Captains

Vote in the Gameweek 16 captain poll

As the manic turnaround between Gameweeks continues we are back to picking our next captain already.

Our latest poll is now live so you can vote on who you believe the best option for the armband is in Gameweek 16.

There are plenty of candidates this time around with very few that leap out to us.

Arsenal’s home meeting with Huddersfield Town is perhaps the most eye-catching with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m) expected to be the favourite there although Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) is also considered.

Liverpool’s assets will be heading to a Bournemouth defence that has deteriorated statistically of late, meaning there could be returns for Mohamed Salah (£13.0m), Roberto Firmino (£9.2m), Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.0m) or Sadio Mané (£9.8m) if he is passed fit.

Fresh from his 12-point haul in Gameweek 15, Harry Kane (£12.5m) may also be a popular figure. He travels to King Power Stadium, to face a Leicester side he has scored seven goals against in his last four meetings with them.

Fantasy managers burned by Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy midweek may be reticent to make any of their Manchester City options their captain this weekend.

Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) will probably be the most backed among his colleagues. A start against Chelsea feels very likely given that he was rested against Watford and has four goals and five assists in his last five appearances.

Leroy Sané (£9.4m) and David Silva (£8.7m) seem the most likely alternatives unless Sergio Aguero (£11.3m) is declared fit between now and the weekend.

However, it will also be interesting to see how much their opponents Chelsea will temper interest in the Manchester City options.

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1,219 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Flags everywhere + peltier leaves me in a pickle

    Fabianski
    Alonso Trippier* TAA
    Salah Sane Martial* Richarlison Diangana
    Kane Jimenez

    Hamer Arnie* Doherty Peltier

    1 ft 1.1 itb
    *Flagged

    A) Peltier -> Kola
    B) Salah + Arnie -> Auba'bloodclat'yang + Son
    C) Salah + Arnie + trippier -> Lacablood + Sterling + Bellerin/Kola -8
    D) Arnie + Martial + Trippier -> Laca + Shaqiri/Anderson + Kola -8
    E) Something else

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      B

      1. Lukakuna
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        this

  2. Forza Juventus
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Which do you guys prefer?:

    1. Alonso, Benett, Snodgrass, Mitrovic, Auba
    2. D.Luiz, Doherty, F.Anderson,Wilson, Laca

    1. JamieC180
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      B 4 Me

  3. Suave EU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    I bottomed.
    Given Pep's fascination with rotation plus the xmas period (CL, Prem & League Cup) I can only imagine this getting worse... As such I'm feeling like going without City attackers.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      See you next year

    2. Forza Juventus
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      They're so explosive that i'm too scared to avoid, just pick 1 or 2, set and forget. In one game they'll often outscore the alternative options in 2 games. They're rampant most weeks.

      1. Suave EU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        That's the point I'm making. I am considering it...

    3. The Dogs Love Leeds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      You need a couple of tickets for the Pep lottery imo for me its Sterling and Sane because they can outscore most mids playing three out of four games anyway.

      1. Suave EU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        This is the only reason I'm hesitating to go without. That being said KDB is marked back as of this weekend, more headache to add to the mix...

  4. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Robbo likely to be ok for the weekend? He’s my only Liverpool player now!

    1. Forza Juventus
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Was a dead leg according to Klopp earlier this week, so i would say yes.

  5. zdrojo187
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Is Zabaleta nailed?

    1. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      No

  6. Typo
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    One month for arnie

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Good news as a fan gives a chance to all the other nice attacking talent we have. Reinvigorate us through the easy patch

      1. Front 442
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Do you think Perez and Chico are nailed as a front two?

    2. Forza Juventus
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      RIP to him as a fantasy option for most of the remainder of the season. Will miss all of their amazing fixture run.

  7. Totti
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    reposting looking for replies

    foster fabianski
    alonso arnold boly bissaka peltier
    hazard sterling F.anderson richarlison fraser
    kane wilson jimenez

    1 FT 1.9 itb

    A) wildcard
    B) peltier to doherty
    C) hazard and jimenez -> siggy and aub (-4)

    need your help guys

    1. Lazaretti
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      C sounds good - maybe someone else instead of Siggy. I would not dbl Everton attack with those fixtures

      1. Totti
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        like who?
        max 7.5

    2. Lukakuna
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      B

  8. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Hold the back page - here is my WC draft

    Lloris 4.0
    Bellenderin Balbuena AWB Chambers Fernandez
    Sane Son Anderson Rich Fraser
    Kane Auba Rondon

    I will remember you all in my end-of-season OR1 winners speech.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Lose Anderson sort that defence out for me. I like Rondon don’t listen to anyone else. Anderson isn’t that consistent will annoy you with games like the Cardiff one x

      1. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Hang on - I've cocked up somewhere - my defence isn't quite that crap. Fernandez is actually TAA.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        This

    2. Gnu-ardiolas of the Gnalaxy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Page 3 would be more appropiate although this might not get past the censors. 😉

    3. Forza Juventus
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      I'm contemplating Anderson down to Snodgrass to allow me to rly improve my defense (and in your case you could also improve Rondon to Wilson/Mitro/Jimenez)

    4. L&MM (Howe to Train you…
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Hate it but I admire the ambition

    5. Suave EU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Lloris > Fab, 4.0 = Button
      Anderson > Snoddy
      Upgrade Balbuena & Chambers?

      Ignored Fernandez as you said he is TAA.

  9. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Monreal and Kosc back soon. It should make Arsenal stronger defensively but also muddy's the water regarding starters. I'd hold off getting Arsenal defenders just now until things settle down a bit

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Yeah, both returning is really annoying for Kolasinac but emery must know no one can play that WB role as well as him especially monreal

      1. Wild Rover
        • 8 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        He will take defending ability into account as well

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      bellerin the exception?

      shouldn't be at risk from anyone

      1. Wild Rover
        • 8 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        No, but if they go to a back four he becomes less effective, not that he has any attacking returns all season anyway 😉

        1. #FPLBhuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          apart from the 4 assists he's got 🙂

          1. Wild Rover
            • 8 Years
            3 days, 9 hours ago

            *many 🙂 Not enough if not getting the clean sheets too

  10. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Patricio
    Alonso, Robertson, Doherty, Balbuena
    Salah, David Silva, Martial, Richarlison
    Kane, Wilson

    Hamer; Arnautovic, Kenedy, Wan-Bissaka.

    1 FT 1.2 ITB

    A) Save transfer
    B) Martial -> Felipe Anderson
    C) Martial + Arnautovic -> Snodgrass + Lacazette (-4)

    1. No Leaf Clover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      B is ok

  11. No Leaf Clover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    TAA, Alonso, Digne, Doherty,
    Sterling, Hazard, Siggy, F. Anderson

    Don’t know whom to bench, can I get some help lads... TA

    1. The Dogs Love Leeds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Tough one, probably Digne or Trent for me.

  12. Lukakuna
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Would you willdcard this team?

    Fabianski / 4.0
    Alonso - Robertson - Doherty / Wan - Duffy*
    Salah - Sane - Anderson - Fraser / Stephens
    Auba - Wilson - Arnie*

    Or take a hit to sell both Duffy and Arnie?

    1. The Dogs Love Leeds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Because i think you lose it at 31 Dec i probably would to get in Kane and Sterling. Might as well save yourself some hits.

  13. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Pellegrini on Perez who scored twice on Tuesday. "I'm pleased because he's a player I brought in to this team. We know he's a good striker. With Marko's injury, we have Lucas in this position. We have Andy Carroll too. We hope he will play games in a row now." #WHUFC

  14. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    RMWCT

    Fabianski / Steele

    Alonso / TAA / Doherty / Schindler / AWB

    Sterling / Rich / FAnderson / Fraser / Camarasa

    Auba / Kane / Wilson

    1. fenixri
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      and 1.3 itb

  15. g40steve
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Anyone fitted Auba, Kane, Haz, Ster, Sane into a team with decent options.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Wow, that's difficult.

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Yeah too rigid.Tried it

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Makes it too rigid.Sane plus 3 of the 4 is what ideal and most are doing I think

    3. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      I know 4 is possible looking at my team. 5 would surely unbalance the phuck out of it

      1. Diaby's Doctor
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        I've got Kane, Auba, Haz and Sane. Just tried to squeeze Sterling in and it destroys the rest of the team. I'd have to lose Robertson, Alonso and Laporte for some awful defenders. I'd also lose Richarlison as well. But I'd love to see what happens if someone does it.

        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          Same 4 I have.If I get laca for aubas saves 1.6 mil but to get sterling from my 3 mids siggy rich Anderson need another 4 to 4.5mil
          .So have to downgrade defense by 2.5 mil which can't be done too as taa is my priciest defender and thereby need 2 magic beans in attack which is awful loll

    4. Champ Champ
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      I have them with Laca instead of Auba simply because wouldnt feel comfortable captaining Auba, so why even bring him

      1. Diaby's Doctor
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        How does the rest of your team look Champ Champ?

        1. Champ Champ
          3 days, 7 hours ago

          Fab Hamer
          Doherty AWB TAA Digne Kolasinac
          Hojberg Sane Sterling Hazard Richarlison
          Laca Kane Wilson

    5. The Dogs Love Leeds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Will have them all bar Haz in next two weeks

      Ryan/Button - Alonso Trent Doch Benn Awb - Sterling Sane Rich Fraser Chalobah - Kane Auba Wilson

    6. stat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 8 hours ago

      Have all except Hazard:

      Ryan - Button
      Laporte - TAA - Doherty - Balbuena - AWB
      Siggy - Rich - Sterling - Sane - McTominay
      Auba - Kane - Wilson

    7. g40steve
      3 days, 8 hours ago

      Cheers guys will hit the permutations!

    8. g40steve
      3 days, 7 hours ago

      Go easy on me, but can you see any improvements on my WC team?

      Haz is my only regret?

      Flappy,
      Alonso, Trent, Doch, WanB, Balb
      Sterl, Sane, Richy, Fraser, Torre
      Kane, Auba, Wilson

      I asked previously if possible to have Kane, Auba, Sterl, Sane & Haz without rubbish......

    9. AironG7
      3 days, 7 hours ago

      Ryan Hart /any 4.5 GKs
      Doherty Dunk TAA AWB Digne
      Hazard Sane Sterling Fraser Armstrong/Mooy
      Kane Auba Rondon

      It is possible but will have harder rotations. Its definitely more than 100mil so unless you have total team value plus bank to be 104.7mil or more, it wont work. Didnt think much of the other options as most of the players here are in my team already.

  16. Auboomerang
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    People keeping Richarlison long term?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Good fixture on monday but then a really difficult one. Gonna see what happens in next game.

      1. Auboomerang
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Pondering the idea of losing him before they play City & Spurs and then getting Sigurdsson for Burnley. Either that or just leave him in the squad for a couple of poor fixtures and save transfers.

        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          Spurs at home is a good fixture for goals.

    2. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      I'm on a WC and might dump him (have Fandersen insetad) and I can always change back in 19 when the fixtures improve for Everton

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Think so.Already have planned to bench him for man city game.Other than that fixtures unreal

    4. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes - rotates absolutely perfectly with Fraser for next 5 GWs

    5. The Dogs Love Leeds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Season keeper for me, always plays, threat against anyone and Silva loves him

  17. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Kinda nervous about Kane (C) Son and Trippier away to Leicester..
    Trippier probably won't play anyway

  18. The Cisco Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Are people sticking with Hazard or ditching him to reinvest? I have him, and he’s my most obvious source of funds, but I’m nervous that he’s ramping up for a big haul. After City, the fixtures ease up, and his shots on target and in the box look promising. My most obvious concern is that keeping impedes my ability to get Aubameyang this week. Anyone running into a similar situation? What’s your thinking? Where did you land?

    1. Champ Champ
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Went with Alonso + Arnie to Laca + Kolasinac, instead of ditching Hazard, just feel like there are hauls coming with Hazard and would make a mistake ditching him, and with Auba I wouldnt even captain him because of fear of him not even starting.

  19. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    A bit nervous about Kane (C) Son and Trippier away to Leicester..
    Trippier probably won't play anyway

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Sorry wanted to repost this is new article

  20. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Alonso still worth having? I know I know, highest scoring defender in the game.

    But CHE have looked so porous defensively, and he hasn’t looked like much going forward has he?

    1. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Sorta wish their fixtures weren't so good after City. It is a really tough call.

    2. Nuno
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 8 hours ago

      Lots of Chelsea fans have put Alonso and Willian on the chopping block

  21. VinMar
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Gibbs-white or Masuaku? for 4.3 fodder

    1. Nuno
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 8 hours ago

      Masuaku minutes seem to depend on Cresswell and plays LB.
      MGW will probably get minutes most matches, with the occasional start, playing in an attacking position. He can be a gamechanger and if I was to pick between the two it would be him. Tempted to pick him over the 4.4s as well.

  22. Auboomerang
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    TAA pretty much nailed on to play with Gomez out?

  23. SpagBol
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    I have the exact funds to do:

    Arnie >> Chicharito and Gudmundsson >> Sterling (for a -8 point hit)

    Do I go ahead with this? I'm afraid price rises and drops will happen and I won't be able to do this next week...

  24. Nuno
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 8 hours ago

    A. Laporte & Fabianski
    B. Ederson & Digne/Kolasinac

  25. maurorodi00
    3 days, 8 hours ago

    hello guys my team is
    ederson / fabiansky
    robertson alonso wan bisaka bennet and yedlin
    hazard salah richarlison fraser kenedy
    mitrovic aubemayong and kamara

    so witch players i should choose to bench this gw due to champions leageu and who will be my captain ??
    (i think i will go with salah captain and bench alonso too )

  26. Rashers
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 8 hours ago

    Anyone going cheapish in defence?

    Something like TAA, Digne, Doherty, AWB, Schindler?

    Allows for a strong Mid and Front 2.

    1. Rashers
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 8 hours ago

      Front 2 of Kane and Auba I mean

      1. StrykesToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 days, 7 hours ago

        I like it in theory. No premium defenders making themselves essential at the moment. As long as you have nice rotation think it works well.

  27. StrykesToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 days, 7 hours ago

    Wc this lot now or next week?

    Patricio
    Robbo, trent, Doherty, balbuena
    Sane. Sterling, David silva
    Kane, (a)uba, jimenez

    Hamer, fraser, peltier, Hudson odoi
    0ft (-4 already taken), 0.1 itb

    A) now
    B) next gw
    C) later

    1. Jules Rimet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 days, 7 hours ago

      C

  28. Jules Rimet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 days, 7 hours ago

    A) Sterling + Lacazette
    B) Son/Eriksen + Aubameyang

  29. Miff8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 7 hours ago

    Next 6 weeks - Siggy, Anderson or Martial??