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Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Gameweek 34?

Fantasy Premier League managers have plenty of choice for the Gameweek 34 Wildcard, especially with options available at Leicester and Spurs.

Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) might be going through a feast-or-famine phase right now but, ahead of facing Southampton, Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.2m) is in the form of his life.

Still, the highly-owned Harry Kane (£11.8m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) play host to already-relegated Sheffield United in one of Gameweek 34’s most appealing fixtures but how much will Spurs’ poor showing in the EFL Cup final affect our armband decisions.

Elsewhere, UEFA Champions League semi-finalists Manchester City and Chelsea face bottom-half-of-the-table sides in Crystal Palace and Fulham respectively but are we asking for trouble by trusting heavily-rotated outfits this weekend?

As always, the Captain Sensible article is here to answer those questions and a whole lot more. In order to help you settle this week’s captaincy conundrum for your team, we will analyse extensive data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, which is why only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

Unsurprisingly, Kane has emerged as the clear-cut leader in this week’s Captain Poll, gaining over 58.0% of votes so far.

Second-placed Iheanacho has gathered 16.7% votes at the time of writing. The Nigerian international is now establishing himself as one of the most reliable strikers in the league with nine goals and one assist in his last eight league appearances.

Only he and Kane have amassed more than 10.0% support in this week’s vote. 6.5% of voters have backed Son, which comes as a something of a surprise considering his FPL ownership remains at an impressive 45.0%.

Also, Iheanacho’s Leicester colleague Vardy ranks fourth with 4.0% of total votes now that he is widely considered to be playing second fiddle up-front.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United

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435 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bagheri Arce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    A) Sit tight and chill for DGW news (I have BB left)
    B) Rafa to Siggy/Tielemans/Madison/Pereira?

    Marty
    TAA, Shaw, Rudi, Alonso,
    Salah, Bruno, JLinz,
    Watkins, Kane (c), NachoMan

    Forster, Rafa, Jota, Holding

    Plan was always A) but now second thoughts as if Rafa might not be back next week I would need to move him on anyway to BB and that would give me cover in case of a rash of Euro rotation

    Just chill?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      A

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Team & bench order correct?

    Martinez
    Rüdiger, Trent, Shaw
    Lingz, Bruno, Son, Salah
    Nacho, Kane, Watkins,

    Button, #Pereira, Jota, Veltman

    Sell # ?

    Cap Nacho?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Cap Nacho if chasing only.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Yes, suppose Kane will be huge again

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Very tricky bench decision given how strong the squad is

      I’d play Jota over Watkins but I’m probably in the minority.

      Might as well save the FT given how strong your bench is.

      Captain Kane for me. His EO will be 150%+. Bach is obviously a good choice though - you know the risks

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Bach = Nacho 🙂

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers, wonder if Jacks back?

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            I’m working on the basis Jack won’t be back this season but who knows. The manager just continually lies about the situation.

            Agree Watkins is more appealing if he is back

  3. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Good ebening

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Halo

  4. FPL_Motty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Sell bruno for? 😉

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Bruno

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Ha yes, correct answer mate

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      The guy that has just scored against Roma.

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    0.4ITB 1FT.

    Rolling FT. Is my bench set and order OK?

    Martinez
    Rudiger Castagne Shaw
    Bruno Lingard Salah Son
    Watkins Nacho Kane(C)

    Sanchez Jota Coady Mitchell

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Definitely save the FT

      Watkins vs Jota is the only real decision (I prefer Jota but most likely prefer Watkins)

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        There are 2 GWs in a row I benched Watkins. Returns in both while Jota did nothing.

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Don’t get me started on Watkins ‘assist’ last week!

          Future points not past points matter. Jota has had loads of good chances just not converted. I’ll always go for the player getting the chances. The risk with Jota though is that he could be benched

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Thanks. Will know for sure tomorrow.

  6. FPL_Motty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Pogba is a muppet, he's done this before giving a stupid pen away for handball. Get your arms down man

    1. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 26 days ago

      He didnt even have to slide in let alone keep his hands down

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

        True. Not a clue what he's thinking

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      3 or 4 now

  7. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Would you rather have Bale or Dallas this week? If I get Bale I’ll have to bench Greenwood. If I get Dallas I would bench Jota.

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Save a transfer?

  8. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Hi all, this move yay or nay? Am currently chasing in my ML

    Jota > Sigurdsson 1FT?

    If I bring in means I’ll probably have to bench Watkins as at the moment I’m benching Jota

    1. Ooh Ah Cantona
      4 months, 26 days ago

      If the ones you're chasing have Jota in their teams:Yes.
      If they don't:No.

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Not a good start for english teams

    Arsenal missing laca up top

    1. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 26 days ago

      United were well on top only for Pogba moment of madness. Hopefully we kick on

  10. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Bruno bringing in the points again 😎

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Sellerd STUNNED

  11. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 26 days ago

    4/6 of Uniteds most recent penalties conceded at Old Trafford have been by Pogba

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Thats a lot for anyone let alone someone who isnt a defender

      1. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah, crazy stat really.

  12. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Schmeichel
    Trent Aspi Holding
    Mount Linz Fernandes Son
    Bambam Nacho Kane
    Subs...
    Foster Coady Jota Terget

    Do you sages think this team will suffice for this week so I can have two transfers for the (who knows what’s happening) gameweek next week?
    Many thanks in advance...

  13. HaffNanner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Bruno and Vydra to Kane(c) and Pereira for -4?

    Slightly worried about the potential double for 35 though...

    Other option is to lose Vardy for Kane

  14. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    The Arsenal starting 11 tonight is terrible isn’t it?

    As a club they are going absolutely nowhere fast. That squad isn’t top 6 quality (probably not top 8).

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Barely top 10... Villa, West Ham, Everton all have better squads imo

  15. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Will keep Bruno I think.

  16. Finding Timo
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Given Bruno played nearly the entire match & 2nd leg next week is there a risk he will he rested v Liverpool?

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Can't see it

    2. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Just as likely Bruno will get a rest in Roma with a four goal cushion

      1. Finding Timo
        4 months, 26 days ago

        OK thanks both

  17. Taff
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Bench one:

    Kane
    Bamford
    Nacho
    Bruno
    Mo
    Son
    Lingard
    Maddison