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GW18 Captains: Kane and Salah can rival Haaland

By The Scout 29 Dec 2022
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The Scout says premium trio can all deliver major armband hauls in kind home fixtures

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Harry Kane (£11.6m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) both have the form and fixtures to offer strong competition to Erling Haaland (£12.2m) for points in Gameweek 18 of Fantasy Premier League

An ownership of 84 per cent means Manchester City forward Haaland is certain to retain his place as the most-selected captain pick ahead of Friday's 18:15 GMT deadline.

Haaland has averaged 11.7 points per home start ahead of a visit from Everton.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Kane and Liverpool star Salah also play at home, facing Aston Villa and Leicester City respectively.

Kane has been in prolific form at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this term. 

He has scored in each of his last seven home appearances, totalling 61 points.

Salah, meanwhile, appears to be getting back to his best in recent matches.

He has four goals, an assist and 36 points in his last four outings.

City and Liverpool alternatives

Man City’s Phil Foden (£8.3m) and Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez (£9.0m) provide alternatives to their premium-priced team-mates. 

Foden has 39 points in his last three home starts and looks set to be named in their first XI after being rested in midweek.

Nunez scored twice and collected 13 points in his last outing at Anfield. 

In-form differential picks

Kieran Trippier (£5.9m) and Martin Odegaard (£6.5m) have both delivered three double-figure scores across their last four appearances.

Newcastle United’s Trippier has produced attacking or defensive returns in all eight of his home matches ahead of a meeting with Leeds United at St James' Park.

Arsenal's Odegaard travels to Brighton & Hove Albion with five double-figure hauls this season, second only to the six of Haaland. 

Don't forget the GW18 deadline is 18:15 GMT on Friday 30 December.

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