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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. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Any update on Pulisic?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yes - "In contention" according to Lampard

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Fit but wont start imho.

        Kovacic Kante Jorginho in middle, Mount and Willian each side of Abraham

        1. KGFC
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I hope he starts.... FPL aside will make for a great match!

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Defo

  2. Citizenkane91
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts?

    A) KdB, Kelley out; TAA, Pulisic in.
    B) Jimenez, Abraham, Kelley out; Ings Mousset TAA in -4).
    C) Mount, Kelley out; TAA + Douglas Luiz/4.3 fodder in (don't really like this price point for my fith midfielder, though).

    Monetary restrictions prevent me from getting TAA in simply (if I am to keep KdB).

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I'm not a fan of any of those - I'd hold

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Got to be some of the most bizarre moves I’ve ever seen.

      1. Citizenkane91
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Yes, 2fts and no obvious moves except to get in TAA somehow. Mousset and Ings have comparable stats to Jimmy and Abraham the last 4, and w

  3. CC22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Got two City midfielders, and no Liverpool midfielders (but 2.5m in the bank). Which do people reckon for this week:

    a) Sterling -> Mane
    b) Sterling -> Salah
    c) KDB -> Mane
    d) KDB -> Salah

    I presume if either b) or d) it's probably best waiting a week to make sure Salah's fit enough to play. Similarly, if either a) or c) it will allow me to double up on Liverpool defenders and bring in Robbo next week alongside Trent with the extra money.

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Just save this week
      Why is bringing Salah in an option when he is a real doubt to start ?

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah, in reality I likely wouldn't bother with Salah as an option this week. It's more a case of whether I need to get a Liverpool midfielder in this week, in which case I'd bring in Mane, or if it's worth waiting a week and just going with double City midfield for now.

  4. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pep has a 'joker in his pocket'. He is obviously playing his FH this week. 🙂

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      May well myself

  5. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Would you do these moves or not (after this GW)?
    KDB+Tomori —> Martial/BSilva + Robertson

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Lets get through this week first

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Can’t see the attraction of getting Martial next week.
      Still don’t know about Robbos fitness.

  6. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone know where I can get stats on KDB v Chelsea......seem to think he always does well against them

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He does

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Check h2h results

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Just checked and thank you........KDB capt for me this week

    3. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He scored in a 1-0 at Stamford Bridge a couple seasons back if I recall correctly

  7. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Ok.
    Asked a few days ago.
    I have:
    Pope
    Mina Mendy Toby Kelly Lord
    KDB Mount Martial Maddison Cantwell
    Tammy Auba Jimi
    1ft 3.3 in the bank.
    Sell one of Mendy or Toby for TAA this week or save FT and just sell Mina next week?

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mendy 100% - With Mou in charge Toby could find his way back in. Mendy is a mess, doesn't play when he's fit, gets taken off at half time, not worth the trouble.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        So do it today and not wait?

        1. Fnug
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Today do, Rupert. Today do.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Me do. I do.

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Bejesus Rupe , no TAA wtf, Mendy to TAA and be done mate 🙂

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        🙂
        Ok bud. Done.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          🙂 gl fella

    3. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mendy to TAA asap

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Should have done before the drop.
        Thanks I’ll do it.

  8. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Start Rico or Yarmo?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yarmo

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yarmo , yep have him too and gut rumbling

  9. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    3.5m ITb. Views on best bet here??

    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 son and willems - 4

    Thanks

  10. tbhogal
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Fellow Salah owners are you getting rid for Mane after hearing the below from Klopp?

    'Today, we can make a decision. It is not that it has got worse, it is just that it is there. We have to be sensible. I didn't make a decision (about playing against Palace) but if I did, I wouldn't tell you.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Haha. That cheeky sod

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        lol , bench at best

    2. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      For free I might be tempted but I'd probably hold. I've done my transfers so if he's out its the bench in for him.

  11. MiLK2018
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Any update on Robertson? Thinking about swapping to TAA.

    1. AFCB2019
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I think he'll start

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Guy wants more than thoughts though 🙂

  12. Paneorder
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Ederson is back. I just like to change to Alisson. And I also got gazza. It is difficult to choose my first gk.

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Just have one and stick with it. Rotation will do your head in.

    2. Paneorder
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ok I got it now

  13. AFCB2019
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Gazzaniga (McGovern)
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram (Lascelles, Pieters)
    Martial Mane Mount KDB (Hayden)
    Abraham Vardy Jimenez

    1FT and £3.2mil ITB (meaning alot of options!).

    Currently thinking just leave it alone this week but also tempted by Mount to either Tielemans or Son? Thoughts?

  14. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    There seems to be a general decreased interest in City assets of late which I find a bit surprising. Many have mentioned a dislike of their fixtures which again I find strange.

    I would have to question the scouts method of rating fixture difficulty at times and the sea of red 4's coming up in City's fixtures are very misleading. For example, I can't understand why home fixtures to Chelsea, Man Utd and Leicester are red 4 rated fixture difficulty. Didn't City smash Chelsea 6-0 at home last season? No City game at home barring against Liverpool should be given a red 4 rating. Arsenal away also a red 4. Seriously? Arsenal and Man Utd are mid table level mediocrity these days.

    Although Chelsea and Leicester have had a good start and are in good form, when all is said and done, Liverpool and City are so far ahead of everyone else that any fixture they have apart from when they play each other is a good fixture.

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Simply better value elsewhere

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Triple Leicester
      Triple Liverpool
      Lundstram
      Martial
      Abraham

      That is 9 players down already. Most have KDB so that is one City. The question then is who next? Probably one of Pulisic, Jimenez etc.

    3. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      City are going to score goals. I think some who are jumping off their assets believe they won't regain form (they will).

      I think it's a case of spreading the cash. Many teams atm have good fixtures and a lot of those teams have value players. The way I look at it is would you rather Sterling and Greenwood or Madisson and Vardy or Martial and Tammy, etc... Sterling is the best player of the group and the most explosive but he has to do a lot and be consistent to justify the price tag where as a player like Madisson at 7 you can chop and change if need be.

      People will jump back on Man City sooner than you think but for now better value elsewhere

  15. Andrew
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    1FT and £0.8 ITB any transfers needed or should I hold.

    Ryan (Button)
    Lundstram Soyuncu Rico (Tomori Kelly)
    Mane Sterling KDB Tielemans (Dendoncker)
    Vardy (c) Abraham Jimenez

  16. itsmeguneet
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Some help please?? I have lots of players clashing against each other:

    Pope
    Soy- VVD- Lund
    Traore- Salah- Sterling- martial- mount
    Vardy- Tammy

    Button, Dunk, Greenwood, Zinch

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I wouldn't say 'lots of players'. All of them are attackers so they can all get points(Lundstram included). Just hope for high scoring games.

  17. EmreCan Hustle
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Is everyone doing Salah to Mane?

    I was thinking of saving FT.
    Surely Salah will either start or sit out entirely?

    Gazza
    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu
    Salah(C) KdB Son Barnes
    Vardy(vc) Tammy Jimenez

    4.0 Willems Rico Dendoncker

    Good to go?

    Thanks.

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Not until heard otherwise

  18. Mo Salah No Mane
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I don't think that Klopp will risk Salah tomorrow. Too many games coming up and a period where he will need to be fully fit otherwise the injury will just get worse again.
    Not sure about Robbo though???
    If Salah doesn't play does it mean Origi definitely starts or could Ox be in with a shout???

    1. Fnug
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Don't even go there. Too many ifs and buts.

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        True. And shouldn't be too high scoring. So Mane should be enough then. Might bring in TAA

  19. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    KDB to Mane? Other options would be Ceballos to either Tielmans or G.W. (Liverpool).

    Thanks.

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Get Tielemans. KdB will get you points.

  20. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Salah to Mane for free?

    1. Kloppage Time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      yep

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I would

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      If you think Mane will outscore Salah over the next 5.

    4. Conik
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      yes, sadly.

  21. pmos
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    play 1:

    a) Guilbert
    b) Lundstram

    and 1 of:

    1) Adama Traoré
    2) Mount
    a) or b)

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Would you hold Robbo for now?

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yes. Should be 1 game max. I think he starts tomorrow.

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yep

  23. Better Call Raul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Current back line:

    TAA-Lundstram-Soyuncu-Rico-Mendy*

    Mendy has to go but who should replace him? Was originally planning on Robbo but hearing concerns over his fitness. Barring that Sheffield seem to be the only defensively solid team with good fixtures coming up. Would double Shef be OTT?

  24. checkit_j
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Maddy or Richarlison?

    Have vardy.

  25. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Worth selling Salah to Sterling for free? I already have Mane.

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Try Son?

    2. Fnug
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling on 4 yellows. Could be something you regret come next weekend.

  26. Jullepuu
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Has Klopp given an update on Robertson already?

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yes. Nothing concrete though. Still up in the air

  27. Fnug
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Did Lampard say anything about Pulisic hip injury?

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He said he is in contention

  28. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Does anyone know if there's any rules regarding mangers disclosing player fitness in their pressers? If a manager repeatedly said "I dont wish to disclose the fitness of any of my players" would he be punished?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      No

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      It's so easy for them to phrase any answers in an ambivalent manner, it would not be necessary.

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah that's true

  29. Bushman
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Kun & Lowton > Laca & TAA?

  30. Binny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Maybe I missed as in Asia. Update on Robbo and Pulisic?

    1. Binny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Bottomef

    2. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Pulisic - in contention (plus CHO is a doubt)
      Robertson - Depends on how training goes but we're all hopeful. Nothing given away in press conference.