Fantasy Tips: The Curious Case of Capoue

Team 33 Fantasy pundits Eoin Sheahan, Tommy Rooney and Luke Benson join Raf to discuss a newly essential option

BY Raf Diallo 15:17 Wednesday 21 September 2016, 15:17 21 Sep 2016

Watford's Etienne Capoue celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road in London, Sunday Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Take a look at the Premier League's top scorer list so far this season.

Blink quickly, rub your eyes and look again.

Yes, that's Etienne Capoue sitting joint-third on the list with the same number of goals that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have netted (four).

To be more precise, this is Watford midfielder Capoue who had only scored one Premier League goal for Tottenham in his three-and-a-bit year spell in England's top flight.

All of a sudden he is such a Fantasy Premier League option that Team 33's FPL segment co-presenters Eoin Sheahan and Tommy Rooney made sure to include the Frenchman in their teams.

They were rewarded as well with a goal in Watford's 3-1 win over Manchester United.

As Tommy said without a hint of hesitation: "THANK GOD I STARTED ETIENNE CAPOUE IN MY TEAM! THANK GOD (caps are for deserved emphasis).

But surely, this is just a hot streak from Capoue in front of goal and normality will eventually resume.

Eoin, Tommy and our regular contributor Luke Benson joined me on this week's Team 33 Fantasy segment to examine the Curious Case of Capoue among other things and Eoin has a suggestion about what to do in the short-to-medium term.

"You have to get him. Look at Watford's fixtures - Burnley, Bournemouth, Middlesbrough, Swansea, Hull - and look at his form," says Eoin, while Luke adds that the fixtures make taking the punt on Capoue "a no brainer".

Eoin added that he will be a "big enabler when Aguero comes back" before the bandwagon slows around Christmas time after the good run of fixtures and then he can be cashed in around January time.  

"Even listening to [Capoue] talking on Match of the Day after [the win over Man United], he was saying that he's playing in a new position this season which gives us some sort of semblance of reality here that this guy is actually a different player this year," he said, while also pointing towards why Watford right-back Daryl Janmaat is another good Fantasy option from the Hornets.

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