Another Fantasy premier league gameweek and another FPL captaincy analysis for the upcoming set of fixtures! As always, we will run through the main captaincy options and discuss the pro’s and cons of each.
Before we do this, let’s have a recap of how our choices from last week fared.
1. Graziano Pelle – 2 points
2. Kevin De Bruyne – 5 points
3. Alexis Sanchez – 10 points
Differential – Diego Costa – 12 points
Gamble – Jamie Vardy – 13 points
All in all it was a solid week for our gameweek 9 picks, but now it’s down to the gameweek 10 picks:
1. Jamie Vardy (CRY)
The Leicester forwards rise from non league has been stratospheric and Vardy is now a regular feature on the top scorers charts in the top flight. His form of late has been absolutely terrific and is the spearhead of a Leicester City side which has made a superb start under Claudio Ranieri. Vardy is now out on his own as the leagues top scorer, bagging 9 goals already, but much more importantly for you is the fact that he is the highest scoring striker on the game, earning himself 65 points. His recent form is particularly impressive, as he has scored 5 goals in his last 3 club games and it would take a very brave fantasy manager to bet against the England international adding to his tally when his Leicester side host Crystal Palace on Saturday.
2. Diego Costa (WHU)
The Chelsea forward showed glimpses of the form he showed last year, putting in a great performance as Chelsea got a much needed win against fellow strugglers Aston Villa. He picked up one goal and was credited with the assist after his attempted square ball deflected off Alan Hutton and looped over Brad Guzan into the Villa goal. His 12 Points will be evidence for many managers that a revitalised Costa is ready to start firing and this has meant many managers are giving him a place in their sides. Although West Ham’s lofty position in the table would suggest that Chelsea face an uphill battle on Saturday. However, the hammers have been quite poor at home and many expect Chelsea to take advantage and continue to get back on track at The Boleyn ground on Saturday and expect Costa to be at the forefront of it.
3. Alexis Sanchez (EVE)
The Red hot Chilean will be looking to add to his 10 goals in 6 games for club and country at the Emirates on Saturday night as Everton come to town. The gunners have been in great form and set themselves up perfectly for the weekend with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich. Sanchez has been so influential this campaign and his recent form especially highlights this fact with a huge 46 points from the last 3 gameweeks. Arsenal are strong at home and Everton are without a win at the Emirates, which makes Alexis Sanchez an obvious contender for your captaincy this week.
Differential – Christian Eriksen (BOU)
Eriksen’s form has largely slipped under the radar but he has scored an impressive 22 points in the past 3 games and given the fact that his Tottenham side travel to a Bournemouth team who are struggling after loosing their best player in Callum Wilson, many managers feel Spurs will turn in a good performance on the South coast and in turn feel that the Danish playmaker will be a big part of it. Eriksen pulls the strings from midfield and is deadly from dead ball situations, all these together mean Eriksen is a very viable differential captain this week.
Gamble – Kevin De Bruyne (MUN)
The Belgian has made a flying start to his second stint in England and with David Silva remaining on the sidelines De Bruyne has been given a free role in the City side which has meant he has been providing many assists for team mates and has even chipped in with 3 goals of his own. Although De Bruyne has many factors in his favour the fact he faces a tough Manchester derby on Sunday can’t be overlooked. United are playing well of late and I must say their performance at Goodison last week was one of the finest I’ve witnessed in many years. This will put some off because they feel De Bruyne’s threat will be nullified by United’s defensive midfielders. Captaining De Bruyne is a gamble however the rewards are there.
Thanks for reading and best of luck with the upcoming gameweek.
By Bonus FPL