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

The Complete Guide to FPL Gameweek 30 2
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  • Leicester City (home)
  • Liverpool (home)

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809 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Those on triple United with 2 attackers & 1 defenders, not worried about lack of goals against the big 6? Throw in rotation too, Leaning towards double defence

    1. Finding Timo
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Do you thick maguire can get more points than greenwood?

        1. Finding Timo
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Sorry ‘think’!

          • The Red Devil
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I can see at least 1 or even 2 CSs from the 3 fixtures, 2 if they keep out Villa. Because with such a short turnaround, attacks are affected, we saw this even last season, United were eking out 1-0 wins

        2. TB303
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yes

          1. Finding Timo
              2 months, 26 days ago

              How many cleansheets v Leicester , Liverpool & villa? 1 most likely ?

          2. TB303
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            ...but getting both

            1. The Red Devil
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I have Bruno and Shaw already
              Can't decide between Maguire & Mason, leaning towards Maguire

          3. Well you know, Triffic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            1 cs against Villa. Lesta and Pool will score.

            1. Finding Timo
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Yes that’s my thinking so I guess it all depends if maguire can get a assist or goal in those 3 games which I guess could happen but I already have shaw so still leaning towards greenwood

              • The Red Devil
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Think they might keep one more CS from Leicester/pool
                Maguire or Mason?

            2. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I just don't see this as a real triple game week - more a double. And with Leicester and Liverpool in there I'm agreeing with the low scoring thing.

              1. The Red Devil
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                So, you double defence or double mid?

          4. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Think I've decided on Kane to dcl. How's it looking?
            Play holding or lingard?

            Mendy
            TAA shaw castagne
            Salah Bruno greenwood jota lingard
            Nacho dcl
            (forster holding vydra veltman)

            1. Dammit_182
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I came to a similar conclusion and thinking Kane to Richarlison. Sheffield United next week look ripe for another demolition and Everton get a double.

            2. TB303
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Interesting to see Zaha more popular than Greenwood in the this week’s picks.

              What are folk doing?

              1. Finding Timo
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I think greenwood as much better form

                  1. PompeyUpNorth!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Same here Greenwood for me possibly as Captain

                • PompeyUpNorth!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Agreed esp when he had a knock within the week and looked uncomfortable last game.. I’m not touching him.. Too risky imo

                  1. Finding Timo
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Palace low scorers too

                      1. PompeyUpNorth!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Yep defo ...

                  2. TB303
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    lol ok Greenwood it is! Ta

                • Nomar
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Zaha TC for a laff!

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    If you want a real laugh, TC Digne.

                    1. Nomar
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Don’t have him.

                  2. Well you know, Triffic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    If he's fit.

                • King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Who has the advantage after this triple gw announcement?

                  A. Rival (TC left & owns Bruno + Shaw already)

                  B. Me - FH left

                  1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    You

                  2. moment
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    You do. Because his TC will only be worth Bruno's points x1.

                  3. PascalCygan
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    You

                • RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  2ft are pretty set now
                  Alonso > Ward (need the money)
                  Vydra > DCL

                  Keeps enough money for Nacho > Antonio next week and gives me this;

                  Mendy
                  TAA, Ward, Fofana (Rudiger, Holding)
                  Bruno (c), Salah, Jota, J-Rod (Lingard - if J-Rod is injured I'll happily play Lingard)
                  Kane, Nacho, DCL

                  Leaves only Kane (and maybe Lingard) as singles.

                  Thoughts on defense order?

                • Well you know, Triffic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  You're on crack if you think Shaw is safe for 3 starts. You're forgetting that prior to this season he has been made of glass. He will sit one of the games out.

                  1. Brehmeren
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Nobody thinks he is safe for 3 starts.

                    1. Well you know, Triffic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Read the article...

                  2. Fuddled FC
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    "You're on crack".... lol a bit OTT !

                    1. Well you know, Triffic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I stand by it 😉

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

                    Don't think anyone is expecting 3 starts. I think I prefer him with 2 over Maguire with 3.

                  4. The Red Devil
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    True, only Maguire will start all 3 Bruno will get most minutes after Maguire

                    1. Well you know, Triffic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Wouldn't be suprised if Bailly makes an appearance in place of Maguire in one of them.

                      1. The Red Devil
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        No way Maguire is benched against Leicester or Liverpool

                        1. Well you know, Triffic
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Leicester Pool are so close together...if Maguire got a hamstring strain and missed EL final we would be screwed..

                • moment
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Tyrick Mitchell's never gonna play both games, is he?

                  1. Finding Timo
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I think he will play 1 snd then PVA will play the other so will probably end up being like a single gameweek player

                    • TB303
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Doubt it

                    • Well you know, Triffic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I think he might. He will be no.1 left back next season so needs the mins.

                  2. PascalCygan
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Got a headache thinking about this week... gone through so many variations of moves.

                    But I think I'm going to take -4 with my 2FTs this week and another -4 next week to field 10.

                    Moves this week:
                    A) Son + Welbeck + Rudiger > Greenwood + DCL + Maguire (-4)
                    B) Kane + Rudiger + Masuaku > DCL + Maguire + Digne (-4, extra player for 36)

                    Which do you prefer? I think I prefer A, though RMT favours B.

                    Currently 2FT 0.6ITB
                    Mendy
                    TAA Rudiger Holding
                    Salah Bruno Son Jota
                    Kane Iheanacho Welbeck

                    Forster Lingard Coady Masuaku

                    Thanks!

                    1. TB303
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      A

                      1. PascalCygan
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Thanks

                  3. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Rival will 100% captain Bruno.

                    Madness going with Mo (C)?

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

                      Yes

                    2. moment
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Crazy if ahead and defending. Perfectly sound if chasing.

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

                      Yes unless you are so far behind and have nothing to lose.

                    4. Well you know, Triffic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      No. It's a tough choice. Saints are pants and Mo could bang a few against them.

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

                      Absolutely not

                    6. TB303
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      There are plenty of differentials this week to still gain 30+ points

                  4. Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Evening everyone.

                    Do we think Kane > DCL for -4 worth it ??

                    1. Well you know, Triffic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      No. Kane can score more than DCL this week.

                      1. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I agree .......my gut tells me Kane will outscore DCL, but Kane looked poor and not convinced he is fit..........

                        1. Well you know, Triffic
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          He still was top for goal attempts in that game along with Bale. Just had a quiet game.

                    2. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Not for me.

                    3. TB303
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      No

                    4. waltzingmatildas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Not for a hit

                    5. Original - Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Yes. Kane doesn't seem to be back to his best. I'd take the risk.

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

                    Doing it

                    Benteke in. Over the last 6 he's looked fairly sharp and his stats compare nicely with generic Vardy: shots in box, shots on target etc. Fewer big chances balanced out by the fact that he's scored more and has SHU.

                    Time for some fun.

                    1. Well you know, Triffic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Lol. Could work if Palace attack.

                    2. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      love it - fun is the most important thing

                    3. JJeyy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Except Palace are the worse team in the league for xG.

                      1. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        But not for goals scored and I pick players to score goals and not have good XG. If I did that I'd get Vardy - the player with the worst XG delta in the league and just one more open play goal all season than Benteke despite playing waaaaay more minutes 😉

                    4. MightyGar
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Already on it, but don't tell anyone else our cunning plan!

                    5. Miro
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Jota to Greenwood for free?

                      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Get both

                        1. Miro
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          That way I wouldnt have room for my Martinelli masterpick

                    6. Lovren an elevator
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      TAA (SOU, man u)

                      Or

                      Digne (whu, avl)

                      Thanks

                      1. Well you know, Triffic
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        TAA. Everton won't keep a cleanie.

                        1. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          You don't give them a chance in just 1 of the games?

                          1. Well you know, Triffic
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Na. They are not great at the back. West Ham are dangerous going forward and also are fighting for 4th.

                            That leaves the Villa game and we saw what happened last week.

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

                        TAA

                      3. TB303
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        TAA

                    7. Daghe Munegu
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      #REPOST*

                      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

                      1. RogDog_jimmy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        feels like getting a keeper in who will play in 36 and double this week is smart, forster should get 1 or 2 this week.

                        Leno > Guaita
                        Vydra > Watkins
                        Son > Zaha (maybe if you need the cash)

                    8. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Is this BB team G2g? (-4)

                      OR would you take any more hits?
                      - Wood is the only single GW player
                      - FH36

                      Mendy Forster
                      TAA Rudiger Maguire Shaw Konsa
                      Salah Jota Maddison Siggy Bruno (c)
                      Vardy Nacho Wood

                      1. RogDog_jimmy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Pretty nice to me. Don't love Siggy but at that price not sure who would be worth a hit.
                        FH36 is a real bonus for ya.

                        1. PogBruno
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Cheers mate

                    9. PLerix
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Son and White -> Bruno and Mitchell (-4)?

                      1. The Red Devil
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        You'd want son back for 36&37

                    10. MadeinIreland
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Saka, Saiss and Wood to El Ghazi, Maguire and DCL for -8 ???

                      And do you think Keane will play?

                      Thanks...

                    11. Cancelo Culture
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Is Coleman nailed?

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

                        wondering this aswell

                    12. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      TAA worth to bring in for a hit if one can get Robbo/Digne for free?

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

                        Probably will pay off between now and the end of the season if that's your question.

                        1. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          That is the question, thanks.

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

                        yes

                    13. MMN
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Chasing heavily ... any changes on a FH? Reasoning would be much appreciated!

                      Guaita
                      Shaw, TAA, Castagne
                      Bruno, Salah, Greenwood, Zaha
                      Iheanacho, DCL, Vardy

                      1. RogDog_jimmy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Vardy just hasnt' impressed - i'd rather DCL or even Watkins.
                        extra cash to move from Castagne > Robbo?

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

                          Already have DCL.

                          Watkins & Robbo over Vardy and Castagne?

                          1. RogDog_jimmy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            oh oops - i think i prefer Wat + Robbo over Vardy & Castagne. But that's close.

                      2. Well you know, Triffic
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Auba

                      3. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Ignore Vardy

                        His record for scoring from open play is foul this season and only one good fixture. I'd think about going 4 at the back perhaps with Robbo.

                        Rashford has been matching Bruno for quite a while and is the 4th highest scoring mid in the game. Both will likely start two.

                        Auba is an option.

                    14. Keeptrying
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Who to pick in defence?

                      A) Castagne
                      B) Digne

                      FYI: Three at the back, TAA is nailed, one defender slot goes to ManUnited.

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

                        So tight, clean sheet vs assists. I'm on A currently.

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

                          Same. Will be a last minute call I guess.
                          Good luck 🙂

                    15. Miro
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Lets say you knew Shaw was gonna only play in 2 of the games. Would you still pick him over Digne?

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

                        Yes.

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

                        Yes. I don't think there is much difference attack wise between them nowadays. MUN defence better than EVE.

                    16. richarlison2348
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Fine going into this week without Fernandes? Would have to take -8 to get him, and would leave me with having to take more hits next week too.

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

                          Yes ... there should be a thread this weekend called the ‘-8 Club’ ... the same thread can be used next week too given so many will be at the same two week party ...

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

                          It's a big risk but it really depends on the full context of what the alternative is.

                        3. lugs
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          you might get away with it, his form has been wretched in the league over the past few weeks anyway

                      • Old Gregg
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Any Mount owners?.

                        Do you think he plays both games in the double?

                        Fixtures are Man City-Arsenal-Leicester (fa cup final) in 7 days

                      • Henning
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        1 ft and 2.2 m in bank
                        1. Son and Coady out for Fernandes and Keane for -4

                        2. Son Coady and Wood out for Rashford DCL and a 5.8 m def

                        Or any other suggestions?

                        Mendy Forster
                        Coady Dallas TAA Azpi Holding
                        Salah Son Jota Lingard Greenwood
                        Kane Wood Iheanacho

                      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        How would this be for a hit?
                        Mendy
                        Shaw Holding Trent
                        Salah Bruno Jota JWP
                        Vardy Nacho Watkins

                        Son Veltman Coady Forster

                      • zon
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Palace fans around? What's the situation with PVA vs Mitchell?

                      • nico05
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Best Lingard replacement 6.5 available?

                      • WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        A) Kane, Lingard, Veltman > DCL, Bruno, Maguire (-8)
                        B) Kane, Lingard, Veltman > DCL, Bruno, Shaw (-8)
                        C) Kane, Mount, Veltman > DCL, Bruno, Maguire (-8)
                        D) Kane, Mount, Veltman > DCL, Bruno, Shaw (-8)
                        E) Kane, Lingard > DCL, Bruno (-4)
                        F) Kane, Mount > DCL, Bruno (-4)

                        My logic has gone. Help appreciated.

                        1. Henning
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Wouldnt drop Kane.

                        2. MightyGar
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Will you need Lingard for GW36? And who plays in defence if you do E or F?