Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 14?

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) looks to be the leading captain candidate once again in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), as Liverpool travel to Goodison Park to take on their city rivals in Gameweek 14.

However, there are other options on the radar too, including Harry Kane (£12.3m), Jamie Vardy (£10.6m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.9m), who has now outscored his Egyptian team-mate in each of his last three outings.

First, we will assess the fallout of the Gameweek 14 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Tuesday’s 18:00 BST deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Mohamed Salah is the leader of the Captain poll for the seventh consecutive Gameweek, with just over 50% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Second-placed Harry Kane has received 14.18% of votes ahead of his home match against Brentford, and should be raring to go having been handed a rest over the weekend.

Jamie Vardy occupies third-place with 7.66%, followed by Callum Wilson (£7.4m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold, with 4.21% and 3.83% respectively.

MOHAMED SALAH AND TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD

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)
13Salah (6)Aubameyang (1)Alexander-Arnold (9)


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  1. aapoman
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Save the ft? 1ft and 0.4itb

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James Chilwell
    Salah Raphinha Gallagher
    Kane Antonio Jimenez

    Foster*; Mbeumo, Livra, Brownhill

    1. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Ooops! Chilwell is Alonso

    2. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Yes. Save

    3. waldo666
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      GTG

    4. Sebbo29
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Defo save

  2. Sebbo29
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Hey guys. No real idea what to do with this lot but have 2 FT so would like to use one of them

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Alonso/Rudiger/TAA (Dias/Livra)
    Salah (C)/Raph/Gallagher/ESR (D. Luiz)
    Kane (VC)/Toney/Antonio

    2 FT, 0.9 ITB

    Normally I'd be tempted by King iso Antonio but WAT have horrible next 2 fixtures and surely I should keep Antonio vs. BRI. I could do something like Foster to McCarthy or Schmeichel and bench Ramsdale but seems a bit meh.

    Any advice folks? Thanks much!

    1. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Dias -> Cancelo and start him over ESR.

    2. waldo666
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      GK transfers are pretty meh more often than not. Do you fancy Cancelo? Maybe a shift from Dias.

      1. Sebbo29
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks guys, yeah that could be the move. Just that tiny problem with the 4 yellows.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          It means we can predict his "rest" if the 5th yellow comes before GW19, and you already have cover anyway

          1. Sebbo29
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            Good point!

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Dias > Cancelo is a no brainer for me.

  3. waldo666
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Bottomed.

    Transfers done and whilst there could be improvement I'm not inclined to take a hit.

    How's the setup, anything you would change?

    Sanchez
    TAA James Cancelo
    Salah (C) Mbeumo Raphinha Jota
    Ronaldo (VC) Antonio King

    (Steele Livramento Gilmour White)

    1. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Hmm starting King vs Chelsea is not ideal but I think the team is fine. No hits needed

      1. waldo666
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers and agree. Had considered starting Livra or Gilmour over him at certain stages.

    2. Sebbo29
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      no hit needed and you never know. King might get a jammy pen

      1. waldo666
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers.

    3. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Gilmour over Livramento for me.

      1. waldo666
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah, probably not a bad shout, Newcastle are pretty awful, cheers.

        1. TopBinFc
            8 months, 17 days ago

            I wouldn't think too much about it as one of James / Cancelo could be rested

    4. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Saka. Keep or sell?

      1. aapoman
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Sell

    5. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      What to do with Mbeumo and Toney? Keep or sell? Got 1.1m itb

      1. aapoman
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Keep for next 3 I think

      2. Sebbo29
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        yeah keep if you have no other fires to put out. Ivan has 2 good fixtures in 15 & 16

    6. dshv
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Play one:

      1. Hwang (will be last match in my team)
      2. Reguilon (just brought him to cover foden))

      1. aapoman
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Reguilon

      2. Sebbo29
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        I'd normally say the forward player but in this case I'd be tempted to play Reg

      3. Bobby_Baggio
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Reg

      4. TopBinFc
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Tough call, you must have a strong team to bench one of these this GW? Likely one will come in anyway as there be alot of rotation I'd imagine

      5. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Save?

        Sanchez (steele)
        Alonso / taa / cancelo (livra / johnson)
        Son / salah / esr / Gallagher (allan)
        Vardy / Antonio/ jimi

        Thanks

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Yes

      6. Bobby_Baggio
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Evening all. Unsure what to do? 2FT & 0.2m ITB. Some help please..

        Sanchez
        TAA - James - Rudiger
        Son - Salah - Raphina - Gallagher
        Vardy - Antonio - Hwang

        Steele - Livramento - White - Brownhill

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Antonio to cheapie and Brownhill to Jota?

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            Hwang and cheapie up top worries me

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 17 days ago

              Livramento and White should be able to cover Hwang plus you will probably downgrade Vardy/Son soon, shouldnt be a problem to upgrade Hwang.

      7. Bishopool
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Would you?

        Foden, Havertz -> Son, Raph (-4pts)

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          You want to bring in Raphinha just before he has Chelsea, City, Arsenal and Liverpool? Not for me, if you had already I'd hold for the two before those but it'll likely be booking in a transfer very soon.

          1. TopBinFc
              8 months, 17 days ago

              Yes, agreed, bad time to but Raph

        2. Igz08
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          A) Toney
          B) Duffy -> Alonso (-4), bench Toney

          1. TopBinFc
              8 months, 17 days ago

              A, wouldn't take a hit this GW

          2. klopptimusprime
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            a) Normann to Gilmour
            b) Foden + Normann to Gilmour + Gundo
            c) Dias to Alonso
            d) Other

            Sanchez
            TAA | Dias | Cancelo | James
            Salah | Jota | Foden*
            Vardy | Antonio | Toney

            Foster | Livramento | Normann* | Brownhill | 2FT + 0.4m

            1. Buck The Trent
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 17 days ago

              Maybe downgrade one of the striker

          3. tinear
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            Sanchez
            TAA James Cancelo
            Salah Jota Raph Gallagher
            Kane Toney Antonio

            Foster Veltman Livra Brownhill
            2ft 0itb

            What should I do with the FT? Planning to keep 1 for next week but no other transfer that I fancy that doesn’t involve 2 ft.

            Maybe Antonio out for someone as ASM for a punt but contemplating myself as he face Brighton next.

            Any suggestions?

          4. JoeJitzu +42
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            A. Alonso and Gundogan
            B. Reguillon and Jota

            1. Buck The Trent
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 17 days ago

              A just

            2. TopBinFc
                8 months, 17 days ago

                Close but B, more nailed at the moment.

            3. Bishopool
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 17 days ago

              Who would you bench. Please choose one. Other 3 will play.

              a) Foden
              b) Havertz
              c) Gallagher
              d) Toney
              e) play all and skip Saka -> Raph transfer 🙂

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 17 days ago

                E (if Foden is fit)

            4. Buck The Trent
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 17 days ago

              Would you do Antonio to Jesus for free ?

              No selling value tied on the former

              1. Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 17 days ago

                Probably not this week.

              2. Bishopool
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 17 days ago

                keep Antionio for now

              3. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 17 days ago

                Could be his turn to get benched

              4. TopBinFc
                  8 months, 17 days ago

                  Nope, dont see the point selling a guaranteed starter for a player that will be rotated regularly

                • Dr Mantis Toboggan
                  • 7 Years
                  8 months, 17 days ago

                  I would rather do Jesus —> Antonio for free.

              5. Mr.K
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 17 days ago

                Is Rudiger to Alonso too sideways or potentially even stupid? I have two FT and 2.6M in the bank and I'm struggling to figure out who to move. I have:

                Foster - Ramsdale
                White - Rudiger - Cancelo - Reguilon - Livramento
                Raphinha - Salah - Jota - Son - Allan
                Toney - Vardy - Broja

                The money I have was supposed to be used to upgrade Vardy into Kane but after his latest performance I think I want to wait with that. Getting TAA is an option but would require upgrading Rudiger or Cancelo and burning my Kane-money so I'm not sure he's worth it.

                Broja is kind of a concern but I don't think I can realistically upgrade him into anyone anywhere near the same cost efficiency so I think I'll just leave him sitting on the bench.

                Raphinha -> Gallagher maybe? Raphinha has some pretty terrible fixtures coming soon.

                1. Mr.K
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 17 days ago

                  As a small addition, I wouldn't want to actually spend more than 0.6M so I can still get Kane if I want to.

                2. TopBinFc
                    8 months, 17 days ago

                    I would prioritize getting TAA or James, although James could be rested.

                    1. TopBinFc
                        8 months, 17 days ago

                        You wouldn't get TAA because of Kane, cant see the logic in that?

                        1. Mr.K
                          • 8 Years
                          8 months, 17 days ago

                          I was convinced to prioritize TAA over Kane.

                    2. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      8 months, 17 days ago

                      allan to gallagher?

                    3. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 months, 17 days ago

                      Kane has been garbage.
                      TAA has been maybe the best player all season after Salah.

                      Not sure why Kane would be prioritized over TAA.
                      Cancelo is awesome. Rudiger is pretty dang good.
                      I’d do Son > Gundo & Reg/Whte/Livra > TAA

                      Might feel boring but the strong back line is worth it to me.

                    4. Dr Mantis Toboggan
                      • 7 Years
                      8 months, 17 days ago

                      I dont know if I would call Vardy —> Kane an upgrade. Hasn’t done anything to make me think he even wants to play at Spurs this season - I am avoiding until I see some form.

                      I would prioritize getting TAA as he might be tbe best value player in the game right now.

                      One of the Watford boys look like an easy fix for Broja but this might not be the best GW for it.

                      Raphina -> Gallagher looks like a good move to help fund TAA without giving up Rudi or Cancelo

                    5. Mr.K
                      • 8 Years
                      8 months, 17 days ago

                      Thanks for your thoughts! You have indeed convinced me to prioritize getting TAA over Kane. I might go with Rogdog_Jimmy's advice and do Son > Gundo & Reg/Whte/Livra > TAA but I'll wait until I've had more coffee before I'll pull the trigger. I'm worried about dropping all Spurs attack in case Conte can actually turn things around with their decent fixtures.

                      1. TopBinFc
                          8 months, 17 days ago

                          Yeah its a tough one, the rest could do spurs good.

                    6. The Mentaculus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 months, 17 days ago

                      In case you missed it - there's a new (semi-unscheduled) episode of FPL Wire up

                    7. tibollom
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 17 days ago

                      Did Foden to Jota already, got 1 FT and 0.5 ITB.. what to do here guys?

                      Guaita
                      TAA James cancelo
                      salah jota son raph ESR
                      antonio wilson

                      foster dennis livra johnson

                      1. Botman and Robben
                        • 5 Years
                        8 months, 17 days ago

                        Roll

                      2. CONNERS
                        • 3 Years
                        8 months, 17 days ago

                        Looks like a save to me.

                      3. TopBinFc
                          8 months, 17 days ago

                          Roll, nice team

                      4. Cammick
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        8 months, 17 days ago

                        Play Smith rowe vs man utd or toney vs spurs ?

                        A Smith rowe
                        B toney

                        1. DavidBW
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          8 months, 17 days ago

                          Toney as he’s on pens

                        2. Eleven Hag
                          • 4 Years
                          8 months, 17 days ago

                          b

                        3. CONNERS
                          • 3 Years
                          8 months, 17 days ago

                          I'd play Toney from those two.

                      5. DavidBW
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        8 months, 17 days ago

                        Are there any press conferences left today?

                      6. CONNERS
                        • 3 Years
                        8 months, 17 days ago

                        Who would you play out of

                        a/ Gilmour (New - A)
                        b/ Livra (LEI - H)
                        c/ ESR (MNU - A)

                        ?

                        1. TopBinFc
                            8 months, 17 days ago

                            B for me, he maybe rested based on yesterdays comments but then you will have someone to come in, ESR

                          • The Units
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            8 months, 17 days ago

                            C

                          • CONNERS
                            • 3 Years
                            8 months, 17 days ago

                            Thanks both.

                        2. The Units
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          8 months, 17 days ago

                          CR7 & broja to King & Watkins?

                          1. TopBinFc
                              8 months, 17 days ago

                              King & Watkins play Chelsea & City? So I think not

                            • Gabbiadini
                              • 5 Years
                              8 months, 17 days ago

                              no.

                            • CONNERS
                              • 3 Years
                              8 months, 17 days ago

                              I think if you've held Ron this long you may as well keep for the upcoming run of green fixtures.

                              Broja to King looks a good move if you can find the funds from elsewhere.

                              1. Gabbiadini
                                • 5 Years
                                8 months, 17 days ago

                                although this week Broja to King, really?

                                If it were me, I would be starting Broja v Leicester, he showed the most against Liverpool between the 3 options.

                          2. Tango74
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            8 months, 17 days ago

                            Morning all

                            Bit worried on rotation. Sorry to bore

                            Alonso or James ?

                            Was alonso that bad ?

                            1. The Units
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 12 Years
                              8 months, 17 days ago

                              James

                            2. Joga Bonito®
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              8 months, 17 days ago

                              James

                          3. andre_c
                            • 3 Years
                            8 months, 17 days ago

                            Raphinha or Mbeumo out for Jota?

                            1. TopBinFc
                                8 months, 17 days ago

                                Mbeumo for now, in 2 weeks Raph

                              • Sterling Archer
                                • 5 Years
                                8 months, 17 days ago

                                Mbeumo,

                                although leeds fixtures turn pretty bad after next 2.

                              • waldo666
                                • 12 Years
                                8 months, 17 days ago

                                Mbeumo

                              • Gabbiadini
                                • 5 Years
                                8 months, 17 days ago

                                short term mbuemo, longer term raphinha. mbeumo I'm considering holding until gw19.

                              • Joga Bonito®
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                8 months, 17 days ago

                                Mbeumo

                            2. jason_ni
                              • 6 Years
                              8 months, 17 days ago

                              I've captained salah in all but 3 gws, and it always back fires when I move it off him.

                              Those 3 gws have cost me a combined 37 points. (In 2 of those my picks got 1 and 2 points)

                              I'm starting to doubt moving it to Kane for this gw!

                              1. TopBinFc
                                  8 months, 17 days ago

                                  I wouldn't, Spurs have been poor, Pool have been awesome going forward

                                • CONNERS
                                  • 3 Years
                                  8 months, 17 days ago

                                  In some ways I'm looking forward to AFCON for this reason.

                                  Moved the captaincy off him once this season - the United away game.

                                  Say no more.

                                  1. TopBinFc
                                      8 months, 17 days ago

                                      Yeah totally agree, much more fun when there are more options for captain

                                    • jason_ni
                                      • 6 Years
                                      8 months, 17 days ago

                                      Yep, that was one of the gws for me lol.

                                      I think that one was about a 500k rank drop, and I've only just clawed those ranks back this gw!

                                      But if I can't capt kane at home to a leaky Brentford, whats point of having him!?

                                • Gunnerssss
                                  • 5 Years
                                  8 months, 17 days ago

                                  sanchez
                                  taa alonso cancelo
                                  salah esr bsilva gallagher
                                  kane antonio toney

                                  subs steele tierney rice livra

                                  save FT?

                                  1. Gabbiadini
                                    • 5 Years
                                    8 months, 17 days ago

                                    how much itb?
                                    I'd be trading out Rice, either down to a 4.4 or up. Waste of a selection.

                                    1. Gunnerssss
                                      • 5 Years
                                      8 months, 17 days ago

                                      0.6. but i dont think he is necessary to be change etc.

                                  2. Disturbed
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    8 months, 17 days ago

                                    Love it. Finally someone else with no James or Jota.

                                    1. Gabbiadini
                                      • 5 Years
                                      8 months, 17 days ago

                                      they are two of the best value selections in the game.

                                      1. Disturbed
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        8 months, 17 days ago

                                        I know but I can’t seem to get them in for some reason

                                • jackruet
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  8 months, 17 days ago

                                  Prepare for a lot of rotation. Reece james, cancelo, foden e.t.c will be a hige rotation headache ahead

                                  1. Gabbiadini
                                    • 5 Years
                                    8 months, 17 days ago

                                    let's see.
                                    Chelsea are depleted at fullback and Cancelo is on his 4th YC, which to me almost helps his rotation risk.
                                    You play him, he picks up his 5th YC and then he gets his rest. Maybe not but this would be logical should he be fit to play.

                                • Joga Bonito®
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  8 months, 17 days ago

                                  Sanchez

                                  TAA James Cancelo

                                  Mbeumo Gundogan Salah Jota

                                  Armstrong Antonio Ronaldo

                                  Steele Livra Williams Allen

                                  0.1 ITB

                                  What to do? I’m tempted for the Ron > Kane after his rest but it’s very short term

                                • DF Team
                                  • 5 Years
                                  8 months, 17 days ago

                                  Exact money to do Coady and Edouard to Cancelo and Broja for -4. Yes/No?

                                  1. Joga Bonito®
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    8 months, 17 days ago

                                    If Coady is on your bench at the mo I don’t mind it but Broja’s minutes are a concern

                                  2. TopBinFc
                                      8 months, 17 days ago

                                      Nope, Wolves have nice fixture and Cancelo could get rest. I'd move coady after this GW

                                    • Gabbiadini
                                      • 5 Years
                                      8 months, 17 days ago

                                      Coady's fixtures are about to turn so yes, I would approve.
                                      There is an argument as to whether Broja is worth it over a 4.4 but as a Saints fan, I am of the opinion that he should start.

                                      1. Gabbiadini
                                        • 5 Years
                                        8 months, 17 days ago

                                        However, I'd do this next week for free*

                                    • Pompel
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      8 months, 17 days ago

                                      Not this week, no. Cancelo might be rested

                                  3. Andrew Garfield
                                    • 5 Years
                                    8 months, 17 days ago

                                    Have a nice day!!
                                    should I do ?
                                    1. Gray-->ESR
                                    2. Gray-->Jame (Already own Raphinha)
                                    3. Keep him Bench

                                    Thanks

                                    1. CONNERS
                                      • 3 Years
                                      8 months, 17 days ago

                                      Assuming you mean James from Leeds, that's a definite no.

                                      I would get ESR but doubt he'll get much this week.

                                      1. Andrew Garfield
                                        • 5 Years
                                        8 months, 17 days ago

                                        Oh thanks..