Game Week 30 Captain
Game Week 30 Captain Picks
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The only advantage that I can think to having such a depleted Premier League fixture list is that it makes it easier for me to make a shortlist of the top 3 captain picks for gameweek 30. The trouble is, it means that there will be a lot of managers giving the armband to the same person – but perhaps that could be something to use to your advantage.
In a slight twist this week I am going to feature the top two captains and then the members article will have the top differential pick which you can read here.
The differential pick could be huge this week if the captain(s) that everyone decides to jump on underperforms and depending on your league position there could be real value in going with the differential pick this week.
GW30 Captain Pick No. 2: Riyad Mahrez
Leicester play at home to Newcastle in what will be an electric atmosphere at the King Power Stadium. If the late goal against Norwich a few weeks ago is anything to judge the level of support by (when the richter scale reported a seismic event of 0.3 at the same time as the goal) then Leicester will effectively be playing with 12 men against a Newcastle side that is in freefall and could be managerless come the weekend if certain reports are to be believed.
Mahrez needs no such advantage to rip the opposition to shreds and he has continued to perform at a consistently high level amidst this new type of pressure that Leicester find themselves under. Mahrez will probably be one of the top 2 captained players this weekend and with good reason. Whilst he has all the credentials to add to the goal he scored at Watford last weekend, it also perfectly feasible that he will falter against a Newcastle side that has to show it’s spirit. Games against teams fighting for survival are never easy and I prefer the number one pick to Mahrez this week.
GW30 Captain Pick No. 1: Harry Kane
Hopefully for FPL Harry Kane will be rested for the tough game at Borussia Dortmund (he starts on the bench) tonight and if he is I expect him to bag at least one goal, if not two against Villa this weekend. Spurs have shown their ability when beating City a few weeks ago 2-1 at the Etihad and given that City destroyed Villa 4-0 last weekend the form reads well.
Harry Kane has really answered his critics this season and looks set for a good end to the season but he will have a difficult run of games coming up. Pochettino will be looking to capitalise on this fixture and will be sending out a pretty full strength side as they look to close the gap on Leicester City.
Click here to go to the members article where we also assess the chances of Man City and Sergio Aguero as a captain pick – he is not the differential pick by the way!
Make sure you have also checked out our GW30 strategy for premium members before you make any final decision and the podcast should be on site at around 9pm Thursday and will have plenty of tips for the weekend ahead.