Captains

Captain Sensible – Salah favourite but Liverpool underwhelm ahead of Fulham

Liverpool are expected to be heavily backed in the Gameweek 12 captaincy discussion, but they have proved underwhelming in recent weeks.

A home match against the league’s worst defence seems like the ideal time to hand one of their key players the armband, but are there other strong candidates out there?

The task of this week’s Captain Sensible article is test the theory that Liverpool’s attackers will run riot in Gameweek 12, as well as compare them with other potential captain options.

Captain Poll

Not surprisingly, Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) is already the runaway leader of the captain poll for Gameweek 12. That home match against Fulham’s defence is simply too much to resist for 49% of our voters, at time of writing.

But in reality, 68% of you have thrown your weight behind Fulham’s visit to Anfield as currently in second place is Sadio Mané (£9.8m). The Senegalese international scored a brace in his last Premier League appearance at Anfield when Cardiff were dispatched by a 4-1 scoreline.

A long way off in third place is Eden Hazard (£11.3m) with just under 7% of the vote. He played in the Europa League on Thursday night and registered a refreshingly event-free 62 minutes. A home match against Everton will be particularly appealing although the Toffees simply cannot offer the same level of defensive vulnerability as Fulham.

Marko Arnautovic (£7.1m) is once again preferred as the best of the mid-price options after his 12-point haul against Burnley (4.37%). His trip to Huddersfield Town will hold no fear for his owners, who might be inspired by the fact that our Scoutcaster Luke handed him the armband in Gameweek 11 for a 24-point haul.

The West Ham man has nearly double the backing of Sergio Aguero (£11.4m) who has just a 2.4% share of the vote thus far. That’s despite him scoring seven goals in his last eight Premier League meetings with Gameweek 11 opponents Manchester United.

Interesting options between 1% and 2% mark include Harry Kane (£12.4m), Glenn Murray (£6.5m), Jamie Vardy (£9.0m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m), Alexandre Lacazette (£9.7m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.1m).

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855 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ArchieOX
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Benching Maddison playing Doherty, no other players worth the transfer to play over Doherty imo

  2. MrCloppity
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 days, 18 hours ago

    Lamela?

  3. MrCloppity
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 days, 18 hours ago

    Madison for a 6.8m?

  4. _werre_
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    G2G?

    I am a bit nervous not having Salah nor Mane. Any recommendations?

    Hart
    Robbo. Alonso. Trippier
    Hazard. Martial. Fraser. Richarlison
    Aguero. Vardy. Arnie(C)

    Pat. Murphy. Tarkowski. AWB

    2 FT

  5. TonyE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 14 hours ago

    Hi David, first up my background, a mad Burnley fan. Secondly my comment, comparing shots conceeded in the last 4 gameweeks is not such a good measure, as it depends who each team has played. Burnley's last four contain games against Manchester City and Chelsea, many teams will concede multiple goals against those two.
    PS I still have faith in Dyche to fix things.

  6. Cantona90
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 7 hours ago

    Seriously tempted by triple captain Salah. No team is likely to have a defence as bad as this again this season. Manager likely sacked after this game or the next so may well tighten up. Is it a better choice than a later double gameweek?