Fantasy Football Captain Tips - Gameweek 10 Picks

4:58pm Oct 26 2017

To Aguero or not to Aguero? That’s the question we put to @FFPundits_Drew for Gameweek 10

The Gameweek 9 discussion orbited around one topic – Pep’s Selection Roulette!

We backed Manchester City – everyone backed Manchester City – but it was a disaster for some FPL managers with Jesus and Sterling both left out.

Those who gave the armband to Raheem Sterling were given a reprieve via their vice-captain, whilst others who placed their faith in Gabriel Jesus were left with a 1 point cameo. Damn you, Pep!

We move on and of course, Manchester City have another favourable fixture in Gameweek 10 to tease FPL managers, but can we trust any of Pep’s star attractions?

Below, I (@FFPundits_Drew) give you my top 3 candidates for your captaincy role, as well as a gamble for those looking to make up some ground in their mini-leagues.

I wish you all the very best of luck with your Gameweek 10 captaincy picks and as always, feel free to continue the discussion with me via twitter @FFPundits_Drew

1. Sergio Aguero vs. West Brom [£11.7m | 14.8%]

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Aguero is back and FPL managers want him in their lineups, with 300k of us transfers the magician in already ahead of Saturday’s 11:30 deadline.

On Saturday afternoon, Pep and Co. will pay a visit to The Hawthorns, as City take on an injury-hit West Brom defence, with the result likely to go only one way.

With Craig Dawson and Jonny Evans both injury doubts, FPL managers will be looking to take full advantage, with double points from one of the City assets looking likely to happen (again).

Aguero vs an injury hit West Brom defence is the perfect scenario for those who own him and a horrible nightmare for those who don’t – but will Pep rest Aguero for City’s Champions League clash with Napoli next Wednesday?

Kun played 120 minutes in the Carabao Cup this week, which has caused alarm bells to ring, but 4 days rest should be more than enough for the Argentinian to recover for Saturday.

After a goal-scoring return vs Burnley in Gameweek 9, confidence will be high – this was clear from the winning Paneka penalty in last Wednesday night’s shoot-out with Wolves.

Aguero racked up back-to back double-digit point hauls of 20 and 11 in Gameweek’s 5 and 6 against Watford and Crystal Palace – scoring 4 goals, 2 assists and 5 bonus in the process.

For those that own Aguero or plan to own him this weekend, he’s a captaincy pick all day long – even if he’s rested after 60-70 minutes. If you own him, CAPTAIN HIM!

2. Mohamed Salah – Liverpool [£9.1m | 32.8%]

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As the news breaks that Tottenham’s Harry Kane will miss the trip to Old Trafford on Saturday, we’ve scrambled to bring in a suitable replacement and I think we’ve found just the guy.

Liverpool were taught a lesson by Spurs in Gameweek 9 at Wembley, as Kane and Co. trashed The Reds 4-1, with Klopp’s defence delivering a below-par performance.

One man who did standout and in fact has done all season, is Egyptian international Mohamed Salah – who scored Liverpool’s only goal in their embarrassing defeat.

Scoring 5 goals, 2 assists and 4 bonus points already this season, Salah finds himself in the top 4 scoring midfielders on FPL (53) and is the 4th most transferred in midfielder ahead of Gameweek 10.

Up next for Liverpool is a home game against Huddersfield Town, where David Wagner’s Terriers are fresh off the back of a 2-1 home win against Manchester United.

Before their unexpected win over United, Huddersfield hadn’t won a game since they beat Newcastle 1-0 back in Gameweek 2.

I believe Liverpool will be hurting from their defeat to Spurs and will bounce back in style in Gameweek, with Salah controlling the midfield in Mane’s absence.

3. Richarlison vs. Stoke [£6.3m | 13.2%]

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This is week is likely to be a first for me – having a Watford player captaining my Fantasy Premier League team.

We idolised Michu, crowned Josh King (despite his lack of England caps) so could Richalison now be following in their footsteps?

In the first 2 gameweeks of the new season, he recorded 1 goal 1 assist and 3 bonus points, but it was his underlining stats which caught the eye of many FPL managers and pundits.

Despite not providing a return for the next 3 gameweeks, he continued to show an impressive number of shots and touches in the oppositions box.

Since then, 2 goals and 3 assists in 4 games has contributed to an ownership level of 13.3%, with over 175k managers have transferring him in for Gameweek 10, and I am one of them.

In Gameweek 10, Watford travel to Mark Hughes’ struggling Stoke City side; a side that has conceded the highest number of goals in the Premier League this season – 20 in total.

He is an exciting player FPL captaincy differential for me and I know that many of you have tweeted @FFPundits with your wish to captain him this weekend.

I for one will be captaining Richarlison for Gameweek 10, I wish you (and myself) the very best of luck.

The Gamble

Alexis Sánchez vs. Swansea [£11.8m | 2.3%]

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Last week’s differential captain returns!

The 2.2% who owned Sanchez in Gameweek 9 were rewarded with a goal, an assists and 2 bonus points – 12 points from a player the majority of FPL manager do not own (yet).

Those 12 points have only tempted an extra 0.2% of FPL managers to transfer him in this week, as Arsenal welcome Swansea to the Emirates, where plenty of goals are expected.

But how do we find room for an £11.8m midfield asset? Is this what’s keeping his ownership percentage so low?

Whilst Swansea have conceded only 3 goals in their last 3 Premier League outings, Arsenal have impressively scored 8 in their last 3, with 5 of those coming against Everton in Gameweek 9

If you are one of the few who own Alexis Sanchez, then this could be the week you take a punt on a huge FPL differential and go against the grain.

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