After double GW34 (and before double GW37), it’s time for very-few-games GW35. However there are still many good captain options to choose from. By the way I hope you kept some of your Leicester/Spurs assets 🙂
1. Harry Kane
Leicester’s draw against West Ham combined with Vardy’s red card was exactly what was needed to make the end of the season super exciting…and to give extra motivation to Pochettino’s men. Spurs can have hope that Leicester will slip but they have to win every game. As their main goal source, Kane is naturally a great pick this week. Especially against a West Brom side who recently lost to Norwich and Watford at home (common!) and has nothing to play for. Surprisingly though, Kane is not as prolific in White Heart Lane as he is away from home. He blanked 3 times in the last 5 games at home.
The pros: great form, main striker, good fixture at home, didn’t play too much in the last few weeks (no DGW)
The cons: has had a tendency to blank at home
2. Alexis Sanchez
He’s not a popular pick this week judging from captain polls but I think he’s a great option. With 6 goals and 3 assists in the last 7 games, he’s finally back to form. On the other hand, Sunderland has been improving lately, bagging 2 clean sheets in the last 3. Those clean sheets were against West Brom and Norwich though. As the battle for survival is full on, the Black Cats actually need a positive result more than Arsenal.
The pros: great form, (very) attacking midfielder, good fixture away
The cons: Sunderland needs a positive outcome, Arsenal is inconsistent, Sanchez has played a lot of games lately
3. Sergio Aguero
Yes he just scored 4 goals in 2 games (away!)…BUT…he has a crucial game to play against Real Madrid next week. That’s the reason why he’s only third despite playing Stoke at home. City may be feeling United breathing down their neck for the 4th place, but if I was Pellegrini I would rest my crown jewel for the Champion’s League. I’m not Pellegrini though so feel free to pick Aguero…you won’t be the only one! 🙂
The pros: great form, good fixture at home
The cons: has a crucial Chanpion’s League game next week, has played a lot lately
Who’s playing Aston Villa this week? Well it’s the Saints turn and it just so happens that Pelle is in one of his purple patches, having scored 4 goals and 3 assists in the last 5 games. If you own him you might as well take a gamble. The only question with Pelle is when will the purple patch end?
The pros: purple patch, great fixture at home
The cons: is the purple patch over yet?
Thanks guys. Hope this has helped!