Hi all, after a short Cup break it’s back to the EPL tonight! With many injuries on the horizon, there’s not that many captain options this time around…but there’s a few interesting comebacks! Let’s have a closer look.
The Top 3
1. Sergio Aguero
With 1 goal and 3 bonus points against Bournemouth in EPL followed by 1 goal and 1 assist in the Cup win to Norwich, the king of FPL finally seems to be back! He’s been looking fit and deadly and it’s no surprise that he’s leading captain polls by a comfortable margin. City is always (much) better at home and Everton, although no fluke, has not exactly been a clean sheet magnet this year. The only concern I would have is the number of games Aguero has played lately, can his hamstring take it? If you don’t own him but fancy picking a City player, KDB is a good shout too!
The pros: the king is/seems to be finally back, home fixture
The cons: that’s a lot of games for him in such a short period of time
2. Diego Costa
Now this is what I call a comeback! Following a great first season in the EPL, Costa went on to score…3 goals and 2 assists in the first 17 game weeks! It’s now been 3 goals and 1 assist in the last 3 in EPL, plus a weekend goal in the Cup. Add to that West Brom’s defensive troubles away from home (their last away clean sheet was on Oct 24th at Norwich) and you’ve got yourself a good contender in the most hated man in the Premier League. Keep your eyes on the news though, their is a serious injury risk looming over him.
The pros: very good run of form in the last 4 games, focal point of Chelsea’s attack with Hazard injured, good home fixture
The cons: injury risk
3. Harry Kane
You can’t really call this one a comeback but Harry Kane’s form has been good lately, following some ups and downs this season. 3 goals and 1 assist in the last 4 EPL games + 1 penalty against the Foxes last weekend is not too bad heh? Leicester have bagged 3 clean sheets in their last 6 games, but they do look like they’re struggling at the moment.
The pros: good run of form, lone striker (although Alli gets in the goals a lot), good home fixture
The cons: has had quite a few blanks in between the goal fests this year
It’s a punt for sure but you can’t deny the guy has class. West Ham has been really struggling to score goals without him, therefore he needs to take the leadership role back ASAP. I’m confident he will eventually, whether or not he does it tonight is a another question. He plays Bournemouth away, not too bad for a comeback.
The pros: showed great promises before his injury, West Ham’s key play maker, good fixture
The cons: just coming back from injury: can he transform back to the Payet we saw earlier in the season?
Thanks guys. Hope this has helped!