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. Help Me!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    How was Doherty?
    Will he start in PL?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Doubt it. Im getting rid

      1. Help Me!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Planning to do Auba to Mane/Salah this week
        Or Maximin to Grealish

      2. Samir16
          2 months, 26 days ago

          he hasn't played in the prem in 2-3 gameweeks, been replaced by aurier. i transferred him out for chilwell before gw5

          1. Help Me!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yeah, I sort of want to get rid of him plus he was a 6m defender. But I'm just thinking if I should really use the transfer on him

            1. noquarternt
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Can't afford a 6 mill defender who isn't playing surely. Even a -4 would be justified.

    2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

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

      Button, Brewster, Justin, 3.9

      What are your thoughts?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Looks good imo

      2. Help Me!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Seems pretty good

      3. screamer73
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Have a similar team. Saiss-Lamptey for Semedo-Justin being the only change. So I like it of course 🙂

      4. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Any Fts cash?

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Play 2
      A) Mitchell
      B) Bissouma
      C) KWP
      D) Justin

      1. Pilgrim62
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Same question 🙂 (See below)
        I think B and C
        What do you think?

      2. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        A and B

    4. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Play one:
      1. KWP
      2. Mitchell
      3. Justin

      1. Help Me!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I have 2 and 3 and need to play one, leaving towards 2 for now

      2. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        2

      3. Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        One

      4. WALOR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Justin

    5. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Is Podence/Neto an option? Which of the two is better?

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Podence

      2. Help Me!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Podence

        1. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Why podence?

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Plays. Dives. More attacking.

          2. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Plays second striker.

    6. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Any idea why Forster (Sou) is gaining ownership? Any issues with Mcarthy, I mean other than his horrible form.

      1. Help Me!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Haven't seen any news regarding it

      2. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cheap and as you've pointed out, poor performing goalkeepers eventually get dropped.

    7. Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Play 2
      A. Hamez*
      B. Klich
      C. Justin
      D. Mtchel
      F. Killman (already play Saiss)

      Currently on Hamez* & Killman (pair with saiss)

      1. Help Me!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        A&E

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Someone call the doctor

      2. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        AC. B first sub in case of penalties.

    8. Kushal
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Play one
      A. Wood
      B. Mitchell

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Wood

        1. WALOR
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Agreed

    9. dshv
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Davies to

      1. Konsa
      2. Targett

      1. WALOR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Targett

    10. Hazardous1983
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Start soucek ayling or chillwell

      1. WALOR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Chilwell

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Chilwell. Why would you not be playing Chilwell?

    11. WALOR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Just want to thank those Dead Zone denizens who recommended Yorkshire Gold tea a few weeks ago.
      I am in your debt - it's great stuff.

    12. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      So, KdB bench at best vs WestHam?

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Could go either way, reckon he'll play at least 30 personally. Pictured training and they can't afford to not have him.

    13. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Who to play in place of injured Hames?

      Lamptey or Brewster?

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I have both and am going Lamptey.

      2. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Lamps

      3. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks guys, thats the way I was leaning.

        Hopefully he'll do more than concede a penalty this week.

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Start Hamez ; Brewster first on bench. Nobody knows the Liverpool weak points like Brews.

    14. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Was set on Mane (C) but Sheffield United's refusal to concede more than 2 goals a game gives me something to think about... whereas I can see Burnley can letting in 4+, so perhaps Kane (C) is the better option, hmm.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Though they did concede 3+ thrice after the restart last season and haven't faced a team that attacks like Liverpool yet.

      2. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Both good options, see how you feel.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Feeling conflicted haha

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Burnley looked back to the bus parking selves last game...

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Interesting

    15. pls
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      KBD and Mitro ----> Kane and Barkley (-4) yay or nay (cant afford Grealish)

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Might keep Mitro, not done great but if they want to stay up he'll have to score. KDB pictured in training as well...

      2. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Nay

    16. tinear
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Captain Salah or Kane? Im leaning towards Kane but Salah seems popular here.

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Think both look good this week.

        1. tinear
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Thought so. Kane would be a differential in my mini league as for now.

          1. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yeah why not then

      2. JAYPEE
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I think it’ll be close. I’m personally going with Salah cause I don’t have Kane but I might transfer Ings to Kane

        1. tinear
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Would you Capt Kane if you have both? Or stick with Salah?

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Salah at home is safe ; Burnley are good at parking the bus

    17. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Martinez
      Coady TAA Digne
      Rashford Bale Salah Mahrez Jrod*
      Wood Watkins

      Steer, Mitchell, Brewster, C Taylor.

      1FT 0.3 ITB

      Wood - > ???
      Or change a bench player to cover for Jrod this week?

      (think there's a slight chance of JRod playing and if not, that's why I've got a bench)

      Thanks for any help

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        How much itb you got spare?

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Oops 0.3...my bad

      2. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Imo bale is a concern he might just get another 20 minutes. Are you keen on a minus 4? I would do maybe do jrod to Barkley and upgrade wood to maupay, it would be a gamble with jrod and bale on the starting lineup.it also depends what your future transfer approach is and how aggressive your playing style is. Good luck man

        1. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Already got 3 Villa I'm afraid. Yeah not averse to a -4. Yeah maybe Bale is just the punty dream and should be left in the past...

          1. Hot Fuzz
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            What about a seagull for Barkley then?trossard and March looking like scoring points against any team atm. Who is your third villa? Can't see it in your first post only can see Martinez and Watkins....

            1. Hot Fuzz
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Steer......

    18. JAYPEE
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      What’s the better move?
      Ings to Kane
      Or
      Barnes to Grealish

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Ings to Kane I reckon

      2. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Agree with noquarternt

      3. differentgravy
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Ings to Kane

      4. Help Me!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Barnes to Grealish, or look elsewhere

    19. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Anyone else starting KDb? Has become a nice differential!

      1. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        i would if i had him

    20. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Keeping jrod in the playing 11 in case he starts. Who would you keep as first sub?

      a. brewster
      b. dallas

      1. KDB4PREZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Dallas imo

      2. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        i d go A

    21. olidooley
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I got in Konsa!

      He really ties the team together!

      Green Arrows guaranteed!!

    22. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mahrez played 90 minutes against Arsenal and 90 minutes in the UCL. Before Arsenal He also played 90 minutes in a cup game I guess(not sure though) - Should I move him out for a hit or keep? (fodders on the bench)
      Got 10 itb if I decide to transfer him out.
      Earlier I wanted to move him out for Hames but now he is injured. Is there any replacement of him worth a hit as I guess he might be benched.

      1. olidooley
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Grealish

      2. The Big Cheese
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Play him

      3. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Foden

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          already have him too

    23. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Captain choices

      A- Salah
      B- Aguero
      C- Kane

      1. olidooley
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Salah

      2. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Mo

      3. differentgravy
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Kane

    24. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Team gtg, bench order?
      Marti
      Lamps, Saiss, Keane
      Mo(C), Son, Bruno, Grealish,
      Maupay, Kane, DCL

      Steer/Biss, James, Dunne

      thx and GL

    25. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Podence or Neto? & why?

      1. The Big Cheese
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I wouldn't buy either as they are fighting for one spot.

        1. The Big Cheese
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Actually maybe I am speaking S%^t

        2. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Looking for a replacement for klich
          5.6 budget

          1. PastaConcerto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Jorginho, on pens and stronger team and less money, rising soon

    26. olidooley
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Andy Carroll owners.....What we doing? One more week?

      1. The Big Cheese
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        There are Andy Carroll owners? Sell! Sell! Sell!

    27. jackluhg
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Hi guys looking for some advice.. team is looking a bit of a mess. Worth a WC?

      McCarthy Nyland
      TAA Justin Taylor Davies Egan
      Bissouma Pulisic Salah Son JRod
      DCL Mitrovic Jimenez

      1FT 1.7 ITB

      Thinking defence needs a lot of work plus Jrod injury not ideal for me.. and no Kane. Cheers

    28. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Best midfielder option upto 5.6?
      Neto/Podence/McGinn/looman/ASM
      Have watkins of villa already

      1. differentgravy
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        McGinn

    29. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      " Personally, I worry about Mourinho’s potentially cautious game-plan for Spurs’ trip to Burnley."

      Disagree, I doubt Jose will go cautious at all.

    30. differentgravy
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      If you had to choose?

      A Brewster, Sterling, Barkley/McGinn
      B DCL, Foden, Greenwood