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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2,519 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Legomané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Introducing my 2020/21 Pep Roulette Matrix 🙂

    Every minute recorded for each Manchester City player, during each match of their season so far:
    - Premier League
    - Carabao Cup
    - Champions League
    - also including International Break minutes

    Click on the link below to take you to the matrix —
    https://twitter.com/legomane_fpl/status/1319326209982058497

    1. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Good stuff. Keep waiting for Mahrez to get dropped...but this strangely makes me feel more confident.

  2. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Got to be lots of managers who held Kdb and have hames - plenty of hits this week and if not plenty of upside for those without either!

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      True. But both could be back for GW7 by the sounds of it!

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Pics of KDB in training, James played rest of game after injury - Both could feature.

  3. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A) Ings -> Kane
    B) Jimi -> Kane

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  4. Garam MOSALAH
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is Mitrovic to Kane a no brainer or should I save FT ?

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Do it.

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mate, that’s worth a hit never mind a free.

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What would make you not do it?

  5. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any injuries to anyone tonight?

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Okay good talk.

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hamez is the big one. I haven't heard anything else

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cool, cheers. Just want to make sure before I pull the trigger on my transfers.

  6. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I've noticed that other than the game in which Konsa scored, Targett has got better BAPS (only by a point or two) in the other three matches.

    Also Targett has 2 YC's so far and Konsa 0.

    Don't think there'll be much in it but tempted to go with Targett given that he is a fullback.

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Having similar debate with myself. Not sure whether Konsa’s set piece goal threat is better than Targett’s full back assist threat.

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Targett better points per match average than Konsa last year, and better underlying stats (as you'd expect from a full back) both this year and last. And 0.1 cheaper. 1 goal from Konsa so far this year (small sample size) is the only thing skewing the comparison in his favor. Targett a no brainer for me, for what it's worth.

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks for this. I do think I'm leaning towards Targett atm.

  7. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Downgrade Semedo or Saiss to Kilman?

    Need the funds for Salah. Thanks.

    1. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Saiss

    2. lugs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      probably Saiss as Semedo has less competition for his place on the right

  8. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    i love you all

  9. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Have James and JRod starting this week with a poor bench

    Mitchell(PVA to take his place?)
    Burke (injured/dropped)
    Taylor (playing Spurs)

    What to do?

    A) James -> Reguilón
    B) James & JRod -> Reguilón & Foden/Trossard (-4)
    C) James & JRod -> Robinson & Zaha (-4)

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A. Don’t get rid of James Rodriguez unless he’s out for a while.

      1. The Wizard of Ozil
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah that’s my first thought and hope Mitchell plays if needed

    3. The Wizard of Ozil
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sorry Zaha should be on B and the others in C

  10. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Guess jimmy to Kane is a no brainer here right ??.

    Martinez (steer)
    Saiss, Robbo, Chilwell (lamptey, Mitchell)
    Podence, Foden, Son, Salah, Grealish
    DCL, Jimmy (Brewster)

  11. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is Bruno, Wilson to Kun and Grealish too much of a gamble? Have a gut feeling that Kun will haul.

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not convinced by Aguero yet, hold.

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Incredible comment

        1. stu92
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          In what way? He’s played one game and got 2 points this season, he could haul but he could also be a few weeks from hauling.

          1. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            If there’s someone’s quality that we should be in no doubt over, it’s him.

            He’s back fit so should be considered an option.

    2. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thank you. Im considering him and giving him the armband. Want to shock my rivals.

  12. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any chance Dier starts? Or time to get rid.

    McCarthy 4.0
    TAA Dier Saiss Justin Buur
    Salah Son Havertz Soucek Burke
    Kane Jiménez Wilson

    A. Dier > Konsa
    B. Buur > Kilman
    C. Save

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A if you’re rolling the transfer otherwise.

  13. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Currently on a WC

    A) stick with Mings
    B) downgrade to Konsa
    C) downgrade to Targett

    1. Theholygoalie
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Having a similar problem, selling Vinagre to either Konsa or Targett, leaning towards him.

  14. cnewman7
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What do you prefer?

    A) Mitro —> Aguero (free)
    B) Jimi —> Kane (free)

    Ryan
    Digne Saiss KWP
    Salah Son Podence Grealish
    Werner Jimi Mitro

    McCarthy Bissouma Justin Ferg

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A.

      Could you to Mitro > Kane for hit? Downgrade Pod perhaps?

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    3. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A hands down

  15. gomez123
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Cant to A & B together as not enough dollar!!
    A Barnes to Grealish
    B) Wood to Maupey
    C) Barnes & Wood to Barkley & Maupey -4

  16. Lallana
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Lining up...

    Jimenez>Aguero
    Podence>Barkley
    TAA>PVA

    in a couple of weeks using my FT. We'll see what actually happens haha

    1. Lallana
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      regulion, saiss, sterling, barkley, grealish, no podence, maupay?, AGUERO

  17. 420king
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What the consensus on Rodriguez? 1FT 0.0 ITB

    A) Save FT, start both Chillwell and Dallas
    B) Rodriguez -> Podence?

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Save FT. Worth playing him imo.

    2. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A, easy.

      1. 420king
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks guys.

    3. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Out of these options A

  18. wagner is king
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Help please guys.
    A)
    werner& mahrez to kane& grelish -4

    B) mahrez to Rodriguez

    C) mahrez to grelish

    D) save transfer

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hold Werner, and don’t guy Rodríguez this week.

      C or D

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I would go A if you want Kane,soon fixtures turn

    3. Bonus magnet
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Injured Rodriguez?

  19. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Worth a -4 ?

    KDB, J.Rod --> Mane, Grealish

    Have Salah and TAA.

    Cheers.

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No. Pics of KDB back in training today.

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Maybe keep both if you have good bench

    3. lugs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      ohh that's tempting, i probably would do it

  20. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    How is this looking,G2G?

    Martinez
    Chilwell - Ayling - Lamptey
    Salah(C)- Son - Bruno - Hamez - Grealish
    Kane - DCL

    Mitchell - Brewster - Justin

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yeah good team. Mitchell to come in .

  21. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Podence >

    A) Barkley
    B) Mcginn
    C) Keep Podence

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C for me

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  22. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I'm planning on bringing in Salah, is it worth doing it before price changes tonight or should I wait for any last minute news tomorrow? I assume after nothing has been mentioned thus far its probably safe to go through with the move tonight, especially with an early deadline tomorrow. Thoughts?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Always handy to have the extra 0.1.

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        thats my thought as well and Klopp already spoke after the UCL fixture, will he speak again?

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I watched the game. He took off the front 3 on 60 minutes. Obviously pre planned. Having said that if I were to get one now it would be Mane . Pens is the only thing that makes Salah a better pick. Mane is the better player.

          1. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Interesting, doesn't salah perform better in most home fixtures? Pool have had 3 straight away, I'm expecting an eager return to home for Mo

            1. DA Minnion
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Yeah probably does. Should win handy enough I reckon. With Salahs effective ownership on Sunday well over 100 percent he'll be a real rank killer if he hauls and you don't own him.

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Tonight. Doubt anything changes tomorrow.

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers!

  23. Forcella Boys
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is this worth -4 ?

    Klich & Barnes > Foden & Zaha

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Don't think so. Barnes could do ok.

      1. Forcella Boys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers!

  24. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Start Podence or Lamptey?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lamptey is fun to play.

    2. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Podence, almost always pick the attacker 😉 in addition brighton does concede a lot

  25. Deeney-is-a-god
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    So hard to decide
    Would tou go podence-> grealish
    Or jimmy-> kane

    Already got son as a potential spurs captain, will the jimmy, grealish combo outscore kane, podence?

    1. Bishopool
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I wouldnt sell Wolves yet...

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jimmy to Kane.
      Wolves don't score enough. Kane could potentially haul in any game.

      1. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Fair point

      2. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Got kane in this week. Might get rid of TAA to fund a podence-> grealish transfer depending on how they look

  26. Bishopool
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    PLEASE HELP. Would you?

    a) Rich and Egan -> Kane and Kilman (-4pts)
    b) Rich and Barnes -> Maupay/Watkins and Bruno (-4pts)
    c) Rich -> Aguero

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A or C for me. Personally A.

    2. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Do you have son? If you do have him, I would almost be tempted by b), but due to the fixtures I would say a). Especially if kilman can be benched most weeks

      1. Bishopool
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I have Son yes

    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C for me

    4. Bishopool
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Seems like Bruno might be essential.. ?

      1. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Think a lot of people are put of him due to fixtures. For me he is a pick and forget kinda player. Maybe not the right time to get him in, but then again I can see United getting pens against Chelsea/Arsenal due to the pace of the united players and the defences of those aforementioned teams

    5. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C for sure

  27. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA Lamptey Saiss
    Salah (C) Zaha Son Podence
    DLC Jimi Werner
    SUBS Mitchell Justin Burke*

    2ft 2.5m itb

    A Steer in for 4m GK
    B Podence to Trossard
    C Werner to Kane
    D Zaha to Grealish
    E Burke to Barkley

  28. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Since Dier is injured do we think Davies will start this weekend?

    1. Arctic monkeys
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Alder and Sanchez if a back 4

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Unlikely

  29. rohan
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    In the awkward position of being a Chelsea fan who thinks we won't get any joy at OT on Sat. Thinking Werner and Pulisic (playing RW) to Watkins and Mane (C)

    Problem is it might be too much investment on Pool with Salah and TAA in my team as well. But really like the look of Mane this week

    1. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Man U Chelsea should be 5-5 going on recent form.

      Mané is super hot though. You know the risks

  30. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Mitchell lost his place now?

    1. Arctic monkeys
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not yet, maybe this GW. Was always going to