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. Rains of Castamere
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Hypothetical for now but could soon be a reality... who would you rather TC in DGW32?

    A) Hazard (car, BHA)
    B) Pogba (WAT, wol)
    C) Aguero (ful, CAR)

    1. Goat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C

    2. FPL Flop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      With those fixtures, wouldn't you rather free hit and triple up on all? Anyway, I'd say Hazard.

      1. Goat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You could get all 3 without a FH

      2. Rains of Castamere
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I'm going to own them all anyway, already have two and will bring Hazard in. FH31.

      3. Rains of Castamere
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I'll be TCing one of them, probably Kun, and be set up something like this (got a few transfers to make)

        Ederson (ful, CAR)
        Doherty (bur, MUN)
        Duffy (SOU, che)
        Luiz (car, BHA)
        Hazard (car, BHA)
        Pogba (WAT, wol)
        Sterling (ful, CAR)
        Barnes (BOU) - only SGW player
        Jimenez (SOU, che)
        Aguero (ful, CAR)
        Rashford (WAT, wol)

        3 x City, 2 x Chelsea, 2 x Man Utd

        1. Goat
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Wrong fixtures for jiminez, also some others aren’t confirmed

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Sorry bad copy and paste, meant bur MUN

            Yep, some aren't confirmed but looking likely. Chelsea just need to beat Dynamo Kyiv.

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C

    4. Amey
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Aguerooooo

      • The 5% Team
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A probably, don't think Aguero will start both those games

        • buzzkill
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Do City have a double in 32?

      • Four Season Wonder
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Everyone ditching Filipe Anderson when WHU next 4 fixtures absolute fire

        1. FPL Flop
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Confusing. And has fixtures in the blanks.

        2. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yeah now isn't the time to sell him, I got rid a few weeks ago

        3. #FPLBhuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          has looked poor as of late, big risk binning him but I funded son > sterling by dropping anderson for harvey barnes

          see how it goes I guess

          1. Amey
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Anderson to Barnes is an upgrade 😀

              1. #FPLBhuna
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                hope so pal!

        4. Liber
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Which teams definitely playing 31 and 33 GW?

          1. Goat
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Man united and wolves

            1. Liber
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Playing?

          2. FPL Flop
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            West Ham, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Burnley- all have decent enough fixtures too.

            1. Liber
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Thank you!

              1. FPL Flop
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                No worries, decent selection to choose from luckily 🙂

            2. FPL Flop
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              + Chelsea, Everton, Huddersfield...

        5. Goat
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Hopefully Pogba (C) can go out with a bang as I sell him for Mane following GW.

        6. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Lets do this! Auba, JWP and Tomkins to Hazard, Luiz and Rondon for a -4?

          Look ok? building a team for 31

          1. FPL Flop
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Like it.

          2. Skloppy Kops
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Do it.

        7. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          When both are on the pitch, who’s on pens between King and Wilson?

          1. Fossit
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            King

          2. Amey
              1 month, 17 days ago

              King

            • YEAH PITCH!
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Normally King.

              • Smurf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Great thanks.

                I want one next week so that’s swings it for me, especially as I had doubts over how quick Wilson will come back from injury.

            • SADIO SANÉ
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Playing Son ahead of Jota is a bit of a no brainer right, even if it is Cardiff? Sterling captain too?

              Guaita
              Luiz Doherty Holebas
              Haz Sterling (c) Pogba Son
              Hig Rashford Jimenez
              (Jota Pereira Kola)

              1. RealSocialDads
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Yeah definitely play Son

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  ta

            • the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              what about this for a -4?

              son & awb > Mane & Diop?

            • camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Made a couple of changes last nite. Sterling/Vardy on.

              Gtg??

              Fab

              Doherty/Luiz/TAA/Pereira

              Salah/Sterling(c)/Pogba

              Jimenez/Rash/Vardy

              (Jota/Siggy/AWB)

              Would u play Jota over anyone in starting 11??
              Thank u

              1. Amey
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Jota over Pereira for sure.
                  You'd curse yourself if Jota hauls 😛

                • Fossit
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Jota in Periera out

              2. donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Tell me this is madness?

                Kun, Son > Higuaín, Sterling (-4)

                To give me:
                1.0itb
                Fab
                Robbo, TAA, Doherty, Luiz
                Salah, Sterling (C), Pogba, Jota
                Higuaín, Jimi
                (Hamer) (Barnes, Pereira, JWP)

                FH32, WC34

                Cheers

                1. Amey
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Maverick

                    1. donlobatto
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Good maverick or bad?

                      1. Amey
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Risky.
                          But i like it 🙂

                    2. FPL Flop
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Nice team, how many you planning to field in 31?

                      1. donlobatto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        10 as it stands

                  • A message to you Rudi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    RMT

                    Fabianski
                    Robertson Doherty Pereira
                    Salah Pogba(vc) Sane F.Anderson
                    Arnautovic Higuain (C) Jimenez

                    Hart / Bennett / Richarlison / Bednarek.

                    G2G?

                  • LaLaLand
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    think ive shot myself in the foot here bringing in Mane last GW

                    who would you lose from Salah Mane Pogba Fanderson Hojberg to bring in Hazard - can only afford a 4.7 striker if I sell Auba/Hojberg

                    1. Goat
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Fanny

                    2. Amey
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Anderson

                    3. RealSocialDads
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      TC Sterling this week anyone?

                      1. Goat
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Considering 196 triple captained Van Dijk I’m sure plenty will TC sterling

                    4. Eytexi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Jonny worth the extra 0.2 over Bennett?

                      1. Goat
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Wouldn’t go near wolves

                        1. Eytexi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          For this week, then bench until DGW35. Prefer Brighton?

                          1. Fossit
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Yes worth 0.2 more

                          2. jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            def worth the extra 0.2, Bennett has almost zero attacking threat!

                    5. chonks
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      play jota or anderson?

                      1. Goat
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Jota

                        1. chonks
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          thanks pads

                    6. Klip Klopp
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Too many red arrows lately. Thoughts on what to do next:

                      Fab
                      TAA / Robertson / Doherty / Periera
                      Pogba / Son / Salah
                      Jimimnez / Auba / Rondon

                      Bench: Boruc, Bennet, Richarlson, Puncheon

                      1FT and 3.6 itb

                      I have all chips

                      1. JohnRoss
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Save. Or Son to Hazard

                    7. AYLD28
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Stuck on what moves to make people? Any help please?

                      Debravka
                      TAA Doherty Pereira
                      Sterling (c) Mane Salah Pogba
                      Jimenez Rashford Rondon

                      Hamer Son Kolasinac AWB

                      2 FT 0.6 ITB

                      Was contemplating Rashford out but he looks like he’s going to start now v Southampton... I don’t want to burn a transfer

                    8. JohnRoss
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Any news on Arnautovic guys?

                      1. Skloppy Kops
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Presser in 30min buddy

                        1. JohnRoss
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Sound ta

                    9. SPorting
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Looking to spice up my FPL sect life:

                      Salah + Laca -> Haz + Kun

                      1. Pat Bonner
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Bold moves! Not sure I would lose salah, when are you FHing?

                    10. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Spurs fans, Alli available for the derby?

                      1. Burger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Yup all 60 thousand of them.

                    11. twoplustwo
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Friends, play Kola (Spurs) or Pereira (Watford) this week?

                      1. Skloppy Kops
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Of these 2, Pereira surely.. We know Spurs gonna take advantage of this ARS def.

                        1. twoplustwo
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Thanks dude

                        2. el polako
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          You play Kola for his attacking threat, nobody expects CS's from Gunners.

                    12. Fantasy_Serbia
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Hi guys

                        Dilemma for this week

                        Bring in Hazard for Sane
                        or
                        Bring in Aguero for Auba?

                        Thanks a lot

                        1. twoplustwo
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          First one as Sane seems to be a start risk

                      • Benteke Fried Chicken
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Is the main reason people want to captain sterling because he’s guaranteed to play?! His away form hasn’t been lighting if you take away the WH game. Doesn’t take pens so he has to physically do something to get points! Speaking as a player who took the armband off him for hazard 🙂

                          1. Skloppy Kops
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            In form.
                            Can even play upfront if Kun out.
                            Always involved when City attack
                            BOU def is shaky

                          2. avfc82
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            His away scores this season when starting in the PL...

                            1, 10, 6, 2, 2, 16, 6, 3, 6, 2, 7

                            I'm still undecided.

                        • rjcv177
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Captain pogba this gw & FH32, so:

                          A) tripp to alonso
                          B) salah to haz
                          C) mane to haz
                          D) kun to higuain

                          1. Pat Bonner
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Out of those, A but with Luiz

                            1. rjcv177
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Thkx but alonso is gut feeling 😉 did he passed the eye test against spurs?

                        • HAMMERTIME107
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            How does this look for a starting 11 please?

                            Guita
                            Bennett | Alexander-Arnold | Schlupp
                            Salah | Pedro | Pogba | Sterling
                            Jimenez | Kane | Rashford

                            1. Totti
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              very nice
                              goodluck

                          • Please Answer Me
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Order by best captain:
                            A)Pogba B) Salah C) Hazard

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

                            I had a dream my front 7 all scored hat tricks.

                            Salah, Pogba, Son, Sterling, Arnie, Rash and Jimi.

                            Guess it doesn’t matter who I captain then.

                            1. Pat Bonner
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Has to be a midfielder at least!

                            2. Totti
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              yesterday i think was a little bit cold

                          • Codetto
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Jota to Hazard for -4?

                            1. Totti
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              yes

                          • Totti
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            reposting

                            what to do with that lot?

                            fabianski
                            TAA kolasinac doherty laporte femenia
                            salah pogba siggy fraser hayden
                            aguero auba jimenez

                            A) auba and siggy-> arna and hazard
                            B) auba and laporte -> higuain and D.Luiz
                            C) other suggestion

                            1. JohnRoss
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Depends what you're planning for the blanks and dgws. Is laporte still injured?

                              1. Totti
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                yes he is

                          • fachada
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Would you play Camarasa or Jota this gw?

                            1. Totti
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              jota

                            2. Dave Bauer
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              No.