Game Week 18 Captain Tips
Game Week 18 Captain Picks
The last few weeks have proved tricky when picking a captain and the game week 18 captain choice might be even more difficult to make – with plenty of options amongst the Boxing Day fixtures it is crucial to make the right pick. We will be assessing the chances of our top three captain tips and as always our top pick will only appear when you log in through your members area.
Last week we went with the ever reliable Diego Costa as our number one pick and he duly obliged with a goal and a bonus point to please our premium followers. With the Chelsea player finally picking up that inevitable fifth yellow card, he is not an option for GW18 and we will have to use our spidey senses (and perhaps a little bit of fantasy football knowhow) to navigate a successful captain selection to give you all a late Christmas present during this festive period.
GW18 Captain Pick No.3: Kevin De Bruyne
Man City have come in for plenty of criticism this season and much of it is warranted and of course it is attributed to their defensive record rather than their attack. In fact, they have an embarrassment of riches in attack which is going to be further bolstered in January with the arrival of the Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Jesus. They have no fears on the attacking front this weekend either as they prepare to visit Hull City who have been inconsistent at best (and that’s being kind) this season.
This may or may not be a mullering for the home team, but with Aguero suspended and Iheanacho not quite fitting the bill for Pep, it seems that the chances will be falling to the attacking midfielders of Man City. KDB is the man we have opted for purely based on the influence he has in the final third for City. He is the man on the set pieces and if you choose De Bruyne as captain in game week 18 you will be able to rest pretty easy. He will definitely play as City can’t afford any slips here.
The other option of interest in this fixture and with severe differential potential is David Silva and we highlighted the reasons why in our game week 18 tips article.
GW18 Captain Pick No.2: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan has finally found some consistency and has been aided by all round better play in the United team behind him. A home fixture against struggling Sunderland might be a walk in the park for the mighty Ibra – but it could just as easily turn out to be a very tight affair as David Moyes will be looking to secure at least a point in his quest for safety when he travels to his old employers.
Sunderland have sured up a but at the back and are coming in to this game after a good 1-0 win over Watford. The early minutes of this fixture will be telling and if Man Utd can score early on then this could end up being a dark day for the Black Cats. Both managers have a point to prove in this game and it looks set to be a Christmas cracker!
As much as we love these first two picks, our number one captain tip is the one to be on this week – if you are logged in with your membership then carry on reading below.
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