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. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      B

      1. Lukakuna
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        this

  2. Forza Juventus
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Which do you guys prefer?:

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

    1. JamieC180
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      B 4 Me

  3. Zenith UK
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      See you next year

    2. Forza Juventus
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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. Zenith UK
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

    3. FPL Bielsa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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. Zenith UK
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

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

    1. Forza Juventus
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

  5. zdrojo187
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Is Zabaleta nailed?

    1. Front 442
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      No

  6. Typo
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    One month for arnie

    1. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

    2. Forza Juventus
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        like who?
        max 7.5

    2. Lukakuna
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      B

  8. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        This

    2. Gnu Scott talent
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

    3. Forza Juventus
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Hate it but I admire the ambition

    5. Zenith UK
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

      Ignored Fernandez as you said he is TAA.

  9. Wild Rover
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        He will take defending ability into account as well

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      bellerin the exception?

      shouldn't be at risk from anyone

      1. Wild Rover
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          apart from the 4 assists he's got 🙂

          1. Wild Rover
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

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

  10. I Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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. Orion
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      B is ok

  11. Orion
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

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

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

    1. FPL Bielsa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Tough one, probably Digne or Trent for me.

  12. Lukakuna
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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. FPL Bielsa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    RMWCT

    Fabianski / Steele

    Alonso / TAA / Doherty / Schindler / AWB

    Sterling / Rich / FAnderson / Fraser / Camarasa

    Auba / Kane / Wilson

    1. fenixri
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      and 1.3 itb

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

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

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Wow, that's difficult.

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Yeah too rigid.Tried it

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

    3. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

      1. Philip Jones's Diary
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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…
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 8 months 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. Rising
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

      1. Philip Jones's Diary
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        How does the rest of your team look Champ Champ?

        1. Rising
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

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

    5. FPL Bielsa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Have all except Hazard:

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

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Cheers guys will hit the permutations!

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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......

      • AironG7
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 8 months 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.

    7. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      People keeping Richarlison long term?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

        1. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 8 months 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…
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Spurs at home is a good fixture for goals.

      2. danishdynamite
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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…
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

      4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Yes - rotates absolutely perfectly with Fraser for next 5 GWs

      5. FPL Bielsa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

    8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

    9. The Cisco Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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. Rising
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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.

    10. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Sorry wanted to repost this is new article

    11. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

      2. Nuno
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

    12. VinMar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Gibbs-white or Masuaku? for 4.3 fodder

      1. Nuno
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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.

    13. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      TAA pretty much nailed on to play with Gomez out?

    14. SpagBol
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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...

    15. Nuno
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

    16. maurorodi00
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months 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 )

    17. Rashers
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Anyone going cheapish in defence?

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

      Allows for a strong Mid and Front 2.

      1. Rashers
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Front 2 of Kane and Auba I mean

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 8 months 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.

    18. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 8 months ago

        C

    19. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

    20. Miff8
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Next 6 weeks - Siggy, Anderson or Martial??