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

    Don't really know what I should do?

    1FT
    1.2 ITB

    Fab, Button
    Pereira, TAA, Robbo, Doherty, AWB
    Son, Pogba, Salah, Anderson, Billing
    Kun, Jiminez, Rondon

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

      If you don’t see anything obvious save your transfer mate

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

        Might be the best thing to do

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

      son to hazard?

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

      Son > Mane maybe?

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

      Quite similar to mine

      I’m considering a maverick:
      Kun, Son > Higuain, Sterling (C) for -4

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

        Mmm that does look nice but big risk imo could work out really well

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

          It is risky but I dropped like a stone for weeks so am stuck around 200k OR and need a boost

  2. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Could there be blanks and dgw's in any weeks other than 31, 32, 33 and 35?

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

      Not impossible but nothing like the former weeks mentioned.

      1. Too Many Hits
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Chelsea have a game in hand and if Brighton beat Milwall they won't be able to reschedule with Chelsea's Europa League fixtures.. so yes could have a mini DGW with Chelsea Brighton

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

        Will only know after GW31

    2. Super Jack Grealish
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A) Sane + Auba > Sterling + Vardy
      B) Sane + Auba > Hazard + Vardy/Higuain
      C) Sane > Mane
      D) Kola + Sane + Auba > Diop + Mane + Aguero (-4)
      E) Other

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

      2FT 0.2 ITB

      1. Hurnt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I think b would tempt me most assuming you FH gw32?

        Can you get haz and mane ? For son and sane ?

        1. Too Many Hits
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Son and Sane > Haz and Mane would be best, Auba back fit now could haul against anyone

          • Super Jack Grealish
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yeah the plan is to FH 32, but can’t afford haz and mane unless I downgrade Kola to like diop or something for a hit, but does set me up for the BGW31

            1. Super Jack Grealish
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Can’t afford Son + Sane > Hazard + Mane but could do that with Auba + Vardy for a -4

              1. Hurnt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                This is the one ☝️

              2. Hurnt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Mane haz and vardy in for only minus 4 well played

            2. Hurnt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I like it get yourself set up - Kolasinac great attacking potential but blank gw and arsenal can’t keep a clean sheet

      2. de quincey
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        How many thinking Vardy?

      3. HAMMERTIME107
          1 month, 17 days ago

          How's this for a starting 11 please?

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

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

          Can any West Ham fan suggest the best way into their midfield for next 5 Gameweeks please? Snodgrass, Noble, Nasri or Obiang?

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

            Lanzini

            1. HAMMERTIME107
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Antonio also not a bad shout!

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

                  Can’t afford

                  1. HAMMERTIME107
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      I wouldn't bother then, wont get much points from the others. West ham fan btw.

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

                        West Ham play in 31and 33 though with good fixtures so thinking Snodgrass

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

                          Snodgrass to be added?

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

              I think I finally found my optimum 31&33 team with 11 starters and all value tied-up players on the bench for 32&35. It requires 2 hits though. What do you think?

              Fabianski
              TAA Pereira Lascelles Bardsley
              Salah (C) Hazard (V) Mane Brooks
              Higuain Vardy

              Hamer Pogba Jimenez Doherty

              1. Amey
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Very good team.
                  I'm thinking about
                  Fabs
                  Clyne, Pereira,Robbo
                  Salah,Mane, Hazard, Barnes
                  Higuain, Wilson, Barnes

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

                    Good team as well, Wilson is the one to watch for me, if he starts @ GW30, I may consider him as well

                    1. Amey
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Yep
                        If he's injured will get king

                  2. Tshelby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Looks nice!

                  3. de quincey
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Looks like mine...
                    except I'll have
                    Yedlin Rice
                    Fraser
                    --------------

                  4. BATISTUTA ®
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Would look better with a chelsea def but def good team ... I’m going for this
                    Dubravka
                    TAA VVD Digne Luiz/Alonso*
                    Salah Barnes Almiron Pedro*
                    Higuain Barnes

                    Ryan Aguero Pogba Doherty

                • Amey
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Hey guys,
                    Anyone else observed that when fpl scout tweets about Manager of the week, they only show OR if he is a regular player.

                    The 142 points guy created team in gw 27 so when they tweet about guys like him they don't write the OR.
                    😮

                  • chelseabrad
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    FH31, BB32

                    1FT 3.5ITB

                    Ederson (Hamer)
                    Kola Young Doherty (Holebas AWB)
                    Pogba (c) Mane Son F.Anderson (Stephens)
                    Laca Rashford Jimenez

                    Major dilemma on what to do this week, looking at possibly Son > Hazard or Sterling, any advice or more obvious changes that need to be made?

                  • Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Hardly saw anyone captaining Salah on the site , it's true other options pogba sterling etc are tempting but will put my faith in the Egyptian king. Good luck all !

                    1. Amey
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Good luck buddy 🙂
                        I've gone Sterling ©

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Good luck to you too !

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

                        Good Luck to you mainly.

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          😉

                      • Özil
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        I might join you.

                      • Sting in the Tail
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        On one of the main football podcasts someone said Salah was brilliant midweek and back to his best. Didn't see the game so presumed from his lack of goal involvement he had been quiet so you might well be on to something.

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

                      Lads, I should save my FT, right?

                      Fabianski / Guaita

                      Robertson / TAA / Pereira / Doherty / Duffy

                      Salah / Son / Pogba / Fraser / Camarasa

                      Agüero / Rashford / Jimenez

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

                      Team is:
                      Fab
                      Robbo Doherty Pereira
                      Pogba Salah Son Jota
                      Jimenez Barnes Kun (c)

                      Hamer Digne Bednarek Masuaku

                      Transfers in plan are

                      a) Bednarek -> Luiz
                      b) Bednarek -> TAA
                      c) Son -> Mane
                      d) Son -> Sterling (c)

                      Which one in for -4? Planning to FH32.
                      4.3 itb

                      All help is appreciated, thank you! 🙂

                      1. Too Many Hits
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          D this week then B as soon as you can without taking a hit

                      2. dezille
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        1FT, 4.6 ITB

                        Fabs/Guaita
                        Robertson, Kola Doherty (Digne, AWB)
                        Salah Son Pogba Anderson, Puncheon)
                        Auba Rondon Jimenez

                        What to do? Son > Hazard (C) or Sterling (C)? Building for GW31 so think it would be silly to get rid of Anderson, especially with his fixtures. Could go Anderson, Son > Mane, Hazard (C) for -4.

                      3. Eriksen Maestro
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Hi guys! How does she look?

                        Alison

                        Shaw, Jonny, Perreira / Bednarek, WB

                        Salah, (S)terling, Son, Pogba, Maddison

                        Higuain, Jimenez / 4.3

                      4. Too Many Hits
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          1FT 0.4 ITB

                          De Gea (Speroni)

                          Robbo Doherty Pereira (Bednarek AWB)

                          Salah Felipe Anderson Pogba Son (Hojberg)

                          Aubamayang Jiminez Rashford

                          Plan is to Free Hit 31 and load up on DGW 32 players. Which move makes the most sense:

                          A) Son + Felipe Anderson > Sterling + Brooks
                          B) Salah + Son > Hazard + Sterling
                          C) Auba + Son > Kane + Milivojevic
                          D) Stick with what I have and go for Bench players Hojberg > McArthur / Speroni > Guiata

                          Looking for suggestions as well, transfers have bombed recently

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

                          Anyone giving Son one last run or are u transferring him out?

                          If transferring out, who for?

                          Cheers

                          1. william prunier
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Holding for Sot game

                          2. Tshelby
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            I'm keeping! alot of trust in him

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

                            Def keeping him for next two, gut telling me to put the armband on him for the derby!

                          4. Indpush
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Keeping

                            1. Too Many Hits
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                I was planning on ditching until I'm reading all this

                          5. awgJose
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Sane to Mane for free?

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

                              not for me.

                            2. william prunier
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              No brainer

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

                            any confirmed news on jesus and laporte?

                          7. Hurnt
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Hi all thoughts greatly appreciated

                            Can I save FT this gw?

                            Patrício
                            Robertson Doherty schar
                            Salah(vc) son Mané pogba
                            Aguero(c) jiminez Rondón

                            Hamer Rice Digne masuaku

                            1.5 ITB (0.6 short for son to haz)
                            Have FH BB WC used TC

                            Plan to build for bgw31 then FH for dgw32

                            Thinking save this week then son and jiminez to haz and vardy or Maddison Higuaín

                            Other suggestions ?

                            1. Too Many Hits
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Son + Jiminez > Hazard + A Barnes and take the hit?

                                Not sure how much you bought Jiminez for but he's confirmed to blank 31 and 33 which goes against your strategy

                                1. Hurnt
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Yes I like this - maybe save this week and do next as jiminez very nice fixture this week?

                                  1. Too Many Hits
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Son has a nice fixture next week... Maybe save FT's if you're content

                              • Royal5
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Thoughts on this?

                                Robertson & Son > Trent & Sterling (-4)

                                1. Hurnt
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Sterling has blank 31 are you fh that week or already have enough players ? If set up already sterling fresh and should haul

                                  1. Royal5
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Good point. Really not sure what to do. Feel Sterling will score big this week. Always does after a rest.

                                    1. Hurnt
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      I think Trent and hazard could do the job

                              • SM001
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Any Chip strategies for players who have used their Wildcard already?

                                1. Hurnt
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Yes build for gw31 then fh gw32 just keep and eye on who has the least blanks - then build a team for dgw 35 for bb

                                  1. Too Many Hits
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      I'm building for 32 and free hitting 31, don't rate the players playing 31 to build my team around them. Looking like I'll only have 9-10 for 33 is the only thing

                                      1. Hurnt
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        9-10 will be ok if not taking hits seems good

                                    • SM001
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Thanks. Christ my head is melted.

                                      1. Hurnt
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Hahah where jarvish when you need him eh

                                      2. SM001
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        FH 31 gives more move to manoeuvre the double game weeks.
                                        Then again FH 31 feels like a waste and better utilised later.
                                        I'm getting PTSD just thinking about it.

                                2. JasonG123
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Did Howe say anything about Boruc?

                                3. Keyser
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Who scores more this week?
                                  Son or Auba?

                                4. Too Many Hits
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Should I ditch Salah and Son for Hazard and Sterling?

                                    Will free hit and get him back in for the Fulham fixture and outside of that feel the other two could outperform him

                                  • Super Saints
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Who should I bench?

                                    A. Kolasinac
                                    B. Pereira
                                    C. Rondon

                                  • konrad.sygula95
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Best replacement for Sane & Laporte on - 4?
                                    A) Sterling & Schar/Duffy
                                    B) Hazard & Schar/Duffy
                                    C) Son & Schar/Duffy
                                    D) Something else?

                                    1. Too Many Hits
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        A with Duffy

                                    2. Flynniesta
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Hi guys, can I have your thoughts on Son/Rashford to Maddison/Higuain 2FT

                                      Upsides Lei/Chelsea have fixtures in 31 & a juicy game for Chelsea this week & has Sons potential diminished with Kane back?
                                      Downsides Tottenham against a dodgy Gunners defence & if Rash does play he has a juicy fixture as well this week & lose value if want him back for DGW. Also, which Chelsea will turn up against Fulham? Had Maddison previously with little return

                                    3. Too Many Hits
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Repost:

                                        Plan is to Free Hit 31 and load up on DGW 32 players. Which move makes the most sense:

                                        A) Salah + Son > Hazard + Sterling
                                        B) Auba + Son > Kane + Milivojevic
                                        C) Stick with what I have and go for Bench players Hojberg > McArthur / Speroni > Guiata

                                        1FT 0.4 ITB

                                        Team:

                                        De Gea (Speroni)

                                        Robbo Doherty Pereira (Bednarek AWB)

                                        Salah Felipe Anderson Pogba Son (Hojberg)

                                        Aubamayang Jiminez Rashford

                                      • AnfieldLad
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Building for 31
                                        Fab
                                        Robbo TAA Doherty Bednarek
                                        Salah Sane Rich Son
                                        Aguero Rondon
                                        (Stek, Ings WB Camarasa)
                                        2.3Itb 2 FT

                                        A) Sane, Ings -> Hazard, Barnes
                                        B) Son, Ings -> Pedro, Vardy
                                        C) Son Sane Ings -> Hazard Brooks Vardy (-4)