Sorry it’s a little late, it has been a busy week for me. Let’s not waste any more time, there is a tough captaincy decision to make!
Sturridge – Those who want to take a risk may not need to look too much further than Sturridge. He is presenting himself as a legitimate option to contend Suarez, who seems to have lost his scoring boots recently. Sturridge hasn’t failed to score in the 3 matches since returning from injury, however he is still yet to score more than 1 goal in a game all season. For this season he should not be considered for the armband.
Eto’o – If you took the risk to get him in then this could be a great opportunity to captain him, although the risks are massive. His inconsistencies would have me too scared to dare even try it.
Mata – Those who have already got Mata early already have him as a nice POD, however as we’re not sure what role he will take on, whether Rooney or Van Persie will play, or whether he will even start, I can’t recommend captaining him. I reckon he will start in behind Welbeck tonight and get substituted for Rooney, but I wouldn’t bet on it.
Adebayor – It would be a massive risk, however there could be some merit to it. He used to play for City and will be keen to prove them wrong for letting him go. His form is good and… That’s about it. Actually, don’t do it. Don’t even consider it. Can’t see him going huge so you’re not going to miss out on too many points.
Welbeck – There was so many budget forwards pushing for a place in the Punt, so many that I almost went with a three way tie. I don’t think Rooney or RVP will be fit enough to start and he should get this game as a final chance to push for a starting spot in the weeks ahead. Could be a great POD to have this week, and a viable captains choice, albeit a risky one.
Lukaku – I know, I know. There’s no way you will captain him. However he tends to step up for the big games so don’t be shocked to see him kill it tonight!
1. Suarez – This week is definitely a chance for those who need a differential in a league game to go for a risky captain. I am not in that position however, and will be sticking safely by Suarez. He has scored in his last 3 Merseyside derby’s, and will be keen to get back to goal scoring form. Last week was the first time all season he has not scored at home, however he still got an assist. He scored in the corresponding fixture earlier in the season and it would take a brave, if not stupid man to deny him at least that privilege again. You’re running the gauntlet without him as your skipper, as he has such a high ceiling.
2. Hazard – He does look an extremely tasty option, however his inconsistencies still have me shying away. His scoring limit is usually about 10 points, where as we all know Suarez can go much bigger. He either kills it or he goes completely missing, and with Oscar back in form I’m just not totally convinced. Should be great, but I don’t think you’ll ever see me captaining him!
3. Aguero – The top 3 were honestly so tight, as I think everyone should score! I can’t see Spurs keeping out the almighty Manchester City strike force, and Aguero is in goal scoring form. 5 goals in 3 games since returning tells you all you need to know. 2 of those 3 games have been 20 minute substitute appearances. I rest my case. We will never forget how sh*t we felt watching Suarez tear Tottenham apart at White Hart Lane without him captain, and I would hate to see something similar happen again. Nothing beats watching Spurs get pummeled. Definitely a strong contender for my armband, whether it will be him or Suarez is still up for debate! However City’s poor away form gets Suarez over the line. Just.
Bony – I don’t really need to say much here. We all know that Bony can split apart any defence on his day, so when a struggling Fulham visit the Liberty Stadium alarm bells are ringing. Put it this way, if anyone wanted to give him the armband I wouldn’t stop them. Could go massive. Then again, he has blanked in 13 of his 18 appearances. That’s why he’s a punt!
That’s it from me before deadline, it’s good to have the footy back! I can sense quite a few people going after some differential captains, especially up forward. Good luck to all this weekend, especially with your captain choices! Cheers.