Hello internet! Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Premier League captain choices, in which we look into which players have a rather high possibility of earning double points for their respective managers.
But before we dwelve into our options, let’s look at our performance from the previous gameweek.
1. Sergio Aguero (7)
2. Harry Kane (8)
3. Alexis Sanchez (14)
4. Dimitri Payet (9)
5. Jamie Vardy (2)
It was another good week for our choices, with four out of our five picks earning points for their owners. Alexis Sanchez was the pick of the bunch with an explosive 14 points, while Dimitri Payet, Harry Kane, and Sergio Aguero earned a respectful 9, 8, and 7 respectively. Jamie Vardy was the only man unable to accrue anything for his owners, with the Leicester City star now going six league games without getting on the scoresheet.
But for gameweek 33, things are about to get hot with the first DGW this season!
Here are our FIVE CAPTAIN CHOICES ahead of Gameweek 33.
Yes Romelu Lukaku (9.0) was completely hidden in Daley Blind’s pocket against Manchester United last weekend, and didn’t look anywhere near top form against Arsenal before the international break.
However, Lukaku already has 18 goals to his name this season, despite his rather patchy form to the disgruntlement of Fantasy Premier League managers. And the Belgium international will be involved in the first double gameweek of the campaign, against Watford (Away) and Crystal Palace (Away), two teams that have struggled in recent weeks.
With the Toffees actually playing better away from home, Lukaku could gain some incredible amount of points for those that captain him. He may actually be worth the triple!
Riyad Mahrez (7.4) is undoubtedly one of the stand-out players of the season, scoring an incredible 16 goals and supplying 11 assists already in their title-chasing campaign.
And next up for Leicester City are struggling Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, where the Black Cats have failed to keep a clean sheet all season until their most recent 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion.
Like Everton, Mahrez also seems to perform better away from home comforts, with the Algerian scoring 12 out of his 16 goals away from the KingPower Stadium.
It’s hard to keep Sergio Aguero (13.5) out of the captain consideration, despite the Argentine not really in the best of form ahead of Gameweek 33.
Aguero only scored one goal in a 4-0 rout against Bournemouth last weekend, and before that went five games with only two goals against a lowly Aston Villa. And in midweek against Paris Saint-Germain, Aguero was quiet, being outshone by Kevin de Bruyne (10.3) in midfield.
However, as we have said many times in the past, Aguero is Aguero, and on his day the former Atletico Madrid man can hit five goals in the space of 60 minutes. Up next for Manchester City are West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad, and he could make those that didn’t draft him in their wildcard teams regret their decision.
It’s been a while since a Liverpool player has been on the captain choices radar, but Philippe Coutinho (8.2) is finally starting to find the form that made him coveted by Barcelona.
In his first game back from injury, the Brazilian magician supplied three assists in a 6-0 rout over Aston Villa, and in his last two games has scored a goal in each.
And next up for the Reds are Stoke City at Anfield, with the Potters just coming off a terrible game where they were clawed back from two goals to draw 2-2 with Swansea last weekend. Jurgen Klopp’s men will also be buoyed by their 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund, making it even more desirable to give the armband to Coutinho.
Yes we could have gone with the typical option of Harry Kane (10.4), but Tottenham Hotspur are set to face a very defensive Manchester United side at White Hart Lane, with the Lilywhites having a rather poor record at home against the Red Devils.
So we’ve gone with a rather differential pick in Crystal Palace’s Yannick Bolasie (6.0), who is set to go on a double gameweek against Norwich and Everton, with both games coming at home.
The Republic of Congo international is one of the most skilled players in the Premier League and has been injured for a big chunk of the campaign, coinciding with Palace’s extremely poor form of late. Bolasie has also had six shots on goal and 23 touches inside the box the past five gameweeks, with only three other midfielders game-wide having more. Could he be the ultimate hipster captain (or triple captain) choice?