FPL Captain Picks and Tips - Gameweek 33
Posted by Daniel Holt
11:35am Apr 12 2017
Hot Fantasy Premier League Captaincy candidates from Everton and Spurs for Gameweek 33, but who will YOU award the armband?
Hello to all Fantasy Premier League managers around the world and welcome to Gameweek 33’s Captain Picks and Tips article.
Firstly, I’d like to point out that picking out this weeks selections has proven quite tricky, due to a number of evenly matched games on paper. As a result, I believe there are now only two firm candidates to discuss this gameweek and so in a slight change to proceedings, there are just 2 regular picks this week and 1 captaincy gamble pick.
Again, let’s see if you can identify our gamble from the following clues:
1. Earned the man of the match award in his first Premier League start aged just 17
2. This month, signed a 5 year contract to stay with his current club
3. Captained the England under 17’s in the 2015 FIFA under-17 World Cup in Chile
Can you guess who it is yet? More on him later…
What an entertaining Gameweek 32 we had last weekend, with 29 goals scored across the 10 matches and thankfully after causing me and other FPL managers severe palpitations with the news that he may be dropped, due to Harry Kane’s return to match-fitness, Heung-Min Son did start for Spurs in their 4-0 thrashing of Watford and put in arguably the performance of the week with a 19 point haul.
Well done to anyone who did take the plunge and captain the South Korean – judging by the reaction we received on Twitter at the time of posting our Gameweek 32 Captain Picks and Tips article, I don’t think many of you will have awarded him the armband, but fair play to those who own him anyway.
Harry Kane – Spurs
Moving onto this week, our first pick is the man who’s now back to full fitness and has apparently trained without issue so far this week. Tottenham’s Harry Kane will be hoping to make up for lost time and get back amongst the goals in a very tidy looking fixture against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth.
With Vincent Janssen struggling to make the most of his big chances, he will surely be relegated to the bench for this game with Kane replacing him – or, Poch leave Kane out again to save him for the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Chelsea? Argh, why do I do this to myself…
In his absence from the Tottenham starting XI due to injury, Romelu Lukakau has romped clear at the top of the Premier League scoring charts with 23 goals to Kane’s 19 – leaving Kane with plenty work to do if he’s to retain the Premier League’s Golden Boot award.
I personally think that Kane will bag a few this weekend against Bournemouth and if Spurs put in a similar performance to the one they did last Saturday against Watford, I fear it could be a cricket score at White Hart Lane with Kane amongst the goal-mouth action.
Kane looks odds-on to get to 20 goals for the third season in a row and with his TSB (teams selected by %) falling to just above 10% at the time of writing, Kane could be a clever, differential captaincy choice this weekend.
With 153 points to date and with Spurs playing so well at the moment, are you aboard the Kane Train for Gameweek 33? Tickets please!
Romelu Lukaku – Everton
- Burnley (H)
Our next choice is Kane’s rival for the Golden Boot – Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, who is rapdily heading towards 25 goals for the season and there is every chance he could achieve that landmark this weekend at home against Burnley, who stay win-less on the road this season.
Lukaku has scored 10 goals in his last 5 games at Goodison Park which is an average of 2 goals per game (for those that are bad at maths) so surely the big Belgian will score once again on Saturday? I wouldn’t bet against him, that’s for sure.
Lukaku is unsurprisingly the highest points scoring striker on FPL this season, with his closest rival being Chelsea’s Diego Costa, who sits a massive 33 points behind him.
Lukaku has 199 points to date and in nailed on to join Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in the 200-point-club this weekend. Big Rom is also the most owned FPL player this season with almost half of all FPL teams including him in their teams.
Perhaps the half that don’t own him support the other team on Merseyside!?
Unfortunately, for Everton fans, with Lukaku scoring so many goals, it looks likely he’ll be playing elsewhere next season in his quest to play Champions League football – but, as a neutral fan, I fully hope he stays in the Premier League as on his day, there aren’t many better players to watch.
It’s likely Lukaku will be one of the top captaincy choices this weekend and is also my personal captaincy choice for Gameweek 33, so, I am hoping he will put in another good performance this weekend to help keep those arrows green!
Tom Davies – Everton
- Burnley (H)
It’s very rare that I include two players from the same club in this article but I’ve made an exception this week by including Everton’s star of the future, Tom Davies, as our Gameweek 33 captaincy gamble for this week.
Davies has established himself as a regular in Koeman’s starting XI by starting the last 13 games and is now a cult hero amongst the Everton faithful.
Davies has 3 assists and 2 goals in the above mentioned time and for a player aged just 18, this is very impressive. He has also returned 52 points which again, isn’t bad for a youngster who’s finally finding his feed amongst the big boys in the Premier League.
Davies now occupies a place in just 2.8% of FPL teams and I’m surprised this isn’t higher, especially given his form and extremely low price tag of just £4.4m at the time of writing.
Davies found the back of the net in last Sunday’s goal-fest at home to reigning Premier League champions Leicester City and I think he could make it 2 in 2 with a goal against Burnley this weekend, who as before mentioned, are win-less on the road this season.
While I’m sure many of you won’t have expected to see Davies in this article, perhaps going for a less obvious choice could pay dividends this weekend? We shall see…
As always, I wish all of our regular readers and newcomers the very best of luck for Gameweek 33 and may your arrows be green.
Thank you for reading ‘Fantasy Premier League Tips Captain Tips and Picks – Gameweek 33’ which was written and published by @holtdaniel123
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