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FPL 2023-24 – Double Gameweek 7 Best Captains

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Unless you placed the armband on Julian Alvarez (£7.0m), who was substituted off before the hour mark with just a single fantasy point to his name, the rest of our recommended captains were successful in Gameweek 6. Bukayo Saka (£8.7m) bagged a goal, an assist and 13 FPL points in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Spurs. Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) accumulated back-to-back 10-point returns as Liverpool defeated West Ham and Erling Haaland (£14.1m) added to his consistently growing goal tally vs Nottingham Forest.

We now run the rule over some of the most attractive captaincy choices for Double Gameweek 7.

Erling Haaland (£14.1m) – Wolves vs MAN CITY

Consistency is the key word when it comes to Erling Haaland over the past few weeks. Even when not at his best, Man City’s star striker is still managing to find the net at least once and ensuring that anyone who captains him ends up gaining some form of a return. The Norwegian has now bagged eight Premier League goals so far, more than any other player and is also the only FPL asset to have gone past the 50-point mark after six gameweeks.

Haaland found the net four times across Man City’s two league fixtures against Wolves in the 2022-23 campaign and is in a prime position to extend his goalscoring run in Double Gameweek 7 at Molineux. With an average of over 10 fantasy points accrued across the past three gameweeks, including a 20-point haul vs Nottingham Forest, Haaland certainly remains the primary captain choice for any FPL managers mulling their options. 

Heung-min Son (£9.2m) – SPURS vs Liverpool

After a slow start to the 2023-24 campaign, Heung-min Son has found form in a big way, reminding us all of his destructive FPL potential. Ange Postecoglou has found systems that are getting the best out of Son once again, whether that be via deploying him as a central striker, or on the left-hand side of an attacking midfield three. This was proven by the fact that Son has scored five goals over the course of his last three league appearances, recording 36 fantasy points in the process.

Two of the last three gameweeks have since Son rack up double-figure point-returns, including a mammoth 20-point score in Gameweek 4 following his hat-trick away at Burnley. Double Gameweek 7 sees Son and Spurs face Liverpool, who have conceded in all but one of their six league games so far this campaign. When taking into account Son’s explosive nature going forward under Postecoglou, captaining him should be seriously considered.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) – LIVERPOOL vs Spurs

It’s impossible to ignore Mohamed Salah when talking about the best captain options for Double Gameweek 7 when considering his recent returns, both in terms of attacking returns and Fantasy Premier League. For starters, the Egyptian is the only remaining Premier League player to have picked up at least one attacking return in all six gameweeks played so far. In total, Salah has acquired a total of three goals and four assists, helping him to a score of 43 fantasy points in total, which is among the top four highest scores of the season as it stands.

Despite the difficulty of a Double Gameweek 7 showdown with Spurs, Salah’s overwhelming quality, not to mention his counter-attacking threat makes him a highly enticing choice as captain. He is coming off the back of successive 10-point-scores and has already managed attacking returns away to the likes of Chelsea and Newcastle earlier in the campaign. It’s also worth noting, that he has played 90 minutes in each of Liverpool’s last four Premier League games, for those worried about an early substitution.

Carlton Morris (£5.6m) – LUTON vs Everton (A) & Burnley (H)

No doubt the most popular option for FPL managers who are looking to captain a player who appears twice in Double Gameweek 7. Luton forward Carlton Morris has been the main offensive threat within Rob Edwards’ side and the big striker appears nailed on to lead the line in both the Hatters’ Double Gameweek 7 fixtures away at Everton and at home to Burnley. Whether that be alongside a strike-partner, or at the centre of a front three remains to be seen.

Two of Luton’s three Premier League goals this season have been scored by Morris and each have come from the penalty spot. Being in charge of spot kicks is an immediate plus point, but he has also been unlucky not to net from open play. Also, when Morris does find the net, bonus points tend to follow, he has picked up 5 of the 6 available FPL bonus points across the two fixtures that he scored in. Obviously though, the big plus point in captaining Morris is FPL bosses having two bites at the cherry should he fail to gain an attacking return vs Everton.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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