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
    7 months, 12 days ago

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

  2. T96
      7 months, 12 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
        7 months, 12 days ago

        2ft A.
        1ft arnie to wilson

    • RustyBz
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 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
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Isnt robertson injured ? Use ft on him

        • romer
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Wilson

        • Brooksy86
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Just ship Arnie. Chichi maybe?

      2. child of God
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        What happened to ozil?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

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

      3. _Ninja_
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 12 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
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. Brooksy86
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            That is a dirty word around here.

            1. Pat Bonner
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Haha thought it might not go down well

              1. Brooksy86
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

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

      4. BARIO MALOTELLI
          7 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 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
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Chance he won’t. And yes

        • Rupert The Horse
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. Pat Bonner
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Balbuena?

            1. Point-one short
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Benched this gw though wasn't he?

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Minor injury, should be fine going forward.

              2. Pat Bonner
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

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

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Thanks.

          2. Typo
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Diop

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Cheers

          3. FPLGraham
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

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

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Wow. Those fixtures.

        • AFC49
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 12 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
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Prob doing b myself

        • romer
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 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
            7 months, 12 days ago

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

            Then can keep Sane anyway.

            1. romer
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

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

          2. Moorinho
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            don't like stones pick

            1. romer
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

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

          3. kime67
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

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

            1. romer
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              60k. Happy at the moment.

        • FPLGraham
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. child of God
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Aubamayeng no doubt

          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            whoever wins, takes?

          3. Halmari Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Auba

          4. Point-one short
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Laca

          5. Typo
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Laca

          6. _sidney_will
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 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
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

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

          7. FPLGraham
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

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

        • The Casual One
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          best Arsenal def?

          1. BARIO MALOTELLI
              7 months, 12 days ago

              The tank kolasinac hehe

            • kime67
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              mustafi or bellerin

            • FPLGraham
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 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.

          2. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 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. Dinksy
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 12 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
                7 months, 12 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. Dinksy
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 12 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
              7 months, 12 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
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 12 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.

          3. weaver93
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 12 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

          4. Dynamic Duos
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 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
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

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

          5. Afghanistanislas
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Which is the better pair:

            A) Alonso and Snodgrass
            B) Doherty and Felipe Anderson

            1. Dinksy
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              B

          6. Totti
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 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

          7. StayoutheSpiceZone
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 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
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

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

            2. StayoutheSpiceZone
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              I take it that is a no then!!

              1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 12 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
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

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

          8. Dinksy
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 12 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
              7 months, 12 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. Dinksy
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 12 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
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 12 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. Dinksy
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 12 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 !

          9. PepeRooneyPizza
              7 months, 12 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
                7 months, 12 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.

            • FirminoIsBetterThanYou
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 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…
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                nope, hits arent counted

                1. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  Great, cheers

                2. Amey
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    Really mate ??

                3. Dinksy
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 12 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
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    Thought so, thanks for the replies

                4. Amey
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    Great question.
                    Happy now having taken -8 😛

                5. MadMarcelo
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 12 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

                6. Doge
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 12 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
                    7 months, 12 days ago

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

                    1. Doge
                      • 1 Year
                      7 months, 12 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
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    Would rather have Rondon than Hernandez!

                    1. Doge
                      • 1 Year
                      7 months, 12 days ago

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

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

                7. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 12 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
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    Looks good. Kolasinac nailed? Is monreal back soon?

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • 3 Years
                      7 months, 12 days ago

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

                      1. Pat Bonner
                        • 8 Years
                        7 months, 12 days ago

                        Nice, good luck

                  2. MadMarcelo
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    looks good

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • 3 Years
                      7 months, 12 days ago

                      Cheers pal

                  3. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

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

                8. child of God
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 12 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
                    • 4 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

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

                  2. Pat Bonner
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

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

                  3. teriyaki 69
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    No way. He is fit, he plays.

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

                  4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                    • 5 Years
                    7 months, 12 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
                      7 months, 12 days ago

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

                  5. StayoutheSpiceZone
                    • 1 Year
                    7 months, 12 days ago

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

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      7 months, 12 days ago

                      Son plays there

                  6. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    Rested for Burnley at home then

                9. teriyaki 69
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  KOLA OR BELLERIN???

                  1. _sidney_will
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    Bellerin long-term, Kolasinac short-term

                    1. teriyaki 69
                      • 2 Years
                      7 months, 12 days ago

                      so Hector then.

                  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    I’m going Kola. Cheaper

                  3. rnrd
                    • 4 Years
                    7 months, 12 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

                10. Zenith UK
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 12 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
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 12 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
                    7 months, 12 days ago

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

                    Madness

                11. BARIO MALOTELLI
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    Whats with martial why is he injured what knock means ?

                    1. Forza Juventus
                      • 4 Years
                      7 months, 12 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.

                  • JamieC180
                    • 1 Year
                    7 months, 12 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.

                  • rnrd
                    • 4 Years
                    7 months, 12 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. Dinksy
                      • 4 Years
                      7 months, 12 days ago

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

                    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                      • 2 Years
                      7 months, 12 days ago

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

                    3. _sidney_will
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      7 months, 12 days ago

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

                  • Fred the Red
                    • 7 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    Best replacement for Arnie?

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

                    1. Forza Juventus
                      • 4 Years
                      7 months, 12 days ago

                      Mitrovic or Wilson imo, if not them then Jiminez.