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Game Week 18 Captain Picks

Game Week 18 Captain Picks

Game Week 18 Captain Picks

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If you have an overindulgent Christmas Day (like many of us do – myself included) then there is the chance that you may not be ready for a Boxing Day scramble to pick your captain before the 11.45am (GMT) deadline – at least not with a completely clear head. So it makes a lot of sense to make an early game week 18 captain pick and then you can tweak it on Saturday morning if needed. Don’t worry, we will be ready to deliver your definitive captain pick at around 9am on Saturday so make sure you receive our emails by adding your details below.

There are some very tasty looking fixtures in game week 18 and you should make sure you are fully up to speed by checking out our early game week 18 tips and our top 3 FPL strikers articles here.

Captain Pick No. 3: Romelu Lukaku – Aston Villa Vs. Newcastle

Romelu Lukaku has now scored 8 goals in his last 7 games and is showing no signs of stopping having now scored in 7 consecutive games (could ‘that’ record be broken twice in one season?) and after Everton lost at home to Leicester last weekend they will be looking to get back to winning ways in Newcastle on Saturday.

Although Everton’s form has been inconsistent with them conceding plenty of goals, the one area they have been consistent is in front of goal – with only Leicester City scoring more goals than them this season, Lukaku has been the biggest factor in this and looks set to extend this impressive goal scoring form this weekend.

The concern and the reason that he is only in at number 3 this week (except for the excellent potential for our number 1 and 2 picks) is that Newcastle are in the middle of a decent run of form that has seen them pick up two wins and a draw in their last 3 games. That run of form did come off the back of a 5-1 hammering to Crystal Palace and if Villa can score at Newcastle you would bet that Everton could score 2 or 3.

Lukaku will be a popular pick for captain in GW18 and rightly so, he represents a very good chance and should start the game with there being more chance of him being rested in GW19 in the home game to Stoke – although I sincerely hope he isn’t!

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5 comments on "Game Week 18 Captain Picks"

  1. Ugyen Thinley

    Which midfielders should i keep in my team for game-week 18?
    Will Jamie Vardy be able to play in 100% against Liverpool home ground or i should replace him with Spurs striker, Kane?

  2. Mills

    I think Vardy will play for sure, I wouldn’t replace with Kane personally. Which midfielders have you got?

  3. Ugyen Thinley

    Ozil, Barkley, de bruyne and mahrez.

    i kept Wijnaldum on substitution? wat u think of my midfielders?

  4. Ugyen Thinley

    If u any idea of gameweek 18 captain picks, can u share with me which player should i choose for this gameweek 18?

  5. fantasyfootballtips

    Check out our captain picks – it’s all in there. I’d go with either Mahrez or KDB from that lot. Midfield looks fine to me.

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