Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 14?

Fantasy Premier League managers face one of the trickiest captaincy decisions of the Christmas period in Gameweek 14.

High-scoring and in-form Manchester United host Leeds United in one of the most anticipated games of the month, bringing Bruno Fernandes (£11.0m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.4m) to the fore.

Also, after a draw at Crystal Palace and a last-minute defeat at Anfield, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will have a point to prove as Leicester City come to north London.

Elsewhere, Liverpool prepare for a potentially tough-to-call trip to Crystal Palace although Roy Hodgson has played five, lost five as Eagles manager against his former club.

Thankfully for you, the Captain Sensible article is back once again to help you make the big decisions ahead of Gameweek 14.

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CAPTAIN POLL

Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) tops the captain poll for Gameweek 14 ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Selhurst Park.

The Egyptian has delivered attacking returns in each of his last four Premier League matches, accumulating three goals and two assists in that time – earning him 39.3% share of the latest vote.

Fernandes’ first away blank as a Manchester United player has not eliminated him from the latest captaincy debate, 21.5% of our readers backing him for the armband when Leeds come to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Whites have given up an average of 1.8 goals per away game this season although the Red Devils have netted just three times at home so far.

Harry Kane (£10.9m) claims the bronze medal for the captaincy this week, earning 12.1% of the votes as Spurs prepare to host Leicester City. The talismanic forward has 14 goals and one assist in his last nine meetings with the Foxes.

A trip to Southampton for Kevin De Bruyne (£11.0m) and Manchester City is enough to ward off widespread interest in the Belgian this time around. Just 6.6% of you are willing to captain him at St. Mary’s Stadium, where the Saints have the second-best home record this season.

Despite Kane’s earning a place in the top-three for Gameweek 14, just 3.1% of the voters feel that Son Heung-min (£9.6m) is worth considering this time around.

Rashford, Callum Wilson (£6.6m), Andrew Robertson (£7.2m), Sadio Mané (£11.9m) and Ben Chilwell (£6.2m) are the only other assets with more than 1%.

KEY MATCHES

Manchester United v Leeds United

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  1. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Will one of Konsa and Lamptey start? Both flagged and have Dallas on the bench away to Utd

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Lamptey was subbed off because of a knock and seems to have recovered. I would expect him to start if fit.

    2. 0james0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Lamptey seems to be a doubt every week and still plays

  2. Lizo2001
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Leno (Steer)
    Coufal Chilwell Vestegard (Justin / Mitchell)
    Bruno KDB Son Neto (Klich)
    Wilson DCL Vardy

    Thinking of a -4 for either:
    A) KDB to Salah and Chilwell to James
    B) Vardy to Kane and Justin to Taylor

    Whoever I bring in capt this week.

    Any thoughts? Would need to make both transfers to free up the dosh.

    Head says B.

    Thanks!

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B

  3. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    McCarthy
    •Dallas• Chilwell Dias
    Grealish KDB Salah Bruno
    Watkins Wilson Bamford

    Forster Justin Riedewald •Kilman•

    1.3itb 1ft

    Who's best defender to get in for Kilman who will also play dgw

    1. Bielsa Murderball
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Probably Reece James

  4. tbhogal
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    G2G? any changes needed guys.

    Martinez (Steer)
    Chilwell, Robbo, Lamptey (Balbuena, Mitchell),
    Bruno (C), Salah, Grealish, KDB, Podence
    Bamford, DCL, (Welbeck)

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      That looks good for this week - nice one.

  5. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Help appreciated. 2 FT and 0.1 ITB.

    A - Chilwell & Vardy > James & Kane
    B - Grealish & Vardy > Kane & Bowen
    C - Grealish & Vardy > Kane & JWP

    McCarthy
    Chillwell - Konsa - Dallas
    Son - Bruno - Salah - Grealish
    Vardy - DCL - Bamford

    Langley - Soucek - Lamptey - Mitchell

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I like A and would keep Grealish if I had him.

      1. Jet5605
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks. You're confident Reece won't get dropped or rested? My defence is shaky with Lamptey and Konsa

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          I don't think so. He seems very integral to how they play and has played well himself lately.

          I am also considering a Chilwell --> James downgrade (team a few posts further down the page)

    3. John Nerdelbaum
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A looks good

  6. Bielsa Murderball
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Does Pogba ruin Bruno as a captaincy option?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Don't think so.

    2. VIVA_RONALDO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

    3. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Think he adds to it

    4. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Ruins

      Pogba ruins MU as a team

      Recall the end of last season how Pogba came on to kill off the Bruno renaissance of MU

  7. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Bench one-
    Alioski
    Bednarek
    Taylor

    Keeper is meslier

    1. Jet5605
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Not Taylor. Probably Bednarek because of fixture

    2. Bielsa Murderball
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Still not conviced?
      Alioski has the highest chance of getting an attacking return
      Bednarek is a CB playing Man city
      Taylor's has the highest chance to get a CS against a Jiminez-less Wolves 🙂

      1. Bielsa Murderball
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Taylor*

      2. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        yes, but city don't seem to be at their attacking best

    3. John Nerdelbaum
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Bednarek

    4. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Bednarek

  8. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Probability that Reece James gets dropped or rested?

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Probably as much as anyone

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Reece won’t play 2 games on DGW if that’s the question

      Azipilicueta gets one game

  9. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    I’m trying to realize who is a better fpl prospect, Wilson or Adams?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Wilson better finisher Adams better team..I'd go Wilson

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Have Wilson , rather have Adams

      Will trade Wilson after 18 for Adams double

  10. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    1st WC to be used GW16. Looking for a 4.8m DEF for a 2-week punt. Was on Lamptey before the "knock"...

    C.Wilson + R.Dias === > DCL + 4.8m DEF

    (Fancy DCL to outscore Wilson in the next 2 GW's and City to concede vs So'ton)

    - - -
    McCarthy
    Chilwell -- R. Dias -- Targett
    Salah -- KDB -- Fernandes -- Son -- Soucek
    Bamford -- C. Wilson

    4.0 -- Justin -- Brewster -- Mitchell [2FT + 0.7m ITB]

    1. Jet5605
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Taylor or Webster maybe?

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks, will consider!

  11. MikeNash404
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Chances of Mat Ryan playing this weekend?

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Unfortunately 0 mate. As potter said explicitly in this case sanchez plays the next game

      1. MikeNash404
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Potter announced his #1 and his #2 keepers ... Ryan won’t even make the Bench!

  12. All about the galacticos
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone know who's on pens at westham, when noble off the pitch?

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Antonio. Not sure after that.

  13. John Nerdelbaum
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Save this week? 1 free 0.5m ITB

    Martinez
    Chilwell James Lamptey
    Bruno KDB Grealish Son
    Vardy DCL Bamford

    Steer/Taylor/Burke/Mitchell

  14. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Ederson
    Chilwell / Lamptey / James
    Son / Grealish / Bruno (c) / Salah / KDB
    Bamford / Wilson

    Forster / Dier / Brewster / Mitchell

    Starting Lamptry over Dier the right call?

    Captaincy is tough this week. Bruno (c) could go a number of ways.

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I would play Lamptey. Dier is a good back up

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Good to go. Would start Lamptey - feel like he would either start or not feature? But I feel its worth the risk given he is playing Sheff Utd.

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Good to go. Would start Lamptey - feel like he would either start or not feature? But I feel its worth the risk given he is playing Sheff Utd.

  15. tinear
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell, Zouma, Ayling
    Son, Grealish, Salah(C), Bruno
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Steer, Fuchs, Bissouma, Mitchell
    2ft, 0.1itb

    Should I

    A) Fuchs to Taylor, bench Ayling and carry ft
    B) Zouma to someone up to 5.5 and carry ft
    C) both
    D) burn 1ft
    E) anything else

  16. Mane Mane Mane
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    What’s the general plan for these upcoming double gameweeks? Sort a team round who have two fixtures on the run up to it and use my free hit in GW18?

  17. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Best chance of a cleanie this weekend?

    A - Reece (WHU)
    B - Taylor (SHU)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B

  18. Mane Mane Mane
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Need help...

    My defence currently is Dias Cancelo Coufal Justin Dallas, what changes should I make if any so I have the best defence for the double gameweek?

  19. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    I was thinking based on my team

    I have this selection - saving a transfer this week most likely

    [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/GnGrFV6.png[/IMG]

    I want to get to this selection by gw18 in four transfers - might just play 10 (or 9 plus 1 point brewster)

    [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/XbtZwFi.png[/IMG]

    gw19 a -4 or another two transfers depending

    Will have 7 DGW players

    [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/N8p2e47.png[/IMG]

    Something along those lines I will be aiming for no bench boost or free hit used or anything.

  20. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    I was thinking based on my team (reposts links)

    I have this selection - saving a transfer this week most likely

    https://i.imgur.com/GnGrFV6.png

    I want to get to this selection by gw18 in four transfers - might just play 10 (or 9 plus 1 point brewster)

    https://i.imgur.com/XbtZwFi.png

    gw19 a -4 or another two transfers depending

    Will have 7 DGW players

    https://i.imgur.com/N8p2e47.png

    Something along those lines I will be aiming for no bench boost or free hit used or anything.

  21. JURGENAUT
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Who to captain? Thanks

    McCarthy
    Chilwell - Dias - Lamptey
    KDB - Bruno - Son - Soucek
    Kane - Vardy - Bamford

    Forster - Justin - Burke - Mitchell

  22. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Is there any chance of this site getting an edit post function?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Would be a field day for trolls

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I wish I could edit other people's sometimes

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        An overall rank edit function would be nicer!

  23. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Start Cancelo or Charlie Taylor?

    1. flashcheeks
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo

  24. In Bale We Trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Opinions on captaincy for this gw?

    1. flashcheeks
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I am going Kane, but I don't have Salah

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Lots of good options

      Salah, Kane, and KDB are equally good

      Bruno now has Pogba Cancer in his midfield denying him the ball and playing out-of-control. Bruno should put in a transfer request to MCI or Liverpool

  25. flashcheeks
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Play 2 defenders from the following:

    a) James (home vs WHU)
    b) Lindelof (home vs LEE)
    c) Lewis (home vs FUL)

  26. Jealous Viper
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    A supposed Liverpool ITK says Salah will be benched Tomorrow. He's been hit and miss with his reports but has gone more right than wrong.
    Don't know if this has been covered and don't want to scare anyone but this is the link

    https://mobile.twitter.com/FPL_Fish/status/1340000710012891137

    Fwiw, cap remains on Salah for me for now but will give it more thought in the morning

  27. KKapur
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I have a Wildcard, shall I play it now to get a better team? I have:

      McCarthy
      KWP Zouma Chilwell
      Son Fernandes KDB Bowen
      DCL Bamford Kane

      Bench: Ryan, Justin, Reed, Mitchel

      The team is ok, but just for the sake of using the wildcard this season, shall I?

      1. KKapur
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Proposed team:

          Martinez
          Lamptey Robertson Holgate
          Salah Fernandez Son Grealish
          DCL Wilson Bamford

          Bench: McCarthy, KWP, James, Reed

          1. S3
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            I think your team is fine as is....save your wildcard

      2. S3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Martinez
        James Chilwell Lamptey
        Grealish Kdb Bruno Son(C) Lookman
        DCL Bamford

        Steer Vardy Cresswell Mitchell

        Is it crazy starting Lookman over Vardy?

      3. Toby Lerone
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        When the hell did Reece James get ruled out for West ham game? I brought him in of course and now he's out! Joke of a season