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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  1. Vovhund
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Guys, I need some clever advise here. My current team with 2 free transfers:

    McCarthy
    Chilwell-Coady-Justin-Taylor-Mitchell
    Bruno-Son-Grealish-Maximin-Bissouma
    Kane-Werner-DCL.

    What's the best trio going forward?:

    A) Kdb-Salah-Antonio (or Bamford/Watkins) for -4
    B) Kbd-Jota-Vardy for -4
    C) Kdb-Jota-Kane (for free)
    D) Bruno-Jota-Kane (for free)
    E) Bruno-Kdb-Antonio (or Bamford/Watkins) for free
    F) Bruno-Salah-Antonio (or Bamford/Watkins) for free

    1. DRP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      A. is absolutely no brainer.....
      I am also thinking about doing (-8) for Hamez+Son+Kane >>> KDB+Salah+Antonio

      look at the captaincy rotation between Salah and KDB over few upcoming fixtures... tasty.
      but is Antonio fit???

      1. Vovhund
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Think he's back in full training, but I'm a little worried about him starting from the bench. If I go Antonio, I need him home to Villa 🙂

        1. DRP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          I dont mind if he starts from the bench as my moves will be for long term...

        2. DRP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          I am waiting for Press conference from Moyes.. if Antonio is back then I am going for your option A for myself for -8

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      B for a hit or E with Bamford

    3. Kane Lane
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      c

    4. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      B.

  2. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    G2G?

    Martinez
    Chilwell, Coufal, Justin
    Salah, Rashford, Jota, Son
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Forster, Grealish, KWP, Mitchell

    Can do Kane > Vardy for a hit as that might pay off big v Fulham

    Thoughts please?

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      I debated the same move for a while and then ended up doing bamford to vardy for a hit. Either way, don’t know if I’m confident enough in a Vardy showing to make up the difference and hit yet but I’m following the bandwagon :/

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Just think Kane might be that differential I need or should i just bite the bullet and get Vardy?

  3. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    First sub Mitchell or Dallas?

    Was thinking Mitchell likely to get the start after the shambolic PVA display

    1. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      That would be might convenient if he did!

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      I’m going Mitch, should get 90 or not play at all

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Yeah going with that logic as well

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      I am playing Mitchell. Cannot decide between Dallas and James.

  4. zeepeee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    RMWCT

    McCarthy

    Cancelo | Chilwell | Justin
    KDB | Salah | H. Barnes | Grealish
    Bamford | Vardy | DCL

    Nyland | Soucek | Targett | Lamptey
    0.5 in bank

    Thinking this is a good team for the next few gameweeks but lack of Fernandes, son and kane scares me a little. Thoughts?

    1. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Only picks I dont like are Justin and Barnes

      I would personally replace them with Cresswell and Jota

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

      Looks good but I think the defense might give you a benching headache every week

  5. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Most going with Jota for Zaha replacement. Having terrible start to season, first time out of the top 100k. Do I play risky not go with the popular crowds with Jota or go with my own game bring in Torres. Decisions decisions.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Jota

    2. EgyptianKing
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      I really prefer Jota to Torres tbh

      1. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Torres is so under the radar which could help my rank

    3. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Always go with your own game

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      I like Torres, but Jota is better for minutes. A lot better.

      That should mean Jota will outscore Torres over the next few.

  6. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Bottomed on last post:

    s it worth doing Regulión to Cancelo or Dias for -4? I figure I should break even this week, so would be set up nicely thereafter. Planning a -4 anyway next week, excluding this move. Thoughts?

    1. Kane Lane
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      no keep he will come good even tho he has tough games he is quality act I want to bring him in soon

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      i wouldn't take a hit for a defender personally.

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Should pay off over 4 weeks but spurs look good defensively and he will get forward more in games to come.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        He’s also absolutely nailed

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          thanks for the input fellas

  7. Your Man With The Hair
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Has anyone watched Everton's last two games? How has Hamez looked?

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Pretty.

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Assisting the assister vibes

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Great first half against Fulham. That aside, rubbish

    4. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Brilliant as always.. points will come, but can’t fit him in with Salah, KDB, Sterling, Bruno, Grealish all being superior options

    5. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Cheers. Theres another line through a potential Zaha replacement.

  8. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Any feedback on this please lads?

    Martinez
    Chilwell Robo Cancelo Kilman
    Grealish Ziyech Bruno Son
    DCL Kane

    X Mitechell Brewster Bissouma

    2.8 itb

    A) Mitchell Kane —> Dias Vardy (-4)

    B) Bissouma Kane —> KDB Wilson (-4)

    Cheers!!

  9. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Kane, Zaha > KdB, Che Adams for a hit?

    Rest of front 8: Son, Bruno, Hamez, Grealish, DCL, Bamford

    1. EgyptianKing
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Seems good tbh! Can you go Bamford instead of Adams?

      1. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 hours ago

        I have Bamford. Tbh I rather have Adams over him right now.

  10. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Mo or Bruno captain. Can’t decide

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      KDB. But seriously if I didn’t own City (which is very bizzare), would be on Bruno

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Stop forcing your City agenda down my throat

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        It’s not bizarre in the slightest. Funnily enough you can’t own everyone in this game...

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          I gave you an answer.. don’t shoot the messenger for not owning an asset in the most favourable fixture for the next 5 GW’s

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Ohhh bore off. I don’t own KDB so your answer was loaded & pedantic.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 16 hours ago

              You’re the one posting questions opposing my view point.. we shall see who haves the last laugh young padawan

          2. ebb2sparky
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Tbf, whilst you gave an answer it was not an answer to his question? I don’t think owning city players is that clear cut. Currently I only own KDB due to a last minute knee jerk by selling Salah last week. I am actually considering swapping them back this week even though it will leave me no city cover. Other option is to ditch Kane or son but feels so wrong to sell the top point scorers especially given Chelsea look dodgy at the back.

      3. No Salah
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        I don’t own city yet other than Cancelo. What’s so bizarre?

        And it would have stayed that way unless got the Pope news. Let’s see.

    2. Kane Lane
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      lol I thought I read me or Bruno cap. Thinking for sec you can't cap yourself lol

  11. Freund88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    thinking of Jiminez-> either Watkins or Adams to raise some cash to get Salah back next week.

    Thoughts on whether Watkins or Adams makes more sense? And whether better to roll the transfer and play Jiminez vs. Arsenal rather than either of these two this week?

  12. Weeb Kakashi
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Areola
    PVA Dallas KWP
    KDB Rashford Son Ziyech
    Jimenez Richarlison Watkins

    Lamptey Stephens

    1 FT 3.6ITB

    Pick one

    A Save
    B Son>Sterling/Salah

  13. james 101
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 hours ago

    Still can’t decide who to cap out of

    A. Vardy

    B. Bruno

    1. Kane Lane
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      A

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        That’s who I’m on now

  14. BS03
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Help guys who to take the last slot on my bench along with Zaha and Mitchell?
      (a) James
      (b) Cresswell
      (c) Bellerin

      Team:
      Martinez Forster*
      Cresswell James Bellerin Justin Mitchell*
      Fernandes KDB(v) Jota Grealish Zaha*
      Vardy(c) DCL Bamford

    • built_this_city
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Mo Salah v KDB is a decision that will haunt me all day
      I can only have one, and whichever one i bring in will be captain

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Go with your gut

    • Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Chelsea Spurs score predictions?

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        2-0 Chelsea

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        2-2

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        1-1

      4. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        0-0

      5. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        FWIW I think it will be 2-1 Chelsea (biased Chelsea fan)

      6. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        1-1

    • Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Don't have any of Vardy, Bruno or KDB/Sterling.

      Which should be the priority?

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

        The one you want to captain this week 😀

    • hjc1313
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Hi there ,

        What’s thoughts on zahas replacement? Zaha to Barnes with my 1 free transfer or selling Lampety and zaha to free up funds for KDB and a 4 mil def to sit on bench for a -4 points ?

        Thanks

        1. Kane Lane
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Barnes Torres Jota pick one

      • Jo Melon
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Have a hole in shape of zaha.. who do you like?
          A. H.Barnes (vs Ful)
          B. Jota (have Salah)
          C. Hames (have DCL)
          D. Grealish (yes i still haven't have him)

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            D

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Just buy Grealish and keep him. I consider him a pretty fundamental glue pick.

        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Play:

          A) James vs Spurs
          B) Dallas vs Everton?

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Very close - James probably just if you are confident he will start

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 16 hours ago

              I think he should. Rested. seems to be preferred in PL.

          2. Kane Lane
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Dallas

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 16 hours ago

              Expect Kane to score? haha!

          3. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Dallas looks like scoring every week but will concede a couple. James likely to get bonus if they do get a clean sheet.

            I have both and I’m probably going to go Dallas because I have Chilwell as well.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 16 hours ago

              Playing Dallas in that case makes sense. In fact I have another name in the mix: Coufal vs Villa.

              Which 2 out of those 3?

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 15 hours ago

                For me, Coufal over both. I think I'd rate him as the highest combination of CS + attacking potential.

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 hours ago

                  I would have to agree. So you recommend James and Coufal (no other Chelsea)

                  1. Baines on Toast...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 15 hours ago

                    Yes, I'd probably say so. Dallas can always hurt you but he has plenty of much better fixtures to come.

        • Weeb Kakashi
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Who scores more thid week

          A Sterling
          B Salah

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Magic 8 ball says "it's unclear"

          2. DRP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            I would be world no. 1 if I can answer this kind of question!

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 16 hours ago

              Direct Reinvestment Plan, or Disaster Relief Plan?

              1. Weeb Kakashi
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 16 hours ago

                Both

          3. Kane Lane
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Both blank

            1. The Statistician
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 15 hours ago

              Sterling - 20
              Salah - 3

        • Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Vardy Vs Fulham or KDB Vs Fulham scores more?

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Magic conch says "it's unclear"

          2. Kane Lane
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            flip coin Vardy Heads KDB tails

        • SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Kane and Bowen to Bamford and KDB -8?

        • Flynny
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Hi....who to prioritise this week? Other comes in next week or gw12

          A... kdb (will also get sterling gw11 for fulham and salah to replace sterling gw12)

          B...Salah (kdb next week)

          Thanks

        • zeepeee
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          H Barnes or Jota?

          1. Luton_Fan
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            jota

        • Mane Mane Mane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Is a -8 hit worth doing in fantasy, can’t work out if it’s going to be beneficial in the long run?

          1. Luton_Fan
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            yes definitely.

          2. rainy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Members’ tools will have your answer. Have a look at the two hits over the time you’d likely you’d keep them, vs players you’d lose to get them, subtract 8

        • Weeb Kakashi
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Two of my defenders Dallas and KWP are playing two of attackers( Rashford Richarlison)

          Is it worth getting a City defender in for a hit?

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            No

        • Lord of Ings
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Start targett or ayling?
          P.s already have emi Martinez,Bamford and DCL starting If it's relevant.

        • internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Who thinks Mendy starts ahead of Cancelo?

          1. internal error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            against Burnley*

            1. Luton_Fan
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 16 hours ago

              no cancelo starts

          2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Frig knows

            1. internal error
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 16 hours ago

              Does Frig also know who I should captain?

        • DagheMunegu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Can I get your opinion on TAA Ziyech Kane to Cancelo Salah Jésus -8 ?

          Martinez
          TAA* Robbo Zouma
          Bruno Son Grealish Ziyech
          DCL Kane Watkins

          Button Lamptey Riedewald Branthwaite

          1. internal error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Dias over Cancelo as Cancelo a rotation risk now with Mendy and Zinchenko fit.
            Not sure on Jesus tbh. Will probably start this weekend but will get subbed and might not start next week

            1. Kane Lane
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 16 hours ago

              Cancelo is solid in the team

              1. internal error
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 16 hours ago

                We dont know that. Mendy played well midweek and offers something different tactically.

          2. Kane Lane
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Jesus might be benched this game week