Get the most important fantasy premier league decision of any gameweek right with captain foresight, captain tips, advice and picks for FPL gameweek 11.
And so Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy scuppered yet another captain foresight with Sergio Aguero sitting out the game against West Brom completely. At least there was no short cameo from the Argentine but this switching of City’s frontmen is really starting to effect where we can place the armband. Can we trust Aguero to start this weekend after playing midweek? If so, will we see Jesus play wider as I can’t see City changing tactic in the rich vein of form they are currently on. On with the captaincy debate…
The players to consider
Time to consult the community and discuss the top three players* occupying the latest gameweek captain poll.
Fit and ready to go for gameweek 11, Harry Kane is dominating the community captain poll and justifiable so. Home to Crystal Palace, the Spurs talisman has averaged 10.33 points per game in the last four gameweeks from averaging 6 goal attempts per game over the same period. Indeed Kane has had more efforts on frame than Huddersfield over this period. Add into the mix that Crystal Palace are arriving at Wembley with their woeful away recording including conceding 4 big chances per away game and there’s no other place the armband should head this weekend. For those who transferred HurriKane out last week, you know what to do.
Captain Foresight Score: 107.33
While Harry Kane is averaging 10.33 points per game over the last four gameweeks, Sergio Aguero isn’t to be outdone amassing 6 goals in his last four appearances. Mix in a 100% shot inside the box ratio resulting in a 75% accuracy rating over the last four gameweeks and if the Argentine is granted pitch time from his manager, even an home game against Arsenal shouldn’t be feared. City are the top home scorers in the Premier League with 21, averaging over four per game from their superb flowing football which has resulted in an insanely high one in every three attempts being deemed as a clear cut chance at the Etihad Stadium. Playing like this, goals are always available for their frontmen so can you trust that Aguero will start? If so, the captain foresight score is evidence that the fixture shouldn’t rule the froward out of your considerations.
Captain Foresight Score: 96.45
Away to West Ham, Liverpool and Mohamed Salah will look to take advantage of a home side in desperate need of a result after the Hammers embarrassing performance against Brighton last timeout. However, before then the East Londoners had kept two clean sheets at home in three with only Spurs breaking their defence and with underlying numbers that suggest they don’t concede a huge amount of chances, can Liverpool thrust themselves on proceedings offensively to the standard of Mauricio Pochettino’s troops? Looking at their away numbers they do compete with Spurs for efforts on frame but like season’s gone by where Liverpool falter is their accuracy, ranking below the likes of Burnley, Bournemouth and Huddersfield away from home and it’s this constant issue that raises alarm bells in captaining Salah this weekend when there’s an obvious choice above. To be fair to the Egyptian though, his three goals in five away games is impressive with the player’s 10% shots inside the box ratio negating some of the overall team accuracy issues.
Captain Foresight Score: 72.99
Risk V Reward
So if a game against Crystal Palace is the fixture to select your captain from a fantasy manager could always roll the dice and go for Real Madrid’s conqueror Dele Alli to carry on where he left off in mid-week. You will be gambling on an upturn in threat as Alli isn’t even close to the opportunity that Kane is presented but it is interesting that despite this Alli does have the highest points per home game this season between the two – 5.20 to 4.60. The risk, I don’t need that spell out but it’s only four letters long.
Captain Foresight Score: 73.07
* Top three players at the time of writing.