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. Nutella
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Bench one of the following please gents:

    A) Mitchell (ful)
    B) Davies (bur) questionable whether he will start or not

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

      B

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

      B

    3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      B won't start imo

  2. Weeb Kakashi
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Areola
    Robbo Lamptey KWP
    Salah(C) Son Pulisic Barkley
    Kane Jimenez Watkins

    Dallas Stephens

    G2G??

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Nice team

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Gtg

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

      I would personally play Dallas over KWP but rest looks good

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers mate.

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

    G2g for this GW??

    Ryan
    TAA / Saiss / Mitchell
    Salah)c) / Son / Grealish / Barkley
    Kane / DCL / Jimenez

    Bench:: McCarthy / KWP / Burke / Justin

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

      G2G

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

        I concur

  4. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Play 2 pls 🙂

    a. Podence
    b. Klich
    c. Bamford

    Currently on A & C

    Cheers

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      AC

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Ac

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

      A and C

    4. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      AC

    5. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      AC

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

      Cheers lads 😉

    7. MARSHALL24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      AC

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

    G2G?

    McCarthy(Steer)
    TAA Saiss Mitchell (KWP)(Justin)
    Salah Son Grealish JRod (Bissouma)
    Ings Kane Maupay

    Bench order correct? Bissouma,KWP,Justin

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Kwp first imo

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

      G2G - JRod prob wont play so yep KWP ist bench

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

      G2g incl bench

    4. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Gtg

  6. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Should i transfer out bruno or dign for a hit... 1.1 in bank

    Already did jiminez to kane for free

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

      No need for a hit
      Both of them could have a great week

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

      Keep both

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      These are 2 of the players I’d want to transfer in.

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Im scared of no mane sterling robbo

  7. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Fear or no sterling mane robbo

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

    1 FT 4.4m ITB

    A) Auba to Salah/Mane
    B) Doherty to any other defender (as 4th def)
    C) Maximin to Grealish (as 4th mid)
    D) 2 of the above with a hit

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      How many defenders and midfielders do you start?

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

        I can do 343 or 442

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          I’d do a and c then

    2. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      A C

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

      I want to go C for sure,
      but not sure if A is worth the hit 😐

  9. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts?

    McCarthy 4.0
    TAA Coady Ayling Doherty* VVD*
    Bruno son havertz barnes 4.5
    Kane wood* 4.5

    VVD/Doherty to a defender will be my ft. Worth a hit to do wood to DCL or Bruno to salah/mane? Will likely wc in a few gws

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

      First look, I would WC this squad.
      Certainly VVD out first.
      DCL might underperform without Hames and Richarlison
      Salah/Mane would be good, but Bruno aint bad

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers! Have considered it but think I’ll hold on until a couple of gws when some teams fixtures turn

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

      Just bruno to salah. Defence seems covered for this gw

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        4 atb so I’m missing a defender. Unless you think Doherty will start.

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Sorry missed that. Bruno > salah for a hit might be worth a hit this gw.

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Cheers! What are your thoughts on wood? Burnley has been dreadful but at his price I don’t think it’s worth removing him for a hit

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              I would just get in salah this gw and wc this squad next gw.

              1. Bad Kompany
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Any reason not to just wc this gw then

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  WC this gw seems the best solution imo

  10. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Any chance Doherty will play on the weekend....

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

      Aurier was just rested and would probably start ahead of him

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Doubt it

  11. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts please. Comedy transfer policy continues. What to do here after getting Rodriguez in as captain.

    Guaita
    TAA Robbo Saiss
    Son Zaha Havertz Rodriguez*
    Jim Ings DCL

    Steer Mitchell Lamptey Soucek

    Play
    A Mitchell
    B Lamptey
    C Soucek

    Captain
    1 Son
    2 DCL
    3 other

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      B1

    2. ZAWAd25
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      B1 for me

    3. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      3 Jimi home to Newcastle?

  12. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Play Bissouma or Justin?

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Bisssssss

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

      Justin

    3. Kavorka
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Bissouma

  13. shiraz
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Ryan
      PVA Saiss Robbo
      Son(c) Grealish Salah(vc) JRod
      Jim DCL Maupay

      McCarthy Lamptey Anguissa Dunne

      1FT, 2.2 ITB
      Set and Save?

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

        That's a fine team there

        1. shiraz
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Thanks mate

        2. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          you keeping JRod ?

          1. shiraz
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Keeping for this week and see how it goes

          2. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            GTG

            1. shiraz
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Thanks

          3. Stram Dunk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Gtg?

            Martínez
            Chilwell Saïss Lamptey
            Grealish Foden Salah(c) Son
            Kane DCL Jiménez

            Steer Podence Castagne Mitchell

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

              gtg

          4. Africa United
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Lads please Captain Kane or Salah ?

            Meslier
            Bellerin. Mings. Lamptey
            Salah Son Grealesh Zaha
            Kane Maupay. Aguero

            0.3 itb. (Barkley. Mitchel. Lewis)

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

              Kane

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

              Salah

            3. Could Have Ben Mee
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Salah

            4. Weeb Kakashi
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Have gone Salah.

          5. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            G2g lads? Bench order correct?

            martinez
            robbo lamptey ward
            salah (c) son pulisic jrod grealish
            kane dcl

            forster dallas brewster branthwaite

            1. Africa United
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              G2g

            2. Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Yes imo. What team is Ward on?

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

                Crystal Palace

            3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Gtg Brewster first sub

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                He starts for sure?

                1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Not sure. But may score imo

          6. Could Have Ben Mee
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Wildcard GTG?? 0.3 itb

            Martinez
            Chilwell, Semedo, Lamptey
            Pulisic, Salah(c), Rodriguez, Barkley
            Aguero, DCL Kane

            (Button, Kilman, KWP, Bissouma)

            Thoughts appreciated

            1. nibby
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              like the Semedo pick

            2. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              looks strong all over the pitch, nice going

            3. Africa United
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Why jRod?
              Otherwise g2g

              1. Could Have Ben Mee
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Hoping he won't be out that long and have him in from the start

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

              Looks decent, plus based on your picks can you not wait WC a week or two more?

          7. nibby
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Good to save FT?

            Martinez
            Robbo Aurier Chilwell
            Salah Son Grealish Jrod*
            Kane Watkins DCL

            Subs: Cahill, Strujik, Stephens

            Thoughts?

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

              Yeap, would save

          8. OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            If u have James Rodriguez would u A- Ditch him.
            B- bench and play Bissouma

            1. nibby
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Keep

            2. Mufc202020
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Do you have a FT?

              1. Mufc202020
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Actually yeah doesn’t matter I’d say keep. Should only be out for a week or 2

            3. jamiejoe
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              B

            4. Kavorka
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              B

            5. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              B

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

              Neither

              Just put him in starting 11, if he doesn't play he'll get auto-subbed
              If he plays, he'll rack up usual performance

            7. OptimusBlack
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Cheeers Thank u

          9. MikeNash404
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Who to start and what order should I bench?

            A) Reece James
            B) James Justin
            C) Yves Bissouma
            D) Rhian Brewster

            I appreciate it’s a difficult decision

            1. nibby
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              start D , then BCA

              1. MikeNash404
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                You think Brewster will score?

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

                  Better to have a striker than defender against a strong team

          10. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Start/bench order for the following?

            KWP
            Brewster
            Bissouma
            Justin

            1. Kavorka
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Bissouma Brewster KWP Justin

          11. Kavorka
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Keep Mitchell on WC?

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Nah

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

              Best option from CP defense
              And they have green fixtures

          12. jamiejoe
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Captain on:

            A) Jiménez
            B) Kane
            C) Son

            Cheers

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              B

            2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              B

          13. cescpistols111
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            G2G?

            Ryan
            Robertson Dallas Kilman
            Salah (c) Sterling Son (v) Grealish
            Werner DCL Wilson

            Button Bissouma KWP Taylor

          14. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Who gets more points this GW:

            1) Kane
            2) One of the Pool premium defenders - Robbo/ TAA

            Have 1 FT and can either do VVD to a premium pool or Ings to Kane.

            Thanks a lot!

            1. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              That is tricky. I'd say Kane will keep getting more expensive and he'll more likely punish you badly for not having with his ownership. On the owther hand, is your VVD backup worthwhile at all? I'm still saying 1

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

              Umm, instead of focusing on what the new player will give you, I suggest you to compare what the old players will give you. In other words, compare who you'd rather have VVD or Ings. VVD is not playing anytime soon, and you'll getting rid of him for sure. Ings isn't bad and may score. And on the other hand, do you have enough players to start to afford VVD to be on bench.

              If I were you, I'd take a hit and do both

          15. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Martinez
            Robbo TAA Saiss
            Salah(c) Son Rodriguez Barkley
            DCL Kane Maupay

            (Forster/Kilman/Stephens/Branthwaite)

            GTG? Hoping Kilman plays if Rod doesn't and thinking Spurs might play conservatively after their collapse, hence Salah captain.

          16. Right In The Stanchion
              3 months, 2 days ago

              I have Hudson Odoi (don’t ask) and Justin. Thinking of getting in Jota and Kilman with 2 FT.

              Thinking Jota will start the next two and haul

              1. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Do it

              2. DK_13
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                You probably making the same mistake you made with odoi again

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

                No offence but after 2 weeks you'll be saying I have Jota(don't ask)..

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

                No

            • Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Son or Salah cap?
              Son last game of the GW... tempting.

              1. Bad Kompany
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Salah imo

            • Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Is Haller a threat to Antonio playing striker?

            • jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Jimenez to Kane done on FT...Locked & Loaded...GL for the GW all...see you on the other side, enjoy the footy!

              Martinez
              Robertson Saiss Lamptey
              Son Sterling Pulisic Hames
              DCL Kane(C) Watkins
              (Forster Coady Burke Dunne)
              1.6

              1. Bad Kompany
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                GL mate