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. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Any love for Werner? ... Man U have let in 12 goals in 4 games, 9 in the two home matches

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Such a confidence team and off the back of a really solid performance against PSG, I fancy them to keep it tight against Chelsea - Wouldn't be surprised to see the back 5 deployed again.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Exactly this

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

        Thanks - probably need to wait until next week, he'll still be 9.3

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Solid plan. 2 excellent fixtures after United.

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

      With Pulisic and Ziyech they could tear United a new one.

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Like they did in the league last season?

  2. BeWater
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Martinez McCarthy
      TAA Mitchell Doherty KWP Taylor
      Salah Son KDB Podence Stephens
      Kane Mitro Brewster

      1FT 0.8ITB

      Guys appreciate any thoughts here. I was going to get Bruno and Barkley for KDB and Stephens. With KDB back in training I'm not sure. Could use the transfer to do something about Doherty.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I don't think Bruno and barkley are a must to bring in this GW. I think your team is good enough to roll the FT

        1. BeWater
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Cheers mate.

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

        First on bench?

        A) Justin (ars)
        B) Bissouma (WBA)

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          B

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

        James Rodriguez + Zaha to... Mane and Soucek for a -4? (I've for Salah). Is that worth it please?

        1. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          No and why Zaha out now when fixtures are great?

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

            Mane's next two are better than Zaha?

        2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I was thinking of bringing Zaha in this week. Getting rid would be mad

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

          Hamez finished the game against Liverpool ; exactly HOW injured can he be? Certainly wouldn't ship him.

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

        BOTTOMED

        Which option for 4.5 defender?

        A. Struijk
        B. Kilman
        C. Targett
        D. Anyone else. Who?

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Targett

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

            Cheers fam

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          C

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Cheers fam

        3. AFC90
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          C

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

        Mane (C) Locked in and ready to go 🙂

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Nice choice - should do well I think. (Non-owner)

      6. Pointless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        James Rodriguez + Zaha to... Mane and Soucek for a -4? (I've got Salah). Is that worth it please?
        (re-post correcting typo! Sorry!)

      7. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Best VVD replacement here?

        A) Lamptey (4.8 max)
        B) Saiss
        C) Reguilón
        D) Chilwell
        E) Digne

        A) means I can afford Jimenez -> Aguero

        McCarthy
        TAA, Bellerin, VVD*
        Salah, Son, Foden, Barkley
        Kane, Jiménez, Antonio

        Steer, Bissouma, Holding, Mitchell
        Bank 0.3m, 1FT, WC available

      8. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 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.

      9. royals forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Is this WC team G2G or are there any changes that I should be making to it

        Martinez

        Keane Semedo Lamptey

        Barkley Salah Foden Havertz

        Aguero Kane Watkins

        Areola Soucek Dallas Chilwell

        0.1 ITB

        Any ideas would be welcomed

        1. Obi Wan Elokobi
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Havertz to Grealish and Barkley to Zaha?

        2. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Love it

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Needs DCL though

      10. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Best bench order?
        First will come in for JRod...

        A) Chilwell (manu)
        B) Bissouma (WBA)
        C) KWP (EVE)

        Thanks..

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          ABC in that order for me. If you have Chilwell I think you shoudl play him this week. Still could get attacking return.

          1. acidicleo
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Playing Robbo, Mitchell and Dallas now..
            May play Chilwell ahead of Dallas then..

      11. jdogg
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Best wolves defender to replace ben davies?x

        1. jdogg
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Got up to 6 mill if any other suggestions.x

        2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Saiss or Semedo imo

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

          Saiss

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

          Saïss

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

            That was my thoughts aswell.cheers guys.x

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

        Anyone going for Barkley ahead of Grealish for villas good run of fixtures? I'm tempted.

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

          I have man

        2. Steinburg FC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Didn't have Grealish last year so looking forward to getting him in myself, and he's such a better player to watch...

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 2 days ago

            He is better on the eye. But realistically Barkley should provide a similar output for 1m cheaper.

        3. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Quite a few have as he's on a roll, 1m cheaper and people are trying to squeeze in Kane / Aguero into teams.

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 2 days ago

            That's what I'm thinking. I need to money to later shift son (after hes played WBA) back to KDB.

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

              For me It's either Grealish and Werner with Kane or Aguero OR Barkley with Kane and Aguero

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

          G on pens I guess?

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I've heard a few people suggest Barkley is.

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

              Oh

      13. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        B. Davies --> ______

        A) Konsa
        B) Lamptey
        C) Other?

        Current defence: TAA -- Justin -- C.Taylor -- Mitchell -- B.Davies

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          A

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Thanks. Is he a better option than Targett?

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Targett and bank the 0.1

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

          Lamptey

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Thanks, all. 3 different answers - will have a further think.

        4. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I was going to sell him for Konsa but now planning on getting Strujik and using the saved funds to get DCL in for Maupay next week

      14. cnewman7
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        What to do? 4.7 ITB. 1FT.

        Ryan
        Digne KWP Saiss
        Salah(c) Son Grealish Podence
        Werner Jimi Mitro

        McCarthy Bissouma Justin Ferg

        A) Mitro --> Aguero (free)
        B) Jimi --> Kane (free)
        C) Something else - happy to take a hit if need be

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A

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

          A

        3. AFC90
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A

      15. VISH
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Why are people not captaining Son? Liverpool look out of form and attack isn't great. Spurs look good and I don't think Burnley will contain them

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Salah and Mane came off early against Ajax so still fresh. Sheff Utd not great either.

          I own both Salah and Son and I'm going Salah personally, but plenty of merits for both.

        2. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Salah has 6 league goals already.

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Salah is the bookies favourite to score at the weekend. I really don't see any reason to doubt the Liverpool duo of Salah and mane.

        3. villa_til_i_die
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Good luck!

      16. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        final slots on WC

        a. Chillwell, Jimi, 4.4 def
        b. TAA, Watkins, Justin (to rotate as 3rd choice def)

      17. Gubbins94.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Need to sell one of DCL, Jimi and Mitro to get Kane and it'll involve a hit.

        Am I mad to ignore Kane for the week, and if so, who would you sell to get him?

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

          I have the same dilemma. Well, similar as I need to sell Ings and Jimenez for Kane and Maupay. I just think I have to brave it for Kane's upcoming fixtures and accept the chance it will backfire spectacularly.

        2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Would hold to keep DCL and Jimenez - Burnley are solid so you might get away with minimal damage.

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

          Mitro..and I would get kane now for a hit..

        4. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Mitro

      18. RocketMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        who to have first sub for JRodriguez

        A)Brewster
        B)jermal lewis

        Yes it is scraping the barrel!!

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          A

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

            thanks

        2. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Would just go with Brewster tbh.

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

            cheers for help

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

          Ye my thinking was Brewster, its in the stars against former club right...

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

          A. Its written in the stars he scores against pool on his debut, isnt it?

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

            you bet it is.... o wait, im a liverpool fan... Dam fantasy!!

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

              Supporting a team is for suckers. Give me a previously unknown 4m defender from Palace any day

      19. Greenbackbøøg…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Is Vardy fit?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Rodgers said he would be fit for the weekend

      20. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Start 1 from:

        A) Dallas
        B) Mitchell
        C) Bissouma

        Cheers!

        1. acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          B

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          C

      21. Hail Hydra
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Podence to Grealish worth a hit?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          No

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

          Long term yes but I'd keep for this week.

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

        On a wildcard and price rises/falls have really fecked me so I have to make one big sacrifice so I can have a balanced team. Who do I leave out:

        Werner, Robbo or DCL?

        Alternatives are Jimi, Chillwell or Maupay.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Werner

        2. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Werner out of those 3 for me.

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Jimenez

        4. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Jimenez has to go out of that lot

        5. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Maupay or Chillwell

      23. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Better combo?

        A. Grealish + Kane + 2m
        Or
        B. KDB + Jimenez

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A

        3. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          At the moment A for sure.

      24. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        What you fellas reckon?

        A) Son + Kane
        B) Son + Sterling

        Obviously Kane is in better form than Sterling, but is the Spurs double up worth it? Thank you.

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

          Basically Kane vs Sterling, in which case Kane's fixtures, underlying stats, form and the fact that Spurs look better offensively give him the advantage for the next 3.

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            This. Not sure if KDB will play which helps Sterling and City overall, and those fixtures aren't the easiest for City.

            1. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              which does not help *

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

                Yeah they both look to have their pros and cons. Also, a debate on whether I take out Barnes or Timo

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Barnes' goal tonight might sway you, haha.

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

                    He scored? Oh dear, couldn't make this up. Haha! DCL could also get the hook but I think he's too valuable

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

                  Timo's next 5 after United are excellent, he's a streaky player who just scored two, while Leicester don't look great at the moment. Definitely remove Barnes away to Arsenal.

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

                    Barnes also quiet inconsistent, so your point is very valid

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            A

      25. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Grealish or Barkley?

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

          Grealish's chance creation stats are very high

        2. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Money no option I'd go Grealish. If you think 1m could be used wisely elsewhere and it meant getting Aguero / Kane, then Barkley still a good option now.

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Grealish

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

          I think whichever one you pick you will get your money's worth. I'm personally leaning towards Barkley purely from a value perspective to then use that extra £1m somewhere else.

      26. Fuddled FC
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Which 2 would you start?

        a) Soucek
        b) Brewster
        c) KWP

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A and B

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

          BC

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          AB

      27. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Typical, EVERYTIME I plan to save a FT this kind of thing happens grrr.

        Hopefully he’s pulling a Jose

        1. FPLMACKEM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 2 days ago

          That was my plan this week. So frustrating!

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

          What’s happened?

      28. Destroyer of teams
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        When you brush your teeth do you put water on the tooth brush first or toothpaste and then the water?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Water before and after

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            This. Too dry without.

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            +1

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

          C

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

          Finally a grown-up conversation.

          Paste then water. You want the paste to adhere to nice firm bristles, then a bit of water at the last to soften things up for the mouth.

      29. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        oh eff off Mou why is Son coming on?