As gameweek 29 beckons our attention, we present to our readers our top choices for being nominated as the captain (also known as the players who have the potential to score the highest points this gameweek).
Alexis Sanchez (11.4) had a fair outing in last week’s FA cup win against the Red devils, and we expect him to continue this form into gameweek number 29. Arsenal face West Ham at home this week, who have not particularly had a good run of games recently and are on the cusp of entering the second half of the table. In the last four gameweeks, West Ham have conceded 18 attempts on Goal, out of which 10 were conceded inside the box. Sanchez’s form is yet to be reflected in the EPL after last weeks’ FA cup outing; The Chilean has maintained a record of averaging 8 points at home this season, and there are positive signs that he should be back to top notch form on Saturday.
An all-time favorite of the Captain’s section, Sergio Aguero (13.0) makes the cut once again. The Argentine is currently the highest goal scorer of the league and surely deserves it – with an average of 7 points per game and 3 goal attempts in the last four outings, Aguero should not be faced with a very formidable opposition in Burnley. Burnley meanwhile languish in the red zone of the table and the pressure would be on them to emerge from the bottom three as they host Manchester City at home.
Harry Kane (6.2) may not feature on top of this week’s list, but surely you cannot ignore him given the form the young Englishman is in right now. Expect another Hurricane performance from the Spurs striker, as they face (and as much as I would hate to say this) a relatively lukewarm opposition in Manchester United. Somehow things don’t seem to be going in the expected direction for the Red Devils at the moment, so the probability of Kane scoring at least one goal in this game should not considered to be very far-fetched. Statically, Harry Kane has scored 4 goals in the last four games and averages 17 minutes per goal attempt, 80% of which are taken from inside the box. These are telling signs of a striker in super-duper form, and it would be unwise to leave him out of your team, if not make him the captain.