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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
      7 months, 20 days ago

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

      1. joescores
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Sanchez - 46??

        • Pep bites Kun
            7 months, 20 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!

        • liiusions
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 months, 20 days ago

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

          1. Bouncebackability
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 months, 20 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
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Wildcards is my guess

            • dhamphiir
                7 months, 20 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
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    Just 60k managers used wildcard.

                2. Pep bites Kun
                    7 months, 20 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
                      7 months, 20 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
                          7 months, 20 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
                            7 months, 20 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
                                7 months, 20 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
                                  7 months, 20 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
                                      7 months, 20 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 🙂

                                    • Pep bites Kun
                                        7 months, 20 days ago

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

                          2. CheltNamShire LaLaLa
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            7 months, 20 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?

                        • JustPark
                            7 months, 20 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
                                7 months, 20 days ago

                                Thanks JAM - very helpful

                                1. jam
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  7 months, 20 days ago

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

                          • HurriKane
                              7 months, 20 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
                                7 months, 20 days ago

                                So far nothing for Trollkaku at The Half

                            • Tommy J
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              7 months, 20 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
                                  7 months, 20 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
                                    7 months, 20 days ago

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

                                • Doosra - ☭Garganega - The…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  7 months, 20 days ago

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

                              2. 50 Shades Oshea
                                  7 months, 20 days ago

                                  Anyone who still has wally holding?

                                  A) keep wally

                                  B)sterling

                                  Thanks

                                  1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    7 months, 20 days ago

                                    keeping. Added Ozil.
                                    Still no Sanchez though 🙁

                                    1. 50 Shades Oshea
                                        7 months, 20 days ago

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

                                      • 50 Shades Oshea
                                          7 months, 20 days ago

                                          Mezut will be solid, You need alexis though

                                    2. Syd.
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      7 months, 20 days ago

                                      Newcastle 1 up against Forest

                                    3. joescores
                                        7 months, 20 days ago

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

                                        1. Emp
                                            7 months, 20 days ago

                                            ye if thats all you can afford he the vbest option

                                          • Ogie
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            7 months, 20 days ago

                                            There is not one
                                            Amat is the next closest

                                            1. joescores
                                                7 months, 20 days ago

                                                Thanks good fellas.

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                                          • Tommy J
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            7 months, 20 days ago

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

                                          • Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            7 months, 20 days ago

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

                                          • stefata777
                                              7 months, 20 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

                                            • stefata777
                                                7 months, 20 days ago

                                                Kun cannot rise tomorrow? Yes or No?

                                              • Fuchs Mane Kante
                                                  7 months, 20 days ago

                                                  Defoe