Fantasy Premier League Captain Tips For Gameweek 21

Welcome back to another Fantasy Premier League Captain Tips for Gameweek 21 article. This week jamieFPL returns to highlight the best low, medium and high-risk candidates for your captain’s armband.

Last week was no doubt a disappointing one for most of our readers as the likes of Kane, Ighalo, Özil and Mahrez all blanked. Congratulations to those who followed our high-risk Diego Costa tip though as the Spaniard tallied up 10 points in Gameweek 20.

Gameweek 21 has a number of good candidates for the armband. Whilst we recommend you approach our high-risk candidates with caution on FPL, we believe they could be worth their weight in gold in daily fantasy football contests such as FantasyBet.

Player Comparison Table

Agüero 1 0 4.3 5 1.85 54.05%
Ighalo 2 0 4.3 3 3.10 32.26%
Özil 1 1 6.0 2 3.60 27.78%
Willian 1 2 7.0 2 3.30 30.30%
Arnautovic 2 1 7.0 3 3.00 33.33%
Payet* 1 1 4.6 2 4.00 25.00%

* Data taken before injury.

The table above displays goals, assists, points per game, opposition goals conceded and odds to score with implied chance percentage. The data is from the player’s last three Premier League matches.

Low Risk

Sergio Agüero Vs. EVE (H) 

The rumoured injury to Jamie Vardy that circulated at the beginning of the week has seen over 75 thousand managers transfer in the Argentinean striker ahead of Manchester City’s home clash against Everton.

Agüero’s sharpness is returning and last week he converted the winner in City’s 2-1 narrow victory over Watford. Despite his low PPG, we all know what he’s capable of and it’s only a matter of time until another five-goal game.

Opposition Everton have been leaking goals in recent weeks and after losing Coleman to injury mid-week, their defensive fragility could easily become exposed by Agüero.

Odion Ighalo Vs. SOU (A)

Last weekend was no doubt just a blip in the radar of an otherwise impeccable run of form from Premier League new boy Odion Ighalo, who’s already scored 14 goals this campaign.

The Hornets striker has converted seven goals in his last seven games and we expect him return to goal scoring form again at St. Mary’s.

Southampton have conceded an average of one goal per game in their last three and if Watford are to grab one too, you’d have your money on it being Ighalo.

Medium Risk

Mesut Özil Vs. LIV (A)

The Arsenal playmaker has been unstoppable this season and has already tallied up 16 assists, four away from matching the Premier League record set by Thierry Henry.

This week the Gunners head to Anfield to take on a Liverpool side plagued with injuries, especially in defence. Meanwhile, Arsenal boast the best form in the league taking 15 points out of a possible 18 from their last six matches.

It’s easy to see this fixture being another low scoring match replicating the reverse fixture, but we fancy Arsenal to edge it. You know the rules, if Arsenal score; Özil is involved.

Willian Vs. WBA (H)

Question marks have been raised over the fitness of Diego Costa ahead of Chelsea’s home match against West Brom, so we’re now looking towards Willian for our Chelsea coverage this Wednesday.

Willian has arguably been Chelsea most consistent player this season contributing three goals and six assists. His recent form has been excellent too, averaging 7 points per game from his last three.

The arrival of Hiddink has lifted the spirits of the Chelsea side and with players finding form around him it can only positively impact his point scoring potential.

High Risk

Marko Arnautovic Vs. NOR (H)

It’s amazing how quickly people forget about a players form after just one low scoring week. Arnautovic is a perfect example of this, having averaged at seven points per game in his last three Premier League matches.

Both teams are in good form taking 10 points from their last six matches, so we expect the match to be a close encounter.

Arnautovic has been the difference for Stoke time and time again this season and in his current form he could be worth a punt.

Dimitri Payet Vs. BOU (A) 

West Ham new-boy Dimitri Payet has been clinical for West Ham this season and after being sidelined with injury for two months he made his return last week at Liverpool and showed no signs of needing time to settle back in.

West Ham have struggled to create goals in his absence and we expect that Bilic will be keen to get him back in the starting lineup sooner rather than later.

This week the Hammers travel to Bournemouth looking for payback following their 4-3 home defeat in Gameweek 3. If this turns out to be a high scoring affair, Payet could turn out to be a great differential.


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Thanks for reading our Captain Tips for Gameweek 21. Why not check out our Differential Tips and Clean Sheet Advice.

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  1. I’ve voted Sergio Aguero. He appears back to full fitness and has contributed with a goal or assist in each of his last 3 appearances… and that’s him just warming up. Unstoppable on his day against any opponent!

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