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

    Which trio would you rather have?

    A. Mane, Kane, Martial
    B. Salah, Son, Rashford

    1. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      b

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

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

      B

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B.

    5. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    6. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B easy

    7. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    8. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The people have spoken

  2. Kuzser
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who to bench this week guys? Currently on Saka.

    a. Jota
    b. Mount
    C. Saka

    Krul (Leno)
    TAA - Doherty - Lascelles (Baldock Lundstram)
    KdB - Fernandes - Mount - Martial (Saka)
    Auba - Jota - Jimenez

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Agree, Saka. Part of me would consider starting Baldock over Lascelles but not on Sheff Utd's current form.

    2. Reg83
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      jota. if not play saka now, then why have him?

  3. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hi everyone, how's it going?

    Saving my FT and hoping Nketiah keeps his place after scoring last time out.

    Is this starting team and bench order right?

    De Gea
    TAA Doherty Holgate
    Salah KdB Fernandes Son
    Rashford Jimenez (c) Nketiah

    Martin / Lascelles Justin Guendouzi. 0.1ITB

    Thanks!

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      All good .

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Nice one, thanks.

  4. JurgenRodgers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best use of FT

    (A) Targett to Saiss

    (B) Barnes to Doucoure

    (C) Save FT

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    2. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    3. jimski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If you can bench Targett this week, then save.

    4. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A.

    5. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A) or C), leaning A) if you’d have to play Targett

  5. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What are jota owners doing?

    I'm debating losing for nketiah who has Norwich home.

    The saving means I can get mahrez / jesus for gw 33...

    Thanks

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      is he fit? has there been a presser from Wolves?

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Not seen any news....

  6. cuppatea78
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thinking of selling Richarlison and bringing in Martial.

    Good move?

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeap based on form.

  7. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    First game lunch time kickoff for Wolves. Does that put anyone else off? If Jimi blanks then the whole week is ruined...

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      it does for me, so gonna roll the dice with Salah

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Although it didn’t work out with me for Son last gameweek, I realised how ridiculous it sounds not captaining a player because they play early. Makes zero difference to the player’s performance

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        That's where you might be wrong. Less recovery time. Wolves especially.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          And the fact it's a 12:30 kickoff in summer.

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If he scores a hat-trick then you're in pole position for a green arrow.

  8. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Appreciate your suggestions guys.
    Chasing 40 pts in ML.
    1.8 itb 1ft ,TC left only.

    --Nyland
    --TAA--Alonso--Doherty
    --KDB--Grealish--Barnes--Mount
    --Auba--Jota--Kun.

    a) Kun to Kane/Rash.
    b) Grealish to Martial.
    c) Both for a hit.
    b) Any better ideas.

    Thanks all.

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A, Kun to Rash would be a sound investment.

      Having sold Martial for Fernandes, it was painful watching him score his hat-trick but I might hold fire for now and just do A.

  9. Zen_Master
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Better clean sheet chances between these two? Lascelles at Bournemouth or Kiko Femenía v Southampton?

    1. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’d go Lascelles

    2. Offside Trapattoni
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'd say Lascelles

  10. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Do we think Burnley keep a CS vs Palace?

    1. Zen_Master
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Believe in the Pope!

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Palace have beaten Burnley in their last four

  11. JenkoJunko
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pick one:

    Patricio
    TAA Doherty Holgate
    KDB Salah Bruno Pogba Doucoure
    Ings Jimmy

    Button / Ayew / Kiko / Lascelles

    A. Ayew to Nketiah
    B. Pogba to Martial
    C. Pogba & Kiko to Martial & Aurier - 4
    D. Ayew & Pogba to Nketiah & Son -4
    E. Hold and roll FT

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Probably hold, or B.

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

        Thanks

  12. HashAttack
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I'm tempted to captain a Spurs player (Son or Kane) - With the FA cup, SHU will have played 17th, 21st, 24th and 28th before the Spurs match on 2nd July. If they are well beaten in the FA cup by Arsenal they could be going into the game off the back of three 3-0 defeats

    Spurs have only played on the 19th and 23rd

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Im tempted by Son or Salah. Son was my gut feeling at start of week.

    2. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      “If they are well beaten by Arsenal”. As an Arsenal fan I wouldn’t be confident of this.

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'll be even happier if they have a hard won battle - I just want SHU knackered by the time they play Spurs

  13. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best striker option at 6.9m or lower this week only?

    1. Zen_Master
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Giroud at West Ham

  14. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Getting rid of Aguero + Grealish for a hit I guess can be seen as a (-2) not a (-4)?

    Aguero > Rashford
    Grealish > Martial/Mahrez/Pulisic

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Great moves imo

  15. dee_top
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Guys is a transfer Vardy to Auba (c) is a no brainer in my squad:
    Pope
    Maguire TAA Doherty
    Bruno Son KDB Martial
    Calvert Jimenez Vardy
    Subs: Martin-Saka-Lasceles-HolgatE

    2m INB, 1FT

    1. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You’ll want rid of Auba after this week right?

    2. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I just did Vardy to Kane (c) .... but Auba is probably more sensible

  16. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Gents, a bit of advise please ...

    Missed playing my WC last week, just didn't have the time (moving house & country, kid schools in the current climate)

    Is this week a good week to play WC or is there a preferred option? I've heard some pundits including Joe, recommend 33+ due to fixture swings

    Feedback appreciated - cheers!

  17. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Worth keeping Richarlison?

    I have DCL, and half tempted to move to Pulisic for Chelsea's fixture run, would be a FT.

    I was planning on holding Richa for this week, and move to Mahrez after deadline tomorrow.

    A) Richarlison -> Puli this GW
    B) Save FT, and move Richa -> Mahrez post everton/leicester, city/pool games.

    1. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Would move to Pulisic this week. There will be an option to get Mahrez next week if needed.

    2. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I've moved him on, wasn't impressed with Everton at all Vs Norwich.

  18. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Holgate or Saiss this week? I have Boly already

    1. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Saïss for me.

  19. PP6
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    (C)

    Myself or Jimenez?

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Also have Son

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'm going Son or Salah... Both have a weeks rest.

  20. Stef rocks
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Whoelse is giving last chance of Auba with the captaincy before ditching him?

  21. Donblaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who to play?
    A) Martinez (NOR)
    B) DDG (bha)

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    2. JS27
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  22. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Repost:

    Next gameweek, which duo?

    A) Doherty & Martial
    B) Saiss & Aubemayang

    Basically revolves around my transfer options

    Thanks

    1. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A) better long term structure I think.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks mate

  23. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I'm kind of tempted to do something like Mane > Son (C)

    I just don't know what Liverpool are going to do now the title is wrapped up. Do we trust that they'll keep playing their strongest XI? If so, you'd obviously want to keep for AVL but I just don't see them playing a full strength XI against Villa 3 days after playing City. It kind of makes sense to ditch Mane then this week for someone that can score big.

    1. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I expect him to play his strongest 11 Vs city, its a big fixture and one that he will want to win for the first 11 and the fans especially due to the nature of how the league was rapped up, with villa though I expect alot if rotation as hee could win that game with the reserves.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I would keep personally, they don't have champs league or fa cup so only league games to play and whilst there's likely to be some rotation and I still think Mane and Salah will start majority of these games and might come off the bench for 1 or 2 games.

      I'm considering losing KDB as think they will be more focused on the other cup comps and pep will rotated heavily but then my rank is awful so I can take a few punts with nothing to lose!

    3. AC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Son was extremely disappointing on Thursday, I would expect Sheffield to really tighten up

  24. Jon Snow
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone with BB left, when are you playing it?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Using mine next week (GW33). Looks as good as any.

  25. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Crazy to captain Doherty this week?
    Henderson
    TAA Doherty awb
    Kdb son Bruno martial mount
    Jimenez dcl

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No imo but you have better options

    2. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Certainly an option

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

      Prefer Jimi, as Doherty is less involved in the attack if they keep starting Traore.

  26. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Martinez Pope
    TAA Maguire Aurier Dawson Doherty
    Son Mahrez Foden Pulisic Martial
    Rashford Auba DCL

    Happy with this WC squad?

  27. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is anyone else considering Origi on WC as 8th attacker? He has 3G+2A in 4 starts this season (3G+1A in 2 home games, 1A in 2 away games) and will likely haul if he plays at home against Villa or Burnley.

    Good chance of strong team vs Man City and then Origi starting up top against Villa right?

    1. Reg83
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      it is a risk. dont know if he starts. could make a 5 minute cameo.

      1. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yes of course. Would only start him in my team if there is any suggestion from Klopp that he will get a turn. If not he can stay on the bench, no harm at 5.1m

  28. JS27
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on my FH team for this week?

    Martinez
    Doherty Alonso AWB
    Bruno Martial Son Pulisic
    Auba Kane Jimenez

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      is FH a good call while FA cup games come before league games?

  29. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Captain:

    A: Kane (shu)
    B: Jimenez (avl)

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        cheers Ton

    2. Reg83
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      maybe not a bad time to take a punt & captain Kane. Sheffield look poor now

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        thinking the same. need a little bit dif capt pick... Jimenez is solid af but Kane's "ceiling" feels higher

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Kane - keeps the suspense going until the end of the game week

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        cheers for the reply

  30. Reg83
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Good GW to play BB this week with?

    Martinez-Saka-Taylor-Femenia

    All of them with good fixtures & should be nailed

    I can get Holgate instead of Taylor.

    I have KDB, Mane & Trent & though they play each other, want to play them all.