Every week we preview the weekend’s motion and supply our greatest recommendation for Fantasy Premier League, deciding on the gamers we imagine must be main contenders to your essential captaincy.
Gameweek 13 features a assembly between league leaders Chelsea and Manchester United within the capital, while champions Manchester Metropolis host high-flying West Ham on the Etihad.
Elsewhere Arsenal host Newcastle and Liverpool face Southampton at Anfield, while it’s the battle of the previous midfield generals as Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace welcome Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa to Selhurst Park.
As all the time we’re available to supply our FPL recommendation forward of the weekend’s motion, listed below are 4 of the most effective captaincy choices for gameweek 13.
Mohamed Salah v Southampton (H)
Except one thing drastic modifications – for instance, a mid-season Africa Cup on Nations – Mohamed Salah will likely be on the forefront of our captaincy contenders on a weekly foundation this season.
The Egyptian worldwide’s type is just too good to disregard, returning in 11 of his 12 fixtures this season and for every of the previous 9 in succession, after scoring in Liverpool’s 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal final weekend.
Salah featured – and scored – in the course of the Reds’ midweek win over Porto within the Champions League, however was withdrawn with 20 minutes remaining in a bid to keep up freshness for the weekend go to of Southampton.
Most #FPL factors 2021/22
125pts – Mohamed Salah
79pts – Trent Alexander-Arnold & Joao Cancelo
75pts – Reece James
71pts – Sadio Mane
67pts – Antonio Ruidger & Conor Gallagher pic.twitter.com/RQx6pcBLBJ
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) November 25, 2021
The Saints have been crushed at Norwich final trip and have endured a blended begin to the marketing campaign, struggling to search out the consistency wanted to offer comfy respiratory area from the underside three.
Salah leads the division for xG, xA, photographs and photographs heading in the right direction this season, statistics which point out additional factors are on their manner for the highest-scoring FPL asset.
For these courageous sufficient to probability a differential choices, each Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota are certain to enchantment. Mane (0.66) and Jota (0.65) truly rank greater than Salah for xG per 90 this season (0.62), with Liverpool remarkably boasting the 4 main gamers within the Premier League for this metric (additionally Roberto Firmino).
Reece James v Manchester United (H)
Reece James is at present having fun with a sensational run of type for Chelsea, with the flying wing-back a real contender for the captaincy on present type.
Thomas Tuchel’s aspect boast arguably the most effective defence in Europe at current and have conceded simply 4 league targets to this point this season, their report a staggering 31 clear sheets in simply 50 video games for the reason that German’s appointment as head coach.
Chelsea’s defensive energy and James’ ahead menace have made the 21-year-old a necessary FPL decide, with James having amassed 53 factors throughout the previous 4 gameweeks alone.
Managers are dashing for in-form Reece James 🔄
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) November 24, 2021
James is one in every of simply two Premier League gamers – alongside the aforementioned Salah – to have registered 5+ targets and 5+ assists in all competitions in 2021/22, an outstanding price of productiveness for a ‘defender’.
Chelsea face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge this weekend, who will likely be trying to bounce again from final weekend’s 4-1 loss at Watford, a outcome that proved the ultimate nail in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coffin.
Solely the underside two sides – Newcastle and Norwich – have conceded extra targets than the Pink Devils this season and Chelsea’s energy at each ends of the pitch can bother the guests.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang v Newcastle (H)
Newcastle journey to face Arsenal in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, nonetheless looking for their first win of the season.
The Magpies are backside of the division and winless after 12 video games, with new supervisor Eddie Howe going through a major problem to revive their fortunes.
Historical past can be in opposition to Newcastle forward of their journey to the Emirates, a floor that has confirmed removed from type to the North East aspect in latest seasons.
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Newcastle are with out an away win at Arsenal in additional than a decade, while the Magpies have misplaced 17 of their previous 18 conferences in opposition to the Gunners in all competitions.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will likely be trying to lengthen his spectacular goalscoring report in opposition to Newcastle this weekend, the Gabon worldwide having scored 5 targets in simply seven appearances in opposition to this weekend’s opponents. He has netted extra in opposition to solely Burnley (8) and Watford (6) since transferring to the Premier League.
Aubameyang has additionally loved his best type on dwelling soil this season with every of his attacking returns coming in dwelling fixtures, scoring 4 targets and offering an help in 5 fixtures on the Emirates.
Bernardo Silva v West Ham (H)
Eradicating Mohamed Salah from the equation, there’s a robust case that Bernardo Silva has been the most effective participant within the Premier League this season.
The Portugal worldwide has emerged as an important participant in Pep Guardiola’s aspect at current, combining infinite vitality with artistic high quality when utilised in midfield or additional ahead.
Bernardo’s industrious performances haven’t all the time associated to explosive FPL hauls, however he has scored in every of his previous two fixtures and seems to have discovered his groove round purpose.
Bernardo Silva’s recreation by numbers vs. PSG:
100% move accuracy
54 complete touches
2 probabilities created
1 large probability created
One other excellent efficiency on the massive stage. 💯 pic.twitter.com/qEkJ4XuR3V
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) November 24, 2021
The 27-year-old began as a false 9 within the midweek Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain, offering an help for Gabriel Jesus in a man-of-the-match efficiency on the Etihad.
With Phil Foden a doubt for the weekend and Raheem Sterling’s higher performances coming in a large position, the silky schemer might as soon as once more be tasked with main the road for Metropolis because the champions face West Ham this weekend.
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