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. Lecky Legs FC
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Which one to do this GW?

    A) Yarmolenko > Pulisic

    B) Wesley > Jimenez

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      A. Do B for free next gw

      1. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Pulisic is on fire right now think the Derby on Sunday will be a tight game might be leaning towards A now myself thanks

    3. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

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

      B but it depends on your Liverpool plan.

      1. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Got Salah & VVD looks to downgrade both in couple of GW's

    6. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

    7. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers all

    8. Bushman
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

    9. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

    10. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Good luck to all this GW. All set folks? At 643k OR, not much to lose capping Mane.

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Tomori
    Mane(C) Sterling Tielemans Mount*
    Tammy Wilson Vardy

    Button Cantwell Soy Diop

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

      I’m at 500k and also considering capping Mané!
      I have Vardy, Tammy and Jimi also. Just not sure if I’d be doing it just for the sake of not following the crowds on Vardy!

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    GTG?

    Gazza
    Lundstram Rico TAA
    Maddison Mount KdB Mané
    Vardy(c) Tammy Rash

    Bench: Ryan Pereira Dendo Kelly

    1. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      GTG

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I wouldnt bench Pereira.

    3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah g2g

    4. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      GTG

  4. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Help with 2 to bench:

    Ryan Button
    Tomori TAA Soy Lund Lowton
    Salah Sterling KDB McGinn
    King Abraham Jimenez

    Button. ... ... Cantwell

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Lowton and Soy

    2. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      On the basis King's form isn't great, I'd bench King and Soy

    3. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Shooot, I was on McGinn Lowton

    4. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Lowton soy

  5. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Play soy or lund...?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      lund

  6. De Gea is GOAT
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Am i the only thinking that a Vardy blank is inevitable this week due to being first captain choice atm? Silly reasoning i know but this seems to be happening every week so far. Should i go for Mane or Tammy instead?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Wilson

    2. The Albatross
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I've got a similar feeling but he's still my captain atm. Lundstram is in the same boat imo, I don't think he's a good pick away at spurs

  7. simong1
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Who do you think scores more this week? Jimenez or Wilson?

    1. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Jimi imo

    2. FPL_adict
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I think Jimenez. So, it will be Wilson

    3. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Wilson

    4. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      J

  8. FPL Kakarot
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Who is most likely to start for Spurs this weekend?

    a) Alli

    b) Eriksen

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Alli

  9. Benditlike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Does anyone have an idea if Cantwell will start?

    1. FPL_adict
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Yes, Daniel Farke does 😉

    2. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Wouldn't bet my money on him starting

      1. In a Rush
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        This, not guaranteed to start now.

    3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Most probably, No

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

      Most likely no.

  10. Disturbed
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Repost. Keep Wilson for one more gw or transfer out for jimmy/ rash for free?

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

      Jimmy

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Wilson > Jimmy is an easy move this week

      1. Disturbed
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Better option than Rashford? Neves taking the penalty last night is putting me off Jimmy.

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          The fact that United have scored less goals than Burnley, Bouremouth, West ham and Wolves, who have all been in bad attacking form, puts me off.

          1. Disturbed
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 9 days ago

            Valid point.....

        2. acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          And he missed ryt?

    3. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Keep, captain, fail, then ship. That is my plan.

    4. redsallstars
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Neves and jimmy alternate taking pens so it’s even better news that neves took one last night

    5. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Jimmy

  11. It's been a pleasure..…
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Bottomed out!
    A little help needed Here 2ft carried over but what to do?

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

    Gazza/Cantwell/TAA/Mendy

    1. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Mendy and Traore out for me

    2. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      With good fixtures and Mane price rises on the way, can you get him in, maybe at expense of Auba or Sterling?

      1. It's been a pleasure..…
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Sterls>Mane Traore>Teilemans

    3. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Dont bench TAA...bench tomori..

    4. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Never bench TAA! He could return at any point and can get bonus points even if they concede.

      1. The Albatross
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        This

  12. Marc Jobling
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Who to play on this bad week:

    Cantwell (WAT)
    Lundstram (tot)
    Hayden (BOU)

    1. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Lundy!

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Lundy

    4. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      When in doubt just play Lundy

    5. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Lund easy

    6. The Albatross
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I'm playing Cantwell

      1. The Albatross
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        And benching Lundy

  13. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Planning to make just 1 transfer to have 2ft for international break. 2ft and 0.5itb atm.

    Pope
    TAA Coady Lascelles
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Tielemans
    Tammy Jimenez

    4.0; Lundstram, Souyncu, Greenwood

    A. Mount -> D. James
    B. Salah -> Mane
    C. Sterling -> Mane

    1. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 9 days ago

      C

  14. Benditlike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    I have this team, 1 FT and 0.8 ITB.

    Pope
    VVD, Dunk, Lundstram, Rico
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
    Tammy, Vardy

    Button, Cantwell, Otamendi, Connolly

    I will probably use my WC after this GW, so im reluctant to take any hits. What should i do?

    A) Salah -> Mane
    B) Otamendi -> Chilwell
    C) Mount -> Martial (Bought Mount at 6.2 so have value tied up in him)
    D) Other??

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

      I cant afford C)...
      Would have to be James instead of Martial

    2. jg7u
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

    3. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

  15. Lord Flashheart
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    A soy and a guide
    B chilwell and willems

    ?

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      A is soy and maguire

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B by faaaar

    3. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      BBB

    4. Lord Flashheart
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers

  16. Tshelby
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Did anyone see the Wolves game last night? How did they play and how did Jimenez play?

  17. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    vardy still not owned by 70% of teams,mmmm thats 7 out of every 10

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers Micheal Owen

      1. Am sorry to say again it�…
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        1. Am sorry to say again it�…
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          lol

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      ??

    3. HarryB29
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      mmmmm

    4. Ted Striker
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      MATHS

  18. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Which ?

    A) madison/tielmans (have vardy)
    B) son
    C) martial/james
    D) pulisic (have tammy & mount)

    1. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      C

    2. HarryB29
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Would say Maddison. Nailed on, great team form, great fixtures, all set pieces, attacking side

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      A

    4. Lord Flashheart
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

  19. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling is a weird name to see on the suspension tightrope

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      He gets frustrated and makes silly challenges

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

      Another reason why I'm likely to ditch him for Salah after next week.

      1. In a Rush
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Will be suspended for the Chelsea game when he picks up his 5th this week, then mass sales.

    3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Do you know when it refreshes?

      1. In a Rush
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        I think somewhere near mid-season the threshold rises to 10, I’m not sure though.

  20. COLLIN QUANER
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Kane (c)

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Against the best defense in the league

  21. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    I have all those mentioned in this article.
    I expect red arrows this GW.

  22. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    A) Mount to Pulisic -4
    B) Do nothing, first sub Lundstram

    1. jg7u
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

    3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B and captain

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

    Best move?
    A. Keep Mount and transfer out CHO.
    B. Vice versa.
    C. Keep both.

    Very weak bench (Boly out etc.). Looking at one from Son/Martial/Maddison.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Wait for press conference. If Mount is out, keep both. If he isnt, then transfer out Hudson.

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

        Sound advice actually

  24. One Wheels Enough
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    long(ish) term:

    A) Robbo, Madd and Mount

    B) Tomori, Son and Martial?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      A

  25. simong1
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Worth using a transfer for Wilson (new) > Jimenez (AVL) this GW or better to save it so as to have 2 FT next GW?

    1. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Save

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I would do the transfer

    3. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Worth it this gw

    4. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      He has just dropped and Jimi rose, be tempted to save now.

  26. Kizza_10
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Other than Mount who’s the best 7.0 mid and under ?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      tielemans, mcginn, h.barnes, mcneil

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      james

  27. DarkSideOfTheLoon
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    G2G?

    Pope
    VVD/ Rico/ Lundstram
    Mane/ KDB/ Martial/ Cantwell
    Auba/ Tammy/ Vardy (C)

    Button/ Dendoncker/ Kelly/ Otamendi

    Thank you

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      g2g

  28. Rushford
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Heaton
    TAA Williams Lundstram
    Sterling KDB Mount CHO
    Tammy Vardy(C) Auba

    Mcgovern Soy Cantwell Kelly

    0FT 1.9itb

    Not very excited by my team this week. Anything worth a hit? Was planning to transfer out CHO for Martial. But now I think he might start

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      g2g

    2. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      That's similar to mine and I'm excited!
      Though I do plan to move Mount to Martial pending Frank's PC.

  29. jg7u
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    With 1FT which is the best option?
    A) Sterling > Mane(have KDB)
    B) Save

    Who should I start?
    1) Lundstram
    2) Lascelles

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      A1

  30. Giggsy_11
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Pope (Button)
    Rico / Chilwell / Lundstram / TAA (Dunk)
    Mane / KDB / Maddison / Pulisic (Traore)
    Abraham / Vardy©. (Jimenez)

    Should i bring in Jimenez?

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      This is a joke? Have you seen the captaincy poll?

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        He means into the XI, brains

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah that's what I meant. He currently has the player who is the 3rd highest on the poll on the bench!

          1. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 9 days ago

            Fair shout then.

            For Lund if it were I.

          2. Giggsy_11
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 9 days ago

            Plan to bring in Jimenez but who should i swap with?

        2. In a Rush
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          Surely he knows that’s what he means!
          And yes of course drop a defender for him probably rico

    2. Atom&Humber
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Lol lundstram/Rico over jiminez