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Sky Sports Fantasy Football differential captains for the season run-in

Billy Lumsden selects some differential captaincy options to consider for the coming weeks in Sky Sports Fantasy Football.


Transfers will be few and far between for most Sky Sports Fantasy Football managers, but where can you get that little something extra above and beyond your opponents for the remainder of the season?

Kelechi Iheanacho – £8.4m

You can’t really deem this a surprise pick based on his current form, which has proved that he is here to stay in Brendan Rodgers’s starting XI.

If a total of seven goals in his last five matches isn’t impressive enough, Iheanacho has racked up 57 points during that period, which averages out at just over 11 points per game. Given that his ownership is a mere 2.5% in the top 1,000, he offers a great differential option.

The clincher is the next two matches for Leicester City, with a pair of individual captaincy days at home to West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace in a matter of a week.

Alexandre Lacazette – £10.2m

Lacazette is another player who has come into some recent form. The striker has five goals in his last six matches and is coming into the clash against Fulham off the back of a 17-point haul against Sheffield United, a game in which he scored two goals and earned the Man of the Match award.

The Frenchman boasts 50 points from his last six matches and now finds himself in 1.8% of the top 1,000 Sky Sports Fantasy Football teams. I expect this to increase quite drastically, particularly when considering the current lack of a goal threat and dip in performance levels from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal’s last seven fixtures consist of Fulham, Everton (individual captaincy day), Newcastle United, West Brom, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion. He could well be a set-and-forget option during this period, then, and one capable of providing a steady drip-feed of points.

Vladimir Coufal – £6.1m

West Ham United have conceded at least two goals in their last three matches but Vladimir Coufal has compensated at the other end of the pitch. He has provided an assist in successive games and has now created six goals this campaign, combining attacking bonuses with semi-regular defensive returns.

Similar to Arsenal, the Hammers have a favourable run-in. Despite a game against Chelsea, David Moyes’s outfit still have Newcastle, Burnley, Everton, Brighton, West Brom and Southampton to play. If ever there was a time to get your clean sheet record up, this would be it.

Again, Coufal is not particularly popular within the top 1,000 Fantasy Football teams, with his 1.4% ownership at this rank tier meaning that he could be a great differential option for the rest of the campaign.

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202 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Gundo, Dias > Coady, Moura worth a hit? would WC next week regardless.
    Coady can also be some other defender up to 5.1 (already have Dallas, Coufal, Dunk)

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I don’t think it’s worth the hit.

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        what about Shaw? I can do Gundo, Digne > Shaw, Moura (-4)

  2. chudbond007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    GK options:

    A. play Pope
    B. play Martinez
    C. Pope > Lloris for a -4

    Advice appreciated
    Thanks

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Likely points:
      A. 2
      B. 3 or 4
      C. 2 + 2 (-4) = 0

      1. chudbond007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I like that working out - thanks

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I think you need to factor in GW 34 when Lloris has SHU so for me it is

      A) Lloris (eve, SOT, SHU) -4
      B) Martinez (mci, eve)

      I might do it and sell Pope for Lloris for a hit

  3. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I’m really keen on Havertz.
    I did my WC last week with Mendy, Rudi and Alonso.

    Feels like old me is protecting current me form a streaky player.

  4. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Best pick from 32 onwards
    a) Rashford
    b) Lingard
    c) Mount

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Probably still B

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I like A, been matiching Bruno quietly & 4th scoring mid

    3. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A

  5. Sulley
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Any love for Cavani for Burnley game?

    1. Wayne Enterprises
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Depends how many minutes he gets tomorrow - I’d wait

      1. Sulley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah fair shout. Otherwise will roll free transfer. Only option tempting me (Wood > Cavani and bench Jota)

        1. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I will probably bench Jota but it's not a choice you really want to make - save the transfer

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Considering getting him for DCL depending on minutes in EL.

  6. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Gundogan to Jota my best move here with 1.6m itb? DCL and Cresswell are also issues..

    Ederson
    Cresswell TAA Azpilicueta
    Son Bruno Lingard Gundogan
    Kane Iheanacho DCL

    Sanchez Raphinha Dallas Targett

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Monitor first CL tonight.

  7. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I'm a foreign player, not a UK resident. How does it look at the moment in England regarding the covid situation? according to today's situation and the tendancies, is it realistic to believe the FA could indeed arrange the last two games of the league to be played in front of a crowd?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Should be OK to go ahead as long as cases continue to fall. Lockdown easing this week so wait and see how that affects things...

      1. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        thanks !

        1. Krapgame
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I did hear they're limiting fans to 2000 tickets for each side ( or was that in total) & all fans need a "positive lateral flow test" 24 hrs before premier games so won't be a full stadium by any means.

  8. SweepaKeepa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Might put Dallas third on my bench again this week...

    1. KAALI_DAAL
        3 months, 13 days ago

        You like living on the edge dont you.

      • Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Second or third for me.

      • andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Where he belongs.

    2. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Save ft here? 1ft 2.7itb.

      --Leno
      --Alonso--Azpi--TAA--Coady
      --Salah--Son--Jota--Lingard
      --Kane--Nacho

      --Forster--Fofana--Gundo--Wood.
      Thanks guys.

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah, looks good if you're happy to go without Bruno

    3. jimbo90
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Nat Phillips (4.1) or Rob Holding (4.2) and why?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Holding because you might want other Liverpool options

    4. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Any suggestions here folks? 1ft, 0.5m itb. Wc, bb left.

      Martinez
      azpi Dallas stones
      salah bruno son gundo lingard
      kane nacho

      Forster Digne coufal Vydra

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I'd look to sell Stones and Gundo for Liverpool assets. Philips or Jota and downgrade the other one. WC 34 before DGW 35 BB

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers mate

    5. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Sterling to son
      And neto to greenwood for -4

      Or vydra to lacazette
      And sterling to moura for -4?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        First moves

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        🙂

        Looking at the Greenwood Moura question here too. Completely undecided for me. But it'd be very contrary to opt for Moura over Son.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I think Greenwood (BUR) outscores Moura (eve, SOT) this GW to be honest

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Think he might at that

            Just trying to balance out whether fixtures in 33 and 34 are worthwhile if I get Greenwood now. Getting him in would possibly block Maddison in 34 and 35 for me. Don't have me heart set on it but my strategy such as it is involves targeting SHU, Palace and Southampton where possible.

            Burnley look very vulnerable too but I worry Dyche will flick the switch back to defence.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              I have a little midfield rotation planned of:

              GW 32 - Gundogan to Greenwood
              GW 33 - Son (who blanks) to Maddison
              GW 34 - Salah (plays Man U) to Son (SHU)
              GW 35 - get Salah back for one of Greenwood/Son/Maddison

              Not sure if it will come off and if injuries/suspensions will allow me.

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Looking at something similar

                But see below. I'm also thinking about Palace City in 34. My play is to avoid Mo until 35 - only 33 looks very juicy and worries me - and that allows me an additional transfer in 34 - or at worst a minus 4.

    6. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Best defender 4.5 or under for the run in.
      Not holding or liverpool.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Dawson

      2. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Masuaku

      3. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Masuaku

      4. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Careful with Masuaku. With Cresswell out if they play a back 4, Johnson may be preferred.

    7. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Best Dias replacement for 6.0m? (Can see him being benched vs avl then he has a blank gw33)

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Alonso if you like to live dangerously as I think he will start the BHA and FUL games. Will need a solid bench option to cover the games he misses.

        Shaw otherwise.

      2. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Reguilon if you have someone to start in gw33,else Coady.

    8. son of city
        3 months, 13 days ago

        why are people not playing bam bam?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          For me, all other forwards have a better fixture. He has been subbed a little early the last few weeks (one forced) - possibly related to the injury he picked up recently.

      • -GK22-
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Correct set up? Y/N

        Mendy
        TAA, Shaw, Dallas
        Son, Bruno, Lingard, Jota, Raphinha
        Kane, Nacho

        Forster, Wood, B.Mendy, Phillips

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Looks good

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        As a matter of curiosity is anyone else eying Palace and City in 34?

        It'd help of course if City go out of the CL and the FA Cup but the main glut of fixtures will be done by then. It is one juicy fixture - quite as good as SHU Spurs imo.

        Worth a one week punt on a City attacker? Or just get Stones in? 😉

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Palace fixture is sandwiched by a potential UCL semi. Would only target if Dortmund win tonight.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Ty

            Hadn't looked at that - definitely wanting/needing a Dortmund win then tonight. Perhaps if they go out City might come back into fashion but as it stands I'm quite happy that they are so far off template with a view to 34.

            The hypothetical double in 35 follows 34 so also rather hoping that falls as well given it features Newcastle. But the SGW fixture in 36 is good enough.

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Maybe if they lose the CL tie tonight. Otherwise, nope. Although a punt on Kun, if he's back, isn't the worst option, with a potential double in 35 as well.

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Dortmund fans set off fireworks outside the City team apartments at 2am, 4am, and 5am.

        Completely avoid all City assets at all costs now, lack of REM sleep will extremely hinder them for the rest of the season...

      • son of city
          3 months, 13 days ago

          what do you take CITY for, United?

        • waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Bruno to son (-4)
          Have room on the bench for him and kane in 33.
          Could probably hold son until the end of the season, depending on Tottenham's form.
          Otherwise would go back to bruno, or punt on someone like maddison or even greenwood

          1. ElChapo
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            looks like a no brainer, maybe wait to see if bruno gets a rest in the europa first.

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah good point. Just wish I'd done that on my wc last week!

            2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              No chance he gets a rest.

          2. JJeyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Make no sense to get rid of Bruno before a prime home fixture especially for -4. Find another way to Son

          3. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Only if you want Bruno out long term. Otherwise Bruno could easily haul vs BUR and lee.

          4. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I think I'll need to go without son....

        • mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          How actually essential is Son?

          The only way I can get him is by selling Bruno or Salah which I don 't want to do

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I’m in a similar boat .... I don’t want to lose any of my midfield 5 ... but two matches is a big pull. I’ll wait until after the European matches. If the only option for you is to ditch one of Salah or Bruno ... I’d prob leave Son well alone.

            1. mcsteely
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Thanks, it is quite tempting. Son has given me some real bad weeks this year when I haven't had him, but you are right about the double fixture being v tempting

          2. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I'm probably leaving as I'll just back Bruno and Salah to beat Son's score in GW32. Because if I get Son in now for either of them, I'll either have to spend points for gettign them back immediately or leave Son on the bench and play a weaker option.

            I'll only get him in, if you fancy to captain or TC him, which now looking the the numbers, do look likely. But yeah, I'm not selling either of them. Might sell Digne to a bench fodder and upgrade Gundo for a hit. Let's see.

        • FPL_WILDCARD
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Currently have this for 32

          Lloris
          Dias, Azpilicueta, Shaw
          Son, Bruno, Gundogan, Jota, Lingard
          Kane(c), Iheanacho

          Subs: Bamford, Dawson, Targett

          Only TC left of my chips, this the week to play it on Kane??

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Probably yeah

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Popular opinion is yes. It's a rational choice. The options are as I see it

            a Son this week (similar current form)
            b Son or Kane v SHU (another great fixture and no worries about game time with cup final)
            c DGW35 if it happens
            d Mo v Southampton in 35
            e Mo v Palace in 38

            Going this week means you rate the chances of a return against Everton and you're not worried by Cup final being a few days later. All the other SGW fixtures are as good as the one Kane and Son have this week.

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Those are my thoughts too but I'd also add Bruno vs Leeds.

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Now edging to holding off this week. Hadn't considered the Leeds one. Not an impossible call but don't have Bruno down as a SGW bully. He just hauls when he hauls.

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  I think I'm BBing this week but only because I'm sick of holding it, TC some other time.

        • Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Which move for a hit?

          Areola ¦ Sanchez
          Dias Alonso Shaw Coady
          Bruno Salah Lingard
          Kane Iheanacho Richarlison*
          | Pepe* Saka Phillips

          Pepe, Richarlison ->
          A) Pereira, Vardy
          B) Son, Maupay
          C) Moura, Laca

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            B but not with Maupay

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          2 absolute horror game weeks it’s Wednesday afternoon and I can finally stomach checking my team and having a browse of fantasy football scout

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Make up for it in the DGW.

        • WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Martinez | Areola
          Vetlman | Azpi | Digne | Shaw | Dawson
          Salah | Gundo | Lingard | Bruno | Jota
          Iheanacho | Kane | Maja

          GW32:
          The only way I can (and willing) to get Son is:
          Digne + Gundo -> 3.8m bench fodder + Son. Is it worth a hit?
          Digne was probably gonna be on my bench anyway. Also, Gundo might not play vs Villa.

          GW33:
          Plan would be to downgrade Son to Greenwood/Maddison and upgrade Dawson/3.8m bench fodder.
          Would be for hit as well. But Don't expect Dawson to do well vs Chelsea. So, a hit for maybe TAA is probably worth it. Also, Son to anyone who plays is a gain of 2 points anyway.

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Not bothered about Son having Sheff Utd in 34?

            1. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Just don't have the bench to cover him in 33. Maja starts on bench nowadays and the ither option is to play Azpi and Dawson and hope for a 0-0. I feel there's a gain to be made with Greenwood vs leeds or Madders vs CRY.

        • Machine_Gunnerz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Is anyone else worried abt TC Kane resting against saints with the carling cup final 3 days later?

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            It's 3 days. Kane starts. The onlt rest he might get is if they're 3/4-0 up by 70 minutes.

          2. Cojones of Destiny
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            nah he plays

        • Jimmy Boy
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Who to get rid of this week out of Gundogan and Raphinha? As an owner of both KDB and Gundo I've been seriously suffering from Pep roulette the last few weeks, however I am planning to FH33 so the City blank next week is not an issue.
          With Villa away a harder fixture on paper and Pep surely being forced to rethink such hard rotation after what happened against Leeds, am I mad considering giving the Gundo/KDB double up another chance and transferring out 75% Raphinha instead?

          1. Jimmy Boy
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Obviously I am also aware of the fact that City have the FA Cup semi and EFL Cup final either side of the Villa game.

          2. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            With Pep you never know. I can see one of them starting for sure, which one you never know. Thinking like that, keeping both of them makes sense. Wait for Raph news. If he's out, surely move him. Otherwise wait for the City FA Cup game to get over and pre match presser to get the best idea of who plays. I think KdB might get the nod.

        • Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          bench one :
          a. Stones
          b. Dunk
          c. Dallas

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Stones

        • Cheeseoid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          The Sky game is so much better than FPL. More should play it