Kane, Lacazette and Lukaku…
Still wondering who to make captain for your FPL team in gameweek 4? Here is our quick guide to choosing your captain from our three suggestions given by our 2015/16 champion, Calvin Chan…
Kane remains on our captaincy list, still looking to get that first elusive goal. 24 shots (6 on target) so far proves just how unlucky the Englishman has been so far. You will be surprised to read that Kane has had more penalty area touches (26) and less minutes per chance than Lukaku (Kane every 11 minutes, Lukaku every 19). He struck the post twice and has missed 3 big chances, surely he will put at least one of these chances away some time soon. When the number 10 gets his first goal of the season, plenty more will follow, and this is why we think Kane is a slightly higher risk, but great captaincy option nonetheless. Tottenham face Everton away from home this weekend, a team who are ticking along fairly consistently in terms of defence, conceding one goal per game on average this season. Last term The Toffees let in 44 goals.
The Frenchman has already decreased in value to £10.4mil, but that shouldn’t deter you from considering the three time Ligue 1 team of the year player. 9 points so far, his only goal coming through a header on his premier league debut. 4 shots with 50% accuracy doesn’t sound great, making him by far the riskiest captaincy option out of our three highlighted players. However, Lacazette has something to prove at Arsenal, who’s run of poor form must end at some point. An ICT index higher than that of Jesus and identical influence and threat ratings to Agüero, he’s probably not as bad of a captaincy option as you thought. If you put Lacazette as your captain and he scores this gameweek, people will certainly be impressed. Is it worth the risk?
A safe captaincy option right now is the Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku. Manchester United are in inspired form, scoring 10 goals and conceding none in their first three, with all the possible 9 points to their name. If you are one of the 58% of players who currently own him, the 24-year-old is probably the main contender for the armband. Facing stoke this weekend, Lukaku looks to continue his form by scoring his 4th goal in his 4th game. He’s proving his quality already, only missing a single big chance and converting 50% of his shots on target to goals.