Welcome to our captaincy analysis for the upcoming gameweek. After countless redrafts and unrivalled expectations, the first week proved to be quite high scoring with several managers notching 100 points. Maybe like me, your front 3 notched 5 points between them and your considering that early wildcard, however, with gameweek 1 gone, its time to look forward to next week.
Before we look at this week’s captaincy analysis, here’s how last week’s picks did:
1. Harry Kane – 1 points
2. Romelu Lukaku – 13 points
3. Kevin De Bruyne – 3 points
Differential – Christian Benteke – 2 points
Gamble – Alexandre Lacazette – 6 points
Now onto this week’s captaincy analysis…
1. Alexandre Lacazette (STK)
It only took minutes for the Frenchman to get off the mark on Friday and he impressed throughout the Leicester game. His bright debut will convince many managers that the former Lyon forward is the real deal and as such will be looking to take a chance on the recent performance being a sign of things to come. Stoke lost at Everton in gameweek one and were fortunate to only concede one. The Arsenal striker will rightly be a popular captain this week.
2. Mohamed Salah (CRY)
The Egyptian was bright at Watford on Saturday and deserved his debut goal. While Liverpool look fragile, in attack they look ruthless and I expect the 3 goals they scored in GW1 to be a regular feature of the Liverpool campaign. Salah was the brightest Liverpool forward although he is a midfielder in FPL. Crystal Palace were taken apart by Huddersfield at Selhurst Park in week one so many will see Salah as a viable choice. The Egyptian will be less common than many of the other big hitters so he makes for an appealing option.
3. Romelu Lukaku (SWA)
It was a dream start to life at Old Trafford for the Belgian who netted twice in a 4-0 win over West Ham. Mourinho looks to have a much improved side at his disposal this term and they should win against Swansea who are without want away playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson as well as star striker Fernando Llorente through injury. Lukaku will get a hatful for United this year and will certainly be one of the most popular captaincy choices.
Gamble – Harry Kane (CHE)
His 1 point return at Newcastle condemned me to a dismal week but he should not be prematurely written off. Spurs looked like a good side and won well on Sunday while Chelsea struggled tremendously against Burnley so Spurs have the upper hand going into the Wembley opener this weekend. Many managers are dumping Kane but if you keep the faith, you could see big rewards.
Differential – Jamie Vardy (BHA)
The Leicester striker got two at Arsenal on Friday which will make managers more aware of him. Leicester ended last season well and were more than a little unlucky to come away from the Emirates with. However, it was a good performance which means Leicester are likely to win against a Brighton team who were solid for 70 minutes against City but offered little going forward. Certainly worth considering.
Thanks for reading and good luck!
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)