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. JasonG123
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Which move?
    (A) Arnautovic, Hazard and Robertson to Aubameyang, Son and Chambers (-4)
    (B) Arnautovic, Hazard and Robertson to Kane, Anderson and Chambers (-4)
    (C) Arnautovic and Hazard to Kane and Snodgrass (free)

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I'd go C.

      1. Ha.
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        C

    2. Evla5000
        7 months, 12 days ago

        C - or Auba & Mr Anderson

        1. JasonG123
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          0.3m off unfortunately.

      • donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        C

      • Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        C. Chambers injury been confirmed yet?

    3. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I have Arnautovic, Murray and Martial. Already done Arnie to Wilson before price rise. Is it worth a minus 4 to get either of the other injured players out?

      Patricio
      Alonso TAA Laporte AWB
      Salah Rich Sane Brooks
      Kane Wilson

      Hamer Bennett Martial Murray

    4. maratus
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Any improvements for my WC team? 0 itb.

      Fabianski / Steele
      Alonso / TAA / Bellerin / Schindler / Wanbis
      Anderson / Sterling / Sané / Richarlison / Gunnarsson
      Aubameyang / Kane / Kamara

      1. Pegboy
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Think I'd probably do Alonso > Laporte and bank the saving to give you flexibility going forward.

        1. maratus
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          That doesnt sound right move at all. Alonso is hands down one of the best fpl assets.

          1. Pegboy
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Fair enough. You won't see many WC teams with him in though.

          2. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Chelsea are not getting the defensive stats recently though and he locks away a lot of funds that in a WC could be redistributed....

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Good team, quite similar to mine. I'm unsure on Bellerin / Arsenal's defence but if you think they'll improve go for it.

      3. KGFC
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Overall good, but I think defence is weak with Bellerin, Schinderlin and AWB. Most weeks, you won't get a cleanie from them or attacking points. Also I'd change Gunnarsson & Kamara on a WC

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Setting up my team for the GW and benching Alonso, the right play?

      Ederson
      Kolasinac / Digne / Doherty
      Sterling / Hazard / Felipe / Fraser
      Kane / La(C)a / Jimenez
      (Hamer, Camarasa, Alonso, AWB)

      1. chilli con kone
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah I think I'm benching him as well.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Others have more upside this GW I feel and he hasn't being playing very well of late to say the least! Still want to hold him for after City though, can see him to his best marauding forward again sooner rather than later! GL

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Personally I'd drop one of your Wolves players for Alonso but it looks good. Shame you can't find a spot for Camarasa but he may come in anyway if there's more rotation.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers mate, benching Alonso is dangerous but think he'll be kept hemmed back trying to defend v City. Def cant see a Chelsea CS.

          1. _figu
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            1-0 Chelsea, Alonso screamer or fk 😎

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Ouch, that would hurt and be just my luck 😉

              1. _figu
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Im forced play him. I won't have the bench options. Would love that result. Plenty selling on WC IT seems

          2. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Go for it then mate, you'll definitely be relying on attacking returns from Alonso as he isn't keeping a clean sheet.

    6. Pegboy
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Which is the best Arsenal defender to go for? I'll have bench options if they don't play but it'll be annoying.

      a) Bellerin (5.4) Seems most nailed
      b) Kolasinac (4.9) At risk if they switch to 4-4-2
      c) Sokratis (5.1) Looks like Holding is out, but risk of Kosc coming back

      1. maratus
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Bellerin, no brainer.
        Kolasinac prolly wont keep his starting spot.

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        b) nice price and currently playing as an attacking LWB and prob continue there at least until Nacho comes back from his hammy.

      3. Pegboy
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks both.

      4. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        If I was going to have an Arsenal defender I would have Bellerin

      5. chilli con kone
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Definitely Bellers with Monreal and Kosc coming back

      6. SB8
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Bellerin 100%

      7. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        B, cheaper and more attacking

    7. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Laca or Auba on a WC? Afraid Auba might get benched

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        It's not a one week game 😉

      2. Arnauto
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        You don't set your WC team for one week, so definitely Auba

      3. SB8
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Auba

      4. maratus
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Easy Auba.

      5. Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Auba it is!

    8. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I'm not able to wildcard but thoughts on this team (would take a few hits but my gosh am I tempted);

      Fab, Button
      AWB, Foyth, Alonso, Balbuena, TAA
      Sane, FAnderson, Son, Richar, Fraser
      Kane, Auba, Jiminez

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Is there an obvious rotation for 2 of your front 8? Otherwise you can do without one of them

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          16 - Fraser away to Liverpool / Jiminez away to Newcastle so Fraser benched
          17 - Richar away to City / Jiminez home to Bournemouth so Richar benched
          18 - Richar home to Spurs /Jiminez away to Liverpool so 4 at the back
          19 - Fraser away to Spurs / Jiminez home to Fulham so Fraser benched

          1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah that's nice. How many hits we talking about here?

            1. Zenith UK
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              5! 🙁 So would be a big hit (-20). Definitely not worth it but trying to work towards this team I think...

      2. chilli con kone
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Foyth is too risky but I like it a lot

        1. maratus
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Agree, Foyth risky punt, I would avoid punts during xmas times.

        2. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Foyth is a big risk BUT, he has played the last five on the bounce and Sanchez is still out with long term injury. I know Vert and Alder are worries but at 5.0 and with a strong "bench" it's a risk worth taking?

          I could also transfer him out should he stop playing for; Doherty, Keane/Digne?

      3. Pegboy
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Don't get Foyth. Rest is fine.

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          See above

          1. Pegboy
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            No. Waste of a transfer to get him out again when he's inevitably dropped. He only played because Vert was suspended. He *may* start one more game before Sanchez gets back if Poch rotates around Xmas.

            1. Zenith UK
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Yet Alderweireld was the one dropped for the Arsenal game when Vert returned? I get what you mean though.

    9. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      A. Arnie > Laca
      B. Arnie > Jimenez
      C. Arnie & Haz > Son & Auba -4
      D. Arnie & Alonso > Schindler and Kane -4

      Patricio
      Alonso / Robbo / Doherty / Digne / AWB
      Sterling / Hazard / Siggy / Sane / Kenedy
      Arnie / Mitrovic / Wilson

      Cheers guys

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I think it depends on if you want Haz & Alonso long term. I’ve decided to keep them for a bit as they have food fixtures coming up.

        I like all 4 of your option but probably A the most.

    10. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Good to go?

      * = injury doubts

      Patricio

      Alonso - Robertson* - Balbuena

      Salah (V) - Eriksen - Martial* - Richarlison

      Aubameyang (C) - Wilson - Mitrovic

      Bench:
      Foster; Kenedy*; Yedlin; Wan-Bissaka

      1. chilli con kone
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I'd say so the bench options are decent enough. You should get 11 out

    11. SKOBassist
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I'm dropping like a stone in my league and need help to move back up. Any suggestions?

      Ryan/Patricio
      Alonso/Robertson/Laporte/AWB/Bennett
      Sterling/Martial/Siggurdsson/Fraser/Billing
      Kane/Arnie/Ings

      1FT 2.9m ITB

      Arnie out is the obvious move but happy to do a -4 if I can guarantee points.

      1. chilli con kone
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Arnie to Laca is what I'm looking at for free potentially. Ings and Martial are also concerns though. Maybe Arnie to Jim so you have funds itb to upgrade one of those guys next week as well i.e Martial to Sane

      2. SKOBassist
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Could do

        A) Alonso/Arnie > Auba/Bellerin (fixtures) + 0.3m ITB
        B) Arnie/Martial > Hazard/Jiminez 0.5m ITB
        C) Arnie/Martial/Ings > Sane/Wilson/Jiminez 0.5m ITB
        D) Alonso/Martial/Arnie > Trippier/Richarlison/Auba 0.0ITB

    12. waltzingmatildas
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Hit the WC button last night. How do you think it looks?

      Fabianski hamer
      TAA Digne Doherty Cedric awb
      Sane dilva siggy Anderson fraser
      Kane aubameyang Wilson

      1. Pegboy
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I'm not a fan of Digne, Siggy, Cedric, Dsilva.

        Could you switch them to Bellerin, Diop/Schindler/Chambers, FAnderson, Son?

    13. GrantShane
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Lucas Perez a good one week punt? Thinking of holding off my WC until next GW

      1. Ha.
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        As good as any

      2. Pegboy
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Fine for a week.

    14. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Ryan
      Alonso • Diop • Digne • Doherty
      Sterling • Hazard • Sane • Siggy
      Kane • Arnie*

      (Button / Diangana / Awb / Kamara)
      1FT & 1.6m

      GW16 - Arnie ➡️ Jimènez
      GW17 - Kamara ➡️ Mitro

      Boring but decent plan?
      Shifting to 343.

      Cheers! 🙂

      1. chilli con kone
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        May be boring but should return points I'd do it

        Can you have a go at nine above?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers! I could sell Haz or Alonso for a hit to afford Laca but I just doing think it’s worth it.

    15. james 101
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Play

      A. Pat new a
      B. Fab cry h

      1. Ha.
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        B

      2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        fAB

      3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        B 100%

    16. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      A. Alonso, Auba, Fraser
      B. Doherty, Laca, Eriksen

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        A for me but Alonso locks away a lot of value and isn't getting the consistent returns at the moment
        With A do you have any other Spurs assets?

        1. Ha.
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Kane

    17. Henning
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Hmmm how to get an Arsenal attacker in to this team?
      Should i take a hit it go without ?

      1.1 m in the bank and 1 FT

      Fabianski Hamer

      Robertson Alonso Wan-Bissaka Dunk Doherty

      Sane Sterling Sigurdsson Fraser
      Felipe

      Kane Arnautovic Jimenez

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Downgrade Robertson or Alonso and upgrade Arnie to Laca?

    18. chelseabrad
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      2FT with 1.5 ITB

      Ederson Hamer
      Alonso TAA Holebas Doherty AWB
      Salah Maddison Richarlison Barkley Stephens
      Kane Arnie Wilson

      A) Arnie, Barkley & Alonso > Chicarito, Kolasinac & Fanderson for a -4
      B) Arnie & Barkley > Chicarito & Fanderson
      C) Other?

      1. Aussie Rules
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Arnie to Auba and move Salah or Alonso out for the cash to upgrade?

        1. chelseabrad
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          I was thinking that but want to keep Salah and would only have 4.2 left over from Alonso

    19. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      The burning question for owners: Are we benching Alonso v City?

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        NBNC

        1. Shackalackaboomboom
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Translate?lol

          1. Ha.
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Never bench, never charizard

            1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Yeah my bad, this is the correct translation

          2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Never bench, never captain

          3. thischarmingman
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Never Bench, Never Cap

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I don’t have that luxury.

      3. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        He delivers every second game

      4. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Tempted to sell for Kolasinac

      5. Pegboy
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        If I had him, I'd play him.

      6. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I always play him

    20. Evla5000
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Fab Foster
        Digne Robertson Alonso AWB Bennett
        Sterling Fraser Willian* Mane** Cairney
        Arnie** Kane Wilson

        Please help!?!?!? Should I hit the wildcard?

        No City defence, Willian wasting my time, not sure on Mane

        ITB 0.3 / FT 0 / Wildcard available

      • Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Is there a list of players going to Asian Cup?

        1. Tube!!
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Do you have Google?

      • ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        What do you think to:

        Alonso/Arnie to Kolasinac/Lacazette (C) with 2 FTs

        1. Ha.
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Yes

        2. Ranger3
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          I like !

      • thischarmingman
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Would you wilcard this team now?

        Patrício
        Robertson, Alonso, Digne, Doherty
        Felipe Anderson, Hazard, Salah, Richarlison
        Jiménez, Kane

        Hamer, Wan-Bissaka, Kamara, Fraser

        Thinking something like this:

        Patrício -> Fabianski
        Robertson -> Alexander-Arnold
        Digne -> Trippier
        Felipe Anderson -> Eriksen
        Hazard -> Sterling
        Salah -> Sané
        Jiménez -> Wilson
        Kane -> Aubameyang

        1. Pegboy
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          I probably would, but I'd also keep Kane & FAnderson.

      • I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        So Martial could be okay for the weekend? I'll probably hold regardless as the fixtures are fantastic after Liverpool.

        1. ryacoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Might still be rested IMO. Ongoing groin injury to manage to as well as this new "pre-injury" and Liverpool coming up after Fulham.

        2. _figu
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Said prob not serious. I'd keep.

      • Bubz
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Struggling to choose between Son and Eriksen on my potential WC. Any stats wizards out there that can help?

        1. Ha.
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Not a wizard but Eriksen is the better pick, IMHO

        2. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Such a tough question. Son carries greater goal threat, Eriksen more creative. The latter probably a little more nailed but it seems like all of their minutes will be managed over Christmas anyway. I'd say Son edges it slightly.

          1. Bubz
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers

          2. Pegboy
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Agree with this.

      • The Head-Ake
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Patricio - Button
        Alonso - TAA - Laporte - Bennett - AWB
        Haz - Salah - Richarlison - Felipe - Kayal
        Auba - Wilson - Arnie

        There's 2 FT and 0.8 ITB. I've had a terrible GW obviously. Chasing my 30 in ML, could with a lot of help 🙂

        1. Aussie Rules
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Arnie to Kane and perhaps Salah or Hazard to make way for a mid price mid?

      • Aussie Rules
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Who is the best Spurs mid to get in?

        1. Tshelby
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Didn't see the match yesterday but Son has been quite good and attacking

      • SB8
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        why Siggy was substituded yesterday? Injury?

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Arnie to...
        A) Mitro
        B) Wilson
        C) Rondon

        1. Tshelby
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          B

        2. SB8
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Mitro

      • Tshelby
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Any word on Danny Ings? Would love him to be fit for the Cardiff game

        1. _figu
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Idk. Presser today tomorrow hopefully gives some idea.

      • JasonG123
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Why did Snodgrass miss the game against City a couple years ago?

        1. JasonG123
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          *weeks ago

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Prob not born yet.

        2. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          5 yellows