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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3,604 Comments Post a Comment
  1. boroie
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team...

    DDG
    Cancelo Stones Dier
    KDB(VC) Bruno Son Saka
    Kane(C) Lacazette Wilson

    BPF; ERS Shaw Mitchell

    1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I like this a lot.

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Shaw likely injured so Kilman not a bad alternative albeit not nailed. Otherwise all looks ok for a non Rashford team, maybe tweaking the DDG/Dier slots

  2. BW25
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Which way? -4
      A Ederson and Smith Rowe
      B Lloris and Saka

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

        B as Ederson still might not play

        1. BW25
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Why not?

      2. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Gtg with this FH team?

        DDG
        Tierney | AWB | Dias
        Gundogan | Son | KDB | Bruno
        Laca | Kane | Wilson
        ------------------------------------------------
        4.0 | Saka | Mitchell | Kilman

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Looks good although I’m unsure re double MUN defence

        2. gart888
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Looks great. I like that you have a good player on the bench in case of some Covid BS.

      3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Bottomed. Pick one please:

        A) Davies + Foden
        B) Holgate + Foden
        C) Dias (have Cancelo) + Saka

      4. Fergiesarmy
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        A) Saka & Holding
        Or
        B) Tierney & Smith Rowe?

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

          A

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

          B

        3. One of Those Days
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 2 days ago

          B

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

        FH Team - any thoughts/ suggestions? (0 ITB)
        LLoris, 4.0
        Tierney, CAncelo, Maguire (Mitchell, Kilman)
        Fernandes, KDB, Son, Saka, Gundogan
        Kane, Lacazette (Brewster)

      6. C_G
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        This is my team, what should I do? 0.1 ITB Really considering FH and then for DGW want to do

        DCL + Lamptey ---> ????? (-4) really need help

        Mendy Forster

        Cresswell Holding KWP Mitchell Lamptey

        KDB Salah Soucek Fernandes Riedwald

        Kane DCL Bamford

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

          DCL to Wilson
          Lamptey to Dias/Cancelo

      7. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Which combo on FH?

        A) AWB/ Saiss, Gundogan, Saka
        B) AWB/ Saiss, Foden, ESR
        C) Dias, (McTominay), Saka

        In A + B I will have to bench either Saka/ ESR or Wilson.

        Lloris
        XXXX, Cancelo, Tierney
        KDB, Bruno, Son, XXXX, XXXX
        Kane, Laca, Wilson
        (Steer) ( , Yedlin, Mitchell)

        Cheers!

      8. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        I still don't know whether to FH or WC! Never known anything like this. I own 5 Saints and Leeds players which has put some real doubt into how prepared for DGW19 I am. Was all set to just FH until the news about that game potentially not happening. Anyone else still deciding what chip to play? What's the deciding factors likely to be?

      9. bobfredbob
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Thoughts on Auba for a punt? I heard his stats were good last few games

      10. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Thoughts on current FH draft? A lot changes if Aguero/Sterling declared available tomorrow however...

        DDG
        Dias Dier Fernandez Bogle
        B.Fernandez Son Rashford KdB Foden
        Kane

        Verrips | Kilman | Brewster | Vydra

      11. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        0.1 missing to get Wood or Lacazete. arhhh. so hard , i hate when things like this happen

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Show me the team. I'll find the 0.1

      12. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Anyway this FH chip team can be improved, cos I can't see it?

        Leno
        Stones, Maguire, Dier
        KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Son, Saka
        Kane, Lacazette

        Sub: Forster, Brewster, Mitchell, Douglas

        1. Right In The Stanchion
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Don’t like rashford much, upgrade defenders

        2. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          More city. Less arsenal. may as well get a 4.0 keeper that has any chance of playing. prefer defenders at similar price to saka

        3. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Cancelo quite a glaring omission

      13. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        How is she Look ?
        A-
        DDG (4.0)
        Dias Tierney Dier (Mitchell. 3.8)
        KDB(c) Bruno Son Gündo (Saka)
        Kane Laca Wilson
        Or
        B
        Darlow (4.0)
        Dias Tierney Dier (Mitchell 3.8)
        KDB(c) Bruno Son Rashford Saka
        Kane Wilson Davis

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Darlow may not play, rumors started by Bruce.

          1. OptimusBlack
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Okay A or B then if i sell Darlow

      14. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Evening all, any Hammers fans around?? Has Craig Dawson nailed that spot now and safe to get him in?? On WC would be nice to go with Cresswell for BB in 19 if I decide to go for it!!

      15. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        What's your favourite strategy?

        A) WC18, BB19, save FH for 29
        B) FH18, no chip 19 (lots of DGW-ers), BB later
        C) FH18, WC19, save BB for later
        D) No Chip 18, BB/WC 19

        I've omitted B with BB in 19 as probably not relevant to me now, but I'd rate that best if you still have DGW-ers on your bench.

        Saving the FH for 29 a very real benefit of Wildcarding now?

        1. dylano21
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Going A
          B could be good with decent Team
          C wast of freehit
          D depending on Team

      16. PP6
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        For a -4 which sounds best?

        Martinez -> DDG.
        Targett -> 5.0 who though?

        1. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Dier?

          1. PP6
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            He’s 5.1 painfully

      17. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Any pressers left tomorrow?

      18. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Best option on FH?

        A. Darlow+Dias
        B. Lloris+Stones
        C. DDG+Dier

        XXX
        Cancelo, Tierney, XXX
        KDB, Bruno, Son, Saka
        Kane, Laca, Wilson
        (4.0, Yedlin, Mitchell, Reed)

        1. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          B

        2. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          B

        3. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          I prefer A but with doubts around Darlow def starting it has to be B

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            I’m pretty confident Darlow starts. But I’m not sure we keep a clean sheet as much as Spurs could

      19. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        DCL will drop tonight or stats arr inflated by FH/WC?

        1. Footieboot
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Probably FH WC

        2. MuelNado
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Is DCL expected to be a long term injury? Really don't want to drop him but worried his value is going to tank.

          • Right In The Stanchion
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 2 days ago

            To realistically get Auba on FH you can’t have all the big hitters

            Who would you not have?

            Son?
            Bruno?
            KDB?
            Kane?

            It’s Son isn’t it? Have got a feeling for an Auba brace and I need it.

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              I’d rather have those four

              1. Right In The Stanchion
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 2 days ago

                Auba on pens.

            2. Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              Can feet with cheap bench

              1. Lucky Z
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                fit*

          • boroie
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            A - Tierney, Foden (1st sub - Brewster)
            B - Stones, Wilson (1st sub - Brewster)

          • C_G
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            shoud i FH this team? 0.1 ITB

            Mendy Forster

            Cresswell Holding KWP Mitchell Lamptey

            KDB Salah Soucek Fernandes Riedwald

            Kane DCL Bamford

          • Powers106
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Who to start as a 4th midfielder? Thanks!

            a) Saka
            b) Neto

            Darlow (Ryan)
            Cancelo, Tierney, Saiss (Stones, Kilman)
            KDB, Son, Bruno, Saka (Neto)
            Kane, Laca, Wilson

            1. boroie
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              A

            2. Buck The Trent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              Saka

          • boroie
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            A - Tierney, Foden (1st sub - Brewster)
            B - Stones, Wilson (1st sub - Smith Rowe)

          • unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Best moves here with 2FT and 0m itb.

            Martinez Forster
            Taylor Cancelo Stones -- Coufal Dallas
            Bruno Kdb Son Salah Burke
            DCL Watkins Bamford

            A: Salah + DCL + Watkins >> Rashford + Laca + Wilson (-4)
            B: Salah + DCL + Dallas >> Rashford + Laca + Maguire (-4)

          • Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Dias or Cancelo ?

            1. boroie
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              Cancelo

            2. Gazza2000
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              Cancelo

            3. Chilli Heatwave
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              I went for the latter

          • Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            So in a bit of a pickle with no FH. 1 free transfer in the bank and a WC. What would you do?
            Martinez (4.00)

            cancelo Mitchell Mina (zouma, Robertson)

            Son Bruno Burke (salah, grealish)

            (DCL, Watkins, Bamford)

            1. Gazza2000
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              Wildcard

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

                Cheers

          • wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            If Mahrez and Foden will get a rest(both of them played in the two cup games) and Sterling starts on the left side with Jesus up top who will start on the left side?

            1. boroie
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              Bernardo most likely