Gameweek 30 Captain Tips

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fplhollyFPLHolly is back this week with her selection of captain picks for Gameweek 30. It’s another tricky week as Salah and Kane go head to head. The Clueless Husband pick returns, and this time out it’s weather related!

All of that to-ing and fro-ing between Salah and Kane was pretty irrelevant by Saturday evening! The battle of the most captained went down to the wire and it will be a similar picture this time around.

It’s a tricky time for the armband this week, since Liverpool travel to Anfield. Chelsea and Arsenal are seriously out of form, so Manchester City and Spurs assets are high on the agenda. Home comforts are hard to come by. With the top six heavily involved in Champions League and Europa League fixtures surrounding Gameweek 30, it’s important to keep an eye on minutes and consequences of European results.

Shield Pick: Mohammed Salah vs Manchester United (A)

Anytime Goalscorer Odds: 5/4

There is no stopping Mo Salah in the Premier League. He has scored in each of his last 5 games, with 6 goals and 2 assists in this time. His ownership is still increasing, seriously how have you got this far without owning him?! The trip to Old Trafford could be a challenging one, as Jose attempts to employ tactics to stop Liverpool playing their usual attacking, flowing football. Klopp couldn’t find a way through the United defence in their home fixture earlier this season. Salah is less prolific away from Anfield but he is on penalties. Those fancying Salah for the armband will be pleased that he was on the bench in UCL this midweek, playing just the final 15 minutes. If you’ve a strong rank to protect, give Mo the armband once more!

Sword Pick: Harry Kane vs Bournemouth (A)

Anytime Goalscorer Odds: 13/20

Harry Kane has the pick of the fixtures for the big three in the Premier League, as they race for the golden boot. Salah has caught up with Kane, so Harry will be looking for an opportunity to extend his goals tally in this one. He has 6 returns in his last 7 games, including 6 goals in that time and 1 assist. He enjoys playing against the Cherries, with 6 goals and 1 assist in just 4 appearances. Spurs have a tough UCL tie on Wednesday against Juventus, so keep an eye on what happens in that game before selecting Kane as your captain this time out. My armband will be on him this week, will you follow suit?

Reverse Pick: Raheem Sterling v Stoke (A)

Anytime Goalscorer Odds: 21/20

There are still some concerns about Sterling’s fitness, but should he be fit for the Monday Night Football, then he becomes a strong candidate. He scored a massive 15 FPL points against Stoke in the home game back in Gameweek 8, with a goal and 2 assists. City won by a ridiculous 7-2 scoreline on that day, but historically they have struggled on away days at Stoke. Sterling does have 3 returns in his last 4 Premier League appearances: keep an eye on injury news from the City press conference on Friday.

Form Pick: Sergio Aguero vs Stoke (A)

Anytime Goalscorer Odds: 13/20

Aguero will be hotly fancied in the Monday Night Football and it looks like his Premier League place is secure, despite Jesus returning from injury. He is determined in his pursuit for the golden boot and he has penalties in his locker too. Again, check his minutes in the Champions League on Wednesday to get an indication of whether he will start in this one or get limited minutes. Aguero has just two blanks in his last 6 games and he has been explosive in that time: 8 goals and 1 assist is an excellent record! Will you go with the form pick?

Fixture Pick: Eden Hazard vs Crystal Palace (H)

Anytime Goalscorer Odds: 19/20

Chelsea’s performance against City was woeful, expect a reaction from a frustrated Hazard in this one. Eden is in form, with just two blanks in his last 6: he’s got 4 goals and 1 assist in that time. Chelsea have a crunch Champions League game coming up against Barcelona next week, so his minutes could be limited in this one. His record against Palace is poor but the fixture is strong on paper. Are you going with the fixture pick?

Punt Pick: Riyad Mahrez vs West Brom (A)

Anytime Goalscorer Odds: 5/2

Mahrez is back from his sabbatical with that late goal against Bournemouth. He has the pleasure of visiting a West Brom side in chaos: relegation looks certain and Pardew is on his way out. There’s bound to be Leicester goals in this one and expect Mahrez to be at the heart of things. Will you take a punt in this one?

Park the Bus Pick: Marcos Alonso vs Crystal Palace (H)

Anytime Goalscorer Odds: 12/5
Clean Sheet Odds: 3/4

The defensive pick finally came good last week, with Ben Davies putting in a strong performance. Those that have kept faith with Alonso through his barren spell will be hopeful of some returns in this one, against another relegation favourite. He’s likely to get a few chances from set pieces and a clean sheet looks assured. Are you brave enough to captain an out of form defender?

Clueless Husband Pick: Heung-Min Son vs Bournemouth (A)

Anytime Goalscorer Odds: 7/5

My Husband is really getting sick of the wintry weather so he is going with ‘sun’ this week, in the hope that the weather takes a turn for the better! The 16 point haul last week certainly influenced his thinking too. Son’s form away from home is poor and he’s a rotation risk around the Champions League, so look out for the team sheet on Wednesday night. Will you side with my Clueless Husband?

Until Next Week…
Good Luck!


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