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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Spurs blank to give the casuals a red arrow

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Only casuals won't have spurs assets by now

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A casual attacking casuals 😀 ;-D

    3. kobewan
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Lol, if you don't have Spurs players you are a casual

      • Avo24
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        try to act pro but end up being dumb

    4. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      This probably sounds like a silly question but, would you:

      A. Play Justin

      B. Justin -> Lamptey (-4)

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Play Justin

      2. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        A

      3. Dexters Laboratory
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Play Justin

        • El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Could be good, but trading between buddihka level players is usually a wasted trade much less for -4

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

        Fernandes to Salah and bench jrod this week?

        Meslier
        TAA Robertson Semedo
        Fernandes Son JRod Foden Podence
        Jimenez DCL

        Steer Brewster KWP Ferguson
        1FT £3.4m itb

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yes given the upcoming fixtures but fernandes could punish you as he keeps scoring points

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Nah just play brewster

        3. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yes you need a captain

          1. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Or jimminez to kane for C

      5. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thoughts on this wildcard team?
        Martinez, Foster
        Mitchell, Saiss, Kilman, Konsa, Cresswell
        Bruno, Son, Pulisic, Salah, Barkley
        DCL, Kane, Brewster

        Alternatively could have Kun instead of Bruno? Decisions...!

      6. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thoughts on this -4?
        Jimenez and R James to Kane and Ayling? Have the exact money to do it!

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I did the same but kilman instead of ayling because I was short 0.1 of a 4.5 def. I'd say yes

          1. Will J 256
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Thanks very much!

      7. ClaireT
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Any transfer that's worth a -4 this week?

        Have Holding with a Hamstring injury & Reed on a yellow flag - do I need to get rid this week?

        McCarthy, Button
        Justin, TAA, Holding, Lascelles, Saiss
        Salah, Foden, Reed, Son, Pereria
        DCL, Kane, Jimi

        0 FT, 1.0 ITB

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Na you look well set for this week. GL

          1. ClaireT
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Thank you 🙂 Who would you bench along with Holding & Reed?

            1. Keep Calm and Play On
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Gtg and lacelles

            2. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Justin or lascelles. Probably Justin edges it but not sure. Probably a 2 pointer for both

      8. JasonG123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Bottomed. RMWCT, 0.6m ITB.

        Martinez (Forster)
        Robertson Chilwell Lamptey (Masuaku Kilman)
        Salah Son Pulisic Grealish (Bissouma)
        Kane DCL Watkins

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Nice

        2. Patrick Bateman
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Watkins > Maupay possible?

          Other than that looks spot on

          1. JasonG123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Yeah possible but I prefer Watkins’ long term fixtures.

      9. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Doherty, Barnes to Coady/Cash/Konsa, Bruno (-4)??

        Means a front 3 of DCL, Werner and Ings for the moment

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Why are you getting Bruno this gw? I’m considering getting rid. Doherty does have to go though

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            On fire and fixture proof probably...not even the worst either tbh

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Fair enough but surely you’d prefer having someone playing against Sheffield and west ham than Chelsea and arsenal

        2. El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Doherty must go, end the pain

          Bruno is a good pickup, no telling how wild the MU - Chelsea game could get.

          If Kepa is the goalie, that’s 3 guaranteed goals

      10. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Worth a hit to do Bruno to salah? His next two are much better but after that I’d want Bruno back. I might wc then anyway though.

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I would

      11. noahzark22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        After Brighton/Maupay's attacking adventures against CP, shouldn't Mitrovic be a good shout this week?

      12. The Big Cheese
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I'm trying to decide if it is worth a hit to move Bamford on for another forward up to the value of 8.7 at th most

        I guess that puts the options as

        Ings
        Watkins
        Jiminez

        Watkins has yet to prove himself really. He's only scored in one game in this division and that was against 10 men (although I do like his fixtures)

        Jiminez is unlikely to haul. Looks like folk are selling but he is consistent and will score steadily

        Ings. More expensive than I would like to spend on that spot but does tend to score well, again it looks like people are selling him, which is annoying despite 4 goals in 5 games.

        Hate buying players just for them to drop in price

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Nah, keep and downgrade to get Kane next week

          1. The Big Cheese
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Well I already have Kane and DCL alongside him..But thanks

        2. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I wouldn't do a hit for any of them. As you mention there's some question marks around all 3

          Watkins - unproven
          Jiminez - not great form
          Ings - not great fixtures

          1. The Big Cheese
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Thanks.

      13. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        One last look..
        A) Jimmy to Kane
        B) Brewster, Podence to Kane, Bissouma (-4)
        C) RJames to Chilwell/anyone
        D) Jimmy RJames to Kane/anyone
        D) save FT

        Cheers all

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          E) save FT...

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          D

          1. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            First one or second one lol?

        3. JasonG123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I like D but not if you have a good bench player to come in for James.

          1. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Would be Mitchell or Lamptey and mean benching Brewster or Podence

        4. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Save FT

          1. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Cheers

        5. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I did the first D

          1. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Thanks

      14. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Sorry if this is a silly question. I presume Kane won’t rise tonight?

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Doesn’t look like it

      15. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        feel I need to invest in a captain for this GW though as nice as it would be to save FT...Kane & Mane are calling me so chances are one of them enters my team by deadline 😉

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Kane of those

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            55/45 on Kane atm, cheers

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          *reply fail to 'Bad Kompany'

        3. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Not Mane :p

        4. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Kane, Salah, and Mane are the stand outs imo but Sterling and Son are good options in their own right.

          I’m currently on Kane but don’t have salah or mane. Mane could be a great differential. He’s criminally overlooked on here just because salah has penalties, which are impossible to predict when he gets them.

          Who would you get rid of to get one of them? Watkins is the only one I’d get rid of out of your front 7 but you wouldn’t have enough for Kane

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            My main two options are Jimenez to Kane(C) or Pulisic to Mane(C)

            1. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I prefer Pulisic to Mane.

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                As in that move over the other.

            2. ted mcnure
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              If you have the money and a FT , then A please all the livelong day.

            3. Bad Kompany
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I like jimmy better for this gw but after that I’d easily prefer pulisic.

              Kane and mane are both great options. I’m interested to see how Liverpool plays without VVD. Will they be more attacking and try to outscore the opposition or more cautious since they aren’t as solid in the back?

              Normally I’d back the midfielder but I might go Kane. I prefer pulisic to jimmy. Kane has been on fire since the restart and burnley hasn’t looked good and are missing mee

          2. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Watkins is scoring a hat trick vs Leeds

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              🙂

      16. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Grealish could rise tonight and i have exactly 7.2 to do Barnes->Grealish.I think it's wrong to do it before the press conferences.Any thoughts?

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

          Do it

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Villa press conference was yesterday

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            cheers.I meant all the other press conferences.

      17. olidooley
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Gtg here?

        McCarthy
        TAA Digne Konsa Mitchell
        Salah Son Grealish Foden
        Kane Werner

        Peacock-Farrell Soucek Taylor Davis

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I think i would start Soucek over Mitchell.

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Lovleh

      18. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Helppp. What moves to make? 2.8itb 1FT

        Mccarthy
        TAA Mitchell Doh
        Son Barnes Podence Greal
        DCL Werner Ings
        (Nyland, Hamez, KWP, Egan)

        Tempted to pull a late wc or get Kane or Bruno in by downgrading Doh

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I’m debating on whether Podence starts this week myself, could you just go Ings to Kane?

        2. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I’d definitely be looking to get Kane and get rid of Doh. No Salah or Mane is also a big worry... I would WC that team personally

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Interesting mate, cheers. Feel I've left it too late now

      19. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        McCarthy,
        TAA, Justin, Dallas
        Salah (C), Son, Sterling, Grealish
        Mitro, Kane, Brewster

        KWP, Bissouma, Ferguson

        1ft and 1.2m in the bank. Thinking of saving and going with this team. Right move? Otherwise could move Biss to Klich/Neto and bench Brewster? Hard to think of another potential move...

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          TAA,Salah,Son,Kane,Sterling!Wow.Maybe sell Justin?Tough game and tough fixtures.

          1. In Bale We Trust
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Thanks for the reply. Yeah it’s worth thinking about alright. Cheers

      20. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Is this the right bench order?
        Ayling-Mitchell-Brewster

        Sorry it’s a boring question!

        1. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          It’s a very tough one actually. I would prob throw Brewster at the top just because he’s an attacker and word on street is he’s starting

        2. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Brewster-Ayling-Mitchell imo

          1. Will J 256
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Ok thanks! Probably the most sensible move!

      21. Teahupo'o
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Which one to start out of these?

        A) Justin (ARS)
        B) Mitchell (ful)
        C) James (mun)

        1. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          B

      22. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hey fam! GTG? Plan is to do Barnes to Foden for free!

        McCarthy
        TAA Robbo Mitchell
        Salah(C) Son Havertz Foden Podence
        Kane DCL

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          yes definetely.. very nice team for this week

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Cheers mate

      23. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Kane (C) or Salah (C)?

        1. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Salah personally but both great picks in their own right!

      24. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I've finally decided on my dealings for this week, with Barkley's price rise pretty much the deciding factor. It's a -4 as I already swapped Ramsdale out for Martinez on Sunday before the price changes.

        J-Rod & Ings to Barkley & Kane.

        Martinez
        TAA Saiss Lamptey
        Salah (c) Son Foden Barkley
        Kane Jimenez DCL

        Button Bertrand Soucek Mitchell

        Feels good. Nice balance of high owned and differential in there and it really feels a relief to finally have Kane in my team, even though it almost feels a waste not to captain him.

      25. Sandesh_
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        What to do with kdb??
        Take drop and hold
        Or sell for -4??

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

          He's back in training so I'd probably hold.

      26. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Do you guys know when price changes are?

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

          3am I think.

        2. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Approx. 15 minutes

          1. Will J 256
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Cool. Cheers guys!

      27. Ronnies
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Play 1;

        A) Brewster
        B) Bissouma

        Cheers.

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

          Brewster

      28. Gooner97
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Play

        A) Ryan (WBA)
        B) Martinez (LEE)

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Ryan

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

          Ryan

        3. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          A

        4. Who are all Lukakus
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Martinez. He is this year Pope.

      29. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Should I do reed(Fulham fodder) to souchek before the drop with a FT. He is dropping tonight and my bench is bissouma Mitchell reed

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          All my players are playing tonight this week. It's just from a long term perspective. Allows me to play 343 and plus save team value

        2. Who are all Lukakus
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Would you play Souchek?
          Usually I rate a FT more than 0.1m team value

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

        WC Activated, how does it look?
        McCarthy
        Semedo, Konsa, Kiman
        Salah, Son, Bruno, Grealish, Foden
        Aguero, DCL
        Forster, Brewster, Ayling, Lewis

        1. Who are all Lukakus
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I think you should get Kane

        2. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          There’s better gk than McCarthy. Who’s Lewis? Looks pretty good overall. Got a decent mix of safer picks and differentials. Are you sure you want to deal with the headache of Foden’s rotation

      31. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Would appreciate your help.I have James/Targett/PVA/Coleman/Douglas.James probably wont start,and PVA who knows.Coleman is out,Douglas in championship.Should i take a hit to sell Coleman?0.0itb.I am between Coady and Lamptey.

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

          I’d definitely take a hit and probably coady

        2. Who are all Lukakus
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Opps, you might have only 1 playing defender.
          Do it

        3. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          If you want to.keep Coleman. Hit to remove Douglas to the Leeds 4.0. he will play for 6 weeks

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            cheers.Smart thought mate!Unfortunately i sell Douglas for 3.9.

        4. olidooley
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Ayling?

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            cheers.I am not convinced with Leeds.Do you think they could keep a cs with Villa.Even their next fixture is Leicester.Not an easy one.

            1. Esalman
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Villa will probably keep a clean sheet.

              1. wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Agreed.I already have Targett.

        5. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          cheers.Coady probably.Brighton without Dunk...