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. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Risers: Mané (12.0) Barkley (6.0)

    Fallers: Giroud (6.7) Fleck (5.7) Podence (5.5) Albrighton (5.3) Nelson (5.2) Caballero (4.8) Davies (4.8) Meyer (4.8) Elneny (4.4) Yedlin (4.3)

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mane was on -4.9 to rise, is this correct?

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        What the hell, it is

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

      Cheers!

    3. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cheers !!!

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

      Mane was on minus, WTF
      Someone buys him with his 13k accounts last minute?

    5. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      TAA is price drop proof. Last season he would stay below -100% for ages and he would never drop.

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

      Cheers Ragabolly.

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

      Fpl statistics got it so wrong

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

      I wonder if Mané's rise is related to him getting covid. Maybe transfers out on covid-infected players count less/don't count for price changes?

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

        That's so arbitrary and creates so much ambiguity if true.

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

          Steady on Dickins!!

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

        Yes, probably some kind of rule change.

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

      Mental altogether. Still have Salah, Brewster and Kane again threatening a price rise. New week, new team! Let's goooo! 100.9 TV none too shabby.
      Salah, Sterling, Zaha, Bruno, Kane this GW... Haul plz.

    10. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cheers Raga.

      Barkley yeeha!

  2. Chelsea91
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Martinez
    Robbo,PVA,Chilwell
    Salah,Grealish,Son,Sterling
    Maupay,DCL,Wilson

    Button Dallas,Romeo,Douglas

    0.01 ITB, thought on the team with 1 ft?

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

      Save. You will need 2 FT next week

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        what your suggestions on 2 ft?

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

          I can't tell now, watch the games and decide later. Maybe you will need Kane.
          But this team is good enough for this week

          1. Chelsea91
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Okay sure , planning sterling and One of Wilson and Maupay to Kane and Foden. All the best to you

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

    Risers:
    Barkley (£6.0M)
    Mané (£12.0M)
    Fallers:
    Nelson (£5.2M)
    Caballero (£4.8M)
    Giroud (£6.7M)
    Meyer (£4.8M)
    Albrighton (£5.3M)
    Davies (£4.8M)
    Podence (£5.5M)
    Elneny (£4.4M)
    Yedlin (£4.3M)
    Fleck (£5.7M)

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Already posted but thanks

  4. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Barkley or Grealish??

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Jack

    2. Noisy Neighbour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I also say Grealish.

    3. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Grealish if you can afford it but barley still a better option than most 6mil mids

  5. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Who shall I play in GW6?

    A) Dallas

    B) Kilman

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kilman

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

    Why do people think Podence won't start this week? Really tempted for a last minute wc... 2.8itb 1FT

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

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I would WC

    2. Jdpz
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Great info

    3. Noisy Neighbour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I’m starting Rodríguez just in case. For first sub I’ve got Chilwell over Brewster. Right order you think?

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        yes

      2. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        yes

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Why would Chilwell be on your bench?!?!?

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

          This

        2. Noisy Neighbour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Starting TAA, Saiss and Lamptey ahead of him. Surely their plum home fixtures make them all better options this week.

      4. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Seems like a waste of money, a 5.6 DF on your bench.

        1. Noisy Neighbour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Would usually be Lamptey on the bench, but I like him better at home against WBA than Chilwell away against MUN.

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

            Exactly the same here. Chelsea must be far more likely to concede. (Anyone got the odds?)

    4. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Zaha or Grealish?

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Grealish

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

        Grealish

    5. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Salah (C) vs Kane (C) is killing me.

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Salah, home form

    6. Johan Queef
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bit concerned this week, but I have 1FT and 3M ITB.

      McCarthy (Steer)

      TAA, Robbo, Mitchell** (Taylor*, Bavies**)

      Salah, Son, Trossard, J.Rod**, Bissouma*

      Mitro, Kane (Brewster)

      Could end up with only 10 players - J.Rod, Bavies & Mitchell likely won't play leaving me with a pretty shocking first 11.

      Do I:

      A) Bavies -> Lamptey/Konsa/Wolves DEF (likely Brewster off the bench vs my double LIV defence).

      B) Move A + Bissouma - > Grealish/Foden (-4)

      I'm very stuck and don't usually take many hits so going against my usual instincts, however my team does look pretty shocking!

      Thanks!

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I think B is a good idea tbh. You might have to take a hit next in a few weeks if you don't do it now. Grealish for a hit could payoff immediately as I don't think Bissouma nor Brewster will get you more than 2 pts each

        1. Johan Queef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I think so too now.

          I need to WC soon but I'm being a bit passive as I keep thinking it's not the right time. I should have last week after a mildly successful -8.

          I think it might be -4 this week and WC next once I get angry and Mitro for yet another week!

          Lamptey or Konsa to join Grealish coming in?

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

        I have pretty much the same team so the same dilemma and similar thoughts.

        Bavies dropped again last night which is fairly annoying.

        At the moment I’ll likely take a -4

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

          Who are you gonna go for? With the James news (sounds like he might start), I may just do the defensive move and avoid the -4.

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

      G2G?

      Martinez
      Semedo/Kilman/Lamptey
      Salah(C)/Sterling/Son/Hamez
      Jimenez/Ings/DCL

      Steer/Dallas/Mitchell/Stephens

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Gtg

      2. kobewan
          1 month, 2 days ago

          double up on the Wovles

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

        I'm struggling with my bench order this week, have JamesRod so one is almost definitely going to play. My H2H rival will almost definitely start Mitchell:

        Chillwell, Mitchell, Brewster.

        Correct?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yep

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

            Cheers

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Start Chilwell. Who in upur defense is keeping him out??

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

            Robbo, Lamptey, Saiss.

      4. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        How did Mane went up? O_o

        Missing a price rise on WC is so stupid 😆

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

        How long is Hamez out for?
        I'm happy to play Bissouma for one week, but not more than that.

        1. DeltaKilo
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          The quote was “I think he will not be available for the Southampton game”

          He said the injury happened early in the game which he played 90 mins.

          1 week max

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Based on comment, looks like one week only.

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Could be shenanigans ; how do you play 90 mins in a derby with an injury?

          1. Ronniie
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Adrenaline

          2. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I'm starting him. Had Son on my bench a few weeks ago....

        4. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Start 1 from:

          A) Dallas
          B) Mitchell
          C) Bissouma

          Cheers

          1. DeltaKilo
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            C

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            C

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

          Bench order

          Konsa Brewster Kilman?

          Cheers

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Kilman ahead of Brewster

        6. davies
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          All set?

          Martinez
          Robertson Lamptey Mitchell Kilman
          Salah (c) Sterling Son Barnes
          Kane DCL

          Forster Soucek Brewster Dunne

          Cheers.

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yep

        7. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Bench one:
          A) Ayling (avl)
          B) Justin (ars)
          C) Lewis (wol)

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Justin

        8. kobewan
            1 month, 2 days ago

            going to start Hames just incase

            got Mitchell, Kilman and Stephens on the bench

            who should be I put 1st from the bench?

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Kilman

          • olidooley
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Play one:

            A) Mitchell (ful)
            B) Soucek (MCI)

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              B

          • Taegugk Warrior
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Martinez
            Robbo,Saiss,Kilman,
            Salah(c),Barkley,Hamez*,Son(VC)
            DCL,Jimenez,Kane

            Peacock-Farrel,Klich,Justin,Mitchell

            G2g...?

            Play or Bench Hamez..?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Play

          • vincentwsho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Would Kane be a better captain option since he's rested in midweek? Or stick with Salah??

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Rest changes nothing, salah C

          • subhojit123
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Should I remove Ings and Jiminez to get Kane and Watkins?

            1. olidooley
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Yes

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Nope

              1. subhojit123
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Actually I am considering not going for Kane...reason being it wud take -8 and also I don't have plans to captain lane this GW. Don't know how bad it's gonna hurt me

            3. Gentle_Turks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Think you have to keep Jimenez for Newcastle at home.

              1. subhojit123
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Thanks guys

            4. Live Lad
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              No. Burnley away is not easy.

            5. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              No and wait on Watkins, went awol last game

          • Live Lad
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            (1) Play Castagne
            (2) Play Mitchell
            (3) Do Castagne to PVA for a hit and play him
            Thanks.

            1. subhojit123
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              1

          • The Chosen One...
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            best Palace defender?

            1. subhojit123
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Would still be Mitchell Imo

          • egan
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Need replacement for Hamez...

              McGinn or Jorginho or Someone else at 5.5?

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

                ASM for that price. Most explosive and high ceiling

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Keep and play.

            • Tsparkes10
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              A) DCL, Ings or Werner to Kane
              B) Coady, Targett or Cash

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

              Thoughts on what to do here?

              McCarthy (steer)
              TAA Doherty* Ayling Coady (VVD*)
              Son Bruno havertz Barnes (reed)
              (K)ane Wood* (Davis)

              I was considering wc but think I’m gonna wait a few weeks for the fixture swings. I need a playing defender for this week.

              A. Doherty/VVD to reguilon or other defender
              B. VVD and wood to DCL and Chilwell/lamptey/semedo/targett (-4)
              C. VVD and Bruno to salah and defender from above (-4)
              D. Something else

            • tilope
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Harvey Barnes to Sterling for a -4?

              1. Pilgrim62
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                If you do Sterling cap. Otherwise no.

                1. tilope
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Fair. Tempting actually as have no City right now. Had Barnes from the start, fun to watch but not getting me enough points!

            • Pilgrim62
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Play Mitchell or KWP ?

              1. tilope
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Mitchel for me