FPL Gameweek 36: Picks of the best captains

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All the Premier League title contenders will play their penultimate home games of the season in FPL Gameweek 36. So who should we consider for the armband?

I’ve selected the top captains in combination with Fantasy Football Hub’s powerful AI Points Predictions tool to show their predicted points for FPL Gameweek 36.

Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland

Will Haaland go big against Wolves? / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

It was reassuring to see Erling Haaland return from injury and make way for the bench when Manchester City visited Nottingham Forest last weekend. He looked sharp during his 28-minute appearance as a substitute, scoring a goal from two shots on target.

That takes Haaland to 21 goals for the season as he looks to secure a second successive Premier League Golden Boot. It remains a hard-fought battle, with Cole Palmer, Ollie Watkins and Alexander Isak all within reach.

Muhammad Salah

Mohammed Salah

Salah could return to form against Tottenham / Vince Mignott/MB Media/GettyImages

Mohamed Salah has had a challenging few weeks at a time when Liverpool have dropped ten points in five league games, seriously damaging their title hopes. Salah scored just once in this period and was on the bench in two of these matches.

Despite these challenges, the Egyptian’s underlying numbers remain positive, with 15 shots on target in the last four gameweeks, including four big chances. He has scored 12 of his 17 goals at Anfield this season and has penalties in his locker, meaning his scoring potential remains high.

Phil Foden

Phil Foden

Foden has performed despite rare starts in recent weeks / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Phil Foden has been an equally frustrating fantasy player over the past four gameweeks, having started just one game. However, he remains a formidable force on the pitch with five goals in three games since the international break.

The Man City star is ranked third in terms of shots on target in 2024, showcasing his improved goal threat in what will be his best fantasy season yet. He faces a Wolves side with a number of key defensive injuries. He has conceded eleven goals in the last seven games and failed to keep a clean sheet this time.

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