Gameweek 5 see’s some brilliant fixtures, with a top class Super Sunday, unlike last week’s! Many fantasy leagues will have started to take shape but if you need to catch up some points, it is crucial to get that captaincy selection right! Here in this FPL captaincy analysis we will analyse the top picks of the week.
Before we look at this week’s picks, here’s how last week’s captaincy analysis did:
1. Romelu Lukaku – 6 points
2. Mohamed Salah – 1 point
3. Javier Hernandez – 2 points
Differential – Eden Hazard – 1 point
Gamble – Harry Kane – 13 points
Now onto this week’s selections…
1. Harry Kane (SWA)
After having three blanks in a row in August, he finally ended his goal scoring drought by scoring two against a really poor Everton side, one of which, admittedly, was very lucky, however if they go in the back of the net, no one is moaning! This week though, Spurs take on Swansea at home, and surely the league Wembley curse must end this week. Swansea lost 1-0 to Newcastle at home and they aren’t in good form, so Kane is definitely one I would consider for captaincy this week.
2. Gabriel Jesus (WAT)
A similar story to Kane really; both blanked in the first few gameweeks, however responded well after the international break by scoring two goals against a very good side. However, Jesus scored 2 against ten men, meaning that he takes our number 2 spot this week. City take on Watford away from home, which will be difficult as they have started the season well and have only conceded 3 goals this season, so City might struggle to break Watford down, but eventually, they’ll be able to get on the scoresheet, and surely Jesus will be involved in the goal(s)!
3. Romelu Lukaku (EVE)
With 4 goals in 4 games, I don’t know why anyone would want to get rid of him from their team, because he’s an absolute FPL machine, hence why 57% of managers own him! He’ll be one of the most popular captaincy picks this week, so to maintain a good rank, I’d advise Lukaku. United play Everton this week who have been in really bad form, conceding 5 goals in 2 games, and Lukaku will want to get a goal against his former club!
Differential – Jamie Vardy (HUD)
Leicester arguably had the toughest first few fixtures out of every team, so for Vardy to score 3, I would say is quite good. He’s only owned by 10% of managers too, and with Leicester playing Huddersfield, who I feel will start to concede a few goals after their good run of games, Vardy should be able to get on the scoresheet this week. It’s a bit of a gamble due to his low ownership, but if he bags a few goals, you’ll certainly climb the rankings!
Gamble – Alvaro Morata (ARS)
A player with 3 goals, 1 assist and the highest points scoring striker, and he’s a gamble!? Well, every goal he’s scored has been a header, making me think that a tough, tall defence will limit how many chances he gets in the air. A home game to Arsenal will be difficult too, but if the gamble pays off, it will do wonders for your ranking as he is still only owned by 17%, very low for a player who has started the season so well.
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)