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. Daniel Exeter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Son and Auba > Sterling and Higuain for free?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 20 days ago

      I did it for a hit 😮

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Solid move

  2. Nesvy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Better combo ? (i have Salah + Robo)

    a/ Mané + Luiz
    b/ Hazard + TAA

    Thanks

  3. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Is there champions league this week?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Do We think pogba is rotation risk?

        1. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Suspended for CL

          1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            Noice thanks for this. Forgot about that

        2. mookie
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          No

        3. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 20 days ago

          More risky for rash with lukakus form.
          Pog is suspended

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            He'll probably start Rashford, as per Ole's presser, would be amazed if he gets the full 90 though.

  4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Dont like Chelsea's set of fixture for some reason. Feels like WOL/eve will be tight and considering Chelsea are unpredictable, getting their attacking assets might backfire.. 😮

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      or maybe you are overthinking...

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 20 days ago

        This 🙂

    2. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Fait assessment. Been telling people to get Vardy over Higuian etc if they're sure to use FH in 32. I'm gambling that Chelsea have a double in 32 on the off-chance I don't have to use the chip.

    3. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 20 days ago

      i tend to agree to the extent where both haz and higz gotta prove their form first

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        As opposed to Vardy ?

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      They've scored 10 in their last 8 PL games, and 5 of those came against Huddersfield, that concerns me, but I expect that to change against Fulham. If a move for Hazard or Higuain is to be made, this is the week to do it.

    5. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      last two Chelsea Everton games haven't produced a goal.

  5. tbhogal
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Hi Guys, Not sure which changes to make please help! £1.9M ITB 1FT..

    Patricio(Hamer)
    Robertson, Kola, Bennett (Digne, AWB)
    Pogba, Son, Salah, Anderson (Hojberg)
    Rondon, Aguero, Jimenez..

    1. Samwise
        7 months, 20 days ago

        sterling?

      • Samwise
          7 months, 20 days ago

          imo. its a good overall squad, not a great team. I guess you can't have both

        • dezille
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Very similar team to me. Maybe Son > Hazard? (or are you 0.1 short?)

          1. tbhogal
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            0.1 short!!!

      • R44J
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        In a massive pickle; 1 or 2?!

        1) Son & Jota to Sterling and Hayden for a -4 point hit?
        2) Save

        1. Samwise
            7 months, 20 days ago

            i have son, jota and settling as part of my mid...

            1. R44J
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Jota has been a let down of late and is usually pulled off after the hour mark

        2. Klein
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Would you bring in a city attacker for bou game and have one more player unavailable for bgw? Bournemouth look soooo bad....

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            I brought in Sterling. Don't want to miss out on points in the next two GWs because of GW31.

            1. DA Minnion
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              This

            2. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Same thinking

            3. ChuckN
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Yup I brought Kun back for Auba and also brought in Sterling.

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 20 days ago

            City player.
            Can take a hit to bring bgw 31 player.
            -4 for a player playing in 31/33 is good deal imo

          3. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            They're not as leaky at home though, conceded 4 in 5 with 3 clean sheets. You'd expect City to get a couple though, if not more.

            1. Bird Raymond
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Lerma and Cook big misses though.

              1. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 20 days ago

                Yep that's a good point. I'm sure Cook missed the last home one though, against Wolves, and they did okay defensively. City are a different beast though.

        3. Fuddled FC
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          What are the chances of Firmino still being out for gw 31?

          I'll replace him with Higuain (-4) if it's looking likely

        4. cescpistols111
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Better move: (Personally think Sterling is a good option)

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

        5. Samwise
            7 months, 20 days ago

            why aren't people building a team for GW32 and FH in 31?

            1. Klein
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Becoz 31 and 33 have similar teams blanking. So if you fh 31 and have squad for 32, what will you do on 33?

            2. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              We don't know the GW32 fixtures.

            3. mookie
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              DGW fixtures not confirmed yet.

            4. Amey
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Last year memories 😀
              Don't know about gw 32 fixtures yet

            5. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              then GW33 will be issue

          • #FPLBhuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            gtg? - right keeper and bench?

            ederson
            robertson - doherty - pva
            salah - mane - sterling(c) - pogba - barnes
            vardy - jiminez

            fab - rondon - awb - bednarek

            1. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Yeah looks good to me.

          • Waynoo
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            Siggy or rich?

            1. #FPLBhuna
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              the siggmeister.

              rich is dead for fpl.

            2. Differential (c)
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Siggy, Rich is full on "second-half of season" slump right now.

            3. Waynoo
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              ok thx guys

          • Laporte In A Storm
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            For GW31:

            a) Arnie + Boruc
            b) Fab + a striker that isn't Arnie, Firmino, Vardy or King.

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Fab and Vardy

          • LordEllison
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            Got 2Fts and 0.1 itb any ideas what transfers to make??

            Fabianski
            Doherty - Robertson - Alonso
            Son - Pogba - Salah(c) - Jota
            Aguero - Vardy - Jimenez

            Subs: Guaita - Kolasinac - Hojbjerg - Wan bissaka

            Abit stuck thanks!!

          • The Wizard of Ozil
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            Captain Pogba or Kun?

            would rather kun but afraid of his minutes

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Pogba

            2. YEAH PITCH!
                7 months, 20 days ago

                Pogba all day long

              • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 20 days ago

                Pogba great at home, Kun not so good away.

            3. b82rz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Anyone fancy a cheeky Rashford captaincy?

              1. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 20 days ago

                I think having him is enough, Pogba the better option IMO.

            4. LOLarov
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Son -->

              A) Sterling
              B) Hazard

              1. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 20 days ago

                a

            5. Oh Maddison
                7 months, 20 days ago

                Might be stupid but Son + Pog -> Sterling + Maddison? Have no city cover and I need to gain on my ML-leader who has Kun. Then I can do Sterling -> Mané before gw31

                1. FPLinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  Pog is surely a no go zone, no one else you can drop? Son to Sterling is good if you can free up funds elsewhere

                  1. Oh Maddison
                      7 months, 20 days ago

                      I have Salah, Haz, Rich, Pogba and Son atm.

                  2. danishdynamite
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    Bonkers, can't drop Pog ahead of this fixture

                2. FPLinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  Captain Pog or Sterling?

                3. Mattias
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  When did the DGW32 fixtures sneak an entrance??

                  1. Mattias
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    i.e. just Wolves Man Utd

                    1. Annie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      7 months, 20 days ago

                      about a week ago

                      1. Annie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        7 months, 20 days ago

                        we won't know the other DGW32 fixtures till after the next round of the cup (GW31)

                  2. Game Over
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    Did or do?

                    1. Annie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      7 months, 20 days ago

                      see above...

                4. evilfish
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  Please bench one out of these:

                  A) Anderson (New H)
                  B) Barnes (Palace H)
                  C) Rondon (W Ham A)

                  Thanks.

                5. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 6 Years
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  New Community Article from Pep Pig on Chelsea assets:

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/03/01/my-chelsea-u-turn/

                6. Mogback
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  Anyone selling Salah ?

                  1. Waynoo
                    • 6 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    no he would punish me

                  2. andrewe63
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    stacks hopefully 😉

                  3. mookie
                    • 6 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    Never owned him this season...

                  4. Trippier Hazard
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    Yes just did, temporarily, for Sterling. Will FH him back in on 31 and probably WC him back on 33 / 34

                    1. Mogback
                      • 2 Years
                      7 months, 20 days ago

                      So what you think of Salah & Rich > Sterling & Fanderson ??

                  5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    Cool guys already did it

                7. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  Currently benching Pereira (wat). Stick to that, or bench...
                  A) Anderson (NEW)
                  B) Almiron (whu)
                  C) TAA (eve, have Robbo too)
                  D) Doherty (CAR)

                  Not ideal I realise.

                8. S3
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  A) Son & Laca - Hazard & Arnie (-4)
                  B) Laca to Higuaín

                  Currently looking towards A

                  1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    A would be brave - wait for presser. He's not that nailed, a bit injury prone - but obviously explosive.

                9. Pukki Party
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  Which combo scores more over next two?

                  A)Boruc, Sterling
                  B)Alisson, Son

                  1. mookie
                    • 6 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    Why would you want Alisson when the Liverpool defenders are getting attacking returns for fun?

                    1. Pukki Party
                      • 2 Years
                      7 months, 20 days ago

                      Currently own him. Worth switching to A then do you think? Can get in TaA if i go A

                      1. mookie
                        • 6 Years
                        7 months, 20 days ago

                        Depends on the rest of your team and what your plans are for the blanks and doubles. It's never that easy "A or B?".

                  2. Game Over
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    A

                10. Tim
                  • 10 Years
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  Am I correct in thinking Man city don't have a fixture in mid-week? So Sergio has a week to rest...

                  1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                    • 6 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    yep

                  2. Annie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    correct. I'm hoping Jesus starts.

                  3. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    Yep, a week off post Bournemouth. I think if Jesus is fit he'll probably start, but it's a big if. Hopefully get more news in the presser.

                    1. Pep Pig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      7 months, 20 days ago

                      Hi mate. An article on Hazard has just been published. As always, your thoughts are welcome

                      1. avfc82
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        7 months, 20 days ago

                        Ooh nice one, I'll have a look!

                11. megatron14
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  Allow Sane to fist me one more time?

                12. Pépé Pig
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  Etheridge --> Caballero a good shout? Or do we think Kepa comes back?

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    Wouldn't tale the risk

                13. OldBenKenobi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  Which ones to bench?
                  (Need to play at least 1 defender)

                  A) Bennett (CAR)
                  B) Lascelles (whu)
                  C) Mitrovic (CHE)
                  D) Camarasa (wol)

                  Currently thinking A + C

                  1. OldBenKenobi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    Need to pick 2

                  2. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    BD

                    1. OldBenKenobi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      7 months, 20 days ago

                      The 2 away fixtures? Interesting....

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 2 Years
                        7 months, 20 days ago

                        You asked who to bench

                        1. OldBenKenobi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          7 months, 20 days ago

                          Yeah sorry I read it the opposite way 😆

                  3. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    Yeah - I'd bench B + D

                  4. Dreaming of glory
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    B D