The Game Week 11 Captain
GW11 Captain - The Aguero Dilemma
There are no prizes for guessing who will be the most captained FPL player this week and it is of course Sergio Aguero after his explosive display last weekend. Managers across the globe will be hoping for more from the Argentine in game week 11 as Man City take on Middlesbrough at the Etihad.
The demolition of West Bromwich Albion last week was followed up by a comprehensive 3-1 win over Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday and whilst Aguero didn't get on the scoresheet in midweek he did register an assist.
As Quigliano discussed on this week's Fantasy Football Tips Podcast, captaining Aguero this week will be more of a shield than a sword and that analogy should really dictate whether you choose to captain him or whether you should chance your arm elsewhere.
For me, Aguero has to be the definitive captain pick - but it is one that comes with caveats.
The chances are that Man City are going to break down Middlesbrough early on in this game and if they do we can expect a few more goals to follow - but there is the lingering doubt that the mighty Boro might pull off another shut out like they did at Arsenal a couple of weeks ago - in fact, they should have won that game! This City side will be buoyed by back to back wins and the confidence coming from the Barca win cannot be underestimated. Should city fire on all cylinders then Aguero is going to be very dangerous and I don't think anyone can risk losing points from him this week.
If you are miles adrift in the overall standings then you could gamble - but this could just leave you further adrift if Aguero bangs in a hat-trick. If you were to look elsewhere then it probably has to one of the Liverpool midfielders (Coutinho being our top pick). This strategy carries a lot of risk and should only be considered if you are prepared for the ramifications of an Aguero masterclass. If you want to look further afield for the game week 11 options then you can check out our full game week 11 captain picks or our GW11 Tips.
Our Game Week 11 Predictions
Last week our Premier League predictions came in very nicely with two out of our three betting picks coming in. This week we have some more top picks for you and top offers from the top firms.
Arsenal Vs. Spurs - Under 2.5 goals - 11/10 with Paddy Power
Liverpool, Bournemouth, Chelsea and Southampton all to win - £10 wins £51
Man City to win 4-0 - 10/1 - £10 returns £110 with Paddy Power