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Captains

Captain Sensible – Host of differential options for Gameweek 38

For the final time this season, we have assessed which Fantasy Premier League options are the most deserving of the captaincy.

Manchester City and Liverpool are the only two remaining sides with something to play for other than pride so the interest from the masses has generally been in them.

However, we have looked at the form of their own players as well as the challenges posed by the opposition and discovered that the Gameweek 38 debate is far from simple…

Captain Poll

It’s Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) who tops the captain poll for the final time this season. 29.5% of you believe that he is the best skipper for Gameweek 38 as Manchester City travel to Brighton. The Argentinian scored on his last away trip, netting the only goal of the 1-0 win over Burnley. Aguero was also on the scoresheet when Brighton lost 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season.

He currently has roughly a 7% lead over colleague Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) who sits in second place with a backing of 18.9%. The Englishman has gone four matches without a goal now but earned himself an assist in the 2-0 win over Manchester United. Interestingly, in this season’s away fixtures, Sterling and Aguero both have five goals each, although the former has double the latter’s total of assists.

Sadio Mané (£10.2m) is the marginal favourite from the Liverpool assets with 12.5% of the vote. That may be because of his more reliable record at Anfield over a longer period of time. Ahead of Wolves’ visit to Merseyside, the Senegalese international has 12 goals in his last 11 home Premier League matches.

However, Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) has recently rediscovered his shooting boots and has recorded attacking returns in each of his last six, regardless of venue. That continues to be his longest period without a blank all season. 12.3% of voters have lent their support to the Egyptian, so he could overtake Mané by Sunday and, of course, managers are still waiting for an update on his fitness after suffering a blow to the head against Newcastle.

Next up is Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m), who actually led our poll in the first few hours of it being set up. Now that more of you have swung by to cast your vote, the Frenchman has fallen to fifth but still has 8% backing. It’s not surprising to see Fantasy managers talking about captaining a Manchester City defender given that they now have ten clean sheets in their last 12 Premier League matches. Furthermore, Brighton’s troubles in front of goal has seen them score just once in their last four at home.

Just below ‘best of the rest’ option Laporte is Southampton midfielder Nathan Redmond (£5.5m). Given that the Saints are the last team to host Huddersfield this year, his 4.2% support makes sense, especially as the midfielder has two goals and two assists in his last five home matches.

Also with an appealing fixture in Gameweek 38 is Manchester United, but once again, their poor form has curtailed interest in their Fantasy assets. Paul Pogba (£8.5m) is the most popular of them but has just 2% of the vote in the captain poll.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.7m) is the only other defender in the top 10 ahead of the showdown with Wolves. He has the interest of 1.4% who are probably eyeing up his attacking threat, especially after what he did against Barcelona in midweek.

Bernardo Silva (£7.8m) is being considered by a small portion as a differential in the Manchester City camp as he has three attacking returns in his last four away trips in the league. The Portuguese midfielder is also on 1.4%.

Callum Wilson (£6.8m) completes the top 10 with his 1.3% support ahead of a trip to Crystal Palace.

Eden Hazard (£11.0m), Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) and Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) are the only other options with more than 1% backing.

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669 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tbhogal
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Guys, do you think Llorente will start??

    1. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      Would be a surprise if he didn't

  2. Salah'd n Sauce
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    The final curtain approaches.
    Find myself 8 points behind in my ML - very similar teams so need a few differentials I think to pay off.

    Me :-
    Doherty / Pogba / Redmond / Bobby

    Him:-
    TAA / Jota / JWP / Kun

    Likely he'll move out Son.
    I'm likely to do Son + Bobby to Kun + 7m Mid (can't risk not having Kun for the final game - could be left for dead)

    So that takes us down to only 3 different players.
    Thought's on who best to fill the 7m slot for max impact..??

    MIlivojevic / Babel / Fraser / Moura

    1. Koolswan
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 17 mins ago

      Fraser and Babel seem good differentials

  3. BOOM XHAKALACA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Bottomed, so re-post:
    Any news on Son's red card appeal?

  4. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Anything worth a hit? 0.1 ITB

    Fabianski
    Robbo TAA Kompany
    Salah (c) Sterling Hazard Pogba
    Rashford Jimenez Deeney

    Etheridge AWB Doherty Brooks*

  5. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Would you guys be okay with Jiménez, Doherty and Duffy probably having to come on? I will already be taking a hit I don’t want to haemorrhage any more points really but would One be worth it to avoid Duffy?

    1. Indpush
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      I'd be fine with that

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 21 hours ago

        Would probably mean getting someone in for martial then which can give me a nice differential to end the season with

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      I think people are dodging Jimenez unfairly.

      - He's a leading points scorer
      - He has a great record against the top 6
      - There will be a lot of pressure on Liverpool if they are drawing as they have to win. This will lead to chances at both ends of the pitch.

      He's a fine first on bench option or, for me, playing asset. The other two are 1-2 pointers each, but you get a few of them most GWs. I don't think it's going to be a great GW for many of us but we are mostly going to be in the same boat.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 21 hours ago

        I agree with you mate for sure. Cheers!

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 21 hours ago

          Good luck to you!

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 21 hours ago

            And you you very pretty cat

            1. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 21 hours ago

              shucks!

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      Duffy is due a goal.

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 21 hours ago

        XD

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 21 hours ago

        Stop it you

  6. Indpush
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Not possible for anyone to catch me in my mini league but would like to end strong bettering my current OR.

    I was thinking of letting loose (only took about 4 hits to date) and take an 8 point hit

    Yedlin - Valery
    Son - cheapest mid
    Quaner - Zaha
    Jimenez - Vardy

    Current Team
    Ederson
    Doherty, Bennett, Bednarek Duffy, Yedlin
    Son, Salah, Mane, Moura, Sterling
    Aguero, Jimenez, Quaner

    0 in the bank, 2 free transfers

    Got other ideas for me?

    1. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Quaner and Son to Long and Babel

      1. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Leave quaner on the bench. Just swap out Son and Jiminez

        1. Indpush
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 18 hours ago

          Thanks Tiny.

          I made changes already. Son and Quaner out for Mili and King. Playing King and Mili and sitting Jim first on bench

  7. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Klopps Robbo quotes....
    What are owners doing? Keeping?

    1. Amey
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      Yep

    2. Roten Teufel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      Keeping

  8. balint84
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Tielemans or Babel?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 19 hours ago

      Babel

  9. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Thoughts on the below?

    Foster
    Laporte TAA Valery
    Sterling Haz Mane (c) Redmond
    Aguero Rashford Jimenez

    Ryan Hoj Doherty Duffy (1FT 0.4 itb)

    Thinking of doing Jimenez > Wilson or maybe Jimenez, Haz > Auba, Moura (-4)

  10. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    What's your team value at present?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      105 something

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      103.5m

    3. Amey
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      106.7

    4. Salah'd n Sauce
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      104.2m

    5. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      102.7 yeesh what a terrible season

  11. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Where can I read Son's appeal result..
    I dont want to take him out before i know he sure miss out

    1. Indpush
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Search "Son news now"

  12. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Laporte or Kompany?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 19 hours ago

      Laporte, kompany probably start but go off Injured 🙂

  13. rnrd
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Selling hazard sounds like it can badly backfire doesn’t it?

    1. Amey
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      I have Son so not even thinking about selling Hazard

  14. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    play foster (WHU) or Ryan (MCI)?

    thinkign ryan for saves

    1. Salah'd n Sauce
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Foster surely has a higher expected points in that game than Ryan.
      Ryan could get mauled and whatever save points you get could be cancelled out - See Lossl V Liverpool

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Is foster guaranteed to start?
        He won’t play in fa cup final so maybe they give his replacement a run in preparation...

        1. Salah'd n Sauce
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 20 hours ago

          It's a decent hypothesis.
          I'd still field the one I reckon is gna score higher in the 1st place though.
          If he doesn't play - so be it - the sub comes on.

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 20 hours ago

            That’s fair. My other keeper is Gunn so I’m just hoping one starts

            1. Salah'd n Sauce
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              Good luck on final day

    2. Jojo1
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Play foster... Ryan score will be 1 or 0.

  15. Jojo1
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Which of these options score more:

    A - Sterling, Kelly
    B - Redmond. Vardy

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 19 hours ago

      B

    2. lmgroves1
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      B

  16. MottysBallacks
    9 days, 17 hours ago

    Leading my ML by 1 point, was planning on doing 2 transfers for -4 hit...
    Do folk think that:
    - Fraser, Pereira, TAA, Sterling and Long

    will out score
    - Bsilva, Moura, Pogba, Digne, Jiminez?

    And if so, by at least 3 points?!

  17. finnish92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Rashford to Vardy (-4)?

    1. lmgroves1
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Not worth it IMO

  18. lmgroves1
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    A. Son > Redmond
    B. Son > Pogba
    C. Son > Redmond, and King > Rashford (-4 hit)

    Thoughts please?

  19. bjarnia87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Son to Redmond or Fraser?

  20. bjarnia87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Which combo:

    1. Aubameyang and Redmond
    2. Fraser and Vardy
    3. Moura and Jimenez

    cheers!

  21. Longiss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Babel or Redmond or Fraser?