So it’s that time of the week, where we must scrounge for the best captain options for the upcoming round. Soldado was a massive success for me last week, however unfortunately RVP couldn’t live up to the billing. Let’s check out the top options for this week!
Sturridge - I think he is one of a few solid shouts this weekend, mainly thanks to the new bonus system. I do tend to favour captaining strikers at the moment because no matter how they play, 1 goal gets them right in contention. Sturridge is definitely a big shout to score against United, however if Monday’s clash is anything to go by Moyes isn’t going to take any risks at this early stage. These Liverpool United games are usually very physical and goals may not be easy to come by. Too risky for me.
Coutinho - If you thought Sturridge was too risky, then don’t even bother with Coutinho! Blind faith would be your only hope.
Giroud - I do really like him for a goal and if you’re after a captain in what I believe will be a high scoring London Derby, then he is a great shout. In my team personally it’s a toss up between him and Walcott, I think Giroud is a great chance to back up his previous form. Solid option. Top 5 and he’s in.
Nolan - This is a slightly left field captains choice, however he loves a goal against the minnows and I guess Stoke almost fit into that category. He will always be getting into dangerous positions and a goal is all it will take to sneak him into double figures with a clean sheet likely. Risky, but reward is high.
Van Wolfswinkel - Yes you could pick him but when compared to the other options on offer, I’ll pass.
Lambert - Same deal. He looked great last weekend and Norwich are yet to keep a clean sheet, however captaincy is a step too far in my opinion.
Michu - Sometimes you just get a gut feeling with a player, and this week I have one with Michu. Everyone is writing him off after 2 of the toughest games in the fixtures calender. I’m bringing him into my side over Silva this week and if you’re a high roller, a captaincy risk may pay off big time.
1. Silva (Aguero) - As not many people own Aguero, I’m having to share my number 1 spot this week. Hull are not looking the best of the newly promoted teams and I think a couple of goals at least are on the cards for City. They will be looking to bounce back after a loss to Cardiff last week and these 2 men will be at the centre of things. They seem like extremely reliable points and therefore, whilst they may not be the highest scorers, have to come in at number 1. For obvious reasons Dzeko misses out as I hate captaining players who might not start. Do it at your own risk. If you own both, I’d go with Aguero. However if you’re on the Silva bandwagon then you should expect a solid points return this week. Can’t go past them.
2. Soldado - If you’re after a slight risk then Soldado could be your man. He is yet to score from open play and, if I’m honest, Paulinho has looked far more likely to net. However that will eventually change and this could be the game he wins over every Spurs fan in the world. Another great shout on form, my Arsenal bias probably gets in the way of choosing him myself. The only reason he gets ahead of guys like Giroud/Walcott is how leaky Arsenal’s defence has been. Can they keep a clean sheet against Spurs? Highly unlikely. A solid choice for the armband.
3. Van Persie - If you own him, you basically have to captain him. Otherwise what’s the point! Yes he missed out last week but so did 90% of the other captaincy options, so don’t feel too down. However he is down at number 3 as Liverpool are yet to concede this year and I sense a tight game on the cards. Having said that you can never deny him for a goal or 2.
Walcott - This is the way I’m leaning with my captaincy choice this weekend. He looks like he’s about to explode and has come out in defense of Arsene Wenger and their squad. Theo’s talked the talk, now it’s time for him to walk the walk. He is still looking very dangerous in open play and really should have scored last week. Add in the fact that he’s on most of Arsenal’s set pieces and you have a recipe for success. Just ahead of Giroud at the moment but both are great punts.
So that’s it from me this week! If you reckon I missed anyone then let me know, however they were probably missed out for a reason! Keep an eye out for Andrew’s massive preview coming up later tonight as we build up to the GW3 deadline! Cheers.