Get the most important fantasy premier league decision of any gameweek right with captain foresight, captain tips, advice and picks for FPL gameweek 10.
Put your hand up if you admire the way Manchester City are currently playing? Put your hand up if you’re also pulling your hair out trying to second guess Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy? Meh, Gabriel Jesus’ cameo put pay to a prosperous captaincy performance for many last week. Will the same happen to Sergio Aguero this weekend?
The players to consider
Time to consult the community and discuss the top three players* occupying the latest gameweek captain poll.
Two goals an an assist in four Anfield showings, averaging 6.25 points per game from their summer recruit Mohamed Salah has been enough to impress fantasy managers to make the Egyptian the top captaincy option for gameweek 10. And why not with Liverpool set to welcome Huddersfield?
Starting with the positives in that the midfielder currently sits second in the Premier League for shots on target behind only Harry Kane aided by Salah’s ability to get inside the opposition penalty area, currently ranking third for shots inside the box. All great stuff and the reason why Salah has looked so impressive as a fantasy option since his arrival. The sticking point however is the speedster isn’t a natural finisher missing five of eight clear cut chances presented to them. The other issue is when do we start to respect Huddersfield as a defensive unit? The Yorkshire club has so far shown an ability to restrict the opposition to few attempts on their goal ranking with the fourth fewest away from home this campaign. This has resulted in them conceding just four away goals in as many games, the same number conceded as Champions Chelsea. Nevertheless with a free flowing Liverpool, if they are to create attempts on the Huddersfield goal, their other statistics suggest a team that is fragile as the Terriers have shipped nearly two big chances per away game. If we see that trend continue, as long as Liverpool and namely Salah do take their chances, points should flow this weekend.
Captain Foresight Score: 84.05
Is captaining anyone who is due to travel to Old Trafford and face the defensive powerhouse that is a Jose Mourinho lead team wise? While you can query the style of play that United operate especially against their title contenders, you can’t deny the results and therefore you have to accept the Portuguese methods and for fantasy football, that almost singlehandedly rules outs any opponent as a captaincy option with the theory that there must be a better option to select. This week that means that Spurs and Harry Kane should be off limits to the armband and when combined with the news that Harry Kane is a doubt, look elsewhere fantasy managers despite his fantastic underlying numbers that are elevating his captain foresight score.
Harry Kane has subsequently been ruled out of the game due to injury
Captain Foresight Score: 99.50
Leaving the perennial question about whether Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy won’t put pay to fantasy managers latest captaincy plans, the captain foresight score is stating that Kun Aguero should be the default option for gameweek 10 and unsurprisingly so really. The Argentine is averaging 10 points per away game from underlying numbers that include a 50% accuracy rating and an unbelievable 33% of efforts on goal being deemed a clear cut chance. Numbers that should produce in any gameweek and with Manchester City travelling to West Brom who in the last four gameweeks are shipping over 15 goal attempts per game, ranking as the fourth most as their opponents, the City attacking juggernaut looks set to continue. Indeed during those four gameweeks the Baggies have come up against Watford, Leicester and Southampton who aren’t the most prolific of attacks.
In short if form is to continue for both clubs and the individual player, the result will be points as evident with Aguero scoring six and assisting a further three in his last four appearances.
Captain Foresight Score: 109.88
Risk V Reward
With just 2.4% of fantasy managers with Alexis Sanchez at their disposal, this risk v reward is for the few but in the Arsenal man they have an option that slowly but surely is coming back into the fantasy reckoning. One goal and three assists in his last three appearances is further endorsed when knowing that the Chilean has amassed 19 goal attempts and 10 key passes in the same period and if not for being wasteful – missing three big chances – his points production could’ve and should’ve been even higher. Swansea at home looks the perfect fixture for last season’s top point scorer to give us all a reminder of his presence.
Captain Foresight Score: 96.09
* Top three players at the time of writing.