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…
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 14 days 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. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      B

      1. Lukakuna
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        this

  2. Forza Juventus
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Which do you guys prefer?:

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

    1. JamieC180
        6 months, 14 days ago

        B 4 Me

    2. Zenith UK
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 14 days 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
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        See you next year

      2. Forza Juventus
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 14 days 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
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

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

      3. The Dogs Love Leeds
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 14 days 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
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days 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...

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

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

      1. Forza Juventus
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

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

    4. zdrojo187
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Is Zabaleta nailed?

      1. Front 442
          6 months, 14 days ago

          No

      2. Typo
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        One month for arnie

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 14 days 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
              6 months, 14 days ago

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

          2. Forza Juventus
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

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

        2. Totti
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days 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
            6 months, 14 days ago

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

            1. Totti
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              like who?
              max 7.5

          2. Lukakuna
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            B

        3. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 14 days 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
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 14 days 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. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

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

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              This

          2. Gnu
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

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

          3. Forza Juventus
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days 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…
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Hate it but I admire the ambition

          5. Zenith UK
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

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

            Ignored Fernandez as you said he is TAA.

        4. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 14 days 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
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 14 days 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              He will take defending ability into account as well

          2. #FPLBhuna
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            bellerin the exception?

            shouldn't be at risk from anyone

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 14 days 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
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                apart from the 4 assists he's got 🙂

                1. Wild Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  6 months, 14 days ago

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

        5. I Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 14 days 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            B is ok

        6. Orion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 14 days 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
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Tough one, probably Digne or Trent for me.

        7. Lukakuna
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days 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
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 14 days 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.

        8. #FPLBhuna
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days 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

        9. fenixri
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          RMWCT

          Fabianski / Steele

          Alonso / TAA / Doherty / Schindler / AWB

          Sterling / Rich / FAnderson / Fraser / Camarasa

          Auba / Kane / Wilson

          1. fenixri
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            and 1.3 itb

        10. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 14 days ago

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

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Wow, that's difficult.

            1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Yeah too rigid.Tried it

          2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 14 days ago

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

          3. Auboomerang
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 14 days ago

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

            1. Philip Jones' Diary
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 14 days 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
                6 months, 14 days 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. "DC"
              6 months, 14 days ago

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

              1. Philip Jones' Diary
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                How does the rest of your team look Champ Champ?

                1. "DC"
                    6 months, 14 days ago

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

              2. The Dogs Love Leeds
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 14 days 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

              3. stat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                Have all except Hazard:

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

              4. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 14 days ago

                Cheers guys will hit the permutations!

              5. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 14 days 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......

              6. AironG7
                  6 months, 14 days 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. Auboomerang
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 14 days ago

                People keeping Richarlison long term?

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 14 days ago

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

                  1. Auboomerang
                    • 1 Year
                    6 months, 14 days 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
                      6 months, 14 days ago

                      Spurs at home is a good fixture for goals.

                2. danishdynamite
                  • 8 Years
                  6 months, 14 days 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
                  6 months, 14 days ago

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

                4. Jᴀʀᴠish
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 14 days ago

                  Yes - rotates absolutely perfectly with Fraser for next 5 GWs

                5. The Dogs Love Leeds
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 14 days ago

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

              8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 14 days 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
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 14 days 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. "DC"
                    6 months, 14 days 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.

                2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 14 days ago

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

                  1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 14 days ago

                    Sorry wanted to repost this is new article

                3. Dakes.
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 14 days 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
                    6 months, 14 days ago

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

                  2. Nuno
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 14 days ago

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

                4. VinMar
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 14 days ago

                  Gibbs-white or Masuaku? for 4.3 fodder

                  1. Nuno
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 14 days 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.

                5. Auboomerang
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 14 days ago

                  TAA pretty much nailed on to play with Gomez out?

                6. SpagBol
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 14 days 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...

                7. Nuno
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 14 days ago

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

                8. maurorodi00
                    6 months, 14 days 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 )

                  • Rashers
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 14 days 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
                      6 months, 14 days ago

                      Front 2 of Kane and Auba I mean

                      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                        • 1 Year
                        6 months, 14 days 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.

                  • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                    • 1 Year
                    6 months, 14 days 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
                        6 months, 14 days ago

                        C

                    2. Jules Rimet
                        6 months, 14 days ago

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

                      • Miff8
                        • 1 Year
                        6 months, 14 days ago

                        Next 6 weeks - Siggy, Anderson or Martial??