Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 12?

Fantasy Premier League’s (FPL) top-scorer Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) once again looks like the leading captaincy candidate, as Liverpool host Arsenal in Gameweek 12.

However, is there a case to be made for either Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4m), Son Heung-min (£10.3m) or Harry Kane (£12.2m), especially given the latter’s fine form for England during the international break?

First, we will assess the fallout of the Gameweek 12 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 GMT deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

For the fifth successive Gameweek, Mohamed Salah is the leader of the captain poll, having picked up just under 50% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Second-placed Harry Kane has received 14.56% of votes ahead of his home match against Leeds United, fresh from netting seven goals for England against Albania and San Marino.

Cristiano Ronaldo occupies third-place with 7.68%, followed by Son Heung-min and Jamie Vardy (£10.7m), with 6.15% and 5.13% respectively.

MOHAMED SALAH

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 9? 2
HOW HAS CAPTAIN SENSIBLE PERFORMED SO FAR THIS SEASON?
Gameweek1st2nd3rd
1Salah (17)Fernandes (20)Mane (3)
2Salah (3)Fernandes (1)Mane (8)
3Son (10)Antonio (11)Fernandes (2)
4Ronaldo (13)Salah (8)Lukaku (13)
5Salah (12)Mane (8)Ronaldo (6)
6Ronaldo (2)Salah (7)Antonio (8)
7Lukaku (2)Ronaldo (1)Antonio (2)
8Salah (13)De Bruyne (11)Mane (8)
9Salah (24)Havertz (3)Kane (2)
10Salah (5)Foden (2)Antonio (2)
11Salah (5)Aubameyang (-1)Vardy (2)


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  1. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Bench 1:

    A Vardy
    B Livra

    Cheers

    1. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      B

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      B

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Tricky, but I wouldn't want to bench a premium. So, B.

      1. TopBinFc
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          A

      2. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        For sure B

      3. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Vardy easy

        1. Bavarian
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          I mean play Vardy

    4. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Which option?
      a) Toney and TAA
      b) Wilson and James/Dias

      Already have Cancelo and Chilwell so would be a double up

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        A

      2. TopBinFc
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          A

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        0.3ITB

        Worth doing Foster -> 3.9 and Amartey -> White/Duffy/Lamptey?

        Guaita
        TAA Cancelo James Livramento
        Salah Foden Gallagher Jota
        Antonio Kane

        Foster ESR Amartey Davis

        1. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          2FTs or -4?

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            No. WC.

        2. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          I def would to white.

          You will need your 4th/5th def much more often then a 2nd playing gk

      4. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Repost

        Start one:

        A: Mbeumo(have Toney)
        B: Raphinha

        1. Henryyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          B

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Cheers

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          B

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Cheers

      5. Taegugk Warrior
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        bench one of che def (james/chilwheel) or livra...?
        can't see che keep the cleansheet againast lei

        1. TopBinFc
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Livra

        2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Sell Sanchez, or just play Foster?

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Play Foster

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

            Fozzy.

        3. balint84
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          for -4
          A) Marcal to Dias
          B) Allan to Cornet
          C) not worth a hit

        4. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Reposting.. Best option to fill the missing here till gw16 i.e. next 4 fix only

          Ramsdale
          Taa Cancelo James -- Duffy Liv
          Salah Foden Raph Jota XXX
          Antonio XXX

          A: Mbeumo + Kane
          B: Son + Wilson (-4)

          - both cost the same.
          - Wilson much higher ceiling then Mbeumo with fixtures, pens, talisman
          - but kane gives me a potential cpt in 14/15
          - If mbeumo fails again, his price will start dropping and i have no exit strategy but to keep him till gw16 so just needs to hope he gets something

          1. TopBinFc
              7 days, 18 hours ago

              A if its free, not worth a -4 after IB

            • Concrete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 days, 18 hours ago

              B

            • unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 18 hours ago

              Tough tough decision

          2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Which option looks better?

            A) Son, Wilson
            B) Son, Jesus
            C) Gallagher, Kane

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

              I like B but I think most will go C.

            2. TopBinFc
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                A, dont know where all the love for Jesus and Kane is coming from.

              • Concrete
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                A

            3. Mufc202020
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Start 2, 1st Sub, 2nd Sub

              A) Livra
              B) Raph
              C) Rudiger
              D) Dias

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

                AD BC

              2. TopBinFc
                  7 days, 19 hours ago

                  Start C & D, 1st sub B

                • Concrete
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  C D

                  B A

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

                BRING ON FPL!!!

              4. Catona75
                  7 days, 19 hours ago

                  Vardy to Kane or Ronaldo for a -4?

                  A) No
                  B) Yes, Kane
                  C) Yes, Ronaldo

                  1. McSauce
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    B

                  2. TopBinFc
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      A

                    • Taegugk Warrior
                      • 3 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      B

                    • Concrete
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      A

                    • BERGKOP
                      • 10 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      A

                    • Bavarian
                      • 3 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      A

                  3. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    Oooo I’m the community champion this GW. Gonna be fun coming up with a team to take on the scouts picks.

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

                      Cancelo Foden Jesus for starters, maybe?

                      Everton is fully prepared for a thumping, and Scout Picks are looking elsewhere

                      CR7, if you can afford... But that removes Spurs. I'll actually take CR7 vs Watford over Spurs vs Leeds atm

                      Good luck anyway. Should be fun 🙂

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

                        Cheers yeah - might pin the armband on Ronaldo as I can’t see Salah going too crazy this week

                        Some good City options there but not sure I’ll have a bench to mitigate so will need to consider carefully.

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

                      Good luck Miguel!

                    3. Skonto Rigga
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Ah, you'll easily beat that bunch of mugs 🙂

                    4. mentaculus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Good luck Miguel! Would be fun to have a go sometime. Agree with Ze on City Eve (as you might have guessed from my 6-0 prediction!) but think Foden is in scout team, no?

                      James & Chilwell might not feature (not sure if James will be man marking Vardy though) but I'm more confident in CS now with Tielemans out. Bit leftfield but I also fancy Benteke as cheap differential

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

                        I’m going Azpi cause I think James will be man marking Vardy at RCB meaning he will be at RWB hopefully

                  4. Friday's Press Conference Times
                    Skonto Rigga
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 4 Years
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    Today's (weirdly early) press conference times:

                    Arteta - 9am
                    Bielsa - 9am
                    Howe - 9am
                    Conte - 9am
                    Smith - 9am
                    Tuchel - 10.30am
                    Vieira - 12.15pm
                    Klopp - 12.30pm
                    Solskjaer - 1pm
                    Lage - 1pm
                    Benitez - 1.15pm
                    Pep - 1.30pm
                    Moyes - 1.30pm

                    1. Echoes
                      • 1 Year
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Managers getting done with the pressers early and going for some golf and a few drinks afterwards confirmed

                      1. Skonto Rigga
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Pep and Moyes not invited

                        1. Echoes
                          • 1 Year
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Feel bad for Moyes, but serves Pep right for doing us over with his roulettes time and again 😛

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

                      Cheers mate.

                      1. Skonto Rigga
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        My pleasure!

                  5. Taegugk Warrior
                    • 3 Years
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    play or bench haverts..?

                    1. TopBinFc
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Play

                      • Concrete
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Play

                      • Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Play - Lukaku not likely to be available yet

                    2. Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      From their first press conferences...

                      Gerrard and Smith: "We're conceding too many goals. I'll first address this, and then my style will show itself in the team over time"

                      Howe: "Attack! Attack!! Attack!!!"

                      Love to see it. Newcastle remains a great FPL fixture for attackers and full/wing backs facing them 🙂

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

                        He knows their defence is absolute tosh. Attack is the only route for them!

                      2. Cok3y5murf
                        • 5 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        What did Howe say?

                        1. Echoes
                          • 1 Year
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          "Attack! Attack!! Attack!!!"

                    3. Concrete
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Rudiger to
                      A Reguilon
                      B 4.0
                      C keep, not worth it

                      Creating funds for kane or son, jota

                      1. TopBinFc
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          A, but depends who your other defenders are

                      2. G Banger
                        • 3 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Bench one:

                        a) Livra
                        b) ESR

                        1. Concrete
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          B

                          1. G Banger
                            • 3 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            Ta

                      3. tommo-uk-
                        • 9 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Is it mad to not captain Salah this week regardless of fixtures?

                        1. Whatever100
                          • 5 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          No not mad. All depends on how well you are doing. If you have him but don’t captain and he does well then at least you get his points, just not double his points. If chasing, like I am big time, I have him but won’t captain. Over 100 points back in ML. Arsenal defence better of late recently too.

                          1. tommo-uk-
                            • 9 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            I’m just outside top 100k, tempted to not take too many risks until the balance moves to chasing. Having said that I have just brought Kane in and have a sneaky feeling he will do well this week.

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

                          Not mad at all, I personally think Foden is a great pick with 45% goal involvement for city.

                        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Yes

                        4. TopBinFc
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            Yes

                          • marcus2704
                            • 11 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            I may actually go with Ronaldo this week.

                          • Weasel Boy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            I'm tempted by Foden or Cancelo this week myself.

                        5. JVALDEZ
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Bench Chilwell or Emerson Royal guys?

                          1. Cornholi0
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            You do not bench any of them. Period

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

                            Emerson.

                        6. Jet5605
                          • 7 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          -4 hit taken to get this lot. G2G?

                          Foster

                          TAA - Chilwell - Cancelo - Livra
                          Salah (c) - Son - Foden - Raph
                          Antonio - Wilson

                          Sanchez - Duffy - Gilmour - Perica

                          1. Bobby Digital
                            • 4 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            Looks great

                          2. BERGKOP
                            • 10 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            Like it a lot. Good luck

                            1. Jet5605
                              • 7 Years
                              7 days, 18 hours ago

                              Cheers pal

                              1. BERGKOP
                                • 10 Years
                                7 days, 18 hours ago

                                Too easy. What were your transfers?

                                1. Jet5605
                                  • 7 Years
                                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                                  I had 2 FT and took a -4 hit.

                                  Rudiger > TAA (Already have Chilwell)
                                  CR7 - Wilson
                                  Townsend > Son

                                  1. BERGKOP
                                    • 10 Years
                                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                                    Solid

                        7. Rabb05
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            2ft.
                            Kane and Gallagher or Son and Benteke?

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

                              I prefer Sonny but absolutely not with Benteke.

                              1. TopBinFc
                                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                                  Agree, maybe Armstrong?

                                  1. BERGKOP
                                    • 10 Years
                                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                                    Yep, agreed. Armstrong

                              2. tommo-uk-
                                • 9 Years
                                7 days, 18 hours ago

                                Kane & Gallagher

                            2. Big Weng
                              • 3 Years
                              7 days, 18 hours ago

                              thoughts on this W/C?

                              Guaita | Foster

                              White | James | TAA | Cancelo | Livra

                              ESR | Raph | Salah | Gallagher | Son

                              Toney | Wilson | Antonio

                              1. Big Weng
                                • 3 Years
                                7 days, 18 hours ago

                                0..5 ITB

                              2. JVALDEZ
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                7 days, 18 hours ago

                                No Jota is crazy

                                1. Big Weng
                                  • 3 Years
                                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                                  How would you get him in?

                                  1. Big Weng
                                    • 3 Years
                                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                                    Wilson > Hwang
                                    Raph > Jota

                                2. TopBinFc
                                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                                    Hardly crazy, been so wasteful and Bobby not out for long

                                3. Hot Toddy
                                  • 3 Years
                                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                                  Good squad, no weak points. Good luck.

                              3. Big Weng
                                • 3 Years
                                7 days, 18 hours ago

                                0.5 ITB

                              4. no kane no pain
                                • 2 Years
                                7 days, 18 hours ago

                                Mount/benrahma/hwang for Smith Rowe who is on the bench..keep on bench or bring him in?

                                Currently playing 4-3-3
                                Defence is cancelo taa Duffy livra

                                1. TopBinFc
                                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                                    Keep on bench but I wouldn't sell

                                2. tibollom
                                  • 5 Years
                                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                                  WC activated.. unsure on a few choices, would appreciate your thoughts..with this i've got 0.2 left in the bank

                                  Guaita Foster
                                  TAA James Cancelo Livra Johnson
                                  Salah(c) Foden Son Gallager/ESR? Raph?
                                  Antonio Wilson Broja

                                  1. CRO KLOPP
                                    • 4 Years
                                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                                    Broja to 4.4 and raph to jota?

                                    1. tibollom
                                      • 5 Years
                                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                                      thanks mate im unfotuantely 0.2 short on that move

                                  2. TopBinFc
                                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                                      Very nice team, not sure about Broja though?

                                      1. tibollom
                                        • 5 Years
                                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                                        thanks, not sure either lol maybe Dennis instead? What about choice btw ESR + Gallager?

                                        1. TopBinFc
                                            7 days, 17 hours ago

                                            Well I think Dennis is more nailed to start, Broja probably third choice after Armstrong and Adams atm. Probably Gallagher but I have neither.

                                    • Mr Ozil
                                      • 6 Years
                                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                                      Which is better?

                                      A- White + Mount > Reguilion + Jota (for Free)
                                      B- Sa’ + Mount > Lloris + Jota/Foden (for Free)

                                      1. TopBinFc
                                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                                          Tough one, maybe A

                                        • vova
                                          • 11 Years
                                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                                          A

                                      2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                                        • 3 Years
                                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                                        Morning fellas, not too sure on what to do with my FT. Any thoughts? Thank you.

                                        0.3 ITB
                                        1 FT

                                        Foster
                                        TAA | Cancelo | Chilwell | Livramento
                                        Foden | Benrahma | Salah
                                        Vardy | A.Armstrong | Antonio

                                        GK: Sánchez | Reguilón | Saka | Sissokho

                                        1. Bobby Digital
                                          • 4 Years
                                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                                          Roll it

                                        2. TopBinFc
                                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                                            Definite roll

                                        3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                                          • 5 Years
                                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                                          Play Hwang or Vardy?

                                          1. Bavarian
                                            • 3 Years
                                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                                            Vardy

                                        4. rnrd
                                          • 7 Years
                                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                                          Does Klopp's declaration on Firmino's fitness influence your decision on bringing Jota in ?

                                          1. TopBinFc
                                              7 days, 18 hours ago

                                              Yes, was going to get him in for Mahrez, dont think I will now