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

    Would you start Mitchell over J. Justin? Think Leicester will score (and concede)

    1. Jdpz
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes

    2. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Start one defender?

      A Taylor
      B Lewis

      1. Jdpz
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Taylor

      2. 03farmboy
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Would you wildcard this team?

        Mccarthy
        TAA, holding, Justin, Kwp
        Salah, Son, Rodriguez
        Kane, Werner, Calvert-Lewin
        Nyland, Mitchell, Harper, bissouma

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          No. Why would you?

          1. 03farmboy
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I have holding, Rodriguez and Nyland injuried

        2. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          nope

          Looks a good team
          Maybe need a Villa def, or keeper
          could switch TAA to Rob to release funds

          front 7 looks excellent

          1. 03farmboy
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Thanks would you keep Rodriguez and transfer him out? I’ve already used my free transfer to get Kane in so would have to be -4 for whatever change I did

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

          Literally only 2-3 transfers away from a solid 15, let alone a solid 11.

          1. 03farmboy
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Who would you be looking to get rid of?

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

          No.
          Front 3 great.
          Backs ok this week.
          Rod to grealish /Zaha and you're good to go.

          1. 03farmboy
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Rod transfer out this week then

      3. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Barnes -> Grealish worth it looking at fixtures?

        1. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Absolutely

        2. Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yes

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

          Barkley might be better and save some money for something else.

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

            This is what Im thinking of doing.

        4. Forcella Boys
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Wish I had brought Barkley in over Grealish tbh.

          1. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Why is that? I'm about to bring Grealish in and you've worried me lol

        5. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yep

        6. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Cheers all

      4. umerlfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bench one:

        A) Zaha - FUL(A)
        B) DCL - SOU(A)
        C) Adams - EVE(H)

        1. cfreel
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          C or play bench boost

        2. Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          C

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

          Wouldn't bother with BB at this stage. Bench ADams.

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

          C

        5. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          C

      5. cfreel
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A) Kilman and aguero
        B) Robertson and maupay
        C) Justin and Werner.

        Choice For GW6 and choice for the next few fixtures?

        1. Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          A

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

          A

        3. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          A could be gold

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

        i hate you all

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Bipolar?!

        2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I knew it! Dogs really do hate me.

        3. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Mom? Is that you ?

      7. rohan
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        So many decisions for me this week rely on being able to predict United vs Chelsea. Hate such weeks. Genuinely tempted to shoehorn Mane(C) in with Salah and Trent

      8. Bonus magnet
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Anything worth doing here?

        Martínez
        Robbo Semedo Mitchell
        Salah(c) Son Mahrez Rashford Barkley
        Werner Maupay(vc)

        Forster Brewster Dallas Dunne

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

          No. Good to go.

        2. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Take maupay off as VC and you are good

      9. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Davies > ????

        My backline is - McCarthy - TAA - Justin - Lewis - Johnson

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

          Lamptey .

        2. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Kilman for now

        3. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          One of Lamptey, Kilman or Targett. I'd go Targett if you plan on keeping him for the long run

      10. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Pick one to play for Jrod

        A) Soucek
        B) Dallas
        C) Mitchel

        Thanks

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

          C

        2. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          A

        3. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          A

      11. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Start Brewster or Soucek?

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Soucek

      12. Ronnies
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Do we think Grealish will rise in price tonight? On 96% on Fplstats.

        Tnks.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Hope not. Want to do Foden-> Grealish

      13. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        What’s everyone doing with James Rodriguez??

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Keep

        2. STONEROSES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Just bench, out 1gw if that.

        3. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Keeping

      14. ZAWAd25
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Play Justin or Bissouma?

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Bissouma

      15. The Yorkshire Pirlo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Had a couple of responses already, but which to Kilman.

        A) Semedo
        B) Saiss

        Currently thinking Saiss, thanks.

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Semedo has a higher points ceiling, and is more nailed. I'd go A

          1. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Misunderstood your question, stick with the other 2. Sideways move

        2. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Neither. Sideways transfer and A and B are better

          1. The Yorkshire Pirlo
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            It’s to fund KDB > Salah if that helps

        3. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          B

      16. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Which defender (5.6M and below) scores the most points in the next 3 weeks?

        A) Reguilon (bur/BHA/wba)
        B) Targett (LEE/SOU/ars)
        C) Lamptey (WBA/tot/BUR)
        D) Semedo (NEW/CRY/lei)
        E) van Aanholt (ful/wol/LEE)
        F) Dias (whu/shu/LIV)
        G) Other?

        Cheers

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          A or D

      17. AnfieldRoad
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Which of the following for GW6 and beyond?
        A) Jorginho + Ings
        B) Barkley + DCL

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          B easy

        2. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          B

      18. stefanbkanev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Play 1 this week:

        A - ASM (wol)
        B - Mitchell (ful)

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          B

      19. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Mcginn (or) barkley ? Grealish out of reach

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Barkley by a long shot

        2. STONEROSES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Free up funds to get grealish. Worth it long run

        3. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          i think mcginn is a great option at 5.5.

      20. MindlessFreak2
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Will Coleman be protected from price drops due to red flag ? Need to ship either him or Shaw depending on who is likely to fall first.

        Want to protect this 45k original rank I’ve managed to accumulate (suspiciously)

        1. cfreel
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Get rid of both and take a hit if needs be. Will allow you to get 2 great defenders

      21. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        1FT, 1.5itb -- Have Son, Salah, Sterling

        1) Jimenez > DCL
        2) Soucek > McGinn
        3) McCarthy > Martinez
        4) Ings, Jimenez > Kane, DCL (-4) -- Have to do this now to avoid any price rises, which DCL is on.

        1. Magpies4ever
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Definitely wouldn’t take a hit while owning son already, either A or save the transfer

        2. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          4

        3. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Last week was the time to do 4. I would only do it if you captain Kane.

        4. cfreel
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          3

      22. Magpies4ever
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Wildcard this lot?
        Ryan
        TAA, Justin, Taylor
        Salah, Son, Podence, Hamez
        Werner, Mitro, Brewster
        McCarthy, Mitchell, Davies, Ward-Prowse

        1. The White Pele
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Probably yes.

        2. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I would. Defence and bench is awful. Mitro and podence suck balls. Hamez is out

          1. Magpies4ever
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Cheers, wanted other people to convince me so this helps

            1. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Np. Sorry for being so blunt btw, wasn’t thinking. Hope your gw goes well!

        3. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          No I wouldn't, take a hit if necessary and then fix other issues over next couple of weeks, not enough to warrant a WC IMO, spine of the team is fine. That said, do what you feel is best as it's your team and you need to feel comfortable with it.

      23. The White Pele
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Time for Sterling to get his rest after two 90 mins?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          who knows but i reckon he ll play

      24. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        kdb owners, keeping or selling ? and if selling, for who? thank you

        1. BeWater
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Thinking of keeping at the moment. I thought about getting Bruno in for him but I'd be trying to get him back in week 9. I benched him last week and got away with it. Might change other things in my team so I can cope with KDB not playing.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              was thinking the same move to bruno. will probably keep and save transfer though

        2. slavkob
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Martinez
          Chilwell, Semedo, Reguilon
          Salah(c), Son, Pulisic, Grealsih, JRod
          Kane, DCL

          Button, Brewster, Justin, 3.9

          All set?

          1. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Wow, our teams are identical apart from your Martinez, Semedo and JRod and my McCarthy, TAA and Soucek. Nice team!

        3. HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Dunne to Lamptey worth a hit given my other bench options are Cooper (doubt) and Mitchell (may lose place)?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            not a for a hit imo especially with the amount of cs brighton have kept recently

        4. Mondeo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Looking for a differential: Jiminez and Podence > Mane & Watkins for a hit?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            b4 a home game to newcastle ? bad move imo

          2. cfreel
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Definitely not for a hit

        5. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          That Hamez injury has rocketed Grealish on fplstats. Would have liked to wait on other presser to pull the trigger on Foden-> Grealish, but might have to make the switch now.

        6. NUFCAndrew
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Play Dallas against villa (I own Grealish), or transfer out James (0.1 ITB)