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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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809 Comments Post a Comment
  1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 19 days 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
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Next week probably Fernandes + Fofana -> Salah + Digne

  2. SKENG
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    For this DGW only

    A) Salah -4pts
    B) Son

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Salah

    2. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

  3. doher.ty
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 19 days 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
      4 months, 19 days ago

      D

    2. MightyGar
      4 months, 19 days ago

      D or B

  4. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      He’s a maniac, a maniac on the floor

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. premierleaguesgreatestevert…
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 19 days ago

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

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 19 days 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
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days 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
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days 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
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Exactly! Best of luck mate!

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Same here.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days 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

  6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days 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
      4 months, 19 days 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
        4 months, 19 days 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
      4 months, 19 days 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
        4 months, 19 days 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!!

  7. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Worth a hit to get Zaha over Madison?

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

    2. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. doher.ty
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 19 days ago

        and mads blanks

  8. Finding Timo
    4 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Finding Timo
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Same position - Alternative is rashford but costs significantly more

    2. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Finding Timo
        4 months, 19 days ago

        True , let’s hope he comes off early

    3. GS456
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      He will start at least 2 I’m sure

      1. Finding Timo
        4 months, 19 days ago

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

        1. GS456
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I have JWP on BB.

          Not sure on Palace or Zaha

          1. Finding Timo
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Is JWP the best alternative?

            1. Aubamazette
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 19 days 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
                4 months, 19 days ago

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

                1. Aubamazette
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 19 days 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

  9. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    The European competitions have been an absolute nuisance this season.

  10. DRIZ ✅
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Telles to start against Villa?

    1. Geordie19
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

  11. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days 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
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Xhaka LB, Saka LCB

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Saka could probably do it tbf

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Maybe more simply 433:

      Bellerin Mari Holding Xhaka
      Odegaard Partey ESR
      Saka Auba Pepe

  12. Geordie19
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days 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
      4 months, 19 days ago

      GW36... DGWs always pose rotation risks

    2. MightyGar
      4 months, 19 days 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)

  13. Ayew Holding Mee Cork
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days 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. Bollard
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days 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.

  14. Pachi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days 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?

  15. GS456
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Salah or Bruno this GW?

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

    Will reverse it next week.

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Salah from today lineup

  16. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Finding Timo
      4 months, 19 days 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 ?!?!

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days 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

  17. Stoichkov#8
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Play one:

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

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B

    2. premierleaguesgreatestevert…
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days 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
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

  18. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 19 days 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
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

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

  19. djman102
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 19 days 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
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      How odd

    2. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days 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.

  20. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Maguire

    2. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Has to be the brick

  21. Hog Roast Junkie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 days 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?

  22. Manani
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    assuming no injury,

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

  23. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. dshv
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Son to zaha - DONE!!

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        I like that!

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days 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
        4 months, 19 days ago

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

        1. Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days 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

    3. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Loads including myself have on freehit

  24. dshv
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Ready for WAR!

    Mendy
    Taa shaw rudiger
    Zaha salah bruno lingard siggy
    Kane keleshiiii

  25. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Who do you reckon gets more points:

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

    1. Manani
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      a

  26. DRAXLER1105
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      soccerway

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Sofascore is excellent

  27. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Hope so

  28. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on whether Holding plays both games in the double?

    1. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Doubt it

      1. Finding Timo
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Has Arteta said anything more about Luiz?

  29. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days 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
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        True. Zaha to Pulisic sound good to you?

        1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Pulisic to Zaha*

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Maybe

            Maybe not...

  30. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Netters2018
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

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