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.

1,599 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Morning chaps sorry about the boring question bench rondon or laca( Newcastle def) cant spell his name cheers in advance

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Ron

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I'm benching Lascelles and playing Rondon

    3. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Lacelles

  2. BEEZUS
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    A) Auba and Son
    B) Sterling and Firmino

    1. 404_FC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      a

  3. Rich F
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    FAQ:

    Answer: Raheem

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Is the question, who is the player most likely to get rested two games in a row?

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Spot on flapo

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Whats the one thing that can make cherries wake up in cold sweats at night over?

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes.
      I'm feeling good after waiting to do Son to Sterling for this gw (instead of doing it last gw)

  4. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which combo do you prefer....

    A) Haz + Vardy
    B) Sterling + Barnes/Rondon
    C) Sterling + Vardy (-4)

    1. Webbinho
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A. I'd prefer C if it wasn't -4.

    2. 404_FC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      b

  5. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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

  6. Afghanistanislas
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Anyone know the likelihood of AWB being fit for this GW?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      would be interested too. wait for press conf i suppose

  7. 404_FC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    bench one

    a) kolasinac (tot)
    b) pereira (wat)
    c) bennett (CAR)

    thanks

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      a

  8. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Points predictions for this gw please :

    A. Pogba
    B. Sterling
    C. Higuain
    D. Salah
    E. Mane

    Thank you !!

    1. 404_FC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      8
      8
      6
      10
      13

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers mate

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I may start a go fund me account for your scout membership.

      A. 8
      B. 11
      C. 0
      D. 3
      E. 3

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Very funny

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I contribute to that, sad see him struggling

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      13
      28
      6
      3
      3

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Awesome 😀

    4. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A. 10
      B. 15
      C. 5
      D. 8
      E. 3

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers mate 🙂

    5. Sting in the Tail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      6
      6
      2
      8
      5

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers mate

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Lol

  9. sillyhilly69
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    With Kun's gametime at risk this weekend (imo), I'm thinking of getting rid of Kun and Son.

    Any of these two tickle your tastebuds?

    A) Vardy + Haz, would leave me with no Man City cover
    B) Higuain + B Silva

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      do so at your peril

      binning aguero, and if he then plays, that will be a hell of a bitter pill to swallow!

      1. sillyhilly69
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        That is my worry, and I know Pep isn't the most 'honest'.

        But the lack of Chelsea cover is worrying me, and the only two worth getting are either Haz or Higuain.

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      i definitely would not sell aguero. if i had him i d keep until 31

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A you wouldn't mind too much without city

    4. Bird Raymond
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Keep it simple. Getting rid of Kun before Bournemouth, no way. Especially with Watford at home after that.

  10. offramp
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Upgrading my bench in preparation for 31 and FH32. Bednarek out, up to 4.5m to come in. Best option for 31 and 33?

    Rice?
    Diop?
    Clyne?
    Cook?
    AN Other?

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I went Diop.

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Diop is good for 31, not 33. i d go bournemouth

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Diop

    4. offramp
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Just seen Cook update, so I'll avoid him...

      1. offramp
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thanks for the above responses folks. Wavering between Diop and Clyne. Already have Fab for WH cover, but that HUD game plus aerial threat is leaning me towards Diop... (last minute call)

  11. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Fabianski
    Pereira/Jonny/Robertson
    Salah/Pogba/F. Anderson/Sane
    Rondon/Jimenez/Lacazette

    subs: Hamer/Hayden/Laporte/Awb
    1ft 1.7 itb

    Would you do Sane & Laporte to Duffy & Sterling?
    Yes or no?

  12. MafioSol
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Morning. Out of free transfers and have currently have Lacazette. Should I take a punt on transferring in Higuin or Vardy for a hit? ... Cheers.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      spurs have not exactly looked on fire lately. i d take a gamble and keep. i sold for higuain but for free

      1. MafioSol
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Good shout. Cheers.

  13. Greyling
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    2FT to use. Which transfers to do based on team below:

    Ederson
    Doherty, Robertson, Shaw, Kolasinac
    Salah, Pogba, Son
    Jimenez, Rashford, Aubamayeng

    Bench: Fabianski, Hojbjerg, WBA, Fraser

    A) Kolasinac, Aubamayeng to TAA, Aguero
    B) Kolasinac, Son, Aubamayeng to TAA, Sterling, Arnautovic (-4)
    C) Kolasinac, Son to TAA, F. Anderson
    D) Other options

    1. FPLinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

  14. FPLinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which 2 to start?
    A) Snodgrass (NEW)
    B) King (mci)
    C) Yedlin (whu)
    D) Westwood (CRY)

  15. Daxus
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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 a lot.

  16. cescpistols111
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    What to do with this lot? 1FT, 0.0 ITB. Planning FH GW31, WC before GW32.

    Dubravka - Hamer
    Robbo - Kolasinac - Doherty - AwB - Shaw
    F.Anderson - Hazard - Son - Pogba - Stephens
    Auba - Rashford - Vardy

  17. Reacher
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I have a 15 points lead league in my mini league and both of my closest rivals have Aguero

    2 free transfers so Auba to Aguero is my first thought

    Does this sound silly in light of Peps comment on Agueros game time?

    Any addvice appriciated

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      can you get sterling ??

      1. Reacher
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        It would mean major surgery as nothing ITB and surely Aguero starts the next 2 even if only for 60 mins this week?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          If i had aguero i would not sell but i would not buy either unless you fh 31. auba to higuain ?? away at fulham, higuain likes to play against weaker oppositions

          1. Reacher
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Cheers for the advice but i dont fancy Higuain tbh

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              aye no worries good luck !

        2. FPLinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I don't think that's a cert. Jesus back in training

          1. Reacher
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Is Jesus defo back in training?

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Get Stelring

    3. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He hasn't said anything about game time. If Jesus is still injured it's an absolute no brainer. I would get Aguero as I've done the same. With Bournemouth's injury list I think it could be a thrashing on Saturday, City have their tails up and Bournemouth are missing about 5 key players.

      1. Reacher
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        He hasnt but he has said he was exhausted the last 15 mins and needs a rest

  18. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Is Caballero chelsea's main man now?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      dont think so

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Had a great game

  19. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    BREAKING: @MarcusRashford fit to start for @ManUtd against @SouthhamptonFC #SSN

    Pogba (c) nailed on

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Oh SH*T

    2. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Well obviously he is going to be fit, given that he featured against Palace.

      Sky Sports being Sky Sports.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        haha

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        😀

      3. b82rz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Apart from he did say he'd probably start him...

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      That was really a breaking news... 😮

    4. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I think Matic is the key variable for Pogba's captaincy.

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      "He (Rashford) still felt it Wednesday night but he'll be ready, I'll probably start him."

      The quote Rashford owners wanted to hear.

    6. altan8797
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I feel broken

  20. soup natsi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Auba, Sane > Vardy, Hazard makes perfect sense, right?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Do it!

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      it certainly does

  21. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which is better for a hit?

    A)Sane+Etheridge->Hazard(C)+Boruc [ Fabianski will play ]

    B)Sane+Redmond->Hazard(C)+McNeil

    Thanks!

  22. Daxus
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Robbo —> TAA
    Son —> Mané

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

    A penny for your thoughts.

  23. amit1964
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    who to start?
    a) allison
    b) patricio

    thank you

  24. GW29 breakout players
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Who do you think will find form and step up to score big this GW, and why?

    Do you think it will be an already-established name in many of our sides or someone who is a major differential?

    Have you seen something in a someone's play or in their stats to make you think they could be ready for a breakout GW?

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Hazard.

      Because Fulham.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Probably

    2. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Son!
      Home game against a shambolic Arsenal defense.

    3. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Harvey Barnes will at some point, could be this week

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Higuain
      Ignored by people. Will announce himself !!

    5. Slitherene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Vardy, coz he's due.

      1. Bullet Eder
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        He scored in the last match

    6. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It's higuain time

    7. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Son. Motivated to beat Arsenal. Motivated as he won the London award last night. I don't think he'll get a mega hual, but for sure double digits.

      1. tokara
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        not if Lamela or Moura in the squad tmr

        1. YEAH PITCH!
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Everyone plays differently in a Derby. Cup final mentality. Also don't think Moura or Lamela start.

    8. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It's time for Marcus Alonso to stake his claim for the blanks.

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I doubt he'll even start.

    9. tokara
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      maybe Sterling ten goals agst Bourn

    10. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Kante to bag a couple and start a bandwagon

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Seems to be getting forward as much as he was earlier in the season, before Chelsea went off the rails, with the team perhaps rebuilding chemistry, and it's Fulham, and I bought him.

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Has to be your captain then Sir... That's a decent Kante haul is that 😉

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            😮 I suppose you're right!

    11. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Demarai G

    12. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      After the community article I have to go with Hazard. My only dilemma is I think Sterling and Hazard will both do very well this weekend. I'm edging towards Hazard

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        For the captaincy that is

      2. ColdRainyNIght
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        The article was not convincing, they have not made any clear points on who to captain. I guess this week the standout is Sterling and Aguero, but later is going to be rested.

        For me its between Pogba and Hazard. I want to go Hazard but there are news he has thigh problems

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Sorry mate I am on about the community article I have submitted. Take a look pal

          1. ColdRainyNIght
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            great article, a bit one sided tbh, but i will take that into my heart, and make him captain. But my heart says Shane Duffy though

          2. ColdRainyNIght
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            just read few newspapers prediction Hazard will given a rest, can you comment on that?

            1. Pep Pig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Hi mate. Check this link... https://www.football.london/chelsea-fc/players/eden-hazard-chelsea-injury-news-15904946

              Hazard says he's fine. He felt his thigh against Spurs due to the 120 mins played in the EFL cup final.

    13. ColdRainyNIght
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Shane Duffy!
      Clean sheet potential, probably a goal is coming too, Huddersfield cant defend free kicks and corners. Probably 15 points haul

    14. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Right, went for Kane last weekend and TAA midweek.

      As I owned neither it wasn’t much fun getting them right. So I’ll go for Arnie to repay his loyal, adoring owners.

    15. Spokey
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Doherty because he has been scoring big in the cup against weak opponents. Cardiff are probably in a worse place then most Championship teams at the moment.

    16. Lizardprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Fancy Mendy to come straight back in with a couple of assists.

    17. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      KDB - now I've let go after weeks of hurt...

    18. Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Wilfred Zaha

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Nice pick.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Tell you who it's gonna be: CHO. Been sat on my bench but steps up this GW. Sarri is finally rotating - it's his time.

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Loftus-Cheek for me.

    19. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Bernardo Silva

    20. LE GOD(C)-AMERICAN DYCHO-(1…
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      H Barnes

  25. tokara
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    City blanks in gw31 and which gw???

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      GW33

  26. Slitherene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    1 FT, 1.0 ITB

    Kolasinac to Luiz sounds okay? No other pressing issues.

  27. dezille
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    How's this plan sound?

    GW29 Son > Hazard
    GW30 Auba > Vardy (or if I decide to get Mane next week, then it will have to be Arnie instead)
    GW31 Puncheon > Mane
    = 9 players GW31 without a hit
    (Salah, Roberston, Mane, Anderson, Digne, Fabianski, Rondon, Arnie, Hazard) with 1.3 ITB
    if I decide to get a 10th player, then take a hit (-2 effectively) for Kola/AWB > Periera

    Means missing out on Sterling next 2 gameweeks, so hoping Hazard can match him...

  28. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Irrespective of the players you have, who do you feel are the top 3 captain picks this week?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Sterling
      Pogba
      Hazard

    2. mookie
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Sterling
      Jimenez
      Mane

    3. ChuckN
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Sterling
      Aguero
      Mane

    4. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Sterling
      Pogba
      Hazard

  29. cescpistols111
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Better move: (Personally think Sterling is a must have)

    A. Pogba + Auba -> Sterling + Zaha/Jimenez
    B. Kolasinac + Auba -> Aguero + Adam Smith
    C. Pogba + Auba -> Mane + Lacazette

    1. ChuckN
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Can you swing Sterling without selling Pogba?