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Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Gameweek 30?

Fantasy Premier League managers have a healthy selection of captain candidates for Gameweek 30 as we come to the end of this calendar year’s first international break.

While Harry Kane (£11.6m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) seem to be the flavour of the week at the moment, both Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) and Raphinha (£5.7m) could offer as much, if not more, potential as they prepare to host Sheffield United.

With so much focus on the premium heavyweights this week, the Leeds duo could provide a perfect opportunity for anyone looking to go against the grain.

That said, both Kane and Fernandes are hardly bad options for Gameweek 30 while Chelsea and Everton face appealing match-ups with West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace respectively.

As always, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you decide on your Gameweek 30 captaincy. As this includes extensive data from Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

As alluded to above, Kane is the convincing leader of this week’s Captain Poll having gained 46.7% of the total votes so far. Also of interest is the fact that he is also the only Spurs player to make the top-five ahead of a favourable trip to Newcastle. Lingering doubts over Son Heung-min’s (£9.4m) fitness and Gareth Bale’s (£9.7m) minutes are likely to be contributing factors.

Fernandes (17.2%) looks set to claim second place in this week’s poll, followed by Raphinha (7.7%) and Patrick Bamford (6.0%). Chelsea’s Mason Mount (£7.0m) closes out the top five with a 3.8% of total votes.
votes so far.

While the presence of Kane and Fernandes in the top two spots should come as no surprise, Raphinha and Bamford are not getting as much attention as they deserve in my opinion.

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313 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Havertz

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      poor advice and opinion

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Raphinha or BamBam.

    1. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Both

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Wish I could captain both.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      This

  3. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Bamford. Period.

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Planning to WC next week. What transfer(s) would you suggest for this week?

    Pope Sanchez
    Cancelo Dias Targett Dallas Coufal
    Salah Bruno Soucek Gundo Raphinha
    Kane Bamford Watkins

    1ft, 1.5itb

    1. CapK
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Cancello > alonso if you fancy a punt & azpi if you want certainty

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      AZpi

  5. Rassi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Rapninja

  6. CapK
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Martinez
    Dallas / Azpi / Cress
    Bale / Raph / Kevin / Gundo
    Kane (C) / Bamdord / DCL

    Pope / Stones / Soucek / Dunk

    0FT 2m ITB

    GW30 - Bale > Lingard + Stones > Tierney or Shaw (-4)
    GW31 - Gundo > Son to have Kane + son for DGW32

    Good plans?

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Yip

  7. Amey
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Hurricane !

  8. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 28 days ago

    I was set on Bruno, then Kane but am definitely considering Raphinha, but for now I'm back at Bruno. Excellent record against Brighton and while they've improved defensively, they'll give MU chances on the break which is where they're best. But honestly there are a good few good options this week.

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      On Bruno myself

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      B

  9. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Start 2:

    A) Ayling SHU(H)
    B) Cancelo LEI(A)
    C) Konsa FUL(H)
    D) Watkins FUL(H)

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      A and C

    2. SharkyT
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      B D

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      B, d

  10. SharkyT
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Mendy Mee Antonio Alonso (-4) worth a bench boost for a hit. WC next wk.

    Currently:
    Martinez
    Cancelo Dias Dallas
    Bale Bruno Gundo Lingard Raph
    Kane Bamford
    (Steer Antonio Mee Kilman)
    1 FT 6.4m ITB

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Bit risky, could easily 2 if not 3 of your City players benched with Dortmund in view (all 3 played in all 3 international games), and Bale might be frozen out. Keep it for after WC and/or possible future DGW if fixtures are moved around to accommodate fans at a home game before the end of season

      1. MightyGar
        5 months, 28 days ago

        This ☝️

  11. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Who to bring in:
    A) Mount
    B) Havertz
    C) Jota
    D) sb else for up to 9m..?

    1. SharkyT
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      B

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      C

  12. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Very tempted by Raphina, but scared of Kane.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Don’t let Az here you say that!

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        *hear

        An edit post button would be a game changer

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        : D

        I captained Auba the past two weeks, so I've tried to be brave

      3. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        He didn't mention ownership, though...

  13. ratski
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Benching headache
    Ederson (areola)
    Shaw, rudiger, Dallas, konsa (veltman)
    Bruno, gundo, son, lingard (raphina)
    Bam, kane, (Watkins)

    Konsa is defensive move as everyone else has Martinez. Start bam or raphina ?

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I'd start both and bench Watkins, Grealish is back which which help Villa but even before his injury Villa looked pretty poor and have continued like that

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I’m playing Raphinha over Lingard and didn’t think it was that close!

      100% Raphinha over Konsa

    3. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Bench Konsa over raphinha all day
      If Grealish fit Watkins ahead of Lingard

  14. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Good to go? Correct bench?

    Martinez
    Dallas, AWB, Cancelo
    Fernandes, Son, Raphinha, Gundogan
    Kane, Bamford, DCL
    Johnstone l Lingard, Dias, Dunk

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Looks good

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Suspect Gundogan is on rest and Lingard a better starter.

  15. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Really want to do dunk to alonso but would mean benching cancelo.
    Do it?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Do you think Cancelo starts / any of your other 11 dont start?

      I’d say Alonso is 90% to start and is as close to having a floor of 6 points this week as they come.

      But Cancelo is Cancelo so could easily haul

      Very tricky decision

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Hmm he might not start I guess.
        The fun move is alonso so think I'll just do it.
        Cheers!

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Hard one, Cancelo might not play anyway with him playing in all Portugal games and the Dortmund game coming up so you might need to rely on your bench otherwise. Is it for free, and would you be doing it as a long-term move?

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        For free. Playing wildcard next week so a one week punt

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          I'd say go for it, City v Leicester is 1st v 3rd after all and City have only kept one clean sheet in last 5, if Alonso plays he's as good a cert at 6pts as you can get

  16. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    GW35 PVA masterclass anyone?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Place is toast.

  17. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Gtg?

    Martinez
    Digne Alonso Dallas Cresswell
    Lingard Raphinha Bale
    Kane (c) Bamford Antonio

    Pope Gundo Auba Stones

    2.7itb 0ft

    1. SharkyT
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Cresswell & Lingard > Auba & Gundo

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        You mean start Auba and Gundo over those two?
        No thanks

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      My team is very similar to yours. Benching Gundo and Stones. I don't expect Bale to get any mins so I'm benching him as well

      Martinez
      Dallas Digne Alonso Cresswell
      Raphinha Son Lingard
      Kane Bamford DCL
      (Fabri Gundo Stones Bale)

  18. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 28 days ago

    I own Rudiger but think the back 3 will be Azpi, Chris/Thiago, Zouma. As Rudiger is the only one who played all 3 games.

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Could definitely happen but Thiago might be eased in with how many setbacks he's had, that if he's even definitely ready to go too, I'd say you'll be fine

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Zouma only one who's also played left side like rudiger so I think it depends on him starting in the centre or left side.

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      When did Zouma last get a game?

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        started their last 2

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Didn't notice this at all, maybe Azpi wasn't the best choice!

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Azpi can rotate with Christensen on the left side from current evidence. He is the most safe out of all 3 though, only expect him the miss 1/2 max prem games remaining

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I agree with this.

  19. Rafa_is_a_geordie.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Left myself with a benching headache 🙁

    I still have BB, will there be a better week than now to use it?

    Martinez
    Cancelo / Stones / Shaw
    Salah / Gundogan / Fernandes / Raphinha
    Calvert-Lewin / kane (C) / Watkins

    Bench: Sanchez / Lingard / Dallas / Lowton

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Possibly DGW35 when they get fans into the stadium but nothing confirmed. Looks likely though as the FAC semi will have fans. Probably just use it now

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I play Dallas here for Cancelo or Stones.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Will happen by default I suspect but yes.

  20. Jimmy Boy
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Might have already been discussed on here but having played 90 minutes three times in the international break and Dortmund four days later surely Gundo is pretty likely to be rested on saturday?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Yup I think so too. Rested for the UCL midweek game. He is on my bench.

  21. richarlison2348
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Who scores more?
    A. De Bruyne (Lei)
    B. Lingard (Wol)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Probably Lingard. I expect City LEI game to be tight.

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Double digit hauls for both I’d say

  22. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Gtg?
    Martinez
    Shaw Dallas rudiger
    Lingard Bruno Raphinha son
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Sanchez Bale stones dunk
    Saving FT

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      GTG

  23. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Bench order right?

    WC31 FH33
    1FT 5.5itb
    Martinez
    Dallas Digne Alonso Cresswell
    Raphinha Son Lingard
    Kane Bamford DCL
    (Fabri Gundo Stones Bale)

  24. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Really not sure who to bench?!?

    Martinez
    Cresswell, Dias, Rudiger
    Gundo, Raphinha, Lingard, Bruno, Son
    Kane, Bamford

    Johnstone, Antonio, Konsa, Veltman

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I would start Antonio over Gundo. I can see Gundo getting limited mins after 3x90s in 6 days over IB

  25. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Adarabioyo to?

    1) Shaw
    2) Azpi
    3) Alonso
    4) suggestions

    Thanks

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      2

    2. SharkyT
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Long term 2. Short term punt 3

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        this

  26. Snooze ya lose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Bench one
    Son, bale, Gundog, raph, Bruno, Antonio

    1. SharkyT
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Antonio

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Gundog ; will likely happen by default.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Bale or Gundo - both will either get limited mins or not get any

  27. SharkyT
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    1 week punts. WC GW31:
    A) Kilman > Alonzo
    B) Bale > Havertz
    C) Antonio > DCL

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Probably A. Don't fancy Havertz this GW and I like Antonio vs Wolves

  28. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Rudiger rotation a big possibility this gw?

    1. Jimmy Boy
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Doubt Thiago Silva will start the game, and it's worth noting that Christensen also played 90 minutes for Denmark yesterday. Three places up for grabs between Rudiger, Azpi, Christensen and Zouma but with Rudiger arguably the most versatile I'm hoping he starts.

  29. icanseethroughyou
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Pope, Forster
    Maguire, Dunk, Digne, Dias, Saiss
    Auba, Gundagon, Mount, Son, Raphinha
    Kane, Bamford, Antonio

    Any candidates for my FT this week? Planning to WC in 31.

    Not used my BB yet, not quite sure I can make the most of it yet as will need a hit or two possibly. Are there any other good weeks left to use it?

    1. icanseethroughyou
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Sorry it’s Meslier in goal not Pope

  30. Stejson
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    That moment when your team is close to the FPL Experts picks......

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      That's generally when your te tanks....

      1. Stejson
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Yep. Sad times