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. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 23 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. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        Might be the best thing to do

    2. Totti
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      son to hazard?

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Son > Mane maybe?

    4. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 23 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
        7 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 23 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
    7 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Not impossible but nothing like the former weeks mentioned.

      1. Too Many Hits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 months, 23 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
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Will only know after GW31

  3. Super Jack Grealish
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 23 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
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 23 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 months, 23 days ago

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

      2. Super Jack Grealish
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 23 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
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. Hurnt
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 23 days ago

            This is the one ☝️

          2. Hurnt
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 23 days ago

            Mane haz and vardy in for only minus 4 well played

        2. Hurnt
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 23 days ago

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

  4. de quincey
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    How many thinking Vardy?

  5. HAMMERTIME107
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 23 days ago

    How's this for a starting 11 please?

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

  6. offspinnersinahurry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 23 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
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Lanzini

      1. HAMMERTIME107
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 23 days ago

        Antonio also not a bad shout!

        1. offspinnersinahurry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 23 days ago

          Can’t afford

          1. HAMMERTIME107
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 23 days ago

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

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

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

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

                Snodgrass to be added?

  7. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 23 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 Year
      7 months, 23 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
        7 months, 23 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 Year
          7 months, 23 days ago

          Yep
          If he's injured will get king

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Looks nice!

    3. de quincey
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

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

    4. BATISTUTA ®
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 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

  8. Amey
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 23 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.
    😮

  9. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 23 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?

  10. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 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 Year
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Good luck buddy 🙂
      I've gone Sterling ©

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        Good luck to you too !

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Good Luck to you mainly.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        😉

    3. PAL
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      I might join you.

    4. Sting in the Tail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 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.

  11. sirmorbach
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Lads, I should save my FT, right?

    Fabianski / Guaita

    Robertson / TAA / Pereira / Doherty / Duffy

    Salah / Son / Pogba / Fraser / Camarasa

    Agüero / Rashford / Jimenez

  12. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 23 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 23 days ago

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

  13. dezille
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 23 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.

  14. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Hi guys! How does she look?

    Alison

    Shaw, Jonny, Perreira / Bednarek, WB

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

    Higuain, Jimenez / 4.3

  15. Too Many Hits
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 23 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

  16. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

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

    If transferring out, who for?

    Cheers

    1. william prunier
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Holding for Sot game

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      I'm keeping! alot of trust in him

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

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

    4. Indpush
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Keeping

      1. Too Many Hits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 months, 23 days ago

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

  17. awgJose
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Sane to Mane for free?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      not for me.

    2. william prunier
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      No brainer

  18. Totti
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    any confirmed news on jesus and laporte?

  19. Hurnt
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 23 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
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. Too Many Hits
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 months, 22 days ago

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

  20. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on this?

    Robertson & Son > Trent & Sterling (-4)

    1. Hurnt
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 23 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
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. Hurnt
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 23 days ago

          I think Trent and hazard could do the job

  21. SM001
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. Hurnt
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 23 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 months, 23 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
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 23 days ago

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

      2. SM001
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks. Christ my head is melted.

        1. Hurnt
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 23 days ago

          Hahah where jarvish when you need him eh

        2. SM001
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 23 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.

  22. JasonG123
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Did Howe say anything about Boruc?

  23. Keyser
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Who scores more this week?
    Son or Auba?

  24. Too Many Hits
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 23 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

  25. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Who should I bench?

    A. Kolasinac
    B. Pereira
    C. Rondon

  26. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 23 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 23 days ago

      A with Duffy

  27. Flynniesta
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 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

  28. Too Many Hits
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 23 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

  29. AnfieldLad
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 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)