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. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    1- Best AVL defender to bring in?
    2- Also any idea when Ferguson expected back. Been holding since GW1 but worth getting rid?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mings or Konsa

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mings/Konsa for aerosl threath, Targett has some set pieces.

      I'd move Ferguson to Kilman/Strujik

  2. gomez123
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Barnes & Wood to Barkley & Maupey -4?

    1. PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just wood to maupay if you can afford it

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This

  3. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Salah or sterling captain? My entire mini league will captain kane or salah. So tempted by sterling.

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Could work but you know the risks. I have all 3 and will go for salah personally. Doesn't seem the week to take a risk and sterling also has some rotation risk given how much he's played recently, albeit the squad is depleted

      1. PepSala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ya fair enough. Too early for risks.

  4. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Predictions for this GW?

    I'll go with Jiminez and ings to both post a double digit score

    1. PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      From your lips to God's ears!

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jimenez first hat trick for Wolves

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not unlikely given I've been punished every time I've subbed out a forward this season

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Aubameyang brace..

  5. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Morning guys. Need some help. Transfer in and to PLAY one this week............no other issues with 2 FT

    A, Pulisic/Harvetz (A) Man U
    B, Foden (A) WHU
    C, Trossard (H) WBA

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      pulisic. Might not do the best this gw but he’ll likely start firing soon

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

  6. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bottomed. repost.
    Is Haller a threat to Antonio playing striker?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not really

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers!

  7. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hoping Kilman plays if Rod doesn't and thinking Spurs might play conservatively after their collapse so Salah captain. How's my reasoning?

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Reasonable

  8. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Why are people starting J Rod? Surely Ancelotti isn’t playing Mourinho games...

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      But just in case

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nothing to lose if he doesn't play and doubt he'll make a cameo..
      A lot to gain if he does play

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Guess so.

      2. Help Me!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        agreed, and there's no reason to transfer him out

  9. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    If you had to pick between these for the next few gw's

    A: Havertz + Kane with R.James 1st sub vs.
    B: KDB + Jimmy with Kilman 1st sub

    What would you choose?
    - Kane (bur,BRI,wba) >>> KDB (whu,shu,LIV) due to better fix/form, kdb not starting but its man city who score goals. Although with CL, surely kdb mins will be managed?

    - Jimmy > Havertz...just about i think. Jimmy the talisman with good fixtures whereas havertz lower gi but more explosive potential imo. chelsea fixtures after utd are good

  10. VICTORIOUS SECRET! !
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Rodriguez-----> grealish (-4) ?
    Suggestions please

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nope

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No way

    3. VICTORIOUS SECRET! !
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cheers guys

    4. Help Me!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nope

  11. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Only for this week, do you prefer :
    A) Ings
    B) DCL

    I think A with Hamez and Rich out

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Still B

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Still B

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B and not just this week

  12. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Start James Rod or Wilson?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      JRod with Wilson first bench

      1. Help Me!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        this

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wilson

  13. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Greenwood or grealish for a hit

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nope

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I assume you’re talking about selling J Rod? He’s got a knock and won’t be out for long.

      Hold if you can

      1. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sorry I meant ‘Greenwood to Grealish for a hit’

    3. Help Me!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      depends on who you getting rid of, 4th mid? no 3rd mid maybe

  14. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on if Antonio is worth the 1.4 more than Soucek or if Grealish is worth the 1.2 more than Barkley?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Grealish yes Antonio I am not sure. I have him and struggle with patience

      1. Help Me!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Grealish
        Antonio has been quiet

      2. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Tough fixtures so far and for next 2. More concerned about how they do after that

  15. Jdpz
      1 month, 12 days ago

      McCarthy
      TAA, Tierney, Konsa
      Bruno, Son, Podence, jRodriguez*
      Kane(c) , Ings, Dcl
      /Bench: Nyland, Bissouma, Justin, Taylor

      Some changes? Or keep?

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Keep james

      2. WE GO FOR IT
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'd keep and monitor James for next week. Team looks good.

        Maybe Justin to Wolves defender?

        1. Jdpz
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thanks. Maybe in next GW. (Wolves defender)

      3. WE GO FOR IT
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ryan
        TAA | *Doherty* | Saiss
        Foden | Son | Podence | Salah (c)
        Watkins | DCL | Kane

        McCarthy | KWP Bissouma Ferguson

        1FT and 1.8 itb

        Really want to get Doherty out due to rotation with Aurier. What are the options? Don't really like defenders this season.

        A. Lamptey. Downgrade and save money to upgrade Podence &/or Foden
        B. Mings/Konsa. Same benefit as above
        C. Reguilon. Seems like he is nailed. Fixtures are nice. Excellent going forward.
        D. Anyone else?

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cheers! 🙂

            I am leaning towards him atm but I like Konsa being 0.1 cheaper. Would let me get Ziyech next week. Hopefully, he should be in the starting xi by then.

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A or B.

          Foden & Podence need to be sold soon imo.

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            They both are on my selling list for sure. Foden was rested in CL and they have a decent fixture. So, I don't mind keeping him for a week.

            I was thinking of Podence out for Grealish/James this week. With James out, Grealish picks himself. But, would you do that for a hit? Wolves have a decent fixture list as well. But will Podence be nailed?

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Yup I'm also keeping Foden this week.

              Grealish for a hit is tricky this week. It should pay off long term but if Podence starts against Newcastle he could score some points.

              1. WE GO FOR IT
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Yeah. This decision will go to the deadline for me. The one thing which tilts me a little towards Grealish is that Wolves hardly ever score a lot of goals. So, the chances of him being involved are less + he almost certain to play max 60-70 minutes whereas Grealish is almost nailed on to play 90.

      4. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Why is Mane always overlooked for captaincy in the polls?

        1. Cruz88
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I think people focus on the fact that Salah has pens

          1. ZeBestee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            He should be at least somewhere near Salah and Kane for this gw, regardless of pen duties.

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          People captain the players they own

          1. ZeBestee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            It's a poll to choose who you think is the best captain for the GW, regardless of whether you have the player or not.

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I agree. But unfortunately that’s not how people use it lol

        3. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Because no one owns him so people don't vote for him.

        4. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          less people own him

      5. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/james-rodriguez/verletzungen/spieler/88103

        Suddenly I am little bit worried about the Hames injury record. He is almost 30 too

        1. Help Me!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Not a serious one

        2. JOELIO8701
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thanks for sharing and good point. This is why I’m not interested in Bale - it’s highly likely he picks up some form of injury after a few games. Some players are just injury prone.

          Re:James I’ve owned him most of season and will hang on while Richarlison is out - but likely to move away when Rich is back and the above stats play into that also

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He definitely has that issue. Still a keep for me until GW11

      6. Denver Omelette
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Which 2 would u start:
        A. Mitchell
        B. Dallas
        C. Bissouma
        D. KWP

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Bc

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          BC

        3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          AC

        4. Mufc202020
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          AC

      7. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Is Reguilon nailed?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah I think he is becoming one of Jose’s untouchables

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Looking that way

        3. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Not sure yet, Davies might get some game. But seems to be playing most of the games

      8. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Flip coin
        Heads Salah, tails Son
        Flipping
        ...
        Heads

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Soooooooon

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          SALAHHHHHHHH

        3. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Salah

        4. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Salah between those two.

      9. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No needs for any further hits here? Happy with Bissouma (WBA) coming in for JRod. GTG?

        Martinez
        Digne Saiss Kilman
        Salah(c) Son Rodríguez Grealish
        Kane Jimenez Ings

        Button Bissouma Justin Ferguson 0FT 0.0ITB

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No Liverpool defense

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Good spot

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Lovely team mate.

        3. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          G2g

        4. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          GTG

        5. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          G2G.

          If TAA or Robbo revert back to type it’ll hurt.

        6. Help Me!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Defense is weak, but worth it for the packed forwards

        7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Solid team, I thought I was the only one without DCL haha!
          Good luck, G2G

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Went Richarlison over DCL on GW2 WC...

      10. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No pressing issues. Would you do Mitchell to Kilman for free.

        If he is playing and Wolves keeping CS you will get the points and most likely his value will raise soon. And if they keep playing well he might nail his spot for longer term. Then you new Lundstram in your team for the rest of the season for 4.1. To many if's maybe? .)

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yup - Kilman bandwagon incoming after another start on Sunday

          1. Lazaretti
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            That's what I think too. Good chance for CS too.

      11. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Martinez
        TAA Lamptey Saiss
        Salah (C) Zaha Son Podence
        DLC Jimi Werner
        SUBS Mitchell Justin Burke*

        2ft 2.5m itb

        A Steer in for Nyland GK
        B Podence to Trossard
        C Werner to Kane
        D Zaha to Grealish
        E Burke to Barkley

        1. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Good chance to swap Steer or Mitchell out and roll with ft. Maybe Nyland to another 4.0 but maybe not for AVL as Steer is not second choice and it might be that you want to bring 3 AVL players later.

      12. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Post fail!

        Greenwood to Grealish for a hit??

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Who are you selling?

          1. Mufc202020
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Greenwood

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Will he start vs Chelsea you think?

              1. Mufc202020
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I don’t know it’s a tough one! I’d like to think so, but I’ve been very wrong in the past

            2. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Oh in that case..sell

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No!

        3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Wait for Greenwood news, who's your sub if he's ruled out?

          1. Mufc202020
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            First sub would be biss justin Mitchell

      13. Foresting
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        First sub for Jrod??

        Bissuoma or Dallas

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Bissouma - top 10 for midfield shots so far this season and plays West Brom this GW

          1. Foresting
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            McCarthy
            Robbo Kilman Lamptey
            Sallah (c) son JRod Grealish
            Kane DCL Watkins

            Steer Bissouma Dallas Ferguson

            Gtg?

        2. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Dallas

      14. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Lawro's boring predictions for this week:
        Aston Villa v Leeds 1-2
        West Ham v Man City 1-1
        Fulham v Crystal Palace 0-2
        Man Utd v Chelsea 2-0
        Liverpool v Sheff Utd 2-1
        Southampton v Everton 2-0
        Wolves v Newcastle 2-0
        Arsenal v Leicester 2-1
        Brighton v West Brom 2-0
        Burnley v Tottenham 2-1

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Mine would be
          2-1
          3-1
          1-2
          1-1
          3-0
          2-2
          2-0
          2-1
          3-0
          1-3

        2. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Love the last one. Ballsy.

        3. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Lol - I don’t agree with hardly any

        4. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          his account hacked?

      15. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Any news on Dier?

      16. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Would you say it's too late to get in GW7 (BHA, wba, MCI)?

        Will possibly sell him for Aguero in GW9 or 10.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Kane? Possibly but he is a good captain in GW8

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Depends if you'll captain him

        3. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          For free I’d say it is still a great move - depends how things develop

          Kane might not be an immediate drop because of fixtures particularly if Jesus returns

      17. Lizo2001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A) J Rod + Vardy > to Grealish + Kane for -8?

        B) J Rod to Grealish (who'd replace C Wilson or Vardy if doesn't play) for -4

        C) Chill

        (Can't do Vardy to Kane straight swap coz of £££)

        Thanks!

        1. Help Me!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          C, not worth the hits