Captains

Vote in the Gameweek 15 captain poll

Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool options are expected to all receive heavy backing in the Gameweek 15 captain poll.

You can now vote in that at the bottom of this article or on the sidebar of our website.

Defending champions Man City are away at Watford where they have scored 11 goals in their last two visits. Which of their assets emerges as the most popular captain choice could be dictated by team selection more than anything else.

Sergio Aguero (£11.4m), who missed the Gameweek 14 win over Bournemouth through injury, has scored five goals in his last two visits to Vicarage Road. Whether he will play in the match remains to be seen and all eyes will be on Pep Guardiola’s next press conference.

Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) is in scintillating form with four goals and four assists since Gameweek 11 and his ownership has ballooned to 18.5%. That should ensure he has plenty of support in the poll, but it will be interesting to see what impact his rotation risk could have. Such a quick turnaround between the Bournemouth and Watford matches could be just the justification Pep Guardiola needs to rest Sterling.

Leroy Sané (£9.4m) could also feature heavily considering his role in the Man City side. The recent injury to Benjamin Mendy has boosted his chances of starting matches so he may well retain his place. He has three goals and four assists in his last four appearances.

Alternatively, David Silva (£8.7m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) could prove interesting captain choices for those that own them. The fact that neither of them started against Bournemouth implies that they will be on the team sheet against Watford.

The uncertainty around Manchester City’s selection policy could be the reason that Harry Kane (£12.4m) receives a healthy share of this upcoming vote. There are no such concerns about rotation with the England captain and he now has a goal or an assist in each of his last four matches. He faces a Southampton defence that has averaged 2.29 goals conceded per away match this season.

Perhaps with the best fixtures match-up is Liverpool as they travel to test themselves against the 2018/19 whipping boys. Burnley have allowed more shots than any other side in the Premier League this season, even conceding a whopping 29 in their 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. Such numbers mean that Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) and Sadio Mané (£9.9m) will receive some consideration.

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1,084 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claimed 31-year-old Argentina striker Sergio Aguero would have been sidelined for a month if he had played in Saturday's win over Bournemouth. (Times - subscription required)

    All those 60 minuters make sense now - and as soon as he goes up to playing a couple of 90’s this happens. Is Kun’s body just breaking down? He’s coming 31 & has played a lot of football in his career & had a lot of injuries.

    Or maybe he’s grand & will hattrick v Watford, who knows.

    1. weaver93
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      his away form, aint that great..

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I see lots of rotation ahead! No longer worth the risk!

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        There must be something underlying there if he’s at risk of a month out... can it properly heal in 72 hours? Will be very interesting to see

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 days ago

          I guess it’s medical knowledge of muscle fatigue, but yeah he must be showing some niggle to require the investigation

          When you’re on the edge you pull a thigh or whatever and that’s that

          You’d think they’d rather save for che

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 3 days ago

            Exactly - you’d think they’ll give gab the game v watford

    3. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Good point. He's been playing men's football since 15 and maybe this is why he is being managed so much now.

  2. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Kane - over 40% in the captain poll. Kane(c) locked in.

  3. AFC49
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Start Doherty or AWB?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      awb

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Awb

  4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    kane(c)

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Great.
      Sterling for me.
      VC sane.

      1. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        So no captain this week? 😛

        1. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 days ago

          I can see Pep benching one for Mahrez, but not both.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 3 days ago

            Exactly 😉

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 days ago

          Ha ha.
          Really think One will play mate 😉

      2. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Amey, are you replacing Aguero?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 days ago

          Waiting eagerly for his injury update.
          Looks like he's out though. Will take him out for lacazatte.
          It was my original plan to avoid kane so that i can get mitro gir kamara too.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 3 days ago

            For kamara*

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Looks good

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      That’s what i’m on - still no captain fails this year

      Salah does worry me but he’s out now

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    right so tough decision ahead but will probably get rid of aguero

    A Auba and keep
    B Wilson for one week
    C King for one week

    thank you 🙂

    1. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      A

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        yeah will probably do that especially with price rises/drops. thanks

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    WC eve 😀

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      haha mine will be friday 🙂

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Hurry up now and put up the WC tree 😉

      Best of luck with it Rafa.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Cheers bro! 🙂

    3. Black Knights
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Popped mine last night! Went from a sensible 22:00 bed time to a 00:30 panic session!

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Haha. I want to see midweek rotation to help in my decisions, especially with Christmas period coming up

  7. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Mo Salaaaaaaah (c)

    1. weaver93
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      same here...

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Good choice

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Good shout - taken off a little early yesterday too

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      yep

  8. BenDavies
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Out of interest, what teams have people doubled/tripled up on here?

    For me it's Wolves, West Ham and Chelsea. Surprising teams when you look actually.

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Liverpool & Bournemouth

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Treble Hammers, double Chelsea.

    3. Fergietime
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Palace, Pool, Chelsea, Bournemouth , West Ham and Everton

      1. Fergietime
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Actually scratch that, no pool

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Pool, Chelsea, Bournemouth

      West Ham / City not far away

    5. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      West Ham - 3 (Fab, Anderson, Arnie)
      Chelsea - 2 (Alonso, Hazard)
      Everton - 2 (Digne, Richarlison)

  9. fenixri
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Toughts on this wc team?

    Fab - Hamer
    Alonso - TAA - Balbuena - Doherty - AWB
    Sterling - Hazard - F.Anderson - Fraser - Gunnarson
    Auba - Kane - Kamara

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Good

  10. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Better way to aford Kane

    A. Hazard to D Silva
    B. Robertson to Taa

    1. BIG TONES
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      A

  11. boogle
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    So Diangana goes down as a flop but is there any chance of him playing vs Cardiff? Not even in the squad at the weekend..

    I have Doherty coming on for him if not - worth taking a hit to get him out or just play Doherty (CHE) ?

    Thanks!

    1. Totally Hammered
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      He may be in the squad but expect Snodgrass to start on the right.. depending on the score he may get on towards the end but Snoddy has become a favourite of Pelboy...

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Would just save
      Diagana may have been rested and come back into the squad
      Doherty should still have some point potential vs. Chelsea

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Yep bench fodder fail it seems - more pressing matters tho

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I swapped to CHO last week to free up 0.3

      Sick of that 5th midfield slot

      Guendozi > Billing > Diangana > CHO over the last 6 weeks (had nothing else to spend xfers on lol)

  12. surfer11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on this Aubameyang/Kane WC draft?

    Fab, Steele
    Alonso, TAA, Doherty, Schindler, AWB
    Sterling, Sane, Sigurdsson, Sessegnon, Camarasa
    Kane, Aubameyang, Jimenez

  13. fkmzcgp
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on these transfers for a -8?

    Salah, Aguero, Elneny and Alonso —> Sterling, Auba, Sane and Duffy

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Could pay off in 2 gws imo

  14. Pépé Pig
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Anyone know if Ings is still injured?

    1. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Should be back for Wednesday. Not sure if he'll start though.

      1. Pépé Pig
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Thanks

  15. El_Gigante
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Current team:

    Fabianski Patricio
    Alonso Robertson Digne Doherty AWB
    Salah F Anderson Richarlison Fraser Gunnarsson
    Kane Arnautovic Wilson

    £0.5m itb, no FT left

    For next GW planning on doing Wilson > Auba and Salah > Sterling for -4.

    Yay or nay?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Yay

  16. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Why Mane isnt flagged yet?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      No indication on him being benched

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 days ago

        I think he wont be part of the squad.

    2. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Why should he be? He only had a small cut on his foot.

      As Klopp said, he played with that cut for 20 mins against Everton so it should not be an issue. The most I can see is that Klopp subs him early in the second half against Burnley if Liverpool are winning comfortably.

  17. BIG TONES
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Any weak points in this team?

    Hart
    Robbo - TAA - Laporte - Doherty
    Sterling - Salah - F.Anderson
    Kane - Arnie - Wilson

    Subs: Hamer - Hoj - Masauku - Bennett

    Cheers!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      No
      Improve bench gradually

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Bench is weak

    3. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I mean - the bench isn't great

    4. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Upgrade Hart with Fabianski

  18. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Choose one from each lot please.

    A. Kane
    B. Auba
    C. Laca

    1. Eriksen
    2. Alli
    3. Son

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      B
      3

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      B1

    3. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      A1

  19. Champions united
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Bottomed
    Haz+kun> kane+sane(-4) yes or no

    This will bring me to
    Fab
    Robo alonso awb dunk
    Sane sterling mane
    Kane arnie murray

    1. Silicon Vialli
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I was thinking of this and decided not to.

      1. Champions united
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Y so?

  20. aidmata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    A) Kane, Sane, D Silva

    or

    B) Laca Sterling Sane

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      B

  21. barton fc
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 days ago

    views on aubba as differential captain?

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I'm for it. He rotates well with Sterling/Sane for the armband.

  22. Who are all Lukakus
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    RMT please!

    Fab. Hamer

    Alonso. Robertson. Lovren. Dunk. WBissaka

    Salah. Hazard. Richarlison. Fraser. Camasara

    Aguero. Arnautovic. Wilson

    2 FT. 0 itb. Aguero to Auba or Kane? That means no City...

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Lovren and Salah to Sterling and a defender.

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Hazard to City mid with the other transfer would solve that.

    3. Who are all Lukakus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Salah + Aguero to Sterling + Kane and bank 0.3m?

  23. BeDreamin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    I can do Hazard to Kane for a -4 is that worth it?

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      No.

    2. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      not really, what are the other transfers?

  24. CarrollsPonytail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Wildcard still in hand. I am desperate to play it but feel as though waiting one more week would be better - agreed?

    Patricio (Foster)
    Laporte TAA Duffy AWB (Holebas)
    Salah (VC) Mane Richarlison (Martial Diangana)
    Aguero (C) Arnautovic Wilson

  25. Silicon Vialli
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Martial & Peltier
    To
    Fanderson & Yosh

  26. The Hindu Monkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Team of the Weak lands - thanks for all the comments last week

    https://hindumonkey.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-morata-sponsored-premier-league-fpl.html

  27. November Community Writer of the Month
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Hi all,

    With November now finished, it's time to vote for the Community Writer that you think has made the biggest/most important contribution to the site in the past month!

    Votes will be counted only if they are sent to community@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk.

    As I have been asked to keep the comment section open so that people can tell Community Writers they've done a good job, I won't lock replies to this - so feel free to compliment writers on their work! You can also sound out others if you have an idea for a future Community Article or Community Article series. As long as discussion is kept positive and focused on the writer's articles, I'm happy to have this thread kept open in the future.

    Here are this month's candidates:
    Greyhead - The Great and The Good
    CircusMonkey - Shouting the Odds
    Meltens - utilizing our Man City spots
    WesMantooth - Expected Clean Sheets
    Tacalabala - Broken Promises
    Manager Melee group - Manager Melee
    My Pretty Pony - FFS Charity Cup

    The Community Articles can be found here: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/category/community-submissions/

    Again, a huge thanks to everyone who has contributed, and a reminder to anyone that is thinking about contributing that it's very straight-forward and done through the submission portal: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/submit-your-article/

    Equally, you can contact me to discuss potential topics: geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk.

    Thanks for voting!

    1. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I thought My Pretty Pony's article was fantastic and for an amazing cause. He's my choice and I'll be voting accordingly! Lot of effort goes into the Charity Cup and great to see so much participation as always.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Yeah he's done a fantastic job, sorting the venue and doing so much to make sure it happens 🙂

    2. MyPrettyPony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Many thanks to those who voted for my articles in November. Had absolutely no idea that mine had even been mentioned so it was a lovely surprise to win. Thanks.

  28. MiLK2018
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Start which one?

    A) Dunk (CRY)
    B) AWB (bri)

    1. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I like Dunk lately and brought him into my team 2 weeks ago...was going to play him this GW. I would play both personally.

  29. Bambi
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    last decision for the WC

    A) TAA + Kenedy (already have Robertson)
    B) Keane/digne + Brooks

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      As you already have Robertson, Digne and Brooks. I don't trust Newcastle to get attacking returns.

  30. pstokes2010
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    How’s this team looking? Took a -4 to bring in Kane and Anderson. Wouldnit be worth using WC now for Mane>Sterling or just waiting?

    Ederson

    TAA VVD Alonso

    Mane Sterling Fraser Anderson

    Kane(c) Mitrovic Arnautovic

    Speroni Duffy Barkley Bennett