Hello internet! Welcome back to THE LAST edition (this season) of Fantasy Premier League Captain Choices, in which we delve into which players could get you a rather significant return on double points if handed the coveted armband.
As usual, before we take a look at our picks this week, we evaluate the five options from last.
1. Anthony Martial (12)
2. Dimitri Payet (12)
3. Daniel Sturridge (2)
4. Eden Hazard (12)
5. Andy Carroll (3)
It was either 12 points or a meagre display in our choices, with Anthony Martial, Dimitri Payet, and Eden Hazard awarding some good returns if they were given the armband for Gameweek 37’s Double Gameweek. However, Andy Carroll and Daniel Sturridge both disappointed big-time, with the duo returning no attacking returns and getting less than a player with a full two games of 4 points.
But now we are on the final gameweek of the season. Does your team have something to play for?
Here are our FIVE FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE CAPTAIN CHOICES ahead of Gameweek 38!
Sergio Aguero (13.3) is our first choice and is on fine form, having scored in six consecutive Premier League matches since the beginning of April with eight goals.
Recently, the Argentina star was used sparingly by Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as they attempted to beat Real Madrid and progress to the Champions League final, but after being knocked out, expect Aguero to be the first name on his team sheet once again.
Not to mention, Aguero has 24 goals and is only one behind top scorer Harry Kane, giving him additional incentive to score against a Swansea side (albeit in form) that don’t have much to play for.
Well if Sergio Aguero is eyeing Harry Kane’s (10.2) 25 goals, then it is expected that Kane will also be looking to score and extend his lead at the top of the goalscoring charts.
And it won’t get much easier for the England international this weekend, with Tottenham Hotspur going to St. James’ Park to face a Newcastle United side that have just been relegated.
Not to mention, Spurs have the added incentive of finishing above Arsenal for the first time in decades, and if they do Kane should play a big part of it.
Alexis Sanchez (11.0) is an option to be named captain once again with Arsenal playing Aston Villa at the Emirates this weekend.
After two successive blanks, the Chilean found his goalscoring touch with a brilliant finish against Manchester City, pushing his tally to 13 goals so far this season.
Arsenal will also try to win to give them hope of finishing above London rivals Tottenham on the table, and with Villa losing their last six away games, the Gunners are easily favourites to grab three points in Gameweek 38.
Last weekend, Leicester City lifted the Premier League title, something that nobody in their right mind thought they would be saying eight months ago.
And a big reason behind their success was Jamie Vardy (7.4), who has bagged 24 goals for the Foxes this season and will go down history as one of the greatest attackers to ever play for the club. But the story might not end just yet.
Like Sergio Aguero, Vardy is behind Harry Kane by just one goal, and the England star will be eyeing the finish the season as Top Scorer to crown off a truly remarkable campaign when they travel to Chelsea this weekend.
If it wasn’t for Leicester City’s incredible season, the Player of the Year this term might have been West Ham United star Dimitri Payet (8.6), who has delighted Hammers fans and neutrals with his brilliant performances.
And in Gameweek 37, he awarded many that made him Triple Captain, with two late assists justifying their selection giving 12 points (36 with TC).
With nine goals and 13 assists already this season, Payet will look to break into double digits when the Hammers play Stoke City on Sunday, with the Potters not winning their last six games, losing four of them. Could he score another trademark free kick?