Fantasy Premier League Captain Tips - Gameweek 6 Picks

11:19am Sep 22 2017

It’s Man City’s Sergio Aguero vs Tottenham’s Harry Kane for the top captaincy pick ahead of Gameweek 6

When writing Fantasy Premier League captain picks and tips articles, we try to avoid stating the obvious – sadly, for us and maybe for you, the obvious is going to be stated this week as it’s almost unavoidable.

With favourable fixtures for some of FPL’s most premium players, they’re proving hard to swerve, but we hope that this week’s Gameweek 6 selections give you plenty of food for thought, even if they increase your captaincy headache.

As always, we wish all FPL managers the very best of luck for Gameweek 6 and welcome all feedback via our Twitter feed @FFPundits

Sergio Aguero – Man City [£11.6m]

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Transferred in by almost 600,000 Fantasy Premier League bosses at the time of writing, the Gameweek 5 hat-trick hero has grabbed the FPL community’s attention once again, leaving many of us with both a transfer AND captaincy dilemma for Gameweek 6.

With many FPL managers sceptical of Pep’s rotation (us included), confidence has been raised amongst the FPL community, as the City manager rested Aguero midweek in their Carabao Cup clash at West Brom.

Having played 376 minutes out of a possible 450 since Gameweek 1, Aguero has netted 5 goals, provided 2 assists and grabbed 6 bonus points for his efforts so far this season and is now owned by 22.0% of the 5-million+ teams on the Fantasy Premier League game.

Up next for City in Gameweek 6 is bottom of the table stragglers Crystal Palace, who are yet to register a single point on the board this season.

Conceding 8 goals whilst scoring none, things don’t look good for the new Palace boss Roy Hodgson this weekend, with City scoring a staggering 13 goals in their last 3 Premier League outings.

Whilst Aguero’s goal-scoring record versus Palace isn’t anything special, The Citizens have comfortably beaten The Eagles 2-1, 3-1, 4-0, 2-1 and 3-0 in their last 5 Premier League meetings and I wouldn’t bet against Kun ripping up trees on Saturday afternoon.

“Ignore him at your peril”  some might say, but for those with Kane/Lukaku and Firmino/Jesus, are you brave enough to keep the Man City striker out of your squad for Gameweek 6, or do you intend to shuffle the pack?

Harry Kane – Spurs [£12.5m]

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The Fantasy Premier League’s most expensive player, Harry Kane, has yet to live up to his price-tag so far this season, scoring just 2 goals and 3 bonus points, giving him an average gameweek score of just 3.8.

At the time of writing, almost 140,000 FPL bosses have ditched the England international from there Gameweek 6 squads, with many doing a straight swap transfer for Sergio Aguero.

It all sounds very negative for Harry Kane right now, doesn’t it? Well, read on…

Owned by 27.8% of overall FPL managers, Harry Kane is still the 3rd most-owned forward – and I’d say there’s a good reason for that when reviewing his stats since Gameweek 1.

Out of all the premium strikers on FPL, Harry Kane has had the most penalty area actions (12), shots on goal (32) AND shots on target (11) – putting his stats way ahead of the strikers who are outscoring him on FPL.

Some might say that Kane has been incredibly unlucky this season – some might say his form hasn’t been good enough and that the Wembley curse is haunting him?

I say that Harry Kane is about to explode and in a big way! The stats are there for all to see and there’s no way the 2017/18 Golden Boot winner will continue this run of minimal returns.

Bilic’s West Ham team are unbeaten in their last three outings in all competitions and may carry some lifted confidence going in to Saturday’s early kick-off, however, if I was a betting man (which I am), I’d say Kane is going to well and truly burst their bubble.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Man United [£8.5m]

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“I won’t buy him this week as his FPL returns are bound to slow down….”

“OK, if he delivers decent FPL returns again, I’ll bring him in to my team next week…”

We’ve all been there and yes, it sucks! But if you don’t own the Manchester United midfield assist-machine, I think now’s the time to bite the bullet and bring him in.

Owned by 32.3% of Fantasy Premier League managers at the time of writing, the Armenian international has already delivered 2 double-digit point-hauls this season – 11 and 10 respectively.

Scoring 1 goal, creating 5 assists and collecting 4 bonus points for his efforts, Mkhitaryan has yet to play a full 90-minutes in the Premier League this season, yet still finds himself amongst the points each week.

At just £8.5m, Mkhitaryan is United’s joint-highest scorer on FPL with Romelu Lukaku (37) and is second only to Sergio Aguero in the overall FPL top scorers (41).

For those of you looking to go against the grain this week without taking too much of a risk, the Manchester United midfielder looks set to continue his purple-patch of form and deliver strong FPL returns this weekend, against a Southampton side averaging less than a goal a game.

The Gamble

Alexis Sanchez  – Arsenal [£11.9m]

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Once upon a time, there was a Chilean international who went by the name of Alexis Sanchez.

He was once loved by the Fantasy Premier League community and was often referred to as ‘fixture proof’ and ‘an FPL must-have’, but has since gone quiet and dropped off the radar.

Now, owned by just 2.4% of the 5-million of us who play FPL, the £11.9m midfielder is set to return to Arsenal’s starting 11 on Monday night, as Arsenal host West Brom at the Emirates.

Tony Pulis’ side currently sit 10th in the Premier League table, which on paper, is actually quite flattering, as they’re scored only 4, yet also conceded 4 goals.

Arsenal too are struggling to find the net in recent weeks, scoring just 3 in their last 4 Premier League outings – but does this come down to a lack of creativity and flair?

Sanchez played 90-minutes against Doncaster Rovers in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup fixture, where he provided the assist for Theo Walcott’s winning goal.

I think it’s safe to say that Sanchez is now back to full match-fitness and will feature in Wenger’s starting 11 on Monday night, but where will he play him?

Whether out wide or up top on his own, Alexis Sanchez is an FPL point-scoring-machine when fine-tuned and in the mood, offering Fantasy Premier League managers a HUGE ownership and captaincy differential for Gameweek 6.

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