Have you ever wondered what the best method is for selecting a captain? Is it an FPL prediction algorithm? Is it to look at anytime goal scoring odds? Is it to pick the top player in the polls? Or is it to listen to the wise words of FPL tipsters?

This series is all about putting these captaincy selection methods to the test.

How does it work?

We’ll be taking the top three picks according to an FPL algorithm, bookies anytime goalscoring odds, the captaincy poll and those of a special guest.

Each pick will be weighted so that the top pick receives 100% of their points, 2nd 85% and 3rd 70%. Each prediction method will also have one bench pick in case any of there top three doesn’t start. A running tally will be kept to find out that all-important question – which one is the best?

GW29 Captaincy Review

The Hype Train founder Rob, who you can find on Twitter @HypeTrainRob, has taken an early lead for The Tipsters. Rob’s 3rd place pick of Deeney proved the difference as the Watford frontman notched an impressive 9-point haul.

The bookies have gotten off to a slow start as they were the only ones to back Kane over Salah. Impressively, though, every single top three pick from all prediction methods brought home attacking points.

GW 29 picks and points tally

GW28The AlgorithmThe BookiesThe PollThe Tipsters
Total17.8515.316.0518.55
Pick 1 (100%)Salah (8)Kane (5)Salah (8)Salah (8)
Pick 2 (85%)Kane (4.25)Salah (6.8)Kane (4.25)Kane (4.25)
Pick 3 (70%)Mane (5.6)Firmino (3.8)Firmino* (3.8)Deeney (6.3)
Bench playerB.DaviesVardyEriksenVardy

In gameweek 30 @FPLconnect will represent The Tipsters.

GW30 Captaincy Poll

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