Last week turned out to be a bit hit and miss for the captaincy selections, but those who went with Mohamed Salah came up trumps! Here’s how our selections did:
1. Sergio Aguero – 5 points
2. Eden Hazard – 2 points
3. Mohamed Salah – 15 points
Differential – Jamie Vardy – 5 points
Gamble – Harry Kane – 0 points
Now onto this week’s picks:
1. Mohamed Salah (LEI)
No FA Cup fixture for Liverpool meant that they have had a well-earned two week rest, perfect for Salah. He’s scored 6 goals and assisted 3 times in the last 6 gameweeks, and you’d be foolish not to consider having a player owned by 50% of FPL managers! He takes on a Leicester side that have only kept 2 clean sheets in the last 9 games, and considering how good he has been this season at Anfield, I’d definitely recommend Salah, especially with Kane out injured.
2. Marcus Rashford (BUR)
Amazing how so much can change in such little time isn’t it! 6 goals and 4 assists in the last 9 games is a record similar to Salah’s, except he is £6m cheaper! He too also had a rest midweek, as Lukaku started the game against Arsenal, and with Burnley struggling so much this season defensively, I can see United making it 9 wins out of 9 under Solskjær, and I can definitely see Rashford adding to his tally.
3. Christian Eriksen (WAT)
Despite Harry Winks getting the winner last week, that was only his second ever Premier League goal since he started in 2016, and has only ever got 2 assists in that time. But Eriksen has been swept under the radar since his return, getting 4 goals and assisting 6 times, brilliant for a player only owned by 7%. Alli, Kane and possibly Son will be missing, and with N’Koudou playing, Spurs desperately need Eriksen to add to those tallies, because they lack that attacking quality with the injuries to the players mentioned earlier.
Differential – Diogo Jota (WHU)
Just a side-note, this was originally going to be Chelsea’s new signing Higuian. However, he only managed 31 touches against Sheffield Wednesday, despite Chelsea having 1026 touches all together.
We all owned Jota at some stage in the pre-season, didn’t we?! I genuinely assumed he was injured, but he was playing, just not starting. Despite Leicester making him look like Bergkamp, he showed glimpses of his Championship form last season, and if he can continue this fine run of form, he could be a quality differential option to choose for captaincy. They take on West Ham who conceded 4 to Wimbledon in the week, adding to the many reasons why he should be considered.
Gamble – Richarlison (HUD)
Everton are a strange side to watch. Sometimes they are magnificent going forward, other times horrific. Meanwhile, defensively they are all over the place and in the Millwall game, they were poor when they attacked and even worse defensively. That being said, Richarlison did manage to get another goal, and Silva will need him to score more, otherwise his job will be on the line, especially if they lose to Huddersfield.
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)