FPL Tips: Captain Ibrahimovic & three things to consider

Ahead of Gameweek 32 in Fantasy Premier League, Sport360's Brendon Netto picks the ideal captain and addresses three points to consider.

Brendon Netto
by Brendon Netto
6th April 2017

article:6th April 2017

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The 32nd round of the season begins on Saturday and there’s plenty to mull over.

Some of the best performers have dipped in form while others are on a resurgence. Here, we look at the best player to captain and three big tips ahead of the weekend.

But first, here’s a look at the tactical geniuses who make up the top five in our fans league this week.

WHO TO PICK AS CAPTAIN

Philippe Coutinho [8.4m] was our captain pick in Gameweek 31 and he didn’t disappoint. His goal from midfield saw him earn seven points.

This week, we’re backing Zlatan Ibrahimovic [11.4m] to do the business. The Swede scored a late equaliser from the spot and had a perfectly legitimate goal ruled out for offside against Everton.

Manchester United travel to Sunderland who, to put it mildly, are in a spot of bother. Bottom of the table with only 20 points, the Black Cats look destined for the drop.

They also have the worst goal difference at home in the league (-12).

THREE THINGS TO CONSIDER

Just a few more things to keep in mind when you set your team up for this round..

DITCH DIEGO

He may have escaped a ban from the FA for ridiculously kicking out at Vincent Kompany in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City in midweek but Diego Costa [10.6m] is simply not worth the hassle at the moment.

Not only does he come at a huge price, but is always one moment of madness away from a suspension. Given his recent form and frustration, a scenario like that seems increasingly likely.

The Spaniard has only scored twice in his last eight games which is a poor return considering his price tag and early season form.

In short, your money could be put to better use elsewhere, particularly with Ibrahimovic’s return to the fold.

HAZARD AND ALLI PRIME PROPERTY

If you haven’t gotten rid of Costa already, you could ditch him and use the extra cash to reel in one of these midfielders.

With Costa in a slump, Eden Hazard [10.2m] has picked up the slack, returning in six of his last seven matches including THREE Gameweek scores which hit double figures.

The Belgian is well and truly Chelsea’s go-to man at the moment and proved as much by scoring a brace in their 2-1 win over City, a game in which he also earned maximum bonus points.

Meanwhile, Dele Alli [9.0m] can’t stop scoring for Tottenham. He’s got four goals in his last five games and has also chipped in with three assists.

While Christian Eriksen [8.8m] is also a great option in midfield, his team-mate seems to get himself in more goal-scoring positions.

Heung-Min Son [7.0m] is doing well at the moment as a midfielder playing up front for Spurs but Harry Kane [11.2m] is on the road to recovery so the South Korean’s shelf life may not last the course of the season.

HULL TO KEEP GIVING HELL

Marco Silva has worked wonders at Hull City. They’ve gone from looking like relegation favourites to registering five wins and a draw at home in the league.

They haven’t been quite so impressive away from home though and that makes Sergio Aguero [12.7m] a good option as Manchester City entertain the Tigers this weekend.

However, there’s every possibility of Hull putting in a another resilient performance like the one we saw at Old Trafford. Beyond this round, they only have Spurs to play from the top eight teams this season.

The problem is they don’t have a standout goal-scorer to pin your hopes on or a serial supplier either. However, there’s plenty of value in their back-line to avail of.

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