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. Rains of Castamere
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 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
      3 months, 19 days ago

      C

    2. FPL Flop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 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
        3 months, 19 days ago

        You could get all 3 without a FH

      2. Rains of Castamere
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 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
        3 months, 19 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
          3 months, 19 days ago

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

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 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
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      C

    4. Amey
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Aguerooooo

    5. The 5% Team
      3 months, 19 days ago

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

    6. buzzkill
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Do City have a double in 32?

  2. Four Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Everyone ditching Filipe Anderson when WHU next 4 fixtures absolute fire

    1. FPL Flop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Confusing. And has fixtures in the blanks.

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

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

    3. #FPLBhuna
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 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
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Anderson to Barnes is an upgrade 😀

        1. #FPLBhuna
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          hope so pal!

  3. Liber
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Which teams definitely playing 31 and 33 GW?

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

      Man united and wolves

      1. Liber
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Playing?

    2. FPL Flop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Liber
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Thank you!

        1. FPL Flop
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          No worries, decent selection to choose from luckily 🙂

      2. FPL Flop
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        + Chelsea, Everton, Huddersfield...

  4. Goat
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

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

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

      Like it.

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Do it.

  6. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      King

    2. Amey
      3 months, 19 days ago

      King

    3. YEAH PITCH!
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Normally King.

    4. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 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.

  7. SADIO SANÉ
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 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
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah definitely play Son

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        ta

  8. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    what about this for a -4?

    son & awb > Mane & Diop?

  9. camarozz
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 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
      3 months, 19 days ago

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

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Jota in Periera out

  10. donlobatto
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 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
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Maverick

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

        Good maverick or bad?

        1. Amey
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Risky.
          But i like it 🙂

    2. FPL Flop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

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

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

        10 as it stands

  11. A message to you Rudi
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    RMT

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

    Hart / Bennett / Richarlison / Bednarek.

    G2G?

  12. LaLaLand
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 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
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Fanny

    2. Amey
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Anderson

  13. RealSocialDads
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    TC Sterling this week anyone?

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

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

  14. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Jonny worth the extra 0.2 over Bennett?

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

      Wouldn’t go near wolves

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

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

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yes worth 0.2 more

        2. jia you jia you
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

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

  15. chonks
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    play jota or anderson?

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

      Jota

      1. chonks
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        thanks pads

  16. Klip Klopp
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 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
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Save. Or Son to Hazard

  17. AYLD28
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 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

  18. JohnRoss
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Any news on Arnautovic guys?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Presser in 30min buddy

      1. JohnRoss
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Sound ta

  19. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Looking to spice up my FPL sect life:

    Salah + Laca -> Haz + Kun

    1. Pat Bonner
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

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

  20. jia you jia you
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Spurs fans, Alli available for the derby?

    1. Burger
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yup all 60 thousand of them.

  21. twoplustwo
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. twoplustwo
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks dude

      2. el polako
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

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

  22. Fantasy_Serbia
    3 months, 19 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
      3 months, 19 days ago

      First one as Sane seems to be a start risk

  23. Benteke Fried Chicken
    3 months, 19 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
      3 months, 19 days ago

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

    2. avfc82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 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.

  24. rjcv177
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 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
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Out of those, A but with Luiz

      1. rjcv177
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

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

  25. HAMMERTIME107
    3 months, 19 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
      3 months, 19 days ago

      very nice
      goodluck

  26. Please Answer Me
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

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

  27. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 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
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Has to be a midfielder at least!

    2. Totti
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      yesterday i think was a little bit cold

  28. Codetto
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Jota to Hazard for -4?

    1. Totti
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      yes

  29. Totti
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 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
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Totti
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        yes he is

  30. fachada
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Would you play Camarasa or Jota this gw?

    1. Totti
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      jota

    2. Dave Bauer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No.