FPL Gameweek 5: Top AI captain picks

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Haaland and Salah are top captaincy options
Haaland and Salah are top captaincy options / Visionhaus / Contributor
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Another FPL gameweek brings perhaps the biggest captaincy decision so far, given Erling Haaland and Manchester City have a tricky trip to West Ham. So who are the top picks?

We've picked out the top picks in conjunction with Fantasy Football Hub's powerful AI Points Predictions tool to show their predicted points for FPL Gameweek 5.

Erling Haaland vs West Ham (H) - 8.1 Predicted Points

Erling Haaland
Haaland is a heavy captaincy favourite again / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Erling Haaland retains the top spot for predicted points by AI and should be seen as fixture proof. Remember the last time he visited London Stadium? It was in his first Premier League game for Manchester City, where he started with a brace.

Haaland's underlying numbers remain incredible, as he tops the charts for shots in the box with 20 and big chances with seven, delivering six goals and an assist to be the best performing FPL asset of the season so far. He's also on penalties.

Son Heung-min vs Sheffield United (H) - 7.0 Predicted Points

Heung-min Son
Spurs captain Son scored a hat-trick at Burnley / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Son made fantasy managers sit up and take note when he scored a hat-trick away at Burnley in Gameweek 4 and the former Golden Boot winner could be fantasy gold under Ange Postecoglou if his role as the central striker for Spurs continues.

It's an excellent fixture for Spurs this week as they host Sheffield United, who are without a clean sheet this season, conceding seven goals. Son registered five shots on goal last time out and is likely to be the first-choice penalty taker for this Spurs side.

Mohamed Salah vs Wolves (A) - 6.6 Predicted Points

Mohamed Salah
Salah has four goal contributions in the league so far / Matt McNulty/GettyImages

Salah is in the captaincy conversation once again with Liverpool's away trip to Wolves, having delivered an attacking return in each of the opening four gameweeks. Other midfielders may be on par with him so far, but Salah has the star quality to continue this consistency.

Salah should retain penalties if the Reds get one in Saturday's early kick off but there's concern he may be moved off spot-kicks after seeing his effort saved before converting the rebound against Bournemouth in Gameweek 2. Salah has had four big chances on goal and is top for big chances created.

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