FPL Top Captains Picks

FPL Top Captains Picks for Gameweek 33

In Gameweek 33 of Fantasy Premier League, managers are focusing on teams contending for the title, especially Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City, all playing at home.

With Arsenal and Liverpool set for double matches in Gameweek 34 alongside Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Everton, Sheffield United, and Wolves, many FPL managers are considering stacking up on players from these clubs.

Here are the FPL top captains picks for Gameweek 33.

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

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Mo Salah (From Getty Images)

Mohamed Salah, priced at £13.4m, remains a formidable force in the Fantasy Premier League this season, having racked up an impressive 17 goals and nine assists in just 23 starts. Despite missing six games due to injury, he’s only two goals shy of claiming the top scorer spot. In Gameweek 33, Liverpool hosts Crystal Palace at Anfield.

While Palace’s defense is relatively solid, conceding 54 goals (ranking fourteenth), Liverpool boasts the league’s best attack. With 72 goals scored and a formidable xG of 72.34, the Reds are expected to perform well, especially at home.

Salah, who has scored twice since his return from injury in Gameweek 28, is likely to continue his goal-scoring streak. With assured starts, penalty duties, and the drive to secure both the Golden Boot and the league title, Salah stands as a top choice for captaincy once again this week.

Erling Haaland (Man City)

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Erling Haaland (From Getty Images)

Erling Haaland, priced at £14.4m, continues to impress in the Fantasy Premier League with his prolific goal-scoring record of 19 goals and seven assists, boasting impressive xG and xA statistics. In Gameweek 33, Manchester City faces a highly favorable fixture against Luton at home. Luton, having conceded 65 goals (ranking eighteenth) and possessing the worst xGC in the league, presents a promising opportunity for City’s attackers.

With City heavily favored to score over 2.5 goals (69%), this match could see a high-scoring affair. Additionally, City ranks third in goals scored (71) and second in xG (64.57) in the league. Haaland’s previous performance against Luton in the FA Cup, where he netted five goals, underscores his potential to shine once again in this

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

FPL Top Captains Picks for Gameweek 33
Bukayo Saka (From Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka, valued at £8.9m, has been a standout performer in the Fantasy Premier League this season, tallying an impressive 14 goals and 10 assists. The England international has consistently delivered, positioning himself as one of the game’s top assets. In Gameweek 33, Arsenal faces Aston Villa at home, presenting a promising opportunity for Saka to shine once again.

While Villa’s defense ranks around mid-table, conceding 49 goals and possessing an xGC of 48.3, Arsenal’s potent attacking prowess is likely to pose a significant challenge for them. Under Mikel Arteta’s guidance, Arsenal leads the league in goals scored (75) with a robust xG of 62.79, making them a formidable force in attack.

Additionally, Arsenal is considered the third favorite to score over 2.5 goals (52%) in Gameweek 33. With Saka guaranteed starts, penalty duties, and a threat both in goals and assists, he remains a compelling captaincy option for FPL managers.

Phil Foden (Man City)

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Phil Foden (From Getty Images)

Phil Foden, priced at £8.3m, has been a consistent attacking threat for Manchester City throughout the season. Despite being benched in the previous game, he boasts the highest number of league minutes played (2449) and has started the most games (28) among his teammates. The England international has contributed significantly with 14 goals and seven assists, supported by impressive xG and xA statistics.

Foden’s versatility across the front three enhances his chances of securing playing time, and his clinical finishing has been evident throughout the season. While there might be concerns about rotation, it’s unlikely that Pep Guardiola will bench Foden for two consecutive league games.

With City facing Luton at home in Gameweek 33, Foden is expected to feature prominently. Though he may not start every league game until the season’s end, he’s likely to accumulate significant minutes and remains a potent threat, having already secured two hat-tricks this season.

Ivan Toney (Brentford)

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Ivan Toney (From Getty Images)

Ivan Toney, valued at £8.1m, has showcased his attacking prowess with four goals and two assists in 12 starts this season for Brentford. Despite a recent goal drought of eight league games and a benching in Gameweek 32, manager Thomas Frank revealed that Toney has been struggling with a hip issue, indicating that his absence wasn’t solely due to his lack of goals.

Toney’s appearance off the bench against Aston Villa suggests he should be fit for Gameweek 33. Brentford faces Sheffield United at home in what could be considered one of the most favorable fixtures of the gameweek. Sheffield United has conceded the most goals (82) and possesses the second-worst xGC (60.4) in the league. Despite Brentford’s modest offensive record, with 45 goals scored and an xG of 51.26, this fixture presents a prime opportunity for Toney to shine.

As Brentford’s talisman, this match could be his best chance to find the back of the net this season. Despite his recent struggles, Toney has accumulated an xG of 1.75 over the last eight games, indicating that he’s been unlucky not to score. Given the favorable fixture, Toney remains a tempting option for Gameweek 33.

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