FPL Captain Picks and Tips - Gameweek 32
Posted by Daniel Holt
8:19am Apr 8 2017
Fantasy Premier League captaincy picks and tips to help maximise your Gameweek 32 FPL returns
Good day and welcome to Gameweek 32’s captaincy article, where after a high-scoring and entertaining couple of gameweeks, we return with our captaincy picks for the weekends games.
Looking at the fixtures, there are a few games that could go either way, so selecting your captain this week could be quite tricky.
There are also games that could be quite one-sided, and so for the avoidance of doubt, Sergio Aguero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Dele Alli are excluded from this weeks selection, as you don’t need us, or any other FPL account telling you why you should captain the like of Aguero…
A little trivia game this week to see if you can identify our gamble from the following clues.
1. He is an ex-Barcelona player.
2. He made his debut for Barca aged just 17 replacing Neymar as a substitute.
3. This is his second season in the Premier League and he has played for two different clubs. More on him later…
Heung-Min Son – Spurs
- Watford (H)
Our first captaincy tip this week is Tottenham midfielder Heung-Min Son, who is in good form at the moment with two goals in his last two matches for Spurs. Tottenham very much used their ‘get out of jail free’ card on Wednesday night leaving it very, VERY late indeed to come out of Swansea with 3 points, and it was Son who got the winning goal before Christian Eriksen rubbed salt into Swansea’s wound.
Son has a good chance to find the back of the net again on Saturday lunchtime as Spurs entertain Watford at White Hart Lane. After struggling in his first season in English football, Son has been a revelation for Spurs this season and they’be been even more reliant on the South Korean whilst Harry Kane’s been out through injury.
Son has 9 goals and 6 assists this season which is excellent especially considering that Son is only valued at £7m on FPL and has returned 115 points.
With Tottenham earning the 3 points in midweek it has just about kept them in the title race, although it does look like the 7 point gap between them and Chelsea may just be too much with only 8 games left. However, Spurs will have belief that they can still catch the Blues, and even if they don’t surely they will finish above their North London rivals Arsenal this season for the first time in 21 years?
UPDATE: At the time of writing this article, the news that Harry Kane was fit to face Watford this weekend had not been released. So, rather than changing the article, we’ve decided to stick to our guns on this one.
The Spurs’ boss has said that, he’s unsure as to whether or not he’ll put Kane in his starting XI, or, bring him off from the bench against a defenceless Watford. My personal opinion? I think he’ll start from the bench and bring Kane on for Son after 60/70 minutes to stretch his legs – hopefully the damage is already done by then (fingers crossed)
Romelu Lukaku – Everton
- Leicester City (H)
Next up is Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, who could do well in what looks likely to be a high scoring game at Goodison Park against Leicester on Sunday. Having said that, Leicester could be vulnerable in this game, as they’re likely to rest a few players ahead of their Champions League game against Atletico.
With that in mind, I think Everton will win this game as they look to chase Manchester United and Arsenal in the league table.
Lukaku has been in scintillating form this season and has bagged 186 FPL points to date, including 2 hat-tricks. Lukaku also found the back of the net last time Everton faced Leicester with a goal in their 2-0 win at the King Power stadium earlier in the season.
Lukaku is a popular pick across the FPL community as he’s in over 45% of FPL teams so it’s likely he will be one of the top captaincy picks this weekend.
Leroy Sané – Manchester City
- Hull City (H)
Our final regular pick is Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sane, who after starting the last 9 league games for Pep Guardiola, has become a mainstay in the City starting XI. Sane will make it 10 starts in a row this weekend in what looks to be an easy game for Manchester City at home to Hull.
This game could go that way, but Hull are much improved so don’t be surprised to see life made difficult for Sane and Co on Saturday. The league title is out of reach now for City so must concentrate on keeping their place in the top 4 and to do that, they must get 3 points on Saturday.
City have struggled at home recently, winning only 2 of their last 5. These wins were 2-1 victories against Burnley and Swansea, while they drew the other 3 games 2-2, 1-1 and 0-0 against Tottenham, Liverpool and Stoke respectively so they could do with putting a few past Hull on Saturday to make up for this poor run.
Since forcing his way into the City starting XI, Sane has scored 3 goals and contributed 2 assists in the league while scoring 4 goals in the Champions League and FA Cup since January. With such consistent and attractive form, I’m shocked that only 5.2% of FPL bosses have decided to own him. Excellent differential!
Sane may only have 67 FPL points but he has earned 43 of these in his last 9 matches and I genuinely think he could do well this weekend against Hull, and reward those FPL managers who take the slight risk and captain the German international.
Go insane for Sane! (sorry)
Adama Traoré – Middlesbrough
- Burnley (H)
Finally to end this weeks captaincy article is our gamble – Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore. Well done to anyone who identified him from the above clues! Now, picking a Middlesbrough player as our gamble is a huge risk as they are the leagues lowest scorers with just 22 goals so far this season.
Having said that, they did bag 2 away at Hull in midweek and desperately need a win at the Riverside at home to Burnley on Saturday if they are to avoid dropping back to the Championship after just one season in the Premier League.
Traore has been one of the success stories of Boro’s season though and it’s no surprise to see him linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer, especially after being tipped for big things during his time at Barca.
Traore only has 48 FPL points to his name this season, but has started only 15 games this season. His returns have increased recently and I think he will do well on Saturday against Burnley in what is a must-win game.
Traore is entertaining down the right wing and if he had a reliable striker to convert the chances he creates then his points tally and Middlesbrough’s place in the league would no doubt be a lot higher.
Traore is a huge risk for your captaincy, but with the Grand National taking place on Saturday, it’s the perfect weekend for having a gamble so good luck if you decide to do so!
Thank you for reading ‘Fantasy Premier League Tips Captain Tips and Picks – Gameweek 32’ which was written and published by @holtdaniel123
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