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

    Who do you think scores more from GWK3 onwards? Must be closer than many think?

    A) Martial (bha, TOT, new, CHE, ARS)
    B) Jiminez (whu, FUL, lee, NEW, CRY)

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

      Jimenez imo

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      In that run I'd say Jimi.

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I reckon they'll score pretty similarly, Martial a few big hauls and blanks, Jimenez a steady 5-9 points each game.

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

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

      It’ll be close imo. I’ve got Martial for now but Jimi is too of the list if Martial does a Martial and trolls!

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

        I won't mind 200 points for a 9m troll 😉

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

          I guess I’ll take it 😉

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

      Jimi

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

      This is why Im holding off Kane to Martial until the last minute.... Jiménez fixtures after this week are better

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

        Same. Kane to Jimmy also allows other upgrades like ASM to grealish further down the line

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

      Both score about the same

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

    Why are many keen on Rashford?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Does a lot of good work for charity.

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

      He's quite handsome young man and makes decent money as a footballer

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

      Jokes aside, why Rashford?

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        cheap if you can't afford Bruno

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

          But you would rather have Bruno though?

          1. Siva Mohan
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            yes

      2. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Why not?

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

        Great stats, 1 mil cheaper, may get some penalties too. 6.3% ownership so kind of a differential.

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

      Would you ask the same question about Martial? If you calculate last season's points using this season's classifications Rashford comfortably outscores him for just 0.5 more.

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

        Rash not on pens this year

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

          Fair point. Do think he will improve his non-penalty scoring though.

  3. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Good to go lads?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Davies - Justin
    Salah - Auba (C) - Hamez - ASM
    Werner - Martial (VC) - Adams

    (Steer) (Taylor - Bissouma - Mitchell)

    Cheers!

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

      Looks good

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

        Thanks and good luck

  4. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Greenwood or Grealish? (no slot for JRod)

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

      Greenwood not looking likely to start.

      1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Why? Ole said he is "part of the group"? And who would play RW for Man Utd if not Greenwood?

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

        Nothing has suggested this whatsoever.

      3. The Reptile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        what source - is that confirmed?

      4. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I took it the same way Foo did...would have said something more positive if he was starting, but Ole could be messin with ya’ll

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

      I did Ali to Greenwood before the Ali drop - You seem to be the only other person I've see mention Greenwood!

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

      Ive had greenwood preped from the start.

      Fingers crossed he starts. But he's been a 'very naughty boy'

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

    Last try as I’ll be offline shortly until after deadline

    Start which 2 this GW?

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

    I have McCarthy in goal fwiw. Currently on A + C

    Cheers! GL!

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

      A and C

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

        Thanks mate

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A + C

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

        Cheers. So I wasn’t going mad 😆

  6. jdogg
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Ayling lewis ________

    Start
    A davies
    B justin?

    Cheers.x

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

      B

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

    3. jdogg
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers.x

  7. Del Monte
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Struggling with which GK to set and forget with - Martinez, McCarthy or Ryan?

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

      Martinez for me..

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Martínez looks like he might be the best of the cheaper keepers.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Best keeper . . .but best defense?

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

          They showed signs at the end of the season..

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          They're the one cheap defence that looks that it might be clean sheet aware. Both Southampton and Brighton look inclined to look for one more.

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Ryan

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

    So when does the price lock on Utd and City assets end? Will it be as soon as gw 2 starts or once gw2 ends after the city game? Could be priced out of kdb even before he has played in gw2

  9. Crouching Tiger
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Son & Doherty out for Shaw, Fernandes (-4) ? Do it?

    1. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No..

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

    I have a back line of:

    TAA Justin KWP Mitchell Vinagre

    Who to replace Vinagre at 4.5?
    A. Ayling
    B. Lamptey
    C. Lewis

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Lewis ; Lamptey possibly has the higher upside but he can cross the ball like a wizard 100 times a match - if there's no one in the middle to put it in the net there's not much point.

  11. jamesjoseph2770
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Is Mou's press meet over? Any news on Alli?

  12. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Alli & Johnson (WHU) to Podence & Digne looks good?

    Gives me this team

    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Digne
    Auba© Salah Havertz Barnes Podence
    DCL Adams

    Button Mitchell Davis Ferguson

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

      Yeah I would, Podence could be potent on the counter attack

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers mate

  13. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Wouldn't it be great if Brewster, Podence, Greenwood and Foden were all starting most games?

    Would enable a quite magnificent team.

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

      Loan move for Brewster would ensure that

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Nope just more options

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

    Play KWP or Soucek? Currently on Soucek

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

      Soucek

    2. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      KWP higher ceiling

  15. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Jimenez or Ings is so tough to choose between. Both have great fixtures and I can't fit in both with Werner and Mitro.

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Jimenez no doubt

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

      Jimenez is very consistent.

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I'd go for Jimenez.

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers guys.

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Jimi for sure.

    6. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Get Jimenez, but next week

  16. Bring the Cavalry
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    What does everyone think of the chances of greenwood starting?
    Want to do son > greenwood

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Would love to know this too....

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

      Exactly 50%...did that help?

  17. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Any improvements to this WC Team please chaps?

    Martinez
    TAA, Digne, James, Justin
    Salah, Auba, Fernandes, Podence
    Martial, Wilson

    (Steer, Bissouma, Mitchell, Brewster)

    GW3 = Auba -> KDB
    GW4 = Upgrade Bench (0.5 ITB)

    ...unsure on James vs. Saiss and Podence vs. other 5.5 MIDs (would prefer *some* Chelsea coverage for the upcoming fixtures).

    Cheers!

    1. Corona is not good 4 U
        2 months, 9 days ago

        It's only the second day of the season. The team can't be so bad that you have to use your wildcard. Wait at least the second game day. The season has only just begun and a lot can still change. A wild card is an extremely valuable treasure that you don't just waste.

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

          I don't disagree to be honest but it's done now 😀 haha

      • BeWater
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Great team! Really like it. With 0.5 ITB you could always do Marshie > Werner at some point depending on what happens the next couple of weeks. And you can drop Bamma for Sterling\KDB next week.

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

            thanks, hadn't actually considered using the 0.5 there! Cheers

      • MadeinIreland
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Which two to play and which two to Bench?

        Which one first on Bench?

        Soucek, Zaha, Egan, Saiss

        Thanks...

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Play Zaha and Saiss ; Egan then Soucek. Can't see him getting much out of Arsenal.

          1. MadeinIreland
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Thanks

      • JustPark
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Missed the train. Where does Hamez come from?

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

          Everton, Columbia

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

          Thats how you pronounce James Rodriguez. It's mostly to distinguish him from Jay Rodriguez

          1. JustPark
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Ah~~~~~
            That's brilliant.

        3. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Colombia

        4. luke25
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Colombia

      • dshv
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Thiago guys is a wonderful player

        Thiago the new Coutinho ???

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Highly doubt that.

        2. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          No, not the same type of role. Sits a bit deeper and dictates

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

            but plays a ton of through balls, and attacks space quicker than any other Liverpool mid, so Firmino won't need to drop as deep

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

              Firmino’s movement creates space for Sadio and Mo, so why would they look to change that? Thiago is just going to help play into space/between lines faster

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

                It will give them more options in attack because they can play the ball into space for Mane to run into and then cross to Firmino.

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

          No he’s a 6 not a 10

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

            In price and position.

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

            yeah but he's a 6 the way pogba is a 6. Still could get returns

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

          Okay he is 6 but just on the shirt .. i think he have a good attacking skills too..

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

            He actually wears 10 for Spain

      • Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        oh boy. 6mil for Thiago might temp me to give up my double pool defense strategy

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          He's a wonderful player but suspect there's rotation abound still in that midfield. Gini, Hendo, Naby, Fabinho, Thiago for three spots each week . . .tough.

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

            oh I forgot about Wijnaldum.

        2. doher.ty
            2 months, 9 days ago

            lol no - he has very little fpl upside. He's 6 for a reason.

          • HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Nah. Will assist the assister, and if anything improve returns for Trent and Robbo

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

          I’m surprised Salah isn’t talked up in this article. Kepa looks so shaky all he needs to do is get it on target. Still Auba for me though.

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Yes I would not be surprised if Salah hauls again.

        4. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 9 days ago

          When do you guys think son will drop?

          1. luke25
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Depends on Sunday, could quite easily score

          2. Hattrick Harry
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 days ago

            After 7th drink I guess

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

          Martial capt anyone?

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

            Good shout

          2. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Very tempted. Coin toss between him and Auba

          3. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Vice for me

        6. BIG TONES
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Doherty > Digne -4 ?

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

            Not for a hit

          2. doher.ty
              2 months, 9 days ago

              No

          3. @Bryan
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Not really a Utd fan so don’t follow the news much on them. Greenwood all set to go this weekend and how much of a rotation risk? My reading of it is that the Sancho transfers is like the invite I sent to an Aunt years ago in the post for a dinner (in the post - non existent )

          4. Corona is not good 4 U
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Unfortunately, I have a lot of construction sites that require attention.

              When should I get rid of it as quickly as possible:

              - Gomez
              - Vinagre
              - Sun
              - Mitrovic
              - Werner?

              Thank you!

              1. Corona is not good 4 U
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Sorry ... Son ...

                • HuttonDressedasLahm
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Vinagre

                • luke25
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Vinagre probably, others are all likely to play

                • stat sifter 888888
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Vinagre.

                  • Traction Engine Foot
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Vinagre probably most urgent

                  • Corona is not good 4 U
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Thank you all!

                  • HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    No Redmond and potentially no Armstrong isn’t good news for Ings owners like me 🙁

                    Should I sell for free?

                  • Pukkipartyy
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Wich COMBO?
                    (Other defs Digne, Saiss, Lewis)

                    A) Pickford, Ayling, Lamptey
                    B) Meslier, AWB, Ferguson

                    Thx! 🙂

                  • Will J 256
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Hi guys. Is there a chance players can drop in price tonight?

                    1. Seanigula
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Yes