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
    2 months, 19 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
      2 months, 19 days ago

      B looks good

  2. altomfredrik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Best defender under 5?

    Allready got Doherty, Wan B and Digne..

    1. Jellyfish
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 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
          2 months, 19 days ago

          from GW 19 Everton have a great run of fixtures

          1. Jellyfish
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

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

      2. Pegboy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Schindler, Chambers, Diop all have decent fixtures.

        1. Jellyfish
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Diop a good shout - hadn't considered him

        2. L Ryuzaki
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          i have an eye on Chambers too

    2. simong1
        2 months, 19 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
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 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
          2 months, 19 days ago

          A

        2. Jules Rimet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          f) Alonso

          1. Jellyfish
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 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
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          a

        4. AFC49
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          A

        5. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 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
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 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
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 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…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I'd go cheaper

          1. Jellyfish
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

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

      • Hryszko
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        7.6m to replace Arnie....

        Any suggestions?? 🙂

        1. Kasper the ghost keeper
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I went for Wilson

        2. Pegboy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Probably Wilson.

        3. _figu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 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

      • Nuno
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        A. Alonso, Diop

        B. Laporte, Doherty

        1. Pegboy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          B

      • Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 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
          2 months, 19 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
          2 months, 19 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...

      • Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 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
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Yes.

          • TaiwanHC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

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

            1. slamdunk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              This,Auba is the main striker.

              1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 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
              2 months, 19 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
              2 months, 19 days ago

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

              1. TRASH BOAT
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 19 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
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Thats the plan 😉

                    1. TRASH BOAT
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 19 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
                2 months, 19 days ago

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

          • AFC49
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 19 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
            2 months, 19 days ago

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

            1. paulfantham
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              2 and 3

            2. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Is that Demarai Gray?

              1. Kasper the ghost keeper
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Yep. Came on at half time last game

                1. avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  I'd start 1 and 2 then.

          • DanLynch
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

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

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 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
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Thoughts on Sane > Eriksen. ?

            1. TaiwanHC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Why would you even consider that?

            2. KGFC
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              No

            3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              They must be very dark thoughts

            4. _figu
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 19 days ago

              No

          • KGFC
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

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

          • TRASH BOAT
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 19 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 19 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 19 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
            2 months, 19 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 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
                2 months, 19 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
            2 months, 19 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
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Looks good. I wouldn't take a hit.

          • TaiwanHC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

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

            Need to re-prioritize I guess.

            1. The 5% Team
                2 months, 19 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
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Duffy, Arnautovic to TAA, Rondon for a hit?

              1. sunzip14
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                I did Bellerin, Rondon

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  For a hit?

                  1. sunzip14
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    yes

              2. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Rondon in for a hit... really?!

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  You could look at it as a hit for Bellerin.

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 19 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 19 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 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
                2 months, 19 days ago

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

              3. Amey
                  2 months, 19 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 19 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
                  2 months, 19 days ago

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

                  1. speedyboyzz - RoboKlopp
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    *back four

                • pranavs9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 19 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
                2 months, 19 days ago

                A) Kolasinac + Torreira
                B) Chambers + Snodgrass
                ?

                1. yakirh
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Don't think Torreira/Chambers are good picks

                2. sunzip14
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  B

                3. Amey
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    B

                4. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 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
                    2 months, 19 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
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    live a little.
                    x

                  3. _figu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 19 days ago

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

                  4. Holmes
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    its not just about captaincy though

                5. puhd
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

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

                6. DaniCT
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

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

                  1. dicky2014
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    2pm Saturday

                  2. grumpyman
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 19 days 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
                  2 months, 19 days ago

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

                  Yes or No?

                  1. puhd
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

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

                8. Jimjam
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 19 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
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    He might get rested

                9. Jellyfish
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

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

                  1. La Roja
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Torreria

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      lol

                    2. Jellyfish
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Nah, too much of a risk imo

                  2. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    I'd go Camarasa.

                  3. Amey
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Cairney

                      1. Jellyfish
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 19 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
                    2 months, 19 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
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Keep for now. just upgrade peltier

                      1. Totti
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

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

                  5. as33
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    So Martial is expecting to play against Fulham?

                    1. _figu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      50-50

                    2. Fingerspitzengefühl
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 19 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
                    2 months, 19 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
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      monitor trippier
                      if he is fit then save

                  7. Skull And Gnomes 9
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 19 days ago

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