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GW32+ Captains: Martial offers armband solution

The Scout 26 Jun 2020
Anthony Martial

The Scout reckons Man Utd midfielder is among top captaincy contenders in Gameweek where Liverpool and Man City go head-to-head

Netting a midweek hat-trick against Sheffield United raises the captaincy appeal of Anthony Martial (£8.1m) in Fantasy Premier League.

Playing up front for Manchester United, the Frenchman claimed his season-high haul of 21 points in the 3-0 win.

Strong contenders

As Liverpool and Manchester City's big-hitters go head-to-head in Gameweek 32+, Martial looks a strong alternative to Mohamed Salah (£12.7m), Sadio Mane (£12.5m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) for the armband.

The Frenchman has scored six goals in six appearances ahead of Man Utd's visit to Brighton & Hove Albion.

His team-mates Marcus Rashford (£9.0m) and Bruno Fernandes (£8.7m) provide further options against the Seagulls.

Forward alternatives

Rashford supplied two assists in midweek and has averaged 6.0 points per match (ppm) this season, while Bruno has 25 points in his three appearances on the road.

Raul Jimenez (£8.3m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) also have favourable away fixtures.

Jimenez faces Aston Villa, having scored in four of his last five Gameweek appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Tottenham Hotspur's Son has averaged 6.0ppm since Jose Mourinho was appointed head coach and comes up against a Sheffield United side beaten 3-0 in their last two outings.

Aubameyang opportunity

Finally, a home encounter with Norwich City hands Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) the chance to return to form.

The Arsenal forward has drawn blanks in four successive outings, but enjoyed a successful previous meeting with the Canaries, scoring twice to earn 13 points in Gameweek 14.

Experts' picks as captain

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): I've had the armband on Aubameyang all week but nerves are creeping in now so I've just swapped to Jimenez.

Tom (@WGTA_FPL): Aubameyang v Norwich. Once more unto the breach, dear friends.

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport): With a goal in his first two matches since the restart, I'm riding the hot hand that is Jimenez v Aston Villa. While Villa look improved, no team can stop Jimenez and Adama Traore (£5.8m) right now.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): Fernandes or Jimenez. I'm leaning slightly toward Fernandes.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): I'm Wildcarding and am very tempted to bring in Harry Kane (£10.9m) and give him the armband. Risky, but could be highly rewarding.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): Tough call this week. I'm thinking of sticking with Salah. Liverpool will have rested through two Man City fixtures by the time they meet at the Etihad Stadium and the Reds will want to celebrate in style.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee): I just feel Jimenez or Rashford are better/safer picks than Aubameyang at the moment.

Lee Bonfield (@FPL Family): I'm still on cloud nine after Jurgen Klopp's boys won the title. Maybe it's the romantic in me that wants to pick Salah as captain this week. My sensible side says Rashford or Fernandes against Brighton but maybe, for once, I'll go heart over head.

Part 1: GW32+ Ones to watch: Van Aanholt to bring in a big haul
Part 2: GW32+ Differentials: Deeney can be decisive for Hornets
Part 4: Scout Selection: Aubameyang to punish Norwich

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