The first double Gameweek of the season is upon as both Manchester City and Stoke play twice in Gameweek 27. With that in mind, here are our picks for the Captain’s armband this week.
Sergio Aguero – (@sun, STO)
Sergio Aguero tops the billing this week by virtue of returning to the Man City first XI ahead of their two fixtures against Sunderland and Stoke. Having recorded a double against Monaco in the Champions League, Aguero found the net of two occasions once more as City swept aside Huddersfield in their FA cup replay. This goal scoring form makes him the obvious candidate to hand the armband to as City take on two obliging defences in Stoke and Sunderland.
Raheem Sterling – (@sun, STO)
With two goals and eight assists in his last ten Premier League appearances, Raheem Sterling has provided an unerring level of consistency in the Manchester City attack of late. The winger has relished his role in Pep Guardiola’s system and is likely to add to his tally over the course of the two fixtures in Gameweek 27, meaning that he is certainly a viable captaincy candidate for our FPL squads.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – (BOU)
Having almost single-handedly led Man Utd to EFL Cup glory last weekend, Zlatan Ibrahimovic completes our Captain’s picks ahead of a Gameweek 27 fixture against a freefalling Bournemouth side. The Cherries have failed to keep a clean sheet in seven attempts and face a Man United side that are unbeaten in 16 Premier league outings.
Harry Kane – (EVE)
Netting his third hat-trick in nine fixtures sees Harry Kane remain high in our thoughts for Gameweek 27. The Spurs forward was in scintillating form as they demolished Stoke last time around, and he has fired his way back into the race for the Premier League golden boot in which he now sits level at the summit with 17 goals.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – (BUR)
Swansea’s talisman earns our backing once again as they host Burnley at the Liberty Stadium in Gameweek 27. The Icelandic midfielder has registered a very impressive three goals and three assists in his last five fixtures, which included trips to Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea. That level of consistency, regardless of the opposition, earns him a spot as one of our Captain’s punts against a Burnley side that are yet to record a victory away from home this season.
Manolo Gabbiadini – (@wat)
With five goals in his first three starts for Southampton, Manolo Gabbiadini has taken no time at all to settle into life in English football. The Saints travel to Watford in Gameweek 27, a side that have only managed two clean sheets at home all season.
Jamie Vardy – (HUL)
Leicester City’s performance against Liverpool in Gameweek 26 reminded me of how they won the Premier League last season. Pumping the ball up to Jamie Vardy to chase seemed to revive the ailing forward, who scored his first two goals in the Premier League since his Gameweek 15 hat-trick against Man City. The Champions will host Hull this week, and if they can replicate the performance against Liverpool, Vardy is sure to be amongst the goals once again.