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. KINGS
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Seeking your advice guys. I made 2 free transfers. After that I activate free hit. After the free hit ends, will my team return back to before or after the 2 free transfers?

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

      Before

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Back as it was.

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Back to GW 17. FH chip cancels all FT's.

  2. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Best starting 4.3M Def for FH this week?
    Have Mitchell

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

      Yedlin or Kilman

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yedlin

  3. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Would appreciate the community's advice:

    Current team (6 playing):

    Fab*
    Robbo* - Chil* - Dallas* - Douglas* - Dias
    KDB - Bruno - Salah * - Soucek * - Stephens*
    Kane - Brewster - Bamford

    A) Free Hit
    B) Salah + Douglas > Sterling + Shaw/Bailly (-4 would give me 8 playing)
    C) Robbo + Douglass > Cancelo + AWB (-4 would give me 8 playing)
    D) Something else for a -4 or -8 to get up to 8/9 players and save my FH chip

    Cheers!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      You are at 5 with no Bamford.

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Looks like you might be in FH territory

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      FH

    4. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Sorry all, Dale Stephens available but probably won't see too many minutes. About to activate the chip.

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Appreciate the feedback all!

  4. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone else trading out Forster and Mitchell for BB and hoping they don't rise for when it comes time to trade them back in?

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I'm hoping Mitchell rises as soon as possible to get back my lost .1, to use it for FH19.

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        This

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yes now that would also be good. I want to trade to City this week though.

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

    Thx Guys and this is MY final FH
    Leno (4.0)
    Dier Stones AWB
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford Smith Rowe
    Kane Laca
    (Mitchell /3.8 / 4.3)

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

      Kane C

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Good, if you don't need a bench 😉

  6. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Best option with 2 FTs for this starting 11? Any help much appreciated.

    McCarthy*
    Dier, Holding, Mitchell
    Grealish*, Bruno, KDB, Son, Zaha,
    Kane, DCL*
    Forster*, Brewster, Coufal*, Justin*

    A) DDG, Wilson (Brewster to come on for Grealish)
    B) Leno, Gundo, Laca (-4)
    C) DDG, Saka/Smith Rowe, Laca (-4)

  7. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Really hoping Leeds keep their DGW. Night all, hope I helped a bit, not been around here for a while.

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

      Thx Mate

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Looks a minimal chance

    3. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Same here mate, 5 players tied up in that match.

  8. Óró Sé…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Pick one ...

    a. Shaw
    b. Lindelof

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      b

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      If Shaw was fit...

      I think Lindelof is nailed this week since Bailly is struggling so he gets the nod.

  9. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Who scores more over the next 3 fixtures out of Dias / Cancelo

    1. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No-one will bet against 3 CS for Dias (I don't think). He'll probably play all three.

      Cancelo - could play 0, 1, 2, 3 - but he could get 15 points in any one game.

      Long term - Dias. If you're punting for a 2 GW - Cancelo

    2. The Riders of Mohan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Hard to say who scores as neither have in PL. Cancelo more threatening. Dias more nailed. Probably looking at getting a CS tbh

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Difficult I have Stones, hence between these two.
        Could be a punt could be short term, see how it plays out.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Long

  10. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I'd love to pick McGoldrick over Wilson but Wilson being a consistent fantasy asset and on penalties has to be preferred

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      who would you rather play this week-- Maguire or Wilson?

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Wilson. I'm expecting Burnley to score tbh.

  11. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Good evening fellas,

    Which do you prefer?
    A) DDG, Ait-Nouri
    B) Leno, Maguire

    1. Aussie Rules
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Wilson or Saka will define my season

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      same dilemma here. Grealish>Saka or DCL >Wilson. Probably going with latter in a few minutes as I have more value tied up on Grealish.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I feel forced into Wilson

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A 5 point difference will not define your season. You’re thinking too much about it. Go Saka

  13. Aussie Rules
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Any obvious concerns here for FH?

    Lloris
    Cancelo, Tierney, AWB
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Gundogan, Saka
    Kane, Laca
    (Ramsdale, Yedlin, Brewster, Mitchell)

    1. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Seems GTG mate.

      You could downgrade Ramsdale and maybe improve the bench just in case?

  14. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Foden has played 90 minutes in each of the last 2 games. Are we sure he won’t be rested?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Nope. Pep Roulette.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Hi

  15. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    DCL, Stephens > Wilson, Smith Rowe worth a -8?

    Was playing this until yesterday...

    Martinez*
    Dias, Stones, Holding, Mitchell
    KDB, Son, Bruno, Stephens*
    Kane, DCL*

  16. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Caught in what feels like a 3 game trap here and have 3 options
    A) Sterling
    B) Foden
    C) Gundo

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      C your best hope.

  17. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Why the love for Cancelo, just a high class Lamptey. He has one assist all season and Stone is 0.8 cheaper. Also points per match Stones 5.4, Cancelo 5.0

    Over to you.

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      You clearly havent watched the City games then. He always looks like he could get 2-3 assists per game

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yes I have, so where are these 2-3 assists per game. It's Lamptey all over again.

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Man City are far better than Brighton and Cancelo is better than Lamptey

        2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Isn't there a goals/assists imminent table in the membership section?

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

          KDB has cost him 2 assists in 2 games my friend

    2. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      It's a fair point.

      But Cancelo looks like going off every week. He prob won't this week either, but if you're on FH then it's a decent punt to take as the upside could be huge

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        It's the hope that kills you. But I may consider the punt now. Thanks.

        1. Aeu96197
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          It is undoubtedly the hope that kills you. Every time.

          GL mate

  18. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    A) Foden + Smith-Rowe
    B) Gundogan + Saka

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Was very keen on Foden but thinking Gundo more security especially 3 games next 2 gws

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

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

    DCL > Wilson worth a -4

    Will lose 0.3 on DCL but thinking he will miss the AVL match too as it's only 5 days after the Wolves game

    Thanks

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

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

        Thanks

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Nah. Get Antonio in 19 for me. Wilson ain’t good for the dgw or this week especially for -4

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

        Thanks

    3. 420king
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Depends on your GW19 plan. I got Martial in case I'm not playing my playing my FH, but even if I do he has a good game in GW20. Wilson too, but no DGW in between.

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

        Thanks, going with 10 players playing twice and no BB

  20. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    This FH team looking ok?

    De Gea
    Cancelo, Tierney, Reguilon
    KDB(c), Son, Bruno, Gundogan, Neto
    Kane, Lacazette

    Subs: Yedlin, Mitchell, Davis

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Looks good. Id prefer Lloris + Maguire over DDG + Reguilon though. Also theres a slightly risk of Reguilon not starting

  21. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Feel confident with this now. Only question is Gundo who could become Wilson or a 2nd city defender...

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

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I like Wilson for this week. Would do Gundo/Saka>Wilson. You do not seem to rate him much though 😀

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I just think we’ll keep him out, Carroll more likely to damage against us

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Just not sure on Gundogan. Great player but won't we see KdB back in midfield and Gundogan a little deeper? I think Stones offers more value in theory.

      Love the defence.

    3. Muscout
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Looks good!

    4. Aussie Rules
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I have 14/15 (Yedlin instead of Kilman)

  22. yanky
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Rank these from best to worst for just this one week?

    Maguire, Traore, Saka, WIlson

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      WMST

    2. FPL_WILDCARD
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Wilson, Saka, Maguire, Traore

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      MSWT

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      WMTS

  23. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Non FH team, will most probably FH19. Gtg? or any hits worth taking? 0.4 itb.

    DDG
    Dier, Holding, Mitchell
    Bruno, KDB, Son, Zaha,
    Kane, Wilson, Brewster

    Forster, Grealish, Coufal, Justin

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      V gtg. Thoughts above?

  24. kobewan
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    My team 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) not playing

    should I use my FH?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yup

  25. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    My FanTeam squad with no chip can take on most FPL FH teams.

    Lloris
    Cancelo Dias Godfrey
    KdB Fernandes Son Neto ESR
    Kane Laca

    Worth doing Godrey out for -4?

    A) Tierney
    B) Maguire
    C) AWB

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      like neto pick, im actually debating going Neto or Traore over Saka on my FH

  26. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Leno
    Cancelo, AWB, Stones
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Rash, Saka
    Kane (C), Wilson

    Steer, Yedlin, Brewster, Mitchell

    On FH anything to switch out?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Like it a lot

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      V nice. Thoughts above?

  27. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Ok, not going to over think this. Locked in for the night.

    Leno
    Cancelo - Stones - Holding
    Rashford - Bruno - KdB - Son
    Lacazette - Kane - Wilson

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Forster - Burke - Mitchell - Douglas

    2. Muscout
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Very decent

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        thanks!

    3. Somnus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      This is one of the best I've seen. What's the team value? I'm way to short to get this

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        it's not amazing, 104.9m. The double Arsenal defence is quite cheap and I'm not super confident with it, but madness to go without Wilson, probably.

        1. Somnus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          That's pretty solid. Mine is only 103.8

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Looks good. Prefer Wilson to Gundo and then Stones, Holding to Dier, Tierney personally. Thoughts above?

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        you're slightly biased about Wilson's prospects tho 😉

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          For good reason 🙂 we’ve conceded from set plays mainly

    5. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Like the attack but not sure about Arsenal defensively.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        yeah, I'll be honest... me neither. I'll think it over tomorrow, thanks for the input.

  28. Somnus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Both to start on a FH:

    A) Saka & Lacazette
    B) Smith-Rowe & Rashford

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

  29. Dr Mulholland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Am tempted by enabling FH players:
    Steffen
    Regulión

    Opinion ?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Ederson is back so I'd avoid Steffen

      1. Dr Mulholland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Ta.

        Yeah it is dodgy. Thinking of doubling up with Darlow, but he is not 100% either.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Darlow *should* play, but I've played it safer with Leno.

          1. Dr Mulholland
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Leno is a good choice. I've maxed out my arsenal picks.

            Good luck!

  30. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bench which one this week (I know!)?

    A) Gundogan (BHA)
    B) Saka (CRY)
    C) Wilson (shu)

    Cheers

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      C