Captain: Gameweek 8

Feels so nice to be writing the Captains article after a week’s hiatus owing to the international break. Our recommendation for the Captain’s armband for this week is Diego Costa (11.2). 

Our emphasis while making this recommendation is on one key word: Consistency. This player’s ownership currently is a whopping 67.2% and is showing no signs of coming down soon! Statistically speaking, the numbers are in Costa’s favor too, have a dekko (these are per match stats):

Goal ATTEMPTS: 3.1

Shots on TARGET: 2.3

Shots from INSIDE the BOX: 2.7

POINTS per game:  7.7

Technically speaking, on paper there is only one player who fares slightly better than Costa wrt Points per game. Angel Di Maria (10.1) has averaged 8.6 POINTS per game this season, but his other stats are far lesser than his Chelsea counterpart. We believe that it the probability of scoring increases if you take more chances, and that is exactly why we choose Costa over ADM to bear our captain’s armband for GW8.

Alternatives:

The most logical next alternatives is Angel Di Maria. An easy fixture and fantastic form hold his case for the armband. Choose him as your captain if you  naysayer in general.

Graziano Pelle (7.9) is our second captain alternative. The Saints striker continues on the back of his form which helped Italy secure a win during the international break. A Dark horse, if you ask me.