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GW24 Captains: Salah faces test from rivals

By The Scout 28 Jan 2019
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

The Scout says Liverpool star still the go-to captain but this Gameweek could be where popular players thrive

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The form of Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) means he is expected to remain the top captain pick in Gameweek 24 of Fantasy Premier League.

Salah has been the No 1 armband choice in each of the last two Gameweeks, and faces Leicester City at Anfield on the back of some prolific performances.

Top captain picks GW22-23 ('000s)
GW22 GW23
Player  Capt Player  Capt 
Salah  1,561  Salah  1,961 
Hazard  941  Aguero  668 
Kane  686  Kane  443 
Aubameyang  620  Hazard  438 

The Liverpool star has produced nine goals and three assists in his last eight Gameweek appearances.

Indeed, six of Salah’s seven double-figure hauls for the season have arrived during this period.

However, a number of his big-hitting rivals also have favourable fixtures in Gameweek 24.

Aubameyang's home banker?

Arsenal’s home match with Cardiff City raises the potential of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m).

Owned by 32.2 per cent of managers, the Gunners forward has 45 points from his last five home matches.

Paul Pogba (£8.7m) and Marcus Rashford (£7.7m) can extend their fine form at home to Burnley.

Pogba has amassed 41 points in his three home appearances under Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rashford has scored in each of the last four fixtures. As a result, he is the most-bought player in the Gameweek, with over 186,000 new owners.

Man City eye Tyneside joy

Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) and Leroy Sane (£9.7m) have stepped up their output as Manchester City travel to Newcastle United.

They both produced their fifth double-figure haul of the season in the previous Gameweek, a 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town.

Hazard punishment

And Eden Hazard (£11.0m) could punish his recent sellers as Chelsea travel to AFC Bournemouth.

He is the most-sold player in the Gameweek, moved on by more than 140,000 owners.

But Hazard has a fine record at Vitality Stadium, scoring four goals in his last three visits.

Essential GW24 reading

Part 1: GW24 Ones to watch: Home in on Kolasinac
Part 2: GW24 Differentials: Business boosts De Bruyne
Part 4: GW24 Selection: Rashford leads the line
Part 5: GW24 Team news: Van Dijk concerns easing

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