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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. pitstop1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    If you had Auba, would you (c) him over Vardy / Sterling?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Yes

    2. Calderano FC
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      And miss a party?

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Party cancelled this week

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I would. I always prefer my captain picks to be playing at home and on pens.

      1. pitstop1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks all. Hoping for a nice differential.

    4. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Yes , you have probably had him awhile no ?
      No faith in Emery but home to Saints you have to hope for more

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Yes

  2. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Pope
    Chilwell Soyuncu Lundstram Robertson
    Mount KDB Sterling Salah
    Vardy Abraham

    Button Rico Dendoncker Greenwood

    2 FT, 0.3 itb

    Robertson Salah >> TAA Mane ?

    Thanks

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Tricky one. Probably

    2. disarrays11
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Seems reasonable since both are injury doubts and Klopp might not want to take too many risks with Napoli during midweek coming up

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Just Salah to Mane and play Rico

    4. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      In the same boat. I think that's the "safety move".

      Toying with being crazy and doing Salah/Greenwood->Richarlison/Laca or Firmino for a -4.

      Tho I also still have a WC in my pocket.

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Rock bottom 🙂

    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 • Mané • Maddison • Martial • Mount
    Vardy(C) • Tammy
    (McG. Rico. Tomori. Connelly)

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Rico or Soy is a tough one

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Soy-boy for sure. CRY lack luster on the attack and LEI's defense has been solid.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Roll it, then you’ve 2 just before the games come every 3 days

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Solid enough for a save

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks all. See you on the other side

    6. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Hi mate. I would save....and bench Rico

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers pal. Think I’m all set then. How you looking matey?

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          After a rocky start recovering well. In the top 200k which will do for now. Just need to get my capt choice right....

  4. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 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.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Yes.
      No.

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks Rafa 😉

    2. Zlatanzo
        4 months, 17 days ago

        No, No

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        No, yws

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        No - what about Richarlison for a week then Pulisic next week?
        No

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

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

      Too risky ya'll think?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Bad moves. Too soon

      2. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Like it.

      3. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Wait 1 more week

      4. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Would rather have Martial Rashford for now than Kane Son ... 2-3 weeks down the line let's see

    4. dee_top
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Cap:
      A) Mane
      B) Vardy
      Play:
      A) Rico
      B) Mount

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Bb

      2. POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        B&B 🙂

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        BB

    5. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Which route ? (Have taa)

      A) wilson mount -4 to laca djenepo
      Gw14 lowton to lovren/5.5 def.
      Gw15 son dendonker -4 to madison puli

      B) wilson mount -4 to ings richar(c)
      Gw14 richar to puli
      Gw15 son lowton -4 to robo madison (or) son stays & lowton to 6.6 def.

      C) wilson to ings
      Gw14 lowton to robbo
      Mount stays & Gw15 maybe son to madison

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        C

    6. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      GTG?

      Gazzaniga
      TAA Robbo Lundy
      Mane(C) Son Martial Ozil
      Vardy Tammy Jiminez

      Button Rico Dendo Reid

      1. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Yes. Mane or Vardy cap, I don’t think there is much in that choice.

        Thoughts on Robbo playing? If he doesn’t start, I can’t see him playing at all.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Exactly! That's why he is in my 11! If he is rested, then Rico comes in for him!

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Ozil! Wow ...

    7. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Salah to Mane (-4)?

      Subs are, Lowton, Kelly

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Tough one ... would be reluctant to get rid Salah for a hit. Let Lowton show off ...

    8. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Don’t think I need to do anything here:

      Pope
      Lord/Soy/TAA
      Mount, Mane, KDB, Maddison
      Jimenez, Tammy, (V)ardy

      Button, Cantwell, Diop, Tomori
      2.5 itb 1FT

      Only gamble I see is Diop to Robertson

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Save ft and money...see what happens with Spurs

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Hold on tight

      3. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Nope. Hold steady and save FT.

    9. Firefoxed
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Need advice! Which option should I go with?

      Ryan button
      Soy trent lowton lundstram rico
      Mount mane kdb cantwell madisson
      Vardy abra connoly

      A. Cantwell to Son
      B. Cantwell to Martial
      C. Mount and Connoly to Jim and Son - 4
      D. Connoly to Jim

      1. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        D

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        B or D

    10. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Help needed.
      Mount and Lowton out. ( Have abraham ) to
      Son and 4.3 bench fodder. ??

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Not sure....Mount could be gold after the week

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Yes my thinking too.....I will wait to see how Jose plays this wknd.....thanks

    11. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Too early for Kane?

      Any idea on Vardy’s EO

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Yes.

        The way the polls are looking, I would guess 125% among the top 10k.

        1. Concrete
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Cheers pal

    12. Mackans
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      H.Barnes, KDB & Connolly -> Hayden, Martial & Jimenez (-4)?

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        No

        1. Mackans
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Why?

          1. Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Don’t like the moves

      2. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        No(asuming you won't be playing Hayden/Connolly).

    13. Kane-harry Island
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Where is this believe coming from that Sterling could be a better captain than Vardy and Mane this week. Am I missing something?

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Man City at home?

      2. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Will be a open game and city have to bounce back so see a lot of goals, just hoping he is involved, palace and Brighton at home are known to frustrate so it’s understandable

      3. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Sterling(c) is an expert pick. Casuals see Chelsea and disregard City players.

    14. Pia06rc
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Got Richarlison as a one week punt before bring Salah in

      Thoughts on captaining him vs Norwich?

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        May as well

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Risky, but of the punts he could be the best one

      3. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Having him alone enough for me.

    15. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Lacazette has 26 points this season and is averaging 3.7 points/match. Brutal.

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Luckily, he has plenty of time to improve those numbers.

    16. disarrays11
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Pope (Button)
      TAA - Lundstram - Rico - Willems (Hanley*)
      Sterling - KDB - Mané - Mount (Dendoncker)
      Vardy - Abraham (Connolly*)

      1 FT, 2.4m itb

      A) KDB & Dendoncker -> Martial & Richarlison (-4)
      B) KDB & Connolly -> Martial & Jimenez (-4)
      C) KDB & Connolly -> Richarlison & Jimenez (-4)
      D) Sterling & Dendoncker -> Son & Richarlison/Martial (-4)
      E) Sterling & Connolly -> Son & Jimenez (-4)
      F) None of the above, save FT

      1. Bucket Man
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Save

      2. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        F

    17. Bojam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Bringing in Kane for Firmino this week. Worth captaining as well or not?

      OR not great and chasing in ML.

      Other captain options are Sterling, KDB or Vardy.

      What do y’all reckon?

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        I think having him is enough, really

      2. disarrays11
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Out of the players you seem to have I'd captain Vardy.

        If I'd be looking to bring in a Spurs player I'd go for Son instead of Kane

        1. Bojam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks both, appreciated! Any other thoughts on this welcome! Cheers

    18. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Jiminez OK?

      Heaton looking OK was a nice surprise so thinking Salah/Connolly to Tielemans/Jim and then get Mane next gw.

    19. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Already have Chilwell, which move should I do?

      A) KDB > Son
      B) KDB + Soy > Maddison + TAA

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Save

    20. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      GTG? Bench order OK?

      Pope
      TAA, Lundstram, Robbo
      KDB, Mane, Mount, Tielemans
      Vardy(c), Jimenez, Tammy
      (Button; Rico, Lowton, Cantwell)

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Yep

    21. Mackans
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      What would you do? (2 free transfers, 0.0ib)

      Pope (McGovern)
      Trent Tomori Söyüncü (Rico) (Kelly)
      Sterling Mané KDB Mount Barnes
      Vardy Abraham (Connolly)

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        I see no Lord Lund , work a way to get him, lose Tomori

    22. Uns95
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Good to go? Unsure of benching Lundstram, but the alternative is benching Mount or Soyuncu?

      Pope
      TAA Digne Soyuncu
      Mane KDB Tielemans Mount
      Jimenez Abraham Vardy (c)

      (McGovern Lundstram Mendy Elneny) - 2.2m in the bank.

    23. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Good to go and roll the free transfer? Have £3.7m in the bank. Tempted to play Rico over Mount.

      Pope
      TAA, Soy, Tierney
      Mane, KDB, Perez, Mount
      Jimenez, Tammy, Vardy (C)

      Button, Rico, Burn, Dend

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Roll , 2 fts and 3.7 itb easy moves next gw

    24. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Has Klopps presser happened at all? Not heard anything yet on the whole Salah situation

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        See, FFS Tweets.

      2. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        3 dots on too right, bird icon.

        1. JustPark
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          *top

    25. EL tridente
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Who to captain?
      A) Sterling
      B) Auba

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Who do you prefer?

      2. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Auba

      3. n-doggg
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        A

      4. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Auba surely , why else have you held him

    26. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      A. Salah to mane
      B. Kdb and Greenwood to Dendoncker and Vardy

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        A for me I think

      2. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Anything been said about Salah?

        1. n-doggg
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          That he trained all day yesterday and was ok. Need to decide on training session today for klopp to decide. He will probably play I think but this ankle isn’t going to go away so will be rested over the busy period

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Ahhh ok that’s good enough for me anyway, cheers bud, for the choices then, A may be best, but i’d be tempted to do B coz i’d rather Hold Mo

      3. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        A

    27. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Sterling traore to son and Martial/Maddison (-4)?

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Playing Traore? Not ideal.

        But neither is selling Sterling this week

        1. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          I know, bench is meh
          Nakamba Hanley diop

    28. Josserz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Mendy & KDB > Mings & Salah?

      Have Sterling but no Mane

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Salah is a doubt, not sure you should be moving for him. Go for Mane instead?

        Why Mings?

        1. Josserz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Frees up some money and Villa’s fixtures in the long run aren’t too bad.

          Puzzled about Mendy not getting game time too...maybe see what happens with him this week first...

        2. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Reckon he’ll play from what i’ve read