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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
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Aguero Mooy van Dijk or

      Firmino Gross Alonso

      1. Lee8686
          3 months, 13 days ago

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

        • Skid Vicious
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 13 days 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
              3 months, 13 days ago

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

        • HP.
            3 months, 13 days ago

            `Which move?

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

          • Lee8686
              3 months, 13 days 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

            • Dexy10
                3 months, 13 days 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
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  What stats would you like

                  1. Dexy10
                      3 months, 13 days 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
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Heaps as

                      2. kilemal
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Maybe just I dunno like...

                          Check yourself?

                  2. Delph & Safety
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Thoughts on Vardy?

                    • Harmonica1967
                        3 months, 13 days 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
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          I'd say Its a YES.
                          looking strong!

                        2. UnitedFan51
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Yes

                        3. Mc3
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 13 days ago

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

                        4. bbaggins79
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 13 days 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
                              3 months, 13 days 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

                            • Skid Vicious
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 13 days 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

                          2. thunder_mike
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Start
                            A) Elliot
                            B) Pope

                            1. Lee8686
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Elliot is a doubt

                              • Skid Vicious
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                3 months, 13 days ago

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

                            2. Skid Vicious
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 13 days 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
                                  3 months, 13 days 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
                                    3 months, 13 days 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
                                        3 months, 13 days 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

                                • tbhogal
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Guys worth doing Richarlison for Lingard??

                                    1. Lee8686
                                        3 months, 13 days 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
                                          3 months, 13 days 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

                                      • Skid Vicious
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                        NEXT!

                                      • Lee8686
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                      • JJeyy
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          Cup opp has alonso so which saves me most points?

                                          Maguire to alonso -4
                                          ply maguire

                                          1. Skid Vicious
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            3 months, 13 days 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
                                              3 months, 13 days 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

                                          3. Lee8686
                                              3 months, 13 days ago

                                              Play 1

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

                                            • Eden Chazard
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              3 months, 13 days 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
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Yep

                                            • Ahtikullervo
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Ney

                                              • azambadboy
                                                  3 months, 13 days 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???

                                                • Monster Pick
                                                    3 months, 13 days 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
                                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                                        Salah?

                                                      • Licious Lizard
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                                        Save FT, so you can get in Salah next week

                                                        1. Monster Pick
                                                            3 months, 13 days 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?

                                                      • Marcel Gunner
                                                          3 months, 13 days 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

                                                        • G-Whizz
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                        • Schlupppp
                                                            3 months, 13 days 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.........

                                                          • pankaz712
                                                              3 months, 13 days ago

                                                              ddg
                                                              alonso jones tarkows ota
                                                              arnie ling sterl salah
                                                              kane aguero

                                                              *Myhill McArthur Mbeba Burnie

                                                              On a wildcard... GTG?

                                                            • tvz32
                                                                3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                              • sentagoda
                                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                                • JonKnow
                                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                                  • tractorjess
                                                                      3 months, 13 days 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
                                                                          3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                                          1. tractorjess
                                                                              3 months, 13 days 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.

                                                                        • FPL Ultras
                                                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                            CAPTAIN???

                                                                            A) Morata
                                                                            B) Aguero
                                                                            C) Sterling

                                                                          • Liquidate
                                                                              3 months, 13 days 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!

                                                                            • Marcel Gunner
                                                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                                Pope

                                                                                Ota-Jones-Vert

                                                                                Sterling-Mahrez-Pogba-Lanzini-Lingard

                                                                                Kane(c)-Firm

                                                                                Bench:Adrian-Ogbonna-Matip-Naisse

                                                                                How's that peoples???

                                                                              • Jaga
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                                Captain Kane or Hazard??

                                                                              • VizziJ
                                                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

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