With the season already feeling like it is very much in its final stages (perhaps thanks to Man City just being weeks away from potentially cementing the title) and a blank week for 12 Premier League teams next week, the game week 30 captain choice is going to be a vital one – especially for the month of March.

Champions League and Europa League midweek action may come in to our thinking as we look to the GW30 captain pick but it was Spurs who had the toughest of times in midweek – both in terms of putting out a full strength squad and the result against Juventus.

We have three top captaincy tips for you this week and one of them is a decent differential – as always, ensure you are logged in to access all three tips.

GW30 Captain Pick No.3: Riyad Mahrez

Our third choice pick this week is one to go for if you need that differential. Although the Leicester City midfielder is selected by 9.1% of managers, he is not going to be a mass captain choice for most – and that in itself is an excellent reason to choose the Algerian.

He has vowed to give his all for Leicester following his January transfer saga and with a stunning late goal against Bournemouth last week he took himself to 4th in overall FPL midfielder rankings for the season – in fact, he has more points than Lukaku and Jamie Vardy so you might at least consider him for your team even if not for captain this week.

A fixture against West Brom this week looks very tempting and they don’t come much easier in the Premier League than this. The Baggies might be fighting for their lives at the foot of the table but they haven’t showed enough to muster a single point in their last 5 games.

Leicester could move up to 7th place if they win here and that incentive will be more than enough to motivate them to victory at the Hawthorns.

GW30 Captain Pick No.2: Sergio Aguero

Aguero (like many of the Man City first team) was able to sit out the midweek game against Basel and although the home side lost they were able to rest pretty much their entire first team other than Leroy Sane and Bernado Silva. Gabriel Jesus might have found himself on the scoresheet on his return to action following injury but he will probably return to the bench for the trip to Stoke City.

Aguero has been in fine form and taken his chances while Jesus has been sidelined and this looks like yet another good chance for him to add to goal tally this season. Stoke are scrapping for points down in 19th position and this is an important game for Paul Lambert’s side. But City should have too much class for them and although the pitch will be tighter down at the Bet365 Stadium it looks like another coasting victory is in the offing here for City.

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