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.

CAPTAIN POLL

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.

KEY MATCHES

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. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Captain:
    A)Salah
    B)Son
    C)Kane
    And why?

    1. TNB
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        B or C - If Spurs win (which I think they will), Kane or Son will either be on the score sheet or will assist. Just the way it is right now.

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          Which one then?
          I think this game favours Son but usually he is not so hot in home games...

          1. TNB
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              I'll be captaining Son

            • Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              What makes you think that? The three game sample size?

              1. TNB
                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                  I think the current team works around them. I think that's why Mourinho has rushed Bale into the system because he doesn't have to right now

                  1. TNB
                      26 days, 15 hours ago

                      hasn't rushed Bale

                  2. Silecro
                    • 3 Years
                    26 days, 15 hours ago

                    more points for goals, cs point, better goalscoring form this year, what else do you need? captain CDM at your own peril

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      26 days, 14 hours ago

                      "captain CDM", the words of a FPL player with little sense.

                    2. I Must Break You
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      26 days, 14 hours ago

                      CDM?

                • Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  26 days, 2 hours ago

                  I looked at the games BHA have played against CFC, EVE and MUN. What I noticed:

                  1. They conceded PKs bar, the EVE game
                  2. They conceded goals to defenders; Zouma, Maguire and Mina
                  3. 90%+ of their goals were scored from their opponents' right wing with crosses coming from the right wing of BHA. Meaning the LB of BHA must be pretty poor.

                  What my observation shows is, Son is likely to assist and Kane likely to be on the end of the crosses coming from Reguilon/Son.

            • Coys96
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              C because I see Spurs scoring more than L'Pool. Kane has better underlying stats and Brighton have Dunk out, also Brighton have conceded the most pens in the league

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Maybe just C. Kane's EO is always going to be above >100% now and so if you don't captain him you want him to blank, which is never a nice position to be!

              1. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                Son higher %TSB I think he will match Kane's EO this gw as people start to trust him after the goal Vs Burnley. But if your captain scores 16 pts on Saturday then you don't have to worry I think 😉

          2. Captain Vantastic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            Castagne injured?

            1. JfA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              26 days, 45 mins ago

              Out for next two PL games, I've only got 0.1M tied up in him so have swapped him out.

          3. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            Can I save a FT? 1.1 itb

            Martinez
            Trent Saiss James
            Salah Son Pulisic Foden
            Kane (c) DCL Watkins

            Forster Lamptey Burke Ferguson

            1. The Road to Turfdom
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              Yes

          4. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            Potter is the sort of naive, idealistic, inflexible manager that Mourinho loves to tear apart so Kane (C) is an easy choice for me this week.

            1. Long ago I drew a walrus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              Maupay masterclass incoming

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                Higher chance of Natalie Dormer asking me out

                1. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                  Isn’t Helen Mirren more age appropriate?

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    26 days, 14 hours ago

                    For you, certainly.

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      26 days, 14 hours ago

                      Done him

          5. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            Who should I lose for Kane this week?

            A) Werner
            B) Jimenez

            (The other will be departing my squad next week for Antonio)

            1. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              B

            2. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              B then.

              1. chaser123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                Don’t agree with the plan in general?

            3. Gandalf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Keep werner, feel like he'll do well for next 3

              1. chaser123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                My plan was to do:

                This GW: Werner/Jimi > Kane
                Next GW: Werner/Jimi + Podence > Antonio + Rashford

                Not a good plan?

            4. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              B will be the common answer, but I think there is a real chance A is benched this GW (coming from an owner!)

              1. chaser123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                Yeh? Cuz he’s played every game?

                1. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                  A few things:

                  - Started every game and played 90 in every one apart from 70 mins in the last one. Played 90 midweek in Russia.
                  - Lampard's comments re: "a few tired bodies following the win in Russia" ... "there will be changes given the hectic fixture schedule"
                  - Burnley potentially being a less suited team IMO to Werner's style (more defensive)
                  - Tammy starting all the 'easier' games for Chelsea so far (WBA and Palace)
                  - Tammy playing 10 mins in Russia (and getting an assist)

                  That being said, this is just guesswork and he could still return coming off the bench.

            5. Carefree Crew
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Tammy started after the Carabao cup win, where he linked up well with Havertz for his hat trick.

              He hasn't started again since.

              Not sure Werner will be benched personally.

              Pulisic, Kante, Mount all influenced the game as much if not more than Tammy.

              Ziyech likely to be rested, I expect Werner starts.

            6. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              A easily. Werner still hasn’t done anything to prove he is a good pick other than against Southampton which is a more of a Bundlesliga team than a PL team in terms of style.

              Jimenez is a proven player, one of the best fpl assets.

          6. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            Just listened to Joe's and David's captain podcast and i'm bit confused....
            Brighton low xG - slopy and not good defensively
            WHU low xG - new Atletico Madrid in their prime

            The way this season goes I wouldn't be surprised if WHU got trashed and Brighton nicked 1-1.

            Also one of my most hated FPL phrases is "He was unlucky on another day he would have hauled..." altough it might be true just hate the feeling that my captain (like Salah against Blades) was so close yet so far from points...

          7. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            Castagne injured. BBC Sport:

            'Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says his team selection tonight was partly impacted by injuries. Having just got Jamie Vardy back he says Timothy Castagne and Jonny Evans now have issues.

            "Timothy might be out now until after the international break which is a shame for us," he told BT Sport.'

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              Damn, who replaces him?
              Luke Thomas LB, Justin RB?

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                Tonight's team but not same as PL 11.

                Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Albrighton, Fofana, Morgan, Fuchs, Justin; Choudhury, Tielemans, Under, Maddison; Vardy. Subs: Ward, Jakupović, Thomas, Mendy, Praet, Barnes, Pérez, Iheanacho.

            2. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Bamford hatty incoming again

          8. StayoutheSpiceZone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            Saiss, Kilman or Marcal - two of three?

            What you reckon guys?

            1. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              Not until you're more sure how nailed on they'll be.

              1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                Exactly, who do you think starts tomorrow?

                1. GreennRed
                  • 9 Years
                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                  I've no clue so wouldn't buy any of them. I have Saiss and will keep him unless he loses out.

            2. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Saiss and kilman, I reckon unchanged

            3. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Correct - think Kilman is fairly locked now at LCB so between Saiss and Marcal at LWB

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                Is Kilman looking nailed on now? Would be a steal at that price.

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                  He's playing well enough and has a big future ahead of him. Saiss has always looked the weakest of the three regular CBs

          9. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 14 hours ago

            Drawing a parallel between Rashford's counter-attacking goal against Brighton and Son's prospects against them is a really good insight.

            Thanks Jan, always enjoy these articles.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              My favorite read every week. Detailed and provides excellent insights.

          10. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 14 hours ago

            Martinez
            Lamptey Trent Saiss Ayling (Branth)
            Son Salah(c) Sterling Rodriguez (Bissouma)
            Kane Wilson (Brewster)

            Gtg, Save transfer?

          11. Donny_Rover
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 14 hours ago

            Martinez
            Robbo James Saiss (Digne Mitchell)
            Salah (c) Son Foden James (Bissouma)
            Kane DCL Watkins

            1FT, £0.4m ITB

            Is it worth bringing Chilwell in for Digne? I don’t think Digne is worth it this season with James on most set pieces, may look to bring Keane in down the line for James or Saiss. Will be looking to bring in De Bruyne &/or Rashford over the next few weeks but think that Chilwell is a solid season keeper so pretty low risk move.

          12. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 14 hours ago

            Podence to a,b or c in draft?

            A) Torres
            B) Fornals
            C) Henderson

            1. Donny_Rover
              • 5 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Torres. If/when he starts to get more minutes he’ll get decent points - Fornals doesn’t seem to get much in the way of returns and Henderson’s a 2 point at best most weeks.

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                Henderson could be centre back v West Ham.

            2. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Cheers lads, they were in order of preference and going to try for Torres.

            3. Jdpz
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                keep

            4. Bruno Commando
              • 6 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Should I use my FT or roll?

              1) Jimi -> Werner
              2) Bardsley -> Dallas/Ayling/Kilman

              Team:
              Ryan
              Robbo Lewis Mitchell Justin
              Salah Son Sterling Hames
              Jimi DCL

              Steer Brewster Bissouma Bardsley
              1.9 ITB

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                Roll.

            5. Thia6o
              • 7 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              G2g?

              Martinez
              Trent Saiss Chilwell
              Salah Zaha Rodz Son
              Bamford Kane DCL

              Ryan/Justin/McGinn/Mitchell

            6. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Even if he's fit will Mitchell start GW7 for Palace?

            7. Kno
              • 9 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              So the old 2ft but unsure if I should use one dilemma. Any obvious move I am missing?

              martinez
              robbo pva dallas
              salah son j.rod grealish pulisic
              kane (C) dcl

              Bench: mitchell brewster lamptey

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                I'm not fond of bench transfer but Miitchell is flagged, PVA prob keep him benched anyway and Kilman might keep his spot.

            8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Will Castagne be much of a loss to Leicester defensively? Because he's a very attacking fullback so not much I think?

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                I don't know but i can't any more bamford hattricks 😆

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                  See i missed writing take because i can't take it

            9. Erez Avni
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Should I bring Kilman instead of Mitchell for free?

              Or just play KWP/Justin alongside TAA and Robo?

            10. gelisiguzel
              • 1 Year
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Should I do Fernandes& Maupay --> Rodriguez & Werner for free?

              I have also enough money to get Vardy in but Chelsea has a better fixture.

            11. Carefree Crew
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Chilwell is a solid pick. Nailed, subbed off in CL (no injury) suggests he'll start. Positive fixtures. Popular pick with the pundits. Good stats apparently.

            12. JGP
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                My team:

                MARTINEZ
                ROBO. SAISS. CHILWELL
                SALAH. HAMEZ SON. BARKLEY
                WERNER JIMENEZ. DCL

                RYAN MITCHELL. DUNNE. ANGUISSA

                Should i do jimenez > antonio and hamez > fernandes next gameweek?

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                  WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING?

                2. JfA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  26 days, 37 mins ago

                  Nooo, Antonio is out for a month, you need to get a twitter account and follow some of the obsessives 😀

              • Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                If Castagne is injured. Start one
                1) Dallas
                2) Saïss

                Trent, Semedo, 1or 2

                Thanks

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                  2

              • JGP
                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                  Have 1 free transfer. My team:

                  Martinez
                  Robo. Saiss. Chilwell
                  Salah. Barkley. Hamez. Son
                  Werner. Jimenez. DCL

                  Ryan Mitchell. Anguissa. Dunne

                  any suggestions?
                  Thinking of doing Jimenez > Antonio and Hamez > Fernandes next gameweek.

                • baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                  Anytime goalscorer odds:
                  Salah 1.8
                  Kane 1.85
                  (Son 2.4)

                  Goals and assists so far:
                  Salah 6+1
                  Kane 5+8
                  (Son 8+2)

                  Yes, Salah gets one pt more from goals and has possibility to get cs point. KISS is easy rule here. I can't imagine any algorithm or decision making process that could justify anything else than C Kane (if Salah is the other option). Therefore it is between Kane and Son for me.

                  PS Sorry for reposting this, I started to write it under previous article before noticing this one.

                  1. swobe
                    • 6 Years
                    26 days, 14 hours ago

                    Do you like the look of Son against that Brighton line?

                • Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                  Awful from Davies. Dwells on the ball at LCB, gets tackled, and Antwerp score a 2v1 against Sanchez.

                • NASIR
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  26 days, 13 hours ago

                  surprised no one is talking about Newcastle v Everton.

                • swobe
                  • 6 Years
                  26 days, 13 hours ago

                  Sideways transfer week for me. James to Chilwell for the guaranteed start and attacking returns.

                  Considering a -4 to get Podence out for Mahrez. Think the Sheff Utd match could suit him.

                • Mirakuru FC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  26 days, 12 hours ago

                  Grealish (C)
                  Thoughts?

                  1. Alchim1sT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    26 days, 2 hours ago

                    too maverick in my eyes ... keep it simple
                    great captain choices with pool and spurs assets this week

                • waldofeen
                  • 6 Years
                  26 days, 10 hours ago

                  Have 1 FT at the moment. Considering trying to get these moves done in the next two gameweeks.
                  DCL to Warner
                  Hamez to Foden
                  Podence to A.S.M
                  Regulion to Konsa.

                  Team is;
                  McCarthy(Nyland)
                  Chilwell Regulion Justin(Lamptey, Mitchell)
                  Zaha, Son (C), Salah, Hamez(Podence)
                  DCL, Kane, Jimenez.

                • Alchim1sT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  26 days, 2 hours ago

                  Martinez, Forster
                  Robbo, Chilwell, Saiss, Dallas, Ferguson
                  Salah, Son, Pulisic, Grealish, Soucek
                  DCL, Kane, Maupay

                  2 FTs and 0,1 ITB ... no clue what to do

                  any ideas to use 1 FT? thanks 😉