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
    5 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      ACDBE

      1. FPLinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 19 days ago

        This^

    2. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Swap pogba & mane

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

      Adcbe

  2. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Captain:

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

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      abdc in order

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

    3. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B or C(if he starts).

    4. drughi
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A or B

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

  3. Demel
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 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
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Jesus been training all week so wouldn't consider Aguero

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Great news my friend!

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Better new, Peter Crouch Podcast series 2 announced today

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            *news

    2. drughi
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

    3. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 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
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 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. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I'd go Sterling or Pog.

    5. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Ha ha
      Same here buddy 😀

      Sterling-Higuain-Pogba

    6. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Between Sterling and Pogba for me

  4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 19 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

    2. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Hell yeah 😉

  5. AFC49
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Rondon back to Rashford?

      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      ......

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      reap what you sow

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Is milk yellow?

  6. FPLinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Start 2:

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

    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 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. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

        • 8 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        BB 32 too? look better than gw35

        1. Make America Greta Again
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 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
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      only if your bench players have good fixtures of course

        • 8 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        nice advice

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 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.

        • 8 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        likely but i used TC sane 🙁

        1. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Oh dear.Sorry for yous troubles.

  7. Make America Greta Again
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Make America Greta Again
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 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.

  8. NO SALAH
    5 months, 19 days ago

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

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

  9. fr3d
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 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
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

  10. tibollom
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 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
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      No.

      Swap Jota for periera.

      1. tibollom
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

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

        1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 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.

  11. Daghe Munegu
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Who will play upfront for City? Kun or sterling?

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Jesus

    2. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Both + B Silva. (Imo)

  12. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 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
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

  13. Daxus
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 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. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

  14. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 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

      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Mane

  15. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

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

  16. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 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.

  17. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 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
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Martial FC
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

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

      2. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Non-owner detected

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Stating facts

    2. Amey
      5 months, 19 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

  18. captainjilflex
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 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

  19. Laurel and Vardy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 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
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

  20. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Auba to Vardy or Son to Hazard?

    1. captainjilflex
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Haz

    2. berka85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      -4! 😛

  21. berka85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 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
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

  22. Jesus saves but Bergkamp sc…
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 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
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 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
        5 months, 19 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
      5 months, 19 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
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Ha, get learning!

  23. Samwise
    5 months, 19 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
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Samwise
        5 months, 19 days ago

        for 31 i was planning Free hit

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

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

  24. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 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
      5 months, 19 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.

  25. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Gtg? Cap Pogba/Aguero/Higuain?

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

    Hamer, Camarasa, Bednarek, Kiko

  26. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 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

  27. Vobinho In Wengerland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 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
      5 months, 19 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
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

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

    2. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      He will start both. Title race is massive

      1. Vobinho In Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 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
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Waste of a transfer

      1. Vobinho In Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

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

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I’m a big advocate for fixtures producing form

    4. Pasqualinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 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
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 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
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Sterling #9?

  28. Martial FC
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Maddison. Stats are through the roof....

    2. Ruth_NZ
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Antonio.

  29. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 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