All our premium captain picks came through for us in Gameweek 9, Mo Salah (£12.8m) being the pick of the bunch with two goals and 16 fantasy points in Liverpool’s 2-0 Merseyside Derby win over Everton. Kieran Trippier (£7.0m) recorded another assist and clean sheet, racking up 10 FPL points vs Crystal Palace whilst Erling Haaland (£14.0m) picked up 8 points following his goal against Brighton.
With a successful round of Premier League fixtures in the books, we’re immediately launching into Gameweek 10 with another three premium captain picks, alongside the usual differential option ahead of Friday’s 18:30 deadline.
Mo Salah (£12.8m) vs NFO (H)
We couldn’t start with anybody else now could we?! Mo Salah is scoring every time he sets foot on the football pitch and his FPL owners are reaping the rewards. Salah’s second consecutive Premier League brace in Gameweek 9 against Everton was backed up by another goal this past Thursday night in the Europa League.
After nine gruelling weeks I finally get to have this man in my team.— Abdul Rehman (@FPL_Salah) October 21, 2023
His hauls have hurt! pic.twitter.com/R91zIYKG6P
Four of the last five gameweeks have seen Salah pick up a double-figure fantasy score and rack up 52 FPL points. The Egyptian will be licking his lips as Nottingham Forest come to Anfield in Gameweek 10. Salah has found the net in every Premier League fixture so far this season to take place at the home of Liverpool. All this makes him a huge candidate for the armband.
Heung-Min Son (£9.5m) vs CRY (a)
The goalscoring form of Heung-Min Son (£9.5m) makes him another one who warrants serious captaincy debate ahead of Gameweek 10. Since the start of Gameweek 4, Son has scored seven goals, picked up one assist and boasts a whopping 60 fantasy points to his name. Most recently in Gameweek 9, Son stole the show for Spurs against Fulham with a goal and an assist.
If Palace defend anything like this on Friday, Son and Maddison are gonna have a lot of funpic.twitter.com/qJ8YnpBJDK— FPL Banger Podcast (@FPL_Banger) October 25, 2023
Spurs travel to Crystal Palace in Gameweek 10 and with the Eagles’ confidence perhaps a little dented following their 4-0 beating away at Newcastle last time out, it may well be to Son’s benefit. In a gameweek with plenty of viable premium captaincy candidates, Son could prove to be the golden choice for FPL managers.
Bukayo Saka (£8.6m) vs SHU (H)
Like the two players above, Bukayo Saka (£8.6m) has rarely blanked this season and so often rewards those brave enough to name him their FPL skipper. As it stands, the England international has managed four goals and four assists so far in the 2023-24 Premier League, accumulating 58 fantasy points in the process, a total only bettered by Son and Salah among midfielders.
…is Sheff Utd (H).— FPL Chubbs (@FPL_Chubbs) October 26, 2023
Arguably the best fixture of the gameweek!
Sheff Utd have the worst xGC in the PL and have actually conceded a few more than their expected data.
Arsenal are typically very good at home!
Saka is also the standout Arsenal attacker!
He is the…
Next up for Saka and Arsenal in Gameweek 10 is a home clash with Sheffield United, who sit bottom of the table with the worst defence in the league. The Gunners are expected to find the net at least a couple of times here and if they do, the likelihood is that Saka will be among the attacking returns, which is why he deserves to be in the captaincy conversation.
Hwang Hee-chan (£5.4m) vs NEW (H)
One of the most in-form assets in the Premier League at present, Hwang Hee-chan (£5.4m) immediately comes to mind when thinking of a Gameweek 10 differential captain. It’s easy to see why when taking into account that the last three gameweeks have seen Hwang rack up 22 points, including two goals and one assist.
Listed as a forward last season, Hwang is now a midfielder within the FPL player-base and at a cheap price, has been a bargain pickup for the small portion of fantasy bosses who already own him. Wolves host Newcastle in Gameweek 10 and those wanting a big differential in which to captain should consider plumping for Hwang.