Welcome back to The Captain Conundrum for Gameweek 7.
Overall this season is turning into one of the most fascinating in Fantasy memory. We have 5 or 6 forwards all capable of bagging 25+ goals this year, the biggest conundrum we face is picking the correct ones in the team, once you’re there you can safely throw the ‘C’ on any of them.
This year I’m opting with a rotating 2nd forward alongside Lukaku, so based on a favourable fixture I can own any one of Aguero, Jesus, Kane, Morata or Lacazette. All I’m doing is making sure whoever I bring in has 2 strong game weeks, so if I need to use a trade for an injury, I’m safe. Have to admit, it’s a pretty fun way to play, risky as hell though.
I notched up a very solid 90 points last week, moving me up 800k in places which goes to show how bunched together a lot of people are! I even managed that despite the heartbreak of owning Alonso and Mendy… That’s all I’ll say on that.
Last week our top 3 picks of Aguero, Kane and Lukaku all came up trumps. In truth, any premium forward would have done the business for you… Except Jesus, stay away for now.
OK, let’s take a look at this weeks contenders!
Lacazette (or you are the guy who owns Sanchez, then him) – Brighton (Home)
Realistically, if you are one of the mental few that own Alexis Sanchez, this is the game you will test him out on. He didn’t look great against The Baggies, but still managed to nearly score a hat-trick and hit the bar, West Broms defence is miles better than Brightons. It’s the kind of game Sanchez can score 9 in. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
We are here to talk Lacazette though, who’s already scored 4 at The Emirates against “lower” teams. Yep, his shots per game is horrible viewing, but this is the game he will get chances in, he’s clinical and always in the right spot, eventually he’ll get his 7 shots in a game, and big scores will follow. Not sure he’s ready to perform against the big boys, but lock him against this weeks opponents.
Harold Kane – Huddersfield (Away)
He’s away from ‘home’ which means he’s going to score, he ALWAYS scores away from home. Despite without his mates Dele and Christian he scored a Champions league hat-trick mid-week, showing our favourite huge chinned fantasy prospect can look after himself. Sure he was playing against a team of plumbers, teachers and farmers, but it’s 3 goals. AWAY. Harold is giving us the best Home & Away storyline since Angel managed to leave her wheelchair to marry Shane, just after being hit by Alf Stewarts car.
Romelu Lukaku – Crystal Palace at Home
I’ve written enough about the majestic beast known as Romelu, so I’ll keep this section the opposite of his penis (allegedly)…. Short.
It’s Crystal Palace – LOL.
He’s the number one option, unless you are one of the below people
- Flat Earth believer
- Harold Kanes mum
Aguero & Morata – Vs each other
This could be any score from 0-0 to 7-7. Sure they are both on fire at the moment, and you’d probably have to make a choice if you had none of the above mentioned players. I’d go with Morata personally, historically City have struggled at Chelsea, but this City team are shitting on history.
Just avoid, it’ll cause too many headaches.
3. Alexis Sanchez
2. Harold Kane
1. Romelu Lukaku
A lot of people are already trying to get a climbs up the ladder by gaining cheap points for a point of difference Captain. Last week’s shout of Mendy would have reaped bug rewards for a lot… sigh.
This week if you’re taking this option, you need a player in great form, low-mid level ownership against a team that has no clean sheets yet. Step up Jamie Vardy against Bournemouth.
Traditionally Eddie Howe’s men are good at home, but our very own Matt Craig was bang on when he told me recently that most goals will come away from home. Teams are opening up a lot more at home and with Bournemouth’s leaky backline, Vardy (3 in 3) can go pretty big in what will likely be a big scoring game from two teams who will believe they can get a win.
Who will you choose? Good luck for this weekend!