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
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 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. Rsforstar
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B looks good

  2. altomfredrik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Best defender under 5?

    Allready got Doherty, Wan B and Digne..

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 20 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
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 20 days ago

        from GW 19 Everton have a great run of fixtures

        1. Jellyfish
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

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

    2. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Schindler, Chambers, Diop all have decent fixtures.

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Diop a good shout - hadn't considered him

      2. Cheshire Duck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        i have an eye on Chambers too

  3. simong1
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 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!

  4. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A

    2. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      f) Alonso

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 20 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

    3. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      a

    4. AFC49
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 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
        11 months, 20 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

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

    6. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I'd go cheaper

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

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

  5. Hryszko
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    7.6m to replace Arnie....

    Any suggestions?? 🙂

    1. Kasper the ghost keeper
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I went for Wilson

    2. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Probably Wilson.

    3. _figu
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 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

  6. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    A. Alonso, Diop

    B. Laporte, Doherty

    1. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B

  7. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 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
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 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. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 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...

  8. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 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
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Yes.

    2. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

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

      1. slamdunk
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        This,Auba is the main striker.

        1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 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. Rsforstar
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 20 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. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

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

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 20 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
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Thats the plan 😉

            1. GARY AND JAMIE
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 20 days ago

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

      4. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

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

  9. AFC49
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 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

  10. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. paulfantham
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      2 and 3

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Is that Demarai Gray?

      1. Kasper the ghost keeper
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Yep. Came on at half time last game

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          I'd start 1 and 2 then.

  11. DanLynch
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

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

  12. Sturridge Wars
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Thoughts on Sane > Eriksen. ?

    1. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Why would you even consider that?

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      No

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      They must be very dark thoughts

    4. _figu
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      No

  13. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

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

  14. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 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
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 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
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

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

  15. paulfantham
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 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
      11 months, 20 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
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

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

  16. The Greenback Boogie
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Looks good. I wouldn't take a hit.

  17. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

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

    Need to re-prioritize I guess.

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 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

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Duffy, Arnautovic to TAA, Rondon for a hit?

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I did Bellerin, Rondon

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        For a hit?

        1. sunzip14
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          yes

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Rondon in for a hit... really?!

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        You could look at it as a hit for Bellerin.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 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.

  19. pranavs9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 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
      11 months, 20 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. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

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

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 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
        11 months, 20 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

    4. speedyboyz - Brazil Nuts
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

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

      1. speedyboyz - Brazil Nuts
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        *back four

    5. pranavs9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 20 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

  20. KJT123
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    A) Kolasinac + Torreira
    B) Chambers + Snodgrass
    ?

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Don't think Torreira/Chambers are good picks

    2. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B

  21. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 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
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

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

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      live a little.
      x

    3. _figu
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

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

    4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      its not just about captaincy though

  22. puhd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

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

  23. DaniCT
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. dicky2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      2pm Saturday

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

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

  24. altomfredrik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

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

    Yes or No?

    1. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

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

  25. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 20 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      He might get rested

  26. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Torreria

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        lol

      2. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Nah, too much of a risk imo

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I'd go Camarasa.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Cairney

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 20 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 🙁

  27. Totti
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 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. Rsforstar
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Keep for now. just upgrade peltier

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

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

  28. as33
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    So Martial is expecting to play against Fulham?

    1. _figu
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      50-50

    2. Fingerspitzengefühl
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

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

  29. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 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
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      monitor trippier
      if he is fit then save

  30. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

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