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. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    I want to sleep soCan you rate My FH :/_
    DDG (4.0)
    Tierney Stones Fernández
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford Smith Rowe
    Kane Laca
    (Mitchell /3.8 / 4.3 )

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Fine if a bit dull.

      Don't like your defenders. DDG, Tierney can become Leno, Lindelof which raises funds to upgrade Fernandez > Dier/Saiss.

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers

      2. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Leno Dier & AWB

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Rashford, Smithrowe to Cavani, Gundo

  2. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Lloris vs DDG?

    I think DDG is more likely for CS but Lloris for save points, thoughts?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Went for Dier and Maguire and put Leno in goal.

  3. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Balls to the wall with no Kane or Son or city defense

    Leno (Verrips)
    Tierney Dier Shaw (Yedlin Mitchell)
    KdB Sterling Fernandes Rashford Saka
    Jesus Wilson (Brewster)

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Stupid*

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks!!

    2. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Best of luck.

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers, same to you

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Certainly different!!

    4. Maxim Tsigalko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Do you think Sterling 100% starts though?

  4. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts? Last one before bed and price changes 🙂

    Lloris
    AWB Tierney Cancelo
    Bruno KDB Son Gundo Saka
    Laca Kane
    (4.0, Wilson, Kilman, Mitchell)

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      surely if you pick wilson you start him right? Id rather play wilson and switch to 4 at back with stone instead of kilman by downgrading gundo...

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Think we keep a cleanie. Can obvs do Wilson to Brewster but idk where I use the 2m

    2. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Decent mate.

      I have Stones for AWB and Zaha for Gundo, but otherwise the same.

      GL

  5. yanky
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    RMFHT please

    Lloris
    Cancelo Stones Tierney
    KDB Bruno Son Traore
    Kane Lacazette Wilson

    bench: Mitchell Burke X X

  6. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Martial, Cavani, Laca, Ings / Other for gw18 and gw19?

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Think I may go Wilson actually, allows $ for Fabianski and City BB.

  7. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    So neither Leeds nor Saints have a double in 19 anymore?

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Probably

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Looks that way, DGW planning with GW16 WC down the drain for me 🙁

  8. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    FH #88 thoughts appreciated

    Leno
    Holding AWB Stones
    Kdb Bruno Rashford Son
    Kane Laca Wilson

    4.0 Smith-Rowe Mitchell 3.8

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      G2G

  9. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Shaw and Lloris or Dier and DDG?

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A if shaw is fit

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      The former.

  10. Ronny Sandstone
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Will KDB definitely rise at 01.30? imagine lots are freehitting today and read that has some effects on price rises, clutching at straws I know!

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      No idea, both price rise sites expect him to, but if I had to guess I would say no due to it being so soon after his last rise and FH and WCs in play.

      1. Ronny Sandstone
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Would be nice if he didn't, I'm between him and Sterling on a free transfer, fingers crossed

        Cheers

  11. Phil's Stamps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    No replies a few pages back 🙁

    Zouma to AWB for a hit?

    Thinking it's more like a -2 this week and will be a longer-term hold. Have 3 City in a total of 6 players (all the main big hitters) at the mo for GW18 if it helps.

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I would

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        cheers

  12. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    https://www.shropshirestar.com/sport/football/shrewsbury-town-fc/2021/01/11/shewsbury-town-clash-with-lincoln-called-off-as-more-coronavirus-cases-confirmed/

    Shrews game was off on the 7th, i estimate they would of quarantined on the 5th, making them ok to play saturday in the leeds slot :/

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

      So that means that Sou v Leeds may not be called off, correct? If they would've quarantined long enough.

      1. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Its definitely up in the air till thurs or fri.

    2. Gleys11
        3 months, 6 days ago

        But the article link says “ Town have already seen their FA Cup tie with Southampton called off, with a decision to be made on the result of that fixture this week”.
        So that would imply it will not be played at all. They just have to decide sho goes through. Especially as same article says their next game will likely be Jan 23rd
        So therefore see know reason to cancel Southampton - Leeds

    3. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      When do price changes happen? In an hour?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        26 mins

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Much sooner

      3. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        1.30am in 17 minutes

    4. Prison Mike
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Best option on FH?

      A) Tierney & Ramsdale

      B) Holding & Lloris

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        B

        1. Prison Mike
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          You don’t fancy your first clean sheet then I take it?

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Quietly confident. No doubt if I avoid Wilson then he’ll score though

      2. Aeu96197
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        B

    5. Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      chance smith-rowe starting..?

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        very high. Was benched in the FA cup

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Cheeeers

        2. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          But came on at 56 min to score the winner.

          I still think he'll start at the weekend. He's bang on form.

      2. themaindanger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        He should start.

    6. kobewan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      My team before FH and 2 FT

      Martinez, McCarthy
      Holding, Mitchel, Chillwell, Cresswell, Kilman
      KDB, Salah, Son, Bruno, Anguissa
      DCL,Bamford, Mcgoldrick

      2 GKs, Chillwell, Creswell, Salah, Bamford and now DCL(injured)

      was planning to save FH and use 2FT for salah and Chillwell but with recent Cancellation of the TOT v AVL game and DCL injury. I might(90% certainty) use my FH.

      My FH team
      Darlow
      Holding, Cancelo, Dias
      Neto, Saka, De Bruyne, Fernandes, Son
      Kane, Lacazette

      Subs: Areola, Mitchell, Aina, Brewster

      FH and how is my FH team?

    7. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Ok, could be settling on this. (I "cover" Mark's punt too haha)

      DDG
      Cancelo - Stones - Mari
      KdB - Bruno - Rashford - Son - Traore
      Kane - Lacazette

    8. boroie
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Think I’m finally there with my FH. Gtg?

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

      Verrips; ESR Fernandez Mitchell

      1. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        GTG

    9. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Best Manu defender to get if u have 5.3 not Maguire
      A- AWB
      B- Shaw
      C- Lindelöf

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Of those, AWB. Am considering DDG over him.

      2. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        FH- Shaw
        Going forward - AWB

      3. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        AWB

    10. hogree
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Bench too weak? Could do Stones and Vassilev to Shaw and Brewster?

      Ramsdale
      Tierney - Cancelo - Stones - Reguilon
      Saka - Son - Fernandes - De Bruyne - Rashford
      Kane

      Verrips - Mitchell - Vassilev - Davis

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Not a fan of the 4ATB, would rather drop one to upgrade the keeper/ a better bench option

    11. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks in advance 🙂

      a) Gundo, Laca
      or
      b) Dias, Rashford

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        A

      2. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        A

      3. Aeu96197
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        B

      4. Óró Sé…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        A

    12. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Saiss or AWB? Kinda fancy Saiss to get a clean sheet with the Everton injuries and of course his attacking threat

      1. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Saiss for fun

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Is it a FH or transfer? If transfer then AWB has an extra game. If FH then Saiss is a good pick

        1. BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Good point

        2. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah its for a FH

    13. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      So if DCL and Richa are out, perhaps it makes sense to get Saiss or Patrício?

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        many teams have Saiss now

    14. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Not using FH

      Is DCL, Alioski & Justin (3 blanks) to Wilson, Cancelo, Stones for -8 worth it?
      Will give me:

      Pope
      Taylor, Stones, Cancelo, Dier
      Kdb(C), Son, Fernandes
      Kane, Wilson

      Thanks

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Maybe just a -4 with 1 City player?

    15. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Any 5 at the back teams around here?

      That's mine:

      Lloris
      Cancelo Stones Maguire AWB Tierney
      KDB Bruno Son
      Kane Laca

      1. ivantys
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Not bad choice, picking the right defenders could be the key.

        • BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Could work but heavily dependent on clean sheets

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

        FH played as will have no time to make changes tomorrow - look ok to go?

        Lloris
        Cancelo AWB Tierney
        KDB Bruno Son Gundogan
        Kane (c) Lacazette Wilson

        Areola Smith- Rowe Clark Mitchell

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Yes I suppose. Although I'd rather play ESR than Wilson...

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Thanks- the “suppose” means could be better. Other than playing ESR what other change would you make to improve?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Don't think Saka is optional. His stats are insane.

              ESR > Saka

              Downgrade Areola > 4.0 and Clark > Yedlin to fund it. At least that's what I think is better.

              Would have Wilson first sub I guess.

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Appreciate feedback thank you

      3. PP6
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        2.3 ITB. Gonna take a -4 for another player this week not using FH.. but after that I’ve not a clue what to do. Any help would be appreciated thanks a lot.

        (Martinez) (Foster)
        (Robertson) Cancelo Mitchell Stones (Targett)
        KDB Bruno Son (Soucek) Burke
        Kane (Adams) (Bamford).

        1. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          FH 19?

      4. Franfe98
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Hi guys!

        Only 3 players playing this GW and I have 2 FT.

        Choose best option:

        A) FH
        B) Make 3 transfers (-4) and play with 6 players
        C) Make 4 transfers (-8) and play with 7 players

        Thanks!

      5. yanky
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Who scores more this week only?
        a) Maguire (BUR A)
        b) Wilson (SHU A)

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          B

      6. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        6x Manchester + 3x Spurs (+ Brewster)

        All eggs in three baskets 😉