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Captain Sensible – The pros and cons of various Gameweek 21 options

Three down, one to go.

The last of four Gameweek deadlines in the space of 11 days passes this morning at 11:30 GMT, with Fantasy managers subsequently having some well-earned respite as the FA Cup third round takes centre stage at the weekend.

Who to captain in Gameweek 21 may still be dominating FPL bosses’ thoughts, however.

With that in mind, 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

There’s no runaway leader in our poll this week, with Eden Hazard (£11.1m) pipping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m) into second place.

The Belgian, who bagged a 14-point haul when Chelsea last met Southampton in Gameweek 8, has accumulated 27.1% of the vote, with Aubameyang sitting on 25.3%.

Arsenal’s Gabonese striker also has previous with Gameweek 21’s opponents, having recorded his second-biggest Fantasy Premier League return of the season with a 15-point haul against Fulham back in early October – despite only emerging as a 62nd-minute substitute.

A third premium option with a fairly appealing fixture against a side battling relegation is Harry Kane (£12.5m), who has attacking returns in each of his last nine Premier League starts.

Kane sits third in our poll with 18.8% of the vote.

The in-form Fantasy option of the short term is Paul Pogba (£8.3m), who has accrued a phenomenal 46 points in the space of just three Gameweeks.

Pogba has garnered 9.4% of all votes cast ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Tyneside, something that would have been unthinkable not even a fortnight ago.

There’s a sharp drop-off to the rest of the leading captaincy candidates, with Richarlison (£7.0m), Mohamed Salah (£13.3m), Son Heung-min (£8.8m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) the only other FPL assets to have attracted more than 1% of the vote.

Everton pair Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m) and Lucas Digne (£5.2m) complete the top ten with 0.9% of the vote each, at the time of writing.

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  1. Patch
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Everton 2 Goals (Richarlison Goal and Assist - Digne can go to hell).

    Leicester 1 Goal by Ndidi.

    Nuff Said

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      I like this.

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Ok noted

    3. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Siggy.

  2. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Last minute C from Hazard to Auba, hope it pays off !

    1. BigRedDog
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Nice good luck. I think he will score big

    2. Patch
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Last minute cap switches rarely pay off

      1. BigRedDog
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Bit of a nothing statement there lmao

    3. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      The stats point the other way. Auba could still haul though.

      1. AuFeld
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        The stats aren't painting the whole picture. Morata will hinder Hazard's performance and FUL are without Mawson and Chambers, their two main cb's responsible for their defensive improvement.

        1. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          This^ both reasons for me going Auba over Hazard. Kane was second choice.

        2. Demigod Mendy
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Wasn't Mawson dropped earlier in the season for some terrible performances? That's before Ranieri arrived though.

        3. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          The system has been getting defensive results. The change in personnel might not make that much difference.

          1. The Big Fella
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 16 days ago

            You're saying that to be controversial for the sake of it. Any team suffers when its first choice defenders out

    4. Vasqujg
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Auba could have scored 5 on Fulham today - if Auba and Lacca had a top-5 level midfield, they would score 50 together

  3. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Was the members area coded on a Commodore 64?

    1. AuFeld
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      No, they upgraded to a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Can’t beat those tape decks!

      Will it get past 76 on the counter before crashing?

  4. Jealous Viper
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Let's go MBE!!!

  5. hannibalos
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Oh boy. I missed FPL. I haven't played since 2018.! 😀

    Happy new year. Health and happiness to all 🙂

  6. Özil
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      You too. Set up some easy tap-ins for Auba please, if you both start together.

  7. Shaw Season
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Happy New Year.

    Can’t wait for Digne to slap one top bins from a FK

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      2 points.

  8. korbendallas82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Kane. (C)

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Surely can’t blank against Cardiff?

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Surely can’t blank against Cardiff again.

      2. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Kane has never scored against Cardiff, the only team in the Premier he hasn’t I think

  9. SMEE_HEEE
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 16 days ago

    the last minute wait to spy on your ML rival's transfers

    am I the only one sad enough to do this every week?

    1. Don Rogers FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      No

    2. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Most of the folks do that.

  10. Conor McGregor
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Happy New Year Hazard cappers!!!!

    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Cool kids assemble. 😎

      o/

    2. Sponge-worthy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      o/

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Happy New Year o/

  11. SMEE_HEEE
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 16 days ago

    FPL servers creaking like a sailor's wooden leg!

    Maybe they should upgrade the commodore 64 to 128k

  12. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Managed to not make any transfers last week.

    How does:

    Son + Anderson + Auba > Salah + Pogba + Ings sound?

    Kane instead of Auba so I can get Mitrovic instead of Ings?

  13. Weilong7
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    updated

  14. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    My midfield next GW:

    Richarlison (BOU), Sterling, (WOL), Hazard (NEW) and Anderson (ARS)

    Salah's last 4 hauls came against:

    Bournemouth, Wolves, Newcastle. Arsenal

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      So where's the correlation?

      1. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        BOU, WOL, NEW, ARS

        There isn't a "points" correlation per se, but interesting that before this run, Salah had only hauled a double figure only at home to Cardiff.

  15. No Salahaha
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    I accidentally captained Pogba instead of Haz damnnnn

  16. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Captain Kane, lovely.