Fantasy Premier League: Captain Tips Gameweek 28

by Phil McGrath on March 3, 2015

There can be little doubt that for fantasy premier league managers the double gameweek fixtures for both Tottenham and QPR are sure to dominate transfer strategies. However it is also worth baring in mind that you do not want to put all of your eggs in one basket, so consideration to the other fixtures in a must this week.

Looking ahead at the captain contenders, it is no real surprise to find that the short-list is dominated by players who play twice, but like we said at the top of the article, there could be better value to be found elsewhere.

Harry Kane has to be the first name on the list for the armband this week. The Tottenham striker may not have been able to prevent his side from going down 2-0 in the Capital One Cup final to Chelsea, but with Spurs focus now very much on the league, we are expecting them to bounce back this week. Kane has racked up 14 goals and five assists this season and looks to be showing no signs of slowing. Spurs of course welcome Swansea to the Lane in the first game of the week, before making the short hop across London to face the R’s and considering the fact both Swansea and QPR have struggled with clean sheets of late, it seems impossible to think that either side can contain Kane.  

Manchester City may have lost out to Liverpool last time out, but a home game against Leicester this week is a different kettle of fish. Aguero has produced three goals and four assists in his last five league outings and certainly with Nigel Pearson’s side having only managed two clean sheets on their travels this season, it doesn’t bode well for the floundering Foxes. City themselves have only failed to score twice at the Etihad this term and will be keen to bounce back from their defeat at Anfield. With Aguero key to everything good about Pellegrini’s side, it is hard to imagine that the Argentine hit-man will fail to fire this week. 

Of course the double gameweek for QPR will have it’s own lure, meaning that Charlie Austin has to come into the reckoning. The R’s may have lost five of their last six games, but certainly given the recent impact that the change of management has had at Loftus Road there is every hope that they can contend this week. Austin has been a revelation this season having notched up 14 goals and four assists this term and with the majority of those goals coming at home, the fact that the R’s play both games at Loftus Road is a major boost.

Captains Tips

Harry Kane (Tottenham) £6.2 million Fixture: Swansea City (Home), QPR (Away)

Sergio Aguero (Man City) £12.9 million Fixture: Leicester City (Home)

Charlie Austin (QPR) £6.2 million Fixture: Arsenal (Home), Tottenham (Home)