GW8 Preview. Injuries and Captain picks
The international break is finally over and the Premier League is back!
Lots of players have returned to their clubs injured and many have returned having played full games and travelled halfway round the World. Selection for FPL squads may be a little bit tricky heading into GW8.
My captain picks so far this season have rewarded me with 66 points from 7GW's, thats an average of 9.42. Doubled up to 132 points out of my total of 541 means 24.3% of my points have come from captain picks which shows what a difference the right captain pick can make. Yes, I did some maths!!
My captains so far,
GW1 Lukaku 13
GW2 Firmino 2
GW3 Aguero 1
GW4 Lukaku 6
GW5 Aguero 20
GW6 Aguero 11
GW7 Kane 13
Captain for GW8
For me its hard to look past Harry Kane when picking a captain for GW8. Kane is on fire with four goals in his last two PL games, he also scored two goals for England during the international break. I'm backing Kane to end Spurs' run of poor form at Wembley.
Sergio's shock Stoke return?
Reports this week suggest Sergio Aguero has returned to training just two weeks after his car accident in Amsterdam. It remains to be seen whether Pep will risk Aguero against Stoke on Saturday but his return mustn't be far away. Sergio Aguero is one to watch in the coming weeks.
Lukaku to silence critics?
So, the theory is that big Romalu doesn't score against the big boys! Surely Lukaku will be looking to put that right this season. He's the top scorer in the PL with seven goals, but Man United have 3 difficult fixtures on the horizon with Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea in the next four GW's. Will Lukaku continue his goal scoring form in the coming GW's?
Sterling and Batshuayi the GW8 Differentials?
Could this pair be the differentials that you're looking for? With injuries to Aguero and Morata, Sterling and Batshuayi could provide points against Stoke and Crystal Palace! They both come with a rotation risk warning though, but City and Chelsea's upcoming fixtures are looking good; so they could be worth a punt.
My team for GW8 still undecided
So many FPL managers chose to make transfers early, but I waited to see who returned fit to play after the international break. Although I have lost a little value on Morata, I feel i've made the right choice tin waiting.
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