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

Manchester City v Brighton and Hove Albion

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3,604 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Targett => Shaw for FT?

    1. nelluckram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Depends on the rest of your team

  2. nelluckram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Pretty set on this FH...

    DDG
    Stones, Holding, Dier
    KDB(C), Bruno, Son, Rash, Saka
    Kane, Wilson

    4.0 Brewster, Mitchell, Kilman

    Feel like I should have 3 City players.
    Could do Saka - > Gundogan but then I've no Arsenal.
    Any feedback appreciated

    1. nelluckram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Can find 0.3 with Kilman - > Douglas

      1. nelluckram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        0.0 ITB with the team above*

  3. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    You'd think I'd know by now, but I made 2 transfers for a total -4, then with the fixture change I hit the Free Hit chip.

    Will I take a -4 hit anyway? Do those first 2 transfers "stick" or revert to the team I had last gw?

    Thank you.

    1. nelluckram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      No you won't take a hit

      1. nelluckram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        You'll have the team you had for GW17

  4. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    FH G2G. ??

    ddg
    Cancelo holding diaz
    Razhford kdb(c) son bruno saka
    Kane wilson

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      G2G

    2. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Looks good, seems most FH teams are very similar with a few exceptions such as no Rashford, add Lacazette, etc.

    3. nelluckram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I have the exact same with Dier & Stones instead of Dias & Cancello with 0.5 ITB and the weakest bench possible. What's your TV?

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Eh? Why 0.5ITB with a weak bench when you're FHing? Makes no sense.

        Put the 0.5 into your bench in case of covid/injury/rotation etc.

  5. Pachi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    On FH.. best option?

    A) dias and holding
    B) stones and tierney

    1. LeSof
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B and not close

  6. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Hi...Which free hit option would you go with here please?

    Lloris
    Cancelo tierney
    Kdb Bruno son
    Kane Wilson

    A......stones rashford and smith-rowe

    B.....maguire lacasette and gundogan

    Thanks

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B

  7. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Worth taking a 4 point hit to do Lewis > AWB?

  8. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    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.

  9. Breezyy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    For a -4 which sounds best?

    Martinez -> DDG
    Targett -> 5.0 who though? ( Dier and Saïss .1 off)

  10. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Cancelo possibly limited on Wednesday. He's played a lot of minutes lately.

    Saw that idea floated on Twitter. Anyone think it could actually happen?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Unlikely I would think as taken off at half time in cup game

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        That's what I was thinking. Guess I needed a sanity check.

    2. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Good tip if so, might tinker with my FH team...

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Not a tip, necessarily. Just saw someone mention it, more as a FYI/reminder of the minutes he's played in 2021.

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        fwiw -- I have him in my current FH draft.

        1. Powers106
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Okay, me too

  11. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Lloris
    Dias Cancelo Tierney
    KDB Bruno Son xxxx
    Kane Lacazette Wilson

    Thoughts on this?

    1 spot to fill:
    6.1 midfielder or Foden & a defender to replace Dias

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Maybe Neto.

      1. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah, Neto or Traore perhaps

    2. Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Neto

  12. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Worth to FH team with only 6?

    Dier, Dias, Holding, KdB, Bruno, Son? Pretty good team IMO but fixture change and DCL injury made it kinda Bad.. I would have 5 fewer

    1. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      FH and get another 5 scoring players in.

  13. jdogg
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Free hit or

    Go with

    Stones taylor
    Son kd bruno
    Kane wilson
    For -4?x

  14. BaleKaneSon
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Good to go? Any other suggestions how i could improve?

      DDG

      Tierney Dier Cancelo

      KDB Son Bruno Saka Neto

      Kane Lacca

      Bench: Button Lindeloff Mitchell and Brewster

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        We have same first eleven exepct that I have Lloris&AWB and you DDG&Dier. So I like it. Wonder which combo will score better. GL mate

    • thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Seeing no Sterling in FH squads. Are we presuming out unless Pep says otherwise?

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Waiting for presser

      2. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Waiting for comments in presser, but not sure he's a risk i really want to take.

    • Johnny too hotty
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      why is everyone captain KDB over Kane?

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        more points expected 🙂

        1. Johnny too hotty
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          kane against fulham tho? am i missing something

          1. Marcin the Pole
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Don't be sucked in by the fixture. Fulham improved defensively and Spurs still don't score that many.

          2. Releasebreaks
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            im cap Kane and vice KDB

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I am going with HurriKane.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          As you said Fulham at home so...

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Having a hard time picking Gundogan or Saka.

      Gundo has the dgw but will he even play more than Saka.

      Saka seems safer and more explosive, Gundo seems the slightly better pick but only of he plays in that advanced role.

    • Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Best -4 I can do:

      A bissoma to Saka
      B Martinez to ddg (no playing keeper this week]
      C bissoma to Lookman
      D none. Save the points

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        A or B

    • Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Penalties are important. Here’s a list of referees for GW18

      https://www.premierleague.com/news/1966354

      City v Brighton ref - https://www.whoscored.com/Referees/132/Show/Darren-England

      Arsenal v Crystal Palace ref - https://www.whoscored.com/Referees/107/Show/Andre-Marriner

      Spurs v Fulham ref - https://www.whoscored.com/Referees/95/Show/Paul-Tierney

      Burnley v Man Utd ref - https://www.whoscored.com/Referees/120/Show/Kevin-Friend

      Note Mike Dean is doing the VAR for the City game and he loves a pen.

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Andre Mariner has given the most pens recently, not sure if that’s a sign of more to come but it solidifIed my need for Aubamayang.

      2. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thx

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Pick one please:

      A) Telles, Foden and Wilson
      B) Stones, Saka and Laca

    • SomeoneKnows
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thoughts on this FH team...

      DDG
      Cancelo, Tierney, Dier, Clark
      KDB(C), Bruno, Son, Rashford
      Kane, Lacazette

      Forster*, Smith Rowe, Davis*, Douglas*

    • Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      BB19 will be hugely overrated

      Rotation

      plus any covid breakouts equals single gameweeks.

      Remember that BB only allows you to (in effect) play your worst 4 players, and twice - at best!

    • Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Chances of Martial starting? Cavani a threat to his place or not? Thinking about going him over Lacazette as a differential (no Rashford).

    • DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Blackbox is so good.

      You can really tell which one of them is the fpl legend

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Needs more than x amount of top x finishes to make a great show though. And Az is certainly no slouch. There's content out there by people with good/excellent histories and I just can't watch it because it is tedious

      2. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Never understood why the live aspect of it was so important. Anyone with basic film editing skills could cut a meandering 1:23:06 into a punchy, relatable, 30mins and promote it as 'live'. It'd certainly be more watcheable.

    • denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Darlow
      Cancelo stones holding
      KDB Bruno Rashford Son Saka
      Kane Laca

      Change anything? Standard right?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I got scared away from Darlow. On Lloris now.

    • Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Any wildcard articles?

    • afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      RMFHT please. Any changes suggested?

      Darlow
      Tierney, Cancelo, Stones
      KdB, Bruno, Son, Saka
      Kane, Lacazette, Wilson

      Leno, Mitchell, Kilman, Mctominay
      0.0 ITB

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        It is alright.

    • Mackans
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thoughts on my FH team?

      De Gea
      Cancelo Tierny Stones
      KDB Bruno Son Rashford Smith-Rowe
      Kane Laca

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Decent. Not keen on triple Arsenal but I'm slightly biased. Personally prefer MCI x2 attackers than defenders

      2. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Bench ?

        1. Mackans
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Mitchell and cheapies

    • Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 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

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        A bit different, not going back to Foden myself.

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Why?

          1. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I had him at the start and ran out of patience and I have been proved right.

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Oh! I see.

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Don't buy Gundogan guys don't harm yourselves