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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.

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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. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Excluding Bale, is Lingard the best midfielder for this week?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Raphina also great pick

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Oh true. I have him already luckily

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      I suppose, none of the options look great because they are playing against reasonable defences

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Saka if he's fit, but probably not gonna be

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Arsenal now cacking it

  3. Random Name
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    This Xhaka-Ceballos-Elneny is one of the worst Arsenal midfields i've ever seen, perhaps only 2nd to any midfield with Willock in it

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Partey not been great since coming back from injury either

  4. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Spurs play like this on Sunday there will be plenty of goals for both sides

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Typical lackadaisical Thursday performance from us

      I try not to read to much into them

      Europe is just different, look at Liverpool

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Spuds going to play extra time.....all good for Villa

  5. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Right in thinking Bale hasn't been entirely benched since his "comeback"? Be awkward if he doesn't come on

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      2-0 up though, might get a run out but no need to worry if he doesn’t

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Bale or Aubameyang? And why?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Bale-rested tonight and is growing to game by game

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Toss coin, each has its own risk

  7. Finding Timo
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Is bale v Aubameyang for GW29 currently Swinging to bale ?

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Same conundrum here mate!! Cannot decide!!!

      1. Finding Timo
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Please help me decide ?!?!

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Why?

      1. Finding Timo
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Bale having rest for villa game whilst Aubameyang could play whole Europa game and then rested for West Ham ?

      2. Finding Timo
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Well bale just come on !!

  8. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Will do just as well
    Don’t forget Pepsi & Shirley up front !

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Best moves? Trying to BB30 and WC31.

    A. Son+Gundog >> Auba/Bale+Lingard
    B. Son/Gundog+Cancelo >> Lingard+Reguilon

    Martinez
    Coufal, Dallas
    Son*, Raphina, Soucek
    Bamford*, Kane

    (McCarthy, Bruno, DCL, Digne, Gundog, Dias, Cancelo)

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      A

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Who with? Thanks

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          A with Auba I think Spurs going to miss Son. (although he could still play)

  10. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Odegaard becoming a go to man for Arteta?

    1. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      He's a very good player

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Yes. As per me the most important players in the team right now are Odegaard, Saka, Tierney and Partey.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Is there an option to buy?

        1. The 12th Man
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          If there is it will come down on Thor’s hammer.

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          As per the latest news he has spoken to his agent that he wants to stay. Let's see how things progress.

  11. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Bale comes on, Spurs concede. Mou not going to like that.

    1. Finding Timo
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Oh no I hope it wasn’t a bale Mistake !

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Was it his fault?

      1. The Train Driver
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Don't know, not watching the game. Bad omen tho'...

      2. casual69
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        if anyone, kane to blame

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Alright

    3. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Shouldn’t have put him in goal.

  12. GE
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Play Martinez or Messlier?

    1. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      People seriously still asking "Martinez or (insert inferior fpl goalkeeper)" questions?

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        ?

        1. Random Name
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Martinez is always the answer

      2. GE
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Feels strenge to captain Kane and play Martinez though

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Who do you think scores more this week?

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Have no idea, Martinez can get 0 or 15, Messlier probably 2 or 6-9

  13. shapply
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    taking -4 hit:

    1) Salah + Son -> Aubameyang + Raphinha
    2) Salah + Cancelo -> Raphinha/Aubameyang + Cresswell

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      B) Son will probably play knowing Jose

      1. shapply
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        I'm not so sure about it this time

  14. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Do we think Everton , Vila get their extra game in GW 30?

    If not I might use my 2 FTs up this week, dump Digne and DCL and WC next week.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Holding players for doubles and blanks has kind of ruined me recently (I'm looking at you triple Leeds and Grealish).

      Just play the week in front of you. Especially if you have the wildcard.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        I am.
        If Everton get a DGW in 30 I’ll be doing Cancelo to Dunk for this week.
        If they don’t then it will be Digne > Dunk.

        I’ll use up both FTs this week to get 10 out plus Son if I WC next week.
        If theirs no double then I’ll roll one to have 2 FTs in 30 to get Fernandes and A Chelsea player and WC in 31.

        1. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Everton play on the Monday night that week so 99% certainty that they won't have a DGW

    2. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      TV schedule says no.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Think the consensus is that given the timing of the fixtures that have been announced for Villa and Everton in 30 it's highly unlikely.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Thankyou. I might use both my transfers this week then and WC next week.

  15. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Lowton to?

    A) Dallas
    B) Fulham defender.

    Thanks

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      A

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      A

  16. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Team for GW29 GTG? Appreciate Son unlikely to play but I don’t want to take a hit (and want to keep him past 29).

    Areola
    Dunk Dallas Cresswell Dawson Konsa
    Son Raphina
    Kane Antonio Watkins

    Martinez Salah KDB Gundogan

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      You look set.

      1. casual69
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        antonio v bamford - cant decide

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      5-1-3 is the way ahead 🙂

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Salah to Auba?

  17. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    What players are worth taking a hit for this gameweek do you think?

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Depends on the players you have

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Pick 2

    A. Auba
    B. Bale
    C. Lingard

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      B and C for me

    2. nurav11
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      A + B would have (altho Auba has been dreadful today...)

  19. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Any adjustments worth considering for this FH team (bench order etc)?

    Sanchez
    Dunk | Reguilon | Dallas
    Bale | Aubameyang | Raphinha | Trossard | Lingard
    Kane | Bamford

    Areola | Antonio | Tierney | Creswell

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Possible go Tierney/Cresswell over Trossard

  20. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford hard done by not getting a call up imo!!! Would prefer him to Watkins!! IMHO of course!!!

  21. Manani
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    those who still have WC, are u planning WC30 or 31?

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      31

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      31 as GW30 fixtures are good for GW29 players and Man U

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      31

  22. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Gross or Trossard on free hit?

  23. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Nevermind. No Auba for me 😛

  24. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    What do you reckon?
    Cancelo and gundo to dunk and lingard (-4).
    Gives me
    Areola
    dunk dallas coufal
    Lingard raphinha son
    Kane antonio Bamford

  25. EDUARDO DA SILVA
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Croatian ballers ♡

  26. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Martinelli!

  27. son of city
    6 months, 8 days ago

    is anyone considering Lucas Moura?

    1. Indpush
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      I have him in my FH plans this week

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Spurs passing audition for gw29

  29. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    After this show I’ll be holding my FH

  30. Brehmeren
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Extra time for Spurs..