Gameweek 37: Team Selection: Kane, Sterling or Jesus for Captaincy?

7:51am May 2 2018

It’s triple Spurs for Double Gameweek 37, but which Man City assets are we likely to own?

The team at @_FPLTips are back ahead of Double Gameweek 37 with their transfer plans and team line-up for this weekend’s Fantasy Premier League action, but how many Man City assets can they squeeze in to their side?

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Transfer Plans

After Man City showed no signs of slowing down, during their 4-1 away win over West Ham in Gamweek 36, it’s Pep Guardiola’s team who dominate our early transfer plans.

A Marcos Alonso downgrade will be the easiest way to fund the Man City assets and with Chelsea having kept clean sheets in their last 2 games in all competitions, there may be a little bit of uncertainty as to whether the Spaniard comes straight back into the startling XI, now that his suspension has ended.

A Swansea defender such as Alfie Mawson or Kyle Naughton looks the way to go in terms of a replacement, with home fixtures against Southampton and Stoke to end the season, in addition to a trip to Bournemouth.

The thinking, for now, is that the Leicester double up will make way, as part of an 8-point hit but it’s tough to part with Jamie Vardy ahead of two home fixtures; his tally of 6 efforts on target in the last 4 Gameweeks is behind only Gabriel Jesus, with 7.

Selling Riyad Mahrez makes sense in terms of current form, but he was initially going to be a placeholder for Mohamed Salah, who will be coming in for Gameweek 38.

So, bringing Raheem Sterling in for that spot causes complications there and possibly means having to lose Dele Alli instead, in Gameweek 38.

So, those are the provisional transfers and here’s how the team is shaping up, ahead of Double Gameweek 37:

Goalkeeper

David de Gea keeps his place, with Man Utd travelling to Brighton on Friday night, before taking on West Ham at the London Stadium, next Thursday.

Jose Mourinho’s side have conceded 4 times over their last 4 matches, a tally that only West Brom (3), Liverpool (2) and Everton (1) can beat.

Defenders

There are some doubts over Wes Morgan, after he was dropped for Leicester’s last midweek game and made his return for the 5-0 thrashing against Crystal Palace.

Spurs will be expected to get a result against West Brom but that game isn’t looking as straight forward as it did a few weeks ago, with the Baggies having gone unbeaten in their last 4 games.

Jan Vertonghen’s second fixture looks more favourable; Newcastle have suffered back-to-back defeats against West Brom and Everton, failing to score in either game.

Midfielders

Marko Arnautovic came in last Gameweek, as part of the double transfer to bring in Harry Kane.

He’s proven to be a key figure for West Ham, especially in recent weeks, so looks a stong option for their two fixtures against Leicester and Man Utd.

We can’t expect too much from Lingard or Willian but they seem primed for at least 1 start and a likely cameo in the other fixture.

At their prices, there isn’t much available to replace them with at this stage, apart from perhaps a punt on Gundogan or a Swansea midfielder.

Raheem Sterling has directly contributed to 8 goals across the last 4 Gameweeks; 3 more than any other player has managed.

Even if there is rotation amongst the Man City players, the potential to feature in those two home fixtures, with the goal scoring form they’ve continued to show, is just too hard to resist.

Forwards

With that in mind, Gabriel Jesus is likely to join Sterling, having taken more shots on target (7) than any other forward, across the last 4 Gameweeks.

The Man City pair have also been involved in the most ‘big chances’ during that period, with 6 apiece; narrowly ahead of Jamie Vardy, who’s had 5 ‘big chances’ in the same time frame.

Losing the Leicester forward is the only concern surrounding bringing Jesus in, especially since it would be for a hit.

Captaincy Thoughts

Harry Kane, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling are likely to be the three names that dominate captain polls for Double Gameweek 37 and it isn’t easy to decide between them.

The Man City pair offer much more form and arguably a kinder set of fixtures, but slightly less certainty of gametime.

We’ve said it for a couple of weeks now but Harry Kane isn’t looking fully up to speed, following the recent injury. However, he is still ticking over with goals and at only 4 behind Mohamed Salah, the race for the Golden Boot is definitely not over.

So, for now, the captaincy is on the Spurs man but that’s certainly not locked in. Stay tuned for an update later in the week as always, via Twitter.

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