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Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 32+?

Fantasy Premier League managers face arguably the hardest captaincy decision of 2019/20 as they prepare for Gameweek 32+.

Manchester City and Liverpool’s Etihad Stadium clash removes their usually reliable premium players from the conversation while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s (£11.0m) heads into a meeting with Norwich devoid of irresistible form.

However, wide-open weeks like this one are exciting for Fantasy managers looking for a bold differential option that can fire them up the rankings. The lack of a clear and obvious standout candidate means avoiding the wisdom of the crowd comes with fewer risks than usual.

In order to help you pick the best asset for your team, we have analysed the form of each option before comparing them against the defences they are about to face.

Captain Poll

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 32+?

Raúl Jiménez (£8.3m) is the favourite for the Gameweek 32+ according to the Fantasy Football Scout readership. The Mexican has accrued 27.5% of the vote ahead of his meeting with Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.

The Wolves man has been the model of consistency recently, scoring in four of his last five matches, securing bonus points in three of those. Meanwhile, despite recent defensive improvements, Villa have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 Premier League matches.

This is the Gameweek that Aubameyang holders have been waiting for, when he faces the Norwich defence that has conceded 56 goals this season, the second-highest. Like Villa, the Canaries have tightened up a little bit recently, with three clean sheets since Gameweek 23, but have conceded at least twice on three occasions since then.

Aubameyang may not be exhibiting world-beating form, with no goals in his last four games, but 17.3% of our voters believe he can be trusted after two rather unfortunate blanks. Against Brighton he had a handful of chances, and, were it not for Jack Stephens’ (£4.4m) red-card inducing foul, might have netted against Southampton too.

A trio of Manchester United players complete the poll’s top five, Marcus Rashford (£9.0m) edging out his colleagues. The FPL forward has convinced 9.1% of the readers to lend him their vote for Gameweek 32+. That is not surprising, as he has recorded 13 attacking returns in as many Premier League appearances since Gameweek 12.

Bruno Fernandes’ (£8.7m) Gameweek 31+ blank means nothing to the 8.9% who have backed him to follow that up with an attacking return against Brighton. After all, he was a little unfortunate not to get an assist for Harry Maguire’s (£5.3m) headed goal at Old Trafford, ruled out for a slight nudge on Phil Jagielka (£4.1m). It is also true that Fernandes has been involved in six of the 12 goals scored since his Gameweek 25 debut, more than any colleague.

The hat-trick for Anthony Martial (£8.1m) has not done as much for him in the Gameweek 32+ captaincy poll as was expected. That 21-point haul recorded against Sheffield United has convinced 8.7% to lend him their backing for the trip to Brighton.

The goal-shy nature of Aston Villa’s play since the Premier League returned has convinced 5.7% of our voters to put forward Matt Doherty (£6.4m) as the best captain option. As a defender he would benefit richly from another Wolves clean sheet, while the right-back has four attacking returns in the last five Gameweeks. However, with the turnaround for Wolves proving tighter than most other teams, could Nuno Espirito Santo rest Doherty to give Adama Traoré (£5.8m) the right wing-back berth, as he has been known to do in the past.

Mohamed Salah’s (£12.7m) tricky Gameweek 32+ fixture, which takes him to the Etihad Stadium, is enough to put off most voters this time around. Only 3.8% are backing the Egyptian against Manchester City, perhaps unsurprising considering Jurgen Klopp said in his Friday press conference that the remaining matches would feature “a lot” of changes to his team.

Son Heung-min (£9.7m), Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m), Harry Kane (£10.9m), Christian Pulisic (£6.9m), Traoré, Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) and Sadio Mané (£12.5m) are the only other options backed by more than 1%.

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507 Comments Post a Comment
  1. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is there a stand out FH week remaining.

    GW35 seems to have easy home games for Chelsea, Man City and Everton and maybe Leicester

    Or is it just easier to leave until GW38

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm inclined to wait until GW38+ with FH. Added advantage of waiting is that you will still have the chip if any matches do get postponed or cancelled for whatever reason (hopefully they won't but Covid is unpredictable as we all know.)

      1. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'm doing this as well. Saving the chip as a get out of jail free card.

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      THe last one is probably best. Traditionally goal heavy game week.

  2. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi guys, if I roll my transfer onto next week (GW33) and have 2 FTs in the bank, does playing the FH chip mean I lose those 2 FTs or will they still be available the following week?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      lose 2fts

      1. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks Tony. Better use the FT this week then!

  3. Cak Juris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who should be sacrificed to get Barnes >> Martial?
    A. TAA >> AWB
    B. Doherty >> Holgate
    C. Salah >> Alli
    D. KdB >> Mahrez

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      D

    2. jimski
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      D

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      D

  4. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Sorry to repost but I am looking for some advice. Any thoughts on what are the best GWs to play TC chip......currently looking at GW 33 on Salah v Villa but LFC have now won the title..........however this will be the first game back at Anfield as champions ??? any other week other than the last GW.

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      City are home to Bournemouth in GW36+, if you knew KdB was going to play that week might be ideal, but again it's a risk.

      GW35+ either, someone like Martial at home vs possibly on the beach Southampton?

    2. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Kane v Arsenal GW35? We always get stitched up in this fixture, would expect one penalty from Kane at the very least!

  5. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    1-2GWs too early to consider losing Salah or KDB. TAA and Doh should be kept until the end of the season

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      reply to Masyuris

  6. ididnt
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    start one of:

    Jota (have Jimi)
    Kiko
    DCL
    Saka

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Saka or DCL

  7. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    People only own Nketiah because they cant afford Auba...

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He was a cheap option for the DGW and not everyone had a WC to use afterwards.

  8. AF90
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    RMWCT please...

    Foster, Martin
    TAA, AWB, Aurier, Boly, Holgate
    KDB, Salah, Martial, Pulisic, Foden
    Rashford, Jimenez, Nketiah

    Thinking of playing Nketiah this week in a 3-4-3 then switching between a 4-4-2/3-5-2?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Foster to Pope and not keen on AWB, doesn't get enough attacking points for a full back

    2. Blame it on Traore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Disagree re. AWB. Think he's a fantastic pick on a WC. 11 points last match. It's not the first time he's had double digit returns this season. The attacking ability is plain to see. And United have great fixtures.

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Like it - as mentioned on the previous page, it's very very similar to my planned WC team! Only difference is at the moment I have Patricio, Justin and Lascelles instead of Foster, Boly and Holgate.

      I think it is important to have a flexible team/formation as rotation and injuries are going to kick in when the GWs come think and fast. Imo a bench of Holgate, Foden and Nketiah is ideal.

  9. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Looking for opinions on my team below. Thanks

    A. Roll ft
    B. Mane to Martial

    Bench one:
    1. Traore
    2. Ings
    3. DCL

    0itb 1ft - WC and BB left
    Pope
    TAA Lascelles Saiss
    Salah Mane KDB Fernandes
    DCL Ings Jimi
    (Ryan Traore Stephens Williams)

  10. KINGS
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Guys. What do you think of this FH team?

    Martinez
    TAA PVA Alonso
    KDB Son Pulisic Sarr Pepe
    Auba Jimi

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      not a fan of Pepe

  11. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    “After all, he was a little unfortunate not to get an assist for Harry Maguire’s (£5.3m) headed goal at Old Trafford, ruled out for a slight nudge on Phil Jagielka (£4.1m).“

    Still hurts as a Bruno c and Maguire owner

  12. JenkoJunko
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who do you bench from this lot for next GW

    Patricio
    TAA Doherty Holgate Lascelles Kiko
    KDB Salah Bruno Pogba Doucoure
    Ings Jimmy Ayew

    Button... pick 3???

    Ta very much

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Lascelles, Kiko, Ayew?

      1. JenkoJunko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah thats my thinking... just really not sure between Doucoure or Ayew

  13. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is this team lined up correctly?

    Pope
    Doherty, Morning, Lascelles
    Salah, Manè, Kdb, Fernandes, Pulisic
    Jiminez(c), Jota

    McCarthy, Nkietah, Taylor, Tanganga

    Thanks in advance

  14. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who to play?

    A. Barnes (eve)
    B. Jota (avl)

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jota

  15. Hairy Potter
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    After FH week and making my FTs, I'm left with a choice of the below to start.

    A) Nketiah
    B) Jordan Henderson

    Nketiah the obvious choice?

    1. yakirh
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes

    2. ShackledAce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes

  16. Who are all Lukakus
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    1. Save FT
    2. Son (c) to Martial (c)

    Dont hesitate to ask a question in return!

    1. Who are all Lukakus
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Current team

      Pope Button
      TAA Doherty Slabhead Saiss Lascelles
      Salah KDB Son Bruno Saka
      Jimemez Ings DCL
      1FT 0.3m itb

    2. Who are all Lukakus
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I really want Martial but Son or Bruno is as good as him...

    3. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Id save, and Son. But salah decent captain

      1. Who are all Lukakus
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I might save FT and bring Martial later then. But Salah (c) is risky this week imo

  17. fplfansss
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who to captain?
    A. Bruno
    B. Jimenez
    C. Vardy
    D. KDB
    E. Salah

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Salah

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jimenez

    3. Bielsa's Bucket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jimi at moment

      1. Bielsa's Bucket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Derby time, sure Wolves would love to help get them relegated

  18. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Use my BB this GW or use it later?

    Pope
    TAA Saiss Boly
    Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr
    Auba DCL Jimi(C)

    Martinez Saka C.Taylor Cathcart

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It looks like a decent week given your bench. GW37 could also be an option if you've got rid of the Watford players by then.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Want to use it now and then get rid of them.

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Might as well go for it.

    2. ShackledAce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Was thinking GW34+ myself for a similar team (no gunners, though).

  19. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    77 points was only a 3k green for me and a red in basically every other major league -_-
    77 is normally a good score, you think it’s because many people wildcarded and used other chips?
    I’m at 120k

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      you have the template team of most around you probably.

      I got a red with 81

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yea I guess my “differentials” were Son captain, Rich and Vardy which all flopped tbh. Not really differentials but probably my least owner players, where as the ones every has performed. Maybe better luck next week

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      77(-4) for me was a red arrow from 30k to 36k. Which basically put me right back where I started after 102pts the previous week which had taken me from 36k to 30k. Tough to make up ground this year with so many players!

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yea... I’m thinking if I can’t climb now when will I. Need some luck and a good free hit

    3. GoingUpUpUp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      102. Used my freehit last week, this week was my pre lockdown team. Captain choice; Martial and double wolves defence were the key reasons. Just one of those weeks

  20. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    who scores more this week - Son or Salah?

    1. Bielsa's Bucket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Like to think Son. Sheffield can't score, defence is waning

  21. fuzzymike
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Tempted to transfer Nketiah in for DCL. Gets me money ITB & Ars are playing Norwich.
    Good or bad idea??

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He might not start, but it depends on what he enables you to do with the cash.

    2. ShackledAce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pondering the same, since it also provides me with desperate upgrade possibilities in midfield. Worry about DCLs fixture provability, though

  22. Reiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    My fantasy world in perfect balance:
    Overall points: 1945
    Overall rank: 1945

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Excellent

  23. Bielsa's Bucket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Probably already been posted.

    James Pearce: Klopp on trying to break City's 100-point record: "Sounds nice to me but not sure whether it's possible playing every three days as we will have to make a lot of changes. We need to be lucky with injuries."

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I read that as he'll make changes if he has to, but isn't going to rotate just for the sake of it.

  24. Who are all Lukakus
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    If you dont have Auba (I hope you dont), this is a really difficult week to choose the right captain

  25. Vovhund
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who is your preferred 4. mid:
    A) Barnes
    B) Traore
    C) Sarr
    D) Any other in the same bracket
    ???

  26. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Grealish and Mount transfered out

    Martial and Pulisic transfered in

    Good move or not?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Definitely good

    2. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Based on the points they scored, best move atm. Who knows what happens in the future though!

  27. Who are all Lukakus
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    My main mini league rival has both Auba and Stephen. It was sooooooo beautiful to see that red... feeling dirty lol

  28. Heres hoping x 7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I think this is the hardest GW this season! Especially with FA cup being play midweek it's a guessing game

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Definitely a very difficult captaincy choice!

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I have a cunning plan for captaincy. Have Rash(v) and Martial(c).
        Both can’t get crocked (surely) and not much to pick between the pair. Happy with either captain

    2. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If I get injuries that will be awful :/

  29. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Would you BB this bench this gw?

    McCarthy, Taylor, Lascelles, Hayden (Can get a mid upto 5.1 for a ft)

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Newcastle have a tough FA Cup game and then have to travel to play Bournemouth. Hayden came off against Villa, but Bruce hopeful he's fit for the Man City game.

  30. DAVEOAK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Start dubravka or Pope??