There are plenty of options for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers to become a Gameweek 4 captain, and as usual, the Captain Sensible article focuses on which assets have the best chance of success.
First, we’ll evaluate the implications of the Gameweek 4 Captains Survey, and then we’ll analyze top picks, Rate My Team (RMT) algorithm choices, and Premier Fantasy Tools rankings before the Saturday 11:00 BST deadline.
Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) is the undisputed leader in this week’s captains poll, with just over 60% of the total voted by our users at the time of writing.
At this stage, no other player has received more than 13% of the vote. Gabriel Jesus (£8.1m) in second place, backed by 12.2%.
Erling Haaland (£11.7m) is in third place with just under 9%, with the top five rounding out Ivan Tony (£7.2m) and Harry Kane (11.4 million pounds), with 5.77% and 2.6% respectively.
HOW DID CAPTAIN SENSIBLE PERFORM THIS SEASON?
|one||Salah (12)||Kane (2)||Son (5)|
|2||Haaland (5)||Salah (2)||De Bruyne (14)|
|3||Salah (8)||Jesus (4)||Kane (6)|
MOHAMED SALA/TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD
Mohamed Salah was strongly supported by FPL managers wearing an armband in Gameweek 3 and scored the final consolation goal in Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat at Manchester United on Monday.
The Liverpool Egyptian’s goal threat was nullified by a tenacious Red Devils rearguard effort that limited Salah to one shot on goal.
Salah has once again become a supplier, creating four chances for the Reds overnight, and leads the division in chances created (13) in the first three rounds.
Salah has yet to find his rhythm with shot volumes that lack the almost metronomic regularity of his finest vintage compositions.
The Egyptian has registered seven shots into the box, three shots on target and two big chances in his last three matches.
However, Salah has an incredible record against Bournemouth, scoring eight goals in six Premier League games and never losing to the Cherries.
Liverpool will play Bournemouth in an extremely favorable matchup, and the Cherries are in poor defensive form, suffering successive defeats to Manchester City and Arsenal.
Bournemouth are second in goals conceded (seven) and total goals conceded (48) after three match weeks.
In addition, the Cherries rank worst in the division in missed crosses from the left flank (48), an area that Salah exploits with impunity.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) drew the ire of over 300,000 FPL managers who lost patience with the premium defensive asset and sold it en masse.
Surprisingly, the West Derby native has neither a strike back nor clean sheets in the first three rounds.
In addition to defensive failures, the Liverpool full-back has shown a high level of creativity, ranking first among defenders in chances created (eight) and big chances (two).
Alexander-Arnold leads the division in the number of successful crosses (10) that will hit the Cherries’ flimsy left flank, an area of significant zonal weakness.
The upcoming match against Bournemouth gives Liverpool the opportunity to end the drought to nil given the Cherries’ weak goal threat.
Bournemouth are ranked worst in the division in terms of goal attempts (16), box shots (11) and big chances (one) after three weeks of play.
In addition, Scott Parker’s side has the second-most conceded goal attempts from set-pieces (14), an ominous statistic given Alexander-Arnold’s considerable dead-ball experience.
Above: Bournemouth conceded goals (48) after three weeks of play.