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

    1FT & 0ITB

    McCarthy
    TAA, Mitchell, Justin
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Hamez, soucek
    Jimi, Brewster

    Nyland. Taylor, KWP, Adams

    A) KDB to Son
    B) Sterling to Son
    C) use either of the above to upgrade someone for a hit
    D) something else

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

      Keep one of Sterling or KDB. KDB will be more consistent over the season, Sterling tends to be more explosive

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

      Wait for the pressers to see if KDB will play. If he is fit i would just do sterling to son.

    3. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      \i would just hold unless its seems KDB is definitely out

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

      Thanks guys

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

    WC Team Draft #73

    Martinez/Martin
    Lamptey, Mitchell, Dallas, KWP, Robertson
    Trossard, Jorginho, Salah, KDB, JRod
    Kane, Watkins, DCL
    0.7itb

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

      Watkins over Bamford- is where I'm stuck..What edges it for you?

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

        Bamford is a tw@t

        When Bielsa told the team to let the oppostion equalise last year after ref made a mistake, Bamford was the only play not to stand still and let the other team play through to goal, he tried to stop it.

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

          Wasn't Bamford- it was the CB who they sold now- Jansen or something...

          But sure if thats why you going with Bamford over Watkins you should have Rashford in for all the good he has done in the UK during Covid

          1. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Nonsense.

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

          Plus given it's crazy early season, trying to spread around as many teams as possible. Dallas has potential to score/assist so that's Leeds cover and I can't squeeze in Grealish so Watkins gives me Villa coverage.

          Hate the word coverage.

        3. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I think not, that was Jansson, a defender.

        4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          You are talking about the defender Pontus Larsson

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

          That wasn't Bamford.

  3. ooooo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    thoughts on this wc?0itb
    McCarthy
    TAA Chilwell Lamptey
    Salah Son Grealish James
    Kane DCL Wilson

    Button KWP Bissouma Mitchell

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

      Is mitchell not gonna lose his spot now that PVA back? any other 4.0 Defender you could consider?

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        He will

  4. 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) Best 4.0/4.1 Defender as Mitchell gonna prob lose his spot soon.

    Current WC Draft:

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

    1. Zrinkec
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Watkins
        Chilwell
        Dallas
        No clue i have same problem lol.

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

          Thing gonna just stick with Mitchell for now then unless Marcal injured for longer then Kilman an option...

      • Sotamendi84
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        as above

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

          Thx

    2. Zrinkec
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Kane Son or Salah for Captain? Man so hard call

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

          Son

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

          Kane all day

      • Tingate
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Guaita
        TAA - James - Robertson
        Sterling - Foden - KDB - Podence
        Jiménez - Wood - Richarlison

        Forster - Mitchell - Lamptey - Burke

        £0.8M ITB

        Is Foden > Son & Jimenez > Watkins for a -4 too kneejerky? I'd be captaining Son and then would bring Salah in next week for free for either KDB or Sterling.

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

          Decent moves I think

      • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Which one scores more?

        A) Jimenez + Foden + 8p
        B) Kane + Brewster

        1. Zrinkec
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A

            1. Tingate
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              A

          • tempest
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A

          • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Thanks

        2. Sotamendi84
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          best combo?
          a) barkley walkins kane
          b) grealish maupay jamez

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

            A

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

            A easy

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

          Current WC Draft: Thoughts pls?

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

          If Chillwell Not fit- Semedo to come in
          If KDB not fit- Sterling to come in

          1. Sotamendi84
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            i love the villa double ul

          2. Dichio24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Not that keen on Everton double-up going forward. But that is nitpicking. Great WC-team

          3. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Watkins to Maupay
            TAA to Robbo
            Chilwell to 4.5
            Spare funds to upgrade mids when necessary

          4. Mr. Chimes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Same team as me aside from bench and I have Wilson instead of Watkins. Are you basing these fitness doubts on pressers?

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

              Will wait till tomorrow to see if we get any info from pressers

        4. jam sandwich
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          RMWCT

          Martinez - Steer
          Robertson - Chilwell - Saiss - Lamptey - Douglas
          Salah - Son - Pulisic - Rodriguez - Bissouma
          Kane - DCL - Maupay

          1. Sotamendi84
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            grealish for puli and improve douglas?

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

              dont agree,,, doesn't need douglas , never gonna play 5 at the back

              solid team

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

                Agreed. Pulisic might be slow to start in the next couple weeks, but i think he is going to become a must own soon.

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

                He's joining Blackburn in the Championship so no point holding him

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

            Not much wrong with that

        5. George James
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Best move?
          2FT. 0.3ITB

          Martinez
          James • Lamptey • Robertson
          Salah • KDB • Foden • Son (c) • Podence
          Werner • DCL

          Steer / Saiss / Mitchel / Davis

          1. Sotamendi84
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            werner and podence to grealish and maupay?

            1. George James
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Already got 3 villa as odd as that sounds 🙂

        6. OleBall
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Does Brewster start?

            1. Sotamendi84
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              inthink he will be eased in

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

              I’ve heard mixed things. My guess is at least he is an option off the bench.

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

            Hi guys. Just a quick one. Who do you prefer? First to three votes! 5.6 to spend by the way.
            1. Klich
            2. Mcginn

            1. Jimmers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Klich a guaranteed starter who is on pens

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

                Klich

          • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Good to go?

            Martinez
            James Saiss Ayling
            Salah KDB Son(C) Grealish Foden
            Jimenez DCL

            (Steer Brewster Digne Justin)

            1. tempest
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Poor Justin. Gone to Villa and last on bench

              1. tempest
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Home

              2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I know.. benching headaches! What do you recommend?

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

              Start Digne

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Cheers but over who, tho?

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

                  I’d just keep him as 1st defensive sub and he’ll come in for James

                  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    That's what I'm doing

          • BOATIES FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Martinez
            Robbo Siass James*
            Salah KDB* Son Rodriguez
            Jimmy DCL Mitro
            Steer Mitchel* Dunne* Reed*

            Is anything worth a hit? I'm not sure I will be getting a full team outwith the * players

            1. tempest
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Maybe James as a long term move? Not sure he’ll always play

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

                Yeah I am thinking one of the Leeds boys or lamptey as a cheaper replacement, or Bellerin even. I'm not sure its hit worthy though or not.

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

              I think if KDB is out it’s worth a hit to get Sterling, Chelsea, etc

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

                Yes if theres news he def looks out he will have to go with no sub back up really

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

            On a WC

            A) KDB Grealish Wilson
            B) Pulisic Trossard Kane

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

              A with Sterling instead of KDB

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

              A for me

          • estheblessed
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            KDB & Podence ---> Son & Grealish (for a -4 hit)?

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

              Yes

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

              If KDB is injured I’d do it

            3. Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Hell yeah

          • DagheMunegu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I've noticed a lot here are against double pool defense but how do you rate the rest of this WC ?

            Martinez
            Taa Robbo Lamptey
            Salah Son Pulisic Trossard
            Kane DCL Watkins

            Button Saiss Mitchell Stephens

            1. tempest
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Decent. Clearly decided to sacrifice midfield for defence...

            2. Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I like double Pool def, there wont be many if any 7m-7.5m mids/defs with more points this season

              I would drop Pulisic until we see Chelsea clicks

              1. DagheMunegu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Who would you get instead or Pulisic ?

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Keep him... Maybe go for Havertz as a placeholder (fitness concern)

                2. Rondon9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Grealish

            3. A-L
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Looks good but if you reckon City will get back on scoring track you'll need to find a way into their attack

              1. DagheMunegu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I could easily do Kane to Kun or Kane and Pulisic to KDB Antonio for example

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

              I like this draft.

              It has some good calculated risks. Good luck.

              1. DagheMunegu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Thank you Camzy. Anything you would change

          • Hits from the Bong
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            All good to go here? Cheers

            Martinez
            Chilwell Sais Dallas
            Salah KDB Son Podence
            Kane(c) DCL Wilson

            Steer Soucek Justin Mitchell

            1. Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Looks good

            2. A-L
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Good to go!

          • Birds of Prey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Willian Doherty> Son Saiss for a -4 hit?

            1. A-L
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yeah I'd get them in now while the fixtures are good for a run

          • BOATIES FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I'm not seeing DCL and James Rodriguez together in a lot of WCs. Is there a chance they go on a Wilson and Fraser or Vardy and Mahrez type season scoring spree? They both look good value still pricewise.

          • 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

            1. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              No KDB is risky

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Because of EO?

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

              yes but im capping son

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

            Which one to sell?

            A. Adams
            B. Barnes
            C. Podence

            1. Hits from the Bong
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              a

            2. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              A

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

                Do you think Podence will start?

                1. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  It's 70-30

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

                    Cheers mate

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

            Ramsdale (Fabri)
            TAA,Dier,Taylor,Mitchell (KWP)
            Salah,KDB,Hamez,H.Barnes (Bissouma)
            Mitrovic,Werner (Adams)

            2FT, £1.3 ITB

            A) Werner to Kane (save FT)
            B) KDB+Bissouma to Son+Pulisic (for free)
            C) Werner+Barnes to DCL+Son (for free)

            1. FF Dirtbag
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              C for me!

          • cnewman7
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Anything to do here? Thinking I'll save FT but worried about the couple of flags.
            0.2 ITB

            Ryan
            Saiss Digne* Justin
            Salah KDB* Son Podence
            Werner Jimi Mitro

            McCarthy Bissouma KWP Ferg*

            1. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Mitro to Watkins

          • FF Dirtbag
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            How does my WC look? can't look past the attacking potential of defenders... So ended up triple spurs...

            Martinez Forster
            Chilwell Reguillon Saiss KWP Mitchell
            Salah Son Grealish Rodriguez Stephens
            DCL Ings Kane

            1. King Henrik
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Solid.

          • Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            if KDB would you play Brewster or Saiss?

            1. Rinseboy
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              *is out

          • Bielsa's Blue Bucket
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Is a derby not a derby without fans? No real advantage for the home team in what would normally be a huge game. Be very interested in comparing the data pre, during and post covid to determine how much of the game is psychological

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

              no idea what it is but its not the same as before thats for certain

          • Zlatan approves
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Will Bavies play or should i go for Mitchell

          • FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A) Maupay, Grealish, Chilwell
            B) Watkins, Trossard, Robertson

            Already got TAA. Leaning towards A due to two penaltytakers

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

              Definitely A for me

            2. leo123
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              A