Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Triple Gameweek 35?

The Gameweek 35 captaincy has completely turned on its head now that we are planning for an unprecedented Triple Gameweek.

Manchester United play Aston Villa (away), Leicester (home) and Liverpool (home) between now and Thursday, thrusting Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) back into the limelight once more.

Still, there are concerns about how many Red Devils will actually play three times, which means it is still worth considering some of the Double Gameweek options on offer from other clubs.

As always, the Captain Sensible article is here to answer your captaincy questions and a whole lot more. In order to help you settle your conundrums, we analyse extensive data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, which is why only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

Unsurprisingly, Manchester United’s Portuguese midfielder has dominated the vote, having gained nearly 60.0% of votes since we reset the poll in the wake of Wednesday’s groundbreaking announcement.

Behind him sit Leicester City’s in-form Kelechi Iheanacho (9.8%) and colleague Mason Greenwood (7.0%).

The top-five list is completed by Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) and Marcus Rashford (5.7% and 2.8% of total votes, respectively)

In order to tackle this week’s captaincy debate effectively, where only certain teams play more than once, we will focus on those clubs and their assets separately.

KEY TEAM

Manchester United

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  1. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    How to maximise the bb with 2 ft and 0.2 itb ?

    Can take hits as only 5 players for gw 36

    Leno Forster
    TAA Shaw Rudiger Holding Castagne
    Salah Bruno Son Jota Greenwood
    Nacho Vydra Vardy

  2. SINGH
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    Digne, Castagne or AWB/Maguire?

    Have to choose 2 from the above 3

    1. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Castagne and AWB

    2. Abaddon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Digne and Maguire

      1. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 51 mins ago

        Digne and AWB

  3. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    I’m going to bench boost this week. Can I get some advice on how to use my 2 FTs? I don’t mins taking a hit to make 3 or 4 transfers

    Mendy / Forster
    Castagne / TAA / Holding / Rudiger / Shaw
    Lingard / Salah / Fernandes / Greenwood / Jota
    Nacho / Kane / Davis

    2FTs and 0.5 itb

    Mendy to Pickford for one of the transfers?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      If you do that move and maybe rudiger down, would you be able to upgrade Davis?

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    DCL or Rich?

    1. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      I prefer Rich but people will say DCL

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        Agreed, just worry both are a trap though

    2. StellaMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Which ever one I don't have at the moment - so go Rich!

    3. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Had rich in my draft but switched to dcl i think just seeing every draft with DCL swayed me I might switch back yet though

  5. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    Help greatly appreciated chaps, 1FT, 2.7 ITB

    Martinez
    Shaw, Holding, Phillips
    Salah, Fernandes, Son, Greenwood
    Kane, Iheanacho, Watkins

    (Sanchez, Lingard, Dunk, Llorente)

    Exact $ for Dunk -> TAA (and bench Holding) - best move? Prefer TAA to Digne/Keane I think.

    Anything worth a hit? Just Kane & Son as SGWers.

    Cheers

    1. Igz08
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Could get Zaha/Greenwood

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 56 mins ago

        Cheers. I've already got Greenwood. Is Lingard -> Zaha and benching Son worth a hit?

        1. Igz08
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 49 mins ago

          Well I’m probably getting rid of Son for a hit. Depends on your rank - I’m around 10k and a Differential over Son would allow for major gains

  6. Igz08
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    Suggestions what to do with this lot?
    Rival has Watkins and is 8 ahead.

    Foster
    Shaw TAA Castagne Rudi
    Son Bruno Salah Jota
    Kane Nacho

    Martínez JLingz Coady Davis
    1FT 0.9 ITB

    A) Rudi, Son, Davis -> Coufal, Greenwood, DCL (-8)
    B) Castagne, Son, Davis -> Maguire, Zaha, DCL (-8)
    C) something else ?

    1. Igz08
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      A) Coufal gets benched
      B) Rudi benched

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      A

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        Inclined to do A too. Gives me 10 for 36 too

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      A sets you up best for the run home imo

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        That’s my thinking. Worth the -8?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          In the long run it’ll pay off as long as you won’t take anymore hits imo. Guess the -8 is the only way you’re going to be able to make the changes so might have the bite the bullet if you’re comfortable enough

          1. Igz08
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 50 mins ago

            Yeah it’s basically a -4 each week if I don’t take a hit next week, which is manageable. You fancy Greenwood over Zaha? Zaha does have the 36 game

          2. Igz08
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 46 mins ago

            Oh ffs Coufal is 4.7 now too. Need a 4.6 to allow the moves :/

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 mins ago

      C: What move(s) will your rival make? The points difference is so marginal; it's a chess game. You can try to capitalise on the doubles/triples in 35;blanks in 36 with hits or you can play a safer game toward a 38 marginal win (whereupon the lesser player will take multiple hits for the win as there's nothing to lose).

      The points difference dictates that either you or they will need to be aggressive at some point. I think the shift in fixtures in 36 warrants moves from Lei to Whu & possibly from Che to Leeds; but it's a watching brief.

      In the meantime, you need to block the in-form players with fixtures on their teams.

      Have fun!

  7. StellaMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    Lowton/Saka to Dann/JWP
    Or
    Coufal/Saka to Coleman/El Ghazi

    Not the sexiest transfers but want shot of Saka and DGW defender.
    Only other way to free funds is to temporarily remove Lingard

  8. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    Guaita | Martinez

    TAA | Castagne | Holgate | Konsa | Veltman

    Salah | Lingard | Greenwood | Mount | Siggy

    Nacho | Kane | Wellbeck

    Almost certainly playing BB -

    Q - Is Fernandes a must have? Could do e.g. Kane and Lings > Bruno and DCL?

    1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      No one?

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Depends, you’ll lose a lot of rank if he goes off and you don’t have him but also won’t gain much by having him in the side so depends if you’re at he chasing stage of the season or you’re protecting rank

      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        2nd in ML - leader has him and I can still catch him...

  9. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    I currently own Cavani but worried about his minutes. Is it worth selling him for Richarlison and using the freed up United spot to bring in a defender?

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 58 mins ago

      Sounds sensible

  10. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    United' TGW hype & temptation made people see Aston Villa, Leicester and Liverpool as easier games than they actually are.
    They're about to face 3 strong sides and it's won't be easy.

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Agreed, I’m just thinking of it as a glorified double as chances are the majority of players will only play 2 games anyways

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 mins ago

        This is the rub of it. Maybe 210 mins max for any player in such a short time, even Henderson. Still - it's too tempting not to punt.

    2. lugs
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      yep, if any of them were single gw's Bruno probably wouldn't be anywhere near the top of the captain poll

  11. Cali
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Thoughts on Holgate as a budget alternative to Digne? Looking for a defender for 4.8 max.

      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        I have him as he has been trusted by Carlo- but that game against Villa was awful for him.

      2. Fuddled FC
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        Yes fine but little attacking threat

      3. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        I am going for Ward as my enabler, Konsa and Vestergaard could be considered

      4. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        He’s probably as good of an option you’ll get for that price, Phillips and Coufal the only other alternatives that come to mind

      5. StellaMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        What about Coleman?

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          he's 4.9

    • Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      a) Keane & DCL
      or
      b) Digne & Watkins

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        B sways it due to digne assist potential as DCL vs Watkin is close

      2. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        B

    • dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Can i grab some opinions on this -8, i currently dont have any utd

      Trossard, Kane, Lingard, James to Rash, Greenwood, DCL and Ward

      I have Vardy to Kane option next week if needed

      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        Not thinking Bruno? I currently only have Greenwood but I want at least 2 Utd.

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          I am chasing, he is in my thoughts but a tougher to get to, means i would need to play james and remove Son. I'd like to keep one of Son and Kane ideally.

          Tonights line up will help, i guess if he is fully rested i'd be more tempted

          1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Good point re: tonight.

            Guaita | Martinez

            TAA | Castagne | Holgate | Konsa | Veltman

            Salah | Lingard | Greenwood | Mount | Siggy

            Nacho | Kane | Wellbeck

            This is me currently so could get Kane out and use funds with one mid for Bruno and DCL - what do you think?

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 hour ago

              Do you have cash for Kane and Lingard to Bruno and Watkins?

              1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 57 mins ago

                I do - why Watkins over DCL out of interest?

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 56 mins ago

                  assumed cost, if you can get DCL then he's a marginal better pick but thought you'd be priced out

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        I’d say this about as good as you’ll get in preparation for the TGW without having Bruno...

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Or Son, James, Kane and Trossard to Greenwood, Bruno, Maguire and DCL -8

          Sort of kills my team for the blank tho, would be more hits

    • Hazz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      I would not be offended if this article was just one word: Fernandes.

      Alas I still appreciate the fact it's been written 🙂

    • Aubamazette
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Siggy or Zaha? I’m leaning to siggy rn

      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        I WCd Siggy in a couple of weeks ago for this, though if I was getting one in now, I think I'd go Zaha.

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Hey fam!

      A. Alonso to Digne for -4 (Already on a -4)

      B. Play Targett in GW35, Dunk in GW36 & Alonso in GW37(Targett backup)

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        B, Digne has been a frustrating own this year

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Binary scores when in my team, often -

    • Sid07
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Thoughts on son + vydra + coady + Mendy to Greenwood + Watkins + digne + Pickford (-8)

      1) yes
      2) no

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        Wouldn't want the double Everton D, Guaita instead of Pickford.

      2. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        Go for it, as long as you've still got most of a team for gw36.

    • Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Who scores more this GW please?
      A) Rudiger + 4
      B) DCL
      C) Watkins
      D) Cavani

      1. Sid07
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        B

      2. oshsan
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        D
        C
        A
        B

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Who scores most this game week?

      Probably not a United player 😉

      1. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 42 mins ago

        TAA

    • LIARS POKER
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Son + Vardy to Bruno + DCL for free?

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        I'd just do Son to Greenwood/Rashford and roll the dice

      2. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        Yes.

    • jimbe4mXL
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        So, was out of ther loop a bit, am i right to assume this is the week to use your free hit chip if you still have one? Any more upcoming doubles? Also, does it function just like WC, as - can i make transfers how many i want and fiddle with the team till the deadline, or do i have to pick the players once and thats it, no more changing players after that?

        1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 59 mins ago

          Like a 1 week WC so tinker until deadline.

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 57 mins ago

          Firstly, I’d like to address some frequently asked questions about the Free Hit:

          (courtesy @WhoGotTheAssist)

          *Do I get my rolled transfers back if I Free Hit?

          No.

          *Does Free Hit wipe out point hits I have already taken?

          Yes.

          *Will my confirmed transfers before I Free Hit be in my team after this week?

          No.

          *Will I have to pay a higher price for a player I bought on a Free Hit (if they’ve risen)?

          Yes.

          *Do players in my team get affected, before I Free Hit, get affected by price rise/falls?

          Yes.

          *I have 2 free transfers. How many will I have next GW should I decide to activate the Free Hit this GW?

          1.

        3. jimbe4mXL
            3 months, 55 mins ago

            Thanks folks 🙂

          • Guru Mediation
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 45 mins ago

            I'm using mine next week as I will have 7 players without a fixture

        4. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          What would you do here? Looking at more utd but except Henderson everyone else should rotate.
          Also still have TC, any suggestions for that?

          Mendy 3.8
          Castagne Coady Robbo Coufal Mitchell
          Bruno Jota Lingard Maddison Raphinha
          Kane Vardy Lacca

          2ft, 0 itb

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 57 mins ago

            Kane and Raphina to DCL and Greenwood, TC on Greenwood or Bruno.

            I dont hate coady to maguire for a -4 given mitchells double uncertainty

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 53 mins ago

              Nice shouts. Cheers amigo.

        5. Weilong7
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 59 mins ago

          Essentials for FH team?
          Shld I play it on 35 or 36?

          Martinez Forster
          Azpi Dias Coufal Dier Veltman
          Salah Bruno Son Lingard Bissouma
          Kane Nacho Vydra

          Thanks guys.

          1. The White Pele
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 52 mins ago

            i would play it now . 3 liverpool, 3 Man utd.

          2. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 50 mins ago

            Assuming this is your current team, FH now. You can get some extra D/TGW players in and be set up well with your above side for the blank.

        6. Krafty Werks
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 57 mins ago

          Have no Utd players and think i'm gonna need at least 2 for their TGW? So considering this for a -8, yay or nay? Thanks :

          Vardy, Fofana, Trossard & Son > DCL, Maguire, Bruno(c) & JWP -8

          Keeping 0.5 ITB to do Nacho > Antonio for GW36...sound good?

          1. Klip Klopp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 56 mins ago

            I like it

          2. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 53 mins ago

            Yeah i like that too

          3. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 52 mins ago

            I’d do that

        7. Klip Klopp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 57 mins ago

          Is this worth a -8? I’m BBing this week and with 36 in mind:

          Davis, Lingard, Mendy, Rudiger —> DCL/Rich, Martinelli, Pickford, Mitchell

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 53 mins ago

            Not sure Mitchel or Martinelli will play mate

          2. The White Pele
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 53 mins ago

            no

          3. Krafty Werks
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 47 mins ago

            I'd wanna keep Lingard for the last 3 for sure & with Martinelli with no double and not a gtd starter and Mitchell also not gtd a start either it's a no from me.

        8. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 56 mins ago

          Thoughts on this? I’ve used my wildcard

          Henderson / mendy

          Maguire / Digne / Robertson / Coufal / Ward

          lingard / Salah / zaha / wardprowse / Fernandes

          DCL / Ian nancho / Watkins

          Hoping this sees me through to the end of the season and planning Ian nacho out for Antonio in gw 36

          1. veedub1989
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 54 mins ago

            You've got five players not playing in BGW36

            1. veedub1989
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 53 mins ago

              Actually, make that seven (missed Henderson and Mendy).

          2. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 54 mins ago

            Just punting on gw36 keeper then?
            I might just do one of Zaha & Ward Prowse - don't really like them all that much.
            Otherwise I like it. Defense looks solid and shouldn't need any work in the run in.

        9. The White Pele
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 54 mins ago

          best option:

          A) JWP -4
          B) Lingard

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 54 mins ago

            A

          2. AK_FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 51 mins ago

            B - West Ham fixtures are great. Would much rather have Lingard long term than JWP.

            1. The White Pele
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 30 mins ago

              would bench Lingard & sell Raphinha for a hit.

        10. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 54 mins ago

          Mendy
          James Phillips Shaw
          Bruno Son Jota Lingard
          Kane Richarlison Iheanacho

          Forster Gundogan Semedo Dias

          1ft 4m itb

          What to do?

          A. Nothing
          B. Son and Gundogan to Salah and JWP
          C. Gundogan Jota Kane to Salah Zaha Watkins
          D. Something else

          Cheers

        11. AK_FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 53 mins ago

          Which option to bring in a 3rd Utd player? 2 FT, 1.2 ITB, no cards left.
          A) Lingard > Greenwood
          B) Dallas > Maguire

          Current squad:
          Mendy
          TAA - Shaw - Fofana - Holgate
          Bruno (C) - Salah - Jota - Son
          Kane - Iheanacho

          (Forster; Lingard, Dallas, Vydra)

          1. The White Pele
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 26 mins ago

            what about Son & Vydra to Greenwood & DCL

            1. AK_FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              That's not a bad shout for sure. Thanks for the idea.

        12. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 52 mins ago

          Has anyone bothered to check what percentage of Palace goals Zaha has scored since he came back from injury?

          I count 5 goals for Palace
          I goal and I assist for Zaha

          There is someone else who has scored 2 in that time. If you're getting Zaha for presumed 100% GI - I'd think again.

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 51 mins ago

            I've moved away from him now.
            Pretty set on not getting him in.