Finding the perfect captain for your fantasy team for the Premier League game day 37
TimeToDraft starts its regular search to pick up the best captain for the upcoming Premier League weekend action.
Our previous quest for the most effective captain for match day 36 failed to pick the right man from Arsenal squad, while Sergio Aguero missed the starting line-up. The other bets we made worked fine as Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen bagged some points for us. The man who stood out last week was Troy Deeney from Watford who in the clash with Aston Villa netted two just minutes from the final whistle.
Let’s have a closer look at the approaching Premier League match day and pick the captains for the regular DFS tournaments and for Fantasy Premier League.
Matches with no clear captains
Norwich – Man Utd. With Norwich fighting hard to stay in the top flight, the Manchester side still hopes to finish in top four and get a ticket to the Champions League. The stakes are high for both teams, and that means we will see a lot of fight for every ball. It seems unlikely that Van Gaal’s team will score easily, while betting on a defender is tricky as Norwich will push for the quick goal. Leaving this one aside, we come with one more close tie.
Boournemouth – West Bromwhich. The guys from the bottom of the table find it hard to be motivated for the game, with both teams loosing almost any chance to play in the EPL next season. The teams had their weird matches before, and this one is really hard to play well for a fantasy manager.
Crystal Palace – Stoke City. Cut the text above and paste it into the preview of this match. Actually this game is even more complicated with the only possible captain Marko Arnautovic injured and likely missing the clash.
Leicester – Everton. The newly crowned champions will host the fixture against underperforming Everton and do their best to deliver a great show in the final match at King Power Stadium this season. Any player from the Foxes might be the hero, and the majestic Vardy might not fit into the game after missing two ties.
Manchester City – Arsenal. We’ve seen the poor Citizens suffering in the Champions League semis, rather than enjoying it. The Gunners were clumsy in the previous tie against Norwich, so our guess is to rest Aguero, Sanchez, De Bruyne and Welbeck for some better days.
Liverpool – Watford. Klopp’s team triumphantly walked into the Europa League final, and quite evidently the main players will be rested with some promising startets playing. You can predict Liverpool’s line-up, but Watford is a tough opponent this season. Ojo and Ibe are too young to deliver, Benteke has no consistency.Coutinho, Milner, Lallana andFirmino will watch the game from the substitute’s bench, and we also advise you just to enjoy the match.
Matches with great fantasy captains
Aston Villa – Newcastle. The falling Villa was close to winning the previous tie with Watford, but the end of the game painfully showed again why the team heads for relegation. With Benitez Newcastle is unbeatable in 4 matches,andAndros Townsend impressed in every game and scored a superb goal in the previous game. The captain who earned us points once comes to the final list again.
Sunderland – Chelsea. The Black Cats are battling to escape relegation and succeeded to get results in the last games. Jermain Defoeleads the attacking power of the team and makes a great captain for your fantasy side. At the end of the season Chelsea forgot about defending altogether, and focused on netting at least two goals in a game. With six scored in two games, Willian, Fabregas, Costa, Hazard and Pedro are all candidates for captaincy.
West Ham – Swansea. West Ham still has theoretical chances to reach the Champions League zone, and with the offensive mindset Bilic installed into the team, the side will come to the tie in full power. Swansea lost its confidence in the third quarter of the season, and with Sigurdsson missing the game, might fall apart under the pressure from the awesome attacking defender Aaron Cresswell.
Tottenham – Southampton. Leicester is already enjoying the relaxed time, but the Spurs continue its struggle for the second place. The London side will approach the clash with the Saints in full armor, and with both teams focusing on attack, we will see chances and goals. The best players from the Spurs are Kane, Eriksen, Lamela and Son. Mane, Long and Tadic are clear leaders in Southampton.
Check the bookies
We’ve put together the teams with the smallest coefficient on the personal total more than 1.5. The coefficients show the highest attacking potential in game day 37.
Liverpool – 1.44
West Ham – 1.46
Leicester – 1.58
Newcastle – 1.65
The stats tell us that Liverpool and the Foxes should put a couple of goals, but we gave your our thoughts on this prediction.
The prefect captain for the Premier League match day 37
The final stats table shows all the potential captains and their achievements in the last three games.
The leaders of the Saints recorded amazing results in the last games, but Tottenham will harshly test the team, so Southampton is unlikelys to give us a leader. West Ham is powerful, but we have to choose between Noble and Payet. Carroll and Cresswell have been great in the last fixtures, with the later one likely to deliver a clean sheet. Yet these guys do not stand a chance against Payet.
Defoe makes a great number of shots on target, and will be a great joker and captain. Chelsea’s attacking pool is not stable, though Hazard stood out in the last games. Newcastle will rely on Andros Townsend and his bright spell.
Top captains for Daily Fantasy for the Premier League match day 37:
- Dimitri Payet (West Ham)
- Andros Townsend (Newcastle)
- Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Top captains for Fantasy Premier League for the Premier League match day 37:
- Dimitri Payet (West Ham)
- Jermain Defoe (Sunderland)
- Aaron Cresswell (West Ham)