Last week was a mixed bag for the main captaincy picks as Aguero blanked, Richarlison was sent off and Salah performs! Before we look at the gameweek 4 picks, here’s how last week’s picks did:
1. Sergio Aguero – 2 points
2. Richarlison – -2 points
3. Mohamed Salah – 8 points
Differential – Troy Deeney – 2 points
Gamble – Harry Kane – 10 points
Now onto this week’s picks:
1. Sergio Aguero (NEW)
This week seems to be quite difficult to pinpoint a specific player who has potential to explode with points. Aguero is number one, but admittedly, they’re are a few problems that stick out. Firstly, on paper, Man City playing Newcastle seems like the perfect chance to captain Aguero after he bagged five goals against the Toon only a few years ago. However, Newcastle, as we saw last week, play so defensively, sit back and allow the opposition to come at them. Chelsea struggled all game to find a way through them, and although City are a much better team going forward, Aguero may struggle to score against them if they play as they did last week. Having said that, if anyone can find a way, it’s Aguero! It’s at the Etihad, and with 3 goals already to his name, it’s likely that he will find a way through.
2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (CAR)
He’s yet to score or assist this season, disappointing the 20% of FPL managers that owned him over the likes of Aguero/Kane. Cardiff also seem to be a team that are hard to find a way past as after conceding 2 to Bournemouth in the first match, they followed it up with two consecutive 0-0’s, proving that while their attack may be woeful, their defence isn’t actually that bad. Aubameyang will be desperate to get his name on the scoresheet, and this is probably the best fixture to get his season up and running.
3. Mohamed Salah (LEI)
Want a stat to blow your mind? 50% of FPL managers (2.3 million) don’t own Salah. Mental, considering how good he actually is. He’s started his season well with 2 goals and 2 assists already, and will be looking to increase that tally when they travel to Leicester, a difficult fixture especially away from home. Also, it’s the early kick off, and if you’re on Twitter, you’ve probably seen the picture of Gandhi telling you not to back the early kick off. Seriously though, the early kick off tends to work against you, hence why Salah is number three on the list. But, we all saw Salah last season, so the early kick off curse probably doesn’t apply to him!
Differential – Theo Walcott (HUD)
After Richarlison’s sending off for one of the most disgusting headbutts I’ve ever seen, Walcott stepped up and scored for Everton for the second week running, seemingly thriving under Marco Silva’s game plan. He’s constantly getting chances, and probably should have scored a lot more than he already has. A home game to Huddersfield greets Walcott this week, who have started the season very poorly, and with Everton playing considerably better at home, Walcott may be a decent differential to choose for captaincy!
Gamble – Callum Wilson (CHE)
Surprisingly, Wilson has still not blanked this season, scoring 2 and assisting 3 in just three games, a record that any striker would be proud of. He’d have been higher up in the list if he didn’t have such a difficult game in Chelsea next week, but considering his form, and the fact that David Luiz cannot defend to save his life, Wilson may be a decent gamble, and could prove to be worth it at 11% ownership if Bournemouth can provide a huge shock to Chelsea!
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)