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. Manani
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    bench order? Reece James, Mitchell, Brewster

    1. Dexters Laboratory
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Mitchell, Brewster, James

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

          ty

      • Dexters Laboratory
          1 month, 2 days ago

          That's my bench as well

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

        Really need some advice on this guys. What to do about Rodriguez?

        McCarthy
        TAA Robbo Lewis
        Rodriguez Salah Son Podence
        Maupay Mitrovic Jimenez

        Steer Taylor Burke Ferguson

        1Ft 4.2m ITB

        A) bench him and play Taylor/ Burke and hope for a point or two and bank a transfer.

        B) Ferguson > Kilman and play him v Newcastle. I was happy to be patient and wait till he's fit but no news on him for a while.

        C) Burke > Grealish/Barkley. Then downgrade Podence back to a 4.5m mid later to free up cash.

        D) any other suggestions?

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

          B

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

            Do you think Kilman will hold his place down?

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

          A but leave him in in the off chance he starts. He’ll only be out for 1 week

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

            Do you think there is an off chance he will play? I was intending to get Grealish/Barkley anyway for villas run so I'm currently leaning towards option C.

      • Matsy123
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        De bruyne and werner to salah and kane for free a no brainer?

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

          Yes

        2. DeltaKilo
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I would say yes

      • Champione
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Martinez
        TAA Robertson Lamptey
        Sterling Son Barnes Foden Trossard
        Kane (C) DCL

        Button Brewster James Dunne, 1 FT, 1.1 ITB

        A) Sterling > Salah (C)
        B) Barnes > Grealish
        C) Both for -4

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

          B

      • DeltaKilo
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Sooo

        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?

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

          Decent bench for this week if you do wanna keep him

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        KDB + Brewster > Barkley + Kane -4?

        1. DeltaKilo
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Assume you have son already?

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

            Yes

      • Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        On WC and thinking it’s time to ship Justin. Who’s the best replacement option?

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

          Konsa, Cresswell, Lamptey, Saiss

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

            Is Konsa a better option than Targett?

            1. Fernando Torres
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Goal threat, yes

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

              Have a feeling he’ll do better in BAPS and get a few goals as well

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

                Thanks guys.

      • Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Play Struijk or Grealish(-4)?

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

          Struijk

      • FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Best 4.5 def?

      • umerlfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Jrod - > Grealish?

        Thinking he might outscore JRod over the next 4 anyways

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          If you think he’ll outscore him then it’s logical move

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Such a shame Antonio has terrible fixtures 🙁 is there ANY good sub 7.7m striker, not DCL?

        1. rjcv177
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Watkins

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yikes. Has it really come to that already

            1. rjcv177
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              with good service and low expectations (regarding the price) u can leave him there up to Xmas.
              How many goals u expect in the next 10 games? 5 or 6?

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                From Watkins? 2-3?

                1. rjcv177
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  IMO i would expect 4/5 goals and 1 or 2 ast

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

          get Watkins or Mitro or even Maupay for the next two and then switch to Antonio

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

          It's a bad price point - at the start of the season the only viable forwards over 6.5 and less than 8.5 were DCL and Richarlison ... there's also Tammy and Giroud but that's it

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yeah. Should I just go A here then? Wanted Kane but too many injuries and non starters now. 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)

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

          The fixtures are only bad for 2 more games and then they turn... if you really have to get in a striker under 7.7m now then i would definitely just get him in now.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Got my WC still too and eyeing GW9 so not sure. Next two are really bad

      • Newms
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Fernandes and Werner
        Or
        Son and Aguero
        ?

        1. rjcv177
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Son and...Werner?

          Kun can be gold...if u believe City can get better ASAP

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

            Never a better time with West Ham and Sheffield United

            1. rjcv177
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              ask Lateriser if he is "feeling it" 😉

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

        The back of Owen Hargreaves head looks like a rottweilers arse.

      • rjcv177
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Best combo:

        A) Robbo + Grealish
        A1) TAA + Barkley
        B) Bruno + Barkley (Vinagre bench)
        C) Barnes + Foden (Vinagre bench)
        D) batter combo (no FWD) with 16.6M

        thkx in adv

        1. Atletico Junior
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A

          1. rjcv177
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            thkx...my preference also

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Bench Jrod or bench one of Kilman/Saiss just in case...?

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

          Bench Kilman as he won't hurt you as much if J-Rod starts.

      • Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        It's incredible how, at their current performance levels in this Mou system, Kane doesn't need Son and Son doesn't need Kane

        Yet they're playing together and assisting each other

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          It looks like they are making eachother better when they are playing together.

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

            Yup. It's beautiful

      • Gubbins94.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Grealish and Mitro or Barkley and Jimi?

        These are my methods of funding Kane, so will be keeping Mitro or Jimi, rather than bringing them in.

        1. Atletico Junior
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Barkley + Jimi

        2. George James
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Barley and Jimi. Easy

        3. rjcv177
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          all answers are "avoid Mitro" lol

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

            Yep

        4. Gubbins94.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Should have mentioned it's Grealish and Mitro +2m.

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

          Mitro is a terrible pick.

          Barkley & Jimi

      • Robman
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        i find my defence in a bit of a shambles with only one current likely starter for next game week in Justin.
        my defence is Van Dijk / Justin / Dunne/ James/ Mitchell
        0.4 in the bank
        what would you guys do, take a hit and make 2 transfers. can i get some expert advice please
        I was thinking Van Dijk to Robertson and James to Konsa / Lamptey. Robertson in great form and AV have great fixtures and I'm happy to double up with Martinez.

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

          Both moves sound good and just hope Mitchell keeps his place for one more week. If u can ship Dunne for Konsa that would be better but I guess u dont have the funds for that

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

          Prioritize those with no chance of playing: VVD and Dunne

          I'd suggest Digne and Kilman. Save funds for James to Chilwell next GW

          Address Mitchell and Justin later. One becomes a Villa defender/Lamptey, the other becomes Cresswell

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

            thanks for the advice guys. is it worth a hit for two transfers or take the risk re either James (unlikely) or Mitchell (possible) playing.
            i don't have enough funds to ship Dunne for Konsa.
            is Kilman nailed? i thought he was a bit of a risk given rotation options?
            i like the overall strategy for focusing on the defence over the next weeks because my midfield and strikers are all pretty solid.

      • George James
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        GTG? 1FT 1.1itb

        Think I might roll?

        Martinez
        Lamptey • Saiss • Robbo
        Salah(c) • Foden • Son • Podence
        Kane • DCL • Werner

        Steer / Bissouma / Mitchel / Reece James

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

          ya looks good

      • Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Which one should I pick?

        A) Taylor
        B) Dallas
        C) KWP

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

          B out of those easiest fixture of the three just about

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

            Cheers

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

        Anyone going with Son/Kane (C) over Salah?

        1. Fernando Torres
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Kane yes

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

          Plenty

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

            Will you? 😉

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

              Nah 🙂

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

          I am torn between Son, Sterling, Salah and Jimmy. I am enjoying having this problem,

      • FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        What is everyone's rationale for Salah v Kane captaincy?

        Really on the fence but slightly Salah winning due to home fixture

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Every time I have gone against salah in a close call I have regretted it.

          So Kane

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

          Don’t think home vs away means much with no fans

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

          Salah is at home, Burnley defensive stats not actually bad, safer because suspect more people will captain Salah.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            It felt that at the start of the week, seems to be more swaying towards Kane now

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

          i went for Salah. Learning from last season, if I stuck with himn every week would have scored more than changing every week

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

          I'm going to go with Dyche.

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

        Any idea on Dier? Cannot Google any news, not in squad today. Would not like to spend a -4 on him especially since Spurs have three good fixtures.

        My defence line is a doubt with Taa, Kwp, Dier,* Justin* and Mitchell*. Leicester also played best XI and Justin was on bench If I could count on Mitchell starting then -4 would not be an option but that is also a minor doubt.

        A) Dier > Saiss -4
        B) count on getting 3 defs from TAA + Mitchell + KWP (or Dier)

      • No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        This is one of those close captaincy calls where we get to hear on Monday why the one we didn’t pick was the most obvious pick ever

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

          - stats/ logic : Salah
          - form: Kane
          - heart: Aguero

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

            - answer: Bissouma

      • Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Podence --> McGinn for free, or just save de FT?

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

          Nice transfer

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

          Keep

      • Blue Moon Rising
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Best defender around 5.0

        A) Saiss
        B) Mings
        C) another

      • Ibracadebruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Vardy —> DCL (-4)?

      • Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        What does better this week...

        A)Struijk + Bissouma
        B) Grealish + Lamptey (-8)

        1. Joey Barton and Friends
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Long term B is better

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Christ, A probably scores 4 so B needs 12 to match it, close call

      • Joey Barton and Friends
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Is Hezagi at 4.3 back in the West Brom first XI?

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

        Won't be paying £15 to watch a match on BT. I don't even watch it when it's not behind a paywall on BT.

        Can't stand the awful commentators so I find a Spanish-language or French stream regardless.

        Anyone here planning to pay the £15 for watching a Sky/BT game?

        1. Blue Moon Rising
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          No chance