Captains

Who is the best captain for FPL Gameweek 12?

Deputy Editor Tom joined Scoutcast regular Joe earlier today to look at the best captaincy candidates for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) in Gameweek 12.

You can watch the video either embedded in this article below or on our YouTube channel.

A certain Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) once again looks like the leading armband option, as Liverpool host Arsenal on Saturday evening.

However, is there a case to be made for Tottenham Hotspur duo Son Heung-min (£10.3m) and Harry Kane (£12.2m), especially given the latter’s fine form for England during the international break?

In our video, we also discuss some of the less considered options, such as Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4m) – who arguably has the most appealing fixture of the round, Michail Antonio (£8.2m), Phil Foden (£8.3m) and Joao Cancelo (£6.5m).

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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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722 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Scotty84
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 18 hours ago

    Which WC team looks best,

    A) Guaita/Foster
    Taa/James/Cancelo/Duffy/Omoba
    Salah/Jota/Esr/Gallagher/Mbeum
    Kane/Antonio/Wilson 0.0ITB

    B) Guaita/Foster
    Taa/James/Cancelo/Duffy/Reguilo
    Salah/Jota/Son/Gallagher/Foden
    Toney/Antonio/Davis 0.01ITB

    A) Wilson/Kane > Cr7/Hwang
    Or 4.4 fwd upgrade mbeumo to Foden

    B) Toney/Son/Reguilon > Cr7/Esr/Omoba

    1. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      19 days, 17 hours ago

      A is good

    2. Scotty84
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 16 hours ago

      I'm leaning towards A. The fact I have exactly zero in the bank feels right and it allows me to keep some discount on the likes if esr.

  2. MattyW
    • 5 Years
    19 days, 18 hours ago

    Thoughts on this wildcard guys and girls?

    Guaita (Foster)
    TAA, James, Livra (Lamptey) (Ait-Nouri)
    Salah, Bowen, Foden, Buendia (ESR)
    Kane, Édouard, Wilson

    Slightly different, Buendia goes back to Raphinha next week

    1. Dammit_182
        19 days, 17 hours ago

        I like seeing WC’s ‘a bit different’ but booking in a transfer after 1 week tends to end badly in my experience. Great thing following a WC is having a good chance to roll a transfer if your can.

        Him or Bailey could do well under Stevie G but it is a bit of a punt - maybe give him a run of games if your set on keeping?

        In that bracket I like cornet for the next couple who could easily swop to another similar priced asset if not performing/fixtures change.

        Also moving away from ‘big back 4’ so a different strategy which might be ok with TAA and James in anyway.

        Good luck

        1. MattyW
          • 5 Years
          19 days, 15 hours ago

          Thanks for the helpful response mate

    2. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 18 hours ago

      Not sure on the best choice here.
      1. Bachmann/Gray -> Steele (or Foster) + Gallagher. Safe moves.
      2. Sanchez/Jimenez-> Guaita/Wilson and just prob WC next GW if need.
      3. WC now and be done with it to get on the likes of Jota, Son, James.

      Sanchez.
      TAA, Chilwell, Cancelo, Livramento.
      Salah, Raphinha, Benrahma.
      Vardy, Jimenez, Antonio.
      Bachmann, Rudiger, Gray, Bissouma.
      2ft, 1.1 ITB. WC. OR about 45k.

      WC Team-potential
      Sanchez, Steele.
      James, Royal, TAA, Cancelo, Livramento.
      Son, Raphinha, Jota, Salah, Bowen.
      Wilson, Antonio, Davis.
      0.8m ITB with this.

    3. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 18 hours ago

      How was BlackBox last night?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        19 days, 18 hours ago

        It was ride on time

      2. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        19 days, 17 hours ago

        No Mark = boring

        1. mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          19 days, 17 hours ago

          Agreed, skipped through a lot of it. Really missed Sutherns. FPL General a bit dull.

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            19 days, 17 hours ago

            I never understand a word he says, some new-fangled English variant I guess.

          2. Pumpy
            • 12 Years
            19 days, 17 hours ago

            Have you ever seen him smile? I don't think his face muscle work

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      19 days, 18 hours ago

      I am a believer that the new-manager-bounce is a significant factor for a handful of games after they are appointed. Where they are joining relegation-threatened teams, I would normally expect an improvement in defence, even if that means slightly fewer goals conceded.*

      *Note - I have no data to back up this claim.

      It's with this in mind that I think we should be reconsidering the fixture tracker at this immediate moment. Our current juiciest three fixtures all comprise new-manager teams. I expect norwich, Watford and Newcastle to have improved performances over the next few fixtures, so I don't think their rating should be quite so blue on the tracker at the moment. Also - crystal Palace appear to be rated poorly for a team that has shown great defensive stats this season.

      I think now is a good time to take advantage of the customise tool in the fixture tracker and see if it influences your transfer targets.

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 18 hours ago

        New manager bounce is not backed up by data, sadly, especially during the season

        It only comes into play when the manager was the only/main problem: good players but bad tactics (Lampard, Ole) or they lost the dressing room (Mourinho)

        When the problem is from the board or the player quality, the bounce simply doesn't happen. See Spurs with Conte and Watford with Ranieri, two former EPL winners, then West Brom with Big Sam

      2. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 17 hours ago

        1. Newcastle will still conceded despite and uptick in their attacking intent.
        2. Norwich looking stronger anyway at the back but will still lose most games
        3. Watford remain tosh. Love Ranieri but look at Fulham, similar situation IMO.

      3. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        19 days, 17 hours ago

        Totally agree on Palace - not a green fixture at all anymore; more than just a 'bounce' under Vieira. Could see a slight improvement in Newcastle's attacking output with these favourable next 4 fixtures. But I dont expect much to change at Watford or Norwich

      4. Dammit_182
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          I think it’s a wise move to add an addition level of ‘uncertainty’ when playing these new manager clubs for a few weeks. It’s normal if a new manager comes in to any line of work that people might put a bit more effort in etc, change of personnel and roles.

          If you look in championship Forest brought in a new manager and are still riding the crest of a wave despite having relatively poor players. It can happen.

          What’s odd is that we have so many all at once so hopefully this leads to some strange results to mix things up in the next few weeks.

          1. Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            19 days, 16 hours ago

            Yeah I think a lot of the replies above have a good point about applying a little scepticism to the size of the bounce, but the fact that there are so many (ok, maybe Watford's has already passed/failed) is the exciting factor. Imagine if Norwich, Newcastle, villa and spurs all suddenly start performing well...

      5. The Reptile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        19 days, 18 hours ago

        Sanchez - Foster

        Chilwell – Cancelo – James (Manquillo Amartey)

        Havertz - Salah -Foden – Gallagher – Mbeumo

        Hwang – Antonio - Ronaldo

        Who to bench HWANG or Mbeumo

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          19 days, 17 hours ago

          Mbeumo

          1. Dammit_182
              19 days, 16 hours ago

              Hmm….might be the first time I have to disagree with you sir Knight….if you bench him vs Newcastle you should probably just get rid.

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 16 hours ago

                Yes, get rid. And arise Sir Dammit_182 the Agreeable!

        2. smix
          • 5 Years
          19 days, 18 hours ago

          Play which 2?
          A. Jimenez
          B. Raphina
          C. Livramento
          D. Mbeumo

          1. Weak Become Heros
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            19 days, 17 hours ago

            Tough, I have B&C and playing Liv. Selling Mbuemo this week for Jota.

        3. tc93
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 18 hours ago

          Tough one.. Start Raphinha or Livramento?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            19 days, 18 hours ago

            Livramento

          2. The Tinkerman
            • 6 Years
            19 days, 18 hours ago

            Same problem for me. Starting Raph as it stands but will will wait until close to the deadline, since Livra is flagged and presumably Raph is away with Brazil?

          3. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            19 days, 17 hours ago

            I'm starting Livramento

        4. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          19 days, 17 hours ago

          Great Antonio strike last night for Jamaica vs USA

          1. Weak Become Heros
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            19 days, 17 hours ago

            Beast mode activated.

          2. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            19 days, 17 hours ago

            Apparently that was his first goal from outside the box in last 7 years

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              I like to score in the box, nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, say no more!

        5. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          19 days, 17 hours ago

          Is the g2g?

          Foster
          Taa Rudiger Cancelo
          Salah (c) Jota Foden Mbuemo
          Kane Jimenez Toney
          - Livra Duffy Gilmour

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            19 days, 17 hours ago

            Yep. Maybe Livra over Jimenez if it looks like he wont start.

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Great minds

            2. CR7 is Home
              • 4 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Cheers mate, do Mexico have a game on Friday?

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                I think Canada was their last game, no more game for any teams

        6. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          19 days, 17 hours ago

          Do we have an update on Raul Jimenez’ current whereabouts?

          1. Will Kane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            19 days, 17 hours ago

            Sadly he is still to be found in my team

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Mine too so hoping the Wolves F-35 gets him home in time.

        7. bw1892
            19 days, 17 hours ago

            i know it's a common dilemma but...
            kane or son?

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Son

            2. mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Son for me. At least he's scoring & looking sharp already so not relying on miracle Conte bounce or the delusion that Kane's international form will translate to EPL (not remotely comparable opposition)

          • Will Kane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            19 days, 17 hours ago

            The tedious international break has really scuppered my momentum. Finding it hard to get back into FPL mode....

            1. Weak Become Heros
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Watch/listen to a few podcasts. Or get sucked into the Harry Kane hype, one of them will sort you out.

              1. Will Kane
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Not overly excited by Kane, certainly don't think 7 goals against a couple of pub teams is compelling evidence to sign him. But... I do have Vardy who has a bad fixture, £1.9m in the bank and I'm a Leeds fan so it looks like an obvious move and hopefully some compensation if he does score against us....

            2. Weak Become Heros
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Plus no more IB until March 2022!

              1. Will Kane
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Yessss!!! Just that thought has perked me up a bit

              2. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Bar the AFCON!

              3. Dammit_182
                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                  True…and the league starting much earlier next year….then one hell of an international break for the World Cup. Will have to keep my WC for that particular break!

              4. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Come and help me guide the pilgrims toward the template.

            3. Van der Faart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              2FT 0.4 ITB

              Foster (Sanchez)
              TAA Rudiger Dias Livra (Duffy)
              Salah Raph Grealish (Gray Bissouma)
              Antonio Kane Hwang

              Planning Gray, Grealish to Jota, Gallagher, any other thoughts?

              1. Weak Become Heros
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Good transfers

              2. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                All good.

            4. circusmonkey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Grealish in the news this morning, do you think his personal strife will affect whether he is picked (assuming his minor injury clears up as well)?

              1. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                No. If every player with girfriend/marital strife was left out there'd be a lot of 7-a-side games.

            5. kysersosa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Bring in Jota?

              Rams
              TAA, James, Christensen, Cancelo
              Salah, Mount*, Raphina*, ESR
              Toney, Kane

              Foster, Liv, Armstrong, Brownhill

              1.7 ITB, 1FT

              *
              A) Jota for Mount
              B) Jota for Raph
              C) other

              Currently leaning towards A

              1. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Roll

              2. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                A

            6. Iceball
              • 7 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Ramsdale Foster
              TAA Cancelo Chilwell White Livramento
              Salah Foden Raphinha Mbuemo Brownhill
              Kane Antonio Toney
              2ft. 0.8 itb
              A) White+Raphinha to James+Gallagher
              B) White+Toney to James+Pukki(rotate with Mbeumo)
              C) Raphinha+Toney to Jota+Pukki
              D) Toney to Pukki
              E) Burn transfer!
              Leaning towards B or C, what do you think?

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                B

            7. wulfrunian
              • 5 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Do you think that Antonio might not start vs Wolves?

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                No I don’t think that

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  19 days, 17 hours ago

                  Because it’s negative Nellie thinking.

              2. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Should start. Hammers need him.

              3. Weak Become Heros
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                He will start.

              4. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                He'll start if he's limping

                He might be subbed on if he rolls his ankle *before* the match

                He'll play 85+ minutes if fit, even if he just got off the plane

                ...and he's fit

            8. tbos83
              • 1 Year
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Do we reckon Havertz is worth keeping one more week?

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Cargo cult mentality, next week, the plane is coming next week….

              2. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                No.

              3. Atimis
                • 5 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Probably keeping him one more, should start and hope Lei game to be goals.

            9. jose1
              • 7 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Any advice on below? For a -4

              Vardy > Kane (C)
              Jiminez > Hwang

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Cross your fingers?

                1. jose1
                  • 7 Years
                  19 days, 17 hours ago

                  Yep one of those ones

            10. Atimis
              • 5 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Who would you be your priority to get right now?

              TAA to play 4 at the back with Cancelo, James and Chilwell? Or rather focus on mid upgrade and get Jota?

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Surely TAA. Clean sheets, attacking points, bonus magnet

              2. Mr. O'Connell
                • 9 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                TAA top of my list. But waiting on Robbo news.

              3. internal error
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                TAA. Jota will be a very frustrating player to own. i expect to see plenty of moaning from new owners

            11. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Jota sooo tempting!

              Good morning. Need some input here please. 2FT 0.1itb

              Ideally looking for a route to CR7 in gw14.

              Foster
              TAA Cancelo James Livra
              Salah Son Mount
              Antonio Vardy Toney
              Ramsdale Townsend Manq D. Luiz

              A) Mount to Jota now and roll.1ft. Then Vardy and Toney to CR7 and fodder gw14
              B) Vardy & Mount to Kane & Gallagher (already have Son)
              C) Vardy & D. Luiz to Wilson & Jota (leaves 0.5itb. Rid of Mount later, and strengthens bench. No CR7 plan)

              1. mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                19 days, 16 hours ago

                C is pretty much what I'm doing. Also holding Mount for a bit longer. Can't decide on Man Utd plans atm, considering Rashford over Ronaldo mainly because I'm not sure I want to commit a premium slot to them with Ole still there

            12. internal error
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              The Times reported that Liverpool dont think Andy Robertsons injury is serious but is a doubt for the weekend. Mane and Henderson are fine

            13. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              19 days, 17 hours ago

              Bigger priority here? Cancelo, Kane or Jota?

              Ramsdale
              TAA Chilwell James Livramento
              Salah Gallagher Mbeumo
              Vardy Auba Antonio

              Steele Sarr Duffy Sissoko 1FT 2.7 ITB

              A) Auba to Kane
              B) Sarr to Jota
              C) Duffy to Cancelo

              1. internal error
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Who would you bench if you did Duffy to Cancelo?

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  19 days, 17 hours ago

                  Vardy for me

                  1. internal error
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    19 days, 17 hours ago

                    Agreed

              2. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Need to lose Sarr more than Auba at the moment.

              3. mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                19 days, 16 hours ago

                Sarr begone! Thus B. Dont mind C tho

            14. pBelck
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Really want to get Jota, Gallagher or rJames for the coming GWs
                My team currently looks like this:

                1FT, 0,8itb
                Sà/4.0
                Trent, Cancelo, Chilwell, Livra, Pinnock
                Salah, Son, Zaha, Raph, Allan
                Antonio, Jimenez, Toney

                thoughts on who to transfer out/when?

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  19 days, 17 hours ago

                  Right smack bang in the middle of this team there’s a troll staring at me, not even trying to hide. Troll to Jota.

                  1. mentaculus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    19 days, 16 hours ago

                    Nooo! Keep Zaha.

                    Hard to do with 1 FT but if you dont mind a hit, maybe Pinnock & Raphinha -> James & Gallagher

              • Stimps
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 17 hours ago

                Bench ONE

                A) Livramento
                B) Hwang
                C) Vardy
                D) Raphina

                1. internal error
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  19 days, 17 hours ago

                  B

                  1. internal error
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    19 days, 17 hours ago

                    Spurs have Skipp suspended, Romero injured and possibly Hoijberg injured too-good for Raph

                    1. griffzinho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      19 days, 16 hours ago

                      Plus he plays on Reguilon more attacking side, so maybe an option or will Conte reign Reguilon in.

                2. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  19 days, 17 hours ago

                  When I bought Hwang (got a goal from him too), my exit strategy was to see him as a good sub if his form dried up, until the combined move from Son to Ronaldo involving him in GW16

                  I now see him as a good playing sub, except maybe vs Norwich

                  So he's not on this list for me atm. If there was someone better to play against a whipping boy defence, I'd have said bench Vardy... But here, it's Hwang

                  1. NABIL - FPL otai
                    • 9 Years
                    19 days, 16 hours ago

                    Agreed.

                    Bought Hwang on WC in GW10 as a very decent 8th attacker with a view of playing him in GW13 and 14 if needed

                3. NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                  B or C

              • Atimis
                • 5 Years
                19 days, 16 hours ago

                Who would you bench this week? I'm between Raph and Vardy as I want to play Livra, crazy times

                Rambo/Foster
                Cancelo/Chilwell/James/Livra/Duffy
                Salah/Son/Havertz/Raph/Mbeumo
                Vardy/Toney/4.4

              • STONEROSES
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                19 days, 16 hours ago

                Am I right to bench Broja, Raphinia, Brownhill and Foster here?

                Starting XI:
                Ramsdale
                TAA Cancelo Dias Chilwell Livramento
                Foden Salah Gallagher
                Antonio Kane