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. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Can't decide what to do. Any imput appreciated.

    Mendy
    Chilwell-Justin-konsa
    Bruno-Son-Foden-Grealish
    Bamford-Werner-Dcl

    4M-Mitchell-Burke-Lamptey

    1FT 6.5m ITB

    Which moves please

    a) Foden > KDB
    b) Werner > Vardy
    c) Son + Werner > KDB + Vardy (-4)
    d) Son + Foden > Jota + KDB (-4)
    e) Son + Foden+ Werner > Jota + KDB+ Vardy (-8)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      D

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A looks good although would be typical if foden starts to get a run in the team. But hard to own a player like that as never know if he’s gonna play

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I actually think he will start. I think this is what causing me doubts. But yes it's hard owning him.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          just gut feel he starts?
          more concerned since he started midweek

          1. Old Gregg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            yes just gut feeling. nothing to suggest he will.

    4. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    5. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      thanks

  2. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    best option here?

    A Son -> KDB
    B Kane -> Vardy
    C Zouma -> Cancelo (avoids chelsea double up)
    D None of these

    Martinez
    Chilwell Zouma Robbo
    Bruno Son Grealish Jota
    DCL Kane Bamford

    Forster Podence Lamptey Mitchell

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I keep pondering B, see below - just know it will end going tits up!

    3. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    4. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      cheers guys B is the way I'm leaning just now as I think Kane drops deep in tougher fixtures. tough though as Kane can haul any time.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        agree with this. I think Son is such a good value pick. Kane will probably score in next few games just hoping Vardy gets bigger scores!

    5. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm going A
      keeping Kane for now

  3. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I can't help thinking Sterling is a better option than KDB for the next two. I know about the KDB vs Sterling stats but so far, City has only played one parked defense at home which was Leicester and KDB was playing very very deep whereas Sterling was in the box a lot.

    My fear is to witness a very deep assist the assister KDB game against burnley, the complete opposite of the KDB we like to see (against tottenham for instance)

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Those are the best gut feelings, when you can back it up with reasoning that hasn't been thrown around too much. I'd go for it

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      It's certainly possible, KDB does play deeper in the 4-3-3 vs smaller teams. That doesn't mean he won't haul though, he had a very good record in these types of matches last season.

      1. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        which games in particular?

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Agree to an extent and that’s why I’m not captaining, going vardy but if I had both I think I would go sterling over kdb for the upside.

  4. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Need a slap, for a moment was looking at DCL & Zaha > Vardy & Soucek 🙁

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Keep DCL surely

    2. Dead Tom
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Captain... Soucek?

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Nah i would keep DCL mate.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          🙂

    3. XABI 15
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Would you rather have:

      1. KDB + Vardy + Jota
      2. Son + Kane + Coufal + 8 points

    4. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A) Kane to Vardy
      B Maupay to Bamford
      C) Both for a -4

      Martinez
      Chilwell James Kilman
      Bruno Sterling Ziyech Grealish
      Kane DCL Maupay

      No bench

    5. janlu0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Struggling. Can anyone please offer advice on set-up and captain?

      Martinez
      Chilwell.Kilman.Robertson
      Grealish.KDB.Tielemans.Fernandes
      Bamford.DCL.Kane

      Subs: McCarthy.
      Balbuena.Konsa.Jorghino.

      Thanks.

      1. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Looks OK
        KDB captain for me

        1. janlu0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Thanks John.

    6. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      no city attackers at all...

      how about:

      A bruno to KDB (C) for free (or even maybe sterling)
      B kane to kun
      C save, vardy (c) and pray

      1. BeWater
          1 month, 26 days ago

          C

        • John Nerdelbaum
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          C

        • Lord Flashheart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          i C...

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          KDB is the highest owned City asset at 18.3% so I doubt you'll have to worry about rank drops too much even if City thrash Burnley

          1. Spark Dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Like this logic.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              It’s incredibly defensive? Fine if you’re top 10k.. but otherwise not sure why you wouldn’t chase the upside

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I don't, ownership shouldn't be a factor in decision making. But the poster seemed worried about city assets so I commented that.

          2. Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            love this comment - cheers!

        • _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          C

      2. BigBillyBass
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Dias or Cancelo?

        1. BeWater
            1 month, 26 days ago

            If you don't want to open the sky sports app at 3pm tomorrow nervously scanning the line up for Cancelo's name then get Dias.

          • Riders of Yohan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Have the same question here. Tempted to go for both as on WC. Dias I think is the safer long term pick but can feel a double digit haul from cancelo if he plays the next 4....

          • dando89
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Cancelo but make sure you have a decent bench defender too

        2. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I'm locked on Salah(C) but the only moves I am thinking of are:
          A) Kane to Vardy
          B) Jrod to Jota
          C) Roll the FT and have 2 for the next gw so I can bring KDB vs Fulham for free

          1. Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            A

          2. Spark Dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I've done A. Bringing KDB for a neg 4 is still going to be worth it long term. This will be my thought process next week when they play Fulham.

        3. AD2110
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Would you go Bellerin to:

          A) Cancelo
          B) Dias
          C) Keep

          Team below:
          McCarthy, Steer
          Robbo, Chilwell, Bellerin, Coufal, Mitchell
          KDB, Son, Grealish, Ziyech, Stephens
          DCL, Kane, Watkins

          1FT and 1.5 ITB

          1. BeWater
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Keep or B. Bellerin is actually looking like rising in price tonight.

          2. southernpacific
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Worth a hit to get in some Man City defence?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Will the person you're selling get 4 points less than their replacement (or sub, if applicable)?

            2. Spark Dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Worth it for city attack not defence imo.

              Remember city ownership stats, not going to lose too much this week if they haul. Look at them for Fulham.

          3. OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Gauita
            Semedo Chilwell Reguilón
            Burno Grealish KDB (C) Ziyech
            Bamford DCL Vardy
            Forster Lamptey Bissouma Dunne
            Already -4 pts 0.4 itb
            Any other Thoughts ??

            1. D.Glynn
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              G2g

          4. D.Glynn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Best option is,
            A) Zaha to Jota.
            B) Zaha and Mitro to Jota and Bamford

            A means I must play Mitro or Bowen.

          5. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            KDB is a monumental differential in my ML. Is it wise to captain him, or go safe with Vardy. I imagine Vardy’s EO will be high

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Bruno, Kane & Son will have a much higher ownership than Vardy.

              1. DAZZ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Who are you (c)?

            2. Jdpz
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I go aggressively with KDB as captain. If it works out, it'll be beautiful.

              1. DAZZ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Do you own Vardy?

                1. Jdpz
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  No

            3. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Same, so is vardy, happy I’ve got on both and hope it pays off, big gains if so!

              1. DAZZ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Who gets the band?

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Vardy for me

                2. OptimusBlack
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Same thoughts have Both and KDB C

          6. Riders of Yohan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            On a WC and need help on the following:

            A) Cresswell
            Bench: soucek, kilman, Ferguson

            B) Cancelo
            Bench: soucek, Ferguson, neco Williams

            Already have Dias in my defence but think the city double up could ply dividends...

            1. D.Glynn
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              A. Playing bench is important

              1. Riders of Yohan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Thanks, especially with Cancelo being a rotation risk...

          7. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Draft League question please. Would you remove these two and swap for any of the below:

            Out: Azpi
            In: Rudiger/Aurier/Telles/Vestergaard/PVA

            Out: Trossard
            In: Armstrong/Doucoure/Fornals (already own Soucek)/Walcott

            1. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              PVA
              no

            2. BENOIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Telles
              No

          8. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I wonder what Kane's (C) figures will be this GW. How many have him set and forget?

          9. Takedog1
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            best mid for 5.9 or under?

          10. tricky80
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thoughts on Torres? Worth a gamble?

            1. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I’d be worried about his minutes.

          11. unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Alongside KDB, Which big hitter combos would you prefer for next few gw's

            A: Lewis + Bruno + Son + Kane
            B: Robbo + Salah + Son + Bamford
            C: Bellerin + Salah + Barnes + Kane
            D: Dias + Salah + Bruno + Bamford

          12. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            This is the week that we, KDB and Vardy owners ie FPL enthusiasts, and casuals are going to be separated.

            Oh wait, Vardy is a casual pick.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Vardy is actually incredibly casual.. Watkins has better stats 😆

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                If only watkins was a world class player

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  You’re having an absolute laugh if you think Vardy fits that category

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Is this because he's english and plays for leicester?

            2. mookie
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I'm casually counting the 74 points he got me in the 8 games he played(1 captaincy).

              1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Sweet. Great play

          13. Kalou
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Best captain this week after looking at stats is Dcl.
            1.Fulham are no mugs away from home(Leicester not great at home)
            2.Southampton concede very few chances at home.
            3 Brighton concede few chances at home.
            4.Burnley concede few chances away from home, man City not great at home(so far) , shots etc.

            Thank me later.

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Maybe you mean Richarlison then? 😉

            2. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Aguero is back and I imagine his spark will ignite the Man City team tomorrow.

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Good lad - clearly not a casual!

                1. DAZZ
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  KDB (c) for myself but definitely worried about Vardy in the back of my mind. Im banking on City with kdb, dias and cancelo.

              2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                This. Plus no Pope will make a big difference

            3. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Fulham's away matches so far have been against an Antonio-less West Ham, Sheff Utd, Wolves, Leeds (conceded 3) so that statement seems rather premature.

              1. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                this. They do not look good home or away and one early mistake or goal and I think its curtains

          14. Big Ronnie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Would you start Soucek or Coufal ahead of Watkins? Team below.

            Martinez
            Chilwell, Cancelo, Justin
            KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish
            Vardy(C), DCL, Watkins

            Peacock-Farrell, Soucek, Coufal, Lamptey

            1. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Play Watkins

              1. Big Ronnie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Cheers

          15. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Hamez Reguilon to Sterling Cancelo -4?

            Would (c) Sterling next week

            Martinez
            Robo/Reguilon/Chilwell
            Bruno/Son/Hamez/Grealish
            Vardy(c)/DCL/Bamford

            Martin/Kilman/Mitchell/Stephens

          16. Bennyboy1907
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Who to captain
              A)Kane to Vardy -4
              B) KDB
              C) Bruno

            • Farke4sure
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              How is there such disparity between Vardy’s 8 FPL points picked up at home compared to 53 FPL points away from home?

              Leicester now have three home matches in four, are his points distribution just freaky, or is there more reason for it?

              1. BENOIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                The way opponents set up is a big factor as to how much space Vardz has

            • Westfield Irons ⭐️
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Quick points prediction please?
              GW10 Vardy (c) v FUL
              GW11 Aguero (c) v FUL
              (assume Kun starts v FUL after looking decent v WBA)

              1. Westfield Irons ⭐️
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                (not WBA meant BUR)

              2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                13x2
                17x2

                You do the math

              3. linkafu
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Vardy 13 *2
                Aguero 20*2

              4. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 26 days ago

                26

                34

            • Moves Like Agger
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Any thoughts on this WC team? trying to get in as many decent captaincy options as I can so defence is a bit light.

              McCarthy
              James, Masuaku, Targett
              Salah, KDB, Bruno, Jota
              Vardy, DCL, Adams
              BUtton, Lewis, Riedewald, Douglas

              0.3 in the bank to get Antonio for Adams once he's fit.

            • linkafu
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              A/ What's the 3 best team for the next 5

              B/ What's the 3 Must Have for the next 5