The Captains – GW 13

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Even though our premiums struggled to impact last week, Costa and Hazard still managed to fly the flag. With a number of tasty options lined up this week, our captaincy calls will be crucial. Here is this weeks captains analysis…

The Contenders:

Man United should see off Hull comfortably at home, but I can’t see it being the walkover many predict. They are yet to really dominate games yet this season, so I’d be wary with captaincy options here. Di Marias form has me avoiding him, however it wouldn’t surprise me if he had a day out. One for the risk takers.

Rooney just missed out on the top 3, mainly because of United’s lack of goals. They haven’t scored more than 2 since September *cough* 5-3 *cough*. Personally he is yet to record a brace all season, with a best points haul of 10. He loves playing against Hull and should get on the scoresheet, don’t get me wrong he’s a great pick. I just think there’s better.

Avoid Liverpool at all costs no matter who they play. End of story.

Fabregas will be a popular option this week, however I’ve never been an advocate of captaining him. Sure, he will probably get you 6-7 points. However if you want consistency, Aguero has notched in 8 out of 12 games and Costa in 8 out of 10. Aguero’s ceiling is 19, Costa’s 17, while Fabregas’ is just 11. I just don’t think it’s worth it.

Southampton v Man City will be a tight affair so Aguero aside, I’d avoid that one entirely.

Top 3:

1. Costa – I cannot go past Costa this week. He has scored in 80% of his appearances this season, proving he is as safe as anybody when it comes to consistency. We also know he’s capable of a massive haul, already banging in a hat-trick. He could easily have had another last week, and I really can’t see Sunderland withstanding the might of this Chelsea outfit. Safe bet.

2. Aguero – I think this will be a tough game for City, especially in their current form. Aguero’s hat-trick against Bayern Munich proves he’s one of the worlds best, you can never write him off. I will be surprised if he doesn’t score, but I think Costa has a much better chance to go big, hence he comes in second.

3. Hazard – I’m going with the same top 3 as last week. Hazard scored 2 in the corresponding fixture last season and is looking deadly. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, with the positions he’s getting in the goals are only a matter of when and not if. He could have had a hat-trick last week, and he could do so this week. Penalty duties only firm his potential, not a bad option if you want to go against the big 2.

The Punt:

Sanchez – There’s always the added bonus of selecting a midfielder as captain, just one goal usually means a big haul. Sanchez proves this point, gaining an incredible 15 bonus points in just 6 games he’s scored in, taking home all 3 bonus on 5 occasions. Considering Sanchez plays as a forward for Arsenal and has 9 goals in his last 9 games in all competitions, you have a perfect mix. He should dominate West Brom and is odds on to score yet again. Just remember Arsenal play in the early game, and a poor performance could leave you hurting for the rest of the weekends action. Yes that’s something I always consider, fpl is a mental game! So is football, form and confidence is vital and Sanchez has it in spades right now. Great punt.

There you have it! Sorry for the late post this week, things should be back to normal… Wait a second. MIDWEEK fixtures on the horizon!!! I love this time of year. I’ll be back early next week, until then! Good luck for the weekend.

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