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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1,221 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 19 mins ago

    Jimenez or Wilson for the final 2 gws?

    1. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 17 mins ago

      Jimi

      1. My Mums Athletic
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 5 mins ago

        Wilson

  2. My Mums Athletic
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 18 mins ago

    A) Lacazette to Aguero
    B) Son to Hazard

    Votes please (can’t do both!)

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      18 days, 18 mins ago

      A

    2. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 17 mins ago

      A

      1. Kingtut10
        18 days, 11 mins ago

        A

    3. Bunk Morrisonland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 14 mins ago

      a

      1. My Mums Athletic
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 9 mins ago

        Ha, conclusive....

  3. Eric Banternaaa
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 17 mins ago

    Struggling this GW to decide transfer. Currently OR 780 and would love to stay in top 1K!

    Defence is really weak this week but cant see a way of improving it:

    Lloris | Gunn
    TAA | Dunk | Cathcart | Bednarek | Bennett
    Salah | Mane | Eriksen | Son | Jota
    Aguero | Gray | Jiminez

    Eriksen & Cathcart >> Pogba & Shaw
    or
    Salah > Hazard (Chasing ML rival 3 points behind - he doesn't have Salah or Hazard)

    United & Pogba both in poor form though. Season deciding transfers.Any thoughts?

    1. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 16 mins ago

      Eriksen & Cathcart >> Pogba & Shaw would be for -4

    2. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 8 mins ago

      I'd avoid the hit to safeguard your top 1k rank. Maybe Eriksen to Siggy.

      1. Eric Banternaaa
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 3 mins ago

        You prefer Eriksen to Siggy over Eriksen to Pogba?

    3. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      A

  4. Pitch Perfect
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 16 mins ago

    Will Lacazette play on Sunday after 90mins (and 2 goals) last night?

    1. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 16 mins ago

      Who knows. Flip of a coin.

      1. My Mums Athletic
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 4 mins ago

        Too much money invested for a coin flip - transfer him out!

        1. Eric Banternaaa
          • 5 Years
          18 days, 3 mins ago

          Exactly my point.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      18 days, 13 mins ago

      Auba will start. Iwobi & Mhki did not start last night so maybe a 4-5-1 with Iwobi Özil Mhki Auba. ( Auba will start because of the golden boot race)

  5. skilldave
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 15 mins ago

    A: Eriksen + Son > Hazard + Pogba for free

    B: Eriksen > Son, and change Ryan/Foster > Fabianski

    1. skilldave
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 mins ago

      Eriksen > Hazard I mean for B!

      1. My Mums Athletic
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 11 mins ago

        A

    2. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 2 mins ago

      A

    3. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Eriksen to Hazard and save a transfer for GW38

  6. My Mums Athletic
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 15 mins ago

    Erik and Cath to Pogba and Digne?

    1. My Mums Athletic
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 14 mins ago

      Reply fail to Eric B

  7. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 11 mins ago

    Play Doherty or Wilson ?

    1. My Mums Athletic
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 10 mins ago

      Wilson - Spurs will be distracted and if Bournemouth show up he could haul....

  8. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 10 mins ago

    Arnautovic for the last home game vs leaky saints or Wilson with fatigued Spurs ?

    Tempted to save FT as I now have Wilson.

    1. My Mums Athletic
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 10 mins ago

      Save

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 9 mins ago

      Wilson

    3. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Wilson and save

    4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Arnie hasn't scored for five months

    5. Uuuuu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      have the same problem...my rival (30points behind him) in my mini leaque also have Wilson...think i will go Arnie as a punt!

    6. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 20 hours ago

      Thank you all.

  9. My Mums Athletic
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 5 mins ago

    50pts ahead in my main MLs -

    A) Lacazette and Son => Aguero and Jota or Mili
    B) Lacazette + Salah + Son + Alderw => Aguero + Mane + Hazard + Digne (-8)

    I like B, Aguero and Mane block, Haz and Digne differentials - but it’s -8...!

    1. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Do nothing.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      If that’s all you’re focusing on. Who is going out for B. Can you do for a -4, not going Digne?

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Sorry stupid you wrote it haha. I think your lead should be safe to be honest. Covering Kun who they’ll probably cap perhaps, you think?

  10. FPL Pillars
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 5 mins ago

    Hey guys

    Team right now:

    Lloris
    Laporte TAA Valery
    Mane Son Sterling Jota Eriksen
    Aguero Jiménez

    Gunn Gray Bednarek Duffy

    2FT 1.7ITB

    Eriksen to Hazard, no brainer?

    Cheers

    1. My Mums Athletic
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 4 mins ago

      No brainer and 2 FT into 38....perfect

      1. shearer9
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 1 min ago

        Thanks mate. Would be nightmarish if he has a 10 mins cameo and JWP hauls, but if he's fit then he should play.

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        Yup would do 🙂 thanks. Got two transfers on mind for then, but you know how this game works probably someone will get crocked 😮

    2. skilldave
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 1 min ago

      Your team almost identical to mine. I'm certainly doing Eriksen > Hazard, and maybe also Son > Pogba for the other free

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah I could get in Pogba but I will keep Son. He should start at weekend and like the idea to go into 38 with two FT so can bring in whoever I like, Salah for example for free.

        1. My Mums Athletic
          • 2 Years
          17 days, 23 hours ago

          Any help above appreciated

    3. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Do it

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        Thx

  11. shearer9
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 4 mins ago

    Start Firmino or JWP? Or just sell Firm now for someone like Zaha?

    1. My Mums Athletic
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 3 mins ago

      Keep....he was declared fit before the Barca match, think he plays +60mins

    2. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Start Firmino, if he doesn’t play you get JWP

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        Worked last week for me

  12. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 4 mins ago

    Play (A) Foster (B) Ryan

    1. makaveli123
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 2 mins ago

      A

    2. shearer9
      • 2 Years
      18 days ago

      Ryan for me. Arsenal terrible in the league

    3. skilldave
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      B

      1. My Mums Athletic
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        A

    4. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Buy a new goalie?

      1. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        Guaita maybe. Would rather save 2FTs for the final gw though. Goalie transfer is a bit too meh for me.

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Ryan

  13. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 3 mins ago

    Bench 1.

    A: Wan-Bissaka (car)
    B: Long (whu)
    C: Wilson (TOT)
    D: Boly (FUL)

    1. makaveli123
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 2 mins ago

      A or B for me. Tough one

  14. Live Lad
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 3 mins ago

    Eriksen + Duffy to Pogba + 5.5 free? PVA?

    1. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      I like it. PVA bound to score.

  15. makaveli123
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 3 mins ago

    Morning all! Probably going to get rid of Fraser and Chilwell this GW. Any tips on replacements? Got 12,6m to spend.

  16. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 3 mins ago

    Final dilemma of the week, sell Vardy >> Rashford, or keep??

    Whats everyone doing?

    1. makaveli123
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 1 min ago

      Wait for presser, re Rashford fitness

      1. Moeda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        This

  17. Don Corleone the 1st
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 2 mins ago

    Eriksen and Son out

    Hazard and Pogba in

    -4

    would you do it?

    1. My Mums Athletic
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 2 mins ago

      Yep

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Can you just do Erik to Haz for free?

      1. Don Corleone the 1st
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        0.1 short :/

  18. Ribus
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 2 mins ago

    Leno
    Robbo Laporte Doherty
    Salah Mane Son Jota JWP
    Kun Jiminez

    Ryan Verthongen Llorente Valery

    1ft, 0.0 itb

    A) Salah -> Sterling
    B) Verthongen -> Shaw (and bench JWP)
    C) save

    Thanks

  19. Demel
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 1 min ago

    1.1m Bank
    1 FT

    Leno
    Kola - TAA - Valery
    Salah - Son - Sterling - Hazard c
    Jimenez - Llorente - Aguero

    Ryan - JWP - Duffy - Bednarek

    A) Mane > Hazard
    B) JWP > Babel/Redmond (start over Llorente)
    C) Duffy > Shaw (start over Valery)

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      18 days ago

      D) Save FT
      E) Something different

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Looks like you’ve already made you mind up 😉

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        Haha! It was my original plan. I am just having 2nd thoughts!

    3. Amey
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      A for me

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Hazard will be my TC this week. So I like him for that fixture. Has the potential to haul and loves baps, on pens. Tallisman, brill home form. Watford one eye on cup and awful def away stats.

      1. Amey
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        Enough enough
        You're getting me .....
        😉

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 2 Years
          17 days, 23 hours ago

          He got a brace in the away game as well 😉

          1. Amey
            17 days, 23 hours ago

            🙂

  20. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    18 days ago

    a) Duffy to Shaw
    b) Duffy to TAA
    c) Llorente to Rash, bench Jota
    d) Son to Haz

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      A

    2. Demel
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Actually I would prefer C

    3. Amey
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      DON'T BENCH JOTA
      🙂
      12 points wasted for me last gw.

      1. Amey
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        D for me

    4. Jayv807
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      B

    5. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      A or B

  21. Tsparkes10
    17 days, 23 hours ago

    Morning lads, reckon Kolas and Lucas M start?

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Yeah, more likely than not.

  22. jjbwilliams
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 23 hours ago

    2FT left... thinking

    A) Vardy and Erikson >> Rashford and Hazard.
    Or

    B) Vardy and Erikson >>> Wilson and Sterling

    1. Jayv807
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      A if Rash is fit

  23. Amey
    17 days, 23 hours ago

    No more © sensible !!
    Hazard © 😉

  24. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 23 hours ago

    Defensive decision. Play one:

    1) AWB (car)
    2) Valery (whu)

    1. Jayv807
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      A

    2. St. Joseph
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 22 hours ago

      1

  25. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    17 days, 23 hours ago

    If I go Ryan > Pickford, this is how I’m setting up this week -

    Pickford
    Laporte TAA Doherty
    Sterling Mane Son Redmond
    Aguero Firmino Jimenez

    Foster Hoj Valery Duffy (1FT 0.2 itb)

    GTG?

  26. Jayv807
    • 2 Years
    17 days, 23 hours ago

    Who do I transfer out so I can bring in Aguero?

    1. Vardy
    2. Lacazette

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Laca

    2. JRO093
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Eek. Prob Lacazette... wouldn't want either

  27. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    17 days, 23 hours ago

    David - I love these articles but why the need to always go to 2 decimal places? Aguero "has been backed by 37.26% " - isn't 37.3% precise enough?

    It does make it harder to read with 2dp, that's all

    Thanks 🙂

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      What a strange thing to moan about

    2. DavidMunday815
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 21 hours ago

      Thanks for the positive feedback - glad you are enjoying the content! As for the decimals, it's just personal preference to be honest. Sometimes we have screenshots of the captain poll so I tend to try and keep the copy exactly the same as the percentage at the time of writing to avoid any confusion! Who are you thinking you'll captain this week?

      1. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 20 hours ago

        Hi David, please could you point me towards the tables used in the article above in the members area? I'd like to be able to sort the columns manually. I can see the "team statistics" section but the tables there don't contain the same data as the ones above. Cheers!

  28. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    17 days, 23 hours ago

    Hey all... Some input would be great!

    1) Laca+Eriksen to Sterling+Zaha
    2) Laca+Eriksen to Sterling+Wilson

    3) Laca+Eriksen+Trippier to Rashford+Sterling+Shaw -4
    4) Laca+Eriksen+Trippier to Rashford+Sterling+TAA -4

    Pretty firm on bringing in Sterling as I think he will haul and it will protect my lead in mini-league...

  29. Captain Kakaroto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 23 hours ago

    Would you play Doherty or Kola??

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Kola

    2. JRO093
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      You really need to find a way to play both. Both are great options.

      1. Captain Kakaroto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        I know, who would you bench from the above?

        TAA Robo Doherty Lindelof Kola
        Hazard Sterling Dilva Pogba Brooks
        Aguero Jimi Long

        Brooks and long will be benched but who is the 3rd one?

        1. JRO093
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          17 days, 23 hours ago

          You need to bench boost 😀 What a team! Every single defender will score I think.

          I would be thinking about one of the Pool defenders to spread risk, or possibly Dilva... but then would I really play Doherty ahead of Dilva, maybe not. Kola may be rotated due to Europe..? Tough one mate, you really have a great team. Rank?

          1. Captain Kakaroto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            17 days, 23 hours ago

            Yea mate, I wish I had my BB this week. Your rational is what I thought I think there is a good chance Kola will be benched.
            My Rank is 11k, want to finish into top 10k.
            Thanks for your help, appriciate

    3. wernerhedgehog
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      my machine says doherty.

      1. Tsparkes10
        17 days, 23 hours ago

        Long Brooks and Lindelof maybe?

        1. Captain Kakaroto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 23 hours ago

          Yea, Lindelof lowest ceiling from offensive perspective, but as I see it the higher on the defensive perspective

          1. Tsparkes10
            17 days, 23 hours ago

            Man United though haha. I prefer ceiling and explosiveness. Go with gut

            1. Captain Kakaroto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              17 days, 23 hours ago

              thanks mate

  30. Benditlike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    17 days, 23 hours ago

    Have 1FT and want to upgrade Duffy. Have 3.9 ITB so can afford whomever.
    Have Laporte, Doherty, TAA, Valery, Duffy

    Who do i get?

    1. wernerhedgehog
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Shaw for Fuddy?