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.

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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.

Double Gameweek 25 teams: Leeds - best FPL players, form, fixtures and stats 2

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. richarlison2348
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Cresswell worth a -4?
    WC in 31

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      No

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      No

    3. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Depends who you are removing and whether you need Cresswell in GW30. Without that info it's impossible to answer sensibly.

  2. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Which last bgw players to get?

    A) Bamford
    B) Antonio
    C) Cresswell
    D) Dunk
    E) Lacazette

    Have
    Martinez
    Targett, Dallas
    Bale, Lingard, Raphina
    Kane, Watkins

    (DDG, Stones, Dias, Digne, Bruno, Gundo, DCL)

    1ft, 3.6 in the bank

  3. Saosin
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Mendy
    DALLAS - KONSA - Cancelo
    RAPHINHIA - SON - BALE - Gundo
    KANE - BAMFORD - Dcl

    Forster. Mitchell - Stones - Bruno

    1 FT. 3.3 ITB

    Mitchell -> Cresswell?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

  4. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Any of these moves worth for a hit?
    A) Dias to Tierney/Cress
    B) Mount to Lingard/Trossard
    C) Son to Bale

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      No

  5. Super Jack Grealish
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Was hoping to have 9 with my free transfers but injuries to Burn and Son don’t look like it’s possible, any suggestions? Wildcarding 31

    Martinez (Pope)
    Dallas, Burn* (Dias, Digne, Lowton)
    Son*, Raphinia (KDB, Bruno, Gundo)
    Kane (C), Bamford (DCL)

    2 FT

    A) Lowton + Son > Veltman + Bale

  6. jimbobmij
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Moura or Odegaard?

    I was thinking Moura, but the fact he's starting and Odegaard isn't is making me think maybe Odegaard.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Moura

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      I kinda like Odegaard as an option. He's different.

  7. Alex_thekid
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Team for the bgw
    Martinez
    Veltman White Cresswell Targett
    Son Jlingz Raphinha
    Kane Dcl Watkins
    1ft used no hits
    Do I need to take a -4 for
    Son or Dcl to
    Bale or Bambam if he's available

    1. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Triple spurs v double villa defence ?

      Hope Kane is not your captain as well

  8. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Any further news on traore injury?

  9. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Currently which outstanding Premier League fixtures need re-arranging?

  10. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Auba played 88 mins in EL last week & Arteta said
    He would have started v Spurs (but turned up late )

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Auba will start, don’t let anyone kid you otherwise

  11. Bucket Man
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Haven’t got the WC so who is the best defender to get in for Cancelo? Worried about alot of money in defence and benching dilemmas. Thanks very much.

    Areola*
    Dallas*, Konsa*, Cancelo
    Rash*, Salah, Gundogan, Bruno
    Kane*, Bamford*, Watkins*
    Martinez*, Dias, Shaw, Mount

    A) Cresswell
    B) Dawson
    C) Veltman

    1. Arfaish
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Cresswell

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Dawson

    3. nurav11
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Best options would say Veltman for 29, Cresswell for longer term - up to you with Cresswell as you'd only be saving 0.2 mill. Going Dawson/Veltmann may mean you could upgrade to Bale/Son later if you wanted to. Alternatively Rudiger could be an option?

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      A

      1. Bucket Man
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks guys.

    5. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Tierney

      1. Bucket Man
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Not too confident in him long term with injuries and europa league but thanks

  12. Arfaish
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    How about this for a FH team:

    Sanchez (Areola)
    Cresswell, Dunk, Reguilon, Dallas (Veltman)
    Raphinha, Bale, Lingard, Auba (Lookman)
    Kane, Bamford (Antonio)

    Tough choices on the bench as I feel triple Brighton could work out and Antonio maybe a shout instead of triple Leeds?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Not keen on triple Leeds

      Think I'd back WH to have more goal opportunities and would play Antonio ahead of Bam.

      I'd also consider either Trossard or Wellbeck. Everyone talks about Brighton defence but their attack is equally underperforming stats and Newcastle defence is fairly horrid.

      1. Arfaish
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah I agree, not keen on a triple Leeds against a decent Fulham side defensively. Bamford mostly in to cover him as everyone non-fh will have him.

        Ill have a think about Brighton Midfield assets too, probably Trossard but not sure who I start them over. Would have to be one of the defenders.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Surely you have so many template options you can afford to go marginally off piste with no Bamford. Recent Leeds and Fulham suggests that you'll be a single return out anyway if he does score.

  13. Ruth_NZ
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    In case anyone is thinking that lightning can't strike twice with Dunk it might be worth noting that he has already scored twice inside a week this season (West Ham & Wolves). Last season (19/20) he scored in consecutive games against United and Liverpool, either side of an international break, and the season before (18/19) he also did it, against Everton & Cardiff that time. Back in 15/16 too, goals in consecutive games against Birmingham & Forest (in the Championship).

    Obviously for a defender to score two games in a row is a bit unusual but he's Brighton's captain and seems a lead-from-the-front kind of of guy. I wouldn't even put it past him to take a penalty if they get one (after their recent troubles from the spot), he does take some FKs after all.

    Veltman is very much a pick for those who have dived deep into the rabbit hole of meaningless stats. Not a bad pick, because Brighton have a strong CS chance and he is cheaper, but not the best. 🙂

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      So you're telling me my Veltman 50:50 pick over Dunk will cost about 20 points over the 2 weeks then?

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Could easily happen. 🙂

        Could also be the reverse. Just offering some data that most won't be aware of.

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          I'll definitely be having a fiver on Dunk to score this weekend

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      It's one game. Anything can happen. I wouldn't beat yourself up if you picked either and the other got an attacking return.

    3. Isca Extremadura
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      All good.
      And Newcastle are appalling at defending set pieces
      Dunk for me

    4. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Guilty on Veltman, especially: 1) I had the money last week, 2) it would have been two week punt anyway so didn't have to bench for more than one week (United). And if Burn doesn't come back, he would end up playing CB anyway, so all those stats mean nothing anymore. Poor decision on my part, but stats really swayed that decision.

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah, that Burn injury really screws it. But Brighton looked much better with 3atb anyway so they may well repeat that on Saturday whether Burn is passed fit or not.

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Zeqiri reverse oop it is then 🙂

          I am really considering Dunk, to double up, just becase of fomo. But Reguillon is likely to play now, and has Newcastle next.

          1. Ruth_NZ
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

            Reguilon's a really good option. If I were using the FH this week it would be Sanchez; Dallas Dunk Reguilon for me.

  14. TheOneAndOnly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Raphina or Lingard worth a -4?

    1. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Raphinha probably, depends who you are removing.

  15. Mo Mane Mo Salah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Martinez
    Targett Dallas Dunk
    Son Lingard
    Wakins Kane Bamford

    worth a hit to get Auba in for Salah...will WC 31

    concerned esp with Son out

  16. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone outside the top 10k captaining Kane needs to take a long hard look in the mirror.

    1. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Mirror says Kane(c).

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        I struggle to look at myself in the mirror at the best of times so I'll probably end up on Kane(c) come 11am Saturday morning tbh.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          That will be to late, deadline tomorrow.

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

            I plan to miss it this week. Might do well for once.

        2. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          You might want to book in a glance for 6.30pm on Friday

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Soooo many people dont own Kane

  17. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Dele Ali is finished at spurs

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Source?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 5 days ago

        The displeasure of having to watch him for the last 3 seasons, completely disintegrated as a player, shocked if he’s still at the club next year

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          I agree, he needs a fresh start, ala Lingard

        2. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Where'd he go though, who'd want him? Is he a #10, or is he an #8?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 5 days ago

            As wild rover says he needs to go to a Brighton, Newcastle, palace type, play every week and attempt to salvage his career

            He also needs to go to the gym, very frail and to easily muscled off the ball

          2. Ruth_NZ
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

            Pochettino wants him, no?

            1. Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

              I though it was just a wild guessing from journalists considering the move to PSG.

    2. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Nope, I can see him on the telly

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 5 days ago

        You watching this performance from him tonight? Really bad

  18. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Fiver for his 5th goal of the season

  19. janlu0
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    No option but to WC as only have 4 players and already used FH. Would appreciate suggestions for best options for this BGW and planning ahead. TIA.

  20. Kitman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Given the Arsenal line up tonight, would you go aubameyang or lacazette?

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Lacazette

  21. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Get in Raph or Lingard this week? I dont have WC.

  22. jimbobmij
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Odegaard or Moura?

    I was thinking Moura, but the fact he's starting and Odegaard isn't is making me think maybe Odegaard.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Ode, bergwein also lurking, could get a start V villa

  23. Ch0udini
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Want to take some risk to chase in my ML with:
      Barnes, Johnstone -> Lingard, Sanchez for -8

      I can field 10 players this way, have solid lineup for GW30 and would WC31.

      Could this pay off, or taking so many hits seems madness?

    • Isca Extremadura
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Auba if he plays 60/70 imo

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Will Bale start against Villa?

      1. Finding Timo
          7 months, 5 days ago

          I was thinking he may start if he is having his minutes managed?!

      2. Bubbles1985
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        RMFH please? 1.6m left itb with this:

        Meslier
        Dunk Dallas Veltman
        Lingz Auba Grealish Bale
        Kane Antonio Bamford

        Martinez Lookman Cresswell Tierney

        Still have WC and TC left to play...

      3. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        wham will beat arsenal.

        1. Weak Become Heros
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Based on the game they are plying tonight?

        2. Bubbles1985
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Agreed!

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley on FH?

      4. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Bruno, Salah, Stones to Lingard, Bale, Dunk for -4?

      5. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Auba or Bale?

      6. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Best defender for this GW? Cresswell or dunk or Tierney?

        1. Ch0udini
            7 months, 5 days ago

            Dunk.
            All have attacking potential, but Brighton's CS most likely

            1. The Red Devil
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

              Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too

          • Dthinger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

            all of them?

            1. The Red Devil
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

              I'm quite happy with my defence of Dallas Shaw stones & rudiger, so there's place for only one

          • Jimmy Boy
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

            Torn between Dawson and Tierney personally, don't think Dunk is a good option if you want this to be a long-term transfer, a tad too expensive for the bench and poor fixtures after this gw

            1. The Red Devil
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

              I'm not sure about Arsenal players due to rotation, otherwise I'd have gone son to Aubameyang
              Dunk or Cresswell for me