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Salah, Kane, Lukaku and Sterling in Captain Picks for game week 36

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.

Mo Salah

At the time of writing there are genuine doubts about whether Salah will start or not this weekend, with Liverpool having one eye on next week’s Champions League second leg with Roma but a captains article is not a captains article without “Mr. Set and forget”.

Salah continues to score goals without regard for the oppositions goals against tallies and comes into this weekend on the back of 2 more goals against Roma. Stoke are this week’s guests to the Salah party and if we do get word that he is due to start this game then there isn’t anyone else I would give the armband to because Salah ticks almost all of the boxes you could want in a captain- he scores double digits returns regularly and even when he doesn’t he usually finds the back of the net.

We should have some sort of news about Salah for the weekend before the deadline and if he is starting then you do not need to read further- just captain Salah!

Harry Kane

I am a bit conflicted with this one. On one hand it is Harry Kane who is on a good home fixture but then on the other hand Kane has been something of an FPL troll this season with several blanks in fixtures just like this one.

Captaining Kane in a home game against Watford feels more like an automatic reflex rather than a well thought out decision at this point and the England striker hasn’t looked as sharp as usual since his early return from an ankle ligament injury with just 1 goal in FPL and 1 goal that he went cap in hand to the Premier League to beg for, which has caused much amusement to many and caused him to be the punch line in a speech given at the PFA awards last weekend- the poor thing!

If Salah, is rested this weekend then Harry Kane is probably the default option for this weekend so it is worth bringing him in if you don’t have him as he does have a double game week next week too.

Romelu Lukaku

I will tip the Belgian this week because I am fairly convinced that Arsenal will roll in to Old Trafford with a weakened side as they chase Europa League glory and this weekend is sandwiched in between semi-final legs with Atletico Madrid.  Assuming my hunch is correct the3n a home win for United seems the most likely result and I will back Lukaku to continue his good scoring form in this game.

United haven’t always hammered sides this season and the days of regular 4-0 wins back in August and September seem a long time ago but United are after 2nd place and Jose Mourinho won’t want any let up until that is secured so don’t expect any favours for his old pal Arsene this weekend, this coupled with a potentially weakened Arsenal side makes Lukaku a decent differential captain pick this week.

Raheem Sterling

I was going to tip Gabriel Jesus but I think I will go for Sterling based on getting an extra point per goal and the possibility of the clean sheet point. Sterling has been in great scoring in form for City this season, save for a few comical misses, but in the main he has been terrific for City with 21 league goals so far.

I was also going to say that the bonus system doesn’t seem to favour Jesus but if the truth is told it doesn’t seem to like Sterling much either as he hasn’t received a bonus point in either of his last 2 fixtures despite registering a goal and assist in each one.

Captaining a City player against West Ham is not a bad idea but with a few doubts about who will play it does come with a hint of caution. I think Sterling should be safe this weekend so if you have him and fancy rolling the dice on someone not named Mo or Harry then Raheem could be the one for you!


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30 thoughts on “Salah, Kane, Lukaku and Sterling in Captain Picks for game week 36

  1. Please help my team  Already took a (-4) hit. Alonso to Naughton and Mahrez to Sterling.
    Level for 1st in my ML.
    Got 2.4m itb. And TC left.
    Tempted to go Alli to Salah to cover my ass.

        • @IvanTheTerrible that’s a 12 point hit, but the double game week will cover that.
          Alli to Son and Luka to Jesus.
          When will Anfield express leak the lineup? Because
          Salah v Stoke :cry:

        • @mayowaimoyo
          In that case you can do Luka-Jesus or leave it for next week.
          I don’t know about Salah as I am not interested even if he starts. Trying to get more DGW players who hopefully will play 120 minutes in both games. The trouble is that we can only guess as those double GWs are always the trickiest :unsure:

    • @Branchy

      Alonso to Davies and Mahrez to Sterling/Sane?
      I think Aubameyang is worth holding on to. He is unable to play in Europa League, so must surely play in Premier league games.
      In the 9 games he has played, he has got 6 goals and 3 assists. Whilst Arsenal have a tough visit to Man Utd this week, they have Burnley and Leicester in DGW37 and Huddersfield in GW38

  2. I can’t decide to choose Salah as captain or Kane. I know Salah is the safest pick, Kane hasn’t looked himself after the injury but i hate to have the captain in the early game, can ruin my whole weekend :) I just wonder if Kane could get a big score this week. What are you guys going for?

    • @mesh Salah for me, having Kane is good enough differential with his ownership still below 50% plus he has not shown any signs of form till now :eek:

  3. This is the best team I can muster without taking hits and in which the first X1 will all have a DGW next week , thoughts?
    I got rid of Mahrez for Sterling so 1 FT and 100k ITB and TC for next week

    In a total dilemma as to who to give the armband
    Mr “Set and Forget Mo Salah
    Mr “I’m missing lots of sitters lately Sterling
    Mr “Keep persisting with me ” Luka
    Thoughts and logic welcome
    Cheers UCW

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