It’s a dream for football fans but a nightmare for managers, there is yet more Premier League action beginning on Monday, just a day after the end of the previous gameweek.. With so many fixtures in such a short amount of time, some FPL managers forget to change their captaincy or rejig their squads and therefore open the door for the more experienced managers to climb up the league. Hopefully the following Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks will help you pick up even more points.
Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks
Harry Kane (vs Fulham)
Tottenham Hotspur have made a great start so far this season. Their key players have been linking up well, their manager has implemented a solid, counter-attacking system, and their fringe players are coming good. And aside from the ‘Special One’ Jose Mourinho, a lot of credit must be given to striker Harry Kane.
The Englishman has been central to the successes of Spurs this campaign, with his unstoppable form in front of goal leading the striker to be dubbed one of the best in the world. The 27-year-old will be eying up their next fixture against Fulham as another match where he can showcase his class.
Fulham aren’t enjoying life so far in the Premier League and they are firmly in and amongst the relegation scrap. Manager Scott Parker will probably set up for this match in the same style that he did against Liverpool earlier this season, which they drew 1-1, with a very deep and defensive team. But it is hard to see any sort of system keeping Kane away from goal, and for that reason he is a confident Fantasy Premier League captain pick.
Sadio Mane (vs Newcastle)
Liverpool are beginning to look like they might be runaway league winners again this season, and a lot of that is down to their unbelievable strike force. With so many defenders ruled out with injury, all eyes have been on the attackers to carry the team forward, and they have not disappointed. One player in particular who has popped up with a lot of important goals in Senegalese winger Sadio Mane.
The former Southampton forward has been in great form this season and his link-up play with Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino is, arguably, better than ever. Mane is great with both feet, has bags of speed and also good in the air. Up against a Newcastle side that have been incredibly inconsistent this season, it would be surprising if Liverpool didn’t score four or five, and therefore you’d certainly expect Mane to score a good amount of points in Gameweek 16.
Tammy Abraham (vs Aston Villa)
Seeing Tammy Abraham line up against Aston Villa will be gutting for Villa fans, especially after the rumours in the summer that he would return to the West Midlands on loan. Abraham scored 23 goals in 40 Championship appearances on loan at Villa in the 2018/19 season as he helped them gain promotion to the top-flight, but in Gameweek 16 he will be hoping to bag against his former loan side.
The 23-year-old has been in-and-out of Chelsea’s starting eleven this season after the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. However, Abraham is gradually beginning to show manager Frank Lampard why he deserves more minutes. The towering forward gives the Blues attack another dimension and allows them to be flexible with their playstyles, but Abraham is also good with the ball at his feet and can easily play possession-based football.
Villa are no easy opposition for any side this season, especially now that Dean Smith has moved captain Jack Grealish further forward. But their attack is comfortably better than their defence, who have looked quite shaky at times this season, which is why Abraham could be a smart FPL captains choice.
Patrick Bamford (vs West Brom)
Leeds United have showcased this season that they are here to stay in the Premier League. Marcelo Bielsa’s team have coped, to an extent, with the higher quality of the Prem and are proving a hard nut to crack for many teams. Many were confident that the record-signing of Rodrigo from Valencia would guide them to safety, but it is Patrick Bamford who has actually been Leeds’ main source of goals.
The former Chelsea striker has already scored a hat-trick this season, netting three in 19minutes against Aston Villa. The striker is a true poacher in front of goal and thrives off of crosses coming into the box from deep. For an average height striker, approximately 6ft tall, Bamford is very good in the air and has already scored a few headers so far this season.
Up against former Championship rivals West Brom, Leeds will be eying up another victory away at the Hawthorns. The Peacocks could only manage a 1-1 draw against the Baggies last season, with Semi Ajayi scoring at both ends, however they did beat them 1-0 and 4-0 in their two meetings before that. Sam Allardyce’s team have looked quite poor in their last few games and it would be no surprise to see them slip further down the table in Gameweek 16.