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. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Save FT? Or, Armstrong ➡ Toney and bench Livramento? 🙂

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Dias - James - Livramento
    Salah - KDB - Foden - ESR
    Vardy - Hwang

    Foster - Armstrong - Brownhill - Manquillo

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Save

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Ta

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      save

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Looking strong, save

  2. Hazardous1983
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    what to do with mess

    sanchez (steele)
    taa livramento coady cancelo (shaw)
    salah havertz saka sarr (sisoko)
    antonio vardy (maupay)

    1.4m in bank, 1 ft.

    who is priroirty to get rid off

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

      It's not bad. Prob Coady tbh, I got rid of Sa. They just can't keep a clean sheet.

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

        Oh and Shaw 🙂

    2. Cruicky
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Shaw & Maupay surely.

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        To who? Chilwell and hwang. Leaves.me.money to do vardy to kane later.

        Only.issue no city.attackers

  3. Hazardous1983
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    sell sarr or saka to get raphina/mbuemo

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Both replacements are not fit?

    2. Lionac
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wait for it. Both Raphinha/Mbeumo might be injured

    3. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bad timing for Raphinha. Even if fit, fixtures deteriorate after Norwich. I would sell Shaw for Chilwell/James

    4. Cruicky
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      selling fit players for injured ones is an interesting tactic.

  4. Hazardous1983
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    sell maupay to hwang/toney

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      either wud be good..toney maybe better with the next 2 fixtures.

  5. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Holders of Vardy, Raphina, A.Armstrong - what are you doing?

    I'm leaning towards A.Armstrong -> Toney, but still early in the week.

    1. STONEROSES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Holding for now.
      If Vardy def out then bringing in kane. But ideally want to do that in GW 12.
      Happy to hold Raphinia as got Mbuembo or Livramento to come in

    2. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sold Armstrong before last week. Just ditched Raphinha. Holding Vardy unless out for more than a week

    3. Warblers Fear Satan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I'm in same boat. If Vardy is fit, I'll go Armstrong to Toney, if he isn't I'll flip Vardy for Toney.

      1. Warblers Fear Satan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        ...and use the extra cash and ITB to upgrade Sarr to Son.

    4. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      depends on bench..
      i am holding vardy and raph as i have got benny and livra on bench..

  6. Hazardous1983
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    sell havertz to foden/mount/grealish

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I would keep for next 2.

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      i wud give him another week vs newcastle.

    3. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I'd also stick for next 2 then maybe move to Foden. Expect Havertz/Mount returns to be fairly similar so seems sideways move

    4. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Why buy and then why sell just after 1 week

  7. Tinfoil Deathstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Sitting at 70k, so pretty happy overall, but feel that Salah (C) papered over a lot of cracks last week and my squad needs an overhaul. Price rises also going against me atm.

    Contemplating a -8 to switch Christensen, Benrahma, and Raphinha -> Chilwell, ESR, and Foden. Is that a bit drastic? I've got £1.6 ITB

    Sanchez
    Christensen - Cancelo - TAA - Livramento
    Salah - Sarr - Raphinha
    Kane - Jimenez - Antonio

    Subs: Gunn, Benrahma, White, Allan

  8. Hazardous1983
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    need to get rid of shaw,sarr,saka,maupay who or how many should i get rid off

  9. Lionac
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Getting both Chilwell and James on WC too much or go for it?

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I would.

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Rudiger > James

    3. Silecro
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      but expect James to be benched every 2nd game, Azpi will surely not stay on bench, he was just rested vs Norwich

      1. dshv
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Azpi is rcb on rwb

    4. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      go for it..

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No go for it provided have decent bench. James more of a risk at coming on late in game

  10. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on Toney vs Hwang as 3rd striker. Both have decent fixtures, is it worth paying 0.8m more for Toney (on pens)

    I have Armstrong to get rid off but only 0.4m itb so can’t afford Toney in one move. Will obviously await Raph news. Don’t own Mbuemo yet either

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I think Hwang will score more in the Prem.

      Mbuemo, when fit, looks the better Brentford option, but Toney isn’t bad. Hwang’s price probably putting some off, thinking he might not be nailed.

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      hwang and keep the change..

      1. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        actually toney has better fixtures in next 2...so maybe him..

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      toney, very very strong next 3, you can switch to Hwang for NOR fixture then if you want to and catch both of them playing that fixture

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

        Cheers. Pending Raph situation I can’t get to Toney in one move.
        Gray to Mbuemo gives me the extra cash but need injury update on him too

  11. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Vardy --> Jesus a cheeky one this week?

    A) Behave
    B) GO

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Go

  12. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    In case Raph being injured, thoughts on these options?

    1) BSilva
    2) Tielemans
    3) Redomond
    4) ESR

    Not much in that up to 7.5 price bracket, 1) - 3) being mostly punts, recon 4) as more stable and reliable option?

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Jota?

      I don't mind Jota. That was very encouraging that he started and looked good for Liverpool.

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Jota for sure, I'm just afraid that he won't start many games so multiple cameos, also these one-pointers, are likely.

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Jota usually gets decent minutes off the bench though and can get something. His ceiling is certainly worth it if he can pull 12 pointers against United.

          I'd just hold and accept the odd benchings.

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            True that, will defo consider him if Raph is out for NOR game.

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      4 from those options.

  13. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who are in bigger trouble, Utd or Spurs?

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      United will hog all the limelight atm letting Spurs get away with it and giving Nuno the much needed time to sort things out.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      United because they were once big and have ambition.
      Spurs are just Spurs, mediocre as always.

  14. Silecro
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Would you transfer any of this out for -4?

    A) Saka
    B) Raphinha

    And to which one:

    C) Son
    D) Foden

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A-D

  15. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who’d you prefer long term?

    A. Vardy
    B. KDB

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

      None really, Vardy if any

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Neither

    3. Chris_White
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Vardy

    4. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A if fit for weekend

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

  16. Gazwaz80
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Please God, give Alonso a game this week 🙂

    1. Chris_White
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He will play. In the Carabao cup 😉

      1. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        for sure he will start v saints..

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

      He will get cup game, dont worry

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        You know what I mean 😀

  17. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    352 the way forward? A lot of midfield options at the moment e.g Salah, Son, Foden, Jota, Mount, Raph, Mbeumo, ESR / Saka.

    Looking at the forwards Antonio / Toney are the only 2 I like until DCL is back.

    1. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Definitely would be going 352/442 if WCing now

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      true..maybe vardy too if no injury concerns..

  18. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on this -4?

    Vardy & Benrahma --> Mane & Hwang

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      is vardy deffo out?

      1. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Can't find anything concrete. Leicester local papers saying he "could be fit" but likely to be rested for cup game v BHA. Some juicy fixtures coming up even if he misses ARS so Im hoping to hold

    2. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      nope, not confirmed yet. Will likely keep if he is ok

      1. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        i wud wait one week as benny has a decent fixture this week..

  19. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Got 2 FT and if Ole is still in charge on Friday then Kane is definitely coming into my lineup. United are a joke right now and the longer Ole stays there the better it is for teams playing them.

    Spurs may be mediocre but you’d have to fancy Kane and Son to do damage against a United team that doesn’t have a Scooby-Doo and can’t be arsed anymore.

    1. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Would not be so sure, United could easily go and win this game 2/3-0

      1. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        and ole wud be safe till new year unless city repeat a liverpool job the following week!!

      2. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Don't you think he's already lost the dressing room, though?

        They looked like aa team going through the motions on Sunday, from what little I saw.

        Spurs aren't great, but Son and Kane, if given the level of space Liverpool were afforded, can surely do some damage.

        If the players want him gone and a 5-0 drubbing by Liverpool isn't enough to get rid of him (and that alone should be) then maybe a similar back to back woodshed beating by Spurs might do the trick?

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Spurs are worse than United

      1. Van der Faart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Not defensively they're not

    3. Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This has the makings of a low scoring game with Ole parking it and Nuno happy to oblige.

      1. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Feel like there's too much pressure on OGS to be able to park it..? Grinding out 0-0s ain't going to save him (except maybe vs City but no chance of that)

        1. Flair
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I think he's the type of manager that will revert to that when things aren't working for him, though he hasn't so far so this is a puntier prediction.

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

        That's what I thought would happen against Liverpool hence I didn't cap Salah.

        That didn't work out.

        1. Flair
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Liverpool are several levels above Spurs offensively.

  20. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Was kicking myself for getting Grealish over Foden last week and granted doing the opposite would’ve brought many more points but I just saw extended highlights and Grealish looked up for it against Brighton and it’s not like Foden knew all that much about his second goal…very easily could’ve been a game where Foden grabs 1G1A and Grealish 2A. Expecting Grealish to come good now the question is whether I double or not

    1. Rossendale Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      But even without the goals, Fodens position, his involvement, his expected goals is far greater than what is being offered by Grealish. The only issue with Foden is over his security of starts.

    2. 1966
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Same here, I actually preferred Foden and was going to buy him as he’s more explosive but it was right after the international break where Foden played a lot more minutes and was worried he’d be rested. Still think Grealish will do well but think he’ll be rested as much as Foden. I’m thinking of keeping Grealish and selling Raphina for Foden, just wish we knew what Raphina injury is like.

  21. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Bench Hwang (Everton H) or Sarr (Southampton H)

  22. Ninja Škrtel
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Does bringing Chalobah as a back up in case Christensen doesn't start makes sense?

    1. ANGRY PERSON
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Makes sense. 1 of them will play every week

    2. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      It's quite feasible that neither start

    3. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No way both play different positions

    5. Beatle
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not really

  23. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Kinda don't know what to do..

    2ft's - 0.2 ITB - WC available

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

    Think I want to keep Ronaldo..

    1. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Saka in a 3-5-2 OR
      Toney in 3-4-3

  24. JBG
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    The African Cup of Nations is set to be cancelled due to infrastructure problems in Cameroon

    https://mobile.twitter.com/OddsOnFPL/status/1452991682098642948

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Massive for Liverpool if I get cancelled!!

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bad for FPL though, could do with some variance

    2. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      How reliable is that source then?

  25. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Is Trossard a good option?

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

      I think so

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

        But my bias toward Brighton is pretty high. I am even considering Maupay, for a hit.

  26. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    This year FPL will be boring if everyone just captain mo salah. If you have 9 players from pool city chelsea, perma cap salah and fill the rest with cheap starters like livra toney you will finish top 50 k for sure.

    1. Gandalf
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Takes away some of the luck element of captain picks as an advantage and can focus on picking the right players elsewhere

  27. Tinfoil Deathstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Considering a risky -8 to switch Raphinha, Benrahma, and Christensen to Foden, ESR, and Chilwell. Have the exact funds atm but Chilwell and Foden both likely to rise before deadline. Worth it?

    Will obv hold off for as long as possible before pushing the button.

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Foden might be rested as they have ucl and Manchester derby ahead. Palace at home is a perfect match for benching. Christensen is a headache, but might start as he Didn't feature last match.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Christensen is heap enough to keep - either he plays and bags a cs, or bench player comes on

        1. Tinfoil Deathstar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah he has done ok for me. Just feel he has similar rotation threat to the full-backs but none of the upside.

      2. Tinfoil Deathstar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Fair point on Foden, cheers. Might just do Christensen to Chilwell then with the FT. I guess the line-up for Chelsea tonight might be instructive on who is likely to start at the weekend (although more for the full-backs than the CB's)

    2. Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Raph has Norwich though...

  28. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Yes yes thank you all for the sarcastic comments 😉 There’s still a need to discuss other options, even if the end result is Salah though right? Got to do our jobs! Leave no stone unturned etc

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I am sure people will consider other options soon if salah just blank 1-2 week.

    2. Goro Majima
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      After all that you haven't even included Maupay on the list.

    3. Mozumbus
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Your piece is still insightful no matter if there seems to be a consensus on Salah(C). Thumbs up for good job!

    4. Canaries
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Any changes?

      Sa
      Azpilicueta, Chiwell, Cancelo
      Salah, Tielemans, Gray, Foden
      Vardy, Antonio, Hwang

      Gunn, Livramento, Semdo, Benrahama

      TV is £100.9m with £2.8m in bank. Thinking Benrahama out next, i know he has 50pts, but recent form is dire.

    5. Mahjongking
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Is vardy fit?