Gameweek 7 is the final gameweek before the dreaded international break, so it is important to end on a high and get that captaincy pick correct! Before we analyse this week’s picks, here how last week’s Captaincy Analysis did:
1. Sergio Aguero – 11 points
2. Alvaro Morata – 17 points
3. Alexis Sanchez – 5 points
Differential – Pascal Gross – 3 points
Gamble – Harry Kane – 13 points
Now onto this week’s picks:
1. Romelu Lukaku (CRY)
Man United this season have been absolutely fantastic, and have won every single game this season except for the draw against Stoke. At home, they’ve scored 10 and conceded 0, a very impressive stat which will probably improve as they play Crystal Palace this week at Old Trafford, a team that are yet to score or even get a point in the league this season. Lukaku has scored 6 goals and assisted once in only 6 games this season. He is owned by 56%, meaning he’ll be by far one of the most popular picks for captaincy, so it’s advisable to captain him to maintain a steady rank as he’s bound to score against the worst team in the league this season.
2. Harry Kane (HUD)
Harry Kane cannot stop scoring away from home. 4 goals in 2 away games so far for the Englishman and with another away game this week, it’s likely that Kane could get on the scoresheet again. Eriksen missed the fixture against Apoel midweek, meaning that he’ll be fresh for the game on Saturday and thus meaning that he’ll be giving Kane more chances to score. Eriksen ‘assisted-the-assister’ twice last week, showing how much he does for Kane and the Spurs team. Considering Kane’s form away from home, it’s likely that this should be an easy one for Kane.
3. Phillipe Coutinho (NEW)
Possibly could be considered a differential as he’s only owned by 4%, however Coutinho showed all FPL managers what he is capable of doing last week by scoring and assisting in their game against Leicester. He was also heavily involved in their third, ‘assisting the assister’ so to speak, proving that Liverpool’s attacks are mostly involving Coutinho. With Mane coming back from suspension this week, it could mean that Coutinho will be able to assist both Salah and Mane, improving his points! He’s also on free kicks, scoring a perfect one last week. What is not to like?!
Differential – Oumar Niasse (BUR)
As an Everton fan, I couldn’t believe Niasse scored a brace, after all he has been through. Last season and the season before, I’d have told you he was one of the worst players for Everton, and now, with 3 goals in 2 games, averaging a goal every 30 minutes, he’s a massive differential option for this week. He wasn’t even in FPL last week! Everton are struggling for goals, and with Niasse not eligible for Europa League games, it means that Calvert Lewin/Sandro possibly won’t be able to start 2 games in 3 days, meaning that Niasse might get another chance on Sunday, at home, against Burnley.
Gamble – Alvaro Morata (MCI)
Chelsea against Man City is surely going to be a thriller of a match, and Morata is a gamble purely on the basis of whether or not Kompany is fit. If he is, then Morata’s chances will be limited but if not, then he’ll bully that back line of Man City’s. He’s scored the joint highest goals this season with 6, and scored a hat trick last week. He’s bang in form, but can he score against Man City, who have kept 3 clean sheets in a row?
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)