September 23, 2023


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Gameweek 32 captain picks: Salah, Kane, De Brunye, Son

gameweek 32 captain picks

Gameweek 32 is one of them weeks where I really can’t be bothered as an FPL manager. As a City fan I really just want my football club to win against Liverpool.

With that match in mind, we’ll be captaining Phil Foden in gameweek 32 – he has a decent record against Liverpool and I just want to go with a differential this week.

Let’s look at the form, stats, and records of some other gameweek 32 captain picks – after careful analysis we’d then decide who we’ll be giving the captain’s armband to in GW32.

Gameweek 32 captain : Harry Kane

Gameweek 32 captain pick: Harry Kane

Last gameweek we backed Harry Kane to be our captain and honestly he did play well – he was instrumental and he helped Spurs win the game. However, that doesn’t translate into FPL points as he only got an assist in a game where Spurs scored five.

Despite him getting just one assist, Harry Kane we’ll still a better captain pick this week than Mo Salah. Kane passes the eye test and is always almost involved in every goal Spurs score this season.

Kane comes up against Aston Villa a team that have not been consistent – he has been involved in nine goals against Aston Villa scoring seven and assisting two in his nine starts against these opponents.

Kane is one of the most in-form asset in the game right now he has not blanked since gameweek 26 – in that period he returned 55 points.

Gameweek 32 captain : Son Heung Min

If Harry Kane turns up Son would also turn up. Son and Kane have formed the best partnership in the premier league and this partnership can only be good for us FPL managers.

If you have this pair in gameweek 32, you could be expecting a massive haul. Spurs have been in really good goal scoring form since the turn of the year and Harry Kane and Son Heung Min have played a vital role in that.

While Kane might pass the eye-test, Son is the one who gets the FPL points as he’s the one who bags most of the goals.

Picking between Son and Kane sometimes can be tough for us FPL managers. That’s why we’ve done some analysis and have come up with this table to help you see how these FPL assets have been performing.

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From the above stats Harry Kane is the better FPL asset he takes more shots and he’s expected to get more goals as well as assists.

If you had to pick between these two, Harry Kane is a much better gameweek 32 captain – he passes the eye test and his underlying stats are much better.

Gameweek 32 captain : Recce James

Gameweek 32 captain pick: Recce James

Recce James is yet another good captain pick in GW32. The Chelsea full-back who has been struggling with injuries in recent times looks to be back from injury – he came off the bench last weekend in Chelsea’s 4-1 defeat to Brentford.

Chelsea face Southampton in gameweek 32 and you’d be expecting James to play there as he looks to find his sharpness.

You’d also be expecting them to bounce back this weekend and keep a clean sheet against Southampton – a side that have scored just four goal in their last five games.

If Chelsea keep a clean sheet this weekend and James pops up with a goal or an assist or even both, we are looking at a potential double digit-haul.

In a gameweek where Mo Salah would be playing a tough game against City, Recce James is not a bad gameweek 32 captain .

Gameweek 32 captain : Mo Salah

Mo Salah has not been in the best of form recently but let’s be real it’s Mo Salah he’d soon find his form. Liverpool play against City this weekend it’s going to be tough game but that’s not enough reason to overlook Mo Salah.

Mo Salah has been consistent all season and has proven countless times that he can score against any team even Man City – in his last game against City he scored and assisted producing 13 points.

While he might be struggling to score, he’s still a very good captaincy pick.

Gameweek 32 Differential captain picks

GW32 differential captain : Kevin De Brunye

Gameweek 32 captain pick: Kevin De Brunye

Kevin De Brunye is a man in incredible form – the Belgian has scored in his last three games in all competitions. He’s also a big game player – a player who comes clutch for Man City.

He’s owned by just 7.9% of FPL managers – he’d be a good differential captain this gameweek. A nice Kevin De Brunye alternative is Phil Foden.

This is solely because of his record against Liverpool – he has scored three goals and assisted two against Liverpool in his four starts.

GW32 differential captain : James Maddison

Gameweek 32 captain pick:  James Maddison

If you’re on a wildcard and you’ve brought in James Maddison then he really is a good differential captain pick this week. James Maddison has been in quite decent form and played well against United in gameweek 31 – he has returned 16 points in his last two games.

He has been Leicester main man in the absence of Jamie Vardy. He plays Crystal Palace in GW32 a game that could go either way as these two teams would come at each other.

Comparing GW32 captains: Harry Kane VS Salah

We’d now want to compare the two players we FPL managers would be captaining the most this in GW32, Harry Kane and Mo Salah.

Lets take a look at their last five games and see who they have been performing.

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Harry Kane and Mo Salah stats in their last five games

Clearly Harry Kane has been the better FPL asset in their last five games. He clearly beats Salah in almost every stat goals, assists, Bonus points collected, the number of double digit-hauls in this period and expected assists.

As for expected goals, Salah beats Kane and that’s solely because of the game against Leeds where Salah was very impressive. Since that game, Salah has not been at his best and that could be because of the World cup qualifiers Salah has had to play.

These two are incredible FPL assets that could score against anyone. That being said I do think that Harry Kane or Son would be better captain picks than Mo Salah in gameweek 32.