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
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Son and Auba > Sterling and Higuain for free?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I did it for a hit 😮

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Solid move

  2. Nesvy
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Better combo ? (i have Salah + Robo)

    a/ Mané + Luiz
    b/ Hazard + TAA

    Thanks

  3. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is there champions league this week?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Do We think pogba is rotation risk?

        1. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Suspended for CL

          1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Noice thanks for this. Forgot about that

        2. mookie
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          No

        3. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          More risky for rash with lukakus form.
          Pog is suspended

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

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

  4. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      or maybe you are overthinking...

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        This 🙂

    2. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months 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. what's my name
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

      1. danishdynamite
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        As opposed to Vardy ?

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

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

  5. tbhogal
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      sterling?

    2. Samwise
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

    3. dezille
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

      1. tbhogal
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        0.1 short!!!

  6. R44J
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

      1. R44J
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

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

  7. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        This

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Same thinking

      3. ChuckN
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

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

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months 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
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      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Lerma and Cook big misses though.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 10 Years
          1 year, 5 months 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.

  8. Fuddled FC
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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

  9. cescpistols111
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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

  10. Samwise
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

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

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

      We don't know the GW32 fixtures.

    3. mookie
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      DGW fixtures not confirmed yet.

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

    5. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      then GW33 will be issue

  11. #FPLBhuna
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah looks good to me.

  12. Waynoo
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Siggy or rich?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      the siggmeister.

      rich is dead for fpl.

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

    3. Waynoo
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      ok thx guys

  13. Laporte In A Storm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Fab and Vardy

  14. LordEllison
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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!!

  15. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Captain Pogba or Kun?

    would rather kun but afraid of his minutes

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Pogba

    2. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Pogba all day long

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Pogba great at home, Kun not so good away.

  16. b82rz
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone fancy a cheeky Rashford captaincy?

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

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

  17. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Son -->

    A) Sterling
    B) Hazard

    1. what's my name
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      a

  18. Oh Maddison
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months 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 Year
      1 year, 5 months 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 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

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

    2. danishdynamite
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Bonkers, can't drop Pog ahead of this fixture

  19. FPLinho
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Captain Pog or Sterling?

  20. Mattias
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    When did the DGW32 fixtures sneak an entrance??

    1. Mattias
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      i.e. just Wolves Man Utd

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        about a week ago

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

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

    2. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Did or do?

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        see above...

  21. evilfish
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Please bench one out of these:

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

    Thanks.

  22. Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    New Community Article from Pep Pig on Chelsea assets:

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

  23. Mogback
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone selling Salah ?

    1. Waynoo
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      no he would punish me

    2. andrewe63
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      stacks hopefully 😉

    3. mookie
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Never owned him this season...

    4. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

      1. Mogback
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

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

    5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Cool guys already did it

  24. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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.

  25. S3
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

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

    Currently looking towards A

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

  26. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which combo scores more over next two?

    A)Boruc, Sterling
    B)Alisson, Son

    1. mookie
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

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

        1. mookie
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months 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. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

  27. Tim
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      yep

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      correct. I'm hoping Jesus starts.

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

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

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

          Ooh nice one, I'll have a look!

  28. megatron14
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Allow Sane to fist me one more time?

  29. Pépé Pig
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

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

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Wouldn't tale the risk

  30. OldBenKenobi
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Need to pick 2

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      BD

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        The 2 away fixtures? Interesting....

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          You asked who to bench

          1. OldBenKenobi
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Yeah sorry I read it the opposite way 😆

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah - I'd bench B + D

    4. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B D