Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 22?

Fantasy Premier League managers are looking to Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United for the Gameweek 22 captaincy.

The pressure is high for the latest round of midweek matches after a number of the popular options blanked over the weekend and there could even be more rotation to consider too…

As per usual, the Captain Sensible article is here to highlight which assets have the best chance of posting an explosive score in Gameweek 22.

We assess the individual statistics of the key candidates and compare them with the defences they are about to face.

As this uses extensive data from Fantasy Football Scout’s Premium Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

Fresh from a long-awaited double-digit haul against West Ham. Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) tops the Gameweek 22 captain poll.

He may have gone six Premier League matches without a goal but the Egyptian looked back to his best ahead of Liverpool hosting Brighton.

As a result, 35.4% of Fantasy Football Scout voters have chosen him as their skipper for Gameweek 22.

That is close to double the size of Bruno Fernandes’ (£11.4m) following, who is the current runner-up on 18.5%.

The Manchester United midfielder has been on a dry spell of his own, registering just an assist in his last five league matches.

His support is likely based on the fixture, which pits the Red Devils against a Southampton side without a clean sheet in each of their last three matches and currently suffering an injury crisis.

Despite a Gameweek 21 benching, Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) remains in the captaincy conversation. With his rest out of the way, it seems likely the Manchester City midfielder will start for the trip to Burnley on Wednesday.

Sterling has two goals and two assists across his last three away trips which has helped him achieve the support of 13.5% in the Fantasy Football Scout captain poll. 

João Cancelo (£6.0m) is arguably in a similar boat. Having missed out against Sheffield United, his return to the team looks likely for the trip to Turf Moor. His 17-point score at West Bromwich Albion is clearly fresh in the memory, here 4.3% of our voters backing him as a differential Gameweek 22 captain.

Ilkay Gündoğan (£5.8m) was also a big-scorer at the Hawthorns but his blank against Sheffield United appears to have tempered the enthusiasm around the budget midfielder. Just 3.8% have backed last Gameweek’s most popular captain for the armband this time around.

Alexandre Lacazette (£8.4m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m), Callum Wilson (£6.7m), Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), Son Heung-min (£9.8m), Jack Grealish (£7.7m) and Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) are the only other options considered by more than 1% of voters.

KEY MATCHES

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1,342 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Forcella Boys
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Got Bamford & Antonio and defenders are AWB, Dias, Coufal & Dallas. Was thinking of doing

    Jesus > Wilson
    Alioski > Cancelo

    Is it worth a -4 ? Or should I just hold onto Jesus and roll with another defender?

  2. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Think King will get much game time in Everton? Or just backup for injure prone players?

    1. jesus jesus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Hard to see any 'transfer deadline day' making any big impact atm.
      Last year think it was only Bruno.

  3. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Start Digne or Dallas (already playing Bam+DCL)

    1. jesus jesus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Both oop defenders and both play each other - who ya think wins ??

      1. Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Based on last weekend leeds comfotably but surely everton have to improve? Siggi is too slow there was no pace ot fast transitions against newcastle... if i play digne im banking on everton improving... he was back at lb which was annoying.. dallas is more fun... playing kn midfield getting forward.

        Its tough maybe where digne is 6m it feels wrong to bench a premium def

    2. Jo Melon
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Dallas

    3. jjandellis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      https://gyazo.com/c847ee2b67273cde7705072d9b2f05de

      7.2m ITB

      a) Keep Foden (no penalty incurred)
      b) Soucek
      c) Pereira
      d) Zaha

    4. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Anyone got the link to Ben Crenlins twitter DGW thingy?

    5. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      play
      A coufal v villa
      B dallas v eve
      cheers

      1. MOTHRA
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Dallas. He plays midfield and Everton are still awful.

        1. Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Cheers

      2. Jo Melon
          2 months, 10 days ago

          A

      3. MOTHRA
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Finally, I made the top 10k. After missing the BGW deadline and having only 5 players, this weeks lucky bench and captain to VC swap netted 87points. Up to 9.5k. Now to hold on...

      4. Monya Meow Meow
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Play Dallas or Justin this week?

        (Might be a moot question if Dias gets rested lol)

        1. Jo Melon
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Tough one. Maybe Justin.

        2. Gundogan20/21
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Who to bench?
            Dallas
            Justin
            Cresswell

            Any help thanks

            1. Gundogan20/21
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Currently I have cresswell on the bench

                1. Jo Melon
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    This

              • Plyng
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Who would you play the GW, Son or Targett. Bench the other

              • bso
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Are you guys getting rid of Son or holding onto him. I was so disappointed in how Spurs played that I am ready to boot him out.
                Not sure it is my most sensible move. Is getting rid of Kane more pressing? The forwards available are not exactly inspiring.

                Please give me your thoughts? Here are all my attackers. Thanks
                Antonio, DCL, Kane (on bench)
                Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Soucek
                1ft 1mib

              • Pi
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Ings's price is close to rise at fplstastics..
                He did nothing in last 3 games and only scored 1 goal in his 9 games. Am I missing something? When will DGW for Southampton?

              • Tinfoil Deathstar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Anyone think using my FT to switch Stones to Cancelo this week is stupid? My other starting defenders are Dias and Digne. City always seem to take short corners vs Burnley so can’t see much goal threat from CB’s this week. No other issues to fix.

              • Von Lipwig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Start:
                A) Cresswell (AVL a)
                B) Dallas (EVE h)

                1. STONEROSES
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Dallas.

              • Iriga_City_FC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Please help - who do I start?

                Martinez and Son or Mendy and Antonio?

              • aryatjakras
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Is Chilwell too expensive? Could anyone suggest a suitable alternative to replace him? Or keep it

                • jjandellis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Doing Sterling to Salah

                  and

                  a) Keep Foden (no penalty incurred)

                  Or take 4 point hit for:
                  b) Soucek
                  c) Pereira
                  d) Zaha