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.

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1,342 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Start 3:
    A) Digne
    B) Cresswell
    C) Dallas
    D) Antonio
    E) DCL
    F) Soucek

    Currently on ADE

    1. Toked
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      CDE for me, prefer Dallas' attacking potential over Digne's currently

  2. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Grealish or Fernandes captain?

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Fernandes

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Brave to go with Bruno.

      Saints still pretty tight to play against.

    3. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      cheers

  3. dogtanion
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    TAA and Robbo should both start tomorrow?

    1. Toked
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Likely

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Wednesday

      1. waldo666
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Tomorrow is Wednesday 😉

  4. Toked
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Soucek to Grealish for free? Still have Kane

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

      1. bros
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Yip

  5. winchester
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Evening lads! Have 1ft and 0,3m itb

    martinez (martin)
    dias cancelo dallas (coufal taylor)
    salah bruno son soucek gundo
    bamford adams (kane)

    Wildcard, bb, tc available. GTG this gw? Considering using wildcard before the dgw and bb on the dgw, with those thoughts is it worth Kane out now? would lose much value invested in that lad..
    a) save ft
    b) kane -> dcl (bench adams)
    c) kane -> wilson (bench adams)
    d) martin+kane - > johnstone+antonio -4 (martin blocking 3rd west ham player)

  6. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Kane and Soucek > Bamford and Salah (-4)

    Y/N?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

    2. Toked
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

    3. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Looks good

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Yep

    5. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Wish I did this last week but i bottled it :(.

      Yes.

  7. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Who to get .
    A- Bamford > Firmnio
    B- Stones > Cancelo
    C- james > Alonso

    1. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      B if you need to use a FT

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      B if FT

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Yes FT

  8. geoffrolph
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Saka > Grealish? Or save the transfer?

    Thanks

    1. jesus jesus
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Same transfer done with dgw in hindsight

  9. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Martinez (Steer)
    Stones, Shaw, Dier (KWP**, Coufal)
    Salah, Fernandes, Son, Gundogan (Stephens)
    Kane**, Calvert-Lewin, Bamford

    1FT, 2.6 itb

    (A) Stephens ---> Barnes (3-5-2, hold Kane for now)

    (B) Kane ---> Antonio (3-4-3)

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      You could even do KWP or Dier to Cancelo.

      Out of the moves you've listed I would do B.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      B

  10. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Would you sell Robbo for Rudiger next week (GW23) if it looks like he's nailed?

    Already have Cancelo, Dias & Cresswell.

    Liverpool have some tough fixtures between GW23-25 (MCI, lei, EVE) and not been keeping many clean sheets.

    Would like to free up some cash to upgrade my bench players for BB in DGW26.

    1. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Does look a nice makeweight if he is nailed, will we have enough info. to determine if he is? I'm not sure we will.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        If he starts against Spurs I'd say he's fairly nailed.

  11. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling to Salah ?
    Or save FT ?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Save.

  12. Dele
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Dias, Cancelo, TAA

    Correct to bench Maguire?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Yes.

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Not sure your situation but I would consider selling if sitting him on the bench.

  13. ajk1211
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Martinez (McCarthy)
    Dias Stones Cresswell (Coufal) (Dallas)
    Salah Son Gundogan Fernandes (Biss)
    DCL Bamford Antonio

    Worth bringing in Grealish for Bissouma for a FT? If so, who to bench?

  14. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Play 2

    A) Mitchell (new)
    B) holding (wol)
    C) coufal (avl)
    D) rudiger (tot)

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      B and D. Mitchell might be benched anyway.

    2. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      b d

    3. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      C and D.

      They all have similar chances of a clean sheet. Coufal is the most attacking. Mitchell might not play. Wolves desperate for a goal. Spurs looked terrible.

  15. M00N
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    When is the big DGW meant to be,
    The one we’re saving our wildcards for?

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      29

      1. M00N
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        A way off yet then. Thanks

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      26

      1. M00N
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Is 26 and 29 booked down as DWGs? Your saying 26 will be the bigger

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Big DGW26 and BGW29.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Follow Ben Crellin on twitter

        1. M00N
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 26 days ago

          Thanks pal

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 26 days ago

            Going to use some chips? I still have wc FH Bb and TC

  16. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Bottomed

    Help please guys, want to make the move before price changes:

    Martinez
    Robertson Stones Cancelo
    Salah Fernandes Gundogan Soucek Raphinha
    DCL Bamford

    Forster Coufal Brewster Ferguson

    1 FT, 8.9 itb

    1. Brewster >> Antonio (bench Soucek)
    2. Soucek >> Grealish
    3. Save FT

    Thank you

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      I’d be tempted to do DCL to Watkins. But the rest looks good and I would be in no rush to do a transfer.

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      I wouldn't worry about prices at this stage. Would do 1 out of those.

  17. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    If Mané is declared fit. Is rashford to mane (c) -4 worth it?!

    Captain is Bruno and sterling v otherwise.

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      I don't think it is, no.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      No and I would captain Sterling. He was fully rested.

  18. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Which 2 to bench?

    A. Dallas (H eve)
    B. Digne (A Leeds)
    C. Justin (A Fulham)
    D. Coufal (A Villa)

    Thanks

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      CD

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Very tough choice

  19. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Good enough to save FT

    Or any improvements?

    Any changes or gtg?

    Play Watkins or Mitchell?

    Martinez
    Maguire, Stones, Dias
    Bruno, Son, Foden, Salah, Barnes
    Bamford, Watkins

    Johnson, Mitchell, Coufal, Kane

    3.3

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Save.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Stand By Mee
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Mitchell apparently dropped to the bench

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Ta

  20. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Keep Werner or sell using an FT? Not sure who to get if sell. 9.4 is the budget (already have DCL and Bamford)

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      If you were going to sell him I'd go Antonio or Ings.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Easy sell. Watkins or Antonio

    3. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Cheers both i've got my eye on Antonio now

    4. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Sell, sell, sell, doesn't even matter who to at this point.

  21. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Martinez Steer
    Dias Stones Coufal Holding Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Maddison Gundo Soucek
    Dcl Bamford Antonio

    1FT 10.6 itb

    A) Mitchell to TAA
    B) Soucek to Grealish
    C) Gundo to Sterling
    D) Other move ?
    E) Roll

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Roll

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Probably would roll. B will give you a benching headache.

  22. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Which Forward to get:

    A Wilson
    B Ings
    C DCL
    D Other

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Ings

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Ings

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Ings a nice differential

    4. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      D Antonio

      1. Werner Bremen
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Already own. Thanks all

  23. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    If Man City get a dgw in 24 who else do they play?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Is it Everton?

    2. citizenkane
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Eve or sou apparently

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Everton or Southampton

  24. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Johnstone,
    Robbo, Stones, Cancelo
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Raphinha
    Bamford, Watkins

    Subs: McCarthy, Dallas, Adams, KWP

    2FT, 0.7 ITB - Any help?

    Johnstone to Sanchez and roll? (leader has martinez)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Leader with Martinez will outscore your GK choice.

  25. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Who to play for this GW
    A- Holding
    B- Dallas

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Holding safe CS option. Dallas with the higher ceiling

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      B

  26. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Well it just comes down to,

    1. Brewster >> Antonio (bench Soucek)
    2. Soucek >> Grealish

    Best move?

  27. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Who should I sell to get Grealish?

    A) Foden
    B) Raphinha

    Should be Foden right?

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah, I'd ship Foden before Raphinha.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      I would lean towards Foden

  28. cigan
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Gotta admit the GW23 captain dillemma is putting me off Son > Salah a bit

  29. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Thoughts on Zaha or Barnes over Grealish?
    Not sure about that AV fixtures.

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Zaha does have some nice fixtures coming up so maybe him out of those two.

  30. geoffrolph
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Saka > Grealish

    It roll over the transfer?

    1. geoffrolph
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Or*

    2. cigan
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      roll

      1. geoffrolph
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks

    3. Feed tha Sheep
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      If saka was out I would do it, but he’s expected back I believe so I’d hold this week and reassess

      1. geoffrolph
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah just seen Saka should be fine. I can wait for Grealish.

    4. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      depends who comes on if saka out

      1. geoffrolph
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Soucek and Coufal on the bench

    5. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

    6. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Do it