Captain Sensible – Liverpool and Manchester clubs central to armband debate

Fantasy Premier League managers are faced with another tricky call for the captaincy in Gameweek 29.

Ahead of yet another round of fixtures, it looks as if assets from Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool will be the key options.

As ever, we are here to help find the best candidates for the armband with some in-depth statistical analysis.

Captain Poll

Paul Pogba (£8.9m) looks set to win this week’s captain poll but not by a huge margin. At the time of writing, he has a 23% share of the vote ahead of Southampton’s visit to Old Trafford. The French midfielder has blanked in just one home game since Ole Gunnar Solskjae rook over.

Close behind him are Manchester City pair Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) who are neck-and-neck for second place on 17% each. Pep Guardiola’s men are travelling to Bournemouth in Gameweek 29, which will have raised interest in his Fantasy assets. Aguero looks the more dangerous but Sterling is the more likely to start.

Eden Hazard (£10.8m) makes an appearance in the top five for the first time in a while, ahead of Chelsea’s trip to now-managerless Fulham. The Belgian midfielder is not especially in any kind of form but the fixture is particularly appealing, the Cottagers still in possession of the worst defensive record in the league.

Mohamed Salah (£13.5m) completes the top five but has just 7% of the vote after blanking for the fourth time in his last five Premier League outings. Interestingly, he still has more backing than Sadio Mané (£9.7m), who has just 1.4% of the vote despite drastically outscoring him across the last six Gameweeks. That could mean that managers are largely put off by the fixture, an away trip to Everton in the latest edition of the Merseyside derby.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and Raúl Jiménez (£6.9m) are the best of the rest with a 3.4% share each. Harry Kane (£12.4m) and Son Heung-min (£8.9m) have also picked up minimal support ahead of the north London derby with 2% each.

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  1. Fire Chief Moe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Think im choosing between Hazard/Vardy or Mane/Higuain, any thoughts?

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Not convinced by either Higuain or Vardy but if I was pushed then Vardy.

      Please help below thanks.

      1. ChipsnGravy
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Vardy for me...... I’m thinking he’s gonna hit some form..... plus Leicester’s fixtures for the next 7 gw’s are looking good for him

  2. Gentle_Turks
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Hazard captain bad idea? Why?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I had Haz through the good & bad of the season.
      Problem, more bad than good!

      1. EMBOLOFAN
          3 months, 19 days ago

          he has 166pts, hardly bad

      2. EMBOLOFAN
          3 months, 19 days ago

          points in last 10 gw:
          pogba 100
          salah 82
          aguero 71
          haz 44

          i still think haz is a good option as he can snap back into form at any time but think the above is why hes unpopular

      3. ChipsnGravy
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        A) Son and Jota -> Mane/sterling and Hayden


        B) Son and Kun -> Mane/Sterling and Vardy

        And which one Mane or Sterling, thinking Sterling this week then swap to mane next?