FPL Captain Call Gameweek 29: Who’s the best pick?

Double Gameweek 29 is guaranteed to be one of the biggest gameweeks of the season.

We return from an International Break and have been blessed with a double gameweek that includes 12 teams who have two fixtures, including some top teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea & Liverpool.

Unfortunately for some readers, you will have to contend with injuries that your players have picked up while flying the flag for their respective countries.

Once again the captaincy decision will be split between 4-6 popular players, thus allowing for big rank gains to be achievable if the correct choice is made.

Whether you’re looking for a safe pick or a high-risk/high-reward option, we’ve analysed all the fixtures to help you make the best decision for your team.

Check out what the bookies think will happen in gameweek 29 here

Top Pick

Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes has been in amazing form ever since Ronaldo left the club late last year and the United strike force became more cohesive.

He has attempted 2+ shots in 11 of the last 13 matches, created 2+ chances in 10 of them and returned FPL points in 8 of them. His underlying numbers have been greater than his actual returns suggesting he has been a bit unlucky.

Bruno is still on penalty duties and takes a share of the set pieces. With only 7.5% ownership and with Rashford under a small injury cloud, it looks to be a great week to put the captain’s armband on Bruno.

Manchester United face Newcastle (Away) & Brentford (Home). Although the fixtures are not the easiest, Newcastle have conceded in their last six fixtures in a row and Brentford have only won three of thirteen away fixtures.

The bookies have given Bruno a 48 % chance of scoring this week but he has a greater likelihood of recording an assist.

Top contenders

Marcus Rashford, Manchester United

Rashford will be a popular choice for this gameweek and for good reason. The highly-owned midfielder has been in world-class form since the World Cup and has been a safe bet in most weeks over the last three months.

The issue with Rashford is the injury cloud he has been under since pulling out of the England squad.
Although I expect Rashford to feature in both games, I could see him being substituted early, especially if United have a healthy lead in the fixture.

Rashford has been given a 63 % chance to score across the two fixtures and I believe he is a solid choice for captaincy.

Kaoru Mitoma, Brighton

I still marvel at the rise of Mitoma this season. His impact at Brighton has been instant and he is a joy to watch (and cheer on as captain for your fantasy team!).

Six goals and five assists in his last thirteen appearances is the definition of hot form and a good set of double gameweek fixtures make him a definite captaincy option.

As mentioned earlier, Brentford are much better at home rather than away this season and Brighton host Brentford before travelling to Bournemouth for their second fixture who have bottom three home form this season in the league.

I expect Mitoma to get a return but I don’t see him outscoring the Manchester United attackers.

The Japanese midfielder has been given a 45 % of scoring this week.

Daring differential

Erling Haaland, Manchester City

It is hard to believe Haaland is a differential in any gameweek that he features but this is definitely one of them.

Haaland only has one fixture and faces Liverpool at the Etihad. Historically this would be a tough fixture but Liverpool continue to be off the boil this season and sit in equal 8th position on the table.

Liverpool are 13th in the league for away form and face Manchester City who have scored 43 goals in 13 home fixtures.

Haaland is a definite chance to score a hattrick in this fixture but I would rather take the safe option of a double gameweek player.

Haaland has been assigned a 61 % of scoring against Liverpool by the bookies.

Nick, also known as StatsmanFPL, is a qualified data analyst with a love for FPL. He analyses the data so you don’t have to. Make sure to follow him on Twitter and Instagram.