Who to captain in Fantasy Premier League for Gameweek 3

The perennial challenge for Fantasy managers is getting their captain right. Choosing a captain who gets a big haul can make a good weekend great and making the wrong decision is painful and can make you want to fast forward to the next gameweek.

I’ve always been told that if you get your captain right every week, you will have a great season. Easier said than done with the number of options available and the unpredictability of the Premier League. 

We have taken a look at the fixtures and players’ form ahead of making the all important decision of who to captain for gameweek 3. We have chosen the captain of our team as well as a differential captain for those who are looking for other options. 

Our Captain

Kevin De Bruyne

The Belgian midfielder was in imperious form last week at Molineux and registered a 13 point haul. He scored a goal and provided an assist in an all action display for Manchester City. De Bruyne played in the number 10 position against Wolves and this has increased his appeal.

The system deployed by Pep Guardiola that saw the Belgian playmaker operate in the hole worked in City’s favour and there is every chance the Manchester City boss will persist with this formation against Leicester this weekend. 

Even if De Bruyne were to return to his slightly deeper position, which we must accept is a possibility given how much Pep likes to tinker, he is central to Manchester City’s attack and will be the chief creator of their chances.

He is on penalties in the absence of Sergio Aguero and this is a big factor in our choice to captain him. He takes all of Manchester City’s freekicks and as we know, is pretty gifted when it comes to set pieces. 

Leicester are in good form but conceded two goals to Burnley last weekend. Their defence is likely to be tested far more by the Citizens and we are optimistic about City’s chances of scoring a few goals. 

De Bruyne is in good form and Manchester City are more capable than most sides of scoring a lot of goals. We feel good about handing the Belgian the armband this week.

Differential Captain

Son Heung-min

Son scored four goals against Southampton last weekend and got on the scoresheet against North Macedonian side Shkendija in their Europa League qualifier during the week. He is in great form and is preparing to take on Newcastle at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium this weekend.

His goals against Southampton were well taken but it must be noted that Newcastle are unlikely to play nearly as high a line as Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side did. Steve Bruce’s team will definitely play deeper and look to hit Spurs on the counterattack. 

Jose Mourinho’s side have recovered well since their opening day defeat to Everton and we are backing them to win against the Geordies this weekend. Son, along with Harry Kane, is central to every Tottenham attack and is likely to play a key role in any Spurs victory.

His confidence will be sky high after scoring five goals in one week and he will be intent on keeping the run going against a Newcastle side that were poor in their 2-0 defeat against Brighton last weekend.

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