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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. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Rashford likely to start or play in FA cup?

    1. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Greenwood Ighalo James front 3 would be my guess. Could see Rashford starting though.

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Rubbish. They’ll play their strongest team. James over Greenwood probably that’s the main change

  2. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    repost:

    Would you BB this bench this gw?

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

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

      Don't expect anything from a bb just do it

    2. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hayden an injury doubt and read a comment on here that McCarthy might be dropped. I wouldn't.

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

    Which one?
    A. Mount to Pulisic
    B. Vardy to Rashford
    C. Vardy to Lacazette
    D. Save FT

    1. yosim
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A or B depending on your team

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

    Mahrez out, Son in for a hit.

    Yes or No

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No- think Mahrez better option for rest of season with those City fixtures

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Both excellent on their day?
      If Mahrez keeps his spot him.

    3. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      y

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

      Yes, of mahrez plays he is excellent but will he?
      Pep knows

    5. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No. Son is a LWB now

    6. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Certainly not for a hit. Maybe for free the next week if Son looks good.

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Playing with WC & found, from this,

    Pope,
    Trent, Doherty C, Aurier, Boly
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes,
    Jimmy, Rashford, Vardy

    McCarthy, Barnes, Sarr, Taylor

    .2 itb

    I can get to this?

    Pope
    Doherty, Trent, Aurier
    Son, Salah, KDB, Bruno, Martial
    Rashford, Jimenez

    Martinez, Taylor, Holgate, Nketiah

    🙂

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

      You can do it with a hit.
      Vardy and barnes out, nketiah and son or Martial in

    2. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Looks great

  6. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I have not heard any information from Wolves press conference due today at lunchtime. Was anything said about Jota’s fitness?

  7. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How motivated will Liverpool be vs City?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      a part of me thinks very motivated

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        not sure it matters though, City are a better team

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          The league table emphatically says otherwise.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            the who what now

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

          You still haven't digest it??? 😉

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

      8 days after the game vs palace.
      Full lineup and fully motivated

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I don't see this Liverpool easing off to be honest.

    4. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      agree hence why I going Salah captain, could be a gamble but Liverpool could really go for it

  8. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Given the uncertainty surrounding the FA Cup matches, would this GW be a bad week to bench boost?

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Depends on your bench, their fixtures and how many might be injured or rotated due to the FA Cup games.

  9. Kloptimus Prime
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Current team

    Pope
    TAA, Saiss, Fernandez, Lundstram
    Traore, Salah, De Bruyne
    Rashford (c), Jimenez, DCL

    Bench: Henderson, Grealish, Egan, Cantwell

    Should i do Grealish to Martial for a -4 hit and then who would you bench?

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lundstram

      1. Kloptimus Prime
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        why?

  10. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Otamendi to
    1. Maguire
    2. Wan-Bissaka

    1. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      AWB

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

      1 safety
      2 explosion

    3. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      As a Maguire owner, Wan B

  11. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which one to replace Barnes?

    A. Saarr
    B. Adama
    C. Not do

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

      B

  12. XABI 15
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Mane + Cantwell > Pulisic + Martial for free?

    1. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Got Salah?

      1. XABI 15
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        yep!

  13. FOMFF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A. Mane & Enda > Martial & AWB
    B. Mane & Enda > Martial & Aurier
    C. Mane & DCL > Rashford & Pulisic

    Gracias

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

      B

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

    Son out for Salah for a hit?

    Really want to captains salah

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

      No way m, even if he score he won't score more than 8-9 points

  15. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Next gameweek, which duo?

    A) Doherty & Martial
    B) Saiss & Aubemayang

    Basically revolves around my transfer options

    Thanks

  16. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I need to play one out of these, which option is the best ?

    A. Saiss(have doherty starting)
    B. Lascelles
    C. Holgate

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    2. jimski
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    3. Offside Trapattoni
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Good chance of a Saiss clean sheet A

  17. Dthinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Start Pope or Martinez?

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Pope

  18. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Should I bench boost this:

    McCarthy, Lundstram, Barnes, Justin? I reckon so, can I improve it with a transfer (or by transferring Sarr in my first XI)?

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I would just swap out Lunds I think for an Aurier or AWB

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I was going to object because he is Lundstram, but checking I would probably only play him again in the last two GW's, one of which would probably be a freehit week anyway.

  19. sergioaguero67
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    On a free hit

    Martinez
    Doherty Azpilicueta Alonso Aurier
    Son Fernandes Pulisic Pepe
    Aubameyang Jiminez

    Bench: Hennessey Rashford JRobinson Dendondecker

    Opinions?

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Quite a lot of money on the bench for a bench boost.

  20. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any takers for the Fernandes > Martial switcharoo?

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not for me....yet

  21. barton fc
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Aguero likely to play?

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Injured get rid

    2. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He ded

  22. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who to loose first from Liverpool?

    A) VVD to Alonso
    B) Save, and then Mane to bench fodder and Connolly to Jesus/Kane Next Gw

    DDG
    VVD Aurier Doherty (Lascelles Robinson)
    KDB Mane Son Fernandes Martial
    Jimenez CLewin (Connolly)

  23. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Likelihood of Foden playing in premier league this weekend?

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Could start in the FA Cup game against Newcastle.

  24. fplfansss
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    GTG?

    Pope
    TAA, Saiss, Baldock
    Salah, Bruno, KDB, Mount
    Vardy, Jim, Ings

    Subs: McCarthy, Cantwell, Lascelles, Soy

  25. ShackledAce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best combo for a WC?

    a) Ederson + Mahrez + DCL + Nketiah
    b) Pope + Pulisic + Rashford + Nketiah
    c) Pope + Son + DCL + Greenwood

    Rest of team:

    XX Martinez
    TAA Doherty Aurier Saiss Holgate
    Salah KDB Bruno Martial XXX
    Jimi XXX XXX

  26. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    My current team

    Pope,Martinez
    TAA, Aurier,Wan-bissaka,Lascelles, J. Robinson
    Bruno,Mane,KDB,Son,Barnes
    DCL, Jimenez, Nketiah
    Bank: 0.m, FT:1

    A. Mane -> Martial
    B. Son -> Martial
    C. Barnes -> adama/Saarr
    D. Bruno -> Martial
    E. Mane
    F Mane, Barnes -> Martial, Pulisic(-4)
    G. Save FT

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      G, Atleast that’s what I’m doing

  27. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Mane captain tempting me.....

  28. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Salah or Mane captain? Feel like Mane for a slightly more differential pick

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Mane more likely to assists and baps, that swung it for me

      1. JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I fancy Mane too. May as well go for it

  29. Blue&White85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best transfer this week (freeing up funds to bring in Rashford in 33)?

    A. Barnes to Saka
    B. Gomez to Femenia

  30. Andrew
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    So Jimenez tops the capt poll.....can't decide between him and Rashford

    1. uhahpaulmcgrath
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      rashford has an extra game to play first

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        That’s what puts me off too, as I can see him playing

      2. Andrew
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        True true.....Jimi it is then.