Tottenham's Harry Kane is set to top the Gameweek 4 Captain's Poll
Posted by FFPundits
10:29am Sep 5 2017
Aguero on the bench, Lukaku’s penalty fail and Harry doesn’t like August anyway!
Hello and welcome back to our weekly Fantasy Football Captaincy Poll and article, where I, @FFPundits_Drew, review last week’s Gameweek 3 Captaincy Poll and give you, the FPL manager, an opportunity to cast you weekly captain pick anonymously, to our captaincy poll below.
Gameweek 2 hit FPL managers hard after the goal fest of Gameweek 1, while some stuck with the team they had spent weeks building over the summer, others went straight for the wildcard launch button. Gameweek 3 was here.
So, who did you give the arm-band to last week?
Gameweek 3’s lunchtime kick-off saw Manchester City travel to Bournemouth,with Sergio Aguero owners full of confidence after Gabriel Jesus was subbed off following Kyle Walkers red card.
That was a sign that Pep Guadiola may now see Aguero as the favoured option and lead to him coming in 4th for your captain picks this week.
The 11:30am Gameweek Deadline passed, lineups were announced…..Pep strikes again! Aguero – Benched, twitter – explodes!
Those who captained Big Rom and Sir Harold rejoiced as they saw the Argentine come on for the last 24 minutes and record every FPL managers nightmare – 1 point.
A lunchtime captain fail – ruins your whole weekend. We’ve all been there and it hurts.
Next up, Romelu Lukaku, in the Saturday evening kick-off, 2nd place in the Captain Poll with 28% of your votes. Manchester United were at home to Leicester after two impressive 4-0 victories in Gameweek’s 1 and 2.
With the game underway Lukaku had already managed to get 4 shots away (2 saved, 2 off target) but so far no joy for the 58.1% of managers who own him.
A penalty, this is it, #AlwaysCaptainLukaku.
Kasper Schmeichel had other ideas, saved. A 6-point captain reduced to 0 as Kasper became the first Schmeichel to save a penalty at Old Trafford.
Suddenly those who captained Aguero didn’t feel as bad.
At 4pm on Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur were at home to Burnley. With 46% of your votes, many of you were backing Harry Kane and his impressive stats, to finally break that August goal drought.
As well as Kane, 5% of you were keeping a keen eye on Christian Eriksen, who was 3rd in this week’s captaincy poll.
The Danish midfielder has stated the season brightly and could be the player to make the most of the extra space playing at Wembley.
Erikson created 4 chances in the game, as well as producing 3 shots (1 saved, 2 blocked) of his own. Despite his efforts there were no returns, other than a clean sheet point due to being subbed before the Burnley goal, leaving him with a disappointing total of 3.
Kane looked determined to score before September, amassing an impressive 10 shots (2 saved, 6 blocked).
His stats continue to impress, however for those who put their faith in Kane were rewarded with only 2 points.
The August curse on Harry Kane, although after Aguero and Lukaku, some would argue that 2 points is a good return.
Let’s also spare a moment for the FPL managers who had the Kane/Lukaku/Aguero combination up front last week.
Gameweek 4 Captains Poll
It is a long 2 weeks during an international break, especially after the majority saw their captain’s blank.
Added to that, the transfer window closed, meaning at the time of writing this there have already been 267,468 wildcard’s activated ahead of Gameweek 4!
Who are you pinning your hopes on for your double points this week?
August ended, it was the 1st September and Harry Kane (£12.5) scored in a football match, 2 in fact, he added an assist just to rub salt into the wounds of FPL managers who stuck with him Gameweek’s 1 to 3.
These goals may have been for England against Malta, however goals bring confidence. Add that confidence to the stats he is already showing, who would dare find themselves ‘Kaneless’ much longer?
This week Spurs are at Goodison Park against a strong-looking Everton team, although with Jordan Pickford a doubt, I can see Kane being another popular choice this week.
This could be Harry vs Romelu week 3, with Manchester United away to Stoke City on Saturday evening.
United will be looking to extend their 100% record this season with Romenu Lukaku (£11.7m) spearheading their attack once again, supported by the increasingly owned Paul Pogba (£8.2m) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£8.3m).
Alvaro Morata (£10.1m) – After 3 Gameweeks he is the 2nd highest point scoring forward with 2 goals and 2 assists. Another goal for Spain vs Italy shows that as his match fitness improves more goals will follow.
This week Chelsea travel to Leicester who kept a clean sheet at home to Brighton but conceded a total of 5 goals vs Arsenal and Manchester United.
Alexis Sanchez (£11.9m) – staying at the Emirates and made his return in Gameweek 3, was last season’s top point scorer.
If Arsene Wenger confirms in his press conference later this week that Sanchez has recovered from a knock, a home fixture vs a Bournemouth could be very tempting. Bournemouth are still looking for their first win of the season.
There is a tasty lunchtime fixture on Saturday, Manchester City vs Liverpool.
For FPL managers following the rule of ‘form over fixtures’, may be tempted by one of the Liverpool trio of Roberto Firmino (£8.6m), Mohamed Salah (£9m) or Sadio Mane (£9.6m). After 3 games, there is only 4 FPL points between them.
Then there’s Gabriel Jesus (£10.4m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.5m) – are you willing to risk Pep’s selections?
Is Jesus now nailed on (sorry) after starting last week and providing FPL managers with a goal and 3 bonus points?
Let me know who you decide to go with or who you wish you had in your team and place your Gameweek 4 captains vote to the poll below.
Thank you for reading ‘Fantasy Premier League Tips – The Fantasy Premier League Captains Poll – Gameweek 4’ which was written and produced by @FFPundits_Drew
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