Captain Pick Gameweek 30
FPL Gameweek 30 Tips: Captain Choice
It’s been another busy old week in the Fantasy Premier League as many of the top teams try to overcome the abysmal display offered by most of their top players last time out. Given that gameweek 30 is the last week to accumulate any points in March, this is a huge week - but then… aren’t they all?
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This week, we will be focusing on the captain pick for gameweek 30 as this is probably your most important decision. You also need to be planning ahead to gameweek 31 which does see a double game week for the likes of QPR and newly resurgent Aston Villa - with a brace from Agbonlahor and Benteke last week, could they perhaps enter your thinking?
Captain Choice for Gameweek 30
If you have chosen your captain well this month then there is a good chance you will be up towards the top for the monthly prize. If you haven’t, well this next part really is for you. With Man City, Chelsea and Spurs taking on supposed lowly opposition there will be plenty of players to pick from in these teams.
Sergio Aguero: Man City Vs West Brom
Aguero is the most captained player in the league on a weekly basis and there is good reason for that given that he is only second in the points table to Harry Kane - and let’s not forget he had a lengthy injury. However, this is not the week to select the Argentinian forward as your captain. Barcelona was a tough match for City, physically and mentally! With Aguero playing the full 90 minutes, missing a penalty and working up front on his own for the majority of the game, he will be feeling the effects of that here.
Sure, he could score plenty. But city failed against Burnley in their last league game and face a tough West Brom side in an early Saturday kick off. There are other options that offer differential this week so my advice is to look elsewhere. My prediction for Aguero is 1 goal maximum this week.
Harry Kane: Spurs Vs. Leicester
The Spurs striker has made a real splash this season and is being rewarded with an England call up. However, he has had a lull by his standards of late having faced some tough teams in the last few games. A home game against a leaky Leicester City represents a good opportunity for him to get back to scoring ways. Kane is my captain choice this week as I think Spurs will be up for this on the back of the Old Trafford result last week. They will also benefit from their European exit in the last round which means they have had all week to prepare.
Eden Hazard: Chelsea Vs. Hull City
Chelsea travel to Hull this week in a game that has great importance for both sides. Hazard is the highest points scorer at present in fantasy premier league and this means he has to be taken seriously this week. Chelsea have had a full week to prepare and could be dangerous this week with the Premier League their main season focus point now. Jose Mourinho has been complaining this week about the lack of penalties Chelsea have been awarded this season, which is a shame for Hazard as the nominated spot kick taker - don’t be surprised to see the blues managers mind games work this week with a Chelsea pen. For me, he is a good solid option this week, but Kane just pips him given the home game.
The Alternative Captain Choice for Gameweek 30
I alluded to this player earlier. Christian Benteke was a force to be reckoned with not so long ago. But the fantasy football forgotten man had lost his way. He certainly went some way to finding the tracks last week with his double at Sunderland and the new attacking style of football that Sherwood has brought to the Villa will help him no end. He is still the same player, and given service, goals will surely follow. If you aren’t brave enough to go captain against Swansea City then it is certainly worth considering him for game week 31 which sees a double week for Villa with games against Man Utd and a home fixture against the notoriously poor travelling QPR.