Welcome to another week of fantasy football and another captaincy analysis for the upcoming gameweek. Double gameweek 34 arrived with much fanfare with many expecting big names like Hazard, Coutinho & Sterling to score big over 2 games, it is fair to say this didn’t happen with the best value players last week being Hull defenders who secured 2 clean sheets. Now before we turn our attention to next week, let’s look at how our picks fared last time out.
1. Eden Hazard – 5 Points
2. Raheem Sterling – 5 Points
3. Sergio Aguero – 6 Points
Differential – Jamie Vardy 12 Points
Gamble – Olivier Giroud 2 Points
Now let’s examine next week’s options starting with our number 1 pick…
1. Eden Hazard (CRY)
The Belgian is FPL gold and has justified his high ownership rate with big hauls throughout the campaign. Chelsea have a home game against Crystal Palace on Sunday who have struggled of late. Chelsea know that a win will crown them champions which means Chelsea will be fired up at Stamford Bridge, the obvious pick this week.
2. Olivier Giroud (HUL)
Arsenal face Hull on Monday night looking to cement their place in the top 4. It’s been fair to say that Hull have been excellent over the last 2 games, however when you look at Arsenal’s form and in particular the form of Giroud since the turn of the year, Arsenal should be expected to score a few goals and win at the KC on Monday night.
3. Wayne Rooney (WBA)
Louis Van Gaal has committed to playing his captain up-front which will reduce the fear of FPL managers that he will be employed in a sitting role. United were outclassed at Goodison last week and United will be looking for a response at home to West Brom on Saturday. However Rooney did pick up a knee injury at Everton so be sure to pay attention to the United press conference.
Gamble – Kevin Mirallas (AVL)
The Everton winger has hit form recently with 2 goals in his last 2 appearances. Many managers have been sceptical over transferring in Mirallas due to worries about game time, however from now until the end of the season I can’t see it being an issue. Everton travel to Aston Villa who do need points but Everton are In great form and Mirallas is a big gamble which could pay off hugely.
Differential – Jamie Vardy (NEW)
The Leicester forward was our differential last week and duly delivered with a goal and an assist as well as a few bonus points. Leicester are on good form despite a loss against the likely league winners on Wednesday and the Foxes go into the home game with struggling Newcastle with confidence. If you’re playing catch up in a mini league and are looking for a differential captain then definitely consider Jamie Vardy.
That concludes our captaincy analysis so good luck in gameweek 35 and thanks for reading the article!