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GW27 captains: Kane and Salah go again

The Scout 8 Feb 2018
Harry Kane, Spurs, and Mohammed Salah, Liverpool

After winning FPL battle at Anfield, can Egyptian topple Spurs striker to be top armband pick for Gameweek 27?

Harry Kane (£12.8m) will again vie with Mohamed Salah (£10.4m) for the Fantasy Premier League captaincy in Gameweek 27.

They went head-to-head at Anfield last weekend.

Although he converted a penalty in the 2-2 draw, Kane's earlier miss from the spot restricted him to a total of four points.

In contrast, Salah produced a brace of goals and a 15-point return to boost his captaincy credentials ahead of this weekend.

The case for Kane

Kane has been the most popular captain pick for seven of the last eight Gameweeks.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker boasts an excellent record against his Gameweek 27 opponents Arsenal, with six goals over his previous six north London derby matches.

Indeed, the Emirates Stadium defeat in Gameweek 12 is the only occasion that Kane has faced Arsenal and failed to score.

Son shines at Wembley

Son Heung-min (£8.1m) will also be a key figure in Saturday's early kick-off.

The South Korean midfielder has scored in seven of Spurs' last nine home matches.

And Arsene Wenger's defence have kept only three clean sheets from their 13 away fixtures.

Aubameyang demand

Should Saturday's early kick-off deliver goals, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.5m) will be backed for points.

Arsenal's signing has been signed by 159,000+ managers since scoring on his debut in last week's 5-1 win over Everton.

That makes him the most in-demand forward and the second most transferred-in player overall.

Double-figure Salah

Salah is likely to mount the biggest challenge to Kane as the Gameweek's most popular captain pick.

The Liverpool midfielder scored 16 points against Sunday's opponent Southampton in Gameweek 12, one of 11 double-figure scores this season.

His team-mate, Roberto Firmino (£9.2m), could also profit against a Saints defence with one clean sheet in their previous 13 at St Mary's Stadium.

The Brazilian has produced at least 10 points in three of his last five away starts.

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