Monday, 19 September 2016

Capoue! Cheap Mid Bang In Form- GW 5 Review

Etienne Capoue is fantasy football gold, now becoming a more viable option as a 4th choice or even 3rd choice midfielder as a key man in Watford’s attack after a 3rd double figure score of the season. He takes up a free role in midfield and makes forward runs into the box to good effect. It’s now 4 goals in 5 games for Capoue (4 of Watford’s 10 goals so far) who only started the season at an FPL price of 4.5. Capoue is proving clinical in front of goal, with just 1.4 shots per game. Many will now consider him as a starting player now Watford’s difficult set of opening fixtures are over and their next 5 are all games Capoue is expected to deliver in (bur, BOU, mid, swa, HUL). Get him in fast though, because his price is rising quickly.

Ibra’s Stock Falls, Lukaku’s Rises

Aguero is back in gameweek 6 at 12.9 and he may be easier to afford now with Lukaku looking a better option than Ibrahimovic. The Everton striker comes in at a much less expensive price and has scored 4 goals in two games compared with just one from Zlatan. While Ibrahimovic has hit more shots than any other player this season, Lukaku is proving to be more clinical in front of goal, with better chances to score. Lukaku scored from his only shot, whereas only one of Ibra’s 5 was on target. Everton’s next three fixtures are slightly easier than Man Utd’s, as they face Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Man City. Man Utd are up against champions Leicester and have a tough away game at Anfield between a home game v Stoke.

Those Ibra owners who transferred Lukaku in for Aguero have a dilemma to make in choosing which one to swap out for Aguero, who is seen by the majority as an essential option when fit and not suspended. It may be better to downgrade a midfielder to someone just over 1.0 less and transfer out Ibrahimovic for Aguero.

Hazard Warning Signs

For the second time in two games Eden Hazard provided 0 goals or assists. His 31% ownership will be on high alert after another blank after the Belgian's poor extended run of performances last season and will maybe be looking to get him out of their teams before he starts to fall in price. Chelsea’s upcoming fixtures don’t get easier either. After being the top scoring midfielder and considered a must-have after the first three gameweeks, maybe now he is the man to make way as managers will undoubtedly look to fit Aguero back into their teams. Big decisions are to be made this week.

Kyle Norbury,
Stoke fan and fantasy football nerd,
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