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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. gonzalocampos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Goal DZG, extra time incoming.

  2. Flying Nugget
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Was going to go 3 Villa on free hit for Sunday anyway but more so now if this
    goes to ET

    1. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Good luck playing against the odds

    2. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Attack or defence out of interest?

      1. Flying Nugget
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Martinez. El Ghazi. Watkins

  3. Chrisitis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Villas cs chances increase if its extra time

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Sounds good

  4. casual69
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    2-0 zaghreb

  5. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Robertson >>

    1. Dallas
    2. Dunk

    Thanks.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Dallas based on next 2 games. Dunk has United in 30.
      If just for this gw it’s flip a coin time

  6. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    lol

  7. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Kane captain becoming less attractive by the minute.

    1. Netters2018
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Yeah agree but who else can we trust this week?

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        No one else. That's the problem.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Dunk

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Martinez?

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        No one. So take a risk! Might do something a bit mad like Odegaard (c)

        1. CBonci
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Do it!

    2. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      I'm on Lingard

    3. Netters2018
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Might go laca cpt

  8. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    How is Kane doing? Maybe not transfer him in after all?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Nearly scored

  9. Lukakuna
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Auba is not nailing his job interview

    1. casual69
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      auba wont play, guaranteed, go with lacca

  10. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Dallas or Trossard with a higher ceiling this GW?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Trossard

  11. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Load up on Villa, Spurs look shot

  12. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Best midfielder to get long-term who also plays this GW? No Spurs players.

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Lingard, Saka or Raphinha

      1. Chrisitis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Do we even know Saka plays?

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Auba, Saka, Grealish if back from injury.

  13. GE
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    1) Salah and Son -> Auba and Bale
    2) Salah and Son -> Auba/Bale and Lingard
    3) Salah and Gundo -> Auba/Bale and Lingard (bought Gundo at 5.5 though)
    4) Other suggestions and probably worth any hits?

    (2FT, 0.0 itb)

    Martinez
    Dallas
    Son*/B.Traore*
    Kane/Watkins/Bamford*

    Bench/not playing: Messlier, Cancelo, Dias, Digne, Dunne, Salah, Bruno, Gundo

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      I would keep Son

      Like 3, maybe Salah to Raphinha for a hit (they play Sheff Utd GW30)

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks 🙂 I still have WC so not sure I would keep Son for WC though.

      2. GE
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        I have 3 Leeds already 🙁

  14. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    As a Croatian and close follower of Dinamo, this is not at all surprising to me. Dinamo is magnificent this season, 1st leg was just exceptionally bad, this is more like it

  15. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Auba missing twice, that was horrible

  16. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    WC31 2FT

    Martinez
    Konsa, Dallas, Coufal (Dias, Shaw)
    Raphinha, Son* ,[Gundo have 0.4 value), Bruno, Salah)
    Kane, Bamford (DCL)

    a. Salah to Auba or Bale
    b. Gundo to Lingard (due to Man City rotation)
    c. DCL to Antonio
    d. All 3 for a -4 hit?

    Think of d with Auba

  17. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Dinamo Zagreb coach is serving a 5 year prison sentence and he's out classing Mourinho haha. Only in the EL

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      lol. Bale plays 75 mins. He'll be knackered 🙂

      1. Chrisitis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        60

  18. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    To those watching, how is Auba playing?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Poor finishing

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      I am getting Laca

      1. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Could be a good option if he starts.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          I think he will. Why change a team that won you the most important game of the season?

    3. Lukakuna
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Missing chances left and right

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Should I still get Bale?

    1. Finding Timo
      6 months, 14 days ago

      I am now questioning getting bale or Aubameyang? Should we instead invest in West Ham & villa?

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Why not? Zagreb would tear Villa apart, it shouldn't change your judgement

  20. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    What’s it going to be....?
    Martinez or Areola this week

    Down to 140k OR

  21. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Olympiacos will never know if they would have made an epic comeback against the implosive Arsenal in the Europa League with XI men due to Ousseynou Ba's red card. I can't imagine the guilt he must be feeling. I would refuse my next paycheck in embarrassment.

    1. casual69
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      guy was in tears, had a towel covering his face

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Yep he must feel awful

  22. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    I will stick to my team. No Arsenal for me. Selling Son.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Selling the Son for who?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Pascal Groß

        1. casual69
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          son will play,

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            yeah right.

            1. AMBELLINA PRISE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Tbf his user name says it all. we should know better

          2. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            6 months, 14 days ago

            No he won't

            1. casual69
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              been burnt by jose before, before the international break funnily enough on son...wasnt it 21 points?

    2. Party time
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Nice. GL

  23. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Cancelo to Dallas for a hit? Would leave me with no City DEF cover though

  24. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Kane about to play 120 minutes?

  25. Finding Timo
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Best villa & West Ham midfielder (apart from grealish & lingard)?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      El Greedi

      1. Finding Timo
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Good call - greedy good for fantasy football points

  26. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 14 days ago

    What happened to the 6 second rule, sick of keepers catching it then collapsing to the floor for 20 seconds, should be booked, pathetic

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      I wonder this too?

    2. casual69
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      saving energy for ET lol

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      It's never been enforced tbh.

    4. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      A norwegian commentator wants VAR to take this kind of situations

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        The year was 1981 and England had just lost 2-1 to Norway in a World Cup qualifier in Oslo. Step forward veteran Norwegian commentator Bjørge Lillelien, who duly etched his name into footballing folklore by flying into a jubilant rant in broken English at the final whistle…

        “We are the best in the world! We are the best in the world! We have beaten England 2-1 in football!! It is completely unbelievable! We have beaten England! England, birthplace of giants.

        “Lord Nelson, Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee, Henry Cooper, Lady Diana – we have beaten them all. We have beaten them all!

        “Maggie Thatcher can you hear me? Maggie Thatcher, I have a message for you in the middle of the election campaign. I have a message for you: We have knocked England out of the football World Cup.

        “Maggie Thatcher, as they say in your language in the boxing bars around Madison Square Garden in New York: Your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!”

        Sticklers may have noticed that Norway didn’t actually “knock England out of the World Cup” at all, with Ron Greenwood’s men eventually making it to Spain ’82 finals while Norway went on to finish bottom of the qualifying group.

  27. OrmskirkFC
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    A couple FH questions for this week: 1) Start Bamford but hope he doesn't play? 2) Gamble on Son/Grealish since you have subs?

  28. casual69
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    i cant take this player seriously in the OLY team, LALA - each time they say lala with the ball - just in stitches

  29. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    We're through yaaaaaay

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Hooooray!

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

    How does this GW30 WC look?

    Mendy,Martinez
    Rudiger,Dallas,Shaw,Dias,TAA
    KDB,Fernandes,Havertz,Raphinia,Jota
    Kane,Ineacheo,Vydra

    1.6m itb for Raphinia > Odegard or Lingard upgrade after 30.
    Would play 4-5-1/ 5-4-1/ 4-4-2

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      I am still thinking Salah over KDB for run-in from GW 33. Man City fixtures are insane

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

        TAA and Jota my Liverpool players.
        Not going near Salah.
        I’ve dropped down to 2 City.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Arsenal have SHU in 31

      Is Odegaard enough? Obvious risks in picking Arsenal but SHU look completely shot. Like the overall look. Think I'd have Adams up top even though no 33. He does have a DGW down the line and there are goals in that Southampton team.

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

        I suppose KDB could be Auba.
        I could have Adams then. I didn’t want more than 3 that blank in 33.
        TAA could also be Tierney.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Is having Vydra worth 2 points in 33 assuming he plays. Burnley Wolves doesn't reek of goals.

          I've considered going double United defence over City. The fixtures look very red but that's where they have been picking up cs regularly. Loads of top 6 type 0-0s. I can see uber nailed Maguire AWB matching Dias given baps and attacking returns. They're only just behind him now despite that cs run City had. That might solve your 33 issue. Dallas as spare defender not much good then probs.

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

            Yeh definitely something to consider with the double United defence.
            Dallas would be played against Sheffield United then benched most the time but could be a United defender instead.