Despite a set of tight fixtures and, on paper, fierce match-ups, gameweek six didn’t live up to expectations. With some low-scoring games and unusual goalscorers, a lot of FPL managers probably saw a dip in their average points scored. However, gameweek seven is an ideal opportunity to regain form. Hopefully the following Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks can pick up a healthy amount of points so that managers can return to form.
Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks – Gameweek 7
Timo Werner (vs Burnley)
In what looked like the blockbuster match of the weekend, Chelsea and Manchester United played out a boring 0-0. However, it did see the return of Timo Werner to the role of lone striker, where he put in a pretty standard performance in a game where chances were scarce.
Thankfully for the German forward, he faces a completely different level of opposition this week against 18th placed Burnley. The Clarets have looked like obvious relegation candidates so far this season and their form doesn’t look like changing any time soon. Sean Dyche’s side lack any true leadership and speed, which will act as an open invitation for Werner to break through the lines and probably find himself one-on-one with Nick Pope. Plus, their willingness to go through long periods of matches without possession against the top six sides should play to the strengths of Frank Lampard’s Blues, who are notably better on the ball than off it. He needs to be including in our FPL captain picks for the week.
Phil Foden (vs Sheffield United)
Given how rotational and unpredictable Pep Guardiola is with his starting line-ups, it is easy to consider this choice as one of the riskier Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks. However, it is hard to ignore how incredibly talented and influential Phil Foden is.
The 20-year-old came off the bench to rescue a point for City this weekend, adding some creativity and attacking mindedness to the team that certainly weren’t short of those attributes last season. With Kevin De Bruyne still recovering from injury and incapable of playing a full 90 minutes and Sergio Aguero’s lazy and lacklustre first half performance, it only seems logical for Guardiola to rejig the Cityzens and remount their title bid up against the Blades.
Chris Wilder’s side were unlucky in their 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend, yet they still looked vulnerable, which could leave the door open to a thumping from the 2018/19 title winners.
The ‘Stockport Iniesta’, Foden creates numerous chances in every appearance, whether he starts or not, and often pops up with a goal in high-scoring games. Any fantasy football scout needs a leftfield choice and handing Foden the captains armband could provide a good return for managers.
Sadio Mane (vs West Ham)
Liverpool were forced to work hard against Sheffield United this weekend, and they face an even harder opposition in West Ham side next. The Hammers have been in top form this season and despite the lack of defensive investment over the transfer window, David Moyes has certainly got his team organised.
However, they face a determined Liverpool team that are on the hunt for a second consecutive Premier League trophy. Although the injury to Virgil Van Dijk has left a gaping hole in the heart of the Reds defence, which is currently being filled by makeshift centre-back Fabinho for the meantime, the addition of Diogo Jota to Jurgen Klopp’s attack has made it even more frightening – especially with Senegalese star Sadio Mane in flying form.
The versatile forward has scored four and assisted one in five Premier League appearances this campaign, averaging a goal every 110 minutes. That scintillating stat speaks for itself and it is hard to see the Hammers defence keeping the forward under control for an entire game, especially with how free-flowing and inventive the Liverpool attack is.
Harry Kane (vs Brighton)
If you conducted a Fantasy Premier League captin poll, Harry Kane would surely come top most week at the moment. Harry Kane is an obvious candidate for the captains armband in gameweek seven. The £10.9million striker is the pivotal man in the Spurs frontline, showing a willingness to work hard to create space and provide the ball for his team mates, which is why the number 10 is irreplaceable for Jose Mourinho.
Brighton have looked a solid side this campaign, however they have been made to rue their numerous missed chances so far and should have scored more. But their attacking play will not be giving manager Graham Potter any issues given that they do create chances, it will be how vulnerable they can be defensively. Despite playing three centre-backs, even with captain Lewis Dunk suspended, the Seagulls have looked unorganised from set-plays and are habitually giving the ball away in bad areas due to their possession-based style, which could gift England captain Kane the ball in dangerous areas. The striker always looks lethal and even on off-days he pops up with a goal or an assist, demonstrated by his truly unbelievable record of five goals and seven assists in five appearances this season. Influential.
This Fantasy Premier League captain pick will definitely be a popular one in gameweek seven.
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