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This week I have three top captain picks for game week 27 for you. Last week Harry Kane managed to save himself and the masses of FPL managers who captained him with a last gasp penalty after missing the previous one. It could have been all the better but at least disaster was averted.
We can have a good degree of confidence going in to this week and we are still on pretty good form when it comes to the recent captain choices we have made. As always, the top pick is reserved for members only – if you are not yet a member then why not consider joining us here.
GW27 Captain Pick No.3: Romelu Lukaku
Lukaku was back on the scoresheet against Newcastle last week and looks one of the most likely to benefit from the arrival of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United. He may not have been prolific of late but he does generally get some decent game time and we expect him to perform well against Newcastle.
The Magpies have drawn their last four home games and have generally been pretty solid defensively (even only conceding one goal when Man City visited) but this will be a tough test and with United having no Champions League duty until the week after next they can afford to go to St James’ Park with a full strength side.
Alexis is of course another option and he looks like being a solid pick for the remainder of the season but we prefer Lukaku as someone who can bully this Newcastle back line.
GW27 Captain Pick No.2: Sergio Aguero
Man City do have Champions League action this week but for all their riches their squad depth will be tested this week as they still have injuries to key players (notably Sane and Jesus – neither expected back until at least mid-March). Their tie against Basel is not to be taken too lightly but it is also not the most testing fixture they could have drawn so it will be interesting to see how Pep approaches this game against Leicester.
Aguero is sure to play but if you do pick the Argentine be sure to have a solid vice captain selected just in case he is rested. If he does play then he has every chance of scoring big against a Leicester side that is having problems off the pitch with want away forward Riyad Mahrez.
Leicester are in and out form wise and it is not that long back that they held Chelsea to goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. This City side are a different prospect entirely though and there should be goals in this game – probably for both sides.
Aguero is the most likely benefactor in this fixture.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.