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
    10 days, 5 hours 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
    10 days, 5 hours 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
    10 days, 5 hours 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

  4. chill88
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 4 hours 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. LEFT ARM PIE (The Hills Hav…
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Trip to Mendy?

  5. OptimusBlack
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 4 hours ago

    Any News On Hazard ?

    1. jackx13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Keep but don't (c).

  6. otbcwill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 3 hours 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
      10 days, 2 hours 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

  7. TRHero
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 2 hours 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.

  8. aircraft1
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 47 mins 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

  9. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 20 hours 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
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      C Salah. save g2g

  10. crazysidz
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 11 hours 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
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      mane leaky Arsenal def

  11. greggles
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 7 hours ago

    Thanks for your help earlier. Two remaining questions:

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

    1. LEFT ARM PIE (The Hills Hav…
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      DA