Captains

Captain Sensible – Aubameyang favourite but Kane and Salah appeal

For the third time in a week Fantasy Premier League managers must consider who they hand the captain’s armband too.

Arsenal have the pick of the fixtures on paper but there are still plenty of options to be skippered in Gameweek 16.

We’ve gone over the popular options and analysed the stats once again…

* FPL prices correct at time of writing

Captain Poll

Despite that blank in Gameweek 15, it looks as if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m) will win this week’s captain poll comfortably. At the time of writing, he has the backing of 49% of the voters ahead of Arsenal’s home meeting with Huddersfield Town. He has three goals in his last four matches, more than any other Gunners player in that run.

A long way behind in second place was the winner of the midweek captain poll Harry Kane (£12.5m). Even though he dazzled the skipper competition in Gameweek 15 with a 12-point haul, only 17% of our voters believe he can do that against Leicester on Saturday evening. The Spurs man has at least a goal or an assist in each of his last four Premier League outings.

Hot on Kane’s tails is Aubameyang’s strike partner Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) with 11.43% of the vote, showing just how much the Fantasy Football Scout community are expecting a big win when Huddersfield come to the Emirates Stadium. Even though he has featured only as a substitute in the last two matches, he still managed either a goal or assist in each one.

Also in the chasing pack is Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) ahead of Liverpool’s trip to face a leaky Bournemouth defence. The Egyptian was benched for the 3-1 win over Burnley and looks set for a return to the starting line-up at the Vitality Stadium. With an average of 5.75 points in his last four matches, Salah seems the most likely Liverpool player to breakthrough at Burnley, hence the 9% backing.

Not surprisingly, Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) is the most popular Manchester City option this week but he could not must much more than 2% backing. The fact that the defending champions have a crunch trip to Stamford Bridge this weekend is probably the main reason he is so far behind in the captaincy debate. After all, his owners should be confident of a start given that he was rested midweek.

Eden Hazard (£11.0m) also suffers from that upcoming fixture as just 0.39% of the voters have backed him ahead of Gameweek 16. Richarlison (£7.1m), Ryan Fraser (£6.2m), Callum Wilson (£7.0m), Anthony Martial (£7.6m), Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m), Felipe Anderson (£7.2m) and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez (£6.2m) all look set for higher finishes than the Chelsea man in our poll.

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1,144 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Can't decide which to pick for long term.

    1. Lloris + Digne
    2. Pickford + Trippier

    or should I just do this?

    3. Fabianski + Digne + Trippier
    Who to dump from this defensive line up for option 3?
    (Alonso, TAA, Digne, Doherty, AWB)

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

      I like 3. Lose TAA (rotation risk?)

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        I don't see Liverpool qualifying for CL, so after the Napoli game, I don't think he'll be rotated much.

        1. Suave EU
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 8 hours ago

          This is a very fair comment... Dang if only there wasn't fixtures this weekend! (this is not sarcasm). I suppose you have a valid point, especially with Gomez injured now. Is Clyne back? Geezer seems to have gone to space and nobody knows what he's up too?

    2. Amey
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        3
        Dump the most expensive nonperforming defender for some game weeks. 😉
        Csn always get Alonso back after Christmas.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          FOMO. They have good fixtures after MCI plus he's my only Chelsea player. Albeit they don't look good in terms of form right now.

      • avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        I like 3 too, but I'd lose Alonso, although I know that won't be very popular on here!

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 8 hours ago

          Please read my comment above

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 days, 8 hours ago

            IMO he's not passing the eye test, and if you look at his returns after his insane start to the season, so from GW5, there are plenty of other defenders keeping pace with him.

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 8 hours ago

              Reckon if he starts getting those double figures again, he would be worth it? Is that what you mean basically?

              1. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 days, 8 hours ago

                Oh yeah of course, he was incredible value the first few weeks of the season. If he gets back to anywhere near that kind of form I'll re-sign him.

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Arsenal fans....given how many games Auba played these past few days, do you think Laca starts and Auba comes on later ? or do you think both will start as its Hudders ???

      1. CROCosta
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          i think both start, auba subbed 45-60mins. laca will get rest midweek in uefa league.

          1. Papamoa Fc
            • 6 Years
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            Why would Laca need a rest

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 8 hours ago

              Well he certainly doesn’t need to play. Be fresh for all the games coming up

          2. korbendallas82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 6 hours ago

            Arsenal have 13. Sporting have 10. Arsenal won 1, and one draw between Arsenal and sporting. Higher points in games played between two teams 9n similar point, Then highest point between the two teams is first count. So i think Arsenal already through. Auba might Even stay at home.

            1. korbendallas82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 days, 6 hours ago

              Against qarabag.

        • Inazuma X1
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 8 hours ago

          Auba will play full 90. Laca comes on if required. Auba rested midweek.

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 8 hours ago

            Just dont.
            I need Laca to start.

          2. FPLGraham
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 days, 8 hours ago

            I don't see this happening. Emery's first year playing a winter schedule he isn't going to risk burning his best player out right at the start of it.

            It's not even three games in 'a week' - Sunday-Wednesday-Saturday is pretty punishing. More so than the traditional CL week of Sat - Tue/Wed - Sat.

            I'd guesstimate both start, Auba taken off first if they get a 2 goal lead. Both rested midweek.

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 8 hours ago

              I would sign for that, hope you are right

            2. Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 8 hours ago

              Thank you this is my theory too...….all I have to work out now is will Lacca out score Abua assuming Auba gets subbed early. and who to capt between them.

            3. Tony Yeboah
                5 days, 6 hours ago

                Second this. I think unlike Klopp on Wednesday, Emery will start his all stars, get a decent lead then bring them off. Auba definitely won't play 90 mins, which makes captaining him nervy. And yeah both rested mid-week.

                1. joshphillips465
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 6 hours ago

                  Would you guys say it's not worth bringing him in this week?

                  I have Aguero but he's not played the last two and I have a feeling he'll not start/blank against Chelsea so was debating getting a different striker.

                  1. Tony Yeboah
                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                      I have Kane, debating Auba as well for this gw. Very tough, but next games after Huddersfield are Southampton, Burnley and Brighton. I'd say Auba's easily got 4+ goals and a few assists in him across these 4 matches. He currently selected by 30% which will go up this gw. Can anyone afford not to have him.

          3. n14mul
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            Morning!

            With Arnie out anyone fancy any other West ham forward with their good fixture list?

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 8 hours ago

              Chicha.

              Although Lucas looks like a good pick too.

              He's really eager to play & prove himself.

            2. Amey
                5 days, 8 hours ago

                Lucas perez got managers praise.
                So him

                1. Suave EU
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 8 hours ago

                  This.

            3. vardys party
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 8 hours ago

              Ryan (button)
              Rudiger Robertson laporte balbena (Bennett)
              Anderson Sterling rich (kenedy holjlberg)
              kane Jimenez Auba

              1.6m itb
              No ft

              Gtg?

              1. Amey
                  5 days, 8 hours ago

                  G2G

              2. Kenny Dogleash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 days, 8 hours ago

                Best Arnie replacement?

                1. Amey
                    5 days, 8 hours ago

                    Budget?

                2. Runaway
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 days, 8 hours ago

                  Which move would you prefer?

                  A) Wilson > Laca for -4 (leaves me with funds to do Kenedy > Fraser next week)
                  B) Wilson + Robertson > Auba + TAA for -8
                  C) Jimenez > Laca for -4
                  D) Keep

                  1. Hasselbaink Forever - Findi…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 days, 8 hours ago

                    d

                    1. MagicWaddle
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 7 hours ago

                      C

                  2. Ninja Škrtel
                    • 4 Years
                    4 days, 9 hours ago

                    Keep Wilson are you nuts??

                3. Inazuma X1
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 8 hours ago

                  1.7m ITB
                  Alonso - TAA - Doherty - Digne - AWB

                  I see a lot of good defenders lately & here are some:

                  Kolasinac
                  Schindler
                  Chambers
                  Trippier
                  Bellerin
                  Holebas
                  Zanka
                  Balbuena

                  Who do you think is a good option among the above who could possibly replace my defence in terms of value & provide attacking returns as well?

                4. Inazuma X1
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 8 hours ago

                  With Willian being out of form, do you reckon Pedro may get more minutes ahead of him?

                  Looks like extremely good value when you see the fixtures after MCI.

                  1. Hasselbaink Forever - Findi…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 days, 8 hours ago

                    Always a rotation risk, I would avoid

                5. Hasselbaink Forever - Findi…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 days, 8 hours ago

                  Feels wrong benching Alonso & Laporte. Play one over Wilson as I'm playing Robertson?

                  Fabianski
                  Robertson / Doherty / Digne
                  Salah / Sane / Snoddy / Richarlison
                  Wilson / Kane / Jimenez

                  Ryan / Alonso / Laporte / Camarasa

                6. FPLGraham
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 days, 8 hours ago

                  Let's say Martial's rested and guesstimate the United side then.

                  DDG
                  Young Smalling Rojo Shaw/Dalot
                  Matic Herrera
                  Pogba(?)
                  Lingard Lukaku Rashford.

                  Fellaini, Mata, Fred could even feature. Should be enough to deal with Fulham no? Think I'm gonna have to move Anthony on...

                7. Stars
                    5 days, 8 hours ago

                    Bottomed
                    Anything worth a hit? Thanks

                    0FT 3.2m itb - will upgrade midfield for GW17

                    Ederson
                    Digne Alonso Robbo*
                    Sane FAnders Richarlison Siggy Kenedy*
                    Aubameyang (c) Kane (vc)

                    Henn, Kamara, Awb, RBenn,

                    1. MagicWaddle
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 7 hours ago

                      gtg

                  • DAVESAVES
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 8 hours ago

                    Placeholder for Trippier?

                    Bellerin or Kolasinac

                    Or play Trippier with Doherty as cover?

                  • tilope
                    • 7 Years
                    5 days, 8 hours ago

                    Awful season and toying with a big hit to set things straight.

                    Out goes Robertson (have VVD), Vardy, Obiang, Holding

                    1. Kola, Yoshida, Sane, Chicharito
                    2. Kola, Laporte, Siggy, Chicharito
                    3. Bellerin, Laporte, Felipe Anderson, Jimienez

                    Which one ?

                    1. DAVESAVES
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 8 hours ago

                      If you have other city-mid.. 3

                      1. tilope
                        • 7 Years
                        5 days, 8 hours ago

                        Yup have Sterling

                    2. AttStack
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        3 but with Kola instead of Bellerin

                        1. tilope
                          • 7 Years
                          4 days, 9 hours ago

                          Thanks, exactly what I did actually. Fingers crossed. Good luck

                    3. Plymouth
                      • 5 Years
                      5 days, 8 hours ago

                      A bit weird that FFS Team News predict Lacazette benching?

                    4. Wizard of Özil
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      5 days, 8 hours ago

                      Any word on Danny Ings?

                    5. Paddington Bear
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 7 hours ago

                      Degsy on Football 365 has tipped a Harry Kane hat trick at 16/1. Now I feel compelled to captain him

                    6. Nuno
                      • 5 Years
                      5 days, 7 hours ago

                      Current defence:

                      Fabianski (Steele)
                      Roberton Laporte TAA Doherty AWB

                      A. Fabianski, Robertson, Laporte
                      B. Ederson, Robertson,
                      B. Ederson, Trippier, Digne

                    7. Nuno
                      • 5 Years
                      5 days, 7 hours ago

                      Current defence:

                      Fabianski (Steele)
                      Roberton Laporte TAA Doherty AWB

                      A. Fabianski, Robertson, Laporte
                      B. Ederson, Trippier, Digne

                    8. Igor-Stimac
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 7 hours ago

                      Kane to Auba for -4?

                      1. Lazaretti
                        • 1 Year
                        5 days, 7 hours ago

                        No. Aubas minutes might be managed so not worth of hit

                        1. Igor-Stimac
                          • 1 Year
                          5 days, 7 hours ago

                          Thanks

                      2. britzdubb
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 days, 7 hours ago

                        the template is that you have both

                        1. Igor-Stimac
                          • 1 Year
                          5 days, 7 hours ago

                          Aye, can't afford it. If Salah blanks might go Salah> Hazard. Wilson> Auba.

                    9. Lazaretti
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 7 hours ago

                      Any changes that both wont start if going (C) Aubameyang and (vc) Kane

                    10. Olivier Bernards watch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 6 hours ago

                      not really one for RMT's, but any glaring errors in this wildcard side?

                      Ederson, Hamer

                      Robertson, TAA, Alonso, Doherty, Kolasinac

                      Sterling, Sane, Son, Fraser, Gunnarson

                      Auba, Wilson, Jimenez

                    11. Yellin' in my Ear
                      • 3 Years
                      5 days, 6 hours ago

                      Who's the best defensive pick for 4.6 (excluding wolves and palace)? Given fixtures, maybe Balbuena but notice he didn't play against Cardiff?

                      1. AttStack
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          Either Balbuena or Issa Diop

                      2. SDTA
                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                          Good afternoon

                          Fab - Pat
                          VVD - Laporte - David Luiz - Bennett - AWB
                          Hazard - Sane - D Silva - F Anderson - Lerma
                          Kane - Wilson - Arnie

                          Thinking of doing D Silva + Arnie -> Son and Mitro for 4 point hit.

                          Thoughts welcomed.

                          Thanks

                        • MMN
                          • 4 Years
                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                          WC active. Any thoughts on below?

                          Ederson, Hamer
                          Balbuena, TAA, Alonso, Bellerin, Doherty
                          Richa, Sane, Anderson, Martial, 4.3m
                          Auba, Kane, Wilson

                          1. Olivier Bernards watch
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                            i like it actually, although not sure about martial

                            1. MMN
                              • 4 Years
                              5 days, 4 hours ago

                              Martial has 7 goals in his last 8 games or so?

                        • cigan
                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                            What's the % to start for this lot?

                            A) Son
                            B) Shaqiri
                            C) Lacazette
                            D) Kane
                            E) Sane

                            1. Drip Doctor
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              4 days, 11 hours ago

                              70
                              90
                              95
                              100
                              95

                          • Powerplay
                              4 days, 20 hours ago

                              G2G?

                              Fabianski
                              Alonso, Robbo, Doherty
                              Salah, Sterling (vc) , Fraser, Richarlison
                              Auba (c) Wilson, Jiminez

                              Hamer TAA, WB, Hojbj

                            • AttStack
                                4 days, 10 hours ago

                                On a WC - too punty? 1.3ITB
                                Ryan
                                Robertson | Kolašinac | Doherty | Alderweireld
                                Salah | Anderson | Sterling | Camarasa
                                Jimenez | Auba(C)

                                Foster | Fraser, Mitro, AWB

                              • zLaTaN@uNiTeD
                                • 2 Years
                                4 days, 8 hours ago

                                RMWCT
                                Ederson
                                Alonso•Robbo•TAA
                                Sterling •Sane•Richarlison•Fraser
                                Kane(c)•Laca•Wilson
                                Hamee•Bennet•AWB•4.3

                              • ...al - Leave your comments…
                                • 9 Years
                                4 days, 4 hours ago

                                Ryan. Why do I bother!