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. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    OK, best WC option. Need to drop Son or Auba.

    A. Aubameyang+Fraser+Digne
    B. Lacazette+Son+Bennett

    Fabianski • Button
    XXX • TAA • AWB • Doherty • Fernandez
    XXX • Sterling • Sané • Richarlison • FAnderson
    XXX • Kane • Kamara

    1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      A for my money

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      A

    3. romer
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      A.

    4. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      A

    5. Point-one short
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      A

      1. Point-one short
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Sorry, B

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Even shinned that.

          1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Haha 🙂

    6. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      A

    7. Jono295
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      You have spurs cover in Kane and Auba has awesome run of fixtures so no brainier really.

    8. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      A

    9. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Conclusive. Thanks all

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

    How nailed on do people reckon Kolasinac is?

  3. RUUD!
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    what makes people think Laca will start against Huddersfield?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      cause he's fresh

      whereas auba has almost played 2 full games

      1. RUUD!
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        so Auba will be benched?

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      wishful thinking

    3. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      He’s looked great off the bench.
      He was first choice until his injury.
      It’s Huddersfield

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

      Can't afford Auba so hoping he will

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

        I reckon both Will start

        1. StayoutheSpiceZone
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          They will both start - agreed

    5. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      We’ve seen emery set up against big teams just now with both available. Now they both get their turn against the little ones when they have to attack all out

  4. Erdogan
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 13 days ago

    I got Mahrez in this week as a short term solution for City attack which worked out quite well. Any thoughts if he might still start this weekend as well? Or safer swap him for Sane (worried Sane’s turn to be rested)

    1. Halmari Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Mahrez cant play on the left. Sterling can play both areas. Mahrez is going to the bench unless sane is benched

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Against the big teams pep has plays Mahrez on the right sterling on the left.

      1. Erdogan
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Yes, thinking maybe to keep Mahrez. As Sane has played a lot of minutes lately. Sterling on the left, Mahrez on the right could be the case this weekend

  5. Igor-Stimac
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Ederson (Hamer)
    Wan TAA Alonso Bennett Robertson
    Salah Sterling Maddison (Westwood, Stephens)
    Jiménez Kane Wilson

    Kane > Auba for minus 4?

    Will captain Auba as well.

    1. Jono295
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Salah to Auba!!

      1. Igor-Stimac
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Salah to who, to finance Auba?

  6. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Would u downgrade Alonso to a 4.2 to fit Sterling + Kane in for a - 8??

    Means I sell Salah + Arnie but keep Haz + Auba...

    In dire straits at the minute after bad 4gws.

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      selling salah does not bode well.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 13 days ago

        13m & still not firing?

    2. Amey
        8 months, 13 days ago

        I would.
        Kane+auba+hazard+sterling is good 😉

      • _figu
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Nahhh not this GW

      • Aussie Rules
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Don't think it's worth a -8 and losing good players just to get Kane and Sterling in this week when their match ups aren't amazing

    3. Bat Man
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Surprised Salah is so low on the C poll. He was rested so should be fresh for the game!

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        +1

      2. fenixri
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Most people ditch him on wc

      3. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        No baps no C

      4. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        He's basically a £9-11m player costing £13m.

        That's what we issue is

    4. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      If you could have two of Doherty, Digne and Kola (all 4.9) what would you pick?

      Might gamble on Kola 😯

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

        Doherty and Kola

      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        I just dont like any of those defense 😮

        Digne and Kolasinac probably

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

        Doherty and Kola

      4. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        DND

        1. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Kola not worth the gamble on WC?

          1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Definitely worth it. Easy switch to Digne after Everton's two poor fixtures if it comes to it. Go Kola and live a little.

    5. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Best forward for 6.3 or less?

      1. cigan
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 13 days ago

        jimenez

      2. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Chicharito

      3. Point-one short
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Jimi short-term at least

    6. cigan
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      A) Arnautovic >> Jimenez (already have Wilson)
      B) Arnautovic & Alonso >> Lacazette & Zanka/Fernandez (-4)

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

        Am thinking about B but can see it come back haunting me.

        1. cigan
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 13 days ago

          leaning towards A myself and reevaluate next week
          next 2 looking good for Wolves

    7. Goonerly
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Is Mitrovic + Arnie OUT --> Laca & Success a smart move? Really want an Arsenal striker in

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        mitrovic out is probably not smart now

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Would just do Arnie to Jimenez or Wilson

      3. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Laca + Kamara, gives you an extra 0.3m and a goal machine

    8. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Sliding down the rankings a lot lately... Made a few changes. Gtg or hits needed? Not sure about bench and which defenders to play.

      Pat
      Alonso Laporte Doherty
      Sterling Hazard Sane Rich (v)
      Auba (C) Wilson Mitro

      Hamer Lovren AWB Holjberg

    9. Atters
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Hazard and Arnie - - Fraser and Auba (-4)

      Or to Laca and Felipe Anderson?
      Then bring in Wilson or Fraser week after

    10. fylde2022
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      What a balls up!
      I've accidentally tripled my Liverpool defence!
      How would I rectify this? Should I take a hit (-8?)

      Ryan
      VVD Robertson TAA Bennett
      Sigurdsson F.Anderson Sterling Sane
      Kane Wilson

      Patricio, Dunk, Arnautovic, Fraser

      1. Aussie Rules
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Don't take a -8 to change your defense, especially when they are reasonable options

      2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Stick this week...

    11. Patty
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      RMWCT
      Fabianski Steele
      Laporte Kolasinac TAA Bennett AWB
      Sterling Sane Richarlison Fanderson Gunnarsson
      Kane Auba Wilson

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        10/11 of the starters same as mine so I approve

        1. Patty
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Interested to know who’s different?

          1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Doherty Schindler over Laporte Bennett. Had Laporte at 5.6 but wouldn't be able to afford now.

    12. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Anyone still believing in Hazard?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Me, he definitely exists.

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

          +1

      2. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        City game bump in the road, seen his next 6?

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          yeah, not looking good

      3. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Thorgan?

      4. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Yes
        And I think he can do something vs City, he loves big games

      5. kime67
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        thinking switching to son. great fixures until gw 27

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

        3 assists in 7GW's, got rid on WC, Sane for 1.5m cheaper looks a lot better value if you can handle rotation

    13. child of God
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Any idea what happened to barkley? Hasn't been in the squad for the last 2 games

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

        Found guilty of fraud

      2. Gommy
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Slight decline in form, mixed with RLC's rise in form.

    14. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Any changes worth a hit?

      Hennessy
      TAA, Laporte, Doherty, Trippier
      Richarlison, Anderson, Sterling, Sane, Alli
      Aubameyang (c)

      Bench: Hamer, Wilson, Alonso, Kamara

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

        I like this team!

        1. Demigod Mendy
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Would you bother taking a hit or two to get in Laca alongside Auba?

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

            No, I would not. Because that likely involves getting out Wilson.
            I dont see it possible for Kamara.
            Auba is enough

            1. Demigod Mendy
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Cheers

    15. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      1FT

      Ederson
      Robbo Digne Doherty
      Sane Hazard Mane Richalison
      Auba Wilson Jimenez

      Boruc Alonso AWB Højbjerg

      Would like to do: Hazard -> Sterling but short 0.1. Who to sell to fund this move?

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

        Mane to Eriksen

    16. Laporte In A Storm
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Cheap Arnie replacement to enable better midfield options.
      A) Chicharito
      B) Mitrovic
      C) Jimenez

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

        Jimmy! Nailed and steady point man

        Mitro has that 4YC hanging over him.

        Chicha, cant trust him

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        A

      3. BARIO MALOTELLI
          8 months, 13 days ago

          I transfered chicharito for arnie west ham has good fixtures at front. But not sure was this best move thoughts anyone will chicharito start against palace ?

        • el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          I got Mitrovic hoping that Ranieri will work his magic and Mitro will be main beneficiary of it.

          Not bothered about suspension at this price point, thats why I have playing bench.

      4. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Emery tip Aubameyang to win golden boot, minutes garaunteed and he wont do that of the wing

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          3-5-2 time

          1. child of God
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 13 days ago

            With who as the number 10?

        2. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          El Capitano this week?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Yep

        3. yakirh
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Laca is much better as CF than the wing, so can't see Emery changing that

          Auba will go up front when Laca not on the pitch

        4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          I’m captaining him to see how the Kane/Auba 7 week rotation ends up... praying for a start *crosses fingers*

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Yeh this was always the plan, good start yesterday

        5. _sidney_will
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Scored 8 on the wing so far, Auba also said he's happy to play on wing to acomodate Laca

        6. DV8R
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          When did he say that?

      5. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Anyone know how bad Trippiers injury was?

        1. Gommy
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          A recurrence of the Groin Injury that kept him out the past few weeks. Not believed to be a Big Issue by Poch but I can see them resting him this weekend.

      6. Nolberto Solano
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Which option this week (2 FT's)?

        A) Hazard & Arnie -> Anderson & Auba
        B) Salah & Arnie -> Anderson & Kane
        C) Salah & Arnie -> Son & Auba
        D) Alonso, Hazard & Arnie -> TAA, Anderson & Kane (-4)
        E) Alonso, Hazard & Arnie -> TAA, Son & Auba (-4)

      7. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        TAA should have little competition to his spot now that Gomez is injured?

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

          Yes

      8. Oldie99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 13 days ago

        OK pick one NOT to play please

        Mitro (MUN away)
        Alonso (MCI home)
        WB (WHU away)
        Holebas (EVE away)

        Have Foster (EVE away) in goal already.

        Meaning i have to play 3 of these guys or make transfers

      9. Kingtekkerz
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Thoughts on this WC team?

        Fab Hamer
        Alonso TAA Kola Doherty AWB
        Sterling Sané Richa Fraser Masuaku
        Kane Auba Jimenez

        Thanks!

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Looks really good. The new template

          1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Wish this sodding word was banned

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              You do take this game seriously don’t you

              1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Pretty much everyone here does, not sure why that's relevant.

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Sure, just some value their own opinion more than others

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

          On a WC I would consider Luiz for Alonso, Wilson for Jimenez, Cairney for Masuaku. Try and fit Bellerin instead of Kola.

      10. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Bit stuck on what to do...which do you like best. Only 1ft:

        A arnie to Wilson/Rondon(!!)
        B arnie hazard to Aubameyang Pereyra/snoddy (-4)
        C arnie hazard to Lacazette siggy (-4)
        D arnie Alonso to Lacazette Balbuena (-4)

        1. xiMoxiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          D

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Cheers

      11. xiMoxiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Who to lose out of Walker, Robertson, or Alonso to fund Lacazette?

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Walker out of those...no many attacking returns from him

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

          The order you mention

      12. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Morning all!
        Right in thinking nothing is worth a hit this week? 1.1 ITB

        Fabianski - Hamer
        Robertson Digne Doherty Alonso - AWB
        Hazard DSilva Anderson - Fraser Diangana
        Aubameyang(c) Kane(vc) Jiménez

        Thanks!!
        (The moves were Salah Arnie out, Kane Anderson in for free - finally had enough with salah for now with better options out there currently)

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Looks good to go

      13. Evla5000
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Current team:

        Fab Foster
        Digne Robertson Alonso AWB Bennett
        Sterling Fraser Willian* Mane** Cairney
        Arnie** Kane Wilson

        ITB 0.3 / FT 0

        Wilcard team:
        Fab Button
        Walker Bennett Robertson AWB Alonso
        Sterling Fraser Sané Richarlison Cairney
        Jiménez Kane Wilson

        Any thoughts please?