Captains

Liverpool and Man City to contest Gameweek 30 captaincy debate

The Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 30 captaincy debate looks set to be between title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.

Mohamed Salah (£13.4m) has opened up an early lead in the latest captain poll on our site, but there’s a long way to go before Saturday’s deadline.

You can now vote in the poll either in the embedded widget below or in the side-bar of the site.

Also, we have published a Gameweek 30 captaincy video that can be viewed below or on our YouTube channel.

Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) appears to be the only option that can seriously challenge Salah this weekend.

Manchester City are hosting Watford in Saturday’s late kick-off, with a large margin of victory expected.

Aguero himself has seven goals in his last three home Premier League matches, while the Hornets let in five on their last away trip.

For that reason, Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) is also a contender for the armband this weekend.

Despite blanking in five of the last six Gameweeks, Salah is still proving popular in the poll ahead of Burnley’s visit to Anfield.

The Clarets have recently regressed following the upturn in defensive potential brought about by Tom Heaton‘s (£4.8m) return.

They have lost their last two in a row, conceding five goals in the process.

That means that Sadio Mané (9.8m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) may also play a part in the captaincy debate for their owners.

Other sides with appealing home fixtures include Leicester City, who host Fulham, and Crystal Palace who face Brighton in a Saturday lunch-time derby.

Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) will, therefore, be considered as a differential option while Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m) has also turned some heads.

Harry Kane (£12.4m) might also come into the thinking of some managers as well as Son Heung-min (£8.9m), for any confident that Spurs can get a win at Southampton.

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354 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    20 days, 15 hours ago

    Best 4.7 or under defender to navigate the blanks?

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      Rice?

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      Rice, Clyne if you want to go really cheap, or maybe Morgan if Rodgers sticks with 3 at the back.

    3. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      Rice rice baby

      Lascelles is good but 33 isn’t guaranteed

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        Or Diop at 4.3 actually seeing as Rice went to 4.6 last night

    4. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      Good ol Stankovic (3.9m)

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    20 days, 15 hours ago

    A. Brooks, Higuain
    B. Fraser, Vardy

    Already have Hazard

    1. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      B

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      A for me.

    3. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      B

    4. ChelseaBlues223
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        B than

    5. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      For those wondering why FPL was down earlier. They're running on the same servers as Fantasy Eliteserien which is due a release anytime soon.

      1. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        It's open

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          20 days, 15 hours ago

          Smooth!

    6. Rains of Castamere
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      To those free hitters in GW31, what sort of team are you building?

      Think I'll go with something like:

      Boruc
      Trent---Rice---Maguire
      Salah---Mane---Hazard---Lanzini
      Chicharito---Higuain---King

      Other considerations: Ashley Barnes, Siggy, Brooks, Luiz/Azpi

      1. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        A crap one but it will have to do...

      2. b82rz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        Mine will be:
        Boruc
        Robbo Rice Perreira Lejeune
        Salah Mane Hazard McNeil Anderson
        King

        Other players I have considered: both Barnes, Chilwell, Fab, Luiz, Rondon, Fraser, Siggy, Brooks, Vardy, Higuain

        So far regret getting Anderson and Perreira in but hoping that will change at some point...

      3. Gommy
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        Fabianski
        Ake---Robertson--Luiz
        Snodgrass---Salah---Hazard---Mane
        King---Higuain---Vardy

        Stekelenburg---Hayden---Long---Stankovic

    7. Jellyfish
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      Which is better?
      A) Jimmy, Son > Higuaín, Brooks
      B) Jimmy, Son > Hazard, Wilson

      Thinking B

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        B for me

      2. b82rz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        B if he's fit

        1. Jellyfish
          • 6 Years
          20 days, 15 hours ago

          Conclusive then, I won’t be doing it until after gw30 so hopefully Wilson’s fitness will be clearer by then.

          Cheers all

    8. Andrew
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      If I carried 2 FT's into GW31, then used those 2 FT's to bring in Wolves and United players for DGW32 can I then play my Free Hit chip for GW31??

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        You'll only have one FT after you play Free Hit.

        1. Andrew
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 15 hours ago

          So GW31 I can use my 2 FT's to bring in a Wolves and United player for GW32 and also play my free hit in GW31 ?

          1. HIT ME!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            20 days, 15 hours ago

            You can't make any transfers the same gw as you are using Free hit

    9. Kevin de Blanke
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 15 hours ago

      Anyone else surprised to see Rondon in their teams?

      I always thought of him as a 5 goal a season striker, like one of the worst fpl strikers...now he''s in my team and I can't justify it

    10. Amey
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        Get King for -4
        OR play Ashley Barnes / Clyne ??

        What do you think guy's ??

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          20 days, 15 hours ago

          I’d happily play clyne but depends on if you need to do hits for 31 anyway

          If it’s a case if you’re gonna either so the hit this week or next you can justify it this week ?

          1. Amey
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              Exactly.
              Will take the hit next week if not this week.
              Will definitely be getting King/Wilson for Kamara.
              So get early for Hudds fixture OR wait & play Clyne/Barnes ??

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                Million dollar question mate. I wouldn’t feel bad playing Clyne at all v Huddersfield.

                Maybe wait on Wilson news ?

                1. Amey
                    20 days, 15 hours ago

                    Yeah.
                    Can be a great thing to wait for Wilson & Jota to Leister Midfielder transfer planned.
                    Clyne might nick a CS away @ Hudds too
                    Cheers mate 🙂

          2. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            20 days, 15 hours ago

            I fail to believe the captain poll is people voting for the best captain and not their own captain based on Salah being top

            1. drughi
              • 9 Years
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              nothing new is it ?

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                Well they did change it from “your captain” to “the best captain” not that long ago. But no you’re right it doesn’t change it 😉

            2. g40steve
              • 1 Year
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              I think the poll is also a way of deflecting who is really the best C?

          3. unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            20 days, 15 hours ago

            in a bit of a pickle...have 3FT's till gw31 (2ft's and 0.6m this gw).

            Fabianski -- Button
            Lascelles Digne Pereira -- Doherty Schindler
            Salah Pogba Sterling Rich -- Hayden
            Jimenez King Aguero

            My plan was to do Schindler + Hayden + Sterling + Kun >> TAA + Fraser/Maddison + Hazard + Vardy/Higuain (-4) by gw31. BUT, very difficult to implement as its weird taking out one of sterling or Kun this gw. SO,

            A: Hayden >> Brooks and roll FT. will do the other transfers as planned but means i end up with Brooks as opposed to Fraser/Maddison despite having the funds for them.

            B: Digne >> TAA and roll FT. will do the other transfers as planned but means i retain Schindler for gw31/33 as opposed to Digne

            C: Schindler + Kun >> TAA + Higuain...and next gw Hayden/Sterling >> Fraser/Hazard (-4)....as per my initial plan

            Any thoughts would be appreciated.

            Will FH gw32, WCgw34

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              A if you don’t wanna lose Pogba I guess

              1. unitednations
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                Yeah pogba, Doherty and jimmy on bench in gw31

          4. DAZZ
            • 4 Years
            20 days, 15 hours ago

            Who would you bench?

            Jiminez (che)

            Brooks (hud)

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              Brooks

            2. Dosh
              • 5 Years
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              Jim

            3. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              I'd play Brooks, after that City defeat Chelsea seem to have adapted a little and have looked solid in recent weeks.

          5. Please Answer Me
            • 4 Years
            20 days, 15 hours ago

            Tielemans or Maddison?

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              Maddison

          6. KingOllie
            • 3 Years
            20 days, 15 hours ago

            This part of the season is great, i can justify taking lots of hits 🙂

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              Been using it for the last few weeks to do hits. Fun times when it pays off

            2. The 5% Team
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                yeah, I took a hit this GW...probably another hit in 31 and one in 32...after that hopefully no more until the end

              • HIT ME!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                I take plenty of hits. Enjoying the game more while I'm doing it.

              • Jᴀʀᴠish
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                Justify to who? It's not illegal to take hits any time 😉

              • Rains of Castamere
                • 4 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                I took my first ever -8 last week and it paid off by three points. Not great but I'll take it. Also meant I didn't captain Pogba which I initially would have done. And my team is much better going forward too.

                1. Warby84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  20 days, 15 hours ago

                  I took a very successful -8

                  Aubameyang Kolasinac Redmond out
                  Higuain Trent Maddison in

            3. Dosh
              • 5 Years
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              Best way to spend 16.5m on a mid + forward?

              A. Hazard + Barnes (have Higuain)
              B. Vardy + 7.6m mid

              1. HIT ME!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                A

              2. Union_Jacks
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                A

            4. sovietrockettes
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                Bench 2:

                A) Doherty (che)
                B) H.Barnes (FUL)
                C) Rondon (NEW)

                1. BananaMan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  20 days, 15 hours ago

                  A & B

                2. HIT ME!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  20 days, 15 hours ago

                  A
                  C Rondon (EVE)

              • Jacky boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                start arnie or felipe ?
                arnie may sit on bench and felipe may blank again

                1. BananaMan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  20 days, 15 hours ago

                  Arnie

              • BananaMan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                Afternoon All,
                My Chips will be coming into play GW32, with this in mind my 2FT's have to focus fully on GW's 30 & 31.
                With this in mind....

                A) Doherty & Son -> TAA & Fraser
                B) Doherty & Son -> VVD & Maddison
                C) Any combination of above

                D) Son & Rashford -> Vardy & Fraser
                E) Son & Rashford -> Mane & King

                F) Pogba & Son -> Hazard & Fraser

                Already have Robertson, Salah, Rice & Arnie.

                1. Jacky boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  20 days, 15 hours ago

                  A

              • pelle9
                • 3 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                Yes or No: ?

                Doherty & Son >>> Pereira & Mane

                2 free transfers...

                Have Salah & Robo.

                Thanks guys.

                1. BananaMan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  20 days, 15 hours ago

                  Not keen on Pereira, might take Leicester a few games to adapt and register clean sheets.
                  TAA only .1 more. The Liverpool double defence has been the difference over the past couple of weeks for a lot of people.

              • HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                NEW POST

              • The Big Fella
                • 2 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                How well would we expect Auba to do against United this week?

                1. Paddington Bear
                  • 1 Year
                  20 days, 15 hours ago

                  1/2 points I’d say

                2. Feanor
                  • 9 Years
                  20 days, 12 hours ago

                  Missed pen and a red card, then takes a dump on the penalty spot.

                  1. TRASH BOAT
                    • 5 Years
                    20 days, 11 hours ago

                    Dump on spot before the pen would be interesting....

              • Atimis
                • 2 Years
                20 days, 14 hours ago

                What do you think about:

                This week Shaw Pogba to Azpi Maddison,
                Next week Jim Kun to Vardy Higuain
                ?

                Preparing for 31&33.

              • Old Gregg
                • 2 Years
                20 days, 14 hours ago

                Fab
                Rice-Taa- Luiz
                Sterling-Jota*-Haz-Salah
                Jimenez-rash-Vardy

                steele-Doc-Bednarek-Puncheon

                What's the better moves over the next 2 GW please?. Planning free hit 32. This will give me 10 for GW31.

                a)
                GW 30 - Jota > Brooks.
                GW 31 - Sterling + Punch > Mane + Lanzini (-4)

                b)
                GW 30 - Jota > Brooks.
                GW 31 - Sterling + Rash > Mane + Higuaín (-4)

                C)
                GW 30 - Jota > Fraser.
                GW 31 - Sterling + Punch > Mane + Gudmundsson (or 5.5m mid) (-4)

              • Lucky Luke
                • 9 Years
                20 days, 14 hours ago

                Hi all
                What's the latest opinion on when the missing games from GW31 and GW33 will be rescheduled?

                Which GW do think these games will take place in?

                1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  20 days, 14 hours ago

                  Stock answer alert:

                  Man City v Cardiff from GW33 will almost certainly move to GW32 if Man City beat Swansea in the cup, otherwise teams who blank in 31 and 33 will probably have one of their games rearranged for GW32 as well, as will possibly Brighton v Chelsea who still need their game postponed for the League Cup final rearranged. All DGW fixtures are expected to be announced shortly after the FA Cup quarter finals (i.e just after GW31)

                  1. Lucky Luke
                    • 9 Years
                    20 days, 14 hours ago

                    Thanks boss! Very helpful!

              • Chrisinho
                • 1 Year
                20 days, 14 hours ago

                Chip dilemma,

                ive have all 3 left. when do I use them?

                ive only got 3 players playing in GM 31 so was thinking of using it then, but if theres going to be double game weeks later on when I could get 11 players in on a double game week is that more worth while?

                1. Chrisinho
                  • 1 Year
                  20 days, 14 hours ago

                  I meant using my FH chip for GW 31

              • Fantasy_Serbia
                  19 days, 20 hours ago

                  Hi guys

                  What do you think about triple captain Aguero against Watford?

                  I hope he will play :):):)

                  1. Pieterke30
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    19 days, 20 hours ago

                    If you have to HOPE he will play, then TCing him is probably a bad idea