With round 31 Of The Irish Times Fantasy Premier League rapidly approaching fantasy managers will be frantically scouring the form and the fixtures as they look to put the finishing touches to their fantasy fantasy teams ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.
Having published our thoughts on the best players for your team this weekend we turn our attention to that all important captain decision, there are a number of players worthy of the armband and as usual we have narrowed them down to our top 3.
The first player on our list is Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla, the Spanish midfielder has been on a decent run of form of late having netted three times in his last four games. Arsenal welcome Reading and their new manager Nigel Adkins to the Emirates and despite the fact that the Royals need a result Arsenal are likely to have too much in the locker for the struggling club, with Cazorla set to be a thorn in their side all day long.
Robin van Persie makes a return to our captain tips having gotten himself back on the score sheet during the international break and despite having not scored in his last three games the for United striker has picked up two assists during that time and with Sunderland conceding eleven goals in their last six games van Persie will be keen to get back to scoring ways in the league this weekend.
The last name on our short list is Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, the Belgian international has taken up the matel from Juan Mata in recent weeks and has produced some impressive attacking returns notching up two goals and two assists in his last four games. Chelsea travel to Southampton this weekend and despite the fact that the Saints dispatched Liverpool last time out you have to fancy Chelsea and Hazard to kick on and succeed where Brendan Rodgers side failed.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) £4.4million Fixture: Reading (Home)
Robin van Persie (Manchester United) £8.5 million Fixture: Sunderland (Away)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) £6.8 million Fixture: Southampton (Away)