For the second gameweek running, we’ve had differing levels of success from a captain picks perspective after a couple of our Gameweek 23 recommendations returned a decent level of points, whilst others didn’t. Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m) picked up an assist and 6 points against Brentford, but Cole Palmer (£5.9m) went a couple of points better, scoring his tenth goal of the season to give him 8 FPL points in his side’s 2-3 defeat at the hands of Wolves.
Following a week broken up by a selection of FA Cup action, we’re all set to provide you with three further premium selections who warrant serious captaincy consideration in Gameweek 24, alongside a differential pick capable of giving you a vital edge ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 deadline.
Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m) vs EVE (H)
De Bruyne successfully maintained his run of having accumulated at least one attacking return since his return to action following a long-term hamstring injury suffered in Gameweek 1. Not only has he set up a goal in each of his last three Premier League appearances, the Belgian also found the net in Gameweek 21 and boasts 24 fantasy points across the last three gameweeks.
Man City are back at home in Gameweek 24 and are the first team in action, playing on Saturday lunchtime at home to Everton. Expect De Bruyne to once again prove the architect when it comes to vast majority of Man City’s play and after not scoring last Monday, will no doubt want to get himself on the scoresheet. He also takes the reigning champions’ set pieces, further increasing his captaincy appeal.
Erling Haaland (£14.2m) vs EVE (H)
Widely expected to be the most captained FPL asset for Gameweek 24, Erling Haaland is still searching for his first Premier League goal since coming back from injury. However, the Norwegian is still understandably rusty as he looks to get back up to speed as soon as possible. He missed a golden opportunity to score against Brentford, denied by Mark Flekken in a one-on-one situation. But he did provide an assist in the second half, finishing on 5 fantasy points.
Haaland— FPL Mayor (@FPLMayor) February 9, 2024
Haaland is now back from injury after playing 85 minutes against Brentford.
I’d expect him to start against Everton so he will definitely be the most popular captain option. pic.twitter.com/I6OUbsDZwb
Despite having not scored a Premier League goal since Gameweek 13, Haaland remains the joint-top-scorer in the division, racking up 14 goals overall. His total score of 118 FPL points is bettered only by Ollie Watkins among forwards and the expectation is that it won’t take long for Man City’s star striker to catch the Villa man. It would take a brave fantasy manager not to captain Haaland come Gameweek 24
Richarlison (£7.2m) vs BHA (H)
Despite being listed as a midfielder on FPL, Richarlison is currently being deployed as a striker for Spurs by Ange Postecoglou and his fastly growing ownership are reaping the rewards. Unable to stop scoring at the moment, it’s now four gameweeks running in which the Brazilian has found the net, recording five goals overall and a massive 38 fantasy points. On such a hot-streak, the best way to capitalise is through handing him the armband.
Spurs have scored at least once in every Premier League fixture so far this campaign under Postecoglou and will look to keep that record going in Gameweek 24 in North London against Brighton. When taking into account that Richarlison has piled up 71 FPL points since Gameweek 16, he looks a safe bet when it comes to choosing a captain this weekend.
Luis Diaz (£7.4m) vs BUR (H)
While most FPL managers currently run the rule over the likes of Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez and even Trent Alexander-Arnold when it comes to choosing a Liverpool player to captain, those on the hunt for a differential skipper should explore pivoting to Reds winger Luis Diaz, who is in good recent form. The past two gameweeks have seen the Colombian pick up a goal, two assists and 17 fantasy points combined.
Luis Diaz, thoughts?— Caz (@CazzaFPL) February 9, 2024
Diaz is expected to start again for Jurgen Klopp’s side in Gameweek 24, with a friendly fixture on paper vs Burnley at Anfield. With an ownership of less than 10%, Diaz represents a genuine point of difference within a team who will prove extremely popular from an FPL perspective when considering their double gameweek fixtures against Brentford and Luton respectively coming up after this weekend.