The return of the AFL is a major distraction, however the EPL is finally back tonight! Here’s a quick rundown of the captaincy options this week, if you have any roughies feel free to post in the comments and I’ll give my thoughts!
If you own either Austin or Benteke, skip down to the punt! If you own neither, read on!
1. Kane – I don’t really need to explain myself here these days. 17 goals in his last 15 games, seriously that’s at least the equivalent to what Suarez did last season, and we thought that wouldn’t be repeated for years. This guy’s starting price was 5.0! After scoring 90 seconds into his England debut, I can’t see Burnley keeping him out. The safe pick this week, as he is most weeks.
2. Aguero – Kun has returned to form for Argentina, scoring in both friendlies. I know he let us down 2 weeks ago, however he actually had 7 shots in that game and was so unlucky to hit the crossbar. Away at a leaky Palace, I’ll be giving him my armband as I need to try and make some ground. City desperately need him, plus he’s due!
3. Hazard – As I mention every week, Hazard is one of the safest bets in the competition. By making him your captain, the odds of your weekend falling to pieces lengthen considerably. He has scored or assisted in over 75% of his appearances! Stoke at home should be a great chance for him to increase his goalscoring tally, great option.
I’ll be honest, I see this DGW as a bit of a fizzer (Famous final words?). I haven’t rated Benteke since his debut season, however he is a candidate for the double chance. I prefer Austin as a captaincy pick, but neither fill me with confidence. As they are differentials I won’t put them in the top 3, however if you own either I would give them the armband. You’re guaranteed 4 points and have better odds of succeeding… Take the double chance. A punt nonetheless!
There you have it! Good luck to everyone this weekend, let’s hope it’s a high scoring one!