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. Mattias
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    I haven't taken a hit all season but is Salah & Arnie > Auba and Alli worth it?

    (I'll add I'm in the top 1K so would like to get this right!)

    1. jp1
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      What’s your team?

      1. Mattias
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Ederson/Hamer
        Alonso/TAA/Doherty/Digne/AWB
        Salah/Sterling/Richar/Fraser/Obiang
        Kane/Arnie/Jimi

    2. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      I think no matter where you are in the rankings you'd like to get it right 😉

      I would say probably. But Salah could have a decent week. Could you do Arnie > Laca instead and keep Salah?

      1. Mattias
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Sadly not without a money hit elsewhere. I'd need to find 2.3m for Laca, or 3.9m for Auba

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

      Son>Alli?

      1. Mattias
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Yes. Also an option thanks.

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

      I dont think I would do that.
      Salah might get a goal or two. And I'm not sure about Alli yet.

      Auba for Arnie is supernice tho.
      Got a decent bench, so you can do it for free next week?

      1. Mattias
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        True. Dropping Salah is risky, plus I suppose Auba could get a rest. That Huddersfield game is a nice one though.

    5. Mighty Wings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      I'm in exactly the same position (no hits so far, top 1K, Arnie and no Auba)...

      Think I will just get rid of Arnie for Wilson or Mitro and captain Salah or Kane.

      But there is the fear of Auba against Huds, but you can't have them all, here's hoping he will be rested (what I actually dont' think :-()

      1. Mattias
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Yea the one move of Arnie is another option I've thought about. I'm not sold on any options really...Wilson yes but I have Fraser and the double-up seems wrong with the upcoming fixtures

        1. Mighty Wings
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Same here. That's why I will go with Mitro, stats and fixtures much better

    6. chiragvirwani7
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      I personally dont really like alli, id rather get Son for a cheaper option if you want a spurs double up or even Eriksen if you can afford it.

      I myself am considering to do Salah & Arnie --> Auba & (Anderson/Son) as can't afford Eriksen. (Top 5K).

      What are your thoughts?

      1. Mattias
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Yea, Eriksen would be first choice but I'm short of the money for that move, unless I opt for Lacazette. Son I agree now would likely be a better option to have with Auba, as too would Anderson. As other mention...dropping Salah could really hurt.

        I have been playing a far more patient game this season and avoided hits, which so far has paid off very well. So saving the transfer for next week might be more sensible.

        1. chiragvirwani7
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Fair enough. But who would you captain then? Salah or Kane?

    7. FourLokoLeipzig
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 14 days ago

      I also weighed up a hit to fund Arnie to Laca but decided to roll the transfer. My team is well set for this week, so it just seems like one of those hits that’s as likely as not to backfire.

      1. Mattias
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        I leaning to agree, thanks. Good things come to those who wait.

  2. Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Dunk (bur) or Doherty (new)?

    Rest of the team:

    Fabianski (Hamer)
    Laporte TAA Dunk/Doh
    Fanderson Martial Salah Richarlison
    Kane Auba Wilson

    +Bench fodder

    Cheers.

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

      Doherty all day long

  3. KJT123
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    A) Kolasinac + Torreira
    B) Chambers + Snodgrass

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

      B is tempting

    2. donlobatto
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 14 days ago

      B definitely as it doesn't rely on double ARS and Torreira who doesn't have the stats to backup his performances continuing

      Snodgrass is looking like great value considering his set piece involvement and WHU fixtures

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

    Not to brag but I have a rank of 10 K now and played my WC just this week and have all chips intact, I have been bold with captaincy so far should I continue that? Is aiming for top 1K too unrealistic just a bit scared that I may screw this up somehow..

    1. Tsparkes10
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Well done :). I have been in top 10k since gw5... dropped to 14k in gw 13 and am now at mid 1k so dedo possible

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

          Well done to you too then! Could win the whole thing xD

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Keep on charging and aim for OR 1

        1. ShaunGoater123
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          stick with whats bringing you success!

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

          😀

      • Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        aim for stars till Jan end, after that you can decide where you want to finish...

      • Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Nice brag 😉

        No, not unrealistic. Top 10k at Christmas is striking distance for top 1k I think

      • willl
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        You can get top 1k with a couple of really good weeks.

        Good luck!

        1. Mattias
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Top 500... but who's counting right?

          I have nosebleeds

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

            Trust me bro I do too

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

        Cheers everyone 🙂

      • Bubz
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        You can easily get top 1k if you are 10k now

    2. Jam0sh
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Hello guys. Any ideas what to do with this lot? Too many possible combos to consider

      Patricio
      Robertson, Alonso, Laporte, Doherty
      Salah, Sane, Richarlison, Murphy
      Kane, Wilson

      subs: Button --- Arnautovic, Wan-Bissaka, Hojbjerg --- 1 FT, 0.9 ITB

      A) Arnautovic -> Mitrovic
      B) Arnie & Laporte -> Lacazette and Diop (-4)
      C) Salah, Arnie & Robertson -> Sterling, Lacazette & TAA (-4)
      D) Something else what?

      1. Jam0sh
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Could also change to more permanent 3-4-3 with Salah, Arnie and Murphy -> Sterling, Mitro & F.Anderson (-8). Mitro on 4 yellows is a slight worry

      2. _figu
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Out of those, I like C the most although Pool def swap as part of a hit not ideal.

        Saving probably Out of question with Arnie.

        1. Jam0sh
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Cheers Figu. Yep, I think I have to deal with Arnie this gw although saving could give even more transfer options.

          Cash is little problematic for C as I'm 0.2 short of straight Salah & Arnie -> Sterling and Laca swap which is why I need a downgrade somewhere. I think I'd prefer TAA over Robertson in the long run and will leave some money in the bank so could just take that extra hit in the chin

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

            Yup, on the same page here. Robbo just seems crazy good value to drop. I would give serious thought for Laporte to TAA as an alternative. Going without any Arsenal striker too risky and Laca fits better for your team.

        2. Jam0sh
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          C is for -8

      3. AFC49
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Wouldn’t C be a -8?

        1. Jam0sh
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Actually yes

    3. manu4life99
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Jiminez or Mitro and why?

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

        Jimenez, fixture proof, cheaper and keeps chipping in

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

        Went jimenez, 0.6 cheaper plus mitro on 4 yellow. Not much in it though.

      3. We Will Klopp you
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Jiminez

      4. Runaway
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Jiminez because of consistency and Mitro on 4 YC

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

      Did my transfers early yesterday and got Kane in and Salah out. How does this look?

      Fabianski, hamer
      Robertson, alonso, Doherty, awb, Bennett
      Son, sane, Anderson, Richarlison, bilking
      Kane(c), Aubameyang, ings

      1.8 itb

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Captain Aubameyang, no? Looks good, nice to have cash ITB too

        1. Tshelby
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks yeah I might change it

      2. GianniBanani
          6 months, 14 days ago

          You dont need Auba if you wont give him armband

          1. Tshelby
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Maybe just really like the stats from Kane against leicester

      3. BucketHead
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Hi guys.
        Which is the better option..
        Salah and arnie out for
        A. Laca and sterling or
        B. Auba and son (already have kane)

        1. We Will Klopp you
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          A

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

          A

        3. Runaway
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          A

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

          A - I did the exact same moves last night

      4. AFC49
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Any ideas for this team?

        Patricio
        Doherty, Laporte, Alonso, Digne
        Salah, Sané, Richarlison, Murphy
        Kane, Wilson

        Button, Arnie*, AWB, Højbjerg

        1FT, 1.3 ITB

      5. Tsparkes10
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Mad rollercoaster for me... entered top 10k in gw5... stayed around there for a while, went to 2k in gw7 ish and then to 14k in gw13. Now middle 1k OR. Buzzin

          1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Like it, whats the team look like?

          2. donlobatto
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 14 days ago

            You're doing really well - so great job on your OR

            But ..... I wouldn't say that you've had a rollercoaster given you've been in top 100k since GW3 and top 10k (pretty much) since GW5! That's just a steady climb!

            Compare to me for example (some highlights):
            GW2 72K
            GW5 330k
            GW6 150k
            GW7 310k
            GW10 30k
            GW11 60k
            GW15 29k

            Now THAT is more of a rollercoaster - love this game lol

        • Runaway
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          A) Wilson + Kenedy (or other mid until 5.5)
          B) Jimenez + Fraser

          1. kennethrhcp
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            B

        • Fantasyamateur
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          2FT and 1M ITB, what should I be looking to do before the weekend?

          Fabianski
          Laporte - Alonso - Robertson
          Salah - Hazard - Richarlison - Kenedy
          Kane - Jimenez - Wilson

          Bench: Norris, Doherty, Camarasa, Yoshida.

          Maybe Wilson and Alonso to Laca and 4.8M defender?

        • jorgenoj
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          RMT! 1FT and 0.8 ITB
          Fabianski - Stekelenburg
          Alonso - Robertson - Laporte - Doherty - AWB
          Salah - Sane - Richarlison - Fraser - Chalobah
          Kane - Arnie - Jimenez

          Thinking of Salah + Arnie --> Eriksen + Auba

          could also do

          Alonso + Arnie --> Kolasinac + Laca

        • We Will Klopp you
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Just seen that Shaqiri has a goal involvement every 108 minutes this season and he now has 4 successive starts. Smells like value to me.

          Shaqiri next 4 fixtures - Bou, United, wolves, Watford

          Could he be a better option than either richarlison or Anderson?

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

            As a Richarlison owner, I’m keeping him one more week before downgrading to enable a City mid.

        • My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          I hope Auba comes on for a 1 point cameo. No VC points please

          1. We Will Klopp you
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Not gonna be benched, they have europa league midweek and he doesn't play in that.

        • Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Just a reminder that we have an Arnie Replacements Hot Topic.

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/12/04/aubameyang-and-kane-snapped-up-by-top-10k-fpl-managers/?hc_page=13&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_19388379

          Add your thoughts and/or get your Arnie replacement question answered there!

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Best replacement for Arnautovic for 7.1?

          Already have Wilson.

          1. drughi
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            lol

          2. fuml_akimbo
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Mitrovic has some great fixtures after this week. Non-United fans would argue they have a good fixture this week.

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

            Leaning towards Mitrovic myself

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

            Chicarito/Jimenez/Deeney

        • fuml_akimbo
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Is Alonso > Kolasinac worth a FT?

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

            I did Alonso and Arnie to Kolasinac and Laca for a hit, so I would say if you're using the money it's worth it.

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

            nope

        • french holiday
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 14 days ago

          likely to be benched
          kane: has mid week trip to the nou camps in a must win tie vs barca
          salah:has a mid week tie vs napoli in a must win by a comfortable margin

          likely to play
          sterling: got his rest last gw
          aubameyang: arsenal dont need him in europe and can play in any position across the front three

          1. Eat my goal!
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Personally I think they all start

              They can have their minutes managed, taken off at say 60mins

              But too much at stake

          2. Internal Error
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Ben Dinnery thinks Martial will miss the Fulham game.

            Martial (C)

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              I removed for a hit last night.

              Arnie and Martial to Laca and Fanderson just too tempting.

              1. Internal Error
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                I might take him out for a hit too

            2. french holiday
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Keeping him and singing ....tony martial came from france .....tony martial scores again....
              After his haul

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

            Rondon overlooked as Arnie replacement? Has form and good fixtures, and cheaper.

          4. Jimmy Boy
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            A) Richarlison
            B) Sigurdsson
            C) Martial

            One-week punt before WC, I'm looking for points alone not worried about price changes

            1. chiragvirwani7
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Martial

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

              B will return on monday.

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

              B

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

              B

          5. chiragvirwani7
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Hart Mccarthy
            Alonso Robbo Doherty AWB Peltier
            Salah Sterling Richar Fraser Hojberg
            Kane Arnau Jimenez

            1FT
            0.0 itb

            A) Salah, Arna --> Fanderson, Auba (-4)
            B) Salah, Arna --> Son, Auba (-4)
            C) Arna --> Wilson

            Kindly please advice.

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

            G2G, thinking Arnie to Rondon which leaves me with this (still have a WC, worth using it?)

            Fab
            Alonso TAA Stones Doherty
            Salah Sterling Rich
            Firmino Wilson Rondon

            (Ryan AWB Fraser Kante)

          7. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Not to brag, but I'm ranked 85 k

            and I'm thinking of getting Snodgrass.

            1. Internal Error
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Worth a punt with those fixtures

            2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              trying too hard for a top 100k finish 😛

            3. BoomBoomShacktheroom
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Not to brag but I am 82k... and now I'm thinking of getting snodgrass.

              1. Christina.
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                x

            4. _figu
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Looking to bring him in as well. For Hazard. For a hit 😮

          8. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            David Silva or Hazard. if you have to downgrade one of them, who will it be?

            If I downgrade Silva, incomings players are likely to be in 4-6m price bracket, so someone like Snodgrass/Cairney/Schurrle etc...

            If I downgrade Hazard, I can arrange cash for players like Son/Sane...

            1. drughi
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              well hazard>sane is a better trade then silva>snodgrass that is for sure

              1. Christina.
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                🙁

          9. drughi
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Is Kolasinac nailed on ? 4.9 seems good value

            1. Internal Error
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              no

              1. Internal Error
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                Monreal back

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

                  and Holding out, Monreal can play left centre back in a 3

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

                    he played there whilst Wenger was using 3 at the back

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

                  He is ?, damn it. Bellerin safer bet then I guess

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

              He doesn't need to be nailed at that price tbh

            3. Barnes Owl
                6 months, 14 days ago

                Came here to ask this question lol.

              • Christina.
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                for 0.4m more you can get Robert S.

                😉

            4. Tsparkes10
                6 months, 14 days ago

                Was going to wc this gw but did really well... now tempted to save until after cl game incase injuries etc. So Hazard, Arni to Fanderson, Aubam for a -4? Would get had back on wc probs...
                Cheers

                1. Tube!!
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 14 days ago

                  We know you did really well.......thanks.

                  1. Tsparkes10
                      6 months, 14 days ago

                      And this is why i keep reposting 😉 no actual decent replies

                2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 14 days ago

                  Im in a huge pickle guys. Any help is appreciated

                  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 -> Laca + Sterling -4
                  C) Salah + Arnie -> Auba + Son -4
                  D) Arnie + Martial + Trippier -> Laca + Shaqiri/Anderson + Kola -8

                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 14 days ago

                    Kola could be Lovren instead

                  2. _figu
                    • 1 Year
                    6 months, 14 days ago

                    B

                    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 14 days ago

                      Worried about injuries though

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

                        Martial probably fine and you have Doherty. Trippier might be benched/rested for Barca.

                3. Seamy
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 14 days ago

                  Any news on the FFS cup? Was it run this gameweek? As I didn't see any fixtures published