Here’s my analysis of the fantasy premier league captain gameweek 20 options
RVP – (Sunderland H)
The reliable fantasy premier league captain gameweek 20 option. Third in the overall shooting stats and 1st in the last 6 shooting stats. Also 3rd and 2nd in both sets of chances created stats. Mr reliable has returned in 15/17 starts
Lets look at his record against qualifying opposition at home:
Fulham 9 points
Stoke 11 points
QPR 2 points
West Ham 9 points
Sunderland 12 points
Newcastle 9 points
That’s as close to perfect as you’ll get.
Will he play? With Rooney injured for 2-3 weeks then its inconceivable that he won’t play in my mind.
The WBA defence isn’t anything to write home about so I’m expecting goals
Its hard to look past him for the fantasy premier league captain gameweek 20
I don’t normally look at away games but Bale seems to prefer playing away to at home so I thought it was worth a look
Lets look at his record against qualifying teams away in assessing his suitability for fantasy premier league captain gameweek 20:
Newcastle A 2 points
Reading A 11 points
Southampton A 10 points
Fulham A 2 points
Aston Villa A 21 points
3/5 big returns. In away games overall he’s returned 5/8. So again good but he’s not as reliable as RVP but if you’re willing to take a punt there are big returns there.
Sunderlands defence has kept 2 clean sheets but is a middle of the road home team. Nothing for Bale to fear.
In summary a risk but one which there are potentially big returns as a fantasy premier league captain gameweek 20.
Again the lack of options has forced me off the road whereas I normally prefer home games for a captain
Lets look at away games against qualifying teams in assessing him for the fantasy premier league captain gameweek 20
WBA A 1 point
Sunderland A 6 points
Norwich A 20 points
Swansea A 2 points
Has an injury doubt and those figures don’t inspire confidence. QPR’s home defence has improved in recent games so its a no for me
This is a punt that he plays striker instead of Giroud who’s fit.
Lets look at his record at home against qualifying teams which does include games out wide
Sunderland H 3 points
Southampton H 6 points
Fulham H 8 points
Swansea H 2 points
2/4 is nothing to write home about but his overall record when starting is 5/7 which is impressive. Is now featuring strongly in the last 6 shooting stats. The Newcastle defence away is hopeless and you know its not in great shape when Williamson being injured is an issue for them
He is definitely worth a punt if for some inexplicable reason you don’t have RVP
Summary of best options for fantasy premier league captain gameweek 20
Here’s some no’s
1. Berba – 1 return in 8 and no underlying stats. Swansea defence can perform away.
2. Benteke – Hard to give the armband to Villa at the moment
3. Tevez/Aguero – Norwich A is too risky a venue for the armband for me
4. Nolan – no return in 7 and while I’m backing him giving him the armband is a step too far
5. Walters – Giving the armband to a defensive team like Stoke is too big a risk
6. Cazorla – Too inconsistent
7. Mata/Torres – Everton do concede but this is too tricky a venue for the captains armband
Hope that gives you some food for thought for your choice of fantasy premier league captain gameweek 20