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. Gylfi Sigurdsson (5)
2. Harry Kane (16)
3. Riyad Mahrez (9)
4. Mesut Ozil (3)
5. Sergio Aguero (2)
All in all it was another decent score for our Fantasy choices, with Harry Kane once again triumphant with 2 goals and an assist to accrue a massive 16-point haul for his owners. Riyad Mahrez continued his impressive campaign with another goal, while the ‘against Aston Villa’ philosophy worked once again with Gylfi Sigurdsson getting an assist in Swansea’s 1-0 victory. Sergio Aguero once again disappointed owners with his second blank in succession, while Mesut Ozil is starting to look jaded after a long hard campaign.
Without further ado, here are our FIVE CAPTAIN CHOICES ahead of Gameweek 32!
Sergio Aguero (13.6) has been his uncharacteristic self the past few league matches, notching just two goals (against Aston Villa) in his last five games. So why is he a choice this weekend?
That’s because he’s Aguero, who has scored five goals in one match against Newcastle United this season and was the league’s top scorer last year. And up next for Manchester City is Bournemouth, who just succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.
The problem though is that Manuel Pellegrini could consider resting Aguero ahead of their Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain, meaning if City are in the lead he could be yanked off around the 60th minute mark. He’ll still be expected to score though.
Harry Kane (10.4) is undoubtedly the most in-form Premier League player right now, scoring five goals in his last three games with an assist to boot, helping him lead the goalscoring charts this season.
And despite having a tough game against Liverpool next, many will continue backing the England international to score at Anfield this weekend as the Lilywhites try to catch Leicester City in the race for the title.
The fact that Jurgen Klopp may rest a few players for their Europa League clash against Borussia Dortmund could also see a weakened Reds side, greatly boosting his appeal.
Alexis Sanchez (10.8) has been a shadow of last year’s version that carried Arsenal on his back, with the Chile international mustering just seven goal and four assists this season compared to 16 goals and eight last term.
However, it seems that Sanchez has picked up some form with one goals and two assists in his last three matches, and like Sergio Aguero, the attacking midfielder has the ability to explode in any given game, such as his hattrick against Leicester City earlier this season.
With Watford up next, the Gunners know that only a win will suffice if they are to have any hopes of winning the title, and Arsene Wenger will make sure of it.
What a debut season Dimitri Payet (8.3) is having for West Ham United, with the Frenchman already on eight goals and nine assists despite missing a big chunk of the campaign through injury.
His form has also been brilliant, with two goals and four assists over the course of five games. And he continued that with France, scoring a brilliant free kick in their friendly against Russia.
With Crystal Palace, who have not won in their last 13 games, up next at the Boleyn Ground, Payet will have the opportunity to add to his tally, even maybe getting to double digits if he can bag two goals on the night as the Hammers chase the last Champions League spot.
Not many surprises in this week’s captain options, with Jamie Vardy (7.9) rounding off the choices ahead of Gameweek 32. We could have easily gone with his partner-in-crime Riyad Mahrez (7.4), but Vardy has been hitting at the door and was on brilliant form for England the past week with two goals in two matches.
Leicester City will host Southampton in their next league game at the King Power Stadium, with the Foxes unbeaten at home since their 5-2 loss to Arsenal in gameweek seven.
Vardy hasn’t scored in the league in five games, but with 19 goals already and his form heating up, it’s hard to look past the former Fleetwood Town hitman.