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. KP - FPL
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who is more likely to start tomorrow?

    a) Maupay

    b) Connolly

    c) Both huge rotation risks, avoid!

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Avoid. Just get Nketiah or Greenwood if Connolly is tempting you

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

      I have gone for Connolly as was desperate for funds, if we get team news and hes confirmed starting hes a good option, if not I will bench him for Egan.

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      C

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

      a

  2. jtaylor500
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Free Hit Strategy. Which 2 players will score better GW33?

    A) De Bruyne & Pulisic
    B) Sterling & Foden

    1. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Tough one, B

    2. DAVESAVES
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

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

      Pulisic and Mahrez, unless you already have Mahrez...

      1. jtaylor500
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yes already have Mahrez.

        Only issue I thought was if Mahrez, Foden and Sterling would all play together?

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

    Best mid under 10.0 for this next few GWs?

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

      Fernandes, Martial

      1. Heres hoping x 7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        This

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Lots of people doing hokey pokeys, so like Salah this week, Son next week, etc etc

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

      Willian

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

      Dont forget Mahrez

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

      Whoever scored well last GW is the best person.
      Next GW it'll probably be someone else.

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

    How would you fit Foden into this BB34/35 WC team?

    RMWCT

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    KDB Mahrez Bruno Martial Pulisic*
    Kane Greenwood*

    McCarthy | Jimenez*, Taylor, Boly

    0.3 ITB. Considering the following:
    Jimenez + Pulisic + Greenwood ➡
    Rashford + Foden + Nketiah + 0.6m

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

      Looks great as it is.

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

      I dont think he gets in. How bad.

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

        Bad 🙁

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

    Bottomed.

    Good to go?

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

    (McCarthy Lascelles* Holgate Guendouzi)

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Very nice team
      I wouldn’t touch it

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

        Thanks!

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

      Yeah gtg

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

        Cheers!

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

    Is sterling worth keeping? I can switch him to Salah for a hit

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Keep

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

      Keep again

  7. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 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?

  8. Sid1891
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Guys, where do l go with this
    Rival in ML has Salah but l’m only 6 points clear

    2ft 3.0itb

    Henderson
    TAA Alonso Saiss Lascelles Egan
    Fernandes KDB Grealish Mount Saka
    Auba Vardy Jota

    Thinking of Utd or City assests but bit scared if Pool goes crazy vs Villa

    ?

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

      Auba, Grealish -> Salah, Greenwood?

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers
        Will consider

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

        great move if affordable

        1. Sid1891
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Nice one
          Thanks

  9. Heres hoping x 7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    TC alternative:

    David Silva vs Norwich in GW38 - Last game for the club and they will hammer Norwich.

    Other alternatives?

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Didnt hammer norwich earlier in the season...

      1. Heres hoping x 7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Lol fair point but things are a lot different now.

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

      I can see Silva getting an early standing ovation just like John terry back in the day. Obvs no clapping from crowd but from players.

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        But why early? Why not at 80 mins?

  10. RubeRx
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Mane is being seriously overlooked

    2.5% in the captain poll is insulting really specially considering AVL have conceded the most chances in the league from their right zone

    https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/my-stats-tables/view/12642/

    1. pablo discobar
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Targett is injured though which could skew things

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      He’s my (c) - I decoy vote in poll haha

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

      Yeah could a great diferential pick.

      Mojority will go Bruno & Salah

      Great diff Martial & Mané

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

      He was woeful vs MCI last night, could still be good tho but I just feel Salah's a better pick

  11. Klopp For The Kopps 😆
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Worth swapping KDB for Mahrez just for this week? (and then back next week)

    Have 2 FTs and no other pressing issues.

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Could pan out

      You think its worth doing it for a hit?

      1. Klopp For The Kopps 😆
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I wouldn't do it for a hit

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Do you have value tied to KDB?

      1. Klopp For The Kopps 😆
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Nope not at all, only 0.1 so doesn't matter.

    3. Klaren
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm considering the same move. It's risky obviously but could pay off, also depends on how much value you have invested in KDB and whether you can get him back for 1 FT I guess.

      1. Klopp For The Kopps 😆
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I don't have any value invested in him, also I have 2 FTs currently and no other change to make, so I can carry an extra FT for next week to get him back.

        1. Klaren
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I'd do it then. Mahrez is very likely to start and Kdb is very unlikely to in my opinion.

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

    Will likely have the following team for gw33 but really worried about a few players getting benched.

    Ddg
    Taa* Doherty Robinson -- Holgate Kiko
    Salah* Kdb* Pulisic Bruno -- Guendouzi
    Rashford Jimmy DCL

    *might get benched

    A) Gtg, captain Salah and hope for the best
    B) Salah + DCL >> Mahrez + Jesus

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

      KDB is due a break, plus I think this will be a tough game for city / we’re going to see loads of rotation as they prepare for champions league

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Prepare for the champions league? The first game isnt for another month

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

          I mean in general over next month I expect crazy Pep rotation and testing of players as league doesn’t matter

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Wait we have the same starting 11, except i have Pope and AWB instead of Doherty and Kiko

      I have no FTs so i think will have to hope for the best, but i wouldnt transfer salah out. It would be KDB out if anything if i had transfers

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

      yeah i expect KDB to be rested.

  13. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Good to go lads?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Doherty
    Salah Bruno Martial KDB Pulisic
    Greenwood Jim

    Martinez Saiss Ayew Ward

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

      Beautiful

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Do you think greenwood starts?

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

        Yes

      2. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Starting for me too then

  14. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Bench one of Greenwood or Traore

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

      Traore

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

        Arsenal are so bad though! Probably right call thanks

  15. Better Call Raul
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Does anybody know what's happened with Lascelles, still reckon he will start?

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

      Cut apparently, doesn't sound too bad

  16. Kurupt FC
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Please pick one stick and forget defender out of htis lot moving forward:

    A Walker
    B Laporte
    C VVD
    D Gomez
    E Azpilicueta
    F Alonso

    Thank you.

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

      C

    2. Bocaginge
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      C

  17. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Gtg here? Or Son to Mahrez for a -4?

    Pope
    TAA Maguire Doherty
    Martial (c) Salah Bruno KDB Son
    Jimi DCL
    Martinez Nketiah Fernandez Aurier

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

      I’d honestly keep Son. Ok fixture this week and then a hopeless Bournemouth next week.

      Mahrez won’t start both games and I think Saints won’t be a walkover

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

    What do we think the chances of Mahrez and Martial starting this GW?

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

      Martial Shoukd have been Foden sorry

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

      Mahrez 80%
      Foden 50%

    3. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Very good chance of Mahrez starting, I can't see Foden starting as DSilva didn't get any minutes yesterday

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

        Mahrez definitely. I can see an attacking midfield of him and the two Silvas. I'm inclined to Captain Mahrez over Fernandes. Martial should start too.

  19. CBS
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    A or B?

    A: Foden - robetson, Alexander Arnold, Doherty

    B: Mahrez - Boly, alexander Arnold, Gomez

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

      A

  20. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Any ideas on this? 1 free transfer & 0.1 itb.

    Pope
    Doherty TAA Wan-Bissaka
    Mane Son KDB Fernandes
    Rashford Jiminez DCL

    Subs: Aurier, Saka, Lascelles

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Son>Mahrez/Pulisic or Save

  21. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is this worth -4?

    Son Davies and dohrty
    To
    Mahrez pulisic and Saïss/cresswell

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

      Other option is Davies and vardy to mahrez and gayle no hit

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

      Risky

  22. Bocaginge
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Tweaked my FH squad. Thoughts before I hit the button on it?
    Schmeichel
    TAA, AWB, Ritchie
    Salah, Mane, Martial, Fernandes, Willian
    Vardy, Gayle

    Bench fodder + 0.1m ITB

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

    For one week

    A/ Jimi to Giroud

    B/ Vardy to Giroud

  24. pablo discobar
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Salah captain

  25. AF90
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Ole's comments put me off a bit but Martial Triple Captain yes or no?

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

      Yea why not

  26. Godfrey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Son + Saka out > Mahrez + Foden in (no hit)

    Easy decision I guess?

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

      Easy, Foden gonna play much more, and he's a bargain

  27. DIMITRIS
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    My team looks like this:
    Pickford
    Stevens / Doherty / Boly
    Fernandes (C) / KDB/Mahrez/Martial
    Rashford /Kane/DCL
    Bench: Button, Duda, Lundstram, Simpson
    Should I use FH chip and get some Liverpool assest or to leave it like this and use FH later in the season?

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

    OK so yet another FH draft

    Ederson
    TAA AWB Azpi Chilwell
    Salah(c) Mane Bruno Mahrez Pulisic
    Rashford
    -- Button Connolly Nketiah Lamptey

    Any thoughts from fellow FHers

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not FH but looks nice

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

      Azpi out Abraham in?

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

      im free hitting , it's quite different from mine but yours does look good.

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Moves this week were DCL Son to Greenwood Mahrez, leaving a big 3.5m ITB! Good to go?

    Pope (3.9)
    TAA Doherty Lascelles (Holgate 3.9)
    Mane KDB Bruno(c) Mahrez (Guendouzi)
    Rashford Jimenez Greenwood

    Thanks in advance, GL all!

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

      Yes you are.

    2. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah good to go. Nearly exact same team as mine apart from benched defenders

  30. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who would you captain? Currently on Bruno, don't have Salah.

    A) Mane
    B) Bruno
    C) Rashford
    D) Mahrez
    E) KDB