Welcome to our captaincy analysis for the upcoming gameweek 29. This week all 20 teams are in action after the double gameweek we had last week. As always we will examine the best captaincy choices but first we will take a moment to look through how last week’s picks performed:
1. Harry Kane – 15 points
2. Sergio Aguero – 2 points
3. Eden Hazard – 10 points
Gamble – Charlie Austin – 8 points
Differential – Phillipe Coutinho – 3 points
Now moving swiftly on let’s examine all the main options for the armband this week.
1. Sergio Aguero (BUR)
City face Burnley this weekend and with Burnley in a rotten run of form, City also need a win to stay in the title race so Manchester City should really be up for it at Turf Moor on Saturday. Granted Aguero’s point scoring form of late has been disappointing but a game against a team in the relegation zone could be the catalyst to get the Argentina forward going. We think Aguero will score well this weekend so he should be given serious consideration when you choose your captain.
2. Olivier Giroud (WHU)
Arsenal play West Ham at the Emirates on Saturday and with the Frenchman in great form recently we know many people who will be bringing him in and captaining Giroud this week. West Ham aren’t in good form lately and with Arsenal coming off the back of an FA cup win against Manchester United, we can’t look past Arsenal for this one and with the form of Giroud it would take a brave man to bet against him staying off the score sheet.
3. Jordan Henderson (SWA)
Liverpool travel to Swansea on Monday night as the form side in the Premier League. The reason we choose Jordan Henderson is due to his recent league form. The central midfielder has scored 23 points in his last 2 matches which must bring him into consideration for your captaincy.
Gamble – Diego Costa (SOU)
Chelsea have a difficult looking home game against high flying Southampton but Chelsea will probably get the win and with Costa being the main striker for Chelsea, we would expect him to score big every week. More often than not the Spain forward delivers, so is a good option for your captaincy.
Differential – Charlie Austin (CRY)
With QPR in a relegation scrap, the West London team need points quickly to have any chance of survival. As it has been for most of the season, any success QPR have will be reliant on the form of Charlie Austin. His recent form has been steady enough and he will be looking to add to his 15 league goals at Selhurst park on Saturday.
You may notice the absence of Super Harry Kane this week. We feel he has a tough fixture away, against Manchester United this week, which we are sure they will make it hard for him as they look to find their feet after the midweek disappointment, but as always he is also a good choice…
Thanks for reading our article and good luck this week! Who are you captaining?