Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 27?

After what feels like an age, the Captain Sensible article is back.

It’s Gameweek 27 we turn our attentions to this time as Liverpool host a West Ham side in their hunt to win the Premier League title nice and early.

To pick out the best options we’ve compared their individual data from the last four matches against the defence numbers recorded by their opponents.

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Captain Poll

Despite last weekend’s blank, it’s another big win in the captain poll for Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) as he claimed 51.9% of the vote ahead of Gameweek 27.

Liverpool host a West Ham side that has conceded four goals in both of their most recent Premier League visits to Anfield and shipped a total of 11 in their last four matches this season, the worst of any other team. Such an appealing fixture is combined with Salah’s six goals in his last five league home games.

The gap between the Egyptian and the poll’s second-place option is quite considerable with Sadio Mané (£12.2m) accruing just 11.3% support for the captain’s armband.

Obviously, the Senegalese international faces the same opponents as his colleague Salah and, although he was the only Liverpool player to score against Norwich, he has not been as explosive at Anfield of late. Mané has three goals in his last three home matches, compared to Salah’s six.

Danny Ings (£7.1m) has been discussed as an interesting differential for this weekend as Aston Villa come to Southampton. The centre-forward now has 15 goals this season, just two behind current Golden Boot leader Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) while Villa are having ongoing defensive problems. However, in light of Salah’s overwhelming support, only 8% of our voters have seen enough to convince them that Ings is worth taking a punt on with the armband.

After the top three, there is a smattering of extreme differential options including the 4.4% who went with Raúl Jiménez (£7.8m) ahead of Norwich’s visit to Molineux, although Daniel Farke has overseen some defensive improvements of late.

2.8% selected Son Heung-min (£10.0m) before his potentially season-ending injury while 2.6% have gone with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) ahead of West Ham’s visit to Anfield. The Hammers have scored just once in their last three away matches and Everton were the last visiting team to score a league goal at Liverpool as far back as Gameweek 15.

Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m) are both far down the pecking order for Gameweek 27 picking up the support of just 2.3% and 1.6% respectively. However, Leicester last kept a clean sheet at the King Power Stadium since Gameweek 15 while Aguero and De Bruyne combine for four double-figure hauls since Gameweek 20.

Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m), Willian (£7.1m), Anthony Martial (£7.9m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.7m) are the only other options with more than 1% backing in the poll.

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659 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Any of these worth it?
    Side note I Currently have 8 for Gw 28.

    1) Lund + Redmond > boly + Traoré (-4)
    2) Lund > Boly
    3) Red > Traoré
    4) Lund + Redmond > Boly + Fernandes (-4)
    4) red > Fernándes

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      3

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No

    3. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Thanks

  2. Lecky Legs FC
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Didn't manage to get feedback earlier on any will be appreciated thoughts on my team for the GW?

    McCarthy
    Boly Stevens TAA VVD
    Son (!) KdB Salah
    DCL Ings Jimenez

    Subs:Button,Mooy, Lascelles & Hayden

    Just bench Son for Mooy and have 2 FT's for BGW?

    £0.1 ITB

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Will you use the 2 FTs in 28?
      Probably better off replacing Son unless the replacement isn't the same as the GW28 one.

      1. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes i probably will,Son needs replacing no doubt just not sure who for Mahrez & Pepe are my two candidates right now but not sure if BGW will be a big score for me anyway

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Would probably get someone who plays in 28. You can get one of those but they don't seem great long term unless City have a DGW in 29 for Mahrez and he still could be rotated with Sterling back.

          1. Lecky Legs FC
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            When will we find out the potential DGW do you know TM? I'll go back to the drawing board and have a good hard brainstorm session

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Next week or after GW28.

              1. Lecky Legs FC
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Sorry late reply cheers TM

  3. Dreaming of glory
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on lund > saiss? Could hold lund for 1 more game but my 2 bench def dont have gd fixtures so if he stays he plays.

    Downside: lund plum fixture and higher ceiling

    Upside: lund may not start & blanks in 28. Saiss nice 27 fixture and plays in 28

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Why not Boly over Saiss?

      1. Dreaming of glory
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        $

  4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    In addition, Jesus was awful vs WHU from what I have heard.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      In addition to what?

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Fail reply

    3. FantasyHero
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He sucks!! (City fan here)
      Only thing that sucked more than him in that game was VAR!

  5. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Evening fellas, good to go?

    Ryan
    Trent, Lascelles, Stephens
    Mane, Salah, KDB, Martial
    Vardy, Ings, DCL

    Button/ Williams, Hayden, Soyoncu

    0.0 itb, 0ft, did Maupay > DCL yesterday to avoid being priced out

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yeah looks decent. Not sure why you brought in DCL right before 4 tough fixtures though. I own him and I am thinking about selling. Prolly won't due to other good transfers to make, but the timing is awful for you

      1. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I know, it was my first venture into form over fixtures territory, so we'll see.
        Holding Maupay was not an option, and besides free DCL the other option was traore & jimenez, with martial out (who scored today) ...for a -4 of course

        1. Silecro
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          and im not sure Traore is worth -4..jimenez is, but Traore, not so much

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        DCL is monstering stats and has been a revelation under Ancelotti

  6. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Any signs of a Martial injury tonight? Just checking in case there's no conference before Saturday

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Turn on the game mate

  7. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Egan, Boly or Saiss?

  8. Fergiesarmy
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Considering I have players like Lundy, Kelly, Rico and Snoddy on my team. What's the best move

    Kelly to Boly
    Or
    Vardy to Jimenez?

    1. Fergiesarmy
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Or both for a hit?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Naa, when kept Vardy for so long, might as well keep him for the blank and good upcoming fixtures

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

  9. Johnny Drama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings’ underlying stats are awful. But his fixtures are great.

    Is he essential? Or will Redmond’s absence affect Ings’ scoring?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      At that price you can’t go wrong. Much better than Vardy

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Vardy will outscore Ings over the next 5 games. But they are similar in terms of bad underlying stats

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Wouldn’t say similar. I think Vardy has 4 shots in 2020 - he’s awful

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Form temprorary. Class permanent 😉

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I think he is a good pick but SOU are struggling to keep possesion of the ball. So he needs to stay sharp. Essential? Not in my book.

    2. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I am stuck here, dont know what to do...

      Henderson Button
      TAA VVD Lund Targett Kelly
      Salah KDB Mahrez Maddison Cantwell
      Vardy Ings Wood

      1FT / 0.0itb

      Maybe Marhez + Wood --> Traore + Jimenez for - 4pts?

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Maybe

    3. Mata of opinion
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Hi guys,

        Who shall I get rid of to bring in Jimi? DCL, Vardy or Firmino?

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Vardy

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Dcl

        3. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Hold Vardy

          • Mata of opinion
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Thanks guys.. Currently on DCL due to tough fixtures. Feel Vardy is due for some reason.

              1. baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                You will want DCL back after fixture change, but if your WC is intact, np probably.

          • FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Simon Mignolet in goal tonight. Shudder.

              1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                He got an assist

            • Greyling
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              What moves to make for gameweek 27?

              DCL, Kelly to Jimenez, Boly -4? Other alternatives?

              Pope

              TAA, Lundstram, Rico
              Salah, KDB, Maddison, Grealish
              Ings, Firmino, DCL

              Bench: Cantwell, Targett, Kelly

            • FOO FIGHTER
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Will Auba give the gift of giving = hattie GW27?

                Praying.

              • Jet5605
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Best move here? 1 FT and 4.0 ITB. I know KDB just hauled but the blank and tough games make Mane look a better option given his games.

                A KDB > Mane
                B Grealish & TAA > Mane & Gomez for hit
                C Other suggestion?

                Guaita
                TAA / Williams / Lund
                Salah / Grealish / KDB / Traore
                Vardy / Jimi / Ings

                Button / Webster / Cantwell / Holgate    

              • Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Jota G, Jimenez A

                1. GARY AND JAMIE
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  They work so well as a unit

              • RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                What has happened to Robertson’s attacking returns?

                1 goal and 6 assists this season is not bad, but 1 assist last 13 games isn’t very attacking

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Trent VVD

                    1. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      VVD only 1 attacking Return the last 12 matches, A goal, but still, worth the price difference over Gomes?

                      1. baps sniffer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        VvD has been very close to scoring many times though.

                      2. baps sniffer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Baps? Depends on what you can do with that money elsewhere.

                  • Fantasy Gold
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Robbo haul imminent.

                    He’s been quite unlucky recently.

                    1. baps sniffer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      TAA is nowadays even more likely to score than him. Haven't checked heat maps, but imo he's been less advanced.

                2. CAPA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I’ve had Maddison and Vardy for a long time.
                  Keep giving them 1 more Gameweek and regretting it!
                  Maddison 1 return in last 10, Vardy not much better.
                  Should I get rid of one or both now or hold on again for the coming fixtures. Neither did much last time they had a good run of fixtures.

                  1. mdm
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Give them 1 more week

                3. FantasyHero
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Which 1 to start and what bench order?

                  Wood, lascellas, Stephens, Hayden

                4. fcsaltyballs
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  How bad is the injury to Jimenez? Saying on Flashscores he came off injured...

                5. Woy_is_back
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Gtg?

                  Guaita
                  TAA Lundy Robbo
                  Salah Grealish Mahrez KDB
                  Ings Jimmy Vardy

                  Governor Aurier Rico Donkey

                  2 ft, 0.4 itb

                6. spatel2
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Please help
                  Guaita
                  TAA, Robertson, Stevens, Lunds
                  Salah, KDB, Traore
                  Ings, Vardy, DCL

                  Mcgovern, Cantwell, Rico, Son

                  1ft 0.3 itb

                  A) lund > Boly
                  B) vardy > jiminez
                  C) dcl + son > jimi + barnes (-4) then next wk get boly or Leicester defender another (-4)
                  D) dcl + son > jimi + martial (-4) then next wk barnes for cantwell and another defender for lundstrom (-4)

                  Or something else?
                  P.s. DCL oR vardy

                7. stu92
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Ryan
                  TAA - Robbo - Williams
                  Salah (c) - KDB - Maddison - Traore
                  Vardy - Jimi - Ings
                  (Martin - Lundstram - Lascelles - Hayden)

                  2FT, 0.5ITB - what time do?!

                8. finnish92
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Play:
                  A) Aurier
                  B) Lundstram
                  C) Tosun
                  ?

                9. Jakew99029
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Any thoughts on the best week to play bench boost as I still have mine?

                10. CroatianHammer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  I had Salah (C) set right up until last night... moved it over to Mané. I remember last year and literally never getting it right between the two of them, and it's basically the same this year. So, last minute switch.

                  1. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    If in doubt go with the one with higher ownership

                    1. CroatianHammer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Well I was thinking to go the other way - to go with the, broadly speaking, equally popular choice, but with lower ownership. Mané on 22% at the time, 23% by tomorrow was possibly a differential....

                11. Coaly
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Burnley or Wolves defence for the next 5?

                  Burnley 3 cleanies in last 4