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Who are the best FPL captain candidates for Gameweek 13?

With the final international break of 2019 out of the way, Fantasy Premier League managers must once again make big decisions.

The most important one ahead of Gameweek 13 is, naturally, the captaincy.

In a season characterised by difficult debates for the armband, the latest one has followed suit.

As per usual, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you out by analysing the form of the candidates and the defensive capabilities of their upcoming opponents.

Captain Poll

Captain poll results as of Thursday lunch-time

For the second Gameweek in a row, Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) sits at the top of the captain poll results.

That should be no surprise to Fantasy managers, considering that Leicester’s number one centre-forward is in the form of his life.

Over the last four Gameweeks, Vardy has found the net six times and has not blanked since the Gameweek 8 trip to Liverpool.

He is fast becoming a very reliable option for the captaincy as his ownership (36%) continues to rise. 32.9% of our voters have backed him for the Gameweek 13 captaincy too.

This weekend pits him against a Brighton defence that has kept two clean sheets in their last four at the Amex Stadium, although captain Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) will be missing through suspension.

Adam Webster (£4.4m) is also touch and go to start for the Seagulls.

It looks as if the 14.7% who have voted for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) this weekend are relying on the fixture rather than the player.

Southampton’s 9-0 to defeat at home to Leicester in Gameweek 10 has very much cemented their place amongst the ‘captain against’ category.

However, Aubameyang himself has registered just one attacking return in his last five Premier League matches, scoring against Wolves in Gameweek 11.

Furthermore, Southampton have tended to struggle more in front of their own fans than any way from home recently.

They held Manchester City to just two goals in Gameweek 11 and even managed to earn a 1-1 draw at Wolves in Gameweek 9.

So it will be interesting to see whether they can prove to be frustrating on the road once again when they travel to Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.

Not far behind Aubameyang in the captain poll standings is Sadio Mané (£12.1m), who has the backing of 12.9% as of Thursday lunch-time.

The Liverpool man remains the top-scoring midfielder heading into Gameweek 13 after finding the net late-on against Manchester City last time out.

No Liverpool player has more attacking returns away from home than Mané this season (four) which arguably makes him the most likely to secure a breakthrough against Crystal Palace.

Furthermore, as things stand, he is much more likely to start at Selhurst Park than Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) who comes into Gameweek 13 as an injury doubt and backed by just 2.6% for the captaincy.

Despite a swathe of sales over the international break, a portion of Fantasy managers are keeping faith in Raheem Sterling (£12.0m).

He may have just one attacking return in his last four league starts at home but Chelsea come to the Etihad Stadium still without a clean sheet away from home this season.

That is enough to convince 10.3% of our voters to back Sterling for the captaincy in Gameweek 13.

Heading up what Joe and David would describe as ‘barrel scrapers’, is Harry Kane (£10.8m) who prepares to face West Ham on Saturday lunch-time.

Just 4.5% of you have decided he is the best captain this weekend but interest in his services has certainly increased somewhat with the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Spurs.

Kane does only have one attacking return in the last five Premier League matches but West Ham’s defensive form has been particularly poor of late.

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m), Son Heung-min (£9.6m), Richarlison (£7.9m), Raúl Jiménez (£7.3m), Sergio Aguero (£12.0m), Sébastien Haller (£7.2m), Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) are the only other options selected by more than 1% of voters.

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1,327 Comments Post a Comment
  1. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    A) Start Salah & Robbo, Tomori & Hayden on the bench if injured
    B) Salah > Mane for -4

    1. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes.. and pray
      Not for -4

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Got 1 FT; Salah to someone?

    If, then who?

    1. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mane if don't own

  3. gaurava1216
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I have 0.3ITB and exact funds to bring in Tomori who i want from next week- but With Tomori set to rise should i bring him only to bench him so i don't get priced out?

    I don't know why it just feels so wrong to bring in a player only to bench him.

    1. Jullepuu
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Not bad if you have 11 players with a decent fixture and no injury concerns

        1. gaurava1216
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          team below... pls let me know once you had a look

          1. Jullepuu
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Looks good to me if Tomori is the player you really want to bring in

      • KDB4PREZ
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Who to captain
          A) Kun
          B) Richarlison
          C) Vardy

          First to 3 go go

          1. gaurava1216
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            if Chasing badly B
            If Happy to tick over C
            If Gambling A

            I would pick C from this lot

        • El Fenomeno R9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          KDB or Son (C) ?

          1. gaurava1216
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            No other options?

            1. El Fenomeno R9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Salah but worried about minutes

              1. gaurava1216
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                No Vardy? Mane? Auba? Sterling? All better picks

          2. tomasjj
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I got KDB....should I rather go Vardy?

            1. gaurava1216
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              vardy

          3. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Try again

        • gaurava1216
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Hi guys- would appreciate feedback pls!

          Pope
          Lundstram TAA Soyuncu Guilbert
          Mane James KDB
          Auba(C) Vardy(VC) Tammy

          Bench: Button Mount Lowton Cantwell

          Is the bench order right? Guilbert Home to Newcastle vs Mount away to City is my dilemma...

          Captain and VC also not locked in

          1FT 0.3ITB thinking of
          A) Save
          B) Tomori in for Lowton as Tomori set to rise and want him from next week....

          Please help!

          1. gaurava1216
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            anyone pls?

          2. ArielOrtega10
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Mount in for Guilbert. No brainer. City havent kept many clean sheets.

              Save on transfer, you already have 0.3 ITB, so price rise hardly affects you and then you will have two and be in a much better position.

          3. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            WC team done?

            Ryan, Button
            TAA, Lundstram, Rico, Soyuncu, Janmaat
            Pulisic, Mane, KdB, McGinn, Maddison
            Vardy, Jiminez, Abraham

            Would love Kane but would mean having to downgrade Jimi, Tammy and Maddison so not sure it's worth it in terms of bench depth for the festive season run in.

            1. gaurava1216
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Ryan fixtures not great at all.....Hendo better ( yes i know doesn't play this week) But Gazzaniga better also
              Tomori good value and fixtures
              Front line + Mid is benching headaches.. Downgrade McGinn- look at Villa fixtures coming up... Horrible...
              Janmat doesn't do it for me-

              Then this team is great.

          4. Bookkeeper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Jimmi owners- will he start?

            1. gaurava1216
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Hopefully... not much can do now.. just hope

          5. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Why isnt Rashford more popular round here?

            He is 5th among Fs with 5.2 Points per match (tied w Kane, just ahead of Pukki/Jimenez), has nice fixtures and Pens.

            1. tomasjj
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Been a bit hot and cold. but now back on my radar.

            2. gaurava1216
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Martial cheaper OOP and 3 strikers far better value PPM
              Vardy Jimi Tammy

              1. Yank Revolution
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Slightly cheaper, scoring less PPM and historically, doesnt score as many goals/assists as Rashford per minute over their careers.

                1. gaurava1216
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  He s not for me... better value up top

                  1. Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    I think its debatable between Jimenez and Rashford, not clear cut at all. Tammy and Vardy are the must haves.

            3. AuFeld
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              If you have him, keep. I'm detoured to bring him in for the next four fixtures ahead. However, his xG numbers are eye catching.

              1. Yank Revolution
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I don't...its a question of changing formation back to 3 4 3 and who I want as my third striker.

                1. AuFeld
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  You have a solid squad. Making any transfers this week?

                  1. Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Thanks, and yes, I think I shall...I may even take a hit.

            4. melvinmbabazi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I have him ✋

          6. Paulyt33
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            help ......maddison or Jimenez ??

            1. gaurava1216
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Madison

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

              If no Vardy, Maddison.

          7. gaurava1216
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Play Mount ( away to City) or Guilbert ( Home to Newcastle)
            I own Tammy already...

            1. Paulyt33
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Mount

          8. Paulyt33
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Have Vardy ...changing my team up a bit it comes down to this Maddison or Vardy ....

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Vardy

          9. Paulyt33
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Sorry Madd or Jim

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              We answered...

          10. gaurava1216
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Cpt:
            Auba or Vardy?

          11. liyxkao
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Thoughts on below, 1FT & 4.6m ITB

            pope
            vvd, lovren, lundy, Soyu
            KDB, Salah, Mcgin
            Tammy, Jimi, Vardy

            Bench: mount, cantwel, rico

            not sure what to do with Salah or who to captain

          12. Fernando Torres
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Kane or Son?

          13. Death Star
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 days ago

            GTG ?

            Alisson
            TAA - Soy - Lund
            Mane (VC) - KDB - Mount - Mads
            Jimmy - Tammy - Vardy (C)

            Pope - Rico - Tomori - Dendo

            GW Transfer made and 2.0 ITB

            Cheers