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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  1. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bought James Rod at 7.5 ... how dare he get injured and mess things up 🙂

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Us GW1ers are really suffering 🙁

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

      Nice brag 😎

  2. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Wood ➡️ Aguero?

    Have Kane already

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      yip

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You know you want to

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks all

  3. bazbestos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA Saiss Justin James Ferguson
    KDB JRod Salah Son Bissouma
    DCL Jimi Brewster

    Have exact money to do KDB and Rodriguez to Rashford and Havertz then to do Jimi to Aguero next week.

    Good moves?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      are KDB and Rodriguez 100% out ?

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tough one. I think both are back for GW7. I'm leaning towards no

      1. bazbestos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        No, this is the problem. I don’t have the squad depth to risk it and I cannot afford to wait to take a KDB price drop tonight

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Keep Rodriguez and transfer out KDB

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Jimenez & KDB to Kane & ??? maybe ?

    4. ivantys
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Bruno+Grealish instead?

    5. Joey Barton and Friends
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      RMWCT:

      Martínez (Button)

      Kilman Mitchell Robbo Ayling (Balbuena)

      Salah Son McGinn (James Bissouma)

      Kane DCL Aguero

      Just couldn’t fit Lamptey in

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Probably go with Musuaka over Balbuena, seems more nailed.

        1. Joey Barton and Friends
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Thanks! 0 ITB unfortunately

    6. bazbestos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No, this is the problem. I don’t have the squad depth to risk it and I cannot afford to wait to take a KDB price drop tonight.

    7. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Out of interest, when you all answer the Captain poll, do you simply select the 'best captain' for that GW or do you select the player you are captaining in your own team?

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

        Best
        I haven't voted for a while now though

        1. teneighty
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Same here.

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

        Usually own team for me.

      3. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Best

    8. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is anyone keeping Jimenez for the Newcastle game? Should I take him out for a -4 to get in Kane?

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I’ve done it, but not for a hit.

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Jimenez out for -4 before Newcastle at home is a terrible idea. Find another way or do it for free next week

      3. Dosh
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Keeping to avoid the hit. Just one goal from him should do.

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

        Kane can pay off the hit within a GW in current form

        1. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Very torn! Ha ha

      5. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Keeping but I already own Kane

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

        Extremely torn on this myself.

    9. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Man Utd v Chelsea game if you had to pick one of the following pairings who would you say scores more? Thanks :

      A - Werner & Chilwell.
      B - Rashford & Telles (or AWB?).

      1. Joey Barton and Friends
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A

      2. ivantys
          1 month, 6 days ago

          A, don't fancy Rashford

        • RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          A

      3. AFC90
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        On wildcard, which is better?

        Team 1:

        Martinez (Button)
        Robbo, KWP, Lamptey (Kilman)(Struijk)
        Salah, Sterling, Son, Podence, Barkley
        Kane, DCL (Brewster)

        Team 2:

        Martinez (Button)
        Robbo, Coady, Lamptey (KWP) (Kilman)
        Salah, Foden, Son, Barkley (Bissouma)
        Kane, DCL, Werner

        Thanks!

        1. Joey Barton and Friends
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Personally prefer A

      4. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        FanTeam

        A) Chilwell 5.6
        B) Semedo 5.0

      5. Dosh
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Barkley, McGinn or Trossard?

      6. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Barkley, Grealish or McGinn? Moneys no option

        1. ivantys
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Grealish

          • Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Barkley

          • Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Reckon Barkley and Grealish share pens? Who is on pens for Villa?

          • tempest
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Grealish. Entire team built around him

        2. Pickle juice
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          James for

          A. Grealish
          B. Barkley

          Cheers

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            James Rod could start ?

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I dont trust any manager tbh, if I had Jrod, I would jsut start him. Even if he is out, what 1 week max?
              If he is injured this week he wont feature at all, he wont egt a ten min cameo, that never happens. As long as peoplegot bench cover, start Jrod if they aint taking him out.
              If Jrod starts and people bench him, they will cry many tears

            2. Pickle juice
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Yeah I don’t think he will

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          think I will captain Aguero just to be different 🙂 surely the captaincy will be spread over Son, Kane & Salah and I won’t be punished too much if it back fires ?

          1. ivantys
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Worried with Aguero without KDB, as Sterling and Mahrez both don't pass to him.

          2. UnitedRthebest
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Start Dallas(avl) or start Rodriguez and risk a 1 pointer?

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                JRod

                1. UnitedRthebest
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Cheers!

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Any help below?

                      1. UnitedRthebest
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          sure

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

                  Why on earth has he brought Son on?!

                  1. villa_til_i_die
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Was just about to say that!

                  2. The Count of Monte Cristo
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Because he sold Son for James Rodriguez early in the week and now wants to vindicate his decision.

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

                    So Mourinho can claim he’s injured at the end of the game, we all sell him and then he miraculously plays and scores a hat trick. Obviously.

                  4. tommo1989
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Son had the international break off so a half an hour run out won’t hurt him

                  5. ivantys
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      To give his europa fantasy rivals a 1 point cameo

                  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    JRod injury means I can’t really get Kane. So which move with 1FT, 3.3itb.

                    A. Davies >> Robbo (4-4-2)
                    B. Davis >> Maupay (3-4-3)

                    McCarthy
                    TAA, Mitchell, Saiss
                    Pulisic, Salah, Rodríguez**, Son,
                    DCL, Ings
                    (Nyland, Biss, Justin, XXX)

                    1. UnitedRthebest
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        I would go or Robbo over Maupay so A.

                        1. UnitedRthebest
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            *over

                      • Pickle juice
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Would you do :

                        Pulisic and James rod ——> Barkley/grealish and Foden for -4

                        Thanks

                        1. ivantys
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Absolutely no need to take a hit here.

                          • Will J 256
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Not for me personally

                          • RAFA THE GAFFA
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            No

                          • No Professionals
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            It feels horrible

                          • JustSomeGuy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            This burns my eyes

                        2. Big Ping
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Spurs cruising towards a 2-2 draw here, nice.

                        3. _Ninja_
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Barnes -> Grealish -4?

                          Martinez Forster
                          Robbo Saiss Chilwell Lamptey Mitchell
                          Salah Son Rodrigez Podence Barnes
                          DCL Jimenez Brewster

                          1. g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Getting nearer to my team 😉

                            1. _Ninja_
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Ha, Zaha next week then..

                        4. JJeyy
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Too early for Rodriguez to Pulisic?

                          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Wait for pressers

                        5. Scholes Out Forever
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Is Mitchell enough bench cover for James Rodriguez?

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

                            Yes if he starts

                        6. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

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

                          Dallas Stephens

                          G2G??

                          Jim>Aguero(C) Next week. Have 2m itb for that.

                        7. el polako
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Starting to think that maybe Bruno Fernandes should be my captain over Salah this week.

                          If Kepa plays for Chelsea then every other shot from outside the box will be in and United looked good against Newcastle & PSG.

                          1. ivantys
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Kepa isn't playing, Mendy is back.

                              1. el polako
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Shame.

                            • bench boost for every gamew…
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Mendy played mid week so No kepa

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

                            Harvey Barnes essential?

                            1. Trophé Mourinho
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              If you smoke enuf crack yes

                            2. ivantys
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Wait until Vardy back.

                            3. tommo1989
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              How likely is it KDB will fall tonight? Surely it’s quite rare for a player to fall 0.2 in a GW?

                            4. Shark Team
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              JRod will probably (99% tbh) won't play stop panicking I'm just benching him for Kilman

                            5. Newms
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Wildcard team
                              Martinez, Steer
                              Chilwell, Ayling, Lamptey, CTaylor, Kilman
                              Salah, Fernandes, Pulisic, Barkley, Lookman
                              Aguero, Kane, Brewster

                              Weak at the back and would like Robertson but think it could he worth it.

                              Thoughts please?

                            6. Giggs Boson
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Bale looked sluggish.

                              1. el polako
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Maybe got a golf course booked for tomorrow morning and decided to take it easy.

                            7. Tambling5
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Wow...TAA and KDB might drop. Hands up all those who said to someone at start of season that they were "essential"! DCL the main triple-capital man now!!

                              1. HashAttack
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                DCL and Richarlison about to be the same price - 7.8

                                1. Tambling5
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Who'd have thought it!