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. Super Jack Grealish
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    What to do with this lot then?

    Fab, Steele
    TAA, Kolasinac, Doherty, Digne, AWB
    Salah, Sane, Son, Pogba, Punch
    Auba, Rashford, Jimenez

    2FT 0.2 ITB

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Sane -> Hazard
      Auba -> Vardy

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Reasonable

      2. Super Jack Grealish
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Looks good, cheers

  2. H-Over United
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    I'm not happy with my 3-4-3 (Laca & Fanderson included).
    Have to take a hit (-4) for the next 2 GW - in GW31 i am planning the "Free Hit" and save in KW30. In GW32 i have 2FT...

    Salah - Son - Pogba - Kante - Fanderson*
    Kun - Jimenez - Lacazette*

    1) Laca to...
    a) Rondon (my current Fav)
    b) Barnes
    c) Zaha

    2) Fanderson to...
    a) Sterling (double up City)
    b) Hazard
    c) Mané (double up LIV)

    Thanks Guys!

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      1 a
      2 a

    2. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      If you play fh in 31 you will have 1 ft in 32, regardless of ft's you carried into 31.

      1. H-Over United
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Sure?
        Planning to save transfer in GW30 -> so i have 2FT in GW31.
        In GW31 i'm going with FH to have the 2FT in GW32?!?

        1. jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Positive, If you have following:
          Gw 30 save ft
          Gw 31 2fts, activate and use fh
          Gw32, You will have 1ft and the exact squad you had at start of gw31

  3. Afghanistanislas
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Who do you think does better over the next three:

    A) Higuain (ful WOL eve)
    B) Vardy (wat FUL bur)

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Ive gone A.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      A

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      B because Higuain looks like an OAP

  4. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Better pick

    A) Higuain
    B) Vardy

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Not convinced by either, rather stack the midfield

  5. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Something about Higuain and Vardy.

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      good or bad? I'm guessing the latter 🙂

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Haha nah I posted it yesterday too tbf. It's this weeks hot topic 🙂

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          I transferred in Vardy last week and Higuain this week. I'm chasing so seemed to make sense.

  6. crazysidz
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Used WIldcard. Kindly RMT.

    Ederson,Ryan
    TAA, Robertson, Shaw, Doherty, Bisaka
    Hazard, Sterling, Pogba, Mkhi, Moutinho,
    Aguero, Jiminez, Reid

    Open to changes
    Team value 104.3 with 0.4 itb.

    1. amplifiedAnt
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      What's your strategy for GW31 and 33? You've got a lot of players with blanks in there (including no olaying goalkeeper).

      Don't think I'd touch AWB on a wildcard. Moutinho is quite maverick at this point. Not keen on the Reid pick at all.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Only 3 players who play gw31. Without WC you need more players who play during blanks imo.

      1. crazysidz
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        will use free hit in gw 31.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          I feel bad for you son

  7. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    It feels the whole dilemma of whether to focus purely on GW31 players or just focus on who you think will score well starts this game week. Shall we try and list here the players you think are worth getting in now regardless of the blanks?

    Although I don't have an easy route to get him in, for me it's Sterling. He could score well in the next two and it's an easy move out to someone on GW31. Yours?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Sterling, Aguero and Pogba.

      Nobody else, imo.

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I own Aguero and Pogba. I fear Sterling a bit the next two weeks. Ironically to get Sterling I would probably have to lose one of Pogba or Aguero. Tough decisions ahead.

  8. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Higuain or vardy is the question...

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Would love to have both

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Watching Huddersfield highlights puts me of Higuan. He looks a bit rubbish

  9. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Thoughts on the best move here? have 1FT and 0.6m itb.

    Fabianski -- Button
    Doherty • Digne • Pereira
    Salah • Pogba • Sterling (c) • Richarlison
    Jimenez • Aguero • King

    Button Lascelles Schindler Hayden

    A: Digne >> TAA
    B: Rich >> Maddison / Barnes / Fanderson
    C: Save FT and do Sterling + Schindler >> Mane + TAA next gw...
    D: Save FT and do Sterling + Hayden >> Hazard + Fraser next gw

    1. 12steps
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      A

  10. 12steps
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Any ideas on what to do here? 1 Ft 2,8 itb fh32

    Fab/hamer

    Robbo/Doherty/Digne/Pereira/AWB

    Salah/Pogba/Son/Felipe/Puncheon

    Aguero/Rondon/Jimenez

    Thanks!

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Son to sterling

  11. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Team looks meh this week, but I can’t see much worth doing given a FH32, WC34 plan. Best of this lot?

    A) Ings -> Barnes
    B) Auba -> Higuaín
    C) Save FT

    Fabs
    Doherty, TAA, Holebas, Pereira
    Salah, FAnderson, Mane, Siggy
    Auba, Vardy

    Steele, Kolasinac, Camarasa, Ings
    Bank 0.5m, 1FT

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Auba to Barnes
      Camarasa to Hazard (C)

      1. The Rock
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        This could be an option. But your team isn't bad at all for this week.

        Not overly convinced by Chelsea yet though. If you want to play it safe then do Ings to Barnes.

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers. I’m not convinced by Higuaín, but holding Auba for tot, MUN, blank, eve doesn’t feel great.

          Barnes having liv next week also is a concern - worth saving and getting King/Wilson next week instead for Ings?

      2. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Like the idea and I did look at that, but 0.4m short

    2. 12steps
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      No city would be worry. Still, in your case id probably save

  12. britzdubb
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    1.Son->hazard
    2.de bruyne->hazard
    3. SAVE

    have aguero but no chelsea cover

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      1

  13. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Guys, Firmino > Vardy or Higuain? Or hold?

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Higgy

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Klopp gives his comments about 2hours, and Firmino could be ready again.

  14. olliejames
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Option 1:

    Son OUT Sterling IN
    Rashford OUT Crouch (bench fodder) IN

    Option 2:

    Son OUT Mkhi / Pedro / B Silva / Brooks IN
    Auba OUT Aguero IN

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      1

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      If you still have BB Crouch makes no sense unless still have WC

  15. Romford Pele - Don't w…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    I have Salah and Trent AA. Do I triple up on Liverpool until GW34 with:
    A) Mane
    B) Robertson

    1. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Robbo

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I have the same two and fine with that. May get Mane for gw31

    3. The Rock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Either are great options. I personally trebled up by choosing Mane last week along with Salah and Robertson.

    4. 12steps
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Similar dilemma (only I have Robbo). I think Mané will get more points than the defenders. Hes flying right now

    5. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I have triple up with A

  16. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    OGS needs to work on his mind games. "Rashford is fully fit now. I’ll probably start him." Probably eh? That should keep them guessing..

    1. The Rock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      It's good for FPL managers though WR!

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Unless he is lying. Baby faced assassin.

      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Of course he may actually be quite good at it and not start him 😉

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Better than Emery. "I hope he plays"

  17. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Ederson
    TAA Robertson Doherty Jonny
    Fanderson Salah Pogba Sterling Almiron
    Jimenez Vardy Rash
    (Guaita AWB)

    Need to bench two of:

    a) Jonny (CAR)
    b) Almiron (whu)
    c) Fanderson (NEW)

    1. The Rock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Wow. Strong team for this GW!

      I'd bench C and B, based on form. Yes, Almiron has looked good but has gno attacking returns so far. Risky doubling up on Wolves defenders but could be attacking returns + if there ever was a GW to double up on them it would be this GW (Or against Hudd).

      1. Tmel
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Doubling for Hudd didn't work as well as I hoped! A provisional 13 points became 3 in the space of 2 minutes

  18. amplifiedAnt
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Fabianski (Button)
    Robertson, TAA, Pereira, Doherty (AWB*)
    Salah, Son, Pogba, Richarlison (Puncheon)
    Auba, Jimenez (King)

    1FT, 2.9 ITB. Using free transfers should be able to get out 11 for GW31.

    A. AWB > Luiz/Alonso/Azpi
    B. Son > Hazard
    C. Auba > Higuain/Vardy

    OR just get 10 out for 31 and pop a City player in.

    1. Son > Sterling
    2. Auba > Aguero

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      2 are Rich and Punch which barely make up half a player

      1. amplifiedAnt
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Fair point, but 2 > 0.

  19. Tolly101
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 22 days ago

    who to captain out of...
    a) pogba
    b) salah
    c) aguero
    d) jimenez
    e) mane

    1. sovietrockettes
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Salah out of those

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          -1

      • theodosios
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Pogba

      • JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Salah safe
        Jimenez punt

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          How is Salah safe with his current form?

          1. theodosios
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 22 days ago

            This

      • barcaa7
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 22 days ago

        a

    2. sovietrockettes
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Is anybody else starting Arnie this week?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Has he got a sick note pass ?

        2. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 22 days ago

          On a wildcard - probably will own but unsure on starting. Waiting for presser.

        3. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Pelle most important

        4. DeadStar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          I would love to own Arnie again but he scares me to death! My previous experience was putting him in for that game where he gave away a penalty, got booked and come off injured in the first half. I feel I'll need a good first sub if I go for him.

      • Thadsy12
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Is Son + Auba to Sterling + Higuain for a hit mad? Increases my BGW31 coverage, can swap Sterling for Haz later before 31as well.

        1. Jorginho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          I’ve done exactly this move

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Am I mad to consider Salah to Sterling this weekend?

        Flappy

        TTA, Doherty, Luiz

        Salah, Pogba C, Mane, Son

        Jiménez, Kun, Rashford

        Boruc, Pereira, Lascelles, Brooks

        GTG

        Any changes YOU would do?

      • Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Bench One:
        A) H.Barnes
        B) Jiminez
        C) Arnie

        1. Reacher
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          C

      • britzdubb
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        midfielder for up to £6 million

        for at least 2 GWs

        suggestions please

        1. Reacher
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Barnes

      • Reacher
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Bench one of the 3 below?

        A, Digne

        B, Richarlson

        C, Lascelles

        1. kuzser
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          A

      • CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Hi guys please rate my team for this GW. 0.3 ITB 0 FT

        Fabianski
        Robbo Luiz Doherty
        Mane Pogba Salah Son
        Rondon Aguero(c) Jimenez

        Subs: Bennett Hojbjerg Wan-B Speroni

        1. kuzser
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Good

        2. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Aguero captain is risky.

        3. The Rock
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          I'd lose Son personally. But you can't afford Mane can you? Maybe Son to Maddison?

          1. CelticBhoy1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            is that worth a -4 though?

          2. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            11 goals and 6 assists in his last 15

            1. Royal5
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Son^^

      • kuzser
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Will appreciate some help with these decisions? 1ft,1.7itb
        1. Transfer for gw29
        A. Auba->Higuain
        B. Awb/Schindler->Luiz
        C. A and B for -4
        D.save

        2. Play
        A.barnes (wat)
        B. McNeil (CPL)

        Team:
        Fab
        Pereira robbo Lejeune 
        Salah Anderson pogba McNeil 
        Auba Jimenez Aguero

        Subs: Barnes, schindler, awb

      • Tim
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Regretting selling Rash now..

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Ditto. Should've avoided Johna Barnes.

        2. DeadStar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Who did you sell him for? In the long run you may still be up.

          1. Tim
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Sergio.

            1. DeadStar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Me too. What you worried about? You're already 8 points up in that single move and Aguero has two good fixtures still before the blank.

      • Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Hadn't fully considered captaining Salah until I read this, it makes quite a compelling case!

      • theodosios
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 22 days ago

        2FT 0.7ITB no WC left, but I have other chips

        Patricio (Button)
        TAA Pereira Doherty Duffy AWB
        Salah Pogba Son Fanderson Barnes
        Auba Rash Barnes

        Any transfer suggestions for next blanks and doubles?