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Captain Poll

Vote in the Gameweek 12 Captain Poll

Fantasy Premier League managers are faced with another tough captaincy decision as Gameweek 12 creeps up on us.

You can now vote in the latest poll (below or in the sidebar), while Joe and David have published a captaincy video on our YouTube channel.

With yet another Friday Night Deadline reducing the turnaround time this week, Manchester City and Liverpool options have largely been taken off the table for the captaincy.

That’s because the two title-hopefuls meet at Anfield on Sunday afternoon and such clashes can often be very off-putting to Fantasy managers.

The meeting of Liverpool and Manchester City could cause problems for the Gameweek 12 captaincy

Manchester City have had some defensive wobbles this season but remain joint-top for clean sheets in the Premier League thus far, level with Sheffield United on five.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are top of the league for points won at home in 2019/20, having won all five matches at Anfield thus far.

Something may have to give there, but predicting would be quite difficult.

Conversely, Liverpool are still yet to record a clean sheet in front of their own fans this season which could leave Manchester City with plenty of chances to break them down.

However, Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) and Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m) have both blanked in two of their last five Premier League outings… so can they be trusted in a tough to call fixture?

These questions will be running through a few minds, but we expect most of the Fantasy community to look beyond Anfield this weekend.

Vardy has been in tremendous goal-scoring form of late

The ongoing scoring form of Jamie Vardy (£9.4m) is sure to attract plenty of attention.

He has 18 goals in the 20 Premier League matches since Brendan Rodgers took over at Leicester and has blanked just once since Gameweek 7.

This weekend he and his colleagues play host to an Arsenal side that is not exactly in a good place right now.

Amid rifts between the supporters, the manager and his chosen captain Granit Xhaka (£5.2m), now is a good time to face the Gunners.

Vardy himself loves playing Arsenal, scoring eight goals in his last eight league starts against them.

Abraham could be considered for the captaincy this weekend

Some Fantasy managers are turning to Chelsea for Gameweek 12 as they welcome Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge.

Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) is likely to be the most captained Chelsea option after his 12-point score in Gameweek 11.

However, it will be interesting to see how many will be put off by his superior record away from home this season.

Abraham has 11 attacking returns so far this season but only two of them have been registered at Stamford Bridge.

That said, it must be said that the former Aston Villa loanee has been somewhat unfortunate in front of his own fans so far.

Raúl Jiménez (£7.2m) has also been tipped as an outside bet for the Gameweek 12 captaincy.

The Mexican international has four attacking returns in as many Premier League appearances, while Aston Villa come to Molineux having proved rather obliging at the back this season.

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747 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sandman58
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 9 days ago

    If you'd to pick one for upcoming fixtures....
    A) Salah & Tielemens
    B) Sterling & Mount
    Already have Tammy , Mane , TAA & KDB

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Salah and Mount.

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 9 days ago

        If i go for Salah i cant afford Mount

    2. Rik Waller
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      A

    3. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Who are you other strikers?

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Vardy and Jimi

    4. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      B

    5. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      This seems to divide opinion
      None the wiser lol

    6. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling Tielemans

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Lol...yet another twist
        Thats who i have at the minute

    7. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      B

  2. Could Have Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Which 2 to bench,,?

    a) TAA
    b) Van Dijk
    c) Soyuncu
    d) Rico
    e) Lundstram

    1. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      C, E

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    How dumb is Klopp? His injury management is even worse than Poch's

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I imagine he takes advice, maybe they said he needs to keep playing?

    2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Salah must be fine if he is playing

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      He seen you wanted Mane injured, so rested him 😉

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Maybe hes already injured 😮

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 9 days ago

      The only thing wrong now is pain in his ankle. He needs to run it off. Pain not going to disappear with him sitting on his bum.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Yea it worked really well running it off last game when he couldnt even finish 65 minutes.

    5. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Salah probably playing to find some form

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Yup

      2. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Or see if the njury holds up. Klopp would rather bring him off in this game if his slight injury doesn't hold up than the man city game.

  4. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Lol at Capt poll, I actually thought I was being clever captaining Vardy 😀

  5. DGW Sane TC Fail....
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Chances of Aguero starting against Liverpool? i have him at 0%

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Pep

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Absolute cert imo, biggest game of the season.

      *Pep factor ignored

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Put it this way.. If he benches Aguero and they lose the knives will be out

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Kun isn’t great away from the Etihad and especially not at Anfield.

          Jesus has been favoured of late and might be again if Pep wants to disrupt Liverpool all over the pitch, Kun won’t do nearly as much running.

        2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          They are struggling in away games and Kun can't press.

      2. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Not if he starts tomorrow imo

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      50/50

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I think he’ll start, big game player

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Massive game . 100% imo

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 9 days ago

        99.9%? 0.1% for Pep factor

    6. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I think neither Kun or Jesus start and sterling plays uptop vs Pool

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Yep, it’s well known that VVD is the easiest player to run past

        1. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Just don't think Kun is the man to press right from the very front, and Pep would probably boost up his midfield.. also there's Lovren to target.. just my point of view

      2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        i think it will be sterling jesus and B silva in a very high press. Thats what Man utd did and caused then all sorts of trouble, but man utd havent got the quality to put the ball in the net were City do

    7. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      About 100% out.

    8. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      He’ll start and score imo

      (LIV fam who sold Kun last night!)

    9. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      80% I reckon

    10. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      *fan

    11. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      As a Pool fan an unfortunate 100% sure starter.

      1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        If he starts and betting on Liverpool winning. If Jesus starts am keeping my money in my wallet 🙂

  6. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Wilson, ota, cantwell
    To
    Jimenez, robertson, donkey for one hit?

    Team:
    Pope, button
    Rico, lund, soy, tomoroi, ota
    Salah, sterling, kdb, james, cantwell
    Pukki, wilson, Abraham

  7. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Is Maddison worth .9 m over
    Tielemans?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      No

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I’ve taken the decision that he is based on bonus and set pieces. So probably not

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Already have him so sticking. If wanted to buy then Tielemans.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      FOr sure. Hes their best player... central to everything they do, on free kicks, corners..

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      No way

  8. Rik Waller
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    On a WC with this team currently...

    Gazza/4.0
    TAA/Robbo/Lund/Janmaat/???
    Mane/KDB/Mount/Martial/???
    Vardy/Tammy/???

    Debating this def/mid/fwd combination

    a) Chilwell/Tielemans/Greenwood (Would be benching dilemmas w/Lund)
    b) Tomori/Dendoncker/Jimi (Could rotate the three cheap defs)

    Thoughts?
    cheers

  9. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Just trying to win an argument with somebody.

    Pretend that you had to buy shoes that didn’t fit.

    Would you prefer a pair that were

    (a) a bit too tight and a squeeze
    (b) a pair that were a bit too loose and slightly floppy

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 9 days ago

      A because they will stretch a bit.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      A & stretch them before wearing.

    3. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      B . Wear 6 pairs of socks. Won't cripple your feet.

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      B...can always wear an extra pair of socks!

    5. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      C) Stop being a cheapskate and buy good quality good fitting shoes

    6. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      A - and take the inner soles out 😉

    7. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      YES! I WIN! (wild rover hanging chad)

    8. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      imagine it was a condom and you will have your answer

  10. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Play one

    1. Rico
    2. Lundstram

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 9 days ago

      2

    2. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      1

    3. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      2

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Rico.

      But find a way to get Lundstram in.

  11. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Lot of people selling Yarmo. Don't you think he will start?

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Reckon he’ll start but it’s Burnley away so can’t see him doing owt

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Mind you Burnley have conceded 7 in last 2...

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Worried about his game time

  12. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Help appreciated!

    2FT 0.3ITB

    Pope
    Ota, TAA, Lund, Tomori
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
    Vardy, Abraham

    Button. Cantwell, Greenwood, Kelly

    A) salah to Mané?

    B) best Otamendi replacement

    C) salah, Otamendi, Greenwood -> Maddison, Robertson, Jiminez (-4)

    With C would probably go sterling to Mané next week

    1. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      A) 100%
      B) Rico
      C) Looks good

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Great thank you

  13. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Digne a good punt for the next few gw’s? Decent fixtures

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Next 2 yea

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      As long as you're willing to take 12 and -2 ...

    3. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Then they turn sour though

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Short term replacement for Otamendi is what I’m thinking

  14. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Start Lunds or Soy?

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Soy

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Lund

  15. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Aguero has to go right ...I have second thoughts... Chelsea at home and Newcastle against whom he usually does well followi the Liverpool game, but there again will he play both ? .. think I have answered my own question haha

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      These last 3 fixtures were nice too - and look what Pep did to us there.

      Gotta go for me, so be it if he trolls

  16. B.D.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Brandon Williams could play against BHA? Could be a nice shout?

    1. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      7 man utd defs injured/suspended

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Brighton are good offensively

      1. B.D.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        That is true...

  17. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Xhaka fired as captain

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Do I need to sell?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Not surprising isn't it?

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah I read a day or so ago Auba is the new C

  18. Hitmonlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Thinking of setting my own FPL YouTube channel up.. My 2nd season as a serious FPL player. Currently 25k OR.
    Really enjoy the game and feel like I could give sound advice whilst hosting the occasional live stream. I wouldn’t be setting the channel up on my “pedigree” as I’m relatively new. Finished top 20k last season though. What’s the thoughts out there? Would appreciate the feedback!
    I already have a channel name in mind

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I think there's a lot of competition...you need something to stand out from the crowd, esp since you haven't been playing as long as others...Id also recommend getting someone to share the load with...watching one person prattle on alone isn't all that exciting, unless its in short bursts.

      1. Hitmonlee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks mate

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Wow....

      Gotta ask ... beyond your relatively excellent finish last season, what qualifies you to give advice?

      I’m not having a go, I’m genuinely curious!

      1. Hitmonlee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Passion and interest mainly. I’ve also been watching quite a few channels of seasoned pros and I’ve often disagreed and they all seem to be a lot lower rank than me. Not saying I know it all. Just feel like I could do a good job and it’s something I’d enjoy.. just a thought for now.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Well good luck whatever you decide.

          I’d agree you need a USP.

          Also wouldn’t pay much attention to lower ranks of seasoned players this season. It’s a v weird season and has been extremely counter logic and reasoning

          1. Hitmonlee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Thanks mate. I agree on the weird season. Got to love the prem!

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      It is a bit of a saturated market so you will need some kind of angle to make you stand out from the crowd?

      Your history and rank would not matter much as long as the show was good and you are just in it for the love of the game and not to make money of gullible suckers.

      What channel name do you have in mind btw?

      1. Hitmonlee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Sound advice on the USP. No point following the crowd. I’ll have to think further. The name may be revealed in time! Ha. Thanks mate

  19. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    *brings in and captains Messi*

    *Barca can’t score v Slavia*

    Come on guys

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      All hail Slavia!

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        🙁

        This ability to change captain by day thing is interesting tho

  20. King Sheep
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    How badly will the IB & Europa impact Jimenez's gametime during this decent run of fixtures?

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Hasn't so far

  21. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    1FT.. keep Wilson for 2 more or no? I would probably get Deulofeu/Ings as that gives me budget to do Martial to Mane.

    I could get Jimenez but that would mean I'd have to take out KdB / Sterling to get Salah / Mane in rather than Martial.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Get Jota

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Will he get enough mins to make him a good option tho?

  22. Don Van Vliet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Will Mane's red card tonight impact on his availability for Sunday's game against City?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Wtf you on about?

      1. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Sorry, currently in Hong Kong; must be the time difference.

  23. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 9 days ago

    As much as I agree with the son red card being overturned... I'm fuming 🙁 was so confident about playing spurs, even Lund capt was tempting me 😉

  24. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Struggling with technology and can't seem to vote for my captain Willian in the poll.

    Please help, I'm old and opted for home economics at school instead of technology.

  25. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Who has done early transfers?

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Dilva Kun to Vardy Madd last night

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Kun to Jimi (risky yes, but 0.2 swing shortly)
        Will give me free reign on CHO to anyone basically before the deadline.

      2. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Nice to know I'm not alone. 🙂

  26. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Pen, Pulicic assist.

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Softest hit pen of the season.

  27. resay
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    So the question is should I bring in:

    1. Mane and Pulisic for silva and salah

    2. Pulisic and Traore for silva and Cantrell

    3. Pulisic and Jimenez for silva and halter

  28. Yann12
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Help: 2 to bench!

    a Rico (new A)
    b Soy (ars H)
    c Dend (avl H)
    d Pukki (wat H)
    e Lund (tot A)

    Have Henderson (Shef) as GK!

    Thank you so much!

  29. Joel
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    He once told Craig Shakespeare that he felt he wasn't good enough to make it in the Premier League and wanted to become a party rep in Ibiza... He got talked around.

    He's just scored 18 goals in his last 20 games under Brendan Rodgers and is the Premier League's top goal scorer. Phenomenal.

    LCFC