Fantasy Premier League tips: 3 ideal captaincy candidates
After a number of midweek clashes, teams now turn their focus to the Premier League and so will the Fantasy Premier League managers. The FPL coaches need to be wary of team rotation this week, given that the teams are playing in the space of three days. Few teams have Champions League fixtures on the horizon too.
There are some tasty captaincy options for this week with Manchester City taking on Brighton at home and Tottenham Hotspur coming up against Huddersfield Town. Here we take a look at the top 3 captaincy candidates for this week.
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
The Champions come up against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium, a place where they often dominate the possession. Striker Sergio Aguero has a good record of scoring at home as well as finding the net against recently promoted sides.
The Argentine is heavily priced at £11.4million but tends to deliver big in games like these. He has picked up points in three of his last few games, including home and away. Though Aguero has scored only 1 goal in that period, he has hit the woodwork and come close on many other occasions. For those who have him in the side, there’s no doubt he’s the man for the armband this week.
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Spurs come up against one of the lesser sides in Huddersfield Town this weekend. Mauricio Pochettino’s men travel to the John Smith’s Stadium but are the favourites to win. The Terriers have been utterly poor this season and have conceded a league-high 14 goals.
That’s exactly why this might be the fixture for Harry Kane to explode to life. Priced at £12.4million, it’s about time the England captain delivers big and this might be it. There’s a slight scent of a hat-trick from Kane and those who take the risk could be rewarded.
He is definitely expensive and one way for managers to bring him in could be by offloading Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah (£12.9 million), who has so far failed to hit the heights of last season. Selling Salah should see managers gather sufficient funds to bring in Harry Kane.
Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)
The Frenchman might be an outside option, but if he does deliver, it will be a major source of differential points for his owners. The striker is present in just 5.3% of the squads and yet, he has picked up 4, 12, 5 and 8 points in the last 4 weeks.
At £9.5million, Lacazette is also a lot cheaper than Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero. The Gunners have also looked in good shape in the last few weeks, winning every single one of their game after the first two losses.