The post-lockdown Premier League fixture list is a hectic one which means there’s precious little time between Fantasy Premier League Gameweeks.
One way to ensure you keep raking in the points is by nailing your captaincy pick and that’s precisely what we aim to help you with.
We analyse the best options for the armband every GW, breaking them down into three categories: Top Pick, Alternative and Bold Choice.
Here are the picks for GW33+…
TOP PICK – BRUNO FERNANDES | MANCHESTER UNITED | 8.8M
There’s a saying within the FPL community – ‘when in doubt, captain Salah.’ Such has been the Liverpool star’s consistency and capacity for big hauls that leaving the armband on him is always a viable option regardless of the opponent.
Bruno Fernandes’ incredible start to life in the Premier League means he’s encroaching into that territory as an FPL asset.
Since his debut for Manchester United, he’s been involved in more goals than any other player in the league, scoring six and providing the assist for four. He’s always in the thick of things as well, averaging a shot every 22.7 minutes, a key pass every 45.4 minutes and a goal involvement every 68.2 minutes.
Like Salah, he’s become a good captain candidate regardless of the opposition. But GW33+ brings a particularly appealing opponent. Bournemouth are fresh from conceding four goals at home to a Newcastle side who, prior to the game, had the second worst scoring record in the league.
The Cherries have now picked up just one point from seven games and travel to Old Trafford with a shambolic defence and their confidence at an all-time low.
Ultimately, the best option is often the most obvious one.
⭐ Bruno Fernandes has been involved in 10 goals in 13 appearances since his Man Utd debut in February (6 goals, 4 assists), more than any other PL player in that time pic.twitter.com/njTAUvVZOz
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) June 30, 2020
ALTERNATIVE – CHRISTIAN PULISIC | CHELSEA | 7.0M
Billed as Eden Hazard’s replacement following the Belgian’s move to Real Madrid, Christian Pulisic always had big shoes to fill at Stamford Bridge but is starting to rise to the challenge having found his feet in recent weeks.
The talented American has delivered in each GW since the restart with two goals and two assists to his name. What’s even more encouraging is the influence he’s having in games, running at defences, beating men with his excellent dribbling and showing the confidence to go for goal.
At just 7m, Pulisic is proving to be great value in FPL and Chelsea will want to bounce back from their last-gasp defeat at West Ham in midweek – a game in which the 21-year-old bagged two assists.
The Blues entertain relegation-threatened Watford in GW33+ who are coming off a 3-1 defeat to Southampton.
41′: Christian Pulisic wins a penalty
42′: Willian scores the penalty
71′: Christian Pulisic wins a free-kick
72′: Willian scores the free-kick pic.twitter.com/2bIQ6M4pIq
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 1, 2020
BOLD CHOICE – ADAMA TRAORE | WOLVES | 5.8M
On paper, an encounter against Arsenal just after their 3-0 win over Norwich may seem a little tricky but Adama Traore has the pace and power to really trouble Mikel Arteta’s men.
Despite enjoying back-to-back wins, Arsenal have looked susceptible to the aerial assault and Traore has honed his ability to get to the byline and deliver quality crosses for the likes of Raul Jimenez.
In fact, Traore has been a creative force all season with nine assists this term while two have come in just 128 minutes of play since the restart.
The riskiest aspect of handing him the captaincy is that he may not play the full 90 minutes of even start the game. That’s largely because of the tremendous impact he tends to have off the bench but as an FPL manager, you want your player on the pitch as much as possible.
Given the limited time he’s spent in the middle since the restart though, there’s every chance that he gets a starting berth against the Gunners.
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