The Captaincy picks are in the below format:
- Number one pick predicted as per the Fix Algorithm
- Differential pick (Under 25% ownership)
- 'Out there' pick (Under 15% ownership)
Sergio Agüero (LEI)
On the back of his winner against Burnley in gameweek 36, Agüero is the standout captain pick for this week’s blog. The Argentinian has racked up four FPL (Fantasy Premier League) involvements (two goals and two assists) over the last six gameweeks, and only Vardy (nine), Rondon (nine) and Firmino (eleven) have created more chances than his eight. He took 17 shots, with only Calvert-Lewin (20), Vardy (22) and Mitrovic (25) faring better. The Champions have scored 11 goals in the same period, with only Leicester (14) and Liverpool (16) being more prolific. They topped the table for both shots (119) and shots on target (SoT) (39). Although Leicester have only conceded five goals in the aforementioned period, it is worth mentioning that they have only played one side from the current top 10 (Arsenal) in that run, and even in that game the Gunners were reduced to 10 men for the majority of it. Our Fix Algorithm backs Agüero to get on the score-sheet with a point score of 6.7.
Raheem Sterling (LEI)
Sterling has now played 90 minutes for four consecutive games, producing two goals and an assist over that period. Over the last six gameweeks, the Englishman has created nine chances, taken 16 shots and landed six SoT. Man. City’s home record is hugely impressive this season. The Champions have scored a league high 56 goals in their 18 games at the Etihad, an average of over three a game. They top the table for ‘big chances’ as well, creating 75, significantly ahead of second-placed Liverpool who have managed 58 ‘big chances’. Our Fix Algorithm projects a point score of 5.7 for Sterling.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (BUR)
The Toffees have found form in the season run-in, and Sigurdsson has been at the forefront with two goals and two assists in the last six gameweeks. As the Custom Stats table shows, over this period only Eriksen (21) has created more chances than the Icelander’s 19. He landed seven SoT, with only Lucas (eight), Hazard (eight) Maddison (nine) and Salah (14) managing more. Everton have scored nine goals over the same period and landed 35 SoT, with only Man. City (39) and Leicester (39) managing more. The Toffees have created 17 ‘big chances’, a number only bettered by Bournemouth (19) and Southampton (21). Although Burnley have only conceded six goals in their last six matches, they have allowed opponents 88 shots, the sixth-worst over this period, indicating they have been a tad fortunate. Our Fix Algorithm projects a point score of 6.0 for Sigurdsson.