Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 6?

It feels like 2017/18 all over again when it comes to Fantasy Premier League captaincy decisions right now.

It was back in the good-old days where we were faced with a choice between Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) and Harry Kane (£10.8m) ahead of a new Gameweek – and yet here we are in 2020, with the two sides impressing themselves on the latest debate for the armband.

The Captain Sensible article is back once again to help you pick the right option for the armband, using key underlying statistics for player form and the defences of their upcoming opponents.

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Captain Poll

Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) is leading this week’s Captain Poll as he is backed by half of our voters, specifically 48.5% The in-form Liverpool midfielder is facing Sheffield United in Gameweek 6, who are yet to win a Premier League game this season, with four defeats and one draw.

Meanwhile, nobody has recorded as many goal involvements in the opening five matches of the season as Harry Kane (£10.8m), who already has five goals, seven assists and 60 points.

The Tottenham striker also faces an out-of-form team on Monday, as Burnley are still looking for their first league victory of the season (three defeats, one draw). 

Kane currently sits second in the Captain Poll, with nearly 20.0% of our users backing the Englishman.

Behind Kane, his counterpart Son Heung-min (£9.4m, 6.5% of votes), Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish (£7.2m, 5.0%) and Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling (£11.6m, 3.0% of votes) remain as the outside picks this week.

Once again, using some underlying data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area and combining the poll results, current form and analysis of the opposition, we are going to try to pick the best captain for Gameweek 6.

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Liverpool vs Sheffield United

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2,519 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Forcella Boys
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    My front 8 are ;

    Salah, Grealish, Barnes, Klich & Burke

    Kane, Jimenez & DCL

    £2.7m itb and 1 FT

    Would you take a hit for ;

    a) Jimenez & Barnes> Maupay & Sterling
    b) Barnes & Klich > Zaha & Foden

    Thanks

  2. surends23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    McCarthy (Steer)
    TAA Lamptey Mitchell (Taylor Davies)
    Salah Sterling Barkley Soucek (Bissouma)
    Jimi Werner Mitro

    A. Jimi > Kane?
    B. Davies > Wolves Def (Kilman or Saiss)
    C. None

    Play Soucek or Bissouma?

    1. tiltkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  3. Jack_McSweeney
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    is nobody even considering Maupay as a differential captain this weekend at home to west brom? His attacking stats so far this season have been outstanding (2nd in penalty box touches, goal attempts and goals scored, 3rd in big chances, 80% conversion of big chances), and the defensive stats point towards both liverpool and spurs beating their opponents comfortably rather than spectacularly...

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Owning him is enough of a differential. Don’t think he’s very explosive either so even if he returns a goal, I don’t think it’s a gamble worth taking given how many other options there are with a higher ceiling and EO

      1. Jack_McSweeney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        he's already shown he can bag more than a solitary goal in a match, and i would imagine every man and his dog will be captaining either salah or kane this weekend. I hear what you're saying, as both of the aforementioned have the capability of bagging HTs, but west broms defensive stats are laughable atm...food for thought

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Feel free to C him then!

    2. deafcassette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Differential's work both ways...

  4. Gutan
      1 month, 9 days ago

      What do You think about tripple Cpt on Kana against Burnley?

      1. Gutan
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Kane* ofc

        • mrelpea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I’d be too worried about Burnley finding their defensive solidness again to go with triple captain tbh. I think spurs will win, but I dont think it will be a walk in the park for them like it was at West Ham

      2. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Current Rank 1.4m.

        If you had Salah and Mane would you take a punt at captaining Mane?

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Salah has pens, so probably not.

      3. Blackbeard42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Anyone tempted to triple captain Salah this week?

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Some probably are, but not good idea imo. There will be dgw:s which are better chances. 2-3 extra pts and higher possibility for baps etc.

          1. Blackbeard42
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Good call

      4. deshawn7
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Captain Mane or Kane?

        No Mo on my team

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

          I’d say Kane

      5. mrelpea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Who would you captain out of this lot?

        A Son
        B Salah
        C sterling

        Thanks!

      6. Bob.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Best 4.5 Def?

      7. Napoleon IV
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        can anyone recommend a good translation of Leo Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina'?