Captains

Captain Sensible – Aguero the favourite but Hazard a strong alternative

Fantasy Premier League managers are largely looking to captain one of Sergio Aguero or Eden Hazard this week.

With both players facing home fixtures in Gameweek 11, they have both fared well in our latest poll.

We’ve gone over the best options with a look at player, attacking and opposition data – as well as the Rate My Team tool.

The Captain Poll

Another home match for Manchester City and another week at the top of our captain poll for Sergio Aguero (£11.3m). This week the forward has a 44.4% share of the vote at the time of writing, his backers clearly influenced by the fact that he is yet to blank in front of his own fans in 2018/19. It’s Southampton up next for him who have offered little resistance against the bigger clubs this season.

However, it’s not another landslide victory for Aguero who is chased by second-place Eden Hazard (£11.3m). The Chelsea man has garnered a 25% share on account of him also having a home fixture. Hazard has just one blank at Stamford Bridge so far, the Gameweek 9 visit of Manchester United. Crystal Palace are his next opponents.

Aguero and Hazard appear to be the only options being seriously considered by our community this week. Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal is clearly putting people off Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) as he has just under 5% of the vote, in spite of looking on course for a third-place finish.

Raheem Sterling (£11.1m) remains among the differentials as far as our voters are concerned. Despite delivering in all but two of his appearances this season, our readers are hard-pressed to hand him any more than 4% backing for the Gameweek 11 captaincy.

Marko Arnautovic (£7.0m) comes up trumps as the best of the budget options (2.54%), we expect because West Ham are hosting Burnley this weekend. The Clarets have allowed more shots than any other side in the league so far this season.

Then comes Jamie Vardy (£9.0m), with 1.85% fancying him for Leicester’s emotional trip to Cardiff. The game has been confirmed as going ahead and will certainly prove a poignant occasion in light of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha tragically passed away this week.

Harry Kane (£12.4m) continues to remain under the radar for captaincy, now without a goal Gameweek 7. Just 1.28% of our voters are considering handing him the armband for this weekend’s visit to Wolves.

Above him in the pecking order so far is Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy (£6.4m), admittedly only backed by 1.43%. However, he may receive more votes as we edge closer to the Gameweek 11 deadline. Southampton will come to the Etihad Stadium without a goal in five league matches, while he has six assists this season.

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1,216 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jelder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Any thoughts what to do with this team? Really wanting Arnie but want Barkley too ideally. How would I fit them in?

    Ederson
    Alonso Robertson Doherty
    Salah Hazard Richarlison Fraser
    Mitro Aguero Murray

    Hamer WB Neves Duffy

    1 FT

  2. _werre_
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Is my team G2G?

    Hart
    Alonso Robertson Trippier
    Martial Hazard Richarlison Fraser
    Vardy Aguero(C) Arnautovic

    Patrício - Murphy Tarkowski Wan-Bissaka

    1 FT

  3. Hermanos FC
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Fabianski
      Robertson Alonso Mendy
      Maddison Fraser Hazard Mane
      Aguero Laca Jimenez

      Patricio WB Billing Cedric
      I have got two FTs please suggest some changes
      How about this
      Laca to Arnie
      Jiminez to Wilson
      And Fraser To Sigurdsson (-4)
      Just doing Fraser to Sigurdsson because two Bournemouth players against united can be a little risk

    • chill88
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Afternoon all.. I'm almost lacking inspiration at the moment. Have 2 FT and 0.9 in the bank, any glaringly obvious suggestions for the below squad please;

      Patricio / McCarthy
      Alonso / Trippier / Chilwell / Duffy / Doherty
      Salah / Dilva / Richarlison / Hojberg / Ward
      Aguero / Vardy / Arnie

      Sort out the injured bench fodder? Get Hazard in?
      Thanks all 🙂

      1. LEFTARMPIE-The Hills Have M…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 22 days ago

        Trip to Mendy?

    • OptimusBlack
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Any News On Hazard ?

      1. jackx13
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Keep but don't (c).

    • otbcwill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Kind of happy with the team (0.4ITB and 2FT) for this week but want to sort out Neves, TAA and Mitro over next few weeks. Would you:

      a) Mitro to Arnie this week and roll one for next week (will do this transfer next week if not)
      b) Sort out one or both of the other two
      c) Lose the transfer and just use two next week

      Foster
      TAA/Robertson/Alonso/Doherty
      Maddison/Hazard (v)/Mane
      Mitro/Vardy/Aguero (c)

      Patricio/Fraser/Neves/WanBan

      1. CMJC
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

        I’d play Fraser instead of Doherty or TAA. Is a risk but I’d go arnie for mitro now. Lose neves next week

    • TRHero
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      I have 2 FT and 0.6 in the bank but no idea what transfer to make.

      Alisson
      Mendy robbo Alonso
      Hazard rich Madison preyra
      Aguero firmino Mitrovich
      Bench: Doherty Bennet Hojberg

      I was thinking to do rich + firmino to mane + arnie but mane 's price went up and now I'm 0.1M short. I also realizes that firmino has great history against arsenal.
      1. Madison + firmino to mane + arnie
      2. Alisson to Ryan?
      3. Mitro to arnie? (I wouldn't do this against huddersfield but he played 90 mins yday which worries me)
      4. Something else?

      Any help is appreciated.

    • aircraft1
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Evening

      Thinking of shipping Mitro for ???

      Any advice welcomed

      Fabi
      TAA Bissaka Rudiger
      Salah Willian Fraser Pereya
      Aguero Mitro Aubameyang

      £2.1 ITB

      Shipping Mitro would give me £8.8m

    • SPorting
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      One last time for the late arrivals.

      2FTs +0.7m to fix things:

      Ryan
      Alonso, Robbo, Laporte, Balbuena
      Haz, Salah, Rich, Murphy
      Kun, Mitro

      Button, Fraser, Jimenez, Doherty

      Play the WOL boys?
      Fraser -> Pereyra?
      Mitro -> Arnie?

      1. Fagaazi
          5 months, 22 days ago

          C Salah. save g2g

      2. crazysidz
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        I had made hazard captain for gw11.
        Sarri has commented that hazard would be playing only 40-45 mins.

        My other players are alonso mendy robertson mane vardy richarlison peyrera dilva vardy & mitro..

        Whom do i go for captain..

        1. Fagaazi
            5 months, 22 days ago

            mane leaky Arsenal def

        2. greggles
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks for your help earlier. Two remaining questions:

          A) Play TAA or Doherty?
          b) captain Aguero or Salah?

          1. LEFTARMPIE-The Hills Have M…
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 22 days ago

            DA