Welcome back to the captains for another week. There will be changes of plans for many with word of Rooney struggling to get up, let’s take a look at the options bearing in mind 4 teams have a double gameweek. We have a massive decision on our hands this week!
Suarez – For the second week in a row Suarez doesn’t make the top 3. With both Manchester teams having a double gameweek and Liverpool travelling to a solid Crystal Palace (Never thought I’d say that), it seems too risky to captain Suarez. Sturridge could be in line for a return and even though you can put him down for a goal, I can’t see it being enough.
Ramsey – Unfortunately the gamble didn’t pay off last week, play it safe. Or at least don’t play it stupid.
Welbeck – I can see him being a decent POD this week with Rooney possibly missing Sunderland, however RVP’s return to the selection table has me concerned enough to pass.
Rooney – The big news of the week is undoubtedly that of Rooney’s illness and more importantly, groin “tightness”. Whatever that means. I can’t see him lining up against Sunderland and with united’s season well and truly over, I’m not so sure he’ll be rushed back against Hull. I’m going to hold him at this stage, however captaincy is now out of the question.
1. Aguero – Aguero flies up to number 1 on the back of Rooney’s injury, and he’s a fair option to have. He’s got the second highest points per game of any player this season, and provided he doesn’t get injured during each of his fixtures you would have to think he’s odds on for at least double figures. Man City are in a position to win the EPL and Aguero will be the one to step up, I’ll be on him for sure.
2. Mata – If you’re needing to make up some ground then perhaps Mata is your man. If Rooney does indeed miss then I can’t see Juan being held back on the bench, he should come straight into that central midfield role and thrive. He’s in some incredible form right now and with 2 easy games at home to Sunderland and Norwich he seems a very worthy captaincy option. I like it.
3. Toure – Of course after his previous double gameweek score of 31 Toure has to be right up there in captaincy contention. We can’t forget that 2 of his goals came from penalties which may be handed to Aguero, however he proved last week that he doesn’t need them. Another armband option for those looking to make up some ground.
Silva – Word is that Silva has made a miraculous recovery and will be deemed fit to play today against Everton. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the bench, however considering the magnitude of the game he may just be rushed back. Great option if you can trade him in, however there’s always the risk that he will start from the bench in either game. Playing more than 120 minutes seems unlikely. Worthy punt.
Good luck to all this weekend, let’s hope our captaincy options pay off. It’s going to be an important one! Cheers.