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FPL Show: Bamford the pick of differential captains

5 Feb 2021
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Experts say Leeds forward could deliver against Crystal Palace and rival premium options for armband

With many Fantasy Premier League captaincy favourites either injured or struggling for form, the Fantasy experts think Gameweek 23 could be the time to make a differential choice for the armband.

On the latest FPL Show, experts Lee Bonfield and Gianni Buttice say their attention is turning away from Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min (£9.7m), despite a home fixture against West Bromwich Albion, with Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) an appealing alternative.

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The Leeds United striker has claimed 20 points in his last two Gameweeks and has the second-highest points total of any forward in the game.

"Bruno Fernandes is the safe choice but if I bring Bamford in I am really tempted against a Wilfried Zaha-less Crystal Palace," Bonfield says. "He could do really well."

And Bonfield believes Bamford's team-mate Raphinha (£5.3m) is also an option if managers wanted a left-field choice.

"In his last four matches he has averaged 7.25 points per game so he is in red-hot form right now," he says.

"Not many managers have got him but if you have, that's real differential quality."

Remember, the Gameweek 23 deadline is at 11:00 GMT on Saturday 6 February.

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