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GW17 Captains: Man City trio can rival Salah

The Scout 13 Dec 2021
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The Scout says a home match with Leeds means Bernardo, Sterling and Foden could outscore Liverpool’s Egyptian

Mohamed Salah's (£13.1m) huge ownership of 73.1 per cent means he will again be the most-selected captain for Gameweek 17 of Fantasy Premier League.

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However, Liverpool's Egyptian has been less explosive than usual in Fantasy recently, with only one double-figure haul in the last six Gameweeks.

That suggests picking another player with strong form and a favourable fixture could pay off.

Manchester City trio Bernardo Silva (£7.7m), Raheem Sterling (£10.6m) and Phil Foden (£8.0m) can take advantage of a Leeds United side who have just a single clean sheet away from home this season.

Bernardo has climbed to second place in the midfield standings, claiming two double-figure returns in the last three Gameweeks.

Sterling has blanked just once in the previous five Gameweeks, totalling 34 points.

Foden, meanwhile, will be fully refreshed after featuring only as a substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

Salah's team-mates Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.2m) and Diogo Jota (£8.0m) can also rival him for returns.

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Right-back Alexander-Arnold has outscored Salah in five of the last six Gameweeks.

Jota's 14 shots inside the box were joint-top with Salah over the last four Gameweeks, while his seven big chances was a league-leading total.

Chelsea's Mason Mount (£7.6m) welcomes Everton in his most prolific form of the season.

The midfielder has three goals and two assists in his last three outings, earning 31 points. 

Vardy or Son?

Two of the most explosive players in 2021/22 Fantasy, Jamie Vardy (£10.6m) and Son Heung-min (£10.3m), go head-to-head on Thursday.

Leicester City's Vardy has three double-figure scores this term, including a 12-point return in his last home start against Watford.

Son has produced 10+ points on four occasions. The South Korean has scored in each of his last two outings for Tottenham Hotspur.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW17 Kings to watch: Foden fresh to shine against Leeds
Part 2: GW17 Differentials: Lacazette can punish West Ham again
Part 4: Scout Selection: Jota leads Liverpool triple-up
Part 5: Who are the best Ronaldo and Fernandes replacements?

Remember, the Gameweek 17 deadline is now at 18:15 GMT on Tuesday 14 December.

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