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. RustyBz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Liverpool fans - confident about the derby Sunday?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Can see a tight game, given Klopp's lineups away from home.

      Hoping City drop points tomorrow to give us some breathing space.

      If we win on Sunday though, that's a big step towards the title. No 'tough' away games after that.

      1. RustyBz
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah fair, but can't see City dropping points. Think it'll come down to City vs United & City vs Spurs & You vs Spurs and you vs Chelsea.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          It would be nice if United did us a favour ey.. 🙂

  2. Pras United
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Looks like Wilson getting back just in time for the good fixtures starting next week

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      He's the type of player you buy in GW30 and when 31 comes around he's injured again

    2. Amey
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I'm looking @ Josh king as he's less injury prone + on pens.

    3. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Next week I'm torn between Wilson and H Barnes, or Fraser and A Barnes as my transfers in. Is a worry Wilson will just get injured again.

  3. United10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Which 2 transfers to make on FT?
    A) Moutinho & Auba to Hazard & King
    b) Moutinho & Auba to Maddison & Aguero

    1. Batchain
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B, but not Maddison. Aguero and Mkhitaryan?

  4. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    People selling Son for fun

    You just know that he’ll get a brace and troll everyone

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Find the Son ditching a bit premature, he was essential a few weeks ago.

      1. Pras United
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        BGW effect!

    2. Pras United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Of course he will! Also has Sou next week!

    3. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Hope so...

    4. RustyBz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Maybe, but he'sless likely than Sterling and Hazard to haul... gotta play the numbers game

    5. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      It wouldn't be a surprise if he did well because he's a very good player.

      I'm looking at Son -> Hazard with the view that Hazard will comfortably outscore him between now and GW33 (exc FH32).

    6. Dakes. 🙂
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      May well do. Sold him with a heavy heart for Sterling this week. Wouldn’t have done it for any other player yet.

    7. Amey
      2 months, 25 days ago

      As long as Raz outscore him by 4 points I'm happy 🙂

    8. Batchain
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      He's a good player and I'll probably get him back. But with Mane and Pogba in the same price area it's tough.

  5. Bellybig
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Pending press conference, what do you guys think of Son + Kun > Haz (C) + Higuain, for a (-4).

    1. RustyBz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I wouldn't personally sell Kun

    2. Batchain
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Why would you sell Aguero? In form, good fixtures, good team.

      1. sillyhilly69
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Jesus is training, and Aguero is "exhausted" according to Pep.

    3. Batchain
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Should I add, Jesus is injured.

  6. Kalju75
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Son to Hazard for free?

  7. Daxus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Holebas —> TAA
    Would involve Rondon —> Ings/Locadia/Calvert-Lewin too...

    Make sense???

    1. BARIO MALOTELLI
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Why tf out rondon ? He plays gw 31

      1. Daxus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Where can I see who plays in GW 31 and not?

        1. BARIO MALOTELLI
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Basicaly liverpool,newcastle,whu,leicester,bournmouth , burnley, chelsea and everton plays

  8. barcaa7
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Son to
    a-Hazard
    b-Mane
    c-Save

  9. BARIO MALOTELLI
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Captain choice:
    A) hazard
    B) salah
    C) mane
    D) pogba
    Your thoughts ? Cherrs

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Hazard or Pogba.

      Think the Derby will be tight.

      1. BARIO MALOTELLI
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks for reply cheers may the force be with you

  10. Royal5
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Son & F.Anderson > Pedro & Sterling (C) (-4)

    Y or N?

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      pedro ? no thanks

      1. Royal5
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Very inconsistent I know. Played well against Spurs though, and got Fulham.

        1. drughi
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          gotta think longterm, Luiz, hazard and Higuain is the Chelsea assets to go for

          1. Royal5
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Hazard has been underachieved for weeks though, apart form that one game. Really unsure he's worth his pricetag.

            1. Royal5
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Feel I need Sterling. Look at his history. Always hauls the week after he's rested.

              1. Royal5
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Could go Maddison/Sterling

    2. Batchain
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes. But perhaps Mkhitaryan and Sterling?

      1. Royal5
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Poor fixtures and blank upcoming.

  11. Pad Randa
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Hit or stay?

    Guaita (Etheridge)
    Diop - Robbo - Doherty (Bednarek, W-B)
    Pogba (c) - Salah - Son - KdB (Puncheon)
    Auba - Rashford - Rondon

    Bit concerned by no Chelsea and the presence of KdB, to be honest...

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Son or KDB to Hazard (C), imo.

      1. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Don't have the funds 🙁

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Keep as is then mate. Good luck.

          1. Pad Randa
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Auba + KdB >>> Higuain + Sterling for (-4)?

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Not for me.

              1. Pad Randa
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                The way I see it, Fulham are a mess and Higuain is in with a good shout of at least a goal. Auba is roughly equal odds away to Spurs, so that's a wash, but frees up funds. KdB hasn't produced anything of note in the league, so he's a safe bet for another 3-pointer, at best. Don't think I'm risking much here, tbh, plus Gonzo plays in GW31 and I'm short on those at the moment.

            2. Amey
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I like it

              1. Pad Randa
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                I've done it 😀

                1. Pad Randa
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Considering (c)ing Higuain just for the lolz at this point. 577K OR ain't going to get any worse.

                  Of course, this just means KdB is going to bag a brace at the weekend. Just like with Danilo midweek, if anyone still has him, you're welcome 😀

                  1. Amey
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    I'd © Raz
                    But go with your gut feeling
                    All the best

                    1. Pad Randa
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Can't trust Pep's rotation and going for a bit of differential. But I agree, Sterling's upside is higher. Dilemmas...

  12. barcaa7
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Son to
    a-Hazard
    b-Mane

    1. Batchain
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Stick Mane in your team and leave him.

  13. Dakes. 🙂
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Tough one between Pogba and Sterling (c). Currently got it on Raz

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      same here

      1. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah, I just walked myself into the same dilemma.

    2. Batchain
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I've moved between Sterling and Aguero, stopped on Raz atm.

  14. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    callum wilson in contention for the weekend

    game changer for gw31 potentially!

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Just can't trust him to be fit. A bit like Arnie.

    2. Amey
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Do you trust Eddie Howe ??

  15. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Gtg? C Pogba/Aguero/Higuain?

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

    Hamer, Camarasa, Bednarek, Kiko

  16. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Tempted to captain Son just to troll all the sellers when he hauls 😉

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      do it then

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        As I said, tempted but I have three even more stand out captaincy candidates this GW!

    2. Amey
      2 months, 25 days ago

      😀
      Not happening though. ( Hopefully 😛 )

    3. Lignja
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Was thinking the same, not to troll, i think he can get nice score vs Arsenal

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        true, I think so too, trolling the sellers would just be so much fun though hehe

  17. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Which GW:

    A) Fabianski (NEW)
    B) Etheridge (wol)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      which GK*

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      2 months, 25 days ago

      CS odds

      A) 36%
      B) 15%

      Hope that helps

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers for that

  18. Pad Randa
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone else have Pogba and Sterling and considering putting the armband on Higuain? I need to start making bold choices, this 577K OR isn't going to raise itself...

    1. Marlon Milvus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yup. But don't tell everyone.

  19. Vobinho In Wengerland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Tempted to move to Pogba (c) from Sterling now. Bournemouth ain't half bad at home.

    City will either bring fresh legs and weaken the lineup or use same lineup and be lethargic - doesn't inspire me with confidence.

    We're in danger of using Sterling historical stats to beef up his captaincy claims.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Best of luck - both great shouts to me

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Another factor is Fernandinho. City aren't the same defensively nor attacking wise without him. There's a decent sample size to support the notion.

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      No Cook or Lerma is a bonus for Sterling and MCI.

  20. quayle99
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Ederson
    Yedlin Doherty Robertson DLuiz
    Salah(c) Pogba Son
    Rashford Laca Jiminez

    Fabi Richarlison Hojberg WanB

    Laca > Higuain? Im thinking this week and next get some players in for GW31. Think Laca has a good chance scoring in the derby but Fulham have been so poor and thinking ahead to 31.

    Any thoughts appreciated

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I like that move

  21. barcaa7
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Mane or TAA ?

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Mane

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Big price difference - how would you spend the 4.4m?

    3. Pad Randa
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Mane. There are goals in the Toffees all of a sudden and I am kinda wishing Siggy was occupying Son's spot for me, but not enough to spend another -4 on him...

    4. barcaa7
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      thanks guys

  22. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    How good a striker would Wilson have been if he hadnt have had those serious injuries? He has been so unlucky over the years!

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Personally think he has overachieved this season. Can remember him blanking week in and week out when being healthy previous seasons.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        he was abs flying when he burst onto the scene in EPL if you remember, then got that first of two horrific injuries which put him out for the season

    2. Amey
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yep
      He was the one of the main reason they got promoted.

      Very good finisher. Cursed with injuries

  23. Guti14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Fabianski, (Button)

    TAA, Pereira, Doherty, (Schindler), (AWB)

    Salah, Mane, Pogba, Son, (Brooks)

    Aguero, Jimenez, Rondon

    What shall I do with 1FT £1.8 in the bank and the above team?

    A) Schindler > D.Luiz
    B) Brooks > Maddison
    C) Son > Maddison
    D) Other?
    E) Save

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A and play over pereira

  24. Tommo1888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Best striker 7 million or below in preparation for blank GWs??

    1. Pad Randa
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I want to say Rondon, but watching him play is just so. Damned. Frustrating.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I'm getting King next GW

  25. BEEZUS
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Best sub 9m striker playing in GW31?

    Already have Vardy.

  26. JHATM FC
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    A) aubameyang and son to sterling and rashford

    B) aubameyang and h barnes to hazard and a barnes

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. quayle99
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I would keep, but of the two, A

  27. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Jesus resurrection! Kun most likely benched v Eddie Howe’s Cherries..

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-stones-jesus-training-15904075

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Aguero was never going to start all 3 games GW28-30.

    2. Amey
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Robbo is the best fpl asset imo. Won't sell him for sure

      1. Amey
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Reply fail to daxus

  28. Daxus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Robbo —> TAA
    Son —> Mané

    Not too happy to transfer Robbo, but it would mean I can afford Mané!

    A penny for your thoughts. Thanks.

    1. Dacra
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Looking good? Big green incoming, yes?

      Patricio (Speroni)
      Robertson - Bennett - Lindelof (Digne, Bednarek)
      Hazard (c) - Salah - Mane - Pogba - Jota
      Vardy - Rashford (Niasse)

      0ft
      1.6itb

      1. Dacra
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Fail.

      2. Amey
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Post highjacking 😀

        G2G mate

  29. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored an unrivalled six league goals in London derbies this season.

    • Son Heung-min has scored in each of Tottenham's last four home matches in all competitions

    I removed them both

    1. Dacra
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I dumped Laca and Son. Going to be emotional.

    2. Amey
      2 months, 25 days ago

      +1

  30. Webbinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Should I bench Rondon or FAnderson?