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. ceerus
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    A)Podence
    B)Mitrovic

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B comfortably

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

      A

    3. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

    4. jiGGidyJ1
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

    5. ceerus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      cheers

  2. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Repost

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Martinez
    Robbo / Digne / AWB / Saiss / Ayling
    Auba / KDB / Greenwood / JRod //Bissouma//
    Jimenez / DCL //Brewster//

    - Auba to Salah in GW3
    - AWB to Chilwell later on

  3. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Can we make it through the night without a KDB or Martial price rise??

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes - they are price locked it seems

      1. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Phrroooooaaar, I hope you're right!!

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I think only Digne will rise from the good ones

      1. SerieD
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Will son go -0.1?

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yes

          1. SerieD
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            What should i do about it?

            A) Save Ft and accept-0.1
            B) Werner+Son--> Martial+ Bruno
            C) Son+Davies--> Bruno+Lamptey
            D) Other 1mil itb

  4. gooner_112233445566
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    a) save ft
    b) mount out for j rodrgiuez with ft

    already got werner if that makes any difference

    1. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'd make the transfer

  5. Weasel51
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    A) Vinagre >>> Justin/Lewis

    B) Vinagre + Son >>> Digne + JamesRod (-4)

    Thanks

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Just A, Justin good for maybe 4 gameweeks at least. Lewis or Ayling better long term

  6. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    do Wildcard transfers not count towards price moves?
    Has Vinagre got any chance of surviving?!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      WC don't count to transfers out

      But still think Vinagre will drop tonight

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        aright.

        Keep Havertz and sort out Vinagre or do
        Havertz to Rashy?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Havertz to Rashford

  7. gers23
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Selling people like Kane ,always feels wrong to me due to the fear of being punished. Anybody thinking the same? Martial in was my move ,but having played this game for so long , i know how much it can bite you on the bum lol.

    1. Bullet Eder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Kane is a definite get rid until Spurs start showing any sign of form

    2. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'm sure Kane will score a few with his run of fixtures but the first two Spurs matches dont promise destructive scoring. You can get similar output elsewhere for less imo.

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Despite covid, this has been one of the best transfer windows

    Messi would have made this no.1 😀

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      It's been a nightmare window for United fans though.

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Every window has been the same, so kinda got used to it

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Excited for Josh King on the final day.

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Can be play on the right if so get IN

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Maybeee VDB can come really good

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Hopefully he can play CB, DM and right wing at the same time.

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Fred has had a very good run at the DM and then he was taken out for no reason

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

    Final WC adjustments.. Taylor or Lamptey?

    1. ceerus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Taylor

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

      T

    3. Bullet Eder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Lamptey

  10. Igzie08
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Do I need to transfer out Vinagre for a -4 tonight?

    1. Igzie08
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thinking of Lewis, Ayling or Taylor as replacements. Would prefer an upgrade to Saiss but can't afford that atm

  11. SerieD
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Is Son going to drop?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Looking that way.

      1. SerieD
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Damn!
        Should we get rid of him? Is it at night when drop happens?

        My option for this cost -4pt..
        McCarthy(Steer)
        Davies, Justin, Taa (KWP,Ferguson)
        Son, Burke, Salah, Auba, Soucek Mitro, Werner, DCL

        A) Save ft and accept -0.1mil
        B) Werner+Son--> Martial+ Bruno
        C) Son+Davies--> Bruno+Lamptey
        D) Other 1mil itb

  12. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Managed my all time worst start of 30, with only one return from Auba. Against my own advice, I'm going to WC now as three Spurs, two Sheffield united and no city or united, looks grim going forward

    McCarthy
    Robertson, Digne, AwB, Coleman, Justin
    KwB, Fernandez, Sterling
    Vardy, Wilson

    or

    McCarthy
    TAA, Digne, AwB, Coleman, Justin
    KwB, Fernandez, Salah
    Martial, Wilson

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Both look quite good.

      I'd personally be tempted to ditch AWB for another 4.5, get Podence and play 4-4-2 instead of 5-3-2.

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        United were ridiculous in the second half of last season. AwB picked up 9 clean sheets and 4 assists in 19 games. That's huge if they pick up where they left off. Think podence is a wait and watch for me for at least two weeks

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Thiagoooooooooo

    Official - https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1306970278493380613?s=19

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Welp not yet but will be today by the looks of it

    2. I'M 2 OLD FOR THIS HIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Wuhuuu!!!! We need him for this long season

  14. cjscouser
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I have Alli - obviously dropped to 7.9

    Swap to Rodriguez or hold for one extra FT next week?

    1. Michelle Davin
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Swap to james and captain him

  15. cjscouser
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Also - what are people plan's for ASM?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Keep for now, eyeing up Podence.

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

        This

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Selling for podence/trossard gw 4

  16. Cheeto__Bandito
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Jota to Liverpool.

    Podence a great option now at only 5.5

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

      Perfect replacement for ASM

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Where have you seen Jota to Liverpool?

      1. Gleys11
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Daily Mail

    3. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      who is better, him or Neto?

  17. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Start:
    A) Soucke (ars)
    or
    B) C.Taylor (lei)
    ..?

    1. Sir EFO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

  18. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Here it is official now - Thiago to Pool

    https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1306970781465948160

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

      😎

  19. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    McCarthy
    Justin, Trent, Egan
    Son, Auba, Barnes, ASM
    Ings, Kane, Werner

    Wildcarding in GW3 so might as well use my FT. Which transfer do you think has the most points gain potential? I'm thinking Ings > Richarlison. Anything better? I kinda wanna give Son & Kane another chance for some reason.

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I hate saying it, but son out will save you 0.1m most likely, which will probably be useful on your wc.

  20. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Is Zouma nailed long term?

    He's 4.5 on FanTeam and you get points for your team winning on there...

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      He isn't nailed but think he is the first choice partner for Silva once fit

  21. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Son looks like dropping tonight then. Irritating.

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

      Why hold on? Spurs are awful and he plays so wide when kane plays. Couldnt even score past some random bulgarian team until they got two players sent off

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Not keen on the -4 tbh, especially after the first GW of the season.

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        A -4 now isn't the end of the world if its saving you .1 or effectively. 5

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Fair point, but then I have 0 ITB and for me there's no stand out replacement at that price currently.

      Perhaps if Greenwood is nailed or Foden gets regular starts both could be great options.

  22. Wivanee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    A - Lamptey (or any 4.5 def) + Barnes/Grealish(or any 7mid)
    Or
    B - Saiss + ASM

    1. ceerus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Saiss + Podence?

      1. Wivanee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Already got Podence

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

      Genuinely feel that Neto and Podence could be worth it if you have two 5.5 slots

      1. Wivanee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yeah, I think I'll leave ASM for this week v BHA
        Auba > KDB next week will give me the money and time to see ASM > 7.0mid

  23. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Are you waiting till Monday to make a move for KDB/Sterling?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes.

  24. damiang2233
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Anyone know if Pulisic & Werner are fit this weekend?

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

      Werner yes, Pulisic no

    2. Wivanee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Puli is out. Werner is fit

      1. damiang2233
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Worth keep Pulisic or should I get rid?

        1. SerieD
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Get rid

        2. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          get rid. Might not start for a few games yet

  25. beetlejuice
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Just drafting a potential Wildcard squad starting from GW3 ; I would be changing 9 of my players including my GW2 transfer which gives me a brand new squad, total change of mids and strikers.
    For those tinkering WC for GW3, how many players would you change ?

  26. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Would you take a risk and get RJames before GW? Will Frank drop him? Recon Azpi may play CB and Chilwell is LB?

    1. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      GW3 ofc

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

      Think CHelsea will play 3-4-3 this weekend vs Pool and then revert back to a back 4 vs WBA

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Do you see him starting in those 3 easier fixtures after Liverpool?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yeah - Lampard will want the attacking threat from full back that James offers over Azpi in the more winnable games.

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Good enough for me to get him, thanks

  27. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Wan Bissaka, Maguire or Luke Shaw?

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      AwB

    2. Big Steve
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      AWB if you can afford him

    3. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      WB, Shaw, Maguire in that order... depending on your funds.

  28. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Do you think Havertz will start this GW?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes. Not many options with Pulisic and Ziyech out.

      1. SerieD
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Werner is questionmark. Fit yes but maybe in bench

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

      Yeah , unless Giroud comes in for him and Werner moves out wide

  29. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Would you BB this:
    Ryan KWP Saka ASM

    1. Sturridge Wars
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Nope

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No

  30. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Who do you think has a higher ceiling? Podence or Harrison?

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Podence long-term
      Harrison this week

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers mate