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


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. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Digne flagged. Have i missed something?

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Injured in intl break

  2. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    lamptey dallas chilwell
    salah son pulisic ASM
    DCL vardy maupay

    subs: steer Hamez saiss kwp

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

  3. Kryptonite666
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    How’s this ?


    Chillwell Lamptey Dallas (KWP) (Branthwaite)

    Salah KDB Son Rodriguez (Stephens)

    Kane DCL Watkins

  4. abhirup780
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Sterling or Mane?

    1. Vazza
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Mane if he’s fit

    2. Vazza
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Predicted Newcastle vs Man U score.

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

      • Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A dallas
        B lamptey if fit

        1. Moves Like Agger
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago


      • Rolly794
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days 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 ?

      • Moves Like Agger
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

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

      • Sharpify
          3 months, 11 days 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?

        • tokara
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Foden as no. 10?

        • The_FF_King
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Son or Kane captain?

          First to three wins

          1. Leonard hatred
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago


            1. Leonard hatred
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago


              1. Leonard hatred
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago


        • LFC4EVER
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Captain Son or Salah?