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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  • Liverpool (home)

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809 Comments Post a Comment
  1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 hours ago

    Saka + Holding to El Ghazi + Ward for free? Would give me 9 playing @ GW 36

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 hours ago

      Next week probably Fernandes + Fofana -> Salah + Digne

  2. goblin140
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 hours ago

    For this DGW only

    A) Salah -4pts
    B) Son

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 hours ago

      Salah

    2. doher.ty
        3 months, 3 hours ago

        I'd want Salah for his run in anyways so likely worth the hit.

    3. doher.ty
        3 months, 3 hours ago

        Chasing in my ML best punt captain? (no Bruno)

        A) Maguire
        B) Trent
        C) Vardy or Nacho
        D) Salah
        E) Rashford

        1. Avery
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 hours ago

          D

        2. MightyGar
            3 months, 3 hours ago

            D or B

        3. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 hours ago

          Why is Ole playing Bruno tonight ?
          Doesn't he care for our triple GW dream ?

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 3 hours ago

            He’s a maniac, a maniac on the floor

          2. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 3 hours ago

            Its almost like he wants to win the game tonight!!

            1. premierleaguesgreatestevert…
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 2 hours ago

              4 goal advantage though... just take the opportunity to rest him!

        4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 3 hours ago

          Still undecided on Rashford vs Bruno for the third Utd slot...

          This lineup leans me towards Rashy...

          Need to gamble & go differential anyways so backing against Bruno may need to be the move, as painful as it could end up being

          1. doher.ty
              3 months, 3 hours ago

              I do as well. This lineup has forced my hand and I'm going Rash. If you're chasing I see no point in going with the status quo of captaining Bruno. Got to take a risk to make up ground.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 3 hours ago

                Yep kind of backed into a corner at 70-80k at this stage

                Would rather go balls out trying to spike a few big greens while risking a few big reds rather than go boring/template & settle for top 100k

                1. doher.ty
                    3 months, 1 hour ago

                    Exactly! Best of luck mate!

              2. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 3 hours ago

                Yes thinking about Son to Rash now, instead of taking a hit for Bruno

                1. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 3 hours ago

                  Same here.

              3. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 2 hours ago

                I disagree. Rashford is carrying an injury and managing his minutes now was only clever option.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 2 hours ago

                  The niggle is a bit of a pain but still hasn’t stopped him starting the last 14 league games so I wouldn’t blow it out of proportion

                  And hopefully having 10 days off before Villa puts him in he box seat to continue that run

            • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 hours ago

              Evening all!! I have Bruno and Greenwood already and was set on going for Maguire, with the team sheet tonight how does this idea look???
              Azpilicueta and Jota to Robertson and Rashford???? Would be for a hit!!
              Thoughts welcomed!!

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

                triple attack is fun.
                not sure that it will pay off, but it sure is fun.
                do like Robbo over Azpi too.

                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 3 hours ago

                  Haha it certainly will be fun mate!! Equally could be extremely disappointing too!! I quite like the Robertson idea too, I’ve gotta decide if I think Azpilicueta plays both matches, I think he does, club captain, still need to get top 4, he definitely plays the City game, then it’s a London derby too

              2. MightyGar
                  3 months, 3 hours ago

                  Rashford is a far more exciting pick than Maguire, even more if he doesn't score more points in the end

                  1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 hours ago

                    Absolutely right mate!!! I think I would captain him aswell!!! It’s the Villa match where the real damage can be done and with tonight team sheet and the postponed game last week he’s had the rest he’s been needing for the past couple of months but never had!!

              3. RedWolf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 3 hours ago

                Worth a hit to get Zaha over Madison?

                1. doher.ty
                    3 months, 3 hours ago

                    I wouldn't but I'm also not a fan of Zaha.

                  • Avery
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 3 hours ago

                    To make it worth it you would have to believe that Zaha gets attacking returns/assist in both his games.

                    1. doher.ty
                        3 months, 3 hours ago

                        and mads blanks

                  • Finding Timo
                      3 months, 3 hours ago

                      Evening, does greenwood starting make him less appealing if I guess if he comes off early that would help ?

                      1. djman102
                        • 12 Years
                        3 months, 3 hours ago

                        I'm waiting for just that to decide who joins Bruno and Shaw in my team.

                        1. Finding Timo
                            3 months, 3 hours ago

                            Same position - Alternative is rashford but costs significantly more

                        2. PompeyUpNorth!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 3 hours ago

                          I’d suggest seeing what happens in the game tbh. It’s not ideal as it stands though

                          1. Finding Timo
                              3 months, 3 hours ago

                              True , let’s hope he comes off early

                          2. GS456
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 3 hours ago

                            He will start at least 2 I’m sure

                            1. Finding Timo
                                3 months, 3 hours ago

                                Yea agree it’s whether he scores more playing 2 than the likes of zaha, JWP?

                                1. GS456
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 3 hours ago

                                  I have JWP on BB.

                                  Not sure on Palace or Zaha

                                  1. Finding Timo
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Is JWP the best alternative?

                                      1. Aubamazette
                                        • 7 Years
                                        3 months, 2 hours ago

                                        I think Siggy, on all set pieces same as jwp but then also has open goal threat which jwp doesnt have

                                        1. Finding Timo
                                            3 months, 2 hours ago

                                            Yep can see that - Do you think siggy over James?

                                            1. Aubamazette
                                              • 7 Years
                                              3 months, 2 hours ago

                                              yepp siggy on penalties, james likes to drop deep so siggy is normally further up the pitch, and i dont think James is fit, always looks tired after 60 minutes

                              • gooberman
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 3 hours ago

                                The European competitions have been an absolute nuisance this season.

                              • DRIZ ✅
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 3 hours ago

                                Telles to start against Villa?

                                1. Geordie19
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 3 hours ago

                                  I’d say so and Shaw to play two harder games

                              • Deulofail
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 3 hours ago

                                Attacking lineup from Arsenal.

                                Saka LB?

                                Or is Bellerin starting a clue that Saka will be LWB, Xhaka LCB and Odegaard next to Partey?

                                1. DRIZ ✅
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 3 hours ago

                                  Xhaka LB, Saka LCB

                                  1. Deulofail
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 3 hours ago

                                    Saka could probably do it tbf

                                2. Deulofail
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 3 hours ago

                                  Maybe more simply 433:

                                  Bellerin Mari Holding Xhaka
                                  Odegaard Partey ESR
                                  Saka Auba Pepe

                              • Geordie19
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 3 hours ago

                                Have 8 players who double in gameweek 35
                                Then only have 6 players for GW36

                                Do you think it’s worth free hitting in 35 to target Doubles or do it in 36 when I have less players?

                                1. premierleaguesgreatestevert…
                                  • 1 Year
                                  3 months, 2 hours ago

                                  GW36... DGWs always pose rotation risks

                                2. MightyGar
                                    3 months, 2 hours ago

                                    Free hit in 36, you would need 4 hits to get a full team, whereas 8 doublers won't be far off the average (and can be increased with a hit or two)

                                3. Ayew Holding Mee Cork
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 3 hours ago

                                  The TGW is such a trap. I reckon most of the popular picks will only start against Leicester and Liverpool. They are hardly fixtures that scream points. Be careful if you are planning to take hits for United players and have to take hits to take some players out in the BGW.

                                  1. Ozils Nozle
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 3 hours ago

                                    I agree - seriously considering ( C) on Zaha or Iheanacho. I have TC to shell out and Zaha has 2 nice fixtures whilst Nacho has form, 1 nice fixture and probably playing a knackered UTD defence. I have Shaw and Bruno but i get the feeling the higher scores will not be UTD players.

                                4. Pachi
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 3 hours ago

                                  Martinez / fabri
                                  Castagne / digne / cresswell / coady / dallas
                                  Bruno / salah / jota / lingard / raphinia
                                  Kane / watkins / iheanacho

                                  0.0 itb 2 ft

                                  BB active.. what to do here?
                                  A) cresswell,fabri,raphinia to lindelof,jwp, forster for -4
                                  B) kane,raphinia,fabri to dcl,greenwood,guita for -4
                                  C) something else?

                                5. GS456
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 3 hours ago

                                  Salah or Bruno this GW?

                                  Can’t get both as have Kane, Vardy & Son.

                                  Will reverse it next week.

                                  1. DRIZ ✅
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 3 hours ago

                                    Salah from today lineup

                                6. Hazz
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 3 hours ago

                                  So despite training Luiz isn't fit huh? I know he's gonna ruin the Holding DGW lol.

                                  1. Finding Timo
                                      3 months, 3 hours ago

                                      Really difficult to know what to do with holding ! Maybe he just plays one , just hope it’s the easier out of the two ?!?!

                                    • Gizzachance
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Holding will be in n my b boost
                                      Usually some benchings on dgw, can come from any team
                                      Just have to hope for the best

                                  2. Stoichkov#8
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 3 hours ago

                                    Play one:

                                    a) Lingard vs EVE
                                    b) Holding vs WBA + che

                                    1. DRIZ ✅
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 3 hours ago

                                      B

                                    2. premierleaguesgreatestevert…
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 3 hours ago

                                      Something similar in my team and I'm currently on Lingard over Holding but that's a little to do with my ML rival having/playing Lingard too... Think Holding could cs against WBA tho

                                    3. Aubamazette
                                      • 7 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Lingard can see west ham putting 3 past Everton there defence was so poor vs villa

                                  3. JohnnyRev7
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    3 months, 3 hours ago

                                    Really don't get the EVE love for TGW35. WHU + AVL away? Tough games and no gimmies.

                                    Totally understand GWs 36-37 with SHU + WOL at home though.

                                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 3 hours ago

                                      Isn't their away form much, much better than their home?

                                      1. JohnnyRev7
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 2 hours ago

                                        You do have a valid point. But they've been so erratic this season they're just not in my thoughts.

                                  4. djman102
                                    • 12 Years
                                    3 months, 3 hours ago

                                    Have to laugh-ran all 3 of these combos through an RMT tool:

                                    Maguire/Son/Benteke
                                    Veltman/Greenwood/DCL
                                    Veltman/Rashford/Benteke

                                    All three gave the same projected points!

                                    1. Shineonme
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      How odd

                                    2. JohnnyRev7
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Ran my -8 hit through RMT last GW and it predicted +1.2pts.

                                      I scored 38 - 8 = +30pts.

                                      Use it as a guide for bench positions and nothing else.

                                  5. Deulofail
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 3 hours ago

                                    Which United defender to get for the final four GWs dya reckon?

                                    1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
                                      • 11 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Maguire

                                    2. Syd.
                                      • 12 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Has to be the brick

                                  6. Hog Roast Junkie
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 months, 2 hours ago

                                    Was set on getting Jota as third LIV player but see lots of people taking him out. Is that purely in him being named on bench vs UTD?

                                  7. Manani
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 2 hours ago

                                    assuming no injury,

                                    Do you still think Greenwood will get some minutes in all 3 games in the triple GW?

                                  8. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 2 hours ago

                                    Anyone considering a Zaha punt? Palace have Sheffield + Southampton and no blank next week

                                    1. dshv
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Son to zaha - DONE!!

                                      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 2 hours ago

                                        I like that!

                                    2. Gizzachance
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Thinking of son to zaha for reason stated, sure a lot will go for the Greenwood tgw and hope he gets at least 2 games ?

                                      1. Finding Timo
                                          3 months, 2 hours ago

                                          I can’t bring myself to lose son for zaha sorry

                                          1. Gizzachance
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 2 hours ago

                                            Have Kane, agree on son, so often a sgw player out scores dgw player
                                            Like most, got tgw team, plus dgw teams, hopefully a chance to gain a few more points, (hopefully)
                                            Cheers

                                      2. Babit1967
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 2 hours ago

                                        Loads including myself have on freehit

                                    3. dshv
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Ready for WAR!

                                      Mendy
                                      Taa shaw rudiger
                                      Zaha salah bruno lingard siggy
                                      Kane keleshiiii

                                    4. Silecro
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Who do you reckon gets more points:

                                      A) Patricio vs BHA
                                      B) Guaita vs shu/sou (-4)

                                      1. Manani
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 2 hours ago

                                        a

                                    5. DRAXLER1105
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Hi guys please suggest sources/websites for stats for other European leagues. Thanks

                                      1. DRIZ ✅
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 2 hours ago

                                        soccerway

                                      2. AC/DC AFC
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 2 hours ago

                                        Sofascore is excellent

                                    6. Garfield1001
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Do we think Mendy plays both games in the double for Chelsea?

                                      1. Hog Roast Junkie
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        3 months, 2 hours ago

                                        Hope so

                                    7. Garfield1001
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      3 months, 2 hours ago

                                      Thoughts on whether Holding plays both games in the double?

                                      1. Shineonme
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 2 hours ago

                                        Doubt it

                                        1. Finding Timo
                                            3 months, 2 hours ago

                                            Has Arteta said anything more about Luiz?

                                      2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 2 hours ago

                                        Fellas, what transfers can I make in order to insure I maximise the DGW and don't have too many blanks next week? Have 2FTs and consider a hit. Thank you!

                                        0.0 ITB

                                        Martinez
                                        TAA | Rudiger | Castagne
                                        Salah | Greenwood | Maddison | Pulisic
                                        Cavani | Kane | Iheanacho

                                        GK: Forster | Lingard | Veltman | Dallas

                                        1. AC/DC AFC
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 2 hours ago

                                          You could afford to hold for the blank and make just 1

                                          1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 2 hours ago

                                            True. Zaha to Pulisic sound good to you?

                                            1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                                              • 3 Years
                                              3 months, 2 hours ago

                                              Pulisic to Zaha*

                                              1. AC/DC AFC
                                                • 5 Years
                                                3 months, 2 hours ago

                                                Maybe

                                                Maybe not...

                                      3. DV8R
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 2 hours ago

                                        Is it worth doing Rudiger/Mendy to an Everton defender given the fixtures and potential rotation?

                                        1. Netters2018
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 2 hours ago

                                          I am having the same thought, got mendy and rudiger so thinking of swapping rudiger for digne and lingard to el ghazi