Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 5?

Jan Sienkiewicz was the king of the Fantasy Premier League captaincy in 2019/20, scoring a whopping 657 points from the armband, the second-highest in the whole world. He’s here to help once again, this time assessing the Gameweek 5 options.


The first international break of the 2020/21 season has given Fantasy managers plenty of time to weigh up captaincy decisions for the upcoming
Gameweek 5.

October 4, 2020 will come down as one of the most remarkable days in Premier League history, as the two most successful teams in English football conceded 13 goals combined.

However, despite the heavy 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa, Liverpool’s ‘Egyptian King’ Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) still came away with a 13-point return and is once again favoured by Fantasy managers.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane (£10.6m) and Heung-Min Son (£9.1m) are tipped to deliver against West Ham United on the back of an impressive victory at Old Trafford.

As per usual, the Captain Sensible article previews the most important upcoming games and assesses each of the best options, while also using data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area.

Captain Poll

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Liverpool’s Salah, as well as Tottenham Hotspur’s Kane and Son, appear to be the three players at the centre of this week’s debate – with the trio gaining a combined 63.9% of our users’ votes in the Captaincy Poll.

Further down the list, Manchester City midfielders Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m, 6.4% of votes) and Raheem Sterling (£11.5m, 3.1%) have not gained a lot of attention ahead of their match against Arsenal. Similarly, it seems like, despite the impressive form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m, 5.1%) and Richarlison (£7.9m, 3.5%), Fantasy managers are wary of an ongoing goal drought by the Toffees in the Merseyside derby matches of recent years.

Surprisingly, none of the Chelsea or Manchester United assets are being
considered by the majority of our voters. Are we perhaps overlooking some
exciting picks? Let’s have a look at this week’s crucial fixtures.

Key Matches

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United

927 Comments Post a Comment
  1. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Digne flagged. Have i missed something?

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Injured in intl break

  2. Mahjongking
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    martinez
    lamptey dallas chilwell
    salah son pulisic ASM
    DCL vardy maupay

    subs: steer Hamez saiss kwp

    gtg?
    still thinking grealish or hamez. but i should be benching either one.

  3. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How’s this ?

    Martinez

    Chillwell Lamptey Dallas (KWP) (Branthwaite)

    Salah KDB Son Rodriguez (Stephens)

    Kane DCL Watkins

  4. abhirup780
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Sterling or Mane?

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mane if he’s fit

  5. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Predicted Newcastle vs Man U score.

    As a Wilson owner, I am feeling excited about this game

  6. Gizzachance
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    play
    A dallas
    B lamptey if fit
    cheers

    1. Moves Like Agger
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      b

  7. Rolly794
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hey Guys!

    Please RMT 🙂

    Martinez- McCarthy
    Robertson- Chilwell- Dallas ( Digne - Mitchell)
    Salah - Sterling - Son - Zaha ( Bissouma)
    DCL - Bamford - Watkins

    On a WC right now with 0.7 in the bank! Any suggestions ?

  8. Moves Like Agger
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who to bench out of:
    (A) Foden
    (B) Pereira
    (C) Brewster
    Thanks!

  9. Sharpify
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    KDB injured.

    Get Stirling (assume he's gonna be OK) to replace him for MC cover, or go with Pulisic and hope he's not a bench-warmer for most of the game?

    Any other suggestions?

  10. tokara
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Foden as no. 10?

  11. The_FF_King
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Son or Kane captain?

    First to three wins

    1. Leonard hatred
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Kane

      1. Leonard hatred
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Kane

        1. Leonard hatred
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Kane

  12. LFC4EVER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Captain Son or Salah?