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FPL Gameweek 8: Different captain picks

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It has already reached the stage the place Fantasy Premier League managers are contemplating leaving the captain’s armband completely on Erling Haaland, given he has scored a ridiculous ten targets in simply six appearances for Manchester Metropolis.

Nevertheless, some managers could also be contemplating a differential captain choose – firstly as a result of if all people has obtained the identical captain, how on earth do you make up floor, and secondly as a result of some key gamers have enviable data in opposition to their Gameweek 8 opponents.

With that in thoughts, here is your three different captain’s picks for this week.

Harry Kane vs Leicester Metropolis (H)

Harry Kane misfired against Sporting CP in midweek but will fancy his chances against Leicester

Harry Kane misfired in opposition to Sporting CP in midweek however will fancy his probabilities in opposition to Leicester / Soccrates Photos/GettyImages

Harry Kane has loved a formidable begin to the season, with 5 targets and one help in his first six video games. That’s wonderful consistency and his purpose tally ought to arguably have been larger: he missed a penalty in opposition to Nottingham Forest again in Gameweek 4.

Penalties is a key path to factors for Kane and he’s the focus for this Spurs assault this season. Antonio Conte’s facet are unbeaten within the Premier League this season, whereas their opponents Leicester Metropolis sit on the backside of the desk, with only one level from six video games, conceding 16 targets.

Probably the most intriguing argument for captain Kane this week is his legacy on this fixture: he has scored extra profession targets in opposition to Leicester Metropolis than every other facet, with 17 targets in 14 Premier League appearances, together with six targets in his final six fixtures. 

Aleksandar Mitrovic vs Nottingham Forest (A)

Aleksandar Mitrovic is continuing his great form for Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic is continuous his nice kind for Fulham / Clive Rose/GettyImages

Solely Erling Haaland has scored extra Premier League targets than Aleksandar Mitrovic this season, who has six returns in six video games. It’s been a outstanding return to the Premier League for the Serbian, who broke goal-scoring data within the Championship final season, with 43 targets in 44 appearances.

Mitrovic is the focus of the Fulham assault, concerned in two-thirds of their targets already this marketing campaign, and he’s additionally on penalty responsibility. Not solely that, the Serb ranks highest for pictures on targets (27) this season, with ten of these categorised as massive probabilities.

Moreover, Mitrovic scored a brace on this fixture within the Championship final season – so the chances are stacked closely in his favour.

Kevin De Bruyne vs Wolves (A)

Kevin De Bruyne in Champions League action for Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne in Champions League motion for Manchester Metropolis / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

If you wish to go in opposition to the grain however stick with a captain from Manchester Metropolis, Kevin De Bruyne is the very best different. He’s typically a mainstay of their first crew, with one purpose and 4 assists already this season.

Final marketing campaign, De Bruyne bagged 4 targets in opposition to Wolves in a 5-1 win at Molineux, amassing an unimaginable 30 fantasy factors throughout what was a double gameweek. If the Belgian is not scoring them himself, there’s additionally a very good likelihood he’ll be the one establishing Haaland.

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