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Who are the best FPL captain candidates for Gameweek 15?

Fantasy Premier League managers have yet another captaincy decision to make as the midweek Gameweek 15 approaches.

Starting on Tuesday night, the latest round of action pits Liverpool against Everton, Manchester City against Burnley and Leicester against Watford.

As per usual, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you make the right choice for the armband using a comparison of the in-form players and their upcoming opponents.

As this piece uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those signed up for the 2019/20 can access it in full.

Captain Poll

Jamie Vardy (£9.9m) has absolutely decimated the captain poll for Gameweek 15, with a humongous 58% share of the vote.

Perhaps we should not be too surprised by such support given that the Leicester forward last blanked in Gameweek 8 and has eight goals in six matches since then.

The fact that Watford come to the King Power Stadium directly after losing a second manager this season probably does not help their cause, but may play into Vardy’s hands. Furthermore, Watford may also have to field another line-up short of key defensive personnel.

A long way off in second place is Wilfried Zaha (£6.6m) who has amassed just 6.4% of the vote.

The Crystal Palace man has scored in each of his last two outings, against Liverpool and Burnley and this week faces Bournemouth.

The Cherries have lost their last three matches on the spin, conceding at two goals or more to Newcastle, Wolves and Tottenham.

Sadio Mané (£12.2m) is looking at a third-place finish in the captain poll but is still only being considered by 4.4% of the voters.

The Liverpool man blanked at Anfield for the first time since Gameweek 3 on Saturday afternoon and faces Everton on Wednesday night.

The Toffees have conceded twice in three of their last five matches and continue to be plagued by rumours over the future of manager Marco Silva.

Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) will also likely be involved in the Merseyside derby but has been given backing for the captaincy by just 2.9% after his latest blank.

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m) is the most popular Manchester City option on the back of two goals in two for the midfielder.

With Pep Guardiola’s men travelling to Burnley, the Belgian has been backed by 4.1% of voters, while Raheem Sterling (£11.9m) is supported by just 3.3%.

His goal at Newcastle was the first since Gameweek 10, so it may still take a little while before Fantasy managers trust Sterling en masse again.

Two goals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) in the 2-2 draw with Norwich has helped him achieve the support of 3.7% for the Gameweek 15 captaincy.

Arsenal host a Brighton side that has conceded twice or more in six out of their last eight matches. They are especially porous away from home, having let in a total of 13 goals on the road so far. Only five teams have allowed more.

Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) may have two blanks in a row but he still has more goals and points than any other Chelsea player since Gameweek 10.

That’s why he is the most fashionable of his colleagues for the Gameweek 15 captaincy with the support of 2.1% ahead of Aston Villa’s trip to Stamford Bridge.

The Villans have let in two or more goals in five of their seven away matches so far this season and in each of their last three consecutive road trips.

Raúl Jiménez (£7.7m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) are the only other options with more than 1% backing.

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  1. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 2 hours ago

    Hello guys, your help is much appreciated. I  have 2 FT and 2.7 ITB.

    a. Greenwood to Ings/Mousset
    b. Dedonck to Mount/cantwell/zaha or 7.1 Mid

    Heaton Button
    Rico Lunds Chilwell TAA Dunk
    KDB Mane Son Dedock McGin
    Tammy Vardy Greenwood

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 2 hours ago

      B Zaha would be my choice, shame you can't afford Greenwood to Mousset with 2nd free

      1. tibollom
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 2 hours ago

        thanks mate - a bit short for Greenwood to Mousset.. so Dedonck to Zaha would give me:

        Heaton
        TAA Chilwell Lunds Dunk
        KDB Mane Son Zaha McGin
        Vardy

        Button, Rico, Greenwood, Tammy

        1. antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Looks Solid, wait on news on Tammy though, he may well play yet

    2. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 2 hours ago

      B with Zaha

  2. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 2 hours ago

    Pope > Henderson done. Double up with Lundy for the foreseeable future. Could be risky but the WC is there to fall back on, a nice safety blanket, those fixtures do look nice though!

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 2 hours ago

      Yeah done the same, dbl pool dbl SU..

    2. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 1 hour ago

      same here and same thinking

  3. KuntaKante
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 2 hours ago

    Which two you starting for GW15:

    Dendoncker (whu) (H)
    Kelly (bou) (H)
    Targett (che) (A)

    1. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 2 hours ago

      A & B

    2. jimmy.floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 2 hours ago

      B

    3. iL PiStOlErO
        10 days, 2 hours ago

        a c

    4. GW15 Breakout Players
      Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 2 hours ago

      Who do you think will find form and step up to score big this GW, and why?

      Maybe someone who hasn't had a double digit score in a while, has a series of no attacking returns, or has very low ownership.

      Do you think it will be an already-established name in many of our sides or someone who is a major differential?

      Have you seen something in someone's play or in their stats to make you think they could be ready for a breakout GW?

      1. ONGO GABLOGIAN
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 2 hours ago

        James Maddison, excellent stats at the King Power.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Oh

          Must check the stats - he’s on my bench right now. Is there a home away discrepancy?

          1. Rashford FC
            • 7 Years
            10 days, 2 hours ago

            Bench at home to Watford is ballsy!

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 2 hours ago

              It’s him or Pulisic or Ings or Son or Jim!

              1. iL PiStOlErO
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  Ings then.

            2. RedLightning - January to M…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              Yes, he's got more points in away matches.

          2. kysersosa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 1 hour ago

            This

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          If I was going punty I’d look at Milli - he’s due and Zaha just gets the assist

        3. Rashford FC
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Maddison

        4. Chris_H
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Callum Wilson.

          Because he's been stinking out my forward line for way too long!

        5. The Bad Seed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Diop is due surely now.

          1. kysersosa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 1 hour ago

            Bought him 6 weeks ago. Only CS when he wasn’t playing!

        6. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          STICK IT IN THE NEW ARTICLE

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 2 hours ago

            how rude!

        7. Sadio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Whoever starts alongside Jimenez tomorrow. Jota or Cutrone will produce against West Ham.

          1. Dosh
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 2 hours ago

            Really hoping it's Jota or it will turn out to be a badly failed punt for me!

        8. Steiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Zaha. He knows the transfer window is coming up so will put himself in the shop window this month.

        9. Dosh
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Zaha

          1. Dosh
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 2 hours ago

            and Aubameyang

        10. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Deulefou

        11. Rains of Castamere
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Djenepo

        12. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          willems

        13. Zladan
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          ZAHA

        14. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Zaha and pva

        15. Railwayman
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 2 hours ago

          Hard to tell with so many matches in just 7 days. There will be lot of rotation and I don't expect to see many double digit scores from the main players. There will be a few, but will they be in our teams ?

          Maybe Maddison against Watford.

        16. iL PiStOlErO
            10 days, 2 hours ago

            Rash could haul against Spurs defence, but so could Kane against United one :p Also expect Jesus to start delivering properly now that he will play regularly. Fingers still crossed for that double pool defence, if not I think maybe it is time for PVA punt again.

          • Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 1 hour ago

            Salah or Mane?

          • The Sociologist
              10 days, 1 hour ago

              Rashford, Zaha, (V)ardy

              1. darth_valdes
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 59 mins ago

                Is that quintuple Captain Vardy?

                1. The Sociologist
                    9 days, 23 hours ago

                    I wish...

              2. AzzaroMax99
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 1 hour ago

                Hmm...I would say that a number of players are due a points for me such as: Martial, Tielemans, TAA finally scoring a goal (he is almost a differential in my ML), Tomori, Henderson..
                At least that is my wish list of this weeks scorers and point grabbers 😀

              3. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 6 Years
                10 days, 52 mins ago

                Almiron - the day it comes off you look a genius

              4. rojojojo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 19 mins ago

                Mason Mount

                1. Pieterke30
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 13 mins ago

                  Can see him benched tbh. Can see CHO - Pulisic - Willian behind the striker (Abraham or Bats), with Kova and Kante in the double pivot.

                  Mount and Jorginho were poor vs WHM, seems like they need a rest.

                  1. lindeg
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 23 hours ago

                    whole team was bad v west ham, i think puli will be rested for cho

                    1. Pieterke30
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 23 hours ago

                      Would be a mistake as he has been their most dangerous player for weeks now

              5. danlynch13
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 17 mins ago

                kane

              6. Pieterke30
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 11 mins ago

                Mousset to score again and turn some heads.

                Agree abt Maddison, expect him to score 10+ pts this GW.

                Hope Zaha but he is being hyped up too much. So he will just blank, sadly.

                Oh, and Ings will score again.

              7. RedLightning - January to M…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                Mousset, because I've got Ings instead.

              8. jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                Not a single shout for Batshuayi? Odd.

            • Phlajo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 2 hours ago

              Quick check? 🙂

              Pope
              TAA Lund Soy
              KdB Mane Son Zaha Tielemans
              Vardy(C) Tammy

              Bench: Connolly Tomori Reid

              GTG? Bench order correct?

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 6 Years
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                Wildcard available?

                1. 7shadesofsmoke
                  • 6 Years
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  jokes. looking good 🙂

              2. Zladan
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                You must have a lot of money itb?

            • woodsy1970
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 2 hours ago

              Pulisic to haul

              1. Steiger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                Scenes when he's benched!

            • Klein
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 2 hours ago

              Cant decide on this help
              A) stick with mount this week and save
              B) get Alli with ft and play vs man u

              1. Rojo's Modern Life
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                I went with B in your situation. Mount not producing much, and Alli on fire Vs abysmal United

            • Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 days, 2 hours ago

              1 FT, 2.6 ITB.

              Pope
              Lord TAA Chilwell Kelly
              Mount KDB Maddison Martial
              Jimi Vardy

              Tammy Toby Cantwell.

              Mount to Pulisic? Something else? Still pretty gutted I sold Auba last week.

              1. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                Oof that’s a kick in the nuts. I was bringing an arsenal striker in for a punt.... and went for Lacazette on form to leave some money ITB 🙂 fun

                I’m considering Mount to Pulisic yeah - do you think Pulisic starts?

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  WAS MY FIRST EARLY TRANSFER FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS AND THEN TAMMY GOT INJURED.

              2. The UnderFKtaker
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                Id start tammy n probs cantwell first sub n hold. Bench tony m. Either that or son for tony m

                1. The UnderFKtaker
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  N im a man u fan

              3. Zladan
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                Tony to Zaha

            • Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 2 hours ago

              Who has a higher chance of starting today
              A) Pulisic
              B) Mount

              and who would you rather have? Currently have Mount with a SP 6.3...

              1. Rojo's Modern Life
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                Pretty obviously not Mount at the moment

              2. Cheesyzoot
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  0% either start today, however tomorrow I think it’s likely that both will, with Pulisic at a slightly higher %

                  Did mount > Zaha this week to get rid of this headache

                1. 7shadesofsmoke
                  • 6 Years
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  we shall, we shall not be moved...

              3. ToooooooOon
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                martial and Abraham Lincoln out for:

                A - zaha and Ings with cash left over
                B - vardy and traore

                1. Steiger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  B, but not fond of Traore

                  1. ToooooooOon
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 2 hours ago

                    cheers same here to be honest.think he's about as good as it gets for 5.2 though

                    1. Steiger
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 2 hours ago

                      Cantwell..?

                    2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 2 hours ago

                      Djenepo

                  2. Rojo's Modern Life
                    • 9 Years
                    10 days, 2 hours ago

                    You're wrong.

                2. andres
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  Get vardy

              4. JenkoJunko
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                Help needed!! 2FT 0.2IB Thanks all!!
                Squad:
                Button Pope
                Rico Soy VVD Lund Tomori
                Mane Sterling KDB Mount Dendonc
                Vardy Ings Jiminez

                A. Mount to Zaha - roll FT
                B. Dendoncker to Cantwell - Roll FT
                C. Mount / Tomori / VVD to Zaha / Kelly / TAA - 4
                D. Suggestions?

              5. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                Got Tammy, first sub Kelly or Aurier?

                1. andres
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  Kelly

                2. Steiger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  Kelly

              6. Ibracadebruyne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                Pep roulette forecast: Sterling benched 100%?

                1. andres
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  Nah, i think he plays

              7. andres
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                Would you give tielemans another week as they play watford, or:

                A zaha
                B pulisic (-4)
                C play tielemans

                1. Steiger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  I would give him another week. Zaha is tempting though.

                2. Fit_to_drop
                    9 days, 23 hours ago

                    When Leic changed formation the last day to break down Everton, Tielemans went visibly deeper. That's a tactic they are going to encounter more often, so I wouldn't like to own him.

                3. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  first on bench;
                  a. tomori
                  b. kelly
                  c. connolly

                  garcias

                4. LM00091
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  What do you guys think, G2G?

                  (3-5-2)

                  Ryan /(Button)
                  Taa, Lundstram, Söyüncü (Kelly, Rico)
                  Pulisic, Mane, Maddison, Son, KDB
                  Vardy(c), Mousset (Abraham)

                5. SantaCruz87
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  Would a triple up on Sheffield Utd defence be good? Henderson Lundstram and Baldock

                  1. Fit_to_drop
                      9 days, 23 hours ago

                      Too risky for my taste. Could do a double at a stretch.

                  2. Benditlike
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 23 hours ago

                    Which one?

                    A) Play Cantwell
                    B) Play Mount
                    C) Mount -> Zaha
                    D) Mount -> Pulisic

                    Was pretty set on D, but with Zaha you just know he will start, and i cant say the same for any of the other options.

                    1. Johnnex023
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 23 hours ago

                      D

                  3. Johnnex023
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 23 hours ago

                    Team is.

                    Pope Button.
                    Robbo Soyuncu Lundstram. Rico Hanley.
                    Salah son kdb martial Dendoncker.
                    Vardy Jimenez Ings.

                    1ft, 1.5itb

                    A. Martial to Pulisic, keep KDB despite worse fixtures.
                    B. Martial to Zaha, KDB to Mane (-4) and lose saved value on kdb.

                    Need advice

                  4. Gazwaz80
                      9 days, 22 hours ago

                      Chaps, can really do with your help as I have a benching headache... team is as follows...
                      Henderson
                      Arnold, Chilwell, Robertson,
                      Maddison, Mane, De Bruyne, Mount,
                      Abraham, Vardy & Jimenez...
                      Bench is....
                      McGovern, Lunds, Chilwell& Kelly.
                      All feedback would be very much appreciated...

                    • Gazwaz80
                        9 days, 22 hours ago

                        Sorry, Cantwell, not Chill on the bench...

                      • fylde2022
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 20 hours ago

                        Am I GTG?
                        Apart from the keeper, can anyone see any weak spots?

                        Pope
                        TAA Lundstram Robertson Soyuncu
                        Mane Alli Pulisic Son Maddison
                        Vardy(c)

                        Button, Rico Connolly Abraham

                        0.2m itb

                      • Freaki
                          7 days, 17 hours ago

                          Best backline for the next 5?

                        • Marty McFly
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          6 days, 3 hours ago

                          Is half of this article about gw14 and the other half about gw15? The conclusion doesn’t seem to make sense...