Welcome back to another edition of the captains, after Michu let the boys down last week the pressure is on to pick a winner!
Sturridge – The only reason he isn’t in the top 3 is due to Suarez. However if you don’t own Suarez and are looking to make Sturridge captain, I’d place him behind Ozil in second. He is on a hot streak and it shows no sign of ending, however he has been less involved in games over the past couple of weeks. Let’s hope he breaks that trend on the weekend.
Giroud – Another one you might of expected to make the top 3, and he would of until news broke yesterday that he is a chance to be rested. Now whilst he will probably still start and score, I just can’t go past his teammate as a safer captaincy option this week. However if you want to risk it, if he starts you’ll be laughing.
Lukaku – We all learnt our lesson from last week… With the younger players, no matter how talented, there is no such thing as a sure thing. Away to Aston Villa is a definite chance for goals, but there is better, safer options out there.
Rooney – I just wouldn’t have anything relying on Manchester United games at the moment, for a team who are struggling to score at the best of times Stoke will be no easy matter. Hold onto Rooney, but not a captaincy option in my opinion.
Soldado – He is not showing the consistency to warrant captaincy just yet, however another goal against Hull does look likely. He was rested midweek and will be keen to keep up a run of scoring, so expect him to get on the scoresheet also. One outside the box, but a decent shout nonetheless.
1. Suarez – For some reason I backed out of picking him at the last second last week, so I won’t make that mistake again. Well maybe I will, but it would only be for another super premium! West Brom at home looks too good to ignore and he is in amazing form. After missing out last week he is sure to be keen for a goal or two and surely you can’t deny him that. Great pick.
2. Ozil – I am 50/50 with the top 2, because Crystal Palace away looks ripe for the picking for an in-form Gunner side. Add to the mix probably the worlds best central attacking mid, and you have yourself a captain mix to rely on. Will surely return some kind of points and is very favourable to bonus with the chances he creates. I am just leaning towards Ozil this week, but only because I already have money on Suarez! Both should be great.
3. Benteke – I think he is almost a shoe in for a goal this week, however it would take a brave person to captain him over the previous 2 options. Should be great, but still a far riskier pick than Ozil or Suarez. Nice pick if you’ve got him back early though…
Michu – Well I wouldn’t be seen dead captaining him this week after his effort last gameweek, but he is surely due a goal and West ham should oblige. A very risky pick but we all know he has a massive upside when things go his way.
So that’s it from me this week! Good luck with all your transfers and captain selections! As always feel free to ask away in the comments if you have any queries. Cheers!