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. DB_00
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Rumours that AFCON is getting postponed so looks like we’re captaining Salah until GW38…

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

      Reason? Covid?

      1. Shineonme
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Don't you mean convid

        1. RedRo
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Here’s the attention you’re looking for.

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

      I think I must WC this lot. Getting red arrows week after week. Weak bench, potential injuries of Mbeumo and Raphinha. Fixture turns for W Ham and Ronaldo blank after blank. Also have premium defenders that bring less points then others in their team.
      What do you think?

      Sanchez/Foster

      TAA, Azpi, Dias, White, Williams
      Salah, Mbeumo, Raphinha, Sarr, Benrahma
      Ronaldo, Antonio, Obafemi

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

        If Mbeumo & Raph are fit for this weekend, this week is not the week to WC.

        Ronaldo to someone (although Spurs suck too?) & maybe Benrahma/Sarr to someone else.

        Even Obafemi to Gerhardt (4.5m FWD) could work vs. Norwich...

        Your squad doesn't need much surgery apart from shuffling foofer.

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

        Your team is definitely beginning to smell a bit. I'd probably WC this week considering you only have 3 of the players mentioned below.

        Core players:
        TAA Chilwell Cancelo
        Salah Foden
        Antonio Toney

        And then you can fill in the others with who you think will be good long term-ish and set formation accordingly.

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

          I disagree with this.
          - No Chilwell, but has Azpi. (Just rested, should start)
          - No Cancelo, but has Dias (Cancelo due a rest soon...)
          - Foden, just sell a mid for him if you need
          - Toney. Sell Ronaldo? Enables the Foden move too. All about timing though.

          Sure agree it's fine to WC soon but I'm not sure they are going to gain that much with the team they move to THIS week.

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

            I mean... you can make loads of excuses for not wildcarding.

            But from that team, I would only keep Foster, TAA, Salah and Antonio (maybe Sanchez) so I think it's worth it.

            Cancelo + Chilwell are cheaper than Dias + Azpi and straight up better. And to get a number of the core players, he needs to take hits. I think WC is best but as always, just a recommendation.

            If you really want to save it, I'd look at Benrahma > Foden this week assuming that Raph and Mbeumo are fit. If they're not, even more reason to hit the button.

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

          These are all in my draft. Only not sure if I want Antonio with this turn of fixtures.

      3. choco27
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        No for Williams.. even for the 3rd bench.
        He came from my bench in GW9 (Tierny, Azply & Marcal all didn't play), just to get -1 pointer ( 4 conceded in 45 minutes)

        1. choco27
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Manquilo is better option for 4.0, or even Ben Johnson for 3.9 only

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

        Thanks lads. I share the same opinion with you. I need WC but if Raphinha/Mbeumo injured might wait one more week.

        Was thinking of

        Chilwell, TAA, Cancelo, James, Livra at the back

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

      FFS Chelsea are due to play Liverpool on 1st Jan (8 days before AFCON starts).

      Would have been Salah & Mané-less vs us! (Okay no Mendy for us either, but Kepa is okay now.)

      In real terms, sucks for those countries though.

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

        2nd Jan (6 days before)*

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

        Pretty sure they were only going to miss Brentford and Palace

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

          Sure they wouldn't be meeting up with their national teams a few days before a tournament?

          I can see the clubs pushing against it, but it's a bit like turning up a few days before the Euros & that doesn't happen (albeit, that's is out of the season).

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

        i think pools wud have found a way to keep salah for that chelsea fixture..

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

      Ramshackle - Sanchez
      Marcel** - Lowton - White* - Duffy* - Livramento
      Salah - Havertz** - Sarr** - Gray - Gallagher**
      Ronaldo** - Vardy* - Antonio

      1 x FT, 0.7m ITB

      * = willing to ship, ** = want to ship

      Any ideas?

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

        I think I might need to strengthen that defence 😆

        1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yeah, your defence is looking a little bit ramshackle ..

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Marcal gray ronaldo to chilwell foden broja..
        Chasing points i see.

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

          For -8pts?

          Yeah, I love chasing points 😛

        2. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          But I like the Chillwell & Foden options….Broja, not so much…Hwang?

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

        Gallagher ➡ ESR and use the extra cash to squeeze in the best defender you can get.

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

          Yeah, was certainly thinking this until Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool all went totally nuts…

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

            Havertz is an easy swop to Foden lets be honest. 😛 guess it comes down to your take on removing players with a good fixture 😯 ......did make me chuckle that i bought him in as part of a suicidal -8 for him to be the only Che players that didn't return points. 😆

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

              Yeah, was a horrible move, that I’m still regretting…my just get rid so I can forget about it 😛

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

        Ramshackle 😀

        Tough spot. You have to sensibly release fund in FWD/MID spots to help that defence.

        Ronaldo the easiest to ship... but Spurs...

        Sarr down to the likes of Mbuemo (if fit) would free up cash to upgrade.

        If Mbeumo is not sure enough, and you're really short on funds - I say a punt on Noordgard (5.0 m MID) is tempting. He's taking a lot of shots.

        Honestly if Marcal is fit, may be able to squeeze a CS vs. EVE though.

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

          I’m currently in that spot were I literally hate my team 😆

    5. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Just captain Salah, learnt the lesson the hard way last weekend. Have faith in your differentials/players in general to make the difference and get you the extra points!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Ha. How have you only just learned this?
        This is a very old adage. Aka Punt with your team, not with your captain.

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Always been one of those things you hear but don’t take into account until it finally happens to you!

    6. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I’m kinda happy that Salah’s become a cappo perma-pick for everyone, too much swing in getting it wrong when there’s choice.

      Just means we’re playing with 10 players and no cappo, fine with me…

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Tis the first step toward the universal template!

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

          I’d be happy if FPL was just one player squads, no transfers and no cappos.

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            I'd be happier if there was just one FPL player!

    7. The Mighty Whites
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      1FT, 7.3 ITB, thoughts?

      Sanchez - Steele

      TAA - Christensen - Coady - White - Livramento

      Salah - Raphinha - Gray - Mbeumo - Allan

      Vardy - Antonio - Toney

      A - Coady to Chilwell
      B - Coady to Cancelo
      C - Gray / Mbeumo to Mount
      D - Gray / Mbeumo to Foden
      E - other?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Sanxhez to Mendy

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Thoughts…how have you got 7.3m ITB? 😮

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Money laundering.

        2. The Mighty Whites
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Hahah I know

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

            I would just go on holiday and sod the team….

        3. The Mighty Whites
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Lukaku to Toney last week

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

            Ah yeah, that’s were it arrived…

      3. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        A

      4. choco27
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        C for me

      5. rhysmd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        A or B

    8. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Would you WC?

      Sanchez Steele
      Rudiger Cancelo TAA Livra Semedo
      Salah Havertz Benrahma Raph Sissoko
      Vardy Antonio ASM

      1. Boly Would
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Nope

        1. Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          What about if Raph and Vardy are injured and Lukaku is back?

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        No

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

        any ft? any itb?

    9. choco27
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      The better option for Adam Armstrong replacement
      A. Broja
      B. Kings
      C. Toney
      D. Other (< 6.5)
      Thanx

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Still think C. Or Hwang…

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        C

      3. rhysmd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        C

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

        C

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

      I love the binary nature of the perma captain discussion. Salah form is other worldly but he will cool off, just need to time it right. For example gwk 12 and 15 are reasonable options to go with a Spurs player if they pick up in the next couple of weeks.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        That's bold....

        On Spurs!!

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

          The point more than Spurs is Salah will cool off at some point in the next 4 or 5 games.

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Spurs players as captains 😆

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

          Spurs vs Norwich at home pool play wolves away. I’d be happy to take on Salah with Kane or Son

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Happy to own Kane, won’t C him again for a while.

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

              Let’s see if he scores in the next 2 and Salah blanks you may fancy him over Salah for the Leeds game at home.

              1. Thomas Magnum
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                True GW12 looks like a good as good of a time as any. But I’m still scarred after captaining Kane last week, maybe it can be his week to repay me though! I fancy Kane to get a return in that game but he’s very frustrating to watch now

          2. im1974
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Good luck with that

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I'm probably keeping Bruno till then and get in Son in GW12.

    11. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      When's Bielsa's presser?

    12. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I've a decent team as it is but am wondering at the same time if I should just WC and get in a few guys I've my eye on.

      Current squad.
      Sanchez.
      TAA, Chilwell, Cancelo, Livramento, Rudiger.
      Salah, Raphinha,
      Vardy, Jimenez, Antonio.
      Bachmann, Gray, Benrahma, Bissouma.
      0ft, 1.1 ITB.

      WC squad (potential). 8 changes.
      Sanchez, Foster*.
      TAA, Chilwell, Cancelo, Livramento, James*.
      Salah, Raphinha, Foden*, Mount*, ESR*.
      Toney*, Broja*, Auba*.
      (1.4m ITB so would make some switches).

    13. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      If vardy is out is Vardy and Sarr > Toney and Son a good idea

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        for a minus 8 I might add

        1. sovietrockettes
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          that's a bit much, especially as I feel like this is Sarr's good fixture

      2. rhysmd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Not for a -8 I don’t think

    14. Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Coin flip or is it something in this?

      a) Raya (Best fixtures + stats)

      b) Ramsdale (Better team? but bad fixture run)

      c) Sanchez (Solid defence mixed fixtures)

      1. lugs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        not much in it, Sanchez would be the clear winner if he got more save points, probably pick the one from the team whose defenders you can't see yourself owning to avoid the double up

    15. rhysmd
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sanchez (4.0)
      Dias Cancelo Rudiger Azpi Livra
      Salah Grealish Raph Gray Gilmour
      Ronaldo Antonio Toney

      Two free transfers - what’s most pressing here? Leaning towards Grealish -> Foden then holding on to see if Raphina is fit. Giving Ronaldo one last week (for now)

    16. The Mantis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      When are we all going to TC Salah?

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

        Versus Man Utd at home

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          V good!

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

        When he has a DGW hopefully.

      3. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Likely the week he finally blanks

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          This as well!

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

        in his first double gw

    17. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Feedback appreciated. How would you improve on this wildcard?

      Sánchez - Steele
      TAA - Chilwell - Rudiger - Livra - Lamptey
      Salah - Foden - Mount - Tielemans - ESR
      Antonio - Wilson - Jesus

      £1m itb.

      * considering Cancelo and Brentford players at the moment.

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

        Get foster as the second keeper? He’s now starting and is 4mn. Why lamprey and not Duffy?

        I’m not a fan of Jesus. I’d get Toney for fixtures.

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

        i wud take cancelo above jesus, wilson, mount, tielemans and esr even if that means 4 at the back.

    18. Corona is not good 4 U
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Is this stupid?

      Benrahma and Ronaldo -> Foden and Vardy (if fit) for - 4?

      Thank you!

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

        Not stupid but timing could be wrong

        1. Corona is not good 4 U
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Thank you!

    19. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Messed up with my WC team a bit but have some plan for it.

      Defo keeping Mbeumo and depending on the injury news going either Raph to ESR or Raph Vardy to Foden Auba -4. Next I wanna keep FT GW11 and before GW12, Azpi Havertz to TAA some cheaper mid for free.

      Thoughts?

      Raya/Foster
      Azpi/Cancelo/Chilwell/Livra/Duffy
      Salah/Son/Havertz/Raph/Mbeumo
      Vardy/Toney/4.4

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Ofc if everyone is fit this week/only Mbeumo injured, I'm keeping FT.

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

      Is Raphina out/fit for weekend?

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Waiting for news

      2. RedRo
          1 month, 4 days ago

          No news yet mate

      3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Too weak in attack?

        Sanchez
        TAA Cancelo Chilwell James
        Salah KDB Mane Cornet
        Toney Hwang

        (Foster, Livramento, McArthur, Gelhardt)

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

          If attack means mid+forward, nope, it's not weak.

          Not a fan of Kevin though. That bench probably won't help you much.

          1. Alexis Nonsense
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Livra + McArthur is a solid bench

            Livra is even in my starting eleven, he's been fantastic

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

          oops didn't realise cornet is classed as mid...i am a casual...

      4. Chris_White
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Raya or Sanchez?

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Raya

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

        Smith rowe Or Mbeumo for the budget pick?

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Mbeumo

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I'm on Smith Rowe but the consensus here is Mbeumo.

      6. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I'll be fuming if Vardy misses out having just brought him in for blankaku but hey I'm used to it. Am I G2G? 0.5 ITB.

        Sanchez
        TAA Cancelo Chilwell Livramento
        Salah Benrahma ESR
        Ronaldo Vardy* Toney
        Steele Gallagher White Sissoko

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Fingers crossed in two weeks i'll do Ronaldo + Benrahma to Antonio + Son.

      7. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Would you rather

        1. Cancelo and Kovacic
        Or
        2. Chilwell and Smith Rowe?

        On a WC.

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

        Can afford Raphinha+Azpi to Mount+James for a hit (cant get Chilwell this way) and cant get Mount in 1 move.
        Worth it if Rapinha ruled out more than just this week?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Have to wait for more definitive news on Raphinha.

          Most will hold for the fixture, along with Mbeumo too.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          On form and Chelsea fixtures too you'd say yes. But Azpi could be back and James give way.

          Rudiger is the safer Chelsea defender.

        3. Alexis Nonsense
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Very sideways to me

          If Raph is fit he has Norwich
          Azpi as good as James for the long run, and Mount won't haul like this again

      9. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Friends,

        Ramsdale (Foster)
        TAA, Dias, Cancelo, Azpilicueta (Livramento)
        Salah, Foden, Raphinha (Townsend, Luiz)
        Vardy, Antonio, Toney

        What to do with my 2 ft?

        A. Raphinha to Mbeumo/Tielemans, save the other ft
        B. Raphinha to Mbeumo/Tielemans, Townsend to ESR/Gallagher
        C. Townsend to Mbeumo, keep Raph and Vardy and rely on Livra and Luiz on bench, save the other ft
        D. Raphinha to Mount, Townsend to Brownhill/McArthur

        Leaning towards C really, but would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!