Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 13?

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) looks to be the leading captain candidate once again in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), as Liverpool host Southampton in Gameweek 13, but are there any viable alternatives to the Egyptian?

First, we will assess the fallout of the Gameweek 13 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 sixth successive Gameweek, Mohamed Salah is the leader of the captain poll, this time with a whopping 72.9% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

No other player has garnered more than 10% of votes at this stage, with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) in second place, backed by 5.22%.

A surprise inclusion, Emile Smith Rowe (£5.9m), occupies third level with Harry Kane (£12.2m) on 4.33%, followed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) with 2.69%.

MOHAMED SALAH AND TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD

Salah on target as Liverpool assets prosper at Leeds 3

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)
12Salah (8)Kane (2)Ronaldo (5)


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  1. 824545201
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah, amirite?

  2. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Members only article for this, brilliant

    1. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      lol

  3. CFC1990
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    White to Alonso for free? Can bench Antonio.

    2FTs and 1.2m itb

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo, TAA, Reguillon
    Salah, Raphinha, Foden, Mbeumo
    Toney, Antonio, Kane

    Foster, White, Liveramento, Brownhill

    Many thanks

    1. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I was in a similar boat. and did Antonio >> Jota with my 2fts. and then you can do White > Alonso next gw after the united game

  4. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is it too late for a standard Play up Pompey post?

    1. Herogrows
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Never too late, and sadly lacking recently too!

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Repost sorry

      Guys team
      Sanchez
      Taa Rudiger cancelo white
      Salah foden Jota esr
      Vardy toney
      4.0 antonio livra allan

      0.4itb 1ft

      If foden is fit
      A) save
      B) rudi to james free

      If foden not fit
      A) foden to gallagher free and next week vardy and rudi to Kane James -4
      B) foden and white to Gallagher James -4 and don't get Kane

      1. hitenabler
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        B) Rudi to James

        Same answer if Foden is not fit B) Rudi to James

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A very good morning to you!

    4. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      This is the classic GW when the casuals do simple Chilwell to Alonso or Foden to Jota while we, the calculative, overthinking addicts ignore the straightforward moves and play Foden and/or Antonio.

      You know the ending. More misery.

      1. denial
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I get your point, I'm not sure loads will automatically switch to Alonso. Might take a few weeks.

      2. Herogrows
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Wildcarding and I’ve got Alonso in , does that make me a casual?

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Filthy

            1. Herogrows
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Excellent, I was getting worried I was spending too much of my life thinking about FPL

          2. Indpush
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I'm playing Foden, Jota and Antonio. Ditched Mbeumo and Gray for Jota. Will take me at least two game weeks to get Alonso if by then I want him.

        • My neck my back my Saed Kol…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Who to bench?

          A) Josh King
          B) Antonio
          C) Mbuemo
          D) Havertz

          1. Chris_White
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            D

          2. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            D

          3. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 28 days ago

            B

            Awesome username btw, best pun I've seen here for a while, made me chuckle

            1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Hahaha cheers man. Probably the proudest I’ve ever been

        • unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Gtg? did Antonio >> Jota last night. have 1.2m itb to hopefully do duffy >> Reguillon/Alonso in gw14

          Ramsdale
          Taa James Cancelo --- Duffy Livramento
          Salah Jota Foden Jota Mbeumo
          Kane Toney -- Davies

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yep g2g

        • Chris_White
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Son/Antonio to Gallagher/Kane - worth it?

          Makes me able to do Kane to Ronaldo/Lukaku later on...

          1. unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I wouldnt it..unless you want to captain kane in gw14/15

          2. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Still not worth it

          3. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Worth it, even by -4.

        • Randaxus
            1 month, 28 days ago

            At this rate I would not bet against Salah scoring 38 goals in 38 games a legendary feat that no player has ever achieved.

            1. Randaxus
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I just remembered that he will miss a few games because of AFCON so I will say 1 goal per game he plays is my prediction so 30 in 30 ect.

            2. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              How’s she looking?

              Ramsdale
              TAA Cancelo Duffy
              ESR Foden Bilva Salah Raphinha
              Auba Jiménez

              4.0 Semedo Livramento Scarlet

              2.7m ITB

              1. NABIL - FPL otai
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Intriguing

              2. DAZZ
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I’d play Semedo over Duffy personally.

              3. Randaxus
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  When I get the chance I would sell ESR and Raphinha and buy James and Alonso

                • Chris_White
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Sexy. Love the City mid double up

                • Herogrows
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Love the city double but Auba is going to disappoint ( even this week against Newcastle!!)

                • Mane Mane Mane
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  What’s the best option

                  A) Mendy, James, Rudiger

                  B) Mendy, James, Alonso

                  I know it’s just a case of Alonso or Rudiger but if you see the other chelsea options I have that may change your opinion of who to get. I already have the guarantee of starts for now with Mendy so do I go for another in Rudiger or one with potentially more upside in Alonso?

                  1. Kun Tozser
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Who is your sub keeper?

                    1. Mane Mane Mane
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Foster is my second keeper

                • Norco
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Quick vote?

                  1. Foden > Jota
                  2. Foden > Bilva
                  3. Save and play Foden. Antonio first sub.

                  1. Kun Tozser
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Nice to have a city mid

                • Kun Tozser
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  How’s the WC looking?

                  Ederson
                  Cancelo TAA James Alonso
                  Salah Jota Bilva Gallagher ESR
                  Wilson
                  Foster King Rudiger Antonio

                  1. Norco
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    That is pretty damn tasty

                  2. teneighty
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Strong, but you will have a lot of benching headaches.

                    1. Kun Tozser
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      I can cope with that and prefer transfers for want over need

                    2. teneighty
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      I would probably downgrade one of the forwards to fodder since you'll likely play a 4-4-2 most gameweeks with that backline and midfield.

                      1. Kun Tozser
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        If Foden was fit then he’d be in for Bilva and still have a cushion ITB. King downgrade will no doubt happen and Wilson > Watkins looks good from here in a few

                  3. XX SMICER XX
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Whilst I like it, the benching headache will be frustrating.
                    Great if players are rotated!

                  4. Herogrows
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Better than mine…..(makes transfers….)

                      1. Herogrows
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          I don’t know how it’s come to this but benteke seems to be in everyone of my drafts, it’s only a matter of time before Wilson injured himself again

                          1. Kun Tozser
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Wilson > Watkins GW17 looks good! Hopefully Wilson can last the next few

                    • The Mentaculus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Which midfield combo do you think scores more over the next 7GW:

                      A. Salah Mané Bernardo Gallagher ESR/Bowen (ESR -> Bowen GW16)

                      B. Salah Jota Bernardo Foden Zaha

                      1. King Kun Ta
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        A

                      2. Kun Tozser
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Jota vs Mane is interesting due to price difference

                    • DF Team
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Who to bench?

                      A) Mbeumo
                      B) Antonio
                      C) Edouard

                      1. XX SMICER XX
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Does Edouard start for Palace?

                      2. Kun Tozser
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Will C start?

                      3. The Mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        C as he'll probably cameo

                    • FantasyClub
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Guys do you think Kane will make up a -4 if I do Ronaldo ➡️ Kane -4?

                      I really don’t play/bench 12.4m against CHE when MAN UTD are likely to start/play defensively…

                      1. FantasyClub
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        I think Burnley have conceded most shot or chances…something like that…correct me if I’m wrong

                      2. XX SMICER XX
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Did you watch Spurs last night?

                        1. FantasyClub
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Hahah no I didn’t watch but I heard…they were shocking were they lol

                          1. XX SMICER XX
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Son / Kane have great fixtures and will probably haul soon, just not sure it’s worth a hit when United fixtures are fantastic post Chelsea

                            1. FantasyClub
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Yes Man Utd’s fixtures are going to get good but I think Ronaldo will be managed. And if Fernandez keeps penalties I think I prefer him while saving a lil itb

                              1. Guru Mediation
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Nice idea that I'm playing with too (Bruno over Ronaldo), but would need a serious uptick in form for him. New manager bounce may do it. I'll be very interested in how Rashford is used by new guy too - he may be the one to get

                                1. FantasyClub
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Yes Rashford definitely one to watch but his minutes are worrying. Fernandes still has the stats to back him

                                  1. Guru Mediation
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 28 days ago

                                    Yeah, will be very interesting to see how Rangnick sets them up

                    • winchester
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Hey lads! Have 1.1m itb and 2ft. what would the best moves be here? Cheers.

                      ramsdale
                      taa - cancelo - james
                      salah - raphinha - gallagher - son
                      antonio - vardy - hwang

                      (foster - duffy - livra - luiz)

                      1. Guru Mediation
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        We have very similar teams. I'm getting Jota after the all clear in pressers.
                        So maybe Raph to Jota this week?
                        I'm gonna wait a little bit on Alonso, but also watching Spurs this week too. I may be looking to switch Son and Vardy to Bernardo and Kane if not GW14 then 15 for Norwich.

                        1. winchester
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Cheers mate! yeah raph -> jota sounds interesting. Are we clear on that that raph has not shown the assets for what he's worth? so Jota will play most games, given that firmino is injured, right?

                          thanks those moves come 14/15 sounds very interesting and good.

                      2. XX SMICER XX
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Duffy, Livra to Alonso & cheap playing defender?

                      3. Herogrows
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Can you go hang to benteke for those palace fixtures

                      4. Hazardous1983
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        start rudiger or white, own james

                        1. marcos11
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          White

                      5. marcos11
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Bench one:

                        a) Antonio
                        b) Toney
                        c) Raph
                        d) Alonso
                        e) White

                        1. XX SMICER XX
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          A

                        2. Jafalad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          A although he'll probably score now he is on the bench.

                      6. XX SMICER XX
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        I took an early -4 to bring in Chilwell & James.
                        What to do now:
                        A. Chilwell to Alonso -4
                        B. Hold and do next week (and accept a price drop)

                        Ramsdale
                        TAA Canelo James
                        Salah Raphinha Mbeumo Cornet
                        Aubameyang Watkins Vardy

                        Foster Livramento Brownhill Chilwell

                        1. marcos11
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Wait if you can do next week for free

                          1. XX SMICER XX
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            I can, though was planning on Watkins to Wilson

                        2. Jafalad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          B.

                      7. aapoman
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        1ft and 0.1itb

                        Ramsdale
                        TAA Cancelo James
                        Salah Raphinha Gallagher Mbeumo
                        Kane Antonio Jimenez

                        Foster; Brownhill, Livra, Chilwell*

                        Chilwell -> Alonso the correct move?

                        1. XX SMICER XX
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          That’s the transfer I would do

                      8. Jässi
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        What is the consensus on whether Chilwell survives price drop tonight? Would prefer to transfer him out tomorrow after the deadline as I think -4 might not be worth it now.

                        1. XX SMICER XX
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          I expect him to drop tonight.

                        2. The Mentaculus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Im no expert on fplstats, but seems a long way to go from -44%, no...? But then its no rush for me since I got Chilwell at 5.7

                          1. Indpush
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            But now many managers who haven't made transfers will be making them today so amazed if he doesn't drop. Just keep an eye on the percentage drop later on.

                      9. Drumandbaines123
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Ramsdale
                        Cancelo Chilwell Christensen
                        Salah Son Raphinha Cornet
                        Kane Jimenez Toney

                        Gunn Livramento Williams 4.4
                        0ft 0.0 itb

                        Defence not looking good I know but already made my ft. Wanna bring in Alonso.

                        A. Do nothing. Livra will come on for Chilwell and possibly Williams for Christensen if he doesn't play. Bring in Alonso for Chilwell next week for free.

                        B. Bring in Alonso for Chilwell this week for a -4

                        1. The Mentaculus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          B should pay back real quick if the alternative is Livramento at Anfield

                      10. ajk1211
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Ramsdale (Foster)
                        James TAA Cancelo Duffy (Liv)
                        Foden Mo Gallagher (Townsend, Brownhl)
                        Toney Kane Jimi

                        Worth a -4 to bring in ESR for Townsend and go 343?

                      11. Vertigo
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Alonso still only 7.9% ownership - Chilwell cash being spent elsewhere.

                        £5.6m.

                        Absolute bargain.

                        1. FISSH
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Absolutely not nailed

                          1. Vertigo
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Have they signed a new left-back?

                        2. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          I guess it is being spent on James

                          1. Vertigo
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Yup, plus TAA and Cancelo it seems (which does actually make perfect sense for those that don't already own them).

                            1. The Mentaculus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Yeah I had to take a hit to get TAA back so I'll do Chilwell-> Alonso next GW. Doubt that low ownership will last long (esp when "not nailed" opinion is debunked)

                      12. FISSH
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        I have chillwell and rudiger...

                        Used my transfers already (first time this season I've made an early one... Typical)

                        Do I keep chillwell for one week and play Antonio vs City? Or take a - 4 to get James and bench Antonio...

                        Cheers!

                        1. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Play Antonio

                      13. Mooster©️
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Antonio to Benteke the best transfer?

                        1. Vertigo
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Never thought I'd read those words.

                        2. Herogrows
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            I’ve done it and fairly confident, easy move away if blows up in our face

                        3. Gudjohnsen
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          GTG?


                          TAA, Rudiger, Cancelo
                          Mbuemo, Foden*, Salah (C), Zaha
                          Antonio, Toney, Vardy (VC)

                          Subs: Steer, Chilwell, Gilmour, Livramento