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. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    BOTTOMED

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

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Podence certainly

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Podence

    3. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Harrison for me but it is not clear cut

    4. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Podence is in rotation, Harrison will get about 40-50p more per season

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers everyone

  2. Kyle2210
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Mccarthy or Martinez in goal, looking long term?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Martinez

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I think you have to wait and see how leaky Villa are this year . . . Martinez is a better keeper but arguably the defense in front of him ain't great.

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Good end to last season

    • The HiTmAN
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Thoughts on my wildcard team

      Ryan (McCarthy)
      Shaw, VVD, Coleman, Justin (Mitchell)
      Aubameyang, Salah, KDB, Rodrigues (Bissouma)
      Wilson, Mitrovic (Brewster)

      1.5 ITB, for Rodrigues - Bale...eventually

    • Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Podence nailed if Jota leaves?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Got to be

      2. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Proba

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Probably

      3. F4L
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Wolves should bring in a new RWB, but right now he looks nailed.

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Hoever on the way

          1. F4L
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            they'll sign another then. That looks like a signing for the future, I still think Corona will end up going to Wolves.

            1. lilmessipran
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              The virus?

      4. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        cheers

    • Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Also bottomed. Who to play?

      Saiss or Dier?

      Thanksn

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Dier

      2. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Dier

      3. fussballstadion
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Dier

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Thanks lads

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Bottommed:

      0M ITB 0FT any transfer worth a hit here?

      McCarthy (Button)
      TAA - Justin - C Taylor (Mitchell & Saliba)
      Salah - Auba - Son - ASM - Soucek
      Martial - Werner (Brewster)

      1. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        No

    • davies
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A) Vinagre > Saiss (-4)

      B) Play Mitchell (mun)

      1. il Brutto
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B

    • Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A. Son + Adams + 4
      B. Martial + Podence

      choose one, thanks

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B from next week without the hit

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          have exact cash ..

          1. Teror
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            B then

      2. fussballstadion
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Lost on last page

      Start which 2 this GW?

      A) KWP (TOT)
      B) Taylor (lei)
      C) Davies (sou)

      I have McCarthy in goal fwiw.

      Cheers! GL!

      1. ElChapo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        AC - fairly clear cut aswell imo

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Thanks. That’s what I’m on but was just wavering on the SOU def double up given how poor they looked.

    • Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Anyone else going Sterling over KdB?

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Depends how they look v wolves

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I would but kdb is on pens now so there really is no discussion

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Until Kun returns.

    • Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Thiago 6m

    • Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Who scores more in the next 2: Martial (CRY, bha) vs. Werner (LIV, wba) ?

      I am on a WC and can't decide between them. Obviously, Martial has a better fixture on GW2 but Werner has a better GW3 and, on GW3, I'll be moving Auba to Kdb so it means I need to keep Martial or take a hit to move to Werner.

      This is my WC team, thought are welcome:

      Martinez - Steer
      Digne - Saiss - Justin - Taylor - Mitchell
      Salah - Auba - Fernandes - Harrison - Biss
      (Werner or Martial) - DCL - Wilson

      1. Tommie
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Nice same as mine

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Anyone help?

      0M ITB 0FT any transfer worth a hit here?

      McCarthy (Button)
      TAA - Justin - C Taylor (Mitchell & Saliba)
      Salah - Auba - Son - ASM - Soucek
      Martial - Werner (Brewster)

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        No you’re good to go matw

      2. ElChapo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        looks good but i'd probably start saliba over taylor....on the 1/10 chance he starts/plays 60 minutes

    • choco27
        2 months, 12 days ago

        GK & FW Combos:
        E.Martinez & C.Wilson
        Or
        Pickford & Watkins
        ?

        Thanx

        1. Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A

      • OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Pickford
        Digne, Laporte, Dier, Wan B,
        Salah, DeBrunyne, Fernandes, JRod
        DLC, Wilson
        Bench: Steel, Saiss, Bissouma, Davis

        Is this WC team okay ? Thanks for any help in advance.

        1. Totalfootball
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          4 everton ?

          1. OneMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Nah. Pickford became Meslier.

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          WAYYY too much Everton. Pick or Digne.

      • Totalfootball
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Is meslier a good option ?

        1. Concrete
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Not yet

      • choco27
          2 months, 12 days ago

          GK & FW Combos:
          E.Martinez & C.Wilson
          Or
          Pickford & Watkins
          ?

          1. Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            A

            1. choco27
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Thanx

          2. Giorgi89
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Hi guys,
            1 to play:
            - ASM
            - Lascelles

            Thanks

            1. Concrete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Always the attacker

            2. ElChapo
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              ASM

          3. RECKLESS
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Better one for season run in
            1) Robertson + Rashford
            2) Digne + Bruno
            Can do only option as funds tied in kdb salah werner...

            1. RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              only one of the option*

            2. King Carlos
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              2

            3. Concrete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              2

          4. Stimps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Klich or Harrison?

            1. King Carlos
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Same problem....

            2. Concrete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              5.5 these?

              Podence until Leeds have had a few games to see what they’re about

              1. Hattrick Harry
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                You already had 93 games to see that

            3. Hattrick Harry
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Harrison plays almost like striker (like Sterling), Klich is box to box midfielder

          5. Pukkipartyy
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Digne + Pickford toi much?

            1. King Carlos
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Id say yes.

            2. Concrete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Yea....wait on Everton & data

          6. Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Holding is a rotation risk when Luiz is back isnt he?

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Yeah

              1. Concrete
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Cheers

          7. zizoo10
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            anyone have no choice but to hold Auba for gw3+4?

            1. GloryManUnited
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              You always have a choice

          8. Jellyfish
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Considering going Son > Rashford instead of Ings > Martial.

            Enabled better team balance and allows Ings > Jimi next week.

            Thoughts?

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Good plan

          9. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Who is the FPL midfielder you want besides Salah and Auba for GW2?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Rashford

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Why him?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Plays on the left for United and Palace have an apparent weakness on their right when Joel Ward plays RB

            2. Concrete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Rodríguez

            3. lilmessipran
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Bruno

            4. korbendallas82
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Son i guess, since i comitted to having him 2-3 weeks.

            5. Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              de bruyne

          10. Ronnies
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Do we think Wilson is worth the 0.5m over the likes of Mitrovic, Adams, Watkins, etc ?

            Thanks guys.

            1. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Imo yes

            2. JimJoshBoy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              On first gw merits yes but just not enough data yet

          11. altomfredrik
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Martial and James Rodriguez (+1m bank)
            Or
            DCL and Rash (+0,9m bank)

            1. JimJoshBoy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              A

          12. Tommie
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I have 3 of them lol

          13. Marcin the Pole
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Son to Rash for free to avoid the price drop?

            1. GloryManUnited
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Yes

            2. Hryszko
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Is son guaranteed to drop?

            3. JimJoshBoy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Yeees

          14. DantheManinaPan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Ok. First FanTeam draft has been created! Opinions welcome!

            Pickford, Meslier
            Robertson, Van Dijk, Boly, Bellerin, White
            Salah, Sterling, Fernandes, Rodriguez, Bissouma
            Jimenez, Wilson, 4.0.

            4-4-2 most weeks. Wondering whether Jimenez might be a bit too pricey, but not sure where I'd spread the rest of the funds...

            1. JimJoshBoy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Missing out on Martial and Werner.

              Risky imo

              1. DantheManinaPan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                In FanTeam, they're both more expensive and don't get bonus points, so am content missing out, I think.