Our captaincy article is back to help you choose the right captain for game week 20. This year we are using data from the RMT Bot and our experience to make our recommendations.
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The first pick from the bot this round is Aguero, he returned from suspension in the last gameweek without any success in city’s loss to Liverpool at Anfield. With an average predicted score of 6.6 points this week, Aguero is comfortably the top pick from the RMT bot and if you have him in your fpl squads then he is likely to be your first choice captain pick too.
The results of the bot simulations for Aguero are 1 goal in 35.6%, 2 in 14.8%, 3 in 2.6%. The last time City and Burnley met Aguero found the net on 2 occasions. I wouldn’t want to bet against a repeat of that if I’m being honest and as a non owner I’ll be watching this one nervously and hoping Kun doesn’t do too much damage.
Another round of games and once again the bot likes Sanchez. Just an assist last time out against Crystal Palace for Alexis probably disappointed his owners and those who gave him the armband but Alexis is always dangerous and was a touch unlucky again not to have scored. The RMT bot gives Sanchez a projected return of 6.3 points this week with the following goal projections; 1 in 31.2%, 2 in 6.6%, 3 in 1.6%
Sanchez has tended to be stronger in away games this season with the majority of his really big numbers coming in games on the road, the last time Arsenal played Bournemouth Sanchez scored twice so much like Aguero there is a great chance that Alexis will inflict similar damage again this time.
As I continue my whistle stop tour of captaincy choices this week my next stop is with the Manchester United striker. Like Sanchez earlier there was just an assist for Ibrahimovic. Zlatan was unlucky not to have himself on the score sheet again having had a goal very harshly ruled out and saw a couple of good chances well saved by the Middlesbrough keeper.
United and West Ham have met twice already this season and Ibrahimovic has scored 3 times in the 2 games. United come into this game in great form having won 5 league games in a row for the first time in almost 2 years and with Ibrahimovic in the form he is in currently I think it’s reasonable to expect some more attacking returns