Another Fantasy Premier League gameweek comes and goes! This week is gameweek 23, which only means another gameweek captaincy analysis, where we try to highlight the top FPL tips and picks of the week.
Before we go any further, lets take a look at how last week’s picks did:
1. Harry Kane – 10 points
2. Riyad Mahrez – 1 point
3. Sergio Aguero – 16 points
Differential – Dimitri Payet – 2 points
Gamble – Wayne Rooney – 9 points
So not too bad overall! Now onto this week’s picks:
1. Sergio Aguero (WHU)
Well what a week that was for the Argentinian striker! He absolutely tore the Crystal Palace defence apart last week, and it finally looks like he is starting to pick up his form from last year, something we haven’t seen for a while due to injury! Palace defenders simply couldn’t keep up with him this week, and it’s fair to say he had a field day! I think he’ll keep up that form when they take on West Ham this weekend. They’ve been very good this year defensively, however with the form Aguero is on, you can’t say that you’d be surprised if he does get on the score sheet! I’d definitely recommend him, he’ll be a popular choice for captaincy, you can’t afford not to captain him!
2. Romelu Lukaku (SWA)
Don’t tell me you got rid of him to fund Aguero did you? It’s the classic schoolboy error. A little dry patch for him, thousands offload him, and he comes back with a bang. This is the week. At home, Lukaku has been absolutely fantastic. The attack that Everton have is phenomenal, with Barkley/Deulofeu assisting the big man. With loads getting rid of him, he won’t be a popular pick for captaincy due to his form, however he is the joint top goal scorer this season so we all know that when he does score, he often scores more than one! He’s one of the few who have scored/assisted 20 goals this season, so I can’t understand the logic as to why people are offloading. Stats wise, he’s a perfect captaincy choice!
3. Harry Kane (CRY)
I thought Kane was really unlucky not to score a hat-trick last week. I thought he completely tore the Sunderland defence apart and if it wasn’t for 21 year old Jordan Pickford, he’d have certainly got more than one goal to his name. He had the most shots on target, 5 shots inside the box (Stat provided by @EmKWhy), and I thought he was man of the match against Sunderland… it is just a shame Pickford decided to have a good game against Spurs! They take on Crystal Palace this weekend, who conceded four to Man City last week and in the form Hennessey is in right now, I think Kane, and Spurs, will score a lot more goals than they did against Sunderland. Surely Kane will get on the score sheet!
Differential – Anthony Martial (SOU)
Never thought I’d see the day this season that two Man United players would feature back to back in the captaincy picks! However, Rooney delivered last week with a goal against rivals Liverpool, and with some of the chances that Martial had, he’d be extremely disappointed that he didn’t slot them past Mignolet. One chance that stood out was when he glided with ease past the defence and just put it wide of the post, so the chances are there, he just needs a couple more training sessions to train his finishing! He’s a massive differential as he’s mainly owned by “ghost ships”, however I’d definitely consider him if you’re lower down in the rankings, looking to catch up!
Gamble – Riyad Mahrez (STK)
I debated putting him in this week as his form has been poor, missing two penalties in five games, and he hasn’t scored or assisted in the last six. However with the remarkable amount of people who are offloading, I had to include him as the gamble. If he does get on the scoresheet, you’ll certainly climb the rankings, however it’s really risky as he hasn’t been very good the last few weeks. I’d certainly look at the other players to captain, but if you need to catch up in mini leagues or overall, I’d consider him. As they say, he who dares, wins!
Written by Bonus FPL