Captain Sensible

The best FPL captain options for Gameweek 10

Fantasy Premier League managers are faced with another challenging captaincy decision as Gameweek 10 and its Friday-night deadline rolls around quickly.

Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Everton have all put up compelling candidates for the armband, to the point that no one individual has pulled clear of the chasing pack.

Weeks like this present Fantasy Football Scout readers with an exciting opportunity, where the ownership-related risks associated with going against the crowd are smaller than normal.

Gameweek 10 is a round to delve into the data and work out where the best match-up lies – which is what the Captain Sensible article is all about.

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CAPTAIN POLL

As you can see from the current captain poll standings, there is not much to separate the three-most popular options for Gameweek 10.

Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) leads the way ahead of a Fulham’s visit to the King Power Stadium, hardly surprising considering Scott Parker’s men have conceded two goals per game this season.

Leicester’s talismanic forward has already found the net eight times in 2020/21, adding a further two assists, hence why 26.2% of our voters believe him to be the best captain for Gameweek 10.

However, the fact that only one of those attacking returns has come at home this season might be why his majority is a slender one, Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) only 7.1 percentage points behind him.

The Egyptian has already shaken off his flag following self-isolation and could start for Liverpool when they travel to Brighton on Saturday afternoon. The Seagulls have let in 1.7 goals per game this season and must host the champions without right wing-back Tariq Lamptey (£4.8m) due to suspension. 

Burnley’s defence has been impressive recently, but not good enough to put off 18% of voters backing Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) for the armband this weekend. The Clarets could be without Nick Pope (£4.9m) and they have lost 5-0 in each of their last five trips in all competitions to the Etihad Stadium.

Double-figure hauls in Gameweek 9 are sufficient for Bruno Fernandes (£10.8m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m) to complete the poll’s top five ahead of facing Southampton (away) and Leeds (home) respectively.

KEY MATCHES

Leicester v Fulham

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834 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Captain Bruno get in

  2. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Vardy all the way.

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Just realized I can go Shityech + Kane to Jesus and Salah and keep Vardy for his run of games 😮

    1. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Do it, but give the armband to Barnes.

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

        Trashvey is gone from my team

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    The answer is Vardy

    1. LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I am tempted to get him in for Werner and (C) him. See comment below, guessing you would pick A

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Perhaps but Werner would also be a serious captaincy candidate next week against the Leeds high line

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I am tempted to follow your captain choice this week. Got it right last week and I admittedly did not see much appeal in DCL. Backing the top option vs Fulham seems a sound strategy this year.

  5. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    You can't have them all. Who are you most scared about not owning this weekend?

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mo

      1. LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        ye this is worrying, brighton leak

    2. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      KDB.

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bruno

    4. Street Friend
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I have Bruno KDB salah Vardy (C) but don’t have Kane or Son which I’m ok with.

      I’ve told myself to keep it simple and captain the player who is against Fulham the next 3 games

    5. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Salah son and De Bruyne

    6. Bielsa Murderball
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Vardy

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ademola Lookman

        1. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          This

      • Jo Melon
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Vardy

        • Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Aguero

        • DRP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Mo.Salah and Vardy

        • xHaTr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Salah/Jota/Robbo

        • Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          KDB

      • LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A or B?? First to 5 wins!

        A) Werner -> Vardy and captain him
        B) Save FT and captain Bruno or DCL?

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A

        2. Jo Melon
            2 months, 1 day ago

            A

        3. Alex1995
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Anything worth a hit here? Slightly tempted by Kane to Vardy...

          Martinez
          Robbo Chilwell Cresswell
          Bruno Son Grealish Jota
          Kane DCL Bamford

          3.7 ITB

          1. petergriff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Same front 7 as me. So torn between many things currently.

            Kane>Vardy(c)

            Son>Salah(c)

            both of the above with Vardy(c) for -4

            And that's without considering City!

        4. southernpacific
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Zaha > Jota

          And semedo > Dias ( for -4)?

          Back line of

          Rui patricio

          Semedo Justin chill well zouma Mitchell

          1. Jo Melon
              2 months, 1 day ago

              How bout zaha > h.barnes?

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Now that I've read it, nice article. Hope Sterling can perform against Burnley but only one of them is playing Fulham and he's the man to give the armband

            Also, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago Alcantara & Trent all won’t play on Saturday. [Echo]

            Jota's place in the 4-2-3-1 will probably be safe for a while

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Could be a 433 too with Hendo Curtis and Gini

          3. jack7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Martinez (Button)
            Cancelo Kilman Chilwell (Mitchell, Lamptey)
            Fernandes Son JRod Foden (Bissouma)
            Werner Kane DCL

            Worth a 8pt hit to go:
            Werner + Son + Foden --> Bamford + Salah + Ziyech??
            OR
            4pt hit:
            Kane + Foden --> Salah + Bamford??

            Open to other suggestions. Any help would be great. Cheers.

            1. Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Prefer the 4pt hit! Or Foden -> Jota

              1. jack7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Thanks! Think I'll go for the 4pt hit, feeling uncomfortable without mo...

          4. ZAWAd25
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            WC team gtg?

            Martinez
            Chilwell Dias Justin
            Salah KDB Jota Grealish
            Vardy(c) DCL Bamford

            (Coufal Bissouma Kilman)

            Don’t mind Justin for a few weeks as the fixtures look good.

            1. Chandler Bing
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              You confident with going with Dias over Cancelo? I mean he comes with the assurance of starts, but does he provide anything more than a 6 pointer?

              1. Hansel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Scored a brace for Croatio in IB, some goal threat at least

          5. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Just realized I had exact cash for T. Silva + Bowen -> Robertson + Maddison (-8)
            Worth?

            Would give me:
            Martínez
            Chilwell - Cresswell - Robertson
            KDB - Fernandes - Son - Grealish - Maddison
            Vardy - Bamford

            (Steer, Lamptey, Mitchell, Brewster)

            1. The Handsome Hunk
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              NO

          6. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Pope is 5.4, not 4.9. Really thought there was a nice forgotten pick there but still too expensive for me!

            1. NOMONEY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              he is injured

          7. gers23
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Greenwood to Barnes worth a hit?

            1. Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I think if you are debating whether to take the hit this week or do it for free next week then go now, play the fixtures. But Jota is probably a better bet at the moment.

            2. Jimjam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              No

          8. Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Is a bench of Kilman Riedewald Douglas enough for the festive period? Or should I go for a 4.5m mid instead on WC?

            Only rotation doubts in my starting XI are:
            Jota - who I think will see minutes even if benched
            Justin - who will be removed once Ricardo is fully fit
            Sterling - who might miss out altogether once in a while

            Secure starters: Chilwell Dias Bruno KdB Vardy DCL Bamford

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              not sure anyone is a secure starter at all ... get a better playing bench

          9. DagheMunegu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Kane Ziyech TAA to Jésus Salah Cancelo -8 ?

          10. Street Friend
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Captain;

            GW 10 - the one that plays against Fulham
            GW 11 - the one that plays against Fulham
            GW 12 - the one that plays against Fulham

            Who’s with me?!?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Already started that in GW9 mate

              1. The Handsome Hunk
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Upset starting from GW10.

              2. Street Friend
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Smart man- I had my Bruno blinkers on last week.

                We rinse and repeat together!

          11. LOLarov
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            FT is done!

            Werner OUT
            Vardy IN

            Captain Vardy (C)

            Feels good LFG #vardyparty

          12. Sz21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Would you WC this team to something like the team below?
            Want to catch the City run (KDB) + Salah, Justin/Ayling/Jimenez/Spurs changes too amongst other things. Feels like it may be a good time.

            McCarthy.
            Cancelo, Chilwell, Justin.
            Bruno (c), Grealish, Jota(vc), Son.
            DCL, Kane, Jimenez.
            Button, Ayling, Mitchell, Bissouma.
            0FT, 2.6m ITM. WC in hand still.

            McCarthy.
            Robbo, James, Chilwell.
            KDB (c), Grealish, Salah, Jota, Fernandes.
            DCL, Bamford.
            Forster, Brewster,Dallas, Kilman.

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              no way

          13. youzef
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            What to pick
            A) Ziyech and Jimenez out for and Wilson in for a - 4 hit?
            B) Son and Watkins out for De Bruyne and Brewster for a -4 hit?
            C) Son and Jimenez out for Ferran Torres and Vardy for a - 4 hit?
            D) Save FT.

            I currently own Salah, Ziyech, Grealish,Jota, Son as Mids.
            DCL, Jimenez and Watkins as fwds.

          14. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Took - 8 hit, feel dirty now.

            Kane, James R & Digne out.
            Vardy, KDB & Dias in.

            Wonder which role I will play in next week's rough & smooth...

            1. Tambling5
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              How did you swap Reece James for KDB? Jealous!

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Secret button, only for casuals 😉

          15. No Salah
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Time to go crazy?

            Kane, son, rashford to Vardy KDB and Torres -8

            Yes or no?

            Have a feeling all three will go crazy!

            1. JustSomeGuy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Play your game, if you're a risky player and think it'll work, go for it!

              Good luck!

            2. DRP
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              yeah... in a same boat.. for (-8)
              OUT: Kane+Son+Hamez
              IN : Salah+KDB+Antonio/Watkins

            3. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I wouldn't

            4. DRP
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Could backfire... but upside is huge...

            5. No Salah
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Will decide at day end. Let’s see.

              I’m really interested in Man City after pope news, was holding off the transfers - but now seems like a no brained.

          16. Jamb0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Best 4.5 defender?

            A) Masuaku
            B) Balbuena
            C) Dallas / Ayling
            D) Targett
            E) Dann
            F) Taylor

            1. JustSomeGuy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              C

            2. Vovhund
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              A

          17. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            GTG? Will hide behind the couch in the Leicester game, just like I did with the United game last week. But I am looking forward to triple up on City and Liverpool.

            Martinez
            Robertson Chilwell Cancelo
            KDB Son Jota Grealish
            Kane DCL Watkins
            __
            Forster; Lamptey Stephens Fodder

            3.2 itb. Son to Sterling is the next planned move. Then Kane + Stephens to Brewster + Salah -4 the following week

          18. Jimjam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Don't have any of KDB/Sterling/Vardy.

            Considering DCL or Bamford for (c) - I think that could be a high-scoring game.

            1. tokara
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Go for it

          19. G00LI0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Been toying with these transfers for a while.

            1) Kane + Zaha to KDB + DCL for - 4
            2) kane + JRod to KDB + DCL for - 4
            3) do nothing this week and move next week for free.

            2 was my initial thinking but the Zaha covid situation has me leaning towards 1. I know he has West Brom next week but after that it's a bad run. 1 will mean an Everton double up but I'll move on JRod in the coming weeks.

            Thoughts?

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              1

          20. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Guaita
            Robertson kilman zouma
            Son Fernandes Ziyech grealish
            Watkins DCL Vardy

            Nyland Taylor burke dunne
            0 FT 3.8 ITB

            Which one?

            A- son to kdb (-4)
            B- Ziyech to kdb (-4)
            C- None

          21. Mane Mane Mane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Need help urgently I’m so stuck on what to do, is -8 that bad?

            A) Jota for Zaha (-4)
            B) Jota for Zaha, KDB for Son (-8)
            C) Fernandes for Zaha
            D) leave it, but means I will have to play Dallas/Mitchell if Zaha doesn’t make it?

            1. Jo Melon
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Have Zaha problem myself but between these I'd choose D

                1. Mane Mane Mane
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  I’m so confused what to do

            2. Ibralicious
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Probably not as glamorous a dilemma as the one given in this article, but pick one to be 1st on bench:

              A) Mitchell (better fixture but will he play?)
              B) Dallas (Very likely to concede)

              Cheers, and welcome to the land of overthinking fantasy decisions!

              1. Jimjam
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Mitchell - if he doesn't play, then Dallas comes in anyway

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Was thinking this. Thanks!

            3. Ibralicious
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              *Probably not as glamorous a dilemma as the one given in this article, but pick one to be 1st on bench:

              A) Mitchell (better fixture but will he play?)
              B) Dallas (Very likely to concede)

              Cheers, and welcome to the land of overthinking fantasy decisions!

              1. Ibralicious
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Whoops thought the first one didn’t go through and it ended up posting twice ^