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
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B looks good

  2. altomfredrik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best defender under 5?

    Allready got Doherty, Wan B and Digne..

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        1 year, 1 month ago

        from GW 19 Everton have a great run of fixtures

        1. Jellyfish
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Schindler, Chambers, Diop all have decent fixtures.

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Diop a good shout - hadn't considered him

      2. Cheshire Duck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        i have an eye on Chambers too

  3. simong1
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month 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
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    2. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      f) Alonso

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

      a

    4. AFC49
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        1 year, 1 month 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
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'd go cheaper

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  5. Hryszko
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    7.6m to replace Arnie....

    Any suggestions?? 🙂

    1. Kasper the ghost keeper
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I went for Wilson

    2. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Probably Wilson.

    3. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A. Alonso, Diop

    B. Laporte, Doherty

    1. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  7. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month 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
    1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes.

    2. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. slamdunk
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This,Auba is the main striker.

        1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month 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
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month 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
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Thats the plan 😉

            1. GARY AND JAMIE
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 1 month 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
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  9. AFC49
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. paulfantham
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      2 and 3

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Is that Demarai Gray?

      1. Kasper the ghost keeper
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yep. Came on at half time last game

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I'd start 1 and 2 then.

  11. DanLynch
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on Sane > Eriksen. ?

    1. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why would you even consider that?

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      They must be very dark thoughts

    4. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No

  13. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  14. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        1 year, 1 month 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
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  16. The Greenback Boogie
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looks good. I wouldn't take a hit.

  17. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    Need to re-prioritize I guess.

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month 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
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Duffy, Arnautovic to TAA, Rondon for a hit?

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I did Bellerin, Rondon

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        For a hit?

        1. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          yes

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Rondon in for a hit... really?!

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        You could look at it as a hit for Bellerin.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month 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
    1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month 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
        1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. speedyboyz - Brazil Nuts
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        *back four

    5. pranavs9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A) Kolasinac + Torreira
    B) Chambers + Snodgrass
    ?

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Don't think Torreira/Chambers are good picks

    2. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  21. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      live a little.
      x

    3. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      its not just about captaincy though

  22. puhd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  23. DaniCT
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. dicky2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      2pm Saturday

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    Yes or No?

    1. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  25. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He might get rested

  26. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Torreria

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        lol

      2. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Nah, too much of a risk imo

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'd go Camarasa.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Cairney

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Keep for now. just upgrade peltier

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  28. as33
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    So Martial is expecting to play against Fulham?

    1. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      50-50

    2. Fingerspitzengefühl
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
    1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

      monitor trippier
      if he is fit then save

  30. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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