The Fantasy Football Scout community enjoyed a season of largely reliable captaincy decisions in 2018/19.
As you can see from the table below, across the 38 Gameweeks, the winner of the Captain Poll secured attacking returns on 28 occasions.
That meant 10 blanks for the voters with three Gameweeks being the longest streak without a return.
|Gameweek 1||Mohamed Salah||58%||Yes||8|
|Gameweek 2||Sergio Aguero||43.7%||Yes||20|
|Gameweek 3||Mohamed Salah||47.2%||Yes||8|
|Gameweek 4||Sergio Aguero||59.6%||Yes||6|
|Gameweek 5||Sergio Aguero||53.6%||Yes||7|
|Gameweek 6||Sergio Aguero||26.8%||Yes||6|
|Gameweek 7||Sergio Aguero||60%||Yes||8|
|Gameweek 8||Harry Kane||37.1%||Yes||1|
|Gameweek 9||Sergio Aguero||41.7%||Yes||6|
|Gameweek 10||Mohamed Salah||40.1%||Yes||15|
|Gameweek 11||Sergio Aguero||40.1%||Yes||13|
|Gameweek 12||Mohamed Salah||39.3%||Yes||8|
|Gameweek 14||Sergio Aguero||34.9%||Yes||0|
|Gameweek 15||Harry Kane||33.8%||Yes||12|
|Gameweek 16||Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang||40.9%||No||5|
|Gameweek 17||Harry Kane||39.5%||Yes||5|
|Gameweek 18||Raheem Sterling||24%||Yes||2|
|Gameweek 19||Harry Kane||29.8%||Yes||6|
|Gameweek 20||Harry Kane||32.9%||Yes||6|
|Gameweek 21||Eden Hazard||25.6%||Yes||3|
|Gameweek 22||Mohamed Salah||37%||Yes||11|
|Gameweek 23||Mohamed Salah||57.5%||Yes||15|
|Gameweek 24||Mohamed Salah||39%||Yes||2|
|Gameweek 25||Sergio Aguero||24.8%||No||17|
|Gameweek 26||Mohamed Salah||41.3%||Yes||8|
|Gameweek 27||Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang||27.6%||Yes||1|
|Gameweek 28||Mohamed Salah||33.7%||Yes||3|
|Gameweek 29||Paul Pogba||23.2%||Yes||-1|
|Gameweek 30||Sergio Aguero||28.7%||Yes||5|
|Gameweek 31||Mohamed Salah||39%||Yes||2|
|Gameweek 32||Sergio Aguero||48%||Yes||10|
|Gameweek 33||Eden Hazard||24.9%||Yes||16|
|Gameweek 34||Son Heung-min||29.8%||Yes||4|
|Gameweek 35||Raheem Sterling||24.3%||Yes||8|
|Gameweek 36||Sadio Mané||40.4%||Yes||13|
|Gameweek 37||Sergio Aguero||32.5%||Yes||2|
|Gameweek 38||Sergio Aguero||29.7%||No||6|
The 38 different captaincies accumulated for a total of 270 points, the highest being Sergio Aguero‘s (£12.0m) 20-point haul in Gameweek 2, the lowest Paul Pogba‘s (£8.6m) -1 in Gameweek 29.
That averaged out at 7.1 points per Gameweek across the season.
Aguero proved to be the most popular with the masses this season, as he won our captain poll on 13 different occasions.
His longest streak of victories was between Gameweeks 4 and 7 when he won it four times in a row, returning each time.
Close behind Aguero was Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) who was chosen by Scout voters as the best captain candidate on 10 different occasions.
Harry Kane (£12.6m) was the people’s choice for five of the 38 Gameweeks, including his ill-fated Gameweek 8 meeting with Cardiff, in which he failed to score and was booked for a one-point return.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m), Eden Hazard (£11.0m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) all won the poll twice, with mixed success rates.
Meanwhile, Sadio Mané (£10.3m), Pogba, Richarlison (£6.4m) and Son Heung-min (£8.6m) all came away from the 2018/19 season with one vote win each.
Of those four, Mané was the only one to score more than four points in the week they were the most popular captain pick.
The way you voted in the 2018/19 largely coincided with how our Scout Squad and Scout Picks panels thought too.
This season, only on three occasions was there a player who won the captain poll but were denied entry into the Scout Picks.
They were Aubameyang for the Gameweek 16 visit of Huddersfield to Arsenal, Aguero in Double Gameweek 25 and the Manchester City forward again on the final day of the season.
The most popular captain in an individual Gameweek this year was Aguero in Gameweek 7 ahead of Manchester City hosting Brighton.
The forward pulled in a 60% share of the vote, a huge amount considering the average percentage share of a winning candidate this year was 37.4%.
The Citizens actually only won by a 2-0 scoreline that week, with the forward scoring once before coming off in the 65th minute.
The candidate with the lowest winning score was Pogba in Gameweek 29.
Just 23.2% of the voters selected him as their best choice for the visit of Southampton to Old Trafford and were punished by that -1 score.
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