Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 7?

There is pressure on the captaincy decision in Fantasy Premier League once again this week after a low-scoring round in Gameweek 6.

Thankfully, the key candidates themselves remain largely unchanged, with Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) at the heart of the discussion for Gameweek 7.

As ever, the Captain Sensible article is here to work out which option is the best recipient for your armband, powered by some in-depth analysis of data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area.


After blanking with a huge majority share of the captain poll in Gameweek 6, Salah finds himself reeled closer to the chasing pack by Kane ahead of this weekend’s matches.

The Egyptian enjoyed more than 40% of the votes last time out but has convinced just 28.4% of voters that he is worth trusting for the visit of West Ham to Anfield. 

That is only 0.53 percentage points ahead of Kane, who has now outscored Salah by 15 points this season.

Son Heung-min (£9.5m) has outperformed the Liverpool man by an even greater margin (19 points) but his latest double-digit haul is not quite enough to make him more than the best of the rest in terms of differentials.

18.2% of our readers are considering the South Korean for the armband when Brighton come to north London.

Due to the aforementioned trio dominating the poll, none of the remaining options have gained more than 5% of votes, Raheem Sterling (£11.6m, 4%) and Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m, 3.6%) closing this week’s top five.


Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton and Hove Albion

The recent impressive form of Spurs’ attackers and Brighton’s struggles in the clean sheet department make this particular fixture the most important for the Gameweek 7 captaincy.

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93 Comments Post a Comment
  1. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    This week will be the last week of my triple wolves (Saiss , Jimi, Podence).

    Lets hope they can bring home 30 points, lets not say it was a complete waste of WC in gw3!!

  2. gg8
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Saiss Chilwell WP
    KDB Son Salah JRod Podence
    DCL Kane

    Brewster, Justin, Ferguson

    2FT - 0.0ITB
    any ideas? Looking at Brewster and Podence but not much money to work with, happy to take a hit for the right players

    1. Thewonderfulgame
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Keep Podence for this week, de a goal

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Alternatively Traore is due a start and Podence is benched

  3. commanderKane
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Martinez Button

    Robertson Coady Mitchell / Lamptey 3.9

    Salah Rodriguez Son Grealish / Anguissa

    Kane Jimenez DCL

    2 FTs. itb: 0.7

    Have two frees and am at loss what to do.

  4. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Kane will probably be captained by the top 10k again especially after the Salah blank. Liverpool were awful against Sheff United does anyone see them doing better against West Ham.

    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Keane Saiss Chilwell
    Fernandes Rashford Son (c) Grealish
    Bamford DCL Kane