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GW19 Captains: Vardy can punish Liverpool again

The Scout 23 Dec 2019
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The Scout says Leicester striker's five goals in his last three home matches v Reds may tempt FPL managers

With his home record against LiverpoolJamie Vardy (£10.1m) can remain the most-selected captain in Fantasy Premier League.

The Leicester City striker has been the top armband pick in each of the last six Gameweeks and has provided attacking returns in 10 successive matches for the Foxes.

The FPL's top-scoring player has been reliable in his recent meetings with Liverpool at King Power Stadium, scoring five goals in his last three home encounters with them.

Vibrant visitors 

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah (both £12.2m) offer strong armband alternatives for the visitors.

Mane has scored in his last three meetings with Leicester, including a 12-point haul in Gameweek 8.

Salah has produced double-figure returns in his last two Gameweek appearances.

The Tottenham Hotspur pair of Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Dele Alli (£8.8m) could also bring in big hauls against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Kane has scored twice in two of his four home matches in all competitions under Jose Mourinho.

Alli has totalled 41 FPL points since the Portuguese took charge, more than any team-mate.

Front-line candidates 

Three of the top-scoring forwards in FPL, Tammy Abraham (£7.9m), Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) and Teemu Pukki (£6.6m), have favourable matches, too.

Abraham has registered 13 shots in the box in the last four Gameweeks for Chelsea, second only to the 16 of Salah.

Chelsea host a Southampton side who have conceded in 13 successive Gameweeks.

Rashford has four goals and two assists in Manchester United's last six matches ahead of a visit from Newcastle United.

And Pukki travels with Norwich City to Aston Villa on the back of 22 points in his last three road trips.

Magic at Molineux?

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.4m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) are also options for the captaincy as Manchester City visit Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Belgian has racked up double-figure hauls in two of his last three away fixtures.

Sterling's 34 shots and 29 shots in the box away from home are both league-leading totals.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): It's another tough week for the captaincy. I think I'll go with De Bruyne. He's really consistent this season, with plenty of goal threat and assist potential.

Tom (@WGTA_FPL): I'm currently on Alli at home against Brighton. I'm expecting a response after the defeat by Chelsea and Alli should be at the sharp end again, especially with Son Heung-min (£10.0m) suspended.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): I'll keep the faith in Rashford, hoping for a reaction. This time he's not facing a team with a new manager, which helps.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Salah has a tough game but has the league form while Alli blanked against Chelsea but has a lovely fixture. I'm going Alli - just!

Ash (@FPLHints): Boxing Day matches are known for their unpredictable results and can be goal fests. It may be worth taking a calculated risk and captaining Kane. Spurs will be looking to bounce back from their loss to Chelsea and he could play a leading role against a team with the fifth-worst away record in the league.

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