Gameweek 8 has been and gone and what a week it was! Many, including ourselves in our captaincy analysis, tipped the likes of Aguero and Benteke for the captains armband. Aguero started on the bench, but many weren’t too worried and had faith that he would come on to score, come on he did, but he managed to miss a penalty! Benteke somewhat matched this penalty miss, frustrating thousands of fantasy football managers!
As unpredictable as this season is, a solid captaincy pick is crucial and although we tipped two players who missed penalties last week, we expect these players to perform in the lond run. Here’s how last weeks captaincy analysis did:
1. Alexis Sanchez – 5 points
2. Sergio Aguero – (1) point
3. Diego Costa – 9 points
Differential – Charlie Austin – 13 points
Gamble – Christian Benteke – (1) point
So, if those two had buried their penalties, we would have smashed it! Anyway, onto this weeks picks:
1. Alexis Sanchez (MID)
An assist on Saturday probably wasn’t good enough for the Chilean, however a fixture against out of form Middlesbrough will surely see Sanchez get his well-deserved goal. Boro have been struggling in the past few weeks and can’t seem to keep teams from scoring against them, so with Sanchez in good form, he will surely be able to exploit them at the back!
2. Romelu Lukaku (BUR)
Lukaku is such an exciting prospect and it looks like his current goal scoring form won’t end, especially to Burnley who, apart from Tom Heaton, played abysmally against the Saints last week. No offence to Southampton fans, but a better team would have scored more than 3 past Burnley last week, which I think is exactly what Everton will do this week. More specifically, Lukaku, may just have a fantastic game considering his form and how Burnley played last week. 14 out of 34 shots were on target for Southampton last week, can Everton do better?
3. Sergio Aguero (SOU)
Aguero this week is a bit more of a gamble than the previous two picks. The Argentine is a doubt to start due to the Champions League and last week he had a shocker against Everton, missing a penalty and ending the game in minus FPL points. But to be honest, these games don’t come around too often for Aguero. Stekelenburg was incredible last week, he was a man possessed and Aguero couldn’t do anything about that. He had a brilliant effort saved by the Dutch keeper as well, it was just ‘one of those games’.
Differential – Joe Allen (HUL)
Hands up who expected this? Yep, no one! The Welsh Xavi has started playing actually like Xavi for the first time in his career, scoring 5 goals in 4 games for club and country. It is like watching a completely different player! Stoke take on Hull this week who conceded 6 to Bournemouth! Hull seem to be struggling for form of late and teams are scoring easily past them, so you’d think that if Allen can score against Manchester United, he can do it go Hull!
Gamble – Diego Costa (MUN)
With 7 goals in 8 games, it means that Diego Costa is currently the top scorer in the Premier League at the minute, but he’s still a gamble to captain this week as Chelsea take on Manchester United. United settled for a 0-0 draw against Liverpool, a boring, but tactically perfect plan by Mourinho as he got what he came for. He could do the same thing against Chelsea, sit back and soak the pressure and take a point. Will Costa be able to exploit the United defence and ruin Mourinho’s plans?
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)
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