It’s time for another round of captaincy options! We finally hit a few winners last week, I’ll be trying to keep up the momentum. The big question is, can anyone topple Kun? Let’s take a look at the options…
Sterling – Captaincy is a stretch too far this week, however have him firmly on your radars. While Sturridge will grab all the headlines on his return, Sterling has suddenly become an fpl bargain at just 8.4. He will get far less attention and his link up play with Sturridge is sublime. Watch out for those two.
As I said last week, United’s attacking options are a lottery (not to mention out of form). Continue to avoid for now.
The Spurs v Arsenal derby could be anything. Guys like Walcott, Cazorla, Kane all have the potential to go big, but these games are too hard to predict. I’d be giving it a wide birth, although I do see goals in this one.
Finally the cheap strikers on some radars this week will be Ings and Austin. Although Pulis’ West brom had a shocker last week, expect them to give Burnley very little in terms of attacking returns. Southampton will also be looking to bounce back so I’d give Ings a wide birth also.
1. Aguero – Let’s be realistic, there’s only one man we should really be considering this week. If you’re going against Aguero at home to Hull, you must be mad. There is the off chance that he may get injured, but if he plays 90 minutes surely he will get on the scoresheet. He will certainly be hungry for goals. The risk v reward of not captaining him does not match up. Hopefully we can finally get a big captaincy return!
2. Silva – If for some reason you don’t own Aguero, Silva is one for strong consideration. Ever since he’s come back from injury, he has finally started to reward himself with goals as well as assists. He remains a bargain in midfield and if City continue to play with one striker, he will continue to dominate. It will be interesting to see how he fares if Bony comes into the line-up alongside Aguero. Solid option this week.
3. Hazard – After a few failed attempts, Hazard finally succeeded as the number 1 option. The beauty about Hazard is his penchant for picking up bonus points. He only managed a single assist in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against City, yet picked up 3 bonus for a very respectable 8 points. He’s a great chance to do at least that again against a lackluster Villa outfit, so have him high on your list of armband options.
Sturridge – If you can manage to pick up Sturridge, don’t hold back. That goal he scored last week is exactly what made Liverpool made so dangerous last season with the addition of Suarez. Guys like Aguero and Sturridge have the ability to score goals out of nothing more than a half chance, it’s why they get on the scoresheet so consistently. If he stays fit he has the potential to match Aguero, and if he starts against Everton he could do all sorts of damage to their woeful defence. There’s still risks involved due to a lack of match fitness, hence he is the punt!
There you have your options for this week. Hopefully Aguero can get the business done! It looks like it will be a great weekend of football, let’s make it a high scoring one as well! Good luck.