Gameweek 4 once again saw some big differentials score big, such as Capoue, Son and Antonio. Meanwhile the higher owned players such as Mahrez, Hazard and Sanchez (and those in our captaincy analysis) failed to bring in the big points. That being said, it will only be a matter of time before these high value players will be scoring huge FPL points.
As eluded too, last weeks Captaincy analysis picks didn’t do the best, although Lukaku did smash it:
1. Eden Hazard – 1 point
2. Alexis Sanchez – 1 point
3. Alvaro Negredo – 2 points
Differential – Romelu Lukaku – 17 points
Gamble – Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 5 points
Enough with that, here’s our picks for this week:
1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (WAT)
It wasn’t the greatest display from Manchester United last week and tactically they were all over the show. Zlatan still managed to get on the scoresheet, but a measly 5 points isn’t great is it? This week though, United face Watford who let in 2 goals to West Ham before completing a stunning comeback to sin 4-2. Fact is, they still let in 2 goals against a West Ham team struggling for form. If West Ham can do it, you’d like to think Ibra can also. Bare in mind that Arsenal also played Watford two weeks ago, and Sanchez scored and assisted twice, so again, if Arsenal can do it, Ibra is more than capable of equaling that. He is currently the joint top scorer in the league and you’d be mad not to consider him for captaincy this weekend, especially due to his high ownership.
2. Alexis Sanchez (HUL)
Due to playing for his country late on last Wednesday, he didn’t start in Arsenal’s win over Southampton, much to the disappointed of thousands of FPL managers. This week, however, he will start as Arsenal. Before the international break, Sanchez played a blinder of a game against Watford scoring once and assisting twice. This mixed with a goal in the Champions League midweek reads extremely well for those considering him for the captaincy this week.
3. Kevin De Bruyne (BUR)
If you tuned into the Manchester derby, you’ll know that it was a De Bruyne masterclass. He completely ran the show, scoring and assisting, before hitting the woodwork twice! It was a fantastic performance, from a fantastic player. He isn’t a high owned player on Fantasy Premier League (7.2%) and with Aguero out this weekend they may be heavily relying on the Belgian again this week. Definitely one to keep an eye on, especially considering his recent form.
Differential – Michail Antonio (WBA)
Owned by just under 10%, he fits into the differential section and I don’t know how he isn’t owned by at least 20%. He has scored in the last 3 games for West Ham, scoring twice in his last game against Watford. He seems to be going under the radar this season and if you can fit him in you team, he is definitely one to consider!
Gamble – Heung Min-Son (SUN)
Son played fantastically last week, scoring twice against Stoke, one of which was an absolutely beauty of a strike. He even assisted to wrap off a perfect day for the South Korean. His FPL ownership was only 0.2% at the time and if you owned him, fair play to you! The question now is whether or not he will be able continue that form into the next game when they face Sunderland at home. Sunderland conceded 3 to Everton on Monday, so if you fancy a gamble he should be one to consider!
Bonus Pick – Romelu Lukaku (MID)
Lukaku is the player that fantasy managers hate. Nicknamed by some as “Blankaku” for his unbelievable inconsistency last season, he played a phenomenal game against Sunderland, scoring a hat-trick in 11 minutes and quite frankly, he could have scored more than that! Djobodji and Kone couldn’t get near him, he out strengthened and bullied them for the whole game. It was a brilliant performance and if he can do it again, then he’ll be a fantastic pick for captaincy this week. Everton take on a Middlesborough side this week, who couldn’t compete with fellow Belgian Benteke last week. Worth noting that the last time Everton played Boro they came away with a 2-0 win, in which Lukaku did actually score! Will he do it again?
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)