Captain Picks Gameweek 24
Captain Picks Gameweek 24
Following impressive victories in gameweek 23 for Spurs, Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool it is easy to see why many FPL managers have not leapt straight into the Sergio Aguero signature scramble but with a very winnable game at home to Hull City on the card this weekend the big question is:
Do I captain Sergio Aguero in gameweek 24?
And if not, who do you captain in GW24?
We are all too aware that Aguero has not scored since his return from injury but this will be his easiest test since his return with the tigers having shipped 3 goals in both of their last two games and having lost the last 3.
The 3 goal collapse at home to Newcastle last week was a new low for Hull in a season that has featured very few highs. Man City and the likes of David Silva and Sergio Aguero look set to capitalise and this could turn in to a drubbing if Hull are not careful.
For me, Sergio Aguero simply has to be your captain this week if you have him back in your squad – and although he has not reached anywhere near his best form – you would be a very brave or perhaps foolish fantasy football manager if you haven’t put him back in your team by now.
The Other Candidates for Captain:
Two of last weeks goal scoring heavyweights go head to head this week in the form of Spurs Vs. Arsenal and although these two North London football teams have produced plenty of goals in this fixture in the past, it has also had its fair share of stalemates.
I would expect goals given the recent form of both teams but if I was going for a derby day prediction I would be looking at Arsenal. The introduction of Coquelin in the holding role and the return of Ozil and Walcott look to be a frightening combination against what has been a shaky Spurs defence at times.
Arsenal Key Players:
Cazorla: Santi rewarded his faithful managers again last week with 17 points and with Sanchez definitely not in contention for a starting place he looks certain to be a majorly influential player for Arsenal.
Ozil: Was not at his best last week but still managed to find an assist and a goal. He will need to up his game here but he is world class and will be hungry to prove himself with the absence of Alexis.
Spurs Key Players:
Kane: Harry Kane has further defied the very few critics that he has with scintillating form and more goals following a demolition of West Bromwich last week. If there is a Spurs danger man then he is it.
Eriksen: The Spurs playmaker has been the set piece specialist lately and this has seen his accumulation of points increase rapidly over the last few weeks. Probably not captain potential this week but will still be a threat.
The Best of the Rest:
With another local derby in the Premier League taking place up on Merseyside this weekend we will steer away from Liverpool and Everton players – for one, there is too much chance of a red card in the game which could be a captaincy disaster! We don’t see their being clean sheets here either so it could be tasty, but unpredictable game. If we could guarantee a Sturridge start he would have captain potential - but we can’t so stay away for now.
Fab is back and should feature against Villa who shipped 5 to Arsenal last week. Although we might not get such a high scoring game at Villa Park, they were absolutely woeful last week and Chelsea will be looking to capitalise this week.
Zouma is a potential cheap buy at £4.6m in central defence and looks set to retain his central partnership with John Terry and Remy is a good shout for a goal, although neither of these are captain material they are good transfer options (albeit possibly short term).
If Chelsea do run riot here then expect Fabregas to be involved with the assists, a clean sheet is also likely for a bonus point.
Has the tide finally turned for LVG and the Man Utd players? Have West Ham finally been found out following their 2-0 defeat at Liverpool? It is hard to say with any great confidence, but Radamel Falcao has been knocking quite loudly on the proverbial goal mouth doors and he would be a half decent captain shout, he was rested in midweek and so looks set to start and following last weeks goal a flurry could well be due.
By no means a certainty to perform, or any other United players for that matter – I will be steering clear of the arm band going to a player in red.
I may be blinded by the past, but I simply cannot look past Aguero this week and so my Fantasy Premier League captain pick for gameweek 24 will be the easiest one I have made for some time…. and relax!!!