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FPL experts: Who to captain in Gameweek 19?

23 Dec 2023
Dominic Solanke

Some of the world's top Fantasy managers reveal their plans for the armband

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The Scout's panel of Fantasy Premier League experts give their thoughts on who to captain in Gameweek 19, ahead of the deadline on Tuesday 26 December at 11:00 GMT.

What the experts say
Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Some good options this week, but I'll likely play "safe" with Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) at Burnley. I can't ignore Dominic Solanke's (£6.9m) form though, and a plum home fixture against Fulham might be a differential I don't want to ignore, on the back of his superb performance and hat-trick against Nottingham Forest.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@ZopharFPL)

Salah will likely be my captain against Burnley. I'm still unsure about Erling Haaland's (£13.9m) fitness. He might be on the bench even if fit. 

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Bukayo Saka (£9.0m) has the armband at the moment but Callum Wilson (£7.9m) is tempting against Nott'm Forest. A late switch to such a differential could reap huge rewards.

Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)

I'm considering both Salah and Saka as my Gameweek 19 captain. Ordinarily I prefer to back the player with the home fixture, but Salah's match at Burnley might be too difficult to ignore. 

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

I will likely play it safe in Gameweek 19 on the back of a captaincy blank with Ollie Watkins (£8.8m) in Gameweek 18. Salah is the obvious pick. However, Son Heung-min (£9.8m) could be a fun pick away at a Brighton & Hove Albion side who haven't kept a clean sheet all season. 

Also in this series

Part 1: The Scout's Gameweek 19 Ones to watch
Part 2: Scout Selection: Best FPL team for Gameweek 19
Part 4: Who is the best FPL captain for Gameweek 19?

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