Captain Poll

Vote in the Gameweek 25 FPL captain poll

Liverpool’s victory over West Ham United brought Double Gameweek 24 to a close and we can now turn our full attention to the coming weekend’s fixtures.

The Gameweek 25 captain poll is up and running and you can cast your vote either via the sidebar or at the foot of this article.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) is currently the runaway leader of our poll at the time of writing, having garnered over 50% of the vote even before he scored the opening goal on Wednesday evening.

With the other teams in the top seven playing one another, Liverpool’s home fixture against Southampton has evidently caught the eye of the Fantasy community – although the resurgent Saints will provide tougher opposition than they would have when struggling for form two months ago.

The fact that Sadio Mane (£12.3m) is expected to miss Saturday’s match at Anfield may also be a contributing factor, with there being no ‘split vote’ among the two premium Liverpool midfielders.

Fresh off the back of his seventh clean sheet in eight Gameweeks, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) is third in our poll.

The Reds haven’t dropped a point on home soil this season, scoring 31 goals and conceding on only nine occasions at Anfield – both of those totals are unsurpassed among Premier League clubs.

It’s perhaps a case of form over fixture as Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) sits second in our captain poll at present, despite Manchester City being away at Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs, of course, are far from invincible and have conceded in five of the six home league matches that Jose Mourinho has overseen.

The Lilywhites indeed have kept only two clean sheets since the Special One’s appointment back in November, despite having allowed fewer big chances than any other club in that time.

With regard to Aguero’s form, the Argentinean striker has plundered eight FPL attacking returns and 45 points in his last four appearances.

Even a benching in Gameweek 24 couldn’t stop him scoring, with the in-form premium striker emerging as a second-half substitute to net the winner at Bramall Lane.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) is worth a shout in this fixture, too: he has racked up 12 attacking returns (nine of them assists) in 11 away matches this season.

No midfielder can match that total on the road in 2019/20.

Jamie Vardy (£9.9m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.7m), both available again after injury and suspension, are also attracting a modicum of support in our captain poll.

No FPL asset has scored more away goals than Aubameyang this season and the Gunners are on the road this weekend, taking on Burnley at Turf Moor.

The Gabonese striker scored against the Clarets in the reverse fixture and bagged a 13-point haul in the corresponding match of Sunday’s game last season.

Arsenal have won their last 11 meetings with Burnley in all competitions.

Vardy has 12 attacking returns in as many appearances at the King Power Stadium, meanwhile, and Leicester are this weekend up against a Chelsea side that have kept just one clean sheet on the road in 2019/20.


Become a Member and access our data

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £17.50, which will give subscribers access to the end of 2019/20 and the whole of 2020/21. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,202 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    For those with all your chips except for triple captain, what chip strategy are you adopting?

    1. BNMC
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Free hit in 31, wildcard in 37.
      I've also burned my bench boost already.

    2. BNMC
      5 months, 16 days ago

      It's always been my strategy to TC in a small double, WC in a big double, FH in a big blank, and BB whenever.

      1. Diddizz
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        BB whenever? Seems logical!

        What did you achieve with your BB this season?

        1. BNMC
          5 months, 16 days ago

          17 points. Not the best, but I played it in a week where all my bench players had good fixtures.

          1. Diddizz
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 16 days ago

            And if you played your BB in a big double week? Probably a lot more.

    3. Diddizz
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      BB for a big double week and FH for a big blank or big double week.

      TC = Salah

      Did my second wildcard early becouse there are no point waiting to very end of the season. My second wildcard will be working for me from week 21 and forward. The gains over a longer period is much more expected then a late risky WC.

  2. elchilangles
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 16 days ago

    WC activated after a Mané TC and 8 red arrows in past 9 taking me down from 44k to 300k in a matter of weeks.

    Any comments/advice on this WC????

    McCarthy, Button
    VVD, TAA, Stevens, Lascelles, Lund
    KDB, Traore, Salah, Grealish, Fleck
    Aguero, Auba, Ings

    Thanks!

    1. Diddizz
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Very good team if you choose the route with Agüero, Auba and skips Mané, Vardy.

      1. Quackadoodz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 16 days ago

        And benching headache

        1. elchilangles
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 16 days ago

          I like having a benching headache prior to using the bench boost though!

    2. Quackadoodz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Light in midfield

      1. elchilangles
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 16 days ago

        very true, although I actually prefer Traore/Grealish/Fleck to most of the other premium and mid-range mids atm!

        1. Soto Ayam
          5 months, 16 days ago

          Ditto

  3. abraham22
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    For those really disappointed with your current rank... just want to share how fast things can swing with fortune! GW21 Kane got injured so I had to switch him out. In came Aguero with the captain armband for GW22 and 23. GW24 I took the risk of switching KDB out for Salah to triple captain which also quite luckily (had to decide between Salah and mane and there didnt seem to be much between the 2) turned out well.

    GW21 rank: 644,750
    GW24 rank: 39,388

    Only 2nd wildcard and bench boost left, so others prob in a better position going forward. But thought I'd share since I was very close to writing off this season just a few weeks ago!

    1. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      that's a fantastic jump in such a short time, well done mate!

    2. Diddizz
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Amazing rank jump! 🙂

    3. The Dance
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Nothing but a brag. Nothing will turn this season around. No point to the game, all luck. Wrote off.

    4. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Great comeback mate, hopefully I will pull off something similar. Cheers for sharing.

    5. FantasyHero
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      I went from 325k to 35k and I thought that was amazing. Yours is even better! Well done mate!

    6. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      what are your next planned moves mate? need a bit of your wisdom))

  4. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    What's more important to have still. Triple cap chip or Wildcard? Both my rivals still have there TC chip but have played there Wildcard. Can WC for double game week out score a well used TC chip?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      WC

      1. Diddizz
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        BB for a big double week and FH for a big blank or big double week.

        TC = Salah

        Did my second wildcard early becouse there are no point waiting to very end of the season. My second wildcard will be working for me from week 21 and forward. The gains over a longer period is much more expected then a late risky WC.

    2. Diddizz
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      It all depends how you choose to use your chips.

    3. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      TC chip is only worth one player score. So this week for Salah it was just 16 points. Wildcard is much more powerful and can used properly can earn many more points over the weeks after it is used.

  5. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Pope
    TAA, Lundstram, Rico
    Salah, Mane, KDB, Martial
    Vardy, DCL, Maupay

    Button; Kelly, Soyuncu, Dendoncker.

    2 FT 0.3 ITB

    Mane and Kelly to Grealish and VVD look good?

    1. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      whilst I do like it in theory, I think Grealish's fixtures are going to take a dive after this next one so I'm not sure about bringing him in right now.

    2. Diddizz
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Soyboy and Dendoncker ----> Williams/Lacelles and Traoré

    3. Kane Lane
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      solid moves

  6. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Morning all, best move here?

    Only got Mane for the DGW so won’t lose any value if selling now.

    A) Aurier -> Lord Lundy
    B) Mane -> premium mid (Son/KDB/Sterling)
    C) Mane & Greenwood -> 6.4 & Auba (-4)
    D) Mane & Greenwood -> Cantwell & Aguero (-4)
    E) Save FT

    Ryan
    TAA, Williams, Zabaleta
    Salah(c), Mane, Martial, Moura
    Vardy, Ings, Greenwood

    Button, Soy, Aurier, Dendoncker
    Bank 0.4m, 1FT

    1. Connor Wickham
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      C with Traore

    2. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      I'm looking at C with Redmond or JWP mate

  7. phill1962
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    I get to ask the dumb question: I used the triple captain chip this week with Mane as captain and Salah as VC. Mane gets 3 points in last Thursdayxs game before going out. Tough luck. Will the chip move to Salah today giving him a total of 42 points for the day (his base points of 14 *3)?

    I can't wait for the system to update.....

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Nope

      1. Klein
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Bad luck buddy. Dont wait move on.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Ah no

    3. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      The only way the captaincy moves to the vice is if the captain doesn’t play a single second of the gameweek. Tough one dude.

    4. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Same GW, only 1 captain allowed.

  8. fantasyxprt11
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Whom to play from the holy Trinity?
    Pick 1 please

    A)Rico (Avl H)

    B)Cantwell (New A)

    C)Lundstram (Cry A)

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Holy trinity you say?

      B

    2. Connor Wickham
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      More like,

      A) Pope
      B) Jesus
      C) Godfrey

  9. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Tons of people selling Mane, for obvious reasons. But I've read he might be in contention this weekend...? That true?

    And if true, is he worth keeping?

    Rest of squad:
    Ryan
    TAA, Soy, Rico, Lunds
    Salah, KDB, Grealish, Cantwell
    Vardy, Ings
    (Button, Greenwood, Mane, Aurier)

  10. marquinhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Maupay top of Goals Imminent table hmmm ....

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Fools goal.

    2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Holding onto him this GW most probably

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Fabianski is back now. Don't expect him to score against whu tbh

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Keeping for West Ham and then selling for Ings.

  11. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    66 points and still a red arrow

    Must be lots of Salah TC party out there

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Yep
      Same here (59)

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Better luck next time i suppose

        At least I didn't burn my TC chip on mane. Dodged a bullet there

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 16 days ago

          Well done.
          I used mine 😀

  12. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Salah TC gets me to OR 144 🙂

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Amazing

  13. tom66
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    How much do you think Bruno Fernandes will come in at? I am thinking around 9.0

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      8 m

      1. tom66
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        That would be great - potential straight swap for Martial

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 16 days ago

          Potential yeah.
          I'll wait tbh. Hopefully he'll be great for us. Fingers crossed !

    2. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      8.5

  14. davies
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Which combo in a 343?

    A) VVD Soyuncu
    B) Robertson Kelly

    TAA ***** Lundstram ***** Holgate

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      A

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      A

  15. llmja
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Mane + Soy to Salah+Lascelles -​4

    Yes or No

  16. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Any of these worth a -4?
    1) Mane, Greenwood > Fleck, Auba
    2) Mane, Greenwood > Traore, Jimenez
    3) Mane, Greenwood > Son, Wood
    4) Nope - Just sell Mane for now

    Ryan, Button
    TAA, Aurier, Soy, Rico, Lunds
    Mane, Salah, KDB, Grealish, Cantwell
    Vardy, Ings, Greenwood

  17. DS29
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 16 days ago

    1.Mane +Cantwell to Grealish+Fleck (keep Vardy)
    2.Mane +Vardy to Auba+Fleck and next week Maupay to Kun
    3.Mane +Vardy to Grealish (or any 8.8)+Auba
    All for free
    Thanks

  18. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA(vc) Lundstram Soy
    Salah(C) KDB Martial Grealish
    Auba Greenwood Ings

    McGovern, Kelly, Mane, Simpson

    Mane, Martial, Greenwood,Soy. - Any of them worth a shift for -4 this week?

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      you think Greenwood starts against Wolves?

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Probably not. But would rather start him than Kelly..

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Greenwood should start against wolves.
      You willing to keep attacking double up from pool ?
      If yes, than hold Mane. If thinking about double defense in near future then sell him

  19. Amey
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 16 days ago

    IF there is a DGW for Arsenal City in 25/26 i think I'll pass Aguero now. Will get Auba IN instead & ©.
    Anyone else thinking the same ?

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Considering Auba, haven't looked into the DGW tbh, can you elaborate? Reasons for Auba over Aguero were also City have a lot of tough fixtures coming up, CL, rotation etc etc

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Yes. Having lost pl so early Pep will rotate heavily too. KDB is enough City IMO.
        Re DGW it's not fix atm, but as City & Arsenal won't have more than 2 free midweeks after gw 29, they can play the GW 28 fixture beforehand. Probably in GW 25 or 26

        All speculations though, nothing more than that

    2. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Yep did the same. I fancy Abua to go on a run of form

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Nice

    3. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Captain this week tho? Gotta be Salah hasn't it?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 16 days ago

        If its a double, automatic © choice isn't it ?
        If not maybe I'll forget about Auba & © Salah

  20. Doolittle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Best Mane replacement? 1 FT and nothing ITB.

    McCarthy/Martin
    TAA/Soyuncu/Lundstram/Kiko/Rico
    Salah/KDB/Martial/Mane/Dendoncker
    Vardy/DCL/Ings

    Even with a WC in hand, is bringing Grealish in foolish with a blank on the way?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      He'll score some points though. Adama is a good option too. Won't blank in GW 28/31

  21. venitol
    5 months, 16 days ago

    On a Wildcard, can't decide on a backline:

    TAA Robertson Lunds Cathcart Lascelles

    I'm not 100% on Robertson, Lunds or Cathcart, thinking of getting VVD, Stephens, Stevens instead

  22. mitro
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Already played a -4 and still have Mane

    1. mitro
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Worth getting him out for another hit?

      1. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        It’s very unlikely to make a comment without seeing your team/bench

        1. mitro
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          Pope
          TAA Soy Kelly Lund Rico
          Salah Mane KdB Traore Dedoncker
          Auba Maupay Ings

          1. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 16 days ago

            I’d bench him

      2. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        If you have a cover, bench him. Otherwise get rid

  23. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Those with Mane are you following the herd and getting in Traore?

    Im not so sure. Wolves has tough fixtures short term and adding 2 Europa league ties in between will make their workload even higher

    Wolves February fixtures
    *****************************
    mu
    LEI
    Europa league 1st leg v Espanyol
    NOR (2 days later)
    Europa league 2nd leg v Espanyol
    tot

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Gone for salah

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        For those with Salah im finding it hard to find a replacement. Might even keep Mane at this rate and play Dunk for next 2 gws

        No midfielder stands out who has both form and fixtures

        1. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          It's more switching to Auba or Aguero with a big Mane downgrade seems to be the trend

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 16 days ago

          Son is a potential one.
          Auba by downgrading Mane is also a good one IMO

  24. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Pathetic 47 pts from that DGW

    Mane (TC = Triple Catastrophe)

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Thankfully, it's over now.

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Atleast that chip is out of the way, less planning to do.

  25. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Will salah start against saints?

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Why wouldn’t he?

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      With Mane out im pretty confident he starts

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Why wouldn't he?

    4. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Yup. No use though, we gonna win.

      1. HUATSHOOTER
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        U mean saints gonna win??? Lol omg joke of the day

    5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Why wouldn't he?

    6. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      of course

  26. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Play Lundstram (CRY A) or Dunk (WHU A)?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Lundstram

  27. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Know there are loads worst off with Mane TC, but TAA TC and 78 pts (not bad by any stretch), I was hoping to finally break past 500k. Now 543k . Ahh well. Not bad but was hoping for more.

  28. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    What to do here?
    Ryan (Button)
    TAA Sidibe Lundstram (Soy)(Williams)
    Maddison Mane Salah KDB Cantwell
    Ings Vardy (Greenwood)

    2FT's, 0.2 itb

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Mane Greenwood ➡ Sergio and someone lol

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers, could get 1 of Dendoncker,Douglas Luiz or Hayden or someone like that

        1. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          What’s the budget?

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 16 days ago

            4.8

        2. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          Hayden will be handy in GW28.

          But I'm not sure if thats the right move with this midfield. Mane and Greenwood to couple of decent players would be better.

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 16 days ago

            True

  29. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    I’m really struggling what to do, had a shite DGW, help needed:

    Guaita
    TAA Rico Kelly
    Mane* Salah Traore Maddison Martial
    Vardy Ings

    McGovern Ayew Lundstram Soyuncu

    1FT & 0.3 ITB

    A) Mane ➡ Kdb
    B) Mane Vardy ➡ Auba KDB -4
    C) Mane Ayew ➡ Aguero Dendoncker (would have 1.2m ITB) -4
    D) Bench Mane, save FT. Start Ayew

    I feel I need Aguero, KDB or Auba

    Tempted with B

  30. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    On a -4 already.
    Would you sell Mane (PP12.2m)?

    Hendo*.
    TAA, Lundstram*, Holgate.
    Grealish*, KDB*, Mane, Salah.
    Maupay, Ings, Aubameyang*.
    Stek, Williams, Stephens, Dendoncker.
    -4, 0.1m ITB.