My previous article was a simple advisory on the players worth picking, avoiding or getting rid of, if you did not have a look at it then you should before you make your final transfers ahead of GW 7, click here to read the article before proceeding to my captain picks.
Friday is our Captain picks day so let’s do this, with an avalanche of goals in the premier league over the last two weeks, we’ve had a plethora of options to choose from for our weekly captains.
The stakes could be higher and the pressure to pick the correct player for your armband is at an all-time high, if you bungle up your captain pick and your opponents in the mini-league get theirs right then you will surely experience the heart breaking red arrows.
With Harry Kane hitting a brace, Aguero scoring a goal and laying on an assist for Raheem Sterling, Lukaku continuing his consistency for a goal every game (6 goals in 6 games), Morata netting an incredible hat trick against the stingy potters defense, Lacazette bagging a brace against Westbrom, it seems like we are getting spoilt for choices at best.
How about we give you six candidates for you to take your pick from? In no particular order, here we go;
- Romelu Lukaku against Crystal Palace. (6 goals 1 assist)
The Big Belgian has been in excellent form so far this season proving his detractors wrong, he has scored 6 goals in 6 games in the league only failing to score in one premier league game so far (a game in which he failed to score a penalty) otherwise he’d have had a 100% record. Rom is owned by a massive 56.3% and has been the most captained player for all the 6 game weeks so far, which means that if you don’t captain him and he ends up running riot against the rock bottom Crystal Palace, you will suffer a massive fall in your rankings. At this point in time Lukaku is your safest bet to score every match and considering the way Palace have been conceding goals left, right, center expect Lukaku to reward your trusting him with the arm band.
- Harry Kane against Huddersfield. (4 goals 0 assists)
Kane has been known to score his goals in braces and hat tricks throughout his relatively young career. Fresh from his first hat trick in the champion’s league and a brace in the league against West Ham, Kane is primed to run riot against a Huddersfield side whose form has started faltering off in the last few matches. Despite keen being a somewhat risky investment for captain, you really wouldn’t want to be among the managers who miss out on his usually generous output of goals. Huddersfield are now being awoken to the rude reality of the English top flight after starting their campaign imperiously, the Huddersfield defenders should be really worried by the prospect of facing “Hurricane” .
- Mohamed Salah against Newcastle. (4 goals 2 assists)
The “Egyptian Messi” has taken to his second stint in the league like a duck to water. He has been the biggest beneficiary of Liverpool’s playing style without a natural number 9, firmino has been playing the role of a ‘’false 9” perfectly by moving into midfield and leaving spaces in the opponents box for the Pharaoh to run into. Liverpool has been known to beat opponents’ defenders to submission with their lightning fast attackers in the form of Mane, Salah, Firmino as well as Coutinho before peppering their goal with shots and Salah has been their main threat going forward. With Mane back from suspension, expect the former Chelsea man to bring chaos to Newcastle’s defense and if you are going to captain him be rest assured you’ll be among a few courageous managers and you’ll reap rewards handsomely.
- Alexander Lacazette against Brighton & Hove Albion (4 goals 0 assists)
The gunners record summer signing has hit the road running already becoming the first arsenal player to score in 3 consecutive home games since Brian Marwood in 1988, his predatory instincts inside the opposition penalty area is exactly the poacher that Wenger needed since Robin Van Persie left. With Lacca expected to play just in front of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Oezil, expect him to receive all the ammunition he needs to shoot down the premier league new boys…… it also seems that he is the designated penalty taker for Arsenal, expect him to fire a few penalty goals during the course of the season as well.
- Roberto Firmino against Newcastle (2 goals 2 assists).
I know having Firmino in this list might be a shock to you but just hold your horses, Mane is back!!! .Firmino hasn’t had an attacking return since GW 3 when he had a goal and an assist against Arsenal, however, with Sadio Mane back from suspension, expect Firmino to be restored to his CF role. Newcastle will have more than they can handle with Mane out on the right and Salah out on the left so expect Firmino to have some freedom to cause havoc against Rafa Benitez’s new comers.
I would have included Sergio Kun Aguero in this list considering his red hot form but I just woke up to the sad news that the lethal striker has been involved in a car crush and might be out for a while, Quick Recovery Sergio.
Hey, all the best managers, may you make the right captain choices.