We are gathered here to discuss only the finest captain choices and disregard those that will not lead us to FPL glory. At the end of the day, your weekly captaincy choice plays a huge difference in your ranking, as it basically can guarantee a green arrow if/when you choose correctly. While nailing the pick each and every week would be splendid, the reality is you ain’t gonna get it right every time, so just trust your gut when picking the right captain and pray to the FPL gods that we will be a’stackin’ some point doublin’ over the course of the season.
Here are your captain picks for DGW37:
- Harry Kane, Tottenham – Spurs face West Brom away and Newcastle home, and are only 1 point behind Liverpool for third and 5 ahead of Chelsea, with the reds having a game in hand. Those fixtures and the potential to surpass one of this year’s champions league finalists should be reason enough to believe Harry Kane is the obvious captaincy choice for DGW37. Kane remains 4 goals behind Salah for the golden boot, and if Kane is to stand any chance in contesting for that title he will have to have a field day this gameweek. Let’s hope for fantasy’s sake that Salah and Harry Kane are in a dead heat for golden boot supremacy come GW38. Kane has yet to miss games when his fit, and seems highly unlikely to be rotated at this point of the season with still meaningful results to be played. He is the choice if you are leading your league or hope to keep pace with a rival that might be triple captaining him.
- Raheem Sterling, Man City – After putting on a midfielding display last week and tallying 3 assists, the only hesitation to not captain Raheem is if he will play in both matches over the DGW. If he does, Sterling should be the preferred captain choice over Kane. City’s plays host Huddersfield and Brighton and should make a mockery of their defenses with whatever personnel playing. However, with only two days rest in between, it would only appear logical that some of Pep’s season-long workhorses take a break for one of the two matches. They have had a prolific season, and guaranteed Yaya Toure and other players will see some time that haven’t played as much this season but have meant a lot to the club. That being said, nobody is in better form right now than Sterling, so if you are in need of making up big points and have a potential triple captain to place, rolling the dice on Sterling in hopes the he plays some portion of both matches might end up being a high risk/high reward call.
- Marko Arnautovic, West Ham – Mr. Austria himself has a few more matches left to save West Ham from slipping into relegation. Arnautovic has scored 10 goals and bagged 5 assists in 29 matches during his inaugural run with the Hammers, and a few more goals over the next few fixtures should help secure Hammers staying up. They currently sit in 15th place but are only 3 points clear of Southampton, with Swansea and Huddersfield right on their heels. While away to Leicester and home to Manchester United are not featuring the fantastic fixtures like the players listed above, the Red Devils and the Foxes don’t have much left to play for, as witnessed in Leicester’s 5-0 mauling by Crystal Palace last weekend. I’d 100% have Arnautovic in my side if I were trying to find a differential that might help you catch a mini-league rival, and captaining him if you were truly looking for the ultimate DGW hail mary.