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 days, 9 hours 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
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        B looks good

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

      Best defender under 5?

      Allready got Doherty, Wan B and Digne..

      1. Jellyfish
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 9 hours 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. GaabRop
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            from GW 19 Everton have a great run of fixtures

            1. Jellyfish
              • 6 Years
              6 days, 9 hours ago

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

        2. Pegboy
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Schindler, Chambers, Diop all have decent fixtures.

          1. Jellyfish
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            Diop a good shout - hadn't considered him

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

            i have an eye on Chambers too

      2. simong1
          6 days, 9 hours 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
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 9 hours 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 days, 9 hours ago

            A

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

            f) Alonso

            1. Jellyfish
              • 6 Years
              6 days, 9 hours 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
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            a

          4. AFC49
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            A

          5. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 9 hours 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
              • 6 Years
              6 days, 9 hours 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
                • 8 Years
                6 days, 9 hours ago

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

          6. L&MM (Howe to Train you…
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            I'd go cheaper

            1. Jellyfish
              • 6 Years
              6 days, 8 hours ago

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

        • Hryszko
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          7.6m to replace Arnie....

          Any suggestions?? 🙂

          1. Kasper the ghost keeper
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            I went for Wilson

          2. Pegboy
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            Probably Wilson.

          3. _figu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 9 hours 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

        • Nuno
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          A. Alonso, Diop

          B. Laporte, Doherty

          1. Pegboy
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            B

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

        • Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 9 hours 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 days, 9 hours ago

              Yes.

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

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

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

                This,Auba is the main striker.

                1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 9 hours 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
                  6 days, 9 hours 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

                • TRASH BOAT
                  • 5 Years
                  6 days, 9 hours ago

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

                  1. TRASH BOAT
                    • 5 Years
                    6 days, 9 hours 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 days, 9 hours ago

                        Thats the plan 😉

                        1. TRASH BOAT
                          • 5 Years
                          6 days, 9 hours 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 days, 9 hours ago

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

              3. AFC49
                • 5 Years
                6 days, 9 hours 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

              4. Kasper the ghost keeper
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 9 hours ago

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

                1. paulfantham
                  • 8 Years
                  6 days, 9 hours ago

                  2 and 3

                2. avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  6 days, 9 hours ago

                  Is that Demarai Gray?

                  1. Kasper the ghost keeper
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 9 hours ago

                    Yep. Came on at half time last game

                    1. avfc82
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      6 days, 7 hours ago

                      I'd start 1 and 2 then.

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

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

                1. avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  6 days, 9 hours ago

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

              6. Sturridge Wars
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 9 hours ago

                Thoughts on Sane > Eriksen. ?

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

                  Why would you even consider that?

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

                  No

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

                  They must be very dark thoughts

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

                  No

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

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

              8. TRASH BOAT
                • 5 Years
                6 days, 9 hours 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
                  • 1 Year
                  6 days, 9 hours 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    6 days, 8 hours ago

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

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

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

              10. The Greenback Boogie
                • 1 Year
                6 days, 9 hours 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
                  6 days, 9 hours ago

                  Looks good. I wouldn't take a hit.

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

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

                Need to re-prioritize I guess.

                1. GaabRop
                    6 days, 9 hours 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
                  • 1 Year
                  6 days, 9 hours ago

                  Duffy, Arnautovic to TAA, Rondon for a hit?

                  1. sunzip14
                    • 1 Year
                    6 days, 9 hours ago

                    I did Bellerin, Rondon

                    1. Gudjohnsen
                      • 1 Year
                      6 days, 9 hours ago

                      For a hit?

                      1. sunzip14
                        • 1 Year
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

                        yes

                  2. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    6 days, 9 hours ago

                    Rondon in for a hit... really?!

                    1. Gudjohnsen
                      • 1 Year
                      6 days, 9 hours ago

                      You could look at it as a hit for Bellerin.

                      1. avfc82
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        6 days, 7 hours 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
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  6 days, 9 hours 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 9 hours 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 days, 9 hours ago

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

                  3. Amey
                      6 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

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

                      1. speedyboyzz - RoboKlopp
                        • 2 Years
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

                        *back four

                    • pranavs9
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      6 days, 9 hours 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 days, 9 hours ago

                    A) Kolasinac + Torreira
                    B) Chambers + Snodgrass
                    ?

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

                      Don't think Torreira/Chambers are good picks

                    2. sunzip14
                      • 1 Year
                      6 days, 9 hours ago

                      B

                    3. Amey
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

                        B

                    4. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      6 days, 9 hours 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 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

                        live a little.
                        x

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

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

                      4. Holmes
                        • 5 Years
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

                        its not just about captaincy though

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

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

                    6. DaniCT
                      • 5 Years
                      6 days, 9 hours ago

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

                      1. dicky2014
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

                        2pm Saturday

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

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

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

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

                      Yes or No?

                      1. puhd
                        • 4 Years
                        6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                    8. Jimjam
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      6 days, 9 hours 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 days, 7 hours ago

                        He might get rested

                    9. Jellyfish
                      • 6 Years
                      6 days, 9 hours ago

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

                      1. La Roja
                        • 6 Years
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

                        Torreria

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

                          lol

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

                          Nah, too much of a risk imo

                      2. avfc82
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

                        I'd go Camarasa.

                      3. Amey
                          6 days, 9 hours ago

                          Cairney

                          1. Jellyfish
                            • 6 Years
                            6 days, 8 hours 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 days, 9 hours 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
                            6 days, 9 hours ago

                            Keep for now. just upgrade peltier

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

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

                        2. as33
                          • 3 Years
                          6 days, 9 hours ago

                          So Martial is expecting to play against Fulham?

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

                            50-50

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

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

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

                            monitor trippier
                            if he is fit then save

                        4. Skull And Gnomes 9
                          • 1 Year
                          6 days, 9 hours ago

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