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. Covid Martial
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    On the captain poll there's a 'Ja Rodriguez.' Assuming this is James Rodriguez, Ja Rodriguez doesn't distinguish him from jay Rodriguez so yeah, just saying.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Should say H Rodriguez 😉

      1. Covid Martial
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Haha, also why is he never just called Rodriguez? Always called Hamez Rodriguez by commentators and pundits alike. See also Jordi alba.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 hours ago

          I was thinking that earlier. They just like saying Hamés

    2. Fero1905
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Where you can see the captain poll i cant See it anywhere

      1. Covid Martial
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Below comments on the sidebar.

        1. Fero1905
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 hours ago

          Ah ok i was on my mobile i changed to pc Version. Now i can see it thanks

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Free transfer was Ings to Martial. I think I do have issues to address coming up particularly with defence Alli and ASM ( Podence next week ) but do you think
    A gtg
    B take - 4 for Alli to either 1. Greenwood or 2. James Rodríguez

    McCarthy
    TAA Dier Egan Justin
    Aubameyang (c) Salah Alli ASM
    Werner Martial

    Button KWP Burke Brewster

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      2 imo, or hold

    2. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Get rid of Alli before ASM. I like Greenwood as a differential but lots of people will say James so B1 imo.

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Telles has been offered to Man United for 18m + addons or full 25m

    1. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Who?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Some dude who's better than Shaw

      2. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Offensively one of the best LBs in Europe.

  4. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    WC Gtg?

    Martinez
    Trent Digne Lamptey/Saiss Mitch
    Bissouma Salah Aubameyang (C) Podence Rodriguez
    Werner Martial/Brewster

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Yup

  5. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    I made some early transfers and i'm slightly regretting it now.

    I've currently got Vinagre who will drop to 4.4 which will be extremely annoying.

    I went with Ings+Havertz to Bruno+DCL for a -4.

    Silly to consider to -8 to remove Vinagre right?...please stop me from considering it 😀

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Is he dropping tonight?

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        looks close accordingly fpl statistics

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      .1 is not worth 4 points

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        probably, effectively becomes a 4m defender though with nothing itb

        1. doher.ty
          1 month, 23 hours ago

          0.1/0.2 is not worth 4 points.

    3. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Would of waited on DCL

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        i did mention i regretted the transfers, how does this help me?

    4. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      He's still got relatively high ownership compared to others supposedly in the red-zone so he miiight be OK. There've been a lot of price drops already though.

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        fingers crossed.

    5. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Only if you don't have a backup playing defender
      Don't do it because of the price drop

    6. doher.ty
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      -4 is fine but a -8 is too much. Especially if Vinagre is on you bench.

    7. DrunkPhilosophy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      not worth it

  6. The Vindaloovian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Who are the best 8m ish Midfielders?
    Everyone seems convinced by Hamez, but I don't know.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Greenwood
      Grealish

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      ziyech when hes fit

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        This

    3. afcblegend
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Barnes could still be a good option

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Barnes was so attacking last game. Just needs to finish better

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Grealish perhaps for now imo and then Zaha from 5 or so if he's still oop.

      Rodrigues could be great but he needs a forward line that operates better.

      Barnes, Greenwood and Foden lurk too. It's a great price point. Much better in prospect that the 6.0 or so forwards imo right now.

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Chris Wood at 6.5 says Hi

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 hours ago

          Had him last season and he's good for the relatively regular 6-8 pointer but all the above have far more oomph.

          Should Zaha stay oop for instance I'd have him around 30 points clear - that's what his oop record says. Barnes has a very high ceiling and Foden Greenwood have 180 point seasons in them

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 23 hours ago

            Unlikely Zaha stays at ST though? With Ayew and Batshuayi in the front two.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 hours ago

              Ayew shifts wide first quite possibly - he's no more a cf than Zaha who's probably the better finisher. That was the story of preseason in any event.

    5. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Barnes & Grealish are the best and 1m cheaper

    6. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Ziyech, Greenwood, Barnes, Zaha, Grealish (in that order imo).

    7. Bob Mal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      I'd get a forward for that money - Jimenez , Richarlison or DCL

  7. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Right think I am locking this and logging out, GTG?

    Martinez
    Digne Saiss Justin
    Auba(c) Bruno Rodriguez Grealish
    Martial Jimenez Richarlison

    4.0 R.James Bissouma Ferguson

    1. The Vindaloovian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      did you wildcard? Looks great. Grealish the only question mark for me, but if you like him...

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        yeah this is the final WC, Grealish looks like he is gonna strike up a decent relationship with Watkins and played well mid week. Two nice early fixtures for him too (SHU, ful)

        1. The Vindaloovian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 hours ago

          Definitely G2G 🙂 Good luck with the no Pool

    2. Sam feasts
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      No Salah, no Trent. Not for me Geoff.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Cheers Geoff

    3. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Which one are you betting on out of Salah/De Bruyne GW3 then?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Probably KDB to captain vs Leicester (gave away 9 pens last season but keep that quiet will you)

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 hours ago

      It's a nice looking team but no Liverpool or Man City on a WC, I think you'll regret it.

  8. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    So what fpl price will Bale be and would he be essential?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Won't be fit for about a month

      9.5m is my guess

      1. Zinedine
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        He’s a specimen, wouldn’t be surprised if he’s good to go very quickly!

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 hours ago

          Kind words from you of all people Zizou

          1. Zinedine
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 hours ago

            Haha, I didn’t put 2 and 2 together there

  9. MidTableFantasy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    5.5 Mid shootout-
    A) Podence
    B) Harrison
    C) ASM
    D) Klich

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      A,B,D,C

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      A

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Podence

    4. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      ADBC

    5. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      1

    6. doher.ty
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      People saying A are chasing with the amount of data we have. We are not even sure if he's going to start. B, C, D are safe in the starting 11.

    7. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Podence is too much rotation risk for me. ASM more proven but Harrison looks like he could be a very nice differential.

  10. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Who's my best captain option for GW2?

    1. Auba
    2. Salah
    3. Martial
    4. Son

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      1

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      1

    3. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      2

    4. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      1

    5. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      1/3

    6. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      3

    7. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Captain poll

  11. Aubamewho
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Who's on pens if Jorginho is out?

    1. dshv
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Werner should be!

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Werner

    3. Aubamewho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Cheers

  12. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Hi guys. Do you think Son will drop in price tonight?

    1. Aubamewho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Probably

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      I don't think so, but its definitely possible

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Ok fair enough guys!

  13. ElChapo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Kane + both Pereira (WBA) & ASM starting + 2 FT next week

    OR

    -4 hit this week + 15.5m on two strikers (Martial + Wilson?) + Starting one of Pereira/ASM

  14. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    (-4)

    McCarthy
    Digne | Shaw | Davies
    Salah | Auba(c) | Bruno | ASM
    Werner | Adams | DCL
    Steer | Bruke | Mitchell | Vinagre

    good to go?

    1. Aubamewho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      G2g

    2. The Handsome Hunk
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      What were your transfers?

  15. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Which is a better combo?

    1. Digne + Soucek
    2. Coady + Podence + 0.5m

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      3. 4.5m Def + Foden

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Minging

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      2

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Saiss + Podence?

    4. afcblegend
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Digne and Hendrick maybe? Soucek fine otherwise. But definitely Digne

    5. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Coady's a head-scratcher and Podence is not nailed at all.

  16. Bumbaclot
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Aubs and son to rashford and kdb for free next week???

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Son dropping

      1. Bumbaclot
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Great. That will make it hard work next week

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Wait and see what happens this week first...

  17. Wheato182
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Which one chaps?

    A) Ryan + Coleman
    B) Pickford + Lamptey
    C) Martinez + Coleman

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      B

    2. ElChapo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      B

  18. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    G2G?

    McCarthy
    Robertson Justin Lewis Lamptey
    KDB Salah Fernandes Rodriguez
    Martial Wilson

    Nyland KWP Bissouma Davis

  19. ChilliBoi
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Is Marcal for Wolves nailed?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      looks so

  20. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Ings to Jimenez for free?
    No Redmond is putting me off

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Not for me

    2. Corona is not good 4 U
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Jimenez has awesome fixtures.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        I think they’ll beat City too

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 hours ago

          they did double over City last season

    3. Wheato182
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      After this week

    4. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Jimi is best at that price range but 0.5 more for Martial if you have the funds.

  21. Corona is not good 4 U
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Best defender for 4.5? Thank you!

    1. Zinedine
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Holding for Arsenal or Justin for Leicester probably!

      1. Corona is not good 4 U
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Thank you!

      2. doher.ty
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Holding fixtures after this week are awful

        1. Zinedine
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 hours ago

          Not forever though

          1. doher.ty
            1 month, 23 hours ago

            Why would you want him for LIV, SHU, MANC, LEI, MAN U, surely there are better options. Might even get him for cheaper after that run assuming he hasn't lost his place by then.

  22. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    If Son is dropping, should i move him out for a -4 now, before he drops?

    I've already lost 0.1m on Saliba don't really need anyone else to drop..

  23. QUEN
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Who do I bench

    A) Adams
    B) lamptey
    C) Ayling
    D) Justin
    E) havertz

    Real headache, don’t like benching midfield/striker

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      B

  24. Pukkipartyy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 hours ago

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

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

    Thx!

  25. Covid Martial
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    I always try and pick the captain on the captain poll with the least number of votes. Didn't this time. Soucek already had two. But there is still one who hasn't got a vote yet...

    1. teenagemutantheroskrtels
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Hi do u need account to see predicted lines up please?

  26. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Meslier
    VVD, Digne, Laporte, Dier, Wan B,
    Salah, DeBrunyne, Fernandes
    DLC, Wilson
    Bench: Steel, Podence, Bissouma, Davis

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

    Should I start with Greenwood or JRod ?

    1. Ings_is_the_king
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      I think there is too much money in defence which could be spent on improving your frontline.

    2. doher.ty
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Laporte isn't match fit - waste of 6.0. Could be Ake (if you want city) or Doherty.

      Don't like the 5 at the back would rather a 4.0 bench fodder + cash to upgrade.

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Thanks.

  27. Zinedine
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Will Bale be a FWD or MID? What do we reckon his price will be... and what GW will he start? Planning how to save my transfers!

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Mid

      1. Zinedine
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Good to hear, there weren’t enough premium midfield options already

    2. pilgrimchris
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      I’m assuming both Bale and Reguillion will have to quarantine at home for 14 days (having arrived from Spain, that is still the rule isn’t it? Or are premier league footballers exempt?)

      1. Zinedine
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        Hadn’t thought of that (despite having just picked a now self-isolating partner up from the airport!)

      2. doher.ty
        1 month, 23 hours ago

        I heard that they could be exempt due to being 'quarantined' in the RM bubble.

  28. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    A) Jimenez and Podence
    B) Rodriguez and Wilson

    ?

  29. Ings_is_the_king
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Which do you guys prefer?
    A) Martial, Jimenez, Digne
    B) Werner, Martial, Coleman
    C) Werner, Jimenez, Digne

    1. doher.ty
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      C

  30. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Is there a chance that pulisic could drop tonight?

    1. doher.ty
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      It's hard to predict, no one knows for sure as the formula for this year isn't perfect yet. FPL stats says 69% drop, so unlikely.