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Captain Sensible – Gameweek 23

Next up, we roll out our pre-Gameweek members’ article, assessing the leading captaincy candidates for the upcoming round of fixtures.

We get underway with an analysis of the Captain Poll, then check in with the Opta numbers and Rate My Team ratings before looking at a couple of differential options for Gameweek 23.

The Captain Poll

Harry Kane sits atop our Poll once again as Spurs prepare to welcome Everton to Wembley Stadium.

Despite failing to score in seven of his 11 league outings at Spurs temporary abode, Kane’s penchant for explosive hauls – he’s produced at least two goals on seven occasions this term – has earned him over 45% of the votes cast.

By comparison, the Spurs midfield has been largely overlooked.

Son Heung-min (1%) has been far more consistent at home than Kane, scoring in six of his last seven outings, while Dele Alli is backed by just 0.8% despite bagging two goals and four assists in his previous four appearances.

A home clash with Stoke City helps Jesse Lingard to second spot on 9% – his highest placing of the season.

Over the last nine Gameweeks he’s supplied seven goals and two assists, serving up double-digits four times. That form looks promising for Monday’s meeting with a defence that’s conceded more goals on the road (27) than any other side.

Romelu Lukaku’s (4%) goal and assist off the bench against Derby in the FA Cup suggests he could be back in form after a dire run of two goals in his last nine league matches.

Meanwhile, just 3% have opted for Paul Pogba, whose 12-point tally away to Everton last time out was his first double-digit haul since Gameweek 12.

Eden Hazard and Sergio Aguero share third spot on 6%.

Hosting a Leicester defence with only one clean sheet on their travels, Hazard’s record alongside Alvaro Morata makes for convincing reading – he’s delivered five goals, two assists and 56 FPL points in his last six starts alongside the summer signing.

The Belgian returned to a central role behind Morata away to Arsenal last time out and found the net for the first time since Gameweek 15.

With his rival Gabriel Jesus sidelined through injury, Aguero has stepped up his recent output, netting six times in as many matches in all competitions.

He heads to Anfield boasting an average of 6.5 points per match in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), more than any forward.

Marcos Alonso also earns just 2% of the votes for Chelsea’s clash with Leicester. Yet with two goals, three clean sheets and 34 FPL points in his last three home fixtures, the wing-back makes for a very intriguing armband alternative.

Back in contention after shrugging off a groin complaint, Mohamed Salah has served up points in 12 of his last 13 and has nine sets of double-digit hauls to his name. Yet only 3% are willing to back the Liverpool wide man.

Raheem Sterling and Roberto Firmino offer in-form alternatives in the same Anfield fixture – both have both bagged three sets of 10+ points hauls in their last four starts.

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  1. GM16
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    Aguero Mooy van Dijk or

    Firmino Gross Alonso

    1. Lee8686
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      Probably just B....do you have Lingard?

    2. Skid Vicious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      firmino, gross and alonso looks more balanced,

      but with aguero you have proper captain material.

      tough one!

      i prefer the alonso pairing for all its worth.

      1. GM16
        9 days, 17 hours ago

        No Lingard, have KDB Sterling Salah and Kane. Really fancy Aguero (C) for next few

  2. HP.
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    `Which move?

    a) Son + Alli > Hazard (C) + Lingard
    b) Son/Alli > Pogba (C)

  3. Lee8686
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    A) Son > pogba
    B) DCL > Depoitre (and play him over GroB)
    C) GTG- stop trying to waste a transfer

    Adrian
    Vertonghan, Alonso, Otamendi
    Sterling, Arnie, Son, Lingard, GroB
    Kane(c) Aguero

    Pickford, Mee, Masuaku, DCL

    1FT 0.0 ITB

  4. Georgie10
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    Hi Guys, anyone know if KIWIVILLAN is about? I would love to know his opinion on Jesse Lingard.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      What stats would you like

      1. Georgie10
        10 days, 5 hours ago

        How many goals has he scored on last 9 games?

        How do his points compare to hazard / morata over last 9?

        Any help appreciated

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 5 hours ago

          Heaps as

        2. kilemal
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          Maybe just I dunno like...

          Check yourself?

  5. Delph & Safety
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    Thoughts on Vardy?

  6. Harmonica1967
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    G2G and save FT?

    Pope
    Ota-Christensen-Jones
    Salah-Son-Richarlison-Arnie-Lingard
    Kane (c)- Kun

    Elliot, Dunk, Crouch, Francis

    1.4 ITB, 1 FT

    1. Skid Vicious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      I'd say Its a YES.
      looking strong!

    2. UnitedFan51
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes

  7. Mc3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    Start:
    A) Elliot (SWA)
    B) Fabianksi (new)

  8. bbaggins79
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    Gros, dcl -> lingard, ayew -4?

    Brighton have better fixtures than it's after this week and I'm suspicious of lingards form through those tough games

    1. Lee8686
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      Your changes contradict what your thoughts are.....it's hard to work out who you are getting rid of and who you are keeping....but from the above I'd rather have Lingard and ayew

    2. Skid Vicious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      thing is lingard has been epic, thats why in the past few weeks most of us have finally taken notice he's an upcoming star on form playing for a decent side, and priced beautifully, so we had to get him in.

      I agree Gross has good fixtures, but he's been pretty poor of late.

      You could always just do DCL -> Ayew and take no hit.
      Thing is Lingard will be in so many of our rivals teams by now it seems daft not to have him even if its just to nulify their advantage

  9. thunder_mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    Start
    A) Elliot
    B) Pope

    1. Lee8686
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      Elliot is a doubt

    2. Skid Vicious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      I have both, I mostly go with Pope. He's been really good value

  10. Skid Vicious
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    Evening Boys n Girls.
    Hows she looking? Bench pretty much picks itself in order.
    Captaincy has been doing the hokey-cokey all day between kane and lingard.

    Pope (cry)
    Jones (STK) Vert (EVE) Azpi (LEI)
    Mahrez (che) Eriksen (EVE) Lingard (vc) (STK) Sterling (liv)
    Firmino (MCI) Kane (c) (EVE) Depoitre (WHU)

    Elliot* (SWA) Loftus-Cheek* (BUR) Ogbonna (HUD) Kenny (tot)

    1FT 1.6ITB I'd like rid of Depoitre.
    Have funds to do Eriksen -> Salah
    and Next week Vertonghen -> Otamendi

    Should I play Ogbonna and bench Depoitre??

    Anything worth a transfer or a hit, Or just save FT

    1. Lee8686
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      I think the team looks GTG....Id probably rather have Erikson this week with fixtures in mind so save the ft

      1. Skid Vicious
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        cheers, same thinking as myself, will probably do those mentioned transfers on a 2FT next week.
        Not unless i see any fire need putting out.

        BTW, salah marked to drop to 10.0 tonight!
        I wonder if fpl-towers will actually pull the trigger on him

        1. Lee8686
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          I did when he got injured knowing that if he was coming back then it would be to that man city fixture....I will be bringing him back but happy to stay away this week

  11. tbhogal
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    Guys worth doing Richarlison for Lingard??

    1. Lee8686
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      Who else do you have in mid?? Richarlison hasn't been getting the points but looks very dangerous every game I have seen so I'm sure he has points incoming

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        He has 2 shots on target at home in +850 minutes. One of main reasons I sold 3 weeks ago

        Looking good and not hitting the target doesn't score fantasy points

    2. Skid Vicious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      and thats a YES! on paper and looking at the stats its a no brainer.

      NEXT!

    3. Lee8686
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      Ohh I'd deffo do the transfer....was just curious as to who else might be worth getting rid over richarlison

  12. JJeyy
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    Cup opp has alonso so which saves me most points?

    Maguire to alonso -4
    ply maguire

    1. Skid Vicious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      I cant see Maguire picking up any points in comparison to Alonso.
      But taking a hit to nulify the possible damage done by Alonso is a bit of a bummer.
      Probably a hit worth taking. Chelsea have a nice run of fixtures too. It will pay off me thinks.

    2. Lee8686
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      Don't let cup opponents weaken your team in the long run!! However Maguire to Alonso isn't a bad move

      I like Maguire longterm though

  13. Lee8686
    10 days, 5 hours ago

    Play 1

    A) Masuaku
    B) Mee
    C) GroB
    D) DCL

  14. Eden Chazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 4 hours ago

    Hi all

    About to board a flight to Japan for a week for vacation with little to no wifi.

    What do you think of Alli and Maguire to Lingard and Alonso? Yay or Nay?

    1. KickIt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Yep

  15. Ahtikullervo
    10 days, 4 hours ago

    Ney

  16. azambadboy
    10 days, 1 hour ago

    hi all!!! need your advice...
    3-5-2
    GK: Foster
    DEF: Alonso Jones Azpi
    MID: Lanzini Son Alli Pogba Lingard
    FWD: Kane(C) Gray
    SUB: Elliot Hegazi Gomez Ayew

    Foster > Pope???
    Lanzini > Arnoutovic???
    Alli/Son > Eriksen???

  17. Monster Pick
    10 days, 1 hour ago

    DDG
    Alonso - Masuaku - Daniels
    Sterling - Alli - Son - Lingard - Arnie
    Kane - Vardy

    Elliot - Naughton - DCL - Gomez

    1FT 0.9M ITB

    Need any change?or save for next week?

    1. UnitedFan51
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Salah?

    2. Licious Lizard - Mooy Mane …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Save FT, so you can get in Salah next week

      1. Monster Pick
        9 days, 21 hours ago

        if i change salah+5.1 max forward with alli + DCL rite now,i will get -4.. liverpool vs mancit this GW hard to predict.. the best option is change Salah next week.. thx ur suggestion..

        i just got mind.. how about if i change vardy to firmino this gameweek?or no need?

  18. Marcel Gunner
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Morning,

    Just need thoughts on my team 3-5-2.

    Pope (Adrian)
    Vert-Jones-Ota (matip,ogbonna)
    Mahrez-Sterling-Pogba-Lanzini-Lingard
    Kane-Firmino(Naisse)

    Not planing on any moves this gameweek, but gonna upgrade Lanzini -Ramsey next week and Downgrade Vert-4.5 def

  19. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Is it me or has this article changed in the data analysis department?

  20. Schlupppp
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Don't know what to do, I have 4.5 itb, 2 free subs and the wildcard work still
    Foster Elliot
    Otamendi kenny mariappa trippier mbemba
    Kdb salah mahrez ricarldison Carrol
    Firmino morata dcl
    Need help.........

  21. pankaz712
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    ddg
    alonso jones tarkows ota
    arnie ling sterl salah
    kane aguero

    *Myhill McArthur Mbeba Burnie

    On a wildcard... GTG?

  22. tvz32
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    1) Mee + Alli to Alonso + KBD
    2) Mee + Alli + DCL to Alonso + Tarroll + Kun

  23. sentagoda
    9 days, 21 hours ago

    5.5 for DEF. Have no Man U cover. Smallling nailed ? Or go L. Shaw ?

  24. JonKnow
    9 days, 21 hours ago

    Quick question: after using free hit chip last week, am I supposed to get 1 or 2 FT?

  25. tractorjess
    9 days, 20 hours ago

    Lukaku to Kane for a hit or wait til next week?

    Team is

    Adrian
    Azpi Otamendi Masuaka
    Salah Sterling Lingard RLC
    Lukaku Aguero DCL

    (Elliot Kiko Kenny Arfield)

    1. JonKnow
      9 days, 20 hours ago

      For a hit I wouldn't do it.
      Wouldn't be surprised if Lukaku gets on the score sheet

      1. tractorjess
        9 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks. How about Arfield to Ramsey so that I can bench Dcl? Though would mean I couldnt get Kane next week without a hit either.

  26. FPL Ultras
    9 days, 20 hours ago

    CAPTAIN???

    A) Morata
    B) Aguero
    C) Sterling

  27. Liquidate
    9 days, 20 hours ago

    Hey all,

    Adrian
    Ogbonna, Ota, Christensen, Dunk
    Hazard, Sterling, Salah, Arnautovic
    Kane, Firmino

    Speroni, Robertson, Carroll, Quaner

    Got 2 FT, any ideas? Don't wanna waste the FT.

    Thanks!

  28. Marcel Gunner
    9 days, 19 hours ago

    Pope

    Ota-Jones-Vert

    Sterling-Mahrez-Pogba-Lanzini-Lingard

    Kane(c)-Firm

    Bench:Adrian-Ogbonna-Matip-Naisse

    How's that peoples???

  29. Jaga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 19 hours ago

    Captain Kane or Hazard??

  30. VizziJ
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    So fellas! Should I play Elliot or Foster? Hardest question of 2018 already arrived.