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. Daniel Exeter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Son and Auba > Sterling and Higuain for free?

    1. Amey
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I did it for a hit 😮

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Solid move

    2. Nesvy_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Better combo ? (i have Salah + Robo)

      a/ Mané + Luiz
      b/ Hazard + TAA

      Thanks

    3. Captain Kakaroto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Is there champions league this week?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yes

        1. Captain Kakaroto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Do We think pogba is rotation risk?

          1. Vobinho In Wengerland
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Suspended for CL

            1. Captain Kakaroto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Noice thanks for this. Forgot about that

          2. mookie
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            No

          3. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 18 days ago

            More risky for rash with lukakus form.
            Pog is suspended

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

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

    4. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 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
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        or maybe you are overthinking...

        1. Amey
            1 month, 18 days ago

            This 🙂

        2. Deulofale
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 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. No Mo Salah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 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
            1 month, 18 days ago

            As opposed to Vardy ?

        4. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 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
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

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

      2. tbhogal
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 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
            1 month, 18 days ago

            sterling?

          • Samwise
              1 month, 18 days ago

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

            • dezille
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 18 days ago

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

              1. tbhogal
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                0.1 short!!!

          • R44J
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 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
                1 month, 18 days ago

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

                1. R44J
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

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

            2. Klein
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 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
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 18 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
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  This

                2. Becks
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Same thinking

                3. ChuckN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

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

              2. Amey
                  1 month, 18 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

                • avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 18 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
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Lerma and Cook big misses though.

                    1. avfc82
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 18 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
                1 month, 18 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
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 18 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
                  1 month, 18 days ago

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

                  1. Klein
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 18 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
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    We don't know the GW32 fixtures.

                  3. mookie
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    DGW fixtures not confirmed yet.

                  4. Amey
                      1 month, 18 days ago

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

                    • Holmes
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      then GW33 will be issue

                  5. #FPLBhuna
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 18 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
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Yeah looks good to me.

                  6. Waynoo
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Siggy or rich?

                    1. #FPLBhuna
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      the siggmeister.

                      rich is dead for fpl.

                    2. Differential (c)
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

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

                    3. Waynoo
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      ok thx guys

                  7. Kompany You Keep
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 18 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 month, 18 days ago

                      Fab and Vardy

                  8. LordEllison
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 18 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!!

                  9. The Wizard of Ozil
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Captain Pogba or Kun?

                    would rather kun but afraid of his minutes

                    1. Amey
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Pogba

                      • YEAH PITCH!
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          Pogba all day long

                        • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          Pogba great at home, Kun not so good away.

                      • b82rz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Anyone fancy a cheeky Rashford captaincy?

                        1. avfc82
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 18 days ago

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

                      • LOLarov
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Son -->

                        A) Sterling
                        B) Hazard

                        1. No Mo Salah
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          a

                      • Oh Maddison
                          1 month, 18 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
                              1 month, 18 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
                                  1 month, 18 days ago

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

                              2. danishdynamite
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 18 days ago

                                Bonkers, can't drop Pog ahead of this fixture

                            • FPLinho
                                1 month, 18 days ago

                                Captain Pog or Sterling?

                              • Mattias
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 18 days ago

                                When did the DGW32 fixtures sneak an entrance??

                                1. Mattias
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 18 days ago

                                  i.e. just Wolves Man Utd

                                  1. Annie
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    about a week ago

                                    1. Annie
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 18 days ago

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

                                2. Game Over
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 18 days ago

                                  Did or do?

                                  1. Annie
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    see above...

                              • evilfish
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 18 days ago

                                Please bench one out of these:

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

                                Thanks.

                              • Geoff
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 18 days ago

                                New Community Article from Pep Pig on Chelsea assets:

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

                              • Mogback
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 18 days ago

                                Anyone selling Salah ?

                                1. Waynoo
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 18 days ago

                                  no he would punish me

                                2. andrewe63
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 18 days ago

                                  stacks hopefully 😉

                                3. mookie
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 18 days ago

                                  Never owned him this season...

                                4. Trippier Hazard
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 18 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
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

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

                                5. The Overthinker
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 18 days ago

                                  Cool guys already did it

                              • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 18 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.

                              • S3
                                  1 month, 18 days ago

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

                                  Currently looking towards A

                                  1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

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

                                • Becks
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 18 days ago

                                  Which combo scores more over next two?

                                  A)Boruc, Sterling
                                  B)Alisson, Son

                                  1. mookie
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

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

                                    1. Becks
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 18 days ago

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

                                      1. mookie
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 18 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
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    A

                                • Tim
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 18 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
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    yep

                                  2. Annie
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    correct. I'm hoping Jesus starts.

                                  3. avfc82
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 18 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
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 18 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
                                        1 month, 18 days ago

                                        Ooh nice one, I'll have a look!

                                • megatron14
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 18 days ago

                                  Allow Sane to fist me one more time?

                                • Wizard of Özil
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  1 month, 18 days ago

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

                                  1. Becks
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    Wouldn't tale the risk

                                • OldBenKenobi
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 18 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
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    Need to pick 2

                                  2. Becks
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    BD

                                    1. OldBenKenobi
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 18 days ago

                                      The 2 away fixtures? Interesting....

                                      1. Becks
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 18 days ago

                                        You asked who to bench

                                        1. OldBenKenobi
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 18 days ago

                                          Yeah sorry I read it the opposite way 😆

                                  3. Jᴀʀᴠish
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    Yeah - I'd bench B + D

                                  4. Dreaming of glory
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    B D