Captain Sensible

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 2?

Jan Sienkiewicz was the king of the Fantasy Premier League captaincy in 2019/20, scoring a whopping 657 points from the armband, the second-highest in the whole world. We asked him to help out with the captaincy debate ahead of the Gameweek 2 deadline.


The Fantasy Premier League community has been relatively unanimous in picking their captain for Gameweek 2 – but have they chosen wisely?

That’s what the Captain Sensible article is here to find out, with an in-depth analysis of the key form options, as well as the defences of their upcoming opponents.

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Captain Poll

For the second week running, Arsenal’s premium midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) leads the Fantasy Football Scout captain poll. The former Borussia Dortmund man has once again received more than a half of total votes and looks to be trusted by the vast majority of his owners for his Gameweek 2 match against West Ham (home).

Only Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) has scored more goals than Aubameyang since the start of the 2019/2020 season and the Gunners’ captain will be looking to celebrate signing a new contract at the club by improving his impressive tally against the leaky Hammers’ defence.

Despite not featuring in Gameweek 1, Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) is attracting some attention for the armband. The “Portuguese Magnifico” sits second in our captain poll with 11.7% of votes. Manchester United’s talisman has been in scintillating form since moving to the Premier League in January, providing eight goals and eight assists in that time. In fact, since Fernandes’ arrival, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men have gained more points (32) than any other team in the division, which highlights the midfielder’s positive impact.

The remaining players have all gained less than 5% of votes, with the likes of in-form Mohammed Salah (£12.5m) and new Everton star James Rodriguez (£7.5m) all failing to attract many Fantasy managers for the armband. In this article, we will look at how good of a captaincy option Aubamyang actually is, as well as try to spot some overlooked assets.

KEY MATCHES

Arsenal v West Ham

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Gameweek 2 pits two clubs together who could not be further apart in terms of outlook right now. In a week where Arsenal won 3-0 at Fulham and tied club captain Aubameyang to a new contract, they host a West Ham that got off to the worst possible start to 2020/21.

The Hammers were substandard to say the least in their 2-0 home defeat to Newcastle, a particularly ominous development before travelling to the Emirates Stadium. If David Moyes’ men were dominated by the Magpies, how much more damage could Arsenal do?

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2,206 Comments Post a Comment
  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Aubaaaaa!

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Hope he delivers but his EO will be so high that the impact won’t be massive

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        But you'll be punished for missing out

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Impact will be very large, eo won't be that high

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah Utd fans will put in on one of these own

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Their *

  2. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Anyoje getting rid of asm?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      He’s on the chopping block but not a priority. He’d be gone on a WC though

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah maybe after this week if Podence plays again and looks ok.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Nah , good fixture

    4. The Son-dance Kid
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not before Brighton at home. If he fails there, then you can consider getting rid.

  3. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Nice to see Pulisic falling tonight. Can't wait to bring him in for 8.4 🙂

    1. Anaheim
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      He will be 8.3 after the Liverpool game 😉 .

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        That's when I bring him in so even better

  4. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Cant wait to get rid of son, my 2ft will be waiting

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Me 2. Adams aswell!

  5. dodge4304
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    how do people think Bales introduction will affect Harry and Son.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No one knows but it should help both as not only is Bale an prolific goalscorer but also an immense creator when he's at his best.

      1. dodge4304
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Ya here's hoping it lights a fire under the two lads.

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not great, overpaid.. Will effect the dressing room..

  6. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here?

    Two potential options are to move Havertz on or improve defence.

    Will see what CHE news is. Am obv tempted by the template Havertz > JamRod but avoiding the hit would be nice!

    0FT 0itb
    Steer
    TAA, Davies, KWP
    Salah, Auba (C), Havertz*, ASM, Soucek
    Werner, Martial
    (McCarthy) (Taylor, Mitchell, Brewster)

    GL all! Nice to see teams starting to diverge and looking pretty different in some cases!

    Cheers

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Don't hit. I think hits at this stage are an attempt to prove to yourself that you are clever, whereas you put yourself in the position you are in.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        If Havertz continues in the way he played first match then there’s little point holding him

        I agree re punty type hits but if it’s a clear upgrade then I don’t see the issue

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not imo. 2 frees next week will be dreamy!

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Unfort used my FT already

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Auba (C) and relax

    1. bootsmanus
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Salah (C) and flex

    2. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Bruno not even a thought?

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I think with auba 8/13 on to score anytime it’s a no brainer

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Don't have him

  8. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Gw4

    A) asm soucek -4 to bisouma barnes
    B) asm/soucek to podence

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B, however Barnes did catch the eye. I'll give him another week to ponder

      1. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        This in gw4 not now

  9. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Do you think Werner will play ?

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yes, he said so.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Fingers crossed

  10. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    You don't need differentials at the start, you need them at the end when all your earlier bad picks that you rationalised as differentials have left you trailing.

  11. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Loving these articles this season. Real improvement. Good stuff.

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Quality

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Agreed.

  12. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Havertz to Rash for a -4?
    Or sort out Vinagre who is set to drop? Maybe for Saiss or Ayling?
    Got 1m in the bank and don't know whether to just lose the 0.1 on Vinagre?

    Mccarthy
    TAA Justin Dier
    Auba Salah Jrod Havertz Soucek
    Adams Werner
    Steer Vinagre Mitchell Davis

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why not Werner to Martial ?

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I'm contemplating this

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Loosing 0.1 on vinagre is like loosing 0.5 at this stage of the season. It's not like you can downgrade to a playing 4.0 as you already have him

      1. aborg
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        You're so right. I'm in that sitution with Vinagre and don't know what to do. Already used my FT to get rid of Alli !

        Also have Ings which I would like to remove for Martial...Vinagre is not exactly a high priority but if he falls by 0.1 I'll be stuck with him for a long time to come !

  13. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Cheers Jan

  14. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    What would you do with a front 3 of Werner, Ings and Adams?

    Nothing in the bank. Anything would be for a hit? Very tempted to stick but Martial and Everton attackers are tempting

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Richarlison for Ings looks good tbh

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Doesn't it

    2. bootsmanus
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Stick, don't take hits at this moment.

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers

    3. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Probably not worth a hit unless Werner looks unlikely to play. I think Martial and Rich are great options but I wouldnt bank on them scoring more tham 4 points than the players youd lose. Decent chance Ings will score this week imo

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Aye think I'll just soak it up this week

    4. The Son-dance Kid
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Seriously considering getting in Richarlison for their next 3 fixtured. Is this unwise? Anyone want to try talk me out if it?

      1. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        He is a great option!

      2. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Asking the wrong guy, seriously considering him

        1. The Son-dance Kid
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          My thinking is, if I'm going to get Richarlison (or any Everton player), I'll get him in this week (WBA, cry, BHA). If I wait a week to see "how they go", then next week (cry, BHA, LIV) just doesn't look as appealing. So it's either now or several gameweeks later for me.

    5. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I had that but took a -4 for Ings to Wilson, Pulisic to Bruno. Southampton double attack just not great

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Poor decision in hindsight. No doubt the one i get shot of will score

  15. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Signed new contract, hope Aubameyang gets a hattrick to celebrate.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Lazy now.

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Hopefully

    3. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Hope for complacency

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone (c) Rubio?

    1. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Ricky Rubio?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        No James Rubio

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Prefer calling him JDRR, shorter

    3. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Either him or salah

  17. Milvus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Salah (12.5)? He's risen quickly...

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      fanteam

  18. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Sell Kane as he's no longer due after yesterday? Best striker replacement who's due?

    1. bootsmanus
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Who's due is bull...

    2. Aston VII lalalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      You're joking right?

      Will a coin be more likely to land on heads because it was tails last time?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yes? Low chance of two in a row...

        1. Toothpick Bandit
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Google "Gambler's Fallacy"

        2. Aston VII lalalala
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          That's not at all how probability works.

  19. KneejerkJoe
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    A) DCL +1m
    B) Richarlison

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I went B from the start and feel pretty hard done by so far. He was very good, fixtures on his side too.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B for me

      A) is with 0.9

      1. KneejerkJoe
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        No Im on WC with DCL in team before the rise, but thank you.

        Cant deside on Digne+Jrod+DCL/Richa

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Same here but never really been interested in DCL

          Digne/Rod/Rich for the win

          1. KneejerkJoe
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Yes Ive always been a Richarlison fan, and normally hes on fire early in the season.
            But, last years stats:
            DCL: 13g1a in 2600min
            Richa: 13g5a in 3000min

            Now they are both classified as strikers, and I feel like DCL has improved as a player, and will get nice delivery from Digne and Jrod. The 1mill extra can be useful.. But cold feet!

        2. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Rich is better but the 1.0 is probably more valuable at this stage. There wont be loads between them imo

  20. The Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    How accurate has FPLstats been so far? I know it’s harder for them early on.

    Hoping to survive the drop on Son for tomorrows deadline, but it doesn’t look good

    1. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I went early Son>Bruno because he was on 100+ but still hadn’t risen.

      WCs and maybe a potential price lock on UTD and city assets

  21. tm370
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Which do you prefer guys?
    A) Keane and Martial for a -4
    2) Doherty and Richarlison

    1. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Happy for anyone I give an opinion to to return the favour

      1. vanishing spray
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Doubt it's worth a hit, especially if that'd mean a ManU double-up

        1. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Ty, would only be the one

    2. Frogman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      2) all the way

      would want to see how ManU look before bringing anyone in

  22. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Vinagre (MCI)
    B) Mitchell (mun)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      b

  23. cescpistols111
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Any changes you would make for a hit? 0FT, 0.0 ITB.

    Ramsdale
    Robertson Davies Justin
    Salah Auba (c) Rashford (v) ASM
    Werner DCL Adams

    Nyland Taylor Bissouma Mitchell

  24. sergioaguero67
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Please choose one:

    A) Watkins
    B) Bamford
    C) Mitrovic
    D) Andy Caroll
    E) Jay Rodriguez

    Please help

    1. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A I suppose but it is not an appetizing list

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

    3. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      ACBED I think, in that order.

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I would avoid all

    5. luk46
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      C
      A
      E
      B
      D

    6. The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A or C, the rest aren’t really options

    7. sergioaguero67
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks all!

    8. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      C longer term B this week

    9. Frogman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      F) Batshuayi
      G) Adams

      Loads of choice around that 6m strikers this year, one of them will be good right?

    10. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Consider picking one on penalties. 🙂

  25. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    On WC
    Madison or Barnes ?
    Also Rash or Son ?
    Also Salah to Auba this game and then shift back or too risky ?
    Thanks

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Team looking like

      Mesleir
      Justin Lewis. Dgne (lamprey Mitchel)

      Salah* Rash Klich Madison James

      Vardy. Richa
      (Jimenez)

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        James from Utd?

        1. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          James Rodriguez

  26. vanishing spray
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Traoré registered 1G+1A, 2G+0A against City last season, no one expecting past signs to hold true? Not sure if the man has a chip on his shoulder for Pep, or just loves to punish their full-backs.

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Playing WB currently though right? Could still do well of course.

    2. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      But he didnt do it from wing back...

    3. Aston VII lalalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I think his lack of defending ability is going to expose Wolves. If I was Nuno, I'd probably not play Traore until the last 30 minutes against tired legs. I'd be starting a real defender, like Buur.

  27. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone WCers tempted by Rodriguez/Doucoure dbl up??

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Sounds good to me.

      Doucoure is as good as any at 5.5m

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I am but hv three Signe James and Richa

    3. trafalgarlaw
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      im with Doucoure and Digne

  28. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Man,

    The members info is worth every penny.

  29. Woody01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    How much we predicting Bale will be?

    1. Squeazy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      10.5

    2. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I reckon he is worth 9 max but will be 9.5

  30. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Lampard press conference is live:
    https://www.chelseafc.com/en/live

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Chilwell out
      Pulisic out
      Ziyech out
      Werner fit

    2. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Did he just say Pulisic won't be ready for the game?