With just the 8 Premier League teams involved in game week 31 it looks like we might be struggling for 3 captain tips for the first time ever… so instead this week we thought we’d bring you three selections that suit different circumstances.

We have the captain pick for those sitting pretty at the top of their respective leagues, the mid table selection and the gamble – which is ideal for bottom feeders (for want of a better word).

As always, our last selection (which will be our gamble) will be reserved for our members only and will of course be back on Saturday morning with ‘The Last Word’ with our members only final thoughts for GW31.

The Top of the table GW31 Steady Eddie Captain: Mo Salah

This may not actually represent our number one captain pick for game week 31 but it is going to be the number one pick from the majority of players without a doubt. If you are sitting pretty at the top then it is a question of either trying to extend your lead or opt for damage limitation – if you sit in the cautious camp and prefer the latter then Mo Salah is the pick for you.

There is little gamble involved by choosing Salah and Liverpool have the fixture, the form and the season long stats to perform well this weekend – with Salah hitting two out of three of those. His overall form is good but perhaps not as good as our second pick. However, if you discount the Man Utd game there is no-one better and the Egyptian could be in for a big haul this weekend.

The Mid-table GW31 Semi-Gamble Captain: Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane has been quieter this season but has upped his game in the last few fixtures with two goals and an assist in his last 3 Premier League games as well as a hat-trick in the away leg of the Porto tie in the Champions League a month ago. It is form that has gone hand in hand with Mo Salah performing well but he has shone in games where Salah has underperformed and we quite fancy him to outscore Salah this week – there is little to solidly base that prediction on but sometimes you have to take a risk and if you need points over a competitor there aren’t many better options this week.

Our gamble is not a Liverpool player so be sure to log in with your members account to unveil our final captain tip of the week.

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