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GW30+ Captains: Title push lifts Salah and Mane potential

The Scout 16 Jun 2020
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, Liverpool

The Scout explains why Liverpool pair are the standout options for FPL armband among single-Gameweek players

When it comes to picking a captain for Gameweek 30+, the four teams who play twice are likely to dominate the thoughts of Fantasy Premier League managers. 

Arsenal, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Sheffield United all have a Double Gameweek.

Premium pair

But Liverpool's bid for the Premier League title means that Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) and Sadio Mane (£12.5m) should not be ignored.

The Reds visit Merseyside rivals Everton needing just two wins from their remaining nine matches to clinch the Premier League, or a single victory if Man City lose to Arsenal on Wednesday.

Salah and Mane's ability to produce explosive hauls means they are among the players who can outscore the Double Gameweek options. 

They have both delivered seven double-figure returns this season.

Spoilt for choice

Tottenham Hotspur's home match with Manchester United offers a number of tempting options from both sides.

Son Heung-min (£9.7m) has averaged 6.5 points per match (ppm) since Jose Mourinho was appointed Spurs head coach in Gameweek 13.

Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes (£8.6m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.8m) have produced 7.6ppm and 6.1ppm respectively this season.

Differential options

Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) can pose big problems for the Aston Villa defence this weekend.

The Chelsea striker has scored eight goals away from home in 2019/20, double the number of any team-mate.

Finally, Ismaila Sarr (£6.4m) and Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) could both bring in hefty hauls as Watford welcome Leicester City to Vicarage Road.

Sarr has netted four goals and supplied three assists in five home appearances under head coach Nigel Pearson.

That includes 13 and 19-point hauls against Man Utd and Liverpool respectively.

Vardy, meanwhile, has struck nine times on his travels this season, placing him joint-top among all players in FPL.

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Part 1: GW30+ Captains: De Bruyne and Aguero have home edge

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