Welcome to our captaincy analysis for the upcoming Fantasy Premier League gameweek 33. This week several teams play twice so it is logical that your captain will play twice, but as always we will examine some of the best FPL options for your armband.
1. Sergio Aguero – 7 points
2. Willian – 0 points
3. Mesut Ozil – 3 points
Differential – Dimitri Payet – 9 points
Gamble – Harry Kane – 8 points
So we were a bit unlucky as Willian didn’t start, but onwards and upwards, lets take a look at this weeks picks:
1. Romelu Lukaku (WAT & CRY)
it is likely that Lukaku will be the most popular captaincy choice due to the fact he plays twice. Not only does the Belgian play 180 minutes, he plays them against Watford and Crystal Palace who are both struggling of late. Watford have had a good season and now have Premier League survival assured, which naturally leads to a drop off in performance levels. Their two main strikers in Ighalo and Deeney, have found it difficult over the last few weeks, meaning that they have struggled to pick up points, unlike earlier in the season. As for the Eagles, they are without a win in 2016 and have fallen from the Champions League places, into a relegation battle. Palace are another side who have lost their defensive solidity they once had, so Lukaku could add to his 19 league goals in one or both of these games.
2. Sergio Aguero (WBA)
The obvious downside to captaining Aguero is the fact he only takes to the pitch once, but in my opinion you shouldn’t immediately discredit players who have a single gameweek. The Argentine broke his goal drought at Bournemouth on Saturday and with the return of Kevin De Bruyne, Aguero looks in a good position to add to his 17 league goals. Manchester City host a West Brom side who do’t have an awful lot to play for at this point in the season. Therefore Aguero is a bit of a risk due to his single fixture, but should definitely be considered.
3. Jamie Vardy (SUN)
Another single gameweek player is Jamie Vardy. The England striker has been a few games without a goal now, but he’s been very unlucky. I feel Vardy is due a goal soon, so should be given a thought this week when it comes to the captains armband. Leicester have amassed a 7 point lead, but face some tough fixtures in the run in which means they will be determined to take all 3 points at the Stadium of Light on Sunday. Out of form but a good option nonetheless.
Differential – Yohan Cabaye (NOR & EVE)
As noted previously Palace are in terrible form, but due to their double gameweek managers will be trying to identify any gems in Alan Pardew’s side. Having examined the side I have only been able to spot one viable option (offensively at least) and that is Yohan Cabaye. The Frenchman promised lots when he arrived from PSG, but has only shown flashes of the brilliance he displayed on Tyneside. The Norwich game is a real 6 pointer, so Palace will be keen to win and alleviate some of the relegation fears they currently face. Norwich have not kept many clean sheets of late, which would suggest there are goals for the Eagles. Similarly Everton have had trouble keeping the ball out of the back of the net, so there is definitely a case to be made for taking a risk and captaining the Frenchman. Risky but his low ownership may lead you to gambling on Cabaye.
Gamble – Harry Kane (MUN)
Kane is currently leading the race for the Golden boot with 22 goals and is currently in a rich vein of form. He only has one outing this week, which could be a tough fixture against Manchester United, but he could well do the business as they host at White Hart lane on Sunday. A gamble, but given his exploits this season you simply can’t disregard the Tottenham striker.
Logic would tell you to pick a Double Gameweek player however as only 2 teams play twice it may not be worth the risk this week. Good luck this week and thanks for reading!
Written by Bonus FPL