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Who is the best FPL captain for Blank Gameweek 36?

Despite four teams missing out on Blank Gameweek 36, there are still plenty of options for the latest Fantasy Premier League captaincy decision.

Harry Kane (£11.8m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) jointly lead the Golden Boot race and, with three fixtures remaining for both, they are among the favourites to find the net this weekend.

But is there some potential ground to make up with some outside candidates? With Manchester City now likely to play a more regular starting XI, should we consider their assets for the armband? Do Everton strikers appeal against a leaky Sheffield United defence?

As always, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you with this week’s captaincy conundrum. As this includes extensive data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

As expected, the two main Golden Boot candidates are leading the captaincy poll ahead of Blank Gameweek 36. So far, Liverpool’s Salah has been handed over 35.6% of total votes by our users.

Second-placed Kane has received just above 20.3% of votes ahead of his home match against Wolves.

The top five is closed by some familiar names, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m, 8.8%), Riyad Mahrez (£8.0m, 4.4%) and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.6m, 3.7%).

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2,868 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ian Davis
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Antonio or Bamford?

    * already have both Lingard & Raphinha

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Bamford

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I think one West Ham attacker is enough. I'd rather double on Leeds attack if I already had one of Lingard/Antonio

      1. Ian Davis
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I think I agree, I’d probably go for Ings as it’s a different team, but then couldn’t get TAA..

  2. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Any improvements on this WC guys...

    Ederson Forster
    Digne TAA Dallas Coufal Mitchell
    Foden Son Salah Raphinha Jota
    Kane DCL Antonio

    0.3M ITB.

    Bit concerned about United coverage v Fulham in 37.

  3. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Digne Castagne*
    Salah Son Jota Lookman
    Kane Vardy* Iheanacho*

    Bench: Forster, Shaw, ESR, Holding

    What do you think about these moves ?
    - Castagne, Vardy, Iheanacho out
    - Dallas, DCL, Bamford in (-4)

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Superb moves.

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I'm a fan, made 2 of those myself

  4. AppleDunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Is Coady->Dallas worth a hit? Y/N?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yes because I think the hit will play itself off over 3 games.

      1. AppleDunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers Bewater

  5. pjomara
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Foden iffy but any team with nothing to play for probably similar

  6. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno, Vydra to Mahrez, DCL (-4)?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I would.

  7. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Castagne Rudiger to...?

    Digne and Llorente??

  8. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Have Shaw, Trent, Dallas, Rudiger and Castagne.
    Would you rather do; Castangne to:

    1. Coleman to basically use him for GW 36 alone
    2. Coufal for GW 36 and to cover potential rotation and injuries
    3. Dias

    Digne is a bit too expensive to do Iheanacho to Antonio next week so that's not an option

  9. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Bamford to Antonio?

    1. Steve McCroskey
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      No

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I wouldn't. Bamford is a good choice for this week and the rest of the season.

    3. Saosin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      No

  10. Steve McCroskey
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I'm 25 points behind my ML rival and we both have Salah which I'm fairly certain he will captain. With 3 GWs to go should I go for a differential captain this GW (likely Kane, who he doesn't have) or shall I play it safe and hope to pick away at the lead over the next few weeks?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      There isn't much time left. I would captain Kane in your situation.

    2. Saosin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Kane!

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Kane

    4. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Got to be Kane

  11. Mikei
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Mahrez or Foden?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Mahrez

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        +1

  12. Would Ed Woodward
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Would you rather have Son, Jota or Foden this week? It'd be triple Spurs attack, double Liverpool or double City.

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Son

  13. Manani
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    save FT?

    Forster
    Dallas TAA Reguilion
    Salah Jota Son Lingard Zaha
    Kane Watkins
    (Ward)

  14. ebb2sparky
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Which keeper would you pick on a FH with money being no issue? Ederson seems the obvious pick although tempted just to keep my regular keeper, martinez

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Ederson or Pickford.

      1. ebb2sparky
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks. I always seem to get burnt by Everton and already have Digne and DCL so not sure I want pickford too.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Like pickford

      1. ebb2sparky
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks. As above, I'm not sure I want to double up but given you've both said pickford I'll give it some more thought.

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      But money is always the issue - I've gone cheap with Forster/McCarthy - home match to relegated Fulham has to be a good chance of a CS

      My FH includes Mahrez, Foden and Bale, so I want a couple of playable subs - 1st sub is Che Adams and second sub needs to be 4.4m defenders, between Lowton and Alioski ... I would love some more money but have just the 108m

      1. ebb2sparky
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks. My current FH team is
        Martinez,
        TAA, Digne, Dallas
        Salah, Son, Mahrez, Gundogan, Jota
        Kane, DCL
        Subs: Forster, Bamford, Ward, Mitchell

        I have 1.2ITB. Where would you spend the extra 1.2 if not on the keeper?

  15. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    A. Raphinha

    B. Dallas (own mealier & Alioski)

    C. Coleman

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    which do you think is best

    1. Holding, Phillips, Kane and Bale
    2. Keane, Shaw, Bruno and DCL

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      1 is pretty aggressive
      2 is more safe

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A

  17. dr.No88
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Hello
    1. Jota
    2. Lingrad

    I have Salah.

    1. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Jota

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Jota

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      2

    4. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      1

  18. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Captain DCL or Kane?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Kane

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Kane

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Kane

  19. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Would you rather have
    A)Jota
    B)Bamford

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      B

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thank you!

    2. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      probably go Jota if chasing, Bamford if leading

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers!
        Though Jota has higher EO in top10k than Bamford.

  20. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    GTG?

    Martinez
    TAA Dallas Phillips Targett
    Salah(c) Lingard JWP
    Kane(v) Antonio Bamford

    (Areola Shaw Greenwood Bruno)

    0 FT, 0.3 ITB, No chips left

  21. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Fofana to

    A) coleman
    B) coufal

    1. Ooh Ah Cantona
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Coleman all day

    2. Tmel
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Currently have 8 players so resigned to take a hit or two:

      1) Dallas & Son (-4)
      2) Foden & Kane (-4)
      3) Son & Antonio (-4)
      4) Dallas, Foden & Kane (-8)
      5) Dallas, Son & Antonio (-8)

    3. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Is this good to go for a -8?

      forster
      taa coufal digne taylor
      son salah(c) jota
      calvert bam

      subs, guita, bruno, greenword, holding

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Hard to tell without knowing the moves you've made but you've likely only got 9 with Forster probably not playing.

        1. PocketZola
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I got rid of cavani, saka and vardy

    4. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Fernandes + Cavani > Salah + Wood (-4)?

    5. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 18 days ago

      On a free hit.

      Do we think Jota is likely to start v wba?

      I have a feeling he is due a benching.

    6. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Best keeper for remainder of season, have Forster and Mendy with 1.4 ITB

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        got the same keeper pair, tempted to save FT and ride out this GW as Mendy have good remaining fixtures

    7. Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Anyone punting on Ings? Or am I too crazy?

      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I'm considering it, though it would leave me with no Kane.

    8. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Martinez (Guaita)

      TAA Holgate Konsa (Castagne/Veltman)

      Salah Lingard Siggy (Bruno / Greenwood)

      DCL / Watkins (Nacho)

      A. Bruno/Nacho > Kane/Raphinha
      B. Bruno/Nacho > Kane/Foden
      C. Bruno/Nacho > Bamford/Son
      D. Bruno/Nacho > Bamford/Bale
      E. Other e.g. sort out defence etc

      Also, am I playing the right keeper?

      Thanks guys.

    9. ASOUSA12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Hello guys, any help appreciated:

      1 FT / £3.0M ITB

      Martinez
      Phillips Dallas Veltman
      Salah Son Lingard Jota
      Iheanacho* DCL Watkins

      Forster Bruno* Holding Maguire*

      A) Bruno + Iheanacho -> Raphinha + Kane (C) (-4) (10 players; bench Jota)
      B) Bruno + Iheanacho + Maguire -> Raphinha + Kane (C) + Digne / Dias (-8) (11 players; bench Jota; Dias works better for potential future moves in GW38 as no funds flexibility with Digne)
      C) Maguire + Bruno -> Digne / Dias + Raphinha (-4) (11 players; Salah (C)... but no Kane)
      D) Maguire + Iheanacho -> Digne / Dias + Bamford (-4) (11 players; Salah (C)... but no Kane)

      Cheers

    10. klopp2567
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Captaij DCL or son
      dont have either kane or salah in the team

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Dcl

      2. artvandelay316
          2 months, 18 days ago

          You have no other big hitters to put it on? Bruno?