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. FantasyClub
      4 months, 1 day ago

      After doing FH can we do our transfers straight away once the GW starts or would we still be looking at our FH squad? Never used FH before...

      1. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        FH in points page, original squad will reappear in TEAM

        1. McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Transfer page also will be back to non FH team.

      2. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Straight away but only retain 1 FT

    • Gazwaz80
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Darlow
      Dier Cancelo Tierney
      Son De Bruyne Salah Fernandes Rashford
      Wilson Kane
      Is there a better team out there 🙂

      1. Oldie99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Nice team, for this week you could do better than Salah

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Cheers mate
          Free hit this week and 12 D/G week players next week so in a good place at the mo
          How are you shaping up?

      2. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        This is also not your team!

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Err, yes it is 🙂

      3. Davros
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Not sure how many pts Salah will get

      4. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        You using the limitless
        chip?

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Swear to god, this is my team, crap bench though
          Martin Mitchell Mari and Davis...

      5. gogs67
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I could FH this lot but I'm going to keep the chip for later
          Lloris
          Stones Concelo AWB
          Rashford KDB Bruno Son Zaha
          Wilson Kane

          1. Gazwaz80
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Great team without using the F/H ....

            1. gogs67
                4 months, 1 day ago

                It's the team I COULD get not the one I have lol!

                1. Gazwaz80
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Sorry gogs, my misunderstanding 🙂

          2. maditass
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Is your TV 108 m or something?

            1. Gazwaz80
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              103.2

              1. Gazwaz80
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Hence, the crap bench 🙂

        • Oldie99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          TV horrendous, is this a good enough FH team?

          Darlow (4.0)
          WanB Stones Cancelo Dier (Mitchell)
          KDB(C) Bruno Son Rash SmithRowe
          Kane (Brewster, 4.3)

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          with the uncertainty around the club, best to ditch villa assets on wc ? am reluctant to sell watkins..

          1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            They've got 2 extra games to make up and then you'll want them back. Tough call

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              3, no?

          2. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Referring to Covid? Should be back sunday

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              team might not be in greatest shape though

        • Releasebreaks
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Would you sell Zouma to Dias for -4, so i would have 10 players ready for gw18
          Basically will be -2 right? Also Dias have potential for 3 clean sheets as Zouma might have 1 or 0 clean sheets during gw 18 and gw19.
          Worthy it ?

          1. BremerHB
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Yup

        • McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          BOTTOMED -> Final call for me;

          A) Lloris & Tierney
          Or
          B) De Gea & Regulion

          1. Jars458
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            A for me.

          2. JabariParkersEyelid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            A

        • DIMITRIS
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          What's going on with Sterling?
          Is he going to play tomorrow?

          1. Jars458
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Big one for me. Really like him as captain if he plays.

          2. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            No, maybe Wednesday

          3. Releasebreaks
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Nobody knows, better go it safe picks as Sterling can go bench or even no show in lineup.

            1. DIMITRIS
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Cheers and thanks for answering 🙂

        • Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Just woke up here in Japan. So what happened with the FA cup draw? Leeds? Southampton?

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Looks like no double for leeds and southampton which sucks as I have 5 players from them

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

            Saints could play their FA cup next week so no double for them or Leeds

          3. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Thanks lads

        • Zladan
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Worth FH away from this?

          Cancelo Mitchell Lamptey*
          KDB Bruno Son
          Wood Brewster

          Could take a hit.

        • Ady87
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Is FH an option next week if I can get 8 out this week without a hit and don’t want to use WC yet?

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            This or TC 19 is what I’m doing

        • damiang2233
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Best replacement for DCL?

          1. McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Lacca or Wilson

          2. Releasebreaks
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Laca

            1. damiang2233
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Dont have money for Lacca. Wilson looks best bet

        • Mork calling Orson
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          On FH, would you rather;

          A) Leno Dier Rashford
          B) Lloris Tierney Lacazette

          Much obliged

          1. Feed tha Sheep
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            B

            1. Mork calling Orson
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Thanks Sheepy

        • jonnybhoy
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Stones nailed? If so, Stones and Dias or Stones and Cancelo?

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            I went the latter

          2. Releasebreaks
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Dias is 100% nailed for rest of season, so might be season keeper

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Darlow or DDG on WC?

          Keeping Martinez

        • FPL Kaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Son or Rashford for free hit?

          Assuming Bruno and Kane already in

          1. McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Son

          2. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            both

          3. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Son

        • Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Those not going to fh how many players do you have/ hits taken?

          1. xHaTr
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            10 players for -4.

            Two of those 10 are mitchell and anguissa

        • MuelNado
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Cancelo, Dias or Stones if you had to pick one to replace Zouma?

            1. footballfreak
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Dias for the long run

          • drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Play ASR or Clark ?

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Who is ASR? Clark

          • footballfreak
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Undecided about this one..Rashford or lacca guys?

            1. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Rashy

            2. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              rashford for me

          • Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            I’m very proud of my Stockport County. Good luck to West Ham

            1. BENOIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Good effort. Ole would have been proud of that bus parking

          • iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            How about this FH team? Everything ok here?

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

            4.0 Lowton Mitchell 4.3

            Cheers good people.

          • S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            If everything goed as planned, which is highly unlikely. Looks like I'll be bench boosting in gw19

            Johnstone (wol,whu)
            Tierney (NEW)
            Lindelol (liv,ful)
            Soucek (BUR,WBA)

            Worth it?
            Bamford (BHA)

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Never mind. Stick to the plan

            2. BremerHB
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Looks alright!

            3. Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Probably yes

          • chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Thoughts on this one? Any obvious mistakes?

            DDG
            Cancelo Stones Dier
            KDB Son Fernandes Rashford Saka
            Kane Wilson

            (Kilman Brewster Mitchell)

          • Tonyawesome69 FH36
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Non-FH team with 8 players including -4 predicted to score 48 vs 65 FH team.

            Save FH?

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              If you trust prediction yes

          • Flynny
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Please can I have a view on best free hit option here?

            A.....Maguire gundogan Lacazette 343

            B......Stones smith-rowe Rashford 352

            Thanks

          • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Is 12 pts hit better now and consider it as -6 or just play the WC? FH is not the option.

            The team is:

            Maquire Cancelo Mitchel

            Son Bruno KDB

            Kane

            1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              I would probably WC in this case.

          • George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Can’t see past Wilson for the DCL replacement. Good value and reasonably reliable.

            Good move?

          • HonestBlatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            2FTs here

            BGW: Salah, DCL and Grealish --> Kane, Gundogan, Rashford

            - (no GK)
            Cancelo-Dier-Bellerin
            KdB-Gundogan-Bruno-Saka-Rashford
            Kane

            or FH?

            1. HonestBlatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              -4 or FH that's the dilemma

          • damiang2233
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Is DCL set to drop tonight?

            1. HonestBlatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Close

          • PP6
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            For a -4 which sounds best?

            Martinez -> DDG
            Targett -> 5.0 who though?