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. RustyBz
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Liverpool fans - confident about the derby Sunday?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 22 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
        5 months, 22 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
          5 months, 22 days ago

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

  2. Pras United
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 22 days ago

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

    2. Amey
        5 months, 22 days ago

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

      • b82rz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 22 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
      5 months, 22 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
        5 months, 22 days ago

        B, but not Maddison. Aguero and Mkhitaryan?

    4. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 22 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
        5 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. Pras United
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          BGW effect!

      2. Pras United
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        Of course he will! Also has Sou next week!

      3. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        Hope so...

      4. RustyBz
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

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

      5. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 22 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
        5 months, 22 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
          5 months, 22 days ago

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

        • Batchain
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 22 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.

      8. Bellybig
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. RustyBz
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          I wouldn't personally sell Kun

        2. Batchain
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

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

          1. sillyhilly69
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

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

        3. Batchain
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Should I add, Jesus is injured.

      9. TuplaPukki
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        Son to Hazard for free?

      10. Daxus
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

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

        Make sense???

        1. BARIO MALOTELLI
            5 months, 22 days ago

            Why tf out rondon ? He plays gw 31

            1. Daxus
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 22 days ago

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

              1. BARIO MALOTELLI
                  5 months, 22 days ago

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

          • barcaa7
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 22 days ago

            Son to
            a-Hazard
            b-Mane
            c-Save

          • BARIO MALOTELLI
              5 months, 22 days ago

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

              1. Berbinho's Forehead
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 22 days ago

                Hazard or Pogba.

                Think the Derby will be tight.

                1. BARIO MALOTELLI
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    Thanks for reply cheers may the force be with you

              2. Royal5
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 22 days ago

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

                Y or N?

                1. drughi
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 22 days ago

                  pedro ? no thanks

                  1. Royal5
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 22 days ago

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

                    1. drughi
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

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

                      1. Royal5
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 22 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
                          5 months, 22 days ago

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

                          1. Royal5
                            • 7 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            Could go Maddison/Sterling

                2. Batchain
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 22 days ago

                  Yes. But perhaps Mkhitaryan and Sterling?

                  1. Royal5
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    Poor fixtures and blank upcoming.

              3. Pad Randa
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 22 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
                  5 months, 22 days ago

                  Son or KDB to Hazard (C), imo.

                  1. Pad Randa
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    Don't have the funds 🙁

                    1. Berbinho's Forehead
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      Keep as is then mate. Good luck.

                      1. Pad Randa
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

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

                        1. Berbinho's Forehead
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Not for me.

                          1. Pad Randa
                            • 7 Years
                            5 months, 22 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
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            I like it

                            1. Pad Randa
                              • 7 Years
                              5 months, 22 days ago

                              I've done it 😀

                              1. Pad Randa
                                • 7 Years
                                5 months, 22 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
                                    5 months, 22 days ago

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

                                    1. Pad Randa
                                      • 7 Years
                                      5 months, 22 days ago

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

                  2. barcaa7
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    Son to
                    a-Hazard
                    b-Mane

                    1. Batchain
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      Stick Mane in your team and leave him.

                  3. Dakes.
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 22 days ago

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

                    1. drughi
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      same here

                      1. Pad Randa
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        Yeah, I just walked myself into the same dilemma.

                    2. Batchain
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

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

                  4. #FPLBhuna
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    callum wilson in contention for the weekend

                    game changer for gw31 potentially!

                    1. Berbinho's Forehead
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

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

                    2. Amey
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        Do you trust Eddie Howe ??

                    3. Lignja
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      Gtg? C Pogba/Aguero/Higuain?

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

                      Hamer, Camarasa, Bednarek, Kiko

                    4. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

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

                      1. drughi
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        do it then

                        1. jia you jia you
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

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

                      2. Amey
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          😀
                          Not happening though. ( Hopefully 😛 )

                        • Lignja
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 22 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
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

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

                      3. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        Which GW:

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

                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          which GK*

                        2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            CS odds

                            A) 36%
                            B) 15%

                            Hope that helps

                            1. Miguel Sanchez
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              5 months, 22 days ago

                              Cheers for that

                        3. Pad Randa
                          • 7 Years
                          5 months, 22 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. Milvus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            Yup. But don't tell everyone.

                        4. Vobinho In Wengerland
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 22 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
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            Best of luck - both great shouts to me

                          2. Berbinho's Forehead
                            • 8 Years
                            5 months, 22 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
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

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

                        5. quayle99
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 22 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
                              5 months, 22 days ago

                              I like that move

                          2. barcaa7
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            Mane or TAA ?

                            1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                                5 months, 22 days ago

                                Mane

                              • Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 22 days ago

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

                              • Pad Randa
                                • 7 Years
                                5 months, 22 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...

                              • barcaa7
                                • 1 Year
                                5 months, 22 days ago

                                thanks guys

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

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

                                  Very good finisher. Cursed with injuries

                              3. La vida FPL
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                5 months, 22 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
                                  5 months, 22 days ago

                                  A and play over pereira

                              4. Tommo1888
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                5 months, 22 days ago

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

                                1. Pad Randa
                                  • 7 Years
                                  5 months, 22 days ago

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

                                2. Miguel Sanchez
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 months, 22 days ago

                                  I'm getting King next GW

                              5. BEEZUS
                                • 5 Years
                                5 months, 22 days ago

                                Best sub 9m striker playing in GW31?

                                Already have Vardy.

                              6. No Professionals
                                • 2 Years
                                5 months, 22 days ago

                                A) aubameyang and son to sterling and rashford

                                B) aubameyang and h barnes to hazard and a barnes

                                1. Royal5
                                  • 7 Years
                                  5 months, 22 days ago

                                  A

                                2. quayle99
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 22 days ago

                                  I would keep, but of the two, A

                              7. Irbox ⚽
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                5 months, 22 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
                                  • 10 Years
                                  5 months, 22 days ago

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

                                2. Amey
                                    5 months, 22 days ago

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

                                    1. Amey
                                        5 months, 22 days ago

                                        Reply fail to daxus

                                  • Daxus
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 22 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
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 22 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
                                        • 5 Years
                                        5 months, 22 days ago

                                        Fail.

                                      2. Amey
                                          5 months, 22 days ago

                                          Post highjacking 😀

                                          G2G mate

                                    2. The Overthinker
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 months, 22 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
                                        • 5 Years
                                        5 months, 22 days ago

                                        I dumped Laca and Son. Going to be emotional.

                                      2. Amey
                                          5 months, 22 days ago

                                          +1

                                      3. Webbinho
                                        • 9 Years
                                        5 months, 22 days ago

                                        Should I bench Rondon or FAnderson?