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GW31 Captains: Kane and Fernandes face off

The Scout 8 Apr 2021
Kane Fernandes

FPL’s top-scoring players go head-to-head this weekend and will be vying for the armband

The two top-scoring players in Fantasy Premier League, Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) and Harry Kane (£11.7m), are set to go head-to-head for the captaincy in Gameweek 31.

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Kane is certainly the form pick of the pair ahead of their showdown on Sunday.

He welcomes Manchester United’s Fernandes after racking up five goals, two assists and 41 points in his last four matches.

Kane’s 19 shots over that run is a league-leading total. He leads Fernandes by 11 shots in the box to three over the same period.

Fernandes, meanwhile, has one goal, an assist and 21 points across his last four outings.

However, the Portuguese ranks first in terms of creating chances. His 14 key passes in that period are more than any other player in Fantasy.

And analysis of both side’s defences shows that Spurs have conceded five goals to the one of Man Utd in their last four matches, allowing nine big chances to the Red Devils’ five.

Red-hot Lingard

West Ham United’s home meeting with Leicester City provides managers with strong alternatives on both sides.

The Hammers’ Jesse Lingard (£6.3m) has produced double-figure hauls in four of his eight appearances since arriving on loan from Man Utd.

He has averaged 8.5 points per match, scoring six goals and supplying four assists.

Leicester differentials

Leicester trio Jamie Vardy (£10.1m), James Maddison (£7.1m) and Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.8m) could also bring in big armband hauls.

Four of Vardy’s six double-figure returns have come away from home this season.

The fit-again Maddison has 34 points in his last five away starts, while Iheanacho has five goals and 37 points in his last four appearances. 

Also in this series

Part 2: GW31 Captains: Jota can reward new backers
Part 3: Who to captain in GW31? What the experts say

See: The Scout's essential FPL tips for Gameweek 31

Remember, the Gameweek 31 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 9 April.

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