Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Blank Gameweek 29?

Fantasy Premier League managers are faced with a much smaller pool of viable captains than usual this weekend.

Blank Gameweek 29 features just four matches and only one team currently in the top flight’s top six.

Unsurprisingly, Harry Kane (£11.5m) has emerged as the people’s favourite ahead of a trip to Aston Villa but Sunday’s injury to Son Heung-min (£9.5m) has caused some doubts.

As ever, the Captain Sensible article is here to help inform your armband decision.

This uses extensive data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area so only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

As you can see, Kane’s lead in the Fantasy Football Scout captain poll is a hugely significant one.

After producing five attacking returns in the last four Gameweeks, the Spurs forward has attracted the support of 60.1% of voters.

That lends him a majority of 53.7 percentage points over the second-placed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.5m).

The Arsenal man missed Gameweek 28’s north London derby because of a disciplinary issue although media reports suggest it has been resolved with Mikel Arteta in a positive fashion.

More importantly, across his last four starts, Aubameyang has six goals to his name.

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Raphinha (£5.6m) is not far behind in third-place this week with 6.1% of voters selecting him as the best captain for Blank Gameweek 29.

Fulham’s defence has largely improved recently, and Raphinha hs blanked in each of his last three matches, although his most-recent purple patch was not that long ago.

Between Gameweeks 14 and 25, he produced four goals and six assists.

Despite recording two double-figure hauls in the last four matches, Gareth Bale (£9.6m) is backed by only 3.7% in the captain poll.

The Bale fitness latest as his impact on Son and Kane in FPL is assessed

His 56th-minute substitution against Arsenal is likely to be at the back of many Fantasy minds. Bale has not made it past the 69-minute mark in any of his last four Premier League starts.

Even with one attacking return in the last 11 matches, Ademola Lookman (£5.1m) has managed to creep into the captain poll’s top five this week. 3.6% are backing the Fulham winger, perhaps with an eye of exploiting Leeds’ defence who have conceded 1.6 goals per game this season.

Jesse Lingard (£6.1m), Stuart Dallas (£5.1m), Patrick Bamford (£6.7m), Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) and Leandro Trossard (£5.7m) complete the top 10.

KEY MATCHES

Aston Villa v Spurs

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  1. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Any thoughts on this guys got 1FT.

    Martinez
    Konsa Coufal (Cancelo Stones Rudiger)
    Soucek Son (Salah Gundo Fernandes)
    Bamford Kane Watkins

    A) Cancelo to Veltman
    B) Gundo to Raphina
    C) Son to Bale
    D) A+B for -4pts
    E) A+B+C for -8pts

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Maybe stones to veltman?

  2. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Have 6 players for GW29

    MARTINEZ
    TARGETT, Cancelo, Shaw, Rudiger, Digne
    RAPHINIA, KdB, Mount, Bruno, Gundo
    KANE, ANTONIO, WATKINS

    1FT, 1.9 ITB

    A - Digne/Cancelo Gundo -> Tierney, Lingard (-4) 8 players
    B - Digne/Cancelo -> Cresswell, Odegard (-4) 8 players
    C - Gundo -> Lingard 7 players

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Tough as the players you have look great until end of season. I’d maybe just lose digne and hope you hold rank in 29 but be well set for remainder of season.

    2. Count Your Blessings
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I'd do Cancelo to Tierney/Cresswell.

    3. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I am going Bale and Reguillon now, hoping that they might play both Villa and
      Newcastle. But I am worried that Newcastle game is as good as any to rest key players.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Decent chance they play both but just got to have fingers crossed bale doesn’t get injured for Wales

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I am planning to wildcard in 31, so FT could be used to sort that, or just take it on the chin and bench him for that one gameweek.

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Bale rested nice, sit on the bench 🙂

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Or dropped after his performance against Arsenal.

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Maybe, but Lamela suspended for Spurs next PL match so I think Bale should start.

    5. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Martinez | Forster
      Reguilon Veltman Coufal
      Son* Auba Saka* Lingard
      Kane Bamford* Antonio
      ¦ Holding Cancelo Bruno

      A) Son -> Bale (-4)
      B) Saka -> Raphinha (-4)
      C) Both (-8)

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        If saka’s out then B looks good

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I'd wait as long as possible for news about Saka, he's in the England squad so might play this weekend.

    6. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Is there any defender worth taking a -4 for this week only? Dont need this player for any future GWs, purely for this week

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Probably not

      2. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Probably one from Brighton

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Dunk

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          His projected /expected pts should be > 4 imo. Almost 50% chance for cs is almost two pts, then there us possibility of goal, about 0.5 pts and bonus point possibility. Naturally YC and OG risk also as negatives.

    7. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Auba start this UEL match. Will he play for gw29?

      1. Sergeant Slaughter
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Of course. If he’s healthy and on time.

      2. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        We shall have to see whether he is substituted early.............one thing seems certain is that Lacazette will get a start against West Ham

        1. Sergeant Slaughter
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Baes on what, exactly?

          1. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Scored in the NLD, has the wind in his sails

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Arsenal look better with Laca on the bench

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            He started both the Spurs and Leicester games immediately after EL where Auba had started. Not certain but plausible chance

            1. Sergeant Slaughter
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              This

    8. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Raphina or Trossard as part of FH team?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Raphinha

      2. Kun Tozser
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Both! Who else you got?

      3. tbos83
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I've got both

      4. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Definetly saving fh in case there is 8 team dgw35 as Crellin anticipates.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Not heard this one but he does seem to fire out a lot of permutations for dgw’s!!

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            See his latest tweet

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Thanks. Just had a look. Bit far fetched for me, looks unlikely

              1. Ruth_NZ
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Ah, the prophecies of Guru Ben. 😀

                This time he is probably right though. 😉

        2. Peskey
            2 months, 28 days ago

            TC in gw35 then

        3. Quan MisTaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Getting Bale

          Would you
          A) Swap for kdb with a view of swapping back in gw31
          B) Swap for Son as you think Son could be a long term injury and its a good chance to get rid

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Wouldn’t lose kdb and doesn’t sound like son is out long term

          2. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            B

        4. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Bale and Lacazette now looking like decent punts......

        5. son of city
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Vinicius may replace Lucas Moura against AVL.

            1. Kun Tozser
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Really?

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Nahhh

          • janlu0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I'm going to WC. Hit me with the must-have players for this GW and good options planning ahead. TIA.

          • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Bale taken off last weekend after 58 minutes because he wasn't trying hard enough. Not starting today. I would steer clear of him.

            1. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I can see your point but I think he is now a better option than Auba.....

              1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Don't like Auba either. Was dropped last week because he was late. They had a great win with lacazette playing up front. He might not even start at the weekend. I would steer clear of him too.

            2. Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Nice try 🙂

              It's a two week punt for me, nothing else. I would gladly go for someone else, but I can't see any mids with two decent fixtures in both 29 and 30.

          • son of city
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Dallas or Targett?

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Dallas

            • Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Just realised that I'm not part of the 8 million transfer ins for DCL this season

            • ResultatFar
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Who to fill in the last midfield spot:

              A) Gross
              B) Ødegaard
              C) Trossard

              Current playing mid looks like this: Saka - Bale - Lookman

              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Trossard

            • Arteta
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              La(c)azette perhaps?

              1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I like it actually. Rested tonight. No great options anyway.

            • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              A wee bit more interested in Reguillon now he's getting a rest tonight. Is he worth a spot in your view?

              It'd be a free transfer I should say.

              1. Nanoelektronicar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I am most likely going for him and Bale for a hit.

                I compared Reguillon to Cresswell, Cresswell likely to assit, although from set pieces, but Reguillon more attacking from open play, he had some shots from good poisitions.

              2. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Yes

                Not going for international duties either

            • bso
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Is it worth 4ph to bring in Auba for Son? Son has NEW next week. I currently have 9 starters. Worried that Auba won't start...
              Antonio, Kane, Watkins
              Raphina, Bale
              Konsa, Dallas, Burn
              Martinez

              Thanks guys!

              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Not worth a hit to bring somebody in who isn't a certain starter in GW29 in my opinion........you will maybe get some clues with Auba tonight....

                1. bso
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Thanks Danny. Do you mean if he starts tonight he won’t play on Sunday?

                  1. DannyDrinkVodka
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Lacazette and Bale are both more likely to start than Auba in my opinion

                    1. bso
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Have Bale may go with Laca then.
                      All the best mate!

            • -GK22-
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Start Martinez or Areola?

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Areola

            • Echoes
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Choose one:

                A: Auba + Lingard + Watkins
                B: Auba + Bale + Antonio
                C: Odegaard + Lingard + Watkins
                D: Odegaard + Bale + Antonio

                1. TheBiffas
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    A

                2. PP6
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Burn being potentially “available” doesn’t mean he’ll start right!?

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Don't buy don't sell

                3. TheBiffas
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    WC31. Would love some advice guys
                    A) dunk, auba, bale (-4)
                    B) dunk, reguilon, auba (-4)
                    C) dunk, reguilon, bale, auba (-8)

                  • Isco Disco
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Did I just see Lingard as one of the 3 faces on the Captain SENSIBLE article? LOL

                    1. Echoes
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Youtuber JLingz on a Captain Sensible article.. times have changed..

                    2. Daghe Munegu
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      What to do with 1 ft here ?

                      Martinez
                      Coufal Veltman
                      Son* Raphina
                      Kane Watkins

                      Bruno gundo Fodder Dcl cancelo Dias Shaw

                      Wad thinking of Fodder and Gundo to Aubameyang and Trossard -4 ?

                    3. bring back diop
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Which one of these 3 would you get rid of for Kane. Wildcarding next week
                      A) Maja
                      B) Watkins
                      C) Bamford

                      1. jimmyharte
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        what

                        1. bring back diop
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          I need to drop a striker to get in Kane and captain him. Not sure who to drop

                          1. jimmyharte
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 28 days ago

                            I completely misread. Maja. 5 Games no goals/assists since his debut.

                    4. aborg
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Cancelo to Cresswell or Dunk for this GW and beyond. No WC or FH left.

                      1. Echoes
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Cresswell if looking beyond this GW too. Dunk has some rough fixtures GW30 onwards.

                          1. aborg
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 28 days ago

                            That is my thinking too. My only concern is that my ML rival has dunk and just worried he will haul again. I am playing with an Aston Villa def and goalie against Spurs so I’ll be lucky if I get 5 points between them !

                        • Ruth_NZ
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Tierney.

                      2. jimmyharte
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Bring in Veltman or Dallas?

                        Rival already has Dallas. I need to free up cash which either transfer will do.

                        Cheers,

                        1. tbos83
                            2 months, 28 days ago

                            Dallas

                        2. Jamb0
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Any suggestions for this lot? 0.1itb, 2FT's..

                          Areola (Martinez)
                          Veltman
                          Raphina
                          Watkins Kane

                          Alonso, Rudiger, Dias, Shaw, Fernandes, Foden, Gundo, Salah, DCL..

                          1. pingissimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 28 days ago

                            Dallas and Lingard should cover most bases