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. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Sell Jimenez or Werner for Kane?

    1. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Been asking myself this all week

    2. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Jimenez

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Jiménez

  2. Puyol Pants Up
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Picked up Barnes on WC last GW, should I cut my losses early and sell him? Already lost 0.1 TV on him as well.

    Played 90 min today in the Europa.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Who would replace him?

      1. Puyol Pants Up
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        No clue, I already have Grealish and don't have money itb

        1. Nightf0x
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Foden ?

        2. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Barkley

  3. NUFCAndrew
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Bottomed. Play Dallas for the injured Hamez, or transfer him out?

  4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    If you had 2 FT and nothing else really you wanted to change, would you consider doing Saiss to Kilman and pocketing the £1m?

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I'd consider it for sure

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

    3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Do it

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks guys

    5. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      get rid of Justin

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        This..

    6. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Nope, Kilman is Justin mark 2.

  5. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days 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) James & Werner > 6.3 def & Kane
    c) Podence, Werner & James > Grealish, Kane & Konsa/Kilman (-4)

    1. BeWater
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Werner to Kane. Your back 3 looks great. Clean sheet and assist potential all over the place there so wouldn't make a defender transfer.

    2. The Royal Robin
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Is Hamez injured or is it just bs?

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Injured.

    3. Bojaninho
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      top 3 players to own this week?

      1. BeWater
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Salah, Kane, Son.

        • Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Brewster, Ramsdale, maupay

        • Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Mane, Aguero, Maupay.

        • Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Robbo, Salah, Kane/Son

        • the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Salah, Kane and Son

      2. BeWater
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Doherty and Dale Stephens to Targett and Barkley for a -4 anyone? These things always sound dumb when I write them down.

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Yep.

        • Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          A) Coady the best option for 5.0m or below?? Possibly Targett as higher ceiling?

          B) Bruno, Ings or Barnes, Kane

          1. BeWater
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Go Targett. Cheaper, great fixtures and a chance of some attacking returns.

              1. DeltaKilo
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                0.00xA and 0.08xG so far this season.

                2 hits both off target.. not sure where these attacking returns are coming from

                1. BeWater
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Last season Targett was first for big chances created (9), second for expected assists (4.62) and 6th for key passes for defenders under 5M. That was in 28 appearances playing in worse defence and generally worse team.

              2. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Yes, yes.
                Bruno and Ings... But wouldn't be that confident playing without kane tbh.

              3. DeltaKilo
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Lamptey?

                Close but B if I had to pick

              4. Tsparkes10
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Cheers all.

            • DeltaKilo
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Hey 2 questions for you all

              On a WC

              Rodriguez:

              A) Move to Pulisic
              B) Keep

              1. Konsa
              2. Targett

              Cheers!

              1. BeWater
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  A

                  I'm currently thinking 2.

                • Hy liverpool
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  I'm not sure about pulisic tbh, i have him thou.
                  Prefer Targett myself.

                • Phil's Stamps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  B2

              2. fridge
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                I have 1 FT and 1m ITB, would you make any moves here or save?

                McCarthy (4.0)
                TAA. Lamptey. Taylor (Dallas. 4.0)
                Salah. Son. JRod. ASM (McCarthy)
                Kane. DCL. Jiminez

                A) ASM > Barkley
                B) Taylor > Chillwell/ Saiss
                C) ASM & TAA > Grealish & Digne (-4)
                D) save

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  A

                2. DeltaKilo
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Taylor to Saiss is solid

                3. Sloane426
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  A. Start Dallas over Taylor also

              3. dezille
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Would appreciate some input on this!

                1FT,0.8 ITB

                Martinez
                TAA Saiss Mitchell (James, Justin)
                Salah KDB Son Foden Podence
                Jimenez DCL (Brewster)

                Willing to let Kane go as already have some Spurs cover, but am definitely lacking Grealish & Rodriguez. Seems wrong to get rid of Foden/Podence this week given the fixtures. Already decided to hold KDB, so would be silly to get rid now. Is James definitely one to get rid of? (always looks so good when playing). PVA is expected to replace Mitchell this week, isn't he?

                A) James > Lamptey (Or Konsa but never like doubling up)
                B) Podence, James > Grealish, Kilman (-4)
                C) Save, then likely mini WC next week to get in Grealish, Rodriguez

                Thanks

                1. dezille
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  D) Foden > Grealish is also an option, but is just as likely to backfire

                2. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  I did KdB + Brewster to Kane + Bissouma (or you could go Soucek). Frees up useful funds.

                  KdB has a chance of playing this weekend now though.

                3. Phil's Stamps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  A

              4. DIMITRIS
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Hamez and Werner OUT for Foden and Aguero IN (-4 hit).
                Yay or nay , and if you could go to a little bit detail why do you think yay or nay. Any advice appreciated 🙂

                1. DeltaKilo
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Nay - City and Foden especially not looking great IMO

                  1. DIMITRIS
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    I kinda have the feeling that a 5-1 trashing of some mid-table PL side is coming very soon.

                    1. Seanigula
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Who do you think will beat City that badly?

                      1. DIMITRIS
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Funny

              5. Agger
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                If you still don’t own Kane then you can kiss goodbye to a good rank this season

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  A

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  No sorry B

              6. tbhogal
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

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

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

                1. cfreel
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

              7. smash
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Is Aurier a safe pick? Got 5.2 for a defender, struggling to decide on my best option?

                Any ideas much appreciated

                1. BeWater
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Do you have Saiss?

                    1. smash
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      No I don't, bang on the money also at 5.2, probably the best option at that price

                      Shaw (who I'm shipping) - Justin - Dinage - Mitchell

                      Cheers

                      1. BeWater
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          I would probably go Saiss. Otherwise you are into Targett, Konsa, Dallas, Ayling or Lamptey. Creswell might be an option in two weeks.

                          1. smash
                            • 11 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Yeah I think Saiss is the one! might try to squeeze one more week out of Mitchell them get a Leeds defender eventually, Cresswell is interesting option once the fixtures turn

                            Cheers for the advice!

                  • Nightf0x
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Complete WC team, which

                    Martinez 4.0
                    Sais kilman X X X
                    Zaha salah son foden X
                    Dcl kane X

                    Which? (Zaha to hamez next gw)

                    A) mitchel gomez/cancelo lamptey barkley jimi/ings
                    B) strujiek chilwel lamptey grealish maupay
                    C) 4.5def. robo lamptey barkley maupay
                    D) gomez/cancelo chilwel lamptey barkley maupay

                    1. cfreel
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      B

                    2. Phil's Stamps
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      B or C

                  • Yungy
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      HELP PLEASE, NOT SURE WHAT TO DO, THANKS

                      1FT 0.4ITB, WC PLAYED

                      Pickford
                      Mings Saiss Justin
                      Zaha Salah Rodriguez Sterling Foden
                      Kane DCL

                      Nyland Shaw Mitchell Davis

                      1. cfreel
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Looks ok. Players to think about getting rid of: Pickford and shaw.
                        Rodriguez looking like won’t play this week

                        1. Yungy
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            thanks yes i want to get rid of them, should i try get Son for rodriguez or not possible ? think i would need -8

                            1. cfreel
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Not for -8

                      2. cfreel
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Bit of a differential thought here (at least to the masses) and definitely will raise some eyebrows.

                        Salah and Werner out
                        Mane and Aguero in.

                        Got an overall rank of 40k. Feel like this could either put me right up there or right down.

                        1. DIMITRIS
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          If you hav a gut feeling, than go for it.

                      3. Sloane426
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Start Justin, Taylor or Bissouma? Benching Rodríguez

                        1. wulfranian
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Bissouma

                        2. cfreel
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Bissouma

                      4. wulfranian
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Werner->Ings for a hit?

                        1. cfreel
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          100% No!

                        2. Sloane426
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          ?

                        3. Bad Kompany
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          No way

                      5. sully29
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        I think I love Marcus Rashford a little.

                        1. wulfranian
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          I love good red wine.

                      6. Bad Kompany
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Harvey Barnes likely to start even though he played the full 90 today?

                        1. cfreel
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          It would worry me that he might either come on/off as a sub

                      7. Venomgg
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        What u reckon of this, my first post!
                        McCarthy, Robertson, Watkins out
                        Martinez, kilman, Werner In

                        At the mo that would leave me with 0.1 itb

                        Current team
                        McCarthy
                        Robertson,mings,chillwell (Walker p, ayling)
                        Grealish,salah,Rodriguez,son ( bissouma)
                        Kane,dcl,Watkins

                        Is that worth it? Can’t decide or wait till next week till I have 2 free transfers. Thanks.

                        1. Bad Kompany
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          I wouldn’t. McCarthy next three are similar to Martinez. Robertson is playing Sheffield and Werner is playing United who will likely play 5 atb

                        2. LSK
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          No definitely not. Save your transfer. Don’t do those moves.

                        3. cfreel
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Don’t worry about GK too much. Probs safer to save transfers

                      8. cnewman7
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        G2G?

                        Ryan
                        Digne Saiss KWP
                        Salah(c) Son Grealish Podence
                        Werner Jimi Aguero

                        McCarthy. Bissouma Justin Ferg

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          green arrow incoming !

                        2. Neves say Neves
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Ye mate. Love the Aguero pick

                        3. UNDERWORLD7
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          lacks a tad in midefield, and Aguero not worth the risk yet imo

                      9. Neves say Neves
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Good to go?

                        McCarthy
                        TAA Chilwell Reguilón
                        (S)alah Son Pulisic Grealish Soucek
                        Kane DCL

                        Nyland Brewster Justin Ferguson

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          nice

                        2. LSK
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Yep

                        3. FPLGeezer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Yes

                      10. FPLGeezer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Yay or Nay?

                        Jiminez & Havertz > Kane & Barkley (-4)

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          not for me. jimmy has nice fixture

                        2. Neves say Neves
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Nein, same reason as above

                          1. FPLGeezer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Yep that's my fear Wolves attack gets going and Jimi capitalizes

                        3. nisag17
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Yes. Kane looks too good to not have. Wolves till now haven't found any rhythm.

                        4. UNDERWORLD7
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          erm, yes! have you seen jiminez lately? Then look at Kane. Even if wolves do well, it's rare Jiminez is explosive, if ever? Can't remember him ever scoring a mega haul. Kane is the one.

                          1. FPLGeezer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Good point 9 points seems to be a typical 'haul' for him. Dont think the replacements at wing back have found their feet yet either so service isnt as good.

                            Theres also Brighton at home for Kane next compared to Palace home for Jiminez.

                        5. Phil's Stamps
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Absolutely

                      11. Tsparkes10
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Q1. A) Coady B) Cash C) Other

                        Q2. A) Bruno, Ings B) Barnes, Kane

                        Currently on B A

                      12. WillK
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Best set and forget keeper?

                        1. cfreel
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Martinez

                      13. DIMITRIS
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Where is Foden going to end up when KDB is back and fit? Bench or in Dilva's role from last season? ( I guess Mahrez and Sterling will be wingers)

                        1. FPLGeezer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Pep seems to prefer playing Foden further forward so wait and see when KDB fit. It could vary but I may look to downgrade him and go 3-4-3 as he my 5th mid atm.

                          1. DIMITRIS
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Cheers