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. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Pick one (No FH)

    A Sterling AWB
    B Rashford Dias

    Have KDB Bruno Cancelo

    (assuming a fit Sterling)

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      A

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

    Gundogan, Saka, or Smith Rowe?

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Saka.

      But make sure you've got triple City anyway.

  3. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    please suggest best FH team

    A. (Current Template)
    Lloris
    Holding, Shaw, Cancelo
    Son, Bruno, KDB, Sterling, Smith Rowe
    Kane, C.Wilson
    Bench: Forster,Mitchell, Davis, Douglas
    Bank : 0.0 m

    B.
    Leno
    Stones, Ait Nouri, Shaw
    Son, Bruno, KDB, Mahrez
    Kane, Lacazette, C.Wilson
    Bench: Forster,Mitchell, Kilman, Burke
    Bank : 0.0

    C.
    Leno
    Stones,Ait Nouri,AWB,
    Son, Bruno, KDB, Rashford, Neto
    Kane, C.Wilson
    Bench: Forster,Mitchell, Brewster, Kilman
    Bank : 0.1 m

    If any improvement please sugget that also

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Not Shaw, Mahrez or Ait Nouri.

      1. akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        You mean skip all these 3 . I am trying awb instead of shaw. The thinking is need playing bench or not

      2. akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        What about aubamayang

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

    Best combo please:

    A) Lloris, Tierney, Kilman, Stephens
    B) Lloris, Holding, Shaw, Smith-Rowe
    C) De Gea, Tierney, Yedlin, Stephens
    D) De Gea, Holding, Dier, Smith-Rowe

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      D

    2. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      D

  5. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Kane trumps Son as Captain because he is on penalties correct?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      yep

  6. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    best trio for FH18:

    1. Tierney Saka Wilson
    2. Holding Smith-Rowe Lacazette

    thankls

    1. Apollo Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      1

  7. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Best differentials?

    I quite like the look of Laca leading the line for this Arsenal team against Palace

    1. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      You have to take into account potential 3gameweekers against a player who plays only 2 times in the coming days, and a potential -4 to get rid of Laca for the next GW.

  8. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    RMFHTP, trying to go for 3 x City, 3 x Spurs, 2/3 x Arsenal, 2/3 x United

    442
    DDG
    Tierney, Dias, Cancelo, Reguilon
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Saka
    Kane, Lacazette

    Curious anyone tried fitting Aubameyang?

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

      Also may be switching DDG & Reguilon with Lloris & AWB

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

    Anyone else here got at least 1 player in every game this BGW?
    If so, how many from each game?

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I don’t.

      Currently: 3 mci, 2 mun, 2 tot, 2 ars, 2 new

  10. Apollo Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Torn between double ups and spreading across fixtures.

    Darlow or Leno (have Tierney)
    Dier or Stones (have Cancelo)

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Leno /dier

  11. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Best differential?

    A. Foden
    B. Traore
    C. Cavani

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

      C
      B
      A

    2. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      C A B

  12. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    What are the chances of Sterling playing this gw? Is he likely to play?

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Supposed to start but fpl flagged him unknown

  13. Hits from the Bong
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    How’s this for a FH team and why is Sterling flagged? Thanks

    Darlowe
    Cancello Tierney Saiss
    KDB Sterling Bruno Son Saka
    Kane Wilson

    1. saurabh.06
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      What is your team value?

  14. Manani
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    reguilion or Dier?

    if he doesnt start, will be mitchell filling in

    1. Emre Can Pie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Probably Dier for security of starts, especially if you can upgrade somewhere else with funds saved

    2. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Regu

  15. Boberella
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    FH Team:
    Lloris
    Tierney Stones AWB
    KDB Son Bruno Saka Gundogan
    Kane Laca
    Bench: Norris Wilson Mitchell Kilman

    Who to Captain:
    a) KDB
    b) Son
    C) Kane

    Who to Bench:
    1) Wilson
    2) Gundogan

    Thoughts would be appreciated gents..

    1. Manani
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      why not just wilson/gundogan > bencher, and you can upgrade Stones to Cancelo?

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

        That's a decent shout, thank you.
        More for bench cover really in case anything happens to any of the games after deadline, but benching headache otherwise.

  16. Emre Can Pie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    1)Yedlin, Lacazette and no bench
    2)Tierney, Wilson and playing bench

    Any advice appreciated thanks.

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      1

      1. Emre Can Pie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Thank you.

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I would like to get Tierney too if that's possible but probably not so..

          1. Emre Can Pie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Could do, but only if I downgraded Saka to ESR and Leno to a 4.6 GK.

            1. MessiGOAT
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 23 hours ago

              That would be better for me but 4.6 gk like who ? Closest you get is 4.7 Ramsdale ...

              1. Werner Brothers
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 23 hours ago

                Areola is 4 5

                1. MessiGOAT
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 23 hours ago

                  Yes this too but Ramsdale has more chance for CS

                  1. Emre Can Pie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 23 hours ago

                    Thanks guys for all your help. Food for thought!

                  2. Werner Brothers
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 23 hours ago

                    Shu is poor at defending, areola may get saves. Spurs vs Fulham is derby & fulham improve defensively.

  17. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Lads Captian
    A-Kane
    B-Bruno
    C-Kdb
    ?
    Thx

    1. Emre Can Pie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      KDB for me with Kane vc.

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

      Currently on KDB but tough call between him and Spurs..
      I would say not Bruno

  18. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Click confirm on this FH?

    Darlow
    Cancelo, Stones, Tierney
    KDB, Son, Bruno, Saka
    Kane, Wilson, Laca
    (4.0; Burke, Kilman, Mitchell)

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I'd say save your FH this week if you can field decent 8-11 players

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I cannot. I have 4 (and one of those is Kilman).

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Click confirm solid team then GL

          1. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers!

            Villa reschedule and DCL injury forcing my hand, otherwise I would have skipped the FH.

  19. Cak Juris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Maguire or Saiss?

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

      Would go Saiss over Maguire

    2. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Saiss

  20. yanky
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Cancelo
    KDB Son Bruno Saka
    Kane

    a) Lloris, Tierney, Dias Lacazette, Wilson
    b) Lloris, Tierney, Dias, Lacazette, Maguire
    b) Leno, Maguire, Stones, Rashford, Wilson

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Close but b it's basically rash Vs laca

      1. yanky
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        yup! laca vs. rash and wilson vs maguire haha cheers

  21. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Who should you transfer in on FH?

    A. Saka
    B. Smith-Rowe

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Personally B season keeper at 4.4 but on FH probably Saka

    2. WOLVERiNES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Saka

  22. WOLVERiNES
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Saka or rashford? Kane or Wilson ? If you could only pick one from each ? Both for -8

    1. Emre Can Pie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Kane for -4

  23. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Would you do Grealish to Rashford for a hit this week, given Villa could lose a game in the DGW?

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      I wouldn't even for free but probably Rash going to score so go with your gut

  24. Puyol Pants Up
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Is anyone considering Saka over Smith-Rowe in their FH team?

    Smith-Rowe has been told by arteta to get in the box more and is playing very central. Saka seems more of a 'cross and assist' sorta guy. If I switch Saka to Smith Rowe it would allow me to get Lloris over Leno

    1. Puyol Pants Up
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Considering smith rowe over saka*

      1. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Saka more attacking high ceiling so nice punt for FH but Esr for long term I think

    2. WOLVERiNES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      contemplating this myself. helps me out in DGW too

  25. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Leaning FH this GW but not 100% sure.
    Any pointers? Possibly no DGW for Leeds/Southampton not good for me.
    1. FH. 2. WC.

    Currently planning a TC in 19.
    McCarthy.
    Robbo, Stones, Dallas, Coufal.
    Salah, Son, Mane, Fernandes.
    Bamford, DCL.
    Forster, Soucek, Brewster, Ferguson.
    1ft, 0.2m ITB.

  26. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Need suggestions, Which combo to have better point potential?

    A. McGoldrick & Lowton
    B. Brewster & Saiss
    C. Davis (no game in 18) & Dier with 4-5-1 formation

  27. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    LLoris
    awb stones tierney
    kdb(C) bruno gundo son saka
    kane wilson

    subs darlow saiss brewster mitchell

    on FH..

    gtg?

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      G2G

  28. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Thoughts on this FHDGW19 team?

    Fabianski
    Stones - Ogbonna - Coufal
    Salah - KDB - Sterling - Bruno - Raphinha
    Ings - Bamford

    1. The Overthinker
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Gtg

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      I should start planning too, now a realistic possibility for me...

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        However, planning is useless and if Everton vs Villa goes through I most likely won't FH so no need.

    3. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      No dfw for Leeds, raphinha out

      1. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        *dgw

      2. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        What

  29. Franfe98
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Hi guys!

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

    Choose best option:

    A) FH and lose my 2 FT
    B) Make 3 transfers (-4) and play with 6 players
    C) Make 4 transfers (-8) and play with 7 players

    Thanks!!

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      A

  30. The Overthinker
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Who would you pick and why
    A) aurier
    B) reguilon

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      b