February
21

The Captain Poll – Gameweek 27

Filed under: Captain Poll - Posted by: Paul

It’s a two-horse race at the top of this week’s Captain Poll so far, with Robin Van Persie edging Theo Walcott into second spot by 34% to 31% ahead of the weekend deadline. The Dutchman has already topped the Poll on 15 occasions already this term; 13 more than any other player, with his average across those fixtures working out at 6.46, or 12.92 with the armband attached. We take a look at the votes cast so and analyse main protagonists’ respective fixtures.

Robin Van Persie

Many have concerns over his game time but, having been handed a brief second-half sub appearance in Monday’s FA Cup win over Reading, the Dutchman will be far from fatigued heading to Loftus Road this weekend. Van Persie will then have a seven day break before United’s next game, at home to Norwich –the Canaries clash comes three days before the second leg of the Champions League showdown with Real Madrid; if Sir Alex Ferguson were to consider the possibility of omitting him from the first XI, it would surely be next weekend.

Harry Redknapp’s side have racked up three back-to-back clean sheets at home, though, keeping out Spurs and City –intriguingly, QPR are one of just two teams Van Persie has yet to pick up attacking returns against this term. With a goal, assist or bonus in each of his last six on the road – in a run that harvested 46 points, or 7.6 ppg – Van Persie’s owners will be confident he can replicate Michu’s 18 point haul against the R’s in the previous Gameweek. Bearing in mind Wayne Rooney is unlikely to feature, according to reports, the Dutchman’s contribution will be more crucial than ever.

Theo Walcott

Fielded up front for the Gunners’ disappointing defeat at the hands of Bayern in midweek, Walcott is expected to shift back to the flank, affording Olivier Giroud the chance to lead the line once again. Despite Arsenal’s recent woes, Villa’s dire defence offers Walcott plenty hope – Paul Lambert’s side have conceded in each of their last 10 and have shipped 15 goals in their last four on the road, with Brad Guzan beaten at least twice in each of that quartet of matches.

Walcott has scored or assisted in nine of his last 10 – an incredible run of consistency – and has served up double figures in three of his previous seven at the Emirates. Giroud could be a real differential contender, though. The Frenchman has produced double figures in two of the last three at the Emirates but with Arsene Wenger’s side low on morale, has just 2% of the votes cast so far, with Santi Cazorla selected by 1%

Gareth Bale

The Tottenham winger rolls up to West Ham on Monday evening in scintillating form. Bale has scored four times in the last three Gameweeks and has registered back-to-back double figure hauls – indeed, five of his seven sets of double figures have been on the road so far, a clear indication of his propensity for points away from White Hart Lane.

With a brace in the first leg of the Europa League win over Lyon, Bale (who has received 17% of the votes) has scored all of Spurs’ last six goals and is up against a Hammers side with a single clean sheet in the last nine Gameweeks. Sam Allardyce’s side could be buoyed by the return of James Collins and have been fairly resilient at home – they have conceded more than a single goal in just three of their 13 fixtures at Upton Park.

Dimitar Berbatov

The Bulgarian has just 2% of the votes cast ahead of a home clash with Stoke. Berbatov has decent form at the Cottage in recent weeks, having scored or assisted in three of the last four in front of his own fans but a move to “the hole” last time out, affording Hugo Rodallega to lead the line against Norwich, is a real concern. Stoke’s recent defensive record boosts Berbatov’s appeal, though; the Potters are without a clean sheet in eight matches now.

Moussa Sissoko

Newcastle’s January acquisition has hit the ground running, with attacking returns in all three of his appearances. Sissoko squares up to Southampton at St James’ Park next and will be looking to replicate the home debut display against Chelsea which harvested a 15 point return. The Saints are no easy touch, though; you’d need to go back to Gameweek 10 to find the last time they were beaten by more than a single goal and arrive on Tyneside having swept aside City. Nevertheless, there’s been a definite upturn in form since a host of new arrivals and even Papiss Cisse has earned 1% of votes, despite scoring two home goals all season.

Other Contenders

Sergio Aguero has accrued just 1% of the votes cast ahead of City’s clash with Chelsea. Aguero has been in decent form, though; his last five starts have produced three goals and a pair of assists, with two sets of double figures also thrown in.

As Everton prepare to travel to Norwich, Marouane Fellaini has received just 1% of the votes. The Belgian has scored in just one of his last eight appearances, though, and with the Canaries conceding just once in their last three, he’ll need to step up if he’s to return to scoring ways.

A mere 1% have opted for Juan Mata as Chelsea travel to City. Having been handed a brief sub role against Wigan last time out, though, he will surely start this one – Mata has produced three sets of double figures in his last five road trips, scoring or assisting in each of them.

Rickie Lambert is another who has earned a surprisingly low 1%. The Southampton forward travels to Newcastle with a superb away record – he has scored in five of his last six on the road and with the Magpies registering one clean sheet in their last five at St James’ Park, Lambert’s owners will be confident of further returns.

Edin Dzeko and Romelu Lukaku are further down the list, despite some solid displays of late. The City forward has started six of the last seven and has scored in five of those first XI appearances ahead of the visit of Chelsea, while Lukaku welcomes Sunderland to the Hawthorns having scored or assisted in five of the last six Gameweeks. As his display at Anfield in the previous match showed, the Belgian is more than capable of producing even if handed a sub role.

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  1. i can see a lot of people starting bego ahead of bunn.

    i'm doing it again, so if i get third time unlucky again, i will be furious like hell!

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. I'd start Bunn.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. yeah, when will i learn my lesson.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. I'd start Bego

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
        • 1 year, 8 months ago
    3. I'm going with Bunn after getting it wrong last week.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. i got it wrong TWICE already.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. 3rd time luck

          stick with bego mate

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
  2. Which one for next game week:
    (Jagielka - Akapan - Rooney out)

    a) Wilson - Dawson - Santon

    b) Bale - Fellaini - Lampard - Mata

    c) Studge - Adebayor - Cisse - Giroud

    my views on the midfield are that Bale has tough matches but chelsea are unsure, fellaini is close to suspension.

    ST - Ade is a punt that could pay off. Giroud could have a strong finish and so could the other 2....

    HELP

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  3. I was going to do:
    Bertrand > Wilson
    GJ > Jevans (4pts)

    But with potential blank for ManU in GW29 seems stupid to bring him in (will give me 4 Blank players for GW29) BUT if Betrand doesn't play I effectively have a 'blank' this week anyway fielding only 10.

    Don't know what to do, I could also get rid of Davies.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Keep Davies I'd say because you'll want him gw29. I'd focus on getting out players who probably won't play either this week or 29 ie Bertrand. But I agree Wilson is not a wise choice quite yet if you need him this week. Anything in the bank?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. Selling Bertie & GJ gives me 10.7m (3.9 + 6.4 + 0.4)

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. Why are you selling GJ? Can't you keep him and field 10?

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Don't worry about having 4 players with a blank, you can transfer one out and have 3 on the bench, you'll want to keep 3 for the DGW

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    3. I'd just do the first one then. No point getting JEvans until the GW29 blank is settled IMO. You could get a cheapie maybe, Norwich, QPR or Southampton, but not sure they warrant a hit since you're could easily get 2 or less.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. If I don't get rid of GJ then I'll only be able to field 10 players this week BUT in defence 4pt hit could go horribly wrong. GJ > Zab could be good.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. I wouldn't take shit for GJ - zab. I think fielding 10 this week is absolutely fine unless its an all-round good long term move eg Guthrie out for a starter.

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
          1. Sorry a hit*

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
  4. A. Wilson and Sissoko
    B. Kebe and Evans.

    Assuming fixtures and projected blanks happen.

    I'm tempted by A at the mo...

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. A is less rotation threat

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  5. ok, you asked for it:

    Mig
    Dawson, Pearce, Cam
    Walcott, Mata, Bale, Sisso, Kebe
    RvP, Aguero

    Cerny, Bert, Studge, Davies

    let's do this shit!

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Who's the cap?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. *crap. The whole team is... :roll:

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Well, I didn't but if you insist... :roll:

      Quite similar to mine so I like it. :)

      *goes and transfers out all common players*

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    3. Nice. Where is ABG?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. no idea. i'm a fake account.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
  6. Studge out

    Lambert in

    Welcome to my team Ricky Lambert, chuck in couple of goals vs Geordies will u?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. he will. papiss will chuck in more, sorry.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Now I realise why you're after my nickname La Roja!
      We're on same overall points & trying some mind games? ;-)

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
        • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. and now that u tooka -4 hit

        i shall stretch my lead ahead of u with a pleasure and will probably abuse ur nickname again

        cos it's funny :lol:

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. Pity ma8. You read it completely wrong. I had 2FT. :lol:

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
          1. fair play

            such a git :lol:

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
            1. BRING IT ON! :-D

              • 1 year, 8 months ago
              1. who is your captain "1mata" (vomits)

                • 1 year, 8 months ago
    3. Stunning transfer

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  7. Game week 29 is such a mess. Why can't they just do away with it and amagilmate it into the previous or following week. Once again plays into my rivals hands!

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Does your rival have a WC then?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Do they even know about it?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    3. They don't have wildcards but both have more players than me. I currently only have Bale, oh and Bunn.... If they lose those other two games I just don't see the point of having that game week. Why not just double it up somewhere else

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  8. My team for this gw

    Bego
    Zab – Harte – Demel – Bardsley
    Bale – Mata – Punch – Walcott
    Rvp – Fletch

    Bench: Bunn, Suarez, Michu, Davies

    Taking a -4 hit to replace Bardsley, but for who?? 4.6m to spare

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Na that looks fine! Good luck

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  9. Latest entry in the MC & Elite 64.

    http://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/233683/history/

    I guess he didn't run out of letters. :lol:

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      :lol:

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  10. On Manc vs Chelsea

    "I don't think Man City can afford to lose it either and I think both of them would be fairly satisfied with a draw."

    Paul Merson's got to be the worst expert on Sky, although Jamie Redknapp isn't that far away.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. +1

      both get tipsy and talk rubbish

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  11. @Ferries Bueller: I saw your last comment, and I agree with your reasoning. GJ & Davies are the ones I "want the least", get rid of them and think long-term. Might just do that, and take one low-scoring GW on the chin.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. "We are trying our best because he is such a match-winner."

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  12. tw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    LR:

    walcott can score too you know! in fact, theo has scored more this season in the epl than giroud or any other arsenal player….

    but if you fancy giroud to do so well, and walcott will be supplying him with passes/crosses then walcott will get a fair number of assists so why don’t you rate walcott over rvp?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Because i fancy Giroud to score more. Plus i love Ollie, plus he's a differential.
      Somehow, i feel comfortable.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. He said RVP, not Giroud.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
      2. Like I said TW, if I had Oli this weekend, I'd give him the armband.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
      3. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        i was talking about rvp vs walcott.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. I don't know what to tell you. I don't overthink. I like RVP as an option, more reliable for me. Even though the stats suggest otherwise. I rely on what i have seen of the games.

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
          1. tw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member

            but my point is you fancy giroud to do well and to be supplied by walcott which would mean that walcott will do well too.

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. i know that u asked LR but cannot resist

      Pretty much everyone has Theo, so if he smashes, it will only be a half of a disaster for you.

      Giroud had his rest midweek, vs weakest defence in EPL.

      His ownership is % 5.3

      fully agree with LR

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        but if i captain walcott and they both smash it hten i get walcott points over everyone that captained rvp aguero bale etc and i get giroud points on most everyone as barely anyone has him....

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. no

          u gotta change the frequency here and look at the bigger picture.

          almost noboy has Giroud.

          hypothetically

          Giroud had brace with Theo's assists.

          Who would make more points here? you as Giroud captainer or theo captainers?

          Think hard

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
          1. let's even say both had braces

            still u'll make more pts

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
            1. tw
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member

              if both score braces, walcott (c) will get me more points as mids get more points for goals. and he could even get a cs point too

              • 1 year, 8 months ago
              1. u still didn;t get what i meant

                anyhow

                go with ur gut then

                godd luck fella

                • 1 year, 8 months ago
          2. tw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member

            but i can see walcott outscoring giorud!! and if giroud happens to outscore walcott, i'll still be happy as my differential punt worked out

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
            1. it's "ballsy" o'clock

              Giroud captain is a "calculated" punt

              Giroud non captain is not too much a of punt

              • 1 year, 8 months ago
  13. Like many on here I'm looking to find a cheap replacement for Davies as a result of the blank. Its important that this replacement is nailed on for this GW and GW29 due to the blanks elsewhere. Because I already have Harte and Clyne, here's the shortlist and my thoughts on each prospect.

    Dawson - Seems a good cheap way into one of the better statistical defenses in the league. Seems to have won the CB role at least for the short to medium term, there is always the potential he could be rotated/dropped down the line though. Unfortunately for Spurs they haven't quite lived up to their defensive potential and don't get as many clean sheets as they should. Fixtures aren't great either.

    Wilson - Its very 50/50 as to whether he will start this week. Will be a waste of a transfer if he is eased back into action from the bench. Very unfortunate because he would be a very strong option otherwise

    Turner/Martin - I'm leaning towards Martin here due to the higher attacking threat. Seems to have nailed down his spot at least for the short - medium term. Ok fixtures but like many fellow Bunn owners doubling up on Norwich may be a little much

    Cuellar - Its hard to say whether he will walk back into the starting lineup so is a risky option in the short term. It will be a waste of a transfer if he doesn't start this week. Medium to long term he will be a good pick

    Debuchy/Santon - I think we might be kidding ourselves somewhat to believe that Newcastle suddenly have a water tight defense. Granted they are looking a lot better, but this is in attack and these two do have attacking potential. However It remains to be seen whether they will be good enough to find last years defensive form.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Debuchy or Wilson for me.
      Turner is a decent option as well.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. Would you risk Wilson if he was your 11th player? It would suck if he didn't play

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. I probably wouldn't

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
  14. Begovic

    Samba Martin Pearce

    Mata Bale Fellaini Walcott

    Rvp Suarez Pog

    Bunn Demel Michu Davies

    2 FTs and 0.6 in bank...What to do??

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  15. Because of swansea and liverpool blank, I only have 3 playing defenders and mid/forwards of

    mata walcott fellani marveaux michu
    Rvp sturridge suarez

    So I can only fields 9 players and with my 1freebie I can get 10 players, if Marveaux plays at all. But my question is what is my priority single transfer, I'm thinking its gotta be a striker and I'm currently thinking Suarez/sturridge > Dzeko.

    Your thoughts please lads, thanks in advance.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. 1 + 3 + 4 + 1 = 8 before your FT.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. That's right

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. new math to me

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
        2. You said 9.

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
          1. 1+3+4+1 is 9

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Dzeko might not start. Aguero and Tevez are Mancini's favorite strike pair

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
        • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. Hes started the last few, and almost always comes on and does something, bargain too

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
    3. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      suarez > aguero/giroud/lambert

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  16. With Rooney out injured, Van P is looking to be my leader this GW. Who are you guys captaining?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Its a toughie, RVP is my front runner followed closely by Theo but Bale on Monday Night Football is also tempting me :-)

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. Indeed it is a tough decision! The captain choice not my only concern this round..

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. I'm quite lucky this GW I can get 11 out with no hit so my only concern is Captaincy at the moment.

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
          1. I got 99 problems, but fielding 11 ain't one.

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
  17. KoL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    I think im going to be changing from Aguero to VP all bloody day. Captain woes

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      rvp or walcott for the armband this week imo

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. KoL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        Walcott is the bookies favourite to get most FPL points this GW. If i had him id give him the armband

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. Where are the odds?

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
          1. KoL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member

            Ladbrokes do a market mate.

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
            1. link?

              • 1 year, 8 months ago
        2. which odds you on about?

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
  18. What do I do about this defence ??

    Enrique - no GW
    Cameron - will he play ???
    Demel - will he play if so captain him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    J Evans - I have one good one maybe
    Clyne - 2 pts

    Help needed want to get rid of Demel or Cameron but for who. was going to do Demel to Azpi next week but this week with City playing Chelsea a clean sheet doesnt look likely ???????

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  19. alright people, i'm off to play with my little kid. i rarely be here on the weekend due to many, many commitments, so here's hoping for a great GW ahead.

    Snake, papiss will make or break our team this GW, that's for sure.

    ciao!

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Good luck to us! See ya Berg.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. goood luck to us! until then.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. KoL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      Sounds like you have a life outside of FF. I wonder what thats like :)

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        what is this madness!!?? :D

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
      2. haha. that's funny.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
    3. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      good luck mate!!

      btw i finally updated the list of registered managers haha :D
      http://uefacouncil.wordpress.com/registered-doubles-pairs/

      cya!

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. niiice. hasta la vista, all.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    4. have fun fella

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  20. Any chance Gervinho will start tomorrow? Who would make way?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Podolski

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. Thanks. Any chance Walcott is rested?

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. Not imo. He's their RVP this season (not in the literal sense)

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
        2. why would theo gets rested when arsenal only have 4th spot trophy (!) left?

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
          1. +champions league

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
            1. so u think arsenal has a very strong chance of going to munich and winning 3-0 etc

              fine mate, just fine...

              • 1 year, 8 months ago
              1. easilly, 0-3 in münchen is no problem. i'm also gonna make a shitload of money with that bet, thank you arsenal

                • 1 year, 8 months ago
                1. you might be the real Michael Caine

                  :shock:

                  • 1 year, 8 months ago
              • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Please, no.

      But it would be Poldi on the left probably giving way IF Gerv starts.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  21. Need a ST to get in for this GWK under 9.0 and TO BE ABLE TO KEEP LONG TERM:

    Giroud
    Cisse
    Studge
    Adebayor

    Im thinking ADE might be a punt that would pay offf

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. #23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      Sturridge doesn't play this GWK
      Giroud from this lot, but think Benteke might be a better bet long term

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  22. Cisse or not thats the question? Is he a nailed on 90 min starter? Currently have giroud and aguero. Need a good 3rd striker, but who? Got 9 mill to use. Adebayor maybe?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. #23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      see above..benteke or lambert would be my choice

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  23. Fletcher or lukaku?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago

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