Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 23?

The captaincy debate for Gameweek 23 of Fantasy Premier League is not proving to be as straight-forward as many would have hoped.

Manchester City blew away the competition last time out but arguably face a sterner test this time.

Meanwhile, Leicester’s defeat to Southampton was certainly a damaging one for Fantasy confidence, but a trip to Burnley provides the perfect opportunity to make amends.

And let’s not forget that Liverpool host a Manchester United side that has made a habit of frustrating their arch-rivals in recent years.

As ever, the Captain Sensible article is here to help Fantasy managers make the right choice for their captaincy.

We will be assessing the key candidates based on their recent performances and compare them against the defensive showings of their upcoming opponents.

As this uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those signed up to a Membership package will be able to access it in full.

Captain Poll

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) tops the Gameweek 23 Captain Poll having accrued 31.9% of the vote.

It comes off the back of his nine-point haul in Manchester City’s 6-1 win at Aston Villa, which saw him outscore Gameweek 22’s most popular skipper Jamie Vardy (£10.0m).

De Bruyne’s latest haul ensured he goes into this weekend averaging 8.8 points per game over the last six matches.

Crystal Palace come to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon without a clean sheet since Gameweek 16 although the last time they conceded more than once on the road was at Chelsea in Gameweek 12.

In a straight swap from the Gameweek 22 poll results, it’s Vardy sitting in second place this time around.

Ahead of a trip to Burnley, the Leicester man has the support of 20% of the voters.

Despite failing to register a shot against Southampton’s revitalised defence last weekend, Vardy does have a much more appealing fixture in Gameweek 23.

The Foxes are set for a trip to Turf Moor, where Burnley have recently lost their defensive edge.

Sean Dyche’s men have played seven matches against last season’s top-six in 2019/20 conceding 23 times in the process, an average 3.3 goals per game.

While Leicester did not fit that description last season, their attack has shown it is capable of competing with the best sides in the Premier League this campaign, so it seems likely that Golden Boot front-runner Vardy will enjoy his trip to Lancashire.

Sergio Aguero‘s (£11.8m) monster haul at Aston Villa has fired him into outside consideration for the Gameweek 23 captaincy, with 12.3% of the voters lending him their backing for the visit of Crystal Palace.

It must be said that the centre-forward has only started two of the last four Gameweeks and there is another fixture coming up for Pep Guardiola’s men on Tuesday evening…

After assisting in Liverpool’s win at Spurs, Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) is considered the most likely to break through Manchester United’s defence on Sunday afternoon.

The Egyptian has two double-figure hauls in his last three outings at Anfield, yielding a 6.3% backing in the captain poll.

By contrast, Mané has the support of just 3.1% of the voters despite proving more reliable at home recently.

The Senegalese international has registered attacking returns in each of his last four at Anfield, while Salah has two blanks in that time.

Raheem Sterling‘s (£11.8m) no-show against Aston Villa appears to have boosted his chances of a start against Crystal Palace, and his captain credentials in the process.

3.6% of the voters have decreed him as the best option for Gameweek 23, although his last league goal at the Etihad Stadium came against Aston Villa in Gameweek 10.

Danny Ings‘ (£6.8m) continuing form keeps on pushing him higher in the captaincy consideration. 3.2% have backed him for Southampton’s Gameweek 23 meeting with Wolves, who appear increasing threadbare and in need of January signings.

Ismaïla Sarr (£6.2m), Son Heung-min (£9.8m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), Marcus Rashford (£9.2m), Neal Maupay (£5.9m) and Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) are the only other options with more than 1% in the captain poll.

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  1. Jambot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Which 3 defenders to start?

    A) Chilwell (bur)
    B) Digne (whm)
    C) Lord (ars)
    D) Aurier (wat)
    E) Soy (bur)

    1. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      soy chilwell digne

      1. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        That’s what I’ve been on all week. Hate benching Lord though

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      ABD

      1. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Attacking mentality! Like it

    3. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      ABE

    4. Kitman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      ABC

      I think Sheffield Utd might shut out Arsenal

      1. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I was more comfortable benching him before Auba ban for sure

    5. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      ABE

    6. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Seems like ABE is the consensus. Thanks for taking the time guys!

  2. Ron_Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Does anyone know if Howe has mentioned Ramsdale fitness for this weekend at all?

    Thanks

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ramsdale (hamstring) has only been involved light training this week; Saturday could come too soon. Kelly (thigh) is not far away, but lacks sharpness after more than two months out. Stanislas (calf) remains sidelined and Danjuma (foot) is being treated in his homeland. #AFCB

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thank you

      2. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks

  3. No Pukki, No Party!
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ryan
      Soyuncu, Sidibe, TAA
      DeBrunye (v), Salah, Maddison, Mane, Doucoure
      C Lewin, Vardy (c)

      (Foster, Greenwood, Holgate, Baldock)

      Good to go or any tweaks?

    • phily4321
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      G2G?

      Ryan
      Lundstram/Soy/TAA
      KDB/Maddison/Grealish/Mane
      Vardy/Abraham/Rashford
      Bench: Button/Rico/Kelly/Saka

      Rico > Roberton next week also

      1. phily4321
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Ings instead of rashford*

    • kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      What is the best use of next 2ft (and possibly a hit)here guys?

      Already have taa and mane, but no ManU assets

      1) Gw24: Rico Grealish Jimenez-> VVD Martial Greenwood for -4
      2) gw24: Grealish Jimenez -> Fleck FIRMINO (with an option to get Salah for gw26)
      3) gw23: Jimenez-> Maupay, gw24: Rico-> VVD
      4) gw23: Jiménez-> Maupay, gw24: Grealish Alli -> SALAH Hayden for -4
      5) gw24: Rico Grealish-> ROBBO Hayden

    • Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Start One:

      A- Tomori ( new)
      B- Lundstram ( ars)

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A and Lund first on bench

      2. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A

      3. Kitman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Lundstram

      4. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        tomori isnt even in the first team atm

      5. what's my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        will he start ?

      6. Tinmen
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I got rid of Tomori. Dung

    • Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Hayden,Ageuro,cantwell(a) or Rich,Mahrez,Greenwood(b)?

      1. what's my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        step away from keaboard

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Hayden !!!!...."The greatest trick the devil have ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist, and like that... he was gone.”

    • Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Bench traore or sidibe

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Traore

    • K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Answer in %age ?
      A) Chance of Willian rest
      B) chance of son haul

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B likely I think

    • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Play Lord or Mariappa?

      Not expecting much from either

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        play the one that is OOP

      2. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Lord.
        got chance of attacking returns vs Ars

      3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Never bench Lord. Gotcha

      4. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Lord

      5. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        First rule of fight club...........NEVER EVER BENCH LORD

    • ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Waiting on more news on Rashford, but if I take him out for Maupay today, I'll have 9.5 itb! Weird season this

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Get a 16th player

    • JJO
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Best mid for 5,7 max

      1. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Doucore

      2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Doucouré

        1. JJO
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          thanks guys
          Maybe I will bring him next gw then,not sure he is better option this week then Traore

      3. JJO
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        looking at all those options...Ceballos really was the worst bandwagon ever

      4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        El Ghazi

        1. JJO
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Wow really 🙂 ?

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Just a punt, ok fixtures, on penalties, playing as a forward. I would take a chance for next few.

            1. JJO
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I like the way you think
              Forgot he took that penalty
              Only problem is Villa will probably buy some forward,and they are not that good going forward without McGinn

        2. JJO
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Maybe he is not bad shout 🙂

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Captain:

      A. KDB
      B. Salah
      C. Mané
      D. Abraham
      E. Ings

      1. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A

    • The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Which combo?
      A) Vardy,Maupay,Mane
      B) Aguero,Firmino,Maddison

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A

      2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A - safe
        B - risky

        I like B but maybe not Mads

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Maddison is already in my team.
          I’m thinking about
          1. Rashford,Maddison > Maupay,Mane.
          2.Rico,Rashford >> Williams,Aguero this week
          Vardy > Firmino next week.

          I’m leaning B as I need to take a risk.

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I like, go for it.

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              For option 2?

              1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Yep option 2

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B

      4. fkmzcgp
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B if you're trying to play catch up, A if you're trying to play it safe

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          This is why I’m thinking B.

    • Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Could do with some solid news on Rashford

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yep.
        Might just ship anyway

    • Mufc202020
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Sorry repost as was bottom of last page.

        Need assistance please!

        A) Rashford & Traore
        B) MAUPAY & KDB -4 points

        Thanks a lot!!!

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          B

      • Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Ryan (rams)
        Soy lund sidibe taa (simpson)
        Kdb mane mads (traore martial)
        Vardy dcl maupay

        Which way?
        A) g2g, gw24 martial rams -4 to salah buton/mcarthy
        B) martial -4 to son bench sidibe, gw24 dcl/maupay mads -4 to firmino grelish/sar/docoure

      • fkmzcgp
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Bench Martial or Traore?

        Bench Aurier or Lundstram?

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Bench Traore and Aurier

      • potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Who from these is best for next 3ish games

        A. Maupay
        B. DCL
        C. Deulofeu
        D. Deeney

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Form wise C or D
          Fixture wise A
          Stats wise B

          1. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Cheers
            DCL last match wasn't as bad as many made out.
            He was getting in good positions and a tad unlucky.
            Leaning towards him but having FOMO

        2. ALegendJ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          BACD

          1. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            My thoughts too

        3. Andre_The_Giant
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I just brought in DCL

        4. boogle
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Robbo+Mount > Cresswell+Salah for free?

        5. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Avoid Spurs midfielders or what?

          Really can't afford Son with my team setup but could potentially get Alli or Moura.

          A. Alli
          B. Moura
          C. Stay away

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I like B but depends who is going out

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Either Martial or Grealish.

              Keeping Salah, Mané and KDB

          2. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I own B atm, good option for 24 i think.

          3. Andre_The_Giant
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I have Moura. I’m holding for now but monitoring. He’s a good differential but not sure if I’d bring him in. Spurs don’t look great. However he does seem to be playing high up the pitch.

          4. Andre_The_Giant
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Who would you bench here?

              Cantwell (BOU) (H)

              DCL (WHU) (A)

              1. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Dcl

            • Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Gtg? Leaving my decision on third Liverpool player to next week, probably a -4 hit coming next week.

              McCarthy
              Trent Lundstram Aurier
              Salah KDB Moura Mount Cantwell
              Aguero C Vardy VC

              Martin Holgate Kelly Greenwood

              Play
              A) McCarthy WOL
              B) Martin EVE

              1. Andre_The_Giant
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Play McCarthy. Gtg.

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Cheers

                • fgdu
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  play mccarthy. think about xfering mount to sarr maybe

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    He'll become Mane or Son next week i think.

                    1. fgdu
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      ok top stuff

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Cheers

              2. TAA for GW24 (Triple) Captain?
                Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Last 31 Premier League starts
                - Mane: 30 returns (21G 9A)
                - Salah: 24 returns (16G 8A)
                - TAA: 34 returns (2G 19A + 13CS)

                Obviously Salah's injury period is in there... and the mids also got about +10-ish cleansheet points...

                But my word TAA has been productive - even moreso than Mane in terms of his chances of generating pure FPL returns. His "ceiling" is also higher than Sistene Chapel, and with Liverpool's defensive form, his "floor" seems to have been considerably raised of late also

                With two games in GW24 I think he's a definite captaincy shout - and a possible TC shout

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  TC is pushing it a little but certainly a Captaincy shout.

                  1. Make Arrows Green Again
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    If he's a good captaincy shout, especially in a DGW, then surely he's a TC captaincy shout too?

                2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  *31 starts is an admittedly arbitrary measurement period/sample size - reason being that it start with TAA's return from injury towards final thrid of last season, since when he has been pretty immaculate as an FPL asset

                3. Corgzzzz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Morning Maximus......Was you able to see who out of all the stats above did better away from home ??

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    It's in there alright but very painful to pull out - Salah is much better at home, Mane & TAA are pretty even home &away, but 5 of TAA's 34 returns came away to Leicester a few weeks ago so he has the potential to go boom in both home & away games

                    You could say the same for Mo with pens while milner is out though!

                    1. Corgzzzz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Im with you on the TAA capt, still toying if TC is worth the risk. Currently on simple capt choice.......

                4. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  It's certainly a compelling argument.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    On pure returns I still find it staggering that he's outpacing the 12.5's

                    Maybe the DGW is where that comes back into line though & Mane & Mo get 4 or 5 more each to TAA's one or two...

                5. Forgetmeknot
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  If my back of cigarette packet maths is correct, that's 121 points for TAA and 142 for mane (ignoring Salah due to less games).

                  Assuming we have the choice of both for captain/TC - this still would lead me to think one of the mids is a better captain choice?

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    I think pre bonus and with appearance points its about 190 Mane & 180 TAA? Maths could be out there I will check in a while

                    But yeah I don't know what the exact FPL points goals are as I can just see returns for last season (not FPL points!)

                    @mods - actually is there any way of getting historical FPL points by game for seasons past added to the members area?

                    I for one would willingly pay double the membership fee for this, probably more 🙂

                    1. Forgetmeknot
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Sorry I should have clarified I meant just pure returns based on your numbers (so goals/assist/clean sheet points (4 & 1) so didn't take into account bps or appearance points.

                      The point I was trying to make was with captain we want absolute returns rather than ppm returns so think mids still win on this.

                      I have TAA & Salah was originally set on getting Robbo. I think I have a route to mane without compromising my team too badly either side of 24 so will likely do that then TC either him or Salah.

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Yeah I think Mane is probably somewhere in the region of 20-ish points ahead minimum pre bonus - but for Mane-less
                        Teams, or any managers fancying a roll of the dice on a (relatively!) educated gamble with very high upside TAA certainly seems to fit the bill

                        1. Forgetmeknot
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Yep very true, certainly not a bad option!

                6. The 12th Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  My captain.
                  TC has gone for me.

                7. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  If he was your only Pool player this week, I’d say have at it. He is absolute class after all, and is definitely rotation proof. His returns are somewhat skewed upward by the one massive haul, and I think the upside on someone like Salah, Mane or even firmino is higher, so I’ll be going that route. That said, its not a terrible choice.

                  One more thing, if you use the RMT tool as a guidepost, TAA is third in expected points for GW24. That isn’t bad, but the expectation is 2.5 points below the other two.

                8. tisza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  can see him getting a score at West Ham.
                  Think Wolves you'll be looking for attacking returns as Wolves don't often blank and certainly not at home (just twice this season Liv & Leicester away?? )

                9. JasonG123
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  This is a weird post since it actually proves that Mane has gotten more points than TAA.

                  Mane: 21*5 + 9*3 = 132
                  TAA: 2*6 + 19*3 + 13*4 = 121

                  That doesn't even take into account Mane's clean sheet points.

                  When deciding captaincy value is irrelevant.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Yep, as I said, it doesn’t take into account Mané CS points (widens gap to around 25), also doesn’t take into account bonus points for either (widens gap to about 30 on this year’s bonus 12 vs 18/decreases back down to about 15-20 based on TAA’s bonus run at the end of last season), and Salah’s injury period is also in there - plus he has pens now with Milner out which elevates him further than those numbers suggest

                    But weird is an certainly one opinion, and for teams without Mané, and/or managers who are looking for a (relatively!) educated gamble on a very high ceiling/low floor DGW captain, or even TC, who will likely also be a differential, then they may or may now agree with its weirdness 🙂

                    I suppose to some it’s as weird as asking whether to play Lundstram or Holgate every couple of hours 😉

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      *relatively high ceiling/HIGH floor not low floor obvs! 🙂

                10. ritzyd
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Agree, posted this a couple days ago:

                  Think i am talking myself into the TAA TC for gameweek 24! Away performance this season:

                  Salah 8 games - 5 attacking returns (1G/4A) - 42 pts - 4 blanks
                  Mane 9 games - 7 attacking returns (4G/3A) - 58 pts - 4 blanks
                  TAA 10 games - 7 attacking returns (2G/5A) - 67 pts - 4 blanks + 4 CS

                  1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    * Salah 41 points.

                  2. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Robertson: 10 away PL games - 1G/3A, 5 CS, 9 bonus points, 0 YC - 64 points - 1 blank
                    TAA: 10 away PL games - 2G/5A, 4 CS, 7 bonus points, 4 YC - 67 points - 4 blanks
                    Mane: 9 away PL games - 4G/3A, 4 CS, 8 bonus points, 1 YC - 58 points - 4 blanks
                    Salah: 8 away PL games - 1G/4A, 2 bonus points, 0 YC - 41 points - 4 blanks

                    So how about Robertson as another TC candidate for DGW24?
                    TAA's away returns are skewed by the 24 pointer against a tired Leicester on 26th December.
                    That's a big up-side, but is it likely to be repeated this season?

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      I was actually going to pop Robbo & VVD both into the summary as they are both doing well on that same sample in terms of returns (both around the 25 mark I think) but it’s so much clicking between pages I didn’t get to it

                      But that’s a good spot on Robbo’s away points - and he’s been MUCH lower variance than TAA as you rightly point out

                  3. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Firmino: 10 away PL games - 7G/1A, 16 bonus points, 0 YC - 67 points - 4 blanks.
                    Spoilt for choice!

                  4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Hard to believe TAA & Robbo are actually straight up out-pointing both Mane & Salah in away games this season

                    That is some stat 🙂

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Yup. In order to finance getting Mahrez to partner Kev, I sold Mane (keeping Salah) and got Robbo (to partner TAA). Looks the right balance - time will tell.

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Selling a player of Mane’s calibrate always a tough call - hope it works out buddy - GL

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Huge gamble - he's hauled 150 points for me! But it's all in the timing, eh?

                11. FPL Pillars
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Well with your team it’s easy to do so because you’ve not got Salah or Mane. I think Salah is the best pick out of the bunch.

              3. jamie1972
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Would anyone WC from this

                Gazza
                Lund Soy TAA
                Mane KDB Martial Madds Richa
                Vardy Rash

                To

                McCarthy
                Lund Soy VVD
                Mane KDB Martial Salah Richa
                Vardy Ings

                (bench fodder in both)

                a) Do it
                b) Go have a cup of tea and stop overthinking this sh*t

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  ugghh...ughhh....I cant even see differences.

                  🙄

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Essentially it’s either
                    Gaza,TAA,Maddison,Rashford
                    Or
                    McCarthy,VVD,Salah,Ings

                2. Pukki Party
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  B

                3. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Do not WC that

                4. Jambot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Don’t do that

                  1. jamie1972
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Cheers all, kettle on.....

              4. Hansel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Which GK to replace Ramsdale with?

                A) McCarthy
                B) Ryan

                1. potatoace'scott talent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Probably McCarthy if you can put the cash to good use.

                2. Corgzzzz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  A, has the best fixtures till the end of the season, southampton in better form

                3. Gunner Boy
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  A

                4. jamie1972
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I'd do McCarthy

              5. Hryszko
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Am I G2G for this GW?

                Got 1FT and 2.1m ITB, Wildcard IS available.

                Henderson

                Trent - Soy - Lundstram

                Mane - KDB (c) - Maddison - Martial

                Vardy - Jiminez - DCL

                Bench - Pope / Traore / Kelly / Williams

                1. jamie1972
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Soy to Robbo?

              6. HUATSHOOTER
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Will u start aurier ahead of vvd , because rash seems like starting the game. vVd will be first bench and grealish 2nd

                1. Corgzzzz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  just can't see Ole risking Rash on an away game with options up top.......

                2. Pukki Party
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Tough. Do you own other Liverpool defender?

                3. Mingo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Simply don't bench Liverpool defenders. Leicester away proved that.

                  Spurs don't keep clean sheets very often so you are relying on attacking returns from Aurier. I have him and he's currently 2nd bench for me, getting shipped to TAA next week.

              7. Dacra
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                So with my 2FT before the Liverpool double:

                Pope (McGovern)
                TAA - Soy - Lund - Rico - Kelly
                Mane - Kdb - Martial - Traore (Dendo)
                Abraham - Vardy - DCL

                6itb

                A) Traore + Abraham > Son + Firmino
                B) Soy + Traore > Williams (Or any max 4.1) + Salah

              8. Aftermath
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Gtg for the weekend?

                Thinking of saving and doing Kun+Traore-> salah+Greenwood next week

                Guaita
                TAA Chilwell Lundstram
                Mane KDB Maddison Cantwell
                Aguero (C) Vardy Ings

                Button Traore Aurier Kelly

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Gtg