Yes, that’s probably what you’re reaction looks like as well but Sergio Aguero is in fact our top pick for this week! The decision however is not based on his goal that he scored in the Champions League this week. The Magpies, who visit the Etihad stadium this week, are currently ranked 19th in the table having kept only ONE clean sheet since the beginning of this season. Another factor that helps Aguero snatch the armband is the fixtures for other candidates like Vardy, Payet and Sanchez. Aguero has been super active in the box and is hungry for goals as a striker of his caliber should be and you can definitely handover the captain’s armband and expect a goal or two this week from Aguero!
Dimitri Payet comes in close at second thanks to his form and a scrumptious fixture against bottom-of-the-table Sunderland this weekend. The Black Cats have managed to keep ZERO clean sheets so far this season and Payet is a safe-bet for the captain’s role this week.
Alternatives: Alexis Sanchez and Jamie Vardy have relatively tougher fixtures but are in such good form that they cannot be neglected! Go ahead and take that calculated leap of faith if you have that gut feeling this week as these alternatives could prove to be the differentials that will help you boost your ranking.