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Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 14

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 14

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 14

Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 14.  I thought I’d keep it short ‘n’ sweet and offer you four clear candidates and four differentials. Without further ado, let’s have a look at the latter:

Theresa May:

(photo by Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images)

Pro: Brexit; Currently (notional) captain of the Blues. Runs round, slightly crazily, in circles.

Cons: (ervative); possibility she may longer be in play by the time GW14 comes around. Those circles will become ever decreasing and eventually result in a comical self-collision.

Captain Mainwaring:

(Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Pros: The rotund captain was probably fitter in his middle age than 98.8% of the current population of the UK. Has Wilson and Fraser to call upon.

Cons: In spite of his relative fitness, is unlikely to last 90 minutes; 98.8 seconds of ill-humoured huff and puff may be the best you get.

John Keating:

Pros: Only answers to Whitman’s O Captain! / my Captain! If that’s not a ready made captain then I’m J. Alfred Prufrock.

Cons: Tendency to fall foul of conservative organisations, so may not get on with the FA.

Skippy the bush kangaroo:

Pros: Bouncing in at number 4, Skips is the fittest of this quartet; ‘Skippy’ sounds a bit like ‘skipper’.

Cons: last seen on British TV in the early 1970s. I’m not sure what the average life expectancy of a kangaroo is, but Skippy may be quite elderly now.

Less fancifully, perhaps, here are four more candidates:

Eden Hazard

(Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Pros: Home game versus one of the league’s worst sides. Certainly its most generous, in terms of a leaky defence. On paper it seems an easy decision, one where I’d say don’t overthink it, just do it. However…

Cons: Recent returns and the ankle injury have made owners edgy, reflected in >50k transfers out at time of writing: probably a straight swap with Sterling. Talk of the Ranieri bounce largely irrelevant now and the word ‘bounce’ has already been covered in this article.

Mo Salah

(Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Pros: The prattle of his being a one-season wonder has drifted away in the aether. Getting back to his consistent self as Liverpool motor(ik) on.

Cons: Lack of BPS can be frustrating (judging by the yells of rage on the comments’ board).


(Photo by Tom Flathers/Man City via Getty Images)

Pros: Home game against a side unlikely to park the bus. Man City comfortably in the lead amongst sides creating big chances.

Cons: As discussed last week, the new hair-do brings out his inner Leland Palmer. Seldom gets 90 minutes. But does that matter?

Raheem Sterling

(Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Pros: Something of a differential in terms of ownership, though not for much longer given the numbers bringing him in. Monstrously good form. And see the pros for Aguero above.

Cons: Naysayers may whisper the word ‘rotation’, causing mass Xanax chomping. But don’t worry, and don’t live on the raw edge of imminent nervous collapse. Just make sure your vice-captain isn’t your goalkeeper.

*I prepared a fair amount of this before Hazard keeled over. I have no idea how bad his injury is. Haz spoke some plucky words about it. It seems fair to mention the ones who got away from the article, namely Mane and Vardy. But I suspect most people will be on Salah or one of the City players anyway, unless Hazard is OK.

Best of luck.

Thanks for reading Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 14. This article was written by Kralin.




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  1. 1
    inittowinit says:


    Kralin takes us on a nostalgic tour of the past weeks (non-FPL related!) comments and then pauses (briefly) to give us some actual captaincy contenders. Many thanks Sir, brilliant work.

  2. 2
    Gavy says:

    Good read Kralin, 3 of your 4 are in my team. However I am a bit worried with it. Any tips would be great. 3 in the yellow. Only 2 of my bench players will start. 1ft and 1.5m itb.

    Is haz to sterling my best bet if he’s not going to play?
    Also was kun playing 90mins something to worry about?

    • 2.1
      Kralin says:

      Thanks Gavy.

      The City situation has been a minefield the last couple of seasons (at least). Nothing is certain and we have to be reconciled to that. Re Aguero, everyone’s got him so I’d be very relaxed. Hopefully he’ll play.

      I don’t have Hazard so it’s not a problem I have. It’s harder to offer an opinion. For me it’s more do I move Kun on for Kane in a week or two. If I do that then Silva or Sane are more appealing than Sterling.

      Like you I have Arnie so will be waiting until the press conference(s). Let’s hope Liverpool get through tomorrow ok.

      If all your players come through unscathed and are given a clean bill of health later in the week then you have a good side going into this GW.

  3. 3
    inittowinit says:

    How are we all doing in the CL? 45 here, 5 points exiting stage left tomorrow I think. Guessing there will be some good scores in the Tadic camp.

  4. 5
    GentleBenAKA says:

    Any idea what to do with this motley crew? 1FT 1.2ITB.

    • 5.1
      Kralin says:

      Like me you still have Mendy languishing in the cells. I may shift him for one of the Brighton defenders, as and when. Or one of the cheapo West Ham ones, not that their defensive chops are strong at the moment.

      If ever there was a side (like a lot of our sides) that needs to be put on hold until the press conferences, it’s this one. Almost impossible to know what to suggest. If everyone’s fit then it’s a good team for this GW. But if Hazard is out then you have to make a biggish call there – Sterling, or a cheaper City mid; the latter comes into play if you like the cut of Kane’s jib.

  5. 6
    Zed Leppelin says:

    It’s the Kangaroo for me this week!! Unless I start recycling and reuse Aguero, he got the goal last night and after that suddenly started shouting from everywhere! Confidence is a key factor in football!

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