second among all FPL ‘midfielders’ for expected goal involvements in home games this season.

Bruno Fernandes vs Crystal Palace (H) and Leeds (H)

Bruno Fernandes has quietly compiled an impressive run of FPL form in recent weeks, having recorded an attacking return in five consecutive league fixtures.

Fernandes has averaged 7.2 points-per-game across his last five appearances, more than Manchester United teammate Rashford (5.8) across the same period.

Rashford boasts the bigger goal threat, but Fernandes’ creative numbers are impressive and the Portugal international has created six big chances for teammates since the Premier League’s restart.

Fernandes could also take a greater share of set-piece responsibility following Christian Eriksen’s injury, while the expected introduction of Fred into the side could see the midfielder stationed higher up the pitch.

Erling Haaland vs Tottenham (A)

Erling Haaland is as fixture-proof a player as FPL has ever seen, with a trip to face Champions League chasing Spurs unlikely to prevent the Norwegian receiving a healthy share of backers for the armband.

Haaland hit a hat-trick against Wolves last time out – his fourth of the Premier League season – to extend his lead as FPL’s highest point scorer, with the 22-year-old already closing in on the 200-point mark with half the season still remaining.

Antonio Conte will no doubt have a plan for Haaland, but Spurs lack the defensive structure of past Conte teams and capitulated to concede four second-half goals against City just last month.

Haaland can, and has, scored at will this season. The Premier League’s single-season record is firmly in his sights.

Kaoru Mitoma vs Bournemouth (H)

Kaoru Mitoma’s performances meant Brighton waved goodbye to Leandro Trossard with minimal fuss last month, following a string of scintillating showings from the Japanese winger.

Mitoma continued his fine form with a last-gasp winner to dump holders Liverpool out of the FA Cup last weekend and has now provided eight goals and assists in his last 11 appearances for the Seagulls.

Full of invention and a willingness to take on defenders, Mitoma is an excitement machine and one reveling in Roberto De Zerbi’s system.

Brighton’s quest for European football continues against Bournemouth this weekend, in an all-South Coast match-up the Seagulls will be confident of winning.

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