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

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  1. Finding Timo
      7 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. Finding Timo
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Do

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

          Still Kane for me.

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

          Going Lingard

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

          1. Finding Timo
              7 months, 5 days ago

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

          2. Hwanging by a Fred
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

            Dallas for me

            1. Finding Timo
                7 months, 5 days ago

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

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

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

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

            Spurs missing Son?

          4. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 5 days 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!
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 5 days 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
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

              Any team that employs Mourinho loses their soul

            3. casual69
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

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

            4. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 5 days 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
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

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

              1. The Train Driver
                • 6 Years
                7 months, 5 days ago

                More often than not they qualify for CL as well.

                1. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 5 days ago

                  Trashed Atalanta 4-0 last year in CL

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

            Laca and Odegaard the options from Arsenal if on FH.

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

              Agreed.

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

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

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

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

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

                    How many players did your non FH team have?

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

                      6 including Son and Bamford.

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

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

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

                          Cheers!
                          Europa League jitters...

            3. Giles G
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

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

          6. Ohh1454
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

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

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

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

          7. GE
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

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

          8. OBAMA
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

            son to moura for a -4?

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

              Honestly I think odegard or lingard might be better

          9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

            Spurs are shocking

            Season falling apart

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 5 days 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 ⭐
                • 11 Years
                7 months, 5 days 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!
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 5 days ago

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

            2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

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

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                7 months, 5 days ago

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

          10. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 5 days 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
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

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

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

              Would say A (or even Cancelo to dunk?)

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

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

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

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

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

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

          12. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 5 days 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
              7 months, 5 days ago

              See

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

              Laca

            2. Giles G
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 5 days 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
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 4 days 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...

          14. Cheeto__Bandito
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 5 days ago

            This will force Jose to rush Son back for sunday.

            1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

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

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

              Was there any news how close he is to return?

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

              I was literally just thinking the same thing

          15. fr3d
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

            Tempted to Free Hit without any Spurs players

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

              Sure you are

          16. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

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

            1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

              PE teachers are people too.

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

              Makes Klopp look like a novice.

          17. Finding Timo
              7 months, 5 days ago

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

            • Lindelol
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

              Bale so close

            • timawflowers
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

              who to bring in
              a - watkins
              b - bamford

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

                B for 29 and 30

            • Dirty Harry
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

              Auba playing 90 a concern for GW29?

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

                Massively so, I expect him to be benched

              2. Cheeto__Bandito
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 5 days ago

                why would you want him anyway based off tonight

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

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

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

                I still expect him to start.

            • BremerHB
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 5 days 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!

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

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

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

                *and without Son

            • Lindelol
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 5 days ago

              Will Bale start now?

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

                  Pile on villa players then ?

                • The 12th Man
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 5 days ago

                  Mashed Potato

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

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

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

                  Do you trust ARS against resolute-ish WHU defence?

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

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

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

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

                    2. Giles G
                      • 9 Years
                      7 months, 5 days ago

                      He isn't

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

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

                        1. Giles G
                          • 9 Years
                          7 months, 5 days ago

                          I think we have a different understanding of 'guaranteed'

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

                            99.9%

              3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                7 months, 5 days ago

                This is embarrassing

                Spurs going out

                1. EDUARDO DA SILVA
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 5 days ago

                  They where nowhere in this game

                  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • 11 Years
                    7 months, 5 days ago

                    Incredibly bad. I cannot believe how bad they have been

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

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

                1. Slitherene
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 5 days ago

                  The reason you lot are most hated!

                  Stay happy with your luck today 😛

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

                    Pleasure is all mine!

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

                  🙂

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

              5. Lindelol
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 5 days ago

                Spurs concede!!!!

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

                OOOORRRRŠIIIIĆĆĆ

              7. Lindelol
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 5 days ago

                WHat a goal though!!

              8. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 5 days ago

                They just watched him. Pathetic.