I bet you didn’t consider captaining a certain Marcus Rashford this weekend…
Hello internet! Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Premier League captain choices, in which we review which players could give us a considerable return of double points if given the coveted armband.
But before we look at our options, let’s take a look at last week’s choices and see who performed and who flopped.
1. Jamie Vardy (5)
2. Riyad Mahrez (3)
3. Harry Kane (2)
4. Dimitri Payet (3)
5. Odion Ighalo (2)
It was another poor week for our choices, with only Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy giving any significant points by making an assist (with the smallest of touches following a Marc Albrighton cross before Leonardo Ulloa scored for the Foxes). Tottenham’s Harry Kane was also uninvolved in his side’s two goals, while Dimitri Payet’s fine form from the FA Cup didn’t continue in terms of Fantasy points. And for the first time this season, Odion Ighalo has gone four games without attacking returns.
Despite the disappointment from the weekend, we are confident our FIVE CHOICES will do well when the Premier League kicks off again THIS TUESDAY.
Saving many managers that captained him this past weekend, Jamie Vardy (7.7) is once again a contender for the armband this Tuesday.
Although he didn’t score against Norwich, The England international grabbed a lucky assist and will be looking to add to his 19-goals so far this term when West Bromwich Albion travel to the King Power Stadium.
The Baggies are in decent form at the moment winning their last two games, but after a battling performance in an epic 3-2 win over Crystal Palace, their defence may find it difficult to handle Vardy’s pace and directness.
We don’t know what Mesut Ozil (9.9) did over the summer, but the Arsenal play-maker has been one of the best players in the league this season with five goals and 18 assists.
The Gunners may have been defeated by Manchester United, but the German got himself a goal and an assist, continuing his fine form in his last three games.
With Arsene Wenger’s men five points behind league leaders Leicester City, they know only a win will suffice against Swansea City at the Emirates on Wednesday, and Ozil is expected to play a big part if they manage to beat the Welsh club.
Chelsea star Diego Costa (10.7) is back for real. Ever since Jose Mourinho was sacked, the Brazil-born Spain international has transformed into the world class striker from last season, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in 10 games.
He grabbed an assist against Southampton during the weekend and will be itching to get back on the score-sheet when the Blues travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich (who have conceded 13 goals in their last five games) this Tuesday.
Romelu Lukaku (8.7) is one of those strikers that is sometimes almost unplayable, while other times just a constant source of frustration.
The Toffees centre-forward does however have 16 goals already to his name this season, but has been disappointing in the last several matches, only scoring one goal in six games.
However, with a blank during the weekend, Lukaku will be well rested when they travel to relegation-favourites Aston Villa on Tuesday, and the Belgium international will be confident after putting two past them earlier in the season at home.
You cannot make a captains article without mentioning the league’s best player in Sergio Aguero(13.5), despite Manchester City facing Liverpool (again) this Wednesday.
He may have not gotten on the scoresheet at Wembley, but he did give an assist to Fernadinho and will believe that he has the quality to score against Jurgen Klopp’s men.
The Reds have shipped in quite a few goals in recent weeks, and Aguero (who has 14 goals) will be licking his lips in anticipation of another rematch from the Capital One Cup final.