Despite drawing a blank for many fantasy premier league managers against Southampton Robin Van Persie is still firmly in our thoughts as we ponder the question of who to make captain this weekend.
A brace from Wayne Rooney makes the former Everton player a tempting proposition as he generally tends to “go on scoring runs” as Sir Alex Ferguson has stated previously. An away trip to Fulham makes both Red Devils impossible to ignore but finance will likely dictate the selection of only one of this great pair of strikers.
Other players on the radar include Bale, Baines, Giroud and Adel Taarabt but these players have just missed out on getting into our selections for our round 25 captain tips.
Having went through all the statistics, form and analysis the Dutchman Robin Van Persie just edges Rooney and the other contenders to take the armband this week. His scoring record, contribution to the team and performances have been immense and it would be crazy to turn your back on Van Persie because of one non scoring game.
Robin Van Persie’s Record – The Last 11 Premier League Games
- Has scored 10 goals in his last 11 Premier League Games
- The Manchester United Forward has contributed 4 Assists over this run of games.
- In his last 10 games for Manchester United he has only drawn a blank against Southampton, having either scored or assisted in the others.
If you can’t afford Robin Van Persie or you want to be different and select an alternative crowd then it is a toss-up between Walcott and Fellaini to select as captain.
The bigger gamble is to go for the Belgium International Marouane Fellaini who has scored 8 Premier League goals and collected 5 assists so far this season. Despite being relatively quiet in his last few games points wise, his performances have been solid.
Everton will be heavy favourites to beat Aston Villa the weekend and Fellaini will be looking to score against the Villains for the second time in the Premier League this season.
Theo Walcott completes our captain tips with 11 goals and 9 assists to his name so far this term. Walcott is on a scoring run with goals in his last 3 premier league games and Stoke have been on a defensive run that has seen them concede 15 goals in their last 5 premier league games.
Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) £8.5 million Fixture: Fulham (Away)
Marouane Fellaini (Everton) £4.0 million Fixture: Aston Villa (Home)
Theo Walcott (Arsenal) £5.2 million Fixture: Stoke (Home)