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Blank Gameweek 27 captaincy a tough decision for Fantasy managers

Fantasy Premier League managers have a tough decision for the Blank Gameweek 27 captaincy.

You can now vote in the latest poll below or in the sidebar and watch our latest Captain Video on YouTube.

With Manchester City, Chelsea, Everton and Brighton all out of action because of the League Cup, there are only eight matches to be played.

One of those is a big clash at Old Trafford featuring Manchester United vs Liverpool.

The two teams have played a big part in recent captaincy debates so Fantasy managers might be put off by the fact that they are facing each other this week.

We analysed how the likes of Mohamed Salah (£13.6m), Paul Pogba (£8.8m) and Marcus Rashford (£7.8m) look for Gameweek 27 in our latest Captain Video, which we streamed live from our YouTube channel over lunch on Monday.

What we found was that there may be more goals in this match than many first suspects.

However, the current overriding school of thought revolves around Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) and Arsenal’s home match against Southampton.

The Gabonese international has been a lot more reliable at home than he has on the road of late, as explained by Neale in our latest video (below).

Given the strength of the fixture, Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) also looks worth considering too.

Son Heung-min (£8.9m) has been an exceptionally reliable figure in recent weeks and faces a trip to Burnley.

Leicester’s options are expected to be popular in the coming weeks and a home match against Crystal Palace could provide an early opportunity to get in early on their run with the captaincy.

However, perhaps the most attractive option from the so-called smaller clubs is probably Felipe Anderson (£7.2m), who faces Fulham’s shaky defence at the London Stadium on Friday night.

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379 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Surely the trouble with FH in GW32 is that takes away one of the two DGWs so you can't do both BB and TC in a DGW?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      TC is the worst chip

    2. Lemongrab
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      We may get a third for Cheslea is my understanding.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        I'm hoping for this, i asked about this a few weeks back

        1. Lemongrab
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          Of course that just means triple captaining Hazard for the inevitable back to back blanks 😉

    3. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      FH is a more valuable chip than either of those

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      FH gives you any 11 starters you want with the latest up to date info.

      BB gives you 4 extra players.

      TC, if used on the popular captain in the GW, gives you one extra player vs the majority.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        That's why TC Kun in GW25 did so well. Not the obvious captain pick with plenty having doubts but he smashed it. Many virtually had 3 Aguero's, when a lot didn't even own him.

        Finding that player and him returning a haul is the difficulty of the TC chip.

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 4 hours ago

          I mainly TC Aguero to avoid these problems down the line of when to use it.

          Perfect opportunity with a fpl legend.

          Didn’t wanna wait and hope a big hitter stays fit and gets a fixture miracle

        2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 4 hours ago

          TC is a static value.

          Doesn't matter when you use it. 19 is 19 is 19.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 4 hours ago

            The 19 is static.
            The 38 is dynamic.

            If the majority got the 38, that would be considered static.

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Chelsea have potentially Cardiff and Brighton in the dgw. Tc on hazard or higuain is mouth watering...

      1. DandyDon
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        Wouldn’t it be Everton and Cardiff away? Also maybe West Ham+Burnley both at home wk35 is better. Will be good to see how Brighton game fits in

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 4 hours ago

          Oops my bad...when is the Brighton game then ??

          1. FPL Opinion
            29 days, 4 hours ago

            If Chelsea go out tonight then no fa cup related double game weeks for them.
            PL may put Chelsea v Brighton into DGW 32 and keep the Brighton v Cardiff or Brighton v till later (i.e. GW36)
            Later Gameweeks won’t available to teams progressing in Europa League.

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      TC is a difficult chip to get right, even Kun who got a hattrick ended up with 19 points total - not a huge gap to hitting a decent TC in a single GW

      And using it in a DGW doesn't guarantee success... Sane TC failed miserably in the DGW, Sterling TC wasn't great vs. a single GW either (11 points). I hope no one did Richarlison or Siggy, but there were probably some that did

      If Salah is fit at that stage, GW36 looks a good bet for TC to me - if Liverpool are still within 3 points of city at that stage they will need both points and goals and goal difference... and coming the other direction, Huddersfield should already be relegated & are one of the worst teams to ever play in the PL - they are so out of their depth at this level it's scary (failing to win 24 of their 26 games to date)

  2. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Hi just a quick question if anyone could help.
    I have Aguero & Hazard and only 1 free transfer. Would I be best using my free hit or taking a points hit for the next gameweek?
    Thanks

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Do you need to sell both?
      Wouldn't FH is the answer without seeing your team.

    2. Lemongrab
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      How many players do you have playing this week?

    3. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      No, sell Hazard

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        I have everyone besides Hazard and Aguero playing

        1. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          29 days, 4 hours ago

          Fabianski (Boruc)
          Robertson Doherty Shaw Wan Bissaka (Kelly)
          Jota Hazard Salah Mane (billing)
          Aguero Rashford (Kamara)

          That's my current team

        2. Lemongrab
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 4 hours ago

          Do not use your free hit lol. Bench Kun and sell Hazard would be my advice

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 4 hours ago

            Thanks, who would you swap Hazard for?
            Would Aguero - Auba for a 4 point hit be unwise?

            1. Lemongrab
              • 9 Years
              29 days, 4 hours ago

              Could pay off but depends if you want Kun back next week. Post or link your team.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                29 days, 4 hours ago

                Fabianski (Boruc)
                Robertson Doherty Shaw Wan Bissaka (Kelly)
                Jota Hazard Salah Mane (billing)
                Aguero Rashford (Kamara)

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              29 days, 4 hours ago

              Would you want Aguero back in 28?
              If Auba does well then you win on the deal and can sell for -4 and extra points.

              1. nico05
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                29 days, 4 hours ago

                Thank you to you both for your input this is my current team right now:
                Fabianski (Boruc)
                Robertson Doherty Shaw Wan Bissaka (Kelly)
                Jota Hazard Salah Mane (billing)
                Aguero Rashford (Kamara)

                Im 70 points adrift in my league so any general advice would be greatly appreciated

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 9 Years
                  29 days, 4 hours ago

                  Hazard to anyone looks the way to go unless you think he will smash it in GWs 28-30. A downgrade gives you money elsewhere unless you want Sterling next GW. Need to look at GW31 where you currently have a GK, Robbo, 2 Pool mids and Billing playing with Hazard playing if Chelsea lose tonight.

                  1. nico05
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    29 days, 4 hours ago

                    Cheers, I'll bench Aguero with the game after in mind.
                    Maybe the free hit would be best used on Gameweek 31 for me.
                    Thanks again for your input

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Just so I know where I stand ...

    Do you have a plan for using your remaining chips ?

    A yes definitely !
    B waiting for more news
    C not a.clue ....

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      B

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      In between A & B, leaning towards A.

    3. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      B

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      I thought I was a but now between b and c ...

    5. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      c

    6. Jacky boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      A

    7. DandyDon
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      B

    8. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Thanks all 🙂

  4. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Will anyone opinions about Sane change if he starts in the Champions League? Or will it still be sell sell sell?

    1. DandyDon
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      I actually want to keep in squad for home game against West Ham. Could be a big haul for him if pep lets him lose...feel he will in this fixture

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        If he starts in the Champions League id be tempted to sell him

    2. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Think most have sold already. He would be in my team every week if he didnt play for city, think every other top 6 team starts him unless he's injured. Something between him & pep doesn't sit right tho

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        I couldn't agree more with the above. I offloaded him before the last game week

    3. Devo-McDuff
      28 days, 20 hours ago

      I will almost certainly ship this week. Great player but just too much uncertainty around regular starts, the odd rotation I can take but it's more than than at the moment. Competing with Bilva, Mahrez (both indirectly if Sterling plays on left) and Mendy. Now Gundo, Dilva and De Bruyne all fit that means more chance of Bilva playing as forward too;.

  5. built_this_city
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    What's all this about free hit in gameweek 32? isn't gameweek 31 the one with all the blanks?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Im confused as to when is the best time to use it myself

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Double is sandwiched between 2 blanks, that makes it tricky

    3. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Ppl building a team for 31 wont use fh then. Horses for courses

  6. Babit1967
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Can’t believe I’m stuck between Anderson and Rondón for the captaincy, anyone ?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Neither offer any great guarentee's imo but id sway towards Rondon out of those 2 I think

      1. Smell the Lavender
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Which player offers a guarantee?

  7. Pia06rc
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Do we know which teams are likely to have DGWs in GW32 yet?

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Nope

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      BGW31 teams are LIKELY to be put in GW32, but nothing concrete yet.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      The draw tonight should give a few clues.
      If Man City get an easy game then they will be one of the teams.

  8. Jacky boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Man utd - liverpool score prediction?

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      1-1

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      2-2

    3. Gentlemens club
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      1-4

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      0-1

    5. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      1-2

    6. pingissimus
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      1-2

    7. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool

    8. MeatPieSausageRoll
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Utd 4-1

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        lol looks like we got a serious ABU problem on here looking at all the other guesses

    9. Hakim Ziyech
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Man utd 2 - 3 Liverpool

  9. fedolefan
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Is the fa cup draw before or after the Che- United match?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      That sentence into Google answers the question 😉

      After.

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        Its after the game

      2. fedolefan
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        Ugh, and navigate through all those ads on my phone to get an answer? This is simpler. Thanks.

  10. masyuris
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Free Hit Rule

    Can we use FT firstly, then we do free hit in the same gameweek?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes but the transfer is cancelled and not carried over

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Free Hit : Make unlimited free transfers for a single Gameweek. At the next deadline your squad is returned to how it was at the start of the Gameweek.
      Please note that when playing either a Wildcard or your Free Hit chip, any saved free transfers will be lost. You will be back to the usual 1 free transfer the following Gameweek.

    3. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      You’re welcome 🙄

  11. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 1 hour ago

    Chelsea have to fire Sarri.
    It’s obvious his players do not want him around anymore.