We are closing in on the Gameweek 19 of the Premier League and you need to make the all-important captain picks before Friday night’s deadline lapses. So who’s it going to be? A striker or a midfielder? Romelu Lukaku or Harry Kane? Kevin De Bryune or Raheem Sterling? Well, here our captain picks for you for this weekend.
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) vs. Bournemouth
Raheem Sterling has found his feet under Pep Guardiola this season and is in stellar form. A number of late goals in the last few fixture has seen him become a regular pick in FPL. With his blistering pace and a wide skill set Sterling has become a dangerous goal scoring winger. A midfield of De Bryune and Gundogan or David Silva provides a solid base for Sterling to exploit the spaces. He has been key to this Manchester City side who take on Bournemouth this gameweek – a team that has already conceded 24 goals this term and might find it hard to contain the winger. Sterling costs a decent £8.5 million and has already scored 112 points this season. Sterling picked 12 points again Tottenham last weekend and 9 against Swansea before that. This makes him a favorable captain pick in Game Week 19.
Mohammad Salah (Liverpool) vs. Arsenal
The Egyptian is enjoying his life in Liverpool and was the November’s Player of the Month. He has an amazing goal tally for a winger and is the first player to score 20 goals for Liverpool since Suarez and Sturridge both did it under Brendan Rodgers. The Egyptian is central to Liverpool’s high-intensity playing style and has speed and skills to be every full-back’s nightmare. Salah scored a brilliant goal against Arsenal last time in a 4-0 thumping at Anfield.
Considering Liverpool’s away form we can expect more or less the same from him this week as well. Salah will be looking to keep his goalscoring form intact against an Arsenal side who would want a different result in the reverse fixture at Emirates Stadium. Salah is a good captain pick for those who like to take risks as he might give a huge return.
Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) vs. Leicester City
Romelu Lukaku began the season with a bang but the goals have been scarcely coming in recent weeks. Lukaku has struggled in front of goal but was back on the scoresheet in the last two outings scoring two towering headers. Much will be dependent on Lukaku as Manchester United take on Leicester City who have rejuvenated under Claude Puel and sit a pretty 9th on the table. As Paul Pogba has completed his three-match ban, fans are expecting a good performance from Romelu Lukaku as he thrives with Pogba’s presence in midfield. United were comfortable 2-0 winners over Leicester the last time out and much of the same is expected from them even though they suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat against Bristol City in the Carabao Cup in midweek. Lukaku has 94 points this season and we expect him to add more to his goal scoring and FPL points tally. Thus making him a good captain pick for this Game week
Kevin De Bryune (Manchester City) vs. Bournemouth
Two City midfielders on our list? Why not! The Citizens are absolutely flying at the moment! Probably the safest pick in this list, Kevin De Bryune has enjoyed an eventful season and is one of the best performing midfielders this season. Kevin De Bryune has 6 goals and 8 assists in Premier League this term and will be looking to add to his tally this gameweek against Bournemouth. De Bryune has 113 points in FPL and earned 10 points consecutively in the last two Game weeks. Manchester City are on a historic run in the Premier League and don’t look like stopping soon. They are expected to get a comfortable win over Bournemouth and De Bruyne will pivotal to their performance making him a good pick for fans looking to avoid any risks.
Charlie Austin (Southampton) vs. Huddersfield
Charlie Austin will be looking to add to his 5 goals this term against Huddersfield in a clash of two middle table sides who have had relatively decent seasons up to this point. With a comparatively lower price of £6.2 million, Austin looks like a good pick for those who want a decent goalscoring striker at a budget price. Austin has scored 45 points this term in FPL and has had big gameweeks against Everton, Bournemouth and Arsenal scoring 13, 7 and 7 points respectively. Austin will have to be at his best in order to trouble a solid Huddersfield side. We can expect a tight game at St Mary’s stadium and Austin is very capable of breaking the deadlock in front of the home crowd making him a fine captain pick.