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. Kun Tozser
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A) Smith Rowe and Dias
    B) Saka and Stones

    ?

    1. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A but Cancelo over Dias

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B

  2. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is the collective wisdom for the cheaper 3rd Man City pick Forden or Gundogan?

    Thanks

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Double defence for me

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Hitting Grealish and DCL out.

        Defense solid.

  3. TB303
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is Wilson still a doubt?

    1. MGD
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      What?

  4. Lebowski85
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is it true spurs Fulham cancelled?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      WTF?

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

      Stop this

    3. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      You jest yeah?

    4. Lebowski85
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Apologies. Not trolling. Genuine question as my mate said it had on a thread earlier.

      Long day and only just getting my head into my team.

  5. wattalowz
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A) Rashford + Smith Rowe + Dier
    B) Wilson + Cancelo + Regulion (have Stones)

  6. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Not free hitting my team is this including my planned transfer

    Holding, Stones, Mitchell
    Gundogan, KDB, Bruno, Son
    Martial, Brewster

    No Game - Martinez, Coufal, Dallas, Salah, Bamford

    Is it worth doing a -4 to take out martinez to bring in de gea? Thinking worst case it should be 2pts as he will play, plus guaranteed a double next week where as villa (martinez) may still not be ready to field a team at the weekend?

    1. AiAiCaptain
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Same boat as you and thinking of that move as well.

    2. Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Same here, only thing that's make me think not to do the move is because i bought Martinez for 4.5, then will cost me more 0.3 if i want him back to my team.
      tbf Martinez is a season keeper

      1. Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah i will lose 0.3 aswell if i let him go as brought for 4.5m. Just have a feeling villa wont be able to fulfil game on sunday and then its another single gameweeker! De gea will play both nxt week so just in appearance that would be the points back! Martinez may drop to 5m if they do get another postphonement.

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

    First draft at FH. What do you think?

    Lloris
    Maguire Tierney Cancelo
    Gundogan kdb son Bruno
    Lacazette Wilson Kane

    1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      looks good, looks similar to what I have
      Just thinking about getting Richarlison but worried about fitness

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Wolves quite decent at home but richarlison always capable

      2. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        and not sure if Gund. better pick than Saka...

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          That’s the one risk - not picking the 3 best city options in stand out game

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Like it,any good bench cover?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Not much, Clark Mitchell and Fulham mid

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Same with me
          Sanchez Clark Reed Mitchell

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

      Same as mine - except should Shaw be out would get Telles over Maguire - so very nice!

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Shaw back training I read

    4. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Could you do wilson to saka and rearrange?

  8. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Evening Gentlemen,
    Do we expect to get updates about Richarlison tomorrow before the game?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Think Everton press conference was today?

      1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        yea it was, Carlo said he will still assess

    2. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No more updates

      1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        cheers, I wanted to take that punt, but now it looks too risky for a FH

    3. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Will you accept any answers from non-gentlemen?

      1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ladies are ok too

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          A feminist slogan!

      2. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I'm quite a non-gentleman myself, so says my wench.

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          wives*

  9. Johnny too hotty
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    much wrong with my FH team chaps?

    Lloris
    Maguire Dias Stones Holding
    Son KDB Rashford Bruno Saka
    Kane

    brewster, mitchell

    0.1 ITB so limited.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Decent. Maybe Cancelo over Dias?

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Bit more of an attack threat hey

  10. jayzico
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Antonio quite a nice option now he's their only striker

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Adams to Antonio for me if saints double is off

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      He is not fit, moving in mud in every sense tonight.

    3. Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Whats wrong with other strikers ?

  11. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    having cancelo and kdb, would you get:

    A stones - double in defence
    B foden - with some cash to get a decent striker

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Stones to be safe, Foden if chasing hard

  12. FantasyClub
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I was reading in one of these chats yesterday someone saying that if we had players from a game that got postponed we’d get the points from that game later when it gets rescheduled, is that even if we don’t have those players in the team on the rescheduled date??? And if so does that mean we can replace a Spurs this Gameweek and still get the points ???

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

        That sounds like rubbish. Completely untrue.

      2. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Balderdash.. that person doesn't have a clue.

        That will not happen.

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        You also get one free wildcard for every Villa player you own apparently

      4. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I saw that post, and all he was suggesting was an alternative plan about how points can be given for postponed games. He was purely putting ideas out there for comment.........

        1. FantasyClub
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Oh okay my misunderstanding then

      5. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Which duo:

        1. Stones Saka
        2. Dier Gundogan

        Thanks guys

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          1 is slightly better imo

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

        Is Reguilón nailed to play against Fulham? Odds that he will play?

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

          100% not nailed

      7. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Rodriguez is an interesting punt tbf

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I don't think it's a cunning punt at all.

      8. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 10 days ago

          So spurs are playing Fulham instead??? There goes my Kane and Son differentials

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Lol.

        • Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Any update on Sterling? If he is ruled out, does it make Phoden more appealing?

          1. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Sorry I meant Foden of course

          2. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Fil Phoden

        • davies
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Is it safe to activate FH?

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            It’ll never be safe.

          2. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Nope. If the events of last few hours, days, let alone weeks have not taught you that, then I don't know.

            Nevermind, go ahead and play it now.

          3. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            As long as you do it from 2m distance.

          4. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            No. Safest to wait until last minute. But I’m in the same position and will probably hit it tonight.

        • Sarri-ball
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          5th mid on a wildcard
          Saka or smith-rowe?

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Saka

          2. Lucky Z
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            SR. Save the money.

        • Z
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Lloris
          AWB, Cancelo, Tierney
          KDB(C), Bruno, Son, Saka
          Kane, Willson, Matrial

          G2G?

        • antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Agree this needs a fh or wc?

          Dias Cancelo Mitchell
          KDB Bruno Son
          Kane DCL**

          Martinez Ayling Coufal Grealish Soucek Bamford

          1. Il Papera
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Def Wc then set up for bb

        • KDB4PREZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Repost” Tough spot as have 3 villa and 2xfrs as planned to not play chips this week, but now idk so help would be appreciated.

          Roll with this for -4 or FH

          Diaz Cancelo Colman
          Son KDB Bruno Saka
          Kane Brewster

          1. Teomi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Im in similar position and I’m taking a hit (-4) fielding 9 players (including Brewster) so hoping for the best. The we will we a bunch of better gws for a FH later on

        • Forgetmeknot
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          You know it’s a strange season when I am considering transferring in a Fulham gk... for a -4!

          1. Benteke Fried Chicken
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Not worth it. Spurs Chelsea and united, next 3. Might not even get 6/7 points all together

            1. Forgetmeknot
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Don’t disagree but 6 or 7 points I think is more than my current go (McCarthy) will get

          2. Releasebreaks
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I prefer to have my blank keeper to have those 1 1 2 points

        • Millie7
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Is everyone that has a FH playing it?

          1. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Saving it for BGW29
            Using WC this week.

            1. Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              This.

            2. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Care to share your wc draft ?

        • royals forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Yay or Nay for this FH team

          Darlow Areola

          Stones Maguire Saiss Davies Mitchell

          KDB Bruno Son ESR Gundogan

          Kane Lacazette Wood

          Any changes needed or is G2G

          Any ideas would be welcomed

        • Nice to Finally Michu
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Will we hear from Pep before the deadline?

        • Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Does this seems a viable plan?

          GW18 Salah + DCL => Sterling + Laca -4
          GW19 Laca + Grealish => Antonio + Rashford -4

        • KEVIN DE CLAUS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          FH team:
          DDG
          Reguillon Dias Cancelo Tierney
          KDB Son Bruno Neto
          Lacazette Kane

          G2G? Cheers.

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Saka over Neto.

        • Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Whats the deal with Leeds v Soton, do we have any further info since the draw?

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            It could still happen. Shrews got multiple covid cases in their team.

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

              Will we know for sure before deadline? I have 5 players in that match.

        • jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          FH any good?

          Darlow
          Cancelo, Stones, Holding
          KDB, Son, Bruno, Neto
          Kane, Laca, Wilson
          (4.0; ESR, Kilman, Mitchell)

          1. Lucky Z
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            ESR over Neto IMO