Salah’s impressive record against promoted teams will make him one of the standout captaincy options for Gameweek 1.
The Egyptian has produced six goals and six assists in 12 meetings with promoted sides during his two seasons at Anfield.
|1||NOR (H)||6||CHE (A)|
|2||SOU (A)||7||SHU (A)|
|3||ARS (H)||8||LEI (H)|
|4||BUR (A)||9||MUN (A)|
|5||NEW (H)||10||TOT (H)|
He produced 12 points in both of the corresponding fixtures in 2018/19, claiming a goal and an assist each time.
Liverpool also have a pair of kind away matches in this period, which can help Salah build early momentum.
Salah struggled for form in front of goal against top-six opponents last season, scoring twice in 10 appearances.
Yet the underlying statistics are very encouraging.
Salah’s total of 32 shots in those matches was more than any other player last term.
That big potential for points shows why, for many FPL managers, Salah will be one of the first players in their 2019/20 squads.
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Part 2: Sterling can make immediate impact
Part 3: Pair up Kane and Aubameyang
Part 5: Richarlison can repeat early heroics
Part 6: Cherries eye another strong opening