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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2,868 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Do we expect Bruno to play in GW 38?

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yes

  2. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Can’t decide between Kane and Salah captain ?

    1. SKENG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Salah for sure

    2. Spin The Wheel
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Go with your gut

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Hattrick time for kane

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Kane for sure

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 16 days ago

        It’s tough

        Kane not done much since GW32

    5. Connor Wickham
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Salah

    6. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    7. justaguy9
      4 months, 16 days ago

      U mean son or bale?

    8. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      S

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

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

  3. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 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
        4 months, 16 days ago

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

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers

  4. SKENG
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      No

  5. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Foden and mahrez both to start?

    1. disarrays11
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      probably yes but with pep you never know

    2. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Pep roulette

    4. Sedemuda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 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.

  6. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks

    2. justaguy9
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks

  7. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Maybe wait a week to move out siggy

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Do it. Let it rip.

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Nooooo

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        no as in dont do this?

  8. S I L V E R F O X
    4 months, 16 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
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 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
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      You should start posting sources.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

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

  9. disarrays11
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

      Do u have a link ?

      1. disarrays11
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 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
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Leaning towards b

    3. Connor Wickham
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A

  10. FPL Doctor
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Choose 1 for the last 3 games:

    A) Bale
    B) Mahrez

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Wouldn't want either for 3

    2. The Mighty One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Mahrez.

    3. justaguy9
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Bale

    4. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A

  11. fn.jota
    4 months, 16 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
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      b

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B

  12. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Vardy and Azpi to Kane (VC) and Phillips?

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      For a hit

      1. SIDHU_MOOSE_WALA
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Taking hits for Phillips means daal mein kuch kaala hai

    2. The Mighty One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Solid.

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Y

  13. Mr. Mystic
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Kane or son this gw only?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Chasing or leading?

      1. Mr. Mystic
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Chasing top 10k on freehit! Currently 20k

    2. The Mighty One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Son. Playing further forward.

  14. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

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

  15. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Best 3 forwards for this gameweek?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Kane DCL Bamford

      1. fn.jota
        4 months, 16 days ago

        yes

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Kane, Antonio, Ings

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      This

  16. The Mighty One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Stick with Son imo

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      S

  17. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 16 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
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Play

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. justaguy9
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

  18. disarrays11
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    A) Harrison
    or
    B) Raphinha

    for last three gws?

    Cheers!

    1. Connor Wickham
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Raph

  19. HEITS_AVFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. disarrays11
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A by miles and miles

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      a

  20. McGinn
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    A : Wood
    or
    B : Bamford?

    1. disarrays11
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B

    2. Connor Wickham
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Close. Bamford probs best option for next 3

    3. justaguy9
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Or c. Antonio? Baffling

      1. McGinn
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        I've got Antonio.

        Squad is:

        Pickford
        TAA Digne Dallas
        Salah Son Bale Mahrez
        Antonio Kane Bamford

  21. Connor Wickham
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    A) Mahrez + Antonio
    B) Foden + DCL
    ?

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A with an exit plan for Mahrez

      1. Connor Wickham
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Connor Wickham
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

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

  22. Baron Saturday
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    TAA triple captain this week?

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Late

      1. Baron Saturday
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 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
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

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

  23. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    1. Digne, TAA and Jota

    or

    2. Coleman, Phillips and Mane

    ?

    1. Baron Saturday
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      1

    2. Connor Wickham
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      1

    3. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      1

    4. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      1

  24. KUNingas
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Connor Wickham
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A

  25. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Best Veltman replacement for 5.5?

    Got Rudiger, Shaw, Dallas & Coufal.

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

    Others? Cheers!

  26. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      They are must haves for the run-in though

  27. Snooze ya lose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Bamford for free and only play 10.

    Or dcl & raph for -4 and 11 players?

    1. disarrays11
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 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

  28. Tomerick
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      G2g

    2. H.E. Pennypacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      looks good.

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

      1. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Who you benching out of them?

        1. Tomerick
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Oh sorry I was seeing double. Four Bales!

          1. H.E. Pennypacker
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 16 days ago

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

            1. Tomerick
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              I reckon they will.

              1. H.E. Pennypacker
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 16 days ago

                fingers crossed and good luck to you!

  29. Wigflex
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 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
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 16 days ago

        I meant yer team looks good.

    2. H.E. Pennypacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I'm going w/ Pickford

  30. 2OLEgend
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 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