However, a captain can provide a significant jump in points and this is especially important going into the international weekend. Players like Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are leading contenders to be named as the captain. Let us look at these options:
Raheem Sterling – Manchester City vs Wolves
Even though the England international suffered a drop in form, he has been able to come up with goals in three successive games. Despite being subjected to the rotation policy of Pep Guardiola, Sterling is a good pick to score in the game. This would have a positive impact on his ability to get points as a captain.
Tammy Abraham – Chelsea vs Southampton
Tammy Abraham has become a great bargain pick of the campaign so far. He has come up with eight goals in just 10 games for Chelsea in all competitions. Even though Southampton’s defence will be a stern test, the physical and powerful striker has so far excelled against teams other than the top six contenders.
Harry Kane – Tottenham vs Brighton
Even though Tottenham have gone through a very poor slump in form, Harry Kane continues to remain in the scoresheet. He was able to get on the scoresheet against Bayern in the 7-2 defeat. The England captain is coming up against a team who are struggling at the back and he can easily add to his five goal tally so far in the league.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal vs Bournemouth
Arsenal may have struggled to impress on a consistent basis but they are a strong team at home. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been able to deliver more often than not against the mediocre teams and the Gabon striker is the top pick when it comes to captaining the fantasy football team this weekend.