The Captains – GW14

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Gotta love these quick turnarounds! After a couple of weeks of low scoring there’s nothing better. With the deadline tonight, it’s time to analyse the captaincy options once again!

The Contenders:

If you’re feeling like a risk, you could do a lot worse than Baines this week. Hull aren’t looking like it, so you’d hope Everton can keep a clean sheet in this one. Baines is in incredible attacking form, so any kind of returns will result in a nice point haul.

Many will be getting around Swansea this week, and there’s merit to it. QPR have conceded 2 or more goals on 9 out of 13 occasions this season, so you’d expect the same midweek. Swansea however have scored more than 2 just once all season, they don’t often kill games off. I can see a comfortable Swans win here, so guys like Sigurdsson and Bony have to be considered. Bony has scored above 7 just once all year, averaging just 1 bonus each time he scores 1 goal. Sigurdsson would be my pick of the pair, he was fantastic on the weekend and is due a goal.

The final contender this week is Yaya Toure, who is finally starting to regain some form. Consecutive double figure hauls point towards the Ivorian becoming a major fantasy threat, that is until he leaves for the African Cup of Nations. He is still extremely expensive, but if you can afford him he has to be considered for captaincy. I wouldn’t do it this gameweek personally.

Top 3:

1. Aguero – Last week was a good lesson. It was the first time I hadn’t captained Aguero since I’d got him, and it will be the last. He is just so deadly every time he touches the ball, I can’t see Sunderland being able to handle him. They defended well against Chelsea, but I think this game will be more open. He’s my pick.

2. Rooney – He delivered for those who captained him on the weekend, and there’s no reason why he can’t do so again. When in form he’s hard to stop, and United are looking fantastic. Stoke’s defensive record is even more reason to captain him, definitely a great option this week.

3. Sanchez – After a couple of blanks, you would be a brave man to deny him again this week. There is a downside with the return of Giroud, as Sanchez is staying slightly wider. Don’t let that put you off though, he is good enough to cause damage from everywhere. The Arsenal Southampton fixture is definitely one to watch, I think Southampton may sit deep, hence Sanchez only sits at number 3.

The Punt:

Hazard – To finish things off, Hazard rounds off this weeks options. The game against Sunderland is exactly why he’s a punt, his consistency this season in front of goal has been poor. Spurs are often horrible in these big fixtures, so don’t be surprised to see a comfortable Chelsea win. Hazard will cause all kinds of havoc down the left with Spurs still missing Kyle Walker, he could be the perfect captaincy differential this week.

That will do it for me this gameweek! Good luck with the midweek fixtures, let’s hope our premiums can get their act together. We’ll be back with yet another edition later this week as we turn our attention towards the weekends fixtures, there’s just so much football. I love it! Good luck.

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