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. Totti
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 8 days 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
      5 months, 8 days 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
      5 months, 8 days ago

      B

    3. britzdubb
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Aguero
      big game player

    4. wolvesmad
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      B

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

      No doubt for me, play Kun.

  2. Big Col
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 8 days 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
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 8 days 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
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Do it next week imo

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

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

    3. child of God
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

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

    4. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Next week no brainer.

      1. The Point About It Is
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        This ^

    5. Ciro Di Marzio
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

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

  4. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 8 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      GTG, like the Mane option.

  5. hjalmarekdal
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Any news regarding Auba in training today?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Someone on the last page said he trained.

  6. amplifiedAnt
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 8 days 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
    5 months, 8 days ago

    VVD and Sane or Kola and Mane -4?

    1. child of God
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      The latter

  8. good biashara
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 8 days 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
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Reply fail to play 3 out of 5 question

  9. child of God
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 8 days 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
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Offensive. He has managed Dortmund B only

    2. Would Ed Woodward
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Not sure what more information you're hoping for.

    3. Johan Queef
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 days 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
        5 months, 8 days ago

        B

    4. The Point About It Is
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days 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
        5 months, 8 days ago

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

    5. Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Anyone captaining Pogba over Salah?

      1. Ciro Di Marzio
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

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

      2. SUPER 11
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Most probably Pogba will be subtituted early for PSG game

    6. Nuno had a dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days 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
        5 months, 8 days ago

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

        1. Nuno had a dream
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 7 days 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! 🙂

    7. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Wow this article really doesn't fancy auba.

    8. FDMS All Starz
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

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

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

      B) Deeney—> Laca (free)

    9. rnrd
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 days 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

    10. Jealous Viper
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

    11. CostaCoffee
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 7 days 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
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Aubameyang anytime any day

      2. Alexike8 fc
          5 months, 7 days ago

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

          1. ceejay106
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 7 days ago

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

            1. Alexike8 fc
                5 months, 7 days 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
              5 months, 7 days 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
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  AWB has hardly had attacking returns tho

            3. TheJoker
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Triple captain Salah against Bournemouth or not?

                1. Grievez
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Last time they played, yes

              • Grievez
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

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

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

              • Viper
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 7 days 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
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Looks strong

                2. Dribbles
                    5 months, 6 days ago

                    WC time

                3. Diedhiou See That?
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 months, 7 days 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

                4. Juhlers
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 7 days 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
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    I already have Auba

                5. Dribbles
                    5 months, 6 days ago

                    Im an escapee.