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. Super Jack Grealish
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 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
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Sane -> Hazard
      Auba -> Vardy

      1. Kiwivillan
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Reasonable

      2. Super Jack Grealish
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Looks good, cheers

  2. H-Over United
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 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
        3 months, 17 days ago

        1 a
        2 a

      • jason_ni
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 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
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 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
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 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

    2. Afghanistanislas
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Who do you think does better over the next three:

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

      1. JT11fc
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Ive gone A.

        • Becks
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          A

        • Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          B because Higuain looks like an OAP

      2. Stoichkov#8
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Better pick

        A) Higuain
        B) Vardy

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Not convinced by either, rather stack the midfield

      3. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Something about Higuain and Vardy.

        1. Annie
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          good or bad? I'm guessing the latter 🙂

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

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

            1. Annie
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

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

      4. crazysidz
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 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
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 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. Becks
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

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

          1. crazysidz
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            will use free hit in gw 31.

            1. Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              I feel bad for you son

      5. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 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
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Sterling, Aguero and Pogba.

          Nobody else, imo.

          1. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 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.

      6. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Higuain or vardy is the question...

        1. The Overthinker
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Would love to have both

        2. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

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

      7. unitednations
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 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
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          A

      8. 12steps
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 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
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Son to sterling

        2. Jinswick
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 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
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Auba to Barnes
            Camarasa to Hazard (C)

            1. The Rock
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 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
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 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
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

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

          2. 12steps
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

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

        3. britzdubb
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

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

          have aguero but no chelsea cover

          1. JT11fc
              3 months, 17 days ago

              1

          2. pakornk
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Guys, Firmino > Vardy or Higuain? Or hold?

            1. Royal5
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Higgy

            2. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

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

          3. olliejames
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 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
                3 months, 17 days ago

                1

              • Kiwivillan
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

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

            2. Romford Pele - Don't w…
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 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
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Robbo

              2. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

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

              3. The Rock
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

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

              4. 12steps
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 17 days ago

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

              5. JT11fc
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  I have triple up with A

              6. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 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
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  It's good for FPL managers though WR!

                  1. DeadStar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Unless he is lying. Baby faced assassin.

                  2. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

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

                2. Kiwivillan
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Better than Emery. "I hope he plays"

              7. Tmel
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 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
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 17 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
                    3 months, 17 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

              8. amplifiedAnt
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 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
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

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

                  1. amplifiedAnt
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Fair point, but 2 > 0.

              9. Tolly101
                  3 months, 17 days ago

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

                  1. sovietrockettes
                      3 months, 17 days ago

                      Salah out of those

                      1. Royal5
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        -1

                    • theodosios
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 17 days ago

                      Pogba

                    • JT11fc
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        Salah safe
                        Jimenez punt

                        1. Royal5
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          How is Salah safe with his current form?

                          1. theodosios
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            This

                      • barcaa7
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        a

                    • sovietrockettes
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        Is anybody else starting Arnie this week?

                        1. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          Has he got a sick note pass ?

                        2. Eytexi
                            3 months, 17 days ago

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

                          • Kiwivillan
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            Pelle most important

                          • DeadStar
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 17 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.

                        3. Thadsy12
                            3 months, 17 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
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              I’ve done exactly this move

                          • g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 17 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
                              3 months, 17 days ago

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

                              1. Reacher
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                C

                            • britzdubb
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              midfielder for up to £6 million

                              for at least 2 GWs

                              suggestions please

                              1. Reacher
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Barnes

                            • Reacher
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              Bench one of the 3 below?

                              A, Digne

                              B, Richarlson

                              C, Lascelles

                              1. kuzser
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                A

                            • CelticBhoy1
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 17 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
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Good

                              2. Royal5
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Aguero captain is risky.

                              3. The Rock
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

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

                                1. CelticBhoy1
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  is that worth a -4 though?

                                2. Royal5
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  11 goals and 6 assists in his last 15

                                  1. Royal5
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    Son^^

                            • kuzser
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 17 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
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              Regretting selling Rash now..

                              1. Royal5
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Ditto. Should've avoided Johna Barnes.

                              2. DeadStar
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

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

                                1. Tim
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  Sergio.

                                  1. DeadStar
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    3 months, 17 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
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 17 days ago

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

                            • theodosios
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 17 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?