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Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 21

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 21

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 21

Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 21. Let me begin with wishing all our loyal and active site members and readers a Happy New Year. Hope you were all surrounded by your dear and near ones as we all ushered the beginning of 2017. But that shouldn’t deter us from what we have been religiously doing since the beginning of August, with half of the season behind US and the games coming thick and fast with a few international breaks here and there, it becomes of utmost importance how you and me target the second half of the season. For some it might be to top their own private leagues or for some it might be to do a personal best in overall rankings. With our 2nd wildcard now play now, it would be much more important to get your captain right each and every week (we all know that doesn’t happen) and use that Wildcard effectively to get you where you want to be. Enough said, let’s move on to the Captaincy Picks for this week:

Alexis Sanchez (away vs Swansea)

Ending 3 matches without scoring a goal, Sanchez was able to deliver some much needed FPL points to his owners in GW20 in the comeback at Bournemmouth. Somehow (and like always) Arsenal have started to struggle to keep cleansheets with them somehow scraping wins and draws, with the gorgeous Frenchman Giroud saving them recently. With an away trip to Swansea (who lost to Hull in the Cup last weekend!), expect Arsenal to be among the goals with Alexis clearly the standout candidate. As mentioned earlier another Arsenal prospect can be Oliver Giroud for his recent knack of chipping in goals at the fag end of matches of late, the only problem with him is his game time being handed to him by Wenger which should be definitely more than what he currently gets considering his form of late. The potential return of Theo Walcott could potentially see Giroud starting on the bench again. The last time these two teams met in October at the Emirates stadium it ended with a 3-2 win to the Gunners with goals chipped in by Walcott and Mesut Ozil.

Deli Ali (home vs West Brom)

One of the most exciting prospects in England, Deli Ali has somehow managed to again prove this season why he is definitely one of the finest talents out there and why he should command attention. With six goals in his last three games and with 10 goals for the season so far, he seems to have stolen team-mate Harry Kane’s thunder! With a home fixture to West Brom, it makes it even more compelling to give him the arm band. It is interesting to note the last time these two had met in October, it was a draw with this man himself saving Spurs from the brink of defeat. West Brom’s habit of keeping a clean sheet is worse than many people realise – they have only kept three all season with just one since GW3. Therefore it’s reasonable to expect goals and who to better to captain than the hottest property in FPL right now?

Sergio Aguero (away vs Everton)

Kun’s return from suspension has seen him hardly turn up vs Liverpool, come off the bench at half time vs Burnley to score a goal which could easily have been given as an own goal and then get on the scoresheet in the Cup romp vs West Ham courtesy of Yaya smashing the ball into him. So why the justification of handing Kun the captaincy? Despite his erratic form before and after suspension, Kun remains Kun, one of the few FPL players with the potential to make a game-week on his own. We’ve all witnessed the damage he can do by not owning him, let alone not captaining him. With City dropping to fourth and Pep suddenly finding himself under pressure, maybe it’s time to return to the tried and tested method of starting one’s best player. City are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with the Toffees and having been dumped out of the Cup at home by Leicester, confidence in the Everton camp is at best, fragile – not what you need when the game’s most lethal predator is in town.

Jermaine Defoe (home vs Stoke)

Now we accpet it’s not normal to recommend or indeed to consider skippering a Sunderland player. The Black Cats are of course, perennial relegation battlers, who normally find just enough to scrape themselves out of the drop zone just in time, following seven months of dire performances. We have of late seen some sort of early recovery from Moyesie’s Monsters and this week they play host to enigmatic Stoke. Mark Hughes selected a strong team for last week’s home Cup tie vs Wolves….which they went on to lose 2-0. So with Sunderland battling and Stoke flailing, will Defoe be your honoured armband wearer this weekend? The striker has scored 11 goals and assisted 3 this season, that’s 14 in total (for those who struggle with basic arithmetic) – bear in mind Sunderland has scored 19 all season, it’s a fair assumption that Defoe will be involved…it’s also a safe bet that Stoke won’t keep a clean sheet – they have only kept two on the road this season.

Thank you for reading my Captain Picks. Four good candidates above, will you choose one of them or someone else?

Good luck, and Happy New Year!

Thanks for reading Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 21. This article was written by Jeet

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  1. My forward line is Ibra, Costa and Defoe. Wondering if I should sell Ibra for the next big thing?

    • Kun?

  2. Thanks for the article Jeet! Sanchez to score a hatrick this weekend!

    Latest WC team. Been fiddling all week, any suggestions? What defenders are essential?

    I’m thinking Ibra will experience a lul over the next month, Aguero will shine, Giroud will continue his form and with the fixtures you probably can’t leave him out, Costa has been on fire all year. Cheers guys!

    • Obrigado,
      Nice squad. Following on from Cookies comment, would you consider saving money by switching Stan to De Roon and then buying Rose for Baines or Daniels?

      • Lep!

        Awesome idea, might add that in, still like the idea of having Stan and Phillips with fixtures and form in their favour but that change could make a big difference!

    • Thanks Obrigado for the read.. All the best for the coming week! Quite a long forward analysis you have up there.. ?.. Hope we all get it right each week! ??

      • Likewise Jeet!! I guess Aguero isn’t the forward in form out of Ibra, costa and Giroud and himself but I just think he’all explode sooner rather than later. It is a big chunk out of the bank though!

  3. Great article ! I am confused between Sanchez and Costa for the captain band. Costa playing against a depleted Leicester side as a striker and then there is Sanchez playing against a side at rock bottom ! The thing with Sanchez will either go all out or get 3 points but Costa will definitely chip in with a goal ! Any help ?

    • Sanchez 3 g bangers this GW

    • Hi Neelbasus,
      The captain pick is best taken alone. You can be disappointed if you pick the “wrong” one but you can be suicidal if you ignore your gut and follow someone else’s advice to choose the wrong one.

  4. Morning all! Great Article thanks as ever! Loved catching up on the banter in the comments with a certain someone! You have to say he does have a very different approach to the rest of us on here!! haha

    Well the weather was a bag of dicks last night! Turns out my new house is actually more akin to Kansas! Thought i’d be walking to work with a talking lion, a scarecrow and fucking tin man!! Excuse my french i’ve had little sleep!!

    Anywho I digress! Kind of wishing I brought in Giroud instead of Defoe this week but given that he could be rotated I went with the safer long term option of Defoe. I’ve got 1.1 ITB which can go towards Ibra to Run should he explode!

    Got 3/4 mentioned in the above so I guess I have a lot to ponder! Got the armband on Deli at present but Sanchez is probably going to get it…or Defoe… who knows!! haha

    Doing ok at the min but starting to look ahead to fixtures and what I can do to improve, thinking my defence needs a bit of attention, is it worth Walker or Alonso to an Arsenal defender or should I look to bin of Holebas first? I can actually do Holebas to Mustafi but that will blow my kun savings… thoughts y’all!?

    • Hi Rosco, or should we call you Dorothy now? :) Adding an Arsenal defender seems a great move with those fixtures ahead. I’d probably keep Chelsea and Spurs in there purely on the basis that they are the numbers 1 & 2 defensively, statistically anyway. Watford seem to have fallen apart a bit so if anything I’d do that one. Keeping that Kun money seems wise also though, especially with an eye on a certain fixture in GW24! Maybe do the Arsenal one now but with a plan to raise the necessary back somehow in the meantime.

    • Yeah i’m sure i can work something out re Kun! Will beef up that defence and then look to downgrade Allen and someone else as and when… righto I’m off to see the wizard!!

    • Thanks Rosco for the read. Wish you the best for the week! Cheers

  5. Jeet, great picks, mate. Thanks for a top read!

    I, for one, have a good feeling about Sanchez (c) this weekend.

    • Thanks James for the read! Hope it works out for you mate. Good luck for the week! Cheers

  6. Jeet

    I apologise for commenting late on this but I read it last night and was distracted before I could thank you.

    I’ll be honest, I have no idea who I will captain this week as I haven’t had time to look at my team yet! Your picks looks solid though so thank you very much and well done.

  7. BLUES 41 mins ago
    On a WC

    Jaku Heaton
    Alonso/Azpi Brunt Baines Friend Muniesa
    Philips Eriksen Haz Sanchez Pogba
    Lukaku Costa 4.3

    What changes should i make?

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