Fantasy Premier League: Captain Tips Gameweek 22

by Phil McGrath on January 15, 2015

You would think at this point in the season, things would get easier, but that is most certainly not the case and as we prepare to launch a full scale attack on gameweek 22, there seems to be even more to consider than usual. 

Luckily when it comes to the captaincy decision there look to be some standout performers that “should” (on paper at least) make the decision a little more straight forward for us ahead of the impending deadline. With that said, we are only all too well aware that anything can happen on any given day, but for the moment at least we are happy in the blissful ignorance that is the present, not knowing what the weekend may hold in store for us. 

As per usual we have come up with our three main candidates for the armband this weekend and we will be crossing our fingers that we are not met with another weekend like the one was saw last weekend, where all but one of our contenders let us down. 

The first name on the list for the weekend ahead is that one man who didn’t let us down, Harry Kane. The Tottenham striker has been in flying form of late and I don’t think you really need me to tell you why he is an obvious choice for captain. However, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t so, with six goals and three assists in his last six games Kane is by far the most in form striker in the league and having had the benefit of a rest in mid-week he could should be fresh and ready to go against Sunderland at the Lane this weekend. 

The second name on the list is the one that most are excited about, the return of Sergio Aguero to the City ranks makes him an automatic captain shout, in fairness 14 goals so far this season will do that for you. As many managers will know, well they should if they read our gameweek 22 tips, the Gunners are set to be without Mathieu Debuchy and most likely Kieran Gibbs, which does not bode well for a side who lost 6-3 at the Etihad last season. Aguero has been out of action for the best part of six weeks, but despite that he remains just one point behind the top striker in the league, this is surely testament enough to his brilliance and why he too must be considered for the armband this weekend. 

The final place on the list probably could have gone to any one of three players, but we have opted to go for West Ham’s Stewart Downing. The former Villa man has been rejuvenated this season under “Big Sam” and with four goals and seven assists to his name this term, he looks odds on to add to that tally against a Hull side who are sitting in the drop zone and who have only managed to win two of their eleven away games all season. Of course the fact that Andy Carroll appears to back in form, having scored four in his last seven, will do Downing’s prospects no harm in the slightest. The only jot on his copybook as far as we see it is the amount of chances he requires to score, but hopefully the Tigers will be feeling generous and he will get the chances to convert.

Captain Tips

Harry Kane (Tottenham) £5.8 million Fixture: Sunderland (Home)

Sergio Aguero (Man City) £12.4 million Fixture: Arsenal (Home)

Stewart Downing (West Ham) £6.5 million Fixture: Hull (Home)