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. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Kane captainer but if he plays 120 mins so we look at option captain option ?

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Do

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Still Kane for me.

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

      Going Lingard

      Spurs away record even without this is dire for goals. It's strictly one at a time.

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes I have lingard So could be tempted ! If I had Antonio b another good option

    4. Hwanging by a Fred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Dallas for me

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I have Dallas but thought either be a draw or Fulham could win?

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

        Thought about him but don't see much chance of attacking return and the cs isn't that nailed.

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Spurs missing Son?

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Zagreb are a very decent team. This is the same lot that produced Luka Modric.

    I'm not completely stunned at this. Mourinho is totally washed up though. There's no way that Spurs are gonna progress under him.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Mourinho has been average for a very long time. Just making a living out of his past successes.

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

      Any team that employs Mourinho loses their soul

    3. casual69
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Im still surprised, you'd imagine it only possible if fans were there

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

      Dinamo basically won group stage without a goal conceded, and vs pretty respectable teams. Not a pushover, serious team to be reckoned with

    5. The Train Driver
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Best and richest club in the Balkans for a while now...

      1. The Train Driver
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        More often than not they qualify for CL as well.

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

          Trashed Atalanta 4-0 last year in CL

  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Laca and Odegaard the options from Arsenal if on FH.

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

      Agreed.

    2. Bubbles1985
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Laca nailed after the rest do you think?
      Maybe swap Antonio to Laca

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

        I hope by now Arteta has realized false 9 with Laca works well in the Premier League.

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I think. For two reasons:

        1) Rested
        2) Why change a team that won you the most important game of the season?

        But I would not tranfer out Antonio for him. Even on FH I would go with Antonio over Laca.

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Agree with your points.

          On my FH i currently have Kane Antonio Bamford.

          Starting to regret playing FH already!

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            How many players did your non FH team have?

            1. Bubbles1985
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              6 including Son and Bamford.

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 4 months ago

                Right call to play FH. I have 6 with double Villa defense, triple Leeds and Kane.

                1. Bubbles1985
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 4 months ago

                  Cheers!
                  Europa League jitters...

    3. Giles G
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Laca was bad against Spurs and only started because of the Aubs thing. I think Aubs will start

  5. Ohh1454
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Have free hit but don’t need to use it do I ?
    Areola
    Konsa Targett White
    Odegaard Raphina Lingard
    Bamford Kane

    1. nurav11
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Like that a lot, that double villa defence could be money judging by 120 mins spurs are getting

  6. GE
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Ødegaard an option? Looked solid and could easily had 2 assists

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

    son to moura for a -4?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Honestly I think odegard or lingard might be better

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Spurs are shocking

    Season falling apart

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      When did they even look decent? Apart from that one game against United. And the games against poor defenses in Palace and Burnley.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yep those games they played decent

        However this is as poor as I have seen them.

        Isn’t this Zagreb team in all sorts of trouble? Manager, directors in jail?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Still top of the league. Just 3 games lost all season.

    2. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Were just very fortunate to have kind fixtures at the start of the season, average side.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I thought mourinho had found a winning formula with bale Kane but doesn’t seem the case

  9. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Hi....what is my best move here please?

    A.....pereira to dunk  - 4

    B....dcl to Bamford  - 4

    C....no hit

    Think it makes sense to keep dcl for Palace gw30 before my gw31 wildcard...thanks

    Martinez
    Dallas coufal (dias cancelo pereira)
    Son bale Lingard raphinha   (mount)
    Kane watkins (dcl)

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

      Either B or C, this gameweek is going to be low scoring anyway.

    2. nurav11
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Would say A (or even Cancelo to dunk?)

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

        Don't want to keep pereira for 30....City at Home....

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

    None to assist Kane sadly. Martinez benching for Sanchez could hurt me

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Bale almost got an assist for a Kane goal. Goal line clearance.

  11. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Some real shocking performances out there tonight. Dier and aurier in particular.

    Can only see this ending 3-0

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      See

  12. nurav11
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Thoughts on this FH team, any ideas about subs/who to start v appreciated!

    Sanchez,
    Tierney, Dallas, Cresswell, Dunk
    Auba, Bale, Raph, Lingaard, Odegaard (C),
    Kane (vc)

    Martinez, Watkins, Bamford, Targett

    Auba vs Laca?

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

      Laca

    2. Giles G
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Like it. I'd be tempted to play an attacker over Creswell. I like the captain shout, might copy!

      No idea abut Laca or Aubs

      1. nurav11
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers mate! Yeh would be fun to watch odegaard fly - looking at the state of spurs tonight watkins may well have to get a run out...

  13. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    This will force Jose to rush Son back for sunday.

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

      Hope so. Think I'll keep just in case.

    2. Bubbles1985
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Was there any news how close he is to return?

    3. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I was literally just thinking the same thing

  14. fr3d
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Tempted to Free Hit without any Spurs players

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Sure you are

  15. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Mourinho is a washed up PE teacher. Ridiculous how cocky he is too

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

      PE teachers are people too.

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

      Makes Klopp look like a novice.

  16. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    2 quickies Yes or no 1, Salah to el gazhi and not bale ? 2, captain lingard rather than Kane ?

  17. Lindelol
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bale so close

  18. timawflowers
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    who to bring in
    a - watkins
    b - bamford

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

      B for 29 and 30

  19. Dirty Harry
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Auba playing 90 a concern for GW29?

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

      Massively so, I expect him to be benched

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

      why would you want him anyway based off tonight

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

      No but he didn't play well by all accounts and that is.

    4. Bubbles1985
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I still expect him to start.

  20. BremerHB
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    First week in ages where I don’t have a clue what to do! 2 FT.

    Martinez
    White - Dallas
    Lingard - Raphinha
    Kane - Watkins

    Digne - Cancelo - Dias - Salah - Bruno - Gundogan - DCL

    A) DCL to Bamford?
    B) Salah to Bale/Odegaard?

    Really lacking inspiration!

  21. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    So, still Kane (C) after playing 120 min without Son potentially?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      *and without Son

  22. Lindelol
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Will Bale start now?

  23. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Our defence is total garbage, you can’t play sit in football when you have a defence that’s leakier than a colander

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Pile on villa players then ?

    2. The 12th Man
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Mashed Potato

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Your manager is garbage. I won't blame the players that much.

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

    Lacazette or Bamford for GW 29 and GW 30 before WC 31? Bamford would triple me up on Leeds, Lacazette would be my only Arsenal asset......

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Do you trust ARS against resolute-ish WHU defence?

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

        Trust......no, but at least he is guaranteed of a start!

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Ok so that's not worth a transfer imo, find somewhere else

        2. Giles G
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          He isn't

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

            He most definitely is, Arteta will be desperate for a win and will attack this match with the Lacazette formula

            1. Giles G
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              I think we have a different understanding of 'guaranteed'

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

                99.9%

  25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    This is embarrassing

    Spurs going out

    1. EDUARDO DA SILVA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      They where nowhere in this game

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Incredibly bad. I cannot believe how bad they have been

  26. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Three! As an Arsenal fan, this is turning out to be a perfect night!

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

      The reason you lot are most hated!

      Stay happy with your luck today 😛

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Pleasure is all mine!

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

      🙂

      Feel better about long term Kane and Son as a neutral and ruling out Auba and Saka.

  27. Lindelol
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Spurs concede!!!!

  28. Silecro
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    OOOORRRRŠIIIIĆĆĆ

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

    WHat a goal though!!

  30. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    They just watched him. Pathetic.