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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 14 Best Captains

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Of our best captain selections for Gameweek 13, only two of them managed to accrue an attacking return in what was a fairly tough weekend for FPL managers. While Erling Haaland (£14.0m) opened the scoring for Man City against Liverpool, before Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) assisted a late equaliser for the Reds, there was disappointment for our other two options. Despite Newcastle dispatching 4-1 Chelsea, defender Kieran Trippier (£7.0m) could only manage 1 fantasy point after getting booked, not keeping a clean sheet and failing to record an attacking return. Meanwhile, Jarrod Bowen (£7.6m) failed to be passed fit for West Ham’s game away at Burnley, a 1-2 win for the Hammers.

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With Saturday afternoon’s deadline looming large over FPL managers, yet again we run through the field and highlight a number of the most attractive captaincy options on the table for Gameweek 14.

Bukayo Saka (£8.8m) – ARSENAL vs Wolves

When taking into the recent form of Bukayo Saka, his captaincy credentials are extremely strong ahead of Gameweek 14. Four of Arsenal’s last five Premier League fixtures have seen the England international gain one attacking return and over the course of the campaign so far, Saka boasts four goals, seven assists and 79 fantasy points overall, the fifth-most of any player in all positions. Therefore, it’s no surprise to see his ownership exceed 50%, which means that the best way to capitalise on Saka’s potential points output from an FPL perspective is to captain him.

The Premier League isn’t the only competition where Saka has been shining of late. This past Wednesday, the 22-year-old recorded a goal and an assist in the Gunners’ 6-0 thrashing of Lens in the Champions League, the third time he has done so in as many home group stage fixtures. With that in mind, Saka’s confidence will be through the roof ahead of Wolves’ visit to Emirates Stadium.

Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) – LIVERPOOL vs Fulham

No doubt a top contender to be the most captained FPL asset for Gameweek 14, Mohamed Salah’s unbelievable goalscoring record this season at Anfield makes him a no-brainer when it comes to selecting a safe option to be your fantasy captain. Not a home Premier League fixture has gone by so far this season which has seen Salah fail to score, the Egyptian racking up eight goals in six home games. Three of Salah’s last four league appearances at Anfield have seen him record a double-figure FPL score, the 31-year-old accumulating 10 points vs West Ham and 16-point-hauls against Everton and Brentford respectively.

No fantasy asset in any position can match Salah’s overall total of 106 points after 13 gameweeks so far this campaign and with a juicy home clash with Fulham on the horizon in Gameweek 14, it would take a brave FPL manager not to place the armband on Salah. He also comes into the weekend on the back of scoring from the penalty spot against LASK in the Europa League, his 13th goal in all competitions.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.9m) – LIVERPOOL vs Fulham

While Salah will rightly take all the headlines when it comes to picking a Gameweek 14 skipper, another Liverpool asset makes a strong case for the armband himself. After an unusually quiet season by his admittedly high standards, Trent Alexander-Arnold has burst back to life over the past couple of gameweeks. The premium-priced defender notorious for his offensive capabilities from right-back, backed up his Gameweek 12 clean sheet against Brentford with a crucial goal vs Man City last weekend, picking up 15 FPL points over the course of those two gameweeks.

Four of the last five Premier League seasons have seen Alexander-Arnold end up gaining a double-figure number of assists and his command of set-pieces complimented with a licence to break forward at every opportunity by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp underlines his huge ceiling when it comes to potential FPL returns. Against Fulham in Gameweek 14, Alexander-Arnold offers multiple routes towards securing a big fantasy haul and is well-worth considering from a captaincy perspective.

Bryan Mbeumo (£7.1m) – BRENTFORD vs Luton 

Although the last two gameweeks haven’t been kind to Bryan Mbeumo, who failed to acquire an attacking return in either fixture, this doesn’t seem to have put off fantasy managers heading into Gameweek 14 and for good reason. Mbeumo still boasts five attacking returns across his last five Premier League appearances for Brentford and 36 FPL points since Gameweek 9.

The main attraction towards Mbeumo in Gameweek 14 is the fixture, with Brentford hosting newly promoted Luton. Despite being listed as a midfielder in FPL, Mbeumo usually features as part of a front two or front three for the Bees, underlining his importance to the side from an attacking point of view. As is the case with our four prior captaincy recommendations, Mbeumo’s ownership percentage is large, meaning that naming him skipper gives you the best chance of fully cashing in on his potential output.

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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