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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667 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Maybe stones to veltman?

  2. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I'd do Cancelo to Tierney/Cresswell.

  3. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months 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
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bale rested nice, sit on the bench 🙂

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Or dropped after his performance against Arsenal.

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

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

  5. Slitherene
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      If saka’s out then B looks good

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Probably not

    2. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Probably one from Brighton

    3. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Dunk

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months 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
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Sergeant Slaughter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Baes on what, exactly?

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Scored in the NLD, has the wind in his sails

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Arsenal look better with Laca on the bench

        2. pingissimus
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

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

          1. Sergeant Slaughter
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            This

  8. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Raphina or Trossard as part of FH team?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Raphinha

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Both! Who else you got?

    3. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I've got both

  9. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        See his latest tweet

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

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

          1. Ruth_NZ
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Ah, the prophecies of Guru Ben. 😀

            This time he is probably right though. 😉

    2. Peskey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      TC in gw35 then

  10. Quan MisTaka
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

  11. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

  12. OLD Rafiki
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Vinicius may replace Lucas Moura against AVL.

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Really?

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Nahhh

  13. janlu0
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

  14. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

      1. DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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.

  15. OLD Rafiki
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Dallas or Targett?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Dallas

  16. Shark Team
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

  17. ResultatFar
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Trossard

  18. Arteta
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    La(c)azette perhaps?

    1. Fpl Richie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

  19. Fpl Richie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes

      Not going for international duties either

  20. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

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

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

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

          1. bso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

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

  21. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Start Martinez or Areola?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Areola

  22. Echoes
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Choose one:

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

    1. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

  23. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Don't buy don't sell

  24. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

  25. Isco Disco
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

  26. Daghe Munegu
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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 ?

  27. bring back diop
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. jimmyharte
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      what

      1. bring back diop
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

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

        1. jimmyharte
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

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

  28. aborg
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

      1. aborg
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months 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 !

    2. Ruth_NZ
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Tierney.

  29. jimmyharte
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bring in Veltman or Dallas?

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

    Cheers,

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Dallas

  30. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Dallas and Lingard should cover most bases