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

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Manchester City v Brighton and Hove Albion

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  1. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Noticed i have poop team value so cant go full template, please see below, solid enough?

    Lloris,
    Maguire, Cancelo, Stones, Tierney
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Rashford, Smith-Rowe
    Kane

    Yedlin, Brewster, Fodder

    Thanks gang

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      It's great considering your lower TV. No worries there at all. Captain?

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Solid squad

    3. Jones Town
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Basically same as what I'm going for

  2. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Best combo:

    1. Cancelo Rashford Wilson
    2. AWB Mahrez Lacazette

    ??

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      1

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      1

  3. J to the T
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Yet another FH

    DDG
    Cancelo Regulion Tierney (Mitchell)
    Bruno KdB Son Saka (Anguissa)
    Kane Laca Wilson

    That good to go?

    1. OBAMA
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      i think you might regret not having any newcastle defence. apart from that gtg

  4. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH draft please?

    Darlow
    Dias Stones AWB Dier
    KDB Bruno Rashford Son Saka
    Kane

    1. OBAMA
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      id rather have laca than rash

      1. OleBall
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Me too

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Anyone going for triple Newcastle defence?

      1. OBAMA
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        double for me

      2. Street Friend
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        I like the idea of this a lot

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      So are leeds and southampton no longer having a DGW in gw 19 ? Plan was to BB in 19

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        You can still bb.

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          not if leeds and southampton only have one game, not worth it

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

        Sounds like it will be moved yes

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          not good

    4. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      A. DDG + Reguilon
      B. Lloris + Tierney

      1. 1966 was a great year for E…
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        B on FH

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

        B

      3. OleBall
          5 months, 2 days ago

          B

        • BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          B

      4. 1966 was a great year for E…
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        I'm free-hitting next week rather than this week, and looking for a DCL replacement for this week and from GW20 til I get around to selling him.

        Would you go for:

        1) Martial (bur, - , SHU, ars, SOU)
        2) Lacazette (CRY, - , sou, MUN, wol)
        3) Wilson (shu, - , LEE, eve, CRY)

        1. Snooze ya lose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          3

        2. xHaTr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          If its longer term id pick Wilson

          For this week only, both Martial and Laca are better

          1. 1966 was a great year for E…
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            That's what I'm thinking, I'm just not sure how long I'll keep whoever I bring in. Ideally get rid soon, but Covid could mean I have to make other tranfers.

            This season is so awkward!

      5. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Thoughts on FH team?

        De Gea
        Dias Stones Holding
        C KDB Auba Bruno Son Saka
        Kane Wilson

        1. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          gtg

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Wow must have a high tv

          No way I could get this team.

          Auba better than Laca?

          1. OBAMA
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            auba nice differential if u can afford

          2. MattysFantasyFooty
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Not too high 104.5 and just prefer him I think that goal in the cup will help aubas confidence massively plus he loves playing these types of teams at home before breaking this season he'd usually do damage against lower bottom half teams

      6. flynner25
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        DCL gettting injured has forced my hand to use my 2nd transfer.

        Trying not to use chips

        DCL to Martial?

        A little part of me thinks he could be benched......but the fixtures are as green as grass.
        Was going to save my transfer and bring in bamford next week, but with that fixture in doubt, this seems a logical move

        Only other option is Wood it seems. What do the community think?

      7. OBAMA
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Rate my FH team please,

        darlow
        tierney, cancelo, fernandez
        kdb, son, bruno, saka
        kane, laca, wilson

        Help me chaps!!

        1. Art Vandelay
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          It’s very solid Mr President

          (Ms. M Lewisnky 1995)

        2. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          quite like it, although i'm unsure about double newcastle defence not better finding cash to get an upgrade on fernandez?

        3. BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Gtg. How's your bench? I'm thinking if I choose the Newcastle boys then I'll need a bench.

        4. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          It's nice. More attack-heavy than some.

      8. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Antonio get through the game ok?

      9. TeddiPonza
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        For -4 I can field this

        Mitchell Stones Dias CTaylor
        KdB Bruno Saka Son
        Kane

        Worth saving FH right?

        1. TeddiPonza
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Transfers in are KdB and Stones

        2. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          yes

        3. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Yes

      10. Bounce
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Here's a tough one for you 😉

          A. Digne + Gündogan (3-5-2) [double City attack]

          B. Stones + Wilson (3-4-3) [double City defence]

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            B

          2. BERGKOP
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Some doubts were raised about Digne on here last night. Might be worth looking into. I'd take B

        • George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          For DGW 19

          A. Rodrigo
          B. Antonio

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            A

          2. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            B, Leeds might not have a DGW.

        • Silecro
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          On FH, is it worth downgrading Tierney>Holding if it enables me bringing Rashford instead of Martial?

          1. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Not really. Rash and Martial are bit of a muchness.

        • potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Anyone going with Sterling, or is it too risky still.
          Maybe Mahrez will play given sterlings condition and that he'll be needed over the dgw.

          1. Crouching Tiger
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Sick of Pep rotating, had Mahrez too long only to see him benched. It's a total gamble. I'd stick with KDB.

            1. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              Yeah understood. This is to go with kdb.

        • JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 2 days ago

          FH Decisions...

          A. Leno Dier Rashford
          B. Lloris Tierney Martial/Lafayette

          1. JabariParkersEyelid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Lafayette is Laca obviously...

          2. Manani
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            b

        • DonBenzema
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Would it be crazy to go without Wilson? Could see the NEW vs SHU game being quite low scoring, and think there's more value in defence this GW

            Going without him would leave me with a team like this

            DDG
            Cancelo, Dias, Tierney, Reguilon
            Bruno, KDB, Son, Rashford, Saka
            Kane

            4.0 Ampadu, Brewster, 4.3

            Your input would be greatly appreciated

            1. JabariParkersEyelid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 2 days ago

              I mean this looks great. But I'd still rather have 7 attackers.

              1. DonBenzema
                  5 months, 2 days ago

                  Could do something like this instead:

                  DDG -> Lloris
                  Dias -> Stones
                  Reguilon -> Kilman
                  Brewster -> Wilson

                  Read on here that Wilson had some fitness issues, but would this be worth it?

              2. No Kane No Gain
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 2 days ago

                Wouldn’t say crazy. But...I would think he’s going to get 9 points. He might sneak a goal and usually gets bonus with that too.

                Personally..:I’d get him in. Downgrade DDG and someone else if you have to

                1. DonBenzema
                    5 months, 2 days ago

                    How does this look instead?

                    LLORIS
                    Cancelo, AWB, Tierney
                    KDB, Bruno, Son, Rashford, Saka
                    Kane, WILSON

                    1. No Kane No Gain
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      Much better, I like it.

                2. OleBall
                    5 months, 2 days ago

                    Not 100% Reguilon starts. Rather have Lloris and AWB personally

                    1. DonBenzema
                        5 months, 2 days ago

                        Cheers - can just precisely squeeze those two into my squad

                    2. thewakka
                        5 months, 2 days ago

                        I agree that attack should be focus. Looking at the form of Wilson and the amount of goals Newcastle produce per game I would rather go for a second premium forward

                    3. Crouching Tiger
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      FWIW, last year I didn't use my FH chip at this same stage of the season when there was a golden opportunity. Free hitters made great gains that gameweek, and I didn't get to enjoy that great advantage in the later game weeks when I got to use the chip.

                      Of course, every year is different, but I looked at my team and it looked garbage for this gameweek but better for the DGW, so I'm free hitting for sure.

                    4. xHaTr
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      Free hit 19 now on the cards

                    5. OBAMA
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      best newcastle defender to go for?

                      1. JabariParkersEyelid
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 2 days ago

                        For me Fernandez, but I think it's a waste of funds.

                      2. Starskyb
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        5 months, 2 days ago

                        I went Yedlin. I think good value, but is he a rotation risk? Why didn't he play at start of the season?

                    6. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      Rate this FH / 10

                      De Gea
                      Cancelo • Dias • Tierney • Dier
                      Bruno • KDB • Son
                      Kane • Laca • Wilson
                      (4.0 / ESR / Mitchell / Burke)

                      1. JONALDINHO
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 2 days ago

                        Also should I pull the FH trigger tonight or wait until tomorrow

                    7. Aeu96197
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      What do you think on FH, A or B?

                      Does B sacrifice too much to get Laca for Wilson?

                      Sanchez
                      Holding Cancello Stones (Mitchell, Bernardo)
                      KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Son, saka
                      Kane Laca (Davis)

                      Leno
                      Tierney Canello Stones (Mitchell, Kilman)
                      KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Son, saka
                      Kane Wilson (Brewster)

                    8. sirmorbach
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      Who scores more on free hit?

                      A. Tierney, Gundogan, Lacazette
                      B. Holding, Rashford, Wilson

                      1. jonnybhoy
                        • 8 Years
                        5 months, 2 days ago

                        B

                        1. sirmorbach
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 2 days ago

                          Cheers, mate

                    9. jonnybhoy
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      FH Team GTG? Any thoughts/changes? Captain Bruno?

                      Darlow
                      Dias Cancelo Holding
                      KDB Son Fernandes Rashford Saka
                      Kane Wilson

                      4mill Yedlin Mitchell Brewster

                      1. sirmorbach
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 2 days ago

                        Not sure on Darlow because of Dubravka. Other than that, exact same team — I've got DDG though.

                        1. jonnybhoy
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 2 days ago

                          Darlow seems nailed tbh. Think its an easy 6 pts

                    10. Kane Lane
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      Do I keep Auba or get Kane?

                      Want to stay away from the FH template and try get back some ground. Already got Son, but will Auba play even tho he played 120mins. Marts injured so only player that can fill that spot is Auba.

                      Will it be Saka Laca Auba?

                      1. MattysFantasyFooty
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 2 days ago

                        I think it will be, Martinelli isn't going to be risked I'd imagine and Willian was plain awful in the cup so he shouldn't be ahead of any of those three.

                    11. Gudjohnsen
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      Which is better on a WC?

                      A. Dallas, Smith-Rowe
                      B. Mitchell, Saka

                      1. Blue&White85
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 2 days ago

                        A

                    12. Mackans
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      Smith Rowe & Tierny or Saka & Holding?

                      1. potatoace
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 2 days ago

                        SR and T

                    13. XX SMICER XX
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      Team A:
                      Leno
                      Canelo Maguire Tierney Reguilon
                      Foden Rashford KDB Fernandes Son
                      Kane

                      Team B:
                      Leno
                      Wan-B Stones Dier
                      Smith-Rowe Rashford KDB Fernandes Son
                      Kane Jesus

                      Mitchell only sub for both teams