Captains

Captain Sensible – Kane battles in-form midfield assets for the armband

Another Gameweek deadline is upon us already, meaning another tricky decision over which Fantasy asset to captain.

The usual premium options are dominating the thinking in the Fantasy community, though there is a cluster of in-form, mid-price midfield options that are also entering the equation in Gameweek 20.

We’ve gone over those performing well in our still-live captain poll before carrying out a comparison between the individuals themselves, their teams and their opponents in order to pinpoint the best candidate.

Captain Poll

Just as he did in Gameweek 19, Harry Kane (£12.6m) leads the way from Mohamed Salah (£13.2m) at the top of our captain poll.

The Spurs striker enjoys a home fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday and is out in front with a 36.1% share of the vote, with the Egyptian sitting in second place on 13.3% (all figures given are correct at the time of writing).

Like his aforementioned team-mate, Son Heung-min (£8.8m) has both form and fixtures on his side going into Gameweek 20 and takes “bronze” with an 8.2% share.

The Korean midfielder is neck and neck with Eden Hazard (£11.1m), however, having accrued only a handful of votes more than the Chelsea winger-turned-false nine.

Paul Pogba’s (£8.1m) resurgence as a Fantasy option continues after two double-digit hauls and he lies fifth in our poll having gained 7.2% of all votes cast. It would have been difficult to imagine Pogba as a viable mid-price midfielder let alone captaincy candidate a fortnight ago, such has been his transformation under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Everton pair Richarlison (£7.0m) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m) follow next with 3.2% and 2.7% of the vote respectively, while Sergio Aguero (£11.2m) is the most popular Manchester City option among our voters having garnered 2.1%.

Fresh off the back of double-digit hauls in Gameweek 19, Felipe Anderson (£7.3m) and Lucas Digne (£5.1m) complete our top ten.

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  1. french holiday
    20 days, 15 hours ago

    hazard: i want to score more goals for this club and be a legend like lampard terry drogba

  2. french holiday
    20 days, 15 hours ago

    i will select a united defender in a few weeks after they sign koulibaly

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      20 days, 14 hours ago

      He literally just signed an extension.

  3. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    20 days, 15 hours ago

    Never thought of captaining Pogba over Hazard, Auba & Kane. Let’s go!

    1. Trane84
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 14 hours ago

      I've done the exact same. Watch Kane get a hatty now

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        20 days, 14 hours ago

        At least we’re on the same boat and tomorrow is a day off, so cheers!

  4. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 2 Years
    20 days, 14 hours ago

    Lovren to Digne
    Y/N?

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    20 days, 14 hours ago

    Will do a mini WC after this gw. Have not taken a hit all season might do -8. Shall I prioritise Salah or Kane ? Thanks

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 13 hours ago

      Salah would be my choice