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. No Salah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Grealish is on penalties for villa right? Not Barkley.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Villa get about 1 pen a season. Shouldnt matter much.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Well Grealish is the kinda player who will get fouled alot

      2. No Salah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        This is the season for VAR penalties 🙂 can’t rule this equation out!

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Good point, well made.

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Im wondering that also, I wont be surprised to see Barkley take a pen. But im totally guessing, Barkely hasnt taken many in his career midn you

  2. johnboy23
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Konsa or Mings?
    And
    Grealish or Barkley?

    1. Dosh
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A B

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      K and G for me

      1. Champione
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        This

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

      K & B

    4. Frucke
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      G

  3. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Best Ben Davies replacement for 5.4? and is it worth a -4?

    My defense: TAA - Justin - Davies* - Bernardo* - Douglas*

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

      Saiss and it's worth it with that defence.

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No love for the villa boys or lamptey?

        1. doher.ty
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Villa fan here and can tell you even though they've kept cleanie it hasn't been comfortable, they are letting a lot of shots through.

            Saiss the best of them but also like Lamptey (if you want to save a bit of $)

      2. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Aurier for 5.2 ... Spurs now have a CS

    2. Dosh
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A. Barnes --> Grealish/Barkley (-4)
      B. Start Barnes, Targett or Mitchell and avoid hit.

      Which option and whom to start here?

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Barnes to Grealish I’d say

      2. Frucke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Did A today

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Keep Rodriguez (had him since start) or Grealish FT and bank the profit?

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

        Who is on your bencj ?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Mitchell, Davis, Buur

          1. doher.ty
              1 month, 8 days ago

              If Mitchell is starting then it's fine to hold but the bench is weak.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Agreed, but now I’m thinking the extra 0.5 from a Rodriguez to Grealish transfer would leave me 0.8 to sort that out down the line....

            • ZimZalabim
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              if u want to hold Hamez u can do Buur to Strujik with ur FT

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Well I was planning to save, those next 2 Villa fixtures are tempting me though...

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Team linked btw and is the same this week

        2. goblin140
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Given the bench, get Grealish

      2. No Salah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Please suggest

        McCarthy
        Robbo TAA Mitchell
        Bruno Son Podence JRod
        Kane(c) DCL Maupay

        4.0 Bissouma Davies Justin
        1FT 2.2 ITB

        Podence to Grealish? Or
        Davies to Mings/Konsa?

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          A

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

        Davies+Mitrovic to Lamptey+Aguero worth -4?

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yes

        2. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yep

        3. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          no brainer imo

        4. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Cheers all!

      4. ivantys
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Son G

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

            Where are my Son points?

            1. doher.ty
                1 month, 8 days ago

                ugh they are coming chill

          2. tissae
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Bench one:
            A) Lamptey (WBA)
            B) Chilwell (mun) Chelsea have looked much better with Mendy and Silva. Chilly is an attacking threat as well
            C) Saiss (NEW) have Wilson at the front, so would have to play my attacker vs defender

            1. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Think I’d go c out of those

            2. ivantys
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Chilwell on set pieces too if James doesn't play. I def won't bench him. Has to be Saiss out of the 3.

              • I Must Break You
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                c

              • Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                B

              • HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I'm leaning towards benching Chilwell and playing Lamptey, Kilman and PVA - also have Wilson but tempted to swap him out for Werner

              • Frucke
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                C

            3. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Son can’t stop scoring

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                he will once I get him 🙂

              2. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                The Son never sets

            4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Can’t stop. Won’t stop.

            5. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              No FT 0 in the bank.

              Martínez
              Robertson Mitchell Lamptey
              Rodríguez* Salah Son Bruno Klich
              Kane DCL

              Steer Brewster Konsa Taylor

              A) Play Konsa/Taylor 442
              B) Play Brewster 343
              C) Transfer James out to 7.8 or less mid

              1. Champione
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                A

                1. Houldsworth Hatter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Thanks

            6. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Sonny!

            7. Oggle22
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              1.1 mil on the bank
              Mccarthy
              TAA Taylor Mitchell
              Salah Son Bruno Rodriguez Grealish
              Mitrovic Jiminez

              Nyland KWP Saliba Davis

              J.rod to zaha?
              Take a hit and get shut of Mitrovic
              Take a hit and go Jiminez to Kane
              Improve def
              Roll ft

              Cheers

            8. milanista10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Is there a press conference for Pep tomorrow or we won’t have more info on KDB now?

              1. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yes

            9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I’ll just save my FT and bench Hamez this GW, right?

              Martinez
              Saïss PvA Lamptey Chilwell
              Salah(c) Son Grealish
              Kane DCL Maupay

              Bench: Castagne Hamez Stephens
              1.4m ITB

              1. doher.ty
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  yup 100%

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

                  Too much funds in defense for my liking, but g2g for the GW imo

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

                Martinez
                Robbo Dallas Lamptey
                Son Bale Salah(c) Bruno JRod
                Antonio DCL
                (Steer Brewster Mitchell Masuaku)

                G2G? 1ft and 0.0itb

                1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  GTG

                  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Actually I’d put Mitchell first sub

              3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Thoughts on Maupay people?

                1. ivantys
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    6.5m bruno

                  • Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    nah, wait for Antonio

                    1. Daniel - Go Granville
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Get Brewster instead

                  • ZimZalabim
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Hes extremely frustrating to own, not a great finisher but gets in a lot of good positions and is on pens.

                    I own him but am planning to sell after this week, his fixture is great this week.

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

                  Best combo for next few gw's? Already have Son

                  A: Havertz + Kane
                  B: KDB + Jimmy
                  C: Bruno + Jimmy

                  1. royals forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    A

                  2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    A because Kane

                  3. Champione
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    A

                3. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Barnes and Nacho played decent tonight. Hope they reinstate their partnership on the weekend, Barnes owes me points

                4. Jellyfish
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Is Struijk nailed for Leeds?

                  1. Daniel - Go Granville
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    For 5 GWs or so probably yes

                    1. Jellyfish
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Thanks

                  2. ZimZalabim
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    He is until Phillips returns

                5. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  On the other hand Son is unstoppable. Looks like I've found my season keeper pending injury/ blanks/ doubles

                  1. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Yeah, his price is so good I think you can just hold unless he gets injured. he does well in big games as well, my biggest regret is going Alli over son at the start, what a moronic decision that was.

                    1. Villa Velour
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      You ain't the only one. Brought Son in twice as well now *sigh*

                    2. Manani
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      did the same. stuck with him instead of getting Hamez as well. FML

                6. royals forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Help is needed please

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

                  Martinez

                  Keane Semedo Lamptey

                  Zaha Salah Foden Grealish

                  Aguero Kane Watkins

                  Areola Soucek Dallas Chilwell

                  0.1 ITB

                  Any ideas would be welcomed

                7. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  The FPL gods are clearly trying to comfort me for going for Puli over Rodriguez in my GW5 WC.

                  I’m sorry you’ve all been affected in the fallout 😆

                  1. Giggs Boson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    I jumped on Bale and Pulisic too early myself. Still have Salah and Son, but missing Grealish and Hames.

                    Heart over head.

                    Lesson learned. Need. To. Control. Emotion.

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      I had Hames until last week and inexplicably dropped him for Puli on WC.

                      Have Salah, Son, Grealish, Kane, DCL though so all is not lost I guess

                8. Ian Davis
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Stick with Podence or -4 out?

                  1. Werner Bremen
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    I'm sticking for now

                  2. ZimZalabim
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    stick

                  3. Frucke
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    He was great 2nd hslf against leeds in my opinion

                  4. I Must Break You
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Stick. Newcastle and Palace next

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

                  What does everyone think. Jimenez and R James to Kane and Ayling for a (-4)?

                  1. Frucke
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Yes if your plsn is to play ayling

                10. Kasper the ghost keeper
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  A) Wickham -> DCL
                  B) Rodriguez -> Mane (bought at 7.5)

                  1. Champione
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    A

                11. Werner Bremen
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Is Strujik nailed?

                  1. ZimZalabim
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    he is until Phillips returns

                12. BobbyDoesNotLook
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  2ft. Which pair to get

                  A) Lamptey & Maupay
                  B) Saiss & Adams/Wilson/Bamford/max6.5

                  1. Champione
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Saiss and Watkins?

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

                      Dont trust Watkins yet. I would go Grealish if any from Villa.

                  2. ZimZalabim
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    get Saiss and either Watkins or Mitro for 2 weeks and then move to Antonio

                  3. Frucke
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    I have A

                13. DeltaKilo
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  On WC and unsure to ship James to Pulisic or not.

                  Not to worries about losing ££ as it’s only going to be .2

                  Leaning towards keeping with a bench of Targett Brewster and Kilman.

                  Thoughts?