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. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Time to sell JRod?

    He hasn't scored away from home. 4 out of his next 6 games are away from home. At home he plays Leeds and Man UTD.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Tiny sample - injury surely more an issue!

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      I brought him in early for a hit 😆

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Cant say is this troll? He has played 5 games total on PL....

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Yeah, most of us brought him in based on his GW1 performance even though he blanked.

    4. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Home and away doesn't mean much this season

    5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Newcastle, Fulham and Burnley away tho gotta be points in those matches for him for sure imo mate

    6. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      I did a comparison of his home and away games using the members area. Very interesting and shows big clues to the different performances.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Ah fair enough mate, Spurs away first game and the Palace away still only a small sample, I think I’d keep(if fit) for Newcastle away and see how it pans out, in saying that I will have just the correct money to do him and Ings to Grealish and Kane for next week so that may consider me to move him on reluctantly

    7. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      would not be getting rid if i had him would definitely ride with him this gw then assess

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Anchelotti has them playing more restricted away from home I don't see him changing and taking risks he will do what works.

  2. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    2ft

    A) Kane + Adams (play two of Dier, Mitchell, Kwp)
    B) Kane + Maupay + Lamptey (-4)

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Other options?

  3. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Is Harvey Barnes rotation risk after 90 minutes tonight ?

    Would you sell him for Foden/Zaha for free or should i keep transfer ?

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      I think both foden and zaha have better fixture
      Zaha on pens and he is in the box most of the time

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Yup but i dont like Palace, too defensive team, and Foden is rotation risk

        1. Ramsays Raw Steak
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          Then why ask lol

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            I.am giving him the Arsenal game he was great tonight and scored too

  4. Ramsays Raw Steak
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    I got aguero in my team
    So yall get sterling ⚽️⚽️⚽️ comming

  5. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    I am shocked with Hamez news. Everton didn't play so how did he get injured?

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      He played through the knock

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Further damaging himself

        1. Ramsays Raw Steak
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          For the meme

    2. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      New to this football thingy?

      1. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Nah, it just I got him for a hit so I am trying to deny my own stupidity

    3. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      There are lots of ways to be injured/unavailable outside of a competitive game; training, covid, other illness, accident at home (happens occasionally but happens), disciplinary matters (breach of covid protocols, drink driving, etc).

      Basically, you always run a risk with an early transfer but will get away with it most of the time.

  6. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Dyche vows to “make it awkward” for spurs. I think Salah (C) is definitely more safe than Kane

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      All Burnley know is to 'make it awkward' so no different to any other week

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Burnley 1-6 Spurs

  7. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Rodriguez

    I think he will not be available for the game'

    That's not a definite out.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Take away the 1st two words

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        But he said those two words.

        I think I will go for a jog tomorrow morning.

        Doesn't mean I will.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          My point is those words bring the assumption of doubt - but someone who holds the facts in there mind thinks a realistic outcome.

    2. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Even if he's out, it sounds like for only one game. Makes me not want to sell him then.

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        I brought him in as part of a hit to get Kane in so I am definitely not selling. Just also wondering whether to stick him in my starting line up.

        1. SalahFingers
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          I am. With bamford as my first bench.

    3. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Completely agree. Not definitive. Haven't seen replay of conference which might change emphasis and might make it clearer but definitely room for interpretation there. He'll be on field for me anyway

  8. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Who to replace Barnes with?

    Zaha
    Grealish
    Barkley

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Zaha pens

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Not Zaha - Palace are offering next to nothing going forwards

    3. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Glish

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Grealish or keep

  9. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Is Justin dropped since he did not start today?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      He’s been poor lately, I wouldn’t be surprised if he is dropped again vs Arsenal

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Yep that has been my view on it too. Really hope Mitchell starts.

    2. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Going to be rotation for the CL and EL teams. Do you reckon Kane and Son won't start for Spurs on Sunday?

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        I think Kane plays always PL and Son 95% of the games. EL will be secondary for them until QF/SF.

        Leicester played their best XI today and Justin was on bench.

  10. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    How’s she looking?

    Martinez
    Saiss Robbo Lamptey
    Son Salah Barkley Pulisic
    Kane Jimmy DCL

    Forster Mitchell Justin Burke

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Nice one, no idea why i made the stupid move to go mccarthy over martinez on wc

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      On a wc?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Nope

  11. Ramsays Raw Steak
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Lipton tea any good?

    1. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      It's ok, but nothing special.

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Peach ice tea is god tier

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      No

  12. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Dier to
    A) Konsa
    B) Mings
    C) Kilman
    D) Struijk
    E) Saiss
    ?

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      E

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      C

    3. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      E

  13. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Play?

    A) Podence
    B) Foden

    Thanks

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      B

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      A

    3. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Both?

      I'd favour A because home, but it's close.

  14. Konnamoi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    McCarthy
    Robertson-Mitchell-Targett
    Salah C-Rashford-Grealish-Son
    DCL-Kane VC-Maupay

    Lamptey-Kilman-Bissouma

    g2g?

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Sure

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Nice team. Not sure I'd be comfortable benching Lamptey and Kilman though. I'd play one ahead of Mitchell.

  15. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Who scores more this week

    Werner or Jimenez

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      I reckon they both get a goal

  16. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Which defence has better fixtures?
    Wolves or Aston Villa?

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Villa

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      villa long term no question

  17. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Wait, James Rodriguez flagged? What did I miss?

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Carlo Ancelotti: "Unfortunately, James [Rodriguez] had a problem during the [Liverpool] game. He had a mistimed tackle with Virgil van Dijk. I think he will not be available for the game against Southampton."

      #FFScout #FPL #GW6 #EvertonFC #FantasyPL https://t.co/npBi8iD1Oo

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Thanks, mate, appreciate it!

  18. The Overthinker
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    My wildcard team, here we go!!!! (0 itb)

    Martinez Forster
    Robbo saiss lamptey kilman 3.9
    Salah JRod Grealish Foden 4.5
    Kane Aguero DCL

    1. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      If Aguero starts banging u will fly up the league, foden out for me.

    2. Silva’s Left Nut
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      where is son? would be first one in my WC team

    3. Mortal.Swinbat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      I think you’ll regret only have one playing bench player (Killman could lose his place)

  19. jg7u
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Thoughts on Semedo? Is he a good nailed on option?

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      I got semedo imo saiss more attacking

  20. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Dier to
    A) Konsa
    B) Saiss
    C) Struijk

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      B

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      A. I own Saïss but there's a question mark over his game time IMO and I don't think he's as nailed as some think.

  21. Ramsays Raw Steak
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Who to bench

    A
    B
    C

    1. BeWater
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        D

      • TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        I wouldn't want to bench any of those, too much quality

    2. falafel
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Is Rashford a good option right now regarding his tricky upcoming fixtures?

    3. Fernando Torres
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Barkley or Grealish - money no object

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Grealish.

        Can you lend me £50?

        1. Fernando Torres
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          Haha

      2. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Probably Grealish.

        Went Barkley myself as I couldn't afford Greal.

      3. Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Barkley
        I would like ps5

      4. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Grealish has most upside

    4. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      OK who to bench from this lot?

      Salah Son Barkley Foden Podence

      1. Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        P

      2. Tsssst
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Podence

      3. BeWater
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          Flip a coin on Foden and Podence. If you don't like the result flip it again.

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            Lol
            Best of 3

            1. BeWater
                3 months, 6 hours ago

                Being serious I have Podence but if I had both I would bench Podence. Not even sure he starts. Foden didn't start yesterday.

            2. Paul Psychic Octopus
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 6 hours ago

              Sounds like local council consultation about controlled parking in your area

          2. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            Podence but none ideally !

        • icanseethroughyou
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          Second wildcard draft. Done a lot of tinkering since 3 told me I should double up on Son and Kane! Comments more than welcome.

          Martinez Forster
          Chilwell Dunne Kilman KWP Robertson
          Salah Neto Havertz Son Lookman
          Kane Maupay Watkins

          1. Ramsays Raw Steak
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            Ur never gonna rotate gk

            1. icanseethroughyou
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 6 hours ago

              I’m following what most others have gone for to get Martinez. Would you say that’s a bad move and I need to rotate?

        • The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          Anyone think MUFC v Chelsea could be full of goals. Chelsea attacked Pool at Anfield last season, they won't fear Old Trafford.

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            Yes

          2. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            Yep

          3. ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            I think after the success at PSG and the thrashing vs Spurs, United will play 5 at the back again and try to stifle Chelsea and look to nick a goal from a set piece and then sit back and play on the counter.

            If they do sit deep I don't think Chelsea will be able to get make many chances, my prediction is 2-1 united

            1. The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 6 hours ago

              United got beat last time using 5 at the back against Chelsea it didn't work

          4. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            The trend is lots of goals but it's nt a given. I wouldn't rule out under 2.5 goals, especially if no penalties.

        • Tsssst
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          R.James > Kilman
          Rodriguez > Barkley
          Mitrovic > Kane
          -4
          No brainer right?

        • Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          Congrats Podence owners. He will get a big haul now that I sold him for a hit to get Hamez. That is what I do.

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            Thanks
            Hmm he's 1st on my bench Currently

          2. Jdpz
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            is there any new information about Podence?

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          Schoolboy error alert: Just tried to do Rodriguez to Grealish and I can’t as have Martinez, Steer and Davis

          1. Tony Hibbert
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            You've given yourself the bum Steer.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 6 hours ago

              Haha it could be a blessing! Though now I’m tempted by Zaha...

          2. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 hours ago

            You've been steered away from Grealish

        • Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          Why Targett has only 1.6% TeamSelectedBy??
          Mings has 9% TSB and Konsa has 7% TSB.
          And Targett is cheaper.

          1. BeWater
              3 months, 6 hours ago

              I was listening to FPL Wire last week and they were talking about Konsa and Targett. One of the guys said if in doubt go for the full back. I'm thinking about getting one of them in.

            • Noah’s Ark
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 6 hours ago

              Targett was taking some set pieces too.