With almost all of the fixtures released, we can now take a look at captain and transfer strategy over April. This has become a crucial period of fixture pileups and double gameweeks that canny managers can take advantage of. I’ll use my team as an example, which you can adjust depending on how many transfers you have remaining and your current line up. A word of warning, this isn’t for the faint hearted and does get quite complex!
9 transfer left
I have created a spreadsheet with all my planned captaincy strategy and possible transfers until the end of the season. Hopefully it fairly self explanatory, the comments column contains which teams have extra fixtures, risk of rotation and alternative strategies etc.
There are a few possible captaincy routes for the next gameweek. Initially bringing in Everton captain/ players looked the way to go given that they have 3 extra fixtures from Sunday. But I’ll probably only make a forced switch of Butland > Robles. I’m not 100% set on Robles either, but at 4.1 he is very cheap and has great fixtures.
I am also considering Payet captain on Saturday then transfer him out for Barkley. I could then use my captain swap to still have Aguero captain for game day 1 in GW36. The downside of this route is that I probably wouldn’t get Payet back in again as I’m limited on transfers.
3 strong captain picks in GW36. I’ll lose Kane but he we come back in later. As you can see in the comments column, Liverpool have 3 extra fixtures when they square up to Stoke but there is also a high threat of rotation as they play Dortmond midweek.
This is the big one. Those with plenty of transfers left, could take advantage by having 6 captains! I’ll make do with 4. I have also lined up a couple of potential transfers here as I look to load up on Arsenal for their favourable run-in.
Liverpool again offer the option to bring players in as they have 3 extra fixtures with the bonus of being able to see who starts on Sunday 17th. At the moment I only really want Firmino who comes in as captain on the 20th April – although this could change in a couple weeks.
I’ll hopefully welcome Kane back into my side this week. The Spurs front man is in great form and I don’t want to go too long without him. This strategy means I get 2 captains out of him and only miss one away match against Stoke. It also allows room for double Lukaku and double Sanchez captains.
So over the next 4 gameweeks I will hopefully hit 10 out of a possible 13 captains, not bad. I won’t go beyond gw38 and into May as things can change a lot, but I have penciled in a strategy. If you want to see it or use this excel sheet as a template for your team, you can view it via this link:
Let me know your strategy!
If you have any questions on your team or thoughts on the above strategy let me know in the comments section. Or you can join our facebook group to discuss with others Sky players.