Our captaincy article helps you choose the right captain for the upcoming game week. This year I am again using my experience and data from the RMT Adviser’s algorithm to make my recommendations.
Harry Kane (7.47 points)
It’s probably no surprise to find out that Harry Kane is the top rated player this week by the RMT advisor. Kane has been an enigmatic proposition this season having blanked on 5 occasions but producing a double figure haul on 4 occasions – a real feast or famine pick.
A home game with Crystal Palace should offer Kane the chance to add to his 8 league goals so far and Kane is the leading captaincy candidate this week. Having returned to fitness in midweek against Real Madrid Kane is being transferred in by the masses.
Captain Kane against “easier” opposition … it can’t possibly go wrong and is a no brainer right? (We will pretend Swansea Burnley and Bournemouth didn’t happen).
For those of you without Kane, Dele Alli comes in a close 2nd in the advisor projections (5.98 points) and may provide you with a cheaper alternative.
Jamie Vardy (5.83 points)
Vardy snapped his mini drought with a goal against Everton last weekend and is fancied by the RMT Advisor to have another successful week this week, with a goal in 31% of simulations and 2 goals in 11% of simulations. Leicester face a Stoke side that haven’t been the most reliable defensively this season with only 2 clean sheets in 10 games. This choice does not get any Fergie love.
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If fit, Coutinho is the advisors preferred pick with a projected average score of 5.85 points – but of course he is an injury doubt at the time of writing. Therefore, I favour Salah against a West Ham team that has some defensive injury worries. Salah has been in terrific form for Liverpool this season and was unlucky not to score big last week having seen a penalty saved. He still managed to register an assist though and also scored in the midweek champions league game.
If you’re not keen on the Spurs assets then there is plenty of value to be found in the Liverpool attack against a vulnerable West Ham defence.
Each week we have the Pep Guardiola lottery at Manchester City but with their attacking form showing no signs of slowing down you have to consider their assets every week so if you own a Sane, Sterling, Aguero or Jesus then stick with them and cross your fingers that Pep doesn’t bench your players.
I was going to feature Richarlison too this week and feel he is deserving of being mentioned as a captain option. Watford face an Everton side in disarray and are coming off a 3-0 Europa League defeat.
Richarlison has some excellent away stats to back up my tip this week with 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 3 away games. This is definitely a very brave pick this week but it certainly it isn’t without merit.