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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3,604 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Garam MOSALAH
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Which one will you pick for next 3 GWs ?

    A) Rashford ( bur,liv,ful,shu )
    B) Son (ful,shu,liv)

    1. kUwe Inc.
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      B. Explosive and consistent

  2. Origi-nal
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Aurier likely to start?

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  3. Dthinger
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Lacazette or Martial for this week

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

      ?

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

      Laca

    3. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Laca for this week

    4. kUwe Inc.
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Laca for this week,
      Martial if you considered to keep (DGW19)

  4. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Worth upgrading Stones to Cancelo? Afraid of pep roulette

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

      People on here believe Cancelo is the most nailed City defender atm alongside Dias, so unlikely?

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

        Fair

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

      not for nailedness. Both will start but cancelo more attacking threat.
      guessing you are on FH

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      yeah

  5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Guys OK to press fh button or wait till pressers?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I am

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Waiting

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

      no reason not to wait

  6. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    FH team

    Leno
    Cancelo Stones B.Davies
    Salah KDB Son Bruno S.Rowe
    Kane Laca
    (4.0 Mitchell 3.9 4.3)

    I wont captain Kane,if I go him to Wilson,I could have these upgrades:
    Leno to Lloris
    B.Davies to Tierney
    Smith Rowe to Saka and better bench
    So A) Kane
    B) Wilson

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

      A still

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

      A easy

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

      Keep Kane. Only concern is Davies. Might be worth the risk.

    4. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Cheers all and GL

    5. Honker Muddlefoot
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Is Salah in your FH team for this GW? If so, dropping him instead of Kane could still give you funds to make those upgrades you mentioned.

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

      Salah?

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Salah is Rashford, sorry

  7. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    People with both KDB and Kane, who are you captaining and why?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      KDB,I see non stop attack from City,and Fulham has improved defensively

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        And with Kane/Son,I would Like to have 2 KDB

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

      close call. although Fulham have improved, Spurs will bring a diff type of game. ALso, fulham conede penalties.
      but then city will attack like crazy too...
      both good shouts i feel.

    3. ajay_kl +42
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Currently KDB but not happy about it

  8. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Taking a point hit for McCarthy to De Gea. Reckon there is a high chance of the LEESOU game being postponed.

    Yay or nay?

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      If you don't use any chips then easily worth

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

      I aslo thought about that. But puts too much money in the GKs for my liking

  9. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Silly question but I'm travelling..

    What time is this weeks deadline?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      16:30 I believe

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

      11 hours from now

    3. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yes thanks both

  10. bigbudgie
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone free hitting next DGW instead of this SBGW?

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

      yes I

    2. Cojones of Destiny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      yep me

  11. DrogsBallacks
      3 months, 6 days ago

      FH - GTG?

      Lloris (4.0)
      Cancelo Stones AWB (Mitchell, 3.9)
      KDB (C) Son Bruno Rashford Saka
      Kane (VC) Wilson (Davis)
      0.0 itb

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Saka or Gundogan?
      Ignore the fact that Gundogan takes a City spot

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        saka

      2. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Saka for nailedness. Though I think gundo starts.

    • Cojones of Destiny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      would you FH this team? 0ft

      Dier, Stones, Cancelo
      KDB, Son, Bruno
      Kane

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Nope

    • Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Fernandes over De Bruyne for captain?

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

        I think between KDB, Bruno and Kane, you can choose from your gut feeling. Was on KDB (C), Bruno (VC) all week but after the fixture announcement, I am on (K)ane and KDB (VC).

    • jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Anyone else with Jesus over Rash/Laca on FH?

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

        Jesus couldn’t hit a barn door before he tested positive

        I’d rather to see some indication first and I can see it could work wonders as a punt. It’s a gamble

        1. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          For me it's weird seeing Laca in majority of FH teams and Jesus in none when there is only 0.8 price difference

    • sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 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. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        You know that you GTG.

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

        Ridiculous post sorry

        Of course you're GTG this week of all weeks.

    • Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      So... we have over 200k of fantasy managers making their move for Soucek this GW. This is great news.

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

        Could be WC'ers keeping him on bench and preparing for next gw.

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

          Ahh, I see. Didn’t think of that.

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

        I picked him because I am playing wc. There will be many using Wc this gw

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Bottom of previous page

      I narrowed my FH team to 2 options

      Which one is best?

      Patricio
      Tierney Cancelo Regulion
      Son Saka Bruno Foden KDB
      Kane Laca

      4.0 Saiss Clark Brewster

      Or

      DDG
      Regulion Tierney Cancelo Stones
      Rashford Son Saka Bruno KDB
      Kane

      Saiss & fodders

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        So Rashford Stones DDG
        Vs
        Laca Foden Patricio

        I’m leaning the first one (on my post) but it’s close.

    • Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Who is better for next 3 GWs?

      A) Rashford ( bur,liv,ful,SHU )
      B) Son (FUL,shu,LIV)

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Son i think

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Som

      3. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Rashford

    • Dthinger
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Anyone picking Zaha on free hit?

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

        here most believe Arsenal will keep cs

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Always comfortable captaining Kane
      but not KDB

    • Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Gtg on FH?
      No Bruno is because i am not allowed United in my City leagues!

      Patricio
      Reguilon Cancelo Tierney
      Sterling Saka KDB(c) Neto Son
      Kane Lacazette

      Forster Brewster Ward Mitchell

    • Timon
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Is there a possibility to know about Leeds' situation before the deadline?

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Moved out bamford accidently as i was making my team for wc. Havent played wc though so may be i could play FH instead 😀

    • Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      How likely are the following to start this gw?

      Sterling
      Mahrez
      Darlow

    • kelvint93
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Darlow
      Dias Davies Clark
      Fernandes KDB (C) Saka Son Rashford
      Lacazette Kane

      Changed Saiss > Dias
      Tierney > Davies

      Any further improvements need to be made?

      Cheers all!

      0.1m ITB

      Free Hit activated

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Davies nailed to start? How about dier and stones in for Dias and Davies

        1. kelvint93
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Isn't Reguilon banned because of Covid breach?

          1. tuturututu
              3 months, 6 days ago

              No

            • zøphar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              No hes available

            • Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Fined but no suspension

      2. GoodFella93
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Will Sterling start?

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Reckon so yea

        2. Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          50/50 go for Silva

      3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        On FH, which do you prefer?

        A) Foden (3-4-3)
        B) Cancelo (4-3-3)

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          B by a mile

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Thanks

      4. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        would you DCL to Wilson for a hit to field 8 and save FH?

      5. royals forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Who are you guys giving the armband to this week?

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

          Thinking Kane over KDB

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

          Kane

        3. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I’m currently on Bruno although kdb is tempting me

        4. Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          gotta be KDB with all those injuries at BHA