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.

As this uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

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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  1. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Which defender to get rid of first... Justin or Lewis?

    1. Mooster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lewis

  2. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Martinez
    TAA Lamptey Saiss
    Salah Podence Foden Son
    Werner DCL Jimenez
    (Steer Burke James Mitchel)

    2.8ITB & 2FT

    a) Podence > Grealish
    b) Werner > Kane
    c) Podence, Werner & James > Grealish, Kane & Konsa/Kilman (-4)

    1. Zrinkec
        1 month, 1 day ago

        A

      • FeverPitch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Werner and James to Kane and someone for free?

      • Lukakus talking
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Jiménez to Kane?

    2. The Yorkshire Pirlo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      To fund KDB > Salah

      A) Semedo > Kilman

      B) Saiss > Kilman

      Thanks

      1. Mooster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        A

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Best defender up to 4.8 to go with these?
      Robbo lamptey Mitchell dunne

      1. BeWater
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Targett, Konsa, Dallas or Aying.

        • Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Konsa? Great run of fixtures coming up.

      2. CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Do you think its worth starting Brewster?

        1. Mooster
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Only for fun

        2. FeverPitch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          What are the other options?

      3. Patron
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Is Ward nailed? With Clyne now in there?

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Ward is a terrible defender imo

          1. Patron
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I know I just need one cheap defender.

      4. Mooster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        how long will James Rodriguez be out? what is the injury?

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          One GW at least.

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Considering he’s 25% for this game you’d have thought just the one week

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            So was son lol

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

          Depends whether it’s an injury he has had before - the recovery is longer for recurring injuries

        4. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Ancelloti said 'I think he will not be available' - not very emphatic so even an outside chance of playing this weekend

      5. FeverPitch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        A) Jimenez to Kane
        B) Brewster and Digne to Kane and 4.5 def
        C) Jimenez, Digne and Foden to Kane, 4.5 def and Bruno (-4)

        Thank you

        1. King Kun Ta
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          A already done

          1. northernmuppet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            You worried about Jimi against New? I know he has been pretty poor but New don't look too strong..

          2. FeverPitch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Nice thanks

        2. northernmuppet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          can you post the rest of your team? It would be A or B ... Foden has a good fixture so want to see what coverage you have elsewhere..

          1. FeverPitch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            For sure

            Martinez Steer
            Lamptey Saiss TAA Mitchell Digne
            Salah Son Grealish Soucek Foden
            Jimenez DCL Brewster

            1. northernmuppet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Good side... so A is the safe bet... I think Chelsea is a tough fixture for Bruno otherwise would say C now having seen your team.. but play Foden and get Kane in.. he's in too good form to ignore... Option A it is!

              1. FeverPitch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Makes sense, thanks a lot for your thoughts. I guess A leaves the door open to do the Bruno moves next week. Just have this feeling United could put a few past Chelsea... but probably not confident enough to take a hit! Thanks mate

        3. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          A

        4. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          B

          1. FeverPitch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Thanks - think it’s worth keeping Jimi at the expense of making it difficult to move for someone like Bruno next week? B leaves me with 0 itb

      6. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        1FT, 1.5itb -- Already have Son, Salah, Sterling; fodder as 3rd fwd.

        1) Jimenez > DCL
        2) Soucek > McGinn
        3) McCarthy > Martinez
        4) Ings, Jimenez > Kane, DCL (-4)

        1. Zrinkec
            1 month, 1 day ago

            4

          • northernmuppet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            4

        2. King Kun Ta
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Podence to.....

          A Rashford (-4)
          B & Robbo -> Bruno & Chillwell
          C no hit & play Podence

          Ta for the feedback lads!

          1. King Kun Ta
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            B is -8 btw

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Play Podence.

            1. TLF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              This

          3. northernmuppet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I think Chelsea is a tough game for united.. and wouldn't be bringing in Chillwell for that.. it's NEW so play him and do this next week..

          4. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            C

        3. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          First on bench to cover Rodriguez should he not start

          A Chillwell (mun)
          or
          B Mitchell (ful)

          1. Zrinkec
              1 month, 1 day ago

              a

            • Patron
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I think I would look at it this way:

              Mitchell can only get a cs basically

              Chilwell can get an assist, a goal and maybe a cs which is less likely

              So I think I would go with Chilwell.

              1. Patron
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                And ye Mitchell won’t start most likely 😀

            • TLF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              A

          2. Jdpz
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Is there any new information about Podence?
              Will he play?

              1. TLF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                What kind of info ? Nuno has guaranteed him a start if that's what you're after but I watched Wolves play Leeds and he looked sharp second half, could have had at least 2 attacking returns. Wolves forums seem to think he'll start. I own and am optimistic.

                1. BeWater
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I own him and I was definitely frustrated that he was taken off. He was doing ok. Traore didn't really do much when he came on so good chance Podence starts again.

                  • Jdpz
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      thanks

                2. Original Pirate Material
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Who scores more in next 4.

                  A. Aguero.
                  B. Jiminez

                  1. Zrinkec
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      aguero

                    • Hansel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      A

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

                      Aguero

                    • Rhodes your boat
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      A

                  2. Jdpz
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      I have not Salah, but I want him in my team.

                      Good move?
                      JRod to Salah and TAA to Struijk (-4 points)

                      1. Eastman
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        No. Wouldn’t want to lose TAA this week as a good chance of a clean sheet

                      2. Zim0
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        No. More chance of clean sheet than salah goal since sheffield are neutered in attack and trent needs 1 assist to get double digits. Another story for free but for a hit no.

                    • LordEllison
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Who would you get rid of first Ben davies or RJames, torn which one to take out first thanks.

                      1. ZimZalabim
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Davies probably

                      2. Eastman
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Davies. Play Hames but likely to be benched for a week only

                    • Fernando Torres
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Which is best...

                      A) Struijk
                      B) Justin
                      C) Lewis
                      D) Lamptey (-4)

                      1. Jdpz
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          c

                      2. VinMar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        A) Grealish + Maupay
                        Or
                        B) Barkley + Ings

                        1. Hansel
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          A

                      3. FDMS All Starz
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Best palace defender to get?

                        1. Kurt Zouma
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          PvA

                      4. ZimZalabim
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Would you rather do

                        A. Davies to Konsa this week and Maupay to Antonio next week ?

                        B. Davies to Strujik this week and Maupay to DCL next week ?

                        Wont be able to get the other striker or cover from that team and I own Mitchell already.

                      5. falafel
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        A: Robertson, Rashford, Barkley, Brewster
                        B: Dallas, Barkey, Klich, Aguero

                        1. King Kun Ta
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Other FWDs?

                        2. Bonus magnet
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          A
                          Don’t like having both Dallas and Klich

                      6. Rinseboy
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        start Jrod still this week or start Barnes?

                        1. ALI_G
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          you must have a hell of a front 8!

                          1. Rinseboy
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 1 day ago

                            ha Brewster is benched and was gonna play 4 at the back Robbo Semedo Saiss and Lamptey!

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

                          Depends if you’re into benchwankery

                          1. Rinseboy
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 1 day ago

                            not at all! ha more dont want a sub appearance from Jrod!

                            1. ALI_G
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              I'd start JRod

                              If he's not ready no way he comes on as a sub

                              1. Rinseboy
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                cheers Ali. yeah Barnes nice cover after he played well tonight

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

                              He hasn’t been great away anyhow but I’d say he plays or not

                      7. Rhodes your boat
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Best 4.8 defender for foreseeable? Not lamptey

                        1. ZimZalabim
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Konsa

                        2. ALI_G
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Ward or one of the Villa boys

                        3. CelticBhoy1
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Konsa

                          1. Rhodes your boat
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 1 day ago

                            Even though I’ve got Martinez?

                        4. Rinseboy
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Konsa or Targett. Kilman looks a bargain too

                      8. CelticBhoy1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Anyone else starting Bissouma?

                        1. TLF
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Ive seen a few, there's worse weeks to play him that's for sure.

                        2. Warbling Wendy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          I probably will

                        3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          First sub,he will come on of J-Rod is no show, so fairly comfortable with that!! Haha

                      9. stu92
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Currently own Mings and on my WC.

                        a) keep Mings
                        b) downgrade to Konsa before he goes up, save the cash
                        c) downgrade to Targett, does he have extra attacking threat?

                      10. Jdpz
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Targett or Konsa?

                          1. BeWater
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              I've changed my mind 10 times tonight on this. If you do want Konsa he's likely to go up tonight.

                              1. Jdpz
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  thanks

                            • Teriyaki 69
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              is Aguero really essential this week when chasing? alternatively could get Kane in for Jimenez. something I don't like since Jimmy is just as capable to haul vs Newcastle.

                              1. Rinseboy
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                I think Aguero is the cheapest hes been in years and nailed with Jesus out. He's a great pick this week. Kane is safer because of ownership and current form.Jimi is good but doesn't look like going big any time soon!

                            • fcsaltyballs
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              What to do with James:

                              1. Save FT, play Dallas
                              2. Save FT, play Brewster
                              3. >> Zaha
                              4. >> Trossard
                              5. >> Foden
                              6. >> Traore / Podence / Neto

                              Thanks.

                              1. Rinseboy
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                1.
                                Gotta say I like 5 tho. Have a feeling the best is yet to come.from Foden

                                1. fcsaltyballs
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  1 is the safe option for sure

                                  I’m most tempted by Foden too but I do have Sterling as well

                                  I suppose it depends if James is out for a week or longer...

                            • northernmuppet
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              Gentlemen..

                              Missing some of the big hitters in midfield - Salah / Mane / Sterling and of course Kane.. I think Kane has to be bought.. would love Mane or Sterling but not sure how to make that work.. here's the team:

                              McCarthy (Fodder)
                              TAA / Robbo / Saiss (Justin) (Mitchell)
                              Son / Bruno / Grealish / JRod (Bissouma)
                              DCL / Jimi / Woods

                              A) Woods / Jimi -> Kane / one of Watkins / Adams / Antonio
                              B) Woods / JRod -> Kane / Jorginho
                              C) Any other ideas?

                              1. Rinseboy
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                A with Watkins looks good. Can switch to Antonio in a few weeks

                                1. King Kun Ta
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  This

                            • seanastley97
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              How on earth do I get Senor Kane in here:

                              Martínez
                              Robbo - KEP Lamptey
                              Hamez - Bruno - Salah - Son
                              DCL - Jimi - Antonio

                              Nyland - Mitchell - Justin - Stephens

                              I have 1.1 ITB and need someone to solve the riddle. Cheers

                              1. BeWater
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  Not easy at all. Don't know what your sell price is on Hamez but would Hamez to Grealish and Jimmy to Kane work?

                                  1. seanastley97
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 1 day ago

                                    Jiminez to Kane and Hamez out leaves me 6.5 🙁

                                    1. BeWater
                                        1 month, 1 day ago

                                        Do you fancy Barkley?

                                        1. seanastley97
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 1 day ago

                                          Yes, but I know I eill want Hamez back and will lose at least 0.3. Something has to give though

                                          1. BeWater
                                              1 month, 1 day ago

                                              Only other way is Robbo but he's basically playing left wing for Liverpool and his heatmap is mental.

                                    2. northernmuppet
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                      Does Jimi to Kane and downgrading Antonio to Brewster work?

                                      1. seanastley97
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 1 day ago

                                        It does...but will Kane outscore Antonio and Jimi because I cant bank getting a single chance let alone starting

                                        1. seanastley97
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 1 day ago

                                          Bank on Brewster*

                                  2. Esalman
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 1 day ago

                                    Which ones would you prefer?

                                    A. Lamptey
                                    B. Reguilon

                                    1. Bruno
                                    2. Sterling
                                    3. Aguero

                                    1. BeWater
                                        1 month, 1 day ago

                                        A2

                                      • dunas_dog
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 1 day ago

                                        For this week Lamptey and Sterling