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.

As this article uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can read it in full.

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%.

Player statistics – Last four matches

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 32+

934 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gers23
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Maguire a waste of a Utd spot?

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No

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

      nope

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No, depends on whether you want to go 3 attack v Bou

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

        but then after bournemouth I think i'd rather have a defender again

    4. Vertigo
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Blimey. Anything but.

      1. gers23
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Cheers guys

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

          No but rather have Wan the man

  2. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Son sellers planning on going without him against Bournemouth in 34+?

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

      I'll probably get Kane in for DCL next gw instead

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

        Although I do think Bournemouth might come out fighting vs Spurs. See how they do against united first i suppose

    2. uhahpaulmcgrath
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      think i would look at Kane rather than Son

    3. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Its Kane you probably want for that game not spurs' wing back

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

        True. I'm a tiny bit concerned that Jose will switch system and suddenly Son will be amazing again but fingers crossed that doesn't happen..

      2. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        It's not true at all, look at his heat map. He's been playing more central than Mahrez and other popular options.

        It's a matter of team not creating chances, not him being stuck on the left. He played in the same position and with Kane when he had double digit hauls vs Bournemouth, Burnley and West Ham under Mourinho.

    4. Vertigo
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yeah.

    5. Kitman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Free hitting for GW 34+

  3. Lubic87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is it worth doing Saka to Foden for a -4? Or save until next week.
    Already planning to bring in Mahrez and Greenwood with my FTs

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      save 100%

    2. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      if you're going to start all of them, seems ok.

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

      Save

    4. Lubic87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Cheers guys

  4. L S P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Which option you like?

    A) Sarr/Saka-> Saint-Max/Foden
    B) Sarr/Saka/DCL-> Pulisic/Saint-Max/Nketiah for -4

    (Get Foden next GW for the home game)

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

      B

  5. Mortal.Swinbat
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    What would you do with this team?

    DDG
    TAA, Saiss, Doherty
    Salah, KDB, Martial, Fernandes
    Ayew, DCL, Jiminez

    Nyland, Lascelles, Egan, Duda

    1ft, 2.2 itb

    A) Egan > VVD
    B) Egan > Laporte
    C) Duda > Foden
    D) Ayew > Ings
    E) Ayew > Giroud
    F) Other

    I'm 0.1 off Duda > Willian/Pulisic sadly 🙁

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

      E

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      What about Duda --> Saint Maximin?

      1. Mortal.Swinbat
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thought about this as well but surely his ship has sailed?

  6. CBS
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    A or B?

    A: Foden - robetson, Alexander Arnold, Doherty

    B: Mahrez - Boly, Alexander Arnold, Gomez

  7. IamthenextTeemuPukki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Looking for some guidance - 3rd year FPL player, have moved 90k since re-start, and am at 50k OR. Looking to try and make moves that are differential enough to crack top-10, please, any suggestions would be great. Have 2 free transfers to work with, and my Free Hit, which I was looking to save for GW 38. Thanks!

    Patricio (Button)
    AWB, TAA, Doherty (Lascelles, Robinson)
    KDB, Salah, Fernandez, Barnes (Guendouzi)
    DCL, Rashford, Jimenez

    0.0 itb
    2 FT

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

      *Top-10,000 I meant.

    2. Sandesh_
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      barnes>>> ASM

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

      GW 34 looks tasty for the free hit to get your fill of spurs players amongst others

      i think you could maybe move DCL for Nketiah and move Barnes upto a Pulisic or maybe even Mahrez

    4. Vertigo
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      It's a lovely team, but I'd see what you can get for DCL and Barnes. Maybe switch to 4-4-2 and play Lascelles vs West Ham, upgrade midfield.

  8. dr.No88
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hello

    Best gameweek for triple C?

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      GW36 Man City v Bournemouth

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Salah v.s Villa

    3. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      TAA vs Leicester

    4. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Someone earlier said David Silva vs. Norwich on GW38.

      Might get to take a penalty.

  9. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is TAA a must have this GW?

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not a must-have, no. Wouldn't rush to get him in this week if you do not have him.

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not based on result against City, but if disregarded v Sou, then possibly, but AWB & Maguire are cheaper against Bou.

  10. Kuzser
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    What is the best move here guys?
    1ft, 2.2 itb. Unfortunately 0.1 short of Mount-> Mahrez
    1) Lundstram-> Awb
    2) Jota -> Greenwood
    3) Auba Saka -> Rashford Mahrez for -4
    4) Auba Saka -> Greenwood Salah for -4
    5) Jota saka -> Greenwood Mahrez for -4

    Krul
    TAA - Doherty - Lascelles
    KdB - Fernandes - Mount - Martial
    Auba - Jota - Jimenez

    Leno, Baldock, Saka, Lundstram

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

      1 and bench lascelles

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      1

    3. Citizenkane91
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Mount to Mahrez, Lundstram to Holgate could be interesting. Holgate/Lascelles/Baldock could be a good third defender combination.

      Otherwise 1) Lundstram to AWB (Digne/Alonso should also push for a case) or 3) looks the best options.

      1. Kuzser
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks, thought about this actually. Just keen to transfer Jota out as he’s useless.

  11. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    a sarr and doherty to mahrez and saiss for -4
    b sarr and taa to mahrez and digne for -4
    c sarr to antonio
    d sarr to foden

    thanks a lot 🙂

  12. rilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    HI

    A) Barnes, Jota -> Mahrez, Rashfrord (-4)
    or
    B) Auba, Barnes, Jota-> Salah, Rashford, Ings (-8).
    or)
    C)Barnes, Jota-> Salah, Greenwood (-4)

    Salah would be differential in minileague, Auba is owned in all top teams in mini leagu

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

      A

  13. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Sterling Greenwood
    or
    Rashford Pulisic

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

      A

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      b for me

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Rashford Pulisic

    4. Your Man With The Hair
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      B simply becuase both are sure to start

    5. Kitman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      B

  14. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    FH to

    Pope (3.9)
    Doherty TAA AWB (Holgate, 4.2)
    Mahrez KDB (S)alah Bruno Pulisic
    Rash Jimenez (Nkeitah)

    or -8

    Pope (Nyland)
    Doherty TAA AWB (Lund, Lascelles)
    KDB (S)alah Bruno Pulisic (cantwell)
    Rash Jimenez Ings

  15. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Which option is better?

    a) Guendouzi, Son > Martial, Mahrez (and do Vardy > Kane GW34)
    b) Guendouzi, Vardy > Mahrez, Greenwood (and keep Son)

    1. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Brain fart...scrub that

  16. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Lascelles -> Taylor

    Roll 1FT...

  17. Your Man With The Hair
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Yes or No?

    Son & DCL -> Foden & Kane.

    For free.
    Both to start.
    Cantwell first sub.

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

      NO

      1. Your Man With The Hair
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Huh, thought this would be popular.

        Why no?

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I was thinking about the same switcharoo... now I will probably only do Lascelles -> Taylor and play DCL and Son against eachother on Monday.

      1. Your Man With The Hair
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        What made you decide against it?
        Spurs defence does look shaky to be fair. But I'm currently running with just KDB as my sole city player, so looking a bit of cover.
        Plus Son was nearly in the stand he was that dar wide the other night.

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Lascelles doubt made me change my mind. I would probably cap Kane if I got him in.

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Wow, I actually asked the same question down below.

      Thinking of Son --> Mahrez using just one of the FT's, as an alternative.

  18. Kitman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hi all,

    I've got 1 FT and 2.7 ITB

    Pope - Martin
    TAA - Doherty - Maguire - Holgate - Lascelles
    Mane - KDB - Pulisic - Fernandes - Cantwell
    Jiminez - Rashford - Nketiah

    I'm thinking;

    1) Cantwell > Foden
    2) Dohety + Cantwell > Saiss + Mahrez (-4)

    my ML leader has Foden and not mahrez hence why i'm debating the hit

    Any input most welcome!

    1. Your Man With The Hair
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      i'd spread two over two weeks. not worth a hit

  19. andres
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Abraham anyone?

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not popular ATM but if he can get minutes think he could could come good and find form again. Too much of a punt for me

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not for me.

      We've worked out, however, that he cannot make clean contact with a ball both in the opposition's 6-yard-box as well as his own!

  20. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Matt Ritchie? Any toon about with a view

    1. tjshawsey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Bruce on him last week - "If there’s a better pro around than Matt Ritchie I’ve yet to see him. He forces his way into your team sheet because of his attitude.” Joelinton played wide left against Bournemouth but is an injury doubt, so I'd expect Ritchie to come back in. My only doubt would be Lazaro was impressive when he came on last game, so may get a chance to start and impress again. Gut feeling though; Ritchie plays.

      1. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Cheers for that

  21. The Minus Fours
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Who shall I Captain?

    Mane, Bruno, KDB, TAA, Jimenez or Rashford.....................

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

      Bruno

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Mane would be my choice

  22. Kaiser123
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Would anyone do Aurier to Garcia. Save myself 0.4 in the process.

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

      Don't

  23. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    A)Ederson Maguire
    Or
    B)Pope AWB

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      B

  24. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    A) Son --> Mahrez (FT)
    B) Son + DCL --> Foden + Kane (FT)

    De Gea
    TAA -- Doherty -- Lascelles
    Mané (c) -- KDB -- Son -- Fernandes -- St.Maximin
    Jimenez -- DCL

    3.9 -- Greenwood -- Holgate -- J.Robinson [2FT + 0.3m ITB]

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I would do B.
      But, A seems a safer option.

  25. Qaiss
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    What are Lascelles owners doing?

    1. DAZZ
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Benching

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Getting Taylor(SHU)

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Currently have him starting but may bench him for Jack Robinson from Sheffield perhaps.

    4. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Is he injured?

  26. DAZZ
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Would you start Taylor (SHU) or Foden (sou)? Tough one 🙁

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Upside with Foden much greater.

  27. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Captain Bruno or Martial?

  28. Kaiser123
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Funny feeling Sou will get revenge on MC this week. Make amends for the drubbing earlier in the season.

  29. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Rate my WC team:
    Ederson (Button)
    TAA Doherty Saiss Maguire (Simpson)
    Salah KDB Mahrez Fernandes Pulisic
    Rashford (Nketiah, Connolly)

    1. fgdu
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Like it but where's ings

  30. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Anyone thinking about selling Jiminez?

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Have considered. Has made shortlist for POTM I just saw.

    2. Your Man With The Hair
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yea, my aunt Carrol. But she's been bat sh1t crazy for a couple of years now.