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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. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    PLAY UP POMPEY!

    1. Vardy boys
        1 month, 22 days ago

        u wat

      • Shark
          1 month, 22 days ago

          POMPEY PLAY UP!

      • SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Nick pope..penalty save coming
        .

        1. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          could defo happen with Jesus taking

        2. Bavarian
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          oh my bad, I just switched him to Henderson

          1. One Wheels Enough
              1 month, 22 days ago

              your bad what...

        3. fridge
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Morning all

          1 FT, 2.8m ITB

          Pope
          TAA. Soyuncu. Lundstram
          Salah. KDB. Maddison. Mount
          Jiminez. Vardy. Ings

          Button. Tomori. Donker. Montoya

          Mount to:
          A) Alli
          B) Pulisic
          C) Zaha

          1. HarryB29
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A or C

            Which one depends on what you do with the extra money in the bank

            1. fridge
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I'm thinking A at the moment as I still have my wildcard so can shuffle the team in the next few weeks anyway

          2. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            i WOULD WANT A B AND C

          3. King Kun Ta
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Same dilemma here, but already have Son. Therefore thinking Pulisic as a one-week-wonder....

          4. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            C this week, then Mads to Alli next week if funds allow

        4. afsr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          G2G? Transferred out Pope and Martial for free

          Guaita
          TAA, Tomori, Soy
          Mane, Pulisic, KdB, Zaha
          Vardy (C), Tammy, Jimenez

          Button, The Lord and Savior, Cantwell ,Hanley
          0FT, 4.1 ITB

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I would start lund ahead of tomori.

          2. fridge
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Looks good, I'm going Lund ahead of Tomori though

          3. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Just do not bench our Lord in the next five. You will be decimated if/when he returns

          4. afsr
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            You're right guys, how could i have even considered such herecy!

          5. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Identical 11 apart from I have Mousset and you have Tammy.
            My bench: Pope Lund Alli Aurier

        5. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Jimenez or Mousset in?

          Pope
          TAA Soy Lund Tomori
          Mane KdB Pulisic Son
          Vardy Ings

          (Button - cantwell diop wickham*) 3.2itb

        6. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Start mcgin or Cantwell?

          1. korbendallas82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Cantwell.

        7. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Abraham didn't drop again last night despite being on -102 again last night.

        8. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          So this is the GW Vardy captain fails

          1. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            You will be laughing with your differential then. Good luck!

          2. So Youre Telling Me Theres …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Or doesn't start

            1. HarryB29
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Can think of very few players who are more nailed on than vardy

          3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Agree

        9. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Expecting a Spurs CS finally

        10. So Youre Telling Me Theres …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Martial > Ali - 4?
          Or wait till next week

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Wait

        11. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          From GW16

          A) KDB + Son + Mount (currently own)
          B) Alli + Son + Pulisic

          1. So Youre Telling Me Theres …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A but do mount for Zaha or tielemans etc

            B prob more risky but also bigger potential

            1. MoManeTaa
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Thnx for reply mate

              Have nothing ITB to upgrade mount

            2. MoManeTaa
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I feel Alli cud match KDB over city's tough fixtures and Pulisic wud outscore mount - thoughts?

        12. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Mount (AVL) to Alli (mun) worth it this week given the fixtures?

          1. drughi
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            for free I wouldnt hesitate, considering it for a hit

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Yeah think United will definitely concede and Mount could be rotated.

          2. GuenDoozy
              1 month, 22 days ago

              100%

          3. royals forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            In your opinion who is the best 12.5 DF/MF combo for this team for the next few GWs

            Gazzaniga

            TAA Lundstram Pereira xxxxxxxx

            Mane KDB Maddison xxxxxxxx

            Vardy Mousset

            Pope Dendoncker Abraham Janmaat

            Any ideas would be welcomed

            1. King Kun Ta
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Alli & Kelly

          4. Jatz10
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Pope - Gazza
            TAA - Soyuncu - Tomori - Lundstram - Rico
            Mane - Maddison - KDB - Mount - Traore
            Vardy - Jimenez - Abraham

            I have 2 free transfers, and 0 ITB.
            Thinking Traore and Gazza out for Cantwell and Henderson.

            Thoughts? Or any alternative transfers I can make.

          5. Thunder Warrior
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Bench Aurier or Tomori?

          6. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Best use of a free transfer ( got 2 so may as well use 1

            A Pope to Henderson
            B Martial to Alli
            C Anything better?

            Pope
            TAA Söyüncü Lundstram
            Mané KDB Mount Martial
            Vardy Jiménez Lacazette

            McGovern Cantwell Rico Diop

            1. Rinseboy
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Save

              1. n14mul
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                This

              2. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                And burn a transfer?

                1. korbendallas82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Change keeper to Hendo. Rather than Burn.

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              B

            3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Diop to Kelly

          7. Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A - Maddison to KDB for a -4
            B - Son to KDB for free (Madrison to Ali next week)
            C - Save?

            Thanks all

            Pope
            TAA Robbo Soy Lunds
            Mane Maddison Pulisic Son
            Vardy Jimi
            Button Tammy Rico Cantwell

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Save

            2. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Save

          8. Birds of Prey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I found it so helpful that they separated country from overall for us. They got these things called proofreaders, try one perhaps.

          9. HarryB29
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Which sounds better? A: Pope to Henderson B: Pope to Guaita C: Save FT

          10. AC Yew
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Mount to:

            Zaha
            Grealish
            Pulisic

            To accompany KDB Mane Maddison Dendoncker

            1. Typo
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Puli

            2. Bat Man
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I like Pulisic, but any risk of him being benched tonight?

          11. fylde2022
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Am I all set to go?
            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

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              If Tammy has a chance of playing will you start him? Over whom if so?

              1. fylde2022
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I'd put him as first sub, as even if he is back, I have doubts that he'll play the full 90 mins.

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Rarely plays full 90 when fit either

                  1. fylde2022
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    More so, this gw.
                    He will be eased in with, possibly, the last 20 mins of the game.

          12. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Same midfield as me but I went mount to Alli!

            If you don't have funds zaha is long term but Pulisic more explosive although there is a risk of rotation

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Sorry AC YEW

          13. matiakez
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Who to bench?

            Ryan Button
            TAA lund Tomori Taylor Ricardo
            KDB Dendo Mane Maddison Pulisic
            Jimi Vardy Tammy

            Thinking Tomori at this point?

            1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Taylor?

          14. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Guaita
            TAA / Lundstram / Tomori
            Maddison / Salah / Mane / Pulisic
            Ings / Vardy c / Jimenez

            Button / Dendoncker / Rico / Fredricks

            Anything less than 60pts will be extremely disappointing. gl all. No time to post regularly this week too busy. Hope everyone is doing well. G'luck.

          15. wildnothing
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            What would you do with this? 1 ft 2.1 itb.

            Henderson
            TAA Robertson Lundstram
            KDB Son Maddison Pulisic
            Vardy Jimenez Ings

            Pope Mount Söyüncü Burn

            1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Looks good dude.

          16. SirStevieG
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Bench 1:

            A) Lundstrum (NEW)
            B) Soyuncu (WAT)
            C) Kelly (BOU)

            1. in sane in de bruyne
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              C

          17. balint84
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Lund-Robbo-Rico
            KDB-Salah-Mount-Son-Madd
            Vardy-Jimenez

            Who do you think not going to play from these this week?

            my prediction: KDB+Mount

          18. Atwood
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Morning all, what should I do here?
            2FT's. 3.5 spare.

            Pope
            TAA - Soyuncu - Lundstram
            Mane - KDB - Mount - Tielemans
            Vardy - Jiminez - Ings

            Button - Tomori - Rico - Dendonker

          19. Tomerick
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Mount > Zaha?

            I have Pulisic. Not sure if villa might be the game where mount delivers.

            1. Atwood
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              It’s a tempting fixture. I’m just worried he may not start.

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Considering Mount to Alli and I have Pulisic too.

          20. Atimis
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            GTG? Keeping FT to get Spurs mid for the weekend.

            Henderson
            TAA/Lund/Soy
            Mane/KDB/Maddison/Pulisic
            Auba/Vardy(c)/Jimenez

            Button/Tomori/Rico/Hayden