GW12 Preview: 3 Best Captaincy Picks For Your FPL Team

The dreaded GW12 is upon us. With Man City and Arsenal fixture blanks, this is anyway a challenging week to field a playing XI in FPL.

To add to that, Tuesday’s deadline is quite possibly the shortest turnaround time one could possibly get. With just one full day between game weeks, managers need to be alert and active in order to avoid being caught out.

Luckily for you, we have rounded up the essential information you may require to decide on your team.

Fixtures:

United vs. Spurs forms the headline act of the Premier League game week, with Wednesday seeing the bulk of the action.

As mentioned before, only 9 games are being played this in the midweek in lieu of the postponement of the Arsenal v Man City game.

Player to bring in:

Mason Mount (£7.7)

Mount has seen a revival of sorts at Chelsea. The last two games have seen the player record two assists and score two goals.

The upcoming game against Brentford should earn more points for the 11.8% of teams that own him.

Mohamed Salah (£12.7)             

Is it too early? It probably is.

One goal and people are jumping to get Salah back in their teams. Much of it is to do with blanking players but his run-up to the world cup is interesting as well, facing WHU, NFO, LEE, TOT and SOU.

The Egyptian has scored 9 times in 10 games against West Ham. Tempting.

Leandro Trossard (£6.9)

After two back-to-back two-pointer games, interest in Trossard has cooled down, but his TSB% is still at 21.6%.

Managers can bring him in as a one GW transfer, as the player faces NFO before going to Man City and entertaining Chelsea.

Differential pick:

Dominic Solanke (£5.8)

20 points in 2 games, thanks to three assists and one goal, but his ownership remains at a lowly 4.1%. Solanke faces a struggling Southampton side who have conceded 9 goals in the past 5 games.

Since GW6, only five players have scored more points than the Cherries striker. Bournemouth have lost only one game at home this season and have 3 out of the next five at The Vitality Stadium.

If they keep their form intact, Solanke will be in for a lot more points.

Players to remove:

James Maddison

Three consecutive yellow cards have put James on the bench for the one GW most would not have wanted.

His 15.9% ownership at the end of last GW has already gone down to 11.9% and will only drop further.

Wolves, City, Everton and West Ham are not really the easiest fixtures to target after the suspension is served, making him expendable.

Neco Williams

Any sort of points has been difficult to come by for the young fullback. Williams started off as a cheap option in defence but has become more of a liability.

The Forest player has scored only 2 points in the last three games but is still owned by 25% of teams, who probably cannot find a starter at this price point.

Neco’s next three games are Brighton, Liverpool and Arsenal.

Let him go.

Captain Choice:

Haaland’s blank GW means we can finally look at other players for our captaincy. This GW will test the mantle of FPL managers who have thus far not experimented with the armband.

One player getting a lot of traction on social media is Salah, who scored a goal in the last game and has a good track record against the Hammers.

Mr Consistent Harry Kane is also a good captain choice. The only thing off-putting is his facing Manchester United, which has an FDR of 4 as per FPL.

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic can be a captain for anyone looking for a differential choice. Mitrovic got back into scoring against Bournemouth after three GWs, and his game against Aston Villa gives the Serbian an opportunity to build up on this.