Picking the perfect captain for the Premier League game week 36
TimeToDraft helps to crystalize the best captain for the Premier League game week 36.
Harry Kane, the man who promised to shine as our captain in game week 35, failed all the hopes we pinned on him. Yet three other players we advised delivered – Sergio Aguero and Daniel Sturridge found the back of the net, Alli grabbed two bonus points. Coutinho was the other flop making only a 20-minute appearance.
No more comments about the last game week, and we move to the upcoming fixtures. This game week holds a lot of unpredictable and beneficial ties that we should analyze.
Matches with no clear captain
Stoke – Sunderland. Stoke comes to the match after a spell of awful ties that ruined the team’s high results and top-table position. The guys will put their full force to show the fans their best play. Sunderland will aim to forge one more great result at Britannia Stadium. The Black Cats are the strongest team fighting to escape relegation, and they need three more points in the battle. You can hardly predict how the clash will progress, so we leave this one aside in our search for the captain.
West Brom – West Ham. West Brom impressed many in their away fight againstTottenham last Monday, but picking a captain in the next away game is a tricky move. Payet and Carroll are in top form, but do not tell us they can lead as captains.
Swansea – Liverpool. This game will be largely overshadowed by Liverpool’s concentration on the Europa League campaign, putting the home fixture against Villarreal way above EPL action. Jurgen Klopp will make a few changes in the line-up, and several substitute players will get their chance to perform. Finding a captain in Liverpool side is a hard decision, even though the Welsh team lost several matches lately.
Manchester United– Leicester. United is still fighting for a top-4 finish, and the game against Foxes is crucial for the Reds. League leaders are one win away from making history, and the team will be motivated to make that dream reality. You might expect a lot of surprising moves at Old Trafford, and identifying a captain in the clash is risky.
Matches with a clear captain
Everton – Bournemouth. RomeluLukaku might simply destroy Bournemouth defense in this home game, with the EPL newcomers conceding 16 goals in last 6 games. The plan looks promising, but Everton is not as strong as it was a month ago. The Liverpool-based team goes through a tough time, and rumor has it Roberto Martinez will be sacked after the match or at the end of the season. We put Lukaky in the stats table, but make no conclusions on him.
Watford– Aston Villa. Villa is a wreck this season, while Watford stumbled in the Cup semis last weekend. The painful defeat might derail the team, and even the best players in the squad Ighalo and Deeney are great options for strengthening the team, but weak captains for the game week. Anyway, we put the guys in the table to compare with others.
Newcastle – Crystal Palace. After delivering a great comeback at Anfield, we believe the Magpies will give all it takes to stay in the top flight. Newcastle’s plan for the game is easy to get: smashing Palace with no second thought and earning three points in the relegation battle. Palace reached the FA Cup final, and this match is more significant than the next EPL tie. Rafael Benitez has some jokers up his sleeve, and we included the most dangerous ones in the stats table.
Arsenal – Norwich. The previous game against Sunderland was a huge challenge for Wenger side, and Norwich willput the Gunners to test as well, with the club trying to save a place in the EPL. The match at Emirates still looks promising for Sanchez and other attacking players. The Gunners will lose a spot in top-4 if they fail to win as United closely follows the team, so Wenger will expect full motivation from the players.
Southampton – Man City. The Citizens are battling on two fronts aiming to finish 3rd or 4th in the EPL and hoping to reach the Champions League final. City does not have enough great players to prevail in both tournaments.De Bruyne will be given a rest, as Iheanacho and Sterling receive an opportunity to shine. Aguero’s position is cemented in the team, and he could not be replaced. Sergio can always be picked as a captain, and there are no other options in this tie.
Chelsea – Tottenham. As the Spurs failed to take three points from West Brom on Monday and thus crushed their dreams about the EPL trophy, they come to Chelsea that humiliated Bournemouth in the previous game week. Alli will miss the clash at Stamford Bridge, yet the Spurs will aim to collect a win by all means. Chelsea does not expect much from this campaign, and the Blues will play in open and offensive football. We should expect some goals scored, so putting the attacking stack for both team is a great move.
Check the bookie
We looked at the personal coefficients with 1.5 total more. They show the team with the biggest attacking threat in the coming weekend.
Arsenal – 1.285
Everton – 1.71
Watford – 1.82
Newcastle – 1.96
Arsenal has no competitors in this one, but even bookies hint that this game week will show a team that was not previously considered as captains’ exporter.
The perfect captain for the EPL game week 36
We’ve put all the stats and achievements of the best players in last three game weeks into one table.
The stats tell that the best captain for the upcoming EPL action is Alexis Sanchez that regained his form and will play in the home game against Norwich. Ozil is the only real alternative for the Chilean.
Troy Deeney is the most promising player in Watford with the team playing a home tieagainst Villa. Newcastleboasts the firing power of Townsend and Sissoko, and the former PSG player is even better prepared for the game. Aguero continues to impress, but after the Champions League semis will not find new inspiration against tough Southampton. Chelsea fails to produce a reliable captain the whole season, while Tottenham will be led by Christian Eriksen that has 3 assists (4 in FPR system) and hit the crossbar twice.
Here is our captain’s top for the Premier League game week 36:
- Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
- Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)
- Sergio Aguero (Man City), Troy Deeney (Watford)