Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 33+?

Fantasy Premier League managers must decide between the best options at Manchester United and Liverpool for the Gameweek 33+ captaincy.

The two clubs come into this next round of action atop the popularity charts for the armband, but there is still plenty to decipher when picking the right skipper.

As ever, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you do that with data comparisons of each candidate’s statistical form, as well as that of their upcoming opposition’s defences.

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Captain Poll

So soon after letting down his followers in the 3-0 win over Sheffield United, Bruno Fernandes (£8.8m) is back at the top of the captain poll once again.

A blistering double-figure haul in Gameweek 32+ has handed the Manchester United man 34.5% of the vote this week.

Despite that Gameweek 31+ blank, the Portuguese midfielder has a remarkably consistent record since joining the Red Devils. In eight Premier League appearances, Fernandes has already racked up five goals, three assists and, as far as we know, retains control of the club’s penalties.

An unfortunate blank at Manchester City on Thursday night was not enough to stop the support of Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) for the Gameweek 33+ captaincy.

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The Egyptian was denied early by Ederson (£6.0m) and the post as Liverpool crashed to a 4-0 defeat, a result that 19.5% of our voters are convinced will produce a fierce backlash when Aston Villa come to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Indeed, Salah is a reliable asset at home, averaging 10 points per game in his last six league matches there. An improved Aston Villa defence stands in his way for Gameweek 33+, but Dean Smith’s men have only kept one clean sheet since they tightened things up.

Solid returns in their last home match are enough for Anthony Martial (£8.2m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) to act as differential options for the captaincy in this poll.

The Frenchman scored a hat-trick against Sheffield United, 10.5% of the voters reading more into that than his Gameweek 32+ shotless blank at Brighton.

Meanwhile, Rashford’s midweek two-pointer has done little to weaken the resolve of the 8.6% backing the England international, who registered two assists in his last home outing.

Despite coming into a Gameweek 33+ meeting with Crystal Palace devoid of form, Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) completes the top-five but is unlikely to play a huge part in the debate. He has two goals since Gameweek 19 and is backed by just 4.1% of our voters.

Kevin De Bruyne‘s (£10.7m) latest world-class performance has not been enough to allow him entry into the top-five for the latest captaincy popularity contest, perhaps on account of playing 90 minutes against Liverpool, and a quick turnaround before the Southampton game.

Those interested in the Liverpool attack do seem to be presented with an opportunity for serious gains if the performance of Sadio Mané (£12.5m) in this poll is anything to go by. Just 2.7% of our voters have backed him for the Gameweek 33+ armband.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), Mason Greenwood (£4.4m), Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.1m) are the only other options backed by more than 1%.

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934 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gmando2011
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is this a good week to potentially triple captain?
    United at home to Bournemouth seems very tempting!

  2. adavies33
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    TC Salah or Bruno?

    1. Congers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Salah

  3. Disturbed
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Start one this gw.

    A. Connolly
    B. Aurier

    1. FantasyTony
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A

  4. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Guys should i captain pulisic for a try? I think my h2h opponent will capt bruno

  5. pukunui
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Love to see some WC line-ups. Hit me.

  6. Gangsters Allardyce
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Guys is it worth a -4 hit to bring in Foden for Saka??

    1. campion201
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Foden played full 90 mins against liverpool

        1. campion201
            1 month, 1 day ago

            But saka up against wolves.... If your starting lineup is good then get foden next gw

        2. Gangsters Allardyce
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Thanks guys decided to wait until next week, my team for this GW is in post below

      • Gangsters Allardyce
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Pope

        TAA Azpi Doherty

        Fernandes Mane Mahrez Pulisic

        Auba Jimenez Greenwood

        Bench: Saka, Schelotto, Hanley

        Worth taking the -4 hit for Foden??

        1. Marty McFly
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          If you bring in Foden, who are you going to bench??

          1. Gangsters Allardyce
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Going to leave the move until next week. Cheers

      • ClaudesMackerelelé
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        G2G?

        Nyland
        Wan-Bissaka, Alexander-Arnold, Robinson
        Sarah (C), Martial, Fernandes, De Bruyne
        Jiminez, Aubemeyang, Nketiah

        Lascelles, Holgate, Guenzouzi

      • Luton_Fan
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Play aurier or lascelles? TIA

        ( Forgetting that lascelles has a knock and assuming he starts )

      • Bigtophat13
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Play 1:
        A) Aurier
        B) Holgate
        C) DCL

      • Oggle22
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        G2G
        Henderson
        TAA Saiss Aurier
        Salah KDB Martial(c) Bruno Pulisic
        Jota Rashford

        Martin Connolly Egan Lundstarm

        Cheers

      • campion201
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Will klopp rotate salah