Romelu Lukaku (vs Middlesbrough)
Lukaku was just phenomenal last weekend against Bournemouth, scoring 4 goals and deservedly picking up 3 bonus points. Now Middlesbrough aren’t as defensively loose as Bournemouth, if anything their the opposite, however, they’ve only kept 2 clean sheets against teams currently in the top 9 places. It’s worth considering that he scored 12 points (1 goal and 1 assist) in the reverse fixture in Gameweek 5.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (vs Watford)
Zlatan is pretty much a possible captain choice every week. He’s got 3 goals in his last 5 games and is up against a Watford side that have only kept 1 clean sheet in their last 10 games.
Alexis Sanchez (vs Hull)
I’ve debated Sanchez as a captain choice all week. Hull have really improved under Marco Silva and they’ve gotten good results against Man Utd and Liverpool in recent weeks. However, Arsenal have a habit of smashing the lesser teams with ease and after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea in Gameweek 24, they’ll be looking to send a message to all of their rivals. Stats wise, Sanchez has 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 6 games and it’s worth noting that he scored 2 goals in the reverse fixture in Gameweek 5.
Gabriel Jesus (vs Bournemouth)
A bit of an outside choice with his starting place not nailed on but it’s hard to argue against him at the moment. He has 3 goals and 1 assist in 180 minutes of football. Bournemouth are leaking goals left, right and centre. What more needs to be said?
Gylfi Sigurdsson (vs Leicester)
Not an obvious choice to most FPL players but with Leicester’s recent record of conceding 10 goals in their last 4 games and Siggy being Swansea’s top scorer (goals wise and points wise), it’s hard to bet against him! Sigurdsson has scored 3 goals and got 1 assist in his last 3 games.