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. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 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…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A for my money

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

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

      A.

    4. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

    5. Dumbfounded (there it is!)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

      1. Dumbfounded (there it is!)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Sorry, B

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Even shinned that.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Haha 🙂

    6. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

    7. Jono295
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 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
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

    9. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Conclusive. Thanks all

  2. TheKeeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    How nailed on do people reckon Kolasinac is?

  3. RUUD!
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    what makes people think Laca will start against Huddersfield?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      cause he's fresh

      whereas auba has almost played 2 full games

      1. RUUD!
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        so Auba will be benched?

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      wishful thinking

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

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

      Can't afford Auba so hoping he will

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

        I reckon both Will start

        1. StayoutheSpiceZone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 19 days ago

          They will both start - agreed

    5. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 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
      5 months, 19 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
        5 months, 19 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
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

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

        1. Erdogan
            5 months, 19 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

      3. Igor-Stimac
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 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
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Salah to Auba!!

          1. Igor-Stimac
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Salah to who, to finance Auba?

      4. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 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
          5 months, 19 days ago

          selling salah does not bode well.

          1. g40steve
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 19 days ago

            13m & still not firing?

        2. Amey
            5 months, 19 days ago

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

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

            Nahhh not this GW

          • Aussie Rules
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 19 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 19 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
            5 months, 19 days ago

            +1

          2. fenixri
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Most people ditch him on wc

          3. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 19 days ago

            No baps no C

          4. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

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

            That's what we issue is

        4. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 19 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
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Doherty and Kola

          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            I just dont like any of those defense 😮

            Digne and Kolasinac probably

          3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Doherty and Kola

          4. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            DND

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Kola not worth the gamble on WC?

              1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 19 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
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Best forward for 6.3 or less?

          1. cigan
              5 months, 19 days ago

              jimenez

            • Athletic Nasherbo
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Chicharito

            • Dumbfounded (there it is!)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Jimi short-term at least

          2. cigan
              5 months, 19 days ago

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

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

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

                1. cigan
                    5 months, 19 days ago

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

              2. Goonerly
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 19 days ago

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

                1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  mitrovic out is probably not smart now

                2. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Would just do Arnie to Jimenez or Wilson

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

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

              3. BOATIES FC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 months, 19 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

              4. Atters
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

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

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

              5. fylde2022
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 19 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
                  5 months, 19 days ago

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

                2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Stick this week...

              6. Patty
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

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

                1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

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

                  1. Patty
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Interested to know who’s different?

                    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

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

              7. fenixri
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Anyone still believing in Hazard?

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Me, he definitely exists.

                  1. Typo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    +1

                2. Zenith UK
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

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

                  1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    yeah, not looking good

                3. The 12th Man
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Thorgan?

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

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

                5. kime67
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  thinking switching to son. great fixures until gw 27

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

              8. child of God
                  5 months, 19 days ago

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

                  1. Typo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Found guilty of fraud

                  2. Gommy
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

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

                • Demigod Mendy
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 19 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    I like this team!

                    1. Demigod Mendy
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

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

                      1. Typo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 19 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
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Cheers

                • Little Red Lacazette
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 19 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Mane to Eriksen

                • Kompany You Keep
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

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

                  1. Typo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Jimmy! Nailed and steady point man

                    Mitro has that 4YC hanging over him.

                    Chicha, cant trust him

                  2. Dynamic Duos
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    A

                  3. BARIO MALOTELLI
                      5 months, 19 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
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 19 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
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 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
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      3-5-2 time

                      1. child of God
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          With who as the number 10?

                      2. The 12th Man
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        El Capitano this week?

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Yep

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

                          Yeh this was always the plan, good start yesterday

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

                        When did he say that?

                    2. The 12th Man
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Anyone know how bad Trippiers injury was?

                      1. Gommy
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 19 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.

                    3. Nolberto Solano
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 19 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)

                    4. The Train Driver
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

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

                      1. Typo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Yes

                    5. Oldie99
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      5 months, 19 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

                    6. Kingtekkerz
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 19 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
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Looks really good. The new template

                        1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Wish this sodding word was banned

                          1. Pat Bonner
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            5 months, 19 days ago

                            You do take this game seriously don’t you

                            1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                              • 3 Years
                              5 months, 19 days ago

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

                              1. Pat Bonner
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                5 months, 19 days ago

                                Sure, just some value their own opinion more than others

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

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

                    7. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 19 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
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        D

                        1. Pat Bonner
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Cheers

                    8. xiMoxiee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

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

                      1. Pat Bonner
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

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

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

                        The order you mention

                    9. Dakes. 🙂
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 19 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
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Looks good to go

                    10. Evla5000
                        5 months, 19 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?