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Liverpool to dominate Blank Gameweek 31 captaincy

Liverpool options are expected to dominate the Blank Gameweek 31 captaincy.

You can now vote in the latest poll embedded below and watch our live video on the debate on our YouTube channel at 12:30pm today.

The Reds are travelling to face the worst defence in the Premier League when Fulham host them on Sunday afternoon.

That means that Mohamed Salah (£13.4m), Sadio Mané (£9.9m) or maybe even Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) will all compete for the armband.

The Senegalese is the most in-form option but most of his attacking returns have come at Anfield in recent Gameweeks.

The Liverpool defence may also receive some consideration with Andrew Robertson (£6.9m), Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.5m) the most-owned.

Chelsea are probably the only side that could realistically challenge the Reds’ stranglehold on the Gameweek 31 captaincy.

After proving the hero for Chelsea against Wolves, Eden Hazard (£10.9m) will almost certainly be the most fashionable skipper among Maurizio Sarri’s men.

They travel to face Everton, which may see Gonzalo Higuaín (£9.6m) also receive some consideration but he has only scored against Huddersfield and Fulham since arriving in England.

Bournemouth could be the provider of some differentials this week as they host Newcastle.

Callum Wilson‘s (£6.4m) return from injury through him back into the mix for Fantasy inclusion, and also boosted the credentials of Ryan Fraser (£6.2m).

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569 Comments Post a Comment
  1. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 9 hours ago

    How come Kun being shipped out - is City vs Cardiff GW33 under threat from fixture re-arrangements?

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      If city beat Swansea it’s off yeah

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        OK thanks

    2. Amey
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Yes

    3. Daghe Munegu
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      Is Anderson to Fraser worth -4 ?

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        I'm doing it. Will be FH22 so avoids having to contemplate Anderson away at Chelsea in 33 which looks pretty grim.

    4. Jimmy Boy
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      How many hits is everyone taking this week (if you're not playing FH), and how many non-blank players will you have?

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        I was doing 4 moves for a -8 but now TAA and Lascelles worrying me

        I think I’ll just do the -8 and keep an eye on the news and hope for an average week

        1. Jimmy Boy
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          Pretty much the same here, also had a spanner thrown in the works myself with Adam Smith getting injured last GW after I brought him in. Looks like I'll get 10 out for a -8.

        2. Zombanksy
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            Decided who you are bringing in Flapjack?

        3. KingOllie
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          -4 for 11.

          But Lascelles possibly out, so id possibly take -8

        4. Pras United
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          -4 for 11. But one of the 11 is Hayden (NEW).

          1. Jimmy Boy
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 9 hours ago

            To be fair Hayden seems to be popping up in attacking positions every now and again

        5. Amey
            8 days, 9 hours ago

            1 hit
            11 players

            1. Jimmy Boy
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 9 hours ago

              Well played

          • Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            Tbf this question should be more how many hits have you taken over the last month ?

            Many have done -4s and -8s every week the last month and now aren’t doing any hits.

            Personally I kept sterling Kun etc so just rolled 2FT

            1. Jimmy Boy
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              Taken one hit since GW24 myself, I plan on keeping Jimenez, Pogba and possibly Aguero on the bench as I have the most value tied up in them and will most likely want them after my GW34 WC.

          • pingissimus
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              One hit for eleven

              Fab
              Robbo Luiz Pereira
              Mane Mo Hazard Fraser Brooks
              Vardy Rondo

              But I've cheated by taking a minus 4 to get there (Rashford for Rondo so a huge success). I've also gambled on early transfers to get Vardy and Fraser in to offset the loss in value in Kun

            • #FPLBhuna
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              currently on 9 having used my FT already

              think I'll take one hit (-4) and field 10 by the deadline

            • ceejay106
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              One hit for 11. Been building team over last 3 weeks (Vardy, Hazard, Maddison...)

              Benching Jimi, Doc and Schar.

              I feel like I should get a West Ham midfielder against Huddersfield, but struggling to choose one!!

            • jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              No hits this week hopefully! 10 players if Lascelles is ok.

              1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 8 hours ago

                Careful what you wish for. Another -1 would be funny.

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 8 hours ago

                  haha, true, maybe best that he sits it out 😉

          • liverpool01
              8 days, 9 hours ago

              GW 32 FH

              Patricio
              David Luiz, Wan Bissaka, Doherty, Kompany
              Sterling, Hazard, Pogba
              Aguero, Jimenez, Batshuayi

              Subs:

              Fraser, Schneiderin, Hamer. Tomkins

              Rating out of 10 lease guys?

              Thanks

              1. Annie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 8 hours ago

                No United striker, not sure.

            • Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 9 hours ago

              Jiminez

              What a beast

              The issue is we hold him for 31 and 33 to save immense value but lose a striker spot for two weeks. That could be King, Higuain, Vardy, Barnes

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 8 hours ago

                I'm "lucky" as have almost no value tied on him. Have owned just few weeks.

              2. jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 8 hours ago

                The mathematical answer seems to be clear. :). Good luck.

                1. Flapjack ✅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 8 hours ago

                  As in removing him ? 😉

                  1. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 8 hours ago

                    Yes. Sorry. The icing on the cake is that hits taken over blanking 31/33 player spots are essentially free. :).

              3. danishdynamite
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                8 days, 8 hours ago

                I'd planned on keeping him and the $$$

                After Fandersen's latest sh!tshow, that's probably gonna change

                As well as my planned Sterling > Hazard, I can do Fandersen > Fraser / Brooks or Jimi > Wilson, and the latter is the current fave. It'd be for a -4 but I'm getting rather worried about not having Wilson, so needs must.

                If I took the transfer today, I'd lose 0.6 cash, but Wilson's rising and Jimi's falling, so by the time I shuffle things around in WC34, I won't have lost too much value

              4. pingissimus
                  8 days, 8 hours ago

                  Of those only Vardy for me would merit it but I'd add Wilson in. I think there's enough value mids such as Fraser Brooks Tielemans and Maddison to justify a 352

              5. Forza Papac
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Own three Liverpool but no Mane. Is it worth a hit to do Alisson, Sterling > Fab, Mane?

                Will be us FH in 32, WC in 34

                1. circusmonkey
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  8 days, 8 hours ago

                  not worth it

                2. Offs!de
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 8 hours ago

                  Mane looks essential.

              6. drughi
                • 9 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Fabianski
                VVD TAA Lascelles (awb,doherty)
                Salah(TC) Maddison Brooks *Sterling (pogba)
                Vardy King (jimenez)

                1 FT already used, advice on transfers would be welcomed

                A. Sterling>Hazard -4
                B. Sterling and Jimenez>Hazard and Higuain -8
                C. Sterling and AWB> Hazard and Azpi -8

                thanks

              7. Jimmy Boy
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 8 hours ago

                Anyone considering keeping Aguero through the blank? Would be awful if City somehow lost to Swansea and having to cower behind the sofa whilst he plays Cardiff at home. Also got a fair bit of value tied up in him.

                1. Konstaapeli
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 8 hours ago

                  I am.

                2. drughi
                  • 9 Years
                  8 days, 8 hours ago

                  already have jimenez and pogba benched so no spot for aguero on the bench

                3. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 8 hours ago

                  Think i will

                4. pingissimus
                    8 days, 8 hours ago

                    Thats when you WC 32 and FH 33 or vice versa

                    There's also a decent and much better possibility of Kane at home to Brighton

                  • jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 8 hours ago

                    No, but I'm def keeping Sterling! 😉

                5. mik-hail-tal
                    8 days, 8 hours ago

                    2.0 ITB and 2 FT and about 1.000.000 options

                    What would yóu do?

                    Fabianski

                    Robertson - TAA - Pereira - Yedlin - Bennett (!)

                    Hazard - Salah - Maddison - McNeil - Pogba (!)

                    Rondon - Aguero (!) - Jimenez (!)

                    Gonna free hit in 32 so saving transfer no option.
                    Aguero > Wilson will probably be one of my moves and then Aguero is gone for the season and Sterling might replace him for dgw 32.

                  • Flynny
                    • 4 Years
                    8 days, 8 hours ago

                    Hi..who is the better option to bring in for the blanks?

                    A....vardy

                    B....Wilson

                    Thanks

                    1. FPLGeezer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      8 days, 8 hours ago

                      Ideally trying to get both as below but Wilson two home fixtures and looks fully fit now.

                  • FPLGeezer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 8 hours ago

                    Brought Barnes in for a hit last game week. Mad to take him out for a hit to get Wilson for the blanks?

                    Have no Bournemouth attack atm.

                    1. circusmonkey
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      8 days, 8 hours ago

                      yes mad

                  • farmerfat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 8 hours ago

                    Hi guys. Need some advice here.
                    Currently fielding 10 players for GW 31. Got 1FT. Should I keep team as is and roll transfer for the double? Got no United. Or should I use 1ft to field 11?
                    Team looks like this:
                    Boruc
                    Robbo Perreira
                    H.Barnes Salah Mane McNeil
                    Vardy King Rondon

                    (Sterling Kola Doherty bednerak)

                  • Mo Mané Mo Problems
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    8 days, 8 hours ago

                    Not wishing injuries or anything but hell
                    I hope this is the week people doing early transfers get burnt.

                    1. Flapjack ✅
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      8 days, 8 hours ago

                      I’m holding my moves. Pool and Chelsea integral

                      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        8 days, 8 hours ago

                        Just realised Haz won’t play, probably.

                        Then again, I was seeing if Sterling would rise and he wouldn’t. So haven’t lost out there.

                        1. Halmari Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          why wont haz play against everton?

                          1. DMil
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            He will play against Everton, no sweat. He won’t play against Kyiv, doubt he’ll even travel.

                      2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        8 days, 8 hours ago

                        And if TAA is looking unlikely then I think I’ll ruin the Mane fun for everyone.

                        1. Weasel Boy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          Whats up with TAA?

                          1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            People murmuring about injury.

                            He was always a liability for the blank:

                            If he is fit, will he play 3 in a week?
                            If he doesn’t play midweek, is he injured?

                            Lose, lose really.

                            1. Weasel Boy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              8 days, 8 hours ago

                              Oh right.
                              Great 🙁

                              Thanks

                    2. pingissimus
                        8 days, 8 hours ago

                        Liverpool injuries will catch everyone pretty much but less those on FH. Suspect Chelsea won't field any of their template players.

                        1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          Well, I’m contemplating bringing Mane in. Hopefully he won’t rise again before they play.

                    3. OneDennisBergkamp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 8 hours ago

                      Have 6 players for GW31, was always planning on FH this week, but do I need to? Is it enough? My team for GW32 will potential have 11 DGWs if Ben Crellins spreadsheet is near enough accurate..

                    4. simong1
                        8 days, 8 hours ago

                        Currently have 11 players for the blank GWs. However, one of them is Crouch who at best will get a 1 pointer.

                        Is it worth taking a hit to replace Doherty/AWB with Luiz or Ake? Or alternatively finding a replacement for Crouch? (would have to be a cheap one such as Sturridge or Calvert Lewen)

                      • Bubz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        8 days, 8 hours ago

                        This GW will be a classic case of loads of planning for nothing I think. Hits and weeks of thinking for most players to just blank 😆

                        1. pingissimus
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            What you're missing is though that the players bought in early such as Rondo and Barnes and Vardy and Fraser and Wilson and double Pool defence have outperformed the template. So it's already not for nothing.

                          • Tcheco
                            • 1 Year
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            Expecting the same. I’m playing 9 this week & just hoping to get my captain choice correct. No big expectations

                            1. Tcheco
                              • 1 Year
                              8 days, 8 hours ago

                              Speaking of which, who would you captain?

                              Salah
                              Mane
                              Hazard
                              Vardy
                              Wilson

                        2. #FPLBhuna
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          gtg considering no droB? (-4 1 hit)

                          fab
                          robbo - azpi - X
                          salah(tc) - mane - hazard - barnes
                          vardy - rondon - chicharito

                          1. Tcheco
                            • 1 Year
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            I like it. Only issue might be no Bournemouth cover

                        3. JoshHuntCUFC
                          • 3 Years
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          I’m a FH32’er with 2FT

                          Almost definitely doing a -4 to get me 11 non-blankers:

                          Bennett > Luiz
                          Son > Hazard
                          Rashford > Wilson

                          Unfortunately one of the 11 is Jason Puncheon... Do I do a -8 instead?

                          A) yes - Brooks
                          B) yes - Westwood
                          C) no - play 10

                          1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                            • 1 Year
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            C

                        4. Dacra
                          • 4 Years
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          Solid no WC plan?

                          31: 9x players, - 4
                          32: FH
                          33: 10x players (5x non players all have dgw 35)
                          34: Normal week
                          35: 8x dgw'ers (using 3 transfers however things look).

                          Dunno about bench boost..

                          1. fedolefan
                            • 4 Years
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            TC GW35 to counter the BB people will use. Even I'm undecided about BB.

                            1. Chris_H
                              • 9 Years
                              8 days, 8 hours ago

                              Is there any value in *not* using the FH in 32? I haven't worked it out properly but it seems not. Just means we waste a BB/TC

                        5. Drogo
                          • 6 Years
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          I'm going with the FH-card next gameweek, and considering that the prices on your current squad will be locked when you activate it, is it then better to activate it late if you have players like Mane, Salah, Vardy etc that will be heavily purchased?

                          1. adams_6
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            Your prices on your current squad will not be locked. They change in line with the market behind the scenes and you will take the gains and losses when you get your team back in 33

                          2. adams_6
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            You're also better off activating early to pick the players you want before they rise in price. You won't receive the profit for them but it will help your budget stretch further if you pick them up before they rise.

                        6. Jimmy Boy
                          • 2 Years
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          For GW31 (and then beyond with Aguero):
                          A) Azpilicueta, Fraser. Keep Aguero
                          B) Hazard, Higuain. Lose Aguero

                        7. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                          • 1 Year
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          Repost for desperate suggestions:
                          Which option is better for the blank 31&33,freehit next GW:
                          1)Etheridge + sterling + billings > Boruc + hazard + brooks/gray (-8)
                          2)Etheridge + sterling > Boruc + Hazard (-4)
                          3) Etheridge > Boruc
                          4)sterling > Hazard

                        8. twoplustwo
                          • 4 Years
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          Can't look at Amderson in my team for another week

                          -4 to Fraser?

                          1. adams_6
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            I also have the useless so and so.
                            I'm considering whether or not to free up the budget and midfield spot or not.It's a damn good fixture though.
                            Do you think he'll even play? Why did he get hooked at half time?

                        9. Tcheco
                          • 1 Year
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          Play 1:

                          A. Fanderson (HUD)
                          B. Brooks (NEW)
                          C. Rondon (bou)

                          1. Tcheco
                            • 1 Year
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            Bench*****

                            Sorry bench one

                            1. twoplustwo
                              • 4 Years
                              8 days, 8 hours ago

                              ANDERSON

                              1. Tcheco
                                • 1 Year
                                8 days, 8 hours ago

                                Seems obvious because of his form but playing Hudds at home makes it hard to bench him :/

                            2. Atters
                              • 4 Years
                              8 days, 8 hours ago

                              Rondon

                        10. OptimusBlack
                          • 5 Years
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          It Worth to take hits for defenders for GW 31 ?
                          A - Schar > Rice for -4 pts
                          B- Kola > Aké for -4 pts
                          C- Enough 9 players and no hits

                          1. Pep Pig
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            I'm in a very similar position with 9 players but that was always my target without hits. If I'm honest I'm happy with the 9 I have and can't justify a minus 4.

                            1. OptimusBlack
                              • 5 Years
                              8 days, 8 hours ago

                              Thx Mate (Y)

                        11. Catastrophe
                          • 8 Years
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          Best for BGW31 and BGW33? (FH32):

                          A) Wilson, Fraser, Azpi
                          B) Vardy, Brooks, Azpi
                          C) Vardy, Fraser, Ake/Pereira
                          D) Something else

                          (Already have 3 Liverpool, Hazard, Higuain, King)

                          Cheers.

                        12. #FPLBhuna
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          8 days, 8 hours ago

                          Interested in your perspective here..

                          Watford v palace in fa cup action on saturday kick off at 12.15

                          ...so basically we should have a good idea whether palace are going out or through by the bgw31 deadline at 2pm, as the game will be between 85 and 90mins at the time..

                          If watford win, palace have a gw in 33 (away to newcastle)

                          If that is the case would you avoid taking a hit to bin pva, and play the following 9 players or would you still do pva > azpi (-4) this week?

                          If palace go out, I should be able to field 9 for bgw31 and 11 for bgw33

                          fab
                          robbo - x - x
                          salah - mane - hazard - barnes
                          vardy - rondon - chicharito

                          ederson - pogba - pva - awb - bednarek - doherty

                          1. #FPLBhuna
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            field 9 for bgw31 and 11 for bgw33 - without any hits might I add*

                          2. pingissimus
                              8 days, 8 hours ago

                              Think the Palace double also depends on Brighton. If Brighton win then the Spurs Palace game moves to 32 so that Spurs have a PL match before the CL.

                            • jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              8 days, 8 hours ago

                              I hope Watford win or I'll be -3 players for GW33!

                              1. #FPLBhuna
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                8 days, 8 hours ago

                                I am hoping for the opposite lol

                          3. Atters
                            • 4 Years
                            8 days, 8 hours ago

                            Alongside Sterling - - Hazard do I do :

                            A) Pogba - - Fraser

                            B) Valery - - Luiz/Azpi

                          4. INGSJURY
                              8 days, 8 hours ago

                              Give me some suggestion for players to get in because i need to get rid of deneey and auba ?

                              1. Tcheco
                                • 1 Year
                                8 days, 8 hours ago

                                Wilson Vardy

                            • J0E
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 9 Years
                              8 days, 8 hours ago

                              Gameweek 31 Captaincy Stream getting underway at 12:30pm

                              Link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKxYKQ8pgJ7V8wwh4hLsSXQ/live

                              #FPL