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

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927 Comments Post a Comment
  1. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Would you WC this team ?
    Mccarthy/Nyland
    TAA/ Saiss/Holding/Douglas/Mitchell
    KDB/Salah(c)/Havertz/Podence/Stephens
    Ings/Werner/Mitro
    1 ft 0.4 itb

    1. Sam-not-so-wise
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      ye... missing Bamford

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        That's an awful reason to WC. Wouldnt even include him

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes it's time

    3. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Not yet

    4. puhd
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes mate

  2. Drizz ✅
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Son C

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Same. But I'm not confident

  3. Manani
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    which to switch out for Son?
    Foden
    KDB
    Barnes

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Keep them all.

      Only get rid if KDB is out

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Foden

  4. Doctor Evil
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Martinez

    Saiss Robbo Chillwell

    Salah KDB Bruno Son

    Brewster DCL Wilson

    What we think?

    Bench Biss kilman Mitchell

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Very strong. Is it a WC?

      1. Doctor Evil
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        No it’s not mate, I did take a minus 4 though

  5. Jimmy Boy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    KDB to Son or not feels like one of those ones that's gonna burn whichever way you pick

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Only if KDB is out

  6. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Which one?

    A) KDB
    B) Ziyech
    C) Bruno Fernandes
    D) Other

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A if fit. D) Rashford if KDB is out

  7. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Constantly moving the armband from Kane to Son and then to Vardy(!) and backwards. My final desicion is going to be a real gamble...

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Kane

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        He has fitness problems while the other two were lying on their sofas this week

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          He'll be fine

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Vardy has been tepid in the main this season bar 4 penos mate, not him. Kane / Son is a coin toss, I'd go for Son mainly because he's been resting up and scores more points for goals

  8. Manani
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    likelihood of Brewster starting this week?

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      >75%

  9. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bench 1:

    A) James
    B) Lamptey
    C) Saiss

    Thinking C, James may not play so he'd come on anyway

    1. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Saiss can score due to Leed's set pieces issues plus the fact that Cooper and Llorente will be out but yeah he is the less likely out of the 3 to keep a cs

    2. Manani
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      got all 3 of the defenders you listed, I am benching B. I think he might get subbed in instead of starting. (same could be argued for James of course)

    3. Wetdream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      James should play if Chilwell misses out.

  10. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is having Hamez and Pulisic starting with Brewster first sub too risky? Three potential non-starters?

    1. Manani
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      what's wrong with James? Why is he not starting?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Will come back late From international duty

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          So?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            May start from bench. Or start from the go.
            I just stated why OP thinks he's a potential non starter this GW

            1. Urchin
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Who or what is OP?

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Original Poster
                😛
                I'm sorry i thought that's a common abbreviation

                1. Urchin
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Nah, i am the one who is uncommon i guess
                  Thanks!

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    🙂

            2. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Seems Ancelotti rates him too highly to bench - I didn't see him starting GW1 after playing no proper football for years, ends up playing 90mins

              1. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Can’t see him not starting tbh. It’s the derby after all

  11. Right In The Stanchion
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Was all set on Son (c) but if Bale and Kane play I’m not so sure anymore...

      West Ham won’t get smashed. Time for a rethink...

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        If in doubt, captain...

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Salalalah

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            +2

    • Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Son
      But if Digne is out, Salah !

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Is Digne out? I’m just looking for an excuse to sell him

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Not sure at all
            Has a knock. Probably better waiting for press

      2. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        When does COD Cold War Beta start?

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Tomorrow I think. But that game is a dead franchise tbh. Miss the Mw2 days.

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            It's out now... played 30 mins and got bored... won't be buying - thank God for betas

            1. ZEZIMA
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              That's annoying. Treyarch usually deliver. Bo4 was great.

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                B04 'great'. Bo2 and Bo1 were great. COD hasn't been great for 8/9 years.

                1. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Bo4 was awful

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    *

      3. Teomi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        How to use at least 1 of my 2 ft?

        Martinez
        Taa lamptey saiss
        Salah kdb havertz foden podence
        Jimi ings

        Steer brewster James Mitchel

        James to a 4,5 and then free up some extra cash for next week?

      4. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Start Brewdog or Dear Podence?

        1. Right In The Stanchion
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Brewster. Podence is no good.

          • Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Go with the Brew

            1. Lord.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Could turn out to be Watneys Red Barrel

        2. Thescaff
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Flame my WC
          Martinez - Steer
          TAA - Robbo - Saiss - Dallas - 4m
          Salah - KDB - Son - Grealish - Soucek
          DCL - Maupay - Brewster
          Happy to rotate Dallas/Soucek/Brewster

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            If you want double pool defensively then pretty good

          2. TB303
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Excellent team

            5*

        3. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Might end up with Salah captain...or Son...keep switching.

          1. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Everton will play the game of their lives. Son(C)

          2. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            decide one minute before deadline

        4. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          First on bench in case of Raz no show:

          A. Bissouma

          B. Mitchell

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Bissouma

            1. Thescaff
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Correct

          2. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            thank you 🙂

          3. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Bissouma - don't do what I did last week and put him as 2nd 🙂

        5. Right In The Stanchion
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Isn’t there a rule against captaining in the early K.O?

            1. Thescaff
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Get the pain out the way!

            2. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              No rule as such

          • Jacky boy
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Any further news on KDB?

            1. Right In The Stanchion
                3 months, 10 days ago

                100% Ginger

                1. Jacky boy
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  What

                2. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  source??

              • Thescaff
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 10 days ago

                He was pictured riding a bike, he's fine on that note

                1. Jacky boy
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Source?

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Twitter..

              • Lets jump straight into it.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                KDB to Grealish and have bags of cash to spend next week

                1. Jacky boy
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  What type of advice is it?
                  I'm on WC

            2. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Bench which 1?

              A) Taylor (wba)
              B) Coady (lee)
              C) Justin (AVL)

              1. Thescaff
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Very tricky, but I'd say b

              2. Amey
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                B
                Least chance of scoring something attacking wise.

                Leeds should score at least one

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Bamford?

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    They're like pack of wolves.
                    Anyone can steal the cherry 🙂

            3. Will J 256
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Thinking about getting rid of Podence. Who do you think is the best 5.5 to replace him with? Can’t go up to 6.0 unfortunately!

              1. Urchin
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Trosaard
                Klich
                What price is RLC?

                1. Urchin
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Oh sorry, I misread. U can't go upto 6.
                  Klich in that case

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    I was scratching my head for a minute thinking why is Trossard 5.5 and I don't have him
                    Ha ha

                    1. Urchin
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Not my day today i guess. I Better go to bed, it's past midnight

              2. Thescaff
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 10 days ago

                I'd hold

              3. Slitherene
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Save

              4. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Wolves next few fixtures are very good; not tempted to keep Podence? Slim pickings around the 5.5 bracket. You can always sell for Soucek circa GW8

              5. Lightbody
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                McGinn, though I still think there's an argument for holding Podence!

                1. Will J 256
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Fair enough. Thank you for the advice guys! Guess I should really keep hold of Podence!

            4. Right In The Stanchion
                3 months, 10 days ago

                I’m only on FFS tonight as I got a twitter suspension for calling Matt Hancock bad words.

                Do we think football will stop when the inevitable Lockdown happens?

                1. Thescaff
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  No, them bubbles are tight

                2. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Nope
                  It won't unless there is huge outbreak amongst players

              • Gurra9819
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Good article, but who is your favorite and why?

              • Forza Papac
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                A) Dallas + Son (Have Kane captain)

                B) Trent + Soucek + 1.2 (Have Robbo)

              • Right In The Stanchion
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Ivanovic (c) anybody?

                  1. Urchin
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Is it 2012 again?

                • Slitherene
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Which team is more likely to score?

                  A) Leeds United
                  B) Aston Villa

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Check the betting sites

                • Urchin
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  What would you do to below team with 2FT and 1.4 ITB

                  McCarthy 4
                  TAA Bellerin Justin mitchel lamptey
                  Salah KDB James Klich Bissouma
                  Mitrovic kane Wilson

                  A. Change the goalie
                  B. TAA to Robbo
                  C. Wilson or Mitro to Watkins
                  D. Address the Mitchel situation

                  Can't figure out the what to do with that FT. Dont want to waste it

                • Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Have chillwell digne and kdb in my team as well a McCarthy on bench who are all a doubt. Would you take a hit to replace any?

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    McCarthy a doubt?

                    1. Urchin
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Which McCarthy?

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        The palace mid

                • Inter Me Gran
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  So tempted to push the WC button...

                  Martínez
                  Castagne Robbo Chilwell
                  Salah Son KDB Grealish Hamez
                  DCL Watkins Brewster

                  Forster, Kilman, Mitchell