Captains

Captain Sensible – Salah the favourite but Man United options overlooked

After Double Gameweek 25 caused a great divide in the Fantasy Premier League world, managers have been reunited on one issue for Gameweek 26.

It already looks as if Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) will be the obvious captain candidate this weekend, but we need more than a poll result to determine if he’s the best option.

We have analysed all the potential options for the armband so that Fantasy Football Scout members can see the results…

Captain Poll

Despite blanks in both of his last two matches, Salah has returned to the summit of the Fantasy Football Scout captain poll. He heads into Gameweek 26 backed by 54% of the voters, 37% more than any other option. Bournemouth are the next visitors to Anfield, having conceded 20 goals in their last seven away trips.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m) is a long way off in second place as owners of Sergio Aguero (£11.4m) consider him as the ideal replacement with Blank Gameweek 27 looming large. 17% of our voters have backed the Arsenal man ahead of a trip to Premier League basement boys Huddersfield Town.

Even further behind the top two are Manchester United pair Marcus Rashford (£7.8m) and Paul Pogba (£8.7m), who will face Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday lunch-time. The former looks more popular for Gameweek 26 with a 7% share, while Pogba is just behind on 5.32%.

Interestingly, next up on the list is Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.5m), who will also play in the same fixture. He has 2% of the vote, the same amount as Salah’s Liverpool colleague Sadio Mané (£9.5m), who has outscored him by 24 points to 19 over the last three Premier League matches.

Aguero leads a list of options under 2%, with 1.6% of voters looking to captain the Manchester City talisman for their big match against Chelsea on Sunday.

He is just ahead of Son Heung-min (£8.8m) on 1.5% and Raúl Jiménez (£6.7m) on 1.13%.

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1,409 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Totti
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    will aguero start or jesus might start?

    so
    A) aguero -> auba for a hit
    B) play aguero

    1. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      B for me mate. I think not only will he start but he will do well against Chelsea. I don't own either this week (Auba or Aguero) that is

    2. Ciro Di Marzio
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      B

    3. britzdubb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Aguero
      big game player

    4. wolvesmad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      B

    5. PaulRUK3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      No doubt for me, play Kun.

  2. Big Col
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    What to do with this lot?

    Fabianski, Button
    Robertson, Doherty, AWB, Digne*, Balbuena*
    Salah, Son, Martial, Richarlison*, Brooks*
    Rashford, Mitrovic, Aguero*

    £2.7M ITB FT Used - * = Wont play in GW 27 - so need to take a hit!

    Any Suggestions?

    Could do Richarlison to Eriksen -4, then Aguero to Auba next week for free

  3. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Aguero -> Auba(-4) is one of those transfers that looks like it has disaster written all over it. Do we agree on this? Seems a lot are considering this move.

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Do it next week imo

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      No way I'm taking a hit to lose Aguero at home for Auba who could be ill

    3. child of God
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      So difficult to decide this one, wouldn't put it past kun to haul and would say the same for Auba

    4. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Next week no brainer.

      1. The Point About It Is
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        This ^

    5. Ciro Di Marzio
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      For free it’s 50/50. For a -4, no way!

  4. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    GTG??
    Any changes between starting XI and bench??

    Fabianski
    Doherty/Shaw/WB
    Salah(c)/Mane/Son/Pogba
    Auba/Rashford/Jimenez

    Hart/Bednarek/Digne/Puncheon

    1. g40steve
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      GTG, like the Mane option.

  5. hjalmarekdal
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Any news regarding Auba in training today?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Someone on the last page said he trained.

  6. amplifiedAnt
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Fabianski (Button)
    Robertson, Doherty, TAA
    Salah, Sané, Pogba, Richarlison
    Aubameyang, Rashford, Jimenez
    (AWB, Digne, Puncheon)

    GTG? Correct bench order?

    Likely to gamble on TAA starting as Liverpool's clean sheet odds are so high.

  7. Twisted melons
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    VVD and Sane or Kola and Mane -4?

    1. child of God
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      The latter

  8. good biashara
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    A and B have to start with home game and attacking potential. Not sure about 3rd spot, don't think palace will keep a cs even though I'm forced to play WB myself

    1. good biashara
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Reply fail to play 3 out of 5 question

  9. child of God
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Is the Huddersfield gaffa an offensive or defensive kind? And have the teams he's managed before been good at the back ?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Offensive. He has managed Dortmund B only

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Not sure what more information you're hoping for.

  10. Johan Queef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    A) Ings to Auba (-4)

    B) Stick with current team, start Bednarek and get Auba next week for free

    Thanks.

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      B

  11. The Point About It Is
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    I was going to do Firmino > Auba but having second thoughts with the Auba sickness news.
    Make transfer or save FT?

    1. Simmoo
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      I'm holding Firmino for this week, and have the same move pencilled in for next.

  12. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Anyone captaining Pogba over Salah?

    1. Ciro Di Marzio
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      I’m tempted. Probably end up playing safe with Salah as I’m a boring player.

    2. SUPER 11
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Most probably Pogba will be subtituted early for PSG game

  13. Nuno’s Dream
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Got 116 points last week which was pretty nice, but if I had played Wan B and Bednerak over Salah and Sane and TC'd Laporte it could have been 144!!

    The power of hindsight eh?! 😉

    What a daft game this really is!!! HAHA!

    1. Simmoo
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      So weird I just googled "humble brag" and this came up

      1. Nuno’s Dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Haha! Genuinely wasn’t meant as a brag. I just found it funny that Laporte/Wan B and Bednerak could smash Salah/Sane/Aguero scores out the park!!! Just highlights how much luck there is in this game! 🙂

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

    Wow this article really doesn't fancy auba.

  15. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    This Auba illness has me confused, which one should I do?

    A) Deeney & Sane —> Auba & Jota (-4)

    B) Deeney—> Laca (free)

  16. rnrd
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Pep is wearing his trolling pull over in the press conference. Ederson to play LB imo this WE
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy4xz6GXcAA7c2F.jpg

  17. Jealous Viper
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Bringing in 2 flagged players for a hit. This should be fun

  18. CostaCoffee
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Who to bring in for Kamara on a free?

    A)ubameyang
    B) Lacazette

    Really worried about Auba being rested and Laca could be a decent differential

    1. Alexike8 fc
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Aubameyang anytime any day

  19. Alexike8 fc
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Who to start , Robertson , AWB, Doherty, Bednarek or Digne??

    1. ceejay106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Same issue for me. Think I'm going Robbo, Doc, AWB

      1. Alexike8 fc
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Am thinking Robertson Digne and Doherty , Digne is still very capable of a big hail

    2. Disco Pat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      I have this problem except hobelas instead of Bednarek. I'm going Robertson Doherty and hobelas. For you I'd choose AWB for 3rd slot.....might get assist for batyshui tomorrow!!! Think Everton are rudderless at minute, and all over place at back.

      1. Alexike8 fc
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        AWB has hardly had attacking returns tho

  20. TheJoker
    7 days, 16 hours ago

    Triple captain Salah against Bournemouth or not?

    1. Grievez
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Last time they played, yes

  21. Grievez
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 11 hours ago

    Siggy and Kun -- Pogba and Auba(c) done (-4)

    110 behind in ML.
    Squeaky bum time, wish me luck

  22. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 11 hours ago

    Good to go? Saving FT.

    Alisson

    Robertson Doherty Bednarek (WB Digne)

    Salah Son Pogba Richarlison (Camarasa)

    Aguero Rashford Jimenez

    1. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Looks strong

    2. Dribbles
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      WC time

  23. Diedhiou See That?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 11 hours ago

    Sané to Son for -4.

    Yay or nay?

    Worried Sané could get Guardiola-Tombola’d and then a blank in 27... if I don’t do it this week for a hit I’d probably do it next week for a free.

    Rest of team of helpful (0 itb)

    Foster (Ederson)
    Robertson Doherty Holebas (WanB Digne)
    Salah(c) Pogba Sané Richarlison (Billing)
    Aubameyang Rashford Jiménez

  24. Juhlers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Rash seems to be benched..

    Would you do:

    Rash + Richarlison --> Lacazette + Cheap bench-mid

    (I want to get rid of Rich anyways, so in that sense the -4 is not completely wasted)

    1. Juhlers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      I already have Auba

  25. Dribbles
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    Im an escapee.