You guys thought I had forgotten? Fair enough, it’s not an easy selection this week. However on a busy Boxing Day afternoon there is always time for a brief captains overview! Let’s get straight into it…
Lukaku – I’m not going to mess around. He could be a worthy punt at home to Sunderland, but he has shown his inconsistencies in recent times. A very risky captain option.
Ozil – He just hasn’t shown enough for me in the past few games to be warranting captaincy, however I think Arsenal could bounce back big time today and he could certainly be amongst it. Could easily be the punt this week, however that honour goes to his team mate.
Toure – He has been very consistent, but rarely scored big enough to warrant captaincy. A pass for me.
Henderson – Just kidding.
Rooney – No doubt an option, however he has been playing very deep in recent weeks. Certainly an option and very unlucky to miss the top 4, however Hull have been very strong at home and I can see United struggling. Definitely consider.
1. Suarez – This wasn’t as easy as it looks. There’s one big reason why I’m sticking with him. Well a few. Firstly he is the in-form player in Europe, scoring 19 goals and averaging almost 13 points per game. Not bad. Secondly he has failed to score just twice ALL SEASON, averaging over 19 during this month. Can you really afford to bet against him? Finally City, although they should be feared tremendously at home, their defense has struggled. No recognised right back at the moment doesn’t help their cause, conceding 8 goals in their last 4 games, all without a clean sheet. Liverpool are probably the second best team going forward in the league and I can see goals galore in this game. City have reached the point where they don’t even need to defend clean sheets such is their attacking power, and Suarez should take advantage of that. He will be my captain and I can’t see it changing, not with the lack of trustworthy alternatives.
2. Negredo – The only problem with Man City at the moment, from an fpl perspective, is how well they share around the goals. I am very confident Negredo can get on the scoresheet, considering he has scored in 6 of his 7 home starts. If I was to go an alternative to Suarez, then Negredo would be it.
3. Hazard – If you do want to take a risk, then this is probably the week to do it. Just like we said 2 weeks ago. Hazard is certainly a risk, as rotation is always a possibility. Especially considering they had a game just 3 days ago. However Hazard was subbed early and I’m almost sure he will start in a must win for the blues. Let’s hope for a big one, I can definitely see him firing this week.
Walcott – Theo is the perfect definition of a punt. On his day he can tear apart any team, and West Ham could be on the receiving end of an Arsenal backlash. This seems like the perfect opportunity to take a risk on a guy like Walcott as the possible rewards are so great. I really like it this week.
Sorry it was so brief, but I had to get something out! Good luck to everyone for tonight and let’s hope for a big scoring gameweek! Cheers.