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. BinManJack
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    My current team, got to solve the Arnie issue 1FT, 0.8m ITB
    Pat / Button
    Alonso / Robbo / Doherty / AWB / Digne
    Salah / Sane / Richarlison / Kenedy / Hojbjerg
    King / Arnie / Kane

    Options are:
    a) Arnie / Alonso / Salah > Auba / TAA / Hazard (-8)
    b) Arnie / Alonso / Salah > Auba / (Keane, Dunk, Yedlin) / Sterling (-8)
    c) Arnie > Wilson

    1. Magic Bean Hunter
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      B looks good

  2. altomfredrik
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Best defender under 5?

    Allready got Doherty, Wan B and Digne..

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Balbuena looks great value at 4.4

      Why Digne out of interest? Don't get all the interest in him with their fixtures

      1. The 5% Team
          6 months, 13 days ago

          from GW 19 Everton have a great run of fixtures

          1. Jellyfish
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            So thats the time to bring him in, not now.

      2. Pegboy
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Schindler, Chambers, Diop all have decent fixtures.

        1. Jellyfish
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Diop a good shout - hadn't considered him

        2. L Ryuzaki
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          i have an eye on Chambers too

    2. simong1
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Ryan – Button
        Robertson – Alonso – Laporte – Dohert – AWB
        Salah – Hazard – Richarlison – Fraser – Gunnarsson
        Kane – Wilson – Success

        Who should I bench and who should I captain for the next GW? Thanks!

      • Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        On WC. Best replacement for Alonso?
        a) Laporte
        b) Rudiger
        c) Luiz
        d) Tripper
        e) VVD (already have TAA)

        1. Ha.
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          A

        2. Jules Rimet
            6 months, 13 days ago

            f) Alonso

            1. Jellyfish
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Keeping him restricts my WC too much and he has looked poor recently (esp. the Fulham game). Currently on Luiz, think he is excellent value at 5.6

          • Pegboy
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            a

          • AFC49
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            A

          • avfc82
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            If Trippier's fit I'd go with him, Laporte's overpriced in my opinion and I'm not keen on the other options. Maybe go with someone cheaper and reinvest further up the field?

            1. Jellyfish
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              I agree re Laporte, but am v tempted with Luiz at 5.6. My other defenders are TAA, Doherty, AWB, Diop/Balbuena

              1. avfc82
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Haven't checked the stats but if I remember rightly Rudiger carries slightly more goal threat, both could be decent options though.

          • Limited & Mediocre Mana…
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            I'd go cheaper

            1. Jellyfish
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Digne's the other option, but was holding off until GW19

        3. Hryszko
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 13 days ago

          7.6m to replace Arnie....

          Any suggestions?? 🙂

          1. Kasper the ghost keeper
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            I went for Wilson

          2. Pegboy
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Probably Wilson.

          3. _figu
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Wilson for me. Looks like he's going to havw one of those season. Still great value imo. Mitro (4 YC) and Jimenez good picks as well

        4. Nuno
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          A. Alonso, Diop

          B. Laporte, Doherty

          1. Pegboy
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            B

        5. Bubz
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Just realised my wildcard draft is a rotation nightmare. Players like Sterling, Sane, Son, Lacazette. Not ideal for the Xmas period... But I really want them all!

          1. Gravless are for Kinnear
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Almost everyone is a rotation risk. I've gone with whoever I think will score most over the period. I'm not going to second guess managers

          2. TRASH BOAT
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Solid bench key - which you can get on a WC. Problem is it does not always stay solid for long as I found with Obiang...

        6. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          I want La(C)azette this weekend, and had been set on Alonso -> TAA (followed by Robbo ->Tripps next week)

          Amid all the Alonso debate, I have found an alternative:

          Robbo -> Schindler (could eventually do Chilwell to TAA to get Liv defense back in)

          Is this better?

          1. Amey
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Yes.

            • TaiwanHC
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Why do you want Laca? He’s not nailed (as evident yesterday).

              1. slamdunk
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                This,Auba is the main striker.

                1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  I can't afford Aubameyang.

                  Lacazette seems to be getting a slow reintroduction post groin injury, and Emery seems to prefer just Auba in bigger games but in easier ties often plays both. I'm willing to gamble on Lacazette getting significant gametime over this favourable run.

                  There seems to be some consensus on here that he's a good alternative to Aubameyang

              2. Magic Bean Hunter
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 13 days ago

                vs top six of course emery wont play 2 up front. But vs hudd its very likely Laca will start like he usually do

              3. TRASH BOAT
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Probably more chance of a start this weekend than Auba based on minutes

                1. TRASH BOAT
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Personally getting him in and monitoring it post Hudd - if not enough minutes an easy downgrade to a 6-7 guy and upgarde elsewhere. Not paying that Auba price now...

                  1. Amey
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      Thats the plan 😉

                      1. TRASH BOAT
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 13 days ago

                        He does an Auba anyway and scores off the bench. If I upgrade back will probably be Aguero not Auba too...

                2. _sidney_will
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Doesn't tend to start games vs the big sides, does start vs the team outside the Top 6

            • AFC49
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

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

              Button, Arnie*, AWB, Højbjerg

              1FT, 1.3 ITB

              A.) Patricio > Fabianski
              B.) Arnie > Jimenez
              C.) Salah > Sterling, Arnie > Laca (-4)
              D.) Save

            • Kasper the ghost keeper
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Start 2 out of these 4:
              1) Alonso
              2) Bennett
              3) Wan Bassaka
              4) Gray

              1. paulfantham
                • 8 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                2 and 3

              2. avfc82
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Is that Demarai Gray?

                1. Kasper the ghost keeper
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Yep. Came on at half time last game

                  1. avfc82
                    • 9 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    I'd start 1 and 2 then.

            • DanLynch
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              What’s the latest on trippier does he have a chance of playing?

              1. avfc82
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Didn't sound serious but it's a reoccurring injury so his minutes will be managed, prob like everyone else.

            • Sturridge Wars
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Thoughts on Sane > Eriksen. ?

              1. TaiwanHC
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Why would you even consider that?

              2. KGFC
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                No

              3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                They must be very dark thoughts

              4. _figu
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 13 days ago

                No

            • KGFC
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              1. Was Keane rested yesterday or now dropped for Zouma?
              2. Expect him to start this week?

            • TRASH BOAT
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Turning into a great season with a lot of template-bashing options, long may it continue. That said when leading an ML it is easier to have a template working...

              1. _figu
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 13 days ago

                I love this. Was waiting it to happen. Makes The game so so much more interesting.

                Be confident you'll make better decisions than your rivals on average.

                1. Bat Man
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Yes. Was getting all a bit stale a few weeks ago, the shake up is fantastic and makes for more fun

            • paulfantham
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Robertson > TAA? Straight swap before the price changes on both players this evening, seems like a boring one but needed I think. Does anyone have any more info on Robertson injury?

              1. slamdunk
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                I thought Klopp said it was just a dead leg? I would think he will play gainst Bournmouth,Klopp would be silly to start a team there like he did last night.

                1. paulfantham
                  • 8 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Would also free up about 1 mil in funds as well tho and if TAA will be starting anyway?

            • The Greenback Boogie
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Current team :

              Patricio

              Dunk - VVD - Chilwell
              Salah - Son - Anderson - Hazard
              Mitro - Auba - Jimenez

              Hamer - AWB - Hojberg - Bennett

              I have 0 FT and 1.2 ITB. How's she looking? Considering Chilwell to Bellerin for a -4. Worth it? Any other moves you would do?

              1. Jimjam
                • 8 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Looks good. I wouldn't take a hit.

            • TaiwanHC
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Wow, just realized how much better stats Sane has over Son.

              Need to re-prioritize I guess.

              1. The 5% Team
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Sane has played over 200 more minutes, in a better team. However, it's about looking forward...and both have pretty good outlook points-wise

              2. Gudjohnsen
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Duffy, Arnautovic to TAA, Rondon for a hit?

                1. sunzip14
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  I did Bellerin, Rondon

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    For a hit?

                    1. sunzip14
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      yes

                2. avfc82
                  • 9 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Rondon in for a hit... really?!

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    You could look at it as a hit for Bellerin.

                    1. avfc82
                      • 9 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      Arsenal haven't kept a clean sheet since GW7, whichever way you look at it, it doesn't look good for a hit.

              3. pranavs9
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Is Kolasinac nailed on? Arsenal have as good a run as any for the chance of clean sheets in the next few weeks
                I have only enough funds to buy him or Sokratis or any other defender 5.0 mill
                Any suggestions?

                1. yakirh
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  I was worried because Monreal is back in full training, so went with Bellerin instead, but in your case you could gamble

                2. TRASH BOAT
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Not that sure. Monreal in training and he made a rick for United goal last night..

                3. Amey
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    Bellarin or kola or nobody.
                    Their attacking returns are only way you'll get points imo.
                    Have you seen them defending ??

                    1. yakirh
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      You are probably right about their defending, but if there's any chance of clean-sheets it should be in the upcoming fixtures

                  • speedyboyzz - RoboKlopp
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    Depends on formation imo. When Emery plays a back with Monreal fit,no way Kola starts....

                    1. speedyboyzz - RoboKlopp
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      *back four

                  • pranavs9
                    • 7 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    Thanks all!
                    Any other defender you suggest for 5.0 for next 3-4 weeks? Still have WC so not so worried long term

                4. KJT123
                  • 8 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  A) Kolasinac + Torreira
                  B) Chambers + Snodgrass
                  ?

                  1. yakirh
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    Don't think Torreira/Chambers are good picks

                  2. sunzip14
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    B

                  3. Amey
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      B

                  4. Karan14
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    I might be wrong but I just dont see the need of Arsenal striker with Kane & Sterling in the team.
                    The only week when I would cap them over these 2 is this week and im not even sure if both or which one will start this week.

                    I will also have to take a hit to get them in which means selling Alonso or Hazard. Just doesn't seem worth it to me!

                    1. Winston.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      So the question is; Auba or Sterling? Who’s your third striker, if the latter...

                    2. Christina.
                      • 9 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      live a little.
                      x

                    3. _figu
                      • 1 Year
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      Maybe. Interesting times for sure. Good thing we finally have more and more options.

                    4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      its not just about captaincy though

                  5. puhd
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    Alonso to Schindler and Arnie to Lacazette(C)?
                    Would be for -4. Thanks lads!

                  6. DaniCT
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    When do we find out if Martial will play next game ?

                    1. dicky2014
                      • 4 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      2pm Saturday

                    2. grumpyman
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      If he's in training pics tomorrow he should play. If he's not there I doubt he'll start.

                  7. altomfredrik
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    Arnautovic and Alonso - > Lacazette and Diop (-4)?

                    Yes or No?

                    1. puhd
                      • 4 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      I went with Schindler instead. But yeah, good moves.

                  8. Jimjam
                    • 8 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    Team for this week:

                    Fabianski
                    Alonso, Robertson, Laporte
                    Hazard, Mane, Sane, Martial, Richarlison
                    Aguero, Wilson

                    Bench: Stekelenburg, Bennett, Wan-Bissaka, Kamara

                    Aguero --> Aubameyang (c) worth a -4?

                    1. puhd
                      • 4 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      He might get rested

                  9. Jellyfish
                    • 7 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    Best sub 5m midfielder who is nailed on? Currently on Stephens

                    1. La Roja
                      • 7 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      Torreria

                      1. Christina.
                        • 9 Years
                        6 months, 13 days ago

                        lol

                      2. Jellyfish
                        • 7 Years
                        6 months, 13 days ago

                        Nah, too much of a risk imo

                    2. avfc82
                      • 9 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      I'd go Camarasa.

                    3. Amey
                        6 months, 13 days ago

                        Cairney

                        1. Jellyfish
                          • 7 Years
                          6 months, 13 days ago

                          Cairney looks like he's about to drop. Could be an option, although as a Villa fan it would pain me to put him in my team 🙁

                    4. Totti
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      still have my wildcard

                      A) activate now
                      B) wait

                      foster fabianski
                      alonso arnold boly bissaka peltier
                      hazard sterling F.anderson richarlison fraser
                      kane wilson jimenez

                      1FT 1.9 itb

                      1. Magic Bean Hunter
                        • 1 Year
                        6 months, 13 days ago

                        Keep for now. just upgrade peltier

                        1. Totti
                          • 2 Years
                          6 months, 13 days ago

                          i need to get auba
                          and can't solve this problem

                    5. as33
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      So Martial is expecting to play against Fulham?

                      1. _figu
                        • 1 Year
                        6 months, 13 days ago

                        50-50

                      2. Fingerspitzengefühl
                        • 2 Years
                        6 months, 13 days ago

                        Seems like he was taken off early as a precaution, I think he'll make the Fulham game

                    6. _sidney_will
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      Roll the FT?

                      Fabianski

                      Trippier TAA Digne Kolasinac

                      Sterling Sane F.Anderson Richarlison (VC)

                      Kane Lacazette (C)

                      *Steele Fraser AWB Kamara*

                      1. Totti
                        • 2 Years
                        6 months, 13 days ago

                        monitor trippier
                        if he is fit then save

                    7. Skull And Gnomes 9
                      • 1 Year
                      6 months, 13 days ago

                      Can't seem to find Llorente on the captain poll !