Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Gameweek 12?

Liverpool and Manchester City’s Sunday afternoon clash has complicated the Gameweek 12 captaincy debate.

Fantasy Premier League managers are largely steering clear of their table-topping premium options this weekend, with a greater focus on the cheaper assets in their teams.

Leicester, Chelsea and Wolves appear to be three sides at the heart of the discussion according to the polls.

As ever, we’re here to assess each candidate on both their own merits over the last four Gameweeks as well as their opponents’ defensive form.

As this article uses extensive data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those who have signed up for the 2019/20 season can access it in full.

Captain Poll

It’s been tough keeping this to ourselves and making no comment at all, especially when some of the results have been leaked. Now we know for certain which player has won the captain poll.

We have saved and screenshotted the results which clearly show just one player has emerged as the winner.

It’s ………Jamie Vardy (£9.4m).

The results of this week’s captain poll

The Leicester City forward has been in exceptional form this season and currently sits top of the Golden Boot race with 10 goals.

Seven of those have come since Gameweek 7, where his form has really raced into life from a Fantasy perspective.

Since that 5-0 win over Newcastle, Vardy has averaged 9.6 points per game.

In Gameweek 12 he goes up against an Arsenal defence that has conceded an average of 1.4 goals per away game this season.

Furthermore, Vardy has scored eight times in as many Premier League starts against the Gunners.

All of that has contributed to 39.7% of voters in our poll selecting him as the best captain option for Gameweek 12.

Abraham is the second-most-popular option in the Gameweek 12 captain poll

Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) has his hands on second place with 23.4% of the vote.

This weekend, Chelsea host Crystal Palace in a match that could finally see their number one centre-forward even out the balance between his home and away form.

In the last four Gameweeks, Abraham has four attacking returns although all of those have come on the road.

Will some Fantasy managers be put off by the fact that just two of his 11 attacking returns in 2019/20 have come at Stamford Bridge? Perhaps. We recently did an analysis of this subject in a Members article.

Jiménez (left) is on course for a bronze medal in this captain poll

A long way off in third-place in the captain poll was Raúl Jiménez (£7.2m) who pulled in the support of 5.9% before hosting Aston Villa.

This Midlands rivalry contest could see plenty of goals, especially considering that Dean Smith’s men have conceded an average of 2.2 goals per away match this season.

Meanwhile, Jiménez is enjoying something of a Fantasy renaissance of late with four attacking returns (two goals, two assists), since Gameweek 8.

Despite going six league matches in a row without a goal, Teemu Pukki (£6.8m) is currently fourth in our captain poll with 3.3% of the vote.

That support is probably almost entirely influenced by the fact that Watford have conceded 23 goals this season – the third-worst.

However, it must be highlighted that Quique Sanchez Flores has been slowly improving the Hornets’ back-line recently.

In the last four matches, they have kept two clean sheets and went close to a third against Spurs.

Mané is the most fashionable asset for the captaincy from Liverpool’s next fixture

Sadio Mané (£12.0m) is the most popular asset from Liverpool and Manchester City’s encounter as far as captaincy is concerned.

2.9% of our voters have backed him for the armband and, on closer inspection, it hardly seems a strange decision to do so.

You have to go back to Gameweek 3 for the last time that Mané failed to register attacking returns in a home game.

Since then he scored 15 points against Newcastle, notched up a 12-point haul when Leicester came to Anfield and earned a penalty against Spurs in Gameweek 10 for five points.

Meanwhile, Manchester City’s defence has raised some eyebrows of late and they could also be without goalkeeper Ederson (£6.1m) on Sunday afternoon after he picked up an injury midweek.

There isn’t much backing for other cast members for this potentially title-deciding clash. 1.7% have voted for Sergio Aguero (£12.0m), 1.3% for Raheem Sterling (£12.1m), 1.1% for Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) and 0.9% for Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m).

Harry Kane (£10.8m), Anthony Martial (£7.6m), Christian Pulisic (£7.3m), Todd Cantwell (£4.7m), John Lundstram (£4.8m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.5m) are the other options on more than 1% support.

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1,114 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tucker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    What would you do with this lot folks?

    Pope/McGovern TAA/Otamendi/Soy/Tomori/Lund
    Salah/Sterling/KDB/Mount/Cantwell Abraham/Jiminez/Greenwood

    2 FT and 0.1 ITB

    I’m worried about missing the Vardy party, but any move for him requires losing Salah/Sterling

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      I'd use 1ft to transfer Otamendi out

    2. jamie1972
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Otta out for a non playing 3.9 and use the money with 2 FT's over the Int break to tinker

  2. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    A)Salah/Sterling, Haller to Son, Vardy

    B) Haller, Maupay to Jimenez, Ings

    C) KDB, Haller to Son, Tammy

    Other suggestions?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Digne Lord
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount
    Haller Maupay

    Button Rico Saka Greenwood

    Thanks all

    1. Jullepuu
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      A sounds good

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Thanks, which one out?

        1. Jullepuu
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          Probably Sterling. Now looking at it again B looks nice too 😆

          1. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 18 hours ago

            Cheers

    2. batfink
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      I would drop Salah but not without having Mane. That doesn't really help you but I dont like any of the options youve tabled.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 18 hours ago

        Same thinking here, actually like my midfield so maybe i just change my forwards, thanks.

  3. BrutalLogiC
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Mahrez & Connolly to Doucoure & Jim for -4

    Pope / McG
    Robbo / Lund / Soyu / Rico / Pieters
    Madd / KDB / Mane / McGinn / Mahrez
    Aubu / Vardy / Connolly

    1. De Andrade Party (jia you)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Not bad plus some Friday night interest 🙂

      1. BrutalLogiC
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        ty

  4. FOO FIGHTER
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA Soy Lund
    Mane Salah Pulisic Perez
    Vardy Jimenez Abraham

    Button Dunk Rico Mount

    Will still decide between Salah and Vardy for cap pending pressers.

    G2G?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Why not Rico over soy? I’m even doing Rico over Lund. What a benching headache, you getting rid of one of your mids or planning to bench Perez most weeks from now?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Deciding between Perez and Mount.

        I am also not sure about Jimenez. Wolves looking awful attaccking wise.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          I like Jiménez. Neves missed last two pens aswell he might get them full time. Jimmy is scoring always and villa’s away defence is poor. Think you’re right to be happy Mount for now unless lampard clears him

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 19 hours ago

            Bench* not be happy lol

    2. Obamawang
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Good side; maybe Rico before Dunk on the bench?

    3. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Think you said it was crazy not to captain Vardy

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Yeah but all depends whether Pep says Ederson is in or out.

  5. Feed tha Sheep
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Sort mine 2FTs 0.1ITB what to do?

    Pope McGovern
    TAA Lundstram Tomori Willems Rico
    KDB Sterling CHO Traore Dendoncker
    Agureo Abraham Vardy

    Was thinking Agureo & Dendonker > Mane & Greenwood (bench) or maybe a single FT and get Mane next week?

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      *I Need to sort mine

    2. Starlydon
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      I'd go for free transfer mate

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Hard to know who though. Would sterling > Mane be madness?

        1. Starlydon
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          Well I'm considering doing sterling to son!!! Lol

          1. Starlydon
            • 1 Year
            13 days, 19 hours ago

            Fortune favours the brave!!!

  6. Starlydon
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Sterling to son???
    Sounds crazy but I'm fed up of sterling and I think it could be a move ahead of the curve???
    Opinions???!

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Could be good it’s a tough one (I’m no help)

  7. SB8
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    When is Lampards presser?

    1. Planet_Marss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      before mount's final fitness test

      1. SB8
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        So what are you going to do with him?

        1. Planet_Marss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          sell him

  8. Planet_Marss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    how many do u think arsenal will score v leicester

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      1

    2. De Andrade Party (jia you)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      1

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      2-2

      Vardy Auba brace

  9. De Andrade Party (jia you)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Feck it starting Janmaat over Lundy & Rico!
    Freaky Friday madness!
    GL for the GW all 🙂

    Pope
    Taa / Robbo / Janmaat
    Mane / Sterling / Richarlison / Mount / James
    Vardy(C) / Jimenez(vc)
    (Henderson, Lord L, Rico, Connolly)

    1. T-BOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Plain silly. Watford don’t score goals, let alone win matches. Rico against a set-piece suspect defensive or an OOP Lundstram are both superior options

      1. De Andrade Party (jia you)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        and GL to you too 😉

    2. ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      bad idea

      1. The Units
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Lord L should be on the pitch

        1. De Andrade Party (jia you)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          he will be after this game, just don't see him getting anything at Spurs, and Norwich are worse that Watford imo so can see the potential in a Janmaat punt tonight 🙂

  10. Hodg55
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Best defender for a 1 week punt?

    1. Planet_Marss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      emerson 😉

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Janmaat

    3. Planet_Marss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      willems

    4. Planet_Marss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      tarkowski

      1. Hodg55
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Choose 1

  11. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    GTG is Mount is available?

    Gazza

    Tomori / Rico / Lundstram

    Mane / Sterling / KDB / Mount

    Auba / Abraham / Jimenez (C)

    Button / Lowton / Dendinker / Soyuncu

    1. Planet_Marss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      likely not.. still has to pass physical and fitness test before game..

  12. Sir Oki
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Start CHO, Rico, or Cantwell?

    1. Planet_Marss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      cho

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Cho, Cantwell, Rico in that order.

  13. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Play Lundstram or Rico?

    1. Planet_Marss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      rico

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Lord

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Never bench Lundyh

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Lordstram

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Rico.

      People are blinded by last week's points. Lundstram scores well in favorable fixtures. CRY, eve, BUR for his big returns so far.

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Never doubt lundy. He got cs against arsenal.

        Could easily get one against out of sorts spurs side

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          And nearly kept liverpool for a cleanie if not for.dean henderson blunder

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        This I feel like this is another dimension right now but I’m fine with that

    6. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Highest scoring defender will be my choice

  14. lmgroves1
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Rashford or Jiminez? Getting rid of Firmino.

    1. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Jimi.

  15. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Bench one out of these:

    A) Lundstram (tot)
    B) Soyuncu (ARS)
    C) Rico (new)

    1. T-BOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      B

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Soy.

    3. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      B

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Soy.

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Cheers guys!

    6. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Why would you consider benching the 5th highest point scorer in all of FF this year ?? would you bench Sterling, Aguero, Salah ???

      1. jamie1972
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Until last week Rico & Soy were pretty much neck and neck, so it's not SUCH a crazy question, tbf

  16. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Who to start?

    A) CHO (CPL)

    B) Yarmo (bur)

    1. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      A

      1. Arthur Shelby
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Agreed

    2. Planet_Marss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      yarmo.. expecting a reaction from westham

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        He may even get dropped. Worried yarmo got hauled off at half time last gw

  17. Arthur Shelby
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Gotta be Pope (WHU) over Ryan (mun) right?

    I have a little gut feeling Ryan could be in the points - saves, and who knows, maybe a cleanie...

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Play the odds when it comes to defenders.

      Sometimes your feeling might be right but over the season you'll get more points going odds over feelings every time

      1. Arthur Shelby
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Good advice. Cheers man

  18. DNFPL
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Play Lundstram or Dunk?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Starting OOP Top fpl scoring defender is a no brainer

    2. The Units
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Lord L

    3. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Im playing lascelles over lundstram

    4. batfink
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 18 hours ago

      Dunk has a ceiling of 2 vs Lundy in the mid 20s.
      On that basis....Lundy.

  19. Nespinha
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Pick one trio:

    A) buendia + pukki + wilson
    B) traore + abraham + wilson
    C) mcginn + jimenez + wilson
    D) vardy + wesley + traore
    E) rashford + barnes/king + barnes
    F) abraham + ayew + maddison

    1. Arthur Shelby
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      C

    2. faver
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      f

    3. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      F

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Neither

      Id go McGinn Abraham Jimenez

    5. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      F

  20. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Looking at people's teams, it seems almost everyone is WC'ing to roughly the same template. Surely you need a couple of differentials if you're 500k or worse?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Similar teams in here doesnt necessarily mean similar teams in the wider game

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Don't see many people wildcarding. Most have been able to get there pretty organically.

    3. Arthur Shelby
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      I think the main idea is to pick the team that will score the most points

    4. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Many have already used their wildcard and have teams in trouble, these are the ones targeted

    5. The Units
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Gets down to captain pock

  21. ElliotJHP
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Who to start on draft?

    A) Fraser (new a)
    B) Mousset (spurs a)

  22. GW12 Breakout Players
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Who do you think will find form and step up to score big this GW, and why?

    Maybe someone who hasn't had a double digit score in a while, has a series of no attacking returns, or has very low ownership.

    Do you think it will be an already-established name in many of our sides or someone who is a major differential?

    Have you seen something in someone's play or in their stats to make you think they could be ready for a breakout GW?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Trent

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Salah 🙂

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        🙁

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          Why the sad face

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 19 hours ago

            Because he’s been so bad for me for so long he’s now a breakout player

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              13 days, 19 hours ago

              His last double digit haul was in GW3 :O since then Mane has had 3 double digit hauls

    3. FPL_adict
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Son heung min

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Son is due a big gw.. About time he explodes after last weeks misey

      Been very consistent with 2 goals and 5 assists in 8 pl starts.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Id want more than 2G in 8 for almost 10m

    5. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Could be the week for Diogo Jota - his form suggests it's time, and Villa's defence is obliging enough

    6. Hakim Ziyech
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Pukki & Salah

      1. Badluck Jonathan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 18 hours ago

        Would love this.

    7. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Tony matial

    8. De Andrade Party (jia you)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Janmaat & Richarlison

    9. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Salah - was lethal against city in Community Shield. Turn gotta hit sooner or later, why not against a shaky City

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        He's been draining fluid from ankle on a regular basis lately

        Its been affecting his performances and fpl points as well

        1. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          Yuck

    10. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Pukki

    11. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Grealish, Ings & Jota

    12. The Units
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Pukki

    13. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Danny Ings and Saint Maximin. Could also be Djenepo if he is fit to start.

    14. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Richarlison

    15. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Trossard, because everyone on here is waiting to get him in after the set of poor fixtures ahead.

    16. T-BOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 18 hours ago

      I really fancy Diogo Jota for the upcoming run. Rested due to suspension in the Europa League, a cut-price 6.1 compared to Jiménez at 7.2 with much less ownership at 3.1%. Their stats over the last 2 GW’s make for interesting perusal. Jota has a higher xG, higher xGi, more penalty area touches, more shots in the box, and a better chance creation/crosses. A solid differential.

      1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 18 hours ago

        Reece James

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 18 hours ago

        +1. Agree. Non-owner. Have you brought him in?

      3. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Hm. And here I was, only considering Jimenez.

        Got burnt by Jota at the start of the season so kinda reluctant... + he is rarely playing the 90

    17. FC Bazalona
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 18 hours ago

      Kane

    18. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 18 hours ago

      Firmino and Doherty.

    19. torshov_bulls
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 18 hours ago

      Richarlison, Jota, Son.

    20. Ti Ago
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      The same I said last week : Martial

    21. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      I honestly think Trossard can get points against anyone. I wish I had him even with his fixtures.

    22. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      McGinn, return to form for him would be nice.

    23. STEP ROVERS - BLAME IT ON R…
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Kane

    24. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Danny Ings

    25. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Emerson

    26. Tiralik
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Redmond

  23. Trippier Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Hello, benching order set up correctly - really not sure this week, and wouldn't mind playing Mousset and Cantwell? Thanks for any help.

    Pope
    TAA, Rico, Lundstram, Tomori
    Mane, Maddison, De Bruyne, Sterling
    Vardy, Abraham
    Bench: Mousset, Soy, Cantwell

    1. Jullepuu
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Keep Cantwell 3rd on your bench. It's a toss up between Mousset, Soy, Rico and Lundstram imo.

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm playing Cantwell but mainly due to a lack of other options this GW for me. I do think he has a chance at starting though, had developed a good partnership with Pukki pre injury and Norwich have been lacking goals. I'd stick with the same starting 11 as you though.

  24. FPL_adict
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Who do you reckon is the best 4.6 or below defender to get now?

    1. Operation FPL
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Jaanmat

      1. FPL_adict
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Oh boy. I was thinking of captaining Pukki this week 😐

    2. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Willems

      1. FPL_adict
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Really like him. What do you guys think about Lowton? Burnley are a defensive side and have decent fixtures too.

        1. Brimble82
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          Are they decent?
          Not sure I see many CSs coming over the next 5. 1, maybe two tops.
          The thing I like about Willems is the attacking potential - don't see that so much in Lowton's 1 goal in 121 Burnley appearances, and average of 2 assists per season (and he's had one of them!)

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Willems. Newcastle have been pretty solidly defensively and he has good bonus point and attacking potential.

      1. In a Rush
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Willems for me

        1. In a Rush
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          For the reasons that Camzy suggests

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 18 hours ago

      I have Lowton but wouldn't be buying him at this point. Keeping for another couple of GW's then shipping for someone else. Will also be losing Pope for Henderson.

  25. BrutalLogiC
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Is Trossard a shred selection?

    1. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      shred lol, mean shrewd

    2. FPL_adict
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Fixtures are too bad. May be later

    3. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Think he's on a lot of people's radars - fixtures are poor though, but is he fixture proof? Might need 1-2 GW's evidence first....

      1. BrutalLogiC
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        ah yeah, fixtures, one for next month

      2. Brimble82
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        This

  26. Dribbles
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Ceballos has just become a viable captain for me.

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Why not Elneny? Arguably the better option for you

    2. In a Rush
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Didn’t ceballos get injured mid-week?

    3. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      He’s out injured lol

  27. Mr. Wizard
    • 8 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Torn between Vardy. Jiminez & Tammy for captain...

    1. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Go Vardy, or Jimenez if you're chasing

    2. Operation FPL
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      I am looking at Vardy purely from a rest point as the other two have played mid week games. On Tammy atm

      1. FPL_adict
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        +1

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      I iwn vardy and Abraham. But if i had jimenez id surely captain him. Great week for a captiency punt

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Why do people like Jimenez (c) so much? He seems pretty capped to 9 points. I want a captain who can get double digits. Maybe I should give it to Abraham....

        1. Bennerman
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          You're saying he could never score two goals in a match? Weird.

        2. Zladan
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 18 hours ago

          He’s also playing Villa in a derby game.

          Not as easy a fixture as it first looks.

  28. Operation FPL
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    2ft What to do?

    Pope
    Rico Tomori Lund
    KDB Traore Mount Sterling
    Vardy Aubameyang Abraham(C)

    Gazza/TAA/Mendy/Cantwell

  29. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Are people starting pool defenders ahead of the likes of Rico, Soy and Lord?

    1. Operation FPL
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      No all will be, I am am actually going with the latter!

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      I’m playing TAA Robertson Lascelles and benching Lundstrum

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 18 hours ago

        Surely Lord over Lascelles.

    3. The Units
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Dont have that problem

  30. Noé Pamarot
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Been swayed slightly by Andy's article yesterday. Team is:

    Pope, Button
    Digne, Rico, Lund, Janmaat, Diop
    Sterling, Salah, KDB, Yarmo, Saka,
    Vardy, Abraham, Connolly

    Already used my FT on Auba to Vardy...and now considering Sterling/Connolly > Son/Jimenez for -8. Would anyone do this? -8 is nasty when my rank is so poor already, but I mainly want to do well in my ML at this stage!

    Cheers all.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      -8 is a bit much. Team is Ok for GW.

    2. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 18 hours ago

      I’d sooner lose Salah than Sterling.