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

      A for my money

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

      A

    3. romer
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A.

    4. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    5. Shinned it
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A

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

        Sorry, B

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Even shinned that.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            Haha 🙂

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

      A

    7. Jono295
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 9 hours 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
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    9. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Conclusive. Thanks all

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

    How nailed on do people reckon Kolasinac is?

  3. RUUD!
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    what makes people think Laca will start against Huddersfield?

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

      cause he's fresh

      whereas auba has almost played 2 full games

      1. RUUD!
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        so Auba will be benched?

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

      wishful thinking

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours 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
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Can't afford Auba so hoping he will

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

        I reckon both Will start

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

          They will both start - agreed

    5. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours 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
      6 days, 9 hours 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. Buy Halmari Tea
          6 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

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

          1. Erdogan
              6 days, 8 hours 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

        • Igor-Stimac
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 9 hours 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
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            Salah to Auba!!

            1. Igor-Stimac
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 9 hours ago

              Salah to who, to finance Auba?

        • camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 9 hours 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
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            selling salah does not bode well.

            1. g40steve
                6 days, 9 hours ago

                13m & still not firing?

            2. Amey
                6 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

                Nahhh not this GW

              • Aussie Rules
                • 6 Years
                6 days, 9 hours 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
              6 days, 9 hours 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
                • 1 Year
                6 days, 9 hours ago

                +1

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

                Most people ditch him on wc

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

                No baps no C

              4. Tamagotchi Massacre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 days, 9 hours ago

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

                That's what we issue is

            4. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 9 hours ago

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

              Might gamble on Kola 😯

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

                Doherty and Kola

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

                I just dont like any of those defense 😮

                Digne and Kolasinac probably

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

                Doherty and Kola

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

                DND

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 9 hours ago

                  Kola not worth the gamble on WC?

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

              Best forward for 6.3 or less?

              1. cigan
                  6 days, 9 hours ago

                  jimenez

                • Athletic Nasherbo
                  • 1 Year
                  6 days, 9 hours ago

                  Chicharito

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

                  Jimi short-term at least

              2. cigan
                  6 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

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

                    1. cigan
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

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

                  2. Goonerly
                      6 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

                        mitrovic out is probably not smart now

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

                        Would just do Arnie to Jimenez or Wilson

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

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

                    • BOATIES FC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      6 days, 9 hours 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

                    • Atters
                      • 4 Years
                      6 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

                    • fylde2022
                      • 3 Years
                      6 days, 9 hours 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
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

                        Stick this week...

                    • Patty
                      • 4 Years
                      6 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

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

                        1. Patty
                          • 4 Years
                          6 days, 9 hours ago

                          Interested to know who’s different?

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

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

                    • fenixri
                      • 2 Years
                      6 days, 9 hours ago

                      Anyone still believing in Hazard?

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

                        Me, he definitely exists.

                        1. Typo
                          • 5 Years
                          6 days, 9 hours ago

                          +1

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

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

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

                          yeah, not looking good

                      3. The 12th Man
                        • 5 Years
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

                        Thorgan?

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

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

                      5. kime67
                        • 1 Year
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

                        thinking switching to son. great fixures until gw 27

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

                    • child of God
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

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

                        1. Typo
                          • 5 Years
                          6 days, 9 hours ago

                          Found guilty of fraud

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

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

                      • Demigod Mendy
                        • 1 Year
                        6 days, 9 hours 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
                          • 5 Years
                          6 days, 9 hours ago

                          I like this team!

                          1. Demigod Mendy
                            • 1 Year
                            6 days, 9 hours ago

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

                            1. Typo
                              • 5 Years
                              6 days, 9 hours 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
                                • 1 Year
                                6 days, 9 hours ago

                                Cheers

                      • Little Red Lacazette
                        • 2 Years
                        6 days, 9 hours 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
                          • 5 Years
                          6 days, 9 hours ago

                          Mane to Eriksen

                      • Kompany You Keep
                        • 3 Years
                        6 days, 9 hours ago

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

                        1. Typo
                          • 5 Years
                          6 days, 9 hours ago

                          Jimmy! Nailed and steady point man

                          Mitro has that 4YC hanging over him.

                          Chicha, cant trust him

                        2. Dynamic Duos
                          • 5 Years
                          6 days, 9 hours ago

                          A

                        3. Iskee
                            6 days, 9 hours 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
                            6 days, 9 hours 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
                          6 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

                            3-5-2 time

                            1. child of God
                                6 days, 9 hours ago

                                With who as the number 10?

                            2. The 12th Man
                              • 5 Years
                              6 days, 9 hours ago

                              El Capitano this week?

                              1. Dynamic Duos
                                • 5 Years
                                6 days, 9 hours ago

                                Yep

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

                                Yeh this was always the plan, good start yesterday

                            5. _sidney_will
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              6 days, 9 hours 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
                              • 7 Years
                              6 days, 9 hours ago

                              When did he say that?

                          2. The 12th Man
                            • 5 Years
                            6 days, 9 hours ago

                            Anyone know how bad Trippiers injury was?

                            1. Gommy
                              • 8 Years
                              6 days, 9 hours 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
                            6 days, 9 hours 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. Spiderman Utd
                            • 3 Years
                            6 days, 9 hours ago

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

                            1. Typo
                              • 5 Years
                              6 days, 9 hours ago

                              Yes

                          5. Oldie99
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            6 days, 9 hours 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
                            • 1 Year
                            6 days, 9 hours 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
                              6 days, 9 hours ago

                              Looks really good. The new template

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

                                Wish this sodding word was banned

                                1. Pat Bonner
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  6 days, 9 hours ago

                                  You do take this game seriously don’t you

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

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

                                    1. Pat Bonner
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      6 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Sure, just some value their own opinion more than others

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

                              D

                              1. Pat Bonner
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                6 days, 9 hours ago

                                Cheers

                          8. xiMoxiee
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            6 days, 9 hours ago

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

                            1. Pat Bonner
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              6 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

                              The order you mention

                          9. Top Lad Dakes.
                            • 1 Year
                            6 days, 9 hours 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
                              6 days, 9 hours ago

                              Looks good to go

                          10. Evla5000
                              6 days, 9 hours 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?