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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  1. alimantado
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Last decision for the GW who to play ?

    a) R.Holding (ARS) vs CRY (H)
    b) C.Wilson (NEW) vs SHU (A)

    Cheers

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

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

      If you made the effort to bring in Wilson, you play him. B

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

      B if fit.

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

    Thoughts on this FH team? I don't have the luxury of a high TV, so can't afford to squeeze in Lacazette or aubameyang...

    Lloris
    Cancelo/ Maguire/ Tierney
    KDB/ Bruno/ Son/ Saka/ Foden
    Kane/ Wilson

    Sanchez// Yedlin/ Brewster/ Mitchell

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

      Good as any FH I’ve seen. Personally don’t want Harry Mags or Foden but to each their own.

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

        Yeah, they're a bit of a punt. Figure I've got the main guys in there and the FHA is going to be a popular option this week

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

          FH*

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

      A for safety. Others if you want to risk it.

  4. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      See your last post. Could still happen

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Thank you mate.

  5. MGD
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    RMWC:

    DDG / Forster
    Cancelo - Stones - Coufal / Ayling - Mitchell
    Salah - Kdb - Son - Bruno - Raphina
    Bamford - Wilson / Brewster

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Whats the deal with the Leeds DGW v Soton?

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

    Tough making plans on your team for weeks. Savon transfers to get your plan working sacrificing points in last gameweeks in doing so. To now have it come to this.
    Forced to disregard my previous plans and FH since I just can’t get a proper WC team out that seems decent enough for 18 and 19. Also no BB for 19 now. Losing my other ft makes it impossible. The hits taken would be too risky.
    I suppose many many with the same problem but had to vent a bit.
    Sorry.

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

      The game is a joke this season. If they cant even tell us what games are going ahead before the deadline theres no point to the game and it all becomes "who has the most luck regarding random decisions the PL makes regarding fixtures". Lost all interest due to the random BS those last few weeks, ruining all planning.

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

        Still haven’t lost my interest in the game since I’m mainly in it for the ML bragging rights. Ofc I care about OR too but ML situation is more important to me. Careful planning which usually sets me apart from my rivals just took a nosedive.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I did Watkins (who had a sgw) to Adams (dgw) to prepare for the dgw19, now Watkins could have a dgw and Adams only one fixture. Got to laugh

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

        That’s tough mate.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I think you're in a great position. Save the BB for the battles to come. Saving WC too. Did I miss something?

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

        Maybe I didn’t come out clear as I wanted. Forced to FH this week. Losing that edge stings. Also losing the opportunity to BB on 19 despite racking up a decent team for it (which I obviously now haven’t got).

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

    Lost interest in FPL so havent read any news lately.

    Why would LEE - SOU be out of GW19?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Soton Fa cup game v Shrewsbury got cancelled due to COVID in Shrews team.

      I reckon Soton will get a bye.

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

        Seems extremely unlikely that the FA would accommodate a cup game with Shrewsbury at the expense of a PL game

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

      Shrewsbury apparently

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

    Wich one?

    A) Dias + Saka + Wilson

    B) Stones + ESR + Laca

    (Both options will have Tierney + Cancelo)

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

      A

  9. Jimmy Boy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I can get this team of eight out with a -4 hit, worth saving the FH and just fielding this lot for -4? KDB, Tierney would be coming in for Salah and Balbuena in the hit.

    *
    Dias - Reguilon - Tierney
    Bruno - Rashford - KDB - Neto - *
    Kane - *

    1. Doggy daddy
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Seems fine. I might even go -8 if I can find someone worth it to replace DCL.
        Figure I need to sell next week anyway for hit so may as well get
        Extra game out it

      • Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I'm going with 8. Think it's better than burning the FH.

        You've got the big players who could hurt you covered, so you should come out of it OK.

        1. Finding Timo
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Hi when would you play FH then ?

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

              No set plan. The way this season is unfolding with postponements etc, I wouldnt mind keeping it in case a time comes i have less then 8 players in a GW.

              There's another blank (GW29 I think?) and another double (GW26). I free hit either of these will be a good option too.

              I'd set my team up to avoid using the free hit this week, so perhaps being stubborn to stick to it now.

          • Jimmy Boy
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Son looks to be the only one who can cause major damage. Feel like if I were to play FH I'd keep the big hitters I've currently got anyway so a few Newcastle players and Saka probably doesn't justify using the chip.

      • Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Think I might just go with this FH boys? Nice bench cover too just in case.
        Thoughts?

        Lloris
        Tierney Maguire Cancello
        KDB Bruno Son Gundo
        Laca Kane Wilson
        Areola Saka Clark Mitchell

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          How many baps has Maguire had all season?

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

            hes due a goal man!

      • No Totti No Party
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        My FH team
        Leno
        Tierney Stones Clark
        KDB Son Bruno Rashford
        Laca Wilson Kane

        Any idea for 3rd city player?

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Cancelo

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

          I went Cancelo

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

          How can you afford that team? Got a pretty decent TV myself, my missing 0.7 with cheapest bench fodders available

      • Finding Timo
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Hi please can someone help why would it be better to play FH GW29 than now ?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            It will be a bigger blank, but worse teams play then. I'll use wc and transfers for that.

            1. Finding Timo
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Ru using your FH this week then?

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Yes

            2. Doggy daddy
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Probably depends on your team just now and what other chips you have.
                Most should have 6 or 7 starters already this week so really only -4 or -8 to get 8 or 9 out.
                You may not know how many players you have or want next time you might need it.
                I also take into account how many games are played. If all your defenders are palming you’re attackers it reduces ceiling for points a bit.

                1. Finding Timo
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    I have KDB, son, Kane , Bruno , stones , holding & Wilson ,although taken a -4 to get that so do you think I should hold my FH?

              • 03farmboy
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 9 days ago

                If I use my free hit will I still have 2 free transfers next week?

                1. No Totti No Party
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  no

                2. Doggy daddy
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    No

                3. Kryptonite666
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Who scores more?

                  A. Saka + Lacazette
                  B. 8 points
                  C. Neto + Lacazette

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

                  Currently have 2FT. Will I still get 2FT next week if I FH this week?

                  Otherwise I can get to this 8 below with a -4 and no FH

                  *
                  Dias Stones Mitchell
                  Son Bruno Smith-Rowe
                  Kane Brewster

                  Non-Playing: Martinez, Forster, Robbo, Grealish, Salah, Bamford, KWP

                5. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Which ars attacker on FH?

                  A) Saka
                  B) Lacazette

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

                    Laca odds of starting?

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

                  What's up with Sterling? Can't find any reason anywhere why he's sat as doubtful. Is that the sole reason everyone is overlooking him for De Bruyne?

                  1. No Totti No Party
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Yes Imo

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

                    Wasn’t quite fit last GW, accourding to pep.

                    Considering doubling up on him and kdb

                    1. Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Last gw or cup?

                  3. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    He's flattered to deceive all season and Kev is playing the lines again and right up there.

                    Of course he can haul anytime

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

                  Someone post their amazing WC teams please. I wish to gaze in awe 🙂

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Talent borrows, genius steals?

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

                      Boom you got me

                8. Differentiator
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Free Hit 18, Wildcard 19 is the King strategy.

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Could work out.

                  2. Milkman Bruno
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      No need to FH with 3 city, Fernandes and 2 spurs in most teams already

                    • Pompel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      bgw29 could hit you harder than bgw18 imho - not many players you want for that week neither before nor after

                    • Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Wc18 covers 19 fairly well with Manchester and Arsenal if you are ok with a few sgwers

                  3. Sarri-ball
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Kdb/son/saka/rashford mid

                    Is any midfielder 8.3 apart from above (cant be city) worth a -2 for 1 week only to field a 11.
                    Will sell next week for salah

                    1. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Didn’t find anyone tempting myself

                      1. Sarri-ball
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Its just a 1 week gamble -2 worth it if a player gets a return

                  4. ratski
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    I have exactly the right money for DCL to Martial (-4). Am I setting myself up for a trap?

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      He's out of form but can be good away and will come good again.

                      Him or Cavani?

                      1. ratski
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        I'm just not tempted with Wilson or laca and think a setup for dgw is a good idea

                  5. wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    This is probably my fh team.Any thoughts?

                    Ramsdale
                    Shaw/Stones/Holding
                    Son/Fernandes/Neto/Kdb
                    Laca/Kane/Jesus

                    1. No Totti No Party
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      seems nice

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

                        cheers

                    2. Lucky Z
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Rashford over Jesus

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

                        cheers

                    3. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Who will you captain?

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

                        Kdb

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

                    Lindelof nailed?

                  7. Lucky Z
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Do you think AV will have double in 19?

                  8. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    A) foden
                    Or
                    B) Gundogan

                    1. Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      A

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

                      B safer, A if you feel ballsy

                    3. iL PiStOlErO
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      B

                  9. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    What is the issue with the Leeds v Soton game in 19 ? is it going to be moved or postponed or something ?

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

                      A high chance of postponement

                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        thanks, what is the reason ?

                    2. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Was discussed above

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

                      Saints v Shrewsbury fa cup might be this week.

                  10. Silent Friend
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Made 2 FT this week, if I use free hit now, should I have 1 or 2 FT in gw 19?

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

                      1

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

                      1

                  11. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Moyes warming up

                  12. royals forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    On FH

                    Davies or Saiss
                    Saka or Gundogan

                    Any ideas would be welcomed

                    1. Sid07
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Saiss
                      Saka

                  13. Sid07
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    On FH
                    1) Stones + Wilson
                    2) dias + Tierney

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

                      2