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GW32 captains: Mahrez offers in-form alternative

The Scout 29 Mar 2018
Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City

Leicester City’s winger leads the pack as The Scout assesses the differential options for the FPL captaincy

After his 29 points against Watford in Gameweek 31, ignoring Mohamed Salah (£10.7m) as a Fantasy Premier League captaincy pick looks a big risk.

But there are in-form alternatives to consider for Gameweek 32, should managers be willing.

Brighton & Hove Albion's home encounter with Leicester City puts two such candidates in the spotlight.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.9m) has scored or assisted in 11 of his last 14 Gameweek starts.

The Leicester winger also produced an 11-point return in a 2-0 win over the Seagulls in Gameweek 2.

Gross's home advantage

For the home side, Pascal Gross (£6.0m) will be pivotal.

Gross averages 6.2 points a match at Amex Stadium and has scored or assisted 52 per cent of Brighton's goals in home matches when selected.

He will test a Leicester defence with only one clean sheet from their last 11 away trips.

Arnautovic's shot at Saints

Marko Arnautovic (£6.9m) warmed up for the visit of Southampton by scoring three goals for Austria over the international break.

Southampton take on West Ham United at London Stadium with only one clean sheet in 12 away matches.

Over his last six appearances, Arnautovic has fired nine shots on target.

Only Salah and Willian (£7.1m), with 11 apiece, have managed more among FPL midfielders.

Man City duo

David Silva (£8.1m) and Gabriel Jesus (£10.0m) could be instrumental for Manchester City's encounter with Everton.

Away from home, Silva has averaged an impressive 7.7 points per match and been involved in 41 per cent of his side's goals when on the pitch, more than any team-mate.

With Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) still an injury doubt, Jesus could lead the line against an Everton defence with one clean sheet from their previous 11 Gameweeks.

He returned to the scoresheet by netting Brazil's winner against Germany on Tuesday. 

Also in this series

Part 1: GW32 captains: Forwards vie with Salah for armband

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