It is considered a bit of a faux pas to recommend a defender to be your captain, but in gameweek 30, we’re mixing it up! Marcos Alonso leads the expected points for this game week with 6.18 points, followed closely by Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard with 6.0 expected points. Surprisingly Harry Kane is only ranked tied 4th highest, with the Spurs talisman only expected to get 5.5 points. (Sorry to those expecting a hat trick, the bookies just don’t see it). Do beware, a lot of your transfers won’t play next week, and game week 31’s most likely point scorers are less likely to score well this week, with Liverpool playing United away from home, Bournemouth playing Spurs, and Everton being Everton.
Harry Kane, the 5 season wonder, is looking to repeat the unthinkable and score against Bournemouth. Harry has scored 6 goals in 4 matches against Bournemouth but failed to score against them earlier in the season. Given his average of 1.5 goals against the Cherries he is a definite captaincy option this game week. With Gareth Southgate set to name him as England’s new captain, he could prosper in a new role.
Alvaro Morata has been one of the most disappointing signings in recent memory in the Premier League. The Spaniard wasn’t in the starting XI against Manchester City last week and has been utterly awful since the turn of the year, with his snowball throwing ability matching his finishing. Awful. With that being said Chelsea play Crystal Palace, a side which absolutely capitulated against Manchester United last game week, conceding 3 in the second half. This could be a game week where both Morata and Wayne Hennessey try and outdo one another in their ineptitude. I’d have my money on Hennessey out performing in under performing.
Son Heung-Min was devastating and devastated midweek against Juventus. The Spurs winger is currently the second most dangerous Korean in the world and has proven that over the last two seasons. While he found it hard to hold back the tears after getting knocked out of the Champions League early, Sonny comes up against a Bournemouth side which doesn’t keep clean sheets. If Son presses his red button he could smash a porous Howe side into oblivion, if you don’t have him you should seriously consider it.
Marko Arnautovic looks like the type of bloke who would ask you for change, but he can also seriously change a side’s form and change matches. The Austrian winger has been playing up top as of late and has performed admirably for the Hammers. Arnie has scored 6 goals and assisted 3 times in his last 11 games, but has only scored once in his last 4, whilst assisting none of the games. While he is expected to have a tough task unlocking a normally solid Burnley side, his biggest issue could be the man in the middle. Lee Mason previously sent off Arnatovic for an elbow at the beginning of the season, he should be on his best behavior.
Marcos Alonso is as inconsistent my internet connection, at his peak, he could score 20 points, but a lot of the time he gets 2. The Spaniard has come out over the week saying that Luis Enrique would be a fantastic manager for any side in the world, pushing further doubt on his manager, Conte’s, precarious role. With a poor performance against City last week, Alonso will be looking to impress with a World Cup place on the line.
Nicolas Otamendi is a fantastic footballer, and also an absolute dirty player. He scored an offside goal last week, and was rested for the second leg of the Champions League tie against Basel. He is likely to start and could bag a goal, but also will most likely get a yellow in the process.
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