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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
    4 months, 8 days 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
      4 months, 8 days ago

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

      1. tibollom
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days 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
          4 months, 8 days ago

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

    2. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B with Zaha

  2. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days 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
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah done the same, dbl pool dbl SU..

    2. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      same here and same thinking

  3. KuntaKante
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Which two you starting for GW15:

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

    1. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A & B

    2. jimmy.floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B

    3. iL PiStOlErO
        4 months, 8 days ago

        a c

    4. GW15 Breakout Players
      Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        James Maddison, excellent stats at the King Power.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Oh

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

          1. Rashford FC
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Bench at home to Watford is ballsy!

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

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

              1. iL PiStOlErO
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Ings then.

            2. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

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

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

            This

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days 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
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Maddison

        4. Chris_H
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 8 days 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
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Diop is due surely now.

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

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

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

          STICK IT IN THE NEW ARTICLE

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            how rude!

        7. Sadio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

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

          1. Dosh
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 days 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
          4 months, 8 days ago

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

        9. Dosh
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Zaha

          1. Dosh
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            and Aubameyang

        10. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Deulefou

        11. Rains of Castamere
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Djenepo

        12. what's my name
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          willems

        13. Zladan
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          ZAHA

        14. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Zaha and pva

        15. Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days 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
            4 months, 8 days 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
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Salah or Mane?

          • The Sociologist
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Rashford, Zaha, (V)ardy

            1. darth_valdes
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Is that quintuple Captain Vardy?

              1. The Sociologist
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 8 days ago

                I wish...

          • AzzaroMax99
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days 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 😀

          • GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Almiron - the day it comes off you look a genius

          • rojojojo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Mason Mount

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

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

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

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

          • danlynch13
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            kane

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

          • RedLightning - The Last Ten…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Mousset, because I've got Ings instead.

          • jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Not a single shout for Batshuayi? Odd.

        17. Phlajo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days 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
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Wildcard available?

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              jokes. looking good 🙂

          2. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            You must have a lot of money itb?

        18. woodsy1970
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Pulisic to haul

          1. Steiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Scenes when he's benched!

        19. Klein
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days 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
            4 months, 8 days ago

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

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

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

          2. The UnderFKtaker
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days 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
              4 months, 8 days ago

              N im a man u fan

          3. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Tony to Zaha

        21. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days 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
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Pretty obviously not Mount at the moment

          2. Cheesyzoot
              4 months, 8 days 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
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              we shall, we shall not be moved...

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

              B, but not fond of Traore

              1. ToooooooOon
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 8 days 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
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Cantwell..?

                2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Djenepo

              2. Rojo's Modern Life
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                You're wrong.

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

              Get vardy

          4. JenkoJunko
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days 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
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Got Tammy, first sub Kelly or Aurier?

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

              Kelly

            2. Steiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Kelly

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

            Pep roulette forecast: Sterling benched 100%?

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

              Nah, i think he plays

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

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

            2. Fit_to_drop
                4 months, 8 days 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. what's my name
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

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

              garcias

            4. LM00091
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 8 days 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
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

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

              1. Fit_to_drop
                  4 months, 8 days ago

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

              2. Benditlike
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 8 days 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
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  D

              3. Johnnex023
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 8 days 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
                  4 months, 8 days 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
                    4 months, 8 days ago

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

                  • fylde2022
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 8 days 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
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      Best backline for the next 5?

                    • Marty McFly
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

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