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FPL CAPTAINCY HYPE 2017/18: End of Season Results

May 14, 2018

| The Hype Train |

Picking a Captain to double down on in the Fantasy Premier League is the most important question asked ahead of each of the 38 Gameweek's in the Premier League season. There's a lot of self-help out there for FPL enthusiasts, with our Hype Team providing three major considerations for the armband for each and every 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. Captaincy can make of break a Gameweek so strap in tightly, it's time look at how we got on this season with our weekly picks. All aboard.

 

 

CAPTAINCY HYPE: 2017/18 SEASON PERFORMANCE

In each Captaincy Hype article we tracked our progress throughout the 2017/18 FPL season. Below you can check how our Captaincy selections have performed by week to week in the Fantasy Premier League.

 

Essentials picks were put to a poll on our Twitter account, @RealHypeTrain.  Alternative picks were our own gut-instinct selections, and our Wildcard picks were 1 of the 10 selected differentials in our Weekly Wildcards series.

 

GW1

Essential: Romelu Lukaku (Man United 4-0 West Ham) - 13pts

Alternative: Roberto Firmino (Watford 3-3 Liverpool) - 12pts

Wildcard: Josh King (West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth) - 2pts

 

GW2

Essential: Romelu Lukaku (Swansea 0-4 Man Utnited) - 6pts

Alternative: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace) - 1pt

Wildcard: Steve Mounie (Huddersfield 1-0 Newcastle) - 1pt

 

GW3

Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs 1-1 Burnley) - 2pts

Alternative: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Man United 2-0 Leicester) - 5pts

Wildcard: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea 2-0 Everton) - 12pts

 

GW4

Essential: Romelu Lukaku (Stoke 2-2 Man United) - 6pts

Alternative: Alvaro Morata (Leicester 1-2 Chelsea) - 6pts

Wildcard: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth) - 1pt

 

GW5

Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs 0-0 Swansea) - 2pts

Alternative: Gabriel Jesus (Watford 0-6 Man City) - 6pts

Wildcard: Eden Hazard (Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal) - 1pt

 

GW6

Essential: Sergio Aguero (Man City 5-0 Crystal Palace) - 11pts

Alternative: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal 2-0 West Brom) - 13pts

Wildcard: Benjamin Mendy (Man City 5-0 Crystal Palace) - 0pts

 

GW7

Essential: Romelu Lukaku (Man United 4-0 Crystal Palace) - 6pts

Alternative: Dele Alli (Huddersfield 0-4 Spurs) - 2pts

Wildcard: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal 2-0 Brighton) - 6pts

 

GW8

Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs 1-0 Bournemouth) - 2pts

Alternative: Jamie Vardy (Leicester 1-1 West Brom) - 2pts

Wildcard: Raheem Sterling (Man City 7-2 Stoke) - 15pts

 

GW9

Essential: Gabriel Jesus (Man City 3-0 Burnley) - 1pt

Alternative: Eden Hazard (Chelsea 4-2 Watford) - 5pts

Wildcard: Tammy Abraham (Swansea 1-2 Leicester) - 2pts

 

GW10

Essential: Sergio Aguero (West Brom 2-3 Man City) - 0pts

Alternative: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool 3-0 Huddersfield) - 4pts

Wildcard: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal 2-1 Swansea) - 2pts

 

GW11

Essential: Sergio Aguero (Spurs 1-0 Crystal Palace) - 2pts

Alternative: Mohamed Salah (West Ham 1-4 Liverpool) - 15pts

Wildcard: Riyad Mahrez (Stoke 2-2 Leicester) - 7pts

 

GW12

Essential: Romelu Lukaku (Man United 4-1 Newcastle) - 6pts

Alternative: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool 3-0 Southampton) - 16pts

Wildcard: Glenn Murray (Brighton 2-2 Stoke) - 1pt

 

GW13

Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs 1-1 West Brom) - 8pts

Alternative: Gabriel Jesus (Huddersfield 1-2 Man City) - 4pts

Wildcard: Callum Wilson (Swansea 0-0 Bournemouth) - 2pts

 

GW14

Essential: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea 1-0 Swansea) - 1pt

Alternative: Mohamed Salah (Stoke 0-3 Liverpool) - 13pts

Wildcard: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield) - 8pts

 

GW15

Essential: Mohamed Salah (Brighton 1-5 Liverpool) - 5pts

Alternative: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle) - 8pts

Wildcard: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester 1-0 Burnley) - 6pts

 

GW16

Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs 5-1 Stoke) - 12pts

Alternative: Eden Hazard (West Ham 1-0 Chelsea) - 2pts

Wildcard: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool 1-1 Everton) - 1pt

 

GW17

Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs 2-0 Brighton) - 2pts

Alternative: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool 0-0 West Brom) - 3pts

Wildcard: Alexis Sanchez (West Ham 0-0 Arsenal) - 3pts

 

GW18

Essential: Eden Hazard (Chelsea 1-0 Southampton) - 6pts

Alternative: Jamie Vardy (Leicester 0-3 Crystal Palace) - 2pts

Wildcard: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle) - 3pts

 

GW19

Essential: Raheem Sterling (Man City 4-0 Bournemouth) - 13pts

Alternative: Jamie Vardy (Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool) - 10pts

Wildcard: Charlie Austin (Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield) - 6pts

 

GW20

Essential: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool 5-0 Swansea) - 9pts

Alternative: Sergio Aguero (Newcastle 0-1 Man City) - 2pts

Wildcard: Charlie Austin (Crystal Palace 2-3 Arsenal) - 2pts

 

GW21

Essential: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool 2-1 Swansea) - 14pts

Alternative: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea 5-0 Stoke) - 2pts

Wildcard: Alexis Sanchez (West Brom 1-1 Arsenal) - 5pts

 

GW22

Essential: Harry Kane (Swansea 0-2 Spurs & Spurs 1-1 West Ham) - 3pts

Alternative: Alvaro Morata (Man City 3-1 Watford) - 6pts

Wildcard: Sadio Mane (Burnley 1-2 Liverpool) - 8pts

 

GW23

Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs 4-0 Everton) - 13pts

Alternative: Romelu Lukaku (Man United 3-0 Stoke) - 5pts

Wildcard: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley) - 3pts

 

GW24

Essential: Mohamed Salah (Swansea 1-0 Liverpool) - 2pts

Alternative: Raheem Sterling (Man City 3-1 Newcastle) - 5pts

Wildcard: Cenk Tosun (Everton 1-1 West Brom) - 2pts

 

GW25

Essential: Sergio Aguero (Man City 3-0 West Brom) - 6pts

Alternative: Roberto Firmino (Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool) - 8pts

Wildcard: Eden Hazard (Chelsea 0-3 Bournemouth) - 2pts

 

GW26

Essential: Sergio Aguero (Burnley 1-1 Man City) - 2pts

Alternative: Anthony Martial (Man United 2-0 Huddersfield) - 1pt

Wildcard: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle) - 5pts

 

GW27

Essential: Mohamed Salah (Southampton 0-2 Liverpool) - 13pts

Alternative: Harry Kane (Spurs 1-0 Arsenal) - 6pts

Wildcard: Alexis Sanchez (Newcastle 1-0 Man United) - 2pts

 

GW28

Essential: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool 4-1 West Ham) - 10pts

Alternative: Jamie Vardy (Leicester 1-1 Stoke) - 2pts

Wildcard: Sadio Mane (Liverpool 4-1 West Ham) - 7pts

 

GW29

Essential: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle) - 8pts

Alternative: Harry Kane (Spurs 2-0 Huddersfield) - 5pts

Wildcard: Alexis Sanchez (Crystal Palace 2-3 Man United) - 5pts

 

GW30

Essential: Harry Kane (Bournemouth 1-4 Spurs) - 1pt

Alternative: Riyad Mahrez (West Brom 1-4 Leicester) - 11pts

Wildcard: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal 3-0 Watford) - 9pts

 

GW31

Essential: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool 5-0 Watford) - 29pts

Alternative: Steve Mounie (Huddersfield 0-2 Crystal Palace) - 2pts

Wildcard: Cenk Tosun (Stoke 1-2 Everton) - 13pts

 

GW32

Essential: Mohamed Salah (Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool) - 7pts

Alternative: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal 3-0 Stoke) - 13pts

Wildcard: Ashley Barnes (West Brom 1-2 Burnley) - 6pts

 

GW33

Essential: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal 3-2 Southampton) - 6pts

Alternative: Harry Kane (Stoke 1-2 Spurs) - 1pt

Wildcard: Eden Hazard (Chelsea 1-1 West Ham) - 2pts

 

GW34

Essential: Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd 0-1 WBA & Bournemouth 0-2 Man Utd) - 8pts

Alternative: Harry Kane (Spurs 1-3 Man City & Brighton 1-1 Spurs) - 10pts

Wildcard: Alexis Sanchez (Man Utd 0-1 WBA & Bournemouth 0-2 Man Utd) - 2pts

 

GW35

Essential: Mohamed Salah (West Brom 2-2 Liverpool) - 7pts

Alternative: Gabriel Jesus (Man City 5-0 Swansea) - 7pts

Wildcard: Wilfried Zaha (Watford 0-0 Crystal Palace) - 2pts

 

GW36

Essential: Harry Kane (Spurs 2-0 Watford) - 6pts

Alternative: Raheem Sterling (West Ham 1-4 Man City) - 11pts

Wildcard: Ashley Barnes (Burnley 0-0 Brighton) - 2pts

 

GW37

Essential: Harry Kane (West Brom 1-0 Spurs & Spurs 1-0 Newcastle) - 8pts

Alternative: Gabriel Jesus (Man City 0-0 Huddersfield & Man City 3-1 Brighton) - 4pts

Wildcard: Alexis Sanchez (Brighton 1-0 Man Utd & West Ham 0-0 Man Utd) - 3pts

 

GW38

Essential: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool 4-0 Brighton) - 11pts

Alternative: Harry Kane (Spurs 5-4 Leicester) - 12pts

Wildcard: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool 4-0 Brighton) - 6pts

 

Captaincy: Totals

Essential Total: 13 (1), 6 (2), 2 (3), 6 (4), 2 (5), 11 (6), 6 (7), 2 (8), 1 (9), 0 (10), 2 (11), 6 (12), 8 (13), 1 (14), 5 (15), 12 (16), 2 (17), 6 (18), 13 (19), 9 (20), 14 (21), 1, 2 (22), 13 (23), 2 (24), 6 (25), 2 (26), 13 (27), 10 (28), 8 (29), 1 (30), 29 (31), 7 (32), 6 (33), 8 (34), 7 (35), 6 (36), 8 (37), 11 (38) = 267 points


Alternative Total: 12 (1), 1 (2), 5 (3), 6 (4), 6 (5), 13 (6), 2 (7), 2 (8), 5 (9), 4 (10), 15 (11), 16 (12), 4 (13), 13 (14), 8 (15), 2 (16), 3 (17), 2 (18), 10 (19), 2 (20), 2 (21), 6 (22), 5 (23), 5 (24), 8 (25), 1 (26), 6 (27), 2 (28), 5 (29), 11 (30), 2 (31), 13 (32), 1 (33), 10 (34), 7 (35), 11 (36), 4 (37), 12 (38) = 242 points

 

Wildcard Total: 2 (1), 1 (2), 12 (3), 1 (4), 1 (5), 0 (6), 6 (7), 15 (8), 2 (9), 2 (10), 6 (11), 1 (12), 2 (13), 8 (14), 6 (15), 1 (16), 3 (17), 3 (18), 8 (19), 2 (20), 5 (21), 8 (22), 3 (23), 2 (24), 2 (25), 5 (26), 2 (27), 7 (28), 5 (29), 9 (30), 13 (31), 6 (32), 2 (33), 2 (34), 2 (35), 2 (36), 3 (37), 6 (38) = 156 points

 

 

Essential Captaincy: Results

Mohamed Salah (LIV): 11 picks, 10 returns, 115pts

Harry Kane (TOT): 11 picks, 5 returns, 59pts

Romelu Lukaku (MUN): 6 picks, 6 returns, 45pts

Sergio Aguero (MCI): 5 picks, 2 returns, 21pts

Raheem Sterling (MCI): 1 pick, 1 return, 13pts

Eden Hazard (CHE): 1 pick, 1 return, 6pts

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS): 1 pick, 1 return, 6pts

Gabriel Jesus (MCI): 1 pick, 0 returns, 1pt

Alvaro Morata (CHE): 1 pick, 0 return, 1pt

 

Alternative Captaincy: Results

Mohamed Salah (LIV): 6 picks, 4 returns, 52pts

Harry Kane (TOT): 5 picks, 4 returns, 34pts

Alvaro Morata (CHE): 4 picks, 3 returns, 22pts

Roberto Firmino (LIV): 2 picks, 2 returns, 20pts

Gabriel Jesus (MCI): 4 picks, 2 returns, 17pts

Raheem Sterling (MCI): 2 picks, 2 returns, 16pts

Jamie Vardy (LEI): 3 picks, 1 return, 14pts

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS): 1 pick, 1 return, 13pts

Alexandre Lacazette (ARS): 1 pick, 1 return, 13pts

Riyad Mahrez (LEI): 1 pick, 1 return, 11pts

Eden Hazard (CHE): 2 picks, 1 return, 7pts

Romelu Lukaku (MUN): 1 pick, 1 return, 5pts

Alexis Sanchez (ARS/MUN): 1 pick, 0 returns, 3pts

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (MUN/ARS): 1 pick, 0 returns, 2pts

Dele Alli (TOT): 1 pick, 0 returns, 2pts

Jamie Vardy (LEI): 1 pick, 0 returns, 2pts

Sergio Aguero (MCI): 1 pick, 1 return, 2pts

Steve Mounie (HUD): 1 pick, 0 returns, 2pts

Anthony Martial (MUN): 1 pick, 0 returns, 1pt

 

Wildcard Captaincy: Results

Alexis Sanchez (ARS/MUN): 11 picks, 4 returns, 40pts

Raheem Sterling (MCI): 1 pick, 1 return, 15pts

Sadio Mane (SOU): 2 picks, 2 returns, 15pts

Cenk Tosun (EVE): 2 picks, 1 return, 15pts

Riyad Mahrez (LEI): 2 picks, 2 returns, 13pts

Alvaro Morata (CHE): 1 pick, 1 return, 12pts

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS): 1 pick, 1 return, 9pts

Charlie Austin (SOU): 2 picks, 1 return, 8pts

Ashley Barnes (BUR): 2 picks, 1 return, 8pts

Virgil van Dijk (LIV): 1 pick, 1 return, 6pts

Wilfried Zaha (CRY): 2 pick, 0 returns, 5pts

Christian Benteke (CRY): 1 pick, 1 return, 5pts

Eden Hazard (CHE): 3 picks, 0 returns, 5pts

Josh King (BOU): 1 pick, 0 returns, 2pts

Callum Wilson (BOU): 1 pick, 0 returns, 2pts

Tammy Abraham (SWA): 1 pick, 0 returns, 2pts

Steve Mounie (HUD): 1 pick 0 returns, 1pt

Glenn Murray (BHA): 1 pick, 0 returns, 1pt

Philippe Coutinho (LIV): 1 pick, 0 returns, 1pt

Benjamin Mendy (MCI): 1 pick, 0 returns, 0pts

 

 

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