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Who to captain in GW23? What the experts say

The Scout 6 Feb 2021
Michail Antonio

Antonio? Fernandes? Bamford? The Scout's panel of experts reveal their GW23 armband picks

The Scout's panel of experts give their verdict on who managers should captain ahead of the Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 23 deadline of 11:00 GMT on Saturday 6 February.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

With no Son Heung-min (£9.7m) or route to get him, I don't have an obvious pick. I'm currently leaving it on Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m), but if I buy Raphinha (£5.3m) I may switch it to him because he has the best combination of form and fixture.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman)

Nothing in the fixture list cries out as offering a massive advantage. This leaves me to revert to talent and productivity and this week that means picking Fernandes against Everton over Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) versus a strong Manchester City defence.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair)

Fernandes looks the best option, based on both recent and longer-term form. Son has a great fixture but Tottenham Hotspur are severely lacking creativity.

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport)

With my big-hitters playing each other, all eyes are on Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) with Leeds United taking on Crystal Palace. Bamford seems to be hitting another run of form and could take advantage of space against an Eagles side without the injured Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m).

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_)

I'm very nervous going into this one without Son but am likely to select the premium player with the most promising fixture this week in Fernandes.

Geoff Dance (@GeoffreyDance)

Fourteen points clear at the top of the FPL standings, Fernandes is the best captain for Gameweek 23. He's second in both goals and assists this season and has nine double-digit hauls.

Nick (@WGTA_Nick)

Michail Antonio (£6.7m) has my armband. The premiums have been performing poorly and with tough fixtures for most of them, now seems the perfect time to pick a differential captain and Antonio fits the bill thanks to both fixture and form.

Part 1: GW23 Kings to watch: Wilson can deliver again
Part 2: GW23 Differentials: Lingard can build on debut double
Part 3: GW23 Captains: Fernandes the top contender
Part 5: Scout Selection: Bamford to continue home run

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

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