Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 19?

Gameweek 19 provides Fantasy Premier League managers with another chance to make huge ground with a differential captain option.

Boxing Day is set to be another matchday with no obvious standout captain in the Fantasy community – perfect for those hoping to soar up the rankings.

As ever, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you make the right choice for your team as we compare the best candidates with the defences of their upcoming opponents.

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Captain Poll

Harry Kane (£11.0m) heads into Boxing Day with an incredibly slender lead in the captain poll, having accrued the backing of 16.9% of the vote.

Spurs may be hosting a Brighton side that has struggled on the road this season but Kane himself does have four blanks in his last five matches.

Another player who has disappointed his owners recently is Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) and yet he is the one fighting Kane for the Boxing Day captaincy.

It’s touch and go as of Christmas Eve morning, the Chelsea man backed by 16.3% of the voters despite him also blanking in four of his last five Premier League matches.

Frank Lampard’s men host Southampton on Boxing Day, who have not kept a clean sheet since Gameweek 5.

Dele Alli (£8.8m) is not far behind the top two as the votes are very much spread across a number of candidates for Gameweek 19.

The Tottenham midfielder, probably boosted by Son Heung-min‘s (£10.0m) red card against Chelsea, has been deemed the best Boxing Day captain by 14.1% of our voters. Despite a couple of blanks in a row, Alli is still averaging 6.8 points per game under Jose Mourinho.

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.4m) heads up the best-of-the-rest section as far as the voting public are concerned, backed by 9.8%. The Belgian plays on Thursday evening as Manchester City travel to Molineux and has four attacking returns in his last two outings.

8.6% of the voters are still behind Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) despite his Gameweek 18 blank at Watford, considering he has still been involved in seven goals in as many matches.

Despite proving he really can score against anybody in Gameweek 18, Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) is very much a differential captain for Boxing Day.

The Leicester centre-forward scored his 17th goal of the season against Manchester City on Saturday and is now without a blank in 10 successive matches.

Sharing the pitch with Vardy on Boxing Day will be Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) who has double-digit hauls in each of his last two – although he is backed by just 5.51%.

Jack Grealish (£6.3m), John Lundstram (£5.2m), Sadio Mané (£12.2m), Teemu Pukki (£6.6m), Christian Pulisic (£7.3m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) are the only other options on more than 1% support.

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862 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Tammy !

  2. Aleksei
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I am punting on Mahrez this GW

  3. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Bench one from
    A Maddi
    B Abraham
    C Ings
    D Grealish
    ?

    Captain?
    1 Abraham
    2 Vardy
    3 KDB

    1. arkom
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A
      1

  4. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Harold Kane

  5. Thunder Warrior
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Where’s Sterling?!

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Visiting the kids for Christmas - may not make it back for New Year

  6. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Jesus (c) should be strongly considered for those WCing in GW20.

    1. Neo-Viper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Surely not. with Aguero back his minutes are limited, ain't they?

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Pep said Aguero won't start against Wolves

        1. Neo-Viper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          So only for that week you meant. i misread.

          I will be activating my wildcard after the Boxing day fixtures. Looking at all possibilities.

    2. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Only appearance Jesus is making at Christmas is in the stable.

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        With Donkey?

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

    Diogo Jota down to 4.6m for Christmas?! I'll have some of that

    1. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Surely that's the other Jota.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Watch out and don't pick jordan Henderson instead of dean

    3. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      If you think that's good, Mendy is down to 4.3

  8. gelisiguzel
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    What do you think about the team?
    GTG?
    0.9 ITB

    Henderson,
    Lunds, Kelly, Aurier
    Mane, KDB, Alli, Grealish
    Abraham, Vardy, Kane(c)

    Subs: Button, TAA, JWP, Simpson

  9. Erez Avni
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    bringing salah instead of zaha/maddison for a hit is a mistake? should I bench someone else instead of kelly?

    schmeichel
    taa lund kelly tomori (kelly rico)
    grealish maddison kdb zaha (dundo)
    tammy (c) vardy jesus

    cheers!

    1. Vasshin
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      bench Tomori

      No need for a hit as liverpool vs leicester could be low scoring 1-0 or 1-1

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

    Best captain?
    A) Salah
    B) Vardy
    C) KDB
    D) Tammy
    E) Rashford

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      D

    2. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      E

  11. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    What would you do with this lot:

    Henderson Button
    Chilwell Lundstram Targett Kelly Lowton
    Mane KDB Maddison Alli Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    1FT / 2.4ITB

    A) Ings --> Abraham
    B) Lowton --> Digne
    C) Save FT
    D) Other suggestion

    1. Neo-Viper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Save

  12. trafalgarlaw
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Bench who ?

    Ryan Button
    Aurier Kelly Lunds Baldock Soy
    Maddison Alli Grealish KDB Mane
    Vardy Tammy Jimenez

    Think to go 352 and bench soy aurier jimi. Should swap jimi to vardy and play 343 ?

    1. Neo-Viper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Play Aurier

      1. trafalgarlaw
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Got benching headache

    2. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Bench maddy imo

      1. trafalgarlaw
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bench maddy for jimi ? Thx mate

        1. Kip
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Thats what i’d do. Not necessarily the best option though 😉

    3. Neo-Viper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      352 is the way to go. Bench Baldock, Soy, Jim

  13. gryffsonofarthur
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Looking at the league table this morning I was drawn to Crystal Palace.

    After 18 games, they have scored only 15 goals, whIle conceding 20.

    They are 12th in the table!

  14. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I really think KDB is the best option, no?!

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Probably, but he is due a rest soon imo ( had cramps at the end of the game)

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        No rest when they're chasing the title imo

        1. Kip
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Thats untill the end of the season...

      2. Stef rocks
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        He is due a rest but I think KDB will be rested for SHU game though

    2. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      He's my pick. Would have been Son.

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        my thought process too

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Go ahead, pick KDB, make our day. 😉

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        ok! Let's revisit this comment after the match 😀

  15. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Guaita 4.0
    TAA Lund Soy Rico Willems
    Mané KDB Alli Grealish Pulisic
    Vardy Tammy Jimi

    2FT, 0.2 itb

    No idea what to do with the FT atm. Would you:

    A) TAA=> Digne (would alow pulisic upgrade later on)
    B) Pulisic=> Moura
    C) Pulisic=> Cantwell
    D) Pulisic+Willems=> Cantwell+Digne
    D) Burn the ft
    E) something else

  16. gryffsonofarthur
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Captain pick awful this week.

  17. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Pogba (c)

    1. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Eased back in. Might not start or if starting play the full game.

      1. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        3x assist inc!

  18. gryffsonofarthur
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Seems like all the good options have tough opposition.

  19. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Surely Villa will have pride to play for and will do much better v Norwich.

    1. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Sans McGinn and with a porous Mingsless defence. Also Striker Wesley has one leg shorter than the other. I fear for Villa.

    2. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Norwich seem to be improving. Have been unlucky last 2 games.

  20. kingbails
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    1 FT
    Have Tammy and Mount
    Transfer in Kane, Grealish, neither or both for -4?

    1. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      both

    2. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Neither

  21. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    As long as Dilva is out injured there is only 1 captaincy option people should ever consider. KDB. Anything else is a hopeless casual pick

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I think Pep will play the same team again. But it's Pep you know.

  22. MadeinIreland
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Lost post...

    Which of these lot would you put first on your bench?

    Grealish, Cantwell, Mane, Sterling, Richarlison
    Vardy, Jimenez, Ings

    Currently I have Ings as first sub???

    Last week I’d a great score of 72 - Can’t see me getting a good score this week with all my strikers playing the top clubs.

    Also - which would you captain? Currently thinking Sterling or Mane

    1. SamOS1993
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Cantwell - I fancy a Villa response and clean sheet (or is it wishful thinking as a Targett owner?)

      1. gryffsonofarthur
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Lol @ Villa clean sheet

    2. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Cantwell

  23. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Need some help on who to replace son.

    a. salah
    b. alli
    c. sterling
    d. cantwell or fleck and upgrade connolly

    2ft 0.6itb
    pope
    lundy willem TAA
    maddi KDB son* grealish mane
    rash vardy

    Ryan dunk connolly rico

    1. SamOS1993
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Could you afford Son to Alli and Connolly to Maupay? Might give you more flexibility for rotation over the Christmas period?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I can afford that but I would prefer to use the money on defence than bring in Maupay

  24. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    What's Salah top 10k EO?

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      We cant know it before deadline. Depends on how many have put the armband on him

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Ah sorry yes I meant just ownership 🙂

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      12.01% ownership. Doubt many will captain

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers, feels like a great opportunity to make gains. If he hauls as captain = green city!

  25. SamOS1993
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Rashford or Abraham captain this week?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Abraham IMO

  26. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Son + Jimi to Mount + Kane for free sound ok?

    Little reluctant to get rid of jimi.

  27. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Best defender @ 4.5? Already have Kelly and Lund in that bracket...

    Looking at Targett or Kiko.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Kiko plays in a team that defend. I wa going to bring him in this week but with Azpi carrying an injury I’ll give James one last shot

    2. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah Kiko nice price

  28. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Who scores the most this week only?

    A) Salah (lei)
    B) Moura (BRI)
    C) Martial (NEW)
    D) Sterling (wol)
    E) Grealish (NOR)

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Salah has the highest ceiling but you probably want someone certain to play. Martial could be a cheeky one with Pogba back

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Why would Salah not play away to one of the only two threaths for the league title?

    2. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B or E

  29. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Some of my toughest decisions on a WC, preferences?

    1) Grealish or Ings for the similar price bracket? impacts whether i play 352 or 343
    2) Maddison or Tammy?...impacts whether i play 352 or 343
    3) Otamendi or Aurier?

  30. gryffsonofarthur
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    1
    2
    Neither