Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 33+?

Fantasy Premier League managers must decide between the best options at Manchester United and Liverpool for the Gameweek 33+ captaincy.

The two clubs come into this next round of action atop the popularity charts for the armband, but there is still plenty to decipher when picking the right skipper.

As ever, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you do that with data comparisons of each candidate’s statistical form, as well as that of their upcoming opposition’s defences.

As this article uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can read it in full.

Captain Poll

So soon after letting down his followers in the 3-0 win over Sheffield United, Bruno Fernandes (£8.8m) is back at the top of the captain poll once again.

A blistering double-figure haul in Gameweek 32+ has handed the Manchester United man 34.5% of the vote this week.

Despite that Gameweek 31+ blank, the Portuguese midfielder has a remarkably consistent record since joining the Red Devils. In eight Premier League appearances, Fernandes has already racked up five goals, three assists and, as far as we know, retains control of the club’s penalties.

An unfortunate blank at Manchester City on Thursday night was not enough to stop the support of Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) for the Gameweek 33+ captaincy.

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The Egyptian was denied early by Ederson (£6.0m) and the post as Liverpool crashed to a 4-0 defeat, a result that 19.5% of our voters are convinced will produce a fierce backlash when Aston Villa come to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Indeed, Salah is a reliable asset at home, averaging 10 points per game in his last six league matches there. An improved Aston Villa defence stands in his way for Gameweek 33+, but Dean Smith’s men have only kept one clean sheet since they tightened things up.

Solid returns in their last home match are enough for Anthony Martial (£8.2m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) to act as differential options for the captaincy in this poll.

The Frenchman scored a hat-trick against Sheffield United, 10.5% of the voters reading more into that than his Gameweek 32+ shotless blank at Brighton.

Meanwhile, Rashford’s midweek two-pointer has done little to weaken the resolve of the 8.6% backing the England international, who registered two assists in his last home outing.

Despite coming into a Gameweek 33+ meeting with Crystal Palace devoid of form, Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) completes the top-five but is unlikely to play a huge part in the debate. He has two goals since Gameweek 19 and is backed by just 4.1% of our voters.

Kevin De Bruyne‘s (£10.7m) latest world-class performance has not been enough to allow him entry into the top-five for the latest captaincy popularity contest, perhaps on account of playing 90 minutes against Liverpool, and a quick turnaround before the Southampton game.

Those interested in the Liverpool attack do seem to be presented with an opportunity for serious gains if the performance of Sadio Mané (£12.5m) in this poll is anything to go by. Just 2.7% of our voters have backed him for the Gameweek 33+ armband.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), Mason Greenwood (£4.4m), Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.1m) are the only other options backed by more than 1%.

Player statistics – Last four matches

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 32+

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  1. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Pope
    TAA Fernandez AWB
    Salah(c) Bruno(vc) KDB Pulisic ASM
    Rashford Ings

    If anyone cares this is the FPL Scout selection. Ings is an interesting pick

    1. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Ings a very weird one, he has been in good form but so have city...

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Ings is a little bit like Vardy imo.. Can score big against any team.

        1. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          But if you had the choice of all forwards this week would you go for him?

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            *all forwards up to 7.3ish
            Yes, I would

            1. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Haha I think they can save money elsewhere in that team, Danny is lethal though and will probably prove me wrong 🙂

    2. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Ings is surprising, cheers

    3. Fit_to_drop
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If Salah gets a cameo, or gets hauled on 60 (he tends to score a share of goals late) that Captaincy could backfire.

  2. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Might as well post my team, plan is to play Connolly if we get early team news he is playing, if not will play Egan.

    I'm doing rubbish at 250k would you gamble on mahrez cap or go for obvious pick Salah?

    Hendo
    Trent Doc AWB
    Salah KDB Mahrez Fernandes
    rashford Jimmy Connolly

    Leno*, Egan, Lascelles*, Guendouzi

  3. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Does bench order look OK if KDB should be rested?- (Captaincy undecided but reading article makes me think Martial)

    Pope
    TAA Maguire Doherty
    Salah KDB Martial (c) Mahrez Bruno
    DCL Jimenez

    Martinez Nketieh Aurier Fernandez

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Solid, g2g

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yep

    3. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Hmmm I think I would have Fernandez bench spot 1, but otherwise team looks lovely

  4. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Bottomed 🙁

    Really stuck what to do here, what are your thoughts on the below, please chaps

    DDG - (fodder)
    TAA - Aurier - Doherty - (Lascelles - Holgate)
    Mane - Pulisic - Fernandes - KDB - (*Guendouzi*)
    *DCL* - Jimi - Rashford

    Guendouzi, DCL > Mahrez, Connolly -4?

  5. LIARS POKER
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Assuming Lascelles is fit which 2 defenders would you start?

    A) Lascelles (WHU)
    B) Robinson (bur)
    C) Saiss (ARS)

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Robinson - Burnley without their 2 main strikers have only scored twice since GW30+.
      Lascelles- Hammers weaker attack than Arsenal.

      1. LIARS POKER
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks that's what i'm on currently

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      AB

  6. *Reformed-Character*
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Pick one for final united spot Bruno,Maguire and.....
    A) Martial
    B) Rash

    Thoughts?!

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I like rash, but the majority say martial!

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Mahrez or Martial?

    Foden or ASM?

    Can’t. De. Side. 🙂

    1. *Reformed-Character*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      tough one - I think Martial and Foden but its a coinflip..

    2. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Mahrez and ASM

  8. dr.No88
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Hello
    Triple Captain

    1.Fernandes
    2. Martial
    3. Salah

    1. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      1 or 2, if you have to

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      3

    3. *Reformed-Character*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      so close - If you know salah plays 90 its him all day.

      I think martial will get more chances than bruno..

  9. Gooner97
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Play 1:

    A) Aurier (EVE)
    B) Lascelles (WHU)
    C) Justin (CRY)

    1. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Aurier

      1. Gooner97
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I'm also starting Saiss

    2. *Reformed-Character*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      you are relying on attacking points from A i think.

      B best CS opportunity

      1. Gooner97
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Do you think Leicester will coincede?

  10. Smokey_Lowkey
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is KDB, Son - > Mahrez, Salah worth it for a - 4?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      .Dont.Sell.KDB.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Is that not the no.1 rule of fpl this season??

        1. *Reformed-Character*
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          *Every* Season

        2. Smokey_Lowkey
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Understood! I just have a feeling KDB will be rested against Saints and Mahrez will have a field day (as will Salah).

          Hmmph!

    2. YuvalFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      selling KDB for a hit is borderline psychotic

  11. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    This article has weirdly made me want to captain Martial over Salah, Fernandes and Pulisic. Anyone else tempted?

    I'll probably stick with Mo tho idk

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Klopps comments make me think that pool are gunning for blood!

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        My thoughts exactly tbh. Why i've chosen Mo in the first place, just got him in as an Auba replacement

      2. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        yeah this, Salah was close to scoring v City and villa are still very poor

  12. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who to start alongside Doherty:

    A) Saiss
    B) Lascelles

    1. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm on A

    2. *Reformed-Character*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B for me.

      CS potential higher

  13. YuvalFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    WC & BB finally done... ✅

    What do we think?

    Martinez
    TAA | AWB | Doherty
    KDB | Salah | Mahrez | Pulisic | Fernandes
    Jimenez | Rashford

    McCarthy | C.Taylor | Kiko Femenia | Nketiah

    £0.0 to spare.

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      cant bb if wc

      1. YuvalFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        my bad... WC this week, BB next week.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Brill

      1. YuvalFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        thanks!

  14. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Amazed by Bruno's captaincy %

    I expect it to be tough game tbh

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Agreed think Bournemouth will be up for it

  15. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Have to buy one? Salah or Mane?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Salah

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      The golden boot guy

    3. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Mo

  16. Bicks
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I have a 20 point-ish mini league advantage and two free transfers.

    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu saiss
    Salah KDB Bergwijn fernandes
    Ings Jimenez Rashford

    Martin, Kiko, Holgate, Davis

    My rival has Martial which is worrying me and I want him against Bournemouth.

    Tempted to do a -4 for:

    TAA, Bergwijn, Jimenez out
    Christensen, Martial, Jesus.

    I think Jesus will haul soon. I don’t really have a way of getting Martial in without getting rid of Trent! Thoughts? My suggestion seems a little out of the box

  17. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    1) Lamptey or Robinson? Need a starter for this week and hopefully a sub option that can guarantee game time

    2) Salah/DCL or Mahrez/Jesus

    3) Aurier/Martial (-4) or Lamptey/Rashford

  18. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Am I G2G? Used my 2FT

    0FT 3.3itb
    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Lascelles
    Salah (C), KDB, Mahrez, Bruno
    Rash, Jimi, Greenwood
    (Martin) (Kiko, Guendo, Simpson)

    Considered getting Pulisic for Guendo for -4 but I’d have a benching headache so hoping for the best!

  19. Link
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who scores more until seasons end Greenwood or ASM?

    1. YuvalFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      finger in the air... probably ASM purely for minutes.

  20. D.Glynn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Benching help needed please.
    Bench one
    A) Lascelles
    B) Aurier
    C) Greenwood

    1. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

  21. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Willian or Pulisic?

    1. YuvalFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Captain America IMO

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Willian on pens tho?

    2. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Pulisic

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Pulisic

    4. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Pulisic for me, Willian has had 2 pens which has helped him and pulisic looking more dangerous from open play.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        That's what is making edge to willian but pretty unanimous on here for Pulisic

        1. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          If jorginho starts will willian still take pens? that's a question for me, and they wont win a pen every single week. They don't have wilfried zaha from 2 season ago in the squad!

  22. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Bench order please:

    A) DCL (tot)
    B) Aurier (EVE)
    C) Fernandez (WHU)

    1. MrFrodo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      as you have it. ABC

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      ABC

    3. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Who are you playing instead of A and B?

  23. Fletch365
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    GTG? or would you do barnes > willian/pulisic for -4

    Pope (Martinez)
    Aurier TAA Doherty (Lund Robinson)
    KDB Foden Salah (C) Fernandes (Barnes)
    Rash Greenwood Jiminez

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      who would you bench if you did it?

      1. Fletch365
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Probably greenwood

  24. Me Spurs
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    James of Chelsea is he injured or just out of favour? Looking for a cheap route into Chelsea def on free hit

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Azpilicueta playing the same position and he is our captain.

      1. Me Spurs
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Will azp not move to left back with Alonso being poor v hammers..

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          That is a possibility but only guesswork

  25. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone else on Mahrez (C)?

    1. Larkin
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Tempting..

    2. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah but I don't think I will be brave enough. Will end up on Salah as usual.

  26. Larkin
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Mahrez and Rashford or Jesus and Marital?

    1. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      First two

  27. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Should I start Foden or DCL?.

    1. MrFrodo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Foden

  28. M.I.A.
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Thoughts on playing 2 Wolves defenders this week?

    Other option is playing just the 1 and either DCL, Ayew or Lascelles.

    1. Larkin
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd go DCL. Spurs looked wobbly as hell at the back.

  29. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Krul or Ryan?

  30. Sotamendi84
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    buys creswell or gomez?

    1. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Neither