Fantasy Premier League: Four of the best captains for GW36

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.

It’s crunch time in the FPL season with just three gameweeks of the campaign remaining. Each point is crucial at this stage of the season and choosing the right captain could be decisive in your mini-league rank.

Here are four of the best Fantasy Premier League captains for Gameweek 36.

Mohamed Salah v Leicester (A)

Mohamed Salah’s fine form continued with the winning goal as Liverpool beat Brentford 1-0 in Gameweek 35, a result which extended the Reds’ recent run to six consecutive Premier League wins.

Defeats for Newcastle and Manchester United last weekend have raised cautious optimism of a late charge of Champions League football and Liverpool will look to continue momentum at struggling Leicester this weekend.

Only three teams have conceded more goals than the Foxes (64) this season, who imploded to lose 5-3 at Fulham last time out. Leicester have won just one of their last 13 league games and have not kept a clean sheet since beating West Ham on November 12.

Meanwhile, Salah has been in brilliant goalscoring form and extended his record to seven goals in his last seven league appearances against Brentford. The Egyptian has now scored 19 goals in the Premier League this season, while only Erling Haaland (42) and Harry Kane (29) have been involved in more goals than Salah (26) this season. After misses from the spot against Bournemouth and Arsenal earlier in the campaign, he has retained spot-kick duties and scored penalties against Fulham and Spurs in recent weeks – adding to his appeal.

Erling Haaland v Everton (A)

Manchester City are the form team in the Premier League right now and recorded a tenth consecutive league win after beating Leeds last weekend.

Erling Haaland failed to score in that win and blanked again in midweek against Real Madrid, but going against the Norwegian for captaincy this season has often been regrettable. The 22-year-old has scored a staggering 51 goals in all competitions and record-breaking 35 in the Premier League.

Haaland faces an Everton side this weekend who, despite a remarkable and morale-boosting 5-1 thrashing of Brighton on Monday, remain mired in trouble and have problems defensively. Only Nottingham Forest have a higher xGA figure (32.49) than Everton (30.79) since Sean Dyche’s arrival as manager in January.

Alexander Isak v Leeds (A) and Brighton (H)

Newcastle’s attacking options could prove popular picks for the captaincy this week as the Champions League chasing Magpies face a double-header in Gameweek 36.

Eddie Howe’s team travel to face struggling Leeds at Elland Road, before a huge fixture with fellow European hopefuls Brighton at St James’ Park. Howe has faced a dilemma over his centre-forward options and FPL managers could face a similar problem this weekend, with both Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson in form.

Wilson has returned a team-leading 32 points across Newcastle’s last four fixtures despite starting just twice, but Isak appears the safer option in terms of rotation having started five of the last six games. The Sweden international has returned three goals and an assist over that run of games.

Howe started the duo together last time out, but might revert back to a sole centre-forward after a 2-0 defeat at home to Arsenal.

Martin Odegaard v Brighton (H)

Arsenal have rediscovered their form to maintain the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League and passed a tough test at Newcastle last weekend with flying colours.

Martin Odegaard has been the inspiration for recent victories over Chelsea and Newcastle and has now scored five goals in his last five Premier League appearances. It’s 15 for the season for the Norwegian, who at present is central to Arsenal’s attacking football and title challenge.

The Gunners take on Brighton at the Emirates in Gameweek 36, with the Seagulls having suffered a shock defeat at home to Everton earlier this week.

Roberto De Zerbi’s side conceded five goals in a damaging defeat to their European hopes against an Everton team who had not scored more than two goals in a Premier League game since October.

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