The Captain Pick – Gameweek 12

Our gameweek 12 top 3 captaincy choices include a striker that has been lacking the goals element of his game in recent weeks, a full-back playing under David Moyes and an Argentinian who fainted in the changing rooms during the international break!

Aaron Cresswell:

Yes, you read it right, it’s Aaron Cresswell. I must point out that the West Ham full-back is a differential option (1.0% ownership). New manager David Moyes has been known for allowing his full-backs to bomb forward, whilst allowing a free-flowing sort of attack. 73 crosses already this season from the Englishman, an incredible figure when you consider other full-backs. Cresswell has over 3.5 times as many crosses as Kyle Walker (20) with 80 less minutes on the field. With Carroll tipped to start upfront for the hammers, I would not at all be surprised if Carroll heads in a goal or two from crosses in the next few games. Another bonus is that David Moyes is expected to at least attempt to shore up the defence in his first weeks as the new manager, then work on going forward and getting the goals more, so when West Ham face Watford this Sunday (a team who find themselves in a spot of bother having lost 3 games on the trot) a clean sheet is a possibility.

Romelu Lukaku:

We were never going to leave out Belgium’s all-time record goal scorer in our list this week, as the Red Devils face Newcastle United. Newcastle have been in poor defensive form recently, keeping just a single clean sheet in their last 7 Premier League games. Lukaku scored 7 goals in his first 7 games this season, but has not scored in his last 4, mainly down to Man Utd facing Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea, which lead to a more defensive style. But that is all about to change, as they aim to win all of their upcoming fixtures.

Sergio Aguero:

Aguero’s stats have been out of this world so far this season, scoring an average of 8.4 points per game, much more than Kane (6.5) and Sane (6.6). Injury has kept Aguero off of the pitch for a lot of the season, but the Argentine is in our provisional line-up for Man City’s game versus Leicester this gameweek. A goal every 90 minutes so far, coupled with 0.4 assists per match makes Aguero look like the stand out option from the City attack. His 50% shot accuracy rate proves he is as sharp as ever, as do his 35.4 bonus points per game.

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