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Captain Sensible – Gameweek 19

With just over an hour remaining until this evening’s deadline, we roll out our usual pre-Gameweek members article.

We kick off by assessing the main Captain Poll contenders, then take a look at the Opta numbers and Rate My Team rankings before suggesting a differential or two to help with your armband dilemma.

The Captain Poll

With 39% of the votes cast, Zlatan Ibrahimovic earns top billing once again for our Gameweek 19 Captain Poll.

Having served up three successive double-figure hauls, the Manchester United frontman entertains Middlesbrough in his finest form of the season, though Aitor Karanka’s rearguard have been fairly resilient on the road, conceding just 10 times in nine away matches.

Diego Costa (20%) and Eden Hazard (6%) find a place amongst the top five armband favourites for Chelsea’s home match against Stoke City.

Hazard’s penalty against Bournemouth helped his to a 10-point return on Monday afternoon – his fourth double-figure haul at Stamford Bridge.

Costa, for all his consistency, has yet to produce more than nine points in front of his own supporters.

Alexis Sanchez will fancy his chances of bouncing back from a Boxing Day blank against West Brom as Arsenal welcome Palace to the Emirates on New Year’s Day.

The Eagles have failed to keep a single clean sheet on their travels so far, though a move to the flank at home to the Baggies means only 13% are banking on the Chilean, who had produced points in five successive outings prior to Monday’s match.

With three goals in his last four appearances, Romelu Lukaku has convinced 6% he’s worthy of consideration as Everton make their way to the KCOM on Friday night.

The only team yet to register a single clean sheet in front of their own supporters, the Tigers have conceded 18 goals at home – only Swansea have shipped more (20).

A trip to Liverpool earns Sergio Aguero just 2% of the votes as he returns from a four-match suspension.

The Argentine has been particularly deadly on his travels, though, scoring twice away from home on four of his six away appearances under Pep Guardiola.

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  1. Legomané
    11 months, 18 days ago

    What's the deal with Kane tonight...
    -38% on FPLStats
    -190% on FFFix...

    1. joescores
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Sanchez - 46??

    2. Pep bites Kun
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Somebody posted bad numbers - effecting the per%
      - Ignore. No admins - all out boozing on the only 5 day break in the year - woohoo!

  2. liiusions
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 months, 18 days ago

    How's Kane gone to -37% on fplstats? He was -102% an hour ago

    1. Bouncebackability
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 months, 18 days ago

      He had already dropped once, so when a new gameweek starts the figures are presumably re-set.

      Others will have done the same.

    2. 50 Shades Oshea
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Wildcards is my guess

    3. dhamphiir
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Many use their first wildcard for this gameweek and all those transfer (people who use wildcard and got rid of Kane) made doesn't count

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Just 60k managers used wildcard.

    4. Pep bites Kun
      11 months, 18 days ago

      How can a player be -102%. ? where does the 2% come from? That would mean he's 2% less than when he started the season - that possible?

      1. Jallegre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 months, 18 days ago

        I thought this was a chance of dropping. I have seen a 100% not drop/rise but a 102-108% definitely drops/rises. Can anyone else confirm this?

        1. Pep bites Kun
          11 months, 18 days ago

          I'm thinking you and me should go through the FAQ's and calcs on the FPL website. Whaddya reckon? 🙂 Wednesday over coffee?

          Just joking mate 🙂 - I think these links are available - anyone?

          1. Jallegre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            11 months, 18 days ago

            Kind offer but not much of a math guy mate- just make observations and hope someone smart tells me what's going on

            1. Pep bites Kun
              11 months, 18 days ago

              Math or my lack of it, has nothing to do with it - Your lack of effort to look on the FPL website makes you a tad lazy. Sorry mate, but do better! I was already looking since your first post. Take your finger out of your nose 🙂

              1. Jallegre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                11 months, 18 days ago

                What did u find Pep? Did you find the 12 parameters or the programme that determines the rate to the threshold for change? Easy stuff right?

                1. Pep bites Kun
                  11 months, 18 days ago

                  Is your finger out of your nose before i begin? There's a lot of things to go through before we get to the math. Like moving side 2 side ... ok just moving ... ok let's try thinking 🙂

                2. Pep bites Kun
                  11 months, 18 days ago

                  🙂 Agree. Never easy, but it doesn't;t mean we should stop trying. Happy New Year!

    5. CheltNamBlindia LaLaLa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 months, 18 days ago

      i was wondering this as well. Want to swap for aguero and have exact money but now can wait for tomorrow to see aguero play maybe?

  3. JustPark
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Heaton
    Alonso, Jones, Brunt, Amat,
    Hazard, Sanchez, Eriksen, Siggy,
    Ibra(C), Costa(VC),
    subs: Foster, Anichebe, Allen, Lov
    2FT, 0.0ITB

    Foster to Grant to gain 0.3IBT? Yay or nay?

      1. Jallegre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks JAM - very helpful

        1. jam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 months, 18 days ago

          No probs! Sure he'll stay but worth keeping an eye on it

  4. HurriKane
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Have a feeling Lukaku will rip hull into shreds (dont own him though)

    a minimum brace is expected. a hatty is very likely

    1. Jallegre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 months, 18 days ago

      So far nothing for Trollkaku at The Half

  5. Tommy J
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Is it April 1st? I was fooled, took out Lovren for Holegate, stupuid me!...
    I was kind of swayed by the team news and the scout picks but hey ho...

    1. JustPark
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Not that you mention it, it's shocking Holgate is IN the scout picks. Even on the bench.

      1. Tommy J
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 months, 18 days ago

        I was stupid enough to take it in-I should know better he is £4m for a reason.

    2. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Should have got Oral B, then you'd be on the Crest of a wave ... 😉

  6. 50 Shades Oshea
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone who still has wally holding?

    A) keep wally

    B)sterling

    Thanks

    1. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 months, 18 days ago

      keeping. Added Ozil.
      Still no Sanchez though 🙁

      1. 50 Shades Oshea
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Was keeping, but wengers comments on welbeck being back may hurt his game time

      2. 50 Shades Oshea
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Mezut will be solid, You need alexis though

  7. Syd.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Newcastle 1 up against Forest

  8. joescores
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Best 4.3 def, got Brunt. Would you double up? (Nyom?) TA

    1. Emp
      11 months, 18 days ago

      ye if thats all you can afford he the vbest option

    2. Ogie of Messidonia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 months, 18 days ago

      There is not one
      Amat is the next closest

      1. joescores
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks good fellas.

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  10. Tommy J
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Newcastle beating Manchester 39-28 at half time.....Eagles v Giants(basketball), I'm at the game-we're gonna get trounced....

  11. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Can someone explain the point of the price lock following a flag being removed?

  12. stefata777
    11 months, 18 days ago

    guys can someone please explain the locked price "thing" as i cant find any good source about it? a link would also do

    i've heard it is 8 days of protection, is this correct?
    Of course, it comes down to whether aguero will rise tomorrow or not

  13. stefata777
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Kun cannot rise tomorrow? Yes or No?

  14. Fuchs Mane Kante
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Defoe