For the first time in over 10 weeks, a decision must be made on who to captain in place of the recently knocked Mo Salah. GW33 is a great opportunity to take a chance on a player that your mini-league rival doesn’t have rostered and thereby giving you the best opportunity to make up points. Don’t be afraid to gamble, especially as a lot of managers have their eyes fixated on the double next week. This is a GW to really make up ground, as there are lots of juicy fixtures that should produce many many goals. Here are the captain picks for GW 33:
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal – The Arsene Wenger experience host Southampton on Sunday, and the squad is flying high after beating CSKA Moscow 4-1 in Europa League. The best option in the Gunners attack is close relative and dedicated guzzler of the PF Chang sauce, PE Aubameyang! With 4 goals in his last 3 prem matches, Auba is in fantastic form and Southampton have not been good for quite some time. Arsenal always seem to run riot on any team outside of the top 6, and the bookies odds have Soton at a 14% chance of keeping a clean, which all points towards a likely gaggle of goals being shipped over the weekend. Gimme that PE Auba special sauce!
Heung-Min Son, Spurs – Despite everybody and their mother trying to bring Kane back into the fold, Son has been Spurs’ X factor in the the second half of the season and is playing confidently while in great form. Last week’s assist versus Chelsea was on the heels of back-to-back braces for the South Korean attacking midfielder, and an away match to Stoke is highly likely to produce similar results. The bookies have Stoke at an 11% chance of keeping a cleansheet (only higher than West Ham at 10%), and Son will certainly be involved in any goals scored over the weekend. Remember, these matches mean an awful lot to Son as he looks to maintain his form, build on his outstanding play and make a run with South Korea at the World Cup.
Glenn Murray, Brighton – Sticking with a theme of singling out bad opponents, Huddersfield have been miserable on the road all season. They have kept two cleansheets away from home twice all year, and those were back in Gameweeks 1 and 6 (over 6 months ago!) Cue Glenn Murray, who has scored 5 goals in his last 7 matches, and 4 in his last 4 home affairs. Mind you, those numbers include Murray missing a penalty at home last week versus Leicester. He’ll most likely still be on penalties, as a change this late in the season would be a strange move for a club looking to fight off relegation. All in all, he is a regular menace when playing at home, and while Huddersfield sit in 16th place and are only 3 points clear of the drop, it would be hard to see them keeping Brighton out of their own net. This is probably the last fixture of the year where I would consider rostering any Brighton players, as their remaining fixtures are atrocious. So go on, Glenn, don’t let the great Murrays of our time down!