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. RAMZES666
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Sa (Foster)
    TAA Cancelo James Rudiger (Livra)
    Salah(C) Jota Foden Gallagher (McArthur)
    Vardy Jimenez (King)

    Good to go? King first off the bench if Foden is out.

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Yup

  2. PukkiBlinder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Bench
    A-Toney (v tot)
    B- Rudiger (v wat)
    C- ESR (v man)

    1. PukkiBlinder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      edit: I have James

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      No way you can bench Rudiger against Watford. Would bench ESR.

      1. leeboy104
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Exactly this

  3. Vjm6891
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    The obvious thing to do is Foden to Jota, but a derby game anything can happen.......

    I think I'm going to risk and save my transfer this week

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      don't think that's a huge risk - Foden could easily play and outscore Jota.
      I'd want both - and wouldn't be sacrificing one for the other at this stage.

    2. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      as long as you have the bench to cover and price changes don't impact

      opposite for me so i'm switching.

  4. leeboy104
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Sanchez
    Cancelo Coady TAA Livra
    Bernardo Salah Jota Son
    Vardy Toney

    Steele White Sissoko Scarlett
    2FT 0.3 ITB

    Any advice? Don't want to burn a FT but can't see anything obvious or easy.

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Good squad - if you can't think of anything else I'd do Sissoko > Gilmour maybe.

    2. Vjm6891
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Could change Scarlett to a 4.4 striker to free up 0.1

      Main team looks fine to me

  5. SouthCoastSaint
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Would you do:

    A) saka to Maddison for free
    B) saka and semedo to lamptey and gundogan -4

    Semedos fixtures turn and lamptey has looked great. Think gundog could profit from the mad fixture list with all the injuries around him. Thoughts?

    Or

    C) HOLD!

    1. leeboy104
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'd hold. Maddison has had one good game, need to see more before pulling trigger. Semedo has one good final fixture vs Burnley so I'd give him that before moving him on. Having 2 FT can be so useful obviously.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        This. Watford's "defending" yesterday was abysmal, Troost Ekong's mistake for Maddison's goal was astonishing with other mistakes for the next two goals too are ones I wouldn't expect regularly from any decent side.

  6. Bookkeeper
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    FPL statistics site down?

    1. ToffeePot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      is down for me too

    2. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Can get to it here ... http://217.194.223.2/

  7. Fergymac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Have 2 FTs

    a) White and Foden to Alonso and Maddison
    b) Foden to Jota and save FT

    1. leeboy104
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'd go with B. Need more than one game from Maddison before getting him in. Having 2 FT can be so useful too.

  8. ToffeePot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone know what's up with fplstatistics.co.uk?

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Try if you can view it under cached

      1. ToffeePot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        no joy with that unfortunately

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Could be more traffic than it can handle

      Pretty rare for the site though. Let's check back in an hour

      1. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Get in direct by IP http://217.194.223.2/

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Ah, I see. Thanks! 🙂

        2. ToffeePot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 9 days ago

          that worked thanks

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      DNS issue, try 217.194.223.2

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      DNS issue fixed, I think

      Site's back the usual way now

  9. FPL_Crisis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Jumping the gun of course, but I wonder if AFCON could potentially be at risk given the latest covid omicron originating from Africa?
    Not meant to be controversial or political, just purely a post about fpl impact.

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Really good point. Though you’d think with cash involved they just move to empty stadiums again

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        already been postponed once right?

        Was originally scheduled for Ivory Coast but moved to Cameroon this time around.

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Fair call.

    3. DycheDycheBaby
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      That's a fair point. Will be interesting to see what happens.

  10. FantasyClub
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Hey guys thanks all for replying to my earlier question of King or Dennis!

    Last question regarding this please…

    Toney & Duffy ➡️ Dennis & Alonso ?

    Or

    Toney & Livra ➡️ King & Alonso

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      a

      1. FantasyClub
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        You think Dennis will be fit?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Not sure, sorry.
          Maybe the other option then otherwise just use your first sub.

  11. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Will WC gw16, so for the next 2 gws get whom, townsend to:

    A) cornet
    B) moura
    C) gallagher.

  12. winchester
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Have 2ft and 1.2m itb. raph solid fixtures next two, worth keeping?

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

    (foster - duffy - livra - gilmour)

    a) raph -> jota
    b) duffy -> reguilon/lamptey
    c) duffy+raph -> lamptey+jota

  13. wagner is king
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    who to bench please?

    vardy (saints (A) (might be rested)
    Toney (spurs (A)
    Gallagher (leeds (A)
    Antonio (Brighton (H)
    raphinia ( Palace (H)

    1. Eastman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Gallagher. Vardy if you don’t think he starts but I think Vardy will but could be wrong. Just got 2 goals and will be hungry for more.

      1. leeboy104
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Even if Vardy only plays 20 minutes or so I'd still want him in.

  14. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Best keeper from GW15 to 19?

    1. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Ederson

    2. SouthCoastSaint
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      De gea

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers!

  15. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Should i start Toney?

    Sanchez
    Rudiger-James-Taa-Cancelo
    Raphinha-Salah-Gundogan-Jota
    Antonio-Jimenez

    Steele Toney-Coady-Brownhill

    1. Eastman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Think that’s about right.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        cheers

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      He will probably come on don’t worry

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        One goal will be fine.

  16. dshv
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Play one:

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

    1. winchester
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      probably 2. hwang hasn't returned lately

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Nor has he even had a shot

  17. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Any suggestions on how to get in Jota? Would have to be for a hit.

    Sanchez
    Taa cancelo rudiger
    Salah bilva raph Gallagher esr
    Kane Antonio

    Foster chilwell omo Scarlett

    1ft. 0.1m itb

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'd suggest running the gauntlet, roll transfer and look to use 2FT with chilwell. Problem you have is that current bench is pretty bad for any rotation coverage. Or just do the moves now for -4

      Some ideas
      Chilwell to Livra (still decent fixtures and excellent cover) or Reg if you rate Spurs defence
      Raph or ESR to Jota

      Antonio could be an option but might want him back soon.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers mate. Don’t think I can afford to roll ft with no bench and rotation possible. Only way seems to be chilwell and raph > Liv and Jota. Not sure if it’s worth a hit tbh. It’s either that or just chilwell > Alonso and risk going Jota-less.

  18. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Guaita, Foster
    Rudiger, TAA, Cancelo, Livra, Manquillo
    Salah, Son, Raphinha, Mbeumo, Brownhill
    Vardy, Antonio, Toney

    2FTs, 0itb -- Antonio, Mbeumo > King, Jota?

  19. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Best move from these? 1FT.

    A Mbeumo/Chilwell -> Jota/4.9
    B Raph/Chilwell -> Jota/Alonso
    C Chilwell -> Alonso

    Sanchez
    TAA James Cancelo
    Salah Raphinha ESR Gallagher Mbeumo
    Kane Antonio

    Steele Dennis Livra Chilwell

  20. Bookkeeper
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    What time is price change

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      1hr 15, approx.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        apologies, this is not correct, see below.

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      1 hour 40 minutes from now

  21. Tross007
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Højbjerg or Rodri?

    1. Dr Mantis Toboggan
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Wouldnt touch either.

  22. SIDHU_MOOSE_WALA
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Tierney to (0,7m itb)
    A) White 4,4m
    B) Tomiyasu 4,6m
    C) Walker
    D) Toney & Tierney --> Denis & Cancelo (-4)
    E) ?

    Current: tierney, rudiger, james, reguilon, livramento

  23. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Are there more price rises this year? I can’t remember my TV being this high at this stage of the season (105.6m) but my rank has been a lot higher at this stage.

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Not entirely sure personally, but that's quite the impressive TV, how many hits have you taken out of interest?
      I am at 104.6.

    2. Dr Mantis Toboggan
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I think so.

      Perfect storm with a lot of premium defenders & mid-priced midfielders performing well above their price, combined with less expensive options scoring well enough to be worth the money

  24. dshv
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Hwang to king???

    1. Dr Mantis Toboggan
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Yes. I would do it next GW though

  25. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    What would you do?

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo - James - TAA
    Salah (c) - Jota - Raphinha - Saka*
    Antonio - Jimenez - Vardy

    (Foster) (Livramento, Williams, Brownhill)

    1.1m - 2FT

    Haven't been paying attention to fpl the last few works over work. Just looking for some ideas

    1. SIDHU_MOOSE_WALA
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Already a good team, maybe try to upgrade bench

    2. leeboy104
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Saka to Bernardo or Gundog depending on preference.

  26. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Alonso or James? Money no object.

    I'm wary of a James rest, but also Alonso got subbed on 77 mins. (match fitness?)

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A rest for most of the top performers seems inevitable.
      Prefer it now when it's half expected.

      James over Alonso if money no object

  27. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Projecting slightly here but with Chelsea going to blank, GW24&25, what are people going to do with an asset like R James?
    Personally, I bought him at 5.6, so a lot of $ tied up and he is still rising.

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I needed a reason to sell for their tough run

      I've got one now. Time for the likes of Lamptey, Pereira, Johnson, and 3 ATB

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Maybe even Robbo, with Salah gone for AFCON

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Apart from Liverpool and Man City where's the tough run?

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Exactly that. Just two games, so not enough for me to sell

          Now I can. That's the point 😀

          Buy back as soon as they're back

          1. waldo666
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            No as easy as that if you happen to have to buy back at 0.5 more than you sold.

            1. waldo666
              • 11 Years
              7 months, 9 days ago

              *Not

            2. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 9 days ago

              correct.

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 9 days ago

                however, how much could he drop? that's the other side to it and whether it may be reasonable.

            3. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 9 days ago

              Prices change quickly this season

              See Antonio by GW18

          2. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Yeh, even that's difficult though with his attacking threat.
            Will be interesting.

    2. isthoralive
        7 months, 9 days ago

        It’s a long ways away for now, wouldn’t be too worried. Plenty of injuries and fires to put out before

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Yes, although, this is after GW20 so the x2 WC does come into it.

      • waldo666
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Way too early to even think about for mine. Will very much depend on the rest of your team at the time, value will come into it as you say. If you have decent bench option those two weeks it might be an easy hold. Thing is, most are probably going to have multiple Chelsea assets to deal with.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Yes, I only have one Chelsea defender, R James.
          Those with two may look to the WC but yes.

    3. Bleh
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Risky going with this team with the likes of Dennis a doubt and James being rested?

      Sanchez
      James, TAA, Cancelo
      Salah, Son, Gallagher, Jota
      Dennis, Antonio, Vardy

      (Steele, Livramento, Duffy, Allan)
      1 FT, 0.2 ITB

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Can't live in fear 🙂
        Last time I thought James was at risk of being benched he scored 21 points (different circumstance of course)

        Has Duffy lost his place? 1 or 2 subs probably enough. If Vardy out too then i'd probably just cop it on the chin. Taking extra hits for the sake of it not worth it

        1. Bleh
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Thanks, didn’t even know about Vardy until you mentioned it! I am so screwed 🙂

          Could do Duffy > White for free, but then Arsenal are away to United so probably not the best week for it…

          1. FPL_Crisis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            At least white would give you a reliable bench cover for future weeks and he’s nailed for them

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Also throw in BR's comments about managing Vardy when he can play Daka

        1. Bleh
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          I know, just saw! Who would’ve thought… Vardy, the pensioner.

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Looking to take a hit to bring in Alonso. Who to downgrade?

      A. Duffy and Mbeumo to Alonso and Gilmour (-4)
      B. Duffy and Toney to Alonso and King (-4)

      Leaning towards A since Watford/King has CHE and MCI next. I can upgrade Brownhill later when I get funds.

      1FT 1.2TB
      Ramsdale
      TAA Cancelo James Duffy
      Salah Foden Raphinha
      Kane Toney Antonio
      (Foster Mbeumo Livramento Brownhill)

      1. leeboy104
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        I'd consider rolling the FT and doing it with 2 FT next GW.

    5. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Roll FT? 0.5 ITB

      Ramsdale
      TAA - Cancelo - James - Alonso
      Salah (c) - Jota - Raphinha
      Kane - Antonio - Hwang

      (Foster; Mbeumo, Livra, Brownhill)

      1. leeboy104
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Easy hold IMO.

      2. isthoralive
          7 months, 9 days ago

          I would unless you wanted to upgrade Mbuemo to ESR/Gallagher

        • Dr Mantis Toboggan
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Hold. Team looks good and there is likely to be more rotation worries thrown at us next GW