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GW7 Captains: Aguero the best shot

The Scout 26 Sep 2019
Sergio Aguero, Man City

The Scout says Man City forward and top FPL points scorer could be most popular armband choice against out-of-form Everton

The Premier League's top scorer could finally be the most-captained player in Fantasy Premier League this weekend. 

Sergio Aguero (£12.2m) has scored eight goals in six matches and is the highest points scorer in the entire game. 

But he was only the second-most selected captain against Watford last time out, when he got a goal, an assist and nine Fantasy points. 

He was the third-most selected candidate in each of the two Gameweeks before that.

Goodison Park opportunity

The Manchester City forward travels to Everton this weekend with much of his 29.4 per cent ownership likely to hand him the armband.

The Toffees have suffered two losses in a row and conceded at least twice in each of the last four Gameweeks.

Aguero, therefore, is not the only attractive options among the Man City options.

Sterling time?

Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) was the top captain pick last time out.

But the 1.4million managers who gave him the armband were let down as he did not play a single minute.

However, Sterling is expected to return to the starting XI at Goodison Park and could rival Aguero if his Gameweek 6 backers can look past last weekend's disappointment.

Kevin De Bruyne (£9.9m) is another big-hitting alternative for Pep Guardiola's side. The Belgian has recorded three double-figure hauls in his five starts in 2019/20.

Consistent Salah

Liverpool's key attackers will also be among the armband favourites at Sheffield United.

As the most popular midfielder in FPL, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) is likely to be Aguero's main challenger for top spot.

The Egyptian has rewarded his 42.2 per cent ownership with a series of consistent displays, claiming a goal or an assist in five of the first six Gameweeks.

Firmino form

Sadio Mane (£11.6m) will also be a contender if he recovers from a minor leg problem. Like Salah, he has two sets of double-figure returns this term.

But it is Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) who has been the Reds' most reliable attacker on the road in 2019/20.

The Brazilian has scored in all three of their away matches, with 29 of his 44 points recorded on his travels.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): I'm really stuck on the captaincy this week: Salah, Sterling and De Bruyne are all options but their away fixtures put me off. If I end up transferring in Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) I'll be tempted to give him the armband. He's managed double-digit returns in all matches he's started against sides traditionally outside the top six.

Tom (@WGTA_FPL): On a Wildcard and very much undecided. In general a week with no standout pick is great for a differential captain. Son Heung-min (£9.7m) and Abraham are in my mind.

Ash (@FPLHints): Aguero hasn't scored against Everton in their last eight league meetings so it may be best to captain Salah against a Sheffield United team who have kept one clean sheet in their last four.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee): With Liverpool and Man City both playing away, I would be tempted to captain Son against Southampton. Abraham is another with a few double-digit returns playing at home. Sterling could be a major differential captain this week.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): The last few weeks I have captained De Bruyne and he's been a great differential pick, so there is a temptation to leave the armband with him. But Tottenham Hotspur have a lovely fixture and won their last home match 4-0. At the moment my armband is on Harry Kane (£11.0m).

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): It feels risky but I'm going for Son. He has the best fixture out of my options and has good personal form. I'm just worried about Spurs as a team.

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral): It's between Salah, Sterling and De Bruyne and no doubt I'll make the wrong call yet again! I like Abraham at home to Brighton & Hove Albion and Son/Kane too.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): People have dropped Sterling in their droves but he will almost certainly make everyone pull their hair out by netting a hat-trick. If you're among those who bailed and want to go in a different direction, I'd go with Abraham.

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Part 2: GW7 Captains: Spurs pair can extend run of returns

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