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
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Start
    1) livra
    2) james

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1

    2. W
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      James and hope for no cameo if benched!

    3. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      2

  2. W
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Azpi or Chilwell on WC?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Chilly

    2. BigRedDog
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Azpi

    3. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Azpi

      Nailed on. No rotation headaches

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

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

  3. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days 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
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C. Keep Ronaldo & Foden this week

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I would say a as fidan and harvertz songs great

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sounds

  4. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days 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
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Toney

      Fixtures, guaranteed to start, on Penalties.

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Toney

    3. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days 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
    1 month, 11 days 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
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days 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
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Fantasy Football Fix had Shaw dropping last night.

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

      1. Nimby
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days 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
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Play Sarr or Livramento?

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Liv for me

    2. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Sarr, I always prefer attacker.

  8. Gooner Kebab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days 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
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    2. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B..

      I would keep Sarr for next 2.

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I got rid of B

  9. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    3 week punt…

    TAA + Benrahma to James + Havertz

    Yes or no?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No way

    2. Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No

    3. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      TAA out?? Step away from your device

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I think you know how this horror movie ends

  10. Murdylicious82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days 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
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    2. Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days 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
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sorry thats Lukaku to Vardy

    3. ELMEO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days 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
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Quite true but I like that added excitement

      2. Murdylicious82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days 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
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on hwang?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Needs to be a foil for Jimenez.

  12. FFFoxy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Play
    A) Sarr
    B) ESR

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I prefer A

  13. larstts
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days 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
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ok let me try again…

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

    B. Benrahma to Mbeumo for free

    1. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C and roll

  15. Murdylicious82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Vardy or Toney? Got Mbeumo.

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      vardy

  16. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days 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
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Jota to havertz foden or grealish or.anyone else

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Moved him to mbeumo myself this week

  18. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anyone else on double CHE mid?

    Kai and CHO here.

  19. Brad1807
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days 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
    1 month, 11 days ago

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

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      This place is getting too weird for me.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        😆 Maybe I'm overthinking things...

    2. Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I would not do it even without a hit

  21. vova
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Play 1:

    A) Livramento
    B) Benrahma
    C) Saka

    1. Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

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

  22. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days 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
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I’d play Liv over Tierney

  23. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

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

  24. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Would you rather start Ramsdale or Foster in goal?

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ramsdale

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A Watford keeper? With their defensive record??

  25. J to the T
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Any thoughts on Chalobah? Might start v Norwich?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

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

  26. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A. Mbeumo + Jimenez
    B. Townsend + Toney

  27. PScholes18
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days 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
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B out of those

    2. efc444
        1 month, 11 days ago

        C and salah for me

    3. efc444
        1 month, 11 days 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
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A for me short term.

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Decisions…

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