Before we start with the Captaincy Analysis article, I’d like to take the time to say Rest In Peace to the victims of the Leicester helicopter crash. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha gave all football fans some hope after the heroics that Leicester did in the season of 2015/16 and he was truly a great and generous man, donating millions to those who needed it, and certainly won’t be forgotten in the footballing world. May he, and Eric, Izabela, Kaveporn and Nusara all rest in peace.
Now, before we look at this week’s picks, here’s how last week’s Captaincy Analysis did:
1. Eden Hazard – 0 points
2. Mohamed Salah – 15 points
3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 8 points
Differential – Kevin De Bruyne – 1 point
Gamble – Callum Wilson – 13 points
Now onto this week’s picks:
1. Harry Kane (WOL)
Three blanks in a row doesn’t exactly fill you with confidence, but the goals surely have to come sooner or later, especially if you look at his underlying stats. An away game to Wolves is what greets Spurs next week, and there seems to be a shortage of ‘good’ options to captain for this week. After his recent form, he won’t be one that many turn to for captaincy but surely now is the time for Kane’s season to start?!
2. Sergio Aguero (SOU)
Aguero has been a strange player to own for the last 24 months, because you always get the feeling that he’s on the verge of a hat-trick, but then he gets taken off after 65 minutes. Other than gameweek 2, he hasn’t scored more than 7 points in a single game which isn’t the best points return you’d expect from him. Every week, City seem to score about four or five, but he never seems to contribute plenty to them. City attackers are must owns, but it’s hard to pinpoint a specific one to captain.
3. Callum Wilson (MUN)
Bournemouth, where the hell have they come from!? Eddie Howe is performing masterclasses left, right and centre, largely thanks to his counter-attacking style football being perfected by Wilson, Brooks, Fraser and King in particular. Wilson’s got 5 goals and 7 assists so far, one of the highest tallies in the league this season, and they take on Man United at home this week. It shows how different the two teams are because you’re going into this thinking that Bournemouth’s quick, pacey attack will almost certainly exploit United’s slow defence!
Differential – Ross Barkley (CRY)
I’m typing this one whilst clenching my fists and grating my teeth as I’m an Everton fan, and he’s probably one of, if not the most hated man at Goodison Park, excluding Sam Allardyce of course. He’s scored in three consecutive games for Chelsea, the last one being a fantastic “Lampard-esque” goal with his left foot from 25 yards out. Chelsea take on Crystal Palace at home this week and will be looking to extend their unbeaten run, and if Hazard is out again, they’ll rely on Barkley to deliver the goods again after his 17 point haul last week!
Gamble – Mo Salah (ARS)
2 goals and 2 assists in as many games would suggest that Salah is back after a poor start to the season. Arsenal have won 11 in a row in all competitions, so this one will definitely be a tough task for the Egyptian, even though Arsenal’s defence isn’t as strong as others in the league. Liverpool are also unbeaten in the league this season, and with the other two unbeaten teams – Chelsea and Man City – with easier fixtures, they’ll definitely need all three points against Arsenal, so they’ll rely on Salah to do the business.
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)