The international break is nearly over and Premier League football is back! With that, so is fantasy football, but who should you captain this week? Before we look at gameweek 9’s candidates, here’s how last gameweek’s Captaincy Analysis did:
1. Harry Kane – 1 point
2. Eden Hazard – 14 points
3. Alexandre Lacazette – 12 points
Differential – Jamie Vardy – 2 points
Gamble – Sergio Aguero – 1 point
Now onto this week’s selections:
1. Sergio Aguero (BUR)
Two weeks rest for Aguero was just what he needed after a period of him coming off early in nearly every match he played. With that rest, he should be able to last the full 90 a little bit more often, because in the past few weeks he’s been missing out on goals, as City score the majority of their goals seemingly in the 60th minute onwards. He’s owned by 50% of FPL managers now too so if you want to maintain a high ranking, I’d certainly recommend Aguero, as a home game to Burnley looks like it’ll produce some goals and hopefully they fall to the Argentinean!
2. Gylfi Sigurdssson (CRY)
I was torn between him or Richarlison for captaincy, but I’ve gone for the Icelandic purely because of how involved he is in most of Everton’s attacks. He was everywhere in the game against Leicester, rounding off a perfect game with a superb goal from 25 yards out, making it 4 goals in 4 games. A home game to Crystal Palace is his next task, and considering his form and the fact that Andre Gomes is back means that he’ll be playing in a more advanced position, he is surely worth a go. He’s undoubtedly been Everton’s best player, but can he keep it up?
3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (LEI)
Arsenal have been in fantastic form, and Emery has to thank his attacking force for that. Aubameyang and Lacazette in particular have been the star players, and the former of those has only blanked once in the last 6 games, an impressive record considering that it’s Emery’s first season. They take on Leicester next who have surprisingly only kept two clean sheets all season, and Arsenal have scored in every one of their last 7 games too, so it looks likely that there will be goals in this one.
Differential – Joshua King (SOU)
Bournemouth have been absolutely magnificent this season and are one of my favourite teams to watch considering how attacking they are. King, Fraser, Wilson and Brooks could all have been the differential, however I’ve opted for the King as he’s currently the man on penalty duty, and seems to offer a more attacking threat than the others. However, like I said, it genuinely could be any of Bournemouth’s attackers producing or setting up the goals against Southampton. They completely dismantled Watford last week, so can they do the same to the Saints this week?
Gamble – Eden Hazard (MUN)
Depending on who you ask, Hazard might not be a gamble against United, due to how poor they’ve been this season defensively. They conceded 2 to Newcastle who have been woeful this season, but United against the ‘big teams’ is a lot different to how they usually play. This will be a lot tougher than most people think so Hazard as captain will be a gamble. If you’re feeling confident, go for it!
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)