We have our first double gameweek of the season this week, which see’s Everton and Manchester City both have two fixtures. With that said, lets review our picks from last week before we look at this week’s captaincy analysis.
1. Mohamed Salah – 2 points
2. Marcus Rashford – 2 points
3. Christian Eriksen – 2 points
Differential – Diogo Jota – 6 points
Gamble – Richarlison – 8 points
Now onto this week’s selections:
1. Raheem Sterling (ARS & EVE)
It’s actually lucky that Man City have a DGW, because there aren’t many options for captaincy this week. Sterling has 2 goals and 3 assists in his last 6 games, and with an unexpected away loss to Newcastle, every point is now vital for City. As it is a DGW, Sterling has double the chance of everyone else (except Everton) to get more points, an opportunity that cannot be missed! Aguero, De Bruyne and the Silva’s are all likely to rotate in both games, but i predict Sterling will start both games.
2. Richarlison (WOL & MCI)
Everton managed to get a DGW without actually doing anything. They’ve been a tricky side to predict, but Richarlison, despite his FPL critics, still has 10 league goals, one of the highest in the league. They have two home games to Wolves and Man City, and it is very likely that he will start in both games, and will be a popular choice for captaincy this week. He’s been out of form lately, but that goal against Huddersfield may see an upturn in his form.
3. Mohamed Salah (WHU)
Every now and again, Salah has a rare blank, and the game against Leicester was no exception. He was pretty much invisible for the vast majority of the game, making only 42 touches the entire game, the lowest of any player for Liverpool in a game where they made 992 touches altogether. Despite this, Salah still has 9 goals and 3 assists in the last 7 games, and a game on Monday could see him score more than others with a DGW.
Differential – James Ward-Prowse (BUR)
This was originally going to be David Brooks, however his injury mid-week keeping him out for a month has meant that Ward-Prowse becomes the differential. He’s scored 3 goals in 3 consecutive games, scoring an absolute quality finish against Everton. He’s only owned by 1% of FPL managers too, and with an away game to Burnley coming up, he could be a decent little option if you feel risky!
Gamble – Eden Hazard (HUD)
No goals since GW19, one assist since GW17; hard to believe he is still owned by 30% of FPL managers. They play Huddersfield off the back of a 4-0 loss to Bournemouth and Jan Siewart’s men will genuinely fancy their chances, especially considering how poor Chelsea look at the back. It’s a huge gamble to captain a player off form, and he may well turn it around, but I’d definitely recommend others considering his form recently.
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)