Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 9?

The Fantasy Premier League (FPL) captaincy debate for Gameweek 9 has been completely turned on its head by an injury to Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m) during Wednesday nights UEFA Champions League win over Malmo.

As a result, Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) again looks like the leading armband candidate, but there are other options on the radar too, including Kai Havertz (£8.1m), Son Heung-min (£10.2m), Harry Kane (£12.1m) and the in-form Jamie Vardy (£10.7m).

First, we will assess the fallout of the Gameweek 9 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Friday’s 18:30 BST deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Mohamed Salah leads the captain poll for the fifth time this season, having gained 39.47% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Kai Havertz currently sits in second, and is backed by 15.97% of FPL managers ahead of his appealing Stamford Bridge encounter against Norwich City, while Jamie Vardy occupies third-place with 11.98%. 

The top-five list is completed by differentials Kevin De Bruyne (£12.0m) and Harry Kane, with 4.7% and 2.9% respectively.

MOHAMED SALAH

HOW HAS CAPTAIN SENSIBLE PERFORMED SO FAR THIS SEASON?

Gameweek1st2nd3rd
1Salah (17)Fernandes (20)Mane (3)
2Salah (3)Fernandes (1)Mane (8)
3Son (10)Antonio (11)Fernandes (2)
4Ronaldo (13)Salah (8)Lukaku (13)
5Salah (12)Mane (8)Ronaldo (6)
6Ronaldo (2)Salah (7)Antonio (8)
7Lukaku (2)Ronaldo (1)Antonio (2)
8Salah (13)De Bruyne (11)Mane (8)


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853 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Start
    1) livra
    2) james

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      1

    2. W
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      James and hope for no cameo if benched!

    3. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      2

  2. W
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Azpi or Chilwell on WC?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Chilly

    2. BIGREDDOG
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Azpi

    3. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Azpi

      Nailed on. No rotation headaches

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Azpi, but wouldn’t surprise me if this is the week he’s rested

  3. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Which is better both for -4 pts
    A- Ronaldo & Sarr >Auba & Havertz
    B- Ronaldo & Foden>Kane&Havertz

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      C. Keep Ronaldo & Foden this week

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I would say a as fidan and harvertz songs great

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Sounds

  4. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Best Lukaku replacement for 9.2m?

    Toney (LEI, bur, NOR, new, EVE)
    Jesus (bha, CRY, mun, EVE, WHU)
    Jimenez (lee, EVE, cry, WHU, nor)

    Sanchez
    TAA Rudiger Christensen Livra
    Salah KDB Havertz Sarr
    Antonio ****

    White Gilmour Scarlett

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Toney

      Fixtures, guaranteed to start, on Penalties.

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Toney

    3. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Jiminez

      Toney is all potential right now. Fixtures fairly even and I'd back track record.

  5. Big Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    My FFScout Team Planner sheet seems to have gone very wrong! All the weeks are greyed out. Anyone else's the same?

  6. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Shaw was nowhere near dropping in price last night according to FPL statistics. This price change thing is balls I'm telling ya.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Fantasy Football Fix had Shaw dropping last night.

      https://www.fantasyfootballfix.com/price/

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I see. Well I've officially had enough of him and selling for cancelo which I obviously should have done weeks ago.

  7. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Play Sarr or Livramento?

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Liv for me

    2. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Sarr, I always prefer attacker.

  8. Gooner Kebab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Get rid of one for a punt on Kai

    a) Sarr
    b) Traore

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B..

      I would keep Sarr for next 2.

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I got rid of B

  9. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    3 week punt…

    TAA + Benrahma to James + Havertz

    Yes or no?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      No way

    2. Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      No

    3. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      TAA out?? Step away from your device

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I think you know how this horror movie ends

  10. Murdylicious82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Just one (common) question for my team if you can find the time, wildcarded last week so teams in good shape (pretty template) but its either......

    a) Mahrez to Havertz
    b) Lukaku to Vardy
    c) Both for -4

    Not sold on Havertz hype but Mahrez probably won't play anyway so it's more or less a risk free gamble imo.

    Thanks in advance.....

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I´ve done Lukaku to Harvertz last night and seriously thinking of doing Saka to Havertz for -4, could be a great punt

      1. Kloppage Time
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Sorry thats Lukaku to Vardy

    3. ELMEO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      In very similar position I did B, but can see the attraction of either. You'll have a good enough bench that -4 is not justified, I think

      1. Kloppage Time
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Quite true but I like that added excitement

      2. Murdylicious82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I feel like Vardy may not do much this week so could do the punt on Havertz and replace Lukaku next week when I have more info.

        Just smarts having that amount of money sat on bench. basically one would have to haul to make the -4 worth it.

        Absolutely hate FPL me!

  11. FFFoxy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on hwang?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Needs to be a foil for Jimenez.

  12. FFFoxy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Play
    A) Sarr
    B) ESR

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I prefer A

  13. larstts
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    On wildecard and need help.
    Thoughts?
    sanches
    cancelo, chillwell, taa, liveramentro
    salah, foden, raphina, havertz
    Antonio, Vardy

    (foster,hwang,manquillo,bissouma)

  14. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Ok let me try again…

    A. Benrahma + Ronaldo to Havertz + Toney (-4)

    B. Benrahma to Mbeumo for free

    1. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      C and roll

  15. Murdylicious82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Vardy or Toney? Got Mbeumo.

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      vardy

  16. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Ok which moves do you prefer people? 2FT and 1.1m ITB

    Sanchez
    TAA - Livramento - Rudiger
    Benrahma - Jota - Salah - Raphina
    ASM - Ronaldo - Antonio

    White - Marcal - Brownhill

    A) Ron + Jota > Vardy + Son
    B) Marcal + Jota + Ron > Cancelo + Foden/B.Silva + Vardy (-4)
    C) Anything else

  17. Hazardous1983
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Jota to havertz foden or grealish or.anyone else

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Moved him to mbeumo myself this week

  18. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone else on double CHE mid?

    Kai and CHO here.

  19. Brad1807
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Teilemans , jota , Gray , benrahma, salah

    My midfield to punt one or shoukd I drop Ronaldo for vardy ?

    Who to bring in if midfielder

  20. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Is Foden to Havertz(c) worth a hit? Would captain Salah otherwise

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      This place is getting too weird for me.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        😆 Maybe I'm overthinking things...

    2. Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I would not do it even without a hit

  21. vova
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Play 1:

    A) Livramento
    B) Benrahma
    C) Saka

    1. Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I think Saka is still a doubt?, I would go B for attacking

  22. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Good to go? 😐
    Not really sure about bench and captains.

    Foster
    Cancelo James Tierney Trent
    Foden Grealish Raphinha
    Lukaku** Vardy(c) Jimenez(v)

    Bachmann | ESR, Livramento, Odegaard | 0FT. 0.0 ITB.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I’d play Liv over Tierney

  23. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on avoiding TAA on a wc? More value in Cancelo or Azpi?

  24. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Would you rather start Ramsdale or Foster in goal?

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Ramsdale

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A Watford keeper? With their defensive record??

  25. J to the T
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Any thoughts on Chalobah? Might start v Norwich?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Might, but less than 50% chance, for me. I'd punt on Rudi, Tilva and Christensen starting.

  26. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    A. Mbeumo + Jimenez
    B. Townsend + Toney

  27. PScholes18
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Last WC tinckering. Who would you pick?

    A: Mbeumo + Edouard
    B: Townsend + Toney
    C: Gallagher + Toney

    Cap between Son, Vardy and Salah.

    1. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B out of those

    2. efc444
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      C and salah for me

  28. efc444
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Sanchez / Foster
    Azpi / Rudiger / Veltman / Bertrand / Livra
    Salah / Greenwood / Jota / Raphinha / Longstaff
    Ronaldo / Antonio / Jimenez

    A) jota & greenwood > havertz & mbuemo -4
    B) jota & ronnie. > Havertz & kane -4
    C) jota & bertrand > mbuemo & chilwell -4
    D) jota > mbuemo

    Any thoughts??

    Cheers

    1. PScholes18
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A for me short term.

  29. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Decisions…

    A. Sarr + Ronaldo -> Havertz + Toney (-4)
    B. Sarr -> Mbeumo