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 4. We have chosen the captain of our team as well as a differential captain for those who are looking for other options.
Kevin De Bruyne
Despite blanking against Leicester at the Etihad last week, we are giving De Bruyne the armband for a second successive week. We expect their match against Leeds United at Elland Road to be a goalfest. Both sides are attacking forces with defensive frailties as things stand. The Belgian midfielder is the creative hub of Pep Guardiola’s side and is playing in a more advanced position than he has in the past.
The fact that he’s on penalties and set pieces increases his appeal. Manchester City will want to bounce back from their woeful defeat to Leicester last weekend and De Bruyne will play a key role in their attempt to overcome an exciting Leeds team. On his last away outing, the 29 year old scored one goal and provided one assist against Wolves at Molineux. He bagged 13 points and we are expecting him to get a similar haul this weekend.
Southampton welcome West Brom, the team with the worst defensive record in the Premier League this season, to St Mary’s stadium. Slaven Bilic’s side have conceded 12 goals in their first three games of the current campaign and the Saints will be looking forward to putting the newly promoted side to the sword.
Ings has had a great start to the season, scoring three goals in his first three games. He is Southampton’s penalty taker and this makes him a more attractive candidate for the captaincy. Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side play a high defensive line and press aggressively. While this might leave them susceptible at the back, it helps them create chances at the other end and we expect Ings to take advantage of this and rack up a big haul.
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