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.

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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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1,300 Comments Post a Comment
  1. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Ramsdale and Aurier > Mccarthy and TAA for - 4?!

    1. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      defo yes

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah? Fancy TAA to keep a cleanie?

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes.

    3. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks all

  2. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Right, nailed this down to 4 options.
    Will appreciate your help on the best move from here?

    1) gw24: Rico Grealish Jimenez-> VVD Martial Greenwood for -4
    2) gw23: Jiménez-> Maupay, gw24: Grealish Alli -> SALAH Hayden for -4
    3) gw23: Jimenez-> Maupay, gw24: Rico-> VVD. All for free
    4) gw24: Rico Jimenez -> ROBBO Greenwood. All for free

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2 or 3. 1 is awful! 4 is messy

      1. kuzser
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Why is 1 awful?
        I can have super mids Mane Maddison Martial Alli KdB all with great fixtures in gw24

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Martial won’t get a sniff and might be injured again soon. Maddison has hit some bad form and Alli is in terrible form! Then Greenwood is unreliable and I think Grealish is still a solid pick so overall I think 1 is awful in my honest opinion

          1. kuzser
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Ok, cheers Rafa

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2

  3. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sell Rashford for Maupay or bench and keep for Burnley and Martial can start this week?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It’s a lot to bench! Tricky call though

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is Rash defo out this week?

    3. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm benching.

  4. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    best moves here with 1FT and 5m itb

    Ryan
    Taa • Lundy • Aurier -- Rico Zaba
    Kdb • Salah • Martial • Grealish -- Stephens
    Vardy(c) • DCL • Ings

    A: Martial >> Mane
    B: Martial >> Sterling (c) and then do Sterling > Mane in dgw24
    C: Save FT and do A in gw24 incase mane picks up injury etc.
    D: Martial >> Son and do Aurier >> Robbo in dgw24

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A.

    2. stepper1971
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I like B as I think Sterling plays and gets plenty points vs Palace

    3. Keeptrying
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B or C

    4. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It’s a tough one. B is very tempting but I usually don’t like transfers for 1 week only. C makes the most sense as it gives me a flexibility as it’s gives me 2FTs heading into the dgw incase there are injuries. Really don’t want to take a hit in gw24

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    All set here? Can’t decide on Captain! It’s between Kev, Mo, Sadio and Jamie? Kev the safe pick but he’s often so deep when Dave plays. Hmm!

    McCarthy
    TAA • Soy • Aurier
    KDB • Salah • Mané • Richarlison • Grealish
    Vardy • Maupay
    (McGov. Lunds. Rico. Greenwood)

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

      Aye.
      Are you interested in Grealish >> Almiron in a couple of weeks?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        If he keeps scoring! One to monitor

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Best captain?

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

          Vardy or KDB.
          Rich if your punty

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Not tempted by one of the Pool lads?

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

              bit nippy for a swim

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Awful 🙂

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

              Hartlepool?
              Only joking.
              Hmm. Maybe. Probably Salah

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                🙂

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'd play Lund but rest looks good. Same dilemma over captaincy, I was going to go Salah due to awful Utd defence but not so confident with nobody seeming to think he will do well this week.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Taking the gamble on Aurier before I remove him

    3. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Very good team, Vardy (c)

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks mate. Yeah struggling with the Captain

  6. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Joelinton has 1 goal in 22 games.

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      So is he essential or safe to go Tosun instead?

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      40 mil !!

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Flop of the season surely?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yep. Keep rubbing it in

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      So he is due?

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Very

    4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Holds the ball up well 🙂

  7. JenkoJunko
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sorry all.. Repost..
    Any ideas what you'd do with this lot? Im completely stuck if I'm honest!

    Button Ryan
    Kelly Soy TAA Lund Kiko
    Grealish Salah KDB Martial Dendonc
    Vardy Ings Jiminez
    2FTs
    3.4 ITB
    I'm looking at the likes of Aguero, Doucoure, Deeney, Mane ?!?!?! Thanks and GL

    1. Orynx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I think as long as you have a route to a third Liverpool player for next game week needs to be in your thinking. You need to think about Jimenez not currently in form and fixtures not good. Your defence is kind of week. Soy fine for maybe next 2 weeks but then Leicester have poor fixtures. Feel you need a decent third defender. I think your midfield is fine

      1. JenkoJunko
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thank you... My Initial plan is to get Mane in next week but have been playing around with Firmino as well but worried thats a trap just based on the away fixtures. Agreed re Jiminez and defence... Soy is the obvious one to make way i think. Although I'm still not completely sold with Martial and united!

  8. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Rashford price didn't drop after all last night?

  9. antis0cial
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I was on Salah cpt but article suggesting KDB is a better choice. Who for Cpt? Benching ok?
    a) Salah
    b) KDB
    c) Vardy

    Martin
    TAA Digne Lund
    Salah KDB Mane Maddison Traore
    Vardy Ings

    Guaita Soy Rico Mouss

  10. JJO
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    So anyone else here that hates those moments in season when you have like 13 players that you cant change ( or would be stupid to sell ) and all you can do is play this game with only those 2 players in mind.And you cant sell them either cause all replacements are really bad picks?
    So you just watch GWs pass by with around average scores, going minimally up and down in rankings finishing at the same rank at the end of that period

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      When that happens - it’s all about the Captain

      I only this happens usually for 2 to 3 week spells, then everything changes and need to make transfers. Enjoy the calm, there is a storm coming 🙂

      1. JJO
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        thats true
        Only problem is that I cant pick a right captain 🙂

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

      change your (c)
      by other players

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

        *buy

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Season still going well Christina?

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

            yeah, 5k

            All chips in hand

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

              eat them

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

                the only way is down back to about 1m in rank

            2. Printing Mane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              On course for 4K

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

                so what

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

                  shall I clap for you?

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

                    i'm number one in the world

                    1. JJO
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      in clapping ?

                  2. Drop the Dendoncker
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Yes

                    1. Drop the Dendoncker
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      But only if you're happy and you know it.

  11. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Good to go?

    1FT £2.7m ITB

    Ryan
    TAA, Soy, Lund
    Salah, KDB, Richarlison, Grealish
    Vardy, Abraham, Jimenez
    Button l Dendoncker, Kelly, Simpson

    Next week looking at doing Abraham & Richarlison -> Mane & Maupay (alternative would be Simpson & Jimenez -> Robertson & Ings)

    Could also do Jimenez -> Ings this week. Thoughts?

  12. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Am I right to bench Dele?

    McCarthy
    TAA Soy Dunk
    Mane KDB Willian Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford* Jimi
    Button Alli Lundy Rico

    1. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I benched Rashy. Played Alli

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No chance I’d bench Alli

      Rashford or Cantwell would be benched before him

  13. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Any news on Ramsdale?

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

      Nah. Still rubbish.

  14. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    All set?

    Gazza

    Soyuncu / TAA / Targett

    Mane / KDB / Grealish / Sarr

    Aguero (C) / Vardy / Ings

    Button / Dendonker / Lundstram / Kelly

  15. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Going to be some disappointed people on here tomorrow if Bilva, Sterling & Jesus play and Mahrez / Aguero are rested...

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      One can only hope 🙂

    2. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      the thing with City, you just have to prepare and accept for that to happen. With Pep you never know what he is going to do.

      Could easily play those 3 listed, I think there is a good chance 1 of Kun/Mahrez are benched.

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wouldn’t be surprised if its Bernardo, Jesus and Sterling tomorrow, and Mahrez, Aguero and Sterling on Tuesday… which is what he did in the reverse fixtures, but who knows.

    4. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      They don't need to be "rested", they haven't played in a week. But there will be rotation and Mahrez is unlikely to start as Sterling and B. Silva should get to play this time.

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah I agree, it won't be cause they need to be rested, but Tuesday's away game against Sheff Utd will surely be taken into account.

  16. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Good morning.

    Which plan is best?

    A. Martial to Sterling this week and Sterling Mane next week.
    B. Martial to Mahrez this week and Mahrez to Mane next week
    C. Martial to Mane this week.
    D. Keep Martial this week and ship to Mane next week.

    Could possibly (c) the City assets in options A and B.

    Thanks.

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Definitely not D (assuming all of these don’t require a -4)

      1. Orynx
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeh a and b seem pretty high risk. Depends on your current OR

        1. TeddiPonza
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Around 100k and none of them require -4

    2. Orynx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I also wouldn’t be so sure about captaining a man city asset. Palace aren’t pushovers. They haven’t conceded more than 2 goals since September. They will park a big bus

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        They are still conceding lots of big chances away from home tho.

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      C

  17. GW23 Breakout Players
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 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.

    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. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Trossard, Pukki and raheem

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

        Is Pukki good to go?

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’ll go crazy: Callum Wilson

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        2,2,1,1,2,2,2,2,2,0,1,1,1,2,2

        1. Duffy Dunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Dat consistency

        2. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          They specifically asked for someone who isn’t getting any points who could score big this week

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            He certainly meets the "has a series of no attacking returns" criteria 🙂

        3. mynameisq
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Doesn't mean he'll never score or haul again

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        With those fixtures he'd be gold

        Surely due soon

        BOU are beyond terrible currently though - but form changes like the weather sometimes

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hopefully Vardy

      Still managing to generate 5 points from zero shots last week was hugely impressive in its own way

      But we need a Vardy (c) double or treble return to kybosh these nasty "Is the Vardy Party over" headlines 😉

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This 0 shots thing is really annoying and misleading. He actually scored a goal, but it was offside so doesn't count towards the stats. Doesn't mean there weren't chances.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Totally agree, hence my somewhat tongue in cheek reference to the headline 🙂

          It was painted as such a negative & held up against Ings 9 shots - where possibly a bit of balance was needed to say "hang on - this is Vardy still churning out points in his quieter moments"

          I know there are always arguments for & against use of underlying stats, but to me scoring 5 FPL points from 9 shots is *almost* a criticism - and vice versa with Vardy 🙂

          I see zero cause for panic with him (at the minute!)

          1. Long ago I drew a walrus
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Thing with underlying stats is they sometimes help to spot a player who looks good but hasn't been picking up the returns, whereas with Ings it's the other way around, he's had the returns even when Southampton were dire but not the sheer volume of chances/shots. Similar to Vardy in a sense, when he went from 'stat-busting' to being top of the stats. I do feel he's on a downhill trajectory but only because his scoring form around GW10-17 ish was insane, I think he's going to regress to the mean and still be churning out returns worth his price

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Aaron Mooy against sieve Villa defense.

    5. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tammy might give me a big haul this week and let me have more headache whether to get rid of him or not next gw

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

        he won't score. get rid

    6. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Miggy Almiron 😉

    7. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      DCL to come good on those insane underlying stats

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Natural Ings replacement if/when Ings injury comes

    8. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm captaining Tammy

    9. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      One of the Brighton defenders - can't see Villa doing much attacking-wise playing a 4-6-0 formation.

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

      Redmond

    11. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Maupay...as he is playing Villa at home

    12. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Buendia

    13. Jude Rosli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Fraser BNE ..just instinct
      Mo Salah - not scored many by his standard n path is chartered for a brace this week

  18. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Really hope Cantwell and maupay pull through this week 🙂

  19. willieprunier
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bench 1 from:

    Grealish
    Cantwell
    Rashford
    Abraham
    Maddison

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

      Not Abraham - Not Maddison - Not Cantwell

      Probably Grealish, but Rashford not likely to play, so the choice is already made.

  20. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Looks like Rashford will miss out, means relying on Dendo coming off the bench, doubt he will give me the bench points when I actually need them.

    Do I

    A) hold FT, and bring in VVD as planned next week for Soy
    B) Rashford to DCL, and bring in Robertson (Or VVD) for Rico next week.
    C) Rashford to anyone else up to 9.9

    Have Ings and Vardy

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

      Straight switch to Firmino?

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

        Haha - I've just replied on you question about bobby with my concerns, I had thought about doing that, but for me, as Mane is out of reach, I prefer the double pool defence over TAA and Bobby.

        Have a feeling the def will get a lot of points for the next lot of gws.

  21. ElBuffalo20
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Ok so away from the 3 pool def I had haha

    This is what I have at the moment on wc

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Robbo Lund Balbuena Williams
    KDB Salah Maddi Richarlison Alli
    Vardy Ings Greenwood

    That look ok?

    Probably will change Alli to Martial after next 2 games

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

      Pretty much top notch, gtg

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Canny aye. GL

    3. Orynx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I feel you need a third better defender. Lundstram poor fixtures next two. Balbuena with no Fabianski in goal and Williams not locked in team yet

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

        This

        I don’t like Maddison really either

      2. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        If you are on a WC, i cant see why you wouldnt have Williams in it, even as 5th def fodder. He will continue to get games, has been playing much better than Shaw has played in the past 3 years.

        Fair enough with Balbuana, you could bring in J Stephens for the same price.

  22. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 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

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

      Not sure about this

  23. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    No point keeping Rashford and losing .2 if I’m going to sell him for Firmino for next week is there?
    If I hold I can play Grealish this week and have 2 FTs for Tuesday

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

      No, I’d be tempted to sell now

    2. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      nope, if you are getting friminho in, do it now.

      I would say that out of all the pool options, Bobby would be last choice for me from Robbo/TAA/Salah/Mane and even VVD.

      For the money, I'd sooner bring in an extra defender, if you already have one Def/Mf. 3 mill saving between him and VVD, and I would bet that up to 31, big Virg will outscore bobby.

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

        I have Trent Salah already.
        I’m going Bobby because if his away record, but also because I’m bored of being 190-400k

        Need a differential

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

          there is still a while to go yet in the season, and i think the double pool defence will be a differential.

          If it was maybe gw 30 and your are struggling to make any gains, then go for a punt.

          Bobby could be good, but you wont be captaining him ahead of Salah, no pretty sure im sticking with the double defence!

  24. Concrete
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A DCL or Richarlison

    B Deeney or Deulofeu

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

      Which 1 from A
      Which 1 from b

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

        A different price and position

        B Deeney

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I don’t get it

    3. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      DCL Deeney

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      DCL, Deulofeu

  25. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Surprised haven't seen any Mane, Salah, Firmino teams yet

    Surely there's someone out there in FFS world crazy enough to try it for GW24

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Had the chance to get in Firmino for free, opted for Ings + Robbo instead.

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

      If I was chasing a ML by a fair number of points and wasn't concerned by OR, I can't see why anyone wouldn't be taking a chance on something like this or the triple defence. There's not going to be many other chances to make up a lot of points in a short period of time on something that isn't a completely wild punt.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Just had a go. Would be -12, but team looks amazing.

  26. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Alli on pens may be the only reason to hold. When Lo Selso played he seemed to drop deeper.

    1. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kept him atm. Good to know this

    2. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      how do we know hes on pens?

  27. lmac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on this team and potential moves. WWYD?
    1 FT already made this week Guiata to McCarthy
    McCarthy
    TAA, Lund, Soy
    Salah, KDB, Mane, Fleck
    Vardy, Jimenez, Ings

    Button, Traore, Saiss, Ings

    Thinking of bringing in either DCL or Deeney for Jimenez
    and Traore maybe for Perez for a two week punt against Burnley and WH. Or maybe just brining in Sarr/Doucoure now?
    All for a total of -4

    Mariappa, Stephens, Richarlison on watchlist

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

      I’d prob save

      1. lmac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Probably the most sensible approach haha. Just seeing how much some of my rivals climb the ranks with punts make me a little jealous. Hence the Perez thought

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Just one of the Watford mids now?

      1. lmac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Leaning Sarr if I bring one of those in!

    3. lmac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Vardy (C)

    4. Orynx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You need a better 4th mid. Traore and fleck more 5th mids. Would expect much points from either on a weekly basis

      1. lmac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        My thoughts exactly, was hoping Traore was off injured this week to make that decision easier. It's just who's the best option. Feel Perez could be explosive over next two, especially as differential

  28. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bench one please:
    a)Aurier
    b)Gomez

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

      A

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

    4. lmac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A haha

    5. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      thanks all

  29. Concrete
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Thinking of doing Rashford to Deeney/Deulofeu/DCL

    Then I can get Richarlison for Traore or someone up-to 9.3

    No United v Burnley though

    Or can get Martial for Burnley instead up Richarlison

    Y or N

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

      yes

  30. JamieNumber4
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Fernandez playing tonight in Lisbon derby so won’t play for us Sunday I’d imagine

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Actually think he would need to be registered by lunchtime today anyway to be eligible.

        1. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Could happen then!!

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

      Us?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Me and Jamie4

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

        Guessing is a Man U fan - they seem to use the "us" the most

      3. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Utd

    2. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Are you talking about Bruno Fernandes? Be lucky if he is playing for United on the 1st Feb. The deal is no where near being done, why would he be playing on Sunday!

      1. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah I think so. The midfielder