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CAPTAINCY HYPE 2016/17: FPL Gameweek 33

Picking a Captain in the Fantasy Premier League is among the most important 38 decisions any person will make throughout the course of the season. There's a lot of self-help out there for FPL enthusiasts, with our Hype Team providing three major considerations for the armband Gameweek. We'll be detailing the Essential choice for captain, a popular alternative that's pushing the consensus, and a Wildcard pick to add to the chaos. Strap in tightly, it's time to lose your marbles. All aboard.

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 33 Deadline

For the 2016/17 Premier League season, the FPL deadline will be one hour before the commencement of the week's first game. The Premier League website lists each FPL deadline, you can always ask on social media, and you can also view a real time countdown on our Weekly Hype page.

The transfer deadline for GW33 is Saturday 15th April 2017 at 11:30am.


To help track our progress throughout the 2016/17 season, below you can check how our Core Captaincy selections have done by week to week in the Fantasy Premier League.


Essential: Sergio Aguero (Man City vs. Sunderland) - 9pts

Alternative: Jamie Vardy (Hull vs. Leicester) - 2pts

Wildcard: Nathan Redmond (Southampton vs. Watford) - 10pts


Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs vs. Crystal Palace) - 5pts

Alternative: Roberto Firmino (Burnley vs. Liverpool) - 2pts

Wildcard: Fernando Llorente (Swansea vs. Hull) - 2pts


Essential: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Hull vs. Man United) - 2pts

Alternative: Eden Hazard (Chelsea vs. Burnley) - 11pts

Wildcard: Romelu Lukaku (Everton vs. Stoke) - 2pts


Essential: Eden Hazard (Swansea vs. Chelsea) - 1pt

Alternative: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal vs. Southampton) - 1pt

Wildcard: Tom Heaton (Burnley vs. Hull) - 2pts


Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs vs. Sunderland) - 9pts

Alternative: Romelu Lukaku (Everton vs. Middlesbrough) - 12pts

Wildcard: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace vs. Stoke) - 2pts


Essential: Sergio Aguero (Swansea vs. Man City) - 13pts

Alternative: Sadio Mane (Liverpool vs. Hull) - 7pts

Wildcard: Troy Deeney (Burnley vs. Watford) - 2pts


Essential: Alexis Sanchez (Burnley vs. Arsenal) - 3pts

Alternative: Philippe Coutinho (Swansea vs. Liverpool) - 2pts

Wildcard: Marcus Rashford (Man United vs. Stoke) - 2pts


Essential: Sergio Aguero (Man City vs. Everton) - -1pt

Alternative: Diego Costa (Chelsea vs. Leicester) - 9pts

Wildcard: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace vs. West Ham) - -1pt


Essential: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal vs. Middlesbrough) - 3pts

Alternative: Theo Walcott (Arsenal vs. Middlesbrough) - 3pts

Wildcard: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea vs. Watford) - 2pts


Essential: Alexis Sanchez (Sunderland vs. Arsenal) - 13pts

Alternative: Romelu Lukaku (Everton vs. West Ham) - 12pts

Wildcard: Troy Deeney (Watford vs. Hull) - 2pts


Essential: Sergio Aguero (Man City vs. Middlesbrough) - 6pts

Alternative: Charlie Austin (Hull City vs. Southampton) - 7pts

Wildcard: Wilfried Bony (West Ham vs. Stoke City) - 2pts


Essential: Sergio Aguero (Crystal Palace vs. Man City) - 2pts

Alternative: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland vs. Hull City) - 11pts

Wildcard: Harry Kane (Spurs vs. West Ham) - 13pts


Essential: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool vs. Sunderland) - 1pt

Alternative: Diego Costa (Chelsea vs. Spurs) - 5pts

Wildcard: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea vs. Crystal Palace) - 10pts


Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs vs. Swansea) - 13pts

Alternative: Alexis Sanchez (West Ham vs. Arsenal) - 23pts

Wildcard: Victor Anichebe (Sunderland vs. Leicester) - 2pts


Essential: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal vs. Stoke) - 5pts

Alternative: Diego Costa (Chelsea vs. West Brom) - 8pts

Wildcard: Divock Origi (Liverpool vs. West Ham) - 9pts


Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs vs. Hull) - 2pts

Alternative: Diego Costa (Sunderland vs. Chelsea) - 2pts

Wildcard: Marcos Alonso (Sunderland vs. Chelsea) - 7pts


Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs vs. Burnley) - 2pts

Alternative: Diego Costa (Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea) - 6pts

Wildcard: Marcos Alonso (Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea) - 6pts


Essential: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Man United vs. Sunderland) - 15pts

Alternative: Sadio Mane (Liverpool vs. Stoke) - 2pts

Wildcard: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea vs. Bournemouth) - 6pts


Essential: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Man United vs. Middlesbrough) - 5pts

Alternative: Romelu Lukaku (Hull vs. Everton) - 2pts

Wildcard: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea vs. Stoke) - 3pts


Essential: Sergio Aguero (Man City vs. Burnley) - 7pts

Alternative: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace vs. Swansea) - 1pt

Wildcard: Olivier Giroud (Bournemouth vs. Arsenal) - 15pts


Essential: Alexis Sanchez (Swansea vs. Arsenal) - 11pts

Alternative: Harry Kane (Spurs vs. West Brom) - 17pts

Wildcard: Andre Gray (Burnley vs. Southampton) - 2pts


Essential: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal vs. Burnley) - 8pts

Alternative: Romelu Lukaku (Crystal Palace vs. Everton) - 2pts

Wildcard: Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth vs. Watford) - 2pts


Essential: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Man United vs. Hull) - 2pts

Alternative: Dele Alli (Sunderland vs. Spurs) - 3pts

Wildcard: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal vs. Watford) - 2pts


Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs vs. Middlesbrough) - 6pts

Alternative: Romelu Lukaku (Everton vs. Bournemouth) - 21pts

Wildcard: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace vs. Sunderland) - 0pts


Essential: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal vs. Hull) - 15pts

Alternative: Diego Costa (Burnley vs. Chelsea) - 2pts

Wildcard: Gabriel Jesus (Bournemouth vs. Man City) - 1pt


Essential: Romelu Lukaku (Everton vs. Sunderland) - 6pts

Alternative: Sadio Mane (Leicester vs. Liverpool) - 2pts

Wildcard: Troy Deeney (Watford vs. West Ham) - 9pts


Essential: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Man United vs. Bournemouth) - -1pts

Alternative: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea vs. Burnley) - 5pts

Wildcard: Manolo Gabbiadini (Watford vs. Southampton) - 5pts


Essential: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Liverpool vs. Burnley) - 2pts

Alternative: Romelu Lukaku (Everton vs. West Brom) - 12pts

Wildcard: Fernando Llorente (Hul vs. Swansea) - 1pt


Essential: Romelu Lukaku (Everton vs. Hull) - 16pts

Alternative: Diego Costa (Stoke vs. Chelsea) - 1pt

Wildcard: Josh King (Bournemouth vs. Swansea) - 8pts


Essential: Diego Costa (Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace) - 1pt

Alternative: Jamie Vardy (Leicester vs. Stoke) - 7pts

Wildcard: Troy Deeney (Watford vs. Sunderland) - 0pts


Essential: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal vs. West Ham) - 3pts

Alternative: Jamie Vardy (Leicester vs. Sunderland) - 9pts

Wildcard: Oumar Niasse (Hull vs. Middlesbrough) - 6pts


Essential: Dele Alli (Spurs vs. Watford) - 8pts

Alternative: Sergio Aguero (Man City vs. Hull) - 9pts

Wildcard: Mesut Ozil (Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal) - 2pts


Essential Total: 9 (1), 5 (2), 2 (3), 1 (4), 9 (5), 13 (6), 3 (7), -1 (8), 3 (9), 13 (10), 6 (11), 2 (12), 1 (13), 13 (14), 5 (15), 2 (16), 2 (17), 15 (18), 5 (19), 7 (20), 11 (21), 8 (22), 2 (23), 6 (24), 15 (25), 6 (26), -1 (27), 2 (28), 16 (29), 1 (30), 3 (31), 8 (32) = 192pts

Alternative Total: 2 (1), 2 (2), 11 (3), 1 (4), 12 (5), 7 (6), 2 (7), 9 (8), 3 (9), 12 (10), 7 (11), 11 (12), 5 (13), 23 (14), 8 (15), 2 (16), 6 (17), 2 (18), 2 (19), 1 (20), 17 (21), 2 (22), 3 (23), 21 (24), 2 (25), 2 (26), 5 (27), 12 (28), 1 (29), 7 (30), 9 (31), 9 (32) = 214pts

Wildcard Total: 10 (1), 2 (2), 2 (3), 2 (4), 2 (5), 2 (6), 2 (7), -1 (8), 2 (9), 2 (10), 2 (11), 13 (12), 10 (13), 2 (14), 9 (15), 7 (16), 6 (17), 6 (18), 3 (19), 15 (20), 2 (21), 2 (22), 2 (23), 0 (24), 1 (25), 9 (26), 5 (27), 1 (28), 8 (29), 0 (30), 6 (31), 2 (32) = 136pts


Player: Dele Alli (Spurs)

Position: Midfielder

Player Price: £9.2 million

Player Selection %: 34.7%

There are just six Gameweek's left this season, meaning it's Double Gameweek season. Spurs and Everton assets in the FPL are in fine attacking form, putting them at the head of the queue for our essential captaincy for Gameweek 33.


Player: Romelu Lukaku (Everton)

Position: Forward

Player Price: £10.4 million

Player Selection %: 46.0%


Player: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace)

Position: Forward

Player Price: £7.1 million

Player Selection %: 7.5%

Key Differential: Christian Benteke The former Aston Villa and Liverpool striker has found himself nicely setup in the heart of Crystal Palace's mammoth attack. On paper their attack has all the ingredients with versatile wingers, a play-maker behind them, and an out-and-out target man. Benteke is great because he can link play together, hold the ball up, and make himself a general nuisance to defenders. On his day the Belgian is one of the best traditional forwards and his goal tally speaks for itself. Crystal Palace also have an absolute lack of other options than Benteke...his place in the team is rock solid and with the in-form duo of Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha flanking him he is a blessed position. Two goals and an assist from his last three games has been a good return for Benteke, and it should have been more against Arsenal were it not for some fine saves from stand-in keeper Damian Martinez. Crystal Palace are just playing in a vein of form that you wouldn't want to back against them, especially at Selhurst Park where they recently slayed the collapsing Gunners. Benteke was influential in both wins over Arsenal and Chelsea, and because everyone has been hyping up

Wilfried Zaha as the man with the plan it is no wonder that Benteke is quietly going about his business and contributing to the team as he knows best. The spotlight is not focused on him and that makes the burly forward a great differential option heading into the weekend game against Leicester. Speaking of their opponents, the Champions of England, they are in the midst of rotation season as they manage their expectations of continuing their Champions League campaign.

The evidence was in the performance against Leicester in which demonstrated the Craig Shakespeare still has plenty of work to do in order to get the Foxes running on all cylinders again. The way in which Romelu Lukaku brutalised the central defenders of Leicester gives great optimism that a man of Benteke will cause them similar problems. Defending from crosses in particular were not dealt with effectively against the Toffees and the last thing Leicester want is Benteke lurking in the box with a similar service.

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