Fantasy Premier League

GW9 Captains: Reliable Lacazette in contention

The Scout 18 Oct 2018
Alexandre Lacazette, Fulham v Arsenal

The Scout says Arsenal forward’s consistency boosts his potential as a captaincy choice for Leicester match

Sergio Aguero (£11.3m) will be among the favourites for the Fantasy Premier League captaincy for Manchester City’s home match with Burnley.

Yet there are a number of strong alternatives to Aguero for Gameweek 9.

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) is one such option for Arsenal’s home encounter with Leicester City.

The Frenchman has been one of the most consistent players in Fantasy, producing a goal or an assist in each of his last six appearances.

Lacazette has averaged 8.4 points per start since securing a role on the teamsheet in Gameweek 4.

Kane appeal

His north London rival Harry Kane (£12.5m) has an excellent record against his hosts, West Ham United.

Kane has scored seven goals in their last seven Premier League meetings, including two goals in the corresponding fixture last season.

Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) can also be a big factor.

His 31.8 per cent owners will hope he recovers from a muscle problem for Liverpool’s trip to Huddersfield Town.

The Egyptian has attempted 17 shots on goal away from home, more than any other player.

Fixture-proof Hazard

Elsewhere, Eden Hazard (£11.3m) has the form to overcome a tough home match with Manchester United.

The Chelsea midfielder has soared to the top of the FPL player standings, having produced four double-figure returns in his last five Gameweeks.

And Callum Wilson (£6.4m) could be a standout mid-price captain against Southampton at Vitality Stadium.

The AFC Bournemouth forward has produced a goal or an assist in all four of his home appearances. 

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Part 1: GW9 Captains: Sterling to challenge Aguero

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