With just 3 gameweeks left it is now crucial you make the most of your fantasy selections, and before we look at who you should captain this week, here’s how last week’s FPL Captaincy Analysis did:
1. Mohamed Salah – 7 points
2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 4 points
3. Cenk Tosun – 2 points
Differential – Andy Carroll – 1 point
Gamble – Gabriel Jesus – 7 points
Now onto this week’s selections…
1. Mohamed Salah (STK)
It’s GW36, Salah has scored over 30 goals, you seriously don’t need me to explain the decision to put Salah as the number one choice! He scored twice and assisted twice in a 5-2 thrashing of Roma, and with Salah wanting to beat the record of Ian Rush, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Salah start this week. However, he’ll more than likely be taken off earlier than we’d all like, but after watching him this season, let’s be honest, he could play ten minutes and he’d still be a threat!
2. Harry Kane (WAT)
He’s been disappointing in the last few weeks, blanking in several fixtures in a row up until his last Premier League fixture against Brighton, scoring only the one goal. Given this run, it is incredibly surprising to see and you wouldn’t think it but he’s actually scored 25 goals and is the second top scorer! If Salah is rested by Klopp for the UCL semi-final, Kane may be more of a beneficial captaincy choice with Spurs taking on Watford this week.
3. Gabriel Jesus (WHU)
With 3 goals and 3 assists in the last 5 games, on paper, it actually looks like a very good pick for captaincy. However, considering City scored 5, and the fact he missed the penalty, it could have been much better. As well as that, Pep will probably rotate the players, giving a few chances to a few youth players. Jesus may be one of those alternated, hence why he is number three for this week. However, if he does start, his low ownership will see a late surge in the overall rankings providing he scores!
Gamble – Romeul Lukaku (ARS)
He started on the bench on the weekend surprisingly, but he still managed to get on the scoresheet against Bournemouth. This week I’d imagine he will start, however they take on Arsenal and with Lukaku’s poor record against the top 6, and with Wenger leaving at the end of the season, this fixture may be a little bit more difficult for Lukaku. He may struggle to score against an Arsenal side probably desperate to win for Wenger’s last game at Old Trafford for Arsenal.
Differential – Wilfried Zaha (LEI)
Since his return from his recent injury, Zaha has come into a bit of good form, scoring 3 and assisting one in the five games he’s played since coming back. Palace take on Leicester this week, a team who have been defensively poor away from home all season, keeping only 2 clean sheets the whole year. Palace look miles away from relegation, however a win this week will solidify their position next season, and with that in mind, I’d imagine Zaha could get on the scoresheet this week!
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)