Captains

Captain Sensible – Man City take centre stage in Gameweek 37

Manchester City options have dominated the captaincy for Gameweek 37, but are not the only ones worth considering.

The defending champions host Leicester as they close in on a second succesive Premier League title and have largely been a formidable force at home.

However, the Foxes will be no pushovers considering the work Brendan Rodgers has done since arriving at the King Power Stadium.

Meanwhile, there’s a tough fixture for Liverpool at Newcastle and Manchester United and Chelsea have easier opponents.

We’ve covered the Gameweek 37 captaincy debate from all angles to bring you what we think of the key candidates.

Captain Poll

Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) tops the captain poll for Gameweek 37 ahead of Leicester City’s visit to the Etihad Stadium on Monday night. He has been backed by 37.26% at the time of writing. The Argentinian may be waiting for his first Premier League goal at home since February, but he still has Fantasy returns in every single match he has started at the Etihad Stadium this season.

Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) is sat in second place but surprisingly has just 13.9% backing. That may because he has blanked in five of his last eight Premier League matches. However, the midfielder certainly offers powerful points potential in what will be a crucial fixture for Manchester City’s title bid. In the 10 home matches that both Sterling and Aguero have started this season, the Englishman has outscored his colleague on six occasions.

Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) completes the top three with the support of 9.5% ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Newcastle. The interest in the Egyptian is understandable given that he has attacking returns in each of his last five Premier League outings. In fact, it is now his longest run without a blank all season. Furthermore, no midfielder has more away goals than Salah in 2018/19.

Raúl Jiménez (£6.9m) heads up the differentials department with 7.07% support ahead of Fulham’s visit to Molineux. His goal at Watford was actually his first since the Gameweek 30 trip to Chelsea, meaning the Mexican is without one at home since the 2-0 win over Cardiff in Gameweek 29. Jiménez’s backing is almost certainly based on the fixture, with the Cottagers still the worst side defensively this season. However, Scott Parker has managed to achieve clean sheets in each of Fulham’s last three matches.

Just behind Jiménez is Eden Hazard (£10.9m) on 6.79% with Watford coming to Stamford Bridge. The Hornets have conceded 1.55 goals per away game this season, and have fared even worse on their travels to top six sides in 2018/19. They have been breached 14 times in such matches this year, averaging 2.8 per game. Meanwhile, Hazard himself has registered double-figure scores in three of his last four at home and, with rumours surrounding his future, this could potentially be his final Premier League match at Stamford Bridge as a Chelsea player.

Despite a favourable fixture in a trip to Huddersfield, interest in Manchester United players has been decidedly low for Gameweek 37. That has been reflected in the captain poll where Paul Pogba (£8.5m) is the most popular Red Devil with just 4.1% of the vote. The Frenchman has just two goals since Gameweek 27, both of which came from the penalty spot against West Ham in Double Gameweek 34. Romelu Lukaku (£10.7m) and Marcus Rashford (£7.3m) also have minimal support, 2.27% and 1.3% respectively, and both have questions over their fitness and form ahead of Gameweek 37. The pair has just five goals between since Gameweek 27.

The cheaper alternatives to Salah and Jiménez are also inside the top 10 but are not going to be huge players in the Gameweek 37 captaincy scene. Sadio Mané (£10.2m) has pulled in just 3.3% for the trip to Newcastle, while Diogo Jota (£6.3m) has 2.86% support for Fulham’s visit to Molineux.

Son Heung-min (£8.9m) completes the top 10 with his 1.86% backing ahead of Spurs travelling to Bournemouth, while Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) is the only other option with more than 1% backing. The Icelandic international will be in action for Everton on Friday night as Burnley come to Goodison Park.

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  1. BigBillyBass
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Any advice on what to do (if anything) with this lot?

      Ryan (Foster)
      Robbo TAA Laporte Doherty (Valery)
      Sterling Eriksen Son Mane (Hojbjerg)
      Aguero Jimenez (Long)

      Cheers

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Eriksen -> Jota or Pogba

      2. kalmoffit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Erik to Haz

      3. BigBillyBass
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Cheers both

      4. Jafoole_88
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Marcos Alonso to score big against Watford. you heard it here first..

      5. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Bring in

        A) Wilson
        B) Rashford

        1. Budweiser
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          A because Spurs could have a hang over and he's in form

      6. TyroneGAA
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        what to do what to do have no idea!!!

        I am thinking trip has to go this week for sure for maybe shaw / TAA

        but im also not keen on Wilson or Son just have a feeling!

        Would you guys do

        trip -> Shaw / TAA
        Son -> Pogba or Wilson -> rashford -4

        im 4 points clear in cash league

      7. Oggle22
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        8points ahead in ml rival has bench boost chip still

        Me 2ft:
        Ryan
        TAA Kolasinac Valery
        Salah Mane Sterling Son
        Jiminez Kun Llorente

        Foster Bednerak Hojbjerg Duffy

        *Do I bring in Rashford means losing son or Mane/Salah*

        Him 2ft:
        Patricio
        VVD Azp Walker
        Rahem Mane Tielemans Milivojevic
        Rashford Jiminez Kun

        Speroni Hudson-Odi Peltier Schlupp

        * Will he take a hit this week to BB next? *

      8. Budweiser
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        My last comment was inconclusive.. Please help.

        Tough one.. Vardy and Eriksen to..

        a) Lacazette & Pogba
        b) Aguero & Jota (leaves me with 3 Wolves away to Liverpool last GW)

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          B

        2. wolvesmad
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          B. Play Jiminez for Pool match. Transfer one and bench one

        3. Budweiser
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Cheers guys

      9. kalmoffit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Fulham recent form unsustainable- or Rico worth a punt?

      10. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Is getting in Jota & Laporte this week a good idea or is it chasing last weeks points?

        1. wolvesmad
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Wolves at home to relegation fodder chasing Europe has a Jota goal or two written all over it..Not biased like..

      11. Wings Fan
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Which is the "least worst" ? This is to enable Aguero and Hazard in, -4

        A) Mane > Jota
        B) Son > Mcneil (bench with JWP playing)

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          If you have Salah, A isn’t the end of the world

          Both are not great- is there no other way?

      12. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Which one would you start lads?
        A. DCL (BUR)
        B. Neves (FUL)

        1. kalmoffit
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          A

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Cheers mate, that's what I'm currently on.

        2. Jones Kusi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 days ago

          A

      13. kalmoffit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Not looking forward to choosing keeper for next week. Ryan/Patricio

        1. Perthite
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Might not be many clean sheets anywhere in the last round any way

      14. Adrianjp15
          2 months, 14 days ago

          A) Mane+Lloris to Sterling+Guaita -4 or
          B) Duffy to Shaw

        • Perthite
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Would you do:

          Firmino & Lacazette -> Aguero & Wilson (or Zaha) for a hit?

          (Son is a bit of a question mark to remove too)
          ------
          Ryan Foster
          Robertson Doherty Valery AWB Bednarek
          Salah Sterling Son Jota Camarasa
          Firmino Jimenez Lacazette
          0.8m 1FT

        • balint84
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          chances Matip start?

        • Farabro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          re-post appreciate responses

          if chasing which option likely to score more:

          a. Son -> Haz and play Redmond
          b. Liorente -> Rash and play Son

          both moves are for free thx

        • Lionac
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          So who you think scores more to the end of season?

          Hazard -4

          or

          Mane

        • clueless2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Any advice on what do to here?
          Leno (Ryan)
          TAA, Robertson, Kolasinac, Doherty (Cathcart)
          Sterling, Mane, Son, Jota (Ward-Prowse)
          Aguero, Jeminez (Vardy)

          Nothing in the bank. Neck and neck in cash mini league
          I'm considering doing nothing and saving FT but can't decide if it's too risky to have no Man Utd exposure against Huddersfield...Opponent has a very similar team.

        • JRO093
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Are we going to get any more news on Rashford?

          Is Shaw still one YC away from suspension...?

          Contemplating:

          Eriksen+Laca+Trippier to Sterling+Rash+Shaw -4...

          Could also do Zaha or Wilson instead of Rash?

          or TAA instead of Shaw?

          Thoguhts??

        • Toblerone52
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          GTG?

          lloris
          Robbo TAA Kola
          Salah Sterling Jota Redmond
          Ageuro (c) Jimenez Wilson

          Foster, JWP, Duffy, Yoshida*

        • team77
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Salah or Sterling