Welcome back to our weekly captaincy analysis! I hope you’re all beginning to settle on a team for the new season after countless redrafts! So, you’ve decided on the 15 players who are surely going to see you win all of your mini leagues, but there’s one big decision left before that fast approaching Friday night deadline. We must decide who to give our armband to and just in case you need some inspiration we’ve got the run down on some of the possible candidates.
1. Mohamed Salah (NOR)
What better place to start than last seasons top points scorer, his impressive 259 point haul helped his side to an agonising second place finish so you can be sure Jurgen Klopps’ men will be desperate to go one better this year. He will be hoping to make the perfect start in the curtain raiser on Friday as Liverpool host newly promoted Norwich. The Reds enjoy a fantastic record against the Canaries, scoring 19 goals in there last 5 league meetings. All signs point to an easy win for Liverpool this week and it would take a brave manager to look past the Egyptian when choosing a captain.
2. Harry Kane (AVL)
Spurs open their 2019/20 campaign against newly promoted Aston Villa on Saturday evening and will be hoping to start on the front foot. As for Harry Kane he comes into the campaign off the back of a full pre-season including a wonder goal from the halfway line against Juventus. Seasoned FPL players will be aware that Harry Kane has traditionally struggled in August so may be put off selecting him, however I am backing Kane to deliver the goods from the start this season so is certainly worth some consideration
3. Raheem Sterling (WHU)
Raheem Sterling is now firmly established as a top Premier League forward, under the tuition of Pep Guardiola the England international has added much needed end product to his game, last year his 234 FPL points made him the second most productive player last term and most expect Sterling to replicate his impressive form this term. His side begin there defence on the league title at the London Stadium on Saturday lunchtime against a useful West Ham side but I would still expect Manchester City to come out on top with Raheem Sterling at the centre of attention, a worthy captain.
Differential – Ross Barkley (MUN)
While our first three options would be considered the safest and perhaps most obvious captains this week we also like to outline some of the more left field picks. While Ross Barkley certainly hasn’t set the world alight since his move from Everton 18 months ago his pre season form suggests he may be well positioned to fill the void left by Eden Hazard. Frank Lampard certainly rates Barkley and Is likely to play at Old Trafford in an intriguing opening weekend encounter. While Barkley is probably not your first thought for the armband you could definitely do a lot worse.
Gamble – Gerard Deulofeu (BHA)
I am expecting a big season from the Spaniard, ever since his first season on loan at Everton his ability was clear to see but he has never been able to show that class on a consistent basis but last year Deulofeu managed 10 goals and 5 assists and many expect the former Barcelona wonder kid to shine. His Watford side travel to Leicester for what will be an even affair but if anyone is going to provide a moment of magic for Javi Gracias’ men it may well be Deulofeu. A player worth consideration going forward.
That was our analysis of some of the key captaincy options, I hope you enjoyed it. Best of luck this week folks!
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)