Game Week 3 Captain Picks
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Game week 3 Captain Picks
Football is an ever changing game from one week to the next, but one thing that remains a constant is the importance of the Fantasy Premier League Captain Pick and our game week 3 captain pick will be no different. Last week, we tipped Christian Benteke (admittedly so did a lot of other people) and he came good so we are hoping to go on a bit of a roll now by choosing another top captain.
Last week, we shied away from the top 4 clash between Man City and Chelsea and perhaps there were more pointers in that game for this season than we might have thought… luckily Aguero was not quite sharp enough and hence saved our blushes as he picked up just the one goal in a typically lively performance from the Argentine. This week see’s another top clash as Liverpool head to Arsenal in hope of extending the 100% winning start to the season.
Sergio Aguero – Everton Vs. Man City
Everton were a very different side last weekend against Southampton as the one we saw on the opening day of the season against Watford and the incredible performance of Romelu Lukaku will have made many an FPL manager’s ear prick up, but what one thing that may prevent those managers picking him this week is the impending visit of Man City to Goodison park in a campaign that sees them as impenetrable at the back so far and a return of 6 goals in 2 games against teams who usually have good defensive records.
The return of Sergio Aguero to the starting line-up against Chelsea has sparked a mass transfer scramble and we have already seen his price rise to £13.1m (higher than at any point last season) and it is hard to see a successful FPL team without him in it.
City have looked commanding in their opening two games and this promises to be a belter of a fixture. Aguero is not a nailed on captain pick for game week 3 in our opinion and he certainly is not one to play a triple captain chip on, but he will be a popular captain and it is easy to see why. If you have any of our other selections in your team we would go with them, otherwise give him the armband.
Bafetimbi Gomis – Sunderland Vs. Swansea
Sometimes when a striker scores two goals in successive games we don’t take too much notice, but when a striker is playing in a highly effective Swansea City side who are facing the team who are currently the joke of the league (who have incidentally shipped 7 goals in 2 games) we do sit up and take a lot of notice.
Bafetimbi Gomis has been something of a differential player for some time now, but this could be the season where he finally produces the kind of performances we saw in France that originally saw him come to the Premier League. With the arrival of Andre Ayew and some solid form from the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and Montero in midfield we are expecting a top 10 finish for the Welsh outfit this season as a minimum and some would suggest they will be closer to the top 7. Regardless of potential league position for Swansea, we see them head to the Stadium of Light this weekend to take on Sunderland who have had a hopeless start to the season and this will be their toughest test yet. As we discussed in our early game week 3 tips – Ayew is also a good bet this weekend, but for us Gomis is the number one choice as he is most likely to play the whole game and should enjoy plenty of chances against a leak defence. Gomis is our top captain choice this week.
Pelle – Watford Vs. Southampton
We gave a shout to Pelle last weekend against Everton but Southampton didn’t really show up and we saw that much improved Everton performance. The Saints will be looking to make amends this weekend and whilst we can see Watford scoring against them, we fancy a few goals in this game. A goal in the first 20 minutes for Southampton could result in an open game and we fancy a goal for Pelle this week given the disappointment of last weekend.
Is he our top pick? No… but he is in our top 3 or 4. If you have him in your team and none of our other selections then go with Pelle.
Who we won’t be captaining this week:
This is a headline that we don’t usually go with and one that could massively backfire – cue hat-tricks…. But there are a few big players that we will be staying away from this weekend. Any Arsenal forwards will be given a miss this weekend, given the strong defensive start made by Liverpool and we won’t be going with Hazard as captain this week either. Although Man City gave WBA a tough game on the opening weekend of the season, we don’t expect Chelsea to be quite so effective. Maybe a return for the 1-0 Chelsea win this weekend as Jose will want to just get the job done.