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FPL Show: Don't captain Salah at your peril!

12 Dec 2021

Fantasy expert on why obvious armband choice for Gameweek 17, Liverpool's Egyptian, looks the best one

Getting the rewards for a bold captaincy pick is a sweet feeling for Fantasy Premier League managers, but in the case of Gameweek 17, it would be particularly brave to go against Mohamed Salah (£13.1m).

The Liverpool star, who is the Premier League's top scorer with 14 goals this season, is 52 points ahead of his nearest challenger in the FPL points standings, with a massive 160. 

In the latest FPL Show, expert Mark McGettigan of @FPLGeneral, says the risk of getting left behind by your rivals by going against Salah for his home match against 19th-placed Newcastle United is too high.

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"I would love to be more exciting, but it's just hard not to go for Salah, particularly as his ownership is extremely high," McGettigan said of the 73.3 per cent-owned Fantasy midfielder.

"It's just really dangerous not to do it because as we've seen, you know, a couple of weeks ago, when people captained Kai Havertz over him, it can derail your season, and it can take quite a long time to recover from that."

To find out what else McGettigan and fellow expert Holly Shand said regarding the GW17 captaincy, watch the above video.

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