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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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  1. Cilly Bonnolly
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    I have exact money to do my two transfers (Bennett to Alexander-Arnold and Rashford to King) so if Rashford drops tonight, and it's looking like he might, I'll be priced out. Would you take a risk and do that transfer early? Or just get Callum Wilson instead of King in that case? What is the story with Wilson, is he looking likely to play at the weekend?

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Howe said he is in full training again, and it's just about match fitness for him.
      I was surprised he wasn't in the squad for the City game, but then seeing how they set up, and how much work they had to do off the ball I can see why he was left out.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Good chance he'll be involved then. The lack of match fitness is a concern though.

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          I hope so. Assume they will go back to playing how the started the season with Wilson and King up top, now the fixtures have swung for them.

          It's a major dilemma for me.
          Current front three is Rashford, Jimenez and Wilson, obviously two of them blank in 31/33, so I need Wilson to play, as I already have 5 defenders for 31, and planned to bring in Hazard and Mane to play a 5-4-1 in GW31.

  2. skooldaze
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Hi guys

    Last year there was a great feature on the doubles, blanks, chips etc around this time and had clear spreadsheets all in one.

    Is there something like that this year that might be available?

  3. KingOllie
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Auba + Rash -> Higuain + Vardy done! Exact money, it must be a sign

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Good moves mate.

    2. Four Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Probably the best front line to go with GW31 & 33 tbf

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Good luck, want to have both of them too.

  4. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Who do you think scores more points?

    Luiz (WOL, eve, XXX, WHU)

    Maddison (FUL, bur, XXX, hud)

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Has to be Maddison

    2. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Lulz for me

    3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Chance Luiz has DGW.

      Although I haven't considered rotation I guess.

    4. shearer9
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      XXX? Are Leicester not guaranteed a GW33 fixture?

      1. shearer9
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Oh nvm you're FHing, got it

  5. Game Over
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    What bench order?

    A. Ashley Barnes (away v Liverpool)

    Assume Burnley will park the bus?

    B. Hayden (home v Everton)

    C. Doherty (away v Chelsea)

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Doherty Barnes Hayden

    2. Four Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      CAB

    3. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      BCA

  6. ☠Cypress Chill☠
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Madness to cpt VVD?

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      In a mad season, god knows what's right anymore.

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      The Liverpools defense is playing right now, not really!

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Liverpool have kept 4 clean sheets in a row.

        They've kept 17 clean sheets and only conceded 15.

        Statistically the best defence in Europe. Not sure what you mean by your comment tbh 🙂

        1. Dave Bauer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          He’s saying it’s not madness. As are you. And I think you are both right 🙂

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Oh, my bad. Apologies to Hybrid Power!

            1. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Sorry, toilet typing. I meant the way Liverpools defense is playing now it's not madness!

    3. Amey
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Could be a masterstroke.
        Watford susceptible on set pieces.

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Watford play City

          1. Amey
              3 months, 23 days ago

              My bad.

      • Four Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Bottomed...
        Pick a player from this line up to get demoted to my bench
        Making way for my FT player this GW

        I'm thinking Jiminez...

        Trent - AWB - Digne
        Salah - Pogba - Sonny - Felipe
        Kun - Rashy - Jiminez

        1. pingissimus
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Felipe

            WH are very dubious away and his form is beyond horrid. He blanked against Fulham at home even though they can’t defend down his flank

            1. The 5% Team
                3 months, 23 days ago

                would agree here

          • SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Guys when will we know full gw32 fixtures??

            1. Game Over
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              After GW31 apparently

              1. Amey
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  This
                  definitely
                  PL has said it will confirm fixtures after FA cup round

                  1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    So why are they not moving the dgw to some other gw? Announcing dgw suddenly after the previous week is rushing isn't it? How the away fans will plan for the fixtures?

                    1. Dave Bauer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Lol this assumes they actually give a toss about the paying fans.

                      Psst, they don’t.

                    2. Team Cruel
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      When did PL start caring about away fans?

                    3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      There is an international break between 31 and 32.

                    4. Totally Hammered
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      There is an IB between 31 and 32 so something like 16 days to prepare, let people know etc...

                    5. Amey
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        All they care is about TV time imo.
                        So TV broadcasters have a major say in this (what i think)

                        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          Thanks guys...cheers
                          .

              2. Hybrid.power
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                When are we expecting all of the double gameweeks to be finalised? I feel a little lost at the moment in terms of when to play all my chips.

                1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  After the FA Cup QF. There is an international break which will allow pretty much all of the fixtures to be finalised. Although I am sure there is an exception to that with someone.

              3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Alisson
                Robbo TAA Lascelles
                Salah, Sterling, Fraser, Son, Pogba
                Rash, Arnie

                Speroni, Jimi, Doherty, Bednarek

                1FT, 1.6m ITB

                A) Son + Rash to Higuain and Brooks (-4)
                B) Wait 1GW: Son, Rash and Sterling to Hig, Haz, and Brooks (-4).

                1. Amey
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    B

                    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Yeah that's what I'm leaning towards.

                      If I bring players in this week with a view to GW31/33 then I know they'll get injured!

                      1. Amey
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          😀

                    2. Miguel Sanchez
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      4 pool?

                      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        Eek, Alisson is Fabianski sorry.

                        1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          Was in denial about last week's transfers!

                    3. Four Season Wonder
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      B definitely.

                      You'd be well raging if Sonny & Rash return this GW and you've taken them out a week early.

                  • Just Been On Loan
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Which to start?
                    A) Dubravka (EVE)
                    B) Fabianski (car) - also have Rice

                    TBC
                    Robertson / Luiz / Chilwell / Rice
                    Salah / Pogba / Mane / Anderson
                    Aguero (c) / Jimenez

                    TBC / Barnes / Bamba / Billing

                  • fenixri
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Sterling (c) could be nice diff this gameweek

                    1. The 5% Team
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        it's between him and Salah for me

                        1. altan8797
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          same. sterling looks like the better option tbh but it would be really frusturating to see salah delivering a haul just when you take the armband off him.

                    2. Greek Flair
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      TAA or Mane?

                      1. Berbinho's Forehead
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        Trent.

                      2. Four Season Wonder
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        I'd too say Trent

                    3. Zladan
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      UCL Fantasy:

                      Best Pogba, Ramos & Laporte replacements?

                      1. altan8797
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        Son/Dilva, Alba, Marcelo

                      2. The 5% Team
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          got rid of the same trio. Saul, Walker and Pique in

                      3. Four Season Wonder
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        Hi guys and girls,

                        Just putting some feelers out here... How many hits are people willing to take to get out an 'okay' amount of players for the BGW31?

                        [My personal situation is I have 4 playing, with 3FTs remaining, means I can field 7 with no hits].

                        1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          7 (with Arnie).

                          2FTs remaining. Might save then take either a -4 or -8. Or if Arnie has annoyed me enough, a -12.

                          1. Four Season Wonder
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            haha. I hear you pal. But could be worse, you could own Felipe Anderson 🙁

                        2. jtreble
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          -4 (1) here.

                        3. Berbinho's Forehead
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          Hit this week, hit next week.

                          -8 in total to get 11 players for 31 and 33.

                          1. Four Season Wonder
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            I wouldn't want to go more than -8. But even then, that's only gonna get me 9 players haha.

                            1. The 5% Team
                                3 months, 23 days ago

                                same here...and gonna do that. hit this week and next week = 9 players in 31

                          2. HamezMace
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            11, no hits.
                            Well actually I took a hit 3 GWs ago to do Wan Bissaka to Periera when Wan Bissaka was injured, with GW31 in mind.

                          3. Pompel
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            -8 as long as they're expected to play GW33 as well. Any midfielder with carrynig some attacking potential should at least return 4 points over the 2 GWs bar any yc's, so risk of loss of points is low.

                          4. tisza
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            currently can get to 11 with no hits.
                            if one of my big hitters gets injured then i'd take a -4 but eg Fabs gets injured not sure i'd bring in a keeper for a hit

                            1. HamezMace
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              Why not?
                              Even if the keeper you brought in just played both games 31/33, then the hit is repayed, with the potential for save/CS points as a bonus.

                              1. tisza
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 23 days ago

                                still think it's stretch timewise between 31 and 33 to guarantee some players are going to play both games, There's another GW and an international break to consider.
                                Can change if a side shows form in GW30 that has a game in 31.

                          5. Bird Raymond
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            After this week's free transfer I'll have 11, and my wk31 transfer for emergencies or a vanity transfer. I've taken a hit most weeks leading up to it though. Some have paid off e.g. Haz, Vardy, Barnes, Mane. Some haven't e.g. Felipe Anderson. A few I've been left with by default e.g. Fabianski, Digne, Chambers, Salah, Robbo.

                          6. Jᴀʀᴠish
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            KiwiVillain's alarm clock has just been set off by this post.

                        4. #FPLBhuna
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          FPL just go down for anyone else?

                          1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            yep

                          2. Bird Raymond
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            Yes same here.

                          3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            Game updating?!

                            Damn i missed the GW29.5 deadline.

                          4. Berbinho's Forehead
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            They're removing Pogba's minus points. Captainers rejoice!

                          5. altan8797
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            They're adding +4 points to Kane for his goal against Stoke last season.

                            1. Amey
                                3 months, 23 days ago

                                What about Kola OG points ??

                              • Konstaapeli
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 23 days ago

                                Finally removing the McAuley goal. #JusticeForBrunt

                            2. Amey
                                3 months, 23 days ago

                                Working fine for me

                            3. CarrollsPonytail
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              Looking ahead to GW31, pick one:

                              A - Pereira, Hazard & Mane (-4)
                              B - Hazard & Mane (no hits but only 10 players)
                              C - A.Smith, Mane & Vardy (-4)

                              1. Konstaapeli
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 23 days ago

                                That's a B for me

                            4. Bird Raymond
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              Nice and easy decision this week, don't have any City players so Salah (c) it is. Could make a case for Mane or Vardy but it doesn't feel like a week to try and be too clever.

                            5. Atimis
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              What do you think about:

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

                              Preparing for 31&33

                            6. M.I.A.
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              Guys any thoughts on what to do with the below? I'm thinking it could be WC time...

                              Fab/Pat
                              Doherty/AWB/Dunk/Pereira/Kolasinac
                              Pogba/Barnes/Salah/Son/Fraser
                              Jimenez/Rashford/Augero

                            7. Konstaapeli
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              This is what I can get for GW31 for free.

                              Flappy
                              Robbo – TAA –Digne
                              Salah – Hazard – Anderson – Brooks – Puncheon
                              Higuain – Arnie

                              Speroni – Kun – Doherty – WB

                              Should I take -4 and bring Luiz for Doherty? Would mean benching Puncheon.

                              1. HamezMace
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 23 days ago

                                Rumors Puncheon is out of favour under the new manager, so not sure he'll be playing anyway.

                                That said going with 10 players is probably more than most in GW31.

                                1. Konstaapeli
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  Cheers. Luiz is a good for 33 also, so might take the hit.

                                    1. Konstaapeli
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      Thanks. That's news to me.

                                      1. HamezMace
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        Yes, frustrating as he was a viable 4.2m perma-bench option for people about to WC in the coming weeks.

                            8. Jacky boy
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              final quarter of fpl season 🙁

                              1. The 5% Team
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  yes 🙁

                                  no more hits for me from GW32 on (probably will though)

                                  1. pingissimus
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      I’m 9 hits ahead of you and just about 36 points behind!!!

                                      1. The 5% Team
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          kinda equals out then right

                                  2. The EJJ
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    Lossl, Hart
                                    Robbo, TAA, Pereira, AWB, Doherty
                                    Salah, Pogba, Son, Almiron, Snodgrass
                                    Rashford, Jimenez, Aguero

                                    1ft. 0.1m in bank.

                                    Any early thoughts on this lot? Tempted by Son -> Maddison and Rashford -> Higuain. Or perhaps just hold the transfer.

                                    1. Konstaapeli
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      Do it next week for free.

                                      1. The EJJ
                                        • 7 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        Yeah potentially, although do fancy that Fulham fixture for Leicester. Could get burned by Rashford and Son though you're right.

                                  3. Forza Papac
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    A new chip has just been announced in Norwegian Fantasy. It's called "Rich Uncle" and is basically a FH with unlimited funds. Tasty.

                                    1. Konstaapeli
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      Haha. Surely not?

                                      1. HamezMace
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        What about flatulent fox, and disgruntled goat?

                                    2. The 5% Team
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        no way!

                                      • MTPockets
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        Crikey, cheers

                                      • Pompel
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        What will be next to lure casuals - happy points hour ? Free points for all for one GW.

                                    3. Four Season Wonder
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      Anyone know what's up with Guaita? was he just rested or has he lost his place?

                                      1. The 5% Team
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          rotation/rest...very difficult to know who will play next GW 🙁

                                        • Jᴀʀᴠish
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Dunno, but not sure you rest a goalie (who don't need rests) when you are in a relegation battle.

                                      2. Champions united
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        Vvd
                                        Robbo
                                        Mane
                                        Already have salah and taa

                                        1. The EJJ
                                          • 7 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Robbo imo

                                        2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Robbo

                                        3. Konstaapeli
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          All good choices. I have Robbo.

                                        4. Amey
                                            3 months, 23 days ago

                                            Robbo is the best fpl player this year imo.
                                            Robbo for me

                                          • pingissimus
                                              3 months, 23 days ago

                                              Mane for the Fulham fixture - you can get Robbo later on WC if you want him.

                                              Fulham do have a habit of scoring and Mane shades it if you strip out cs points

                                          • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            3 months, 23 days ago

                                            Would you prefer....
                                            A- Vardy Hazard Haydon
                                            Or
                                            B - King Fraser Brooks/Maddison

                                            1. Konstaapeli
                                              • 2 Years
                                              3 months, 23 days ago

                                              A

                                          • Lignja
                                            • 2 Years
                                            3 months, 23 days ago

                                            For gw31

                                            A. Mane, Azpi
                                            B. Hazard, Robertson

                                            Have Salah, Taa, Higuain allready

                                            1. Old Gregg
                                              • 2 Years
                                              3 months, 23 days ago

                                              tough one.
                                              Probably B for me.

                                          • Gudjohnsen
                                            • 2 Years
                                            3 months, 23 days ago

                                            Best two forwards for gw31?

                                            A. King
                                            B. Wilson
                                            C. Vardy
                                            D. Higuain
                                            E. Barnes
                                            F. Rondon
                                            G. Arnautovic
                                            H. Hernandez
                                            I. Someone else

                                            1. HamezMace
                                              • 4 Years
                                              3 months, 23 days ago

                                              C and D. B if fit.

                                              1. Christina.
                                                • 9 Years
                                                3 months, 23 days ago

                                                change your name to LisaAnn and see the upvotes pour in...

                                                1. HamezMace
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                                  I can't handle the spot light like you can.

                                              2. Steiger
                                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                                  This

                                              3. avfc82
                                                • 9 Years
                                                3 months, 23 days ago

                                                If it's just for GW31, I currently like Barnes and Hernandez, but a fit Wilson could change that.

                                            2. Old Gregg
                                              • 2 Years
                                              3 months, 23 days ago

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

                                              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)