Welcome to our captaincy analysis for the upcoming gameweek 4! Before we take a look at this weekend’s FPL captaincy selections, here’s how last week’s picks did…
1. Harry Kane – 4 points
2. Kevin De Bruyne – 4 points
3. Romelu Lukaku – 0 points
Differential – Manolo Gabbiadini – 2 points
Gamble – Wayne Rooney – 1 point
So it was a disastrous week for our captaincy picks, which don’t appear to be getting the rub of the green, with Lukaku missing a penalty and Kane blanking against Burnley! Anyway, let’s move onto this week’s selections:
1. Romelu Lukaku (STK)
With 3 goals in 3 games, you’d be a fool not to consider Lukaku for captaincy. His great start to the season was overshadowed by him missing his penalty in GW3, resulting in him getting 0 points. However, you can’t ignore how well Lukaku has started the season, and with an away game to Stoke, I can see Lukaku getting on the scoresheet. Every attacking player for United has started incredibly well, and they can all help Lukaku get more goals. Plus, the game is televised too, and with a whopping 58% ownership, watching the game will be a real life nightmare if you haven’t captained him!
2. Mohamed Salah (MCI)
Liverpool were absolutely fantastic against Arsenal prior to the international break, and Salah was instrumental to why Liverpool were able to score 4. With an assist and a goal to his name, he managed to earn 11 points, for the second time this season, however he was unfortunate not to get any bonus points in gameweek 3. He faces a tricky task this week, as Liverpool play Man City away from home, however if Liverpool play like they did in gameweek 3, they should have no problem against City!
3. Javier Hernandez (HUD)
West Ham haven’t started the season very well, however that cannot last. For the first time this season, they play at home, which will surely give West Ham a bit more of an advantage against Huddersfield. Hernandez is a fantastic striker, and will surely be the first player to manage to break down Huddersfield. With 2 goals in the last 3 games, he’ll be looking to increase that tally, and he could be the one to turn West Ham’s form completely around.
Differential – Eden Hazard (LEI)
Hazard hasn’t featured in any Premier League games this season due to injury, however he did play for Belgium in the international break, and scored and assisted in their game, so I do think he’ll start for Chelsea in gameweek 4. He is only owned by 1.5%, so if he does start and score, he’ll certainly boost your overall rankings. Chelsea do play Leicester away from home, however Leicester have conceded 6 goals in 3 games, so Hazard could certainly do well this week, should he start.
Gamble – Harry Kane (EVE)
Kane has proved that their certainly is an August jinx for him, and he even joked on Twitter that he doesn’t like scoring in August, hence why he scored for England on September 1st, rubbing salt in the wounds for the 44% of FPL managers who own him! Kane faces a difficult task though this week as Spurs play Everton away from home, who were one of the best teams at home last season, so scoring against them may prove to be difficult.
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)