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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. sentz05
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Play Heaton or Pope

    1. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Heaton

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Pope

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

      H

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

    Good to go?

    Ederson
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Lowton
    Mane KDB Son Martial
    Vardy(c) Tammy

    Dendoncker Greenwood Tomori

    1. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yup....

    2. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Lowton might need the axe if he misses out this gw

  3. gaurava1216
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Need a little advice here pls

    I have 0.3ITB and exact funds to bring in Tomori who i want from next week- but not this week. 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. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      If you want him you should do it

  4. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Worth wildcarding just for 4 players or keep it a bit longer for the fixture congestion?

    1. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Keep.

    2. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Keep for sure

    3. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      It's getting on now - The holiday period is always a mess, with or without wc, not sure having one for then helps as it's so unpredictable. I say firm up the team now, sort out the bench, and let it roll.

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

      Bit late u need to use it early in the week build a bit of team value but for 4 players minus 4 minus 8 better prob come in useful before xmas

    5. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      anything above a -8 i'd say is WC territory for me, but tbh 4 players seems a bit of a waste idk

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

    Would you start Rico over Soy or Lund?

    1. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      No

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Nope

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

      Nah.

  6. Lukakus talking
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Gazzaniga - Button

    Söyüncü - Alexander-Arnold - Lundstram - Tomori - Pieters

    Salah - Sterling - De Bruyne - Mount - Guendouzi

    Wood - Jiménez - Abraham

    2FT £0.0ITB

    Is it worth doing Sterling or Salah + Wood to Vardy + Maddison/Martial for free?

    Thanks in advance

    1. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yes- but no Mane would be a bigger concern....

      I would actually consider Sterling out too for Mane

      1. Lukakus talking
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks. Could do Salah to Maddison (or Martial) now, and Sterling to Mane next week.

        Don't really want to take a hit when Sterling could do well against a relatively leaky Chelsea defence

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

    Some suggestions welcome

    Pope
    Trent soy lundy janmaat
    Sterling kdb maddison mane
    Vardy tammy

    Button mount rico Connolly

    2ft .1itb WC available

    1. itsmeguneet
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Janmat > Mount.. high scoring game will get you pts

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

      Start Mount over Janmaat imo.

  8. Amey
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Do we have any Salah news ??
    Thank you in advance !

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Dropping fast!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers bro

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

          It’s a no win situation - moved just before their prices changed a couple of weeks back and it felt good. If they both look to move again later this evening it’s a no brainer imo

    2. Dave Bauer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Nothing conclusive, unlikely to hear anything further now.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Ahh
        I'm feeling stupid niw

  9. Pedaso Pirates
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Which of these combos:
    A) Kane and Maddison
    B) Vardy and Son
    C) Other

    TY.

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy and Son/Alli(wait and see).

  10. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Pope - Button
    TAA - Soysauce - Rico - Lundstram - Reid
    Sterling - KdB - Mane - Martial - Mount
    Tammy - Vardy - Wickham

    What I should to do? Have 2 FT, 0.0itb.
    Dont have any idea.

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Wickham to Greenwood.

  11. Dave Bauer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Who would you start out of these 3?

    A) James
    B) Rico
    C) Mings

    Thanks lads.

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      James I think.

      1. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Assuming the one from Man United.

  12. DavidKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Guys,

    Am I right in thinking that Abraham is out performing his stats over, say, the last 3 games?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Makes a change from missing numerous big chances

  13. itsmeguneet
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Suggestions please 🙂

    Heaton
    Robbo- Rico- Lund
    McGinn- Maddison-Mount- Salah
    Vardy- Tammy- Aguero

    Button, Hayden, Kelly, Otamendi

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

      Save

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

      2FT? Sort Ota.
      1FT? Save.

  14. Zlatanzo
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Who would you transfer out for Vardy?
    A) KDB
    B) Sterling
    C) Neither and get a large sofa

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I'm currently on C

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

    Think this is the first time I’ve owner mane... sorry in advance to all owners

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Great choice

  16. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Pope
    Rico TAA Lundstram, Mendy
    Mane, KDB Mount Martial
    Vardy, Aubameyang,
    (4.0, Connolly, Lascelles, Saka)

    1ft 0.6 ITB

    Subs and Mendy are going to be an issue over Christmas so they are my priority.

    Aubameyang is my cash cow but he's got two great fixtures so he's got a stay of execution. Willing to take a minus 4.

    Appreciate any suggestions

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

      Difficult to upgrade without losing one of big hitters, would look to use auba and mendy in next few weeks to fund upgrades elsewhere

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

        For sure both are going soon. Mendy first

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

      Mendy to go next week. Connolly probably fine by that time.
      Sort rest one at a time I think. Maybe just a hit would be enough.

  17. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    anyone takinig Richarlison for 1 week (c) punt?

  18. L S P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Play it safe or roll the dice?

    A) Salah/Robbo->Mane/TAA
    B) Salah/Greenwood->Richarlison/Lacazette

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

      Live a little. Roll the dice.

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

    Just 2 questions:
    1.Captain (M)ane or (V)ardy
    2.Start (R)ico or (M)ount

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      VM.

  20. sebidani1990
    4 months, 9 days ago

    How would you improve this team?
    I was gonna get Robertson for Otamendi before his injury, so that's why Ota is still in the squad.

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu
    Mane KDB Maddison Martial Mount
    Vardy Abraham

    Button Rico Otamendi Connolly

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Nothing this week. You're ready.

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

    Who scores more this week?

    Mane or sterling

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

      Sterling

  22. HD7
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Currently on C but tempted by A...
    (Mount was bought for 6M so this makes it a hard decision)

    A) Mount to Richa for 1 GW punt (plays Norwich) and then get Pulisic
    B) Just get Pulisic
    C) Save and play Rico instead of Mount (4-3-3)
    D) Save and play Mount

    1 FT, 1.3M ITB

    Gazza
    TAA Lund Robbo Rico
    Mane KDB Maddy
    Abraham Jimenez Vardy

    Subs: Button, Willems, Mount, Hayden

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

    Anyone else feeling optimistic with (c) Aguero! now that David Silva is healthy again?

    1. itsmeguneet
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Me here!

  24. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Bench one:

    Soy (bha)
    Lundy (MU)
    Rico (WOL)

    Thanks

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Rico

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

      R

  25. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Very tempted to do, Sterling + Maupay -> Son + Kane (-4). Have a feeling Spurs are gonna bounce back strong against leaky Wham.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      What’s the weather like in puntville?

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

        Overcast. 100% chance of thunderstorms starting Saturday morning.

      2. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        It's hot up here. Even thinking Vardy-> Kane.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Must be a fever!

  26. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Mount to Pulisic and bank second FT?
    Also (c) Vardy over Auba?

    Pope
    TAA/Soy/Lund
    Mane/KDB/Mount/Maddison
    Auba/Vardy/Abraham

    Button/Rico/Tomori/Hayden

  27. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    What to do with Salah?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Hope.

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

      play and pray.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I got him this gw
      Hopefully he plays 😀

  28. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Team set up right?

    Pope
    Robbo taa Lund
    Mane kdb mount madd
    Jimmi (V)ardy Tammy

    Soy yarma Rico

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Looks nice

  29. Mc3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Plan has always been to get TAA for Lowton this week. Take a -4 to swap mane for Salah also?

    Ryan
    Robbo Lund Lowton*
    Salah* KDB Mount Maddison
    Abraham Vardy(c) Jimi

    Button / Soyuncu Rico Dend

    1FT 3.2ITB

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Soy to cover Lowton. No rush there.
      Not sure on Salah/Mane move.

  30. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    1FT & 2.8m ITB. Best to save or move on Mount perhaps? Also is this the right 11 and captain?

    Pope
    TAA • Lunds • Soyuncu
    KDB(vc) • Mané • Maddison • Martial • Mount
    Vardy(C) • Tammy
    (McG. Rico. Tomori. Connelly)