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GW35 Captains: Jimenez to challenge Man City pair

The Scout 18 Apr 2019
Raheem Sterling, Raul Jimenez and Sergio Aguero

The Scout says Wolves striker is a tempting alternative to Aguero and Sterling in Double Gameweek 35

Managers face a difficult captaincy decision for Double Gameweek 35 in Fantasy Premier League.

Eight teams will play twice, including six of the top 10.

Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) will be among the big favourites as Manchester City push for the title.

Top captain picks

GW33 GW34
Player Captain* Player Captain*
Salah 1,152 Aguero 1,067
Aguero 917 Salah 979
Hazard 787 Hazard 427
Mane 567 Son 399

*'000s

Pep Guardiola’s side face a tough pair of opponents, hosting Tottenham Hotspur before their derby visit to Manchester United.

Sterling has seven goals and 59 FPL points in his last five Gameweek starts. He also scored a midweek brace against Spurs in the UEFA Champions League.

Aguero has been in fine form too, with five goals and two assists in his last six Gameweek appearances.

Jimenez challenge

The Man City pair will face a big challenge from Raul Jimenez (£6.9m) for the armband.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are the only side to play both their Gameweek 35 matches at home, against Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Jimenez has been particularly reliable at Molineux this season.

All four of his double-figure hauls have came in home fixtures. And three of those were recorded in his last four home appearances.

De Bruyne and Jota

Both Man City and Wolves have alternative candidates for FPL managers seeking differentials.

Kevin De Bruyne (£9.7m) has returned 11 points in each of his last two appearances for City.

And Wolves’ Diogo Jota (£6.2m) has scored six of his seven goals at home.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): I’m torn between Aguero and Sterling. The tough fixtures ease rotation worries and both are vital in a season-defining pair of games. Aguero has the pedigree against top-six sides but fatigue could come into play after he suffered a knock recently, so Sterling just edges it for me.

Who Got The Assist? (@WGTA_FPL): With Jimenez so reliable at home, I'm backing him to continue his consistency against the defensively suspect Brighton and Arsenal.

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral): I don't own Sterling but if I did, he would get the armband this week. He's on fire. I'm currently on Jimenez, who has been so consistent this season. But given my disappointing rank it might be time for me to begin taking a few risks.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Jimenez will get my armband. Arsenal look the harder of the two matches, but they only have one away clean sheet all season.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): I’m captaining Son Heung-min (£8.8m).  Watford’s great fixtures in the Double mean if Gerard Deulofeu (£5.6m) is fit, he’d be a great captain pick, too.

Paul Gee (FPLPaulGee): Jimenez cannot be ignored and neither can Man City. They are all-in for the title now and I can't see Pep resting any stars in two really important games. Son’s suspension in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg makes him desirable.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): At the moment I'm on Son but I do have concerns over how much game time he'll get. I may take a punt on bringing in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) and captaining him but he's still a risk for minutes.

See: The Scout's panel of FPL experts

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