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Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 30

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 30

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 30

Welcome to Captain Picks Gameweek 30. Another week goes and another week where there was little joy in the armband department. The top ten FPL captains got the following scores 2, 3, -1, 6, 7, -1, 3, 2, 3 and 1 which all means…… F@#K FPL! Kane and Hazard were the only two to get more than 3 points so well done if you had it on either of them. The top scorer of the weekend was turncoat, Declan bloody Rice with 15 points, if you had Jimenez, Deeney or Lukaku they were the only strikers who got over 10 points, so again well done. This week is looking like a lucky dip of captaincy choices as the big players aren’t firing and the poor teams are playing each other but I was told I had to write an article so write one I shall!

In fact, I’m going to make this article short and sweet for those who don’t like reading much… if you have Aguero or any City attacker then cap them, so if you want to stop reading and go straight to the comments fire ahead but if you don’t have a City player or just want to figure out your VC then here are some more options below!

6. Jimenez (a) vs Chelsea

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

This one is mainly due to the Mexican’s form and Chelsea being all over the place and by conceding to Fulham last weekend then I can’t see why Wolves can’t score at least one goal, and if they do then Jimenez will be somewhere nearby. It is seven games since Jimenez has failed to return any attacking returns with five goals and two assists in recent weeks. This would be the riskiest of my choices for the week!

5. Salah / Mane (h) v Burnley

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 15: Mohamed Salah with Sadio Mane of Liverpool. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

I was really reluctant to recommend any Liverpool players this week, perhaps that’s just the pessimistic fan in me, or maybe I’m just feeling the pressure like Klopp. There are five other options that jumped out at me immediately and none of them were Liverpool. Now I hope I’m wrong and that they will smash Burnley, but the attackers have gone on holiday a bit, plus Burnley are an unpredictable animal at the moment. I just don’t feel particularly comfortable telling you to cap Salah or co. That said, Liverpool are averaging nearly 3 goals per home game, Burnley are averaging nearly 2 goals against per away game and despite recent perceived stutters Liverpool at home since Christmas have put 5 past Watford, 3 past Bournemouth, 4 past Palace, 5 past Arsenal and 4 past Newcastle for a total of 22 goals in 6 games. To hell with it then, captain one if you like, and if it doesn’t work work out, go find your nearest ball boy.

4. Vardy (h) vs Fulham

Jamie Vardy scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Leicester City. (Photo by Leila Coker/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

I didn’t watch Leicester in Brendan Rodgers’ first game, but I followed some of the comments on this site and on twitter and it seems like the formation was a strange one! Leicester lost but Vardy scored for the third time in four games and with Tielemans, Maddison and Gray around him there is plenty of supply for the Red Bull chugger. Leicester come up against Fulham who have an inexperienced manager in Scott Parker and have only kept two clean sheets all season, which should mean plenty of chances for Rodgers’ men.

3. Zaha (h) vs Brighton

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: Wilfried Zaha celebrates after scoring a goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Crystal Palace. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

The Eagles are soaring as of late having lost only once in six games and that man Wilf has been instrumental in it all. In the last six games, the Ivorian has notched an impressive five goals taking his total for the season to eight. If he can chip in with some assists for the rest of his Palace teammates the winger would be in a lot more sides than the 13.1% he is right now. If you don’t have him I would highly consider getting him as his fixtures are good but that’s for someone else’s article.

2. Chicharito (a) vs Cardiff

LONDON, UK 2ND MARCH West Ham celebrate a penalty goal from West Ham midfielder Mark Noble during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the London Stadium, London on Saturday 2nd March 2019. (Photo by Jon Bromley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

This one I wasn’t sure on to be honest as the fixture is really good for West Ham as Cardiff have only kept one clean sheet in seven games, so much like Leicester against Fulham, West Ham should have plenty chances against Cardiff. The reason I was so unsure is because I don’t know where the goals will come from exactly. The second Mexican in this list, Chica, may be the best option as he’s a proven goalscorer but the problem with West Ham is no consistency. The points are coming from everyone with Noble, Antonio, Snoddy and Chica all getting the share of points in their last few games. This really is fixture over form and consistency so if you have a Hammer and need a differential then take a roll of the dice!

1. City player (h) vs Watford

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: The personalised Puma boots of Vincent Kompany of Manchester City during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

If you have one cap them! It’s City playing at home, with 9 games left and a point ahead in the table so they will want to extend that lead. Aguero is the main option but Sterling is a great option too. If you have either or both of them then flip a coin because both are brilliant this season. If you want a differential, then I would suggest Bernardo Silva; he has been quietly going about his business this season but it has been vital for the team and he will only get better. If you thought Liverpool’s home stats were good then consider this; City have scored 10 more than them…

Thanks for reading Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 30. This article was written by Matt.


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  1. 19
    Mitro says:

    Evening

    How is everyone? What moves you planning for this GW?

    This is currently my team – I have 2.3 ITB, what should I do?

    • 19.1
      inittowinit says:

      When are you chipping Mitro? That sort of dictates your moves.

      • Mitro says:

        I still haven’t decided mate, really want to use my WC this week smile

        • Kralin says:

          I don’t see any need to do that, unless you have deeper structural reasons.

          Your side is very well set up for this weekend.

        • inittowinit says:

          This. In which case you need to decide on the alternative plan. How many do you have for 31 and 32 as it stands right now?

          If you need / want the tracker on excel I can ping it across, I’ve found it most helpful sticking my team next to the fixtures and totting up numbers as I’ve gone along. Probably because I forget what I’ve planned otherwise!

        • Mitro says:

          Morning init,

          As it stands I will have 6 maybe 7 if Balbuena starts. I could bring in TAA in this week so that would make 7/8 for GW31 and a decent 11 for GW32

          If you could send over the spreadsheet that would be great mate. Need to sort my chip strategy out.

        • Kralin says:

          TAA in this week plus sorting out the bench in a later WC would probably work.

          However we all play our own game so just go for it.

  2. 20
    Raziel says:

    Rashford will miss. Terrible game. I hope not but I fear.

  3. 21

    Ole is a fokin genius !!!
    To beat PSG in Paris with a dismantled team after losing 2-0 at home !!

    That requires some huge cojones and self esteem !!

    Brilliant game !!

    Cookster, congrats mate !
    A fully deserved win !!

    • 21.1
      Raziel says:

      Lol HL. What games did you see? I supported United in both but PSG was much better in the first leg (where United was playing with his best). They were also better today just two huge mistakes and the ref…lolz. This wasn’t dismantling PSG.. The better team lost.

      I like the result. But we must be honest.

      • Not saying they were the better team.
        Just saying I respect teams with balls!
        Other teams would have gone there and would’ve just waited for the game to end.

        Just saying Ole managed to bring some flair in the team.
        It’s not just this game.
        So kudos for that.

    • 21.2
      Zed Leppelin says:

      Let’s be honest here, they got two gifted goals and a penalty, PSG was a lot better team in both fixtures, plus the useless away goal rule, it was just a draw!!!!! Ole is no genius they were very lucky that’s all… PSG can blame itself for having a 41-year-old keeper who in the end gifted United the tie…

  4. 22
    AJW says:

    They played better than PSG, for sure, but was that a real penalty? It did seem rather unfair – what do the rules say?

    • 22.1
      Raziel says:

      No rules for VAR. Just interpretation and corruption. Hehe.

      • kevthezed says:

        either way, im hoping Ajax wins the CL if Liverpool cant get the job done this season.

        • Raziel says:

          Hehe.. Not too sound harsh but Ajax don’t stand a chance. :p One miracle is where it will probably stay at. They already did awesome and makes me proud the focus on talented young players still pays off at times.

          On that note. They will lose all those players.

    • 22.2
      inittowinit says:

      Ref has to make a (relatively) snap judgement on intent, that’s the crux of that one. Funnily enough there looked slightly more intent in full speed than in slo-mo. To me he just threw himself in front of it, probably with little thought to the fact that it may hit his arm. And I think that’s what happened; it hit him more than him intending to hit it (with his actual arm). Probably harsh then, but my word what excitement!

      My wife said “you don’t get this excited when Everton play!” I couldn’t be bothered to explain the complexities of why that is.

      • Raziel says:

        It wasn’t a penalty in a million years. Ref is stretching as he did during the Ajax Real game.

        He’s now been the decisive person in two games following each other, in a negative way.

        It is what it is. Hehe. You don’t see me crying for PSG. Also their coach bugs the hell out of me. Good riddance. 😉

        They have like a 17 , point lead in League 1…. with a game in hand so technically 20 points.

        These type of clubs ran by the Emirates don’t excite me one bit.

        • inittowinit says:

          I’m glad they’re gone too, but for other reasons. Mainly that their twitter feed annoys the hell out of me! They constantly pepper it with tweets on nights they aren’t playing on, but when they know traffic will be high because other clubs are playing. A desperate ‘don’t forget about us’ plea should be attached to them. Glad to say we can now.

          The fact that they tweet their team in a video is über annoying too. The fact that the CL feed always follows theirs with a standard team pic is funny, I’m guessing it annoys them too! Small things annoy me, evidently smile

    • 22.3
      DMC says:

      The rules say a foul is given when a player handles the ball deliberately. What we’ve seen over and over now is that officials look at hand balls in the area in terms of the volume the arms are adding to the body. When a player jumps like that with the arm outside of the body officials tend to consider that that’s a deliberately intent to “eventualy” block the ball if it takes that direction. In other words, Kimpembe shoul’ve known better.

      • inittowinit says:

        I agree with this too, as well as agreeing with what I said, albeit the two are mildly contradictory!

      • Zed Leppelin says:

        I agree with this, it’s a matter of how we/they interpret the intent of using the hand… The pen wasn’t that harsh, even if Kimpembe didn’t deliberately use his hand, he should have known that if you jump like that to block the shot your hand is going to be in a place where it shouldn’t be, and there’s nothing you really can do about it, the hand helps him to block the shot in a way that is against the ethos of football – that it’s a sport played by feet and not by hands.

  5. 23
    GoalMachine says:

    Congrats to UTD ! I must say, PSG will get the title of “Chokers” now. They played exactly a similar match like against Barcelona. UTD played well, but it was not like a pressure match against Barcelona and also it was at home.
    PSG 11 Shots, 4 OT, 1 Goal vs UTD 5 Shots, 4 OT, 3 Goals – OLS is a poacher in front of goal and he knows how to come back from behind (all remembers the Bayern match years back).

  6. 24
    Horse says:

    Site team is looking very good especially Mane (c)

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