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. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    which two should I bring in
    1. DCL
    2. Bamford
    3. Antonio

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      2 3

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Sorry 1 and 3

    3. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      tough, all great options. 1. 3 for me

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      1
      2

    5. 2hotty
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      2 and 3 for me

    6. gonzalocampos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      If you have Lingard bring Bamford, if not bring Antonio, Remember long term, dont focus on one game only (Sheffield - DCL).

    7. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      2 and 3 easy for me. And I own only 1

  2. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 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!

  3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Will Forster definitely not start?

    1. Igz08
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      who knows. apart from Ralph 😛

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Info we have says McCarthy gets next two

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Unless Hassenhutl changes mind McCarthy likely starts

  4. Igz08
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Play Coady or Transfer Nacho out for a hit?

    A) Coady
    B) Nacho -> Bamford (-4)
    C) Nacho -> Antonio (-4)

    1. Corona is not good 4 U
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I think A.

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      How many players you got

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        full team

  5. FPL Doctor
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Forster
    Konsa Digne TAA Coady
    Salah Jota Son
    DCL Richarlison Bamford

    Schmeichel* ESR* Holding* Bruno*

    A) Bruno --> Mahrez (- 4) and likely play 10 with Coady on Bench
    B) Schmeichel --> Meslier / Fabianski (-4) and play 11

    Heart wants to chase the upside but would mean losing Bruno with minimal captain option for 37

    1. MGD
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      You confident in Mahrez?

  6. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Is this team good to go?

    Martinez (Guaita)
    Alexander-Arnold, Dallas, Konsa, Ward, Coleman
    Salah (C), Son, Lingard (Greenwood) (Saka)
    Kane, Watkins (Iheanacho)

    Thanks!

  7. jernej93
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Need 2 more players to start all 1 players:

    1.) Shaw & Ihenacho - Coufal & Antonio/Bamford
    2.) Rudiger & Ihenacho - Alioski & Antonio/Bamford

    And which one would you choose for remaining 3 games - Bamford or Antonio? 🙂

  8. MGD
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    9 to play with Forster in goal.

    2 FT.

    Who are ppl getting rid of? 2 FT.

    A) Vardy -> Antonio
    B) Schmeikel -> Ederson
    C) Iheanacho -> Someone
    D) Only A, hope that Forster plays.

    1. gonzalocampos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Antonio looks good.

  9. 2hotty
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Just done Maddison to Mahrez if he doesnt start would only of had 10 players any way
    Think its worth the punt

  10. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Is Matheus Pereira playable in GW 38 Vs Leeds? Wonder if I should get DCL and play Pereira then or get someone like a Bamford who's playable in all of the final 3 GWs.

    1. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah for sure. Will probably want to put himself in the shop window!

  11. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Forster
    TAA Coady Ward
    Salah Zaha Jota Jlingz
    Nacho Antonio DCL

    Guaita Bruno Holding Amartey

    Jota and Nacho to Bamford and Gunda

    Nacho and Amartey to Bamford or Ings and Dallas

    Nacho Zaha and Jota to Bamford Gunda and Mane?

    Cheers

    1. Igz08
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      out of those, B

  12. Legohair
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Saka to Raphinha worth to take -8??

  13. BremerHB
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Dunk, Iheanacho & Coady -> Dallas, Antonio & Lowton (-8)

    Lowton not needed until GW38 (shu) apart from to generate cash.
    Pull the trigger?

  14. Sedemuda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Ings or Mane on FH?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Ings

    2. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Ings more nailed I guess.

    3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      ings

  15. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Kane or Son

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Kane surely with Bale around

  16. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Bale or Kane ?

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    A) Kelechi to Antonio
    B) Kelechi, Bruno to Ings, Mahrez

  18. George James
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Cap one

    A) Kane

    B) Salah

    Bring one in

    1) DCL

    2) Ings

    1. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A1

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A
      2

  19. PompeyUpNorth!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Help, I'm stuck! Only got 9 and most around me have Kane.. do I get him somehow or go different like Bale/Mahrez/Ings/Antonio etc? Any help is really appreciated thanks.. Im 4th in ML 50 behind leader, but happy to settle for top 4.
    1 FT 2.9 ITB

    Marti (Areola)

    Dallas Trent Digne (Shaw Veltman)

    Salah Jota Lingard (Bruno Greenwood)

    DCL Watkins (Nacho)

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Get Kane

      1. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks.. Just trying to work out how to get him in. Nacho To Kane leaves me with 2.9 to raise, so I guess it'll have to be Bruno out. Could do a -8 so Nacho Bruno Gwood to Kane Son Raph, but seems extreme.. OR -4 is Bruno to an 8.1...Raphina perhaps?
        Cheers!

  20. chelseabrad
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Already took a -4 and currently have 10 playing, would you take 1 more hit? Potentially Greenwood or AWB/Shaw out?

    Meslier
    TAA Coleman AWB
    Salah Son Jota Lingard
    Kane Antonio Wood

    (Forster Shaw Holding Greenwood)

  21. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Is it worth- 4 to move out Forster or Leno to Ederson or Meslier ? Or accept blank and play Leno for last 2 game weeks v cpa and BHA ( Ryan cannot start v home club in 38)

    1. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I don't like a keeper transfer for one week for a -4. Would probably accept blank.

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I took a -4 for Leno to Henderson last week, don't make the same mistake

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks

  22. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Who to play ?
    A- JWP FUL (H)
    B- Zaha AVL (H)

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      JWP for me

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Probably JWP but both aren't great options

  23. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Will Jota start.?

    1. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      He's been looking good recently but I think he might get rested. I'm still starting him.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Not this week imo

    3. Ode
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Doubt it. Klopp could bench mane again for not high five’ing him though

    4. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Got a feeling Klopp will chicken out and start Mane despite him being a baby

  24. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Which one would you prefer for this GW only?

    A. Digne and Ings
    B. Dallas and Mane
    C. Digne and Jota

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Probably B. But it's close with A.

  25. Redranger
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Which 2?

    A) Digne
    B) Coufal
    1) Antonio
    2) Bamford

    1. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A1

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B1

    3. cigan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      1A for me

  26. Ode
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Bale last 5 home games:
    21
    9
    1 (9 min cameo)
    14
    19

    Next two games: WOL (H) & AVL (H).

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I am tempted to get him for Bruno

  27. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Bruno to Raphinha and Nacho to Kane

    Or

    Bruno to Bale and ignore Kane?

    Will do a 4pt hit anyway.

    I think with Antonio and Bamford and Wood maybe there isn't a need to splash the cash for Kane when Salah is permq captain anyway till the end

  28. DavidBadWillie
      2 months, 20 days ago

      F It I'm bringing in Richarlison instead of DCL.

      I need to make up ground.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Don't

        1. DavidBadWillie
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Too late. Richa needs some goals soon.

      2. SIDHU_MOOSE_WALA
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Aguero in for a hit while chasing (replacing nacho)?

          Martinez
          Coufal, TAA, Dallas
          Gundogan, Lingard, Son, Salah, Jota
          Antonio, Watkins

          sub: pope, konsa, mitchell, nacho
          itb 5,8m

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            No

        • 03farmboy
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Who’s gets the most minutes for City last 3 games?

          Mahrez or foden

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Mahrez probably