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. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Vardy & Fraser (only due to fixtures) -> Auba(C) & Camarasa for a -4?

  2. T96
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Which to do?

    Hazard and arnautovic to:

    A: Torreira & Kane

    B: Sterling & Jimenez

    Team:

    Hennessey
    Alonso / Doherty / Robertson
    Hazard / Erikson / Sane / Richarlison
    Mitrovic / Arnie / Aubameyang

    Hamer / Brooks / AWB / Femenia.

    1. romer
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      2ft A.
      1ft arnie to wilson

  3. RustyBz
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Need a hand fellas. Any suggestions here?

    Ederson // Hamer;

    Alonso // Robertson // Doherty // Dunk // AWB;

    Sane // David Silva // Fraser // Hazard // Billing;

    Kane // Arnautovic** // Jimenez

    1FT O.8 ITB

    1. BARIO MALOTELLI
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Isnt robertson injured ? Use ft on him

    2. romer
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Wilson

    3. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Just ship Arnie. Chichi maybe?

  4. child of God
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 15 days ago

    What happened to ozil?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Stopped playing football after his 1st season at Real Madrid.

  5. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    1.2m ITB. Best option here... Haz / Arnie to

    A. Laca / Son
    B. Auba / 8.1 mid
    C Sterling and cheap strker

    Fab Patricio
    Alonso Laporte Robbo Doherty WB
    Hazard Sane Richarlison FAnderson Hodj
    Kane Wilson Arnie

    Cheers

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      C with Rondon!!? I do like A as well

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        That is a dirty word around here.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          Haha thought it might not go down well

          1. Brooksy86
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 15 days ago

            Its almost like when your grandad says something casually racist at a restaurant...

  6. BARIO MALOTELLI
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Will chicharito start against crystal palace? And is kane still good captain option ?

    1. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      I don't see why he wouldn't he's in good form he was brought off early once the game was won on Tuesday, i think he does

    2. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Chance he won’t. And yes

  7. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone have any super duper top tips on a sub 4.5 defender with some tasty fixtures?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Balbuena?

      1. Point-one short
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Benched this gw though wasn't he?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          Minor injury, should be fine going forward.

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          Think he had a knock but happy to be corrected on that

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks.

    2. Typo
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Diop

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers

    3. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Zanka or Schindler would be my pick. Bit of goal threat as well.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Wow. Those fixtures.

  8. AFC49
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Patricio
    Doherty, Laporte, Alonso, Digne
    Salah, Sané, Richarlison, Murphy
    Kane (c), Wilson

    Button, Arnie*, AWB, Højbjerg

    1FT, 1.3 ITB

    A.) Patricio > Fabianski
    B.) Arnie > Jimenez
    C.) Save

    1. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Prob doing b myself

  9. romer
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Pulled the WC trigger:

    Fabianski hamer
    Trent stones balbuena Doherty Obi-Wan
    Sterling sane richarlison Fraser torreira
    Kane auba wilson

    Still undecided whether to have sane + stones or Dilva + trippier.

    Any comments?

    1. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Could you do Lacazette & Trippier instead of Auba + Stones?

      Then can keep Sane anyway.

      1. romer
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Yes. Just 0,7 short of trippier. But pochettino 's comments on his injury don't convince me.

    2. Moorinho
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      don't like stones pick

      1. romer
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Me neither tbh. Just don't see many other options at 5,3...

    3. kime67
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      if your or is bad maybe chahnge some players like fraser and wilson for some differentials

      1. romer
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        60k. Happy at the moment.

  10. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Who do we think takes a pen if both Lac & PEA are on the field?

    1. child of God
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Aubamayeng no doubt

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      whoever wins, takes?

    3. Halmari Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Auba

    4. Point-one short
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Laca

    5. Typo
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Laca

    6. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Laca has taken every penalty (since signing for Arsenal) while he's been on the pitch

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Scored 2 last season, 1 of them when Auba gave him the ball

    7. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Split down the middle, this! Any data last year, aside from the one PEA 'gave' to Lacazette vs Stoke?

  11. The Casual One
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    best Arsenal def?

    1. BARIO MALOTELLI
      10 months, 15 days ago

      The tank kolasinac hehe

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      mustafi or bellerin

    3. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Probably not the reply you wanted, but none of them. I think CS will be few and far between, and they're too expensive to justify the odd attacking return.

  12. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    So far this season, Mahrez has played against every Top 6 team City have faced. Sane has been benched in all those games and come off the bench for 10-15 minute cameos.

    Here is the starting line up for City vs Spurs (which is the same as the lineup for the Liverpool and Man Utd games):

    Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Silva, Fernandiho, Bernardo; Sterling, Aguero, Mahrez

    Personally I can see Zinchenko coming in for the injured Mendy and that being the starting lineup.

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      maybe but wasn't Mendy fit for all the big games? When mendy missed 4 earlier on in the season Sane started all of them

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Is Sane going to play every game from now until the beginning of January though? Zinchenko can perform Mendy's role IMO.

        1. F4L
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          City have good rest time between matches this Christmas period. I can see Sane and Sterling this week, Mahrez CL midweek, S and S against Everton, Mahrez get League Cup (old club), then Mahrez gets one of Leicester and Southampton in the league (probably Southampton), then S and S vs Pool. Just my thoughts.

          Plus im not sure how highly Pep rates Zinchenko, he was poor against Bournemouth and I think Pep will go for the more defence minded Delph vs Chelsea

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      As a NB: Against Arsenal (GW1), David Silva was not available after the World Cup run and so Gundogan started in his place. 4 of the 5 Top 6 teams and Pep has basically played the same team,

    3. PUP02
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      A non-sane owner I guess? Pretty sure we're all aware of rotation risk with pep, and his team selection against the top sides. I've seen this same point being posted multiple times now.

      Not much point trying to work your way around it long term or by selecting players based on one gameweek against a top side, unless you're planning on using all your FT week by week trying to do so. Just pick 1/2 city mids and the points will come.

  13. weaver93
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Who should go first here, Barkley or Arnie?? or both
    0FT 4.5m ITB
    Patricio /Hamer
    Alonso,Robbo,TAA,AWB Bennett
    Sterling,Sane,Richarlison Barkley* Billings*
    Aubameyang Arnie* Wilson,

    Any move.would have to be for a hit..
    many thanks

  14. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    This at weekend, looking good ?

    Ederson
    TAA Doherty Balbuena Alonso
    Sterling Richarlsion Sane
    Kane Aubameyang(c) Chicharito

    Button Wan Brooks Obiang

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Nice team...not a fan of Hernandez but he could do well

  15. Afghanistanislas
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Which is the better pair:

    A) Alonso and Snodgrass
    B) Doherty and Felipe Anderson

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      B

  16. Totti
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    foster fabianski
    alonso arnold boly bissaka peltier
    hazard sterling F.anderson richarlison fraser
    kane wilson jimenez

    1 FT 1.9 itb

    A) wildcard
    B) peltier to doherty
    C) hazard and jimenez -> siggy and aub (-4)

    need your help guys

  17. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone think Zaha is a possible Arnie replacement?

    Surely, being such a good player, he must score soon! Any CPFC fans on here?

    1. Point-one short
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Palace just beaten 3-1 by 10 men not worry you?

    2. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      I take it that is a no then!!

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        It does, just scrolling through the options below 7.2m
        Don't want Wilson as want someone different

    3. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      If he continues to dive so regularly he should win a few more pens, just a shame Milivojevic takes them

  18. F4L
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Alisson
    TAA Digne Robbo
    Sterling Sane Richarlison Siggy Anderson
    Auba (C) Wilson

    Steele Jimenez Doherty Alonso

    Pretty set, just wondering if anyone thinks i should play any of my bench players over those in the the first XI? Cheers

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Think doc and Jiménez will score well this week but so will your outfield players. Not a fan of Anderson myself but he should still only just start over those. Very strong bench for rotation if anything. Oh just spotted Wilson, swap him and Jiménez

      1. F4L
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        cheers for the comment. With the form Wilson is in, he's hard to drop. i'll give it some thought in the next few days between him and Jimenez

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      One of the best squads I’ve seen but feel you’re going to have a lot of points on your bench!! All 3 on the bench you could make a case for playing but not sure who I’d replace....sorry not much help

      1. F4L
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        ha no worries 😀 I've always been a fan of strong benches, but it does lead to dilemmas. Good luck for the next GW !

  19. PepeRooneyPizza
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Had my team set but since Arnie went down need to re think.

    Fab Hamer
    Laporte Robbo Alonso Doherty AWB
    Sterling Sané Fraser Rich Diangana
    Wilson Kane Arnie

    Thoughts on Arnie + Laporte > Laca + Peltier.

    Cannot think of any other alternative to Laca. Mitro on 4 YC plus Man Utd isn’t appealing.

    1. MadMarcelo
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Are you 100% set on Alonso? Chelsea are really not playing well so you're relying on him scoring, which will happen but is he worth £7?

      I would downgrade Alonso (Pereira? Digne?) and upgrade Peltier and Diangana (you'll need your bench soon).
      Rest looks good to me.

  20. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    As it's FPL cup qualifying this week does anyone know if they take hits into account when calculating who qualifies?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      nope, hits arent counted

      1. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Great, cheers

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Really mate ??

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      don't think hits are as its done on GW rank, which doesn't take hits into account. Someone can correct me if im wrong

      1. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Thought so, thanks for the replies

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Great question.
      Happy now having taken -8 😛

  21. MadMarcelo
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Bilva is my 4th midfielder (pereira / awb / hojbjerg on the bench).
    No FT and 1.7 ITB.

    A/ take Dilva with -4
    B/ hope Bilva plays

  22. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Fabianski
    Digne, Alonso, TAA, Doherty
    Sterling, Sane, Salah, Richarlison
    Kane, Arnautovic

    Hamer, AWB, Success, Hudson-Odoi (0.0ITB)

    Thinking about being sensible and doing Arnautovic & Hudson Odoi > Chicharito & Murphy

    Pretty boring moves but my bench needs improving.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Tidy moves provided you don’t want any of the Arsenal boys

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Was supposed to be the week to bring one in. Was going to do Salah & Success > Auba & Son.

        Arnie ruined that plan so probably gonna wait a week.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Would rather have Rondon than Hernandez!

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Gotta admit, I don't feel massively keen on Hernandez.

        But I'd also rather buy a bonbon than Rondon.

  23. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Fairly settled on this 3-5-2 WC.

    Look OK? Going to gamble on Kola.

    Fabianski
    TAA • Kolasinac • Doherty
    Sterling • Sané • Richarlison • FAnderson • Fraser
    Aubameyang(C) • Kane(vc)
    (Button / Fernandez / AWB / Kamara)

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Looks good. Kolasinac nailed? Is monreal back soon?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Thinking I’ll switch to Digne if/when Montreal returns

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          Nice, good luck

    2. MadMarcelo
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      looks good

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers pal

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Very good. Not sure on AWB or especially Fernandez, but i’m Sure you are lol. But yeah looks very nice

  24. child of God
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 15 days ago

    You'll all think I'm nuts but here it goes. I think kane will get rested this weekend

    1. dicky2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Me too, on the 80th minute when Spurs are 2 or 3 nil up.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Seen it suggested a lot so you’re not the only one

    3. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      No way. He is fit, he plays.

      just to ask, are you a non-owner??

    4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      who cares, he has done his job for now, will need him next week 😛

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Sterling/Sane (C) will blow him out the water

    5. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Ha ha! What, with Llorente stepping up!! Give it a rest

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Son plays there

    6. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Rested for Burnley at home then

  25. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    KOLA OR BELLERIN???

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Bellerin long-term, Kolasinac short-term

      1. teriyaki 69
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        so Hector then.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      I’m going Kola. Cheaper

    3. rnrd
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Kola is appealing but Monreal will soon be back so as Kosc. So a lot of uncertainty over full backs at arsenal in my opinion + Emery really rotated a lot his full backs at PSG

  26. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Is anyone else tempted to go without City attack over the xmas period given Pep's fascination with rotation I can imagine it only getting worse?

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Just have a good bench, you got to have players from by far the best attack in the League

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Going without players from a team that scores goals for fun ?

      Madness

  27. BARIO MALOTELLI
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Whats with martial why is he injured what knock means ?

    1. Forza Juventus
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      He came off as a "pre-injury", must have felt something and not wanted to risk it becoming serious and long term. According to Mourinho.

  28. JamieC180
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Fellas.

    Ederson
    Robertson - TAA - Alonso
    Richarlison - Sane - Sterling - F.Anderson
    Jiminez - Wilson - Auba
    (Hamer, AWB, Balbuena, Camarasa)
    1.6 ITB

    What do people think of F.Anderson to Son?
    Only worry is leaves me without West Ham attacking cover, and also leaves me with a lot of players who aren't nailed.

  29. rnrd
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    AUbameyang owner since GW3, I 'am thinking of dropping for Lacazette. Price difference is significant but more than anything else, I still believe Lacazette is more nailed than Aubameyang. Both could play together but with someone in the hole but Ramsey is injured and Emery seems not to fancy Ozil at all. With Monreal being soon back, I believe Arsenal will come back to the start of the season system with Aubam on the left under the rotation threat of Mkhy. Whot do gunners fan say?

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      id say that you're top goal scorer should always be nailed

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Auba is their key attacker. As nailed as can be.

    3. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Laca is the main ST imo, just often doesn't start the big games

  30. Fred the Red
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Best replacement for Arnie?

    A) Rondon
    B) Murray
    C) Mitrovic
    D) Other

    1. Forza Juventus
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Mitrovic or Wilson imo, if not them then Jiminez.