Captains

Captain Sensible – No leading option for Double Gameweek 35

It looks like Fantasy Premier League managers will have the opportunity to use a differential captain for green arrows in Double Gameweek 35.

Just as was the case in the previous two Gameweeks, there is no one standout candidate for this round of fixtures, which significantly reduces the risk of going against the grain.

In fact, such is the nature of the schedule over the next few days that even a handful of single Gameweek options can make a strong case for the armband.

As usual, we’re here to analyse each player to help you find the best captain…

As this article uses Opta data, the main bulk is only accessible to Fantasy Football Scout members.

Captain Poll

Once again, there is no clear and obvious favourite in the Fantasy Football Scout captain poll. Currently in the lead is Wolves striker Raúl Jiménez (£6.9m) but he has just 26.35% of the vote at the time of writing. He is certainly not a bad choice with five goal involvements in as many Premier League outings. Double Gameweek 35 has probably been the kindest on Wolves, who have two favourable fixtures coming up. At first, they host Brighton, who seem to have sleepwalked into the thick of the relegation battle, before Arsenal come to Molineux. The Gunners have just one clean sheet on the road this season, while Wolves, and Jiménez in particular, tend to do better against the bigger clubs.

Soaring into second place after an impressive display in the Champions League midweek is Raheem Sterling (£11.5m). He has five goals in his last four league matches and also has two fixtures in Double Gameweek 35. They pit Manchester City against Spurs (home) and Manchester United (away).

Such is the support for the defending champions despite difficult fixtures, that Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) is currently third in the captain poll. His one goal since Gameweek 28 is not of huge concern to the voters as he has 14.87% backing at the time of writing.

Son Heung-min (£8.8m) heads up a very tightly-packed contest to be the best of the rest for Double Gameweek 35. His support of 5.95% is only just a little more than Mohamed Salah (£13.2m) on 5.84%. While the Spurs man has two fixtures, against Manchester City (away) and Brighton (home), this is where we see how many managers are concentrating on single Gameweek players.

Salah and his Liverpool colleagues travel to Cardiff, who have conceded at least two goals in every match played against top-six sides this season. The Bluebirds shipped four when they went to Anfield in Gameweek 10, with Salah producing a goal and two assists. Furthermore, the Egyptian looks like he could be back to his best after his spectacular strike against Chelsea on Sunday ensured he had goals in back-to-back league games since Gameweek 23. Sadio Mané (£10.1m) is also in the top 10 with 3.55% support.

Arsenal’s Double Gameweek fixtures aren’t too bad as they face Crystal Palace (home) and Wolves (away). However, uncertainty over Unai Emery’s team selection is probably why none of their options backed by more than 4.41% in the captain poll. That honour falls to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m), who has a backed by just a few more than colleague Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) on 2.77%.

Kevin de Bruyne (£9.7m), Eden Hazard (£11.0m), Andre Gray (£5.9m), Gerard Deulofeu (£5.6m), Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) and Lucas Moura (£6.8m) are the only other options on 1% or more.

Player statistics – last four matches

1,424 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DanLynch
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Hazard to de bruyne for -4
    Yes or no? Thanks

    1. KennyKickIt127
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Yes but depends on how many city players you have and the rest of your team really.

  2. DanLynch
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Worth doing Ryan to any keeper for a -4?

    1. KennyKickIt127
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      As above who is your other keeper? and are you using BB this week?

    2. ChipsnGravy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      If on a BB yes swap him out. I have!

  3. FOMFF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    A. Deloufeu
    B. Redmond
    C. Other 5.6?

    1. ChipsnGravy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      A. It’s a risk if he plays first game though

  4. KennyKickIt127
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Some Friendly Advice needed please.

    My team is:

    Foster (Ryan)
    TAA Doherty Tripp (Duffy Valery)
    Sterling Son Jota Mane Eriksen
    Aguero Jimi (Murray)

    I have 0.1 ITB and 1FT after the WC last week.

    My plan was to BB this week, but Brighton messed me up like most on here. I then Planned to bring in 2 Watford Players, Poss Femenía and Deeney for Duffy and Murray.....but then Deeney messed that up.....So then was contemplating BB with Gray and Femenía coming in but with Watford only keeping 3 clean sheets all season....that feels like a wasted 4 points.

    Right now I have lost confidence in the BB with the players I would have on the bench (Brighton or Valery all playing away) and am strongly considering TC on Son or Sterling? Is this mad thinking or worth the risk....I only need Son to play half as well against city as he did midweek and then he has Brighton home....or Sterling (but obvs his fixtures are "tougher").....ANY advice welcome

    1. ChipsnGravy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Was on the same boat but I’m going BB this week, can’t see a better chance coming. Unless you have WC left, you still have trash on your bench for the run it and no further chance for them to play twice/score big.....imo.

      Swap out Ryan and Murray for two players that play twice and go for it!!

  5. Johnny too hotty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Aguerro and Richarlson to lacca and mane ?

    I feel next 3 games lacca wins

    1. ChipsnGravy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Whose you’re other striker and are you on BB this week?

  6. GazPage
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Patricio
    Schar/Van Dijk/Ake
    Hazard/Moura/Mane/Pogba
    Aguero/Jiminez/Rashford
    Etheridge/Duffy/Rice/Jorginho

    I've already used - 4. I am 50 clear in league and I don't know if using another 4 point hit is worthit? He will probably - 4 out his Brighton guys.

    Advice?

  7. Bobby Digital
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Will Cathcart and Wilson score 8pts more than Pereira and Deeney?

    1. ChipsnGravy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      IMO yes they will..... easily

  8. HerrPep
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    A) Deeney for Llorente
    B) Deeney for Andre Gray
    C) Deeney and Eriksen for Lacazette and Hughes

    1. ChipsnGravy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      A

  9. ChipsnGravy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Captain...??

    A. Sterling (rotation risk but he’s on fire)
    B. Jimmy (should play both but risk he blanks one game)
    C. Son (as he’s out of CL so should play both games this week and is scoring for fun)
    D. Kun (because he’s Kun)

    1. Winners900
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      C for me

  10. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Hazard and Fraser
    To
    Sterling and Deulofeu

    For -8, yes or no?

    Thanks

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Kolasinac not worth a punt anymore is he?

  12. allaboutthemagic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    44 points behind me and rival both have jimmy - he’s likely to Captain him:

    Who’s a better captain pick

    KDB Kun Lucas?

  13. PaulParker
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Kun, jimi + who?

    Vardy? Rashford? A N Other?

  14. PaulParker
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    What’s the fuss about Ryan?

    1. Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      In what sense?

      1. PaulParker
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        People getting him out?

        1. Wolfman180
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Its a move I'm looking at as I don't like the idea of a Brighton double up in defense (I also have Duffy) after theyve just conceded 7 in 2 games

  15. Forzancfc
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Stick with Vardy or double up on rashford
    ?

  16. mlsuspiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Tripple captain chip for GW35 with:

    A. Sterling
    B. Salah
    C. Pogba
    D. Doucoure

    Thanks

  17. FPL_is_Life
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Need some help to decide :-/
    Vardy + Deeney ->
    A) Rashford + Wilson
    B) Lacazette + Llorente

  18. FPL DONKEY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    What has happened to Lloris, not even on the bench? Typical....