Game Week 37 Captain Tips
Game Week 37 Captain Picks
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Two captain choices to make between now and the end of the season and the choice of who to give the armband to will be crucial for some in deciding mini leagues. Many others may well have given up by now, so if you are here and reading this – good on you for sticking out the season!
Many managers will be looking at the double game week players for their game week 37 captain choice and it is easy to see why – but a word of caution over the double game week captain – think back to previous DGW’s when we saw Lukaku blank and Martial play once out of two games. Also, take a look at our gameweek 37 tips article where we look at the dangers of squad rotation for the likes of Liverpool.
This week we are going to look at three captain picks with each coming at it from a different angle. The premium members article will offer the most solid choice of captain with the other two being the differential captain and a gamblers wildcard pick for those who want to live dangerously in the penultimate week of the season (probably most suited to those players who are way off in their mini-leagues).
GW37 Captain Pick – The Wildcard Gamble
This captain pick is for those managers who have almost given up, or who have given up and fancy a real punt just to make life interesting again. This week this captain choice goes to Troy Deeney. Two goals against Aston Villa last week was an excellent return for the Watford man who is a snip at £5.3m and although Watford have been in pretty poor form prior to the Villa game, the lack of FA Cup distraction might give them an edge in two away games to Norwich and Liverpool.
If Liverpool progress through to the Europa League final then I expect them to field a weakened side like they did against Swansea last weekend and that would give Deeney the chance to move above Ighalo and claim a top 5 FPL striker position.
GW37 Captain Pick – The Differential Pick
Andy Carroll has picked up in form of late and has two home games against Swansea and Man Utd to try and add to his recent goals and assists. He is a rotation risk which means there is less chance him being selected as captain and with just 6.2% ownership (at the time of writing) anyone who gambles on him could potentially win big if he grabs a couple of goals this week.
Swansea had a good result against Liverpool last week but it was a very understrength opposition and the game against West Ham will be a lot tougher. Dimitri Payet is the safer option for the Hammers and is a triple captain thought for many with the remaining big chip to play, but I like the prospect of Carroll scoring against Swansea and I suspect he will also play against Man Utd. He ran riot against Arsenal on his return to scoring earlier last month and although United have generally been better defensively this season, there are still frailties that exist and Bilic will be desperate for revenge after their FA Cup dismissal in April at the hands of United.