Apologies for the late article, I haven’t had much spare time since last gameweek. The hangover is also real. Here is a short summary of this weeks captaincy options…
1. Silva – Based on form alone he has to take the top spot this gameweek. Man City have struggled in the past against Sunderland, which does force me to think twice. It really comes down to the lack of alternatives with decent fixtures. We learnt a valuable lesson with Austin last week, captaining cheaper players is a huge risk. You can feel safe having Silva locked in with the big C. Toure is also a great option.
2. Rooney – I get the feeling United can put a few past Stoke, so guys like Rooney, Falcao and Van Persie have to be strongly considered. He has looked good in his deeper role, however it does come with its downfalls. If you have a Man United striker, you’re in a strong position.
3. Hazard – The only reason he’s not number 1 is his rotation risk. I was shocked to see him play a full 90 minutes just 2 days after Chelsea’s previous game, I’m not sure if it makes sense to rest him now in such a big game. He has scored or assisted in his last 4 appearances and you’d have to back in Chelsea against the big game battlers Spurs. Solid option.
Austin – If you’re after some reasons to captain Austin, go read the last captains article. Swansea will be a tough game for QPR, however if you’re after a differential then you could certainly do a lot worse. He could be a great punt.
As far as the other big names go, Sanchez faces a tough away trip to Southampton. That being said, if Arsenal are to get anything out of the game you’d expect him to be involved. Not the worst option.
Hopefully this has helped with a few line ball calls, it’s a tough week to pick them. Enjoy the New Years Day footy, good luck!
*Feel free to keep the discussion going in the comments!