Fantasy Premier League Week 25 Transfers and Tips: Aguero to deliver in Double Gameweek
It's the first double gameweek of the season this week and Paul Robinson has factored that into his picks for GW25...
"He scored against Newcastle on Tuesday and he also picked up three bonus points. Is it time to play the triple captain chip?"
Six to like
Leroy Sane - £9.7m. Manchester City are one of two teams to have a double gameweek and that means they require some investment. Aside from my captain's pick further down the page, I rate Leroy Sane as the next best option. Pep Guardiola does like to rotate his wingers, but Sane has less minutes under his belt than Sterling of late, which means he is that little bit fresher. He is cheaper and has two goals and two assists in his last four games.
Richarlison - £6.8m. Everton are the other club to have two matches this week and while I had him on the avoid list last time, I can't help but include him now. He showed me up anyway, with a goal against Huddersfield, and with few other Everton players standing out, I am plumping for the Brazilian for their two home fixtures.
Heung-Min Son - £8.6m. South Korea's loss was Tottenham's gain as Son came back from the Asia Cup and netted against Watford on Wednesday. He was reportedly very tired following the 90 minutes, but given their injury troubles, I can't believe that Pochettino can afford to leave him out against Newcastle, this Saturday lunchtime.
Son is 4/1 to score two or more at Wembley.
Aleksandar Mitrovic - £6.5m. The Serb was the He's Due selection in midweek and he delivered with a brace against Brighton. The 4-2 comeback victory will give Fulham a real boost in their survival bid, and they will fancy their chances against a Crystal Palace team that will be without the services of the suspended, Wilfried Zaha.
Josh King - £6.4m. The Cherries frontman has now scored three in two following his brace against Chelsea on Wednesday, and he could be in for some more goals at Cardiff. The Bluebirds haven't been too bad at home this year, but they have still been conceding goals, and Bournemouth are apparently back in form.
Eden Hazard - 10.9m. I was reluctant to include Eden Hazard in the six to like as he hasn't really been firing of late, and Chelsea are in turmoil at present. A home game against Huddersfield could provide some respite however, and the Belgian does have 10 goals and 10 assists in the league this season.
Hazard is 3/1 to score first against the Terriers.
Chris Wood - 6.2m. I am not 100% sure if this constitutes a punt, but I'm going with Burnley's Chris Wood here anyway. The striker has started to forge a fruitful partnership with Ashley Barnes, and Wood has scored three in his last five. That only makes it four for the campaign in total, but the Clarets are taking on a Southampton side who are still leaking goals.
Jamie Vardy - £8.8m. I feel like I have talked up Jamie Vardy numerous times this year, only for him to let us down, but I'm giving him another chance this weekend. Leicester are much more suited to playing against better teams, so the visit of Manchester United to the King Power holds no fear. The Foxes arguably deserved the three points at Anfield during the week and Vardy has netted in his last two against the Red Devils.
Two to avoid
Sadio Mane - £9.5m. I haven't been overly impressed with Liverpool in their last two outings. Sadio Mane actually scored in both, but they were both at Anfield - a ground where eight of his 10 league goals have come this season. The Reds are away at West Ham on Monday - a renowned bogey side - and I'm not convinced that Mane will continue his scoring run.
Marcus Rashford - £7.7m. The youngster has been in cracking form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but he failed to score against Burnley, and he is far from the finished product. Romelu Lukaku has forced his way back into the team, and with all of United's attacking stars fit again, Rashford's game time could possibly be reduced. A trip to the King Power isn't easy either.
Sergio Aguero - £11.3m. There can only be one captain's pick this week and that is Sergio Aguero. As mentioned, City have two matches and Pep Guardiola has made it pretty clear that the Argentine is his number one striker. Gabriel Jesus did wonderfully well while Aguero was out with injury, but he was straight back on the bench after, and I can't see Pep not starting Aguero against both Arsenal and Everton. He scored against Newcastle on Tuesday and he also picked up three bonus points. Is it time to play the triple captain chip?
Sergio Aguero is 11/4 to score first against Arsenal.
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*Remember the deadline to submit your teams for GW25 is 11:30 on Saturday.