Captain Sensible

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

    Do we expect Bruno to play in GW 38?

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yes

  2. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Can’t decide between Kane and Salah captain ?

    1. goblin140
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Salah for sure

    2. Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Go with your gut

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Hattrick time for kane

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Kane for sure

      1. Tango74
          2 months, 12 days ago

          It’s tough

          Kane not done much since GW32

      2. Connor Wickham
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Salah

      3. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Pool fighting for top4 makes me lean towards Salah. Spurs not looking good atm

      4. justaguy9
          2 months, 12 days ago

          U mean son or bale?

        • Snooze ya lose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          S

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Kane is leaving. Depends of he wants to fishing with bang or he doesn't care

      5. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Which GW36 & GW37 combo do you prefer?

        A) Raphinha (bur, sou) & Digne (SHU, WOL)
        B) Mahrez (new, bri) & Coleman (SHU, WOL)

        For A, in GW36 I have no subs so a Raphinha no-show would mean 10 players (not tipped to start in Team News)

        For B, I would need to transfer in Dallas in tonight after deadline!

        Cheers

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          What about McNeil + Digne?

          Id even play McNeil in the Liverpool game as they'll have fans back and Liverpool susceptible to mistakes at the back

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Ta. Good shout, but don't really fancy McNeil.

        2. Snooze ya lose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers

      6. goblin140
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Anything worth a hit? 1.1 itb

        Martinez
        Dallas Dias Coufal
        Salah Son Jota Zaha Raphinha
        Kane Watkins

        non-playing bench this GW

        1. Snooze ya lose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          No

      7. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Foden and mahrez both to start?

        1. disarrays11
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          probably yes but with pep you never know

        2. Tango74
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I’m on WC got both but foden don’t start much 🙁

          • Snooze ya lose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Pep roulette

          • Sedemuda
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            FPL_Counter-Pep on Twitter is usually spot on. So far he's tweeted Gundo, Dias, Foden & Mahrez start. Ake, Cancelo & Rodri on bench.

        3. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Last minute moves here. What do you guys prefer?

          A: Vardy, Nacho, Bruno -> DCL, Ings, Son (-8)
          B: Vardy, Nacho, Bruno -> DCL, Bamford, Son (-8)
          C: Vardy, Nacho, Bruno -> DCL, Antonio, Son (-8)
          D: Vardy, Nacho, Saka -> DCL, Bam/Antonio/Ings, Raphinha (-8)

          1. The Mighty One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            B or C. 50/50 call on Bam or Ant.

            1. Echoes
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Thanks

          2. justaguy9
              2 months, 12 days ago

              U could alternatively ask Bamford ings or antonio.
              Obviously son over raphinha.

              1. Echoes
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Thanks

          3. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Can someone talk me out of this move? It just looks so good...

            Siggy + Rashy + Nacho --> Bale + Foden + DCL (-8)

            Would it be better to spread it out over two GWs?

            1. Connor Wickham
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Maybe wait a week to move out siggy

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                That's my only reservation about this move. Can wait to get Bale next GW?

            2. The Mighty One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Do it. Let it rip.

            3. Snooze ya lose
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Nooooo

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                no as in dont do this?

          4. S I L V E R F O X
              2 months, 12 days ago

              United are also interested in Harry Kane, if they dont get Sancho this summer, Kane has a possibility that he will go to one of the Manchester clubs.

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Dont think Kane will move this year. Sancho to United, Lautaro to City

                1. Scots Gooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  If he doesn't move this year or push for a move, he confirms his complete lack of ambition

                  1. Scholes Out Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    can push all his want, but signed a long term contract, he has 0 leverage. A prem team will have to grossly overpay and dont think any team is doing that during Covid

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                You should start posting sources.

                1. Daniel Jebbison
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Kane needs to go. He gave them everything. Chelsea would be perfect for him. Staying in London too

            • disarrays11
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Bringing in kane and have 5.4m left for a mid.

              Fancy Leeds but keep doubting between:

              A) Raphinha (Bielsa suggested he might not start though)

              B) Harrison

              C) other

              1. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                When did Bielsa say that about Raph, I havent seen that

                Do u have a link ?

                1. disarrays11
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  "True to form, though, the loquacious Argentine didn't stop there with his assessment of the newly available trio, highlighting the difference between general fitness and a competitive edge. Indeed, Bielsa's ominous words about "the sporting part" starting to disappear after 10 days of non-involvement could mean that Raphinha and Rodrigo are forced to watch on from the bench, with Phillips' shorter period of unavailability perhaps standing him in better stead"

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/team-news/

              2. Snooze ya lose
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Leaning towards b

              3. Connor Wickham
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                A

            • FPL Doctor
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Choose 1 for the last 3 games:

              A) Bale
              B) Mahrez

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Wouldn't want either for 3

              2. The Mighty One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Mahrez.

              3. justaguy9
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Bale

                • Snooze ya lose
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  A

              4. fn.jota
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  wich one u prefer for the last 3 games:

                  A. Dias
                  B. Coufal
                  C. Coleman (already have digne)

                  ty

                  1. lets talk about 6
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    b

                  2. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    B

                  3. Snooze ya lose
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    B

                • KAALI_DAAL
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Vardy and Azpi to Kane (VC) and Phillips?

                    1. KAALI_DAAL
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        For a hit

                        1. SIDHU_MOOSE_WALA
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Taking hits for Phillips means daal mein kuch kaala hai

                        2. The Mighty One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Solid.

                        3. Snooze ya lose
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Y

                      • Mr. Mystic
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Kane or son this gw only?

                        1. Super Saints
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Chasing or leading?

                          1. Mr. Mystic
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Chasing top 10k on freehit! Currently 20k

                        2. The Mighty One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Son. Playing further forward.

                      • b91jh
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Should I take out Cresswell then? Difficult to predict based on Moyes' comment...

                      • Sturridge Wars
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Best 3 forwards for this gameweek?

                        1. Super Saints
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Kane DCL Bamford

                          1. fn.jota
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              yes

                          2. S.Kuqi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Kane, Antonio, Ings

                          3. Snooze ya lose
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            This

                        2. The Mighty One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          All things being equal:
                          Should I punt on Foden this week or play safe with Son?

                          Just pushing for 100K finish and finally cracked into 98K this week, so being aggressive.

                          Cheers. Good luck all!

                          1. Champ
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Stick with Son imo

                          2. Snooze ya lose
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            S

                        3. DavidBadWillie
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            If you owned Mane would you play him or sell him?? I'll have 10 players if he doesn't play.

                            Klopp said he's not to Mane about the snubbing.

                            1. Connor Wickham
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              Play

                            2. Champ
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              nah just keep him. lovers tiff. they need each other

                            3. justaguy9
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                He will play. Whether from start or from bench is the question

                            4. disarrays11
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              A) Harrison
                              or
                              B) Raphinha

                              for last three gws?

                              Cheers!

                              1. Connor Wickham
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                Raph

                            5. HEITS_AVFC
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              For the run-in:
                              A) Son
                              B) Mahrez

                              1. disarrays11
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                A by miles and miles

                              2. Snooze ya lose
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                a

                            6. McGinn
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              A : Wood
                              or
                              B : Bamford?

                              1. disarrays11
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                B

                              2. Connor Wickham
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                Close. Bamford probs best option for next 3

                              3. justaguy9
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  Or c. Antonio? Baffling

                                  1. McGinn
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 12 days ago

                                    I've got Antonio.

                                    Squad is:

                                    Pickford
                                    TAA Digne Dallas
                                    Salah Son Bale Mahrez
                                    Antonio Kane Bamford

                              4. Connor Wickham
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                A) Mahrez + Antonio
                                B) Foden + DCL
                                ?

                                1. Champ
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  A with an exit plan for Mahrez

                                  1. Connor Wickham
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 12 days ago

                                    That's what I'm planning atm. Looking to switch to ASM or Willock possibly after if still chasing. Cheers Champ

                                2. Hooky
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  A. Also, are you ever going to fit again Connor?

                                  1. Connor Wickham
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 12 days ago

                                    I fear not. Sadly, I peaked in my Ipswich Town days. Once had such high hopes for my career Hooky.

                              5. Baron Saturday
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                TAA triple captain this week?

                                1. tokara
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  Late

                                  1. Baron Saturday
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 12 days ago

                                    Well yeah, in hindsight. But I've still got my TC to play so think it's a fair shout? I'm playing 1st in my money league this week

                                2. disarrays11
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  how do you still have your TC chip with all these DGW and TGW? But if you trailing and desperate might be worth a shot. Would probably go Kane TC if I had to choose this GW though

                                  1. Baron Saturday
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 12 days ago

                                    All about money league for me since my rank is garbage this season. And thanks

                              6. Jebiga
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                1. Digne, TAA and Jota

                                or

                                2. Coleman, Phillips and Mane

                                ?

                                1. Baron Saturday
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  1

                                2. Connor Wickham
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  1

                                3. Royal5
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  1

                                4. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  1

                              7. KUNingas
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                A) Nacho -> Bamford (bur)
                                B) Nacho + Zaha (AVL) + Vydra (LEE) -> Bamford (bur) + Raphinha (bur) + Antonio (bha) (-8)

                                1. Connor Wickham
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  A

                                2. MIGHTY JOE
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  A

                              8. MIGHTY JOE
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                Best Veltman replacement for 5.5?

                                Got Rudiger, Shaw, Dallas & Coufal.

                                A) Godfrey
                                B) Keane
                                C) Phillips
                                D) Stones (?!)

                                Others? Cheers!

                              9. gooberman
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                Decisions decisions. Son, Bamford and Dallas in seem like good sensible moves in theory but all are high owned and makes my team very template. Not sure this is conducive to getting me into the top 100k.

                                1. disarrays11
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  They are must haves for the run-in though

                              10. Snooze ya lose
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                Bamford for free and only play 10.

                                Or dcl & raph for -4 and 11 players?

                                1. disarrays11
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  Always go for 11, when you'd otherwise have only 10 players it's actually only a -2 hit even if they only bother to show up

                              11. Tomerick
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                Right people! 20 points behind my rival I’m using the FH and they have no chips left. Am I good to go?

                                Pickford
                                TAA, Digne, Dallas
                                Salah, Bale, Mahrez, Jota, Foden
                                Kane, DCL

                                Forster, Wood, Strujik, Mitchell

                                1. Connor Wickham
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  G2g

                                2. H.E. Pennypacker
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  looks good.

                                  mine:
                                  Pickford
                                  TAA, Digne, Dallas
                                  Salah, Bale, Son, Raphina, Bale (C)
                                  Kane (VC), DCL, Ings

                                  1. Tomerick
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 12 days ago

                                    Who you benching out of them?

                                    1. Tomerick
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 12 days ago

                                      Oh sorry I was seeing double. Four Bales!

                                      1. H.E. Pennypacker
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 12 days ago

                                        🙂
                                        bench is 3.9 keeper, alzate, Mitchell and neck Williams, so really banking on Bale and Raphina starting!

                                        1. Tomerick
                                          • 7 Years
                                          2 months, 12 days ago

                                          I reckon they will.

                                          1. H.E. Pennypacker
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 months, 12 days ago

                                            fingers crossed and good luck to you!

                              12. Wigflex
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                On WC, any other improvements? My rival has Martinez hence why I've kept him but is Pickford a better shout?

                                Is Lingard to Smith Rowe a good move and bank the cash to do mahrez to Bruno Gw37

                                Martinez
                                Digne - Trent - Dallas
                                Son - Salah - Mahrez - Raphina
                                DCL - Antonio - Kane

                                (Forster - Lingard - Coufal - Mitchell)

                                1. H.E. Pennypacker
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  My Free Hit team:
                                  it looks good.

                                  Pickford
                                  Trent / Digne / Dallas
                                  Salah / Bale (C) / Son / Rafinha
                                  Ings / Kane (VC) / Calvert

                                  1. H.E. Pennypacker
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 months, 12 days ago

                                    I meant yer team looks good.

                                2. H.E. Pennypacker
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  I'm going w/ Pickford

                              13. 2OLEgend
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  Hi all.
                                  Anything worth a hit?
                                  Mendy*
                                  TAA, Dallas, Coady, Dunne*
                                  Salah, Jota, Son, Lingard
                                  Kane, Vydra
                                  (Fabri, Bruno, Nacho, Shaw)

                                  A) Mendy -> Fabianski/Pickford (-4)
                                  B) Mendy & Nacho -> Fab/Pick & Bam/Antonio (-8)
                                  C) g2g