Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Premier League captain choices, in which we highlight which players could give us a considerable return of double points if handed the coveted armband this week.
But before we dwelve into our options, let’s see how we performed in the previous round of fixtures.
1. Jamie Vardy (2)
2. Mesut Ozil (2)
3. Diego Costa (8)
4. Romelu Lukaku (5)
5. Sergio Aguero (2)
It was another below par week for our captain choices, but it was also a rather disappointing gameweek in general, with the average points only being 35 from the midweek round of fixtures. Despite Leicester’s two goals, Vardy was uninvolved in either, only managing to hit the bar at the King Power Stadium. Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil also flopped, with the Gunners losing 2-1 to Swansea. Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Man City made Sergio Aguero’s night a nightmare, but Diego Costa and Romelu Lukaku both grabbed a goal each to reward their owners.
Without further ado, here are FIVE Captain Choices for Gameweek 29!
Looking at the games, the obvious captaincy candidate should come from Manchester City and there is no one better than Sergio Aguero (13.4).
The Argentina international may have flopped against Liverpool, but we expect it to be a one-off with the whole side disappointing at Anfield. But it’s City’s opponents that make Aguero appealing, with rock-bottom Aston Villa making a trip to the Etihad this weekend.
The Villans are almost guaranteed to be relegated unless there is a mighty miracle, with Remi Garde’s men eight points off safety and losing an incredibly bad 11 goals in their last three games.
It could be an Aguero goal-fest this Saturday.
Diego Costa (10.8) is a man on fire, with the Spain international in incredible form ever since the turn of the year (and the sacking of Jose Mourinho).
It has now been four games in succession that Costa has given owners attacking returns, while since January 3, he has scored six goals and provided four assists in nine league matches.
Chelsea face Stoke at Stamford Bridge in their next game, but with the Blues undefeated since Guus Hiddink’s arrival, many will expect the champions to win and Costa should play a big part in it.
Riyad Mahrez (7.3) continued his claim to be the PFA Player of the season after another ridiculous assist against West Bromwich Albion to set up Andy King, and could continue his rise to stardom when Leicester City travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Watford aren’t on the best of form only winning one out of their last five, but haven’t conceded more than one goal a game in their last seven. However, with 14 goals and 11 assists already to his name, the Algerian has the ability to open up any of the league’s top defences.
After Wednesday’s results, Leicester will be buoyed that the other title challengers all dropped points, and should give it everything against the Hornets.
Harry Kane (10.0) looks to have gone off the boil in recent games, with fatigue and a face mask seemingly hampering his performances recently. And it doesn’t look good for him on paper either, with Tottenham playing Arsenal in the North London Derby next.
However, that is when Kane comes into life, with the England international scoring in both of his league games against the Gunners.
Both teams will be fatigued from their recent run of matches, and with Petr Cech injured, the game could turn out to be a goal-fest with both clubs looking to catch Leicester City at the top.
Liverpool’s summer signing has finally become a rather consistent source of points for the Reds, with Roberto Firmino (8.1) in brilliant form bagging six goals and four assists in his last seven games.
Firmino scored and assisted last night against Manchester City and will be in confident mood ahead of their away clash against Crystal Palace, who have not won in their last 11 fixtures.
What makes it even sweeter for Firmino is Palace have conceded 17 goals in their last seven as well, making it look like a great chance for the Brazilian to add to his season tally.