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19 Aug.

GW3 Top Three Captaincy Picks

By Fantasy Football Fix ()

Caveat - Picks are in the below format

  1. No.1 predicted by Fix 
  2. Alternative high-ownership option. Over 20%
  3. Differential option. Under 20%

Mohamed Salah (mun)

Salah scored five goals against Man. United last season and was top amongst midfielders for shots (139), SiB (113), SoT (55) and 'big chances' (37). He also contributed with 18 'big chances' created and 14 assists. Liverpool have scored just three goals this season but are top for shots (35) and 'big chances' (seven). Their hosts Man. Utd have conceded six goals in their two games, the most in the league. Only Southampton and Forest (13 each) have allowed opponents more shots on target (SoT) than the Red Devils. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 6.0 for Salah.

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Kevin De Bruyne (new)

De Bruyne has started the season strong with a goal and two assists in the opening two matches. As the Stats Sandbox image below shows, his total of six shots is bettered only by Rodrigo and Maddison (eight each) amongst midfielders while only Salah (nine) and Harrison (10) have created more chances than his eight. The reigning Champions are joint-top for goals scored (six) and are ranked fifth for shots in the box (SiB) (21). Only Arsenal and Liverpool (seven each) have created more 'big chances' than their six. Newcastle have an immaculate defensive record and are yet to concede a goal this season. The Magpies are ranked second for SiB conceded (12) and seventh for 'big chances' conceded (three). They were fortunate not to concede against Brighton and the visit of the reigning Champions will prove a stiff test. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 6.0 for De Bruyne.

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