We’ve got some touch captaincy calls to make this week, let’s get straight into it!
As far as contenders go this week, I highly advise against going after a differential. With City at home to Swansea and Chelsea hosting West Brom, it’s clear to see why. With plenty of football ahead this month there should be no rush to chase points just yet, meaning a safe course of action is probably suitable at this stage. Everton West Ham will be a tough contest with no clear winners to be seen. I feel that Arsenal and United will be an arm wrestle, while Spurs and Liverpool are horribly out of form. This week should be the battle of the big guns, back in your premiums!
1. Costa – It was hard to deny Aguero this place, but a few factors tipped the balance in Costa’s favour. Diego was rested over the international break, meaning he should be fit and firing in preparation for West Brom’s visit. Aguero has stepped up his game in recent weeks and I’m sure Costa will be keen to go with him, I can only see a comfortable Chelsea win in this one and Costa should lead the way. He is about as safe as you can play it.
2. Aguero – Man City’s must win Champions League clash against Bayern Munich came into my thought process when making this decision. If at any stage Pelllegrini can give him a rest, I get the feeling he will. Regardless of that fact, he is still the hottest player in the League right now. City are relying on him completely, feeding him the ball at every opportunity. From there he does the rest. He is just so deadly when in form and should be good for another goal or two against Swansea. City’s form is another factor going against him. If it means anything I’ll be captaining Aguero, I love the man!
3. Hazard – You can’t really go wrong with the two options above, however Hazard could be the differential many are looking for. He is getting into great positiions and one of these weeks it will stick for him. This could be the week. When he goes big he goes huge, so don’t rule him out of your calculations. A great option if you’re not backing in the two big strikers.
Sanchez – The man has scored 54 points in his last 4 games, that’s Suarezesque. Arsenal will be up for this game and with United’s defence depleted, he has a serious chance to continue his scoring streak. If you’re looking for a captaincy differential this week, he seems like the perfect fit.
That’s it from me. Good luck to everyone for the upcoming gameweek, it’s great to have the footy back!