Gameweek 26 of the Premier League season is upon us and if you are still unsure over whom to give the armband, then this article should help in solving your confusion.
SERGIO AGUERO (vs BURNLEY) [A]
Aguero was on the scoresheet once again as his goal versus the Baggies meant that the Argentine has now netted five times in the last four league appearances. The league leaders now travel on the road to take on Burnley who are without a cleansheet so far in 2018. The City forward has 6 goals to his credit against the Clarets across all competitions – each of those coming in his last four appearances in this fixture. With the goalscoring touch he is in at the moment, you know whom to hand over the armband to!!!!!
CALLUM WILSON (vs STOKE CITY) [H]
12-point haul’s against Arsenal and Chelsea has suddenly raised Callum Wilson’s stock in the FPL world. The 25-year-old alone accounts for a fourth of Bournemouth’s 28 league goals despite missing out on a sizeable amount of games this term. The team with the worst defensive record in the league, ie, Stoke City will be the visitors to the Vitality this weekend and ironically, the Potters have never kept a cleansheet in this fixture in the Premier League. This game provides a perfect opportunity for those managers willing to gamble on their captaincy choice for this gameweek and an in-form Wilson certainly offers that prospect.
Leaving Callum Wilson on my FPL bench was a bloody annoying move. Always thought that that Kane guy was overrated…
— Gareth Oughton (@goughton) January 31, 2018
JAMIE VARDY (vs SWANSEA CITY) [H]
With a goal in each of his last two league appearances, it is fair to say Jamie Vardy is the most sought after Leicester City asset for now with teammate Riyad Mahrez going AWOL. Vardy has been involved in over a third of the Foxes’ 37 league goals (11 goals and 2 assists) and could further enhance his personal haul when Leicester squares off with a resurgent Swansea City.
The Swans have claimed huge scalps in the last two gameweeks at home but their form on the road is a cause for worry. The Welsh club hasn’t kept a cleansheet in their last nine away league games after keeping one in each of their first three. Leicester, on the other hand, have scored 7 in three home matches times since blanking against Crystal Palace. Even if Mahrez is to miss out once again, scoring goals won’t be an issue as long as their star striker is there and quality service is provided to him.
ALEXIS SANCHEZ (vs HUDDERSFIELD TOWN)[H]
The Chilean hardly made an impact on his league debut for United against Spurs. However, that should certainly not be the case when a lowly Huddersfield Town pay a visit to Old Trafford this Saturday. The Terriers are by far, the league’s worst-performing side at the moment – a claim ascertained by the fact that no team has conceded more goals (12) and collected fewer points (0) than Huddersfield since the turn of the year. This would sound music to the ears of the 4.1% managers owning Sanchez, whose seven league goals this season also includes a strike against the very outfit. With the visitors there for the taking, expect Sanchez to lead from the front.
EDEN HAZARD (vs WATFORD)[A]
To the utter dismay of his 8.3% owners, the Belgian was as disappointing as his team was against Bournemouth in the midweek. But looking at the unpredictable trend of Hazard’s points returns so far this season, it is still worth sticking with him as the captain especially knowing that his next opponent is Watford.
The Hornets did manage to keep a surprise shutout away at Stoke City to whom they are second for shipping the most amount of goals overall but particularly at home, the trend reverses as no team has let in more goals at their home turf than Watford (25) this season. Hazard was among the assists when the two teams met at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season. And considering how the recent meetings between the two sides have panned out, a Hazard masterclass could well be on the cards.