Captain Sensible – Gameweek 23

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We roll out the next instalment of our weekly article for Members tonight, offering an in-depth statistical analysis of the main captaincy contenders for the set of fixtures ahead. With Luis Suarez topping the Captain Poll, we assess the Everton defence ahead of the Anfield Merseyside derby. We also dig deep into the data of Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o ahead of the home game against West Ham, whilst Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney’s prospects are also discussed, with the latter now back in full training ahead of Cardiff’s visit on Tuesday evening:

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  1. worth bringing in mata for this WC week instead of ozil??

    feeling confident, any1 else????

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. I've brought Mata in on my WC this week. I think he is worth a punt. He could run riot against Cardiff. Also, in the long term he promises to be an important component of United's midfield and could be instrumental in a lot of their attacking play. I say go for it.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  2. Coleman/Navas



    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  3. 3.9 or 3.8£ defender best chance for a nailing?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Im thinking Bruce or Baker.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  4. Is Silva going to start?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Probably

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  5. Adam Johnson or Ramsey?

    For a one week punt only..

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  6. Rmwct

    Coleman Kos Azpil
    Mata Silva Hazard Ramsey Janujaz
    Suarez Aguero

    Boruc Chamakh Ward Kelly

    love to hear from you about team set up and team.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. 3-5-2 anyone?

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. I would put the extra 1,5-2M in a forward for a 3-4-3. I got rid of Coleman on my WC. Poor fixtures coming up.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  7. Hey guys. Any inputs on my WC team?

    Mannone (Marshall)
    Evans - Koscielny - Gabbidon (Baker - Bruce)
    Mata - Hazard - Ramsey - Yaya (Noone)
    Bony - Aguero - Suarez

    Thinking that I might need a che def instead of Evans. But who?
    Ramsey? Might not start, but thinking investment for the long run. Or should I go for Lallana/eriksen?
    Could do Yaya-> to Silva to free up some funds.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  8. Front 8 of:

    Kim Silva Hazard Eriksen Januzaj

    Kun Suarez Giroud

    Which one do I bench?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  9. What's everyone expected game time for Mata . In going 60 mins if he starts or 30 min Cameo from bench more likely

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  10. Benteke or bony?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Would have to be boney, but I prefer adebayor

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  11. Is Kun worth a 4 point hit, even with the fixtures

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  12. On a WC - any opinions?

    Boruc - mcgreger
    Bennet - mariappa - Faye - distin - koscielny
    Hazard - navas - Ramsey - Ben Arfa - gnabry
    Suarez - ade - aguero

    Please let me know what you think, any suggestions??:-)

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. I think you should get rid of Distin. Not so good fixtures coming up. I think they will concede in 4 out of 5 in coming weeks. CS against CPL.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  13. Coleman - can we let him go ?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  14. Mignolet

    Terry kolotov kosh williamson
    Janazaj navas hazard cabaye
    Ageuro suarez

    Mannoe gnarby flanagan chamakh

    Who do i start in goal?
    Got one FT n a mil spare cabaye out maybe but for who?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Cabaye out no doubt. Will sign for PSG and drop in price.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Cheers for the prompt response!

        Any idea who to go for? Lallana, ramsey, mirallas

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. One of those you mentioned or maybe Eriksen or Ben arfa if u feel cheeky.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
  15. A little help please with WC choice..

    Mannone / Marshall
    R.Bennet / Mert / Kolarov / Evans / Ward
    Gerrard / Hazzard/ Mata / Ramsey / Noone
    Benteke / Suarez / Bony (1.7 left in the bank)

    same team but with Silva instead of Mata (1.8 left in the bank)

    Mannone / Marshall
    R.Bennet / Mert / Kolarov / Evans / Ward
    Gerrard / Hazzard/ Adnan / Ramsey / Noone
    Aguero / Suarez / Bony (2.1 left in the bank)

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. I would pick C. But I wouldn't leave 2.1 in my bank on a WC. Use that to solidify D on someone like Terry or Ivanovic. I like Chelsea's upcoming fixtures and you should have someone from their team on Defense.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. the problem is im thinking change Bony with Adebayor next week..
        so i dont know which one of the defenders to change for Ivanovic..

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  16. can someone please remind me which team rotates with Soton (Boruc) ..is it Hull?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  17. any thoughts on my WC team?

    Terry, Kos, Coleman (will keep) Bruce, Bennett
    Ramsey, Haz, Silva, Mirallas, Colback
    Agguero, Giroud, Suarez

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  18. Boruc/McGregor
    Terry, Kos, Coleman (will keep) Bruce, Bennett
    Ramsey, Haz, Silva, Mirallas, Colback
    Agguero, Giroud, Suarez

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  19. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on my team for GW23. Wildcard already played and zero in the bank but have recently picked up a few injuries. I'd like to hang onto Coleman, but do you think having that money tied up in a doubtful Silva? Annoyingly I'm currently just off getting Mata. Possibly downgrade Silva for Jesus Navas?

    Alternatively just suck it up this week and then I've got 2 free transfers for GW24 and can have a look at balancing things out if needs be.

    Tremel (Marshall)
    Koscielny, Gabbidon, Mertesacker (Coleman, Chester)
    Hazard, Assaidi, Silva, Alex Pozuelo (Lallana)
    Rodriquez, Aquero, Suarez

    Cheers all!

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Silva is playing today according to @physioroom.

      I would wait it out. There's a lot of January team moves that could still happen.

      I have Remy and Cabaye on my team and want to pick up Rooney if he starts today. But if Arsenal makes a bid for Remy, I would keep him. Things like that make you chill out and wait a few more days until it's Feb. 1st.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  20. Need some help, playing WC


    mertesacker, chiriches, kolarov

    eriksen, hazard, januzaj, toure

    bony, aguero, sturridge



    mertesacker, chiriches, kolarov

    mata, hazard, januzaj/wilshere, toure

    bony, adebayor, suarez

    subs mcgregor, chambers, gabbidon

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  21. On W/C - is it worth weakening my defence further (need £0.6m) to replace Johnson with Ramsey(don't want to drop Eriksen)

    Migs (Marshall)
    Coleman, Dawson, Koralov (Ward, Turner)
    Johnson, Eriksen, Hazard, Mata (Mutch)
    Suarez, Ade, Aguero

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. I wouldnt touch it.

      Coleman is the question mark you could move and add a Chelsea D man.
      Everton has tougher fixtures coming up and Coleman will be out a couple weeks anyway.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Thanks - it's the £0.9m I'd lose that puts me off dumping Coleman but you're probably right...

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. I'm in the same boat, I've had Coleman since week 1.
          But I would have to take a hit to move Coleman and I also have Cabaye.
          Ugh, the problems with using your Wildcard too early in Jan.!

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
  22. WC team.

    Coleman AZP Mertesacker(Ward Bruce)
    Yaya Hazard Gerard Mata (noone)
    Aguero adebayor Suarez


    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  23. Mannone
    Bardsley Terry Coleman ( Chester Turner)
    Lallana Hazard Ki Yaya (Barkley)
    Hooper Aguero Suarez

    How abt
    1. Gabbidon for Coleman and 2. Eto for Hooper
    -4 and 0 in the bank.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  24. I'm on my WC; should I hold onto Luke Shaw and Seamus Coleman? Also what do you think of my team this week? Cheers

    Cech (Davis)
    Vlaar Gabbidon Terry (Shaw Coleman)
    Yaya Hazard(c) Mata Ramsey (Mutch)
    Adebayor Rodriguez Lukaku

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Gabbidon is OK for this week but future fixtures look tough for CRY,
      Coleman is not assured of start today and future fixtures of Everton is not eye catching too,
      For SOU, Lovren is their main man and he is out injured. Their back four is not so solid.

      Mid looks solid

      Just try Agureo or Suarez(if you could afford) as they show consistency..
      Lukaku scored just one goal since GW 14.. check on that too..

      • 1 year, 1 month ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 28

  • Lloris
  • Ivanovic
  • Skrtel
  • Clichy
  • Eriksen
  • Hazard
  • Sterling
  • Mane
  • Austin
  • Kane
  • Aguero
  • Yun
  • Ozil
  • Rooney

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Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 11:08am
Player Club Factors
Up Foster WBA A, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN B, Vs
No Change Ospina ARS B
Up Lloris TOT C, Vs
Down Hart MCI C, Vs
Up Green QPR C, Vs
Down Guzan AVL C, Vs
Up Speroni CPL C


Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 2:23pm
Player Club Factors
Up Ivanovic CHE A
No Change Bellerín ARS A, Rest, £
Up Dawson WBA A, Vs, £
Up Rose TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Naughton SWA B, Vs, £
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Down Bertrand SOT C
Down Réveillere SUN B, Vs, £
Down Kompany MCI C, Vs
Down Wollscheid STO C
Down Skrtel LIV B
Down Cresswell WHM C, VsX
Up Dann CPL C, Vs
Down Vlaar AVL C, Vs, Inj


Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 11:33am
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
Up Eriksen TOT C, Vs
Up Ozil ARS A, Vs
Up Sterling LIV B, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS C, Vs
Up Phillips QPR B, Vs
Up Puncheon CPL B, VsX
Down Mane SOT C, Vs
No Change Sinclair AVL B, Vs, £
Down Walters STO B
Down Di María MUN B
Down Downing WHM C
Up Ki SWA B, Vs


Last updated: 3 Mar, 2015 7:05pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Kane TOT A, Vs
Up Austin QPR B, Vs
Down Giroud ARS B, Vs
Up Rooney MUN B
Down Diego Costa CHE C
Down NDoye HUL B, £
Up Cissé NEW B, Vs, £
Up Gomis SWA C, Vs
Down Sturridge LIV C, VsX, Rest
Down Lukaku EVE C
No Change Defoe SUN C
Up Benteke AVL C, Vs
Down Berahino WBA B

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Clark AVL 9
Barry EVE 9
Bardsley STO 9
Larsson SUN 9
Taylor SWA 9
Cleverley AVL 8
Diego Costa CHE 8
Fábregas CHE 8
Besic EVE 8
Livermore HUL 8
Gerrard LIV 8
Barton QPR 8
Pellè SOT 8
Wanyama SOT 8
Reid WHM 8
Chambers ARS 7
Agbonlahor AVL 7
Okore AVL 7
Matic CHE 7
Henderson LIV 7
Skrtel LIV 7
Kompany MCI 7
Fernandinho MCI 7
Janmaat NEW 7
Dunne QPR 7
Fonte SOT 7
Schneiderlin SOT 7
Shelvey SWA 7
Mason TOT 7
Gardner WBA 7

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