Howdy for Week 3 guys! As much as I love to drivel on and on about the goings-on of all things EPL and my failings as a writer, hurricane preparation and travel plans for the weekend are going to take precedent. Poor prioritization I know, but for that reason the Captain Tapping is going to be a little shorter this week.
But at the very least, I have to stay accountable. And true to my word, I’ve fashioned a rather nifty little table using my master excel skills to track my weekly picks. Although if we start seeing too many strikethroughs, I might switch up my methods…
|Period||Captain Clear-cut||Captain Compelling||Captain Chaos|
|Week 1||Lukaku – 13 points||Salah – 11 points|
|Week 2||Lukaku – 6 points|
Yikes. Ok, not much we can do about it now, let’s move on to the picks!
Captain Clear-cut: Kevin De Bruyne, Man City
Home or on the road, Man City has a dynamic offense that has looked as explosive as we thought coming into the year. The only issue on this team would be picking a consistent source of points, as Pep’s front line rotations like to keep us guessing. KDB is the safest pick against a Bournemouth squad that do not look as solid in the back as I originally anticipated.
Captain Compelling: Harry Kane, Tottenham
Although I’d generally consider Kane in the clear-cut category, everyone’s now familiar with Kane’s early season woes. For that reason and specifically because of his matchup at home I’ll go with a Spur for the second week in a row for my compelling captain (and because let’s face it, I need a win!)
Captain Chaos: Etienne Capoue, Watford
The Watford man has played a total of 10 minutes this year…if that doesn’t count as a chaotic captain’s pick I don’t know what does! At home vs a newly promoted team and having scored a goal in those 10 minutes of action should give you confidence to run with this wild card. Stay safe and dry this weekend guys!