A double gameweek that didn’t really deliver the goods in a lot of people’s eyes. However, our captaincy picks from last week didn’t do half bad… but you wouldn’t have known it was a double gameweek from the returns!
1. Romelu Lukaku – 8 points
2. Harry Kane – 10 points
3. Jamie Vardy – 8 points
Differential – Ashley Barnes – 8 points
Gamble – Mohamed Salah – 8 points
Now onto this week’s selections…
1. Mohamed Salah (WBA)
One goal off the record and he’s taking on the bottom placed side, West Brom? You’d be mad if you’re not considering him for captaincy this week, especially when a few teams are blanking. There isn’t much to say that everyone doesn’t already know to be honest! He’s only blanked twice since Christmas, he’s the top points scorer in the league, what’s not to like!?
2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (WHU)
He’s also been in fine form recently for Arsenal, scoring 6 goals in his first 700 Premier League minutes. With the news that Wenger is leaving at the end of the season, I’d imagine the players will be more determined to give him a good send off from the Emirates, and with them taking on a West Ham side with only 2 clean sheets since GW19, you’d definitely bank on Aubameyang getting a few points under his belt in the blank gameweek.
3. Cenk Tosun (NEW)
After struggling to start in the first few weeks, then finally scoring 4 in 4, he’d definitely be one to consider due to his low ownership. However, with Everton losing their main creative player in Gylfi Sigurdsson, he’s started to receive fewer chances in his games, limiting the amount of goals he can score. They take on Newcastle this week, who have only kept two clean sheets away from home all season. It’s a little bit of a risky one with everyone captaining either of the top two, but he’ll certainly be looking to impress Allardyce after blanking in consecutive gameweeks.
Differential – Andy Carroll (ARS)
In the last 99 minutes (literally), Carroll has managed to score 3 goals for West Ham, and seemingly is a huge problem for the opposition defences after coming on later on in his games. He’s only owned by 0.2%, (which poses the question why over 75,000 managers own the injury prone striker), but they take on an Arsenal side who’ll be looking to get a win with Burnley being so close behind them. It’s a huge risk, and depending on your rank, it might worth looking at the previous players to maintain a high rank!
Gamble – Gabriel Jesus (SWA)
With Man City winning the league last week after their rivals United surprisingly lost to West Brom, Pep may decide to give a chance to youth players, and Jesus may not be exempt from rotation. No one can predict what Man City’s team will be after winning the league so early, and with Swansea looking to maintain their gap from the relegation places, it may be worth looking away from City players for captaincy for the time being.
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)