Harry Kane and Mo Salah are two players who have been in good form in recent gameweeks. The pair have scored a total of 29 goals this season, they have a total of 14 assists and a total of 321 points this season- these are impressive numbers.
No doubt Mo Salah has been the best player in the league this season- he has already hit double figures for goals and assists, he has also gotten more than 200 FPL points- he is massively overperforming Harry Kane.
However, in recent gameweeks, Harry Kane looks like he has rediscovered his form. He has picked up a total of 39 points in his last four games- He has also scored five goals and assisted one in that period.
With both players performing this way, FPL managers are faced with the conundrum- whom do we captain in double gameweek 29. In this article, we’d be taking a look at who the best DGW29 captain picks are between Kane and Salah.
DGW29 captain picks: Kane and Salah comparison
In other for us to know who the best double gameweek 29 captain pick is, let’s first take a look at whom Harry Kane and Mo Salah face in gameweek 29.
Spurs play Man united and Brighton in gameweek 29 while Liverpool plays Arsenal and Brighton in gameweek 29. Looking at these sets of fixtures, both teams have a very similar fixture difficulty rating. Spurs vs Man united has a fixture difficulty rating of 4- which is the same as Liverpool vs Arsenal. The two teams have the same FDR against Brighton, 3.
Well, on paper their fixtures look similar- they both play away from home. However, I believe Harry Kane versus Man united is a much better fixture than Salah versus Arsenal. Man united’s defense has been poor this season- they’ve conceded 38 goals, kept just seven clean sheets, and are conceding an average of 1.36 goals per match, while Arsenal has conceded 29 goals, kept 11 clean sheets, and are conceding an average of 1.16 goals per match.
No doubt both players are capable of scoring against any team. But based on stats and current form, Kane has the better set of fixtures.
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DGW29 captain picks: Who is the man on form Kane or Salah
Before us, FPL managers pick any captain, we take into account the form of the player- that’s what we want to do right now. We’d be looking at Kane and Salah’s stats from their last five games.
Both players have been in tremendous form of late. In their last five games, they’ve picked up a total of 76 points and produced a total of five double-digit hauls.
From the data above, over the course of the last five games, Harry Kane has performed better than Mo Salah. During this period, Kane had to play Man City, and he performed well against the champions- returning 13 points. Mo Salah, however, had the easier set of fixtures in this five-game period. His two double-digit hauls came against Norwich and Leeds
Once again Harry Kane looks like he’s the man on form.
Harry Kane and Mo Salah stats against Brighton, Man united and Arsenal.
Another thing we’d like to consider before giving the armband to either one of these players is their history or stats against the teams they play in gameweek 29.
Let’s take a look at Mo Salah’s stats against Arsenal and Brighton in the premier league.
From the stats shown above, Mo Salah has a really good record against Arsenal and Brighton. He has a total of 22 goal involvement against the two clubs-scoring 13 goals and assisting 9. Arsenal is amongst the teams he loves playing against. In the reverse fixture, Mo Salah scored a goal against Arsenal when Liverpool beat them 4-0.
Here’s Harry Kane’s stats against Man united and Brighton
From the stats above, Harry Kane struggles to score against Man united. He has managed only four goals in 15 matches against the reds. His stats against Brighton are good- in his last six games, the Spurs man has scored four goals against them.
To round-off, if you were to pick your double gameweek 29 captain based on history or stats, Mo Salah is the man to go for. His 22 goal-involvement against Arsenal and Brighton is far more superior to Kane’s ten goal-involvement against Man United and Brighton.
Double gameweek 29 differential captain picks
There’s no doubt Harry Kane and Mo Salah are going to be captained by a lot of FPL managers and if you’re looking to be a bit different and move up the ranks you’d be looking for some differential captain pick. Here are some gameweek 29 differential captain picks.
1. Trent Alexander-Arnold
Well when it comes to premium defenders in the game there are few better than Arnold. The Liverpool full-back is having yet another good season. The full-back has been involved in 13 goals this season. He also has the most assist this season with 11.
Arnold’s form has been good in recent times- he has picked up 30 points in his last five games, which means he has averaged 6 points in his last five games.
The full-back throughout this season has averaged 7.2 points per match- which is really impressive.
When it comes to differential captain picks Trent Alexander-Arnold is right up there. Liverpool faces Arsenal and Brighton in gameweek 29- two teams that are capable of scoring goals.
Regardless of that Arnold still carries a lot of threat going forward and could get a couple of assists and a goal- no player has created more chances than the full-back this season.
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stats against Arsenal and Brighton
Even if he might not be your first choice captain pick in gameweek 29, Trent would be a really good differential pick.
2. Heung-min Son
Son is another player you can’t overlook and he’d be a good double gameweek 29 captain pick. Son, just like Kane has been in really good form- scoring two goals in his last two games and returning 28 points in his last four games.
Son is a player who passes the eye-test and is a really direct player which is great for we FPL managers.
Son has been involved in 18 goals this season as opposed to Kane’s 13. Spurs faces Brighton and Man united in gameweek 29, two teams that struggle defensively and rarely keep clean sheets.
The Spurs man would be well suited to this sort of games as his directness and pace would cause Man united and Brighton’s defense a lot of problems.
He has created the most goal-scoring chances amongst Spurs assets and would be a really good differential captain pick and could be a good Kane alternative if you don’t have the forward.
Son’s stats against Man united and Brighton
3. Sadio Mane
Liverpool is the team with the most goals in the premier league this season- they’ve scored 71 goals so far this season. Salah, Mane and Jota are the first, second and third top-scorers in the league this season.
Mane’s 12 goals has him second in that list which is really impressive and somewhat shocking that he is owned by just 3.7% of FPL managers.
Sadio Mane has been in good form since his return from the African cup of Nations. Mane has picked up 37 points in his last four starts for Liverpool- that is more than teammate Mo Salah who has picked up 35.
If anything, it looks like the signing of Luiz Diaz has improved Sadio Mane’s performances. Mane looked good in matches against Leeds, Norwich, and West ham.
With Jota still being eased into the team, it’s very likely that we would continue to see more of Sadio Mane. In gameweek 29, Liverpool faces Brighton- a team struggling defensively and Arsenal a team they beat 4-0 in the reverse fixture.
Sadio Mane would be a good differential captain pick in double gameweek 29.
Mane’s stats against Man united and Brighton
If you are looking to pick a captain who is on form and has good fixtures, Harry Kane is the one you should captain in gameweek 29.
But, if you’re looking for a man who has good stats against the teams he’s playing against, Mo Salah is the one you should captain in double gameweek 29.
And amongst the differential picks Son Heung- min would be my preferred choice.
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