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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. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Does Klopp sub player like Robbo on or will this be a case if he plays or he doesn’t play

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Grammar top for post good

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Nice very English.

    2. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Plays or doesn't play imo

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers I think and hope so

        1. Tshelby
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Just bought him so I hope he plays!

    3. Fnug
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Plays or doesn't. Milner not having the best history against Zaha bodes well for a Robbo start too.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Nice 1

      2. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Surely Zaha will be up against Trent mostly?

    4. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Highly unlikely to come off the bench

  2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Best value for money from the Leicester cheaper midfielders - Tielemans, Perez or Barnes?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Tielemans 6.7, Perez 6.2, Barnes 5.9

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Tielemans

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Adds to do not talk to list again*

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Tielmens is the safer option but if you need those extra cashes i would punt on perez

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks mate - yeah, this is where I am at the moment I think - Perez has largely been poor, but even with reduced minutes he still has the same goals as Tielemans and just 1 assist less. Tielemans definitely safer minutes though and probably less chance of a future headache.

    5. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Tielemens is equally good option as Maddison for 0.8m less

      Infact since he joined pl (gw26 last season) he has been involved in more goals than Maddison in Premier League

      Tielemens- 6 goals 8 assists

      Maddison- 6 goals 7 assists.

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Nice stats - cheers 🙂

    6. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I've got Perez. Will probably start him ahead of Mount this week.

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Its a bit of a 'You get what you pay for' scenario season to date:

      Maddison 62 points / 962 minutes / 7.5m
      Tielemans 57 points / 1071 minutes / 6.7m
      Perez 46 points / 701 minutes / 6.1m
      Barnes 43 points / 636 minutes / 5.9m

      Either of Maddison or Tielemans are fine picks depending on your budget

      Maddison seems to have the lovely habit of delivering FPL returns regardless of whether his stats and eye tests are good, bad or indifferent, albeit for an extra 0.8

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Can't afford Maddy unfortunately - will probably end up going with Tielemans (apologies to all his other owners). Cheers 🙂

    8. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Tielemans. The other two prone to rotation or early subbing

  3. The King
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Any other changes or gtg?
    .6itb 0ft

    Pope
    TAA • Rico • Lund
    Mane • Sterling • Martial • Mads • Mount
    Vardy(c) • Abraham

    Button, Tomori, Conolly, Hanley

    Would appreciate your opinion. Thanks 🙂

  4. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Who is joining me at the Ri(c)harlison de Andrade party?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I have him as my captain atm. But when i do salah to mane for a hit i might give it to sadio.

    2. Fnug
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Not wanting the headache next week.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        promise of no hangover, only the best being served up 😉

    3. NielsvanDelft
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Looking to bring him in for Salah on a one week punt, crazy? Already have Mané

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I brought him in for a three week punt with this fixture being key to that decision so why not...lot of worse punts out there! You could punt on Son either though!

  5. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Repost

    I will be in london next week.
    Anyone knows how to get a ticket for chelsea vs westham game at stamford bridge?

  6. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    GTG?

    Pope
    Trent Robbo* Lunders Soy boy
    Sterling (c) KDB Maddo McGinn
    Vardy Tammy

    Bench: Woodman*, Mount, Mings, Connolly*

    1FT 1.8ITB

    Have pondered a lot of different things but is my team fine for this week?

  7. Am sorry to say again it�…
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Any Southampton fans on here care to give some insight on Moussa Djenepo's potential?

    1. JammySprat
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Absolute boss. I'm bringing in next week

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      played fullback last week

  8. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Salah -> Son for a hit?

    1. Fnug
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Not for a hit

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers

  9. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Vardy not even on the list. lol@RMT tool

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I wasn’t aware that the RMT Tool was writing FFS articles. Thanks for your insight though. 🙂

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      he's never going to be there based on his stats

    3. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      RMT just doesn't like Vardy. Especially away

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Him and Salah have both trained. Doesn't mean they will necessarily start but I think judging from klopps comments that they both have a good chance of playing

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Yozzer
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Not sure. Bib theory in effect? Would rile a few Scots if he is fit all of a sudden. Benching wouldn't shock me

  10. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    This Salah thing not going to go away anytime soon, is it?

  11. CHARLIE HULL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone playing triple Chelsea this week and feel good about it? Worth a hit to fix?

    1. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I'm benching Tomori but playing Mount and Tammy v Sterling and KDB. Hoping for a goal fest!

  12. Fnug
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Best pair:

    A) Son & Tielemans
    B) Pulisic & Maddison

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      B

  13. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Robbo
    Kdb Mane Martial
    Jimenez Abraham Vardy
    Button Rico Mount Dendoncker
    1.9m 0ft

    Change anything?
    Only move I can do is Mount to 8.4 mid or below (-4).

  14. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    On wildcard, which way would you go?
    Bench: Hayden, Rico, Janmaat

    A. Robertson, Pulisic (both doubts)
    B. Pereira, Pulisic (or Richarlison for 1 week punt)
    C. Soyuncu, Son

    1. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      A long term

  15. Saro0808
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Help Needed.
    Ryan
    Rico Soy Lund
    Dsilva Kbd Pulisic Mane
    Aguero Tammy Vardy

    Bench : Mcginn Tomori Kelly
    1ft 0.2mil
    Any thoughts who to captian this week,currently at Vardy.
    Auba or Jimi (for the transfer)
    Willing to go for hit,if needed.been struggling this season.

  16. Erez Avni
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Having a realy tough time this GW... I don't have a clue awhat to do...
    sterling to mane? maybe Robo for Kelly? any help would be appreciated.

    3 mil ITB 1 FT

    Ryan (button)
    TAA Rico Lund (Tomori Kelly)
    Sterling KDB Maddison Mount (Dundo)
    Wilson Tamy Vardy

    cheers!

    1. Fnug
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Mount to Son

  17. leroybrown84
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Salah will play and score

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      And then you woke up

  18. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on a cheap 5th mid & 3rd forward rotation based on Dwight McNeil (3-5-2) / Lys Mousset (3-4-3) from next GW?

  19. JammySprat
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    1FT, time to give up on Jota or fix with Bilva and Jota out for option 1 or 2 and bench Rico.

    Gazz
    TAA, Lund, Willems, Rico
    Mane, Maddison, KDB
    Kane, Jota, Abra

    Bilva, Nakamba, Tomori

    1) Bilva & Jota > Auba & Djenepo
    2) Bilva & Jota > Greenwood & any price mid.

  20. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    CHO > Tielemans or Martial? The advantage of Tielemans is I keep plenty ITB to facilitate a Vardy>Kane reversal in one move should I want to do it. Martial only leaves me 0.8m.. Still have my wildcard though.

    1. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I think I'd get Martial. Just.

      With your wildcard still in hand, you can pounce while Martial is hot

  21. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    best playing mid replacement for McTominay?

    Got 5.5 to spend.

    Thinking Moutinho or Neves?

    who else?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      id prob keep

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Keep McTominay? he's red flagged !

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          oh i didnt know that haha. jorg mout or norwood i guess, unless djenepro finds his way further forward

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Threres no one god in the price bracket, either go up or down

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        good*

  22. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    A final locked & loaded guys after a lot of chopping and changing of bench, armband and ins and outs!
    GL for the GW all and enjoy your weekend 🙂

    Pope
    Taa / Robbo / Janmaat / Lundstram
    Mane / Ri(C)harlison / McGinn
    Kane / Vardy / Jimenez
    (Henderson, Mount, James, Rico)

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

      GL Jia , joining the Richie rout too

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Nice, going to be an interesting GW, enjoy 🙂

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

          Yeah got him last week so sort of paid already , cheers

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            three GW punt for me so will likely sell him next week barring other issues crop up!

  23. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    I own Sterling and KDB, one needs to become Mane. I am crazy leaning towards KDB out?

    I see a lot are removing Sterling but have a feeling he will punish sellers tomorrow

    1. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I have those two as well, and I think I'm waiting until next week to bring Mane in. Chelsea game could well be open, and I'm not sure about L'pool if not full strength at Palace

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        waiting is still an option for me also. Who would you ditch if you had to?

        1. Arbroath 36-0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Probably Sterling, but I'm going to watch the Chelsea game closely. Hoping a YC can make the decision for me!

          My thought is that KDB will provide good value and allow me a good squad for Christmas

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            good point on the YC

  24. Me Spurs
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone else going son C? West Ham keeper is terrible

    1. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      (K)ane here.

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Very tempted

  25. mazkills
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Need some help please, first serious pickle of the season with out of form Sterling and Mo (fixtures now good, injury now worsened).

    Ryan
    Lundy-Soy-VVD-Pieters
    Mo-Sterling-KDB-Mount (cantwell)
    Tammy-Vardy (ayew)

    1ft and .8 itb

    Mo>Martial and Ayew>Jiminez?
    Just save transfer?

    Thanks!!

  26. EMBOLOFAN
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    if you own salah and/or robbo are you keeping?

    i have both and a very weak bench with no ft. plan was to wc in liverpools blank but wondering if i may need to do it now

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

      Own neither but tough , fact they were training alone = a fair chance neither starts, I would seriously consider taking a hit for Mane if you don't have ?

  27. Arbroath 36-0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Might finally be time to get Lundstram in. I know I'm at least 10 weeks late, but no other real fires to put out for the first week in a while.

    Diop -> Lundstram seems sensible

  28. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Hi...rank is 400k...please can I have guidance on what to do here? 3.5mitb

    Pope
    Taa lunds soy (rico boly)
    Mane kdb maddison CHO (nakamba)
    Vardy abraham jiminez

    A...boly to robbo

    B....CHo to pulisic

    C.... boly and CHO to Willems and son - 4

    D....something else

    Thanks

  29. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Salah to Mane for -4?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      no