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. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    I currently don't have any City players which is slightly alarming...

    Sterling means getting rid of Salah...

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Hold tough another week or 2.

      I'm the same

    2. KGFC
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Should be worth it. Got Salah out for Sane 2 weeks back on FT (already had Sterling) and Sane has got me 12 vs 7 for Salah. Add to that 13m and its just too much

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      you misspelled 'hugely' 😉

  2. BBC_TF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Who to get rid of in priority to release cash?
    A/ Alonso
    B/ Trippier
    C/ Robbo

    1. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Why lose Trippier?

    2. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Trippier might be fine by looks of it..

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Trippier out for weekend i would say

    3. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      C if you have TAA

  3. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Beat two defenders for a total of 11.8?

    Already have TAA, Doherty, AWB and Fabianski.

    Thanks guys!

    1. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Best*

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Digne.. And Laporte/Vvd/Robertson/Trippier if fit

    3. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Trippier and Kolasinac maybe

    4. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Trippier and Digne/Bellerin

  4. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Lost on last page

    What would you rather have on WC:

    A) Laporte, Fanderson
    B) Alonso, Snodgrass

    Currently on A) but have no CHE at all and wondering if Alonso could pay off long term?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      b

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      If you don't have Alonso already you might as well bring him later on when Chelsea hit form again. I'm considering to replace Alonso to free up money. I say A.

    3. KGFC
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Tbh neither.... I'd prefer Alonso + Fanderson
      Can you squeeze them in? Start with Ederson in goal, 0.3 cheaper and 5 points more than Lapo + most nailed city player.

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Sorry Fab is not leaving my GK spot!
        Think I’m going without Alonso for now especially until after MCI match

        1. KGFC
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Cool, adb!

    4. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Trippier/TAA and FAnderson

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Already have TAA and not keen on Trippier atm as likely injures

    5. Belalugozi78- Thor:Wagnerok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    6. puhd
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      has to be A

  5. Mr. M
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Ederson.
    Alonso. VVD. Gomez. Bennett.
    Sterling. Salah. Martial. Fraser.
    Aubameyang. Wilson.

    Subs: Hamer. Kayal. Peltier. Kamara.

    Seems like my defence doesn't have much chances of getting clean sheets in Gw 16..

    So should I do Gomez > Arsenal or Man utd defender...?? Or any other cleansheet getter this week..??? Plz help....

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Gomez to TAA if u have money. In. The bank

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        No way LFC will keep a cleanie at Bournemouth imo

        1. Suave EU
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 10 hours ago

          Gomez is out...

  6. NLRED
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Got to do some minor surgery this week to allow me to get Kane in next week. Set on Allison>Fabianski and Westwood>Shaqiri this week to cover Liverpool attack after my GW 17 ditching of Salah to allow the Kane move but also need to ditch Alonso to free funds. Anyone got any thoughts on either moving to Kolasinac or TAA? The Kolasinac move would allow me to get Kane and D Silva in GW17 whilst TAA would mean B Silva and Kane (want to double up on City Mids). I like Kolasinac for his attacking returns and fixtures but with Holding injured, I wonder if they will switch to a back 4 where he is less effective. Monreal is also due to return soon and he is a much more natural LB in a 4. TAA is a more certain starter with Gomez injured but fixtures aren't great for clean sheets.

      1. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Yep I'm looking at replacing Alonso with Kolasinac (TAA owner). It's a gamble but gamble is fun 🙂

        1. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Thinking of doing the same move. Only worry is that Nacho is back in training

    • OptimusBlack
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Which is better to get ??
      Reeeepost plz help
      A - Alonso + Arnau >
      Balbuena + Laca
      B- Arnau + Barkley >
      jimenez + Fraser

      1. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        B

      2. Brooksy86
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        B

    • Ghost86
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Who would you get in?

      Money’s no issue will be WC in 17 so which one would you go for this week and will be captaining one of these two

      A) Laca
      B) Auba

      1. SB8
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Auba

        • Jules Rimet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          A

      2. Strchld
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        How many hits would you take If you have these for a the next GW to get even 11 on the field. Have just 1 FT. Three of my guys injured yesterday and one got banned.

        Mane injury
        Arnautovic injury
        Martial injury
        Trippier injury
        Billing banned

        Cant see any of them starting on the weekend, and also have rotation risk with Sane, Alonso etc. Probably having just 8-9 on the field so hits would be basically just -2 If they play.
        -8 to get Arnie, Mane and Martial out?

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Arnie for sure, and wait for press conferences on the others. But if have only 8-9 on the field then yes would take -8

          1. Strchld
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            Yep, Arnie is going. If Mane is fit, cant see him starting when they have next week CL.
            Also with Martial, If he is fit I think that he won't start If Jose want to protect him.
            Hate this game when 3 of your player get injured in same day and one banned.

        2. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Do you have your free hit? It might get you through this gameweek if your players are confirmed out. Wait for press conferences before making any moves.

          1. Strchld
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            I have FH, but I think that its more worth than -8 point, so not going to play it.
            Just have to take -8 or -12. I hate hits and have just took one.

        3. KGFC
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          That's just plain brutal. IMO:

          Mane: hold for presser
          Arnie: sell
          Martial: I think Mou said its not as bad and more precautionary.. so hold
          Trippier: hold for presser
          Billing: sell

          1. Strchld
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            Arnie is going, that sure.
            Mane, is he is fit can you see him starting when they have CL in midweek? I cant.
            Martial also, just 4 days after "injury" >> not starting.
            Would want to sell Billing for a hit to anothet bench fodder.

            1. KGFC
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 9 hours ago

              My thinking was that if you could stagger your changes to avoid taking -12. For me, -8 is the max I'd like to take. So in that case I'd do Arnie, Martial and Billing and keep Mane.

              1. Strchld
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 8 hours ago

                Cheers. I know that I have to take atleast -8, dont like the hits at all and havent take them.

                1. KGFC
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 8 hours ago

                  Cheers mate!

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        According to LiveFPL there is an 82 point gap between 1st and 101st OR...

        With another 87 point gap from 101st to 20,000th...

        Must be a different world in the top 100 lol

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

          that's insane

        2. fuml_akimbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Can look a little stretched though if people have used their chips near the top.

        3. KGFC
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Wow.. interesting...

        4. willl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          1st is miles ahead due to triple cap and free hit.

          I'm into top 100 for the first time 😀 .

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Unreal going sir, well played 🙂

            Would be nice to get a visual representation of the scale of FPL OR... like a scale model of top 100, top 10k, top 100k etc just to illustrate the sheer volume of people playing the game.

            Like those videos that show the size of the earth, then zoom out to show the size of the sun before zooming out to show some mega-basterd super neutron star etc

            I don’t think I really appreciate the scale of it, 6 million players, to be in the top 100 is absolutely jaw dropping when you think about it

            1. willl
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 8 hours ago

              Yeah it hard to really visualise it.

              I guess it's like being in a stadium of 60000 people and having the best seat.

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

              Cheers though, I can hardly believe it myself.

      4. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        I am 0.2 short of getting this team on my WC.

        Fabianski - 4.0
        Trippier/VVD/Laporte - TAA - Digne - Doherty - AWB
        Sterling - Sane - Richarlison - F Anderson - 4.2
        Kane - Aubameyang - Wilson

        Thanks guys!

        1. maratus
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Downgrade doherty and get atleast 4.3 mid (masuaku) or 4.4m to be safe.
          Why on earth take Doherty with WC?

          1. TaiwanHC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            Already had him and have a lot of value in him. Season keeper imo.

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            He’s scoring and assisting

        2. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          digne to cheaper

          1. TaiwanHC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            That’s my thinking too

        3. Belalugozi78- Thor:Wagnerok
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Snodgrass in place of Fanderson

          1. TaiwanHC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            That’s an interesting idea.

            Do you expect Snodgrass to be nailed though?

            F Anderson compares sooo much better.

            1. Belalugozi78- Thor:Wagnerok
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 9 hours ago

              He plays well and is on set pieces. Now Yarmolenko and Arni unavailable I suppose he is safe.

      5. Life is a Fantasy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Ederson
        Alonso - Doherty - Bellerin - Balbuena
        Salah (c) - Richy - Eriksen - Schurrle
        Kane - Jiminez

        Stek - Arnie - AWB - Guendz

        1 FT , 0.9 ITB Any thought s, GTG?

        Cheers,

      6. melvinmbabazi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Arnie and Salah to Auba and Rich for -4?

        Yes or No?

        1. Nolberto Solano
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          I wouldn't make those changes this week. Auba may be rested and Salah will 100% start

      7. Nolberto Solano
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Which moves should I make this week (2 FT's)?

        A) Hazard & Arnie -> Anderson & Auba
        B) Salah & Arnie -> Anderson & Kane
        C) Salah & Arnie -> Son & Auba
        D) Alonso, Hazard & Arnie -> TAA, Anderson & Kane (-4)
        E) Alonso, Hazard & Arnie -> TAA, Son & Auba (-4)

      8. Mr. M
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Whose having much chances of getting clean sheets..???

        Arsenal vs Huddersfield (home)
        Man utd vs Fulham (home)

        Or any other...??

          1. Mr. M
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Thanx

        1. puhd
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          united

      9. puhd
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Schindler or Yedlin?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Fernandez!

      10. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        On a WC.

        Which combination of Sterling, Sane, Kane and Son?

        All four? Three? Two?

      11. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Digne or Doherty on WC? Only picked up Doherty last night @ 4.9.

        1. puhd
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Digne has bad fixtures. Doherty a better pic

          1. Ha.
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            Look beyond the next three

        2. Winston.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Digne

      12. Bubz
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        I wish there was a feature where you can 'save' wildcard drafts on the FPL site, without confirming.

        1. Jules Rimet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Would love that. My phone is full of WC draft images. Its ridicolous.

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

          If I'm doing it on my phone I screen shot. If I'm doing it on my PC I take a picture on my phone.

        3. KGFC
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Yes, have always wanted that one!

          Shall we change.org 😉

      13. Jules Rimet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Primary captaincy options for the next four next gameweeks? (GW 16, 17, 18, 19)

        16: Laca/Auba vs HUD
        17: Kane vs BUR
        18: Laca/Auba vs BUR, Sterling/Sane vs CPR
        19: Salah vs NEW, Kane vs BOU

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

        Got distracted at work, lost the conversation a few pages back... 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. Suave EU
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Front eight rotation plan;
          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. Jules Rimet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Form over fixtures

      15. drughi
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        232 points from nr 1 spot, might be hard to catch. A good triple captain pick is needed I think.

      16. Kane Toads
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Phew! .. I took a 12pt hit and returned 17pts (dropped from 33k to 38k).

        TFRs from GW14:

        Aguero > Kane
        Success > Auba
        Hazard > Gunnarson
        Mane > Eriksen

        1. Kane Toads
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          *5 pts net...

        2. KGFC
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Brave... kudos!

          1. Kane Toads
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            well done! 🙂

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

          I took a -8 for gw 15 and still got a small green arrow. Quite chuffed.

          1. Kane Toads
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            well done!

        4. Kane Toads
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          *TFRs from GW14:

      17. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        If on WC, which pair?
        A. FAnderson + Maddison
        B. Son + Snodgrass

      18. Kane KunTa
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        GTG? Benchorder?

        Fab
        Alonso Bennett WB Robbo
        Rich F Anderson Sane
        Kane Wilson Auba (c)

        Bego Fraser Pereira Stephens

        -4 and 2.6 ITB

        1. StayoutheSpiceZone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          I would play Fraser over Alonso, AWB or Bennett

        2. Winston.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          gtg

        3. Kane KunTa
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Thanks for the replies!

      19. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        In order to get sterling after Chelsea I need to downgrade Alonso to a defender up to 5.8,my current defence is
        Ryan
        TAA Doherty Digne AWB
        Who would you buy?

      20. Hryszko
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        7.6m to replace Arnie....

        Any suggestions?

        1. Kane Toads
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Jim/Wilson or Mitro. I need to make the same decision. Stats say Jim and RMT PTs forecast says Mitro. I think I'll go with Jim to save cash for an upgrade.

          If you're a member use the comparison tool. Looks like Jim is the way to go.

      21. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Anyone know when the 5 bookings ban is reset/extended? Just wondering how long Mitro has to behave himself!
        Cheers

          1. StayoutheSpiceZone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Thanks MT

      22. puhd
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        A- Alonso and Jimenez
        B- Schindler and Laca

      23. DanLynch
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Can anyone tell me what the latest on trippier is?