Captains

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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1,599 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tronity
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    AWB > TAA with this week's FT?

    Would mean I have three Liverpool though which blocks a move for Mane if his form continues

    .Or is Schar a better option than TAA?

    1. Atimis
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Done WB to TAA

  2. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Good morning everyone !!

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Good afternoon

  3. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Regretting Higuain move already

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Why?

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Captain him

    3. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Embrace it!

  4. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on:
    This week Son to Hazard;
    Next week Shaw to Luiz;
    Before 31 Kun to Vardy
    ?

    1. Atimis
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Gives me 9 for BGWs

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looks a decent plan, Son could do well this week but prefer Haz v Fulham tbf! GL

      1. Atimis
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks mate!

  5. MartialMatas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Son and Lacazette to Hazard and Vardy for a -4?

    Guaita
    Robertson VVD Lascelles
    Salah Sterling Pogba Son
    Lacazette Jimenez Rondon

    Fabianski Puncheon AWB Bednarek

    1ft £1.7m itb

    1. The 5% Team
      1 month, 19 days ago

      good moves...great starting XI 🙂

  6. Chandler Bing
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Apart from GW 31, do we have any other BGWs left?

    1. Atimis
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      33

    2. The 5% Team
      1 month, 19 days ago

      33 (FA cup semi finals)

    3. Chandler Bing
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Where could I get info on who misses out then and when the DGW would be for them?

  7. Ahmed Adam
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who is the best Captain this Week
    1) Pogba
    2) Hazard
    3) Salah
    4) Aguero

    1. The 5% Team
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      4

  8. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Steeerrrrrling and thats a seventh for City, what was Adam Smith thinking, what a rout and still ten mins to go in this mismatch!

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Doherty (c) again?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        prob the week he gets his double digits but once bitten and all that 😉

  9. fridge
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Foster
    Robbo. Doherty. Digne
    Salah. Pog. Son. Fanderson
    Rash. Jimi. Auba

    Speroni. Rich. AWB. Bednarek

    Working towards 31 with 2FT and 0.8 ITB

    A) Son , Laca > Hazard, Barnes
    B) AWB > Chilwell
    C) Digne > Luiz

  10. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    How's this WC looking?
    Already played it so no point criticising the strategy, but the team?

    Patricio.
    TAA, Robbo, Bennett.
    Sterling, Pogba, Haz, Barnes, Antonio.
    Aguero, Jiminez.

    (Boruc, Chilwell, King, Cook).

    Will do Pogba to Mané next week. Anyone think Mané is a priority for this week (rather than Pogba/Hazard)? Thanks

    1. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If I was actually wildcarding I’d wait for Pep presser to see the status on Jesus.

      If Jesus is back, I’d get Higuain in place of Aguero and puts you in a better place for blanks.

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Good call, thanks.

    2. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Also, Cook injured isnt he? How about Clyne?

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Website says Cook expected back this week. Cheaper & more nailed for blanks imo.

  11. Right back Atsu
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Interesting reading. Confused who to captain. Maybe Mo. Wonder will Firmino play?

  12. Robbieblob
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A. Son and Auba > sterling and arnie -4
    B. Son Auba and Guaita > sterling vardy and boruc -8
    C. Hold

  13. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone else going without City until GW31? Feel anxious.

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      May as well. Too late to bring them in now. With two blanks I fancy other players to outscore then over that period despite their superior explosiveness

      1. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Which do they blank?

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      nah, that would be just silly 😉

    3. n14mul
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm no city till 32 when in use ft

  14. Greek Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Why so much love for Pogba?

    Surely Hazard or Sterling?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      ticks more boxes I guess:
      Nailed on
      In form
      Consistent
      On pens

    2. Catenaccio FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He is great value for his price. Very consistent, on penalties, since Mourinho left he has a different energy on the field.
      Plus his 45% ownership has started hurting non owners. I have him but you are right, tthis isn't really the time to get Pogba.

  15. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    How’s she look lads?

    Fab
    TAA Robbo Doherty
    Salah Pogba Son Felipe
    Higuain Vardy Jimenez

    Buttton Bennett Digne Højbjerg

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      All set, captain?

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Pog, tempted by Jimmy or Hig. Not sure about the Merseyside derby for Salah

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Got to be Pogba from those options

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Very good but Felipe is an eyesore

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Agree.. on the chopping block this weekend

    3. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nice.
      Behind the sofa for City.

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Indeed!

    4. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looks good, I’d try my best to upgrade Son to Sterling if you could.

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thinking Haz would be better with the fixture schedule. Fancy Spurs to bounce back at home. NLD prime for goals

        1. Vobinho In Wengerland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeah Son could still haul. And City could be lethargic with their schedule.

  16. Hazardous1983
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Mane maddison
    Hazard gray
    Sterling 5.3m

    Which combo is better

    1. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Haz Gray

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Son and anderson out to enable this

        1. Union_Jacks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I like it.

          1. Hazardous1983
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Wary of hazards form.he not setting the world alight.

            Maybe.mane is better option but my rival who is 40 ahead has mane

            1. Goat
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Than 32 I mean

              1. Hazardous1983
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                What?

  17. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I know it’s illegal to speak of it here but how would City losing in the FA cup affect people’s plans?

    I think people are forgetting the first rule of casualism.

    1. The Suspended One
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not illegal to waste your own time. Never gonna happen though

    2. Goat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      That’s why it’s bettee to plan for GW31 than 33

  18. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Which one is worth a hit?

    A) Kolasinac (tot) -> TAA (eve)
    B) Son (ARS) -> Hazard (ful)

    1. FPLinho
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks

    2. The Suspended One
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Neither, im not sure if im doing haz to son for free

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Im eager to take a hit for preparing my GW31 team

  19. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    For this week, pick 2:
    A) Mané.
    B) Pogba.
    C) Hazard.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      In isolation B and C going on fixtures.

      It’s tough though looking long term.

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If I don't go for Mané this week, I'll get him next, but no Salah.

    2. merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      AB

  20. dylano21
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What do you guys think of westham mid options ? Anderson, Antonio, ... great Futures. Want to do lacazette and sane to aguero and ...

    1. dylano21
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Fixtures

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I've had bought Anderson for his earlier season form and have let him go on a wildcard this week. Got Antonio instead - differential but could backfire. Having a poor season so could work for me.

  21. ZeBestee
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    How come I can access members site content? Is it because it is Friday? 😉 Giving wholeheartedly.

  22. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Right forget the -8 ideas.
    Best move with 1 FT and 0.9m itb?

    Fabianski
    Robertson,TAA, Doherty
    Salah,Pogba,Jota,Almiron
    Aguero,Aubamayang,Barnes

    Hamer,Periera,Groß,AWB
    Thanks

    1. FPLinho
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Auba to Vardy or Higuain

  23. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    GTG? Or would you bench someone else than Pereira?

    Patricio
    Robertson Luiz Doherty
    Salah Mane Pogba(v) FAnderson
    Aguero(c) Rashford Jimenez

    (Hamer Stephens Pereira AWB)

    0.0 ITB, 0 FT

    1. NO SALAH
      1 month, 19 days ago

      G2G

  24. FPLinho
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Captain?
    A) Salah
    B) Sterling
    C) Pogba

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

    3. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

  25. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hmmm, waivering a bit on Sterling captaincy after this article..
    Salah or Pogba probably safer

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Why? Sterling was rested midweek and has a great record vs Bournemouth scoring in everyone of his 6 starts for City against them (8 goals, 2 assists) and is a relative differential.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Good week for a differential for sure, and need to climb the ranks, so maybe I have to keep the faith

    2. drughi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Same here, was set on sterling but Pogba looks safer

  26. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    1 month, 19 days ago

    AWB, Son, Foster -> Luiz, Haz, Schmeichel (-4)

    Don’t have to switch keepers, however don’t have one for the blanks and have just enough itb this gw

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thoughts?

    2. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Forget the keepers and do other moves for free

  27. Eric Banternaaa
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    1FT 0.9ITB. Back in the top 1K, OR 850!

    Fabianski
    VVD / Bennett / Shaw / Bednarek
    Salah / Pogba / Richarlison / Hazard
    Jiminez / Kun

    Hamer / Trent / Rondon / Billing

    Chip Strategy: Build team for 31 (should also cover 33), FH 32, WC 34, TC 36 Salah v Huddersfield, BB TBC

    Save transfer?

  28. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    When are pressers?

  29. Caravagio
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Morning.
    Sorry if i've missed posts/articles.
    Whats happening with DGW 32? Are more teams likely to have extra game here or is it decided?
    Any links to up to date DGW planning be really appreciated 🙂

  30. Babit1967
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Gtg ?

    Fab

    Azpi Robertson Doherty

    Sterling (c) Salah Son Fanderson Pogba

    Barnes Jimenez

    Hamer Taa Bennett Rondón