Captaincy Trends - Gameweek 12

9:56pm Nov 16 2016

Players from Liverpool, Manchester City, Everton and Chelsea top the Fantasy Premier League captain trends for Gameweek 12, but in which order?

Each and every week throughout the season, FPLTips team up with us, the Fantasy Football Pundits, to bring you a video and article for our ‘Captaincy Trends’ series, which takes a look at the top 5 captain choices, as voted for by the thousands of FPL managers who use the Fantasy Football Pundits weekly Captaincy Poll.

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Roberto Firmino – Liverpool (sou)

With around 3% of the vote, Roberto Firmino finds himself in 5th place in the FFPundits captaincy poll as Liverpool travel to face a Southampton side that were beaten by Hull in their last outing. Saints have now suffered back-to-back defeats and have won just once from their last 5 games, conceding 6 goals during that period. Firmino has returned 2 goals and 3 assists in his last 4 games, whilst producing 8 shots on target and 10 attempted assists.

Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool (sou)

Philippe Coutinho has received around 4% of the vote, placing him in 4th place in the poll. The Brazilian midfielder is expected to be rushed back to Liverpool on a private jet, along with teammate, Roberto Firmino, following international duty.

Coutinho has matched Firmino’s return of 2 goals and 3 assists in the last 4 Gameweeks, whilst producing 7 shots on target and 14 attempted assists.

Eden Hazard – Chelsea (mid)

In 3rd place, with around 14% of the vote, it’s Eden Hazard, as Chelsea take on Middlesbrough away from home. Despite only conceding 6 times at home this season, it will be a big ask for Middlesbrough to keep out a Chelsea side that have scored 16 goals during their last 5 games; more than any other team in the

Despite a small injury concern, Hazard is expected to be fit for Gameweek 12, after Belgium manager, Roberto Martinez, played down the injury in his post-match interview. Hazard will be looking to continue his good run of form, after scoring 5 goals and providing 2 assists in his last 4 games.

Romelu Lukaku – Everton (SWA)

With around 27% of the vote, it’s Romelu Lukaku. Everton host a struggling Swansea side that sit 19th in the league table, having lost 4 of their last 5 games,

whilst conceding 11 goals in the same period. Only Crystal Palace and Hull have conceded more goals than Swansea during the last 5 Gameweeks. Everton will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 5-0 defeat to Chelsea in their last outing. Lukaku has been involved in 4 goals during the last 4 Gameweeks, scoring twice and providing 2 assists.

Sergio Aguero – Man City (CRY)

Leading the captaincy poll, with 42% of the vote, is Sergio Aguero, as Man City travel to Crystal Palace. It’s been a tough spell for the home side, who now sit 16th in the league table, following 4 consecutive defeats.

Their 12 goals conceded in the last 5 Gameweeks is matched by Hull and no team have conceded more goals during that period. Aguero has been involved in 4 of Man City’s last 5 goals, scoring 3 times and providing 1 assist.

His 8 shots on target during the last 4 Gameweeks, puts him level with Hazard and Firmino, and no player in the league has managed more.

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