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. Bonus magnet
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Choose one differential for next 3 weeks

    1. McGinn
    2. Trossard
    3. Jorginho

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2

    2. Firmino
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Barkley better than McGinn but Trossard out of those.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2

    4. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2

    5. istanbul05
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      March

  2. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any thoughts on KDB + Podence > Son + Pulisic (-4).
    Obvs waiting on pressers.

    Martinez
    TAA Lamptey Taylor
    Salah Grealish KDB Podence
    Jimenez Ings DCL
    (Steer Saiss KWP Bissouma)

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I like it

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I wouldnt do it. You will want KDB back soon

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I wouldn’t rush Pulisic personally. But he’s obv a great pick if he plays and is fully match fit.

      I’d play Saiss over Taylor personally (and I’m actually starting him over Lamptey)

  3. UnitedRthebest
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Thoughts on this 3-5-2? Cheers!
      Martinez
      TAA - Chilwell - Lamptey
      Salah - Pulisic - Rodriguez - Grealish - Foden
      Kane - DCL
      Bench: Button, KWP, Brewster, Douglas

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Looks very good. Foden the only question

        1. UnitedRthebest
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yeah, I want some city though. Might go for Trossard.

        2. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          If I was to WC, that’d be pretty much what I’d go for too.

          I can see why you’ve gone for Foden, but if you can find an extra 0.5, you could get Barnes instead?

          1. UnitedRthebest
              1 month, 20 days ago

              0.4 itb. sadness.

          2. Pedersen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Wilson, maupay or antonio over foden maybe ?

        3. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          How would you rank:
          1) Semedo
          2) Regulion
          3) Chilwell

          1. istanbul05
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            3,1,2

        4. istanbul05
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Martinez,
          Chilwell, _____ , Lamptey,
          Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish, ______,
          Kane, DCL.
          Bench: 4m, _____, KWP, 4m.

          Main WC decision between:
          A) Samedo, Pulisic, Watkins (8th forward).
          or.
          B) Robertson, Trossard, Antonio (8th forward for 3 GWs).

          Thanks

        5. timawflowers
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Son or kane capt

          1. Riders of Yohan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Son

        6. Pedersen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          My current wc team. As the the gw is just around the corner, i am looking for feedback?

          Mccarthy - 4m
          Justin - Lamptey - konsa - Mitchell - Chillwell
          Salah - Son - rodriguez - grealish - jorginho
          Kane - dcl - wilson

          3.2itb to go any potential way needed

          1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Upgrade Justin and/or Mitchell

            1. Pedersen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Kinda wanted to see which of them plays, and use a transfer to get alternative using the itb.

        7. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          SOOOOOOONNNNNNN!!!

          Just practicing

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Red!

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            What’s soon?

        8. xHaTr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thoughts for -4?

          KDB, Werner, Podence --> Son, Kane(c), Trossard

          Leaves enough ITB to do Foden to Grealish week after

        9. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Pick one for the next few weeks!
          1. ASM
          2. Mcginn
          3. Klich

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            ASM

          2. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Klich

            1. Will J 256
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thanks!

        10. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A) Maupay, Mitchell (2nd on the bench most of the time)
          B) Watkins, Dallas (same as above). Have Grealish

        11. onoz9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I'm on wildcard atm:

          A)
          Martinez Nyland
          Lamptey Robertson Dallas Mitchell Chilwell
          Salah Grealish Foden Son Hamez
          DCL Kane Brewster

          B)
          Martinez Nyland
          Lamptey Robertson Dallas Mitchell Dunne
          Salah Grealish Foden Pulisic/Havertz Hamez
          DCL Kane Maupay

          A or B?

        12. cheese XL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Which do you prefer of these wc teams?
          A
          Mccarthy
          Robbo SAISS Ayling
          Salah Son MAHREZ GREALISH Trossard
          Kane DCL
          Button KWP Mitchell BREWSTER

          B
          Mccarthy
          Robbo LAMPTEY Ayling
          Salah Son KDB Trossard
          Kane DCL WATKINS
          Button KWP Mitchell BISSOUMA

          Thanks in advance

          1. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Similar position to you, but would sacrifice Kane for KDB as the team looks too unbalanced with both.

            A for that reason.

            Check mine below please.

        13. Kloptimus Prime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          What are Foden owners doing? I could do Foden to Grealish for FT but just not sure

          1. Nimby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I'm holding him for now but partly because I'd have to take a hit to afford Grealish. Not sure I would make the move anyway as I want 2 free transfers next.

        14. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Who wants to go super maverick and captain Bruno with me

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Sold him for Son... really fancy Newcastle to win that game too

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Say it ain't so. Can't deal with more losses for manchesterunited as a fan

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Especially after the hope last season's end season form gave. They build up the hype just to disappoint everytime

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Maguire looks like a man who needs some time away from the game. Sort of looks like the end of days for Ole too... but you should get Poch to replace him and he is a class above.

                  1. Gomolon
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Think the Greek Police would agree with you on that one!

          2. Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I am tempted. Can see a horrific 1-0 Man utd win with an outrageous penalty decision.

        15. RUUD!
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          What team rotate best with Brighton?

          1. Gomolon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Defensively speaking, Leeds has been mentioned on here as good rotation with Lamptey

        16. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Helping a friend out, who is new to the game
          Martinez Nyland
          TAA Fernandinho James KWP Mitchell
          KDB Salah Foden Klich Anguisa
          Jimenez Martial Mitrovic
          2ft 0.6 itb.
          Martial has to go, but along with what?
          Also Klich out and get Son and Watkins?

        17. Greenbackbøøg…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Will this Zeqiri guy Brighton signed play? Maybe this week cuz Connolly's knock?

        18. JJeyy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Pulisic or Rodriguez?

          Pulisic probably higher upside, but Everton's schedule is so much kinder

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I think chelsea have better fixtures

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Actually like Chelsea’s next 5 for Pulisic returns but Rodríguez probably the better option right now

        19. Sterling Malory
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A) Robbo, KDB, Wilson, 4.5m Striker
          B) TAA, Kane, Maupay, 4.5m Mid

          Martinez
          Chilwell, KWP XXXX
          Salah Grealish Hamez Son XXXX
          DCL XXXX

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A with Antonio

            1. Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Spurs, City, Pool next 3 fixtures...

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                West Ham may not win but spurs and city are hardly water tight - I think it might actually suit him, fast on the counter

                Adrian will probably help him too

          2. cheese XL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Think I prefer B but all depends on presses tomorrow. What's your bench? Cheers for the feedback

            1. Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Currently Brewster Lewis and Mitchell

        20. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Worth -8?

          KDB, Podence, Adams, Ferguson to Kane, Grealish, Trossard, Semedo

          McCarthy Button
          TAA Robbo Mitchell Johnson Ferguson
          Salah KDB Havertz Barnes Podence
          DCL Adams Davis

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            No

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Cheers mate

        21. Oooo Matron
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A or B?

          A) TAA & Rodriguez
          B) Robertson & Pulisic

          Current WC Team:

          McCarthy
          TAA Semedo Chillwell
          Salah Son Grealish Rodriguez
          Kane DCL Maupay

          Subs: Anguissa, Lamperty, Mitchell

          1. Kryptonite666
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            TAA and J Rod for me - pretty close though.

            1. Oooo Matron
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Hmm, maybe Robertson & J Rod. Gives me some flexibility if Pulisic gets some form.

        22. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Kdb and Ings to Son and Kane is silly for -4 right?

          1. JJeyy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            No

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            It is if KDB isn’t even injured

          3. ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I wouldnt sell Ings for sure Kepa could start for chelsea this week Mendy is out for a week or 2 and Kdb u can wait for presser at least im also considering kdb to son for free

          4. FantasyHero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Not for a hit

        23. Kryptonite666
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Hows this draft ?

          Martinez

          Robbo Castagne Chillwell (Lamptey) (Branthwaite)

          Salah KDB Son Rodriguez (Bissouma)

          Maupay DCL Watkins

          1. ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            cant find a fault

            quality team

        24. gaurava1216
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Hi guys, final picks on the WC

          A) Watkins or Bamford
          B) Semedo or Chillwell (if fit)
          C) Dallas or Ayling
          D) KDb or Sterling ( assume both fit)

          Current WC Draft:

          Martinez (Button)
          TAA Chillwell Lamptey (Dallas Mitchell)
          Salah KDB Son Grealish James Rodrigues
          DCL Bamford (Brewster)

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Watkins, Samedo, Dallas and KDB

            1. gaurava1216
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thanks mate

              Semedo for next 2-3 and then Chillwell is my thinking as games seem to be better over next 3

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I would be looking to double up in the CHE midfield and wouldn't risk getting a 3rd CHE player when the fixtures turn

          2. FantasyHero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Bamford semedo Dallas sterling

        25. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          GTG with Taylor and Justin ahead of Bissouma and Ayling? Thanks

          0.8itb 0ft
          McCarthy
          Robbo TAA Taylor Justin
          KDB Salah Son Podence
          DCL Jimenez
          (Peacock Bissouma Ayling Vassilev)

        26. Firmino
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          RMWCT

          Martinez
          Robbo Lamptey Dallas
          Salah Mane Son Barkley
          Kane DCL Maupay

          Button; Stephens, Mitchell, 3.9

          0.4 ITB

          1. FantasyHero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Salah AND Mane in your team but not yourself?!?! Way to have faith in your skills

        27. Pickle juice
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Would you do the below for -4

          TAA and jiminez

          To

          Chilwell and Kane

          Thanks for the help

          1. FantasyHero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Def not

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Maybe someone else instead of Chilwell and Kane captain

        28. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Hey guys which option is better for my WC team:
          A. Grealish & Casta
          B. Trossard & robbo

          Team:
          Martinez steer
          Lamptey saiss Dallas Mitchell *
          Son salah Hamez bissouma *
          Kane dcl Jimmy

          1. Firmino
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            B

        29. Steve McCroskey
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thoughts on this Man Cityless WC team?

          Martinez / Button

          Robertson / Chilwell / KWP / Dallas / Lamprey

          Salah / Grealish / Son / Zaha / Bissouma

          Kane / DCL / Maupay