Captains

Who is the best captain for FPL Gameweek 10?

Deputy Editor Tom and FPL Blackbox cost-host Az look at the best captaincy candidates for Gameweek 10 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) in our weekly video.

You can watch it either in this article below or over on our YouTube channel.

Can we look past Mohamed Salah (£12.9m) given his sensational form? Brighton have been one of the better defensive sides this season but came unstuck against Manchester City at the weekend, and opposition scarcely seems to matter with the Egyptian anyway.

Over 80% of the voters in our captaincy poll think the decision is cut and dried, so Tom and Az have their work cut out in proposing alternative candidates.

There are some appealing matches elsewhere, however, with Chelsea up against a Newcastle United still without a clean sheet, free-scoring Manchester City on home soil against Crystal Palace and Leeds United away at a Norwich City side fresh from a 7-0 hammering at Stamford Bridge.

You can have your own say by casting your vote in our poll on the widget of our home page or below.

Don’t forget to check back for our Captain Sensible article later in the week, which will delve into even more detail on the main runners and riders.


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331 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    😆 😆 😆

  2. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Salah, isn't it?

    Next article

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yep.

    2. shiraz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      from the poll, seem a popular pick too.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Who would have thunk it

  3. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Anything concrete out yet on Lukaku?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      only his boots

  4. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Spolier alert - Salah.

    1. Chemical76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      To be rested

  5. PartyTime
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Havertz

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Bet you don't

      2. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        TC

    • thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Pointless article thanks to Mo and his unbelievable form.

      He'll be as near as damn it 200% EO this week

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Let us have a raffle. I say 187% overall. 197% in the top 10k

      2. Wild Card this!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Lots of dead teams with various Captains…that will always bring percentages down.

    • CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not knocking the article but I think it is pointless talking about a captain this week apart from the vote which will give us an idea of effective ownership.

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        It's gotta be north of 180% this week among the top 100K.

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Without doubt. Depends on dead sides etc but 70%+ Salah ownership should easily make this.

        2. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Maybe even outside top 100k too

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Because there are paying members there's probably an obligation to be consistent and offer alternate views based on stats, fixtures etc with the big caveat that is "because it's Salah"

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A bit like watching a who dunnit movie after watching the end of the show. (smile)

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          This, nothing wrong with making the video, might be some out their down the ranks who want to take a punt

          Mount (c) would have seemed foolish last week but here we are

    • El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm going Foden

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Sexy pick.

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I know right

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        My condolences.

    • Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Who would you start, Smith-Rowe or Livramento?

      1. Vertigo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Smith-Rowe.

      2. runupstream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Try both. Who are the other bench candidates?

        1. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Nobody I want to bench besides these two, this is the team:

          Ramsdale
          TAA Cancelo Azpi Dias
          Salah Raphinha Mbeumo
          Kane Antonio Jimmy

          Foster ESR Livramento Brownhill

          1. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            looks good as is.
            ESR a decent 1st sub in case raph doesnt start or a surprise benching

            1. Gazza2000
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Cheers Dr.

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Don't think there is any point in this article now, Salah perma (c)

    • El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Well, let's look at it this way; if he blanks and you pick a really diff cap you can blast off the ranks....

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        If he hauls and you pick a really bad diff cap, season over.

      2. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        You can also slip into a big hole.

      3. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Well, that works both ways doesn't it...

      4. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Captain obvious has arrived

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Just a one pointer from Salah this week … you all know this is what happens when everyone is all cards in on him … except that strange dude Inazuma who will be boasting about some mega Captain haul from someone else 😉

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah, Murphy's law is bound to happen this week

    • Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Awkward because Salah (c) was more of a no-brainer last week than the upcoming week.

    • K.Jabba 88
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ronaldo, traore & gilmore to hwang, foden & grealish worth a -8 right? Its too nearve racking watching city with none of there players.

    • Lionac
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Having Williams, Raphinha, Mbeumo, Obafemi + Benrahma, Ronaldo, Dias (not Cancelo), Azpi (not Chilwell or James) is it time to hit WC button?

      Thinking it kind of kneejerkey getting Chilwell, James, Mount and Foden and Cancelo but can not see how Dias, Azpi, Raphinha, Benrahma and Mbeumo can outscore them.

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Arsenal to rotate into the squad or try to get some real momentum going?

      https://twitter.com/ChrisWheatley_/status/1452892498603479044?t=QCRyi3TD-MhsvAoHXMDQyQ&s=19

      I'd expect Leeds and Southampton to pick some of their stronger players too.

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Think it will be first teamers with low minutes lately. Like Pepe, Ode, AMN, Laca, Sambi, and hopefully Martinelli.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Makes sense.

    • denial
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Reminds me of the period when Saurez was perma-pick cap.

      1. Oscar Slater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        The weekly conundrum of who to choose between Fabregas, Lampard or Gerrard were halcyon days. 🙂

    • abaalan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Azpi -> TAA for free? (also have Rudigier)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        yes

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Sure. But wait after the midweek games.

      3. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Recon Azpi may have similar points next 2GWs, would use FT elsewhere

    • Dog and Fox
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Son or Kane are the two best cap options this gw.

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Negatory.

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not sure about that. We could see United make amends after that 5-0 loss but then again United defence is poor this season

      3. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Well do it then! Bet you won't 😛

        I'm happy to just have Kane this week.

      4. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        If Ole were going to change the way Utd play he would've done it by now.

        So another spanking and he goes. Their best replacement currently coaches Leicester but they'll go with Conte.

        1. pingissimus
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Rodgers is a decent coach so not a bad choice - just doubt he's cut out for the big big time.

          Also Leicester are one of the very few teams to have conceded as many as United this season! Odd sort of calling card. And how has play been this season? Almost think they'd do better to snap out the Leicester scouting department that has found all those gems recently.

    • More Cowbell
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Think it's a vice captain poll we need this week.

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        TAA, Chilwell, Foden, Firmino are the names in my VC roulette

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Surely Chilwell can't score 4 times in a row in PL?

          1. More Cowbell
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            He should let Reece James have another, he's being a bit greedy tbh

            1. Konstaapeli
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Don't mind either way. Got them both 😎

          2. Bollard
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            foreach(gw in gameweeks){
            if(Chilwell.Played)
            {
            Chilwell.Goals+=1
            }

            Salah.gw.Captain=true
            }

      2. Kun Tozser
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This season

      3. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Foden or Vardy for me.

      4. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Antonio is my vice atm

    • Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Should rename this series to Best VC This Week?

    • Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Should we have any accurate info on Vardy tomorrow?

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Really ?
      No better use if my membership money ?

    • Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      6 votes for Mbueno so far. Impressive.

      1. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        maybe himself and some friends

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      They keeping Ole then, happy days.
      Shame Chelsea didn't show same faith in Lampz.

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Link?

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Think it's more they have no idea where to go or who to get, he's still a dead man walking

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Probably but the longer he stays the better.
          Salah perma cap plus target United - easy fpl, not to mention nobody really likes United.

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            All very true

      3. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Time for Son captain 😉

      4. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nobody want's the job until after the City derby

      5. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Terrible decision.

      6. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        must be linked to them getting Haaland in the summer.
        is the only rational explanation

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

          In all seriousness why would Haaland want to move and play where Ronaldo is?

    • Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      14 votes for Havertz , I would rather vote for my Gran then trust him again

      1. Hand of clod
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A 'Poundland Eden Hazard' if ever there was........

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Can your Gran make a late run into the box ? If so she's got my vote 😉

      3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Might transfer him out for your granny. How much does she cost. Less than 8.1 .

    • thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Fun fact:
      Not everybody votes seriously on the Captain poll.

      Guarantee those people who've voted for Havertz, Mbuemo etc... actually have Salah captain in their actual squad.

      Just saying....

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Pretty obvious considering the number of votes for Sarr and others...

      2. baggs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Well I never!

    • Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hey,

      Hasn't been my season yet but time for change?

      2ft's - 0.2 ITB - WC available

      Sanchez, Foster
      White, TAA, Cancelo, Livermento, Christensen
      Gilmour, Salah, Raphina, Benrahma, Sarr
      Jimenez, Antonio, Ronaldo

      What to do?

      1. pingissimus
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Be a shame to WC with two FTs

        Ron/Sarr to Son and choice of striker looks solid. Toney is obvious I guess.

        That should give you change to upgrade one of Christensen or Benny in 11 to get Rudiger/Chilwell or Jota/Foden.

        1. Tshelby
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Time to ditch Ronaldo?

          1. pingissimus
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Seems logical on your set up unless you WC.

            Could easily have had 2 returns last week of course if Bruno was a better finisher and he leant the other way for the offside. Actually choosing to hold him myself this week but no WC and I'm a natural contrarian! Just choosing to wait a week on Toney and two for Son probs if things stay as they are.

            Do as I do or do as I say!!!

    • DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thinking of bringing in Son, my concern is that Spurs have looked poor with not many goal threats.

      Looking for a rapha replacement if out for a while.

      Have Foden and Mbeumo already.

      Thanks

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Wait until Bielsa press conference today.

        Son is a good shout but not this week.

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        That first sentence would seem to negate Son as a pick.

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Do you think it’s worth downgrading Antonio in order to get a Chelsea defender?

      Would have to be Toney or cheaper, I’m not convinced seeing as Antonio is a different animal this season and West Ham look relatively strong going forward nearly every game so far this season.

      Also own Trent and Cancelo.

      Thoughts?

      Thanks

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        no - Antonio is worth about 9.5m in terms of next seasons prices.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yes I think so too, thanks