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. Jdpz
      1 month, 1 day ago

      McCarthy
      TAA, Tierney, Dier
      Bruno, Son, Podence, JRod*
      Kane, Ings, DCL
      [bench: Nyland, Bissouma, Taylor, Justin]

      1.2M in the bank, 1 ft.

      A) James to Salah and TAA to Struijk (-4)
      B) Dier to Mings/Konsa/Saiss
      C) Podence to Barkley/Trossard
      D) keep

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

        Do you think Dier plays? I would like to keep him for the fixtures. Otherwise may need a hit.

    • SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      So...

      Vinaigre got loaned to Olympiacos
      Saiss moved to left back to cover Vinaigre's spot
      Kilman is in centre to cover Saiss's spot

      Is this permanent? Why do people think Kilman is temporary? Who will take that left back spot? Marcal?

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

        Jonny...

        1. SalahFingers
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Ah, that makes sense. Do you know when he'll be back from injury?

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Wolves don't play with a LB.

        1. SalahFingers
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          DML then or whatever you want to call it.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            DTF?

            1. SalahFingers
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              No thanks, maybe later.

      3. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Wolves loaned Ait Nouri to also cover Vinagre's spot.

        1. SalahFingers
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Looks likely he won't stay there for long then, thanks. I bought him anyway expecting maybe 2 weeks out of him (and some price rises).

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

      Have done Reece James to Ayling. Have the exact money to do Jimenez to Kane for a -4! Should I do it?

      1. baggs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Tough one! Probably not this week

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

        Probably- for the next 3

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

          Thanks!!

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

      Vardy to DCL for a hit (-4)?

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        If you think Vardy will play, no. DCL is without the service of Hamez and Richa so I doubt he will score

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          😆

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

          Not heard of iwobi?

    • The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Taylor to lamptey for a hit?

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

        4.5m defender hits are rarely the answer

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

        No

      3. Ibracadebruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        No

      4. Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Taylor could get 0 or minus points so it isnt the worst idea

        1. Pukkipartyy
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          After this surely CS + 3bps

    • Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Was planning on doing Pereira + Vinagre --> Hamez + Lamptey/Konsa.
      I am WCing in 3 weeks and I think Grealish will be the highest scoring

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        For a -4 btw

    • Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Would you say it's too late to get Kane next week?

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        getting him this week. Rather getting him and blank than not get him and he score

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

        No but nearly

        After GW8 I’m getting off the train

      3. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        On current form, he's season keeper!

      4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Brighton at home and WBA away from next week still a great time to get him and captain him and then maybe and easy switch to Aguero for City’s back to back home games is my thoughts currently mate

    • Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      What should I do here? 1 ft and 3.4 in the bank

      Martinez Steer
      TAA Castagne Saiss Taylor Ferguson
      Mahrez Salah Son Podence Anguissa
      Jimenez Wood DCL

      1. ivantys
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Mahrez to Mane/Sterling

          1. Jullepuu
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Mahrez to KDB next week?

            1. ivantys
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I'm not an assist fan so I prefer Sterling over KDB

          2. baggs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Woods got to go

            1. Jullepuu
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Watkins in maybe?

              1. baggs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Yeah or Werner

                1. Jullepuu
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Watkins it is as I want to upgrade Mahrez next week. I would also like to do Castagne to Reguillon but it feels like a luxury move that I can't afford

        • jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Current team:
          Nyland, McCarthy
          Trent, Saiss, Justin, Walker-Peters, Mitchell
          Salah, Sterling, Son, Soucek, Podence
          Ings, Jimenez, Davis

          Activate to this WC Team? Leaves 0.5itb
          MARTINEZ, STEELE
          ROBBO, Saiss, TARGETT, Walker-Peters, Mitchell
          Salah, Sterling, Son, MCGINN, BISSOUMA
          KANE, DCL, BREWSTER

          OR -- Ings, Jimenez > Kane, DCL (-4)

          1. BeWater
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Your original team isn't too bad. Don't think I would wildcard out of that. Jimmy and Ings could definitely score at the weekend too. The hardest thing to do sometimes is nothing!

              1. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                You are definitely not wrong. I'm trying to be patient, but that also is eating into my team value.

                1. BeWater
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    It's definitely hard not reacting to those price changes. Every night one of my players seems to be under threat of dropping. KDB and Mitrovic tonight. If you are going to do something do the -4 option. Don't use the WC.

            • JDrama
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              On WC, current draft

              Martinez (Steer)
              Lamptey Saiss Kilman (Mitchel) (Struijk)
              Salah Son Grealish Zaha (Stephens)
              Kane Aguero DCL

              0.5m in the bank

              Any changes needed? I’m not sold on Zaha but only other options I’ve considered are Foden and Trossard. Open to suggestions

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I’d downgrade zaha and get some money in to defence

                1. JDrama
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Thanks. Any suggestions? I had Podence pre wildcard but been disappointing

            • jason_ni
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Worth just banking the FT, and take the price drop on KDB?

              0.9 ITB

              Martinez
              Saiss - Coady - Lampty ( Mitchell - Dunne)
              Salah - Son - Kdb - Foden - Barnes
              Kane - DCL - (Brewster)

              Will need to sort out Michell soon, and Dunnes time is probably already done.

              1. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I would sort Dunne now and hold KDB hes back in training and has a decent chance to start this weekend if not then hell be back next week.
                If he doesnt play u still have brewster and hopefully Mitchell on the bench.

                So either save FT or fix Dunne now

              2. BeWater
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Take the price drop. I have KDB and it's not like he's a Mitro. His price can go back up. Especially as gameweek 9 approaches...

              3. Phlajo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Auba+Bamford to Graelish+Kun for a hit?

                1. baggs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Yep

                2. SalahFingers
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Probably not, but if you are gonna captain kun, then maybe.

                3. FeverPitch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Tempting. But maybe just grealish this week for free

              4. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                How essential do you feel DCL is ?

                I haven't got him in as yet and I'm planning to finally get him in next week but I would then be unable to get Antonio or Bowen for West ham fixture swing.

                Waiting for Antonio would also allow me to get Konsa in rather than Strujik who will be OOP in DM for a few weeks but fixtures aren't great and he will be a transfer waiting to happen down the line and with Mitchell already in my team might not be the wisest decision.

                So, how essential is DCL ?

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

                  Not essential as you’ll almost never captain him

                  However he is incredible value at the price and hence an extremely good pick

                  1. ZimZalabim
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    He is great value and even at 8m he is a good pick

                    Maybe I shouldn't have used the word essential, but he is def this seasons Ings and is likely a season keeper for most.

                    But is he worth having an unbalanced squad ? basically which option for the next 6-7 fixtures would u prefer

                    DCL and Strujik or Antonio and Konsa (keeping in mind I have Mitchell already and he will lose his place soon)

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

                  Richa and Hames out for next game is a decision for me to postpone getting DCL as a non owner.

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

                    But of course he can score from one corner as we have seen. I think he did not "deserve" a goal against Pool but did it anyway from that one cross.

                    1. ZimZalabim
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      I wouldn't get him in this week but my Davies replacement this week depends on if I want him next week or if I want to wait for Antonio.

                3. Gandalf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  With Rich and Hamez probably out, I'm happy keeping him out another week and hoping for a 2 from him

              5. Fernando Torres
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                J. Lewis to Lamptey for a hit?

                1. SalahFingers
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I wouldn't get any defender for a hit.

                  But also no. Lamptey isn't that good.

                2. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Nope, Lamptey is the one to have.

              6. Mooster
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Are you selling Janes Rodriguez?

                1. Phlajo
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  No

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

                  Dropping like a hot cake!

                3. Wiseguy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Yep.. got rid for Grealish.

              7. Nolberto Solano
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Who is the best 5.5 mil and under defender for next 5-10 GWs?

                1. goughton
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Semedo or Saiss (if Kilman doesn't take his place). Maybe Reguillon.

                  1. DeltaKilo
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Semedo been pretty average no?

                    1. goughton
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Was getting in some pretty decent attacking positions in the last two, along with two clean sheets. Bit under the radar, but Wolves fixtures are immense.

                2. FourLokoLeipzig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  PVA

              8. MattysFantasyFooty
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Best midfielder under 7.6M?

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Grealish

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

                  Grealish

              9. Jdpz
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I have crazy idea.

                  McCarthy
                  TAA, Tierney, Dier
                  Bruno, Son, Podence, JRod*
                  Kane, Ings, DCL
                  [bench: Nyland, Bissouma, Taylor, Justin]

                  1.2M in the bank, 1 ft.

                  JRod to Salah and TAA to Struijk (-4p)??

                  1. Silva’s Left Nut
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    if you captain salah then could very well be worth it

                • goughton
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Got a double injury for Coleman and James.

                  Would you:

                  A) Coleman>Semedo (with KWP or Soucek on the bench to cover James)

                  or

                  B) Coleman>Saiss & James>Pulisic

                  Would lose 0.3 in value on James by playing B, as well as a -4

                  1. Pukkipartyy
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    B

                • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Am I GTG?
                  Martinez (Button)
                  Robbo,Konsa,Lamptey,Chilwell (Kilman)
                  Salah(C)Son,Pulisic,Grealish(Bissouma)
                  Kane,DCL (Brewster)

                  On a WC, so any suggestions are welcome

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

                    Looks great 🙂

                • Jullepuu
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Targett or Cash? (Same price in fanteam)

                • Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  If you do bring Aguero by GW 9/10, what would be your ideal front-line then, especially considering many may have bought in Antonio in GW8.

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

                    So much can change - might be

                    Kdb salah Bruno grealish Bowen
                    Kun Antonio

                • DeltaKilo
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  2 questions

                  On a WC

                  Rodriguez

                  A) Move to Pulisic
                  B) Keep

                  1. Konsa
                  2. Targett

                  Cheers!

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

                    B and I'm also debating between 1 and 2. Have had more aye's for Konsa than Targett thus far though.

                • stu92
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Currently own Mings but Konsa looks like going up soon. On a wildcard, worth swapping and banking the cash?

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

                    If on WC then yes probably as will likely get similar returns.

                  2. DA Minnion
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Yes

                • Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Everton slump without hames and rich

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

                    Any non-league matches count in Richarlison's 3 match ban?

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

                      Non-league?

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

                        Cup matches

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

                          Like domestic cup matches like League/FA Cup where red cards carry over to

                • Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I'm proud to be one of Joe's 7 million idiots who have bought Kilman this week. Have you? 😀

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

                    I think it’s wise to have both saiss and kilman - either will defo play

                    1. Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Agree.

                • FeverPitch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Any thoughts much appreciated:

                  A) Jimenez to Kane
                  B) Brewster and Digne to Kane and 4.5 def
                  C) Jimenez, Digne and Foden to Kane, 4.5 def and Bruno (-4)

                  Thank you

                • Winners900
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Tough spot guys, appreciate help.

                  James Rodriguez:
                  A) Save and play Dallas
                  B -> Barkley
                  C) -> Foden

                  Cheers

                  1. Fuddled FC
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Think I'm saving

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

                    a

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

                    A

                  4. Pukkipartyy
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    C gonna haul

                • Fuddled FC
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Do you think KWP might be a decent option against Everton with Rich & Hamez missing?

                  1. BeWater
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Hope so. I'm playing him!

                  2. RUUD!
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Who would you bench out of these 2 this week?

                    Pulisic or Chilwell

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

                      Chilwell

                    2. Pukkipartyy
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      U gotta have strong team...
                      Chilwell