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. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    1FT and 8.5ITB what to do??

    Johnstone
    Cancelo Stones Justin Coufal
    Salah Bruno Gung Soucek
    Bamford DCL

    McCarthy Adams Dallas Anguissa

    A. Adams > Antonio (play 343)
    B. Anguissa > Grealish (play 352)
    C. Other

    1. cigan
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      B

    2. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Sell Johnstone

    3. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      C. : Both and have bench headache 😀
      But otherwise B

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        This. Benching headache is ok now with not so many price options, and to fill up bench for bench Boost

  2. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Lads wish you doing good thoughts please ? G2G
    Bench right?
    Captain from this lot ?

    | Meslier |
    Cancello ---. Diaz --- Cresswell
    Salah -- BrunoF -- JackG -- Pogba Maddison
    LollyWatkins -- DCLDonkey
    ///// Guaita. Cavani Holding. Mitchel
    0.0 itb (-8)((foden-Son-Ogbonna>>>>>Salah-Pogba-Diaz))
    TA

    1. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Start Cavani instead of Pogba

  3. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Lineup and bench order right?
    Hate double villa defence vs double wham attack this week!

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Konsa
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo Soucek
    Antonio Bamford
    Meslier Adams Coufal Taylor

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      GTG

    2. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Both will concede I guess but play Coufal over Konsa for me 50/50 go with your gut

  4. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Soucek to Grealish and bench Maguire or just play Maguire?

    1. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Grealish

    2. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Grealish.

    3. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Maguire could do well, check the clean sheet odds

    4. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      What's your defence why bench mag ? Also Soucek might do something Vs villa ?
      But straight answer > just play Mag .. and Soucek/Grealesh if you can

  5. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    A. Rodrigo to Antonio
    B. Raphinha/Soucek to Grealish
    C. Roll FT

    1FT 7.5itb
    Martinez
    Stones Cancelo Digne Cresswell
    Salah Bruno Gundo Soucek
    Bamford DCL
    (Johnstone Raphinha Holding Rodrigo*)

    1. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Antonio

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Bench Cresswell (highest scoring def and probably the one assisting to Soucek/Antonio) or soucek (good target for set pieces and villa are vulnerable to set peices) ?

    2. BeWater
        4 months, 12 days ago

        A and bench Soucek/Creswell or roll.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Which one would you bench

    3. winchester
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Good 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)

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          You're G2G but b for me

      • Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Bench one

        Holding?
        Stones?
        Digne?

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Holding

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Holding

        3. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Holding

      • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Play Antonio or Holding?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          The attacker

        2. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Antonio

        3. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Antonio

      • Origi-nal
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        With Chelsea and City 2 of next 3 and only 1 goal and 2 assists in last 7, doesn't it make sense to get rid of Son now?

        a) Grealish
        b) Zaha
        c) Barnes
        d) Maddison

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Grealish

        2. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          A

      • OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Dallas now playing upfront on midfield ?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Box to box mid

          1. OptimusBlack
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Thx

      • Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Grealish (whu h, ars h, bha a) or Zaha (new a, lee a, bur h) for the next 3?

        1. Cahill
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Jack

          Zaha if chasing

          1. Netters2018
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Im 60 behind ml leader who has grealish...but i hav all chips left where as he only has BB. Play it safe with grealish? Or worth the risk with zaha?

            1. JohnnyRev7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Just cancel his Grealish. You have all your chips left. No need to take any risks. It's a long season.

            2. MOTHRA
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Play your game. You’re ahead for a reason. Go defensive with 8 games to go...
              I’d choose Grealish over Zaha irrespective of position.

      • Cahill
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Hi guys,

        Best move?

        Martinez
        Dias cancelo Dallas
        Salah Bruno son grealish
        Bam Watkins DCL

        Button chilwell soucek struijk

        A) chil -> TAA (bench Dallas)
        B) chil -> shaw (bench Dallas)
        C) save FT

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          C

      • Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Do we think Mane plays this gameweek or held out for City?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          It's possible that the Brighton game is not worth the risk

      • Jebiga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Would you save WC for gw25 if you have already 7 dgw players ?

        1. Cahill
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Who has doubles?

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Use FTs and save WC for 30

      • AD2110
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Wilson or Bamford —> Antonio?

        Or roll the transfer

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Roll

        2. Il Capitano
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Roll

        3. gstegnar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Martinez
          Cancelo-Stones-Shaw
          Barnes-Gundo-Bruno(c)-Salah-Pogba
          watkins-Antonio

          Bench: Forster, Kane, Targett, Mitchell

          0,3 ITB, 2FT. Any ideas where to upgrade the team? I'm not inclined towards replacing Kane with DCL, since the later hasn't looked very profitable in the past GW

        4. Reeker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Cancelo still the best defender to get in if you have Dias? Probably do James to Cancelo tonight

          1. BeWater
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Yes. Just make sure you have a decent sub.

          2. elchilangles
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            estimated starting prices for Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies???

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              4.5?

              1. elchilangles
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                yeah I was thinking the same, might be worth a look-in at that price

          3. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Bench 1:

            Salah Bruno Gundogan Rashford, Grealish
            DCL Watkins Antonio

            1. Dannyb
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Ouch, Watkins probably.

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Leaning towards him

            2. elchilangles
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              controversial but I would probably bench Rashford

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                I'm leaning towards Rashford as well

                1. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Between him, Watkins and dcl, I Think

              2. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Selling next GW, considering giving him one last chance against sot

            3. Kay317
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              I'm in the same boat but sterling instead of Rashford. I'm currently benching Watkins but it is a tough decision.

          4. G Banger
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Which one of these to play this week please:

          5. G Banger
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Which one of these to play this week please:

            A) Coufal
            B) Holding
            C) Soucek

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              C

          6. Cahill
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Can someone gimme a quick rundown of which teams have the next doubles and which week?

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              City GW 24 they say. And some of Everton, Leeds, Villa, West ham, Southampton, city GW 26

          7. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Sold James for Mee - 3rd sub this week but looks good after that

            Mee didn't play until gw8 - He has 67 points in 1260 minutes, equivalent to 100.5 points if he had played the same 1890 minutes that Cresswell has

            After MCI the next 3 matches are BHA, cry and WBA ... Burnley also have a game in hand, against FUL

          8. Morthau
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Neto to
            A) Grealish
            B) foden
            C) maddison

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              A

          9. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Best option here lads ?

            A. Soucek>Grealish
            B. Son and Gundogan > Sterling and Grealish -4
            C. Son and stones > Sterling and TAA -4

            Johnstone
            Cancelo Stones Cresswell
            Son Salah Soucek Gundogan Bruno
            DCL Bamford

            Mccarthy Adams Coufal Ayling

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              B

          10. Subzero (-4)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Touch benching decisions this week. Any advice would be greatly appreciate!

            Martínez
            Taa stones Cancelo Digne
            Salah (c) Bruno grealish son
            DCL Antonio.

            1) Gündogan Cresswell Davis

            Right order or making a huge error benching gundo?

            Thanks in advance

            1. MessiGOAT
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Your defence is overkill but it's between Gundo and Son for me bench headache impossible to know 😀

              1. Subzero (-4)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                In general or for this Gameweek?

          11. FFSbet.com
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Better option here?
            1FT 4.6ITB

            A) Raphinha > Rash

            B) Brewster > Ings

            Salah - Sterling - Son - Grealish - Raphinha*
            DCL - Antonio - Brewster*

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              B

            2. MessiGOAT
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              B

            3. FFSbet.com
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Cheers

          12. Pommie22
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Hi guys what's the story on Zouma, up to gw15 one of the best in the league and fpl. Since then only played in the Ars and City big losses. It doesn't appear to be rotation or injury maybe he has pis#ed someone off.
              Any thoughts?

            • Mattious8
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Pick two out of these four:

              Saka, Gundogan, Antonio, Bamford...GO!

              1. MessiGOAT
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                The last two

            • jesus jesus
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Trying to 2nd guess Pep.
              Who would you start Gundo or Jesus ?
              Reckon if Gundo doesnt start he gets a full rest but if Jesus doesnt start he gets 20-30mins !

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Sounds sensible