3 best fantasy football captains for GW14

Following European competition midweek, four EPL fixtures will be played on Sunday this weekend.

The gameweek kicks off with Manchester City having a tricky Saturday lunchtime trip to Newcastle United, whilst league leaders Liverpool host Brighton & Hove Albion later in the day. The day’s action concludes at Southampton in a bottom two clash against Watford.

Arsenal travel to Norwich City on Sunday, whilst Manchester United host Aston Villa and second place Leicester City take on Everton at the King Power Stadium.

Here are my recommendations for this week’s fantasy football:

Jamie Vardy

The Leicester City striker is on fire of late and faces at Everton side without a clean sheet on the road since their opening day trip to Crystal Palace. Jamie Vardy will be confident of getting on the scoresheet again in this one as the sportsbooks have his side as the odds on favourites.

Vardy is the focal point in the Leicester attack whilst Everton look out of confidence under Marco Silva, who could be dismissed any day soon if he can’t turn his clubs fortunes around. Leicester have been good at beating poorly organised sides this season so I expect another three points from this fixture.

Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool were held 1-1 at home by Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Back in domestic action on Saturday afternoon after only a couple of days’ rest, I wouldn’t be surprised if they make hard work out of Brighton & Hove Albion at Saturday.

As a result, I can see it being a 1-0 or 2-0 win for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they were drawing at half-time. With that in mind, I’d look to captain a Liverpool defender this week. Virgil van Dijk is a rock in the heart of the defence whilst Andy Robertson should be guaranteed to start at left-back, and offers the chance of getting an assist.

Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal may not be in the best of form but Norwich City has got to be seen as three points in a high-scoring contest at Carrow Road on Sunday. The Canaries were poor defensively in the Championship last season and that hasn’t improved in the Premier League since.

Norwich have conceded 10 goals in their last three home Premier League games, losing all of them. Alexandre Lacazette should be Arsenal’s main beneficiary in this match as their central striker, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be a good alternative if you have him instead.