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

    start 1 from each plz

    a) Martin
    b) Guaita

    1) Targett
    2) Lund

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

      A... if he doesn’t play then B will come in for you?

      2

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

      A2

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

        thanks lads - what im on at the mo

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

      A1 - 2 x no shows possible anyway

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

      A2

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

    Lads, GTG?

    Ryan

    TAA Soyuncu Stephens

    Mane KdB Alli Grealish Cantwell

    Var©y Tammy

    Subs: Button Rashy Lundstram Simpson

    1FT and 0.1ITB

    What to do with Rashy?

    Appreciate any inputs. Thanks a lot.

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

      Firmino

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

        Not so keen on him

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

      Save. I'd keep.

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

        Yeah. Thats what I have in mind atm.

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

      Well you need a third Liverpool player for next week. Your team is fine for this week. Rashford if your using as a cash cow fine to hold for next game week but he could easily drop in price

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

        Can afford to lose 0.1. I think enough time to reassess next week

    4. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      save FT to give flexibility for moves next week wrt Liverpool triple-up

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

    Anyone got a 4 sided coin toss website for the captaincy? Still hate this part of the stupid game 🙂

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      As long as you're not picking players like Haller it's just luck, just pick one and hope 🙂 (or play the EO game)

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

        Who you on? Salah Mane Kev or Vardy for me. Leaning towards one of the latter two

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

      Just go with instinct - no point in continually tying yourself in knots over what is usually a crapshoot.

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

        Haha great phrase

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

    anyone punting on Cresswell next 3GWs?

  5. Teams to look out for
    avfc82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Often, I add a team to my Watchlist, rather than a specific player.

    A good example is Watford, who I decided I wanted to invest in having watched their 2-0 win over Manchester United in Gameweek 18.

    It wasn’t till Gameweek 20 that I made moves for Sarr and Mariappa, but I’d been scouting them for a while – looking at data and fan forums, reading match reports, watching games etc.

    Are there any teams currently on your Watchlist?

    For me, I’ll be watching West Ham vs Everton tomorrow, in the hope I can spot something positive ahead of Double Gameweek 24.

    Anything from Fornals, Lanzini or Snodgrass, even Noble, and I could be tempted.

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

      Newcastle.
      Upcoming fixtures are good.
      Monitoring defence,Almiron and Shelvey

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

        That's a good shout, Lascelles at 4.2 is someone I've looked at.

        Ritchie as well. He's a bit more expensive at 5.3, but he'll get attacking returns, is on pens and on most set pieces.

        1. Quality St
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Ritchie is a good shout. Always consistent when fit and loves getting involved up top. Also Schar when fit

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

          Lascelles was a great pick even when he was injured to prepare for the upcoming fixtures, most teams can fit him in as a natural replacement for Rico or Kelly, perhaps people just haven't had the spare transfer to do so, myself included

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

      Fornals perhaps, maybe even Haller.....
      Will be on Brighton watch, praying Maupay finally delivers.

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

        Still surprised Moyes dropped Fornals for Lanzini last week, can't understand that one at all.

        Hoping for a Maupay haul too, in a 3-2 win for Villa, with Ryan making lots of saves!

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

      No. This is why you are much better at this then the rest of us.

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      If Snoddy plays and looks like being semi-nailed I could be tempted, Haller also of minor interest. Will be looking more closely at Doucoure and Fleck, as well as Matt Ritchie

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Kinda missed the point here 😀 Arsenal interesting I guess but no player in particular

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

        Some nice one's to watch there - I like Fleck a lot.

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

      Southampton for me.Ings,Redmond,JWP and their cheap defenders are on my radar especially with good fixtures coming up.

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

        Yeah I will prob move for Stephens soon, real value at 4.3.

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

      The same WHU ... DGW as I could remember behave strangely in the past 😉

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

        That's it, we're all heading into the double presuming West Ham will do nothing, but you never know, remember Sunderland a few years back?!

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

      I fully expect DGW fever to kick on for West Ham assets next week and 1 or 2 players will be flavour of the week when we wouldn't' normally consider them, then they'll get 2 x 1 pt and have used 2 transfers getting them in and out.

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

        You are prob correct, but sometimes its worth a punt... but saying that I'm gonna have to see 'something' from them this weekend tho, as they were so, so bad in Sheffield.

      2. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        But sometimes it's just one transfer, e.g. if you have a mid you know you don't want to keep beyond the winter break because of fixtures (which is very likely at that price point). Then it comes down to a Grealish or Moutinho/Traore or Tielemans/Perez vs an extra fixture that could provide returns followed by a nice home tiw. Obviously not for defenders as I expect them to not even make 2pts over the 2 games.

    8. Chemical76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Surely Noble is worth a punt. He always plays and you wouldn't shocked if they get penalty over 180+ minutes with all the direct runners they have.

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yeah I've considered this, easy switch from Hayden for me.

    9. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Very true. Since a late WC after the blank, I have been targeting teams and bringing in pairs (Aurier/Kane, Sidibe/DCL, Ings/McCarthy) and this is the first season I've done that. Moving forward from the double, I'm looking at Sheffield United, Newcastle and Arsenal first and then Chelsea, Leicester, Wolves. Besides these teams, Brighton and Palace have good fixtures but I am unlikely to go for them.

      1. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Maybe Fleck in alongside Lundstram. Definitely Lascelles in, maybe Almiron. Watching Aubameyang closely.
        Later on it's between Abraham and Jimenez, and between Maddison and Pulisic/Willian depending on form and Europe.

  6. fish&chips
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Play Rashford or Traore?

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

      Rash

  7. TheBrat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Play Grealish or Cantwell?

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

      Cant

    2. estheblessed
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Think I am playing both!

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

    Hedno
    Sidibe TAA Soy
    Kdb Alli Salah Cantwell
    Rash Vardy Ings

    Traore, Lund, Kelly 2.5, 2FT

    A Alli, Rash => Mane, DCL
    B Alli, Soy => Richa, Robb
    C other - involving a one week punt on Mahrez or shipping out Traore?

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

      B

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

      B

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

      B. You should keep Rashford I think.

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

      I’d keep Alli next two game weeks to be honest. Watford and Norwich up next sell at own peril

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

        watford is actually a difficult fixture these days.

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

      A)

  9. estheblessed
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    1FT - should I save for next week? Or do something today? £0.1m in the bank...

    Foster
    AA, Lundstram, Chilwell
    Mane, KDB(c), Cantwell, Grealish, Willian
    Vardy, Ings

    Rashford, Pieters, Kelly

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

      Save or fix Pieters

      1. estheblessed
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Good shout Burnley are definitely struggling!

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

      Save for sure

  10. MC-HAMMERS-TROUSERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Have my C on Sterling this week.
    After doing the same last week with a no show is it foolish to stick this week?
    Either him , KDB , Mane or Firmino .
    TIA

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

      I'm keeping but not captaining

    2. estheblessed
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      KDB for me. He is just consistently doing the business.

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

      Raheem surely raring to go after his day off

    4. MC-HAMMERS-TROUSERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I know if I don't captain him and he hauls it will kill me !

  11. Mooster
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    who to bench:
    a cantwell
    b aurier
    c soyoncu
    d lundstram

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

      Aurier?

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

      C

  12. Rave_1980
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Hi all,

    Who to bench....

    A) DCL (whu)
    B) Canwell (BOU)

    Doing my head in!

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

      A, just

      1. Rave_1980
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thank you.

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

      Whichever you will be least annoyed about if they haul. Think Cantwell double figures would really annoy me.

      1. Rave_1980
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I already feel this pain..... Seen Cantwell on my bench with 10 points a few times now.

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

    Good to go lads?

    Pope
    Alexander-Arnold, Lundstram, Soyuncu
    Mane, Salah, De Bruyne (v), Martial
    Vardy (c), Calvert-Lewin, Maupay

    Button; Dendoncker, Rico, Kelly.

    No FTs available. Will hopefully get rid of Pope next week.

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

      Good enough

  14. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Fecksake so do I keep Rashy or not Ole you useless twerp

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

      You are walking down a path when you come to two doors. Opening one of the doors will lead you to a life of prosperity and happiness, while opening the other door will lead to a life of misery and sorrow. You don't know which door leads to which life.
      In front of the doors are two twin brothers who know which door leads where. One of the brothers always lies, and the other always tells the truth. You don't know which brother is the liar and which is the truth-teller.
      You are allowed to ask one single question to one of the brothers (not both) to figure out which door to open.
      What question should you ask?

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

        ‘Would you say yes if I asked you if door 1 leads to a lifetime of prosperity and happiness?’

        They would both answer the same answer - and if the brother says yes go through the door 1, if they say no go through door 2.

        Think this works?

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

          Sounds like ti might work to me.
          Keep Rashy then?

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

            Depends if he is in your longer term plans - he isn’t getting any points this week whether he plays or not

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Think the answer is:

            If I ask your brother which door leads to happiness, whichever door they respond is the door to happiness, you go through the other door.

      2. stepper1971
        1 month, 6 days ago

        If I asked your brother what the good door is, what would he say?

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

          Miguel and Stepper have the classic answer, but other options available.

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

            including google

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

        I would Google the answer

      4. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        "Have you seen Labyrinth?"

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I've all but decided to get rid.. No matter what ole says Rashford had been struggling. Swapping for firmino and then straight back in a few weeks

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I am tempted by Firmino....

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

          I’m interested in Firminio but he isn’t a long term pick is he? He would only be any good for the DGW?

          1. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Why isn't he a long term pick?

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I actually see having both salah and Mane as bad long term since it's a lot of money tied up

          2. Valar(Keith)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yup. I plan on swapping him to ings or rash soon after.

        2. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          The other option is greenwood which lets me get salah for traore.. Not liking that too much though

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

        In fact I just bought him

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          What really? Did you just do Rash to firmino? I'm sorely tempted.

          1. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yeah I did

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

        Gone for Ings

        Fab/Rash injuries has forced me into two hits one wk after another... And another for Salah nxt wk..
        And I was all set to get Salah for two fts...

        Typical fantasy misfortune.

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

    Pukki (c) anyone as a punt against Bournemouth?

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

      Could it be magic?

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

      If you're chasing its a great punt.

  16. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Would you rather own Maupay or DCL?

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

      Torn between the two. DCL maybe just wins it.

  17. JollyGoodYellows
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Hendo (Button)
    TAA Lund Soy (Kelly Rico)
    Salah KDB Rich Grealish (Cantwell)
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    A) Rash + Richarlison > DCL + Mane
    B) Rash > Firmino
    C) Rash + Grealish > Mousset + Mane

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

      A looks good

  18. cescpistols111
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on these moves?

    GW23: Jonny -> Balbuena (max 4.3 defender)
    GW24: Digne -> Robertson

    Current team is:
    McCarthy McGovern
    Digne Jonny Lundstram Kelly Rico
    Mane KDB Alli Grealish Dendoncker
    Vardy Rashford Abraham

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

      Stephens is a better £4.3m defender imo.

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

    Who to start:

    A) Rashford
    B) Lundy

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

      Lund, even if Rash does start (which I doubt he does) I don't think MUN will score

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

    In a bit of a predicament lads.

    Plan was to hold this week and do Maddison, Rashford -> Salah, Greenwood next week with £0.0m in the bank.

    Rashford set to drop tonight so that means I have to transfer him out for Greenwood. But I am also left with GKs of Fabianski & Martin who both look unlikely to play.

    So question is:
    A) Take the hit and do Fabianski, Rashford -> Henderson, Greenwood
    B) Rashford -> Greenwood and hope Martin plays ahead of Randolph

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

      B. Rando not played in a few weeks.

  21. Darthshearer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    McCarthy
    Robertson | Lundstrum | Holgate
    KDB (C) | Mane | Maddison | Grealish
    Ings | Vardy | Abraham

    Button | Cantwell | Kelly | Fermina

    I have 0 FT (Used one to get McCarthy in) & £2.5ITB. Is it worth taking a hit anywhere?

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

      You're good Fletch

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

        LOL Cheers Mr Grout 🙂

    2. Avo24
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lol our team almost identical but i have aguero instead of abraham and gomez instead of kelly

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

        Aguero stung me last week >.

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

    I don't have the balls to go DCL capt but I will stretch to Vardy(c) over Kdb..

    Seems more likely to haul don't you think??

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

      Yeah. Think KDB may get an assist but Vardy could get a brace. Burnley worse than Palace atm and De Bruyne playing a bit deeper with David Silva in the team.

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

    Abraham captain - talk me out of it or give me reasons I’m a genius

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

      He’s blanked in 50% of his games this season. I own him and he’s done me well but I just don’t trust him with the C. He already blanked v new this season as well as Bournemouth ,Brighton and saints

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Barely want him in my team, nevermind as captain.

  24. Mr. Wizard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Safest captaincy option?
    KDB or Vardy?

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

      Safest is probably KDB but I'm going Vardy.

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

        Me also I think, more goal potential against Burnley

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

      I've been tossing and turning over these 2 but I think I'll stick it on Vardy as he's more likely to play 90 mins and he'll want to get a goal.

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

        Again agree; Leicester need to comeback from last week

  25. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Who to get for Auba? Money no object.

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

      Ings

  26. Lukakus Unit
    1 month, 6 days ago

    For those of you thinking of buying/captaining Mane this week...

    Three words:
    Aaron Wan-Bissaka

    First of all, United always play Liverpool tight, and Mane's numbers against United are 8GP 0G 0A.

    Looking even more closely, here is how Wan-Bissaka's main defensive assignment has done in each game week this season:

    GW1: Barkley 0G 0A
    GW2: Jota/Johnny 0G 0A
    GW3: Schlupp 0G 1A 1 Bonus
    GW4: Ings/Boufal 0G 0A
    GW5: Maddison 0G 0A
    GW6: F Anderson 0G 1A
    GW7: Saka 0G 1A
    GW8: Saint-Maximin 0G 0A
    GW9: Origi 0G 0A
    GW10: Cantwell 0G 0A
    GW11: Fraser 0G 0A
    GW12: Trossard 0G 0A
    GW13: E Stevens 0G 0A
    GW14: Grealish 1G 0A 2 Bonus
    GW15: Son 0G 0A
    GW16: Sterling 0G 0A
    GW17: Bernard 0G 0A
    GW18: Deulofeu 0G 0A
    GW19: Willems 0G 0A
    GW20: McNeil 0G 0A
    GW21: Aubameyang 0G 0A
    GW22: Cantwell 0G 0A

    Now, there's one caveat to the above post in that in GW10, Onel Hernandez came on and scored, but in 22 matches this season, AWB has given up 2 goals, 3 assists and 3 bonus points, including against players like Sterling, Aubameyang and Son.

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

      Who has decided who his "main defensive assignment" was each game?

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

      Mane > Sterling, Auba, Son.

      Just commenting so I can come back when Mane scores.

    3. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah hat trick

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

      Mane scored in the Anfield 3-1 last season.

      AWB also gave Sarr an assist in GW18 after bringing him down for a pen.

      1. Lukakus Unit
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This is true. That game (and the Villa game) were his two Chris Smalling-style horror games.

        It was a stupid tackle on his part, but he was switching off from Deulofeu to Sarr (who looked like he had beaten Maguire), so my point still stands.

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

      Crikey that is a lot of work. 10/10 for effort.

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

      Ah yes, Grealish on my bench that week. :/

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

    Couple of quick questions

    1) Best one gw punt before i get Mane in dgw24. THinking either Mahrez or Sterling. Would you captain any of these ahead of Vardy?
    2) Start Rico (nor), Zaba (WHM) or Lundy (ars)....currently on Lundy

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

      Sterling from those but he's a risk even though he's rested with their upcoming schedule.

      Lundstram, Zabaleta first sub.

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

      I'd go Sterling over Mahrez and I would still captain Vardy. Start Lund.

  28. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Ryan
    Taa,Holgate,Robbo
    Mane,Kdb,Mahrez,Sarr
    Ing,Vardy,Dcl(c)

    Button Lund,Martial,Williams.

    Any changes needed guys?

  29. LM00091
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lol spent a long time trying to make this work, what do you guys think?

    Ryan / (Button)
    TAA, Digne, Dunk, (Lundstram, Williams)
    Salah, Mane, KDB, Grealish (Fleck)
    Vardy, Ings, DCL

  30. cescpistols111
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Best 4.3m or less defender? Confused between Cathcart, Balbuena and Lascelles. Got McCarthy so not looking at Stephens.

    1. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cathcart

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Plenty of good options. Maybe see who works best in your team, in the GWs you’d need them.

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

      Williams or Newcastle in your position

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

      Kinda depends which GW's you need to start them?

    5. Lukakus Unit
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Depends on how long you need the player for.

      Bernardo from Brighton might be a good short term gamble. Good fixtures coming up as well.