Fantasy Football Gameweek 27 Captains Tips and Advice – Stick with Mo against West Ham
Last week’s captaincy choice, Mo Salah, was unable to pick up more than three points as teammate and alternative option, Sadio Mané, scored the winner. Elsewhere, our final captaincy option was the big winner as Heung-Min Son bagged 13 points.
Kevin De Bruyne was a popular pick for GW26 and he collected an assist, goal and three bonus points to reward his FPL backers. We’re taking a chance on Mane being fit for this weekend after ge was taken off at half-time in the midweek Champions League game against Atletico Madrid.
Who should be your GW27 FPL captain? Take a look at the thoughts below.
Option 1 – Mo Salah (12.8m) vs West Ham
We start with Salah once again as unbeaten Liverpool host relegation-threatened West Ham. Salah has scored 14 and assisted a further 6 so far this season.
He bagged a goal and an assisted on his way to a 14-point haul the last time he faced West Ham in Gameweek 24. He has returned points in five of his last seven games, picking up double digits in three of those.
Liverpool’s opponents, West Ham, find themselves in the relegation zone after a run of poor results. They haven’t won any of their last five, conceding in each. They have averaged three goals against in their last three games, conceding three to Brighton last time out.
Option 2 – Sadio Mané (12.2m) vs West Ham
Mané returned from injury to score the winner as Liverpool continued their unbeaten season. The Senegalese international was not fit enough to start but came off the bench to score a well-taken goal in the second half.
Mané is neck and neck with teammate, Mo Salah, having also contributed directly to 20 goals. He has netted 12 times and assisted eight so far this season.
Sadio Mané had failed to score in his last three league games prior to last weekend, however, those included games against Tottenham, Manchester United and just half an hour against Wolves.
As mentioned, West Ham are in poor form and look ill-equipped to deal with an unbeaten Liverpool side closing in on the title.
Option 3 – Raul Jimenez (7.8m) vs Norwich
Our final option makes his first appearance in our captains picks this season. Raul Jimenez has been solid for much of the campaign, continuing where he left off last season after a slow start to the campaign.
The Mexican forward now has 11 goals and six assists in the Premier League. He hasn’t returned in either of his last two games as Wolves drew 0-0 with Manchester United and Leicester. Luckily for owners, Wolves now face bottom of the table Norwich.
The Canaries are seven points adrift and have the worst defensive record in the league. No side has conceded more goals than Norwich so far this campaign. Jimenez scored the last time he faced up against the Premier League basement dwellers, back in Gameweek 18.
Recommended FPL Captain for Gameweek 27
Jimenez is tempting but we can’t look past a Liverpool midfielder this week. Mo Salah’s good form gets him the nod ahead of Sadio Mané given the doubts about Mane’s fitness.
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