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Coach’ Triple Captain analysis: Kane vs. Alexis

As we get closer to the business end of the season the pressure is on FPL managers to adopt the right strategy to help them make a final charge up the overall rankings. Double Gameweek 34 presents a huge opportunity for some big points and many will be considering utilising one of their remaining chips to get an extra advantage over their rivals.

One credible strategy is to use the triple captain chip to take advantage of a player for two matches instead of just one.

Here are a couple of players worthy of consideration for triple captain for their matches in double Gameweek 34.

Harry Kane

Attempted goal snatcher Harry Kane has shown this week how desperate he is to be crowned with the Premier League golden boot once again after retrospectively trying to claim the second goal in Spurs’ 2-1 win over Stoke at the weekend from team mate Christian Eriksen.

Kane is on 24 league goals for the season which is currently 5 behind top scorer Mo Salah for Liverpool. Despite these dirty tactics it’s hard for any FPL manager not to consider one of the best players in the game when it comes to armband selection and especially the triple captain chip.

With a 30.8% ownership, Kane is pivotal for Spurs and is likely to lead the attack in every game remaining this season. As designated penalty taker there is always the potential of an attacking return in any match.

Having said this first up for Pocchetino’s men is Man City who travel to White Hart Lane on the back of three losses in a row following their crushing defeats to Liverpool in the Champions League. Despite these setbacks there is a very real possibility that City will be crowned champions of England in North London on Saturday and will be really up for the match. This may well dampen the appeal of Kane for this matchup.

Midweek they have a less taxing game with a trip to Brighton, a team who have not won in three games in the league. This is the more bankable match of the two for Kane owners and the one they will have their eye on for a potential big haul.

Harry Kane is probably the most obvious pick for the triple captain chip in Gameweek 34. Many that do will be hoping that he can repeat his 31 points return in the double Gameweek last season.

Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United attacker Sanchez is in good form right now with one goal and three assists in his last four matches. The Chilean was heavily involved in the win over rivals Man City at the weekend and finally is starting to show how important he could be for Mourinho’s team.

Sanchez has an excellent history with performing well in double Gameweeks as he returned a impressive 25 points last season while playing for Arsenal. He is also known to be a bit of a streaky player who dips in and out of form for a number of games in row so could be at the start of one of these.

With penalty duties and the potential of an extra point per goal and for a clean sheet it may well make him a better option than team mate Romelu Lukaku.

Owned by just 3.5% of all FPL teams the winger is an incredible differential for anyone looking to do something radical to make up ground in their minileagues.

United kick off the Gameweek with an easy fixture at Old Trafford vs a West Brom team who have won 1 point in their last 10 matches. Before travelling to Bournemouth on the Wednesday after. A team also in poor form who have not kept a clean sheet since Gameweek 25.

United do have their FA Cup semi final match vs Spurs on the following Saturday so there is some risk that Mourinho may rotate some of his better players to keep them fresh for this game but at this time of the season this can be a risk for any player and is completely unpredictable.

Sanchez can return even if given a short run out and has the potential for bringing home a big return for anyone willing to take a gamble.

Verdict

Both of these players present excellent options for the triple captain chip in Gameweek 34. I would advise that if you are chasing your minileague rivals then Sanchez may be the player to help you gain some ground and likewise if you are in a more stable position then Kane probably is the more sensible choice.

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