The double GW was a hit or miss for many FPL managers. Those that could, would probably have used their free hit, leaving the rest to agonising ponder between taking hits or running the risk of falling behind in the final stretch of the season.
In what is turning out to be the norm, the usual suspects failed to return the points that we hoped for (here’s looking at you Aguero!) at crunch time and instead the top 3 performing players (Eriksen, Loftus-Cheek and Laporte) were all selected by less than 10% of the managers.
As we put behind us the highs and lows of the double GW, it’s business as usual (sort of) for GW33, with 6 games to play for. At this point in the season, most managers would likely have used most of their chips, making the Captaincy selection all the more important in the race to the finish line. We’ll take a look what are the safe choices for your Captain for managers consolidating their lead and what are the differential picks that could potentially help managers in making up some ground in their title chase. This will be based on the following criteria:
- Safe choices will be in the squad of more than 30% of managers
- Differential picks will be in the squad of less than 15% of managers
- Eden Hazard (31.5%)
With 14 goals and 12 assists thus far, the Belgian is almost always involved in Chelsea’s goals while on the pitch. Having not played the full 90 in both matches for GW32, he looks to be a sure starter this weekend with a very winnable match at home to West Ham. A good chance for him to get on the scoresheet again and to chalk up some bonus points along way.
- Mohamed Salah (35.8%)
The Liverpool fan in me cannot resist putting the Egyptian on here. He has been on a dry spell of late, with 6 games without a goal, but still is the top scorer in FPL. And what better way to break the duck than an away game against Southampton, also know as Liverpool’s feeder club. With 3 wins on the trot, it’s unlikely that Southampton will be the one to break that streak. We should expect a goal and an assist.
- Jamie Vardy (10.2%)
The Leicester man is on a roll right now. 5 goals in the last 5 games and Leicester won 4 of those 5 games. Going up against an already doomed for relegation Huddersfield, who will have nothing to play for and have conceded 11 goals in the last 6 games; he could be the differential that helps FPL managers close in on the league leaders.
- Salomon Rondon (8.3%)
The biggest gamble of the lot. Newcastle has been inconsistent at best, but the lad does have some good point returns every now and then. With a home game against Crystal Palace, this could be a bet that makes or break your title dreams. Proceed at your own risk.
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