We pick out three of the best contenders for captaincy in gameweek 8 of Fantasy Premier League, looking at players in good form and the teams they’re facing this weekend.
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Harry Kane, Spurs (vs West Brom away) – £11.0
Highly likely to be the most picked captain in gameweek 8, Harry Kane is the in-form forward in the Premier League right now, scoring five goals in his last four matches.
The most impressive aspect of the England striker’s game this season has been the increased creativity, making eight assists and creating eight big chances, the most in the league. With him being on penalties as well, he possesses several routes to points.
Over the past four gameweeks, Kane is second in the league for shots (19), shots on target (7) and minutes per shot (18.9), while he leads in big chances scored (4). Meanwhile, no club has conceded more goals this season than West Brom (16) while only Leeds have more expected goals conceded (11.71xGC).
Heung-min Son, Spurs (vs West Brom away) – £9.6
If Harry Kane is the top captaincy pick this week, then Heung-min Son is right there with him. The Korean winger had a rare blank last week against Brighton, but he is still Tottenham Hotspur’s top goalscorer with eight.
The most compelling argument for captaining Son is the difference in home and away form between him and kane. As Abubakar Siddiq pointed out on Twitter this week, while Kane is far more proficient at home, Son has been the more dangerous outlet in away matches.
Given how toothless West Brom were against Fulham on Monday, there is little optimism in them keeping out a team that creates a big chance every 28 minutes this season. Son’s pace and power should punish them greatly at the Hawthorns.
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𝗦𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝗲𝘂𝗻𝗴-𝗺𝗶𝗻 (£9.6m) is the best GW8 captain. He has double-digit returns in all 3 away games this season, averaging more than 17 points per match. West Brom have conceded 3.25 goals per match against teams in the top half#FPL
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Timo Werner, Chelsea (vs Sheffield United home) – £9.3
If you want a differential captain’s pick, then Timo Werner could be the man for you. After a slow start to the campaign his form has been picking up in recent weeks and Chelsea look a more settled outfit in general.
The German striker has three league goals and an assist for Chelsea in the past four gameweeks, and scored twice in the 3-0 victory over Rennes in the Champions League midweek. Notably, he scored both from the penalty spot despite the fact Jorginho was on the pitch, indicating he is now on spot kick duty.
Sheffield United are currently joint-bottom of the table with just one point having conceded ten goals in seven games. They have conceded the fourth-most shots (100) and shots in the box (61), which means the Blues should have plenty of chances this coming weekend.
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