I’m not expecting a good weekend. With only one captain and my team facing a tough set of fixtures, I’ll be hoping my players can pull through and limit the damage.
Butland was beginning to look like the real deal and I hope he makes a speedy recovery. His injury hasn’t come at a great time for my fantasy plans though, as I was hoping to save transfers ahead of a busy fixture schedule.
If you are looking to save some dollar then Robles offers a cheap route into Everton backline that faces a couple of extra fixtures in the run in. Mignolet also has 2 extra fixtures and is a decent alternative to the cheaper Robles. The problem with these two is that I just don’t trust their defences.
With 1 extra fixture and forming part of a resolute Arsenal backine, Cech is the standout pick. The problem is that the former Chelsea stopper is still a doubt to start this weekend. He also doesn’t come cheap but this isn’t so much of a problem as, if I stick to my planned strategy, I shouldn’t need the extra money.
Given the fixture(s), I’ll probably opt for one of these three although I’ll likely wait until the last minute and hope the Cech situation becomes clearer. If non of the above appeal, then you might also consider those that don’t have an extra fixture(s), such as Lloris or Schmeichel.
You can view my full captain strategy guide here. This week was actually a very tough decision with quite a few options. I have decided to plump for just Aguero. This is partly because I can’t see a standout captain pick on Sunday and it would involve a transfer to get someone playing gameday 1 the following week.
If I had more transfers left, I would probably have gone Kane (liv) transfer to Lukaku (mun) then used my captain switch to get Aguero in against West Brom the following weekend. I am hoping that my transfers can be better spent later down the line, but Kane to Lukaku strategy (or something similar) is still a very good option.
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