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Captain Sensible – Gameweek 23

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. raheemsterling
      2 years, 4 months ago

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

      feeling confident, any1 else????

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      1. The Master
          2 years, 4 months ago

          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.

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      2. Chris_White
          2 years, 4 months ago

          Coleman/Navas

          or

          Azpi/Oscar

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        • The Regular
            2 years, 4 months ago

            3.9 or 3.8£ defender best chance for a nailing?

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            1. TheD
                2 years, 4 months ago

                Im thinking Bruce or Baker.

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            2. EatsOwls
                2 years, 4 months ago

                Is Silva going to start?

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                1. Cornwall92
                    2 years, 4 months ago

                    Probably

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                2. Proggy
                    2 years, 4 months ago

                    Adam Johnson or Ramsey?

                    For a one week punt only..

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                  • white heart pain
                      2 years, 4 months ago

                      Rmwct

                      Mannone
                      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.

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                      1. white heart pain
                          2 years, 4 months ago

                          3-5-2 anyone?

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                          1. TheD
                              2 years, 4 months ago

                              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.

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                        • TheD
                            2 years, 4 months ago

                            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.

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                          • The Colonel
                              2 years, 4 months ago

                              Front 8 of:

                              Kim Silva Hazard Eriksen Januzaj

                              Kun Suarez Giroud

                              Which one do I bench?

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                              1. Cornwall92
                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                  Kim :)

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                              2. chunk
                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                  What's everyone expected game time for Mata . In going 60 mins if he starts or 30 min Cameo from bench more likely

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                                • kenitix
                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                    Benteke or bony?

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                                    1. Cornwall92
                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                        Would have to be boney, but I prefer adebayor

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                                    2. EatsOwls
                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                        Is Kun worth a 4 point hit, even with the fixtures

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                                      • Cornwall92
                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                          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??:-)

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                                          1. TheD
                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                              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.

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                                          2. HVT - BRADY!!!
                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                              Coleman - can we let him go ?

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                                            • Reddonkeyham 42
                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                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?

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                                                1. TheD
                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                    Cabaye out no doubt. Will sign for PSG and drop in price.

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                                                    1. Reddonkeyham 42
                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                        Cheers for the prompt response!

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

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                                                        1. TheD
                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                            One of those you mentioned or maybe Eriksen or Ben arfa if u feel cheeky.

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                                                    2. panaisCy
                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                        A little help please with WC choice..

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

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

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

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                                                        1. dino412
                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                            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.

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                                                            1. panaisCy
                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                the problem is im thinking change Bony with Adebayor next week..
                                                                so i dont know which one of the defenders to change for Ivanovic..

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                                                          • ToTT Starrs (The Kane Toads…
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                            can someone please remind me which team rotates with Soton (Boruc) ..is it Hull?

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                                                            1. RedLightning
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                              West Ham.

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                                                          • ToTT Starrs (The Kane Toads…
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                            any thoughts on my WC team?

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

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                                                          • ToTT Starrs (The Kane Toads…
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                          • chilli_green
                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                              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!

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                                                              1. dino412
                                                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  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.

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                                                              2. Invincibles
                                                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  Need some help, playing WC

                                                                  Mannone

                                                                  mertesacker, chiriches, kolarov

                                                                  eriksen, hazard, januzaj, toure

                                                                  bony, aguero, sturridge

                                                                  or

                                                                  mannone

                                                                  mertesacker, chiriches, kolarov

                                                                  mata, hazard, januzaj/wilshere, toure

                                                                  bony, adebayor, suarez

                                                                  subs mcgregor, chambers, gabbidon

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                                                                • JPL1979
                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    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

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                                                                    1. dino412
                                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                        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.

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                                                                        1. JPL1979
                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                                            1. dino412
                                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                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.!

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                                                                        2. feizaiII
                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            WC team.

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

                                                                            Ok?

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                                                                          • sathish2888
                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                              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.

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                                                                            • clemenxa
                                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                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

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                                                                                1. sathish2888
                                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                    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..

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