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+

934 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Which duo is better-

    A. Saiss, Greenwood in a 3-4-3 set up

    B. Maguire, Lascelles/Taylor (rotation) in a 4-4-2 set up

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Reply fail. Please help out guys.

  2. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Mane > Salah for a -4, or hold?

    1. MrFrodo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      hold

    2. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hold

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Risky, could backfire!

    4. M.I.A.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hold

    5. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      stick with the one you have, sideways move never seem to work out in my experience.

    6. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      hold

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

    Captain Martial or Manhrez

    1. MrFrodo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Martial

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Martial

    3. M.I.A.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Martial

    4. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Martial

  4. MrFrodo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I’m on a freehit this week. Who is the weakest in my starting 11?

    Schmeichel
    TAA, VVD, Azpilicueta,
    Pulisic, Salah, Martial, Mahrez, Fernandes (C)
    Jiménez, Giroud

    Thanks

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      giroud

    2. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Giroud - I would find a way of tripling on United. Downgrade VVD or Azpi to make Giroud Rashford? Or Greenwood? Or just Azpi to Maguire/AWB

      1. MrFrodo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks i'll do some tinkering...

  5. PascalCygan
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hi, what’s the best option here please?

    Have 2FT, 0.1ITB

    A) Son to Willian/Pulisic
    B) Son & Guendouzi to Willian/Puli & ASM
    C) Son to Mahrez
    D) Rashford & Guendouzi to Greenwood & Mahrez/Willian/Puli

    De Gea
    TAA Doherty Justin Lascelles
    Salah KdB Bruno Son
    Rashford Jimenez

    (Martin / Nketiah Holgate Guendouzi)

    Thanks!

    1. MrFrodo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      C

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Cheers

      2. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I’ve still got the money to do Guendouzi to ASM then. Worth it? Then he could become Foden further down the line.

  6. Sotamendi84
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    cresswell or gomez for the run in? both great fixtures

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      gomez

    2. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Gomez

  7. M.I.A.
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Thoughts on playing 2 Wolves DEF this week?

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

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Wouldn’t be against it. I just have Doherty and playing Lascelles with him

    2. Shipstontrev
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      1 plus Lascelles

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    All set people?

    Pope
    TAA C.Taylor Boly
    Salah(C) KDB FernandesFoden
    Auba DCL Jimi

    Martinez Saka Saiss Cathcart

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Looks good

  9. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ryan or Krul

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      ryan

  10. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Save the transfer/wildcard to see what happens? I think I am too afraid to change anything since everyone could be benched...

    a. save the transfer/wildcard
    b. do something,

    Nyland
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier
    KDB, Salah(C), Pulisic(VC), Fernandes
    Jiménez, Auba, Ings

    Button, Lascelles, Guendouzi, Simpson

    1 free transfer, 0.0 million in the bank, wildcard, free hit and bench boost chips

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      The teams ok, but the bench is poor for bench boost. id be tempted to wildcard with a bench boost in mind for next round.

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks. I might do it. But think I will just do nothing. Plan was to use wildcard, bench boost and free hit in gameweeks 36, 37 and 38.

  11. CBS
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    (using wildcard)
    A, B OR C?

    A:
    Pope (button)
    Saiss - Gomez - Alexander Arnold ( holgate, simpson)
    KDB - Mahrez - Bruno - martial - Salah
    Jiminez - Greenwood ( nikeath)

    B:
    Pope ( button)
    Doherty - Robertson - Alexandor Arnold ( Holgate, simpson)
    KDB - Foden- Bruno - martial - Salah
    Jiminez - Greenwood (connolly)

    C:
    Pope (button)
    Doherty- Boly- VVD ( holgate, simpson)
    KDB - Mahrez - Bruno - martial - Salah
    Jiminez - Greenwood ( nikeath)

  12. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Start DCL or Foden?

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Same dilemma and unsure.

    2. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      foden

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Foden

    4. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      The one who will start. DCL

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        This. I'm planning on getting Foden for GW34 - can't see him starting this one so soon.

    5. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      DCL starts for sure but not very inspiring starts, Foden might be on the bench but in blistering form...

  13. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    1. Mahrez and Ings
    2. KDB and Nketiah

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      1 higher ceiling and little different
      Would hate to go without KDB tho

      1. Ha.
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Me too, but I’m chasing and everyone has KDB...

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      1

  14. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Top 5k. Chasing in one league:

    Henderson
    TAA Aurier Doherty
    Son Bruno KDB Martial
    Rash Ings Jimi

    Bench: Martinez, Foden, Saiss, Lascelles

    G2G? Cheers.

  15. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    What about Vardy facing palace?

  16. Nolberto Solano
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is this worth a -4 long term?

    OUT Lascelles, Guendouzi & DCL
    IN AWB, Foden & Connolly

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      probably not

  17. DAVESAVES
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    DDG
    TAA Saiss Robinson
    Salah Bruno(C) KDB Mahrez
    Rashford Jimenez DCL

    3.9 Aurier Hayden Lascelles

    1FT 1.3itb

    A. Save, G2G
    B. Hayden > Foden and bench DCL

  18. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    final free hit draft....

    Ryan
    TAA VVD Taylor
    Salah (c) Sterling KDB Mahrez Martial
    Rashford Greenwood

    Martin Holgate Lamptey O Connoly

    thoughts?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      looks like very high potential and also a bit risky in terms of rotation

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        True. hopefully they will all get minutes but how many is any ones guess...

    2. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Don’t like Ryan, having owned him before, but suppose they could keep Norwich out

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I could get pope if i down grade Holgate on the bench, but then double Burnley def. I cant really stretch to anyone else.

    3. Fit_to_drop
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Greenwoods a risk and Brunos missing.

  19. Gooner97
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Aurier Saiss (Lascelles, Justin)
    Mane KDB Bruno Traore (Saka)
    Rash Jimi DCL

    2FT, 0.2ITB

    What would you do?

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      DCL to greenwood?

      1. Gooner97
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Nailed? Ando also, wouldn't you prefer tripling up MUN with a def?

        1. BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          not really , but who is at the moment?

    2. ajay_kl +42
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I would sell DCL and Aurier

      1. Gooner97
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        To whom?

        1. ajay_kl +42
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Depends on if you wanna triple up on utd attack or get a defender.

          Greenwood and

          1. ajay_kl +42
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Greenwood and Laporte?
            AWB and who else can you afford. Maybe Connolly

            1. Gooner97
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Would you really double up on MUN forwards?

    3. El Muñeco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      DCL to Greenwood, Traore to Pulisic. It's what I am considering

      1. Gooner97
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        DCL could go, but I think Traore could be gold

      2. ajay_kl +42
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Actually this sounds better

  20. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    GTG? Start DCL/Lascelles??
    Son ➡️ Mahrez -8?
    Who to captain?

    Allison.
    Trent Doherty Justin
    KDB Martial Bruno Foden Son
    (C) Rashy Jimenez .McCarthy,Lascelles,DCL,Lundy.

    1. liverpool01
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Start Lascelles and Dcl -8 is too much. I would hold Son for now.

      1. Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks m8!

  21. liverpool01
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Wow surprised by the captain pool votes, Mane at 2.74%

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not many have him. Those who do no hes mot the best captain option and they made a mistake getting him over salah

      1. Gooner97
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Your opinion 😉

      2. liverpool01
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Not much between him and Salah last 2 gws, just 2 pts difference.

        1. Fit_to_drop
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          The eye test would tend to suggest Salah is more likely to score though...

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I got Mané in instead of Salah. More confident in his minutes and due a goal or two.

      1. liverpool01
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yeh is he your captain this gw?

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Yep

  22. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Which pair gets more points. Its a TWO WEEK STRATEGY

    A) Son(vs EVE) + Foden(vs NEW)

    B) Mahrez(vs sot) + Saka(vs LEI)

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      A

  23. Roni! Toni! Toney!
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Play

    A) Foden (sou - risk of cameo)
    B) Lascelles (WHU)

    ?

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      B with Foden first sub

  24. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Afternoon all!! Best of luck to everyone for this Gameweek!! In your opinion can this team survive this week with no Pool attack?? Will cost -4 to get Salah in, or should I do this?? Thankyou,
    Henderson
    TAA Doherty Fernandez
    KDB Martial(C) Bruno Mahrez
    Aubameyang Rashford(C) Jiménez
    Subs- Nyland Saïss El Ghazi Lundstram

  25. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Team:

    Martinez (Martin)
    TAA Doherty CTaylor (Saiss Lascelles)
    KdB Salah Son Bruno (Guendouzi)
    DCL Jimi Rash

    2 FT and 0m in bank. Which option:

    A. Son to Martial
    B. Son to Martial and Martin to Pope
    C. DCL to Nketiah/Greenwood and Lascelles to AWB
    D. Son to Martial, Guendouzi to Pulisic and DCL to Nketiah (-4)
    E. Something else.

    Thanks

  26. ajay_kl +42
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Used my 2FTs, 1M in bank. G2G?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Lascelles
    Salah Bruno(C) KDB Mahrez
    Rashford Greenwood Jimenez

    Button Hayden Holgate Kiko

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Great team

    2. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      GTG

  27. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    WHo needs to go this week:

    A vardy (CPL)
    B son (EVE)
    C keep both

    1. Heres hoping x 7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'd keep son for Bournemonth and Arsenal personally

  28. Heres hoping x 7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    RMT:

    Pope
    TAA Saisse Lascell
    Troare Salah Pulisic Son Bruno
    Jimi Rashford

    Button/Lunds/Kabaese/Conolley

    1.6ITB

    Should I

    A) Swap Lunds for Maguire/Wans
    B) Pulisic out for Mahrez, (As I have no City cover)

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Son to Mahrez and then Mahrez back to Son next week?

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        if u have nothing better to do it could work.

  29. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Good to go?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Taylor
    (S)alah KDB Fernandes Martial
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez

    (McCarthy Lascelles* Holgate Guendouzi)

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yes

  30. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Lot's of people thinking about doing the hokey pokey with premium players focused transfers in the closing stages - just wondering what the general thought is?

    What teams are people targetting with this strategy? (Bournemouth and Norwich comes to mind)

    Is it just a rotating door of Salah/Mane, KDB, Rashford, Son and Kane?

    Will value play into your thinking?

    What stable of mid and low priced players are people going with?