Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Blank Gameweek 18?

Fantasy Premier League managers face a difficult choice for the Blank Gameweek 18 captaincy.

Even before Monday’s fixture rearrangements for Spurs, Fulham and Aston Villa, differentiating between Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) was proving challenging for many.

Now that Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) have been handed a favourable home fixture against underprepared opposition the debate has been thrown wide open.

More than ever, Fantasy managers need some help with the armband, which is where the Captain Sensible article comes in.

As always, we will look into the best options’ underlying statistics, comparing them against the defensive data of their upcoming opponents using the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area.

CAPTAIN POLL

Poll results before Spurs’ Aston Villa fixture was replaced with hosting Fulham

Captain poll results after Monday’s fixture rearrangements

KEY MATCHES

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3,604 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Play Up Pompey!

    1. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      FPL

      Fantasy
      Premier
      League

      Not FLO

      Fantasy
      League
      One

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Leeds and Southampton owners who got in for DGW19 are sweating?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      When will we find out though if the Saints Leeds game is moved?

    2. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      So highly owned teams does it even matter

    3. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Is it possible a Leeds game gets rescheduled for GW18 now?

    4. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not so much. If they can't play on the 16th, I don't think they'll be able to play on the 20th.
      https://www.shropshirestar.com/sport/football/shrewsbury-town-fc/2021/01/11/shewsbury-town-clash-with-lincoln-called-off-as-more-coronavirus-cases-confirmed/

    5. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      What's wrong with keeping Leeds players?
      They are capable of smashing BHA in a single...so

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nothing wrong with keeping them. But many got them in because they had a DGW19. And the points potential with two games is higher than one game.

      2. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I would be going with a Bamford / Rodrigo double up, but a single gw makes that less attractive (They still have NEW in gw20 and would mean an extra fixture later on)

    6. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      why would it get moved?

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    KDB - potential false 9 again against a Bissouma-less Brighton

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Will be Gundogan in the false 9?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Possibly

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Could be Foden or Jesus too. Either way, KDB (C) Bruno (VC).

  4. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is there a chance Villa won’t have a double aswell?

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      why?

  5. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    FH team. Choose one:

    A) 3 5 2 with Lacca

    Lloris
    Cancelo Tierney AWB
    Kdb Bruno Son Saka Neto
    Kane(C) Lacca

    4.0 Lowton Mitchell 4.3

    Or

    B) 4 5 1 team with Rash

    Lloris
    Cancelo Tierney Saiss Shaw
    Kdb Bruno Son Rash Saka
    Kane(C)

    4.0 Brewster Mitchell 4.3

    Leaning on A myself cause not sure about Rash and if I am going to punt on Lacca and Ars the time is now. Cheers good people.

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Damn so Bruno will be rested against Fulham

    Arghhhhhh

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Why, cause of the cup draw?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yes two Pool games on either side of the Fulham fixture

    2. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He won't. The league is more important.

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He's had his rest for the season, 45 mins against West Ham when we were so awful that he had to come on at HT.

    4. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No proof in this. Ole know no Bruno no chance of winning the league

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        if ppl needed proof to back up their thoughts/opinions on here we'd have hardly no posts 🙂

  7. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Will Leeds Southampton fix be postponed or moved to BGW18?

    1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Im late to the party?
      Why would it be moved?

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Postponement likely

      1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Why?
        Was shrewsbury wasnt it with outbreak? Or is the thinking that their cup game needs to be that night?

  8. Amans94
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A) Saka + Holding
      B) Smith-Rowe + Tierney

      Which one?

      1. SuperG
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

      2. The Mighty One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

    • jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      FH thoughts?

      Darlow
      Cancelo, Stones, Holding
      KDB, Son, Bruno, Neto
      Kane, Laca, Wilson
      (4.0; ESR, Kilman, Mitchell)

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Kane, KDB or Son

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        KDB Son Kane is my order

        1. The Mighty One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          If Kane is third for you (and for me) then why are we not trading that 11.0 cash for two stronger players? I can get Martial while also going up to Sterling for that kind of loot.

    • Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Best option out of these on Free Hit?

      A) Lloris, Tierney, Maguire, Saka & Rashford B) DDG, Tierney, Rowe, Laca & Martial
      C) DDG, Holding, Saka, Laca & Martial

      A is a 451 and BC are 343.

    • TB303
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Which scores more ?

      A) Rash + WanBiss
      B) Laca + Wilson

      1. The Mighty One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B...but we need to know the corresponding FOR&FOR vs MID&DEF to do a real comparison.

    • IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Good?

      Lloris
      Cancelo Stones Maguire
      KDB Bruno Son Rashford Saka
      Kane Wilson

      Forster Brewster Mitchell 3.9

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Needs more Arsenal.

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thanks but no thanks

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Captain?

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          KDB

      3. BooYaKasha
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Solid

      4. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not sure if Wilson confirmed in or out. Would go McGoldrick over Brewster and Saiss over Slab

      5. Johnny too hotty
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        whats your team value to afford this

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Best keeper for gw18 and 19?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        DDG
        Pope
        Areola

      2. Cheezeweasel
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ederson by a country mile (if fit). DDG thereafter

    • Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Need to lose a City defender to get KDB

      - If i lose Dias it gives me the option to go Son > Rashford next GW

      - If i lose Stones, i keep Dias, but can't get Rashford with 1 transfer.

      Thoughts?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Lose Dias

    • Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Which option would you suggest?

      A) Sterling, Richarlison
      B) Rashford, Jesus

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

      2. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Neither, is Richarlison fit to play?

    • Ziyech on the Bench
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Anyone going Aubemayang on Free hit?

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Very tempted but he does take up a valuable midfield spot

      2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not even his mum

      3. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Very well might do. Its a one week punt at the end of the day, might as well have some fun.

    • DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Which combo on FH?

      A) Leno, AWB, Saka
      B) DDG, Tierney, ESR (to start)

    • Mane Mane Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Is bench boost worth it if the Leeds saints game is cancelled? And how likely is it to be cancelled?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not for me
        I’ll save for 26 post a 24/25 Wildcard

      2. Cheezeweasel
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        How the hell are we expected to answer that when you haven't even listed your team? You could have one player that could easily be transferred out or 6 players for all we know....

    • mikey
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wheres Balbuena for west ham these days
      Out of favour ?

    • KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Tough spot as have 3 villa and 2xfrs as planned to not play chips this week, but now idk so help would be appreciated.

      Roll with this for -4 or FH

      Diaz Cancelo Colman
      Son KDB Bruno Saka
      Kane Brewster

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      FH18 draft... thoughts please?

      DDG
      Cancelo Stones Tierney
      KDB Son Fernandes Rashford Saka
      Kane Wilson

      Bench TBC

      Cheers

      Cheers

      1. Cancelo Culture
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Solid template so good

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Stones or Dias on wc?

      Already have Cancelo

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Same dilemma but with FT. Thinking Stones atm.

    • bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      -
      Dias, Dier, AWB, Lamptey (if fit)
      KDB, Bruno. Son
      Kane

      I currently have a strong 7 possibly 8. Who should I add to it (I can't get Saka or Lacca for free)

      A) Saka and Wilson (hit needed to get Salah next GW)
      B) Rowe and Lacca (hit needed to get Salah next GW)
      C) Rowe and Fabio Silva

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      New team name

      Tier 1 Tierneys

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Alternatives

        Tier 1 Kierneys
        Tier 1 Tier 3s
        Beer 1 On my knees
        Bad Name Silly Buggers

    • Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Will the 29 blanks be played in 26?

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      GW 18. 2 Villa
      GW 18. 3 Leeds 1 Southampton

      Plans ruined 🙁

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Same here. Nightmare

    • Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wilson injured?

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Willllsoooonnnnnnn

    • Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Mike Dean pausing the game to enjoy some fireworks, legend.

    • DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Starting Smith Rowe on FH risky? cant afford Saka

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not really

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nope. He's making Arsenal 'tick'.