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 mega points for their respective managers.
But before we dwelve into our options, let’s look at our performance from the previous gameweek, which was the big Double Gameweek 34 many have been anticipating.
1. Alexis Sanchez (25)
2. Daniel Sturridge (17)
3. Sergio Aguero (26)
4. Dimitri Payet (6)
5. David de Gea (12)
We got our choices mostly spot on this past gameweek, with Dimitri Payet only player getting less than double digits despite hitting an assist in his second game.
But, it’s the performances of Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez that was the highlight of gameweek 34, with those than that captained them earning 52 and 50 points respectively. Many managers even chose to give them the Triple Captain chip, and it paid off big-time. David de Gea and Daniel Sturridge also accumulated good numbers, but it won’t be as easy this weekend, with six teams not featuring in gameweek 35.
Here are our FIVE CAPTAIN CHOICES ahead of Gameweek 35!
First up is one of the men on form, Alexis Sanchez (11.0). The Arsenal star has finally found the form that made him their best player last season, with the Chile international scoring six goals and supplying three assists in his last seven games.
His last two matches for the DGW amassed 25 points, and up next for the Gunners are Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats have only kept one clean sheet at home all season, and with Sam Allardyce’s men needing a win to lift themselves out of the bottom three, expect Arsenal to hit back on the counter with Sanchez being the impetus.
It could be another double-figure haul for the former Barcelona attacker.
The other man in good knick, Sergio Aguero (13.5) was the other to take gameweek 34 by storm, amassing 26 points in two matches. His current form reads six goals in his last four games, and the Argentina international will once again be up for it this weekend.
Manchester City host Stoke City at the Etihad, with the Potters losing 10 goals in their last three matches. Aguero could be a huge factor once again, with Mark Hughes men not having much to play for dangling in mid-table.
However, City will face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, meaning that Aguero is unlikely to play all 90 minutes, especially if they’re already in a lead.
Yes Harry Kane (10.3) comes back into our thinking, with the only reason for him missing out last week was because of Tottenham Hotspur’s one game in a DGW. Yet he accrued 13 points against Stoke City, and is on good form himself.
However, it is the entire Tottenham side that are in good knick, and with Mauricio Pochettino’s men pushing hard to apply pressure on Leicester City’s title bid, expect the Lilywhites to be ruthless at White Hart Lane this coming Monday.
Oh and he is the current top scorer in the Premier League.
Everybody seems to be on form at the moment. Daniel Sturridge (10.0) seems to have shaken off his injury troubles and has now played five games in succession, scoring four goals and supplying two assists during that period.
Up next for Liverpool are Newcastle United, who are one of the Reds’ favourite opposition to play at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently also extremely buoyed by recent results, especially their epic 4-3 comeback win over Borussia Dortmund the previous week.
The Europa League semi-finals will play a big factor though, with Klopp once again set to rest several players before they play Villarreal this Thursday. Yet with Divock Origi injured, Klopp has no real centre-forward apart from Sturridge, boosting his appeal.
Favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year, Riyad Mahrez (7.3) will have the chance to show the world why when Leicester City host Swansea City at the King Power on Sunday.
The Foxes are in touching distance of completing one of the biggest underdog stories in sports history, and nothing but a win over Swansea City will do them good with Tottenham hot on their trail. And with star striker Jamie Vardy suspended, Mahrez must take the mantle in his absence.
There is no doubt in his ability after 16 goals and 11 assists, but he hasn’t amassed any attacking returns in his last three matches. Leicester will need him this weekend.