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. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Order for this week only?
    A) Sterling
    B) Mané
    C) Pogba
    D) Hazard
    E) Aguero

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      ACDBE

      1. FPLinho
          2 months, 24 days ago

          This^

      2. Amey
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Swap pogba & mane

        • Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Adcbe

      3. Tmel
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Captain:

        a) Sterling (bou)
        b) Pogba (SOU)
        c) Rashford (SOU)
        d) Jimenez (CAR)

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          abdc in order

        2. Skloppy Kops
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          D, if you have 2 balls.
          B, if you have atleast one.
          A, if you don't.
          😀

        3. MaticMVP
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          B or C(if he starts).

        4. drughi
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          A or B

        5. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 24 days ago

          A

      4. Demel
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Struggling with my captain pick this week.

        It keeps swapping between Aguero - Pogba - Hazard - Sterling.

        I feel like spinning a roulette wheel this week and letting it land on one of those 4!!

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Jesus been training all week so wouldn't consider Aguero

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Great news my friend!

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Better new, Peter Crouch Podcast series 2 announced today

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                *news

        2. drughi
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          nice problem to have, I have cut it down to sterling or Pogba

        3. MaticMVP
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Wait and see if Pep says anything about Aguero or Jesus. If he hints that Aguero needs a rest give the C to Sterling or Pogba.

          1. Ruth_NZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Hints?

            "We cannot live with just Sergio. The last 10-15 minutes he was exhausted. We need Gabriel as quick as possible to come back."

            Is that so difficult to grasp?

        4. Right back Atsu
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I'd go Sterling or Pog.

        5. Amey
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Ha ha
            Same here buddy 😀

            Sterling-Higuain-Pogba

          • Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Between Sterling and Pogba for me

        6. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Guys team preparing for bgw 31 and 33 fh 32 wc 34 bb 35 tc elsewhere..
          Fab button
          Luiz Shaw taa bednarek awb
          Sterling pogba salah Anderson snoddy
          Jimenez firm rondon

          Save this gw
          Next week Jimenez to king
          Gw31-snod awn sterling to Hayden haz leuijine -4

          Good plan???

          1. FPLinho
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Unless you need the money, I don't see why you'd take a -4 to go from Snodgrass to Hayden. Would need Hayden to score 5/6 to break even in 31 and he might not even have a 33 fixture. Otherwise ye I back Haz and Lejeune in

            • Amey
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Hell yeah 😉

            • AFC49
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Rondon back to Rashford?

              1. True Deadzoner
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                ......

              2. drughi
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                reap what you sow

              3. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Is milk yellow?

            • FPLinho
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Start 2:

                A) Snodgrass (NEW)
                B) King (mci)
                C) Yedlin (whu)
                D) Westwood (CRY)

              • True Deadzoner
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                DGW 32 look better than DGW35, I dont have WC to build a team for GW35 so should I FH Gw31 and BB GW 32?

                1. Right back Atsu
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  I'm in the same boat and have decided for now to freehit gw 31.

                  1. True Deadzoner
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    BB 32 too? look better than gw35

                    1. Right back Atsu
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Might, I'll take 15 points on bench. Happy to load gw 35 with 11 serious players (8 dgwers) and bench fodder.

                2. The 5% Team
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    only if your bench players have good fixtures of course

                    1. True Deadzoner
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      nice advice

                  • DA Minnion
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Yeah that's what I'm doing.or if city happen to have a double in 32 triple captain may be an option.

                    1. True Deadzoner
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      likely but i used TC sane 🙁

                      1. DA Minnion
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Oh dear.Sorry for yous troubles.

                3. Right back Atsu
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Sterling has a fab record vs Bou, should carve their slow defence up.

                  1. drughi
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    all depends on what city turns up, they have been playing a lot lately

                    1. Right back Atsu
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Raheem has done it in poorer City teams so I'm confident of him. Might still cap Pogba due to penos and as I also have Kun.

                4. NO SALAH
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Jota -> Mane or Son -> Haz or Mane?

                    Fab
                    Robbo, Doh, Pereira
                    Salah, Pogba(v), Sterling(c), Son, Jota
                    Jimenez, Rondon

                  • fr3ddy
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    ML leaders all over the world are shaking now that Amey and I have got all the intel we need from this article 😉

                    1. Amey
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        😀
                        I think we are going to kill it this gw.

                    2. tibollom
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      My bench order ok guys? Not sure if Doherty or Jota instead, dont want to tripple up on Wolves it killed me last week.

                      Fab
                      Robbo Doherty Pereira Taa
                      Son Pogba Salah
                      Kun(c) Jim Rondon

                      Stek, Jota, Bamba, Camarasa

                      1. J - Gimme your Mané …
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        No.

                        Swap Jota for periera.

                        1. tibollom
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Thanks mate - hesitating as 3 wolves players last week got me 6 pts.

                          1. J - Gimme your Mané …
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            I’m in exactly the same position (Patrício, Doherty, Jota).

                            The past is the past, we bought them for these fixtures so we play them vs Cardiff.

                    3. Daghe Munegu
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Who will play upfront for City? Kun or sterling?

                      1. Irbox ⚽
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Jesus

                      2. Amey
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Both + B Silva. (Imo)

                      3. TeddiPonza
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Best move?

                        A. Salah and Son to Mané and Sterling (-4)
                        B. Son and Richa to Mané and Fraser (-4)
                        C. Son and Richa to Haz and Brooks
                        D. Save
                        E. Something else

                        Thanks..

                        1. MaticMVP
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          B

                      4. Daxus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Are people keeping Son?

                        Considering swapping him for Higuain, which would mean selling Rondon too.
                        So Son —> Kanté/Brooks
                        Rondon —> Higuain?

                        Make sense? Or should I keep Son and Rondon?

                        1. fr3ddy
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          My plan was to keep Son, but I've watched Spurs' last two games and he/they did not look threatening...

                      5. Valar(Keith)
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Get Salah or mane in this week? 2 fts and can afford either though going Salah means il have to go for brooks instead of maddison and schar over alonso/Luiz next 2 weeks

                        1. True Deadzoner
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Mane

                      6. Atimis
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Just Son to Hazard or Son > Sterling > Hazard, which probably would involve a hit somewhere?

                      7. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Guaita
                        Robbo Doherty TAA
                        Almiron Salah Pogba Anderson
                        Aguero Jimenez Auba
                        (Button - Pereira - Camarasa - AWB)

                        1. Best move...? 0.1itb 1ft
                        A. Auba to Higuain
                        B. Auba to Vardy
                        C. Auba to A.Barnes and bank cash
                        D. A plus AWB to Luiz (-4)
                        E. C plus Camarasa to Maddison (-4)

                        Leaning on A.

                      8. DA Minnion
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        City to go top of the table tomorrow and put some pressure on Liverpool.
                        Really is a huge game for pool to see where their title credentials are at.
                        Sterling and Kun to start.

                        1. Irbox ⚽
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Pep has openly said Aguero is exhausted, and Jesus has trained all week. Pretty easy call

                          1. Shaw Season
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Damn. I was planning on bringing in Aguero this week..

                          2. Jacky boy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Non-owner detected

                            1. Irbox ⚽
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Stating facts

                        2. Amey
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Agreed with all of that.
                            But don't think city need Kun to start. Jesus can do the job.

                            And yes, Everton would love to .... with pool title charge 😀
                            It's going to be an awesome match

                        3. captainjilflex
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Morning all. Current gw29 team
                          Dubravka
                          Doherty Robbo Holebas
                          Salah Son Jota Pogba
                          Auba Rondon Firmino

                          is Son Auba>Sterling Barnes worth a -4? Was going to do Auba>Higuain for free. Thanks

                        4. Laurel and Vardy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Saving a FT, so which one of these would you start:

                          A) Richarlison (LIV)
                          B) Lascelles (wha)
                          C) Pereira (wat)

                          I respect the "Always play the attacker" principle , but Richo sucks lately and may not even start.

                          Thanks all.

                          1. captainjilflex
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Tough between b and c. C for more attacking threat imo

                        5. The Mighty Whites
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Auba to Vardy or Son to Hazard?

                          1. captainjilflex
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Haz

                          2. berka85
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            -4! 😛

                        6. berka85
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Who should get the armband and who should stay on the bench?!?
                          Kepa (Ether)
                          Rob - Luiz - TAA - Bennet (Pereira)
                          Pog - Salah - Haz - Felipe (Mout)
                          Vardy - Jimenez (Rondon)

                          1. captainjilflex
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Pogba (c). Bench Bennet instead of Pereira. cant rely on wolves cs

                        7. Jesus saves but Bergkamp sc…
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Hi guys

                          Question: If you have all the chips still in use (WC, TC, FH & BB), is anyone keeping their powder dry and using transfers to ensure a full line up for GW 31 (I'll be taking a -4 hit which I think is reasonable) so they can use their FH another time? Or are people Free hitting regardless? Just wondered that others were thinking.

                          Back to teaching my lesson!

                          Thanks

                          1. berka85
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            I did -8 (!) this round to prepare for blanks and save my chips. Will FH32, WC34, BB35. TC decided along the way...

                            1. Jesus saves but Bergkamp sc…
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Agreed! The utilisation of chips is important! Not having a great year this year so need to maximise!

                          2. Eytexi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Most are building a squad for 31 then free hitting in 32 i believe, especially those with all 4 chips.

                            Back to being taught my lesson, haha!

                            1. Jesus saves but Bergkamp sc…
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Ha, get learning!

                        8. Samwise
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            After this game week, do you think it is better to sell Salah and reinvest? I feel like he is taking a toll on my team/subs. 1 return in the last 5 too.

                            Team:
                            GK: Patrício
                            DEF: Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Bennett
                            Mid: Salah, Sterling, Pogba, Son, Jota
                            FWD: Agüero, Rashford
                            Subs: Hamer, Bednarek, Simpson, Kamara

                            1. Irbox ⚽
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Who is going to be most captained during the blanks? Your rank could be decimated without him

                              1. Samwise
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  for 31 i was planning Free hit

                              2. JohnRoss
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Not a good idea I think. Would quicke r sell rash for rondon

                            2. JustPark
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Still can't get over Kepa incident.
                              It's like telling your teen kids to be back home before 9 only for them to refuse and slam the door on the way out.

                              1. joeydelucchi
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                get over it, put yourself in his shoes a second he made a mistake by probably pretending he had cramp to waste time and then annoyed that he was going to get subbed in the biggest match of his chelsea career because of a stupid error, so he saw himself refusing to come off as just telling Sarri hes not actually injured he didnt mean any disrespect...this was how i first saw the event unroll when he was first asked to come off.

                                then when we saw Sarri get angry and zola shouting i think he shouldve backed down and come off but he decided to ignore all that and stayed on, this was his mistake.

                                in terms of massive disrespect i dont see it, it wasnt a tactical decision, keepers only eve get taken off when injured (ordanarily) and i think this was in his thoughts not disrespecting, definitely shouldnt be compared the same as to if this had of happened with an outfield player.

                            3. Lignja
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Gtg? Cap Pogba/Aguero/Higuain?

                              Fabianski
                              Taa, Lejuene, Doherty
                              Salah, Son, Pogba, Anderson
                              Aguero, Huguain, Vardy

                              Hamer, Camarasa, Bednarek, Kiko

                            4. merin
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              GTG?
                              Or would you bench someone else than Pereira?
                              Or take a hit for a transfer?

                              Patricio
                              Robertson Luiz Doherty
                              Salah Mane Pogba(v) FAnderson
                              Aguero(c) Rashford Jimenez

                              (Hamer Stephens Pereira AWB)

                              0.0 ITB, 0 FT

                            5. Vobinho In Wengerland
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              What's consensus on Aguero to Jesus if Pep says anything in presser about Aguero being exhausted?

                              Question relates to Bournemouth & Watford fixtures.

                              1. Eytexi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Genuinely tempting but can't see Jesus playing more minutes than aguero over the next two.

                                1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  Could be a huge differential, aguero's physical condition can only go so far.

                              2. Jacky boy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                He will start both. Title race is massive

                                1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  I'm not so sure, you can keep saying that but Pep has said that he won't be able to play Kun every game. It only goes so far when you can say he will start as title race is massive - in the end he will get broken if he continues to play every single game.

                              3. Irbox ⚽
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Waste of a transfer

                                1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  My only other temptation is chelsea but I can't trust their form.

                                  1. Irbox ⚽
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    I’m a big advocate for fixtures producing form

                              4. Pasqualinho
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Kun will start and get 60 or will be sub and get on - Jesus shouldn't really be considered for 90 mins yet. I would keep Aguero but dont necessarily captain. Watford plans are very much reliant on what happens v Bournemouth - all you can really be sure of is that Kun won't do 2x90 mins.

                                1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  I don't think he'll do 1 x 90 let alone two.

                                  Jesus probably comes on at 60. If he does well, then chance he starts v Wat.

                                  1. Ruth_NZ
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    Sterling #9?

                            6. Shaw Season
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              If you had 8m to spend on a mid who would it be?

                              1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Maddison. Stats are through the roof....

                              2. Ruth_NZ
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Antonio.

                            7. Jet5605
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Hey guys, wanted to do Auba > Kun but am 0.1 short. Should I take a -4 hit, or save and get him next week? Any other suggestions? 1 FT and 0.6 ITB.

                              Patricio
                              Shaw - Robertson - Doherty
                              Salah - Mane - Pogba - Son
                              Auba - Jimmy - Barnes

                              Guaita - AWB - McArthur - Bednarek